Senator John McCain Opposes Any Attempt at Obamacare Repeal…

Will Rogers never met Senator John McCain.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has paid millions to the GOPe to retain Obamacare on behalf of multinational corporations who exploit and erode the U.S. economy.  The largest beneficiaries of those payments has long been the decepticons within the senate. McCain’s position is not a surprise.  Sarah Palin endorsed Senator John McCain during his 2012 reelection bid.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party’s slim Senate majority.

With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote next week, though he did not promise to do so.

A vote would set the stage for another dramatic Capitol Hill decision on the 2010 law that brought health insurance to millions of Americans and became former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement.

For seven years, Republicans have hammered Obamacare as an unwarranted government intrusion into American healthcare. President Donald Trump made repealing Obamacare one of his top campaign promises in 2016. Democrats have fiercely defended it.

The announcement by McCain, a Republican who has often been at odds with Trump and who cast a crucial “no” vote in July that helped defeat an earlier Republican repeal bill, had the potential to up-end McConnell’s plans. McConnell’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Republicans have only a narrow Senate majority and cannot afford to lose many votes on the bill. They are also on a tight timetable.

McConnell has been trying to schedule a vote on the bill by Sept. 30, the last day on which the bill could pass with only a simple majority of 51 votes in the Senate. A vote taken any later than that would have to garner at least 60 votes for passage.  (read more)

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386 Responses to Senator John McCain Opposes Any Attempt at Obamacare Repeal…

  1. Missing Andrew says:

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    • Minnie says:

      Yes, Mr. President, do it!!!!

      Please!!!!!!!!

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      • BobBoxBody says:

        I believe this is the strategy all along. He’s just giving the traitors in our government the chance to expose themselves to us and hang themselves in the court of public opinion. Then when he starts killing Obummercare with EOs they’ll no moral high ground because he gave them multiple opportunities to kill it themselves. Win/Win. The public will want it and the actual People won’t give a damn despite how much the losers in the Federal Government and media cry about it.

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        • guitar107 says:

          I’m not sure that ruling by fiat (EO) is the way to go. That’s what Obummer did.

          If we have a do-nothing, obtructionist congress, that’s a big impediment to the proper operation of this Republic, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
          Not sure what the right solution may be…

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          • Agree, guitar107. That was one of the steps taken by the ancient Roman Senate before it collapsed entirely. First, the government system of having a First Among Equals for ONE YEAR at a time – Senate had all the power.
            That began to weaken when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, defying the Roman Senate’s order. As the power of the Senate declined faster and faster, battles between various Roman generals/governors/strong me took place. It didn’t take long.
            The general known as Octavian won the three-way battle and became the sole ruler for 41 years. He later took tne name . . .Augustus! BTW, he had three wives and died at age 77.

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            • when the last one poisoned him.

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            • Rodney Plonker says:

              Octavian wasn’t a general or any military genius and likely a bit of a coward. He was Caesar’s nephew who at time of Caesar’s death had some lucky genes, Considerable political shrewd to take advantage of it, some cajones (not as big as Caesars) and a good #2 – Marcus Agrippa – who was extremely effective as his chief executive. Btw, Agrippa was content to stay in the shadows and not take the limelight and imo, Agrippa was the unsung man behind the success of the Roman Empire: General many times over; Admiral; builder of many of the building of ancient Rome; friend and confidant to Augustus; In-law to Augustus.

              I agree with you that there are similarities in what happened in ancient Rome at that juncture and now in Washington. The Roman Senate as a legacy political body had stagnated to the point of becoming non-effective where it’s methods/policies had not kept up in how Roman Empire had expanded nor with what the people wanted. While Caesar was of Senate class, his family star had waned but he turned out to be a can-do outsider who did not respect tradition and was hated by the ruling senate.

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            • Sedanka says:

              We could do with having Trump for 41 years. He might start to get a little tired in his 110s, but he could delegate some of the MAGA work to Barron by then. 🙂

              Unfortunately, I’m beginning to think we really will have McCain for another 41 years………..

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          • R Daneel says:

            All of you all don’t get it. Tax Reform had some traction. But the Swamp Critters could not allow that. So, they trot out this worn out old football called “Repeal & Replace O’Care Version XXXXXXXXXXXX” Now we have this chimera that they can ‘not get the votes to pass’ from the usual critters. McSame, The Turdtle and Light-In-The-Loafers Lindsey can play their usual Kabuki acts out, Again!. Now magically they will be “out of time” for Tax Reform and the year runs out.

