April 2, 2012, - 2:00 pm

SCHMUCK: John McCain Encouraged Muslim Bro’hood’s Al-Shater to Run for Egypt Prez, Said US Didn’t Object

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s no surprise that–after repeatedly saying they would not seek to take over the Egyptian government and seek its presidency–the Muslim Brotherhood is now seeking exactly that.  But what’s absolutely disgusting (and also no surprise) is that John McCain discussed this power quest with Khairat Al-Shater a/k/a Khairat El-Sharit a/k/a Khairat Ash-Shater, the group’s former chief financier and second in command, and encouraged him to run.  McCain, according to Egyptian Arabic media reports, also told Al-Shater that the U.S. had no objections to the transfer of power in Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood, birthing organization to HAMAS, Al-Qaeda, and Yasser Arafat, nor to Al-Shater leading Egypt as its President.

As I’ve said before, we would be no better off with this utter a-hole as President instead of Barack Hussein Obama.  (The only difference is that we would have a fat first daughter drag queen wearing ugly clothes that are too tight on her, instead of a first lady drag queen wearing ugly clothes that are too tight on her.)

Shorouk News (“shorouk” means “sunrise” in Arabic) reports that McCain met with Al-Shater, advised him that the U.S. had no objections to his candidacy for the Egyptian Presidency, and that he said the U.S. government was not opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood assuming power in Egypt.  Here’s just an excerpt from the story (my translation):

Muslim Brotherhood sources tell “Sunrise News” that the deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat Al-Shater, discussed his decision to declare his candidacy for the Presidency of Egypt with U.S. Senator John McCain two months ago, and that the latter had assured him there was no objection in the U.S. administration toward the Brotherhood assuming the Presidency.

See, John McCain is Obama’s twin Secretary of State and doing his bidding. Hillary Clinton is busy giving your money to Al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood terrorists so they can take over Syria from Assad (she pledged at least $12 million over the weekend). And John Al-McCain is doing the same in Egypt.

The story goes on to say that McCain and others in the international community continue to pressure the Egyptian military to give up power to popular democratic movements, the most powerful of which is the Brotherhood, and that a package of economic aid has been guaranteed in the event of the arrival of the Muslim Brotherhood to power, via the Egyptian Presidency.

And I voted for John McCain, WHY….?????

I don’t care what this moron did in Vietnam. It’s all more than negated by his aiding of America’s enemies in their assumptions of power throughout the Middle East. Whatta Schmuck!

Score another one for the ghost of Bin Laden.  He might live under the sea, but he’s having the last laugh.  And we’re doing his bidding.

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30 Responses

We’re giving arms to the Muslim Brotherhood, too.

It’s pretty sad when the people on our side (McCain, Romney) aren’t really on our side.

Barry Popik on April 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Khairat al-Shater will certainly become Egypt’s next President.

The only viable non-Islamist alternative, radical Arab nationalist Amr Moussa, is fading. And Egypt’s liberal opposition prefers to deny reality and sing their way to the graveyard.

Its not the liberal Facebook kids who are future of Egypt. Its the Muslim Brotherhood.

All in all, al-Shater is likely to become its familiar face in the foreseeable future as Egypt’s President.

NormanF on April 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Same reason I won’t vote for Etchy Sketchy Romney. He’s McCain’s twin.

And to think I voted for him in 2008! Its not like the Muslim Brotherhood is going to moderate in power.

Then again, Americans on both sides of the political divide are in denial about Islam.

NormanF on April 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

The man is increasingly an idiot. I guess the “Charlie” hit him in the head too often.

Occam's Tool on April 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

This is the same McCain that said we should not waterboard either.

Debbie – you voted for him because the alternative was BHO.

Road Warrior on April 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I’m noticing that one of your paid Google ads is for something called “OMG – Obama’s My Guy.”

ConcernedPatriot on April 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I usually agree with you Debbie, and I enjoy your blog tremendously, however, I must disagree with you on this one. John McCain is not a schmuck. He is a Schmeckle.

John M on April 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

John McCain is ready for a nursing home. From the photographs I have seen of him, Al-Shater looks like an absolute thug. If Shorouk News is not making it all up, John McCain really does have no right to be in the U.S. Senate. He is a treacherous idiot. John McCain’s record in Vietnam has been used time and again to obscure his various shortcomings. That bank account is now overdrawn and closed.

Worry01 on April 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm

debbie, you must be so proud of your thoughtful and intelligent readers. consider worry01’s astute analysis: “From the photographs I have seen of him, Al-Shater looks like an absolute thug.” well done.

bob on April 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Oh Bobby, I know that you meant your compliment sarcastically, but I appreciate it anyway.

