Writings and Links on John McCain

"Haunted By Spirits . . .
beholden to the liquor industry
Opposes research on preventing drunkenness
"Is John McCain a Liar?"
"24 Ways Republicans Lie"
McCain Flip-Flop on Waterboarding
"The Madness of John McCain"
"half-deranged - can't even get his lies straight"
"McCain Revealed
"10 Things You Should Know About
John McCain (but probably don't)

Bush and McCain:
How Are They Different? A Quiz

"Don't Be Fooled by
the Myth of John McCain
"McCain’s Lobbyist Connections to Dictators,
Oil Regimes, and Child Enslavers The World Over
Video on Charlie Black—John McCain's chief adviser
and a long-time lobbyist for dictators and mass murderers
like Ferdinand Marcos

Pertinent Videos
1. McCain Care Leaves Seniors Behind:

3. John McCain: Economic Disaster:

5. McCain's Mansions:

7. McCain's Health Records Must Be Released:

9. Big Oil Fuels the Straight Talk Express:

11. Why Won't John McCain Sign the GI Bill?

13. John McCain is Dr. Strangelove:

15. ACORN and the Fight Against Voter Suppression:

17. John McCain & Miss Teen SC on Economics

19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdNgMKPV9xQ

2. John McCain's YouTube Problem Just Became a Nightmare:

4. John McCain vs John McCain:

6. McCain's Spiritual Guide Wants America To Destroy Islam:

8. McCain's Green Economy: Drill Baby Drill:

10. Less Jobs. More Wars:

12. John McCain's Lobbyist Friends:

14. McCain's Chart Topping Single "Bomb Iran":

16. MCain Quotes

18. "Can Republicans get elected without fraud & treason?"

Related Material:

Justin Raimondo, June 09, 2014, "Taliban Prisoner Swap: A Fact-Free Controversy: Who needs facts when we have our emotions?" (9 June 2014)   ("None of these statements [by Senator John McCain] are even remotely true: and, what’s more, the Senator surely has access to information directly contradicting his assertions. So either he’s lying, or he’s gone senile.")

Stephen Crockett, "The Tea Party 'Catch 22'" (18 July 2010) ("the Tea Party campaign is . . . is a corporate created public relations/political campaign designed to promote pro-corporate economic policies via government while calling the movement 'anti-corporate and anti-government.' The racism angle is a just a way to hook 'poor and middle class whites' into an effort designed to economically benefit the wealthiest of the wealthy at the expense of 'the poor and middle class of all colors.' Racism has long been used to divide working Americans up along color lines so they do not demand a better deal from the economic and political elite. Racism serves an economic purpose and always has served an economic purpose. Racism is a sucker bet for working Americans. It has been a key element in building the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party since Richard Nixon. Republican Right wing economic policies are a disaster for 90% of Americans and social wedge issues including race have been the key to Republican victories for more than a generation.")

John Dean, "The Tea Party: Same Old Authoritarian Conservatives With a New Label" (29 July 2011).
Prof. Robert Altemeyer, "Comment on the Tea Party" (20 April 2010)
"Republicans Becoming Extinct?"
Exposé "reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty"
McCain's POW Cover-Up
"McCain and Team Have Many Ties to Gambling Industry"
"McCain and Tribal Gaming"
"Sarah Palin's churches are actively involved in a resurgent movement . . . declared heretical by the Assemblies of God in 1949."
Palin's propensity to derogatory remarks, vindictiveness, meanness, noted by Alaskans
Alaskan Rally vs. Palin
"Some on the right are joining a chorus of criticism over Sarah Palin: John McCain's running mate and his sharp reactions to the nation's economic crisis have led several prominent conservative columnists to slam the senator as reckless and strident"
Cindy McCain's Drug Abuse and Consequences
"McCain's Role in Bailouts of Big Business
John McCain’s Chilling Project for America"
"McCain's Odd Twitches: Psychiatric Analysis
"Integrity glitches cause body twitches"
War Criminal or War Hero?
"China Inspired Interrogations at Guantánamo" (support of "Communist interrogation methods that the United States long described as torture became the basis for interrogations both by the military at the base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and by the Central Intelligence Agency.")
War Criminal Per Nuremberg Prosecutor
Gen. Colin Powell Endorses Obama
The wife John McCain left behind
Voters Reject McCain Due to Palin
McCain Suggests New Wife Participate In Topless Contest
"The REAL McCain: Big Oil
Fuels the Straight Talk Express
"The Mask Behind the Mask:
Is DHL One of McCain’s Halliburtons?
"McCain-As-War-Hero Myth (after "shooting up a civilian neighborhood in the middle of a major city")
"Beer battle could give McCain hangover"
"From Stupid to Moronic to Evil"

