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John McCain Censured by Arizona GOP for Being Too ‘Liberal’
Mediaite ^ | by Matt Wilstein | 5:25 pm, January 25th, 2014

Posted on 01/26/2014 9:16:32 AM PST by lbryce

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has received a formal censure from his home state’s Republican Party for what they say is his insufficiently conservative record, according to a report from the Associated Press. The measure was approved by a voice-vote after gaining signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members.

Immigration reform and the Affordable Care Act were among the issues “associated with liberal Democrats” that the party criticized McCain for supporting. “We would gladly embrace Sen. McCain if he stood behind us and represented us,” Timothy Schwartz, the Legislative District 30 Republican chairman who helped write the resolution, said.

McCain has clashed with the tea party wing of the Republican Party over the last year, most notably when he referred to Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others as “wacko birds” last spring.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: censured; gop; liberal; mccain
And for being totally wacky.
Bravo Arizona legislature!!.


1 posted on 01/26/2014 9:16:32 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

It’s about freaking time we call these RINOS to the mat. If McCain wants to switch parties then the Arizona GOP should gladly open the door and let that fool out.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 9:20:31 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: dowcaet

Manchurian McLame doesnt so much need a censure, as he needs a ball gag!


3 posted on 01/26/2014 9:21:28 AM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: lbryce

Only censure that matters comes from the voters.

That’s all, nothing else.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 9:34:37 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dowcaet

Agreed. Maybe too little too late but I certainly applaud this heartily.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 9:35:57 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: chris37
That’s all, nothing else.

Yep, his reaction to this action was probably a sarcastic.."My friends"...followed by laughter at this futile gesture by those marginalized little people...

(...then he proceeded to pry yet another chicken carcass from Meghan's mouth)

(...silly Meghan, you're suppose to remove the pro-gay marriage tape gag BEFORE you stuff your pie-hole...not after)

6 posted on 01/26/2014 9:53:24 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

“My friends...”

GYAAAHHHHHH, I hate these people!

Especially THAT ONE!


7 posted on 01/26/2014 9:55:30 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: lbryce

This is WHY we need to repeal the 17th Amendment.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 9:56:04 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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9 posted on 01/26/2014 10:11:30 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: dowcaet

McCain switch parties? Would love to see the expression on his face if he does and his democratic allies turn on him and kick his ass out in a primary.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 10:20:44 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: lbryce

Oh, no! Were those signatures sternly signed?

Let’s see if he’s re-elected next time.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 10:29:10 AM PST by bgill
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To: lbryce

censure?
how about horse whipping the sorry bastard?


12 posted on 01/26/2014 10:49:57 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: lbryce

Censured for being too liberal....like the rest of the RINO party. What a joke. Hello kettle...


13 posted on 01/26/2014 11:36:32 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: chris37

True, but it may affect his decision whether to run or not in 2016. As a Republican, at least, not that he’s ever actually been one. But, expect him to run as an “Independent” or a D.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 11:38:48 AM PST by DPMD
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To: lbryce
One wonders if the GOPers in the great State of South Carolina might have such a procedure available.

If so, may this out-of-stater respectfully suggest that, in fashion similar to Arizona, they consider proposing the censure of Mister Lindsey Graham?

.

15 posted on 01/26/2014 11:41:36 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: lbryce

And of course we all remember how they came out in support of JD Hayworth, Sarah Palin included. Right?


16 posted on 01/26/2014 12:06:42 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You’ll appreciate this ping...


17 posted on 01/26/2014 1:10:29 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Carry_Okie

This bunch had to be dragged by their armpit hairs to do this.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 1:50:57 PM 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: lbryce

“...insufficiently conservative record,..”

Understatement of the century...


19 posted on 01/26/2014 2:06:06 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: lbryce
Why don't this infiltrators like McCain, Gramnesty, and Ryan just get the hell out of the GOP and become what they are, liberal socialist who have infiltrated the GOP in order to steer it towards a one world order, top down soviet planning and control!

Instead of censoring McCain, if the GOP in Arizona was serious about getting these traitors out of the Party, they would have booted him out of the GOP!

This censor was a diversion to provide cover for the ROP RINO’s that need to get reelected. They will run as a conservative candidate and once reelected, they will become the walk across the isle and kiss a socialist arse “compromiser” again after fooling the American people into voting for them once again!

Kick these socialist out of the GOP and let us take back our Nation and put government back under the limitations of the US Constitution for which these elected officials all have sworn and oath to support and defend!!!!!

20 posted on 01/26/2014 2:43:14 PM PST by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
This bunch had to be dragged by their armpit hairs to do this.

That's getting pretty graphic. :-)

21 posted on 01/26/2014 3:04:23 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Sorry! It was the second analogy I thought of....


22 posted on 01/26/2014 3:08:06 PM 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: Cyber Liberty
It was the second analogy I thought of....

lmao

Now that's double entendre.

23 posted on 01/26/2014 3:15:35 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: lbryce

It wasn’t the Arizona legislature that did this. It was the state’s GOP.

Still, it was nice that it happened.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 3:22:26 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: lbryce

Wow, so the Arizona GOP is just now figuring out that
Jon McCain is a closet liberal. Talk about slow, what is
their IQ? 10? Sorta like Nevada. Arizona, go figure.


25 posted on 01/28/2014 6:47:10 AM PST by Slambat
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To: Carry_Okie
Former "Republican" AZ governor Fife Symington (you know, the one who was convicted of bank and wire fraud and then was pardoned by Bill Clinton?) came out and made a statement for his friend John McCain yesterday. Said this censure was an "embarrassment" for the GOP and that they were being run by a "small minority." (Heard that one before?)

All was hilarious, until last night I signed on to Faceplant and saw that Sarah Palin had also released a statement supporting her friend and "hero" John McCain. That was when I realized that McCain was really concerned and was calling in favors and/or threats. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why Sarah keeps doing the bidding of this man.

26 posted on 01/28/2014 10:16:23 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl
For the life of me, I cannot figure out why Sarah keeps doing the bidding of this man.

She knows that she would be nothing on the national stage without him. She makes a very good living as a cheerleader.

27 posted on 01/28/2014 10:26:06 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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To: lbryce

Once again, why did it take AZ conservatives a quarter of a century to figure this out?


28 posted on 01/28/2014 11:32:02 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: dowcaet
If McCain wants to switch parties then the Arizona GOP should gladly open the door and let that fool out.

McCain would do a much better job as an elected official in Mexico. He certainly cares more about the interest of Mexican nationals in the US than he does for the interests of his constituents.

29 posted on 01/28/2014 11:33:12 AM PST by ek_hornbeck
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