    Here is your pal: http://is.gd/y2VCWd

    I will let others judge for themselves how this person appears. There are so many other photogrpahs of Al-Shater that are even more unflattering. He does look like a street tough in a “B” movie with his looks and demeanor.

    Worry01 on April 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm


I like John McCain but his better days are behind him and it’s time for him to retire before he steps into any more dog doo.

The difference between McCain and O’Bama regarding Israel and Jews was never a difference in policy. The difference was in the way each man speaks of Israel and Jews. To the President, Israel is a nuisance and burden; Jews are OK if they are extreme left and subservient. McCain speaks highly of Israel; expresses his admiration and appreciation of Israel. Yet Sen. McCain usually shows a willingness to pursue the same middle east policies as President O’Bama. These are not sound for either the U.S. or Israel. John McCain would do well to distance himself from them.

Heroism in past wars does not grant a license for leaders to pursue poor policy; especially treasonous policy. Marshall Phillipe Petain was a decorated French hero of World War I. He was convicted of treason by France after World War II for collaborating with the Nazis in his leadership of Vichy France. Phillipe Petain stands as an eternal reason to discard the label of “war hero” when considering the policy proposals of our elected leaders.


There is NO Santa Claus (aka TINSC)

There is NO Santa Claus on April 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Ugh. Stuff like this makes me crazy but DS’ hysterical go at that pontoon-boobed non-stop chatterbox of inanity, Meghan McCain, gave me some needed comic relief!

I think maybe the Jihadis have infiltrated the USA and have administered retarded gas. Everyone has gone retard at an alarming rate….especially since after 9/11.

As I like to say, it really was NOT ok that we didn’t understand islamic Jihad BEFORE 9/11. It’s an absolute crime that the people in charge would rather act retarded than understand this VERY SIMPLE EQUATION when Islam is in the mix. THERE IS NO EXCUSE.

We gotta get Obama-Putin out and there is not even time to take a 5 minute break before we get back to business. We don’t have the time, we are being sold down the river and it’s not looking good for us at this point.

Skunky on April 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Skunky, I find John and Meghan to be horrid. As for Meghan, if you don’t have it, don’t flaunt it. That would be equally applicable to her appearance and intellectual powers. Meghan McCain makes Chelsea Clinton seem glorious by comparison.

    Worry01 on April 2, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Worry, listening to that embarrassing moron speak is like Chinese water torture.

      She has a (STOOPID) column on TDB. It’s kinda funny because she is hated by the few Conservatives who do frequent the site as well as the Brain-dead Obama-Putinbot Zombies. Trouble is she loves herself so much she has no idea how Universally hated she is so she’ll live like a bad virus.

      And like you, I’d rather be bored by the strange and soporific Chelsea Clinton than the beast known as Meghan McCain. At least if I am bored to death by a piece of dry toast (Clinton) I could fall into a sweet sleep. With Meghan the valley girl, I’d prolly beg for other forms of torture to get far away from her!

      In the bizarro world somewhere in another dimension, there is a site like this fine one but instead of DS, the owner is Meghan McCain! Talk about a nightmare!!!

      Skunky on April 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm

“And I voted for John McCain, WHY….?????”

I’m reminded of what happened at the 1976 Republican Convention. After Ford had already been selected, Reagan was invited up to give a few words, and he gave a rousing, impromptu speech about freedom, the Soviets, and the need for a strong America. One delegate was at once impressed and despondent. “Oh my God, we nominated the wrong guy!” he said to another delegate. One can only wonder what might have been had Reagan, not Ford, been the nominee in 1976.

Ford of course went on to lose to Carter. As in 2008, the Republicans are slated again to nominate “the wrong guy”.

Raymond in DC on April 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

aka/Khaiat al-Shitter

CornCoLeo on April 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

McCain is such a dupe because he’s such an ignoramus. He couldn’t find his ass if he used both hands and yet he managed to become a Republican Party nominee.

CornCoLeo on April 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I don;t doubt that McCain would not have been much better than who we got now, but why believe Shorouk News is a reliable source?

I_AM_ME on April 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm


    The news report said that John McCain “… had assured him there was no objection in the U.S. administration toward the Brotherhood assuming the Presidency.”

    While I stand behind my comments above, there’s an element of “shooting the messenger” here. John McCain represented the O’Bama Administration’s position quite accurately. Whether he objected to that position is left to the reader to guess.

