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Will John McCain lead now?

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has just vanquished his uber-right, Tea Party-backed primary challenger, J.D. Hayworth. So what’s on McCain’s schedule, now that he doesn’t have to satisfy a fringy primary electorate? Through a little creative reporting, I managed to get a copy of his day planner:

-Call Lindsey Graham. Explain that junkmail filter trapped all those e-mails he sent me begging for help on climate change this year. Install junkmail filter software so this excuse seems plausible.

-Relax at the ranch to some of my favorite Beach Boys tunes, such as Wouldn’t It Be Nice If We Assassinated Kim Jong Il.

-Call Meghan. Ask about when she said, "We need to take Twitter back from the creepy people" -- does this mean I have to stop tweeting with the young ladies from "Jersey Shore"?

-Which reminds me -- take Snooki’s advice and buy some T-shirts from this Ed Hardy fellow. GTL.

-Come out in favor of comprehensive immigration reform -- again. Sprinkle gratuitous Spanish phrases into my speeches. ¡Obamanos! Okay, maybe not that one.

-Call President Obama. Finally level with him about promises to cooperate after the last election. Yeah, I kind of had to say that.

-Call Joe the Plumber. Compare stories about our experiences in war zones. Ignore the fact that he is another ridiculous fraud I helped elevate to national prominence in 2008.

-Remind Republican voters that Obama isn’t a Muslim. This sort of thing worked so well the first time.

-Consider finally taking David Broder’s advice and lead a principled opposition to Obama, not one based on political convenience.

By Stephen Stromberg  | August 25, 2010; 3:01 PM ET
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I can't believe the people of Arizona fell for McCain's hoodwinking. You get what you deserve. Good luck.

Posted by: jckdoors | August 25, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

The once iconoclastic Senator John McCain has not led anyone or anything for a long, long time.

McCain has degenerated into yet another cop-out pol who lives for nothing more than his own reelection.

I wish it were not so, but the Arizona primary, for all intents, was nothing more than a contest between tweedle-dum and tweedle-dumber.

Posted by: bloommarko4 | August 25, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Receiving instant citizenship and thereafter the whole family can arrive to live in a Section 8 home, awarded to the child; as approved under the 14th Amendment. Today, we have seen the movement of the Tea Party of “Enough is enough” syndrome as strange results in midterm election is displaying the power of the vote. America has bile coming into their throats from incumbents and its time for new people, with some semblance of honesty and genuine interest in doing the bidding of the people. Not the wealthy elites and the usual open border politicians as Senator Harry Reid and his electoral crowd of Czars have retreated, who seemed to have no idea how to build the economy. We need more Governors such as Arizona's Jan Brewer, who are hard-core soldiers and not affluent namesake Gov. Bloomburg in New York. Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA website is sending e-mails to the millions of its pro-sovereignty membership, to contact their local, state and federal leaders to congratulate those lawmakers with a great anti-illegal immigration record.

Then Contempt for those who have disgusting report of not supporting the people and resolute on awarding Amnesty.Democrats under HS Secretary Napolitano new directive that—ONLY—criminal aliens are being deported and the rest are being released back into society. Every illegal

Posted by: infinity555 | August 25, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

According to the Heritage Foundation analysis of Reid's amnesty program, taxpayers will be burdened with an additional $2.6 trillion in retirement benefits, for illegal aliens settled here, which even flip flopper Sen. John McCain wants to become citizens. FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) Illegal Immigration expenditures have reached $113 Billion annually, prejudiced Drain on Taxpayers. With an addition of $60 billion of illegal wages spirited out of the country as a legal remittance, with the compliments of numerous American banks.

EVERY INCUMBENT, CAREER POLITICIAN WHO HAS A BAD IMMIGRATION RECORD, BEGINNING WITH SEN. REID AND HIS CZARS MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
Americans must—NOT-- become politically docile in the next months and must reach out to the growing Tea Party members who see illegal immigration as a spreading financial menace. Although Senator turncoat John McCain fought off the platform of J. D. Hayworth, but we must remember that illegal aliens do vote, even it is a violation on federal law specifically Honor States where ID cards are not required. More so in states that are too tolerant in absentee ballots. Countless states like the “Sanctuary State of California”, where there is a continuous, massive ingress of foreign nationals eager to take advantage of welfare programs throughout the country. In California they are fighting off insolvency, where Senior Citizens have become Second class citizens, the fact that low income retirees cannot get dental care. Children fewer than 21 can apply and pregnant women, who as you would predict large numbers of illegal immigrants, coming to America to have a baby.

