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Sen. McCain Ain’t No Goldwater

Jim Burroway

December 18th, 2010

McCain’s tantrum in response to his failed filibuster reminds me of a cartoon that appeared in the Tucson paper a few weeks ago. The Arizona Daily Star’s David Fitzsimmons really nails it:

For added context, McCain holds Goldwater’s Senate seat, having replaced him in 1987 following Goldwater’s retirement.

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John in the Bay Area
December 18th, 2010 | LINK

Silly old John McCain,

He does more damage to his reputation with every day that he stays in the Senate and every time he opens his mouth. Some people really do not know when it is time to retire. I doubt his (dis)service in the US Senate is likely to improve.

gregory brown
December 19th, 2010 | LINK

I remember how Sen. Goldwater was demonized by the Johnson gang in the 1960’s. It was years before I understood that Goldwater was a GENUINE conservative, principled and pragmatic, and open to new ideas. The right wingnuts who’ve usurped the cover of conservatism are simply reactionaries, without a bit of spine, plenty of bile and venom, and no coherent ideas that are based on reality. John McCain lost relevancy a long time ago and caved in completely when he allowed himself to be saddled with Sarah Palin as a VP running mate.

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