The Big Secret revealed in Schmidt's "The Warning" newsletter is that John McCain was a hero, but also a coward. A coward who put the national security of this country behind his own ambitions and reputation.
Steve Schmidt Speaks Out And Shatters The Myth Of John McCain
Steve Schmidt has spoken out and told the truth about John McCain and shattered the mythology around the late senator.
Steve Schmidt Tells The Real Story Of John McCain’s Affair
Schmidt wrote in his Substack newsletter that reports of McCain’s affair with a lobbyist were true:
Steve Schmidt Drops A 2008 McCain Campaign Russia Bombshell
According to Steve Schmidt, the Russians had infiltrated John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
Former Aide Explains Why McCain Really Didn’t Care About Trump’s Insults
Speaking to the progressive PAC MeidasTouch’s podcast this week, Grant Woods, a former aide to the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) explained why his boss wasn’t bothered by insults leveled at him by former President Donald Trump.
Cindy McCain Tells Colbert: My Husband Would be Very Disappointed in Current GOP Cowardice
In some ways, it feels like John McCain was the last Republican willing to stand up to Donald Trump. And his close friends in the party, like Lindsey Graham, have turned their backs on what the Arizona senator stood for.
Cindy McCain Reveals the Moment She Decided To Go All in on Biden
Donald Trump repeatedly touts his approval rating among Republicans, usually putting it at anywhere for 92-96%. That’s not true, of course, but it’s likely somewhere in the high 80’s.
Cindy McCain Suggests Trump Calling Soldiers “Losers” Pushed Her to Endorse Biden
Cindy McCain has said Donald Trump’s reported mockery of U.S. servicemembers killed and missing in action contributed to her decision to endorse Joe Biden.
The widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain spoke to NBC’S Today Show on Wednesday following her overnighted endorsement of the former Vice President.
Donald Trump Calls Joe Biden “John McCain’s Lapdog” after Late Senator’s Wife Endorses Him
Donald Trump lashed out at Joe Biden and Cindy McCain on Wednesday following her decision to endorse the Democratic presidential candidate in November’s election.
McCain was married to the late Republican Senator John McCain, who was the subject of repeated attacks from the President, including after his death in 2018.
Trump Melts Down And Bashes John McCain When Asked About Insulting Troops
While trying to defend himself from multiple reports that he insulted the troops, Trump couldn't help himself and bashed John McCain.
New Report Claims Trump Also Called Soldiers Missing in Action “Losers”
A new report from the Washington Post appears to confirm reporting that Donald Trump has mocked and criticized military veterans as well as U.S. troops missing in action.
Following an article published Thursday in The Atlantic, the Post reported on Friday that their sources had confirmed Trump’s attacks on military members and called them “losers.”
Conservative Rick Wilson: Trump Is “Sweaty and Terrified” After Story Claiming He Mocked Dead Troops
Conservative Rick Wilson suggested on Friday that the Trump White House is in a panic following a story claiming the President mocked dead U.S. soldiers and refused to visit a military cemetery.
Wilson, a former Republican political strategist opposed to Trump, shared a tweet from the President defending himself against a charge that he didn’t want to grant the late Senator John McCain a state funeral.
Over 100 Bush, McCain and Romney Staffers Endorse Joe Biden for President
Alumni from the campaigns of the last three Republican presidential candidates have come out in support of Joe Biden with more than 100 backing the Democrat.
Staffers who worked for President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain and Senator Mitt Romney have declared their support for the former Vice President.
Trump Attacks the Late John McCain But Claims His Campaign Was Sabotaged
Donald Trump lashed out at the late John McCain on Thursday while also agreeing with the false suggestion that his 2008 campaign was sabotaged from the inside.
The President retweeted a video of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin telling Fox New’s Tucker Carlson that the Republican presidential campaign in 2008 was sabotaged by some people now publicly opposed to Trump.
John McCain’s Widow Cindy to Speak at DNC Tuesday Night
Donald Trump did not have a good day on Monday when it comes to shoring up Republican support. Miles Taylor, who served at the DHS Cheif of Staff under Trump released an ad slamming the president and endorsing his opponent Joe Biden.
Former McCain Advisor: Trump Is “The Worst President in American History”
Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt pulled no punches in a grim assessment of the President’s Coronavirus response on Thursday. Steve Schmidt said Donald Trump was the worst president in the country’s history.
