Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Yeah, there's a shock

Before today, I never knew there was such a thing as a "McCain Institute". Ostensibly, it's an organization named after Grumpy John McCain, and is "dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” In other words, a gaudy psychological pyramid celebrating this odious little man's vanity and inexplicably enormous self-esteem. And, just perhaps, it is also a source of sleazy international payola:
Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.

The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.
George Soros! Of course! Hey, it takes dough to maintain your status as a "maverick", especially when, at bottom, you're just a moss-backed, deep state hack.

Update: The good news is that George Soros can't buy everything. GOP candidate Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a U.S. Congressional race in Georgia that was supposed to be the beginning of the end for President Trump.


JeffS said...

One pundit noted that the Dems spent their Ossoff, but it didn't help win the election.

bruce said...

Over here, McCain is a very popular Canadian frozen potato fries brand. I guess they started out making Poutine in Canada.

So the TV advert slogan is "Oh McCain, you've done it again". (rhymes with 'train' over here)

I guess it's based on Mr Magoo.

JeffS said...

Heh! Aniother pundit has stepped forward with this gem:

"HANDELED: GA Republican Whips (His) Ossoff; Dems Now 0-4 In Yet Another 'Referendum On Trump'"

Deborah said...

Gotta love these referendums on Trump. Note to Dems. Keep em coming.

Deborah said...

Contributions from Soros?!? That solidifies the cut.

rinardman said...

Yeah, but I've been hearing that by losing all these elections now, these sly Dimocrats are just setting themselves up for a Dimocrat landslide in 2018.

Somehow. Don't ask me how, I'm apparently not smart enough to figure that out.

Paco said...


Oh McCain, you've done it again.

Yeah, I've said that a time or two, as well (or words to that effect).

Deborah said...

"Landslide"? Rachel Madow blamed their loss on climate change, so maybe "tidal wave" would be a better prediction.