Sunday, October 22, 2017

McCain Fouling Punchbowl Is News?

Why this seemingly shocked report (including the video) about John McCain?

Reporter to McCain: "Has your relationship with the president frayed to the point that you are not going to support anything that he comes to you and asks for?”

McCain to reporter: "Why would you ask anything so stupid?"
While McCain's answering a question with a questions could be labeled a non-denial denial, it was actually a reasonable question to ask the reporter. To ask McCain such a question and expect an honest answer would mean the reporter expected better behavior from McCain. Such an expectation is indeed stupid.

In February 2008, immediately after McCain locked up the GOP primary votes that earned him the nomination for president, I warned Beware The Wrath of 'Cain.
For when McCain self destructs, I am virtually certain he is not going to blame himself. He is going to blame conservatives. Thus picturing the following assuredly is not too hard.

From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.
Yes, I know: That scene from Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan, is about as melodramatic as anything ever produced by Gene Roddenberry. [But it fits the sort of resentment he holds for those who would not honor him.]

The man's bitter resentment for constitutional Americans was well established long before that. He treats the Leftists Sinister as if they are his brothers and conservatives as if they are vermin.

So even in 2008 it wasn't news to anyone who pays attention to how just about any Prog Republican treats any conservative. But especially John McCain.

Meanwhile the SSM treats him most of the time (when he's not running for President) as if he's a fair and decent man. They always favor those who advance the Prog agenda.

What rubs me the wrong way is how often he is treated with kid gloves by those who claim to be conservatives. Like perhaps your favorite talk show host. Or even a blog favorite such as Bill Whittle. Do a search on Bill Whittle and John McCain. I could not find a single instance where a negative word was said or written about McCain -- except in the comments to various Whittle videos, and not by Whittle himself.

I swear folks. It's just like I said in the title of my last blog post You Lie to Yourself At Your Own Peril. When big name "conservatives" don't say the obvious, most little guys are afraid to ask tough questions lest they hear from the big name "conservatives" a John McCain type condescension "Why would you ask anything so stupid?" As my friend Fran Porretto suggested, when you can't say "They Say" it, you are afraid to say it yourself.

You permit yourself to be intimidated into silence -- be it by bigger names or by group-think -- at your own peril.

So the next time you are again told that John McCain dropped a turd in the punchbowl, a reasonable angry response would be: 
And if the Republican Party had any real meaning they should have stopped him after the last time or the time before that or the time before that.


  1. "Breathes there a man with soul so dead...."
    Yep, there does and his name is McCain.

    1. "Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
      The wretch, concentred all in self,
      Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
      And, doubly dying, shall go down
      To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
      Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung. "


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