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Ariz. conservatives accuse McCain of betraying GOP
thehill.com ^ | 1/24/14 | Rebecca Shabad

Posted on 01/24/2014 9:31:17 AM PST by cotton1706

A group of Arizona Republicans plan to introduce a resolution at their state party meeting this weekend accusing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) of betraying the GOP, according to a report in The Arizona Republic.

The conservative faction says McCain has had a “long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.”

The resolution accuses McCain of promoting the idea of "amnesty” in efforts to legislate comprehensive immigration reform in Congress. The measure also criticizes McCain for not joining the campaign to defund ObamaCare in October, which led to the government shutdown.

“We have found it necessary that he needs to be censured and reprimanded publicly for his going AWOL from the principles he signed onto,” Timothy Schwartz, the resolution’s author, recently told a state CBS affiliate. Schwartz serves as the GOP chairman in an Arizona state district. Supporters must collect hundreds of signatures for the resolution to be debated or voted on at the meeting Saturday in Tempe, Schwartz told the local paper.

Just two weeks ago, the GOP’s arm in Arizona’s Maricopa County approved the resolution 1,150 to 351.

“He voted to raise the debt ceiling against Republican principles; he wanted to fund ObamaCare. The list is long. He’s always working with liberal Democrats and not with people in his own party,” Schwartz told the CBS affiliate.

Neither McCain nor his office have commented on the resolution, The Arizona Republic said. His office did not respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

McCain has served in the Senate for 26 years and has not yet decided whether he plans to seek a sixth term in 2016.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: betrayak; betrayal; elections; mccain
Indict would be a better verb!
1 posted on 01/24/2014 9:31:17 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Hey AZ!! Stop re-electing this turd!


2 posted on 01/24/2014 9:34:40 AM PST by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: MissTed

How about a “no confidence vote” on Juan just to disgrace the old RINO, Lib suck up?


3 posted on 01/24/2014 9:36:34 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: cotton1706

McCain is the poster child of the modern GOP. That’s what Republicans are these days.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 9:37:30 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: cotton1706

He’s convicted in my mind.


5 posted on 01/24/2014 9:40:09 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: MissTed

Conservatives were trying to close the primary here the last time he screwed the state, but national R’s kiboshed the effort. Even with open primaries, he spent a stratospheric $20/vote winning the primary.

This should tell you something about the guy. Conservatives held their nose and sent him money in 08, feeling that he be slightly the lesser evil than Obama. He kept the money, endorsed Obama, whiffed the election, then used conservative money to beat back conservative primary challengers!

It was shocking — watching him in that race, you saw that he DID know how to run like he wanted to win, but only when it would result in screwing his contributors and constituents. When it would have helped them (a little), he was a wet dishrag. Putz. Oxygen thief. Azzhole.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 9:42:28 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: cotton1706

If he could get his fingers to do it, he likely would just flip off the AZ group. He’s old, rich, and unaccountable; what does he care?


7 posted on 01/24/2014 9:42:46 AM PST by lurk
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To: cotton1706

Just reading that censure made my heart sing. Any push back against this sad loon has been a long time coming, and well deserved. He has been a delinquent forever, but has dissolved into treachery.

And they say Christie is a bully. McVAIN has several years on Christie.

Speak louder, Arizona.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 9:45:27 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: cotton1706

The very fact that mc cain has been in office for so long says that there’s enough republicans in Arizona that willingly back mc cain and his ideology. McCain is a symptom, not a cause.


9 posted on 01/24/2014 9:46:00 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: MissTed
Hey AZ!! Stop re-electing this turd!

Real Arizonans don't re elect him. Its the damn liberals and their students in the Universities. Heads full of mush and pockets full of their daddy's hard earned money you see them demonstrating almost every weekend for some Marxist cause or another. Now another group, displaced Californians with their socialist ideas are starting to influence the state politics here too.

10 posted on 01/24/2014 9:51:31 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: MissTed

Hey AZ!! Stop re-electing this turd!
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I think that McCain has seen his last reelection—and he KNOWS it. If Little Lindsey Graham is defeated in this year’s primary/run-off, the message will have been sent loudly and clearly to all RINOs in “red states”.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 9:53:22 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706

“Welcome to the party, Pal.”


12 posted on 01/24/2014 9:58:39 AM PST by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: House Atreides

I think it is very unlikely that the uninformed SC people can figure out how to defeat Lindsey Graham.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 9:58:46 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: factoryrat

enough republicans in Arizona that willingly back mc cain and his ideology. McCain is a symptom, not a cause.
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Very true. That screwed up run for the Presidency should have removed ALL doubt from the minds of the ‘undecided’.

That they then went and reelected him to the Senate just shows how much NO ONE learned.

If not a ‘law’ law, there should be an unwritten law that once the person gets nominated and starts his campaign for the next higher office, he/she should resign so that
A/ He/She can put full time and attention to running and
B/ The Constituents can be fully represented while their Senator/Congressman/Dog Catcher is running for Pres or VP.

Since we don’t encourage that, the least the candidate should do is have his prospective cabinet picked prior to the election....his picks (other than VP) would not have to resign.

If nothing else, Bob Dole did the right thing by giving up his seat.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 9:59:52 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: cotton1706

The GOP deserves to be betrayed.

It’s America and her people who do not deserve that or this traitorous basturd, John McCain.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 10:12:55 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Theodore R.

“I think it is very unlikely that the uninformed SC people can figure out how to defeat Lindsey Graham.”
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Well, I guess we’ll see this year, won’t we? It won’t be easy, but a lot of us are determined to support the effort in whatever way we can.

But I can tell you one thing, defeatism and pessimism are not winning tactics. We must do all we can to encourage our fellow Tea Party folks in this struggle and try not to discourage them.

Try a little optimism—you might actually like it. There are many places where optimism is NOT unrealistic and South Carolina is definitely one of these places.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 10:21:55 AM PST by House Atreides
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Nah, John McCain IS the GOP.

McCain AND the GOP have betrayed conservatives, but to say McCain has betrayed the GOP just shows that one does not quite understand the reality of the current political system.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 10:29:30 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: cotton1706

What crappy reporting! “A group of Arizona Republicans?” Who the heck is that? A club? A precinct? A group of guys playing Poker one Friday night??


18 posted on 01/24/2014 10:40:50 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: xrmusn
If not a ‘law’ law, there should be an unwritten law that once the person gets nominated and starts his campaign for the next higher office, he/she should resign so that A/ He/She can put full time and attention to running and B/ The Constituents can be fully represented while their Senator/Congressman/Dog Catcher is running for Pres or VP.

In fact, Arizona has that law, it's called "Resign to Run." As soon as you announce a run for another office, you're finished (unless it's already within a year of your reelection). Problem is, it only applies to state offices, not federal ones.

19 posted on 01/24/2014 10:45:12 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: cotton1706

They keep voting him into office!


20 posted on 01/24/2014 11:08:35 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: cotton1706

McPain could care less, he will consider this a badge of honor.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 11:29:16 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706
...has not yet decided whether he plans to seek a sixth term in 2016.

The DemocRATS and illegal aliens will continue to write him in anyway unless the state goes blue before then.

22 posted on 01/24/2014 11:48:54 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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