Skip to comments.McCain: Republicans opposed to budget deal ‘lack some intellectual integrity’ [VIDEO]
Posted on 12/17/2013 6:09:56 PM PST by servo1969
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain excoriated his conservative Republican colleagues Tuesday on the Senate floor for planning to vote against the House-passed budget deal, claiming their opposition lacks some intellectual integrity.
The budget agreement cleared a key procedural block Tuesday morning, after the Senate voted 66-33 to end debate on the bill. Twelve Republican senators joined Democrats in supporting the move, but 33 others mostly fiscal conservatives voted against advancing the bill and are expected to reject the deal itself later this week. That didnt sit well with Sen. McCain.
I understand that there are many of my colleagues on this side of the aisle that are very unhappy with this deal and intend to vote against it, he said. My only response to that is I respect their vote, but Id like to know what we do in order to avoid another shutdown of the government.
The American people steadfastly reject a shutdown of the government, he declared, his voice rising. So I have concerns about the budget deal. Everybody, I think, does because the nature of the way business is done. But to somehow vote against it without an alternative to keep the budget keep the government from shutting down, then I think lacks some intellectual integrity.
McCain noted that he would be supporting the budget deal because it is important to him that Congress both avert another government shutdown and prevent further defense spending cuts scheduled to hit under the sequester.
Despite Republican opposition, the agreement is now nearly certain to pass sometime this week.
The same McCain arming al-Qaeda?
It’s all about the government. Keep the government well-funded. Keep the government flying. Don’t rock the boat. That’s what “conservative” John McCain is all about.
We need a photoshoped video of the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz with McCains face; singing “If I only had a brain”!
What a duffass.
So it seems from some comments.
But what is his motive for doing this?
McCain lacks integrity and intellect. Period.
So says the man who voted against Bush’s budget that lowered taxes.
He viscerally hates conservatives.
And he enjoys demeaning them in public.
John McCain is a vindictive little man...
Well, he made it through that 2010 primary.
Hard to imagine a repeat in 2016
My only question is “ What are “THEY” going to do to prevent a other shutdown? Why is it always WE, and not, “THEY?????
Bingo! McLame doesn’t have a subject-specific motive anymore he just habitually plants daggers in conservative’s backs because he’s been doing it so long.
lets turn back the clock and leave J@ck@ass mccain in vietnam, seemingly his utopia.
Changed my tag line.
Slightly corrected tag line. All lower case johnny name due to lack of respect and correct typos.
He’s like my old man.
A staunch conservative who, in his waning years, no longer likes the sound of conflict. Makes him think too hard.
I love my father. But he has no fight left in him.
John McCain is at his best when he describes himself
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