How to Destroy a Good Man’s Character With Debunked Lies


Dr. Jack Wheeler, the Jack Armstrong of the “Reagan Era” has penned one of the most mendacious pieces of trash I’ve ever seen.  Naturally the object of his wrath is John McCain, who is evil and must be destroyed.  It doesn’t matter how the Right does it.  If they must resort to debunked lies, innuendo, half-truth, and character assassination all’s fair, right?  This time Jack Wheeler has a two-fer.  Not only does he get to carry out a hit for the mainstream conservative anti-McCain world, but he also gets to spread lies and innuendo about Hillary Clinton.

“…Maybe McCain will try to fight back by confirming Hillary’s well-known bisexuality and her lesbian affair with her beautiful assistant, Huma Abedin.  Google “Hillary” and “Huma Abedin” and you’ll get almost 6,000 hits.  Turns out Huma is a Moslem who grew up in Saudi Arabia and is strongly suspected of working for Saudi intelligence….”

I’m not even going to start on the Huma Abedin issue, aside from the fact that just because she is Muslim does not indicate she is evil, a spy, or even a terrorist.  Just read the dripping innuendo in the above paragraph.  FYI – I’ve been told by a fascinating source that Hillary Clinton is not bisexual.    He then implies an exclusive from respected journalist Ken Timmerman, but there is nothing.  I have additional information on who his “source” might be, from my “exclusive source”.   Ms Abedin does not deserve the treatment she is receiving because she happens to be what all indications are a very efficient personal assistant.  Everyone and their poodle knows how tight the Clintons are with the Saudis, so what’s the deal here?

Then Wheeler harps on the mental instability of John McCain.  If what I have found in the Newsweek article quoted below is true, John McCain has probably undergone more psychological testing than anyone who has run for POTUS.

He repeats the lies of the Vietnam vet groups.  You might also want to note that he takes care to reference people who are no longer alive.  I have additional information about them below, including one interesting little tidbit. Ted Sampley attacked on of McCain’s aides.

“…On a related note, WorldNetDaily offers incomplete reporting on another Kerry issue in order to maximize the bashing quotient. A Feb. 10 story takes a quick look at a group called Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, whose purpose is pretty self-explanatory. Its founder, Ted Sampley, calls Kerry “Hanoi John.” What WND doesn’t tell its readers is that Sampley has a record of sorts — he was convicted of misdemeanor assault and sentenced to 180 days’ probation for attacking a legislative aide to Sen. John McCain. In fact, McCain calls Sampley “one of the most despicable people I have ever had the misfortune to encounter.” Yet again, WND omits relevant facts about people who serve its purposes but report unsubstantiated rumors about people it despises. Again: whose “general interest” is this in? Not its readers’ interests, that’s for sure….”

The origin of the nasty stories about John McCain go back to the 2000 campaign.  They have been debunked time and time again, To The Point where one wonders just what Dr. Wheeler’s actual agenda is.

It makes one wonder just who is in charge here. I find the timing of all of this just too precious.  We have Novak’s hit last week, then the release of the Citizens United ad, a call to arms by Roy Beck of Numbers USA, Malkin’s usual Hate McCain dribble, and now this. If you judge a man by his enemies, I think John McCain does quite well.  It also makes one ponder the meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything:  Why the you know why do a certain group of conservatives who are basically the same anti-immigration nut-cases hate John McCain so much.  Just what does he do to threaten them?

Con Web Watch

“…The head of Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry has a checkered past, though you wouldn’t know it if all you read was the ConWeb. Not only does he have an arrest record — specifically, a conviction for misdemeanor assault for attacking an aide to Sen. John McCain, who calls him “one of the most despicable people I have ever had the misfortune to encounter” — Sampley is also the source of the McCain-as-Manchurian-candidate meme that Paul Weyrich tried to spread in the 2000 Republican presidential primary when McCain was surging against George W. Bush. (Sampley has his own rambling defense on the whole issue.)But you’ll hardly find any of that on the ConWeb. featured Sampley prominently in a Feb. 19 story on the anti-war book Kerry helped write in 1971, and Weyrich defends Sampley in a 2000 piece that followed his Manchurian-candidate column. WorldNetDaily also promoted Sampley’s group. NewsMax, surprisingly, did redo a New York Times piece that looks at Sampley’s past. But a Wes Vernon-penned story mentions Sampley without noting his past, and in another article, “NewsMax gratefully acknowledges the help of U.S. Veteran Dispatch editor Ted Sampley for supplying McCain’s revealing 1973 account in U.S. News.” NewsMax also ran the uncritical CNS article and Weyrich’s two Manchurian-candidate columns….”