            Remember, watch the other hand.

            And The Feral Gov’t plays the US citizens for chumps again.

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            • Jimmy Jack says:

              Exactly. As soon as Graham put this forward I should have known the strategy – I thought he was trying to look good to SC voters. True but he knew McCain would hold it up and McConnell would run interference. What a joke. I hate the three of them.

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          • Jedi9 says:

            Solution! Term Limits!

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          • hypnotique59 says:

            Public hangings.

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    • magagirl says:

      Can you please explain, what does Roberts have to do? Pardon my ignorance.

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      • teekay says:

        I think the gist of it is this: President Trump could write an EO repealing Obamacare and Roberts would likely have to rule that such an EO is constitutional.

        Here’s a more detailed approach:

        Wictor cites Robert’s ruling on the Obamacare penalty: it is a kind of tax, hence Constitutional. Roberts had referred to an 1895 precedent justify his ruling: “Every ‘reasonable construction’ must be resorted to, in order to save a statute from unconstitutionality”.

        Wictor asserts that Executive Orders “are equivalent to laws”. He then enumerates several examples of EOs over the decades which certainly have the effect of laws. So if EOs are actually laws, President Trump could write an EO repealing Obamacare.

        Presumably the constitutionality of such an EO would be immediately challenged and would, like the “travel ban” EO, eventually end up in the Supreme Court.

        What would Roberts have to do? Wictor believes Roberts would have to cite the same precedent — and possibly his own ruling on Obamacare — in order to ‘reasonably construct’ the Obamacare Repeal EO (statute) in such a way to save it from unconstitutionality.

        At least that’s my reading of it.

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    • James O'Malley says:

      Ah good, glad somebody linked to Mr. Wictor. He’s very insightful and very wise, and I think that his prediction here is exactly what’ll happen, or at least it appears highly likely to be what’ll happen.

      The rest of his stuff is also very good as well, especially when it comes to the issue of fighting terrorism and defeating terrorist groups.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        He blocked me on twitter for disagreeing about Iraq and I miss his tweets. (Literally just be tweet – he’s tetchy). He’s smart with a unique viewpoint. It will be interesting to see if he’s right.

        I still think Roberts was blackmailed into that decision.

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        • Sedanka says:

          You should be able to read his tweets if you log out. You wouldn’t be able to follow him, but you could just bookmark and read his Twitter feed.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          So do I, Jimmy Jack….more than ever now, since we know of the unmasking.

          And, one of the Justices, said that he always felt they were being spied on.

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    • In Az says:

      Go to the White House.gov site and tell President Trump …..No more threats….write an EO to strip all Congress and Senate of subsidies for their insurance and whatever else President Trump can do to those commie traitors.

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    • uncle fester says:

      he is unmasking them all. stripped naked for public display.

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  2. mazziflol says:

    Him and Paul and birds of the same #UniParty feather.

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  3. LKA in LA says:

    I wonder if there is a way to have McCain removed due to the brain tumor diagnosis. There should be a movement to do so because you can’t have a nation of people subjected to decisions from someone who has brain disease. Maybe there are lawyers on this thread that would know. Citizens need relief from his madness.

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    • wyntre says:

      How do we know for sure he has cancer? He certainly is not acting like a person undergoing radiation and chemo.

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      • Rebcalntx says:

        Wyntre, I agree. McCain does not look or act like someone receiving treatment from cancer. I have taken care of a lot of patients with cancer. Most patients are weak for several days & need rest after treatment. Nausea, weight loss. They also minimize their contact with other people due to their low immune system. He was in Italy recently & on tv every chance he gets. Damm swamp creature. I know this is petty of me but that picture above if it is accurate can’t he afford to get his teeth whitened. They look like corn.

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        • The Boss says:

          He may be getting massive steroid injections.

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          • wyntre says:

            Agree. I mentioned that several days ago. The only thing that helped me function, even minimally, during my treatment was steroids. But I HATED taking them. They mask symptoms and give a false sense of energy and well-being.

            They’re also known to cause aggression, mood swings and homicidal thoughts.

            “Roid Rage” is a common reaction.

