hey john? you lost ;-)

TNR: I don’t really like to dismiss the arguments of a defeated candidate as “sore loser” syndrome, as the phrase implies that losing an election weakens the merits of one’s beliefs. Yet it is so blindingly obvious that John McCain remains bitter and unreconciled to his electoral defeat in 2008. Here he is explaining his opposition to letting gays serve openly in the military:

The fact is, this was a political promise made by an inexperienced President or candidate for Presidency of the United States.

That’s the kind of ad hominem attack line you’d use during a campaign. But the campaign is over. Barack Obama is president of the United States. He has more presidential experience than John McCain.

And, of course, “political” is hardly a persuasive epithet here, either. Changes in public policy that require legislative approval or encounter opposition are political. That’s what politics is. McCain is calling the change “political” as a way of ascribing crass motives to his opponent, an especially comic touch. Nobody regards him as a statesman anymore.

14 Responses to “hey john? you lost ;-)”

  1. 1 Hachikō
    November 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Of all the scumbag politicians out there, John McCain is the one I dislike the most. I think he’s a bad, bad person. He’s the perfect example of how not to be.

    • 2 Thro67
      November 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      I agree with you, Hachiko – he’s a bad person, through and through, with no class, no credibility, no integrity, no character. It was bad enough how he treated his wife, but what he’s done to himself, and what he’s doing to this country is a crying shame – and he’ll never be forgiven for forcing Palin on us. All I can say is – thank heavens we’re not talking about “President McCain” or even worse, “President Palin” – because he surely wouldn’t be around anymore with that opportunist nipping at his heels. He’d probably have been impeached by now.

      As a member of Congress, he should show some respect to the President. That’s what a statesman would do.

  2. 3 Sue in Minnesota
    November 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I never got his appeal? Pandering fool.

  3. 4 Chi
    November 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I too never understood the very false narrative of John McCain as some moderate, sensible, statesmanly, anything…

    He has always been a most unpatriotic, selfish, petty, vindictive, disingenuous, self-serving, envious, tantrum throwing pathetic a***hole who will without hesitation burn this country down if he didn’t get his way…

    He has always been and continues to be one of the most dishonest, narcissistic and dangerous political opportunists in this country… Never been a statesman and never will be!

    • 5 NCLady
      November 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      Much like his VP pick, McCain is a favorite of the media so they will never report on the real person, just the media creation.

  4. 6 CR
    November 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    John McCain will be whatever you want as long as he can buy your vote.

    I sort of pity Cindy McCain because he called his own wife a trollop. I found Meghan McCain made some statements in 2009 that seemed sensible but now she has said things that make me doubt her sincerity. Maybe the whole family is disfunctional. I am SO HAPPY that they are not our first family.

    I am thankful for our wonderful Pres Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their wonderfully girls!

  5. 7 collegekay
    November 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    That picture is hilarious. WTF is McCain doing? Lol.

  6. 8 Kelly
    November 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    The Republican Party are all the biggest set of sore losers ever. John McCain is, has been, and will remain a loser. Facts will make history not be kind to him. Hopefully we won’t sit back and let the far right and far left rewrite history. They are already trying to do that….disgusting. God bless President Obama.

  7. 9 Ladyhawke
    November 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I recently read a fascinating and unflattering article about John McCain in Vanity Fair by Todd Purdum entitled “The Man Who Never Was”. I often think of where we would be now if John McCain had been elected president. Todd Purdum ponders what might have been. It is sobering and scary, but it sounds about right.


    There would probably have been no stimulus bill, and the country’s economic condition would be no better (and probably worse). General Motors and Chrysler would have been allowed to go bankrupt rather than helped to emerge into a state of healthiness, as they may well be doing. There would have been no significant new regulation of the financial industry. The Bush tax cuts for those Americans with the highest incomes—something McCain had opposed before reversing himself—would have been extended. There would have been only modest health-insurance reform, at best—McCain’s proposals were Republican boilerplate and meant for use in the campaign, never a serious program. Perhaps there would have been greater progress on immigration, though McCain had already abandoned that issue, and it’s easier to imagine his taking the more nativist stance he has since adopted. There would be no Supreme Court justices Kagan and Sotomayor, but there would likely be two more conservative justices, and the days of Roe v. Wade would be numbered. There would be no troop drawdown in Iraq. The United States might well have bombed or blockaded Iran in response to that country’s flawed election last year, or in response to its nuclear program.

    • 10 Thro67
      November 29, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      All of this is still on the cards, if you listen to Failure Palin. She wants to go even farther.

    • November 30, 2010 at 3:20 am

      Ladyhawke, thanks for the link to the Vanity Fair article. Very interesting read on mccain and definitely on point because which ever the political wind blows he will bend to it and that is neither having character, strength of conviction or being mavericky. Sad, sad, bitter, little man……

    • November 30, 2010 at 8:32 am

      Great article Ladyhawke, good grief, it makes you shudder to think what would have happened the country if that guy won the election – the car industry would, most certainly, have been destroyed. And yes, imagine the make-up of the Supreme Court? And foreign policy? Ah, way too scary to think about.

  8. 13 cat48
    November 29, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Ok, this picture always makes me laugh every time I see it. McCain is just a crabby old man…can’t believe how he’s reversed himself on DADT. Sure hope it passes this time just to tick him off; and yes, for all the right reasons too!

  9. 14 vitaminlover
    November 30, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I did not like the way he mistreated his first wife especially after she became ill. He was a jerk towards her and when she was of no use to him he threw her overboard. That is just not right. He just uses people. Whereas our Beloved President treats his one and only wife like a piece of gold. There’s a main difference right there.

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