Another rollicking email arrives from John McCain. With a simple tap on “unsubscribe” they would vanish. Though we’ve never subscribed to this gagable onslaught, they do provide a bit of levity during an often grueling work week, so once again the temptation is met with resistance. Besides, it’s instructive to see what his operatives regard as effective tactics. Even the most dedicated among his many non-supporters are up for a chuckle or two and Team McCain rarely disappoints.
At age 80, John the Ancient is suiting up for war in the latest 6-year term installment of his ongoing political saga. His salutation is a breezy and presumptuous, “Happy Friday, Friend.” John the Ancient doesn’t speak the language of the people, making him unable to comprehend he’s a foe rather than an ally. Speaking in the third person he audaciously closes with, “As always, thank you for your continued support in sending John McCain back to the U.S. Senate. We need his experienced leadership now more than ever.”
Come on, John. You’ve been in Washington since 1982 — before many Arizona voters were even born. We deserve more than you provide, a fresh face and constitution-based, conservative ideals have great appeal. You’ve been self-serving and not representative of the majority of people in the state. You lie about building a “dang fence” one day and the next collude with your senate underling Jeff Flake and a host of liberals and RINOs on shoving amnesty for illegals down our throats. No wonder you were censured by Republican elected state delegates representing districts throughout Arizona who have had their fill of your deceit and vindictive, retaliatory actions. You’ve worn out your welcome.
Then the man who is beholden to lobbyists’ generosity, dark money PACs and is married to a beer heiress, pathetically begs for campaign funds. Forgetting he has a Primary opponent, McCain tells of his launch of a TV ad criticizing Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick for her “unwavering allegiance to the failed Obamacare system.”
John the Ancient, who has been a frequent visitor to the White House and has counseled Barack Obama on crafting his legacy, is suddenly hurling Obama as an invective. It’s an election year, after all. McCain and Jeff Flake would like us to believe they, not their staffers, have even co-authored an op-ed this week blasting the Obama administration’s federal overreach. Not on Obama’s contemptible executive orders bypassing congress, but….on boating restrictions on Lake Havasu.
Lest anyone think the choice of Lake Havasu was serendipitous, it’s worth remembering that Lake Havasu City is the home of his vibrant Primary challenger, Dr. Kelli Ward and the district she represented while a two-term (two years each) state senator. Who better to address the monstrosity of Obamacare than a physician? Arizonans are primed for a change.