I used to be a fan of Senator John McCain, back when he was the mavericky outsider poking fun at yuppie puppy George Bush. But that was before he left his soul out in the rain and it shrank so drastically.
I followed the primary election in my old home state of Arizona over the Internet today, and was not surprised to see McCain easily defeating conservative nutbag J.D. Hayworth. It became apparent early on that McCain would beat tea-party favorite Hayworth, because McCain threw his principles aside, like so much outdated clothing, and ran to Hayworth's right - and Hayworth's right is a very ugly neighborhood indeed!
As the results were coming in, Huffington Post said that McCain was "horsewhipping" Hayworth, and, in the end, he did win decisively.
To win of course, Old John changed his position on many major issues from immigration reform to the subject of whether he had ever labeled himself a "maverick" or not. McCain's BFF, elder-bachelor Lindsey Graham, explained to reporters that McCain had to change some of his positions because of who he was running against. McCain shot back that Graham was wrong because he, McCain, had never changed any of his positions. Whether that preposterous statement from McCain was just a bald-faced lie, or the result of advancing dementia, is yet to be seen.
And even though John McCain is historically one mean bastard, my money is on the dementia!
The Democratic National Committee has issued the following statement regarding McCain's primary victory, and it is just too damned good not to quote in its entirety!
“Today, the Republican party of Arizona nominated for Senate JD Hayworth in the shell of a politician that was once John McCain,” said DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan. “The complete takeover of the Republican party by the Tea Party has included taking over the soul of a Senator who was once the face of comprehensive immigration reform and who now would just build the ‘danged fence;’ a man who once reveled in being a maverick and who now is a rubber stamp for the extreme rightwing; a man whose name was synonymous with campaign finance reform and who now barely registers a notice when the law that bears his name was gutted by the Supreme Court to favor corporate America. So, we congratulate JD Hayworth on his nomination tonight.”
Poor John - the lights are on, but nobody's home!