I don’t know what to think of Senator John McCain of Arizona. I don’t understand why, since he entered politics, he has always run as a Republican. This humble observer of the asylum we all have to live in has refered to John McCain as the most influential Democrat in the Republican Party. I don’t blame him for the 20008 loss to Barack Obama. There was no way any Republican candidate was going to win in 2008 and to me the GOP picked McCain to be their throw-away candidate in that race. Who knows what makes John McCain tick? Perhaps those years as a POW in Vietnam did something to his mind. But, in my opinion, he, more than any other GOP politician has earned the moniker of RINO (Republican In Name Only).
At no time was McCain’s true colors more in evidence than when he made his strident attacks on Senator Ted Cruz for filibustering over ObamaCare. Now we learn from this article at The Blaze, which reports on a recent interview of Senator McCain by Greta Van Susteren on the subject of ObamaCare, in which McCain, in a stunning flip-flop, called for a full repeal of ObamaCare. When asked by Greta what should be done about ObamaCare, McCain laid out a four point plan. I will get to McCain’s plan in a moment. But first, The Blaze reminds us of some of the Senators remarks from a few weeks ago:
“I can tell you, in the United States Senate, we will not repeal or defund Obamacare. We will not, and to think we can is not rational,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
McCain has also argued on several occasions that American voters “spoke” on Obamacare when they re-elected President Barack Obama, and that Republicans lost the fight to repeal the law. In the same speech on the Senate floor, McCain said lawmakers should continue trying to “repair Obamacare.”
Now, however, McCain has a four point plan:
- … first of all, to let people keep their insurance if they want to,” he said. “Or at least reinstate them.”
- Second of all, let the insurance companies give a menu of whatever they want to provide.
- Third of all, medical savings account.
- Fourth of all, medical malpractice reform. Let people go across state lines to, in order to, if they can get a better insurance policy in another state. And remove this whole tax incentive for employers to provide employees health insurance.”
When Greta pointed out that what he was describing was a full repeal of ObamaCare, McRINO responded:
“That’s exactly right,” McCain replied. “That is total repeal in every other way. Because what Obamacare is, is an experiment in social engineering — in other words, making healthy people pay more…in order to subsidize the health care for people who are older and unhealthy. That is the ultimate in social engineering.”
I don’t know if John McCain has mental problems or if he is just another sleazy politician who bends whichever way the wind is blowing. John McCain was a hero of the Vietnam War, but as a politician, he doing neither himself or his country any good. His friends and family should convince him to retire.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?