Maverick McCain Goes Soft Again … Scolds GOP for Fanning Democrat Illinois Blagogate Corruption Scandal


Why did John McCain lose to Obama in the 2008 Presidential election? Was it because of the Obama faux message of change? Obama’s get out the vote? Nope. It was because too many Conservatives and Republicans were not inspired my the maverick because they did not trust McCain to act like a Republican. Suddenly, in the wake of a senate seat for sale scandal and Obama not being openly honest, McCain decides to be “mavericky”.

Dear Senator McCain, the way that this has been handled by Obama screams that people ask questions. When even Democrats begin to question the silence and handling of this issue, who are you Senator McCain to scold your own party?

 Obama/Blagojevich video via Red State

Have Republicans finally figured out that John McCain is only a “maverick” when he goes against his own Republican party? John McCain, who when the tough got going during the Presidential election, decided to go soft is now chiding the GOP for fanning the flames of the Democratic Blagojevich senate seat for sale corruption. How soft has John McCain become since losing to Obama? Better yet, by his comments below it would appear that McCain believe that Chicago politics is a walk through the candy cane and gum drop forest in fantasy land.

McCain replied: “I think that the Obama campaign should and will give all information necessary. You know, in all due respect to the Republican National Committee and anybody — right now, I think we should try to be working constructively together, not only on an issue such as this, but on the economy stimulus package, reforms that are necessary. And so, I don’t know all the details of the relationship between President-elect Obama’s campaign or his people and the governor of Illinois, but I have some confidence that all the information will come out. It always does, it seems to me.”

It’s back to old times for McCain as the “Maverick” must want to be loved by the MSM and back in their good graces as their favorite lovable loser Republican. John McCain might want to actually figure out what side of the aisle he wants to sit on as the Gateway Pundit puts it, ‘because, we all know how respectful the Democrats would be if George Bush’s chief of staff and leading Republicans were caught in such a horrendous abuse of the law.”

I supposed this is how McCain thinks he will get back in the good graces of the media. John “can’t we all get along” McCain really does need to ride off into the sunset. Heaven forbid Senator McCain that corruption be addressed in Blagogate and all individuals responsible be lead accountable. Isn’t this simply amazing as the problems that faced the United States were going on prior to the Presidential election, yet McCain did not have an issue with Democratic opposition.

The Arizona senator said he will disagree sometimes with Obama on important issues, but that the nation’s problems are too daunting for political divisiveness.

Make no mistake about it, Barack Obama owes Americans transparency and full disclosure as to the contacts with Blagogate as that is what the Obamamessiah ran on during the campaign. Even the LA Times, that conservative bastion of news reporting is questioning the handling of this saga by Obama.

As a representative of the outgoing senator and president-elect and a member of the same party, it would be hard to believe Emanuel or someone did not communicate somehow with Blagojevich or his staff.

What’s puzzled some people and raised suspicions among others is Emanuel’s refusal to talk about it (reportedly physically pushing one reporter’s tape recorder away and having a verbal altercation with another) and the delay on Obama’s part in releasing the promised diary of contacts.

From a practical point of view, if everything is above board, what’s to hide?

From a political communications and PR point of view, the atypically clumsy silence and delay creates doubts among even some Democrats, an information vacuum that opponents seek to fill with items like this video below and that has turned what could have been a one- or two-day state scandal story into nearly a week-long saga now involving a new national leader who promised to change the way the people’s business is done.

All of which also distracts from the message the Obama camp would prefer be focused on: the formation of a talented new Cabinet before Obama escapes Chicago’s frigid South Side to Hawaii for the holidays. The scandal is now certain to be a major topic today on the Sunday morning political talk shows as listed here.

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  • Bye, Bye Blago … Illinois Governor Blagojevich Impeached 59-0
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  • Comments

    18 Responses to “Maverick McCain Goes Soft Again … Scolds GOP for Fanning Democrat Illinois Blagogate Corruption Scandal”

    1. dennisintn on December 14th, 2008 5:08 pm

      i agree with mccain on this issue. he’s not going to waste his ammunition on a situation that the f.b.i. is all ready investigating. he’s saving it for more important and pressing matters.

    2. rightknight on December 14th, 2008 5:21 pm

      Barack should become completely transparent and fully disclose
      the whole truth about this matter to the public as soon as he
      and his group can gather the evidence and concoct an
      appropriate story to insulate himself from negative fallout.
      Give the man time, it’s only fair. Who knows what can come
      back and bite the man if it’s overlooked? Fairness, people!

