Dear John McCain: Obama Won’t Work With You Because You Are Insane

John McCain is upset. The two time Presidential candidate thinks the world is going to hell, and the President won’t talk to him about how to fix it. From the Huffington Post:

The Arizona Republican was responding [to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren] to comments Obama made at a fundraiser in California on Wednesday evening, where he suggested that the GOP could be more “loyal and rational” in running the government.

“You know, I can’t work with him at all,” McCain added. “When is the last time he really called leaders of both parties together over at the White House for a dinner, a social event.”…

“Right now, we have got Ukraine, we have got the border, we have got Israel, we have got Iraq, we have got more problems, more crises than I have ever seen before, both foreign and domestic,” McCain said. “I’m talking about turmoil in the world. I have never seen more.”

There’s a very good reason Obama isn’t calling his one time foe to help him solve the world’s problems, and it’s not because the President is anti-social. It’s because John McCain is fucking insane. Currently the least popular senator in the country, McCain has slowly been losing his marbles and has become a very serious liability to not just himself, but the country. When the 77-year-old “maverick” isn’t hopping over the Syrian border to foment civil war there, McCain spends much of his time trying to wreck the President’s diplomatic efforts around the world and ensure everyone knows that the U.S. can kick their asses.

McCain wants U.S. troops to go into Iraq again, has been ratcheting up the rhetoric against Russia, wants U.S. troops engaged in combat in Afghanistan, and has urged the President to go to attack Iran. And let’s remember, McCain was a major cheerleader of the original wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and promoted every troop surge the Bush administration suggested. The epic bloodbath he helped author had little effect on his conscience, and McCain elected to blame Obama for the predictable mess that ensued after all U.S. troops left. McCain’s lust for war is unquenchable, as helpfully illustrated by this map detailing every country the Senator has wanted to go to war with (via Mother Jones):

McCain’s logic when it comes to foreign policy goes something like this:

Start a war with someone > Blame liberals for it going badly > Argue for escalation > Claim escalation worked > Blame liberals again when it inevitably fails > Argue to go back in after US is forced to withdraw > Blame liberals for it not happening.

It’s a convenient circle of reasoning that means McCain is never to blame for the shit storms he helps create, and always has something to say about it. Not exactly your best source of strategic advice. After all, this is the man who foisted Sarah Palin upon the nation, then thought everyone would take him seriously afterwards. Sure, McCain is good for a few quotes, but his time as a relevant political force are gone – a fact reinforced by the astronomically low support he has amongst Republican voters.

John McCain thrives on conflict, and that’s why he is always trying to create one. Obama does his best to avoid them, and that’s why he smartly avoids John McCain.

(image via thephoenix)

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  • Jacob Eagleshield

    Too bad you people are so ignorant and bereft of command of the English language,that you can’t express yourself without cursing like a Bulgarian truck driver,or a gang banger.Hey Tae Shawn; Cut the phoney ghetto dialect,only shows how stupid you are.Fact John McCain never met a war h did not like. The old man has been riding on his war record for forty years,he has nothing else.

  • Sabyen91

    Based on past behavior if he was invited to the White House he would skip it and hold a press conference complaining that Obama isn’t working with Republicans.

    • TaeShawn (TaeTae) Mitchell

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      • Sabyen91

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          • Sabyen91

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          • TaeShawn (TaeTae) Mitchell

            RACIST!

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          • Christopher Foxx

            Tae Shawn:I GOT UPVOTES!!! LOOK. LOOK!

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            LOL. Um, no. Pointing out your attempt at deception isn’t racist.

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          • TaeShawn (TaeTae) Mitchell

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          • TaeShawn (TaeTae) Mitchell

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          • MyLiver

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          • TaeShawn (TaeTae) Mitchell

            Mark (MarkusGarvey) Estrada Mod TheSailor• 10 hours ago
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  • Michiganmitch

    “When is the last time he really called leaders of both parties together over at the White House”. John, you are not a leader.

