Yesterday, John McCain
said that Barack Obama has been an even worse president than Jimmy Carter was. Wrong: Obama is the worst since George W. Bush, who was the worst ever
But what gives McCain a right to judge?
Not long ago, he met with an ultra-right group in the Ukraine tied to the fascist BNP.
Senator McCain later waved to protesters from the stage in Independence Square during a mass rally in Kiev, standing with Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of the anti-Semitic Svoboda party.
Svoboda, meaning freedom, has been enjoying a boom in success in recent years winning their first parliamentary seats in 2010, taking just over 10 per cent of the vote to become Ukraine’s fourth biggest party with 36 seats out of 450.
The ultra-nationalist group is aligned with other European far-right parties including the BNP, but their radical stance has made them a central force in the ongoing street protests.
The party was registered in 1995, initially called the Social National Party of Ukraine and using a swastika style logo.
This next bit is particularly weird:
However, in 2004 leader Oleh Tyahnybok gave a speech attacking what he called "the Moscow-Jewish mafia ruling Ukraine" and in another speech declared: "the Moskali, Germans, Kikes and other scum who wanted to take away our Ukrainian state."
Despite the controversy his statements attracted in the West, Tyahnybok was voted Person of the Year by readers of Ukrainian news magazine Korrespondent last year.
In another outburst from the party their deputy chief, Ihor Miroshnychenko, wrote an anti-Semitic attack on Mila Kunis on Facebook: "Kunis is not Ukrainian, she is a Yid. She is proud of it, so Star of David be with her."
Yeesh. This shit is ugly.
Doesn't McCain have, like, people
? By which I mean: Doesn't he have aides who can warn him not to be seen with certain groups and certain leaders? Isn't there a staffer who can whisper in his ear: "Ixnay on the Atzi-nays, Senator"?
I'm glad that I sat out the 2008 election -- even though that was the year when the Obots pissed me off so thoroughly, I came that
close to going Republican for the first time in my life. McCain isn't such an unreasonable fellow when it comes to domestic policy. In 2008, one could even argue that, on certain issues, he inhabited a space a bit to Obama's left. But on foreign policy, McCain is...thoughtless.
And that's the kind
word for it.