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        • olderwiser21 says:

          You are exactly right, Reb. My sister-in-law is in the process of some very aggressive chemo/surgery treatment for ovarian cancer and she doesn’t go anywhere due to her compromised immune system and even then, she would not have the energy. Luckily, chemo and lots of prayers and blessings have pulled her through. Her doctors tell her over and over again that her results indicate nothing short of miraculous divine intervention. I don’t see McStinky in the same boat. Glioblastomas are usually very aggressive and fatal, from what I have read. Something a bit fishy here.

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      • Lucille says:

        Mmmm, what mental illness would be so devastating to make known to the public that a cancer revelation is used as cover? Schizophrenia?

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      • There are lots of ways to mitigate the side effects of chemo and radiation. He might be getting proton beam therapy as his radiation.

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      • He has cancer because the announcement of his diagnosis and treatment options was made not by McCain alone, but by doctors from the MAYO CLINIC, as well as his personal physician. You can doubt the senator’s motives if you wish, but you’re a fool if you doubt the doctors.

        They performed the biopsy, the tests and the surgery. No ordinary doctor, let alone world famous oncologists, would risk their professional reputations to back up a lie. It’s not like he is their only patient.

        I’m damn sorry McCain isn’t dying fast enough to suit all the naysayers. His votes can do damage, and he may be mentally compromised by the disease, but if this is how he wants to go out you’ll just have to put up with it until you elect more Republicans. 52 votes isn’t much of a majority. It’s a train that can be derailed by a pebble on the track.

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        • Sedanka says:

          Speaking of frauds.

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        • wyntre says:

          “You’re a fool if you doubt the doctors?”

          Really? So I guess I would also be a “fool” according to you if I were to “doubt” all those hundreds of “scientists” who insisted “Climate Change” is real, even though now there are hundreds coming out and confessing the models were skewed?

          You are the “fool” for calling someone with whom you disagree a “fool,” fool.

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          • Obvious false equivalence. Weather systems develop over time, and we don’t know everything about their causes. A glioblastoma tumor can be biopsied, seen, held in the hand, tested, and identified. You’re trying to equate a predictive science with a concrete one (surgery), and it can’t be done.

            They tested, got cancer cells, and cut out what they could. Now they are doing what they can to kill or slow what they can of an aggressive disease. It’s a fact. Grow up and face it.

            The matter is SO simple. Doctors, well-known and respected, explained a diagnosis, in public, in the presence of reporters. What could possibly be THEIR motive for lying?

            There is a whole care team involved that wasn’t at the public announcement too, nurses, techs, radiologists. For the diagnosis to be faked, you would either have to pay all of them off to keep quiet, or isolate the patient and remove his chart from the clinical system so none of them could see the actual tests.

            Give me a simple, believable reason why that is remotely likely to have happened, and I will happily apologize for referring generally to those who jumped to a conclusion based on their own emotional triggers against John McCain as “fools”.

            I don’t like his votes either. But it’s an entirely separate matter from the FACT that he has cancer.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I agree. I’ve never seen anyone with that kind of cancer get along that well under treatment.

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      • anniesezso says:

        Cancer presents in many forms, and treatments are presented in many formats these days. He certainly may have cancer but all you can conclude from his appearance is that it is obviously not yet final stage. Likely his treatment is not overly aggressive because he is old, and his cancer could be a very low grade. I detest the man, but I highly doubt he is lying about having cancer.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      Even if McShame were removed (not likely), there are other swampers ready and willing to step up and toss the monkey wrench into any bill that’s good for the country.

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    • My husband had cancer and he was so weak after he had the treatments that he could barely walk and he lost a lot of weight. McCain does not look like any of the people I know that had cancer He looks like his old shameful self..

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      • Somebody says:

        It really depends on the protocol. For instance most kids with leukemia gain weight due to the massive doses of steroids. They get moon faced and a pot belly.

        Some people handle chemo better than others.

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      • guitar107 says:

        He is bloated and moon faced.
        I knew a very dear lady who underwent some type of cancer treatment with steroids and got very bloated. Didn’t last very long, God bless her soul.

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        • Covfefe-USA says:

          Right-ee-o. One more month since Juan’s ‘Big Diagnosis’. Count-down continues, Juan. There’s no escape. We’re counting the days. Figure 11 mos max.

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          • anniesezso says:

            I (like you) am monitoring the stats, far from perfect but decent indicator. And just FYI, I have a couple of acquaintances undergoing treatment for brain mets from breast cancer (cancer that has metastasized to the brain). I am familiar with their treatment and their looks, and if you saw a couple of them you would have no idea they were undergoing brain cancer treatment. Even one who has just finished 10 (one each day for 10 days) rounds of whole brain radiation for her multiple (over 20) tumors still has her hair as of yesterday. The treatments are quick and relatively painless, and she and her family are now on a celebratory holiday weekend. Her appearance is great, her long term prognosis is not.

