McCain: I won’t run again — as if it were an option

No, it’s not a joke, though the slavishly obsequious report stretches credulity. The McCain toadies at the Arizona Republic bring news of John McCain’s new book, “The Restless Wave,” scheduled for a May 22 release. The title evokes visions of female navy members McCain might have pursued during his youthful escapades.

Now 81 and diagnosed with an aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer by his Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons in July 2017. No one has heard his voice, though his wife and daughter assure us he‘s making an “amazing recovery.” In one of his last public appearances in the U.S. Senate, he cast the deciding vote against the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, and was cheered by Democrats while stunning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who had held off the vote to accommodate McCain due to the razor thin Republican edge. McCain didn’t say a word, but voted a Caligula-like thumbs down. (19-second video.)

The book, like other McCain titles, was written by his former chief of staff, Mark Salter, who dutifully takes second billing. McCain’s staffers, who have worked in his stead posting press releases, tweets, (currently unavailable according to his office) and issuing contrived floor statements, giving the semblance of smooth sailing to a rudderless office. They wait anxiously for word that they can move past putting up a false front, although the money is good  (place cursor over salary to see the full amount) and the job is not strenuous.

“This is my last term,” the 81-year-old McCain concedes in the memoir. “I’m freer than colleagues who will face the voters again.”

McCain, who ran as a Republican and spent his decade’s long career colluding with the most liberal of Democrats, even voting to confirm liberals to the federal judiciary and other key posts, preposterously states, “I can speak my mind without fearing the consequences much. And I can vote my conscience without worry. I don’t think I’m free to disregard my constituents’ wishes, far from it. I don’t feel excused from keeping pledges I made. Nor do I wish to harm my party’s prospects. But I do feel a pressing responsibility to give Americans my best judgment.”

Longtime Arizonans have yet to see evidence of what might constitute his “best judgment.” He has taken potshots at President Trump at every opportunity, even hand-carrying to then FBI Director, James Comey, what turned out to be a phony anti-Trump “dossier,” in a blatant attempt to discredit the president.

SRAZ has referred to Arizona’s Senior Senator by the acronym of ASS. A venomous viper, ASP might be more accurate.

McCain, who has unethically lied about his political opponents, implausibly now complains about the nation’s “decline in civility.” John Sidney McCain, III, has made a lack of civility the  hallmark of his overly long career.

8 Responses to McCain: I won’t run again — as if it were an option

  1. Former GOP PC says:

    McCain is not the guy to offer advice on civility. Those of us who have been his victims know what a vengeful and deceitful little man he is. After he was censured by elected state committeemen and delegates in county meetings throughout Arizona, he went to work to remove us from our posts. Yes, we are elected, but precinct committeemen and those who are elected in their district meetings to the state committee, are unpaid workers within the GOP. McCain colluded with a wealthy San Francisco Obama donor to remove us from our posts and replace us with his Vietnamese loyalists not a single one who ever showed up at district meetings or lifted a finger to elect Republicans. My wife and I had been PCs for years and worked hard to elect AZ Republican candidates. That was of no concern to the self centered McCain.

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/248414/mccain-using-obama-san-francisco-donor-purge-daniel-greenfield

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    So the Maverick thinks that he can once again ride out unscathed, only looking back long enough to make sure that the destruction is complete. Not a care in the world about his long-time little buddy, Lindsey.

    All these years, Congress provided his cover to deliver all types of chaos throughout the world.
    Traveled worldwide in private planes with private security. How’s those frozen foreign bank accounts, warmonger?

    Lindsey Graham is on the verge hysteria. He wouldn’t fare well behind bars. Little LIndsay knows All about the uranium and is probably wearing adult diapers right about now. Trying now to stir up an investigation on James Comey. (Yeah, LIndsay, we’re hip to your switch and bait jive.)

    URANIUM
    Did you know that it is often possible, with just a tiny particle available—a microscopic speck, to trace that uranium to the country of origin? True.
    Even more exciting is that it is sometimes possible, with the right sample size, to trace it to the mine from which it was extracted.

    Mueller is up to his furrowed eyebrows in regards to Uranium 1. Delivery man for Hillary. He has long known that Trump knows and has proof.

    Did you think that General Flynn was stupid to the point of talking to FIBs without the presence of an attorney? Flynn is the encyclopedia of what happened during Hussein’s reign.
    So, if he speaks of certain things while in the presence of FIBbers who are conducting a criminal investigation, is not that information then allowed to be spoken of in, perhaps, other criminal cases? (No, not in civilian courts where the judges are highly suspect.)

    Read Trump’s E.O.’s
    Lots of money earmarked for military tribunals AND expansion and refurbishment of GITMO (which is nearly completed).
    These people are responsible for OUR military personnel and foreign service employees constantly being put in harms way. Did you think that General Flynn was stupid to the point of talking to FIBs without the presence of an attorney? Flynn is the encyclopedia of what happened during Hussein’s reign.
    So, if he speaks of certain things while in the presence of FIBbers who are conducting a criminal investigation, is not that information then allowed to be spoken of in, perhaps, other criminal cases? (No, not in civilian courts where the judges are highly suspect.)

