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(National Review)   John McCain is the most lethal threat to a Republican reign   (nationalreview.com) divider line 97
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2013-08-01 08:51:50 AM  
why the shock, mclame is a dyed in the wool Hussein progressive. I have long maintained that mclame voted for lordhussein in both 2008 and 2012 because he believed the prophet of hopey/change was good for forcing big govt socialism on America
Meanwhile mclame seems addicted to the attention he is getting and if that means selling out repubs, mclame has no qualms about surrendering to messiahhussein


/straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork
 
2013-08-01 09:01:09 AM  

hinten: why the shock, mclame is a dyed in the wool Hussein progressive. I have long maintained that mclame voted for lordhussein in both 2008 and 2012 because he believed the prophet of hopey/change was good for forcing big govt socialism on America
Meanwhile mclame seems addicted to the attention he is getting and if that means selling out repubs, mclame has no qualms about surrendering to messiahhussein


/straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork


Yes, I've heard this breed will turn on you.  Talk about ungrateful - this is the man who brought them their Queen, Sarah Palin.
 
2013-08-01 09:03:56 AM  
 "It's a good start," McCain tells me. "Certainly we would not accept the president's offer now. But we also want to continue the discussions we're having, which we hope would lead to serious negotiations."

Socialist! Muslim! RINO!
 
2013-08-01 09:08:12 AM  

hinten: why the shock, mclame is a dyed in the wool Hussein progressive. I have long maintained that mclame voted for lordhussein in both 2008 and 2012 because he believed the prophet of hopey/change was good for forcing big govt socialism on America
Meanwhile mclame seems addicted to the attention he is getting and if that means selling out repubs, mclame has no qualms about surrendering to messiahhussein


/straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork


/suffers aneurysm
 
2013-08-01 09:10:54 AM  
It's funny because it sounds like "McCain" but it has the word "lame" in it.

Kind of like how "Barry" is funny because there's a "y" at the end.

Or "Algore" is funny because there's no space between the first and last name.

People tend to over-think comedy, when in point of fact it's really very simple.
 
2013-08-01 09:11:36 AM  

Mentat: /suffers aneurysm


please, this is nothing compared to some of the derp they've been spewing of late

/removes aneurysm
 
2013-08-01 09:12:04 AM  

hinten: why the shock, mclame is a dyed in the wool Hussein progressive. I have long maintained that mclame voted for lordhussein in both 2008 and 2012 because he believed the prophet of hopey/change was good for forcing big govt socialism on America
Meanwhile mclame seems addicted to the attention he is getting and if that means selling out repubs, mclame has no qualms about surrendering to messiahhussein


/straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork


It's like Obama is f*cking Palpatine to these people.
 
2013-08-01 09:35:37 AM  
Once you've demonized your opponent to the degree the GOP has demonized Obama, you can't then turn around and find compromise, otherwise your idiot supporters will accuse you of making a deal with the devil and run you out of town. This is pretty much the quintessence of not thinking your cunning plan all the way through.
 
2013-08-01 09:39:50 AM  

kronicfeld: Once you've demonized your opponent to the degree the GOP has demonized Obama, you can't then turn around and find compromise, otherwise your idiot supporters will accuse you of making a deal with the devil and run you out of town. This is pretty much the quintessence of not thinking your cunning plan all the way through.


They've created ALL the Frankenstein's monsters.
 
2013-08-01 09:54:29 AM  

sigdiamond2000: It's funny because it sounds like "McCain" but it has the word "lame" in it.

Kind of like how "Barry" is funny because there's a "y" at the end.

Or "Algore" is funny because there's no space between the first and last name.

People tend to over-think comedy, when in point of fact it's really very simple.


ooh

oooohhhhhhhhhhhh

I get it now thank you
 
2013-08-01 10:00:54 AM  

hinten: /straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork


Supports my contention that no matter the source, the comments section of any given TFA is almost always more batshiat crazy than any comments found here.
 