The Bully in Fiji: My Holiday with McCain"

Why I'm Voting Republican: A Satire
McCain Theater of the Absurd
McCain Failure to Vet Palin: "Seuss" Parody
McCain Supporters: Hatemongers
Rebutting McCain Disinformation vs Obama
How John McCain betrayed the
Vietnamese peasant who saved his life

"[Hagee's] McCain Endorsement Angers
Catholic League President
Hagee Again, re Holocaust
McCain or Carrot: Which is Better? A Quiz
Press Bias For McCain
"Gen. Wesley Clark: John McCain
lacks command experience
"Why Media Fix on Wright and Ignore Hagee"
"Karl Rove buries past to court John McCain"
Why Eisenhower's Granddaughter is Backing Obama
How to Talk About McCains' Age
McCain considers tobacco shill for VP (more; flip flop)
Youtube video of Gov Sarah Palin:
"War in Iraq is God's Plan"

McCain Wedge Issues Failure
"Could There Be a More Reprehensible and Ignorant GOP Candidate Than George W. Bush? Yes, Several" (October 2011)
Find Your Candidate Compatibility
Donor Source Information Site
MSNBC Delegate Count
"Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."

McCain, a Southerner, adheres to the Old Slaver South view that people do not have rights worth respecting. The Supreme Court in June 2008 upheld the human and constitutional right of habeas corpus -- a right going back to the Magna Carta of 1215, a right specifically enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Instead of supporting this, McCain took the pro-slavery position:

"The United States Supreme Court yesterday rendered a decision which
I think is one of the worst decisions in the history of this country."


That powerful decision by the Court (a decision Americans should be proud of) affirmed a fundamental constitutional right -- in this case, the right of a detainee to challenge the government's grounds for confining him. What does McCain think is so bad about that?

Does he think protecting the right to be heard in court is . . .

. . . worse than locking thousands of Americans in internment camps because they had Japanese ancestry? (Korematsu v. United States -- 1944)

. . . worse than forcing blacks, mulattoes, quadroons and octoroons, to sit at the back of the bus? (Plessy v. Ferguson -- 1896)

. . . worse than slavery? (Dred Scott v. Sanford -- 1857)

McCain is evidently, due to his years of drug abuse, and his age, not capable of a rational perspective. This raises grave psychiatric questions about his mental state.

Other Related / History Material:
Site on Barack Obama
Site on Ronald Reagan
Site on George W. Bush
Site on Robert Bork
Site on Rudolph Giuliani
Site on Michael Huckabee
Site on Winston Churchill
Site on Adolf Hitler

See also “Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition,”
by John T. Jost, Jack Glaser, Arie W. Kruglanski, Frank J. Sulloway,
129 Psychological Bulletin (#2) 339-375 (May 2003),
on psychiatric symptoms among conservatives.

Wife Cindy has typical smoker symptoms, e.g., several miscarriages and a stroke,
see Newsweek, 30 June 2008, pp 22, 24.

Note that “the Conservative Party was . . the stupidest party. . . . I did not . . . say that . . . Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.” (Public and Parliamentary Speeches, 31 May 1866, pp. 85-86.)           “Stupidity is much the same the world over. A stupid person's notions and feelings may confidently be inferred from those which prevail in the circle by which the person is surrounded. Not so those whose opinions and feelings are emanations from their own nature and faculties.” (Subjection of Women, Chapter I, p. 273)—John Stuart Mill (1806-1873). See also data on pertinent mental disorders.

"The Right's Stupidity Spreads, Enabled by a Too-Polite Left," says George Monbiot, The Guardian/UK (Tuesday, 7 February 2012), citing "the Canadian study published last month in the journal Psychological Science which revealed that people with conservative beliefs are likely to be of low intelligence." For details, see the study by Gordon Hodson and Michael A. Busseri, "Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes: Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through Right-Wing Ideology and Low Intergroup Contact" (Psychological Science, February 2012, Vol. 23, Issue # 2, pp. 187-195).

