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Gohmert Outclasses Trump, Gets It Right On McCain

Rep. Louie Gohmert, Donald Trump, Sen. John McCain

While the leftwing media and their do-boys in the Republican establishment thrash about trying to outdo themselves defending the indefensible Senator John McCain in his battle of words with Donald Trump, principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert quietly got things right on McCain and his record as a Senator.

"As far as Sen. McCain, I have nothing but respect and great sympathy for the pain and suffering he endured … but that doesn't mean that you get to become a senator and ruin the country," Gohmert said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

Gohmert's comments came in the wake of the uproar over Donald Trump's comments about the war record of McCain, who spent more than five years as a prisoner in North Vietnam.

Gohmert said he wasn’t going to be the auditor of who owes whom and apology in the Trump – McCain smackdown, but he sure has it right on McCain’s record as a Senator.

"It [distinguished military service] may give you a chance to be a senator, but once you're there, your merits have to stand on their own. In recent years he's been pro-amnesty, he's been wrong on so many things,” said Congressman Gohmert of Senator McCain.

This would be the same Senator John McCain who advocated cutting-off American aid to Egypt after the popular revolt that ousted anti-American Muslim Brotherhood-aligned President Mohammed Morsi, and replaced him with pro-Western Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

And Rep. Gohmert nailed McCain’s rewriting of the history of his policy advice on Syria, "He's been saying, 'Well gee if we had bombed in Syria when I said we should have, we wouldn't be in this mess.' No, it'd be worse, because he wanted to bomb Assad which would've meant we'd turned Syria over to ISIS."

And, while Rep. Gohmert didn’t say it quite this directly, we will: McCain’s favorite solution to every international crisis – American military intervention – has proven wrong more times than we can count.

In the lead-up to the war that deposed Saddam Hussein that led to the current chaos in Iraq McCain was wrong about the links between Hussein and al Qaeda.

He was wrong about what it would take to stabilize the Iraq after Hussein was deposed – and it is still an unstable wreck after the loss of over 4,400 American lives and the physical and mental maiming of countless others.

Senator McCain wrote the resolution in support of the troop surge that was supposed to stabilize Iraq by disarming militias, creating a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural power sharing government, splitting oil revenues, etc. – none of which happened because Americans could not impose it on Iraq from McCain’s Capitol Hill office.

The Obama “surge” in Afghanistan?

McCain was wrong on that; the Afghani's are incapable of holding the territory we help them regain, as our own military leaders have admitted.

Libya, and McCain’s demand we send arms to “insurgents” opposed to Muammar Gaddafi?

Libya is now in chaos, ISIS is beheading Christians on the beach and America’s consulate in Benghazi was attacked and sacked resulting in the deaths of our Ambassador and three other brave Americans.

And in Syria – another place McCain advocated American military involvement – the very individuals McCain had his picture taken with were “rebels” who turned out to be kidnappers and terrorists likely aligned with the Islamic State*

We’re with Rep. Louie Gohmert on this one – we’re not going to be the auditors of who owes whom an apology, but McCain’s distinguished war record does not erase his record of being wrong on practically every national security matter – particularly in the Middle East – he has weighed in on in the past decade.

*See “ALLEGED ISIS PHOTO CONTROVERSY ENGULFS SEN. JOHN MCCAIN” by Breitbart’s Matt Boyle.

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Representative Gohmert should be the Majority Leader

His knowledge of our Constitution and the way our government SHOULD work is desperately needed in Congress. His comments are always respectful and always right on target! A change in leadership in both Houses of Congress is the magic key to righting our ship of state. The total transformation the administration has us charted for will result in a collision unseen in our country's history unless we change our congressional leadership.

I certainly hope the Republican candidates will NOT fall for the media gotcha game they so love to play. As a lifelong Republican who believes in PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY, no other candidate should consider it their responsibility to address the comments of another. Donald Trump has 'put the skunk on the table' and no one seems to know how to deal with it. His manner may leave something to be desired, but at least we are all talking about very important matters affecting the good health of our country.

