In a last ditch effort to cap seven years of voters putting Republicans in the majority to get rid of government-run health insurance and government-run health care, and contrary to his earlier votes to repeal, and campaigning on repealing Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (RINO-AZ) cast the last NO vote to kill the repeal effort. In what may prove to be one of the most important votes he has cast in his 35 years in Congress, he chose to operate like the standard-issue politicians he likes to rail against.
He’s brave enough to show what a liar and fraud he is, for voting against the repeal of Obamacare when it was possible, with Trump in The White House, after voting for it, and campaigning on it, when he knew it wasn’t possible, with Obama in The White House.
Without a full repeal, and a reformed market-based health insurance industry, Obamacare will continue to do what it was designed to do. Destroy the private health insurance industry and leave people with no options but single-payer health care, socialized medicine.
Adding to the drama in Washington, the Fake News Washington Post says that VP Joe Biden petitioned McCain to vote NO hours before he voted. Noting that Biden’s son died from the same cancer as McCain’s.
According to a Senate Democrat, McCain heard from two longtime friends pleading with him to oppose McConnell: Joseph I. Lieberman and Joe Biden.
Ever the showboat, hours before the vote, McCain had this exchange with an unnamed reporter.
“Have you decided how you’ll vote?” they asked.
“Yes,” McCain replied.
“Wait for the show,” he said.
But he wasn’t alone. He had the company of 5 other RINOs who voted for, and campaigned on repeal, when they knew President Obama wouldn’t sign it. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Dean Heller, R-Nev., Lisa Murkowski R-Alaska, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio.
Lesson learned? The exit of George W. Bush from The White House was not the end of big-government Republicans. Along with the never-Trumpers, the vote Friday morning revealed other swamp dwellers in the Party.