Before you ask me …Yes, I did vote for John McCain in the 2008 Presidential Election because I saw him as the lesser of two evils at that time and I will add this additional disclaimer … I pulled the lever on the voting machine with tears in my eyes. Voting for the lesser of two evils has become a common tradition in America.
I will dispense with all the accolades about McCain’s military service record and simply say the country thanks him for his service. That was long ago and the McCain that I am writing about is his tenure as a United States Senator. The GOP’s Rino in standing from Arizona who seems to have something to say about every national issue of the day.
Immediately after the conclusion of Ted Cruz’s 20 some hour’s marathon speech, the Democratic response to Cruz’s was given by none other than John McCain who is in my opinion has always been a Democrat at heart. And like a true Democrat he compared Cruz’s to Britain’s Nazi appeasers claiming it insulted his father and grandfather, who fought against Germany. Nice going John, you just insulted every conservative in America with that but of course insulting conservatives is all part of the Democratic playbook.
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., aptly called it “the Democratic response” to Cruz. It can be summed up in two of McCain’s own defeatist words: “We lost.”
He proceeded to call Obama’s re-election a popular endorsement of ObamaCare totally dismissing the 2010 election results that swept control of the House of Representatives into Republican control.
I could add many things to McCain’s Rino track record in this column but the one that still grates on me the most is McCain’s aligning himself with Ted Kennedy closed door backroom deal on immigration reform. All the country got out of this was a 700 mile fence that was never completed.
John McCain has always been known as a man that likes to reach across the aisle and that’s because he has always been sitting on the wrong side of the aisle. Whether McCain realizes or not the new young bulls are now the new face of the Republican Party …Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio and Jeff Sessions.
At the age of 77 whether he likes it or not he no longer represents the views of the modern day GOP young bulls, it time to go and find a nice retirement home in Arizona before you do any more damage to the GOP brand.
Just one more thing John, have you ever heard of Reagan’s 11th Commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republican,”
What We Just Saw By Michael Walsh
In the aftermath of Senator Ted Cruz’s epic performance on the Senate floor, a few observations:
After his disgraceful attacks on Cruz, including his reach-across-the-aisle, dog-in-the-manger response today, this should be the end of Senator John McCain as a voice of influence in the Republican party. Ditto his mini-me, Senator Lindsey Graham. Indeed, the entire Old Guard of business-as-usual “comity” fans passeth. When you care more about what the other side thinks, it’s probably time either to switch teams or step down.
And more …
Cruz Control Should be Standard on All GOP Models By Ann Coulter
If I could briefly interrupt the Republican firing squad aiming at Ted Cruz, let’s talk about something we all agree on. And by “we all,” I mean a majority of the American people, the Teamsters, many Democrats and every single last Republican.
Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster.
It was passed illegally without the House ever voting on the Senate bill and became law absent a single Republican vote — even “the girls from Maine” and “the girl from Arizona” — the only major legislation ever enacted on a strict party-line vote. The Supreme Court had to violate the Constitution’s separation of powers to uphold Obamacare as a “tax” — despite the fact that no elected body could ever have enacted such a massive tax hike even with the sleazy parliamentary tricks used to pass this bill.
Proving that everyone hates it, Congress has now exempted itself from Obamacare’s provisions, having asked for, and received, a waiver from President Obama.
Yes, these are the exact same politicians who lecture us that Obamacare is “the law of the land!” (So are our immigration laws.) The same ones who huffily announce that the Supreme Court upheld it! (The court also upheld the First Amendment in Citizens United, but that doesn’t stop Obama from demanding Congress overturn the First Amendment.) They are the same sanctimonious frauds who tell us that Obamacare is “the right thing to do!”
Those guys waived Obamacare for themselves. If national health care is so great, why don’t they want it?