McCain’s latest “bipartisan” effort to hamstring Pres. Trump

Still hallucinating that he’s president, John McCain is working feverishly –with a contingent of Democrats and a couple of Republicrats — in an effort to pull the rug out from the man who actually was elected….President Donald Trump

Since hypocritically withdrawing his brief primary endorsement and declaring he would not vote for Trump, the petulant McCain has tried to undermine the president at every turn.

His latest gambit is a bill that would require any decision by the Trump administration to ease sanctions against Russia to be subject to congressional oversight — which amounts to McCain giving McCain the authority that has eluded him.  Where was McCain’s voice when Barack Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry oversaw the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran, sweetening the transaction with an unthinkable $400 million ransom for hostages, and what National Review characterizes asa carefully structured $1.7 billion side payment.”

McCain’s Gang of Eight amnesty efforts fell flat, as did those preceding it. Now he’s trying for a less cumbersome Gang of Six to rein in Pres. Trump. His co-conspirators are Democrat Sens. Claire Catskill (MO), Ben Cardin, (MD), Sherrod Brown (OH) and his reliable RINO kin Sens. Marco Rubio (FL) and Lindsey Graham (SC). Missing from the mix this time is McCain’s doppelganger, Jeff Flake.  He can’t afford the exposure since he’s up for reelection this year and Arizona conservatives are more than disgusted with his self-serving antics.

The Hill reports that Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee said, “It’s not an attack against President Trump. This is basically to reestablish our role.”

Believe that and we’ve got a bridge to sell you.

At a health care summit in 2010, a showboating McCain lobbed challenges at then-President Obama — who began his response by reminding McCain of the passage of time.Let me just make this point, John, because we’re not campaigning anymore, the election’s over.” (4:27)

Obviously,  we’re anything but Obama fans. Still,  this would be good advice for McCain to follow. Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Even Hillary Clinton accepts that fact. It’s time for John McCain to join her.


9 Responses to McCain’s latest “bipartisan” effort to hamstring Pres. Trump

  1. Realist says:

    Whether it’s dementia, dimwittedness or further evidence of his longtime arrogance, Arizona’s embarrassment is unable to control himself. I’d bet on all three being at play. As to controlling himself, it wouldn’t surprise me if his never far away traveling companion Lindsey Graham is the designated carrier of the bag filled with Depends.

  2. Snowbird says:

    Question: Why is your AZ senator McCain unable to function without Democrats? Flake is no different. This is not “bi-partisanship.” It’s collusion.

    • Seen It All says:

      When John McCain was first recruited to run for the US House, he wanted to do so as a Democrat. He had to be taken to the political woodshed by the then powerful Phoenix 40 to dissuade him. He was running to fill the vacancy being left by brilliant and honorable East Valley conservative US House Minority leader John J. Rhodes, who was retiring. John McCain was politically brain dead even then.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Appreciate the nuclear deal with Iran by Obama and Kerry mentioned above – with not a peep out of Little Caesar. Remember, McMighty Mouse said he wanted to run as Kerry’s VP back in 2004 – another snide comment to conservatives by the little man. We’re just going to have to get used to him undermining the President as it makes him feel useful. All he’s doing is showing the country what a fool he is joining the mainstream media and the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democrat party. Still, people on both sides of the aisle have no respect for this sad sack. He’s only a legend in his own befuddled mind.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Trump-McCain feud takes new turn | TheHill

    “After Bush beat him in the 2000 primary, McCain was sometimes a thorn in the side of the new president. And after Obama defeated McCain in 2008, the Republican was often seen as one of the new president’s most strident critics. Some even wondered if bitterness over the defeat played a role in McCain’s criticism at the time.”

    One of Obama’s most strident critics? Not from my vantage point! He would have been working 24/7. He was tougher on Bush.

  5. Disgusted in AZ says:

    Just wonder how all those that voted for him feel now???

    • AZ Conservative Guy says:

      They got what they deserve for their stupidity. Unfortunately, so did the rest of us.

      When I was newly involved in Republican Party politics (more years ago than I would like to remember) voters had to be registered by Deputy Registrars, who took yearly classes in order to do the volunteer job.

      I was a committed conservative even then, without actually knowing that specific terminology. I also foolishly believed it was important that everyone was registered, and I went door to door in my precinct to do just that. Finally, it dawned on me that I was doing the work of the Democrat Party for the too lazy to show initiative Democrats and I changed my approach. When I was greeted at the door, I introduced myself as the neighborhood REPUBLICAN deputy registrar. If Democrats wanted me to register them, I gave them the phone number of Democrat headquarters. Often the Dems didn’t have registrars in the precincts.

      It was the Democrats who pushed through the ability to register at the Motor Vehicle Dept., library, etc, to increase their ranks. The affidavits changed also, asking fewer questions and making it easier for questionable folks to register and vote.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Let’s just erase terms like treason; sedition, and inciting to riot from the books. Nothing is ever done to these people.
    These unAmericans, like McCain, will be the death of US.

    Let’s see what happens on Monday when Trump meets Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.

    You know about him, right?

    His daddy, Pierre, was the former PM of Canada.

    PM Justin Trudeau does Not Deny assertions made in the Canadian press that he is actually a Muslim convert.

    During his first term in the Canadian Parliament, he visited the most radical mosque in Montreal. He was photographed participating in a prayer ritual for practicing Muslims or those seeking admittance.

    Throughout his political career, Trudeau has courted political support at mosques.

    One of his most senior advisors is a Saudi-born Syrian who is a past president of a group which supports radical Islam and other terror organizations.

    Do the research. It’s been published on the internet for years.

    Just two weeks ago, the day after Trump’s travel ban, there was a shooting inside a Canadian mosque. (such timing!)
    Trudeau was photographed standing outside the mosque with tears streaming down his face.

    Don’t assume that trouble will always enter from our southern border.

    It will be interesting to see how reports on Trudeau’s visit to the WH. You can always count on Judi McLeod and her brilliant team to go deep on stories like this. She has paid a steep price for her honest investigative journalism.

    • MacBeth says:

      This Muslim convert information is all news to me and I thank you for the enlightenment about Justin Trudeau. I remember reading of his mother’s very public affair with Mick Jagger, using drugs, being a drunk and being diagnosed as manic. Quite a family, eh?