Skip to comments.McCain Orchestrates Another GOP Surrender
Posted on 07/17/2013 8:56:17 AM PDT by servo1969
Sen. John McCain spent the weekend negotiating with Majority Leader Harry Reid on a deal to avert Reid's threatened use of the "nuclear option" to change Senate rules to eliminate filibusters on Presidential nominations. Through his efforts, McCain was able to secure a complete GOP capitulation on 7 pending nominations. Reid secured all the benefits of exercising the "nuclear option" without the political cost of actually using it.
Under the McCain deal, the GOP will provide enough votes to secure the 60 votes needed for cloture and proceed to final consideration of the 7 nominees. In exchange, Reid agreed to replace two current union attorney nominees with two alternative union attorney nominees. McCain's swift surrender ensures that the "nuclear option" is a permanent fixture of the nomination process.
McCain, however, helped the Democrats avoid a risky political vote. He also ensured that he is on Harry Reid's speed-dial the next time the GOP raises objections to an Obama nomination.
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Two Manchurian candidates.
McCain campaigns for his own loss of a Senate Seat.
I have always felt the two capitulated on the election in 2008. It is becoming clearer every day.
Reid’s RINOs strike again!
John McCain and Jeff Flake, a big thank you to Arizona - NOT!
Every time I see McCain’s name in a headline I know that I’m about to get boned again.
how’s that recall coming AZ? please get it done.
McCain is another reason why the GOP is dying. It is time for Sarah Palin to lead the formation of a new party regardless of the short term cost. The GOP is never going to save the Republic.
Why was McCain negotiating? Why not McConnell?
How’s his recall going?
roger (benedict arnold) wicker was right with these turn-coats... I will not vote for wicker ever again... we need another candidate because trent lott’s butt boy has seen his last vote from me.
So you think we should follow a failed model (third party) rather than a politically successful model (liberals taking over the DNC from within)? No thanks.
Liberals have taken over the RNC from within, too.
Just what did the democrats on capitol hill do to mccain that his north Vietnamese captors couldn’t?
If the conservatives desired to take over from within, they can start by refusing to vote for moderates. Absolute refusal no matter what.
Priority #1 is to discipline the GOP if they put up moderates and put down conservatives. This means refusing to vote for them EVEN if it helps democrats in the short term.
But as history shows, 95% of all Freepers rolled over and voted for Mitt Romney in the last election. You have a lot of work ahead of you.
I think we need a second party. The ruling Democrat-Republicans have got to go.
I would have more respect for the people of AZ if they replace McCain.
I would like to have more respect for the government of the U.S. one day...
like I used to in a different time...
when I proudly served her.
It's liberals taking over the "Two-Party Cartel" that is owned by the liberal-elites. 98% of our Congress is bought & paid for or compromised. Only a true revolution can changed this & that ain't gonna happen because the people are too lazy or naive & the Gestapo have too much power over the little guy. We are screwed.
Why doesn’t Mitch McConnell just turn over his job to McCain?
McConnell doesn’t do anything but fellate Harry Reid.
This is the Republican party that wants my vote???
So you think we should follow a failed model (third party) rather than a politically successful model (liberals taking over the DNC from within)? No thanks.The difference, and it's a BIG one, is that the Democrat Party has always had liberals in positions of power. Enough to allow them to effect change in party rules that made the liberal takeover possible.
Republicans, OTOH, do everything in their power to shut conservatives out of leadership positions. The Party Platform debate at the last Convention, for example, turned into a conservative purge.
They've made it crystal clear that conservatives are no longer welcome in the Republican Party, and are willing to do whatever it takes to keep them out.
Except to vote.
The Gang Of Prostitutes (GOP): Their only principle is to hve no principles. their only strategy is preemptive surrender. Their plan for victory is to tick off their base as much as possible.
With Democrats in charge, the country is going off the cliff at 100 miles per hour. At lest Republicans drive the speed limit — but you’re still going off the cliff. We need to turn the car around.
The Republican Party was founded to replace the Whigs because the Whigs would not take a stand on the main issues of the day. Well, they did such a good job of replacing the Whigs that they have become the Whigs.
Maybe they should change their name.
And BTW, McCain has been senile for years.
my guess: mccain heads his minority gang of 14 or so leftist senate republicans, which gives the dems the votes they need for cloture and gives mcconnell the cover he needs to hide.
you know: murkowski, collins, alexander, corker, grahmnesty, etc, etc.
Probably something like that. All this deadwood needs to be cleaned out.
It takes more than just McCain to pull this off. There are a lot of GOP co-conspirators that also deserve our ire.
After his meeting with mac daddy he stabbed his running mate in the back.
Can you recall a US Senator?
State Senator, yes, but a Fed?
Campaign cash. Payola
That's not entirely accurate. It wasn't that long ago when the Democrat party were openly racist, homosexual baiting and had a huge KKK contingent. The Marxists spent time and effort taking over the party, and they have succeeded. There hasn't been an effective third party in the history of our country. The Whigs died before the Republican party was born. I am saying we need to take over the Republican party, not shoot ourselves in the foot by going third party.
the site is senatorflake.com. the az justification is cited there. it looks like the person running the site is still trying to get approval from AZ for his petitions or find someone who already has one.
without petitions to distribute to sign, it looks like the effort is on hold.
no visible contribution button, i guess by design. i would contribute though, being out of state.
Ah, John McCain. Our very own Franz von Papen.
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