John McCain has got to go. He’s up for reelection in 2016. The Tea Party needs to begin the process of ridding this political pariah from office. He’s a menace to good government and constitutional fidelity.
McCain’s latest deed of political maleficence is working behind the scenes to lead a purge of Republican conservatives from leadership positions in Arizona, using the help of big Obama donors Greg and Lisa Wendt of San Francisco to do it. “Trading on his Vietnam War hero status, a new super PAC started by McCain’s political allies “reportedly recruited Vietnamese-Americans in Arizona who respect McCain for taking ‘up the cause of the country’s refugees’ and his military service to many precinct posts. According to Politico, ‘more than 50 individuals of Vietnamese descent signed up to run for the precinct slots, and won.’”
Many Republicans consider John McCain to be a war hero. Yes, he survived being a prisoner of war in Vietnam. This doesn’t qualify him to be a principled person when it comes to politics. He’s vindictive and spends more time attacking his fellow Republicans than the Democrats. In fact, he said, “I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy.”
Ted Cruz was right when he said the following:
“You want to lose elections? Stand for nothing. Look at the last four congressional elections, in ’06, ’08, ’10′, and ’12. In 3 of the four we followed that strategy. In ‘06, ‘08 and ‘12, we put our head down, we stood for nothing and we got walloped.
“The one election that was a tremendous election was 2010, when Republicans drew a line in the sand. We said we stand unequivocally against Obamacare, against bankrupting the country, and we won an historic tidal wave of an election.
“And of course then all of us remember President Dole, and President McCain, and President Romney. Now look those are good men, those are decent men — but when you don’t stand and draw a clear distinction, when you don’t stand for principle, Democrats celebrate.”
The 2014 election was even bigger for conservatives than 2010. Was McCain and his fellow-Establishment Republicans leading the charge against the Democrats with a conservative agenda? They were nowhere to be found. In order for Establishment Republican Thad Cochran to win in Mississippi, he had to align himself with Democrats to beat back a primary challenge against Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel.
John McCain was not happy with Cruz’s comments or his principled strategy to put our nation on sound constitutional footing. McCain said the following on Democrat-friendly MSNBC:
“[Sen. Cruz] can say what he wants to about me, and he can say anything he wants to, I think, about Mitt – Mitt’s capable of taking it. But when he throws Bob Dole in there, I wonder if he thinks that Bob Dole stood for principle on that hilltop in Italy when he was so gravely wounded and left part of his body there fighting for our country?”
What does one thing have to do with the other? Nothing.
The Right Scoop gets it right:
“This is why I said McCain sounds like a slimy Democrat because this is exactly what slimy Democrats do. McCain goes on MSNBC to attack Cruz and suggest that he doesn’t respect the military sacrifice that Dole gave for this country. How dare he!
“Ted Cruz was not talking about Dole’s military service and McCain knows it. Cruz was talking about his political campaign for president. He was talking about the Republican Party.”
McCain is “not only a liberal Republican, but he’s vindictive and ethically challenged. He doesn’t seem to represent Arizona. He represents a handful of wealthy out of state donors trying to manufacture voters still willing to blindly pull the lever for him.”