Skip to comments.OFFICIAL ARIZONA GOP BODY PASSES FORMAL REBUKE OF JOHN MCCAIN
Posted on 09/13/2013 2:03:35 AM PDT by kingattax
The Legislative District 26 Republican Party in Arizona has passed a formal rebuke of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for abdicating GOP principles in helping Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) secure votes to approve several of President Barack Obamas controversial nominees.
Senator John McCain unilaterally negotiated with the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to secure Republican votes necessary to pass a number of controversial Presidential nominees, the resolution, which passed the official GOP body in the state by a 24-13 vote with four abstentions on Tuesday evening, reads.
The resolution notes that President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, an environmental bureaucrat who supports anti-job/consumer policies, Richard Corday to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFRB), an unaccountable, unconstitutional agency created by the Dodd-Frank legislation, and Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary who has a known record for abusing power as Marylands Labor Secretary, handing political appointments to Big-Labor bedfellows.
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Arizona has the possibility of recall. A formal rebuke is like throwing a marshmallow at him. When they get a recall election going I’ll be impressed.
McCain collaborating with the enemy, whoda thunk it?
The voters of AZ had the chance to rid themselves and us of this idiot in 2010, but chose not to. It seems its so much easier to vote for the name rather than do homework on a candidate and replace him/her.
Nope. There is no provision for it in the constitution.
However, there is hope. It is called an Article V state amendment convention. Mark Levin's second recommended amendment means repeal of the 17th amendment, plus the addition of state power to recall their senators.
There is little time to implement much needed reform.
I doubt McCain cares. He is not up for reelection until 2018 when he will be 82.
The Amish have a thing they call shunning.
John McCain should be shunned by every Republican Senator in the gallery.
Ignore the traitor, do not peak to him, do not answer the phone when he calls. Look the other way when you pass him in the hall.
This will not happen of course, any body who voted almost Unanimously to place Kerry as S.O.S. does not mind a traitor in their midst. In fact they seem to love him.
It would be easier to use duct tape and a closet with a lock.
Recall effort for McCain?
“Senator McCain claims in defense of his actions, that they were taken to prevent the Senate Majority Leader from going nuclear and illegally breaking the Senate rules to pass these nominees,
Well that’s even worse. He’s there to make sure Reid does
it the right way. In his own defense McCain dug himself
in deeper. You know, he’s about stupid enough to qualify
for one of those Kerry type appointments from Obama.
“It seems its so much easier to vote for the name rather than do homework on a candidate and replace him/her.”
No they are morons and are aptly represented. How he is
is how they are. The same goes here in Texas with Jackson
Lee and Gene Green. Their supporters are some of the
stupidest people in the country.
Yes, the USA people only have the govt. they deserve. They’ve been voting for people such as McCain for decades now.
Americans are too addicted to their televisions and other entertainments to care much until they start going hungry and suffering more violence. Then they will wake up and blame someone else. But they all have opinions on anything, ask them, never mind that most could not even fill in the continents on a blank globe, let alone the countries.
Affirmative Action at work, dumber and dumber and many deserving every bad thing coming their way. I’m just waiting to play my part, the enemy is down my street, I can easily spot them via their bumper stickers.
“Arizona has the possibility of recall. A formal rebuke is like throwing a marshmallow at him. When they get a recall election going Ill be impressed.”
It is NOT possible to do recall elections of U.S. Senators or Congressmen. It has been tried and ruled unconstitutional.
Unfortunately, recall elections are limited to State and lower offices....but even then the process is dictated by state law.
Rebuked?? He needs to be kicked out of the party
“Mark Levin’s second recommended amendment means repeal of the 17th amendment, plus the addition of state power to recall their senators.”
NO, NO, and again NO. Direct election of Senators is RIGHT and CORRECT and it should NEVER GO AWAY. Why should a legislator be any more trusted to pick a Senator than the people directly? THEY CANNOT!
For years my home state elected Democrats to the legislature and the legislature was fully in Democrat control. However, the people consistently elected conservative Republicans for the U.S. Senate and House. IF the 17th had of been repealed then....there would have been MANY years where Democrats would have ALWAYS been picked by a Democrat Legislature instead of the Republican that were. It is IDIOTIC to think a legislature can be trusted....they are also partisan. Direct election is best. Senators pick by a Legislature WILL NOT represent the interests of a state’s people anymore than those directly elected by the people...they will represent the “interests” of the party currently controlling the legislature. It is a very bad idea...that is why the 17th was made.....they days of “good” state legislatures is gone.