  • Michiganmitch

    I thought it was McShame was an asshole.

  • glogrrl

    In his first term, he invited Congress to many functions….the Republicans refused to go. Is it any wonder he decided not to waste his time on them? They’re all losers.

    • D_C_Wilson

      That’s what kills me. The republicans decided from day one of his administration that they weren’t going to work with Obama under any circumstances. Now they’re sitting around bitching, “Why won’t he talk to us?”

      • glogrrl

        No, they’re not. This is a completely planned reaction. The night of his first inauguration, fifteen prominent Republicans House and Senate members got together for dinner at a D.C. steakhouse called The Caucus Room to plot their takedown of America’s first African-American President. Among them were Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCartthy, Jim DeMint, Bob Corker, Fred Barnes (the Weekly Standard), Newt Gingrich and Frank Luntz (their nutty communications specialist). They plotted and planned on a way forward to completely disagree with and say no to everything and anything Obama wanted to do; to begin attacking all vulnerable Democrats on the airwaves and win the House in 2010; and to jab him relentlessly in 2011 and win the the White House and Senate in 2012. (They didn’t succeed in 2012, which just made them madder). You need to read the book I found this information in: “Do Not Ask What Good We Do” by Robert Draper, There has been a concerted policy within the Republican Party and with all Republican pundits and think tanks to destroy the first black president by NEVER cooperating with him on ANYTHING. And then they go on TV and in print to whine and complain and say THEY are cooperating….it’s HIS fault because he’s not cooperating with THEM. After 6 years of that, the country is bitterly divided and the hate for Barack Obama (fostered by these losers at every turn) is boiling over. Is there any wonder he can’t get any governing done when they are united in their hate and disrespect for him?

  • Christopher Foxx

    When is the last time he really called leaders of both parties together over at the White House for a dinner, a social event.

    Poor Johnny. Nobody wants to go out with him.

    Y’know, Johnny. Maybe if things are all so “more crises than I have ever seen before” you should be looking for a productive discussion rather than a dinner invitation.

  • Jason E

    I would have McCain over for dinner, but don’t know how to prepare old white dick (poached, deep fried)? And I don’t eat dinner at 3pm.

    • That River Gal

      At this point I suspect the only thing he can chew is baby food.

      • Jason E

        Oh so I should purée it then.

  • Jason E

    I hear he lets off steam by slapping Lindsey Graham around. Then when Lindsey starts crying uncontrollably, he starts shouting and calls him a fag over an over again.

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    These folks are really a fucking trip, aren’t they? They vote against everything he proposes, including the things they have said for years that they have wanted. They turn down invites to the White House from the President (Superbowl Parties, state dinners, movie nights, etc.) and then they complain that he doesn’t call. Its like bipolar schizophrenia. They oughta preface every comment by saying, “I HATE YOU!!!!” followed by “Why don’t you love me. Please call me.” These people are completely fucked in the head.

    • Christopher Foxx

      “I hate being bipolar. It’s awesome!” – John McCain

      • Aaron Litz

        Ohmigod that is hilarious! I actually burst out laughing when I read that, and it takes a lot to do that.

        Thank you Christopher, I really needed that!

        • Christopher Foxx

          Credit should really go to the T-shirt I saw it on. But you’re welcome.

          • Aaron Litz

            You brought it to my attention, that warrants my thanks. :)

      • TaeShawn (TaeTae) Mitchell

        Flagged for being insensitive to people who really suffer mental illness. Please grow-up.

        • Aaron Litz

          I suffer from mental illness and his joke was hilarious.

          If people cannot joke about their problems and insist on going through life in a miasma of purposeful despair, insisting that everything be treated as deadly serious, then they will be perpetually miserable (and it will be largely self-inflicted.) Laughter is medicine, and those who laugh at life’s misfortunes instead of always crying about them are healthier in both body and mind.

