Skip to comments.McCain Ego Out of Joint: Anti-Republican / Pro-Filibuster
Posted on 04/18/2005 7:05:52 AM PDT by Valin
I wonder sometimes if Senator John McCain is salivating for presidential power just a bit too much. Its shown before; its showing again. Then again, when McCain gets out of the press limelight for a short time, he hankers for media center stage once more. Therefore, he goes off half-bent. Its that time for bend-out time this week for the Arizona Senator.
Thats the latest issue in the Senate. Its hot time in the Congressional house tonight. Therefore, McCain sees his chance to stir the pot a bit. So hes angering Republicans by saying hes just not going to support anti-filibuster Republicans. And with that, Dems are running to McCains Amen corner.
Come on, McCain. America just doesnt need your confusing mode. In fact, America really doesnt need you, particularly with all the preening youve got in recent times for prospectus Presidential candidate come 2008.
According to The Washington Times Charles Hurt, McCain irks Republicans over anti-filibuster option.
Sen. John McCain has once again enraged Republicans by publicly opposing Majority Leader Bill Frist's plan to employ the so-called nuclear option for ending the filibusters against President Bush's judicial nominees.
Conservatives responded yesterday by coordinating a three-pronged attack on the Arizona Republican aiming to either flip him or kill any hope he may have of running for president again in 2008.
Let the Arizona fellow know that he cant push the entire Republican Party around and get by with it. Hes as accountable for his egocentric antics as anyone else. Give it to him, loyal Republicans. And never let him forget it. In other words, its time to humble McCain and make it stick.
"He will have no presidential hopes if he pursues this course, said Manuel Miranda, a former Frist staffer who now chairs the National Coalition to End Judicial Filibusters. This very well may be the first primary campaign between Bill Frist and John McCain."
I for one vote for that!
"If Senator McCain refuses to stand up for fairness, it will damage his carefully crafted image and whatever aspirations he might have, said Marshall Manson with the Center for Individual Freedom, one of the groups in Mr. Miranda's coalition. The people who care about this issue are watching carefully, and they have long memories."
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Johnny "MeAllTheTime" MeCain!
He is liked by the MSM and hated by conservatives. I hope he likes it that way.
I don't know how Team Bush kept MeCain from campaigning with Kerry during the election... perhaps I don't want to know.
Do not get between him and a camera. He and Bill Clinton are alike. Me, Me, Me, all the time.
I don't care what he did in Vietnam, McCainiac is an idiot and a traitor to the GOP. Was there REALLY no one in Arizona who could have challenged him for his seat in 2004?
I respect his service as a fellow veteran....but it stopped there.
McCain has his people at this site after he won one primary. They could not take the heat and his went down hill from there. The FR is one of McCain's biggest problems.
nuclear option = shortsighted. if we do it, it will come back to haunt us. you want everything shoved down our throats the minute they get 51 senators?
McCain remains a charlatan and certainly not a conservative. A RINO opportunist. The right does not want anything to do with him, so now he is SLUMMING by catering to the left. We have his number.
What he did in Vietnam was fly a few sorties before being shot down and trade on his father's recognition to get special medical treatment.
AMEN -- you said it well!
it just smacks a little bit too much of "tyranny of the majority" to me. the current rules have worked fine for a long time, and will survive the Dems' current temper tantrum.
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