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    • sukietawdry says:

      He can resign or the Senate can expel him. That’s it and we know neither of those will happen. Just like Ted Kennedy, he will be a Senator until he dies.

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      • Don’t forget Sen. Menendez (D) is on trial for bribery and stuff. Of course, everyone is trying to drag it out as long as possible since he’s fromNJ and Gov. Christie would appoint his successor if he loses.

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        • sukietawdry says:

          Even if he goes to prison, he can keep his seat in the Senate. It takes two-thirds of the Senate to expel and the Dems might hang onto him until Christie’s gone in January 2018.

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  4. wyntre says:

    How convenient the traitor made his announcement at a time when congress isn’t in session.

    The fothermucker will now dominate weekend talk shows.

    Hate him.

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  5. Pam says:

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    • cycle1 says:

      Yep! I really believe revenge is McTraitor’s main motivation right now.

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      • realcapedcrusader says:

        I too feel he hates PDJT so much that it has consumed him to the point he doesn’t care about the people. PDJT reminded everyone that McCain sold his country out many years ago, and still is today. God will be his final judge.

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        • Seeing the picture of Romney and McCain together tells us all we need to know. Both of them have only one goal and that’s to derail every initiative of the Trump Adm. Romney has sour grapes and McCain needs to cover his ass for being involved in the phony Russian dossier. They are both creeps that should never see the light of day in another national election or statewide election nor their off spring. These two vile creatures need to be directed to the dustbin of political history.

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      • Risa says:

        McCain doesn’t care about who is hurt by his actions. His twitter account is full of people praising him for shafting his party and constituents, and that is the praise he cares about. I feel ill remembering I voted for him. The only way I can live with that choice is I knew who Obama was and what he wanted to do to our country.

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        • Patriot Lady says:

          Risa,
          My consolation was that I voted for Palin, not McCain. So her endorsement of him in 2012 was a real punch in the gut for me– lost all trust and respect for her.
          “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” ― Mark Twain
          “…and the apathetic, ignorant voters who keep re-electing them.” — PL

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          • Risa says:

            Thank-you for your reply, Patriot Lady. It is all so disappointing, isn’t it?

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            • Patriot Lady says:

              Risa,
              You’re most welcome. However, ‘frightening’ rather than ‘disappointing’ describes our situation. Truly we are in greater danger from the DC aristocracy than the colonists were from King George. In 1776, the British had to get into ships and cross the Atlantic to wreak havoc. Now, all the tyrants have to do is create the legislation, and then cash their checks from Donohue, Soros and the Saudi’s.

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  6. Nigella says:

    I’d like to hear POTUS calmly say that if this is what they want then so be it. Then take the waiver away from Congress and sit back and watch it self destruct…

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  7. Sue in MT says:

    Lord, I apologize for what my intentions are for this man right now…..let justice be done!

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    • Landslide says:

      That is the BEST strategy: prayer. God was gracious and merciful to hear and answer the prayers of millions by giving us PDJT. God loves justice and hates evil. Let’s pray like our country’s future depended on it. No specific request is insignificant. Don’t despair. God still works miracles. 🙏🏼🇺🇸🙏🏼

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  8. NJF says:

    I find it hard to believe he was given the diagnosis that we were told.

    Or he’s refusing treatment. An 80 year old receiving aggressive chemo & radiation doesn’t go about his life as if nothing is wrong with him.

    Let’s just imagine for a moment if POTUS had some sort of illness, what would the reaction be to that news?

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  9. Mk says:

    It’s not about McCain nor Obamacare. It’s about the Federal government taking over taking over the health industry and controlling 1/6 of the US economy. And what they cannot take, will regulate out of existence. Note there’s nothing in the Constitution mentioning healthcare.

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  10. treehouseron says:

    Make no mistake he’s not against it because Trump called him a fake war hero.

    He’s against it because he’s an asshole. He would have been against Trump no matter what, because Trump is the only thing that’s going to end their decades long little party that screws over the American People.

    Congress is full of conmen, President Trump had the US government trying to dig up dirt on him for years and all they found was a tape of him saying “Pussy”.

    McCain wasn’t afraid of the Vietnamese, and he’s not scared of Brain Cancer… but he’s scared shitless of Donald Trump.

