Skip to comments.Why did Republicans lose? One word: McCain
Posted on 11/09/2018 8:12:15 AM PST by bort
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The deep state has nothing left except a dirty fight. Set back and watch the lose again.
All the McCains are the most reliable Democrats in politics.
Ryan *is* a Democrat in all but name.
I think the McName cursed McSally.
But for cripesake, Arizona!
You're only saying that because each one arrives in DC, doing okay because they're lawyers and such, spend their time in office complaining that they have to maintain two residences, yet someone leave office worth tens of millions of dollars? How nearfetched. What's needed is real transparency, and a dormitory system where reps and senators are required to stay, in DC itself -- and everyone else moved out. Solves the "problem" of a lack of representation for people who live in DC of their own free will.
They never wanted Trump to get anything...Paul Ryan and Mitch....
But it did not go there way...
Mitch came around because Trump could keep the senate..
The GOP was useless when Trump got elected
The Senate will be better with the rinos gone..maybe or Mitch might tell them to shut up and do what I want..
Makes no difference the country will be like all blue in twenty years..
They move out of the states they have destroyed and start again..
Look at Colorado...agreat state to live in til 2000..had to leave..
But there is no save place to go..
McCain should has reisgned and allowed the Governor to appoint someone ...
yet someone leave
Beats me how that happened.
McCain kept alive the ONLY issue Dems had.
Maybe it's like that Star Trek episode "Wolf In The Fold," except an alien entity who feeds on political backstabbing jumps from person to person.
"War Hero" McCain was its last host, and it now jumped to "Nice Guy" Romney.
There would be no 24/7 medical preconditions lying ads without mccains thumb down.
True or not it was effective
Yes! I have said the same. He let Dems run on health care. I am glad hes gone forever!
40 plus retired Republicans. Open seats mean power of incumbancy was gone and tons of outside money funneled into the dems. Not to mention social media conspired across-the-board ain a cordinared effort a few months before the election to silence most of the conservative candidates and conservative media people.
McCain was part of it, but, more generally, it was the never trumpers in the house. They left of distanced themselves from the president — which distanced them from his supporters. the GOP minus Trump supporters is practically nonexistent. Can you really not blame Paul Ryan? Rand Paul?
I blame the voters, who kept putting those idiots back in office all those years.
And yet he was lionized until beyond his dying day. Much of GOP leadership is complicit in it.
McCain is only partially to blame. Tom Price was supposed to be the expert with a healthcare plan. On Nov 9 2016 everybody, including Tom, knew he would be the next Sec of HHS.
Tom Price was a total embarrassment. He provided no leadership, no excample, no tweaks, no plan, no nothing.
I attribute this to the main personality of the Congressional Establishment ... no backbone, no guts, no cajones. Certainly not even Tom Price could blame ignorance.
The ACA, among other things, is a massive shift of power from the legislative branch to HHS and under HHS to CMS, CDC, etc. The secretary of HHS could have used his power to immediately improve the situation by removing the welfare to Big Pharma, big Hospitals, big insurance, etc. The sec of HHS could have drastically changed the rules that favor the big over the small and shift money from the small to the big... aka shift power and money from small town and rural areas to big University Medical Centers in big Cities.
In conclusion. The problem is bigger than McCain and still exists post-McCain.
My husband was from Queens NY And I remember th NJ smell line too. Pittsburgh was similar early in the morning years ago.
So we would have traded Obamacare for republicancare? Either way guvment is involved.
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