Plea To The Mainstream Media — Can You Please Cut Off John McCain’s Mic?

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On Friday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared on five different cable news shows to discuss the recent flare up of sectarian violence in Iraq and directly blame it all on President Obama and his administration. This all took place after McCain left a closed door security briefing on the situation in Iraq after only a few minutes in order to meet with reporters so he could tell them that Obama’s entire national security team needed to be fired, starting with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey. It is practically a given that McCain will appear on at least one Sunday news show, if not multiple, this Sunday.

At a certain point, the mainstream media has to cut McCain off. The man is addicted to media exposure. He doesn’t care one bit about any actual legislative work that is required of him as a Senator. All he wants to do is go on TV and complain about the current administration or call for the United States to invade yet another country. He can’t be bothered with actually attending meetings, hearing or briefings for information. As stated above, he left a briefing well before it was over so he could get in front of an open mic. That is par for the course for McCain. Heck, in November 2012, he held a press conference to complain about the lack of information regarding Benghazi while skipping a classified briefing ON BENGHAZI! You can’t makes stuff like this up.

Any time there is some kind of incident or situation going on in the world, McCain finds himself in front of a television camera or reporter’s tape recorder. The man spends far more time making media appearances than he does actually legislating. Whenever he can find the time top make his way into the Senate chamber, he is usually making some speech calling for President Obama to bomb another country (McCain has called for military intervention in at least 15 other countries) or playing poker on his phone while sitting through a hearing. This man cannot and will not take his job seriously. He merely likes being seen as important, a ‘statesman’ and a foreign policy ‘expert’ who can use his position to get on TV anytime he wants. Which is, of course, all the time.

Since McCain spends so many hours of the day doing interviews, press conferences and finding reporters to ask him questions, it apparently leaves him precious little time to research his previous positions on certain issues. Therefore, he has contradicted himself numerous times and giving the appearance that he doesn’t actually know what he’s talking about and will only take a position that is contrary to the President’s at that given time. This week, McCain has complained about Obama pulling all American troops out of Iraq, per an agreement reached in 2008 between then-President Bush and Iraq’s leaders. However, in 2010, after a partial withdrawal, McCain seemed eager to congratulate the former President on the victory and the fact that combat troops had left Iraq. (Remaining American troops served in an advisory capacity and left at the end of 2011.)

 

 

Prior to the transfer of prisoners that secured American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release, McCain took to the airwaves and called on the President to do whatever was necessary to bring Bergdahl home. He specifically pointed to the fact that there was a deal on the table that would exchange five Gitmo detainees, all members of the Taliban, and that he was comfortable with making the deal. After the exchange was made, McCain complained up and down that the President shouldn’t have made the deal due to the danger the five prisoners presented to the United States. The Washington Post’s resident fact checker, Glenn Kessler, stated that McCain flip-flopped on his position.

McCain has contradicted himself so many times that anyone trying to track his flip-slops has lost count. He was for cap and trade as far back as 2003 and bragged about it during his 2008 Presidential run. Fast forward to today and he’s not only completely against it, but he’s criticized Secretary of State John Kerry for mentioning climate change as a major challenge for the world. He’s flip-flopped on his position regarding immigration reform numerous times. He complained about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) trying to push for the repeal of Obamacare, then stated that Obamacare needs to be repealed.

At this point, I don’t even know if I can hold McCain entirely responsible for this kind of behavior. The MSM needs to hold some level of responsibility as well. They are the ones who treat him as credible and present his opinions as valid. For the most part (there are exceptions) he is not pushed on his contradictions and contrarianism. He just gets away with it and is invited back, again and again and again. The Beltway media needs to realize that McCain is nothing more than a fool who makes everyone who listens to him dumber and less informed. It is time to cut off his mic and send him out to pasture.

 

31 Replies to “Plea To The Mainstream Media — Can You Please Cut Off John McCain’s Mic?”

  1. Insane McCain…showed his mentality when he chose the killa from wasilla and has no credibility at all,they both need to join hands and do America a favor and get lost forever.

  2. If we had listened to McCain in the past we would have troops in Libya, Egypt and Syria just to name a few.This man has turned into my crazy old uncle. INSANE!

  3. McCain is just one of the many GOP attention seekers that make up the GOP with the MSM totally devoid of recognizing that the more coverage they get the more narcissistic they are becoming. The MSM has a responsibility to stop enabling these people, they are seriously damaging the nation.

  4. McCain loves being the conductor on the war crazy train. He gets mad when it won’t leave the station. If they keep sticking the mike in grumpy’s face he will keep blathering on. The only way is to just say no to him and don’t encourage him. If he approaches you just run, he’s slow, trust me. Stop encouraging him. Think of it like training your puppy not to pee in the living room. He’ll get it but not right away.

  5. “He doesn’t care one bit about actual any actual legislative work that is required of him as a Senator.”

    Only if it comes to tamping down on a scandal in his own backyard. Then it’s call Bernie Sanders and a few favors and get VA reform passed.

  6. There is only one issue on which McCain agrees with McCain, and that is war. If there’s a war to be had, McCain is in favor of it, under every circumstance.