spread the tale of mental unstability in 2000. The Sampley lies. ConWebBlog has more about the smear here. The original Sampley article is disgusting. We went through this a few weeks ago in South Carolina.  Here is a recap of what went on in SC, which sounds remarkably like what is going on now with Jack Wheeler.  Don’t these people get tired of repeating the same old debunked lies.
It makes you wonder what kind of a person inspires all of this wrath from both liberals and conservatives.
A South Carolina Hit

“…Some aspects of this smear were hardly so subtle. Bob Jones University professor Richard Hand sent an e-mail to “fellow South Carolinians” stating that McCain had “chosen to sire children without marriage.” It didn’t take long for mainstream media to carry the charge. CNN interviewed Hand and put him on the spot: “Professor, you say that this man had children out of wedlock. He did not have children out of wedlock.” Hand replied, “Wait a minute, that’s a universal negative. Can you prove that there aren’t any?”…”


Freedom Research Foundation Founded by Wheeler. At one time he used Paul Weyrich’s offices.   Wheeler is also part of that strange “Vanguard” organization.

“…In addition, movement gadfly — some say kingmaker — Grover Norquist, founder and head of Americans for Tax Reform, Stephen Moore, founder of Club for Growth (and current Wall Street Journal editorial board member), actress Jane Russell, direct-mail pioneer Walt Longyear, “compassionate conservatism” guru Marvin Olasky, even Reagan Doctrine-architect Jack Wheeler are all members of Vanguard’s board of advisors…Jerome Corsi and Richard Poe sign on with TheVanguardAlthough Dube reported that on January 18, Martin “refuse[d] to confirm or deny rumors” that Jerome Corsi — co-author with John O’Neill of 2004’s “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry,”–“which irreparably damaged John Kerry’s presidential hopes — ha[d] signed on for a similar effort against Hillary,” Corsi was welcomed aboard in a news release dated January 23. “My role will be to serve as a senior political strategist with TheVanguard.Org, researching and writing aggressively to advance conservative themes in opposition to liberal Democratic Party politics,” Corsi said in an article titled “ Plans Conservative Challenge to,” that appeared the same day in Human Events…”.”

The Vanguard has the money to bankroll that anti-McCain ad I wrote about the other day. You might also want to take note of the presence of Jerome Corsi of the swiftboat fame.

In his article, How the Clintons Will Destroy John McCain in his Too The Point News,   Jack Wheeler repeats over and over how psychologically unstable John McCain is.  Unfortunately, and I hate admitting it, the rumors about McCain’s mental stability go directly back to Karl Rove in the SC 2000 Presidential Primary.   Some of the stability questions and his military service questions stem from Vdare in 2006.

A few days ago, Roy Beck of NumbersUSA issued what amounts to a “fatwa” against John McCain.  I think part of this hit on McCain by Wheeler is simply Wheeler marching to the John Tanton command.
As yes, it all goes back to – immigration. As in Vdare’s hit on him about a month earlier. More from Vdare about McCain’s problems – Immigration! Steve Sailer has written more about McCain’s mental stability.  I find this abjectly hilarious.  Steve Sailer is one of the leading racists in the country, and a friend of Michelle Malkins. More about McCain’s stability from Peter Brimelow. You should note that Peter’s twin brother, John was one of the heads of one of the various National Socialist organizations here in the US.  Oh, the reason that McCain’s mental stability is to be questioned – AMNESTY! Wheeler is one of those “conservatives” who wishes to assault the Constitution by repealing the 14th Amendment.

