Once A Vichy Republican, Always a Vichy Republican: McCain Screws Fellow Republicans…and Us…Again. Will Not Vote to Appeal Obamacare.

‘Twas the day before the night before Christmas,

And up in D.C.,

Not a Congresscritter was stirring,

They all had to flee.

After 2 years in session,

Americans would like to forget,

They doubled-down on tone-deafness,

Like Beethoven writing a minuet.

From Obamacare to Bailouts,

From Porkulous to Ft. Hood,

They paid us no attention,

It was for our own good.

So, how did this happen?

From whence did this start?

It seems like a bad dream,

Like Christmas traffic at Walmart.

While we were sleeping,

Our country was sold,

Idiots elected Obama,

Like Alinsky, he was bold.

He came in on a promise,

Of needed hope and change.

Americans bought this malarkey,

Thus began the Regime’s reign.

The Sleeping Giant woke up,

The Tea Parties were formed,

They stood up for our freedom,

And Townhalls were stormed.

Rallies were held,

Americans spoke out,

Obama got angry,

And started to pout.

The Midterms got here,

Americans did vote,

The results were historic,

Shocked Libs took note.

“Let’s act like nothing happened!”

Obama said with a grin.

“We’ll ignore this mandate,

That way we’ll still win.”

A strategy was formed,

And a plan was set.

They said, “Up yours, America!

We ain’t done, yet!”

“Pass this bill!  Pass that bill!

Pass all that you can.

Our time here is short.

We must finish our scam.”

From Zadroga to START,

And Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,

All these got passed,

The Public, go to… well…

They added Food Safety,

An unnecessary bill,

Like wearing pink camouflage,

While storming a hill.

So, now they are gone,

Like thieves in the night,

Having damaged our country,

Convinced they were right.

Leave Grayson, Leave Harry,

Leave Steny and Mitch.

Flee Weiner, Flee Lindsey,

Run Nancy, you witch.

Run, all you cowards,

Your damage is done.

The deficit expanded,

We know you had fun.

But, with a New Year comes hope,

For good men and true,

Founded this country,

Not losers like you.

Our Free Republic remains,

Freedom’s bells still ring,

America will survive,

Of Thee I Sing.

Your ideology has failed,

Every place it has been.

Your cowardice failed epically,

Gaining not gold, but tin.

So, this Congress is over,

And America is glad.

On Santa’s Naughty or Nice List,

You’ve been marked down as BAD.

**Based upon the poem by Clement Clarke Moore, with my humble apologies.**

I published this poem on December 23, 2010.

Back then, I and other Americans thought that if we could just gain control of both the Executive and Legislative Branches of our government, we could reverse Obama and the Democrats’ quest to turn American into a Socialist Paradise.

Little did we know that those whom I subsequently dubbed the “Vichy Republicans”, would stand in our way.

For example,

The New York Times reported yesterday that

Senator John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law and fulfill their longstanding promise to conservative voters. For Mr. McCain, it was a slightly less dramatic reprise of his middle-of-the-night thumbs-down that killed the last repeal effort in July. This time, the senator, battling brain cancer and confronting his best friend in the Senate, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, issued a statement saying that he could not “in good conscience” support the proposal by Senators Graham and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

“I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” Mr. McCain said. “Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it.”

With two other Republican senators likely to vote no, Mr. McCain’s opposition to the bill could be fatal. With Democrats united in opposition, Senate Republicans can afford to lose only two of their members.

Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, said this week that he would not vote for the bill because it did not dismantle enough of the Affordable Care Act. And Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, has expressed broad concerns about the legislation, strongly suggesting that she, too, would vote against it, just as she voted no in July along with Mr. McCain and a third Republican senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Ms. Collins said on Friday that she was “leaning against” the proposal.

For months, Mr. McCain has lamented a Senate legislative process that avoided hearings or formal bill-drafting procedures and excluded Democrats. On Friday, he said those tactics were intolerable.

“We should not be content to pass health care legislation on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009,’’ Mr. McCain said. “If we do so, our success could be as short-lived as theirs when the political winds shift, as they regularly do.’’

A bill of this magnitude “requires a bipartisan approach,’’ Mr. McCain added.