  7. The Biggest Losers are should not be relevant.I quess they have no other relevant person who can talk about war?

  8. Both mcshame and the wasillabilly should take a long walk off a short pier.
    To paraphrase Blade Runner – “Time (for your career) to die.”

  9. Great point, leave John McCain for Fox News! McCain is nothing more than a old bitter, hateful, frustrated, jealous, dangerous warmongering madman. He can not get over the fact that the American people soundly and overwhelmingly rejected him twice for the presidency. McCain just wasn’t qualified, he’s also lacking the character, judgement, knowledge, and temperament to be president. Everyone should just laugh and ignore the senile old man. The leadership of the GOP should demand McCain resignation at once. He made a fool out of himself and is making the GOP look like a bunch of old warmongers

  10. I agree with you. He is the only one that insist that we have to stay in the middle east. We were in Iraq for 10 years. We trained their army and left a lot of equipment behind. And what do they do, they run and leave their own people undefended.

  11. Oh and don’t forget Iran, he would have had us there 3 yrs. ago so we would have been in 3 wars at one time. Evidently being a POW didn’t teach him a dam thing as he is a war monger that will start a war with anyone every other week. It is time for him to retire and give our troops a rest. The man has done nothing for his state and all he wants to do is appear on TV as much as possible spewing out his bullshit about how we should go back to iraq and on and on he rambles. time for him to be RETRIED OUT OF CONGRESS.

  12. McCain is hot headed, petulant, temper tantrum throwing child in the body of an old man, and a lousy pilot too. McCain is also full of hateful, hate filled, hate mongering hate for the black American President that waxed his ass in a national election. Throw in his memory loss, and his selective memory losses ( I. E. out right lies ), McCain is an American war mongering embarrassment who has no problem throwing other peoples sons and daughters lives away for the profit of the American war machine. The media needs to stop putting a mic in front of this lying republican liar who refuses to stop lying republican lies. McCain is a nothing, stop making us listen to his GOP hate and lies.

  13. astorik..keep in mind McFuddle boasted about being the celebrity Senator in 2007/8 until candidate Obama overshadowed him. He refereed to Obama as the Messiah back then. He’s now happy as a pig wallowing in mud to be back in front of the cameras as often as he can.
    The fact that he lies, is confused and has nothing of intelligence to impart is irrelevant in his mind and the media who
    grovel at his feet. Historians will not be kind to this old fool.

  14. Ya’ll forgot Senator McCain twin brother, you know him, you love him, yes folks Senator Lindsey Graham. Between these two, Half Governor Palin and Lou Dobbs they should NEVER be allowed on TV! The drivel they spout is seriously demented. Let’s just put them in a home already.

  15. Unbelievable……….the situation in Iraq is a surprise to McCain? The minority that never supported the war in Iraq(myself included) knew these events were inevitable.

    Shame on him for not admitting his failure in supporting involvement, and his stupid warmongering……..Iraq is done…..get over it. Our military men and women have sacrificed enough for cowards like you!

  16. As a person who has been in Combat, I wish that no one would ever have to live through that. Seems that others that have been through combat would feel the same. I mean real Combat..not officer combat where they are taken into secure locations whenm there is an attack. So this McCain…the same one that was singing like a BI**h to the Vietnamese just continually wants war. What overshadows it is his love for that almighty dollar and he will risk anything and everything that is not him or his to get it. McCain is a sorry SOB and a loser. I would even venture to call him on his penchant for what appears to be outright racism. If McCain wants to fight a war, then let him and his fight the war in an enlisted capacity. Otherwise, he remains a piece of trash. Blame Pres. Obama for everything, but we can recall that the departure of Americans was agreed upon prior to the Obama Admin and what is more, how many times has “mission accomplished and victory” be announced? McCain is tras…

  17. The man has serious daddy issues; both his father and grandfather were admirals, a rank he would never have reached for obvious reasons. The ONLY way he would ever outrank his sires was by being president: but he was too big a f*ckup to ever achieve that.

  18. True. The media playing him almost every weekend and then discussing his comments all weekend makes this fool look like someone important in presenting the American point of view.

    To observers overseas, this portrays the USA as a nation of fools and blow-hards who know nothing about global affairs and clearly have no grasp on the facts. He puts us in danger, by leading other nations to think we cannot be reasoned with…a nation with elected officials who think of nothing but war….

    As long as the networks keep putting him on the AM weekend shows, the Dems had better put someone equally pedantic up to counter his rants.

    To think people wanted this old fool to be president???!!!?? I shudder to think what military adventures he would have started. We have yet to see what his plan is to pay for all the bombs and escapades he so wildly supports.

  19. McCain was a disgrace to his uniform and the country.
    READ IT HERE:
    original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2013/05/

    EXCERPT:——“John McCain, now a reliably hawkish Senator from Arizona who has recently visited Syria in an attempt to jump start a new war in the Middle East. While it is well known that McCain was a captive of the North Vietnamese for more than five years after his plane was shot down while bombing a power plant, considerably less well known is his behavior while a prisoner of war in Hanoi which has long been the object of some speculation due to allegations of possible cooperation with his captors.”———-

    McCain Vietnam War Hero?

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