Conservatives are more prone to believing falsehoods, with this proneness increasing after being told the truth, says the article "The Power of Political Misinformation" (Washington Post, 15 Sept. 2008, p A6). Said another way, "No need to tell the neocons facts, they just get dumber, and dumber." Such conservatives are "utterly immune to the truth -- and indeed, the truth only makes them dig deeper into their fantasy world," says Allen L. Roland, Ph.D., "Dealing with Right Wing Conservatives" (18 October 2008). They are in medical terms, unresponsive to stimuli, with fragmentation, seemingly similar to schizophrenia. And see pertinent video 1 and 2, with examples of their delusions (labelled as "BS" in video 1). See also 2 Timothy 1:7 on having a "sound mind," which conservatives typically lack.

Indeed, "the Fox viewership seems to be marked by a sort of collective personality disorder," says Cynthia Boaz, Ph.D., "14 Propaganda Techniques Fox 'News' Uses to Brainwash Americans" (2 July 2011). See also "Study: Fox News Viewers Have an IQ 20 Points Below US Average (9 December 2012). "Study shows that the Americans who watch Fox News have an average IQ of 80, whereas the national average is 100. . . . [contrast] the [IQ] score of 70, which is where psychiatrists diagnose mental retardation. 'Several previous studies show that self-identified conservatives are less intelligent than self-identified moderates. We have never seen such a homogeneous group teetering so close to special needs levels.'"

Conservatives' fantasy world includes "magical thinking." Things happen by magic. They wish a thing, wave their magic wand, presto, it happens. It's a sad trait of the ill-educated sound byte generation, all problems solved during the half-hour TV program, a symptom blatantly evident among conservatives. This symptom is enhanced by conservatives' delusions of granduer, that they are so awesome that everyone must jump when they crack the whip, mouth off, wave their magic wand. They don't focus on realities such as genuine prevention issues (which they may, indeed often, undermine).

"The whole art of Conservative politics . . . is being deployed to enable wealth to persuade poverty [scam the middle class and poor] to use its political freedom to keep wealth [the rich and powerful] in power," says Aneurin Bevan, cited in William Blum, Killing Hope (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2004), Chapter 3, p 34.   “Feingold and other endangered Democrats face the oddest of coalitions [conservatives aka tea-baggers]. Working-class voters most damaged by corporate America have made common cause with new, faux populists to demand tax cuts for the wealthy, the continued under-regulation of corporations such as BP and Goldman Sachs and the repeal of Obama's health system overhaul so that insurers can decide who will and won't get care. What is best for business is best for America.   [Tea-baggers] seem willing to send clowns to Washington,” says Margaret Carlson, author of “Anyone Can Grow Up: How George Bush and I Made It to the White House” and former White House correspondent for Time magazine, [now] a Bloomberg News columnist, in “Lifelong maverick senator faces angry electorate, Tea Party candidate,” in Macomb Daily (18 October 2010), p 8A.

Conservatives even sabotage themselves by believing their own falsehoods and delusions! See, in health care context, examples in Prof. David Michael Green's “My 1933 Nightmare” (CommonDreams.org, 11 August 2009). Green cites their “willful ignorance translated into incoherent, and in fact ironically self-defeating, rage . . . in a country populated by so many fools, people who can so readily, proudly and belligerently be made into tools of their own destruction . . . the greatest political, economic, cultural and military power on the world's stage . . . so incredibly backward at its core.”) And see Roger Hoppe, “24 Ways Republicans Lie” (26 August 2002).

Note standard psychiatric data, the “special [warped] laws of logic that the schizophrenic uses in support of his complexes or ideas, which to us seem delusional. . . . keep in mind that” what “seems absurd to us is expressed . . . by the patient . . . To him, his idea is rational, unquestionable, based on an absolute conviction of its truth. His unconscious motivation, a desire that cannot be controlled . . . obliges the patient to use unusual ways of thinking,” p. 65, Understanding and Helping the Schizophrenic (New York: Basic Books, 1979), by Dr. Silvano Arieti. At 46, “The patient does not attempt to demonstrate the validity of his ideas. He 'knows'; that is enough. His knowledge comes from an inner, unchallenged certitude that does not require demonstration. 'He knows.'”

At 24, “To date, it has not been demonstrated that the schizophrenic can be taught or coerced or convinced not to have these thoughts,” says Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments (New York: Norton, 1979), by Kayla Bernheim, Ph.D., and Richard Lewine, Ph.D.

