McCain’s 2016 pick a mirror-image non-starter

Ditches Hillary for another sweetie

Failed presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain is not exactly on the same page as most Arizona Republicans. He was the object of ridicule, receiving boos and turned backs at the annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party from many of the nearly 800 elected delegates, where he made a rare appearance last weekend. (A video of the spectacle is included under the link.)

McCain was censured in 2014 at the annual mandatory meeting of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, where the resolution to censure passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. Arizona’s “unfavorite son” was censured again two weeks later by a 78% margin at the 2014 GOP Statutory Meeting.

The majority of Arizona counties also passed censure resolutions against the unpopular McCain. Few Arizona conservatives care what he thinks.

Now Bloomberg News reports that McCain —- who influences no one —- has announced his intention to support his longtime doppelganger, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, if he officially decides to run for president.

Last October, McCain began withdrawing his support from Hillary Clinton, whom he’d previously lavished with enthusiastic praise and referred to as a “Rock Star.”

The multi-censured McCain and Lindsey Graham have even more in common than their weak border security and amnesty positions putting them at odds with their constituents. Republicans in South Carolina passed this censure resolution publicly rebuking  Sen. Lindsey Graham. The censure, which passed by the identical 78% as the reproach of McCain, cites 30 examples of Graham violating the Republican Party platform. At the bottom of the page, are other censures against Graham going back to 2007.

The 30-point censure states: “Lindsey Graham has committed a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party.”

On the list of grievances is his McCain-like support of amnesty, which has earned him the label Lindsey Grahamnesty.

McCain and Graham are well-matched amigos. If he enters the race, we predict his effort will be as well received as McCain’s.  America deserves better.


10 Responses to McCain’s 2016 pick a mirror-image non-starter

  1. kylelyles says:

    I find it telling that Grahamnesty has not come out of the closet.

    Age? Conservative SC? Whatever the reason, it is another side of this faux Republican where he is not being honest with his constituents.

  2. DB Cooper says:

    The two have each exacted retribution against conservative precinct committeemen in their own home states. In orchestrated efforts, they’ve worked, behind the scenes and through their surrogates, to gut the Republican party of the conservatives who have embarrassed them by trying to hold them to the GOP Platform and calling them out when they veer leftward. These two disgust me. They both should reregister as the Democrats they actually are. Thanks to the efforts of Team McCain, elected PCs are now fewer in number and many dedicated workers have been purged, and replaced by RINO McCain loyalists.

  3. John Liberty says:

    FOLLOW THE MONEY …. This is all about siphoning off “establishment” Republican donor money that he can later use against true conservative Tea Party candidates. Just last Dec 2014 it was revealed that McCain received a cash infusion for his super PAC the “Arizona Grassroots Action PAC” from a BIG Obama donor.
    Remember this? ..

  4. SmallGovt says:

    Yep Graham is another one who is a retired N G officer I believe and who has never met a military program he didn’t believe in funding or public sector employees he didn’t believ in giving a nice pension w/ COLA. But he is not going anywhere so it wont matter.

  5. Doc says:

    He’s got no more of a chance than mitt “th’ R.I.N.O.” romney…

  6. kylelyles says:

    Expect McCain to use racist scare tactics like his “good friend” Thad Cochran did in his primary. Hispanics will be bombarded with dialer calls telling them to register for the GOP primary and vote for Juan McCain because his opponent is already lining up semi trucks to ship all of their relatives over the border! And his opponent will get rid of SNAP & Welfare for all Hispanics!

  7. Kimball says:

    American senators who seek to give our country away to illegals deserve any censure they receive. Add Jeff Flake to this list. He is as deserving of rebuke as McCain. According to this 2014 report in the Daily Caller they both had the worst ratings of ANY US Senators and Flake’s numbers were even lower than McCain’s!!

    This is the poll including questions that were asked of those surveyed:

  8. Maggie says:

    Most importantly, registered Independents, the fastest growing segment of voters, give both McCain and his underling Jeff McFlake low ratings. Any Republican who votes for either of them should be ashamed. How much clearer can they be in letting us know they don’t represent us?

  9. Geoffrey Parker says:

    If you want have real impact, don’t be manipulative.

    Ref “Sen. John McCain is not exactly on the same page as most Arizona Republicans. He was the object of ridicule, receiving boos and turned backs at the annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party from many of the nearly 800 elected delegates.”

    I was at this meeting.

    The premise that the Statutory meeting represented most Arizona Republicans can not stand close examination.

    The further premise that the unruly there, making the most noise, even represented most present is, well, possible, but not my observation.

    Most Arizona Republicans are civil and respectful even of those they disagree with.

    There’s enough spin we have to deal with, please don’t add to it!

    Thanks, Jeff Parker


    • State Delegate says:

      I don’t know what meeting you “were at,” but i was in attendance at ALL of the ones described here. The descriptions are accurate.