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  •  Sadly, Senator McCain has been acting like such an (32+ / 0-)

    idiot this last couple of weeks, reaching a crescendo today, that I am seriously worried that he may have "blown a gasket."

    Let's hope he is just in need of an adjustment to his his medications, or had a few too many drinks at lunch, because otherwise we may be seeing the sad demise of an old fellow whose loved ones let him stay onstage a little too long.

    After the President called out Senators McCain and Lindsey Graham on their "outrageous" attacks on Susan Rice he suggested that if they want to come after someone for the administration's handles of the Benghazi Consulate incident, they come after him instead, both Lindsey and McCain lost no time in going for it.

    McCain went ont the floor of an empty Senate chamber where he started a long angry tirade that CNN started covering live.  Then they mysteriously cut away saying only that McCain was asking "what did the President know and when did he know it" seeming to want to start up a replay of the Watergate hearings, despite the lack of any comparable evidence of criminal activity.

    The media has become very quite about it the rest of the day.  

    Leading me to wonder if John McCain may soon discover the need to "spend more time with family."

    Long ago, when he still aspired to some level of decorum and respect for the Office of the Presidency, it was often Senator McCain who was the voice of moderation and reason when Republicans started to disrespect any President.

    How sad to see someone who has served his country for such a long time, plunge to career lows in his behavior.

    If this is a medical crisis or incipient dementia I hope he has loved ones strong enough to get him the help he needs before is disgraces himself further and become a national embarrassment.

    Other Republicans should exercise due caution before following his "excess" escalation off a cliff like a Party of deluded, and angry Lemmings.


    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:09:43 PM PST

    •  I don't know about that... (16+ / 0-)

      ...but I do know that if McCain starts sounding like the whackjobs on Fox News and talk radio in spouting nonsense conspiracy theories about Benghazi, it's quite understandable to wonder if he's lost it.

      I, however, think it's just bitterness from the 2008 campaign that has increased following the events of last Tuesday. I don't think he's unhappy Romney lost (he hates Mitt almost as much as he hates Obama), but he was hoping to see Obama defeated and himself avenged by proxy. Now that that'll never happen and he sees Obama making a victory lap, he's come unhinged and is lashing out in any way he can, no matter how ridiculous or petty.

      Graham, on the other hand, is doing this with survival on his mind. If he wants to fend off the expected primary challenge he'll get in 2014, he has to prove himself to the base and what better way then to get into a public pissing contest with the Kenyan Muslim Anti-Christ?

      Ayotte...who the hell knows? A no-name backbencher trying to make a name for herself? Or maybe since Joe Lieberman is leaving, McCain and Graham need a new third member for their little Three Stooges act and Ayotte's getting a trial run. I dunno, she seems like a Joe Besser.

      •  An Example Of Why My Filibuster-Reform Idea... (0+ / 0-)

        ...includes a requirement that the filibusterer hold the floor with cameras rolling and the output from those cameras released without restrictions (i.e. usable for campaign ads, public commentary via remixing, etc).

        Under those rules, it's only a matter of time before one of these clowns drops the n-bomb or otherwise disgraces himself beyond the ability of their friends in the mainstream media to softpedal for them.

        On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

        by stevemb on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:13:16 AM PST

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    •  76 years old (1+ / 0-)
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      i used to like him, not for a while.

      war is immoral. both parties are now fully complicit in the wars. bring everyone home. get to work.

      by just want to comment on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:01:52 PM PST

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    •  McCain is only ever (7+ / 0-)

      the voice of moderation and reason when there's something in it for him.  His "maverick" times have always come when the spotlight of corruption or abhorrent behavior has been directed his way.  He is a horrific man and his voting record shows his true motives.  His wife is no better, the heir to a huge liquor distribution business here in Arizona with known ties to organized crime.  We need to stop any myth that there is any redeeming quality to this piece of crap.

      "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." -- Carl Sagan

      by artmartin on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:06:04 PM PST

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    •  Nothing could be lower than releasing Palin on us. (3+ / 0-)
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      WakeUpNeo, not this time, chicagobleu

      That was a painful experience for me.

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