See also Max Blumenthal, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party (New York: Nation Books, 2009) (Review: "The book is very strong in describing the psychopathology that permeates so many of today's prominent personalities in the Republican Party leading to their poisonous policies and practices. Indeed, Blumenthal argues that psychopathology has captured the G. O. P. . . . Oozing psychopathology from every pore, these out-of-control and power-hungry 'whack jobs' (a la Sarah Palin) are laying the tracks for a catastrophic train wreck. The lesson for the U.S. and for the world can be summed up in one word: Beware.")

Susan Estrich, "Perry Crosses the Line With Treason Comment" (Friday, 19 August 2011).

Such psychiatric data answers the question, “Why Are Right-Wing Politicians So Smug?” by Ann Davidow (16 April 2010).
So does the article "The GOP's Disastrous Ideas Why Brazil, India, and China will be thrilled if Republicans win the midterms," by Eliot Spitzer (12 October 2010): "'There you go again.' Those now-famous words pretty much sealed the deal in the Ronald Reagan-Jimmy Carter debate in 1980 and proved what we have seen over and over: In politics, charm and wit usually count more than facts and logic. After Reagan's victory, we set out on a path of deregulation and tax cuts, a 30-year run on borrowed money and borrowed time that ended horribly in 2008. We know now where we stand in terms of what matters: a jobs crisis, declining middle-class incomes, structural federal budget deficits, trade deficits, and on and on. . . . We had better face up to a stark and uncomfortable reality: The clock is running out on our status as the world's dominant political and economic power. Platitudes, make believe, and hoping it will be so are not going to carry us any further. We have three weeks to make this choice. Because if we end up with a [Republican] Congress and a [thereby crippled Obama] White House that fail to re-chart our course over the next two years, it is clear who the winner will be. It will not be the person sworn in as president in 2013. It will be China, Brazil, and India. They are loving every minute of this."
Many people are doing a great job explaining conservatives' errors to conservatives, but . . . to no avail. Why? Having a "sound mind" is a gift, 2 Timothy 1:7, and conservatives disproportionately lack it. The Bible says to not “cast pearls before swine,” Matthew 7:6.
It's good advice — not to even try, with some people. They are hopelessly lost, damned, predestined so. See Romans 8:29-30, cf. Ephesians 1:5 and 1:11.
People trying to help conservatives get a grasp on reality generally write well, and would persuade the save-able, but it's hopeless with the predestined lost. You can't overrule God's will in that regard.
This should be especially clear with conservatives who support ultra evils such as war and torture, in ultra violation of multiple Bible commandments of God, http://medicolegal.tripod.com/warisasin.htm
Such pro-war conservative people are predestined to such rebellion against God's way, that's how God could predict wars !!! :) so far in advance.

Additionally, conservatives often sabotage prevention of tobacco-related social evils they purport to oppose. For example, see data on the following subjects:

abortion -- smokers 53-80% higher rate
Abortion rates go up with Republicans,
down with Democrats in office
divorce -- 53% higher rate among smokers
alcoholism -- 90% by tobacco users
drugs -- 90-99% by tobacco users
crime -- 90% by tobacco users.

Rev. S. R. Shearer reveals the actual pro-death beliefs of Republicans and their accessories whose policies when in office increase the abortion rate, in "How the GOP and its ally, the Religious Right, have created a Death Cult" (10 February 2012) ("Contemporary conservatism is bent on destroying the social safety net (basic programs such as Social Security and unemployment insurance). . . . As recent data suggests, poverty leads to death and a diminished lifespan. When the ... Republicans stand against food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and other programs for those displaced by the Great Recession, through actions both direct and indirect, they are in fact killing people." Such people talk pro-life, but in fact are pro-death by their voting.)

Notwithstanding these long and well-documented facts, conservatives regularly fight anti-tobacco laws, while denouncing effects of not having such laws! And they appoint pro-tobacco types as judges to strike down efforts to control tobacco. Conservatives stupidly refuse to even apply the simple concept of prevention summarized so well in the 19th century in these words: Eliminate the cause; the effect disappears. "Sublatâ causa, tollitur effectus: Otez la cause, l'effet disparaît."—Dr. Hippolyte Adéon Depierris, Physiologie Sociale (Paris: Dentu, 1876), p 328.

Satire on Republicans vs Obama

Bush's Third Term

War Monger:

"I'm Voting Republican" Video