New healthcare reform bill: Relying on McCain is a fool’s errand

AZ’s Senior Senator (ASS) remains too consumed with jealousy over Trump’s presidential victory to honorably function on behalf of those he’s supposed to represent

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain, 81, who with a dramatic thumbs down motion reminiscent of the Roman emperor Caligula denying mercy to a wounded gladiator in the arena, took time from his treatment for an  “aggressive malignant brain tumor” to cast the deciding vote, torpedoing Senate Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.  With his self-serving negative end of July action, in an obviously rehearsed betrayal, ASS afforded himself another opportunity to lob a jab at President Trump — though negatively affecting millions of Americans with his pettiness. In ASS’s bitter world, revenge takes center stage, regardless of the consequences. 

A new plan is on the table. Sens. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) are prime co-sponsors of the proposal that would shift health-care spending currently earmarked for Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and health-care exchanges from the federal government to the states through a system of block grants. Graham-Cassidy would also eliminate the individual mandate, requiring people either carry insurance or pay a fine. Acquaint yourself with the legislation to reform health care and read the comments of supporters — all included here.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a longtime McCain ally, has announced he’s on-board with the plan, saying in a statement, “Graham-Cassidy is the best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Will it make any difference that Graham, McCain’s closest senate comrade, is a co-sponsor? Although McCain functions from his visceral core that is devoid of reason, Ducey is sending him a message to support this replacement effort that carries a Sept. 30 deadline for passage, when rules preventing a Democrat filibuster will expire.  Just as last time, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held up action awaiting McCain’s arrival in DC, every vote counts. It remains to be seen if ASS will revert to anti-Trump jealousy mode again and gum up the works. ASS is on record saying, he might “reluctantly” support the bill, although, to no one’s surprise, the Republicrat, self-anointed “maverick” prefers a “bipartisan” approach. 

Following Ducey’s announcement ASS said he was “still very frustrated” with the process and was “not ready to announce a decision to vote for it.”

Expect nothing from ‘Focus-On-Me’ McCain and you’ll never be disappointed.

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6 Responses to New healthcare reform bill: Relying on McCain is a fool’s errand

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    The last line of this post perfectly sums up what Arizonans who have been paying attention know all too well. Elderly egotist McCain proved it in 2016 as he was running for another 6-year term at age 80. There was no lie too outrageous to tell about his opponent in order to get reelected and keep voting with the Dems.

  2. Army Of One says:

    I’ve long contended that McCain would never win an election were it not for the votes of Arizona newcomers who think it’s their duty to vote when they have no knowledge about the candidates, but recognize his name. He is also aided by the senior citizen communities, where many residents served in the military and believe his self aggrandizing image, which is at odds with those who were imprisoned with him in Hanoi and other senators and staffers who question his motives in permanently sealing Vietnam era records regarding our MIAs and POWs. It would appear reasonable that he would never engage in such deception since he was a POW himself. But what’s reasonable about McCain??

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    McCain and others on Cap Hill get the best healthcare in the world. No one else has access to it.

    Hey, congressman, do you have a cold?
    NO problem, they can check in to Walter Reed or Bethesda Naval and be catered to for 7 days or even longer. I am not kidding. Members of Congress have been hospitalized for a COLD.

    Why are we even having the discussion about the Feds running healthcare when they couldn’t run the Post Office or Amtrak?

    Allow physicians and hospitals the same privilege as lawyers.
    Let the free market prevail.
    The marginal ones will have to shape up or ship out to the U.K., where the Brits will accept piss poor care.
    The bad ones will fold up shop because they can no longer defraud the Medicare and Medicaid system. These fraudsters are UnAmerican, if you catch my drift.

    There is nothing like competition and the free market.
    Washington no longer understands that concept.

    And if it turns out that you don’t like your doctor, you don’t have to keep your doctor.

    Check that bill that Lindsey has co-authored.
    Are you sure that there isn’t something in it which requires that a certain percentage of hellcare workers be LGBTQ?

    Laws written by lawyers which regulates physicians will never ever benefit patients.

    • Villanova says:

      You write “Laws written by lawyers which regulates physicians will never ever benefit patients.”

      Are doctors always pristine and lawyers always suspect? Would you prefer comedians (Al Franken), rock stars (Sonny Bono) professional wrestlers (Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura) craft our laws? John McCain and Jeff Flake were lobbyists….McCain working for the Navy in Hawaii where he met his current wife before dumping the one who waited for him while he was a POW. He and Cindy had a lavish wedding within weeks of the divorce being finalized, so they were planning it while he was still married. Classy, huh? Flake lobbied on behalf of a uranium mining company in west Africa that had ties to the terror sponsoring nation of Iran. That should give you pause. Of course neither of them were lawyers, who study the law for several years AFTER graduating with a four year degree.

  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    Sorry. Anything Jeb Bush, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Jeff the Flake support raises my suspicion antenna to high alert levels. I’ve searched the Internet for a copy of the legislation, and it appears to be hidden from view. Seeing it here on the link to Sen. Cassidy’s website is the first time I’ve read anything meaningful. Although I support Pres. Trump, the secrecy and rush to get this in place makes me uneasy.

  5. Doc says:

    The following from “The GATEWAY PUNDIT:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/lying-rino-john-mccain-says-cannot-support-graham-cassidy-obamacare-repeal-bill/

    EVERY PERSON who voted for this lyin’ SNAKE needs to view this information.