Skip to comments.McCain's Shift Makes Him Senate's Most Conservative (HURL ALERT)
Posted on 02/24/2011 5:25:56 AM PST by rabscuttle385
The politician who once best exemplified the idea of a "maverick" independent has shifted so far to the right that he is now tied for the title of the Senate's most conservative member, according to National Journal's 2010 vote ratings.
According to a comprehensive examination of 96 Senate votes taken in 2010, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., along with seven of his colleagues, voted most often on the conservative side. His 89.7 composite conservative score ties him with stalwarts like Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and gives him a more conservative score than Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
Though McCain's latest NJ ranking is a stark contrast with his past record, the senator's spokeswoman, Brooke Buchanan, said his ideology has not changed. "But I can assure you," she added, "the legislative agenda in the Senate sure has."
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Drugs have wasted many minds.
The Leftist media would love a re-run of BO and the pitiful, decrepit McCain, the only “Republican” BO is sure to beat in ‘12.
If he were a Conservative, there would be no “shift”.
” McCain’s Shift “
Spel-Chek is NOT your friend....
Actually, if he were a Conservative, he’d be President.
Well, of course Juan voted conservative during 2010 when he had to hoodwink the Arizona voters one more time. Just watch him for the next five or six years and see how conservative he is.
He’s already cozying up to Obama and talking about comprehensive immigration reform.
No mention of any specific votes that allowed McCain to receive a higher ranking than Sessions or DeMint.
Mr. Wilson, you really need to put the bong down and step back.
Yesterday my son asked me if John McCain was a Republican.
I said “Not really”.
Where’s that “Not Again” picture?
LOL So true. McCain has never been a maverick; rather he has been a loose cannon.
“””For the 2010 ratings, National Journal examined all of the roll-call votes in Congress last year664 in the House and 299 in the Senateand identified the ones that show ideological distinctions between members. Many votes did not make the cutthose that involve noncontroversial issues or that fall along regional lines, for instance. Just under 100 votes in each chamber were selected and were categorized as economic, foreign, or social.”””
A couple of reasons for this anomaly regarding McCain’s new-found conservativeness.
1. Only 100 votes made the cut.
2. There were a lot of “party-line” votes in 2010.
Now that the Senate is a 50/50 organization, I believe we can expect to see Juan McCain seeking across the aisle to suck up one of the Democrats.
Like nothing has changed. He views statesmanship as compromise, especially involving fundamental principles. A discipline learned well at the Hanoi Hilton.
Voting records are a scam that both sides use to BS their supporters.
It works like this.
I’ll do the math for a lefty that wants a 100% lefty raitings. Well half the votes or more are lefty anyways, so right then and there, you are at 50%. Of the other half( ish ), they are conservatish, but half of those are going to go through, so you vote against them, and this lefty congresscritter is now at 75% and hasn’t done anything. Not one ‘hard, heroic vote’.
So to with McLame.
Further, not all votes are the same.
Voting for a bill to name a Post Office after Ronald Reagan, counts as much as a nation killing spending bill.
It’s not the number of votes, which are gamed, it is the quality of votes.
Both Democrat and Republican lawmakers sit around and gin up votes....FOR EACH OTHER....so that they BOTH can have high ratings. It’s like letting school kids grade each others papers.
David Keene the balding, RINO loving, hack conservative is totally on board with this cover up of fake, lying, fraud RINO’s getting the CPAC Badge Of Good House Keeping Conservative Seal.
I believe it- it was an election year.
don’t believe it. Leopards don’t lose their spots.
If they wanted to fool voters into believing someone was a conservative that wasn’t they should have picked someone more believable than McCain... like Bernie Sanders
Oh for God's sake: he was up for RE-ELECTION in 2010.
The National Journal has its head up its @$$.
His 89.7 composite conservative score ties him with stalwarts like Sen. Jim DeMint
Any comparison like this between McCain and DeMint overlooks one thing: there isn't any comparison between McCain and DeMint.
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Do you think the AUTHOR even believes this?
This writer needs to put down the crack pipe.
John McCain being the most COMMUNIST Senator....I can believe that....the most Conservative....LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
Next, the idiot author will claim Barack Obama was born in Hawaii
Are you still glad Obama won? Wouldn’t want to have a conservative McCain leading the nation, would we? Then, you little whining RINOs wouldn’t have anything to complain about.
If he was president, he would be conservative.
What is the ‘f’ doing in that word?
I was *never* glad that Obama won, but that means nothing to you GOP hacks who feel entitled to my votes and my support.
Wouldnt want to have a conservative McCain leading the nation, would we?
Since when is the amnesty-pushing, free-speech-squelching, bailout-loving, lying two-bit treasonous bastard McCain a "conservative"?
Put down the bong, sarabaracuda, and step back for a bit.
Then, you little whining RINOs wouldnt have anything to complain about.
In order for me to be a "RINO," I would have to be a Republican.
I'm not a Republican. I left the party years ago after Bush II turned it into a neo-con, globalist, statist mockery.
And I'm not going back any time soon.
Pray tell, what sort of drugs are you on that would cause you to think that McCain's election as president would somehow cause him to change his leftist, anti-American ways and become a conservative?
McCain-Soros Toppled GOP Candidates Nov. 21, 2006
McCains Reform Institute donor list: (From the WayBackMachine. RI removed it in 2006)
Looks like any other fine Conservative to me. /s
I am still glad McCain's not president. That was easy. Obama doesnt make me think McCain would have done anything good.
One Soros handmaiden or the other, what a wonderful choice.
What the confused don’t comprehend is that if McCain had been (were now) president, the House would never have turned Republican. And while McCain proves “Republican” is no guarantee of sound policy support, it’s still far better to have the Republicans in the majority in the House.
McCain doesn’t go to the White House to compliment Obama for nothing folks. The man actually agrees with Obama on more than any of you (not you SickOfLibs) care to admit.
Amazing that this McCain nonsense still comes up here. When certain Palinistas talk up McCain it tells you what their standards are.
With McCain, there is no ambiguity. The guy’s whole life is on the record. And that record is disgusting.
What is troubling most here, is that we consider ourselves to be well-grounded well-informed Conservatives. And even here, there are people who actually promote John McCain, as a Conservative.
If people here, who read so many Conservative issues, and are exposed to as much light as they could be exposed to, can’t grasp these matters, it is very demoralizing to contemplate what the overall grasp of Conservatism is by Republicans at large.
There really needs to be a Conservatism 101 or something. I know it’s hard to pin down Conservatism completely, but some of these folks don’t have the slightest clue what Conservatism is.