NOW that being said. IF they were to amend the COTUS to allow recall elections of U.S. Senators (and House members) I would agree to that. But you wackadodos that want the 17th repealed are just idiots or wack jobs. And yes, that is an AD HOMINEN attack.
Why do people keep saying that? You can't recall a sitting Senator or Congressman. It's like term limits, not in the Constitution. We complain bitterly when the Rats break the Constitution but gleefully break it when we feel like it.
I was a big fan of Brewer, but she has since disappointed me.
We are screwed as a country, people and a party. We have garbage representing us.
All that is fine and good... until you realize that dems gerrymander districts once they get in control. In some states, there is almost no way for an R to win seat because of meandering lines all over the place which insure D victories.
I’m in Illinois, and our state is just one of them. CA is another.
Once those gerrymandered lines are set, it is very hard to change them back because of our corrupt courts.
I agree to your point, but my point is equally valid. Another solution must be found.
There you go! They can rebuke mccain all they want but I doubt he held a gun to the republicans’ heads to make them vote the way he wanted them to.
He's stupid, arrogant. He is also an American Hero. He needs to be impeached or recalled. But he does not need the kind of stupid remark that you made.
Actually last I checked recall of a US Senator is both Constitutional and legal in AZ. You see those folks in AZ are rascals. They recognized there might be an issue with recalling Federal officeholders. So before they run they have them sign a statement as to whether they are willing to stand for recall election. I don’t know whether mcvain agreed to but virtually all do.
So what is the next argument against a recall? It would be hard to do?
Well, being a rascally Arizonan myself, I’d suggest a US Constitutional Amendment specifically stating the rules for a recall, because pledge or not, a federal office-holder cannot be compelled to leave office as the result of a recall election.
All this ground was covered, and answered, in a federal lawsuit brought by one Tom Foley in WA state when term limits was the subject at hand, another state-level attempt to restrict the holding of a federal office.
That money was left over from the 2008 non-campaign against Obastard. Anybody who donated to McQueeg in 2008 was in reality donating to defeat McQueeg’s primary challenger. You all know who you are.
I detested her from the moment I met her...and that smarmy husband of hers.
He has done irreparable harm to this country far and above any decades past ‘heroism’.
She seemed pretty tough, but then she just folded up.
Be careful what you wish, visited upon others and remember what you said should they be visited upon you and yours.
Once a hero has crossed the line to traitor, there is no going back.
“Do you know why the framers created a senate appointed by the states rather than through direct, popular election?”
Yes, and they also wouldn’t let women vote....a black person only counted 2/3rd a person (although slaves)....you had to be a “property owner” to vote.
They tended to have a somewhat elitist view by today’s standards....which WAS CORRECT for that time. However, they were also wise enough to realize the COTUS was not a “perfect” document and would require amendments. The 17th was a properly executed amendment...it wasn’t something that a court brought into being - it was proper. In the 20th Century, the 17th made sense....and still does today.
A state legislature can stomp a person’s rights just as much as the U.S. Congress can. So, you aren’t going to sell any sensible person into buying their giving up DIRECT control on who serves as a U.S. Senator.
Okay, so what was the reason for a state appointed senate?
I thought it was 2016?
McCain voted against the Dream Act in the lame Duck session. I think Flake was a much bigger disappointment. Mr Libertarian votes for millions of new democrat voters and war in Syria. Then he gets all nerdy with his wishlist of tax brackets that Obama Reid will veto.
McCain is the posterboy for 30% hispanic vote that any Republican will get and endorsing every Obama policy. How the hell can this guy be the key to hoodwinking the GOP into amnesty.
I don’t feel mcLame is bad. Just brain dead. Might have been caused by his deprivation in the Hanoi Hilton. Or dare I suggest, he may be a “manchurian candidate”.
“Okay, so what was the reason for a state appointed senate?”
It doesn’t matter anymore. The rationale worked for the late 18th Century...but no longer for the early 20th. The country, following the intent and rules of the COTUS, amended the COTUS to eliminate State Legislatures from the vote and give it directly to the people.
I suspect the early citizens of the United States were still somewhat tied to the British idea of “Lords” and “Commons.” Whatever, I am not a historian, and I consider the argument moot. You are NEVER going to get the 17th repealed and go back to a state’s legislature picking senators.
Now that being said, you should focus on amending the COTUS to allow for recall of any member of congress (Senate or House) to make them fully accountable to the people they are elected to represent. The moment they stop representing the people that elect them...they should be subject to immediate removal.