Trump Warns McCain: “I fight back”

As a dead man walking, Senator John McCain is free to unleash the evil that lies within his tortured soul.

In the past he was partially constrained by his desire to be reelected. He no longer has that worry. He’s letting it all hang out now. His master, Satan, will be waiting for him at the gates of Hell, welcoming a brother.

CNN

President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to “be careful” because at some point he will “fight back.”

McCain, while accepting the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on Monday night, warned the United States against turning toward “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”

The speech was a repudiation of Trump, who the Arizona Republican has long feuded with, and the worldview that catapulted him to office.
Trump told Chris Plante of “The Chris Plante Show” on Tuesday that he heard the criticism and warned McCain to be careful.

“He was taking shots at you again yesterday,” Plante said. “You heard what he said yesterday, Sen. McCain?”

“Yeah, well I hear it. And people have to be careful because at some point I fight back,” Trump said. “I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won’t be pretty.”

Responding to Trump’s threat, McCain bluntly told reporters Tuesday: “I’ve faced far greater challenges than this.”

McCain and Trump’s feud has dated back years, ever since the then-2016 candidate said the senator wasn’t a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam.

“He is not a war hero,” Trump told pollster Frank Luntz in 2015.
“He is a war hero,” Luntz interjected.

“He is a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said, cutting him off. “I like people that weren’t captured, OK? I hate to tell you. He is a war hero because he was captured.”

The feud continued throughout the 2016 campaign, with McCain regularly faulting the Republican standard bearer for comments he made on the campaign trail. McCain withdrew his support for Trump when the “Access Hollywood” video was made public, showing the 2016 Republican nominee bragging about sexually assaulting women.

Both Trump and McCain won re-election, but their feud continued, with the Arizona senator casting a deciding vote against the Republican health care plan.

The act of defiance stung Trump.

“Sen. McCain, you mean the one who voted against Obamacare?” Trump asked, rhetorically, during a sweeping August news conference. “You mean Sen. McCain who voted against us getting good health care?”

This public back-and-forth contributed to McCain’s speech Monday, where he was honored by Democrats and Republicans alike for a lifetime of service. McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year.

The Arizona senator and his party’s 2008 presidential nominee described that “half-baked, spurious nationalism” as “unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”

I’m certain that Trump has a dossier on McCain as thick as a law book. McCain’s corruption, his womanizing, his treason in Vietnam–all of it just might leak.

Wouldn’t that be just too bad???!!!

Senator John McCain Turns Ugly When Confronted by Fox News Reporter with Legit Question (Video)

Thirty-five seconds of McStain’s famous rudeness on display.

Spread the word among Arizona voters. Ask them to sign the recall petition at change.org.

McCain on Brain Cancer: “It’s a very poor prognosis.”

John McCain is trying to present himself as a honorable man as he faces his long (or short) good bye.

Most people are not so easily duped.

CNN

Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer is “very, very serious,” the Arizona Republican said in an interview Sunday night, adding that doctors told him “it’s a very poor prognosis.”

“So I just said, ‘I understand. Now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can. And at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived,'” he said on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

He recalled how he went back to Washington, against his doctors’ requests because it was only 11 days after his brain surgery, to vote on health care.

“I got very choked up,” McCain said, recalling the standing ovation he got on the Senate floor. “And then, of course, you know, all of them coming over and giving me a hug. It was deeply moving, I had never seen anything like that.”

A standing ovation? There is honor among thieves after all.

During the interview, McCain was asked whether his “no” vote on the Senate’s health care bill over the summer was to get back at President Donald Trump for saying he wasn’t a war hero during the campaign.

“If I took offense at everybody who has said something about me, or disparaged me or something like that — life is too short,” McCain responded. “You’ve got to move on. And on an issue of this importance to the nation, for me to worry about a personal relationship, then I’m not doing my job.”

And on Trump, McCain refused to say whether he believed he was unfit to be President, instead saying that he trusts the American people for voting for him.

“First of all, I believe in our system. The American people selected Donald Trump to be President of the United States. We have to respect that,” McCain said. “Second of all, he has a very strong national security team around him who I know has significant influence over him.”

