Letter: If you want to talk about a president abasing himself before a tyrant ...


I read in today’s Arizona Republic that Senator John McCain, referring to President trump’s visit with Vladmir Putin, was quoted as saying, “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.”

I have to wonder, where was Senator McCain when President Obama was bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia. Wanna talk about a president abasing himself before a tyrant.

Rick E. Brenfleck

Camp Verde


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Imartin 7 months, 1 week ago

John McCain is a war hero who fought for our country while "Cadet Bone Spur Trump" was busy trying to figure out how to get out of his duties as an American to fight against our enemy.

John McCain's statement regarding Trump's pathetic performance in Helsinki last week was concise and extremely accurate.

If you were in a firefight with the enemy, who would you rather have in your trench, fighting by your side - A decorated war hero like Senator McCain, or a pathetic draft dodger like Trump?


nutso_fasst 7 months ago

"Trench?" I would not want to be in a firefight in a stinkin' trench with either of those "gentlemen" of whom you speak. No, I would much rather share a foxhole with Tulsi Gabbard...


Imartin 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hey Nutso - our soldiers have fought out of foxholes and trenches - if you want to get technical, but that is entirely irrelevant in this conversation.

I respect Tulsi Gabbard for what she has endured and her actions since, but you dodged the question.

The question was - who would you rather have by your side in a firefight, Trump or McCain? Simple question!


Pfalbo 7 months, 1 week ago

Gee, Rick, Obama merely showed common courtesy to a foreign leader.

Manners being foreign to most trumpistas, I see why you misunderstand.

71% of repubs think trump prostrating himself and the US in front of an ex-KGB agent-- a man who would poison you and your family for looking at him cross eyed-- was okay.

trumps' timidity, submissive posture and ingratiating words to Putin were painfully, embarrassingly, obvious to anyone not blinded by partisanship.

Behavioral research has defined a syndrome, a cognitive bias, referred to as the Dunning-Kruger Effect. The data indicates, partly, that incompetent people are too incompetent to recognize their own incompetence.

In other words, stupid people are too stupid to know how stupid they are.

I opine that that applies to 71% of repubs.

"trump derangement syndrome" is misdirected at normal people who recognize incompetence, ignorance, criminal behavior and still respect the democratic institutions that have long served the US.

The "real American's."

The truly deranged are the 71% who now accept lie as fact, incompetence as shining example, corruption as virtue and look to support a man who would be dictator for life.

Fake amerikans.

If ever there were an illegitimate president, it is trump.


tbabbitt 7 months, 1 week ago

Trump aired the USA's dirty laundry on the international stage and that is unacceptable. You make a people great by celebrating their achievements, championing their causes, never allowing criticism from outsiders and keeping their embarrassments private.