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McCain: We Should Be ‘Embarrassed’ About Shutdown, GOP Pushed ‘False Premise’ on Obamacare
Mediaite ^ | October 8, 2013 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 10/08/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Senator John McCain has been one of the strongest Republican voices in Congress opposing the conservative efforts to repeal, defund, or delay Obamacare. He took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to continue pressing that point, as well as scolding Congress and saying they should all be “ashamed” for allowing the government shutdown to keep going.

McCain was set off by the news that during the shutdown, military benefits are being held up. He said Congress is so unpopular that “we’re down to blood relatives and paid staffers” at this point, asking his colleagues, “Shouldn’t we be embarrassed about this? Shouldn’t we be ashamed?”

McCain called for both sides to “sit down and talk like grown-ups,” and proceeded to revisit exactly why he hasn’t been going along with the conservative fight on Obamacare.

“Somehow, to think that we are going to repeal Obamacare, which would have required 67 Republican votes, of course, was a false premise, and I think did the American people a great disservice by convincing them that somehow we could.”

He also addressed much of the cross-party and intra-party fighting going on in Washington, saying, “Stop attacking each other and impugning people’s integrity and honor!”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN 2:

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TOPICS: Arizona; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: collaborator; mccain; obama; obamacare; sellout; shutdown
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1 posted on 10/08/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does AZ have the highest turnout for those Americans signing up for “Obamacare”?


2 posted on 10/08/2013 8:56:21 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Damn, what is that thing wearing the blue dress?


3 posted on 10/08/2013 8:56:57 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise

Señor Senile Senior!


4 posted on 10/08/2013 8:57:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up Juan. When Americans want any crap out of you we’ll unscrew your head and dip it out.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 8:58:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well McCain, I’m embarrassed by you and your twit of a daughter everytime you two open your pie-holes, does that count?


6 posted on 10/08/2013 8:58:32 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Theodore R.
Does AZ have the highest turnout for those Americans signing up for “Obamacare”?

Not sure, but I do know their Gov (Brewer) signed up for the expanding of Medicaid under 0DeathCare. Maybe it's for the (illegal's) chirrens.

7 posted on 10/08/2013 8:58:58 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am “ashamed” and “embarrassed” by McCain and his disdain for patriots.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 8:59:29 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Is McCaina a total moron, or is he being paid off in some way by Obama.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 9:00:04 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain called for both sides to “sit down and talk like grown-ups”.
What a disingenuous SOB! It’s not like he doesn’t know that Obama and Reid have flatly refused to talk, let alone negotiate.

“Stop attacking each other and impugning people’s integrity and honor!”
And then he proceeds to attack conservatives.

With all the unprecedented and outrageous behavior of Obama, McCain has never criticized him that I recall, even when he was running against the guy! But he has no such compunction about calling the conservatives dishonest and liars! Why doesn’t he and his idiotic daughter switch parties already?


10 posted on 10/08/2013 9:00:46 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Arizonans should be ashamed for re-electing this worthless turd.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 9:01:13 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, McCain YOU are the embarrassment.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 9:01:33 PM PDT by svcw (obama lied my plan died)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Stop attacking each other and impugning people’s integrity and honor!”

He sounds intoxicated.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 9:01:51 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: OldArmy52

I think he suffers from the same “tingle” Chrissie Matthews suffers from.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 9:02:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: OldArmy52
Is McCaina a total moron, or is he being paid off in some way by Obama.

Both.

15 posted on 10/08/2013 9:02:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look at me! Look at me!
I’m John McCain! I’m relevant!
Everyone on my team is an idiot except me!
Where’s another microphone I can talk into?
You want me to come on your Leftist show and dance for you?
You got it! Shuck and Jive! Give me a spotlight!
Let’s do this baby!


16 posted on 10/08/2013 9:03:42 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: OrangeHoof

The won’t be as long as he brings home the bacon (pork barrel spending).


17 posted on 10/08/2013 9:04:14 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Where’d you get the pig?”
“That’s not a pig, that’s a Rhinoceros.”


18 posted on 10/08/2013 9:04:21 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Matthew 5:37)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To quote another Freeper: The only thing I want to hear coming out of his mouth is...”I’m having a stroke.”


