Friday, July 28, 2017

John McCain is Still a Lying Liar

Yes, he came to his senses - or really wanted to screw over Trump - and cast his vote the way I hoped, but here´s what he said about the Affordable Care Act:
“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,” he said in a statement explaining his vote. “We should not make the mistakes of the past.”
That´s bullshit. A year of hearings, most of them public, preceded the passage of the ACA;  more than 180 Republican amendments were attached. As it became clear that NO Republicans would vote for it, President Obama asked what was needed to gain Republican support. He got no reply at all. Republicans would not make substantive contributions because they were determined to oppose the ACA and the Obama agenda from day one.

Apparently McCain and nearly every other Republican has managed to forget this bit of recent history.

I´m glad McCain cast this vote, but he has voted with Trump 90% of the time. His nomination of the know-nothing Sarah Palin as his VP paved the way for the even more ignorant and dangerous Donald Trump.

And you should check out his Vietnam War record. He crashed two planes and had to pull special strings to continue flying. That is how he got captured. Yes, he endured a great deal after being captured, but he was a reckless airman who should not have been flying at all.

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