Author Topic: Video: McCain delivers the Democratic response to Cruz  (Read 496 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline happyg

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,822
Video: McCain delivers the Democratic response to Cruz
« on: September 25, 2013, 04:46:08 PM »
That headline is Justin Amash’s joke, not mine, but it’s not much of an exaggeration. This is, essentially, the Democratic response: ObamaCare was duly passed, it was an issue in a presidential campaign that the GOP lost, end of story — whether or not there are 51 or even 60 votes in the Senate to defund this thing. He actually used the phrase “elections have consequences,” which must be the first time a member of the *minority* party has ever tossed that into a debate. Like Ramesh Ponnuru says, weren’t Ted Cruz and Mike Lee elected too?

Watching this was the first time I felt that he might be serious about retiring in 2016. The reaction to it on Twitter among righties, even those who have criticized Cruz for his “defund” strategy, was more uniformly, stridently negative than the response to any other display of maverick-iness in recent memory. And understandably so: There’s no reason for McCain to go out and carry Obama’s and Reid’s water on this except his own antipathy to Cruz, Paul, and the other “wacko birds.” It’s not merely the betrayal, it’s the pettiness of it. More so than even Mitch McConnell or Boehner, I think he’s become public enemy number one among Republicans for tea partiers. He’ll have a ferocious primary challenge in three years, and if he intends to defeat it, at some point he’ll have to start making nice with the Cruz/Paul contingent. I think he’d rather quit and enjoy the rest of his term sticking thumbs in their eyes.

“Elections have consequences” was only half the speech, though. The other half has Maverick in high dudgeon over Cruz wondering yesterday whether the opponents of his “defund” strategy would have also, ahem, stood up to Hitler. Given how many interventionists there are on the other side of him on this issue, I’m … reasonably sure that most would have. It’s a lame Godwinian flourish, although RINO-haters no doubt will consider the comparison insulting to Neville Chamberlain, if anything. But seriously: After more than 21 hours of Cruz talking about ObamaCare, the key part of his speech that McCain feels obliged to put front and center with America watching is … a throwaway line about Nazi appeasers? This is what Maverick decided he needed to do with his precious moments on the floor and his credibility as a so-called “reasonable Republican”? Retirement can’t come too soon.

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/09/25/video-mccain-delivers-the-democratic-response-to-cruz/

Offline happyg

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,822
Re: Video: McCain delivers the Democratic response to Cruz
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 04:51:58 PM »
I know there is a similar post, but I posted this for the title. McCain and his cohorts are the reason this country is in a mess. It sickens me that some want us to go along with them for the sake of being republicans. What does it say about the party when McCain gets on television with the sole purpose of trashing a fellow senator. Cruz didn't trash him, but merely disagreed with how some republicans were going about stopping or accepting Obamacare. It is the oldtimes, not the new recruits who are divisive.

 Cruz, Paul and Lee did what they were elected to do. Graham and McCain ignore their constituents. There is no good reason to back anything McCain wants. As the saying goes, I didn't leave the republican party. It left me.

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Re: Video: McCain delivers the Democratic response to Cruz
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 05:30:53 PM »
Let's face it the only reason McCain got this far is the "war hero" meme.. which Cruz praised him for last night. He has never been on the conservative side very often since around 1998.

Don't forget his Gang of 14 before the Gang of 8.

He was against the Bush tax cuts......

Voted against the repeal of the estate tax

Voted to stop drilling in ANWR (his was the SWING VOTE)

His habit of hanging with terrorists isn't new - In 1987, John McCain cast several votes in an attempt to force the Reagan administration to meet with RENAMO1, a guerrilla organization in Mozambique that State Department officials at the time described as a "terrorist group," 2 without requiring that the group meet any preconditions.

McCain-Feingold



« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 05:31:27 PM by Rapunzel »
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Offline Right_in_Virginia

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 20,482
Re: Video: McCain delivers the Democratic response to Cruz
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 06:01:48 PM »
Let's face it the only reason McCain got this far is the "war hero" meme.. which Cruz praised him for last night. He has never been on the conservative side very often since around 1998.

Don't forget his Gang of 14 before the Gang of 8.

He was against the Bush tax cuts......

Voted against the repeal of the estate tax

Voted to stop drilling in ANWR (his was the SWING VOTE)

His habit of hanging with terrorists isn't new - In 1987, John McCain cast several votes in an attempt to force the Reagan administration to meet with RENAMO1, a guerrilla organization in Mozambique that State Department officials at the time described as a "terrorist group," 2 without requiring that the group meet any preconditions.

McCain-Feingold

Campaign Finance Reform ....
"January 20th 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again."  --  President Donald J. Trump


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf