Discussion: Khizr Khan Calls On John McCain To Withdraw Support For Trump

He said that the last book he sent to his son before he was killed in Iraq was the senator’s book, “Why Courage Matters.” He said he and his son discussed the book and McCain’s “sacrifice and [the] sacrifice of others to strengthen and care for others.”

Yes, McCain, courage does matter and now is as good a time as any to show it.


KRove and that chuckle-headed texan have McCain’s balls in a glass jar on a janitor’s closet shelf somewhere in South Cacklelackey. (h/t CP Pierce)

Forget about any profile in courage, Mr. Khan.


Khan to McCain: “If you publicly rebuked him, you will look back and you will stand tall.”

McCain to Trump: “Thank you, sir! May I have another?”


When asked to respond to Khan’s latest comments, the McCain campaign referred TPM to the senator’s initial statement from last week.

Stuff coming off the ditto machine smells so good as it's drying.

McCain: Mr Khan should return that book to bookstore for a full refund. I fully support and endorse The White Hope.

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“The White Dope”



However, McCain has still said that he will support the Republican nominee. When asked to respond to Khan’s latest comments, the McCain campaign referred TPM to the senator’s initial statement from last week.

Shorter McGrumpy: “My mind is made up. Don’t try to distract me with facts.”


It is time for Donald Trump to set the example for our country and the future of the Republican Party. While our Party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us."

This is what bothers me so damn much. “it is time?” Why wasn’t it time three months ago? Why not a year ago? Why is it okay to be a bombastic racist in the primary in order to defeat all the sane republicans? I’ve always been a Democrat (some issues I’m moderate, some I’m more progressive), but I respect my conservative friends and their views. I think they are wrong, but I also feel sorry for them. Their party has been taken over by the craziest bunch of nitwits on the planet (Michele Bachman, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, the entire religious right, and of course, Trump).

I keep hearing GOP officials saying “he needs to”, “he can pivot”, “he should tone down the rhetoric.” Bullshit! How many chances do you get? When is ‘enough’ enough? Being slightly more presidential, reading off teleprompters and staying away from mudslinging won’t change all of the things he’s said and done!


Oh … If there were only a way to unshrivel a set of nads …

Repugnican Dogma: party before country.

And McLame’s selection of Caribou Barbie was exhibit A.


I can only imagine Senator McCain looking in the mirror tonight.

He screwed up royally by selecting (or accepting) Palin as his running mate, and that campaign polarized him a great deal, but I think there’s still core sense of patriotism inside him that’s going to be severely shaken by Mr. Khan’s call.

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McLame’s possible “core sense of patriotism” comes in a distant second to his core sense of entitlement to a lifetime position in US Senate.


You can’t shame the shameless…


This is great news…for John McCain.

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If McCain couldn’t summon the backbone to publicly tell GWB and Rove to go fuck themselves after their smears against his family in 2000, there’s no chance in Hell that he’s got the self-respect to denounce the draft-dodger who laughed at his imprisonment and torture by the North Vietnamese.

The only reason I can come up with is that the military impulse to automatically give obeisance to your superior officer is something that lingers long after you’ve left the military.


Or even some kind of Stockholm Syndrome type of thing?

McCain is stuck between the sane people who won’t vote for him because he’s supporting a dangerous jerk and the Tea Party. I would like to feel the tiniest bit sorry for him, but it’s too hard.

McCain sold his soul to Rove and W to the point where he’s driving the Straight talk express around SC looking for his “out of wedlock black daughter”.

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Granpa McCain might consider it once the AZ primary is over. Trump will offer him a plenty of “last straw” moments into fall (as if there hadn’t been any before…).

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