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Sen. John McCain’s Stunning Flip-Flop on Obamacare – Watch the Before and After
Nov. 13, 2013 10:12pm Jason Howerton

After repeatedly bashing senators like Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) over their crusade to defund Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for the “total repeal” of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. It’s a stunning turnaround after the longtime senator, in September, proclaimed that it was “not rational” to think Obamacare could be defunded or repealed.


McCain outlined his “solution” during an interview with Greta Van Susteren, which culminated in an admission that the law should be repealed completely.

“The solution is, first of all, to let people keep their insurance if they want to,” he said. “Or at least reinstate them.”

He continued: “Second of all, let the insurance companies give a menu of whatever they want to provide. Third of all, medical savings account. Fourth of all, medical malpractice reform. Let people go across state lines to, in order to, if they can get a better insurance policy in another state. And remove this whole tax incentive for employers to provide employees health insurance.”

“That is repeal,” Van Susteren said, pointing out the obvious.


“That’s exactly right,” McCain replied. “That is total repeal in every other way. Because what Obamacare is, is an experiment in social engineering — in other words, making healthy people pay more…in order to subsidize the health care for people that are older and unhealthy. That is the ultimate in social engineering.”

It doesn’t appear that McCain misspoke in calling for the full repeal of the Affordable Care act as the TV producers seemingly placed the caption “Sen. John McCain Calls for Total Repeal of Obamacare” on the screen before he actually did, hinting that it may have been planned.

Watch the segment via Fox News: video of segment at the link

Now, flashback to September of 2013, when McCain criticized Cruz and other Republicans who were relentlessly trying to defund Obamacare through a series of political maneuvers.

“I can tell you, in the United States Senate, we will not repeal or defund Obamacare. We will not, and to think we can is not rational,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

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McCain has also argued on several occasions that American voters “spoke” on Obamacare when they re-elected President Barack Obama. In the same speech on the Senate floor, McCain said lawmakers should continue trying to “repair Obamacare.”

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And no one is giving Cruz credit for letting people know what is coming down the pike.

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And no one is giving Cruz credit for letting people know what is coming down the pike.

Cruz framed as being bad law, but he didn't specifically point out that people wouldn't be able to keep their insurance.  Had he done so, he'd be getting a lot of credit.  He tried to defund it because he didn't like the law, in general.  In terms of optics, that doesn't work, politically. 
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Interesting. Wonder who leaned on him.
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Interesting. Wonder who leaned on him.
That would be 5 Million Americans who lost their health insurance a month after Cruz failed to rally the American people into stopping Obamacare.
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Odd - he's never listened to them before ....
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Odd - he's never listened to them before ....

The 5 million had insurance before and were not complaining about Obamacare.

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There was a stunning turn around in Ratigan's opinion after his health insurance was cancelled.  Before he was pro-obamacare.  After he was not so pro-obamacare.  That is how before and after work.
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