If you are going to take out Hillary, do it for this!

Do you notice a similarity in the following story of what occurred in South Carolina in 2000 and what is going on now? Fact is, people like Jack Wheeler are recycling old and debunked LIES.

While both sides began negative campaigning, McCain suffered more for it. Voters were told that McCain was a liar, a hypocrite, a philanderer and a jerk.  They were told he was not a hero at all but a Manchurian Candidate, brainwashed or broken in captivity and sent home to betray his comrades in arms.  They were told he had had affairs, illegitimate children, that he infected his wife with a venereal disease and that he had sex with hookers. …The negative attacks were also aimed at McCain’s wife Cindy.  Her addiction to prescription painkillers years earlier had been dug up during the campaign by dirty tricksters and the night before the South Carolina primary a man appeared outside a McCain event with a stack of leaflets calling her a drug addict and a “weirdo.”  When Cindy and her husband sat watching the exit polls the next night, Cindy began weeping when it became evident McCain had lost, her loud sobs breaking the silence in the room.  McCain tried to stop her tears, telling her it was part of the game.  “Think of how the Bushes felt
two weeks ago in New Hampshire.”  Cindy turned to him sobbing.  “We never called his wife a weirdo.”

Jack Wheeler, like all the usual suspects is part of this entangled alliance of wanna-be celebrities and inside the beltway power players. I have a “source” who has known Wheeler for some time.  I am quoting from a recent email.

“… He’s a has been, wannabe in terms of any political clout. Lots of testosterone and Commie-hating reminiscing for the good old days of the Cold War. He fancies himself “The Indiana Jones of the American Right.” A bit of a Drama Queen (like his good friend ex-CIA Michael Ledeen who I believe is his primary source on a number of things.) He has contacts, but only from the old guard, former CIA, former elected officials, former diplomat crowd. Charlie Wilson was his Best Man (…Bottom line: self promoter who has so far only managed to attract the hystericals at Human Events, WND, etc. I think he’s desperate to develop a nich market and probably by now has discovered how many vermin are running around the ‘net, and how nearly impossible it is to make money at it.

I’m thinking this stunt he is pulling is a marketing ploy to drive people to his site and seduce them with sensational content. Who knows, he may be about broke and this is a hail Mary. He appeared on FoxNews a few times. Once was during the Dubai Ports debacle, and he was defending my side of that issue — the side of the Bush administration and the UAE.

I speculated he’ll appear on Limbaugh or Hewitt because Hewitt recently stooped low enough to have world expert Michelle Malkin on to dump her recent garbage about the evil Mexican spies in the McCain campaign. Or whatever her latest parrot droppings were about. But maybe he won’t get booked on anything mainstream (I use that term loosely)….”

I know the type.  They are the barely inside the Beltway hanger’s on who are living hand to mouth, just barely keeping their heads above water, trying to ‘make it big’. From personal experience, when cornered or crossed, they can be vicious. They also excel in back-stabbing and self promotion.


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There are additional blogs repeating these lies, but I gave up after the first baker’s dozen.

I truly don’t understand what motivates seemingly decent men and women to repeat a lie they know has been repudiated not once, but many times.  What kind of hate lives within the blackness of their souls? It is obvious they don’t give a rip about what this does to a decent man and his family.  They have become so entrenched in their irrational hate that they no longer think rationally. How dare they?  I truly wish people who spread lies the way they are doing could be taken out for libel.  If the material in question had been created in the state of South Carolina we would have some recourse.  Unfortunately sick, perverted men like Jack Wheeler can write what ever they wish and equally sick and perverse individuals take delight in slandering and destroying a decent man’s reputation.

Have you ever had anyone lie about you?  I’ve been on the receiving end of malicious and destructive lies several times in my life.  Lies have cost me dearly in my life.  They are one of the Big 10 – you know – the Thou Shalt Not Big 10.  When you do the false witness thing against another person, if you don’t confess, and you claim to be a Christian, you are in very deep do-do.  I would suggest finding either a Catholic or Episcopal priest and confess and seek absolution.  Lent is coming up in three days.  I suggest you spend the next 40 days reflecting on the destruction of lies.