Besides following Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment, I believe it is simply wrong to hold someone accountable for the actions/words of another. The 16 candidates should decide right now...once and for all...to agree to send a POSITIVE message of their own beliefs and solutions to the horrific problems our country is faced with. They should NOT be dissing other candidates, thereby giving the media an over-flowing fountain of soundbites for the general election. We have to acknowledge that the media will NEVER say one good thing about a Republican yet they will ALWAYS find the one bad thing they can repeat over and over and over again. PLEASE don't give them the opportunity.

We have many well-qualified individuals running and it should be their top priority to speak the truth in a positive solution-solving manner. Leave the demeaning commentary to the media...they are well-versed on the subject!

Gohmert / Trump

Sometimes, Mr. Trump is a blowhard and one can't take him serious. I think Trump has made an apology in his style. Some "Cowboys" shot from the hip "The Donald" shoots from the lip and people know this.
Trump does , however,on most topics in this political season,I think he speaks for a silent majority of Americans that don't have a platform or the time to comment. As for me,{I'm a disabled vet) my feelings are not hurt,however,I'm offended that McCain called us "crazies".
I have often thought (to myself) McCain underwent some "re-education" during his long (unfortunate) stay at the Hanoi Hilton.
In all seriousness The GOP will never back Trump, but if the GOP picks up his message I think we could get the White House back,but,NO RINOS. The man we need will never get the backing from the big money donors,they will support Bush, Christy or some other backscratcher. Honest men(Carson,Huckabee,Cruz,Kasich) will never,in my humble opinion will never make it.

Mc Cain is am abominable Senator

While I agree McCain as the soldier and POW was a heroic figure, his actions as Senator borders on treason, especially to conservative values he was trying to convince us he supported.
For openers his continual cooperation with the killer from Chappaquiddick (sp?) Teddy Kennedy was highly problematic, and would have caused me to oppose him as my senator.
But more importantly, he, more than any other person, is at fault for Obama ascending to the Oval Office for two reasons:
1, When Obama challenged his eligibility to be president for not being born in America, he had the perfect chance to challenge Obama back, a challenge Obama most likely would not have survived.
2, In a fit of jealousy at Sarah Palin, when she was able to excite the base in her acceptance speech, he muzzled her in all future speeches, seriously impacting his entire election, finally resulting in losing the election.

Mc Cain, more than any other person in America, is at fault for the destruction Obama visited on America

McCain McWrong

Good article. Good for Gomert. McCain as a senator is IN FACT mostly a legend in his own mind. Nothing to add. We all gotta move on now. WE have to swing back right. Whoever will actually do something in this regard, that's my man. Talkers? Take a hike. Truth-tellers, like Trump, keep talking. I'm listening.

Palin's response

As someone who knows both men, Palin gives this statement:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153501964628588

"I have the good fortune of knowing both John McCain and Donald Trump well. Both men have more in common than the today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation. Sen. McCain dedicated his life to serving our country, and in my humble opinion the sacrifices made by all ethical service members are heroic – putting it all on the line to defend freedom IS heroic – and Donald Trump is a hero in another arena. Trump is the candidate giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy and the equal opportunity for success that made America exceptional. We're watching career politicians throw away our kids' future through bankrupting public budgets and ripping open our porous borders which, obvious to all us non-politicians, puts us at great risk. Everywhere I go, hard-working patriotic Americans – not "crazies" or "wacko birds" – ask me to pass on to Mr. Trump encouragement to keep educating the masses about true ramifications of illegal immigration, and in general the real state of our union. I encourage both leaders to resolve the media driven wedge between them, and we can keep the debate focused on significant issues at hand. I leave politics of personal destruction to those on the Left and lazy media lapdogs whose only take away from any debate is any salacious slip-up, as if they've never wanted to restate something they've publicly uttered. I'll fight the exhausting, divisive strategy that's taken hold under the current crop of politicians who refuse to allow our United States to unite. Both Mr. Trump and Sen. McCain can contribute their gifts and talents to join that fight to work together, because the Left is headed the other direction, and under their desired division we will fall.

- Sarah Palin"

Along with a photo of McCain arriving home after his imprisonment.

Perhaps CHQ would be interested in posting on this? I know Mr. Rasley worked with Palin during her VP run.