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Profiles in Chickenshit from the Grand Old Party as Trump Spits on John McCain's American Greatness
It’s time for McCain's old senate colleagues to tell the president to shut the fuck up and stop smearing a real hero, or give up whatever dignity and decency they have left.
Rick Wilson
03.21.19 8:27 PM ET


Damn near every elected member of the Republican Party failed another easy test this week as Donald Trump lost his grip on reality and spent days attacking the late Senator John McCain. They tripped over their own dicks in the face of Trump’s egregious bullying, racing for political cover and sacrificing their few remaining shreds of dignity because they fear this mad president more than they love their own honor.

Starting this weekend, Trump has tweeted six days worth of escalating insults on Twitter and in person at a rival who died seven months ago. Like I said, it’s an easy test: as elected leaders, as Republicans, as conservatives, as Americans, this was a moment to honor McCain and to call out the President by name for failing to do so.

Party loyalty isn’t a suicide pact… or is it?

Just two members of the Senate RINO caucus spoke with clarity and direction. Mitt Romney, hated by the Trump faction for, well, everything, said what was needed.

Johnny Isakson of Georgia, himself a Vietnam-era veteran, took the strongest and most courageous stand, telling the Washington Post:

“America deserves better, the people deserve better, and nobody — regardless of their position — is above common decency and respect for people that risk their life for your life. When the president is saying that he doesn’t respect John McCain and he’s never going to respect John McCain and all these kids are out there listening to the president of the United States talk that way about the most decorated senator in history who is dead it just sets the worst tone possible.”


The rest of the Republican Senate caucus, men and women who served with John McCain, in some cases for decades, did nothing better than vague mumblings.

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babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
madamesilverspurs Mar 2019 #1
Leghorn21 Mar 2019 #2
greatauntoftriplets Mar 2019 #3
Haggis for Breakfast Mar 2019 #4
Johnyawl Mar 2019 #6
Haggis for Breakfast Mar 2019 #8
NewJeffCT Mar 2019 #11
SergeStorms Mar 2019 #5
czarjak Mar 2019 #7
babylonsister Mar 2019 #9
BadgerMom Mar 2019 #10
NewJeffCT Mar 2019 #12

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 08:47 PM

1. Problem is

"whatever dignity and decency they have left" would need to be found using a powerful magnifying glass and then retrieved with a sterile eye dropper. Not nearly enough to go around.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 08:51 PM

2. I just checked combat veteran Sen. Tom Cotton's twitter account

yeah I got nothin

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 08:57 PM

3. Be Best, Spanky.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 09:06 PM

4. Bob Kerrey came out swinging !

"SHOW US YOUR BONE SPURS."

Remember that Kerrey is a Vietnam Vet missing part of his right leg.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 09:41 PM

6. Bob Kerrey...

...lost that right leg getting the Medal Of Honor. I've always admire Kerrey, and he certainly didn't let me down on this.

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Response to Johnyawl (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 09:55 PM

8. Aye, Johnyawl.

Semper Fortis.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 09:53 AM

11. Kerrey is a Democrat, though

Wilson was castigating Republicans

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 09:33 PM

5. They're so in love with being Senators...

and enjoying all the graft and ass-kissing they can gather from lobbyists and their wealthy constituents, that they wouldn't want to lose those phony-baloney jobs and have to work for a living again.

So they'll continue to walk around with their noses permanently embedded in Trump's ass, too scared to speak up, too afraid to scold one of the world's worst human beings. The entire republiCAN'T party belongs to Trump now. It's just another of the prize possessions he collects, in lieu of having actual relationships with other people. I wonder how long it will be before they all have to wear a "Trump Senator" placard on their gold lamé suits? He might as well make them look as tacky as everything else he has surrounded himself with.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 09:45 PM

7. Rick's bitching is what he deserves....

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Response to czarjak (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 10:01 PM

9. None of the rest of us deserve it. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 10:29 PM

10. I read the comments on Sen. McSally's tweet.

She praised McCain but didn’t call out Trump. I read comments until I felt sick. Most commenters were Republicans berating McCain for failing to kill the ACA. I don’t think they were all trolls though probably some were. It left me feeling so sad that so many Republicans are blind to how far they’ve fallen.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 09:56 AM

12. Chuck Schumer and the Democrats wanted to rename the Senate building after McCain

it was Republicans that were hesitant for fear of offending Donny

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