When asked whether Trump ever apologized for saying he wasn’t a war hero, McCain said no. He also emphasized he and Trump are from different backgrounds.

“I’d be glad to converse with him. But I also understand that we’re very different people. Different upbringing. Different life experiences,” McCain said. “He is in the business of making money and he has been successful both in television as well as Miss America and others. I was raised in a military family. I was raised in the concept and belief that duty, honor, country is the lodestar for the behavior that we have to exhibit every single day.”

McCain should do the honorable thing and die sooner rather than later.

Repeal and Replace: Is “Hero” John McCain’s Obstructionism A Vendetta Against Trump

President Trump’s now viral characterization of Kim Jong Un as “Rocketman” or “Rocket Man” (not sure which is correct) could and should be followed up by nicknaming American Senator John McCain as “Crash” McCain. That’s because McCain has provided the crucial vote to prevent a GOP repeal and replace of Obamacare again. He CRASHED repeal and replace just like he did with his airplanes.

Trump isn’t remaining silent, but he’s not going to call dying McCain (whose tumorous forehead has a noticeable lump) by an offensive nickname. But you should remember the flareup that took place during the election campaign when Trump said McCain was not a hero.

Sneaky McCain didn’t say much in response then. But I think his black heart is carrying forward a vendetta against Trump for Trump’s accurate characterization of him.

The Hill

President Trump on prospects for Obamacare repeal: “We’re going to do it eventually” https://t.co/UYpqI3w42L https://t.co/oT0NuebI8k

— CNN (@CNN) September 23, 2017

President Trump chided Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) late Friday for opposing a last-ditch plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, insisting the GOP would “eventually” roll back his predecessor’s signature health-care law.

Trump called McCain’s opposition “totally unexpected” and “terrible” during a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala., where he stumped on behalf of Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff against former judge Roy Moore.

“John McCain, if you look at his last campaign, it was all about repeal and replace, repeal and replace,” Trump told the crowd. “So he decided to do something different, and that’s fine.”

“We’re going to do it eventually,” Trump insisted of ObamaCare repeal efforts, adding Strange would help the GOP reach the goal.

Trump broadly chastised congressional Republicans for campaigning for seven years “saying repeal and replace, repeal and replace” and failing to deliver on the promise.

“They didn’t care, nobody cared, because they had a president who wasn’t going to sign it,” Trump said, referring to GOP votes to repeal ObamaCare under former President Barack Obama.

“So it didn’t take much courage,” he continued. “I think they voted, what 61 times? Sixty-one times to repeal and replace. They finally get a president who will sign the legislation and they don’t have the guts to vote for it.”

McCain was one of a few GOP senators watched closely ahead of a possible vote next week on the repeal legislation sponsored by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

McCain cast a deciding vote in late July killing a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal bill, joining Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) in voting against the bill.

The Arizona Republican announced Friday he would also vote against the latest repeal measure from Graham and Cassidy, which Republicans hoped to vote on next week ahead of a Sept. 30 deadline for approving the bill on a majority vote.

“Songbird” McCain, so nicknamed because of his alleged treason while a North Vietnamese prisoner, is simply a liar and a phony conservative. He’s a moral degenerate.

For the good of the country, he can’t die soon enough.

John McCain backs new bill blocking Trump’s transgender troop ban

LOL! Without trannies, the U.S. can’t win a war!

McCain’s best buddy, Senator Lindsay Graham, is a butt boy. Does that make you suspicious of McCain?

The Independent

John McCain is joining a bipartisan push to block President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the military.

Mr Trump issued a moratorium last month instructing the military to stop providing gender reassignment surgeries for transgender troops, and to stop plans to recruit those troops. That decision came following an order from his predecessor that instructed the military to begin considering programmes to allow transgender people to serve openly and without worry in the military.

The moratorium quickly drew anger from people who questioned the necessity of blocking transgender people from serving.

“Any member of the military who meets the medical and readiness standards should be allowed to serve — including those who are transgender,” Mr McCain said in a statement.

