He Really IS a Cranky Old Coot

John McCrankypants was on the Sunday shows — evidently substituting for his platonic lover Lindsey Grahan (R, Batshit Crazy, South Carolina, if that’s not redundant) — and decided to hand Al Qaeda another freebie, freaking out that FOUR AMERICANS ARE DEAD! and DON’T YOU CARE?

gregory-mccain meet the press

Yeah, pal, easily 100,000 Iraqis are dead (and, since Iraqis COULD become Americans, they are, by GOP Anti-Abortion Logick ACTUAL POTENTIAL AMERICANS, and, therefore, actual AMERICANS), and you don’t give a crap about that*.   Listen:

[* When were you ever on the Sunday Shows (which you are on WAAAAY too much) shedding a crocodile tear for them, Mister McCrankypants?]

McCain claims ‘massive cover-up’ on Benghazi
Dylan Stableford / Reuters

While discussing the contentious confirmation hearings for defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, things got a bit heated on Sunday’s “Meet The Press” when Sen. John McCain referred to the lack of information from the White House surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi as a “massive cover-up.”

“There are so many answers we don’t know,” McCain told host David Gregory. “We’ve had two movies about getting bin Laden and we don’t even know who the people were who were evacuated from the consulate the day after the [Benghazi] attack. So there are many, many questions. So we’ve had a massive cover-up on the part of the administration.”

Gregory then pressed McCain on what the Arizona senator meant by “a massive cover-up.”

“I’m asking you, do you care whether four Americans died?” McCain said. “And shouldn’t people be held accountable for the fact that four Americans died?”

“Well, what you said was the cover-up–a cover-up of what?” Gregory asked.

“Of the information concerning the deaths of four brave Americans,” McCain replied. “The information has not been forthcoming. You obviously believe that it has. I know that it hasn’t. And I’ll be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered, including ‘What did the president do and who did he talk to the night of the attack on Benghazi?'”

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: these bastards are fucking the corpses of the honored dead to make “political” points about an issue that I frankly don’t comprehend unless it’s this: These guys are the worst sore losers in history and they’re throwing the most dangerous temper tantrum in history.


A plausible ACTUAL explanation of McCain’s tactics

And if this crap doesn’t stop, you antiquated bastard, we’ll soon live in a country in which “four dead Americans” doesn’t mean anything to the math whatsoever.

Just think how many Ruby Ridges, how many David Koreshes and how many Timothy McVeighs you are empowering.

Or do you care?

I cannot pretend moderation or objectivity in the face of such shameless betrayal of the entire notion of “the will of the people” in the face of these insane temper tantrums and kamikaze kabuki theater antics.

Ted Cruz as the new polity?

mccarthy and cohn

Any resemblance to Sens. McCain and Graham is purely coincidental and 
wasn’t intended that way when this illustration was chosen. Really.

Oh wait, we can now solve the puzzle. What Mr. McCrankypants was upbraiding freshman Senator Cruz for WASN’T  his incivil and bastardly tactics.

We can now safely conclude that it was Senator Cruz’  unbearable breach of protocol by not allowing the SENIOR senator to set the incivil and bastardly line in the sand. Not that incivil and bastardly are in any wise to be condemned.

A seniority thing, evidently. Closed shop and all that.

graham+mccain plot during hegel confirmation hearing

Sens. McCain and Graham share a quiet moment
during Hegel Secretary of Defense confirmation hearing


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4 responses to “He Really IS a Cranky Old Coot

  1. sidney18511

    This asshat gives me hives, I can’t even listen to him anymore. Tonight on msnbc rachael maddow has a special on based on the book Hubris, concerning the bullshite lies that bush/Cheney and the gang pulled on the American people to get us into Iraq. It’s about damn time the truth be told. Maybe, just maybe it might start a conversation about the thousands that died in that coverup. If you can watch it Hart, I would love read your take on it.

  2. Wild Bill

    Lindsey and Mr. Crankypants are prime examples of the need for term limits, total ban on ex-congress critters from lobbying, and no pensions. It’ll take a miracle to get any of those enacted, but they say “miracles” do happen occasionally. I won’t hold my breath though.

    • Term limits is the dumbest thing we could possibly do. That gives the bureaucracy and the lobbies entrenched positions that trump elected officials. The loss of institutional memory is staggering and if your evil little bill didn’t pass before, wait until the term is limited and pass it without a peep in the following session.