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    • Rob Allison says:

      Can’t fully agree that McCain wasn’t afraid of Vietnamese. If he wasn’t afraid (or maybe intimidated is a better word), then why did he give in and give up information to them?

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      • BobBoxBody says:

        Because I get the impression that McCain was born with a silver spoon and wanted to go to war to have “glory” or whatever but was majorly incompetent. He knew they’d go easy on him if they knew who he was and what he did for them. The man’s an aristocrat, not a soldier. Kind of like Captain Kransky in Cross of Iron. He wants the glory but doesn’t wanna stick his neck out. Trump is Steiner. All he cares about is looking after his men. And in the process of looking after his men and risking his life for him he gets the glory and merit that Stransky covets.

        What I’m saying is, along with McCain being a scumbag, you should totally watch Cross of Iron if you haven’t seen it.

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    • Patriot Lady says:

      And go figure– they’ve had choices and the people of Arizona keep re-electing McCain! What is it– something in the air, water– marry their family members? Is the entire state built over a toxic waste dump?! I’m ashamed of Ohio for keeping Portman!

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  11. carnan43 says:

    His hatred of Trump now includes hatred of the Arizona voters who voted for him. How do you describe someone who ran on a platform of repealing Obama care, Now he is just as guilty of telling lies as Obama did in getting it passed.

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    • treehouseron says:

      Same way he ran commercials saying he was going to ‘build that damn wall’… then completely stands against anything like that.

      He’s evil. Whatever definition of evil you have, compare it to him and you’ll see it matches up nicely.

      Most people get better as they get older. This asshole is months away from death and he’s accelerating his wickedness in ways that would make the rest of us blush.

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      • woodstuff says:

        Does McJudas really absolutely have cancer? Naw, he wouldn’t lie about something like that.

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      • McCain clearly believes the people of Arizona are stupid or have short term memory loss. He has played the American people for so long he believes his own lies or has complete and total contempt for the people who elected him and the country at large. For too many years prior to the internet, the people were without resources to defend their causes and without reliable news sources upon which to make reliable decision. We now have a way whereby the voters can truly vet the candidates. McCain is too old to comprehend this new reality. We must now be on guard to keep our sources sound and secure lest the government seek to take them away. Otherwise, criminals like McCain will get by again by fooling the American people.

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    • margarite1 says:

      McCain hates Trump more than he loves Lindsey…or anyone else such as those who voted for him believing. He has shown so little honor in his life that I have to wonder what really happened in the Hanoi Hilton.

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  12. Kerry Gimbel says:

    I think my cold anger has gone to white hot anger

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  13. David says:

    I said it before. The same people who blocked it before will block it again.
    In reality the only way to solve this problem is to wait for McCain to die and to vote a few of the “NO” voters
    Out. Americans will have to cope and suffer till it can be truly reformed.
    The first attempt was the best one only it should be done in one package without the stages.

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    • TPW says:

      I really think all would be better off for it to implode……Graham Cassidy bill is Ocare just no mandate but still has all the taxes which the federal govt. keeps 60% giving states 40% . And the bill cleverly lets the DC swamp off the hook when it comes to making the necessary changes. When Ocare fails and they have to replace….then we will see how they try to protect the insurance and health lobby.

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  14. Kerry Gimbel says:

    If you are still reading Sandra VA try to hang in there. You are not worthless

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  15. spacette55 says:

    Backgrounder on McCain’s record is revealed here. “Mr. Hudson” is the pseudonym of a very high-ranking retired military officer, I’m pretty sure I know who he is; but, if he does not want his identity revealed, I’ll keep my ideas to myself. “Mr. Hudson’s group is working behind the scenes toexpose government corruption and MAGA.

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  18. chojun says:

    I think McCain is the GOPe fall guy for the lobby agenda. All of this signals that he will more than likely be doing everything he can to leave smoldering wreckage in place of Trump’s agenda. It also signals to me that McCain likely is not running for election and may possibly be trying to upend Arizona electoral politics by setting things up for a Democrat win in the next general election. Yes, I think he is that evil.

    At this point now I believe that tax reform is at significant risk. Hopefully the big ugly is underway.

    By the way I think the Strange/Moore matchup is an A/B test for the big ugly. If Moore wins despite Trump’s endorsement of strange then the big ugly will commence immediately. The Senate needs to be nuked forthwith.

