Senator John McCain waited two years to get his revenge against Donald Trump for saying that McCain is not a war hero. But with a giant middle finger — or more precisely a thumb — McCain, perhaps assuming that he’ll never run for election again, showed Donald Trump that repealing and replacing Obamacare would not be the “so easy” venture that the great “deal-maker” promised. I understand that these two men don’t like each other. I understand that revenge is a dish best served cold. But by looking to hurt President Trump — which I have no doubt was one motivation
So he put personal political revenge ahead of the good of the Nation. Thank you, Senator McCain, for that fine example of mature, adult behaviour. Not to mention upholding your oath, both as a Senator and as an Officer in the U.S. Navy. As a Veteran and a Citizen, I am disgusted, sir!
I grow weary of McCain´s "heroism" - his luck (and flying ability) ran out and he got himself shot down - after that he became a survivor. Heroism is throwing yourself on a grenade or charging a machine nest to save your troops. Surviving? Not so much.
Ross expects President Trump to be superhuman. The Press, Hollyweird, Academia, Demonrats, and the Establishment Republicans with their good friends in the Deep State are all out to destroy the potus. Expecting him to fight on his own is unreasonable, per the last paragraphs of the article.
We the People need to keep pressuring the GOPe to do the right thing for the people of this country. They and McCain are so evil and corrupt that it is shocking. The sane citizens of this country are in a Throw the Bums Out mood now more than ever.
I saw on the news last night about what a maverick John McCain is and I really think the definition needs to be revisited.
Obamacare was thrust onto the American people in the dark of the night on Christmas Eve. It is a sham and I don´t think a lot of people understand it.
If you are laid off from your job and think Obamacare is an option, guess again. You can only apply for Obamacare if you are employed. Government should be responsible and accountable. Obamacare is not. Neither is John McCain.
In 2008, two weeks before the election, John McCain closed the local campaign headquarters that I had signed up to volunteer. He was supposed to be challenging the Democrat (Obama) and he folded. He has been doing that ever since.
Trump dissing McPain about his war hero status is just window dressing to keep you from noticing that McPain´s head is so far up his own rear that he can´t detect anything else. The fact that the AZ senator went to Ukraine to stir up a fake war is hidden by news orgs. Also, if Putin DID build a pipeline, McPain would lose some heavy cash. McCain knows the US isn´t even in the top 3 of natural gas producers.
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mean Gene, 7/29/2017 7:55:02 AM (No. 11334594)
McCain´s been a Never-Trumper for a long time. He couldn´t wait to get that filthy "dossier" about "golden showers" to the media. Yes Pres Trump needs more Republicans in office. But they must be the right sort of Republicans. Dump all GOPe ones. Put in the Kid Rock sort.
This calls to mind what Marshall Thibido said to the dying John Wayne character JB Books in The Shootist, "What I´ll do on your grave won´t pass for flowers!" I look eagerly forward to the same opportunity to express my feeling to the "maverick" Senator McCain.
FTA: McCain, perhaps assuming that he’ll never run for election again´...McPain absolutely knows his days are numbered...the type of cancer he has typically finishes off it´s ´host´ in about 18 months. He knows he won´t run again. If it weren´t for NIxon and his pardon,´hero´ McPain would be rotting in Leavenworth.
You´d think McCain, with his cancerous brain tumor,being so close to being judged by his maker, would focus on doing the right things before he passes? Being venditive and hateful toward his president and the American people are not actions a dying person should take?
Poor hateful John McCain will pass away a bitter old man.
FTA "On Friday, Dr. Paul, long one of the Senate’s most aggressive opponents of Obamacare, blocked the Senate from moving directly to consideration of McCain’s cherished NDAA. Not knowing when his bill may move to the floor, I suspect McCain will simply return to Arizona, any future return date uncertain at best. For Dr. Paul, a hot-off-the-grill revenge is fine as well…"
Thank you Rand Paul finally a Senator with some cojones!
John McCain did a Jane Fonda on Republican voters. Ironic, he will now remembered as a traitor. I certainly feel betrayed that I voted for him for president once upon a time. He really didn’t do his job to try win, he just figured he was due for his next promotion. I would never trust him. Sad to say about a man who prides himself on duty and virtue. Truly sad.
It is difficult to find words to express my disgust with McCain´s vote. To make a grand entrance on the Senate floor and then to almost gleefully give a thumbs down to a promise he made to his constituents is evidence of what a small man he is. His job is to serve the people and in that regard he is an abject failure. He serves no one but himself.
What McCain´s actions show is that Pres Trump was right, McCain no hero. Instead, McCain showed that he is a small, petty man. Besides Obama, McCain´s "hero" status is probably the biggest ruse ever perpetuated on the American public.
If a fighter pilot shoots down 5 enemy aircraft, he becomes an ace. Since McPain has crashed 5 aircraft, I guess we could label him a negative ace. I, too, am sick of hearing about his "hero" status. Managing to get yourself shot down does not make you a "hero."
I voted for Trump because he was a far better choice than hard-left Clinton and told my friends I would never vote for any liberal or leftist for that matter. Given that, it concerns me how more and more, he is losing his grip on his administration and more and more, Republican members of the Senate are turning away from him. Soon, he can be so politically isolated, becoming ineffective. This, after a little more than six months. How can things get better if Trump can´t turn this around?
Imagine what we will have to endure (hopefully soon) when McShame dies. The enemedia will make him bigger than life. I pray that those who actually lived through the disasters he caused while in the military would come forward with the truth. He is no war hero, he is a traitor.
I know a few people that have obamacare but can´t afford to use it because of the high deductibles, one of which is in need of quick medical procedures. She was hoping for a quick improvement to our healthcare system. McCain was only think of himself with this vote, in my opinion, and not of the people suffering under the current program.
He may have been a hero once, by his actions he is known.
Screw him and the GOPe he rode in on.
We don´t need cheap foreign, illegally imported labor, undercutting Americans ability to earn a living legally.
And we certainly don´t need monopolistic health care. Because make no mistake, that´s what "government run" health care is. Think of all the worst things about the DMV, the IRS and cable companies, multiply by 10 and you might get close to what McCain´s vision of our future should be. Look at the poor Charlie Gard example from Britain. Democrat run Death Panels (let´s face it Dems are all over government, like cockroaches), those will probably be the best run part, because they´ll believe they´re doing Gaia´s work. What a piece of work McCain and the GOPe are. Go Trump! MAGA!
" it won’t be easy selling the American public on the idea that the only answer is to elect more Republicans in 2018."
Exactly. Since the democrats want to drive us over the cliff just a little faster than the republicans do, they are not the answer either. The TEA Party, conservative Americans or flyover country residents, whatever you want to call us, are numerous and strong enough to form a viable third party. I think it´s time. Revolution will not be an easy thing but living like Europeans do is unthinkable. This democracy lite that we are currently under is also unworkable when one person can undermine the entire country. We saw it with one member of the Supreme Court and we just saw it with McCain. The system is seriously flawed.
Not so fast. McVain will be gone in a matter of weeks, according to experts here who have had loved ones suffer with this same medical diagnosis. The REPEAL bill could and should start in the House and can then go to the McVain-less Senate for another vote, and this time the POTUS can have had some time spent in the home States of the obstructionist RINOS visiting with their potential Primary challengers with offers of massive funds for their campaigns. We want the RINOs gone as badly as we want Obamacare dead.
President Trump did not author the legislation that John Mccain gave the middle finger salute to with his vote, it was his fellow congress critters. His disdain for everything conservative and his hate for Trump is only surpassed by those of us that find John McCain truly repugnant
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