The bill to repeal parts of healthcare went down this afternoon. Republicans instead protected and preserved Obamacare as the Democrats sat idly by watching the GOP self-destruct one vote at a time.
The amendment failed by a 45-55 margin, with seven Republican senators voting against it: Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada, John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rob Portman of Ohio.
McCain had no small part.
John McCain is able to influence anywhere from 10 to 14 senators and he does. McCain is the so-called Republican who said American leadership was “better under Obama”
The senator from Arizona is in a hurry to sell out the Republican Party on a host of issues. He reached across the aisle and said to NY hack Chuck Schumer, “Let’s get immigration reform done.”
Open borders McCain has little in common with Republicans and a whole lot with Democrats.
Chuck had nothing but praise for McCain yesterday when McCain gave his “reach across the aisle speech”.
“You know, I love the man,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday, after the Senate vote on a motion to proceed to a health care bill.
“He’s a great man,” Schumer said of McCain. “We’ve been close friends. He even said to me when I called him this weekend, ‘Let’s get immigration reform done,’ so he’s thinking of the future. As you know, he and I worked on that [2013 comprehensive immigration reform] bill. And it was great to see him back, strong as he was.”
If you are a friend of this horrible man, Chuck Schumer, there is something wrong with you. You can’t be right in the head.
Schumer said he “could have written the same speech” that McCain delivered on the Senate floor Tuesday.
That should tell you something.
It was the speech in which he vilified talk radio and the Internet and said we must reach across the aisle. For McCain, that would mean reaching over to Republicans.
When did Democrats reach across the aisle? Was it when Obama pulled out his pen and phone? Did I miss something?
In his speech, McCain pointed to the “true statesmen” and the “giants” among his colleagues – that would be the people with a 9% approval rating – and said, “But they knew that however sharp and heartfelt their disputes, however keen their ambitions, they had an obligation to work collaboratively to ensure the Senate discharged its constitutional responsibilities effectively.”
The Democrats are loving this! They don’t have to reach across the aisle but Republicans do?
Who won the election again?
Sticking it to America! Thanks guys.