Senator John McCain, ex-POW and political maverick, dead at 81
Republican U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2008, died on Saturday at age 81, according to a statement from his office on Saturday.
Facing Defeat, Racist Trump Judicial Nominee Withdraws His Nomination Right Before Vote
Trump judicial nominee Ryan Bounds withdrew his nomination after Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said that he couldn't vote for him, and he was going to be rejected by the Senate.
Cindy McCain Responds to WH Official Who Mocked Her Husband
After a White House official mocked Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer at an internal meeting on Thursday, the Republican Senator’s wife Cindy McCain immediately responded on Twitter in defense of her husband.
Malcolm Nance Explodes On Trump For His White House Mocking John McCain
Malcolm Nance expressed his disgust at the White House mocking dying John McCain. Nance pointed out that the lack of decency and respect shown in those comments come straight from the top and Trump.
McCain On Giving Steele Dossier to Comey: ‘I would do it again’
In January of 2017 Sen. John McCain gave then-FBI Director James Comey a copy of the so-called “Steele dossier” setting into motion a series of consequential and controversial events.
In his soon-to-be-published memoirs, “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations,” McCain wrote that he does not regret what he did and he “would do it again.”
McCain Says He Regrets Palin And He Won’t Be Here “Much Longer”
Yesterday we reported that President Donald Trump will not be invited to attend the funeral for American Hero John McCain, whenever it might occur. (The Arizona Republican Senator has brain cancer and his health is worsening every day.)
For Fox News, a Tired Old Hoax Trumps Obama Outperforming Reagan
Where does a strong economy get you when you're a black president and outperform Reagan on job creation? It gets you to Benghazi.
McCain and Graham Try to WMD America Again, Conflating Boston Suspect with Terror Cell
Graham and McCain already jumped the gun Saturday, calling the terrorist an enemy combatant and suggesting in that WMD way that he was connected to terrorist cells.
McCain Shoots Boehner’s Argument Out of the Water by Urging GOP to Raise Revenue
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) praised President Obama for reaching across the aisle and said Republicans should compromise on the budget by increasing tax revenues.
Confused Republican ‘Wacko Bird’ Amash Pecks Back at John McCain
After John McCain called GOP Rep Amash a 'wacko bird', Amash accused McCain of coming up with that while having dinner with the President, as if having doing his job was a bad thing.
The Bill to Fund the Government Is the Latest Bit of Stand-up Comedy From House Republicans
The primary purpose of House Bill 933 is to perpetuate the bloat of the defense budget and decimate domestic programs.
Jerk Meet Jerk: McCain Refuses to Apologize for Calling Constituent a Jerk
Asked if he regretted calling a constituent a "jerk" during a Tuesday town hall, Senator McCain (R-AZ) scoffed, "Of course not. I call people jerks all the time, and they call me jerks."
John McCain Cracks Up After David Gregory Calls Out His Benghazi Conspiracy
John McCain peddled his Benghazi cover up conspiracy theory on Meet The Press, but cracked up when old friend David Gregory no longer stood confidently on the rickety timber of his bitterness.
McCain Admits Republicans Put Grudges Ahead of National Security in Hagel Filibuster
If Republicans are as petty as McCain said they are, then that would mean that the Republican Party put their grudges about Bush ahead of national security.
The Problem Isn’t Just McCain’s Racist Tweet, but Conservatives Defending Racism
The John McCain dustup this morning over his tweet comparing Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey has revealed the values of the GOP.
John McCain Thinks Republicans Should Own the Hispanic Vote
While discussing immigration reform, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said, 'We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours, for a variety of reasons.'
If John McCain Knew About Benghazi Security Issues Why Didn’t He Do Something?
John McCain said that he knew Chris Stevens well, and that on July 7th, Stevens expressed to McCain his 'deep and grave' concerns over security in Libya. Why didn't McCain warn anyone?
Tea Party Fantasies of Sending Obama to Prison for Benghazi
Tea Partiers indulge in wild fantasies of sending President Obama to prison since they haven't managed to impeach him for Benghazi
Puzzled Republicans; here are the reasons African Americans gave the President 93% of their votes
The Emancipation Proclamation ostensibly freed the slaves back in the midst of the Civil War. Modern day slavery camouflaged as grotesque unemployment numbers and economic status exists today.
