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.
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