McCain single-handedly kills GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

McCain has written his own obituary

The Arizona Republic has gone mute. John McCain, the newspaper’s favorite obstructionist, a phony Republican who has spent his entire career in Washington colluding with Democrats, is no longer on the front page.  The massive photos and oversize headlines are gone, though John McCain isn’t.  Has he finally disappointed the left-leaning, Hillary Clinton and amnesty-supporting newspaper? His name has been obliterated from its pages this morning.  The only mention in the entire front section is a column on page 12 that was obviously written before he led the Republicans off the health care cliff and preserved the debacle known as Obamacare.

Nearly 81 and suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, John McCain was hailed a hero for returning to the U.S. Senate to cast a vote with Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held up a vote on the bill waiting for McCain to arrive. He was acclaimed for hopping a private jet to support the party under whose banner he ran and was first elected to the U.S. House in 1982 — 35 long years ago.

Yet in a 51-49 vote that finally took place at 2 a.m. this morning, John McCain cast the deciding vote to kill the repeal. Republicrats Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) had already signaled they’d be voting with the Democrats, once again. It was John McCain’s opposition vote that sealed the deal. A jealous, perpetually angry and petty man, McCain doesn’t want to give President Trump the repeal which was a hallmark of his victorious campaign.

“It is time to move on,” McConnell said after the vote.

Senate Minority Leader Democrat Charles Schumer with whom McCain and Jeff Flake partnered on the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, smugly clucked, “We are not celebrating. We are relieved.”

The next time Seeing Red AZ writes about this despicably arrogant double-crosser will be when he draws his last breath.  To most Republicans, he’s already dead.

20 Responses to McCain single-handedly kills GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

  1. jojo says:

    McCain has single-handedly ruined the AZGOP. He takes money from Soros. Enough said.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Yep, he’s already dead to me. He lectured Congress the other day about ‘bipartisanship’ to get things done. Early this morning, he voted against bipartisanship. When this evil, old liar is lowered into the ground, there will be little sympathy for him from across the country – especially Arizona. He’s the worst ‘politician’ I’ve seen in my lifetime. His behavior has gotten worse over the years. Is it because of this health issues? If that’s the case, the Senate must have a way of replacing him – now.

  3. East Valley Conservative says:

    Regardless of Jeff Flake’s vote on this particular bill, he will suffer for this in 2018. He’s a McCain clone and has remained an Obama confident, even calling Obama on his cell phone when the ballpark practice become a target range for a liberal lunatic, who first asked if those were Republicans on the field before he opened fire.

    Jeff Flake should finally honor his own term limits pledge which he ignored years ago. My wife and I will not only not vote for Flake, but we will extend that ban to anyone who foolishly endorses him.

  4. Jakesez says:

    Flake was given permission to vote with the republicans since the bill wan not going to pass with McCain veto vote. Flake was given a pending election pass from the Rinos.

  5. Attila The Hunny says:

    The Washington Times gets it right with “John McCain: Traitor to the conservative cause.” The analysis of this despicable man is right on target.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    McCain has written Two Other Obituaries this morning.

    Around 5:30 AM this morning in NYC, a husband and wife committed suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of a building onto the street below. They were both carrying suicide notes that they had carefully secured in zip lock plastic bags.
    One typewritten note began “WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE” and then gave a brief story of how it all unraveled ——
    they could Not Afford Healthcare that they both needed.

    The wife’s note included the line “please take care of the children”. Apparently there were children still asleep, unaware that they had become orphans.

    This is on you, Obama and you, McCain, et. al.

    The photo of McCain that has up currently, under the lead story says it all.

    An old man with a maniacal smile, teeth yellowed and crooked, a face the color of chalk, stitches over his left eyebrow keeping what is left of his brains from spilling out.

    dead man walking

    Maybe one day it will be learned that McCain is the man behind the orchestration of the Russia dossier. He is in deep with the guy from Fusion, who strangely enough was due to testify before Congress (but didn’t) right about the time McCain was diagnosed with cancer. Some many diversionary tactics.

    Eternity is a long time. . . . .and his may be spent in a place which looks nothing like his hacienda in beautiful Sedona.

  7. Patrick says:

    But McCain has figured it out by understanding that if he can con military retirees and public service employees into believing him he can get enough Democrats to also vote for him and not have to pay attention to true Republicans and Conservatives.