Mr McCain joins several other senators in the effort to push through the legislation that would thwart Mr Trump’s plans to keep the transgender community out of the armed services. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, and Senator Susan Collins, a Republican, are also behind the effort.

“Thousands of brave transgender Americans love our country enough to risk their lives for it, fight for it, and even die for it, and Congress should honour them and let them serve,” Ms Gillibrand said in a statement. “Doing otherwise would only harm our readiness at a time when our military is deployed around the world in defence of our country.”

McCain isn’t dying fast enough. Let’s pray that he’s put out of his misery sooner rather than later.

Livid Ex-Trump Supporters Torching MAGA Caps Over DACA Betrayal

LOOKS LIKE TRUMP IS FINISHING THE JOB.

The Internet has been on fire today as anger has blazed in the guts, hearts, and minds of former Trump supporters.

Maybe Trump is drugged, maybe he wants to be impeached, or maybe he was conning folks from the beginning.

Whatever, it was amusing to listen to Sean Hannity on the radio this afternoon try to spin Trump’s disastrous effort to make nice with the much hated Chuck Schumer and the much ridiculed Nancy Pelosi.

NPR

Conservatives are livid after President Trump appears to have made a deal with Democrats in order to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program — claiming he’s abandoning his base and the stringent immigration platform he campaigned on.

Commentator Ann Coulter went on a Twitter tirade Thursday, furious that the president appeared to be reneging on his trademark border wall. “Put a fork in Trump, he’s dead,” the outspoken author and once-fervent Trump ally wrote. “At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?” And, “If we’re not getting a wall, I’d prefer President Pence,” she added.

To Coulter and others, Trump’s ultimate betrayal came after he met with Democratic congressional leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to try to save the so-called DREAMers who now face the possibility of deportation after Trump’s decision last week to rescind the program put in place by his predecessor, former President Obama.

Democrats on Wednesday night said the deal they made with Trump didn’t include funding for Trump’s border wall. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders soon tweeted that “excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.” However, the president himself seemed to contradict that on Thursday when told reporters that “the wall will come later,” but insisted it wasn’t being abandoned altogether.

Trump underscored that the roughly 800,000 people who would be affected were brought here as children through “no fault of their own.” But one of the bills pushed by Democrats would allow a path for citizenship for those affected — something overwhelmingly opposed by the president’s base. And the fact that DACA was being taken up before anything to address the border wall or border security also inflamed the right wing.

Amid the backlash, Trump insisted to reporters, “We’re not looking at citizenship. We’re not looking at amnesty. We’re looking at allowing people to stay here.”

Ultimately, the specter of a deal on immigration with “Chuck and Nancy” — after caving last week on the debt ceiling and government funding, over the objections of GOP congressional leaders — seemed to be the final straw for many.

“This is not what we voted for,” conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said on her program. “We voted for someone who could do a good deal for the American man and woman.”

One of Ingraham’s callers, Michael from Georgia, lamented that Trump had “duped us.”

“That swamp he was gonna drain… he has jumped into that swamp,” the caller argued.

A caller from Arizona named Jody told Ingraham she was suffering from PTSD — “Pelosi Trump Schumer Disorder. I am done if they don’t build the wall.”

Late Wednesday night after news of the deal broke, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity seemed to suggest Trump had been duped by Pelosi and Schumer, but that if he capitulated, it would be “over” for him.

Breitbart News’s website — run by Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon — blasted out headlines like “Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens” and “Families of Illegal Alien Murder Victims Confused, Angered by Possible DACA Deal.” It also highlighted a trending topic on Twitter: #AmnestyDon.

On Breitbart’s daily Sirius XM show, Tea Party Patriots leader Jenny Beth Martin said that if a deal does go through, Trump is no different than his despised former rival.

“We voted for Donald Trump because we wanted something different than what Hillary Clinton was gonna give this country… and the deal that we heard coming out of the White House… it’s what we would expect Hillary Clinton to give us,” Martin said.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, one of the most outspoken anti-immigration members of Congress, immediately blasted the reports of a deal on DACA on Twitter Wednesday night, saying if it was true the president had lost all credibility.

We need the parents of those killed by illegals to come out in force and blast Trump, the Democrats, and the Republican do-nothing Congress.

