Much has been made of Sen. John McCain’s confusing questions for James Comey in last week’s Senate hearings, but if you really want to get a sense of the Arizona politician’s increasing senility, just look at his latest attack on President Trump. Perhaps feeling that he needed to make it clear that he’s still firmly in the NeverTrump column after his buddies in the media accused him of trying to turn the Comey questioning into a re-litigation of the Hillary Clinton investigation, the “maverick” told reporters this weekend that America had better leadership under Barack Obama than Donald J. Trump.
According to The Guardian newspaper, McCain was asked if the country was on sturdier ground during the Obama administration than now.
“As far as American leadership is concerned, yes,” said the befuddled McCain.
Asked what kind of message President Trump sent to the United Kingdom last week with his comments about London’s Muslim mayor, McCain replied testily, “What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead. They are not sure of American leadership, whether it be in Siberia or whether it be in Antarctica.”
Or whether it be in Arizona…
Of course, McCain has made a second career out of his personal war on Donald Trump. Together with his war-hawk buddy, Sen. Lindsey Graham, the failed 2008 GOP candidate for president never misses a chance to be the first Republican in line to bash Trump on whatever the issue of the day might be. Either McCain and Graham are desperate to return the Republican Party to the neo-con days of the Bush administration, or they simply feel there is some sort of honor in being the last two to defend a dying breed. Either way, they aren’t helping the cause. The train has left the station.
Whether he’s calling Trump’s supporters “the crazies,” advocating for war with Russia, or telling reporters that Obama was a better president than Trump, McCain is proving – day by day – that he’s out of gas. The GOP has passed him by, and he’s still trying to hang on to something that was dead a long time ago. The Republican Party (should have?) learned a huge lesson last year – that the number one focus needs to be on defeating the true enemy of the United States: Democrats and the radical leftists who are quickly taking control of the party. And any Republican who doesn’t understand that is just as dangerous as the avowed socialists across the aisle.