    John McCain’s days of running for President are over. Frankly, I wish he would retire while he still has some good years ahead of him. That being said, Deb Schlussel could have told the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood that the O’Bama Administration has no objection to the Muslim Brotherhood assuming the Egyptian Presidency. However, knowing Debbie as I do, I think she would have politely told the leader of the Ikhwan that she didn’t agree with that policy.

    Where John McCain stood on this issue is left for us to speculate. My guess is that he had no real objection to the O’Bama Administration policy. If he did, he would have shouted it from the highest mountaintop by now.

    There is NO Santa Claus on April 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Time for tea and scones plus the mohair knee blanket for old Johnny boy. Just wheel him away, totally out of touch with the nu-generation of world affairs. The collective voices of the politicians are leading western civilisation down the slippery slope and a disasterous legacy awaits our children.

When supported by facts the media turn away, dimwits become dhimmis…..this video says it all.
Belgistan? Sharia Showdown Looms in Brussels – CBN.com – YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SbMnA3uO9As

Eyes Wide Open on April 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Does anyone really expect Romney to be any different? I have honestly come to the conclusion that I’d rather stay home than vote for Romney, if only to teach the so-called Republican establishment (ie, Rove, Boehner, McConnell, etc) a lesson.

adam on April 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Adam, I have heard of that tactic in the past and never thought it was good or a bad idea. Then after the 2008 election I realized THAT was not the election to have that attitude and I would still vote for that freak McShame again if I had to do it all over again.

    Adam, it is TOO late for that tactic now. The Republican Establishment have learned NOTHING. Even after 2010 elections. That is apparent. You’re not gonna reach them. The time to do that type of thing is in the PRIMARIES NOW (vote against Romney). But not enough cared to send a message. We ALMOST got there but just didn’t have what it takes.

    The ONLY thing to do is STOP Obama-Putin. You’ll be teaching NO ONE a lesson if you do not vote against him in November. The Republican establishment only care about keeping some bits of power. They are not adverse to Marxism IF they have some power within the ruling party!

    IF he is not voted out in November THAT’s IT! You’ll not have the power you once had and it’s over. Obama-Putin has stuck the sword in but if he wins in November he will have an insurance plunge that powers him a million times more than you or I will ever have power again here in USA.

    I don’t call him Obama-Putin for nothing.

    And fake Conservatives with well-working brains (like Medved) will sing the dumb lemmings over the cliff with his lulling coos of Obama-Putin is NOT a dangerous Marxist.

    (BTW, with Obama-Putin’s little outburst at the Supreme Court, I will bet BIG BUCKS it got back to him how they will vote on it in a few months…and it’s not in his favour!!)

    Skunky on April 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm

FYI, on today’s The Daily Show (available online), John McCain is seen at a Romney event endorsing Obama. Oops.

Barry Popik on April 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Norm, the Romney of 2008 was a lot more forthrightly anti-Islamic than the Romney of today. And unlike McCain, who actively lobbied against US interests in Afghanistan and Iraq, there is no such track record from Mitt: he’s just deluded.

I’d much rather see al Shatar, rather than Amir Moussa get elected. Granted, the Libs in the West will be in as much denial about him as they are about Ahmadinejad in Iran. But Amir Moussa was the head of the Arab League for the longest time, and his track record against the West is well known, and yet, he’d be a respected president of Egypt were he to get elected, and enable the West to be even more oblivious about the real Egypt than what it is today.

I think events in Syria are ultimately going to determine whether things get to a showdown w/ Israel. If the Ikhwan succeeds in seizing power in Syria like it has in Egypt, you can bet your shirt that they’ll try a rerun of 1967. And I’m no more sanguine about Israel’s chances, given how the West had armed the Mubarak regime to the teeth, and how that army, including F-16s and M1 Abrams tanks would now be in the hands of the Ikhwan.

Which is why I’m rooting for Assad in Syria, even though that means that Hizbullah’s stranglehold would continue. Like I’ve advocated here, Assad needs to get all his Shia pals – Hizbullah, the Mahdi Army and the Basiji all into Syria and start relentlessly massacring the Sunnis. Let the Saudis and the Turks figure out what sort of a force they want to support the Sunnis, and in the meantime, let the Russkies and the Chinese back Assad as well. If Syria can be completely made into what Lebanon was in the 1970s, that would be a good outcome for Israel.

Infidel on April 3, 2012 at 5:55 am

Dear Debbie: Does anyone besides Sharouk News report that McCain met with Al-Shater? I wouldn’t trust an Arabic news source for the time of day. Would you?