Posted by: infinity555 | August 25, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

I love it when kumbaya singing uber-leftists clinging firmly to the hem of their uber-ideologue marxist messiah president call every Conservative challenger to the leftist rulers, uber-something, anything"!!!

In this late hour of our days, after two hellish, outrageously demented, ruinous years of living with leftist uber-ideologues and watching their dismantling of the very fiber of American life and prosperity, the left and their journolisto promoters still expects to score points by demonizing the right and the Tea Party advocates by calling them extremist??? In the words of that other uber-ideologue socialist fellow, what's his name.... Now that's rich!!!

Posted by: pouran-doukht | August 25, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

I love it when kumbaya singing uber-leftists clinging firmly to the hem of their uber-ideologue marxist messiah president call every Conservative challenger to the leftist rulers, uber-something, anything"!!!

In this late hour of our days, after two hellish, outrageously demented, ruinous years of living with leftist uber-ideologues and watching their dismantling of the very fiber of American life and prosperity, the left and their journolisto promoters still expects to score points by demonizing the right and the Tea Party advocates by calling them extremist??? In the words of that other uber-ideologue socialist fellow, what's his name.... Now that's rich!!!

Posted by: pouran-doukht | August 25, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

"Illegal immigration" blah "über-leftist" blah blah "marxist" blah blah blah "über-ideoloque" ... (I miss sth about "muslims" and "ground zero mosques"!)
Again, two commenters who fall for the right-wing propaganda & have no idea what they are talking about. Hope the idiots are taking over the WP comment section only, and not the USA. Otherwise: Thanks from China, India, Finland etc. And good luck with your McJobs.

Posted by: om4n | August 26, 2010 5:56 AM | Report abuse

The Post closed the comments on the article "How to discourage students" because they didn't like the people's opinions about for profit colleges and universities. That is what I would call censorship. Moreover, it would deserve to be named "dictatorship of the media".
Colleges for profit are diploma mills that sell nothing for money. They cheat the American people of their pride and money.

Posted by: albertorparedes | August 26, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse

The Post censorships comments that happen to be opposite to the paper's interests.

Posted by: albertorparedes | August 26, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

The Post closed the comments about "How to discourage students" because didn't like the people's opinions. That is censorship.

Posted by: albertorparedes | August 26, 2010 7:27 AM | Report abuse

John mccain may have won this round, but during the last presidential campaign and this election he has sold his soul and his principles to the far right for his seat. Will he lead? I doubt it - there's nothing left of mccain but a bitter loser, not the maverick - the legislator - that was respected. It's hard to stand for something when you obviously believe in nothing but winning. He has no principles and no spine, he's turned into a total hack. It's a shame.

Posted by: JilliB | August 26, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

pour an:

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that your native language is not English, but your out-pour-in needs to be kept in check. If you want to say something try using logic instead of letting the poorly digested cliches flow freely.

The subject was John McCain and his principles. I've heard him touted as a maverick and an independent but he seems to have settled down on the right side of his party: under the mother-bird's right wing. Just who sold him that ex-governor, I'd like to know. The K-St. handlers for
Sakashwilli?
CB

Posted by: chrisbrown12 | August 26, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

McCain is a moving target for those who run against him. For 5 1/2 years he is a RINO and then he runs as a conservative. The man JD ran against in January will reappear after the election. Unfortunately, McCain's lapdog Lindsey Graham is just like him (and that is not meant as a compliment).

Posted by: groovercg | August 26, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

McCain's maverick image was never more than carefully orchestrated PR. He's always been a pay-for-play corrupt politician, beholden to corporate lobbyists and filthy rich donors. The nadir of his obsessive quest for power was choosing airhead Sarah Palin as a running mate for purely political reasons. He was a reliable rubber stamp for the Bush/Cheney crime family and his latest campaign finally offered clear proof of his total lack of integrity.

Posted by: dnahatch1 | August 26, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

"So what’s on McCain’s schedule, now that he doesn’t have to satisfy a fringy primary electorate? "

You mean McCain is going to "FLIP-FLOP"!

Posted by: knjincvc | August 26, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

From his past history the only place he will lead us to is,hell cap a reeve.Mr nice guy don't cut it.

Posted by: ctharwick | August 26, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

From his past history the only place he will lead us to is,hell cap a reeve.Mr nice guy don't cut it.

Posted by: ctharwick | August 26, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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