The pressure needs to be relentless. We can’t let this go.

No Sympathy for “Dreamers”–Tell Congress

Bankers are in an outrage and Paul Ryan is in a snit.

Something really good must have happended.

What it was was President Trump ended DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Mean Man Trump has replaced Nice Man Trump, the guy who held and kissed black babies in Houston last week.

Karl Denninger’s Market-Ticker

Spare Me The Outrage About DACA

Whether it comes from the left, right, CEOs (who love cheap labor damn the law to Hell) or others, just spare me the tears, ok?

I’m not swayed by the claim that the kids involved are blameless. That doesn’t matter; the fact is that they have accessed and consumed services in this nation to which they were not entitled over the previous years, and nobody is demanding that they pay the cost of said services back.

Theft by conversion is still theft. Yes, if you have no ability to reason at the time (because you’re a young child) then you cannot be held criminally liable for said theft, but the fact of the matter is that you still got the benefit and paid nothing for it.

That it was your parents that worked under the table (and thus evaded said taxes) or worse, stole someone’s identity (and thus committed both a criminal act and imposed direct cost on someone else) isn’t material. You were the beneficiary of that conduct — both directly in your home and indirectly in your access to schools, infrastructure, medical care and more that you wouldn’t have had. You’ve benefited greatly over these years.

May I remind you that President Obama, when he announced this program, admitted he had no legal authority to do so. Congress could have changed the law over the intervening time, and indeed prior to that time, but did not and has not.

Speaker Ryan’s mealy-mouthed nonsense is even worse, as the person who could have brought said bill to the floor of the House and hasn’t done so. He is the worst sort of hypocrite and jackass, in that he’s made a nice name for himself by claiming to be for the Rule of Law — right up until it is proposed to be enforced.

Then he turns into someone who condones said theft instead.

DACA is illegal folks. This is not about compassion, it’s about the rule of law. If someone manages to break into a bank every day and steal $20 without being caught for years or even decades that does not change the fundamental nature of their act, nor the fact that’s illegal. Getting away with an illegal act does not make it lawful; it just means, especially when it’s done openly and notoriously, that you managed to sufficiently bribe the cops.

The latter, may I remind you, is a second and more-serious offense, because corruption of the rule of law is usually considered more-serious than simply ignoring or breaking the law.

No, holding cute babies up to the camera won’t change my mind. Nor will appeals to my alleged “better side.” The fact of the matter is that our nation’s immigration laws are what they are and those who intentionally broke said laws and/or profited from same must not be rewarded for doing so by giving them the ability to stay, permanent residency or even worse, citizenship.

Nope, nope and nope. All of the DACA folks have a nation — but it’s not the United States. They’re citizens of some other country, to which they must return. Once they’ve done so if they so choose they may petition to enter the United States for the purpose of residency via the established and lawful basis, and should be expected to repay, with interest, all of their previously ill-gotten gains.

If they have acquired skills and education while here then on a score-based system they’d actually have an advantage in requesting legal status — from their nation of citizenship.

But not while here — while here they are illegal invaders, whether they knowingly broke the law or not, whether carried by their parent(s) or wildcatting on their own.

The law either must be applied evenly or it is meaningless. Congress neither has a right or an obligation to retroactively change these facts — only prospectively. The administration, for its part, has an obligation to enforce the law — not an option to do so or not, as President Obama asserted. That obligation stands as one of the primary pillars of our Constitution and in fact is an explicit component in the oath that the President, and those who serve in the executive or legislature where oaths are required, take before ascending to the office in question.

DACA must end and those who promote otherwise must be driven from public office and the boardrooms in which they sit. Those firms who profit from and advocate for the intentional violation of Federal immigration law must find the firm and all responsible executives charged under said law as accessories before and after the fact and their companies must have their charters revoked and be disbanded.

Enough.

NO amnesty. By delaying the repeal of DACA for six months, Trump has given Congress an opening to save it. I’m emailing Paul Ryan to tell him NO amnesty. He’s a POS who won’t pay attention unless we beat him over the head with his lies and flip flops. He must be defeated in 2018.