2013-08-01 10:12:20 AM  

Diogenes: hinten: why the shock, mclame is a dyed in the wool Hussein progressive. I have long maintained that mclame voted for lordhussein in both 2008 and 2012 because he believed the prophet of hopey/change was good for forcing big govt socialism on America
Meanwhile mclame seems addicted to the attention he is getting and if that means selling out repubs, mclame has no qualms about surrendering to messiahhussein


/straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork

Yes, I've heard this breed will turn on you.  Talk about ungrateful - this is the man who brought them their Queen, Sarah Palin.


That in itself is reason enough to hate him
 
2013-08-01 10:13:09 AM  

Mugato: hinten: /straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork

Supports my contention that no matter the source, the comments section of any given TFA is almost always more batshiat crazy than any comments found here.



Just imagine what would have happened if I hadn't chickened out and put the disclaimer in my post.
 
2013-08-01 10:14:14 AM  
The anger - "does that guy have an opinion oneverything?" asks one House Republican lawmaker - is punctuated by the fear that no one can do anything to stop McCain.
Holy shiat - you mean McLame might actually form his own opinion on issues by looking at facts and weighing them in his mind rather that toeing the teabagger line like a good 'ol house Republican? farking commie! No room for that shiat in THIS party!!!
 
2013-08-01 10:35:07 AM  
who?
 
2013-08-01 10:35:15 AM  
At some point, the Republican Congressional caucus is going to have to actually do something, other than hoot and holler that it's the OTHER guys' fault.

Compromise isn't "my way or the highway" and at this point, all that the leadership is doing is illustrating why most of them shouldn't be in politics. It's not leadership to hold your breath and pout because you didn't get your entire Christmas list. And while having your friends in media outlets put up articles and put folks from the peanut gallery into the spotlight to back the idea, at this point, it's fair clear that the continuing problem IS a lack of bipartisanship, but it's the intransigence on the part of the GOP that is the real threat to the Republicans. You can't KEEP backing crazy, unless you really want to only represent crazy, and that is not a winning strategy for keeping seats or getting much done.

Which the leadership keeps illustrating, with exactly HOW much accomplished this year? I mean besides getting a load of headlines about how you're not doing much in the way of passing legislation...
 
2013-08-01 10:35:20 AM  
He's the most lethal threat to Lindsey Graham's anus.
They don't call him, "Thud" for nothing!
 
2013-08-01 10:35:33 AM  
McCain has his moments, but only because the rest of his party is so breathtakingly awful.
 
2013-08-01 10:37:33 AM  

EvilEgg: McCain has his moments, but only because the rest of his party is so breathtakingly awful.



The Pauls have their moments, too. Multiple moments don't make a full-feature movie.
 
2013-08-01 10:38:35 AM  
Republican cannibalism at its finest
 
2013-08-01 10:39:27 AM  
He did his very best to give Sarah Palin power, and you liked it that he did that. You can't jolly well complain <i>now</i> that he's a -- whatever you're whining about because hell if I'm clicking.
 
2013-08-01 10:40:02 AM  

hinten: EvilEgg: McCain has his moments, but only because the rest of his party is so breathtakingly awful.


The Pauls have their moments, too. Multiple moments don't make a full-feature movie.


LOL.  Funny you should say that.  I just saw Movie 43 over the weekend.
 
2013-08-01 10:43:31 AM  

hubiestubert: At some point, the Republican Congressional caucus is going to have to actually do something, other than hoot and holler that it's the OTHER guys' fault.

Compromise isn't "my way or the highway" and at this point, all that the leadership is doing is illustrating why most of them shouldn't be in politics. It's not leadership to hold your breath and pout because you didn't get your entire Christmas list. And while having your friends in media outlets put up articles and put folks from the peanut gallery into the spotlight to back the idea, at this point, it's fair clear that the continuing problem IS a lack of bipartisanship, but it's the intransigence on the part of the GOP that is the real threat to the Republicans. You can't KEEP backing crazy, unless you really want to only represent crazy, and that is not a winning strategy for keeping seats or getting much done.