Those concerns were compounded by the decision of Republican leaders to press forward with a vote next week before the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office could complete a full analysis of the Graham-Cassidy legislation. The budget office is expected to estimate the cost of the bill early in the week, but it indicated that it would not be able to complete an analysis of the bill’s effects on health insurance coverage or premiums by Sept. 30.

That date is critical because Republicans, who hold 52 seats in the Senate, have until the end of this month to make use of special budget rules that would allow them to pass a repeal bill in the Senate with only a simple majority, rather than 60 votes. If Republicans could get 50 votes, Vice President Mike Pence would break the tie in their favor.

“Of course, I’m disappointed,” Mr. Cassidy said in an interview, “but that doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop working for those folks who can’t afford their premiums. We are still working. We are still hoping.”

Mr. Graham, mindful of their longstanding relationship, was gracious. “My friendship with John McCain is not based on how he votes,” Mr. Graham said, “but respect for how he’s lived his life and the person he is.”

Mr. Pence was not giving up. “President Trump and I are undeterred,” he said at a speech in Indiana.

A spokeswoman for the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, declined to comment on whether he would press forward with a vote.

“Partisan Approach.”

Uh huh.

Senator McCain, where was that partisan approach when the Dems passed Obamacare in the middle of the night WITH NO REPUBLICAN VOTES?

McCain’s record as a Center-Left, Vichy Republican, who has no love for Conservative Americans, is fair game and well-documented.

For example, here’s an article from the July 27, 2011 edition of The New York Times…

The fiery, independent version of the Republican senator from Arizona took to the floor of the Senate Wednesday morning. Demanding “straight talk,” Mr. McCain accused conservatives of abandoning reason by opposing the House Republican leader’s plan to resolve the debt crisis.

Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans refuse to increase the nation’s debt ceiling.

By that flawed logic, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth,” he said, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial.

“This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party candidates for the Senate in 2010.

Mr. McCain’s comments recall the visage of the senator prior to the 2008 presidential campaign against President Obama, when Mr. McCain eventually abandoned his “straight talk” mantra and ran as a more conventional conservative. And during Mr. McCain’s reelection campaign in 2010, he downplayed the “maverick” label that he had long proudly worn in the Senate.

But on Wednesday morning, it looked like the maverick had returned.

Mr. McCain assailed the conservative Republicans in the House who are threatening passage of the debt cutting plan by the House speaker, John A. Boehner, calling their political logic “bizarro” and noting sarcastically that they have only been in office a short time.

“Maybe some people who have only been in this body for six or seven months or so really believe that,” he said. “Others know better. Others know better.”

Yeah, Mav…that worked out.

And then, in July of 2015, Senator McCain said this about Donald Trump, and all those who might be listening to what he has to say…

Trump has tapped into “some anger” in the state over the conditions at the border, McCain told The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza in an article published Thursday.

“It’s very bad,” the Republican senator said. “This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain said. “Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”

Trump’s latest polling numbers would seem to suggest that his message is resonating with Republican voters.

McCain, a longtime supporter of comprehensive immigration reform as a member of the Senate’s Gang of Eight, noted his battles with the far right, “very extreme element” of his state’s party over the years on the issue.

Funny…polls at that time showed that most Americans continued to oppose granting amnesty to those who have entered our country illegally.

This is what I don’t understand about Vichy Republicans like ol’ “Maverick”.

They run around telling everybody how Conservative they are, when in reality, they actually hold the same beliefs as Liberal Democrats.

Ronald Reagan gave a famous stump speech about the fact that the Republican Party during his time, needed “bold colors, not pale pastels”.

From what I’m seeing out of Vichy Republicans like McCain, they’re not even presenting Americans with pale pastels.

They are showing their color to be Liberal Blue, while they claim to be Conservative Red.

It is almost as if they believe that the Political Tsunami, which resulted in Republicans holding both Houses of Congress, and which propelled an American Businessman and Entrepreneur to the Presidency, came about because they made themselves look like Democrats.

McCain and the rest of the RINOs need to come down off of Capitol Hill every now and then.

And, visit Realityville.

And, if Lindsey Graham wasn’t a Vichy Republican himself, he would have punched McCain right in the mouth.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

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