Feb 18, 2013

John McCain—The increasingly incoherent senator

Everyone knows John McCain is a liar.

Everyone knows McCain gets unhinged, and is a man unsuited for public service.

Now, we see a man lost and incoherent, as yesterday's Meet The Press shows the nation—John McCain, the whack who can't lie well anymore.

As Steve Benen writes:

Looking back at the tragic and deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last fall, we know quite a bit about what happened. We also know, thanks to an independent investigation, that "Republican charges of a cover-up" were "pure fiction."

But as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) argued yesterday, he can't be bothered with facts -- he has a partisan vendetta to pursue. ...   McCain, just a few days after explaining how important it is not to be "disagreeable," became unusually belligerent, asking the host whether he cares about the deaths of four Americans.

Gregory tried to get an answer anyway, responding, "You said there is a cover-up. A cover-up of what?" McCain, unable to think of anything substantive, said, "Of the information concerning the deaths of four brave Americans."

Even for McCain, whose capacity has deteriorated sharply in recent years, this was a pathetic display. ...

The exchange on [Feb. 17, 2013] "Meet the Press" wasn't awkward; it wasn't bizarre; it was alarming.

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