via Rachel Maddow
Thank goodness for Mama Grizzly Bore™, right? I mean, think about it: had John McCain not picked this un-vetted, unappealing, uneducated — at least about politics because she’s a whiz with Moose chili recipes — uninspiring moron to be his Vice Presidential we might have a different outcome in 2008.
So, yeah, thanks Mama Grizzly Bore™. But since then, Gramps McCain has not been able to let go of his disdain for Barack Obama, opposing him at nearly every turn. Obama says the sun rises in the east, McCain begs to differ. I cannot decide , though, which is more fun: watching John McCain argue with the President or watching John McCain 2014 argue with John McCain 1999.
Last week the 2014 edition of McCain issued a joint press release with his BFF, South Carolina’s own Senator, Miss Lindsey Graham, in which they blasted the President over his decision to ease the embargo with Cuba:
“We agree with President Obama that he is writing new chapters in American foreign policy. Unfortunately, today’s chapter, like the others before it, is one of America and the values we stand for in retreat and decline. It is about the appeasement of autocratic dictators, thugs, and adversaries, diminishing America’s influence in the world. Is it any wonder that under President Obama’s watch our enemies are emboldened and our friends demoralized?”
In reality, this is just a retread of every single anti-Obama statement John McCain had made since Obama whipped his ass in 2008, but what’s more interesting of all is that back in the day John McCain used to support the very changes that Obama is now speaking about.
Gramps McCain’s stance on Cuba seems to have evolved, or, as I see it, devolved, since the 2000 presidential primaries — when he was running against soon-to-be War Criminal W. At that time, George W. Bush was courting the Cuban-American exile community and John McCain was playing the role of the moderate—how high-larious is that?—talking about how he normalized relations between the US and Vietnam, and saying the US could lay out a similar road map with Castro in Cuba.
Yes, folks, in 1999 McCain was the only Republican presidential candidate who believed “there could be room for negotiation on the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba” and actually said:
“I’m not in favor of sticking my finger in the eye of Fidel Castro. In fact, I would favor a road map towards normalization of relations such as we presented to the Vietnamese and led to a normalization of relations between our two countries.”
In short, John McCain once believed the very thing he has now denounced the president for, and if you think it’s because he’s devolved ion the issue, think again. It’s because Barack Obama says it now, and not John McCain, who is still licking his wounds over losing … big time … in 2008.
And again, we have the MGB™ to thank for that. Perhaps she should get a free pair of the McCain Flip Flops from the gift shop?