    3. txchic on December 14th, 2008 5:28 pm

      i’ve said it before here… the only reason mccain was the republican nominee was because the dems knew that their candidate would beat him. we should have had a clue when all the liberal newspapers (who now admit having supported obama) publicly endorsed mccain.

      the gop has 4 years to figure out how to avoid this mistake again.

    4. Samir on December 14th, 2008 5:30 pm

      This is the John McCain I have always known and respected. I wish he was this statesmanlike during the campaign.

    5. Michelle on December 14th, 2008 8:14 pm

      I am one of those who thought that McCain should have been more aggressive in his campaign but I also can see how he may not want to stoop to their level. He is above that. He wanted to run a clean campaign and it cost him the election. The MSM is going to present Obama as their Knight in shining armor and no matter what McCain or any other Republican say they will just be accused of having sour grapes, being a sour loser. Mr. McCain wanted to be the nice guy and not run a dirty campaign. I just don’ think it was the right time for him to run. I don’t think the Republican Party really got behind him like they should have.

    6. caesu on December 15th, 2008 1:12 am

      #5 Michelle

      “Mr. McCain wanted to be the nice guy and not run a dirty campaign”

      then he wasn’t in control of his campaign!
      so clearly not a good leader.
      thank God Americans made the right choice to elect Barack H. Obama.

      and it’s a good sign that McCain is looking forward and wants to work together with Barack and not waste time on the endless mud slinging and fake outrages the disgruntled medieval far ignorant right is doing.

    7. super dave on December 15th, 2008 8:48 am

      #6 be sure to add the HUSSEIN next time so the other readers will know that the president elect is a foriegner.

    8. Dave In OK on December 15th, 2008 10:14 am

      Will someone get the hook and pull this guy off the stage! What an ass!

    9. caesu on December 15th, 2008 11:55 am

      #7 super dave

      are you really that dumb, that you think because his middle name is Hussein, he must be a foreigner? :D

    10. Michelle on December 15th, 2008 1:06 pm

      #6 caesu (hiding behind the computer)

      Yes, Mr. McCain is a nice guy and I do believe he would have been a good President. You don’t know that Mr. McCain would not have made a good leader any more than you know Mr. Obama will make a good leader. I know that McCain has experience and Obama does not. I know that John McCain was eligible to run for POTUS, I don’t know that Barack Obama is eligible. I know that Barack Obama associates himself with shady characters. I know that John McCain loves his country and has proven his loyalty to his country. I don’t see that loyalty from Barack Obama.

    11. super dave on December 15th, 2008 3:25 pm

      i have yet to hear of anyone born in the U.S. named hussein. are you that dumb to think that hussein is an American name ?
      why not keep the name your mother gave you ? maybe he could change his name to ocho cinco !!

    12. caesu on December 15th, 2008 5:29 pm


      there are about 1.5 milion Arab Americans.
      many of them born in the USA.
      as Hussein is very popular name, there are many with the name Hussein.
      with Barack Hussein Obama elected as President it is estimated that the name Hussein (as middle name) will become one of the most popular names, rising in the top 100 of most chosen names.

      there is no such thing as an American name.
      as it is a country of immigrants with peoples from all corners of the world.

    13. super dave on December 16th, 2008 7:39 am

      top chosen name of what race ? i seriously doubt that you will see many caucasian children named hussein. ( even with his supporters). American names are quite common for real Americans.
      i have yet to hear of any Native Americans named Barack Hussein !!
      i don’t think Rahm Emanuel is American either. and yes , there will probably be a million children named barack by next week. what a shame.

    14. Dolf on December 16th, 2008 8:14 am

      why would that be a shame Super Dave??

    15. Susy Q on December 16th, 2008 10:40 am

      Rahm is of Israeli descent.

    16. caesu on December 16th, 2008 1:25 pm

      #13 super dave

      what are real Americans in your view?
      just white anglo-saxon protestant conservatives?

    17. super dave on December 16th, 2008 1:48 pm

      there’s nothing to it Dolf. i know that i can put the most stupid comment that i can possibly come up with on here and the barry worshipers will go completely ballastic.
      it serves to let everyone see the racist in them. they have barry on the same level as God. I’m no Bush lover but i cannot put faith in a person that has so many criminal aquaintances and accusations before he even takes office.

    18. Dolf on December 17th, 2008 2:02 am

      sad thing is Dave, that both sides do it.
      and after 15 years of closely following US politics I noticed that they all have some shady connection and/ or skeletons in their closets

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