Unconstrained McCain, Flake untrustworthy on tax reform

The charade is over: AZ Senators only represent their obsessive anti-Trump rage

The expensive ad campaigns urging Jeff Flake and John McCain to say “No!” to tax reform are difficult to miss. They flood the airwaves and take up full pages in the local newspaper.

Someone should tell the hostile folks at Citizens for Responsible Tax Reform they’re wasting their resources. Neither Flake nor Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS)  need to be coerced into derailing one of President Trump’s signature issues — regardless of the potential for positive impact for spurring economic growth and simplifying the cumbersome filing process for millions of Americans. The federal tax code is over 74,000 pages.

Arizona‘s Senior Senator, 81 and ailing, is still consumed by a jealous rage that Donald Trump easily attained the presidency that will forever elude him. His legacy will be his petty, well rehearsed Caligula-likethumbs down(brief video) on repealing and replacing Obamacare. ASS is more committed to being an impediment to the president than he is to the citizens he is supposed to represent.

Flake, with an 18 percent approval rating, chose not to subject himself to the embarrassment of a big loss, and now relishes his role as a reckless lame duck. With no need to please constituents, he can vote against major reforms and spew his anti-Trump vitriol without consequence. Both men, whether overtly or covertly, supported Hillary in her failed presidential bid. McCain previously called her arock starand Flake said he voted for Evan McMullin, a fellow BYU alumni.

 President Trump is slated to meet with Senate Republicans today ahead of crucial votes expected to take place within days. The GOP drive to pass a massive tax cut package would be a major legislative victory for middle-income Americans and provide economic stimulus for businesses. The trick is to hold the precarious caucus together when members like those supposedly representing Arizona put their hatred of Trump before their obligation to those they ran to represent Republicans hold the majority in both chambers — with 52 Republicans in the 100-seat Senate. The GOP needs a simple majority of votes to pass their version of the tax cut bill.

We urge you to read Sen. Rand Paul’s fine article, “Here’s why I plan to vote for the Senate tax bill (and my colleagues should step up).In it he commends the senate tax plan writers who included his suggestion repealing the ObamaCare mandate.  He writes, “The mandate is clearly a tax, a fact that was established by the Supreme Court when it upheld ObamaCare. So including it in the tax bill only makes sense.”

Clarity works. So does integrity.

Added early evening:
The New York Times reports that when McCain was asked about what concerned him about the Senate tax bill, he replied tersely: “A lot of things.”

Republicans have ample reason to worry and not just because of his admission that he knows little about economics. It’s his finger-in-the-eye to Trump that drives him regardless of how his petty hostility affects the rest of us.

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9 Responses to Unconstrained McCain, Flake untrustworthy on tax reform

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Integrity? Neither the ASS nor the Flake have any concept of the meaning of that word. We are screwed as long as these two still have the ability to vote.

  2. Dennis O'Brien says:

    These two are too consumed with venom to act appropriately. They’ve shown repeatedly that they have zero concern for Arizonans. They have already proven themselves as miserable showboating impediments to anything President Trump offers. I expect these two to steamroll tax cuts, solely based on their vicious hatred.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Below are Republican senators who oppose or have expressed concerns about the current bill:

    1. Bob Corker Tennessee
    2. Jeff Flake Arizona*
    3. James Lankford Oklahoma
    4. Jerry Moran Kansas
    5. Susan Collins Maine
    6. Ron Johnson Wisconsin
    7. Steve Daines Montana

    ​ Portrait: Jeff Flake

    Jeff Flake Arizona*
    “My concern is that it’s really tax reform and not just tax cuts.” »
    ​ NYTimes 11-27-17

    I see a couple of new names (Moran and Daines) for the Nay column, so there’s cover for McCain who has been consistently against anything Trump is for, although he denied it to Peter Doocy. However, he still may grandstand yet again to make his hatred for Trump unmistakable. These two AZ senators are doing everything but working for their state or the good of the country. They see this as a big game at our expense.

