At a recent town hall discussion, there was one very notable person with just a thing or two on their mind re: McCain, and his cohorts in Washington and their support of bombing Syria.
Specifically, he stated that given how McCain supports giving aid to the rebels in Syria (who are largely made up of Al-Qaeda), he is thus supporting terrorism himself and deserves to be tried with treason. Not surprisingly this draws quite a reaction from the crowd.
Watch as McCain has nothing much to say but to react with the smugness typical of a politician in his position.
Call it posturing for a potential presidential run. Call it sticking up for the people he represents. Or call it a bit of both. The message is clear: Gov Chris Christie is no longer a mouth piece for the old guard of the Grand Old Party. Instead he’s attacking the party from within sounding much like many complaints Democrats have made of obstructionism among other things. Congress’ behavior with regard to Hurricane Sandy Funding is to say baffling in the least. Here is a sampling of his comments including a discussion afterward. If Mr. Christie gets any more angry, he may just sit on someone.
John Boehner’s downward spiral has been epic. Starting on day one he admitted his intentions to block legislation not for idealogical purposes but only to unseat Obama in the white house. And it’s starting to get to him. After Harry Reid slammed the speaker for running a house dictatorship ignoring the need to provide a secure financial footing for the country. House Republicans are being blamed more every day for fighting against the economic recovery just days after unemployment numbers indicate a 4 year low from when Obama first took office.
Boehner’s response was to tell Reid to “go fuck yourself” like a high school student. His plan is clear. We will fight anyone but us fixing the economy. If it means it’s us who are responsible for sabotaging that economy. So be it.
But it’s not only democrats attacking him. After Hurricane Sandy pushed Gov Chris Christie away from the party line of attacking democrats in favor of serving the people he swore to represent he echoed Reid’s comments regarding a much needed bill for relief from the Hurricane. Again, the culprit is John Boehner blocking legislation the house actually wants to pass and Christie is understandably angry. Instead of dealing with these issues Boehner has stuck his head in the sand refusing to return the Governor’s phone calls for reasons resembling a high school girl who’s angry at her friend for not hating the head cheerleader he hates.
John McCain recently took a jab at John Kerry calling him “Mr. Secretary.” It seems John McCain just can’t let go of the recent Susan Rice Behghazi hoopla he tried to stir up. Kerry wasn’t unarmed however and soon had his own opportunity to take a kick as a very recently purple John McCain teaching him the proverbial lesson. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Newt Gingrich recently went on Meet The Press and ran the gamut. Lawrence O’Donnell came in on the attack hammering Newt on the Fiscal Cliff issue. Then bringing Newts failed analysis of the 1990’s tax reality. By the time the discussion turns to gay marriage Newt is almost taking a back seat role. Newt, after his party took as ass kicking in the last election, is one of the few Republicans that has realized the party needs to move left to regain any relevance. His typical fiery tone and tea party loving has been replaced with concessions to helping average Americans and the 47% achieve upward mobility. It feels odd to say the least. Quiet Newt is the new Newt.