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  19. Rob Allison says:

    I find it hard to think anyone here can think that what McCain did today wasn’t planned all along with Graham and McConnell fully in on it. They all want Obamacare and are members of the UniParty serving the same masters. I think Graham and McConnell set it up to look like they were going to repeal Obamacare and had McCain step in at the end to kill it. That way they can pretend to be upset but claim they tried. McCain gets away with it because no one in Washington is going to be hard on an old senior senator with cancer.

    I just can’t even imagine anyone at CTH would think Graham would honestly be part of a legitimate effort at repeal. We all know he’s just as much a snake as the rest of the UniParty members.

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    • Angry Dumbo says:

      Money shot, Rob. You nail it. This was the UNC four corners. Don’t have to score, just hold the ball all long as you can. PDJT needs better people on the inside, or he is just exposing the inside players. 2018 is bigger than ever for MAGA.

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    • moe2004 says:

      I’m with you here, good thing is I have never seen my twenty four year old son this mas at a politician. Pray he is not alone.

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      • DS says:

        It wouldn’t matter even if McLame voted for it anyway, because some other RINO fall guy would step up and cast a no vote. It was reported (pretty sure Sundance reported on this) that when McNasty voted no the last time repeal came up, it spared the hack senator from Nevada (I don’t recall his name) from voting no so he could say he “supported” repeal during his next campaign. He was the designated “no” if McDivot voted yes (or wasn’t available); in fact he had to wait until the last minute to vote yes, after it was clear McDouche cast the last no to kill it.

        They indeed know the four corners drill; thus MAGA deplorable Americans need to primary all their sorry asses out of existence — except for McPuke, if we’re lucky he’ll be in hell soon…

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        • Canned Peaches says:

          The hack senator you are referring to is Dean Heller & his name is on this piece of legislation. I don’t think either he or Graham would have put their names on this if they hadn’t known it would fail. That’s why I don’t think McCain is actually betraying his BFF…I think he’s helping him out. Just my opinion…

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    • TheBullpen says:

      I concur Rob, this has been yet another staged event. A 2017 version of “bread and circuses” No Maximus we are not entertained

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  20. JustSomeInputFromAz says:

    Gee whiz, it would appear the RINO’s in the Senate want Pelosi to be Speaker of the House in 2019.

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  21. Breitbadger says:

    I look forward to the day he drops dead, and I hope his piglet of a daughter is barren and has a miserable life. That is a blood line that needs to die off.
    And don’t be one of those pussies who says “it’s wrong to wish death on anyone,” this guy is helping destroy America. Sometimes a death or ten are necessary to save millions of lives.

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  22. New Dawn says:

    I think Trump needs to clearly state that he will veto any subsequent bills to stabilize or in any way provide additional funds for ACA.

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  23. M. Mueller says:

    I think it is just a game. Most of Congress doesn’t want to repeal because of the CoC money, etc.

    When they are pushed to look like they are trying to do something, they just pick a couple to “loose by one or two votes.” Just a game, and we’re the suckers!

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  24. sukietawdry says:

    McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy. On the whole, John McCain’s been more trouble than he’s worth.

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  25. trumpfan1 says:

    why no body go after mc cain? this is insane.

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  26. The deplorable clayusmcret says:

    McCain is a butt-hurt liar.

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  27. Kent says:

    john mccan’t is an enemy of The USA…..

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  28. MaineCoon says:

    McKane is more than a disgrace. He’s despicable. He’s a traitor to the USA and he is endlessly appeasing his own guilty conscience by this pretense of serving and saving the American people for (this time) healthcare.

    Traitor to USA by supplying the Trump FAKE dossier to IC.

    It is all too clear to those of us who have had our eyes opened to the uniparty that he is just serving himself – first and foremost.

    Don’t forget his McCain Foundation. Money from all his “friends” for his pay-to-play scenario. The foundation’s supposed purpose is anti-trafficking.

    Lest you forgot it was exposed that the McCain Fdn failed to use the funds for its purpose. It’s no different than the Clinton Fdn.

    McCain and Clintons are the same character. Their actions speaks for themselves.

    It’s been 2 months since his cancer diagnosis. I see no signs of him slowing down. Why not??

