We knew this clown was a RINO, and one of the main reasons the conservative base wasn’t thrilled enough to come out to vote for him in 2008. The argument could have been made though, if not John McCain, we’ll end up with Barack Obama, he’ll be worse. Well, you could still make that argument, but now it’s on shaky ground.
The house GOP came up with a debt ceiling plan. It was cut, cap and balance. Barack Obama rejected it out of hand, and Harry Reid didn’t even allow it to come to the floor. John Boehner skulked back to the house and came up with another plan that would undermine the original. It contained miniscule cuts that were so spread out they might never happen. At the same time, it would raise the debt ceiling, and Obama’s Cloward-Piven juggernaut would be able to roll on.
That alternative plan was rejected Thursday, as evidenced by Boehner canceling a vote on the watered down bill. John McCain warned against such a rejection-or shall I say he slapped the tea party-and those that voted them in last November around like some insolent teenagers. He quoted a Wall Street Journal article to ridicule the tea party.
“The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . . Barack Obama,” McCain said, quoting the Journal article. “The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.”
“This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees,” McCain added, still reading from the article.
Taking a shot at Sharron Angle? Remember, she ran against Harry Reid. Are you happy with that alternative John? Apparently, he is. Even Chris Matthews got a tingle up his leg over McCain’s remarks, going as far as to suggest McCain be a MSNBC guest host! You can’t make this up. Figures McCain would use an insulting quote from a publication that once decreed there shall be open borders. Perfect for RINO McCain.
Never mind the fact that Harry Reid already said the Boehner plan was DOA when it got to the Senate. I don’t know what RINO McCain was thinking. Apparently, those that were elected in November didn’t care what McCain was thinking because they rejected the plan and Boehner canceled the vote.
Later on, McCain went on Greta Van Susteren and basically called for surrender to Obama. He backed off his criticizing a little, but just couldn’t resist one last swipe at the tea party.
He said he understood that the new congressmen needed to be true to their constituents, but then added that “I have to be honest with my constituents,” that basically there’s no GD way a balanced budget amendment would pass the Senate.
Yes, the tea party is juvenile, they aren’t realistic, and they aren’t being honest with the voters that put them there. That’s how John McCain leads. Obviously nobody listened to him, much like nobody listened to him in 2008. Go home John. Call it a day. You’re a war hero, you’ve served many years in Congress, and you’ll be remembered-whether you deserve it or not.
Just a reminder that not only do we have to deal with the left, but we have to deal with the left on the right, the defeatists, the kind of people that voters did not want in November. Sure, he won in November, but so did other Democrats. I guess he’s showing us all how to play to your constituents.