McCain Strikes again, and it’s in defense of his own reputation at the expense of the country’s good.
McCain has had a love affair with Democrats and the media for a long time. He served honorably and with heroic self-sacrifice in Vietnam – we all give him that. But we cannot allow that service to exempt him from appropriate criticism when it comes to the nation’s policies.
The truth is John McCain now places himself in obstruction to his own party and president on all the important matters. Most recently he played the decisive role in the failure to pass even a “skinny” Obamacare repeal bill that would have set up game-changing negotiations with the House. Obamacare is an utter failure as all now know, and Republicans promised they would repeal it if given power. They failed with a push from this McCain betrayal.
In this vote he is playing nothing but a self-serving part, aiming for what he always craves the most – adulation from the Washington Establishment. There was plenty of that going around as he returned from brain surgery and a deadly prognosis to cast a deciding vote. He was cheered heartily by his friends from the “other side of the aisle.” That would be the Democrats who he always seems to find a way to work with. The drama and tension were intense, and in true McCain fashion he cast his lot in with the Democrats. Schumer and Pelosi were of course overjoyed at this betrayal of our President. Mitch McConnell cried.
Here’s what the self-serving McCain had to say by way of justifying this enormous betrayal of the American people:
“We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of the aisle, heed the recommendations of the nation’s governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people”
Ah, yes. He did it to remain true to his beloved Senate rules. This is very reminiscent of his earlier attempt to keep the rules in place that would have prevented Judge Gorsuch from being seated on the Supreme Court. Once again, McCain has shown that when the stakes are high he can be counted on to fail his countrymen.