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Sen. McCain And Intellectual Integrity: Let His Carcass Caucus With Democrats

Posted on | December 18, 2013 | 25 Comments

by Smitty

Breitbart has the video of a certain grumpy old man, far past his sell-by date, pretending to lecture others about “intellectual integrity”. Enough. The old duffer has been in office for decades, while the integrity of the American government itself has spiraled down like an A-4 Skyhawk hit by Commies over enemy territory arriving at the crash.

And yet this Ryan-Murray budget debacle funds ObamaCare, while backstabbing the veterans that have been the backbone of Republican Party support:

Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees.
A provision in the already House-passed bill would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years.
Sessions wanted to instead eliminate an estimated $4.2 billion in annual spending by reining in an IRS credit that illegal immigrants have claimed.
He and fellow senators argued the bill unfairly sticks veterans and other military retirees with the cost of new spending.

Precisely whom do you think you’re fooling, Senator McCain? Fox echoes your point on the Senate floor in the Breitbart clip about avoiding another shutdown:

The Republican-led House passed the bill last week in an effort to avoid another stalemate leading to a potential government shutdown, like the one in October that polls showed was largely unpopular with voters.

The unpopularity has very much to do with the perception that Congress, as a whole, is just a pack of liars.

The GOP is supposed to be the adults in the room, John Sidney, but this budget deal increases spending for the next two years. That’s like vowing to quit cheating on your wife in the future, and referring to your new commitment as “fidelity”, while on your way to the strip club. “To really do what we want, we’re going to have to win elections,” said Rep. Paul Ryan.

What would also help the GOP win elections would be to purge the deadwood, e.g. YOU, Senator McCain, to clear the way for some conservative candidates.  An actual reform platform, articulated by fresh, uncompromising faces of integrity: that would have voters saying “Maybe the Republicans aren’t a lying pack of swine, after all.”  The indifferent majority, too disgusted with the spectacle of you selling out time and again (Amnesty? Do we hear amnesty?), might be motivated to show up at the ballot box and return the GOP to power.

So either snuggle up with Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and the boys, or just retire, but please relieve stop torturing the Republican Party with your presence. And take your fatuous daughter with you.

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  • Earl Scruggs

    Hard and fast rule, don’t elect Naval Academy graduates.

  • richard mcenroe

    “So either snuggle up with Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and the boys…” That is his exact objective, and the objective of just about every Republican who’s been in DC more than two terms.

    I don’t know about you, tribune, but those Germanic tribes across the river are looking better…

  • RS

    McCain is the Jimmy Carter equivalent in the GOP. He’s so ticked off that Americans refuse to recognize his brilliance, that he will do anything in his power to subvert his own party. Think Carter interfering in foreign policy during the Clinton administration.

  • Stogie Chomper

    Hear, hear.

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  • richard mcenroe

    McCain isn’t bright enough to be Jimmy Carter.

  • Lemuel Vargas

    Well, he has become part of the GOPe, w/c has become the Democratic Party lite, doing its bidding but in a lighter from.

  • Adjoran

    So, reductions in future rates of increases are “cuts,” now?

    And you accuse McCain of being a Democrat?

  • Bob Belvedere

    Where is Germanicus???

  • Adobe_Walls

    Your vote for county sheriff is probably the most significant one can cast (after a thorough vetting). Anything above a state office is irrelevant with very few exceptions.

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