John McCain’s Sour Grapes

Posted: July 25, 2008 in america, democrats, john mccain, obama, politics, republicans

As rival Barack Obama’s star continues to rise, McCain appears to be feeling more than a little bit sour lately.  Here’s what he had to say in reaction to the 200,000+ crowd Obama drew at a recent appearance in Germany (Reuters):

“I’d love to give a speech in Germany … a political speech or a speech that maybe the German people would be interested in, but I’d much prefer to do it as president of the United States rather than as a candidate … for the office of presidency,” McCain told reporters in Ohio.

Well, I guess you won’t have to worry about making that speech, then.  McCain, who has spent months badgering his opponent about visiting Iraq and Afghanistan only to get a severe thumping when Obama finally did, has now apparently decided that domestic issues are more important:

Standing in front of a store in a neighborhood known as German Village, McCain — for whom foreign policy is considered a strength — said he would focus on issues at home while his opponent traveled abroad.

“We’re going to be campaigning across the heartland of America and talking about the issues that are challenging America today,” he said.

Yeah, you do that.  Time for some straight talk – McCain has no strengths.  He’s a bitter, cynical, forgetful old man who is clueless about foreign policy and ignorant about the economy, the environment, and the challenges working-class families face.  He does not belong in the White House.  He belongs in a nursing home.

Here’s hoping we send him to one this November.

  1. kayinmaine says:

    Exactly right about McTeleprompter. He’s getting cockier by the minute and no one understands why, especially when we watch him everyday slipping into delusion. Wow.

  2. Afrit007 says:

    I think he may have a bit of the ol’ Alzheimer’s. It would certainly explain why he had to be reminded FIVE TIMES on the same trip that Iran is NOT providing assistance to Al Qaida.

    It would explain why he consistently gets the facts completely wrong, and why he can’t remember his own voting record.

    God help us if this man somehow gets elected.

  3. DonH says:

    I have been a life long Republican but I have been so disgusted with Bush for the past 8 years and McCain will just bring more of the same. He brags about how he helped our Vets but looking at his record, he vetoed about every bill over the years to help Vets, including he did not support the last bill helping on education for returning Vets. He gets a very low rating from about every Vet organization. It is unbelieveable how he can have the nerve to get before audiences and speak on issues which he claims to have supported when in fact, he has failed to support many of these issues in his 20+ yrs in the Senate….environment, energy, etc. I am amazed why the press does not call him out on these lies.

  4. M Clauson says:

    Are you people blind, crazy, delusional? Think about what our country will be like in another 4 years if his “opponent” were elected? If you ever studied our presidential history, you would understand, this position is not about glamour but policy!

  5. Willy of Ohio says:

    Enemy Collaborator Unfit for Commander in Chief

    Article V of the Code of Conduct is very specific in declaring that U.S. military personnel are required to avoid answering questions to the utmost of their ability and to make no oral or written statements disloyal to the United States and its allies or harmful to their cause. Any violation of this code is considered collaborating with the enemy.

    The following is McCain’s own admission of collaboration in an article he wrote, printed May 14, 1973 in U.S. News and World Report:

    “I think it was on the fourth day [after being shot down] that two guards came in, instead of one. One of them pulled back the blanket to show the other guard my injury. I looked at my knee. It was about the size, shape and color of a football. I remembered that when I was a flying instructor a fellow had ejected from his plane and broken his thigh. He had gone into shock, the blood had pooled in his leg, and he died, which came as quite a surprise to us – a man dying of a broken leg. Then I realized that a very similar thing was happening to me.

    “When I saw it, I said to the guard, `O.K., get the officer.'”

    “An officer came in after a few minutes. It was the man that we came to know very well as “The Bug.” He was a psychotic torturer, one of the worst fiends that we had to deal with. I said, `O.K., I’ll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital.'”

  6. Cole says:

    Definitely – when McCain responded to the Obama Berlin speech – all I could hear was McCain saying ….the speech….the speech…..the speeech. Each time he would make reference to the Obama speech … his mind seemed to slip into distant dreamy mode. It was clear he could not believe what he’d just seen.

    Now McCain is getting more and more negative – I suppose it is the only way he can stay in the press. The Paris and Britney thing was a little below the belt – but it shows how the McCain camp is struggling to come to terms with Obama’s popularity. (Even Britney could only wish 200,000+ fans showed up to see her on any one occasion. And Paris isn’t that kind of star.)

    Obama’s got vision! And as far as Obama’s ability to lead – look at the way he runs his campaign – particularly – versus the haphazard way McCain runs his – therefore the question should be – is McCain capable of leading?

  7. g1952 says:

    John McCain knows this is his last chance to be President, therefore, he will do anything to get it, including using Karl Roves playbook. God help us all if he is to become President in his $520, Italian shoes. He hasn’t a clue how it is to not know how you are going to pay the bills, eat and pay for health care costs. Remember he dumped his first wife and kids for a rich 24 year old. I guess it was alright for ‘cindy to steal drugs for her habit from her charity because she is rich, you or I would of gone to jail. I just read that they pay $300,000, a year for their help that takes care of their 8 homes. Must be nice to have all kinds of money to pay servents. What a joke he is when he says he feels our pain with the economy. He needs to go to a nursing home he forget all the time and denies saying things even when it is on tape. He will have us in a war all the time if he gets elected. He is a warmonger.

  8. Afrit007 says:

    M – So, why is McCain focusing on this negative crap rather than outlining his “policy positions?” If he had some concrete ideas, one would think he’d be out there articulating them instead of playing these cynical, stupid, childish, sophomoric games.

    He’s making it very easy for Obama to take the high road.

  9. nan says:

    Wht a bunch of Liberals. Guess this won’t be printed. Everyone on the Obama team is pissed ’cause McCain found the soft spot! Obama thinks he’s god or hitler. Not sure which one! It’s a hoot!!

  10. oldwhitewoman says:

    Obama threw the first negative punch. McCain has been slapping him around with velvet gloves. Obama has decided that since McCain won’t bring up race, Obama has manufactured a race issue and is implying it came from McCain. We all know better. McCain’s supporters, like me, are the people who have decided that Obama is black, looks different from the people on our money, has a funny name and we should be afraid of him, but not for those reasons. We are afraid of him because he is dangerous, he is not fit to be President, he is a leftist socialist who admires Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan. He is anti-America and pro-Africa. His friends are terrorists who advocated the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government. His pastor of his Afrocentrist church TUCC, taught hate for white America every time his feet hit the podium for over 20 years. Also FYI, his mentor Rev. Jeremia Wright, was a Black Muslim at one time. Read “The Obama Nation” by Jerome Corsi. Don’t be afraid of it. There are 400 footnotes and everything has been verified.

  11. Afrit007 says:

    Nice try. I let your response through because I fought to defend freedom of speech, not to destroy it.

    Unlike our President and his sycophants.

    “God or Hitler”? Cripes, get a grip. He doesn’t think he’s God.

    He thinks he’s going to be President.

  12. Afrit007 says:

    Sorry, that was meant for nan.

    oldwhitewoman, thanks for the recommendation. I will certainly check that book out, and be prepared to do a thorough analysis of it. Let the “Swift-Boating” begin! However, I must add that if I can’t find it at my local library I will probably be delayed in my reading of it. I have limited funds and so must maximize my value for money when I purchase books.

    I’m sure you understand.