Miranda Rose Smith on April 3, 2012 at 7:20 am

Dear Debbie,

The problem with USA foreign policy is that everyone who happenned to glance at a manchet in a newspaper thinks he is now an expert on the subject. A matter of fact neither McCane nor the Clintons know didly squat about Middle East foreign policy. They like to think they do but they do not. Against the will of the Copts they let the Hoods overthrow Mubarak. Now what is the result???? A sheikh of the Hoods calls for legalizing the purchase of females to be concubines!!!! This is in the 21st century. If this is an omen of things to come I will leave it to you to guess it. You are a very intelligent person who needs no help to figure this out. Do not forget Saddam Hussein who George W. Bush went to war against to please the Wahhabis of oil. Now they cry wolf because they replaced Hussein with Ahmadinijad. You know the best thing for these pretenders is to leave the foreign policy of the Middle East to Israel and to the Copts. These are the two entities who can handle this matter skilfully.

Gamal R. Scharoubim on April 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I am so grateful I can say I voted for a (true)Conservative candidate in 2008 (Charles Baldwin) . . It can’t be said doing so caused the illegal to be living in OUR White House. Barry was placed there through massive voting fraud and the puppet masters!

Pam on April 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

He was a traitor In NAM , a traitor now and will always be one as far as I am concerned.

Good for the AZ morons for voting him in again.

The Only way we will fix this mess is to do what the Declaration mandates and Obligates us to.

Remember we have the Legal authority to do it contrary to what some of you lawyers espouse.

The Declaration is a legally binding Doc.
It was voted on for then and Now and the future.
By the way it is the Only document that cannot be changed by an AMendment! DUH

Kevin Kehoe on April 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm

The question is whether MCain is Pro-Israel as he claimed to be, or just pro-Stupid. Israel’s only chance to to start digging missle proof bunkers and movce its nuclear missles to places unknown to Obama, it is now a country surrounded by treachery and yes, stupidity.
If you want to relive the treachery that occured in the six day war look up the Jerusalem Post Wednesday June 7th, 1967. Then you will have an idea of what is happening, SOS different year, different day.

Ron Wolf aka "Columbo" on April 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm

What did John Sidney McCain, the Third do in Vietnam other than express impatience that we didn’t drop enough bombs on the Vietnamese, and spend most of his years as a navy pilot in “indefinite detention”? One must acknowledge his suffering a while he was a prisoner of war, though that has been under a cloud, since some of his colleagues who were there with him still insist that he received preferential treatment as the son of a 4 Star Admiral who was the Commander of the Pacific fleet, and because he made more than 30 videos for the North Vietnamese. For those who never made it out but were still believed alive in detention, his contribution was to publicly castigate and humiliate the wives of the MIAs seeking help, shut down the Senate MIA inquiry, and successfully lobby to permanently seal the MIA records from further review, thus ensuring that no one else who might have been still alive as a prisoner of war in Vietnam could have ever come home again.

Re: Syria, don’t think for a moment the “Syrian Free Resistance” began as an indigenous popular movement in the heart of the nation. Independent journalists and old CIA hands still with sources in the region will tell you that it began at the periphery as a small Sunni sectarian revolt encouraged and aided by foreign soldiers, special ops and Al Qaeda entering from Jordan, Turkey and Southern Lebanon, and directed by NATO in Turkey. The Syrian government is an authoritarian regime no doubt, but it was a country at peace where Christians and other minorities lived in safety and with some measure of opportunity. Furthermore, it had was following a timetable for constitutional reform with a constitutional referendum scheduled for 2014. After the revolt began and Hillary and Susan Rice began foaming at the mouth and calling for blood, the Syrians held a referendum where over 50% of the people voted, of which 89% voted for the regime. This was a better showing at the polls than at most US elections, and that one took place while the snipers and other terrorists from outside were firing on the people and bombing buildings, while the Western press was blaming it all on the Government.

Our Administration has been practising foreign policy gangsterism at its worst, pretending to encourage the people there decide while supporting a sectarian faction that we are learning is backed by Al Qaeda and is extremist. This is even less palatable where the process for reform is already underway. Certainly, spreading a false narrative to frame one’s opponents cannot succeed in long run. (May Hillary with all of her lies, and her vain attempts to be accepted as one of the boys at the Pentagon, be held accountable for all of it when she runs for the Empress of the Universe in 2016, and get her a… kicked, and royally, when she does.)

JS Skeptic on May 1, 2012 at 5:04 pm

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