Elder Patriot – As John McCain approaches the end of the road he is finally free to stop pretending he was ever a conservative Republican. Today McCain announced he would not be voting for the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare reform bill apparently content that waiting for Obamacare to collapse on its own is preferable.
Or, maybe he’s just such a bitter old man that he’d sell out Americans to get his revenge on Trump. It wouldn’t be the first time McCain gave the middle finger to America’s hardworking taxpayers. Remember McCain’s leadership role of the Gang of Eight trying to force all encompassing amnesty for illegal aliens through the Senate? Or, his consistently approving debt ceiling increases?
While it’s true that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is an establishment errand boy, and the healthcare reform legislation on the table is less than perfect, there is no doubt that it’s better than the current system if for no other reason than it removes the decision-making from the D.C. swamp.
That’s why the Arizona senator’s public comment rings so hollow:
“We should not be content to pass healthcare legislation on a party-line basis,” McCain said in a lengthy statement criticizing the GOP rush to pass a repeal bill without any hearings and little public scrutiny.
Someone has to tell Hanoi John that the Democrats passed Obamacare on a party-line basis without any hearings and with no public scrutiny.
Now with the benefit of hindsight we know what a disaster Obamacare is. Millions of Americans have chosen to pay the mandated penalty because they can’t afford the costs of insurance that more than doubled over the seven years since Obamacare became law.
Those that can afford insurance are finding many of the services previously available are no longer part of their policies.
Americans are hurting and McCain is proving that he couldn’t care less. He is a maniacal, power-hungry, and little man.
And, in the process he has stabbed his “Little Me”, Lindsey Graham, in the back. Graham has found out the hard way that he hooked his wagon to the wrong horse.
The sad truth is if McConnell needed five no votes he’d have gotten five senators to break rank. If he needed ten, he’d have found them as well. Nothing changes in the swamp. Once Washington accrues power it never relinquishes it and McConnell sees his job as ensuring that.
I had stayed out of the Luther Strange – Judge Roy Moore – special election but now I have to believe that if McConnell asked Strange to vote against Graham-Cassidy he could’ve relied on him to do so. Why else would McConnell’s PAC have sunk more than $8 million into his Alabama special election campaign?
It’s time to realize if McConnell backs someone they are not the peoples’ friends. It’s time to drain the swamp.
President Trump, are you listening?