    (I heard that Robert Graham’s (oldest?) son is away at school. Guess where? The U.S. Naval Academy. Hmmm Do you suppose dad had a payback coming to him from a certain ASS)

    • State Committeeman says:

      So disappointing to see these elected betrayers working to undercut not only Pres. Trump, but the Americans who pay their salaries. I’m so tired of being had by these pigs who have spent their careers at the government trough.

      Dr. Kelli Ward has a real career as a family doctor. She has my vote to replace Jeff the Flake.

      As to Robert Graham’s son, nominations to the U.S. military academies come from members of congress. If you’ve curried favor as (Mc)Graham has, this is indeed payback…of the best kind. Free college at a respected school and the opportunity for a superb career is not bad. I’ll never forget Graham bringing Flake and McCain on stage via the back stage door during a state meeting. I’ll also never forget the reception they received, with boos, turned backs and walk outs.

  4. Army Of One says:

    Arizonans have been lied to so long some don’t know that there is a far different political reality than what they’ve been fed. That’s why McCain and Flake have been reelected. Another auxiliary factor are the newcomers who are familiar with a name and know nothing else, but feel it’s their obligation to vote. We also have the senior citizens who have fallen hook line and sinker for McCain’s glorified heroic biography crafted by him and and his top aides. There are others who tell a much different story.

  5. Braveheart says:

    Neither McCain nor Flake are intellects. McCain graduated at the bottom of his Naval Academy class and likely would not have qualified were it not for having a father and grandfather who were admirals.

    Jeff Flake was a registered foreign agent in Africa where he worked as a lobbyist for a uranium mining operation whose biggest client was Iran. That’s why Obama formed such a close relationship with Flake. He was also helpful when John Kerry and Hillary Clinton signed off on the Uranium One deal giving the terrorist haven of Iran a leg up on becoming a nuclear power. The liberal inmates were running the asylum and Jeff Flake was their willing facilitator.

    On Thanksgiving, our host asked everyone around the table to bow their heads and hold hands while he said the Lord’s Prayer and then asked for blessings on Pres. Donald Trump as he leads our great nation. He then added that would be the beginning and end of any political discussion, and it worked. There were Democrats, Republicans and Independents around the table.

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    “How few politicians are hanged”

    “THE men whom the people ought to choose to represent them are too busy to take the jobs. But the politician is waiting for it. He’s the pestilence of modern times. What we should try to do is make politics as local as possible. Keep the politicians near enough to kick them. The villagers who met under the village tree could also hang their politicians to the tree. It’s terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today.”

    ~G.K. Chesterton: Cleveland Press interview (March 1, 1921).

  7. Saguaro Sam says:

    And, so it continues:

    The dailymailonline.com published an extensive story w/photos of Meghan McCain’s so-called wedding “AT HER RANCH” in Arizona.

    Is that setting up the residency requirement?

    She and her “most Conservative man in the world” husband were married by some guy from a network TV station (no mention of any ministerial credentials) and the music was supplied by Clay Aiken.

    Meghan proclaimed to the world that she drank whiskey until she was drunk.

    But, what she really wants you to know, as she has repeatedly stated to the dailymailonline reporter and to the viewers of the TV show called The View, is that HER LIFE AND HER FAMILY’S LIFE WAS PERFECT BEFORE TRUMP AND HER FATHER’S ILLNESS.
    AND THAT THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF HAS BEEN HELL.

    Gosh, to be born into mega wealth and have everything given to you just because of your last name, and still to have the nerve to say that the President of the United States and cancer have turned her life into Hell.

    A thirty-something year old female who obviously does not have a clue about real life.

    And she fully expects that You will feel sorry for her.

  8. Doc says:

    Re: mcSkidmark & his bootlikkin’ sidekick mcFlake….how do humans this stoopid manage to breathe so long???

    Re; poor li’l meghan mcSkidmark…her issues could be Easily resolved…with a good ol’ fashioned (ASS) kickin’ by some of th’ stay-at-home Moms whom kirsten (SIN)enema insulted…same whore, different address. She can’t even recognize her basturd father calling her mother THE WORST name imaginable…it’s all about th’ super-suck-up…in hopes that daddy dearest’ll get her into his slot…God Help us…