Which the leadership keeps illustrating, with exactly HOW much accomplished this year? I mean besides getting a load of headlines about how you're not doing much in the way of passing legislation...


As of right now, they don't have any reason to compromise.

Their districts are so gerrymandered that a dem won't get elected there. Who are their constituents going to vote for? The evil liberal? They can continue to block and accomplish nothing, and they don't have to face any consequences for their actions.
 
2013-08-01 10:43:51 AM  
I think that the McCain idea of having Americans get involved in Syria's Civil War... is what puts him squarely in the 'batshiatcrazy' category.

He will never miss an opportunity to get Americans killed.  Ever.

I hope he retires very soon.   The nation will be better for it.
 
2013-08-01 10:44:02 AM  

hubiestubert: At some point, the Republican Congressional caucus is going to have to actually do something, other than hoot and holler that it's the OTHER guys' fault.

Compromise isn't "my way or the highway" and at this point, all that the leadership is doing is illustrating why most of them shouldn't be in politics. It's not leadership to hold your breath and pout because you didn't get your entire Christmas list. And while having your friends in media outlets put up articles and put folks from the peanut gallery into the spotlight to back the idea, at this point, it's fair clear that the continuing problem IS a lack of bipartisanship, but it's the intransigence on the part of the GOP that is the real threat to the Republicans. You can't KEEP backing crazy, unless you really want to only represent crazy, and that is not a winning strategy for keeping seats or getting much done.

Which the leadership keeps illustrating, with exactly HOW much accomplished this year? I mean besides getting a load of headlines about how you're not doing much in the way of passing legislation...


Even their narrative of the do-nothing Congress has turned on their heads as the electorate is a lot more aware now of filibuster abuse and pointless grandstanding in the House.
 
2013-08-01 10:45:15 AM  

Aarontology: hinten: why the shock, mclame is a dyed in the wool Hussein progressive. I have long maintained that mclame voted for lordhussein in both 2008 and 2012 because he believed the prophet of hopey/change was good for forcing big govt socialism on America
Meanwhile mclame seems addicted to the attention he is getting and if that means selling out repubs, mclame has no qualms about surrendering to messiahhussein


/straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork

It's like Obama is f*cking Palpatine to these people.


As if. He's totally Vader.
 
2013-08-01 10:53:43 AM  

hinten: /straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork


Thanks for including this. I thought you were having an aneurysm  and was trying to figure out how to get you medical attention.
 
2013-08-01 10:55:08 AM  

kidgenius: hubiestubert: At some point, the Republican Congressional caucus is going to have to actually do something, other than hoot and holler that it's the OTHER guys' fault.

Compromise isn't "my way or the highway" and at this point, all that the leadership is doing is illustrating why most of them shouldn't be in politics. It's not leadership to hold your breath and pout because you didn't get your entire Christmas list. And while having your friends in media outlets put up articles and put folks from the peanut gallery into the spotlight to back the idea, at this point, it's fair clear that the continuing problem IS a lack of bipartisanship, but it's the intransigence on the part of the GOP that is the real threat to the Republicans. You can't KEEP backing crazy, unless you really want to only represent crazy, and that is not a winning strategy for keeping seats or getting much done.

Which the leadership keeps illustrating, with exactly HOW much accomplished this year? I mean besides getting a load of headlines about how you're not doing much in the way of passing legislation...

As of right now, they don't have any reason to compromise.

Their districts are so gerrymandered that a dem won't get elected there. Who are their constituents going to vote for? The evil liberal? They can continue to block and accomplish nothing, and they don't have to face any consequences for their actions.