John McCain Completely Humiliates Himself Defending his Benghazi Obama Witch Hunt
John McCain went on the friendly airwaves of Fox News Sunday, and proceeded to completely embarrass himself with a factually inaccurate and desperate attempt to further his Benghazi witch hunt.
Bizarre GOP Thanksgiving Pics Make America Ask, ‘What’s wrong with these people?’
Thanksgiving brought us John McCain's Old Man in the Tree and a leaning into Ann, uncombed Mitt in the sterile white kitchen.
What Do GOP Targets Rice, Sherrod, Holder, and Van Jones Have in Common?
All four have all been targeted by Republicans with non-stop false allegations and yet the media continues to assist in the character assassination.
2012 is a special Thanksgiving thanks to key Congressional races
The 2012 election was especially satisfying for the Presidency and the new faces that will show up in Congress, especially the Senate.
Rachel Maddow Smacks Down John McCain, ‘You need to know what you’re talking about’
Rachel Maddow sees Republicans as allowing McCain to be their voice for foreign policy. This is a problem since he is often wrong on the subject.
The McCain Backpedal on Benghazi Begins
From lies and calling for a Watergate-esque investigation to 'We're not trying to quote 'take on anyone,'' McCain is backpedaling.
Reid to McCain: ‘I refuse to allow the Senate to be used as a venue for baseless partisan attacks’
Harry Reid delivered a brutal smackdown to John McCain and the Republicans regarding their blatant, dangerous politicization of the attacks in Benghazi
Republican Desperation Grows as Benghazi Backfires and Scandal Talk Fizzles
Benghazi gate is not going as Republicans planned, and in fact, the failure to gain traction on their narrative is further compelling Republicans to hysterics.
Democrat to GOP in Benghazi Hearing ‘If you want to know who is responsible in this town, buy yourself a mirror!’
A House Foreign Affairs hearing went wild today, resulting in Rep. Gary Ackerman calling the GOP out on their hypocrisy and cutting funding to the embassy security.
Will the Media Call Out McCain for Missing the Benghazi Briefing?
John McCain missed a classified briefing on Benghazi because he was giving TV interviews about his alleged questions about Benghazi.
The Mind-blowing Hypocrisy of John McCain: WMD Lie is Good, Repeating Intelligence is Bad
Hypocrisy alert: John McCain supported Condoleeza Rice who misled the public on WMD, causing thousands to die, but now attacks Susan Rice.
John McCain of Palin Infamy Dares to Question Susan Rice’s Qualifications
McCain told CBS News that he would block Ambassador Rice's confirmation, saying she's 'not very bright' and 'not qualified.'
Mitt Romney’s 5 Point Plan is the Same Plan as McCain in ’08 and Bush in ’04
Mitt Romney's 5 point plan to create jobs was John McCain's 5 point plan in 2008, and George W. Bush's 2004. In reality, voters are voting for Bush's economic ideas, not Romney's.
John McCain Does What Romney Won’t: Demands Apology from Richard Mourdock
Unlike Mitt Romney, John McCain won't continue to support 'rape pregnancies are God's will' Richard Mourdoch unless the Republican Senatorial candidate apologizes.
McCain Confirms Romney’s Desire for an Indefinite Iraq and Afghanistan Presence
John McCain confirmed this morning that a Mitt Romney administration would leave our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq indefinitely.
Another GOP Convention Night of Lies and Distortions
The speakers are all plugged into the same outlet. Obama as job-killing monster; the end is near and the ongoing distortion of the President's you didn't build that statement.
The Unlikeables: GOP Convention to Feature America’s Most Disliked Politicians
The 2012 GOP convention will be headlined by the least popular nominee in 28 years, but the RNC is also filling their speaking slots with many more unpopular Republicans.
Having Backed Herself into McCarthy’s Corner, Bachmann Lashes Out
Michele Bachmann's anti-Muslim witch-hunt has backfired, drawing condemnation from fellow Republicans and mockery from the Muslim Brotherhood
John McCain Accuses Republicans of Using Foreign Money Against Obama
John McCain has indirectly accused his fellow Republicans of using Citizens United to get foreign money into their campaign to defeat President Obama.
America’s Choice: Why Obama in 2012?
