John McCain Bashes Almost Everyone During Senate-Floor Tirade

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John McCain yesterday compared Tea Partiers to Hobbits.
"The Mav" had quite the day for himself yesterday.

Aside from calling Tea Partiers "hobbits" while addressing the Senate, Senator John McCain also managed to bash Nevada Senator Harry Reid, President Barack Obama, Reid's opponent in last year's Senate race Sharon Angle, one-time Delaware Senate candidate/possible witch Christine O'Donnell, and even took a swipe at Minnesota Senator Michelle Bachmann.

McCain's sarcasm-filled address focused on one main point: Republican members of Congress better follow the advice of House Speaker John Boehner and "get your ass in line" and support the Speaker's debt ceiling proposal, even if that means doing so before Congress can pass a balanced budget amendment.

Referring to several Tea Party-backed members of Congress, McCain said the following: "What is really amazing ... is that some (Senate) members are believing that we can pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution in this body with its present representation - and that is foolish," McCain growled on the Senate floor yesterday.

"That is worse than foolish," he continued. "That is deceiving many of our constituents.

"To hold out and say we won't agree to raising the debt limit until we pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, it's unfair, it's bizarre," McCain added. "And maybe some people have only been in this body for six or seven months or so really believe that. Others know better."

Then came Reid, whose plan, McCain says, is "full of smoke and mirrors."

Then Obama, who McCain says is leading "from behind"  because he hasn't presented "a specific plan that perhaps could be considered by both bodies."

The most cutting of McCain's jabs seem to be directed at O'Donnell and Angle -- and hobbits.

Referring to the Tea Party's refusal to back Boehner's plan, McCain said the following: "Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea party hobbits could return to Middle-earth. This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell into GOP nominees.

"The reality is the debt limit will be raised one way or another."

O'Donnell was quick to fire back. See her statement below:

I think that it is inappropriate to insult the judgment of the majority of Republicans in Nevada and Delaware and that the implication that nominating RINOs somehow means we win was irrefutably disproven by McCain's own presidential candidacy debacle. After that nightmare, McCain had to veer right so fast he almost got whiplash from all his flip-flopping just to keep his Senate seat. It doesn't help him to attack those conservatives and Tea Partiers who graciously gave him another chance to keep his job.

Flip-flopper or not, you can't help but admire McCain's new fuck it, I'm probably not running for Senate again attitude.


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Bill Miller
Bill Miller

I'm going to have nightmares for a week ... "Minnesota Senator Michelle Bachmann"?

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

McCain plays the Congressional fool nicely.    He just takes advantage of a governmental debacle that he is also part of.  There is no need for this manufactured financial crisis.   All Congress and the President have to do is enact the 14th amendment of the Constitution and allow the goverrnment the ability to print the nation's own money,  The Federal Reserve Bank is a privately owned bank and controls the nation's money for their own profit.   This is easy but it won't happen because every person in office has sold out for their own personal gain.  It's treasonous and despicable to treat the people of this country like this.  Jobs would be plentiful and banks and wall street would not rob this country of all its wealth if  Congress would use the Constitution instead of ignoring it.  It's just plain criminal and the way they talk down to us deserves more than our saying nothing about it except parroting back their illusionary speech.

MMRRR
MMRRR

So, no mention anywhere here that what he read was a quote from the Wall Street Journal?  Interesting.

MMRRR
MMRRR

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Mistalee
Mistalee

Great photo of McCain straining on a stool. More fiber in his diet might help him get over that "angry old man" thing.

Also, somebody please help these right-wing fucktards look up "entitlements" in their Funk and Wagnalls. We are entitled to them. By definition. Leave them alone!

Barry
Barry

This is more like the guy that ran in 2000, and might have been successful in 2008, had the GOP not been hijacked by religious extremists. His sellout and subsequent release of Sarah Palin into the political stratosphere is one of the biggest failures of modern politics.

Granted, he was quoting a WSJ editorial, but O'Donnell's idiotic reply just shows how far the party has devolved. These fundamentalist, anti-intellectual morons with their absurd "RINO" slur hurled at anyone who doesn't believe exactly as they do, would have thought Barry Goldwater was too liberal.

In the meantime, the country spirals towards economic peril, the citizenry doesn't know who to believe. Both sides have so politically pressurized the issues that one can't honestly believe anything they are told, because it's not about fixing the actual problem, but destroying the other side.

I'll take straight talk 2000 McCain over most of these bozos anytime.

Jason
Jason

This is typical McCain. Expect more of this in the future.

And this is intended to be a factual statement.

Scottish Blast
Scottish Blast

Age has nothing to do with it.  If he continues to have this attitude of "Shake up BOTH parties", I will support him.  He needs to quit being wishy-washy and be the John McCain that survived a POW camp.

Native Guns
Native Guns

I agree with Sen. Juan McCain's "Fuck It!" attitude. He is also right about the Tea Party hobbits. They are some of worst ghastly politicos to ever emerge from the "Middle-Earth". It is about time he steps down as well. The man has been on the Senate floor for ages, long before I was born.

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