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‘It’s Chaos’: John McCain Blasts Trump, Congress In Scathing New Article

"Around the world and here at home, 2017 has seen the erosion of that order and the institutions that protect it — and we cannot act soon enough to reverse this trajectory."

"Around the world and here at home, 2017 has seen the erosion of that order and the institutions that protect it — and we cannot act soon enough to reverse this trajectory."
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14 comments on “‘It’s Chaos’: John McCain Blasts Trump, Congress In Scathing New Article

  1. Hard fucking eye-roll

  2. Well John you could start by telling your party to flush this ridiculous tax piece of sh*t and work on a massive infrastructure bill that rebuilds our crumbling country.

  3. Actions speak louder than words.

  4. Spunky McGregor

    I guess I have mixed feelings about John McCain fielding this article. He’s hardly a modern conservative, but his brand of conservatism gave way to the kind of conservatism that we have today, which is gradually rendering this nation as vesicle in a world dominated by corporations. I don’t give a shit how much money you make or how successful you’ve been, countries and corporations are not the same thing, and one should not be the same as the other.

    On that note, my country is fucked, and I have this sinking feeling that it isn’t temporary. We are in a state from which I think it will be difficult to emerge from without actual severe civil unrest – be it a war or something else. I guess we all could have done more to stop it, but John McCain was there in Washington when much of the damage was done. He and his cohort have made their mark on history. I wish I was going to live long enough to read about this in the history books. I’d be fascinated to know what an objective autopsy of this situation would reveal, but it ain’t happening any time soon.

    ~SM

  5. OK, he’s awake. He recognizes that people are fed up to pissed off. What is he doing to change things when he voted yes on that ungodly tax reform bullshit? All talk, no action. I always thought he was serious about his government job…until he voted yes. He is now in that swamp with the rest of them. And, by the way, once he wrote this “confession” what did he do with it — was it published — was it read to trump out loud — was it simply distributed to his fellow congressmen? I wonder how he feels about supporting Roy Moore?

    Until or Unless the Congressmen in our government who give a crap about the American people stand up and take control and refuse to step aside for trump and his cult, it will only get worse. Until or Unless the American people who give a crap about our country stand up and not step aside, it will only get worse. Take the time today to send your emails and letters to all your representatives demanding changes!

  6. As a victim of misdirected legislative accommodation, I too see chaos as the undiagnosed reality since November 8, 2016.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, JOHN McCAIN!

  7. Jim Ordway

    Until we have term limits and limits on money flows into these political hacks coffers we will continue the spiral.

  8. What John does not address (perhaps purposefully because he is just a much a part of our national corruption as any other US politician), is that if the US electoral process is so thoroughly compromised by moneyed interests – domestic and foreign – there is no way to repair the abomination that we call our “Elected Government” – and most especially the Executive and Legislative Branches. There is no logical way that our nation can get qualified candidates using a broadly unqualified voter electorate, using minimum candidate qualification standards (if any beyond the power of money), and having the candidates post their own (and enablers) biased records of their qualifications as their qualifications to be in office.

    Barrack Obama was a great orator, legally/academically well qualified for office, but had minimal applied political experience to qualify as any nation’s President. Donald Trump had debatable business experience – a mixture of successes and failures, a checkered legal background with numerous questionably legal associations with groups and individuals considered illegal or having conflicting and competitive interests to the US and beyond leading a family business – had zero leadership experience in a national and international political forum including being totally unfamiliar with his nations Constitution. Thus, he was totally unqualified at any level to be President of the US – as his actions since being elected have proven beyond any doubt to the reasonable mind.

    What John doesn’t get is if our compromised electoral process is not fixed there is no hope at all of our country or its government yielding the ideals that most US citizens claim they respect and want. To achieve the goals of our founders we must achieve an electoral process that reliably and without bias yields experientially qualified candidates to a known and agreed standard. To do so, we must achieve registered voters that have passed minimum standardized tests of their knowledge on all candidates produced by an unbiased third party for the election, provide a complete and transparent financial history of their lives – assets, transactions, foreign involvements of personal and corporate businesses owned, managed, or directed and a standardized scenario of current issues and how they might address them. Our current system – obviously as of 2016 (if not before) has been demonstrably shown to be a totally corrupted, for profit, and an insecure (from within and without) with an election process that yields exactly what one would expect from such a system – unqualified and corrupted for-profit candidates who have great personal interest in maintaining the status quo that keeps them in power.

    We the American people don’t deserve any more than we work to achieve and demand from our government. It is time for that work now. Time for those demands for honest, efficient and capable governance to be expressed physically and fiscally by all of us – as necessary to achieve the changes not only for a better government, but one that will allow us to survive as a nation, a people, and under the ideals that our founding father’s hoped and worked to achieve in their time and conditions. We can adapt our electoral process to preserve those ideals – otherwise they will continue to be demeaned and lost. Great countries are founded by great minds – as the US was. Great countries can only stay great – by having the most qualified minds in government – daily maintaining and managing the nations character, governing efficiency and the fiscal business of governing. To so this government must route corruption and greed daily – less that corruption and greed destroy the government, country and its people. Without repairing our electoral process’s integrity and credibility – frankly we’re done as a great nation. Without a qualified, honest and efficient Executive and Legislative Branches – there is simply no path to greatness, there is even less for basic survival in the current geopolitical world.

  9. John McCain is a war hero that endured having to watch Jane Fonda having a good time in Hanoi while he was being tortured. It seems to me that he has a pretty good grip on reality and deserves a lot of respect (and don’t tell me to go fuck myself again, Walt)

    • John McCain was indeed a war hero/survivor and he has my respect and millions more too. Jane Fonda was a ‘kid’ way back then and she protested in a way she thought was right — and there were millions who protested the Vietnam War, in many ways Some ran to Canada to hide. Some faked medical issues. One faked horrible bone spurs and eventually became President Puke.

  10. Blah, blah, blah

  11. Add a few more pop-up adds.

  12. Knock knock, John M. are you the guy that asked Sarah Palin to be in your stead if you croaked?

    Nice, well written piece of shit. The man has fingerprints all over whatever denouement now he laments.

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