Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
As the reasons for John McCain to be called a RINO continue to add up, all should note what he said about the Republican Party’s “last resort” to get Donald Trumps nominee into the Supreme Court. The following is in an article from Western Journalism by Andrew Kerr … that outlines the flawed self-centered thinking of Senator John McCain. The old school boy who has been called a “maverick” thinks that everything is about handshakes as these Democrats who are out to destroy the Republican brand … by whatever means necessary ! Mr. McCain wake up from your slumber and get a dose of reality. It's time that the U.S. Senate remove that arcane rule that gives any appearance of "bipartisanship" .... for there isn't any ... thanks to Obama and his Cabal of Thieves.
Senate Republicans are gearing up to go nuclear in response to a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.
By deploying the so-called “nuclear option,” Republicans will modify Senate rules to remove the 60-vote threshold required to end debate on a Supreme Court nominee, allowing Gorsuch and any future nominees to be confirmed with a simple 51-vote majority.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has secured the votes required for the nuclear option, but there’s one Republican senator who’s broken from the pack.
Sen. John McCain, R-Az., isn’t just voicing his disappointment of the likely use of the nuclear option. The Arizona senator is calling anyone who thinks the rule change is a good idea a “stupid idiot.”
“I would like to meet that idiot, I’d like to meet the numskull that would say that,” McCain told reporters Tuesday. “That after 200 years, at least 100 years of this tradition, where the Senate has functioned pretty well, they think it would be a good idea to blow it up.”
McCain said that a permanent change to Senate rules for the sole purpose of getting Trump’s nominee confirmed would be a “body blow to the institution,” and would lead the Senate down a slippery slope.
“Whoever said that is a stupid idiot who hasn’t been here and seen what I’ve been through and how we’ve been able to avoid that on several occasions — they’re stupid and have deceived their voters because they’re so stupid,” he raved.
McCain was referring to similar situations in the past, where presidential nominees faced partisan filibusters. He cited the “Gang of 14” in 2005 that managed to avoid a permanent rule change. But “the atmosphere is different” today, according to the Arizona senator.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the GOP’s likely use of the nuclear option was in response to the Democrats’ Senate rule change in 2013.
He added that “it’s a fairly recent thing to filibuster executive branch appointments,” and that the upcoming rule change will “even that up so the Supreme Court confirmation process is dealt with just like it was throughout the history of the country.”
McConnell has committed to getting Gorsuch confirmed on Friday. How it occurs “will depend on our Democratic friends,” the Senate Majority Leader told Fox News host Dana Perino.
And according to Mitch McConnell, Democrats are “pretty locked in” on their threat to filibuster Gorsuch.
“I think they’re responding to their base, which says ‘Resist everything.’ It’s particularly ridiculous to watch it on Gorsuch because there are no good arguments to vote against Gorsuch. None whatsoever,” he said.
"Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful." - Mark 4:15-19
McConnell voted NOT to end the filibuster in the Senate ... and McCain just voted ... Yes, so much for his core values of word speak. Liar once again. Final vote 55 to end it, and 45 to continue. Hello "nuclear option" the detonator is set and primed. Elections have consequences for the vermin Democrats ... YOU Lost. Can't wait until the next vote for SCOTUS.