The Truth Comes Out ... John McCain's Fee-fees are Hurt

by: HappyinVT

Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 18:37:54 PM EST

Surprise!  John McCain didn't do an about-face and vote "no" on cloture to move Chuck Hagel's SecDef nomination forward because of any lingering questions regarding Benghazi.  He's not really looking for more information on Hagel's financial records like Ted Cruz.  Nope.  He finally told the truth to Fox News and ... WAAAHHH!

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HappyinVT :: The Truth Comes Out ... John McCain's Fee-fees are Hurt
Back in 2004 Sen. Hagel said some mean things about then-President Bush (yes, you read that right, McCain's been holding a grudge since 2004):

Speaking to Fox News host Neil Cavuto, McCain said that he still believed that Hagel would get the votes required to be confirmed. What followed was the clearest indication yet that he's still bitter that Hagel turned against the Iraq War:

   McCAIN: But to be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to there's a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly and say he was the worst President since Herbert Hoover and said the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which was nonsense. He was anti-his own party and people - people don't forget that. You can disagree but if you're disagreeable, then people don't forget that.

But "Country First," right, Senator?  Couldn't stand up for John Kerry when he was swiftboated and you can't admit you were wrong about Iraq.

Grow up, Senator.

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He's so maverick-y. (2.00 / 13)

"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in teh stupid and waving a gun" ~ Esteev on Wonkette

Charles Stevenson and James Fallows, writing in The Atlantic........ (2.00 / 12)
The behavior of some of the new members on the Hagel nomination is way over the line - disgraceful! They show no respect for the institution and are likely to poison its ability to work in a collaborative way. They are also hurting the institution of the office of Secretary of Defense and thus undermining our system of civilian control.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Fred Kaplan, writing in Slate... (2.00 / 11)
Not to sound like a Golden Age nostalgic, but there once was a time when the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee prided themselves on having an understanding of military matters. They disagreed in their conclusions and sometimes their premises. But most of them worked to educate themselves, at least to the point where they could debate the issues, or ask questions of a general without coming off like complete idiots. The sad thing about this new crop of senators-especially on the Republican side-is they don't even try to learn anything; they don't care if they look like complete idiots, in part because their core constituents don't care if they do either.

Why Republicans Can No Longer Be Trusted on National Security

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

The NATO defense chiefs will meet next week without a US defense secretary. (2.00 / 10)
Good job, Senate Republicans. You officially have less gravitas than circus clowns.  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

there is a big difference in holding a 7 year grudge (2.00 / 6)
and confessing to it in public as a Senator to explain away an unprecedented filibuster of a cabinet appointee.

how profoundly pathetic and petty McCain has become. seems to move so slowly until that day, when it doesn't.

he also has a grudge wrt Obama (2.00 / 3)
you betcha. "That man" won and it still galls him.

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I think Mr. McCain's mind is going (2.00 / 4)
and his family needs to gently lead him away. Unfortunately, not all Senators are like Robert Byrd and Dan Inouye.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

[ Parent ]
Sorry John, your worldview is dead (2.00 / 3)
and a Latino Democrat will probably replace you in 2016. Enjoy your numerous houses and spend you wife's money.  


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