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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Why did we name a bill after John McCain?

President Trump visited Fort Drum, New York, on Monday to sign the annual defense budget into law.

CNN was appalled, writing, "The defense authorization bill is named after John McCain — but Trump didn't mention him."

This begs the question: Why did we name an annual spending bill after a sitting senator?

As a tribute?

And if President Trump not mentioning McCain by name is an insult, what does that say about the 10 senators who voted against the bill? Do they hate a man who is battling cancer so much that they refused to support this tribute?

Let me name and shame the 10 naysayers.
Feinstein (D-CA)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harris (D-CA)
Lee (R-UT)
Markey (D-MA)
Merkley (D-OR)
Paul (R-KY)
Sanders (I-VT)
Warren (D-MA)
Wyden (D-OR)
Seriously, naming bills after senators is the sort of ego-tripping that led to every other highway in West Virginia being named after Bobby the K Byrd.

It is the sign of a sefie-made man. A self-made man doesn't need his name on a bill. It's on a tower.

Which is why you can almost hear Barack the Commie Obama wail in the night: His name on a bill! Why didn't I think of that?

But this has its possibilities.

Imagine the Keith Ellison Domestic Violence Act.

The Bernie Sanders College Embezzlement Act.

The Nancy Pelosi Free Senility Testing Act.

The Elizabeth Warren Native American Impersonation Act.

The Adam Schiff Psychosis Awareness Week Act.

The Dianne Feinstein Chinese Espionage Act.

The Joe Biden Girl Empowerment Act.

And finally, the Richard Blumenthal Stolen Valor Reauthorization Act.


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  1. Replies
    1. Shockingly it ended the backstabbing and gave the military a nice raise.

    2. I am ashamed that Wyden and Smerkely
      of Oregon were against it But everything I'm for in teh Deplorable part of Oregon -so we in Nowere, oregon don't count..TG

  2. Nicely done Mr. Surber...nicely done.

  3. I love it when the radical left (in this case the non news channel CNN) is forced to face the consequences of their own words! Yep! Guess all those democrat senators really hate McCain! Now let's wait for CNN to do hit pieces on them - not!

  4. That McCain is battling cancer is a pity. That he remains in the Senate is a travesty.

    That there's a defense appropriations bill named after him is ridiculous. While he did serve, I find it hard, when looking at his record, to conclude that he served with honor. As with all of his life, everything John McCain was all about John McCain.

  5. typical donald mr suber...he wants to calm down his fat daughter lol....she thinks she knows it all well she has company now from the former fox and friends abby...i enjoy tour writings,,,,,hot in california that is palm desert....111 today

    1. Would someone please explain to me what Meghan McCain has done in her life to be worthy of opining on anything? My experience in business is that when the next generation steps up to take over, if they have not been in the trenches and done the work they get no respect from their peers nor the people who work for them.

      It doesn't help that she's an idiot.

  6. And they say Republicans in Congress can't get anything done...

  7. If you recall, Songbird was a big part of the "Let's do this for Ted" chorus when Idiotcare was being worked on.

    The Whigs are suckers for this kind of schmaltz.

  8. If you follow Q, McCains name is never mentioned. He's always referred to as "No Name". Since the President won't utter his name it's a pretty solid clue that Q is real...

    1. Q strongly supports Jeff Sessions & Rod me, that makes them Not real

  9. My assumption is that the legislation was named for McCain not to honor him, but to spite Trump...which is why Trump deemed it unnecessary to mention McCain. If Congress wanted to honor McCain, it could have issued a Congressional Resolution instead of attaching his name to a bill. Clearly the Never Trumpers in the GOP wanted to slight the President.

    Some day, when the time is right, he will slight them back. And I will quietly say, YES! ::fist pump::

  10. Thanks sir, you are my favorite commentator. You’re doing the Lord’s work.

  11. Here is the answer to the question posed in the article headline:

    We named a bill after John McCain to honor his heroic service in the Vietnam war.

    McCain answered the call to serve his country in the war; Trump avoided serving in the war because of "heel spurs."

    1. Hi Lucky...let us in on your call of duty details.
      Enquiring minds want to look up to you.

      Thanx SC

  12. Why memorialize a "Songbird"? Vietnam hero - BS! Stool pigeon that contributed to the death of American troops. Not to mention Senator John McCain started the 1967 aircraft carrier USS Forrestal fire that killed 134 sailors.

    What a bunch of two-faced BS artists in Congress. Protect to traitors!

  13. Nice list of bills. Feinstein could have multiple honors with her “Don’t Call Me Ma’am, Sir. I’m a Senator” bill.

  14. They’re in the process of freezing Johnny Mac’s brain so he can return with his Benedict Arnold act at some point in the future. Strangely, his body stays alive and well!?

  15. "Why did we name a bill after John McCain? "

  16. We need to go back to the "old" rules -- nothing named for someone living or dead less than 10 years.

    As for me, I'm in favor of having no real person's image on our coinage or currency. Miss Liberty, American Eagles, romantic images of mountains, prairies, American Indians, buffaloes, soldiers & sailors of all periods, ships, etc. But no "real" people.

  17. "I'm John McCain and I approved this message."

    That's the signature line from McCain's signature bill, the Campaign Reform Act. It was meant to stop unaccountable smear campaigns by faceless and gutless politicians.

    Yet that is exactly what McCain did when he conspired with Brennan to spread the Trump Dossier, supporting the sedition.

    He lied about "leading the fight to repeal and replace ObamaCare". He conspired with Lois Lerner to sic the IRS on the Tea Party. And now he's left Arizonans without a senator for a year, treating his office as a hereditary baronet.

    He's sold out every principle he's ever had. Time to go, hack.