    Read Trump’s E.O.’s
    Lots of money earmarked for military tribunals AND expansion and refurbishment of GITMO (which is nearly completed).
    Lots of brand-spankin’ new medical facilities, because they’ll ALL be claiming health issues.

    For many months, there have been strategic military operations going on around the world. Trying to Undo what the above-mentioned a-holes have created.
    Many operators have died in fights against bad actors. Not just political bad actors. Did you think that the recent arrest of Hollywood actress (and sex trafficking entrepreneur) Allison Mack and her male ring leader was just happenstance?

    This fight has a mind-boggling number of facets. Because that’s how very close WE were to losing Our Country and our Lives. This is no joke, no fantasy. I implore you to pray to God for Mercy and for protection of our President, Donald Trump and his entire family and Loyal team.
    We are a very long way from being out of the woods.

    Arizona voters allowed this horrible, awful man to wreck havoc on the world. The rare times that I have seen him grin is when he is photographed with foreign bad actors. Please Pray to God to defeat the works of satan.
    Thanks.

    • Vagabond says:

      Your comments are usually good, but this is an almost unreadable screed that is far too long and disjointed for consumption. How about working on condensing thoughts while keeping the intent? I rarely comment anymore but read this site daily.

  3. Frankly Speaking says:

    Back on topic:
    John McCain has conned Arizonans with his self aggrandized tales of heroism. Had he been born into a family that was not populated by Admirals, he never would have qualified for the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, married well connected heiress Cindy Hensley in short order after dumping his first family, which then thrust him onto the AZ political scene. We’ve all heard how he initially wanted to run as a Democrat and had to be guided to register as a Republican by the local powers at the time. They did us no favors. As a Democrat he would have lost that East Valley House of Representative’s seat he first ran for and he would have been relegated to working in Cindy’s mega Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship, one of the largest in the United States. Remember his presidential run disconnect when he was asked by a reporter how many homes he owned. He answered, “I’ll have to get back to you on that.” He certainly connected with the average voter with that answer! When he wasn’t insulting us, or calling his wife vile names, he lets us know how privileged he is.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/07/report-mccains-profane-ti_n_95429.html

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    The (taxpayer-paid) budget for McCain’s staff (above) is pretty steep. McCain himself having been out for months is costing taxpayers plenty and we get no representation. I’m sure that McCain and the rest of Congress have a gold-plated health insurance plan along with the best healthcare in the country because they’re such gods. I checked out on Wikipedia how long McCain’s bff, Ted Kennedy, was out of the Senate with the same illness.

    “However, Kennedy’s tumor had spread by spring 2009 and treatments for it were no longer effective; this information was not disclosed to the public.[214] By June 2009 Kennedy had not cast a Senate vote in three months,[269] and his deteriorating physical health had forced him to retreat to Massachusetts, where he underwent another round of chemotherapy

    At the end of July 2009, Kennedy was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[276] He could not attend the ceremony to receive this medal, and attended a private service but not the public funeral when his sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver died at age 88 in mid-August.[273] By the end, Kennedy was in a wheelchair and had difficulty speaking, but consistently said that “I’ve had a wonderful life.”[214]

    Death
    Fifteen months after he was initially diagnosed with brain cancer, Kennedy succumbed to the disease on August 25, 2009, at age 77 at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.[277] In a statement, Kennedy’s family thanked “everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice”.[278]

    At least we knew Kennedy was a leftist, where McCain ran for office in a red state as one thing to get elected, but snuck around behind the scenes always undermining the Republicans after elected – “thumbs down” being his latest antic. He will be “honored” by Democrats and some Republicans (RINOs) after death and a small number of those who have served honorably in the military. But not by the people.

    • Dennis O'Brien says:

      Since he was diagnosed, he’s already had a naval vessel and a wing of Phoenix’ Sky Harbor International Airport named for him. He’s done nothing to earn such honors. And aren’t namings supposed to be bestowed posthumously?

      The ever fawning liberal media has also renamed the town of Cornville, referring to it as Sedona, which has more panache, but is not where the McCain compound is located. There’s not a thing wrong with Cornville, though the named sounds too unrefined for such a “gent’ as McCain, who publicly referred to his own wife with two obscene vulgarities. Such a fine man….NOT. Maybe American Standard will consider naming a toilet for his potty mouth? Just a thought.

  5. Doc says:

    So, I take it upon myself to bring a little comic/ironic levity to this, yet ANOTHER Fine post, SRAZ (Thanks Again!):

    “I’m freer than colleagues who will face the voters again.”…ASS

    “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”…obasturd

    I find this irony Hysterical!! Like 2 peas in a pod. mcTraitor is the former ?president?’s twin in pale skin…