McCain Full of Crap

So he’s saying now:

“I am a staunch advocate of the second amendment — don’t get me wrong I have a perfect record from the NRA — but we need to do what we can to make sure that someone can’t come to a gun show or some place and exploit a loophole.”

Perfect record? Going into the 2004 elections, I seem to recall the guy had a C for supporting this kind of crap in the past. The reason he won the endorsement was because no matter what you might say about McCain otherwise, he wasn’t a former director of the anti-gun Joyce Foundation, and hadn’t called for handgun bans.

So let’s dispense with this perfect record crap. This guy has made a career out of not being as bad as the other guy, and that’s about the best you can say about him. If he had been running against, say, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson in 2008, it would have been a completely different story.

The big problem with McCain, is you never know when he’s going to go all “Maverick” on you. Sometimes I really think he’s his daughter’s father.

21 Responses to “McCain Full of Crap”

  1. guffaw says:

    I live in AZ. He’s always been a RINO. It’s a damn shame Barry Goldwater had to die for him to take his seat.

  2. Chalkie says:

    Given the way the wind is blowing, we could do worse than a RINO with his finger in the air… Shame is, he only sticks his finger in the air around primary time. Once he’s in D.C., his hands are back down, and that’s the problem.

  3. Chas says:

    When it comes to gun rights, John McCain just doesn’t get it.

  4. Blackwing1 says:


    “McCain Full of Crap”

    In other news, “Water Still Wet”, and “Gravity Still Working, Things Fall DOWN”.

    And the Rep-wing of the DemoPublican party thinks that real conservatives, independents, TEA-partiers and libertarian-minded people will vote for yet another RINO/Democrat-lite in the form of Mitt Romney? If the RNC vomits up yet another statist-collectivist asshat like McCain as a candidate, I’ll be voting for whoever the LP puts up, regardless of who it is or how crazy they are.

    Yet another example of why the Stupid Party is going to have one heck of a tough time defeating the Evil Party.

  5. Jacob says:

    This is the reason the NRA should not have invited him to the ’08 AM nor given him their endorsement. It was not necessary to make him out to be a great defender of the 2A. They could have just given him a C/C- rating and Obama an F and left it at that.

  6. Lorenzo Poe says:

    If Senator Get-a-long had been our President we would probably have McCain care because he would have pressured Republicians to cross the aisle. And Sen. Gramnesty would have!

  7. looking closely says:

    It bears repeating that here THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A “GUNSHOW LOOPHOLE”. The same State and Federal laws that apply in gun stores, sporting good stores, or anywhere else apply at gun shows.

    This idea of a “gunshow loophole” is a COMPLETE FICTION invented by gun-banners who don’t like the idea that within some States adults with no criminal records may legally transfer guns to each other with no State intervention.

    But this has NOTHING whatsoever to do with “gunshows”. If in-State transfer is legal, its also legal inside homes, garages, hotel rooms, or parking lots.

    Meanwhile, if you buy any gun from any licensed dealer at a gunshow, you are required by law to have the same background check that you would have had you bought the gun at the dealers’ store.

  8. richard says:

    It was the McCain endorsement that caused me to stop contributing to NRA. I still cannot understand why they picked him over board member Bob Barr. As it turned out, the Maverick went down anyways, so it would have maybe increased the org’s clout.

  9. Jake says:

    I still cannot understand why they picked him over board member Bob Barr.

    Because they didn’t think Barr could win the primaries. They seem to care more about their reputation for picking the winner than about endorsing the candidate who is actually best for gun rights. Winnability counts more than a candidate’s actual history, at least until the general election.

    • Bitter says:

      While electability is (and should be) a factor in endorsements, the primary theory isn’t quite what happened. Bob Barr left the GOP back in 2004, and he became an official Libertarian by 2006. He was never in the GOP primaries. McCain wasn’t endorsed by the end of the primaries, either. He was endorsed on October 9, 2008.

  10. DirtCrashr says:

    The thing is, only Republicans seem to have wind-waffling RINOs such as him. Among Democrats there are no enemies to the Right, they get kicked-out in an internal People’s-Party bloodletting dance, and a new Cog is installed in their Party Machine…

  11. Sebastian says:

    The Democrats have them too. I doubt the left was too happy with guys like Dan Boren, nor do I doubt they look all that favorably on Reps like Jason Altmire. If anything, the Democrats have more conservatives than the GOP has RINOs.

  12. Jacob says:

    The difference is that the Republicans let RINOs like McCain rise to high levels in the party. Democrats will *never* let DINO Boren move up the political food chain.

  13. deserttrek says:

    I honor McCain for his service in the military.

    I abhor McCain for the damage to the country he has done as a politician.

  14. bill says:

    “Loophole”? Where do loopholes come from? Isn’t it from the same A-holes who write the laws in the firstplace? I love it when they complain about loopholes as if they had nothing to do with them! Jerks all.

  15. teapartydoc says:

    Primary him again. Maybe with a baseball bat.

  16. mike says:

    They endorsed McCain because they didn’t want to see Obama win the WH and try to destroy the Second Amendment. There were only two viable candidates for president, Obama and McCain. They didn’t endorse Barr because he was not a serious candidate in the 2008 presidential election. Electability has to be a factor.

    Also, I don’t recall NRA giving him a grade in 2008, just an endorsement.

    They didn’t endorse Barr because he was irrelevant and not a serious candidate in the 2008 presidential election. Electability has to be a serious factor.

  17. FatWhiteMan says:

    I remember at Louisville in ’08. Wayne LaPierre saying that “McCain has been a staunch proponent of the 2nd Amendment for decades”. I guess he forgot that in 2000 in KC he said “John McCain is the standard bearer for all those that oppose the 1st and 2nd Amendments”.

    I am an NRA and Wayne supporter but that left a very bad taste in my mouth. Does he think that “decades” is a collection of 8 years or does he just think we throw away all of our monthly magazines?

  18. Brad says:

    Yes, McCain has tons of problems. But does anyone think a President McCain would have appointed anti-2nd Amendment types like Sotomayor or Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court?

    Eyes on the prize, people, keep your eyes on the prize.

    BTW Sebastion, you said, “Going into the 2004 elections, …”

    Didn’t you mean to say, “Going into the 2008 elections”, instead?

  19. Jacob says:

    Yes. McCain would have appointed antis to SCOTUS.

  20. Ed says:

    I know how much Sebastian loves hippes, but I got to agree with a major hippie on this one.

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
    – Jerry Garcia


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