Grumpy Old Man
by Kevin_Foley
 Politics Progressive
November 16, 2012 02:15 PM | 1146 views | 21 21 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Like so many Americans, I have great admiration for Sen. John McCain, an authentic American hero who came as close as any hero can to giving the "last full measure."
 
The sacrifice McCain and his comrades made in the notorious "Hanoi Hilton," where they suffered unspeakable physical and psychological torture, can never be fully repaid by America.
 
When he ran for president in 2008, while I didn't support him, I was certain he'd win. McCain's impeccable record in the U.S. Senate and his selfless service to the country added up to a sure fire victory, especially against a young, little known and seemingly unaccomplished Illinois senator.
 
Then McCain made a huge mistake.
 
As documented in the book "Game Change," he sought a means to distinguish his campaign from Obama's. I'm sure if he had chosen Governor Mitt Romney for vice president, Republicans would have secured the White House for at least eight years and perhaps as many as 16.
 
But McCain apparently didn't like the cut of Romney's jib, so he chose, instead, a young, little known, seemingly unaccomplished half-term governor from Alaska, a state with a population smaller than Kansas City's, as his running mate. The calculation: with Palin, McCain would lock in women, evangelical and Reagan Democrat voters.
 
Palin, of course, turned out to be a completely unqualified self-serving diva with no sense of loyalty to John McCain. A thorough vetting would have revealed Palin's predilections. But the campaign - and McCain, who must take responsibility for selecting Palin - didn't bother to check the pig in the poke they were buying.
 
And it was this oversight that disqualified McCain from the presidency. If McCain failed to perform the necessary due diligence on Palin, what did it that say about his judgement?
 
To his everlasting credit, McCain never threw Palin under the bus, although he would have been forgiven for doing so. Unfortunately, to McCain's discredit, he seems to have never forgiven Obama for defeating him in the 2008 general election.
 
Now it's payback time.
 
McCain is rushing to judgement on the Senate floor, all but accusing the president of a Watergate-type cover-up in the wake of the tragic attacks on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He thinks Obama "has a lot to answer for," even as he skipped closed-door Senate hearings on Benghazi so he could conduct media interviews to condemn the president.
 
As the country heads toward the fiscal cliff, John McCain, one of the leading Republicans in the Senate is prosecuting a personal vendetta against the man who defeated him. McCain appears bitter, angry and, frankly, unhinged in his pathetic, fact-free attempt to lay blame for the deaths of four Americans at the feet of Obama.
 
Senator McCain, what ever happened to "Country First?"
 
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Lib in Cobb
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November 30, 2012
@DA: Two days since I asked to you post the transcript of President Obama's speech in which he used the term "I" over and over again as you have claimed. It appears that you can't post that transcript. Why? I read the transcript of the speech and what you claim in untrue. What a surprise? President Obama never claimed personal credit for the killing of OBL. More dog whistles DA, more dog whistles.
Lib in Cobb
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November 28, 2012
@DA: Speaking of twisting the truth. Show me the transcript of where and when President Obama used "I" over and over again, in relation to the death of OBL. You are hearing dog whistles again when you say "alleged death of OBL".

George wishes he had the approval ratings of President Obama. George left office with an approval rating nearly as low as Richard Nixon, the only president to resign the office in disgrace.

I think it's time you and the other "whistle nuts" like Jon McCain get over the two a** whuppins put on the GOP by President Obama. The GOP had a badly flawed candidate in 2012 and a terribly flawed candidate in 2008. The GOP has little understanding of the American electorate and now we see them attempting to re-brand themselves, even on your favorite issue of immigration.

Enjoy the next four years.
Kevin Foley
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November 27, 2012
George Middleton - Congratulations. You took responsibility for your words (assuming you're not Samuel Adams or some such). My mind is so muddled, 62 million other Americans agreed with me and voted for President Obama, not "Mr. 47%" to the everlasting rage of folks like you. Enjoy stewing in your own juices!
Devlin Adams
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November 27, 2012
Lib, it is amazing how you, either as Lib or Kevin, keep putting your own meaning on things and then trying to hold people responsible for your warped thinking.

Pay attention: the banner said, "Mission Accomplished" The word "I" was not used in it. Obama, on the other hand, used the word "I" over and over again in his speech about the alleged death of bin Laden.
Lib in Cobb
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November 27, 2012
@George: Since I am an atheist, I have no lord and savior. I am not Kevin and the "whistle nuts" deserve what they get from me.

@Sam: You mentioned in your post that our president was taking credit for the work done by others. Please remember the "Mission Accomplished" banner displayed at George's back. I will guess that's OK.

A little turn around is fair play, isn't it?

Amazing how two a** kickings negatively impacts your memory.
George Middleton
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November 26, 2012
@Samuel Adams: don't bother with Lib. He is one of those nitwits who think Obama is his Lord and Savior.

His idea of debating is who can insult whom the most.

Besides, as several others have pointed out, he only exists in Kevin Foley's muddled mind.
Lib in Cobb
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November 26, 2012
You may have heard, McCain is walking back his Susan Rice Comments.

No president has much control over the price of oil, I have sated that multiple times on this blog. Keep trying.

Bush is not liked by his own party, he is toxic and he stayed away from this past election.

President Obama never took personal credit for any action. This is another deflection from the truth, too often used by the GOP. Try again

You shouldn't bother to debate, for one reason only, that is, you can't hold up your end.
Samuel Adams
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November 26, 2012
Obama acts like a boy, petulant, indecisive, vindictive.

Bush gained nothing by "starting" a war, politically or otherwise, so that shoots your theory down, Lib. In fact, where is all that oil? why are prices so high, if that's all we wanted? Hmmm? Bush continues to be hated by liberals and around the world for his stands against Islamic terrorism, a reality that this president will not even voice. Obama simply continues "Bush's war" with massive casualty escalation but where is the media on that? And then he and Biden reveal the names and details of the missions. Like children, trying to get credit for something the men do...

