He's been a tool of the center left establishment for far too long. It's time for him to retire and let someone who has a clue take over!
Conservatives were cheering the fighting spirit of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) yesterday as he waged his filibuster style effort to awaken the nation to the danger of ObamaCare. What a shame Cruz wasn't in the Senate when the original ObamaCare bill was rammed through in the middle of the night on Christmas eve. We might have been spared but now even some Democrats are calling a "train wreck."
But for some strange reason, Sen. John McCain (R?-AZ) couldn't let a great moment like this go without trying to steal the limelight and tarnish Cruz's effort. After Cruz had finished, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (DEMOCRAT-NV) put John McCain front and center to deliver what many feel was the Democrat response to Cruz's talkathon.
McCain insisted that since Obama was re-elected that the issue of ObamaCare was settled. He said "I think all of us should respect the outcome of elections, which reflects the will of the people." For that statement he is being lauded by far left progressives, the same people who would never vote for McCain no matter what.
Rush Limbaugh asks if Democrats had the same "he won" attitude when George Bush was re-elected in 2004? Did they all of a sudden drop their opposition to the Iraq war? No, they doubled down on obstructing Bush at every turn and retook the House in 2006.
McCain obviously forgets that the people who re-elected him to the U.S. Senate and who also sent Cruz, Rubio, Lee, Paul and so many other Republican freshmen members of that body did so specifically to fight ObamaCare with all their might.
The Same Reason McCain lost in 2008!
McCain just doesn't seem to know who his friends are. He constantly attacks members of his own party who take a stronger stand on the issues than he does and makes common cause with Democrats. In the run up to the 2008 election pundits praised McCain's "maverick" style and said that was exactly what Republicans needed to appeal to moderates and independents to help win the presidential election. How did that work out? The same with Romney in 2012.
McCain is hinting that he may retire in 2016. I'd say either he do so or run again as Democrat. Obviously he's more comfortable in that party than the GOP. We need more Senators like Cruz who are willing to fight and fewer like McCain who continue to stand by and let Democrats roll over us!