    When it’s time for his burial, patriots need to march on Arlington holding “No” signs.

    http://yournewswire.com/mccain-institute-child-trafficking/

    https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/03/mccain-institutes-failure-to-use-donations-for-anti-trafficking-purposes-raises-questions/

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-08/mccain-institutes-failure-use-donations-anti-trafficking-purposes-raises-questions

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  29. George says:

    Identical scenario as the first Obama care vote. Mccain is just a PTrump hating swamp rat willing to cover up for Mcconnell and all the senate Republicans. Mccain is just “the shiny thing” to make everyone else look good. The whole things staged with Lindsey Graham leading the way. Hammer Mcconnell!

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  30. andi lee says:

    Senator McCain, remember this? You ran on this promise to your constintuents in Arizona.

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  31. velvetfoot says:

    Graham sounded sincere on Hannity.

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  32. freddy says:

    Why get mad. This was all prearranged Kabuki. Do ya think they did not plan this out and knew who would vote in what way…Come on….It’s a game…..If not it means McConnel is not in control of his liberal hags and a guy with a tumor….McConnel has to go..I pay no attention to any of them or my blood pressure goes up during my checkups…..

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  33. Gadsden says:

    The honest truth is that the Republican establishment doesn’t want to repeal Obamacare for a variety of reasons. McCain is just giving them cover so they can blame all this on the “Maverick” who supposedly has cancer. Also, incidentally I recently talked to a retired senior military officer who knows McCain. He said that McCain has always been a liberal democrat and only runs as a Republican because AZ tends to be a Republican state.

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  34. jeans2nd says:

    FTA – “independent analyses indicate it would fundamentally redistribute federal healthcare money, generally with Republican-leaning states benefiting and Democratic-leaning states losing”

    Well, that is just plain stupid. Redistributing the redistribution?
    Will anyone ever tell us what is in the bill?
    Oh, what the heck, let us just blow up the whole durn Swamp. Demand they allow us to read the bill. What a novel idea.
    Paul Ryan? McConnell? Anyone?

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  35. BobBoxBody says:

    Anybody that wants to know more about what’s going on in Arizona should be keeping up with Razorfist. He’s got a potty mouth (like my generation cares), but he’s articulate, well-educated, SINCERE, and absolutely HATES John McCain’s guts despite being a conservative.

    He’s saying that Flake’s competition in Arizona’s primaries is looking to clean his clock. 😀

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  36. andi lee says:

    Article 1 Section 5 Clause 2:

    2. “Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, *punish* its Members for *disorderly Behavior*, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, *expel* a Member.”

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  37. andi lee says:

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  38. andi lee says:

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  39. TKA says:

    I’ve long since given up on John McCain. I really wish he, Graham, Ryan, Boehner and many others would go home to the Democrat party already. That said, I loathe this bill and am glad to see it get defeated. Senate needs to stop fooling around and do a clean repeal. Of course, the COC won’t let that happen and with Murkowski having just won reelection, there’s very little chance we’ll ever see a clean repeal. Block granting to the states is a REALLY bad idea, regardless of the party handling the money. Why is there no talk of the taxes remaining in place even though the mandate goes away? Republicans are supposed to be the party of lower taxes. POTUS is attaching himself to a REALLY bad bill.

    I don’t think POTUS has learned yet that he wins by losing. While the President is out there on a daily basis fighting for change, the status quo isn’t letting it happen. POTUS isn’t taking the hit for that, establishment Republicans and Democrats are as DJT is exposing them for the phonies they are. Us political junkies know this and have known it for a long time. Day to day citizens that aren’t as engaged are seeing it up close and personal. Some for the first time and they don’t like it.

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    • LULU says:

      POTUS knows exactly what is going on.

      Good luck to anyone who underestimates his savvy. He has been in a tough business in the toughest possible place for decades. In order to successfully negotiate one has to know how others’ minds work. I imagine little that has happened has come as a surprise to him. And I imagine this has cleared the way for him to act.

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    • starfcker says:

      TKA, clean repeal lost in July, 45-55. The votes aren’t there, the votes aren’t gettable. Getting rid of the mandated is the key to breaking this thing down. Will there be more to do? Of course. But taking away the insurance companies ability to tax unwilling Americans is critical, by whatever means possible. Here is a synopsis by lefty Politico. Looks good to me. Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill: What you need to know
      http://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/graham-cassidy-health-care-bill-what-you-need-to-know/?lo=ap_d1

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  40. cyrusvance says:

    I can’t say I’m crazy about the proposed replacement plan. From what I read it removes pre existing conditions protection. I have back issues and the wife crohns. Covered through employer plan now but small firm,so who knows it’s what future holds. Being able to go solo and get coverage without exclusions is awfully important.

