Skip to comments.McCain to GOP: Get your priorities straight!
Posted on 03/16/2014 7:42:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
By Thursday afternoon, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had had enough of posturing by fellow Republicans and their opposition to urgently needed Ukraine aid and Russian sanctions. The bill will now be delayed 10 days during a Senate recess, leaving Ukraine hanging as Russian troops mass on its border. “What has happened? Where are our priorities? . . . You can call yourself Republicans, thats fine, because thats your voter registration. Dont call yourself Reagan Republicans,” he declared. He was channeling disgust among conservative foreign policy experts over the GOP’s hang-up over International Monetary Fund rules. (“Is the IMF whether it is fixed or not more important than the lives of thousands of people?”)
A conservative foreign policy think tanker disputed even the rationale for opposing the IMF funding. He told me, “There is no reason to oppose the IMF reform. It merely rationalizes voting percentages based on size of economy. This gives Brazil, China, India, et al, a slight rise, at the expense mostly of Europe. The U.S. share falls from something like 17.4 to 17. It doubles the amount of everyone’s contributions. I have yet to see anyone explain why this is bad. And our friends around the world are dumbfounded that we would oppose [it].” McCain echoed this argument on the floor.
Republicans who stalled the bill did not even have intellectual consistency going for them. If their complaint was about adding extraneous material to the bill, they shouldn’t have larded it up with a provision to block the Internal Revenue Service from going after political nonprofits. And even if one had a complaint, was it worth keeping funds from flowing to Ukraine? As for the House bill, McCain pointed out that it lacked sanctions language to punish Russia.
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No one trusts Obama or McCain.
They’re two sides of the same coin.
Apparently the Senator from AZ is still alive.
He has this vision of himself as a leader.
He needs to get over it.
Didn’t that doddering ol’ fool tell us “we had nothing to fear from Obama?”
He never laid a glove on him and he now wonders why conservatives aren’t manning the fort on Ukraine.
John, go speak for yourself!
McLame needs to be committed. He is mentally unfit for any kind of job. Sad to say there is a lot more where he came from.
It's official, no one likes you, just go away!!
Priority for the Conservative faction of the GOP is to vote out RATs and RINOs starting in November!
Organize, find Conservative candidates, get out the vote, and expose voter fraud.
People simply realize that both the GOP and Democrats are the same.
His #1 priority is to kiss o’s backside.
McCain is correct. Problem is with this administration and cabinet, it won’t happen.
Lectured by the Least Popular Senator
He's gone from that to being dangerous on a global scale. He befriended and supported (and still does) terrorists in Syria. He goes to Ukraine, bringing co-conspirators in the US Senate, with the goal of forcing US policy.
Where are US citizens at? We want our southern border defended. Ukraine has a much better neighbor in Russia than we do in Mexico. Let Ukraines figure it out or let European neighbors support them.
How many times have we heard McCain attack Reublicans?
How many times have we heard McCain attack Democrats?
No. He is a special kind of nutz.
Arizonans need to stop electing him back into the senate. He should have been disqualified years ago.
Yeah. Like a zombie is “alive”.
This clown show needs to just go away.
“Sad to say there is a lot more where he came from.”
Equally sad to say, the country may well have been better served if he had never gotten out of the Hanoi Hilton. He has been a destructive force in our politics for far too long.
SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!
I saw this in real time on C-Span2 and was stunned by the ferocity of his attack. The intensity of it suggested to me that it wasn’t motivated by principle or ideology, but rather by raw fear. I think he realizes that the young turks are really here and the good ole boys have lost their power: he realizes he is no longer relevant.
He is raging,not against political adversaries, but against old age.
Conservatives to McCain, shut up you traitorous old fool. Join the Democrat Party and disappear!
You McCain are always on the wrong side ALL the time.
It wasn’t really ‘ferocity’ per se. It was complete and utter madness. This man is clinically insane.
I agree with you. What interest does the US actually have with Ukraine?
I will answer that.
None, except that the current anti-american regime of the US owned by the NWO wants Ukraine in their column and they never care who or what kind of vermin they support wherever they agitate as long as the rebels they agitate promise to support the NWO.
Since when does this failure get to define who a Republican is?
Balderdash. Russia isn’t going to try to reassemble the Warsaw Pact and occupy Poland or Hungary. That’s total fear-mongering, and for the US to get into war mode now over fantasies like that would be nutso.
As for Crimea, whether Russia’s in charge there or not, you will wake up tomorrow and go to work and it DOESN’T MATTER TO YOUR LIFE OR MINE, or the security of the United States. Please stop trying to create crises where there aren’t any. WE HAVE ENOUGH REAL PROBLEMS AT HOME, we can’t afford to invent problems overseas to divert us from fixing the mess at home, starting with Obamaceer.
I think you and I do not agree that this US we have now, is the US that we all think, or thought, we live in. Your freedom is gone and it is diminishing daily. Neither side in this is on YOUR side. Both have interests that are not “American” interests”.
Being on the side of Obama is not “American” anymore. It is Global and anti sovereignty. Thing is, nobody seems to be able to stop it.
This Russian thing is very confusing to most of us. Deliberately so.
‘The Hanoian Candidate’
Where are your priorities, McCain. We’ve got socialism at home to fight. Crimea makes no difference to US citizens. Nobody knew the name of Crimea’s leaders a month ago, and it doesn’t matter who they’ll be a month from now. All these manufactured crises are great for diverting attention from the need to BRING FREEDOM BACK TO AMERICA!
McCain, stay in Ukraine! McCain, stay in Ukraine! McCain, stay in Ukraine!
Hey, that has a ring to it.
Wake up. Nothing is as it seems anymore.
I somebody had asked you five weeks ago, “Who’s the leader of Crimea?” I bet you couldn’t have answered, or cared. Me too.
So why do we care today — except some TV talking heads and some war-loving politicians like McCain are telling us we need to think this is important.
Sorry, I don’t let McCain set my agenda and tell me what is or isn’t important.
McCain has sat in Congress and watched our debt increase $16 Trillion. If he ever had a clue he forgot where he put it.
Is this the America you grew up in? Does this not seem like something Putin would do?
An we are out there talking Freedom? LOL
Hey John, what are those straight priorities?
For those that don't know Willkie was a life long Democrat that never once served in any elected office. He was "somehow" made the Republican nominee in 1940 to run against an unpopular and easily beatable FDR. The Republicans had just crushed the Democrats in '38 because of FDR's incompetent failed Globo-Marxist policies. It was in the bag for the Republicans.
Willkie threw, I mean lost the election and then promptly went around the country attacking conservatives and drumming up support for FDR's policies. Sound familiar? He then wrote a book pitching Globo-Maxist one world government that is aptly titled One World. When he conveniently died a couple years later at the ripe old age of 52 he was lovingly eulogized by none other than that Red lesbo Eleanore Roosevelt.
The only difference I can see is that McCain has served in office as a (pretend) Republican and inconveniently refuses an early grave.
Inconvenient truth for many here who hate him so much that he could say the sky is blue and they would scoff. You negotiate from strength which include a demonstrable willingness to use that strength.
Well the U.S. Navy was glad to see he could not fly any more as they only get so many aircraft a year. He was known as “Jonny Crash” a poor officer and a poor pilot and not even a very good person.
” He was known as Jonny Crash a poor officer and a poor pilot and not even a very good person.”
The count was five:
“During his relative short stunt on flight status, McCain III lost five U.S. Navy aircraft, four in accidents and one in combat. “
And you should read what he did to his first wife! He’s always been a POS who capitalized on being a POW.
Priority is flushing turds like McCain, Graham, Boehner, and McConnell
down the bowl.