The Weekly Ass Clown – GOP Sen. John McCain

Posted on November 16, 2012


ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag

Media-whore, grumpy old man, Senator ooops-I-crapped-my-pants, Right Wing Nut Job and The Political Equation’s second WEEKLY ASS CLOWN, John McCain has out-dueled the Triathalon Mistress bully who took down the CIA Director and terrified a debt-ridden socialite by spamming her with numerous threatening emails. That, my friends, is one hell of an achievement and for that I salute you, Senator John McCain.

So, what did Senator I’m-too-batshit-crazy-to-make-a-coherent-point  do this week?

On Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. was scheduled to attend the classified, closed-door briefing for members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that featured testimony by officials from the State Department, the Pentagon, the CIA and the National Counterterrorism Center. However, he missed the briefing.

At 11:30 a.m. on the same day, the Senator held a press conference where he called for the establishment of a Watergate-style congressional committee to find answers to the “many unanswered questions.”

At precisely the same time McCain was doing his usual blowhard schtick for the cameras, the briefing for the Homeland Security Committee was actually providing answers on Behghazi in another part of the Capitol building.

Rather than listening to a classified briefing on Benghazi, Sen. McCain spent that precious time railing against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for supposed incompetence or having a role in some deep mysterious cover-up of Watergate proportions, when in actuality Ambassador Rice was relaying exactly what CIA intelligence reports were saying caused the Sept. 11th Benghazi attacks at the time – which  was “spontaneously inspired by the protests.”

On Thursday, CNN approached McCain in a Capitol hallway and got super-old-man bitchy on when pressed on why he wasn’t at the briefing.

“I have no comment about my schedule and I’m not going to comment on how I spend my time to the media,” McCain said.

Asked why he wouldn’t comment, McCain grew agitated: “Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment and who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?”

When CNN noted that McCain had missed a key meeting on a subject the senator has been intensely upset about, McCain said, “I’m upset that you keep badgering me.”

Getting back to the Benghazi attack on the consulate – Where was the Senator calling for “Watergate-style committee’s” during these embassy attacks that occurred on W’s watch? (courtesy of The Daily Kos):

June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Truck bomb kills 17.
February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
Suicide bomber kills two.
December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.

September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.

January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.

July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.

March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.

September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

Wait a minute. Do you mean to tell me Senator Hypocrite did not ask for hearings, or a Watergate-style committee? Gasp

Getting back to McCain’s treatment of Susan Rice. 

On Wednesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) promised to filibuster Rice’s nomination and “do whatever to block the nomination that is within our power.” “She’s not qualified,” McCain explained, arguing that she misled the public by initially attributing the September 11 Benghazi attack to protests over an anti-Islam video. He claimed that at a minimum, Rice is guilty of “not being very bright, because it was obvious that this was not a ‘flash mob’ and there was additional information by the time she went on every news show…in America.” (courtesy of Think Progress)

Yet, in 2005, Senator McCain reacted differently when confronted with George W. Bush’s Secretary of State nominee, Condeleezza Rice. This is the same Condi Rice that had promised to find WMD in Iraq and that failure to act in Iraq would result in a “mushroom cloud.” However, there were never any WMD found and certainly no mushroom cloud. McCain nevertheless enthusiastically supported Condi Rice citing her as having “integrity” and that Democrats were just bitter over losing the 2004 election. Who is bitter now, John McCain?

With all that said, Senator Bitter is deserving of this Week’s WEEKLY ASS CLOWN!