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Tone Deaf John McCain Attacks Ted Cruz in Liberal Magazine

The Republican Party won sweeping election victories just last week. The nation gave clear indication that it wishes to see a return to more conservative governance from our leaders, and the GOP now has an opportunity to take some momentum into the 2016 Presidential/National Elections.

Seems like the perfect time for the GOP to begin coming together in solidarity and working towards our conservative goals in Washington, D.C. doesn’t it? Apparently Senator John McCain (R-AZ) doesn’t think so. Apparently Senator McCain thinks now is a great time to do an interview with a liberal magazine and attack members of his own party.

Salon: You mention Sen. McConnell promising to make the trains run on time; I gather you don’t agree with the “Ted Cruz’s Senate” narrative?

mccainSenator John McCain: Oh, no. I was very pleased when one of the first things Mitch McConnell said yesterday was, “We’re not going to shut down the government again.” I think that you just saw a McCain-Graham injection into the United State Senate — Joni Ernst, comes from the military; Tom Cotton, comes from the military; Dan Sullivan, comes from the military … I’ve campaigned for literally every one of them and I have not seen any indication that they are of that desire for confrontation. And I was with most of them when they campaigned and said, “I’ll go to Washington and get things done.”

Once again Senator McCain shows his absolute tone-deaf nature. Ted Cruz has energized the base over the last few years – personally driving much of the excitement around the country for the GOP. While McCain may be jealous about Cruz’s bona fides with the grassroots, ginning up Democrat opposition to Cruz is not the way to handle that animosity.

To make matters worse, this interview was conducted with Salon, the same magazine that just released an article attacking the military (and police) and laying waste to our history and tradition of honoring our service members for their service.

Why is that McCain seems to continually find himself as the darling of the liberal media? (Oh, except of course when he runs for President – then liberals hate him…)

Why doesn’t he do these interviews with conservative publications, websites and radio/TV shows? Would Rush, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Herman Cain or Erick Erickson let Senator McCain get away with hammering at Ted Cruz? No way.

McCain has plans to run for the Senate again in 2016; can we please agree together that we are going to demand a conservative alternative to him in the primary. It’s long past time for Senator McCain to ride off into the sunset.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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