Even Sen. John McCain, more RINO than true-blue conservative, calls the shots right once in a while.
And his time apparently had come this week when, on a “State of the Union” interview on CNN, McCain managed to climb past his Republican In Name Only tendencies to criticize the man in the White House he sometimes forgets is a Democrat and then defends, and uttered this stark assessment: Obama’s kind of failed on foreign policy in the last few years.
This is startling for McCain, who oftentimes appears so appeasing to Democrats he actually seems one of them at times.
But nonetheless, his criticisms, picked up by Breitbart:
“[Obama’s brought] the unraveling of the world order that was established after World War II.”
That’s the nice way of saying Obama’s a disaster when it comes to dealing with overseas’ governments.
On Russia, McCain said, “the president has no strategy and no policy as to what to do about these various cyber attacks that have possibly disrupted an American election.”
Then he jumped back to the Republican side and spoke of Obama’s failures in Syria, “when we see the tragedies that are taking place there, which are heartbreaking, actually heartbreaking, while we sat by and watched all this happen. This is a sign of a possible unraveling of the world order that was established after World War II, which was one of the most peaceful periods in the history of the world,” Breitbart reported.
Right, thanks Obama.
And kudos to McCain for taking a stand – finally, albeit somewhat watery – with the president-elect.
(Note: his reluctance to back Trump and publicly speak well of his political and leadership abilities aren’t really that surprising, given the sting the good senator suffered at the hands of the president-elect on the campaign trail. Then, Trump remarked how McCain’s big claim to military hero fame was he survived getting captured – and that the bigger heroes are those who don’t get caught.)