  8. Hunter says:

    If McCain had voted for the fuller repeal bill, he might have some credibility on this issue. By voting against both that and the “skinny” repeal bill, he indisputably showed the entire country that he is a leftist and a liar (which Arizona conservatives already knew).

    Although regrettable, it would be best for the country if McCain’s brain cancer takes him very quickly so we can get a new senator appointed who will have to face the voters next year. Jeff Flake is proof that facing re-election in Arizona encourages you to act like a conservative in the last two years of your term even if you really aren’t a conservative.

    All of the Republican senators who voted against the full repeal bill should be stripped of their committee chairmanships and most of their committee memberships. This was a key issue for Republicans and the entire country. If McConnell is not willing to punish those RINOs, he should be replaced as Senate majority leader by someone who will.

    • Maggie says:

      Excellent point about McConnell stripping the committee chairmanships. The question is, does he have the cajones to do it? He looks like an old woman.

  9. CultureShocked says:

    McConnell orchestrated this whole thing, he is a dimmocrat. As mentioned above Flake is short stroking himself over getting a pass so as not to upset his much needed donors for 2018. Probably called obama telling him that he certainly would have voted to stop the replace bill but got the pass so as to be able to “help” the dems in other matters. I see Gramnasty weighed in on the Sessions/Mueller affair, evidently backing this insidious “investigation” to obstruct and destroy the president. This is not going to end well.

  10. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I heard on the news (550 radio) that McCain said he voted no because of Doug Ducey’s “analysis” of the GOP bills.

  11. Army Of One says:

    McCain’s vote to continue the disaster known as ObamaCare will be his legacy, bypassing the false history of heroism he constructed.

    Those who served with him in Vietnam and the members of congress who know the efforts he went to seal all records of MIAs and POWs have a much different opinion of the man they called the songbird for spilling classified information to the North Vietnamese.

  12. Conservative Since Birth says:

    GOP: Party of transgenderism and Medicaid – Is this what you voted for?

    From the article: “So, what do Republicans stand for? Maybe they are good on other issues?

    Of course not. They can’t even agree not to turn the military into a transgender hospital with castration surgery (covered by Medicaid?!) and hormone therapy … during a time of war! Even Republicans from red states, such as Shelby in Alabama, Hatch in Utah, McCain in Arizona, and Ernst in Iowa, threw a tantrum over Trump protecting our military from Obama’s disgraceful and morally degrading social engineering. So much for the big, strong, tough Joni Ernst and her “castrate the pigs” ad. I guess she meant to say “castrate the soldiers” … and pay for the side effects through Medicaid for the rest of their lives.”

    (Jan Brewer was hot on the Medicaid expansion.)

  13. MacBeth says:

    McCain is already dead as far as I’m concerned. What a leftwing show boater, getting a pass by too many while he calls himself a “maverick.” . That word gives him cover for acting like a democrat and voting with them on a host of issues that are anathema to actual Republicans. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s already given instructions that he’ll lie in state and have the word “HERO” emblazoned of his coffin. Gov. Ducey who worked at Cindy McCain’s beer distributorship while attending ASU, is a willing toady for McCain.

    • Hometown Guy says:

      McCain came to Arizona to run as a carpet bagger and has no allegiance to either the state or the Republican party which he’s never been bonded to. His only concern is, and has always been, John McCain, At the time, he used his new wife’s considerable contacts which came through her powerful father, to establish his political career.

  14. Saguaro Sam says:

    Will he go this route?

    “On April 2 (2017) at the annual meeting of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Washington, DC, researchers announced that the Optune therapy caps—which look like swim caps lined with electrodes attached to a small generator—worked to keep patients with a rare form of terminal brain cancer, called glioblastoma multiforme, alive for longer than existing treatments. When used with chemotherapy, the median survival rate increased from 16 months to 21 months after diagnosis. After five years, 13% of patients who used the cap were alive compared to 5% who did not. . . .”

    Starting some type of treatment Monday, according to reports.

  15. Hometown Guy says:

    John McCain just sang his own requiem, but he doesn’t care who he carries into the political graveyard with him. He blamed his vote on Gov. Ducey, who worked for Cindy’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship when he arrived Arizona. His vote must have given a strong case heartburn to underling Jeff Flake, who already has enflamed conservatives with his anti=Trump rhetoric and alignment with Obama on everything from making terror sponsoring Iran a nuclear power to aiding his liberal Supreme Court nominee, whose lofty plans fell short by President Trump‘s victory..
    John McCain is already dead. He just isn’t smart enough to lie down,.