(Conservative Tribune) – Arizona Sen. John McCain again went rogue on his party Tuesday by chastising President Donald Trump for his fiery rhetoric toward North Korea. And McCain did so despite his own history of actual bombast.
Earlier that morning the president had stated the Pyongyang regime “best not make any more threats to the United States” or “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
Cue McCain, who said the following during an interview with Arizona radio station KTAR: “The great leaders I’ve seen don’t threaten unless they’re ready to act, and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act. I take exception to the president’s comments because you got to be sure you can do what you say you’re going to do.”
He also quipped, according to The Hill, that he wasn’t certain whether Trump wanted North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to think he’s preparing for military action because, “I’ve long ago given up trying to interpret what he says.”
What a funny guy, right? No. What a hypocrite, rather.
During a stop in South Carolina while on the campaign trail 10 years ago, the then-Republican presidential contender was asked whether military action in Iran would be necessary given both the Islamic regime’s constant aggression and its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
In response, Mr. “you got to be sure you can do what you say you’re going to do” sang “Bomb Iran” to the Beach Boys’ classic hit “Barbara Ann.”
“That old, eh, that old Beach Boys song, ‘Bomb Iran,’” he said to laughter. “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, anyway, ah.”
Forgot about that, didn’t you?
The point here isn’t whether McCain was right or wrong 10 years ago — Iran was and remains an enemy of the United States and will continue to be as long as the mullahs hold power in Tehran. The point is that McCain is maddeningly inconsistent when it comes to what he stands for.
And based on McCain’s recent rash of perfidious behavior, it appears he isn’t interested anymore in standing up for conservative principles.
From knifing Republicans in the back during the recent Obamacare repeal vote to hindering the president’s nominations and, most recently, joining liberals in leveling criticism at Trump for standing up to North Korea, he seems hellbent on constantly siding with the Democrat Party.
I daresay, it’s almost as if he’s auditioning to prove he’s really a Democrat. In case he is, I have only one thing left to say to him: Don’t worry, Sen. McCain, we believe you.