Well, except for the rise of the Idiot Brigade and the TEA Party nonsense that is biting them further on the ass, as a horde of intellectual and ethical lightweights are rolling into Congress without much idea how anything is supposed to work, and that is leading to shift the balance in the party, to even more untenable situations. The implosion of the party into even more splintered factions is chugging ahead, and sadly, it's the entire nation that is watching this play out not at just the national level, but state by state as well.

And in the mean time, there are the folks who figure, "Why not just blow EVERYTHING up, because what's the gub'ment done for US?" crowd is slavering to clamber into their bunkers to finally taste those sweet canned peaches seasoned with gunpowder and the tears of their neighbors...

What happens when a nuclear power becomes a failed state?
 
2013-08-01 10:56:51 AM  
Compromise? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.
 
2013-08-01 10:58:34 AM  
This is McCain's Operation Rolling Thunder.

Wait, that doesn't work.
 
2013-08-01 10:59:41 AM  

hubiestubert: At some point, the Republican Congressional caucus is going to have to actually do something, other than hoot and holler that it's the OTHER guys' fault.

Compromise isn't "my way or the highway" and at this point, all that the leadership is doing is illustrating why most of them shouldn't be in politics. It's not leadership to hold your breath and pout because you didn't get your entire Christmas list. And while having your friends in media outlets put up articles and put folks from the peanut gallery into the spotlight to back the idea, at this point, it's fair clear that the continuing problem IS a lack of bipartisanship, but it's the intransigence on the part of the GOP that is the real threat to the Republicans. You can't KEEP backing crazy, unless you really want to only represent crazy, and that is not a winning strategy for keeping seats or getting much done.

Which the leadership keeps illustrating, with exactly HOW much accomplished this year? I mean besides getting a load of headlines about how you're not doing much in the way of passing legislation...


Well, Congress has passed all of, what, 15 laws this year?  By any stretch, this is rather pisspoor.

But Boehner has gone on record as saying they should be judged by how many laws they've repealed, which would be zero.

This tells me there is no bipartisanship and no attempt to compromise from the GOP.  They are running the show in the House and filibustering everything under the sun in the Senate.

Maybe they should try to repeal Obamacare again.
 
2013-08-01 11:07:27 AM  
Fark LiberalsTM loved him when he was the 'Maverick', then they hated him (and Sarah Palin), and now they love him again.

Doesn't seem honest, does it?
 
2013-08-01 11:23:20 AM  

Neighborhood Watch: Fark LiberalsTM


You need to bury that deeper in your post if you want people to read past the first two words.
 
2013-08-01 11:24:02 AM  

Neighborhood Watch: Fark LiberalsTM loved him when he was the 'Maverick', then they hated him (and Sarah Palin), and now they love him again.

Doesn't seem honest, does it?


Observing that Republican Party attacks on him are pants-on-head stupid is NOT "loving him."
 
2013-08-01 11:26:06 AM  

kronicfeld: You need to bury that deeper in your post if you want people to read past the first two words.


It's a two-week old troll account; I wouldn't bother
 
2013-08-01 11:27:09 AM  

Diogenes: kronicfeld: Once you've demonized your opponent to the degree the GOP has demonized Obama, you can't then turn around and find compromise, otherwise your idiot supporters will accuse you of making a deal with the devil and run you out of town. This is pretty much the quintessence of not thinking your cunning plan all the way through.

They've created ALL the Frankenstein's monsters.


Pet peeve: Frankenstein's creature was benevolent until it was shunned by everyone, especially its creator.
 
2013-08-01 11:28:17 AM  
No wonder the assbag didn't win.  He's too much like his 2008 opponent.
 
2013-08-01 11:29:06 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Diogenes: kronicfeld: Once you've demonized your opponent to the degree the GOP has demonized Obama, you can't then turn around and find compromise, otherwise your idiot supporters will accuse you of making a deal with the devil and run you out of town. This is pretty much the quintessence of not thinking your cunning plan all the way through.