This comes from Newsweek. You might want to take note of how very different this is from Wheeler’s lies, half-truths, and innuendos.

“…“During the 2000 election, Republican smear artists trying to stop the presidential campaign of John McCain spread rumors that the former POW was “nuts” because he had been “in the cage too long”—in the Hanoi Hilton for five and a half years. The campaign decided to make public Captain (now Senator) McCain’s medical records, which showed that he had an enlarged prostate and trouble lifting his arms (repeatedly broken in captivity), but had been judged perfectly sane by a series of Navy psychiatrists who had tested him for years after his release from prison.

The details of those medical evaluations make you wonder why McCain is not stark raving mad today. Tortured repeatedly to extract a confession, McCain “tried to hang himself X2 to avoid giving in,” reads the report of a psychiatrist at Jacksonville Naval Hospital in Florida who had interviewed McCain in 1973. “Broke three teeth as a result of rocks in diet,” records another. Last week, as I read to McCain from these long-ago documents, he chimed in, “And also a fist in the face a couple of times.”… He has made a long, hard journey from being a “rebel without a cause,” as he described himself to one of those Navy psychiatrists back in the 1970s, to a man who aspires to lead the nation and the world. As an angry toddler, he would hold his breath until he passed out (his parents’ cure was to drop him fully clothed into a bathtub of icy water). He has found transcendence, if not exactly peace, through duty and suffering that most people can barely imagine…McCain did make a meaningless confession of his “air piracy,” and it haunted him to think his father would find out. Unbeknownst to McCain, his father had been elevated to become CINCPAC, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, making McCain into what his jailers called a “Crown Prince.”

….As a propaganda stunt, McCain was offered early release after about a year of captivity. He refused to leave before his comrades—and remained in prison for four more years. McCain sensed that he was getting “extra attention” from his guards (i.e., more beatings), but also that they did not want him to die or to return home gravely scarred. Always, the fear of disgracing his forebears hung over him. “He has been preoccupied with escaping the shadow of his father and establishing his own image and identity in the eyes of others,” reads a psychiatric evaluation in McCain’s medical files. “He feels his experiences and performance as a POW have finally permitted this to happen.” Released after the 1973 Peace Accords, McCain returned to the United States a hero. “Felt fulfillment when his Dad was introduced at a dinner as ‘Commander McCain’s father.’ He had arrived,” noted the psychiatric report in 1974….McCain does have a refreshing knack for reaching across the aisle. In 2004, he had a vodka-drinking contest with Hillary Clinton on a Senate junket to Estonia. Former Democratic majority leader Tom Daschle has written that he engaged in serious talks with McCain in 2001 to bring him over to the Democratic Party. “I was never going to leave my party, you ask anybody, I was one of the biggest campaigners for Republicans out there,” McCain insists now. McCain is not a loner, but he is independent-minded. His staff is devoted; they call themselves “McCainiacs.”…

…Sen. Thad Cochran, Republican of Mississippi, has had his share of dust-ups with McCain, usually over some appropriation that McCain regards as pork-barrel spending. “He gets very volatile,” Cochran tells NEWSWEEK. “He gets red in the face. He talks loud.” Cochran, who says he is still a friend of McCain’s (“at least on my part”), says the Senate dining room has lately been buzzing with Senator Hothead stories, mostly stirred by a recent wave of press interest. “I was surprised to find so many senators who’d had a personal experience when he’d lost his temper,” says Cochran. Did he find McCain’s temper to be somehow disabling or disqualifying in a potential president? “I don’t know how to assess that,” says Cochran. “I certainly know no other president since I’ve been here who’s had a temperament like that. There’s some who were capable of getting angry, of course. Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter both. But this …” His voice trailed away. “You like to think your president would be cool, calm and collected. He’s commander in chief.” (Cochran has endorsed Romney, who has sought to make McCain’s temper a campaign issue.)…”