    Also, McCain likely made this announcement now to provide cover for other potential defectors.

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  41. LULU says:

    Everybody pretty much did what was expected. Nothing. The only one who will get anything done is our President. He is waiting for the kids to go back to their naps so that he can get busy and Repeal Obamacare. Kill it once and for all. Then open insurance across state lines and all the other things he talked about.

    Forget McCain. Dead man walking. Highly predictable. But maybe not for long?

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  42. omyword says:

    In 1968 John McCain climbed into his A-3 Jet and attempted a wet start of the engine. This is a showboat act to draw attention to ones self. The engine backfired, and blew a rocket off the F-4 behind him which exploded. 168 were killed aboard the USS Forestall, 134 injured. Because of the Admirals son. Once captured by the VC, he sang his guts out, 60 jets were downed. I could go on for days. My question is this: When has John Songbird McCain ever done good for America, especially since he abused the POW families and killed his brothers in arms

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    • LULU says:

      He hasn’t but he can be ignored now. This is not a big loss. I imagine our President is not crying salty tears over the demise of Cassidy-Graham’s showboating effort. Their perfect plan. It was never his idea. They had to find out on their own.

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  43. Alan Spade says:

    I am all for Obozocare repeal, however I have great reservations about using an EO to get there. Assuming that President Trump fired the EO to end Obozocare and that the Supreme Court rules it acceptable, then look at the scary precedent that has been set. That would leave any president at any time with the ability to EO their way around Congress and have it carry the weight of law. That kind of power is what the framers of this country were trying to avoid.

    Obozo tried to rule by EO and got many of his EOs smacked down, imagine if he had the power and the precedent behind him to basically write his own laws. I would rather have a Congress that is completely gridlocked than a President with the power to circumvent them.

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    • soozword says:

      Silly me, but I question if we can distinguish between EOs that implement new law/regulation out of whole cloth so to speak (yes, illegally) and those that inhibit or halt unconstitutional law/regulation. Guess that comes down to the interpretation of what is constitutional or not. On that front, the Supreme Court seems pretty unpredictable, conflicted and nonsensical at times. Glad my husband is the opposite, otherwise I would have to be committed to an institution given this insane world we live in.

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  44. gymcy81 says:

    Millions of campaign $ spent – some times double or 10 times a competitors spending – on repetitive false advertising, spin, has time and time again,
    duped some of the electorate. (repetitively)

    There are lot of examples – at high consequences to the country.

    Kudos to the people, the candidates that can independently and objectively think, share truth, prove oneself by proven example(s),
    and overcome the campaign spending disparities….
    (and with knowledge, honesty, resilience, and fortitude, the synergy and supportive dynamics of ‘we-the-people’ can grow towards the appropriate candidates (not trojan horse, wooden-nickel fake candidate$) and with continued awareness, it can be sustainable for generations).

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  45. Catherine says:

    I truly hate that man. God forgive me.

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  46. Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

    Hoping for an Oct. 1st EO repealing congressional exemption to 0care if they fail to pass LindseyCare.

    If I ever visit DC again after McSatan’s death, I’ll be visiting Arlington armed with toilet paper & disposable gloves.

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  47. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    force McCain to use Obummercare!

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  48. thetrain2016 says:

    In the Gold Age a McCain style politician was simply hanged without trial…

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  49. angusmcgeef says:

    Whether its the North Vietnamese or Democrats, John McCain suffers from Stockholm syndrome.

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  50. jameswlee2014 says:

    The cowards in the Senate know McCain should not be there but lack the courage to point it out:

    What sort of personality changes can brain tumour cause?
    https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/understanding-brain-tumours/living-with-a-brain-tumour/side-effects/personality-changes-and-brain-tumours/

    While a certain amount of personality change might be experienced due to the natural reaction to diagnosis and treatment, not everyone with a brain tumour will experience personality changes that could be classed as problematic.

    If you have or had a brain tumour, you may experience changes to aspects of your personality. Personality changes may include:

    Irritability or aggression
    Disinhibition – loss of inhibitions or restraints and behaving in socially or culturally unacceptable ways
    Confusion and forgetfulness
    Apathy (lack of interest and motivation)
    Depression and blunting/flattening of emotion
    Anxiety
    Mood swings (known as ’emotional lability’)
    Difficulty planning and organising
    Difficulty identifying emotions in yourself and others

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