They've created ALL the Frankenstein's monsters.

Pet peeve: Frankenstein's creature was benevolent until it was shunned by everyone, especially its creator.


I STAND BY MY USE OF ARCHETYPES!  ;-)

Hey, at least I didn't called him Frankenstein's monster and not just "Frankenstein."
 
2013-08-01 11:30:15 AM  

Neighborhood Watch: Fark LiberalsTM loved him when he was the 'Maverick', then they hated him (and Sarah Palin), and now they love him again.

Doesn't seem honest, does it?


It's almost as if you judge folks by their actions, and criticize a man for what he does, when he does it, and then praise him when he f*cks up?

I voted for McCain in the Primary. I was glad to. I thought he was the best man for the job, on the Republican side. I wanted him for the 2000 slot, but I was outnumbered by the folks who wanted GW in. I was unfortunately proven right that GW was essentially Quaylebot 2.0 for a sort of empty suit that signed things, played folksy, and was an intellectual and policy lightweight who let others do the heavy lifting for him on all measures. I didn't agree with McCain on everything, but he was for the most part, someone I respected.

McCain lost my vote in the election, despite my support in the Primary, not because of Palin--though she was a symptom--but because it was obvious that he wasn't actually bringing much to the table, and his reaction to the Ossetian crisis pretty much sealed the deal to lose my vote with his over-reaction, halting his campaign, and misunderstanding of foreign affairs. As a Senator, I think that he has a fair record, and I voted for him while I was in Arizona, and I was glad to. Because his opponents were...well, to be honest, the field against him were either incompetent or batsh*t crazy.

He was ready for the Big Chair in 2000 I thought, and if he'd not been sidelined, I think he would have been a decent President. In 2008, he'd had too many years being sidetracked, and eroded, and in all honesty, too old to take on the job, and with far too many strings attached which the Party pinned on him for the chance, and that would have hindered him immensely. Rather than look at someone purely through party blinders, you have to evaluate the man or woman for the job. At no time has Mitt Romney ever been appealing for any office where he handles other people's money--and that is an observation I've had to make since Mitt was involved with the UMaine system back when I was in college, before he left for Utah to play with the Olympics. The man is simply lacking any moral or ethical system, and that translates to poor money management that leads to all sorts of corruption--which it blossomed at UMaine, it blossomed in the Olympics, and certainly did so in Massachusetts during his tenure as Governor (though in fairness, in Massachusetts corruption at the State level is entrenched and systematic even more so than say, Phoenix which I also got a gander at up close and personal, so it was almost like being at home).

It saddens me that folks like Olympia Snowe have been drummed out of the party for having a spine. McCain has been punished again and again for having a spine, and in order to keep office, he's made some woeful decisions. You criticize when you see folks making bad calls, even if you voted for them. Even if you happen to like them. Impie made some poor calls when in office, and I was glad to work on her campaign back in the day, but that doesn't insulate her from criticism either.

It's not about love. It's not about blanket support. You deal with each situation, and you call them like you see them. Or you can simply back a "side" without any sort of critical thinking, and then give hue and cry when your "side" is thwarted, even doing something that you'd normally think was reprehensible. In order to take the moral high ground, you have to actually occupy that territory first...
 
2013-08-01 11:30:21 AM  
McCain: "Herp"
GOP Response: "Derp"

Or, if you need a visual:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-01 11:32:59 AM  

sigdiamond2000: It's funny because it sounds like "McCain" but it has the word "lame" in it.

Kind of like how "Barry" is funny because there's a "y" at the end.

Or "Algore" is funny because there's no space between the first and last name.

People tend to over-think comedy, when in point of fact it's really very simple.


I have never even remotely understood this one.
 
2013-08-01 11:36:03 AM  
Neighborhood Watch:
Fark LiberalsTM loved him when he was the 'Maverick', then they hated him (and Sarah Palin), and now they love him again.

Doesn't seem honest, does it?