          Please lighten up and learn to laugh.

          • TaeShawn (TaeTae) Mitchell

            No way, if you joke about race, sexual orientation, gender identity etc. You get grilled, fuck that.

            FUCKING FLAGGED!!!!!!

          • Christopher Foxx

            If you insist everything is an insult to you or, worse, you take excessive offense to everything on behalf of other people, etc. Fuck that.

            FUCKING FLAGGED!!!!!!

            (Now, just what did that accomplish? In what way did showing up and making every posting a “fuck you asshole” attack help anyone become more sensitive to people who suffer mental illness? You’re working very hard to accomplish exactly the opposite of what you would claim is your goal.)

        • Christopher Foxx

          Flagged for being moronically over sensitive and excessively self-righteous.

          • TaeShawn (TaeTae) Mitchell

            Flagged for being a hypocrite lib fag.

          • Aaron Litz

            Ahh, how unimaginatively inevitable.
            A “lib fag,” is it?

            We are duly intimidated by being “FUCKING FLAGGED!!!!!!11!!1″ I am sure the impending banhammer will descend upon Christopher and I any second now.

    • Otto66

      I agree with everything you wrote except the “bipolar schizophrenia”. I’m think’n paranoid sociopathic asshat. And why do good people die ever day but McCain hasn’t, yet?

      • MyLiver

        Because he’s Cheney’s butt buddy and share a stolen heart between them. Oh yeah, they’re vampires too.

    • Truth Hertz

      “I hate you, don’t leave me” is text book borderline personality disorder. Very common, tough to diagnose, almost impossible to treat.

      I think most politicians suffer from either borderline or narcissistic personality disorders, maybe a bit of both. It seems the ideal career for that type of person.

  • Gunnut2600

    I knew he was batshit crazy when McCain had his grand ideas for the GI Bill.

    Basically the way the GI Bill works is that enlisted folks buy into it. I can’t remember what the actual amount was, but its sort of like taking out an investment. When you get out, you can then use it to go to college. Most military members end up giving their benefits to a wife/child or never use it.

    The old GI Bill sucked. I did a year of it and was working part time to cover my schooling and expenses. The new Post-911 deal was if you did three years, you got it, but they included a cost of living. See…before you got the same money no matter what. So it encouraged folks going to cheap, shitty schools.

    Now an ex-military member gets their college money but also E-5 BAH (basic housing allowance) at the same rate as if they have dependents. This is a massive help.

    Well under McCain’s plan, you would have to do like 20 years to get the whole package, with it decreasing per the number of years you have done. His idiot idea being that suddenly massive numbers of folks would leave without becoming NCO’s.

    Here is the idiotic thing…the military doesn’t want to hold onto everyone. Its not a necessary that every single person stays in and there certainly are enough billets or slots available for folks. The military is pretty much downsizing. So McCain’s plan would have doubled slammed folks who got downsized out of the military as now they are out of a job and then couldn’t get their full college benefits if they wanted.

    So yeah…when he likes to pull out his street cred as a former Sailor…as if he has the best interests of military members in mind…HA! The dude is one of the biggest hypocrites in the Senate.

    • feloniousgrammar

      But how else is he going to relive the glory of being a P.O.W.? That’s who I want running things— someone who was captured. Would that all of them were.

  • David L.

    Time to retire into one of your five (six? seven?) McMansions and have your cadre of domestic servants wipe your ass while the non-senile adults in the room try to run the world, grandpa.

    Oh, and thanks for Sarah… great, great job you did there, Johnny.

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    • formerlywhatithink

      Yep. Approving the selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate automatically discredits anything and everything else he says or does. The fact that he foisted that ignorant, bird brained twit on the country will be his lasting legacy. And he deserves every second of scorn he has gotten, gets and will receive for it.

    • D_C_Wilson

      Now be fair. John worked hard to get all of those houses. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to woo a beer heiress? Especially when you’re already married to someone else?