Old Johnny McCain is a real fickle pickle. One moment he’s playing Benghazi bingo and taking selfies with terrorists, the next moment he’s saying somewhat sensible things. But what’s really odd (and mind-numbingly infuriating), is how the longtime senator can criticize a severely deranged party he helped destroy when he picked Sarah Palin as his 2008 running mate.
Sen. John McCain could’ve redeemed himself for unleashing the Kraken from Wasilla, known as Sarah Palin, by fighting to stop Donald trump, but instead, he has supported him. Worse yet, he’s starting to act like Trump. The famous war hero Senator, already facing the toughest reelection campaign in his entire longtime Senate career, essentially killed his own reelection chances when he said that President Obama was ‘directly responsible’ for the deadly shootings in Orlando.
The famous war hero Senator, already facing the toughest reelection campaign in his entire longtime career, essentially killed his own reelection chances when he said that President Obama was ‘directly responsible’ for the deadly shootings in Orlando.
Barack Obama is directly responsible for it, because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al-Qaida went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures, utter failures, by pulling everybody out of Iraq,” a visibly angry McCain said, as the Senate debated a spending bill. “So the responsibility for it lies with President Barack Obama and his failed policies.
It seems conservatives are still confused over a couple of things: 1. Bush created ISIS; 2. the Orlando shooter was not following orders from ISIS and, as most reports show, might have been a self-loathing homosexual. Republicans can certainly relate to the latter.
After getting slammed by Democrats for his comments, McCain was forced to apologize.
I did not mean to imply that the president was personally responsible. I was referring to President Obama’s national security decisions, not the president himself, McCain said in his statement, issued as his initial comments were drawing heated criticism from Democrats.
Johnny “Walnuts” McCain surely is the most bi-polar of Senators, perpetually taking seemingly rational stances and showing decency–only to rapidly turn back into an a-hole. Polls previously showed McCain tied with his Democratic challenger, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), at around 40 percent despite having nearly 100-percent name recognition in the state he has represented in either the Senate or House since 1983. But he may have just imperiled his reelection chances with his recent comments, and it would be wise of Kirkpatrick to pounce on them.
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