There are many reasons to vote for Barack Obama in 2012, and very few to vote against him, given the alternatives
Republicans Label Obama a Metrosexual, Black Abe Lincoln
A GOP Super PAC had a genius plan to destroy Obama by connecting him (again) to his once-upon-a-time pastor Jeremiah Wright and accusing him of being a metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.
Game Over: The Cynical and Dangerous State of the Republican Party
If you haven’t seen 'Game Change' yet, it’s a must see movie, and not because it’s about Sarah Palin, but because it’s about what she represents: The cynical, dangerous, decaying state of the Republican Party.
HBO’s 2008 McCain Palin Campaign ‘Game Change’ Is Must See TV
Game Change, the movie is heading your way on March 10th at 9PM on HBO.
Did you read the book? If you missed it, this movie will be a bit of a shocker for you. Game Change was written by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann about the McCain campaign in 2008. Mark Halperin has been described as a bit of a Palin fan (he did call her a genius), and in a way, that just makes the revelations in the book all the more damaging.
Gingrich Makes Like McCain – I’m an Outsider
Newt Gingrich is taking McCain's approach in an effort to set himself apart from the "establishment", laughably calling himself an outsider
Oh the Things They Say About Islam
Republicans in embracing 1950s-style paranoia makes Islam the new Communism and accuses it of everything the GOP is itself guilty of
John McCain and Why Sgt. Coleman Bean Had to Die
When a New Jersey veteran committed suicide after serving in Iraq, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) tried to do something about it, only to see his bill killed by John McCain.
John McCain’s Eternal War Against Gays At Home and American Soldiers Abroad
John McCain is a war hero, and advocates permanent wars regardless the cost in lives and drain on the economy. He also knows that allowing gays to serve in the military is wrong, regardless that a majority of Americans, the Pentagon, and service members support repealing DADT. McCain also doesn’t want an end to the war in Afghanistan because he has gross memory loss regarding the Iraq war.
The Republicans Are Failing to Make an Argument
During election season arguments fly fast and furious. It can be hard to keep up; it can be hard to know what/who to believe. But if you listen carefully, you will find that the Republican narrative has made clear that Republicans don’t know what an argument is.
Sarah Palin Glenn Beck And The Conservative Hero Myth
The conservative demand for heroes is more intense than ever. There can never be enough dead heroes, Reagan, McCarthy and others, and living heroes seem even more in demand to judge by the quality of those being put forward, like Joe the Plumber, Sarah Palin, and by his own reckoning, Glenn Beck.
Once Upon A Time Republicans and Democrats Agreed On Illegal Immigration
Ironically, in 2006, all of the players you now see polarized had agreed to an immigration reform bill co-sponsored by Democrat Ted Kennedy and Republican John McCain. Said bill is now way too sane for McCain to put his name to, as he is busy selling his soul to the radical right and taking his friend Lindsey Graham down with him. Anything to keep his seat. Country First. Yada yada.
Weekly Round Up of Republican Wing Nut Circus April 10, 2010
It's hard to keep up with the Republicans these days. They're a regular three-ring circus being lead around by leaders like Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck -- two out of three of whom we know didn't finish college. We haven't seen Palin's degree from the 5th or 6th college she attended, but recklessly, we are taking her word that she graduated. Personally, I'm still waiting to see her high school diploma, but that's just me. At any rate, with leaders like this, it's no wonder that the Republicans are going up in flames.
Alaskans Adamantly Rebuke Palin’s Denial of Stoking Violence
Sarah Palin’s ties with the AIP (which itself has strong ties with white supremacists groups, the same groups the Secret Service blamed for the death threats against candidate Obama) should have been a warning about what kind of person she was, but the media were charmed by her folksy mom image. And while Americans finally decided she was unqualified to be Vice President, they never got a glimpse of the real Sarah. The real Sarah is a dangerous extremist. And she has the past to prove it.
McCain to Double Down on His Losing Health Care Strategy
McCain is everywhere this post-healthcare reform passage morning. McCain is apparently feelin’ rather badly for himself and his party, as his main message today is “Everything we did wrong in the last year, we’re going to do more of! We’re going to run on repealing healthcare reform. We’re not going to be a part of any solutions. And lastly, I am bringing Palin back for another Hail Mary next week.”