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McCain Opposes Obamacare Repeal

Sen. John McCain Friday became the second Republican to oppose the latest Senate effort to repeal Obamacare, joining the other Senate Master of Self-Indulgence, Rand Paul, in opposition. Just one more Republican opponent and the bill is sunk.

From McCain’s statement:

As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve bipartisan consensus on lasting reform, without which a policy that affects one-fifth of our economy and every single American family will be subject to reversal with every change of administration and congressional majority.

We should not be content to pass health care legislation on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009. If we do so, our success could be as short-lived as theirs when the political winds shift, as they regularly do.

And blah blah blah blah blah. Note the contradiction in the last sentence. Democrats, very likely thanks to McCain, will not have had short-lived success.

There is no way that McCain would normally be a “no” vote on this. Here is the statement he should have given:

I’m a mad as hell that Donald Trump said mean things about my capture and imprisonment by the North Vietnamese, and now I have my revenge.

That’s what’s going on here, believe me. Because of one person’s grudge, Obamacare likely will stay. It’s a sad end to Sen. McCain’s honorable and heroic record of service.

McCain should be mad. He also should do what’s right for the country.

29 thoughts on “McCain Opposes Obamacare Repeal”

  1. Except that he won’t… and he’ll carry his grudge to the grave…and he won’t be around to see the horrors he’ll have enabled against Middle America.

    Why wasn’t Sarah at the TOP of the ticket in ’08… >:I

  2. He has had NO “honorable and heroic record of service.” He may not have been as foul as Kerry nor Fonda, but there are enough questions about his performance even when in the military to make that statement arguably false. And since then, he has been consistently foul. Keating Five, for merely one example.

    But then I suppose if you compare him to his good buddy Teddy “Swim, bitch!” Kennedy…

    1. I have no doubt about the horrors he experienced as a POW, and thank him for whatever service he gave to our country.
      As a man, a citizen, he is less than honorable.
      After he returned home from Vietnam, he ditched his wife and children who prayed for him everyday to marry the young, gorgeous heir to a fortune. They promised him a life of ease, and promoted him for political fame.
      Every election he promises to do something, then forgets what he said.

      We can say the same about our new Senator – Jeff Flake, too.
      Disappointing to say the least.

      1. “Every election he promises to do something, then forgets what he said.”
        But I don’t think he forgets. He says what we want to hear; build the wall is his mantra every election campaign. It’s the lo info voters that vote for him “because I know that name, he must be ok.”
        Although his absolute lying, trashing, vindictive diatribe about Dr. Kelli Ward was off the charts shameful, horrid & slanderous to a very upstanding Patriot.
        Mccain needs to retire & go away.

    2. McCain is a bitter man who needs to retire. He is doing more harm to America than good. To many people bought into the hero story, he is not.

  3. Maybe this is OT or maybe not: What is it about the politicians from Arizona that seem to be always in the national discussion? There are only about 6 million people living in all of AZ, so it’s not that we are going to change anything in Congress.
    From Barry Goldwater to John McCain, the AZ pols are/were always seen to lead.

  4. A tweet from President Trump,
    Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever ( future political campaigns) be known as” the Republican who saved ObamaCare”.
    “Future political campaigns”
    Get it?

  5. John McCain has destroyed whatever heroism he had as a young man, and has all by himself destroyed whatever legacy he had built in Washington.

    He’s a good example of how easily fooled we can be. Interesting that the masks are still falling off of people in Washington. I expect this “self-unmasking” will continue over the next few years.

    1. Yep, that’s about the size of it. He’s a very weird fellow, always has been so, even as a young man at the Naval Academy, as many stories attest.

      As a politician, he’s said and done whatever it took at get himself elected. Want a politician who could build a border wall, bring world peace, lower taxes, solve all crimes, stop a speeding bullet with his bare hands and jump over tall buildings? John McCain’s was your guy. He’s the guy wearing the Superman cape over there. Not unlike other politicians, of course. But, somehow, people always expected more from him and I never could figure out why they thought that. He always crashed and burned, politically. They were perpetually sorely disappointed at McCain’s blunders and antics, but then elected him to office again. Go figure.

      And now he’s pretty much at the end of his political career and probably his life, with the brain cancer and all. So there we are. End of an era.

  6. Well, it looks like at that money Nazi-collaborator George Soros gave to McCain’s reelection campaigns all these years as well as his big donations to the “McCain Institute for International Leadership” has paid off handsomely for Soros. Maybe McCain can expect another big bag of money from Soros for destroying the “repeal and replace ObamaCare” effort. A deal is a deal, after all.

    “EXCLUSIVE: Soros, Clinton-Linked Teneo Among Donors to McCain Institute”

    “John McCain Funded By Soros Since 2001”

  7. If I didn’t know better I’d swear he’s related to Hillary. Never saw two worse sore losers with nothing but revenge in their souls. Get over it and leave! He also looks a lot like ChuckU’s evil twin.

  8. Politics aside..
    John McCain suffered for 6 + years in Hanoi Hell.
    Now he is suffering with Brain cancer..he doesn’t need any negative comments
    On his voice/Health care vote.. it’s his choice good or bad.
    By the way I lived in AZ for 25 years and he never had me at ” Hello”aka I am not a fan!

    1. “he doesn’t need any negative comments”

      So we’re supposed to excuse his lies because he was a POW and now has cancer?

      Sorry. Doesn’t work that way.

  9. Is anyone on here from AZ? and have you contacted McCain’s AZ offices?
    What ‘excuses’ do they give you AZ voters about why he “voted” against this? (do they even answer citizen phone calls or emails?)
    Are you guys in AZ allowed to ask why Sen. McCain is such a lying, hypocritical politician? and how all this is based off of his senile, delusional hate of Pres. Trump.

    1. My husband has contacted him in the recent past. All his office does is send a “thank you for your concern, senator McCain will be working for you, his constituents…”. Nothing specific is ever answered. Just like Giffords before she was shot, they send a middle of the road, non committal generic response. I know many fellow Arizonans who didn’t vote for him….yet there he is yet again.

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  11. Continuing to elevate McCain to him is similar to “black reparations”. What happened in the past was wrong, but we can’t go back in time and change it, nor should we let the past blind us to his performance today. John needs to retire, or regain his grip on reality.

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  13. In the event that I didn’t know better I’d swear he’s identified with Hillary. Never observed two more regrettable sore washouts with only vengeance in their souls. Get over it and leave! He additionally looks a great deal like ChuckU’s shrewd twin.

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