Not that surprising to see a Democrat defending the interests of the Democrat Party.
Strange that a vain, narcissistic man who claims to be The Only Straight-Shootin’ Maverick Truth-Teller in DC would lie about his actual party loyalty, though.
It’s worth noting, by the way, that his rationale is rather bizarre. His key point — one he reiterated in his tweet announcing the decision– is this:
We should not be content to pass health care legislation on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009. If we do so, our success could be as short-lived as theirs when the political winds shift, as they regularly do. The issue is too important, and too many lives are at risk, for us to leave the American people guessing from one election to the next whether and how they will acquire health insurance. A bill of this impact requires a bipartisan approach.
Fine, but if so, what was literally all of this about? It’s been clear since early this year, when Democrats rebuffed the original Cassidy-Collins bill, that no Democrat would support a repeal or deep reform of Obamacare. If McCain sincerely believes this, he should have been a firm no from the start, and shouldn’t have teased everyone by flirting with support for the various bills the Senate considered.
Yup. Remember when Gov. Ducey's approval was supposedly what mattered? Lol. McCain doesn't want to repeal Obamacare. https://t.co/gbbdS03Rsb
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 22, 2017
When people say "it shouldn't be done on a party line basis" they are saying that obamacare shouldn't be repealed https://t.co/0tZ1VEBnL4
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) September 22, 2017
In fairness to John McCain — he lies an awful lot, running as a “conservative” every six years and then voting like a liberal Democrat for the next five, and GOP voters have permitted this fraud to go on for decades, so why should he stop now?
If voters vote for lies, fraud, and betrayal, why should they not have exactly that in McCain-ego-sized buckets?
At least he got the support of his actual constituents: The liberal media:
According to his last campaign he was for “repeal & replace.” Now McCain is not for anything Dems can’t get behind?
I wonder if he’d have won had he made that little litmust test known during his campaign?
Wishy washy McCain
The bill hasn’t a snowballs chance. Nothing that isnt shoveling more money at a failed model will come close.
I’m tired of people who oppose Trump merely because his Political Hack Club Membership dues are not paid up to date. I, for one, will not blame Trump when Obamacare completely craters and everyone is left scrambling for health care.
why is McCain still in office? he has terminally ill aggressive brain tumor-astrocytoma grade III.-IV. contrary to the fake new of the 60’s Hanoi’s poster boy was not shot down-he crashed the plane.
I have often disagreed with John McCain’s politics, but I’ve never doubted he’s a good man. At this point in his career, he has no reason to put anything ahead of doing and saying what he truly thinks is right.
Some on the far right have treated McCain disgracefully, as they will treat anyone who doesn’t shut up fall obediently into line behind the draft-dodging charlatan presently occupying the White House. John McCain is a far better man. He would have made a far better president.