19 posted on 10/08/2013 9:04:22 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: winner3000
Why doesn’t he and his idiotic daughter switch parties already?

Because, if McCain switched parties, the media would ignore him.

The senile old sap has "news value" only as a Republican criticizing other Republicans.

20 posted on 10/08/2013 9:05:50 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: OldArmy52
is he being paid off in some way by Obama.

NO. It's John McCain being the RINO that he always was.

21 posted on 10/08/2013 9:06:46 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain needs to go home sit down and eat his 3 jars of Gerber’s peas and carrots, change his depends, apply his hemorrhoid cream,drink his Mira-Lax with his scotch, take his boner pills, put on his Sponge Bob Squarepants jammies and stay the hell home.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 9:06:50 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It embarrasses the crap out of me that the voters of Arizona keep electing this brie eating surrender monkey.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 9:09:25 PM PDT by Tupelo (Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory, an old Republican Tradition.)
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To: Beave Meister

24 posted on 10/08/2013 9:10:21 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow! A Wookie walking a RINO at the White House. Is this a great country or what?!
25 posted on 10/08/2013 9:10:45 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Theodore R.; All

McCain is delusional. The government is not shut down. A few hundred thousand over paid leeches are on vacation for a couple of weeks until the Feds crank up the new higher speed money making printing presses.


26 posted on 10/08/2013 9:11:31 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: OldArmy52

Soros owns the old sock puppet. He does as he’s told. He wouldn’t be able to function without his orders.


27 posted on 10/08/2013 9:11:38 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go away old man.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 9:12:08 PM PDT by KirbDog
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To: Jane Long

I think McCain has or had some Soros political campaign funds in his political war chest. I often wondered if Palin knew anything about his.


29 posted on 10/08/2013 9:12:25 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Theodore R.

McCain has devolved into a total embarrassment. Can’t some Arizona Freepers PLEASE start a recall petition?


30 posted on 10/08/2013 9:12:46 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This tired, old POS should be publicly embarrassed every time he opens his mouth.


31 posted on 10/08/2013 9:12:53 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain is owned by George Soros:
http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2008/06/27/the-dream-ticket/


32 posted on 10/08/2013 9:13:09 PM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: OldArmy52

McCain should be in jail! He’s violating his oath of office by pushing amnesty and not upholding the Constitution rule of law.


33 posted on 10/08/2013 9:13:37 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually McCain, I AM embarrassed..for the people of Arizona..to have this piece of crap representing their state..McCain is proof that term limits are needed, badly


34 posted on 10/08/2013 9:13:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jane Long
Indiana Governor Pence calls for repeal of medical device tax. http://www.wishtv.com/news/indiana/pence-calls-for-repeal-of-medical-device-tax

Video may be slow but article available. States fighting Obamacare....the you got to read it stuff.

35 posted on 10/08/2013 9:15:11 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
McCain: We Should Be ‘Embarrassed’ About Shutdown

Yes, you should. Why did it take a freshman to have the courage to stand in the Commie in Chief's way when the rest of you useless piles of shit were trying to grease the rails for tyranny? How did you let it get this far in the first place, in fact?

Why don't you personally ever speak the truth, or side with the people, instead of totalitarians trying to enslave those they vowed to SERVE???

36 posted on 10/08/2013 9:18:54 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This man

*graduated at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy,

*was flunked in flight school but was given a pass because his father was an admiral,

*was responsible for the awful fire and explosions on the carrier USS Forestal that left 168 dead,

*crashed 5 planes as a reckless hot-shot Navy brat incompetent pilot,

*brain damaged as a POW in Vietnam

*married his wife when he was 44 and she was 26

*told his wife to dye her hair grey so he wouldn’t look like her father

*assumed control of his wife’s inherited fortune from mafia controlled liquor distribution

*is reelected with the aid of democrat crossover voters in AZ primaries and with the wife’s inherited fortune

Summary: He is a Brain Damaged Scumbag.

Verdict: Sympathy for his suffering as a POW, disgust with his air of self-importance as a US Senator.


