@betcha; "so I must concede to the prophecies of the last days, in the
Bible and other scriptures, and realize that is where we are headed." So, because America is becoming more divided every day under a petulant
child president, you automatically jump to the end of the world? America could
shrink down to a shell of its former self (like the British Empire) and the
world will keep on rolling on. Being a little dramatic.
The Senator does not vote for garbage.
Mom jeans man is gone: "I love libs saying he stuck to his principals.
Great. Now tell me what his principals are?...."Please read the
following:"As a Navy pilot, McCain survived a fire that killed
134 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin
during the Vietnam War. He was captured after his plane was shot down during a
bombing mission over Hanoi and spent five years as a prisoner of war, refusing
early release. Later in life, he survived several bouts with melanoma, a
dangerous skin cancer." "John McCain numerous military
decorations and awards include the Silver Star Medal, two Legion of Merits,
Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Heart Medals,
two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and Prisoner of War
Medal."I, without a doubt, believe John McCain's principles
are set in stone for American values! Very few people has given so much to this
country!Ask yourself what you have done for your country?
I am getting to where I just need to understand that our country is falling
apart, and that it will not be fixed because people seem to not want to be
united, so I must concede to the prophecies of the last days, in the Bible
and other scriptures, and realize that is where we are headed. Good luck
I'm grateful for Senator McCain. Good for him. What has he got to lose by
standing by his principles of working across the aisle? While I often disagree
with him, I have the utmost respect for him because the way he lives his life
matches his words. He's the real True Talker. Trump is the Fake True
Talker. He runs his mouth but that's about it. When it comes
down to it, the country wasn't designed to be run by one party;
there's a two party system for a reason. Many people seem to have forgotten
that. The Maverick hasn't.
People who say McCain is a spoiler need to take into consideration the reason he
voted "no" of the GOP bill.. After all, congress is supposed to be a
check on what the President does, not a "yes" person who supports
everything the President does. Say what you want against McCain, but he is one
who is willing to compromise with the democrats. People who oppose McCain seem
to be those who say no compromise at all.
I love libs saying he stuck to his principals. Great. Now tell me what his
BYUAlum He has betrayed the people of this country, especially the people of
Arizona whose Obamacare premiums have gone up 116%. This is so
disingenuous. One of the primary reasons the premiums have gone up in AZ. is it
is covering more sick people...covering ok.This bills solution to
the premium hikes is to kick the sick people out of the market and at best put
them in high priced (yes every single analysis from the CBO, insurance industry,
and medical industry says so) high risk pools. Then the healthy people will
have lower premiums..until they get sick. Obamacare did little to
reduce costs (it did in some places) but it did increase coverage for those who
needed it. Kicking sick people off of their coverage is not fixing
anything it's downright dumb, and those who fall for it are..how do I put
it? Yea someone on this thread said it best...being betrayed.
@1covey;"Senator McCain holds a very interesting position. The
Democrats rammed Obamacare through Congress with no consideration for
bipartisanship, since Democrats were a majority; "Please share
where you get your information. "Alternative Facts" have no place in
this discussion. The truth is that there were meetings and debates that
included the bipartisan Senate Health committee and the Senate finance
Committee, resulting in 188 GOP backed amendments included in the ACA. they had
over 130 hours of debate- that time was limited-by McConnell. Every ACA plan
was vetted by the CBO, something the new GOP's plan is avoiding showing
anyone, much less the CBO. You can have your point of view, but you can't
have your own "facts".
"Is it that important for him to be in the spotlight, or is it simply to
stop anything President Trump does in this regard?"You might be
right here.... but you have to remember it was Trump who started this fight by
disrespecting McCain's service during Vietnam - saying that POWSs were not
hero, only those who didn't get captured. Maybe this is a tit-for-tat
battle... something the President loves to do as we see with North Korea and
now the NFL. Yes, words matter, ever ones spoken on Twitter. Now
I hope McCain isn't immature enough to be really engage Trump in this kind
of sophomoric battle, but I wouldn't blame him. Let's
have a true bi-partisan bill. For years we heard complaints about how
ObamaCare was a partisan driven legislation.... now put you ethics where you
words were conservative.... and pass a bipartisan replacement. Be the better
Take away congress' Obamacare waivers and force them to live with what they
have forced upon us and watch how fast they repeal and replace Obamacare!
Thank you Senator McCain for sticking to your principles.If the bill
cannot withstand hearings and scrutiny it shouldn't be signed. This is a
piece of legislation that will effect 1/6 of the economy, and something to be
taken seriously. I know the Republicans have promised repeal but until they have
a good plan they should slow down a bit.
@1covey"The Democrats rammed Obamacare through Congress with no
consideration for bipartisanship"When your defining argument is
false, it doesn't do much for the rest of your comment.Democrats didn't "ram" anything through. The PPACA was 14 months
in the making. It went through both houses of congress, all the required
committees, multiple amendments including over 200 proposed by Republicans and
150+ of those included in the final bill. It had bipartisan committee
participation and votes. It included a substantial amount of healthcare
legislation that was authored by Republicans, including 30% of the Senate
version.The only side that had 'no consideration for
bipartisanship was the Republicans. They participated in the legislation, they
authored entire segments, they voted for it in committee. Then they voted
against the bill en bloc.
Thank you Senator McCain, you have put people before party.
He has betrayed the people of this country, especially the people of Arizona
whose Obamacare premiums have gone up 116%. Is it that important for
him to be in the spotlight, or is it simply to stop anything President Trump
does in this regard?
Senator McCain holds a very interesting position. The Democrats rammed Obamacare
through Congress with no consideration for bipartisanship, since Democrats were
a majority; Now, McCain feels bipartisanship is most important, even though the
Democrats want nothing to do with the Republican administration who is pushing
replace/repeal. My take on the situation is the options are Obamacare or some
other national Medical care plan. Obamacare is getting pretty pricey - but, any
national plan will be costly. Will those with risky lifestyles pay higher
premiums ? Will there be governmental policies unfavorable to some, who have
special concerns? Will abortion be covered ? Will there be limitations of any
kind ? Can everybody get what they want or will you need political power of some
kind ? The last is a given, sadly.
McCain's choice: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP-------
What a bunch of hogwash --- Sen. John McCain never said NO to
the 'bill', he said NO to way it was being done.Just like
he did last round....The Senate once again did NOT follow 230 years
of Senate rules and protocols - commonly referred to as `the regular order`.i.e.,present the bill, holding hearings,amend, tweek, allow for BI-partisan in put and say so, holding more
hearings, asking the American people, honing and still more
tweeking, more hearings, get BI-partisan support, and THEN, vote!Senator McCain is correct, that something as big and
comprehensive as this effecting 330 million Americans, and 1/5th of our
GDP absolutely must have Bi-partisan support!The Senate once again
did everything is secret, held no hearings, allow for no input, ram-rodded the bill in secret and once again demands a straight up and
down vote, without knowing what was even in it! It was wrong
when Democrats did it, it is even MORE wrong and hypocritical when
Republicans try doing it now.Good for McCain for sticking to
principles, and not caving to 'secret combinations'.