John McCain (R-AZ) is a hero of the Vietnam War. From everything we’ve been told about his harrowing experiences during his time as a Prisoner of War, he acted bravely -- heroically even -- and he should be given respect for that service to his country. Any man who is willing to lay his life on the line for his fellow citizen is worthy of our respect and admiration.
All of that being said… it’s time for John McCain to ride off into the sunset.
John McCain is becoming the Democrat’s best weapon in their war on the Republican Party.
For the last few weeks, Republicans and Democrats have been battling over who will be perceived as being most to blame for the government shutdown. As an Eagle Rising reader, you know that while we don’t fear the shutdown as much as some, we are thoroughly in the Republican corner when it comes to who should be blamed.
The Democrat Party is fully to blame for what is happening. The Democrats, led by Harry Reid and President Obama, have refused to negotiate even a jot or tittle of the budget in an attempt to end the impasse.
You wouldn’t know it by listening to John McCain.
Leave it to John McCain to step onto the Senate floor and begin reciting the Democrats talking points over the politics of the shutdown. Obviously still annoyed at the tactic used by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) a couple of weeks ago, McCain continued to attack the repeal Obamacare effort.
“Somehow, to think that we are going to repeal Obamacare, which would have required 67 Republican votes, of course, was a false premise, and I think did the American people a great disservice by convincing them that somehow we could.”
McCain truly believes that we didn’t realize that Obamacare would not be repealed. Of course, President Obama would veto the effort, if it made it that far. We all were aware of what was happening, Senator. The point wasn’t about repeal. The point was proving to the legislature, the media, and the world that Obamacare is unpopular and unwanted in the United States of America. The point was showing that the people, especially conservative Republicans, supported Republican efforts to defund Obamacare.
Now McCain continues to compound his failures with his disgusting attacks on conservative members of his own party. Please Senator McCain, don’t wait until 2016, retire now and let Arizonans elect a new Senator through a special election. You are no longer a useful member of the Republican Party, and you could serve your constituents and your party best by walking away.
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