37 posted on 10/08/2013 9:20:03 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It cost him $20 a vote, money contributed by conservative who held their nose and sent him money because they believed him to be marginally better than the Commie in Chief. He sat on their money, threw the election, then used conservatives’ money to keep a conservative out of the Senate and his useless pile-of-crap self in.


38 posted on 10/08/2013 9:21:09 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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McCain’s 2008 POTUS candidacy was the false premise that got us into this disaster.


39 posted on 10/08/2013 9:22:00 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: OldArmy52
Is McCaina a total moron, or is he being paid off in some way by Obama.

Yes.

40 posted on 10/08/2013 9:22:34 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lord, have mercy. Can’t he ever STHU?
Cindy, PLEASE call him home.


41 posted on 10/08/2013 9:22:55 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: winner3000
Why doesn’t he and his idiotic daughter switch parties already?

That would be truth in advertising, which he shuns.

42 posted on 10/08/2013 9:23:48 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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43 posted on 10/08/2013 9:24:55 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Theodore R.

We are embarrassed Sen. McCAIN .. embarrassed that you don’t know when to keep your mouth shut.

When is AZ going to get its act together and replace him.

Probably when CA gets its act together and gets rid of Feinstein and Boxer.


44 posted on 10/08/2013 9:30:25 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Hostage

45 posted on 10/08/2013 9:32:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will all the RINOs and Dems running for office in 2014 be voted out? Plus, those that voted for ObamaCare?


46 posted on 10/08/2013 9:34:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (IÂ’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Hostage
*was responsible for the awful fire and explosions on the carrier USS Forestal that left 168 dead,

That one was impossible. Do some research of the flightdeck plane spotting. There is no way possible he could have been responsible. His plane was in the wrong position vs the launch. I can't stand McCain but this is stupid scuttlebutt likely from a tinfoil source.

The Air Boss determines flightdeck spotting. Camera footage would show his position along with a spotting board {chart} where the AHS's shop is on the flighdeck. Cover up? No way in hell. Too many were on deck at the time.

47 posted on 10/08/2013 9:43:48 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: OrangeHoof

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/09/07/fireworks_man_at_mccain_town_hall_tells_him_id_have_you_arrested_and_tried_for_treason.html


48 posted on 10/08/2013 9:54:45 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I THOUGHT I'd seen that dress before...


49 posted on 10/08/2013 10:17:26 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Somehow, to think that we are going to repeal Obamacare, which would have required 67 Republican votes, of course, was a false premise, and I think did the American people a great disservice by convincing them that somehow we could.”
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Liar? Devious? Deceptive? Ignorant? Corrupt?

Levin went over this today. And here’s more...

John McCain once again attacks Ted Cruz’s filibuster and the idea of repealing Obamacare as a ‘fools errand’. Big surprise. But he does it with the WRONG facts. He was there when Obamacare passed and should remember that it was passed by Harry Reid under budget reconciliation because Scott Brown was elected. Brown’s election to the Senate gave the GOP filibuster power and in order to circumvent it they needed a way to pass it with a simple majority. Thus they rammed it down our throats via budget reconciliation. And because they passed it with a simple majority this way, it can be repealed with a simple majority.

Sorry John McCain, you get an ‘F’ on this one.
http://therightscoop.com/wrong-john-mccain-cruz-filibuster-and-repealing-obamacare-a-fools-errand-67-votes-needed-to-repeal/

Democratic Congressman: It Only Takes 51 Votes to Repeal Obamacare
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/07/02/democratic-congressman-it-only-takes-51-votes-to-repeal-obamacare/

“So, when you look at Obamacare, whether it is a tax or a mandate or whatever you want to call it — call it a cream puff, it makes people pay something,” he said. “Money — that’s fiscal. All the Medicare policy, all the Medicaid spending, all the Obamacare exchange subsidies — that’s fiscal. That’s spending, taxing and spending. All of that can go into reconciliation, which has always been our plan. It is our plan to pass through the House, then pass through the Senate and need 50 votes plus one, whether it’s a tie-breaker from the president of the Senate is the vice president, or 51 Republicans.”
http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/12/paul-ryan-says-85-percent-of-obamacare-can-be-repealed-through-reconciliation/


50 posted on 10/08/2013 10:25:21 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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