McHenry against McCain for President

On Feburary 12th, Patrick McHenry, a man who calls himself a staunch Republican, found himself the subject of the article in the Washington Post with the following introductory line:

At a private meeting of conservatives in the House of Representatives last month, Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (N.C.) ridiculed Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), asking why his fellow right-wing activists “shouldn’t be physically ill at the prospects of a President McCain.”

That’s right, folks- Patrick McHenry openly bashed a Republican, the man who is now the Republican candidate for the Presidency of the United States. Rather than retract his statement, issue an apology, or rather admit fault, he allowed Democrats to make light of the situation, tracking McHenry’s refusal to apologize, and generally embarrassing the Republican party.

McHenry did not openly sponsor any candidate, though he did support Ron Paul for a spell, though he never admitted it through his website or any speeches. All the comment did was serve to hurt the Republican party more, something McHenry continually does to embarass both himself and the party he “supports”.

For interested parties, the website for the candidacy of John McCain can be found here.


  1. August 28th, 2008 | 8:33 am

    [...] about how John McCain would be better without McHenry (including how McHenry mentioned he would be “physically ill” at the thought of McCain for President), but also an editorial attacking McHenry on how he accepts thousands of political interst dollars [...]

  2. April 8th, 2010 | 3:02 pm

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