John McCain hardly qualifies as needy. Married to a major beer distributorship heiress he’s number 29 on Roll Call’s Wealth of Congress Index. But that doesn’t keep Newt Gingrich from emerging from relative obscurity to beg on McCain’s behalf. “Send what you can,” we are told. Even $25 will help him in his fight to defeat U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.
As an inducement, Newt says, “I have worked with John and watched him chair the Senate Armed Services Committee.” Many will remember how chairman McCain insulted Delores Alfond who spent decades until her death seeking information about her MIA brother, records McCain has inexplicably kept “classified” and inaccessible.
Newt writes, “You may know Ann Kirkpatrick as a faithful servant of Barack Obama.” No doubt it slipped his mind that John McCain has been a frequent visitor to the Obama White House, assisting him in crafting his legacy. McCain’s senate protégé Jeff Flake is so tight with Obama that he traveled with him to Kenya and Cuba and regularly joins in a game of “hoops” with the Prez, but refuses to endorse the GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
Newt again: “I know how hard John works for veterans, for the military, for our national security-and I know that John McCain is a national treasure.”
Few will forget the deplorable Veterans Administration scandal resulting in needless deaths of hundreds of vets erupted in Phoenix, under McCain‘s nose., within a short distance from “national treasure” McCain’s penthouse — one of the 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11 homes he and Cindy own. He’s not sure.
As to our nation’s security, McCain and Jeff Flake were the architects of the notorious Gang of Eight amnesty bill, crafted with a coalition of senate leftists and a couple of other RINOs — the aim of which was to normalize millions of illegal invaders.
Newt says: “We cannot afford to lose John McCain’s voice in the Senate. We need to fight back against the Democrats’ millions in Arizona and stand strong with John.”
Let’s not forget that “the voice we can’t afford to lose,” is the same one that lied with impunity, preposterously accusing his primary election challenger, physician and former state senator Dr. Kelli Ward, of having a “weak and dangerous record regarding Islamic terrorism.” Even one as marginal as John McCain should comprehend that state legislators do not deal in matters of national security. That’s McCain’s own purview in the U.S. Senate, where he has failed miserably.
“McCain’s voice,” so adored by Newt Gingrich, is also the one that has been integral to confirming Obama’s far left cabinet members and the most liberal federal judges. Republicans have every right to expect those of our own party elected to represent us in Congress will not collude with Democrats. What good is electing someone who conveniently hauls out a Republican cloak when it’s beneficial, only to toss it aside and return to his mavericky ways after the ballots are counted?
McCain so disdains conservatives that he has worked overtime to have them purged from their elected precinct committeeman positions, using out-of-state Obama donors to accomplish the deed. PCs are unpaid party workers, dedicated to getting Republicans elected McCain’s operatives, on his behalf, even tried working with the IRS to target conservatives for IRS scrutiny.
We can’t get worse from Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and she is running on a term limits pledge. McCain, now in his 80s is arrogantly running for another 6-year senate term. Haven’t you had enough?