McCain and Romney used almost identical language, bending their knees to the media narrative that only two factions were present in Charlottesville during the awful events of last weekend: white supremacist Nazis and “Americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry.”
- John McCain: “There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so”
- Marco Rubio: All violence “one hundred percent” on those who organized the events leading to the “Charlottesville terrorist attack”
- Mitt Romney: “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.”
As James Bond’s nemesis Auric Goldfinger famously observed, “Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence. The third time is enemy action.” On Tuesday evening, three prominent Republicans — Senator John McCain, Senator Marco Rubio, and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney — endorsed the left-wing media’s preferred narrative and embraced the masked thugs of Antifa as heroes.
Neither of these gentlemen can claim ignorance of Antifa; the reason both of them piped up is that President Donald Trump mentioned them in his Tuesday press conference. Left-wing politicians and media personalities responded by thundering “there is only one side” for all right-thinking Americans to be on, because there was only one squad of villains on the ground in Charlottesville.
McCain and Romney obediently bent the knee to this narrative. At the very least, they’re agreeing Antifa should be invisible, accepting the incredibly stupid idea that calling out their violence somehow dilutes criticism of the Tiki Torch Terror. Mentioning Antifa is damned under the left’s new doctrine of “Whataboutism,” which originally held that history began with the inauguration of President Trump and all prior Democrat sins were absolved, but has mutated into an unlimited free pass for the #Resistance to do whatever it takes to bring down the Trump administration without a peep of protest from tame Republicans.
JOHN McCAIN LAUGHING WITH DEMS AFTER NOT VOTING FOR REPEAL: “Let’s see Donald make America great again now”
Disgusting swamp RINO John McCain celebrated with Democrats last night after not voting for Obamacare repeal. The swamp leader was heard laughing saying, “Let’s see Donald make America great again now.”
Hey Arizona, if you care for this country, repeal and replace this old RINO.
Tweet by Jack Posobiec :
Multiple Hill staffers confirm last night McCain was heard laughing w Dems and remarked, “Lets see Donald make america great again now”
Last night GOP swamp leader Senator John McCain, 48 Democrats and two female Republicans killed Obamacare repeal.
McCain gave the decisive “no” vote that keeps Obamacare in place. Afterward, the smiling McCain went and celebrated with the Democrats on the Senate floor–all caught on camera!
Today, the RINO Senator released a statement :
“U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on voting “no” on the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare:
“From the beginning, I have believed that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with a solution that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American people. The so-called ‘skinny repeal’ amendment the Senate voted on today would not accomplish those goals. While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens. The Speaker’s statement that the House would be ‘willing’ to go to conference does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be taken up and passed at any time.
“I’ve stated time and time again that one of the major failures of Obamacare was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a strict-party line basis without a single Republican vote. We should not make the mistakes of the past that has led to Obamacare’s collapse, including in my home state of Arizona where premiums are skyrocketing and health care providers are fleeing the marketplace. We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of aisle, heed the recommendations of nation’s governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people. We must do the hard work our citizens expect of us and deserve.”
- As the vote approached, McCain was talking on the floor with Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, who came away smiling.
( Axios ) The Senate’s health care bill is dead, and Sen. John McCain cast the deciding vote to kill it. Shortly after midnight, McCain — along with Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins — voted not to adopt the”skinny repeal” bill that had become Republicans’ last ditch effort to keep hopes of repealing at least part of the Affordable Care Act alive. The bill ultimately failed 49-51.
- As the vote approached, McCain was talking on the floor with Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, who came away smiling, and Republican Whip John Cornyn, who flashed a thumbs-down sign.
- GOP leaders held a separate vote open for roughly an hour as they tried to prevent their bill from collapsing. Vice President Mike Pence intensely lobbied McCain, who was flanked by Collins and Murkowski.
- Both Schumer and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell got a little emotional as they addressed the chamber after the vote was finally called, a little after 1:30 a.m. — McConnell while talking about how long Republicans have been promising to repeal the ACA, and Schumer when acknowledging McCain’s speech this week about bipartisanship.
- Three GOP votes — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and John McCain of Arizona — sank the measure in a 49-51 vote
- Senate blocked the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare
The Senate blocked the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare in a dramatic floor vote early Friday morning, yet again stalling — for now — the key campaign goal that eludes the GOP six months into the Trump administration.
Three GOP votes — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and John McCain of Arizona — sank the measure in a 49-51 vote. McCain, who recently returned to the Senate after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, cast his “no” vote to audible gasps on the chamber’s floor, according to reporters there.
Senate Republicans released the plan late Thursday just hours before voting on an amendment to take up the bill.
Here are the provisions in the so-called skinny repeal bill, which the GOP titled the Health Care Freedom Act:
- It would repeal the individual mandate, which is the requirement that most Americans buy insurance or pay a penalty. The provision was intended to help control costs by encouraging younger, healthier people to enter the market. Republicans have said it forced people to buy plans they did not want.
- The bill would roll back the employer mandate, a similar provision that says large employers have to provide insurance for their workers.
- The plan would expand a program that allows states to waive certain provisions under Obamacare.
- It would suspend the medical device tax.
- The proposal would increase contribution limits for tax-free health savings accounts.
- It would defund women’s health provider Planned Parenthood for one year.
Really? For someone with brain cancer, Sen. John McCain has time to hit President Trump for defunding CIA program training ISIS-linked Syrian rebels.
John McCain tweets:
“Reports admin ending prgm to assist Syrian opposition irresponsible, short-sighted& plays into Russia, Assad’s hands”
McCain is under probe right now for sharing with media the fake Russian dossier and we can already predict the compassion McCain is going to get, meaning he would be excuse from geoing through real investigation from now on because of his disease. In the meantime, don’t expect Never-Trumper McCain to stop provoking Trump into answering his tweets.
JOHN McCAIN DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER AFTER TUMOR REMOVED AND COMPLAINTS OF DOUBLE VISION, FATIGUE
Arizona Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
The 80-year-old veteran politician was given the diagnosis last week after he had a blood clot removed.
In a statement late Wednesday, doctors reveal that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer.
The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
The senator has been recovering at his Arizona home after doctors at the Mayo Clinic removed a blood clot above his left eye.
The former presidential candidate, who has represented Arizona since 1987, went for his annual checkup, complaining of fatigue and double vision, CNN reported.
Doctors then performed cat scan, which led to a MRI scan of the brain where they found a blood clot.
McCain underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona last Friday, where he had a blood clot removed.
Subsequent pathology tests confirmed the blood clot was associated with brain cancer.
‘The news of my father’s illness has affected every one of us in the McCain family,’ the senator’s daughter, Fox News host Meghan McCain said in a statement released Wednesday evening.