Tag Archives: John McCain

Remainders: Comey don’t play that

A flashback to a post on an old version of TRR, regarding one James Comey, soon to be nominated to be the next director of the FBI. Meanwhile, ricin was sent to Mayor Bloomberg and to the head of his … Continue reading

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John McCain is constantly morphing, yet consistently testy, immigration edition

I will freely admit that I don’t understand John McCain. The irascible Arizona Senator, who has made a career out of being nasty to anyone who opposes him (nastier still to anyone who beats him — just as George W. … Continue reading

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John McCain’s petty, childish hypocrisy

Want to see something that will further shake your faith in the integrity of politicians? Watch this: Did you catch that? Arizona Senator, and King of Personal Peeve, John McCain, went on his new favorite channel, Fox News, and said … Continue reading

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This was not John McCain’s finest hour…

Senator McCain came to the Senate hearings to bury his former friend and brother in arms Chuck Hagel, and to demand that Hagel bow down before the awesomeness of McCain’s beloved Iraq “surge.” And in so doing, he further buried … Continue reading

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Thank you, John McCain

Yes, that John McCain. The Arizona Senator, who in recent years has seemed to veer so far off his “maverick” persona as to be unrecognizable (at least to the media), and who brought us Sarah Palin, this week took a … Continue reading

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Politics at the water’s edge? McCain and Lieberman conduct parallel foreign policy on Libya

John McCain and Joe Lieberman gave interviews to U.S. media outlets during a trip to Egypt Sunday, in which the two neoconservative Senators seemed to be conducting their own foreign policy; criticizing the president from foreign soil, calling on him … Continue reading

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In op-ed, glimpses of the mythical John McCain

ver the last several years, many journalists have watched the John McCain we admired in 2000 — perhaps unrealistically — slip away, replaced by an increasingly angry, scowling figure who in 2008, gave the world Sarah Palin, complete with those … Continue reading

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Thursday clicks: old vs. new mavericks

The New York Times offers a detailed recounting of President Obama’s New START gamble, and how the treaty was almost derailed by DADT repeal. Also at the Times: Senator Gillibrand comes into her own, and a preview of the Congressional … Continue reading

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Has John McCain lost it?

He tapped a clearly unqualified Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running-mate, and now can’t seem to walk back from that disastrous decision … he veered so far to the right during his re-election campaign, few recognize him anymore … Continue reading

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Thump: McCain serves Hayworth

Well that was interesting… After all that… all the money John McCain spent (some $20 million…) and all he did to his reputation in his desperation to hang on to his Senate seat, it wasn’t even close.

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