I don't think anyone "loves" him.  He's done too much harm and sucked too many of the wrong political dicks at this point to give him much respect.
 
2013-08-01 11:37:08 AM  

Neighborhood Watch: Fark LiberalsTM loved him when he was the 'Maverick', then they hated him (and Sarah Palin), and now they love him again.

Doesn't seem honest, does it?


Nope, but we're talking about Farklibs(tm) here.
 
2013-08-01 11:38:16 AM  

Aristocles: Nope, but we're talking about Farklibs(tm) here.


Your multiple personalities are showing.
 
2013-08-01 11:41:21 AM  
For those of you bothering to engage with Aristocles, please see posts:

http://www.fark.com/comments/7856783/85539614#c85539614 and http://www.fark.com/comments/7856783/85540067#c85540067 if you are expecting him to be arguing in any form of good faith.

Just wanted to make sure you knew he was a self-admitted (if piss poor) troll before you spent time on him.
 
2013-08-01 11:45:50 AM  

Neighborhood Watch: Fark LiberalsTM loved him when he was the 'Maverick', then they hated him (and Sarah Palin), and now they love him again.

Doesn't seem honest, does it?


It's almost as if McCain catered to the derpiest elements in the GOP during the 2008 campaign...doesn't seem honest (or particularly mavricky) does it?

Also, "dislike the least" =/= "love"
 
2013-08-01 11:47:51 AM  

Neighborhood Watch: Fark LiberalsTM loved him when he was the 'Maverick', then they hated him (and Sarah Palin), and now they love him again.

Doesn't seem honest, does it?


You guys should stop projecting (what am saying, that's impossible). Most people didn't "hate" McCain. They were just tired of the same Republican bullshiat that farked this country up for 8 years. But more importantly they were scared to death of McCain keeling over a week into his term and having Palin sticky taping the launch codes to the refrigerator.

No, "hate", that's you people vs Obama.
 
2013-08-01 11:48:18 AM  
So basically if we don't let corporations loot and pillage at will then we are all dirty commies? And since McCain is talking compromise, he's a race traitor to the GOP cause? Did I get that right? Sometimes my translator doesn't work very well.
 
2013-08-01 11:50:46 AM  

hubiestubert: At some point, the Republican Congressional caucus is going to have to actually do something, other than hoot and holler that it's the OTHER guys' fault.

Compromise isn't "my way or the highway" and at this point, all that the leadership is doing is illustrating why most of them shouldn't be in politics. It's not leadership to hold your breath and pout because you didn't get your entire Christmas list. And while having your friends in media outlets put up articles and put folks from the peanut gallery into the spotlight to back the idea, at this point, it's fair clear that the continuing problem IS a lack of bipartisanship, but it's the intransigence on the part of the GOP that is the real threat to the Republicans. You can't KEEP backing crazy, unless you really want to only represent crazy, and that is not a winning strategy for keeping seats or getting much done.

Which the leadership keeps illustrating, with exactly HOW much accomplished this year? I mean besides getting a load of headlines about how you're not doing much in the way of passing legislation...


But the GOP can't compromise. It is literally against their religion. Compromise is for the weak, the GOP is always on the side of god, everyone in the country is really behind them all the way....blah blah. Point is, the republicans won't compromise.
 
2013-08-01 11:52:10 AM  

hinten: why the shock, mclame is a dyed in the wool Hussein progressive. I have long maintained that mclame voted for lordhussein in both 2008 and 2012 because he believed the prophet of hopey/change was good for forcing big govt socialism on America
Meanwhile mclame seems addicted to the attention he is getting and if that means selling out repubs, mclame has no qualms about surrendering to messiahhussein


/straight from the comments, unfortunately not my artwork


Is it just me, or does it seem like conservative types use the dumbest 4th grader names for people they do not like? 

Trying to have a discussion with them, and then asking them politely to use real names is like herding cats i have found.
 
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