I won't rehash Vietnam with an old hippy like yourself, but McCain had it absolutely right that Susan Rice is a liar, intentional or not. The uprisings on 9-11 this year were clearly not related to any YouTube video, and the world knows it. To continue to defend the narrative is arrogant and intellectually dishonest, just like most liberals. And your nanny nanny boo boo "enjoy the next four years, DOPE" comment is just like a typical Occupier...we shouldn't bother to debate you, but it's just so much fun.

Lib in Cobb
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November 22, 2012
@Sam: You too are now attempting to explain away the use of "boy" when describing our president. Your ignorance is also noted.

You have never complained about the thousands of soldiers killed or horribly wounded in Iraq due to a war started by Bush, based on LIES, in order to gain political mileage. That's OK, isn't it?

John McCain had the misfortune of being shot down in a war fought long ago, which turned out to be a big mistake, 58,000 men and women died and thousands more injured needlessly. I am certain it was a horrific experience for McCain being imprisoned, but those years do not give him a license to call Susan Rice a liar, nor do those years make him more qualified to hold office.
Lib in Cobb
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November 22, 2012
DA: Calling your sons "boy" is very different than referring to any African American male as "boy". "Boy" is a pejorative term, you know that as well as anyone, but you insist on using it, thereby demonstrating your ignorance and racism.

I hope you enjoy the next four years, DOPE!
Lib in Cobb
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November 21, 2012
McCain has walked back his comments about UN Ambassador Susan Rice. It's time for this self appointed dope to retire, there is very little chance that McCain can redeem himself after the a** whuppin he was dealt buy a superior candidate four years ago, plus a second beat down of the most recent Republican failure just two weeks ago.

It's time to go fishing John.
Lib in Cobb
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November 21, 2012
DA: You deny the "shoe shining" comment, go back and read your post. It's there. No need to discuss your core beliefs about people of color any longer, we now know you, unfortunately The MDJ, permits you to have a continues presence under their banner.
Lib in Cobb
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November 21, 2012
DA: I stand by every word of my post.

I am not Kevin.
Kevin Foley
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November 21, 2012
@ Adams - What is your major malfunction?
Devlin Adams
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November 21, 2012
@ Lib in Cobb. Only a very sick and perverted mind could come up with this statement, whcih you posted,

"Since many like you will not acknowledge that terms like "boy" and "shoe shining" are not racist, I will gladly correct you they are indeed ignorant and racist"

I don't recall anything about "shoe shining"being mentioned. As to "boy", I use that term to refer to my 4 sons quite feequently. None of them take offense at it. It is only when it is used deliberately as racist epitet is it such. To deem every use of it as racist is simply stupid.

Of course, we all know, Kevin, that you use the Lib in Cobb moniker when you want to post particulary stupid, nasty, classless and low-bred crap.

Lib in Cobb
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November 21, 2012
Correction, should read:

are racist. (end of second sentence)
Samuel Adams
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November 21, 2012
RAAACIST!

Means nothing any more, Lib in Cobb. Absolutely nothing.

I call Obama the Boy President because all he wants to do is play, can't make any decisions and when he's crossed displays an amazingly unpresidential temper, usually while attempting to swagga his way across the White House lawn, most likely on his way to the latest Aretha Franklin private concert for Michelle and her Posse. He also cannot pronounce obvious words, like Navy corpsman. He calls them corpse men, like some stupid teenager who failed 9th grade English.

But to this ridiculous column of Foley's -- we know you are only now hearing of the Benghazi cover up, since you listen to the mainstream media and MSNBC (and they haven't covered the deaths of the American ambassador or the SEALS) but for you to pull McCain out of your ridiculous hat and try and blame him is nothing short of assinine. When you catch up to the events of 9-11 and get it through your liberal skull that a YouTube movie had nothing to do with Benghazi despite all of Obama, Clinton and Rice's lies, you will notice Obama is the one supposedly in charge. The boy president, willing to allow better men than he to die horribly, sodomized or on a rooftop, waiting for the FAST Team...and all the while "standing down" lest his idiot base realize killing bin Laden was but a drop in the bucket. The "grumpy old man" YOU call McCain was tortured for years for this country, while macho man Obama has still done NOTHING for us. Shame.
Lib in Cobb
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November 21, 2012
@DA, speaking of "prenvtable deaths", you have never mentioned the "preventable deaths" which were a result of George Bush invading a country based on lies, for the purpose of political mileage.
Lib in Cobb
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November 21, 2012
DA: Your obvious racist references to President Obama are noted. Since many like you will not acknowledge that terms like "boy" and "shoe shining" are not racist, I will gladly correct you they are indeed ignorant and racist.

It should obvious to all, who you really are. In a different era, you would have been wearing white sheets and a hood.
Lib in Cobb
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November 17, 2012
In combination with McCain's choice of his running dope in 2008,I believe the American electorate was sick of the George Bush years and the policies which took us into a war based on lies. McCain was and is Bush part two. The dislike for Bush was exacerbated by the fire of Barack Obama. McCain lost big in 2008 and he was holding onto the hope that a badly flawed Republican candidate would win in 2012. Many Americans grew tired of McCain's regular self promotion based in his military service, which somehow would make him more qualified. I do however, feel badly that anyone died or suffered in a war fought long ago, which turned out to be a big mistake.

Romney lost because he was beaten by a superior candidate and many voters were and are unwilling to retreat to conservative policies.

The re-election of President Obama is a mandate.

Barbara Bush said, "People spoke. Move on, get on with it". Some advice that many Republicans, especially John McCain should listen to.
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