Skip to comments.Fed up! McCain predicts rise of third political party
Posted on 11/08/2011 4:51:01 PM PST by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain predicted on Tuesday a third political party will emerge in response to Americans' economic frustrations and said it might as well be called "the Fed-Up Party."
The Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2008 raised the possibility of a third party about a year ago, but his comments on Tuesday suggest he has hardened his views as polls show Americans increasingly disillusioned with Washington politics.
The 75-year-old McCain may now be the most prominent politician forecasting Americans will look to another party to compete with Democrats and Republicans.
"Unless both parties change, then I think that it's an inevitability. We aren't doing anything for the people," McCain said in blunt remarks at the Reuters Washington Summit.
"No, I don't think so," he said when asked whether he would saddle up with a third-party movement. "I will continue to complain about things but ... I still haven't given up on the Republican Party."
"The Tea Party was a movement, not an organization, as we know. And so they've kind of receded. There was never any permanency to them," he said.
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McCain IS a 3rd political party, and has been for years!
Keep thinking that.....
John, about the most partiotic things you can do are
#1 Shut up
#2 plan on retiring early
McCain is an idiot.
RINOs like him will be the CAUSE of the ultimate rise of a 3rd party.
For your opinion about the Tea Party, Senator - screw you very much.
The Beltway Elites are clueless about the mood of the country. They are why we need congressional term limits.
“...We aren’t doing anything for the people,”
John, you will never get it. We don’t want Washington to do anything for us. The problem is you won’t leave us alone.
You just watch Sen. Gollum.
P.S. Thanks again for 2008.
And the donkeys you fellated to get into power.
And whatever Manchurian thoughts your Commie captors put into your head.
Mr Irrelevant cant stand to be out of the spotlight. He’s like the crazy uncle who lives in the attic and only comes down to complain about all the Nazis at the local K Mart.
The only thing he said that was true is the Tea Party has disppeared to the eyes of the people.
I suggest the Tea Parties get back out there.
Sitting back is now giving ground to the left.
Dream on dummy. You elitist pukes will see if "We the People" have "receded". hee hee hee
Well can't imagine what would give him that idea! Jerk!
He’s a democrat, why does he want a third party?
Politics in America is like the foreign policy of Great Britain for centuries - based on a balance of power in which no power is allowed to be too much stronger than the other powers.
In the case of our politics, the people who are in charge of society make certain that the parties have relative parity over time so that we all feel as though our votes matter.
Since the left is not working too well lately, the Conservatives stand to gain, possibly too much, so the middle-of-the-roaders need to bring the conservative down a peg or two.
The inside the beltway Rockefeller Republicans are the ones who are trying to dilute conservative principles, because they cannot have a landslide. Carl Rove, Perry, and Romney, along with Juan McCain, are some of the balance of power elite that will never permit a clear verdict by the people.
They will maintain the conflict, and the charade that we all matter in an election.
We need to repeal the 17th Amendment.
They are why we need congressional term limits.
Long before that happens, we need a return to Constitutional governance. When that happens, we won’t need term limits nor will we have two bodies of representatives, neither one doing what the Constitution demands of them. States will be re-enthroned in their proper position, and we the people will be in control of the limited power we loan to public servants, state and federal. “I have a dream”.
For the first time in many years shitballs like McCain, Boehner, McConnell, Snowe, Collins, et al would have to go out and actually work for a living.
It's been her plan all along. She knew the Democrat/RINO/state-controlled media cabal would choose the GOP candidate again, which would leave the field wide open for an actual Tea Party conservative candidate, no matter what flag he/she was running under.
Senator, if you really believe that, why have you been such a useless twit for the past twenty years?
More recently, if you really believe that, why did you choose to run such an ineffectual campaign in 2008?
Finally, why should we believe anything you say, given your history of calling us 'assholes' and 'bigots'?
Go away, John. Just go away...
“McInsane has inside knowledge of the attitude of the RINO ruling elite Republicans, and knows they would rather destroy the entire party than win with a true conservative candidate.”
Post of the day. Bears repeating.
Will McCain and his daughter PLEASE get off the stage... PLEASE.
In other news, I am now forming the Fed-Up With John McCain Party!
McCain is one of the greatest reason Republicans are fed up.
We are damned sure fed up with him and his idiot daughter.
I suggest the Tea Parties get back out there
If you get polled, like 180 about your intentions.
Run under the radar. Do NOT let the left know what kind of votes they have to cook up to ~match their canvassing and polling. Keep your ground game quiet but growing.
Let the RINOS and RATS think last November was much an anomaly as November 2008 was.
I look forward to celebrating McCain ‘s last birthday.
Trying to keep the tired old status quo going.
I meant ‘lie’ 180 about your intentions. Remember that Wisconsin clerk that TWICE delayed her precinct’s tallies which screwed the rats their victory.
THAT’S civil disobedience, in the time of Zero, Acorn and SEIU.
That’s funny, since the day it became apparent that the formerly grand old party was going to nominate John Judas McCain was the day I decided to start a new party.
Patience. It's going to be a long, hot summer next year. Let this OWS nonsense go to its inevitable flaming, fiery death and remind people next summer that taxpayers and ordinary Americans will speak with a united voice next November.
WOW...Do I get founders rights or naming royalties?...LMAO
This describes exactly how the political and punditry elite think concerning the great unwashed. This nation needs to be purged of the likes of McCain and his ball of rats.
One word for McCain “retire and go away”
I don’t know about Juan’s reasoning, but if the media and the opposition researchers manage to sink Herman Cain’s campaign, it would not be at all surprising to see a Third Party effort. I don’t see Tea Partiers and conservatives in general rallying around Mitt or Perry or Newt. They all have issue stances that will not sit well, and Bachmann seems too far back now to make a run during the primaries.
Yeah, well . . ol' McLame does have a small point (on top of his head!), but his prescription for change I'm not buying.
One party needs to change or it will vanish off the face of North America: the GOP.
We currently have Socialist Party A and Socialist Party B, War Party A, War Party B, Big Business/Wall Street Party A and Big Business/Wall Street Party B.
If it keeps up this way, there could be a merger in their future.
Republicans need to differentiate their party from the established big-government, nanny-state, security-state order if they intend to stay in business and bring this country around.
Winning the next election is about all they care about these days, while a fast-growing minority of Americans is more concerned about where this country is headed with its 14+ trillion dollar national debt, a less-than-replacement birth rate and millions of baby boomers planning to retire in the near future.
Who's going to pay the bills when they come due? Who will fight the wars McCain and his cronies are trying to foist on us?
McCain has done all he can to encourage a third party--or former Republicans leaving to be unaffiliated--and now he worries about it, or predicts it will happen? I guess he is the expert on such things.
What does this say about the “leadership” of AZ: McPain, Napolitano, DeConcini, Babbitt, Udall, etc.
” “I will continue to complain about things but ... I still haven’t given up on the Republican Party.” “
He hasn’t completely destroyed it yet......
The thing is Sen. McCaniac the parties have changed; changed in that they now both have just one single minded goal. To change America into a social welfare state where the smurfs are totally dependent on the government for their daily piece of bread. Senator, why don't you do us all a favor and shrivel up and blow away already.