Stripper Gypsy Rose Lee was known to have learned early on in her burlesque career that, “You gotta have a gimmick.” John McCain obviously takes that advice seriously.
The octogenarian who was just reelected to another 6-year term last month is already trying to fill his coffers with another “gimmick.”
McCain has learned well from his money-making machine friend Hillary Clinton, whom he has described as a “rock star.” Besides his McCain Foundation and the McCain Institute, there is the “Country First PAC” that needs cash infusions, too — ostensibly to elect conservatives. If you believe that, naiveté has trumped your better judgment.
Still McCain would be the first to tell us, he can’t do it alone. He needs you to pitch in and fork over your fair share, though he knows it won’t be on the same level as the $1 million his Institute received from the government of Saudi Arabia.
Too much is never enough for John McCain. And electing conservatives is definitely not on his agenda. In fact, even at the local precinct level in his home state, through his operatives, he has worked tirelessly to purge them from the party ranks after he was embarrassingly censured by Republican elected state committeemen in 2014. Former Sen. Jon Kyl engaged in the same purging shenanigans in 2012.
The only way these obsessive antics will end is by ridding ourselves of the source. You’ll have the opportunity when amnesty proponent Jeff (Mc) Flake comes up for reelection in 2018.