Did McCain Abandon the Team or Take One for the Team?

(Quin Hillyer, Liberty Headlines) An interesting theory is making its way around the cyber-politico-world, namely that John McCain’s vote last week against the Senate’s health-policy bill was less a matter of abandoning his team than it was of “taking one for the team.”

McCain: Obama's Leadership Was Better than Trump's

John McCain Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC)

There’s almost no way to prove the theory one way or another. But its very plausibility – once the theory is explained and understood – provides the lesson that sometimes votes in Congress are not always what they seem to be.

The first inkling of the McCain-as-martyr theory came via a Tweet from the non-ideological site “Politics 1.com,” re-Tweeted approvingly by conservative pundit/operative Ford O’Connell.

PREVIOUSLY: Lying McCain Repeatedly Called for Obamacare’s Repeal

“McCain voted NO,” according to the Tweet, “so other GOP Sens who shared his view could vote YES last night to let them save face w/conservative base voters.” (Politics 1.com credited the Washington Post for the report, but it may have been a private discussion with a Post reporter, because a Google search found no such Post reports actually published.)

At Business Insider, free-thinking-but-right-leaning columnist Josh Barro endorsed the theory, and explained it, in a column called “John McCain saved Republicans from themselves.”

All the options Republicans have left themselves on healthcare are both terrible policy and dreadfully unpopular. So members haven’t set out to make good policy. They have set out to avoid being blamed for whatever becomes law — and also to avoid being blamed if nothing becomes law.

Lots of Republicans want Trumpcare to die, but nobody wants to be the Republican who murdered it. Except John McCain…. If you’ve been asking why McCain is getting so much credit for this hit job, rather than his two female Republican colleagues without whose “no” votes the bill would have also passed, one of the answers is that he has sought to make himself the fall guy…. [After all,] how do you threaten an 80-year-old man who is facing down an aggressive form of brain cancer? By threatening to back his primary challenger in 2022?…. Maybe the bill needed to fail by a one-vote margin, so the maximum number of Republicans could say they tried their hardest to repeal Obamacare and would have succeeded if old John McCain hadn’t stood in the way. A lot of Republicans are mad at John McCain for killing (this incarnation of) the repeal. But in time, they will be glad for the political cover he gave them by taking the fall for a murder many of them wanted to commit, so the party would not have to take ownership of an electorally disastrous policy.

In other words, the theory holds that this was McCain jumping on a political grenade in order to save his comrades.

While most Americans who are not political junkies might not ordinarily think this sort of posturing or quiet trade-off is the real story behind what appears to be a straight, up-or-down vote, close political observers immediately find these sorts of explanations believable. (Whether any observer accepts this as the real story in the McCain instance, or any other particular incident, depends of course on the observer.)

McCain himself, of course, said nothing about any such understanding, instead emphasizing that bipartisanship and proper legislative procedure can still revive the health-care effort.

PREVIOUSLY: McCain Says Obama’s Leadership Was Better than Trump’s

“The vote last night presents the Senate with an opportunity to start fresh,” McCain said in a statement, quoted by the Washington Post. “It is now time to return to regular order with input from all of our members — Republicans and Democrats — and bring a bill to the floor of the Senate for amendment and debate.”

No doubt that this explanation from McCain is true, at least as part of his reasoning. But whether it is the whole story is another question.

Many conservatives aren’t buying any of it, and many would look askance at either explanation for McCain’s vote. Rep. Steve King of Iowa bitterly said that McCain “recently told the Senate he would return and ‘give all of you cause to regret the nice things you said about me.’ He kept his word.”

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  • but but but

    He has been taking too many for the team, his butt buddies have injected him so many time his so called brain has rotted, stupid old fool, he won’t be around much longer, and who is going to bo-ho when he rots in his last days.

    • Carol A Berrian

      Mc Cain’s last days aren’t too far off either. He has a brain tumor just the same as Ted Kennedy had. It is a very aggressive type. Who knows, maybe it’s affecting him mentally. His end can’t come too soon though. He’s one nasty old man.

      • Warren Blum

        Agreed

      • JHW

        He should go home and die in piece. He will not leave Washington until he is dead. TERM LIMITS. These old fools all die in Washington.

        • Carole

          McCain will not return to Washington. The Chemo and Radiation will kill many of the healthy brain cells he has left while attacking the cancer cells. He is likely to lose thinking skills as well as some motor skills.

    • JHW

      I’m tired of the war hero that he always plays. Everyone who got drafted and had to go to Viet Nam is a war hero. There never was a war McCain did not like. He is a war monger.

  • Janelle

    John McCain is simply angry at the criticism Trump leveled at him. Trying to come up with other explanations is a waste of time.

    • richjack4

      Putting personal feelings ahead of what’s best for the American people, that’s McCain. If McCain has shown anything throughout his life, he ALWAYS protects himself first!

      • AKLady2015

        Really?
        Obviously you don’t; give a rat about your fellow man being able to access health care. Have you ever been seriously ill?

        • Jack

          Remove the Congressional exemption from Obamacare and just see how they all flee to s new bill.

          • AKLady2015

            No such exemption exists.

          • Randy Stuhlberg

            true no exemption exists but you seem to forget that in 2013 that the senate dumocraPs got to odumbo and he managed to change odumbocare and fixed it so that the taxpayers are paying for 73% of there odumbocare premium, do some research there tootsieroll.

          • AKLady2015

            Name calling is nursery school behavior.

            Congress buys its insurance the same place you do.
            There is no “special subsidy” for Congress. or its employees.

            Congress does not have access to insurance through the Federal Employee Health Benefits. That is one of the benefits Congress lost under the ACA.

        • Bryan Legath

          And congess/senate does care? They have 100% coverage but vote us garbage. Take their free healthcare away before anything else. They get what we get…”of the people, by the people, for the people”.

      • George Jetson

        Aside from the middle finger to the President, Senator McCain additionally expressed his contempt for the AHCA bills weakness in the past as a replacement for the ACA. He’s agreed their needs to be a replacement for a Health Insurance program that’s crumbling, however, why should he vote for a replacement that’s obviously weaker and that only helps the wealthy and the insurance industry. You surprise me when you say he’s protecting himself first when it’s obvious he’s part of the wealthy elite that could’ve benefited by killing the ACA.

        Still, if anyone’s to blame it’s the President himself for this act of contempt by the Senate. It was planned pure and simple. Senator McCain may have brain cancer but his memory is still intact.

    • jcrawdad

      John has been the way he’s been long before He came up ageist Trump

      • Janelle

        Yes, aware of that!

      • AKLady2015

        Trump is an egotistical, wannabe dictator,

        • Randy Stuhlberg

          jeez how damned stupid are you, you are without a doubt a odumbo worshipper 100% and are just as low life as he is, as far as President Trump goes egotistical yeah probably but wannabe dictator, nope he is 100% for the people of this country and 100% for this country, your wannabe dictator was the one that just left the white house after 8 years of trying his best with the help of soros and the left to destroy this country, you are one sick puppy aren’t you.

          • Eileen Ross

            She is a troll. Trolls need to be blocked.

          • AKLady2015

            You have, no doubt, just published your illiteracy and ignorance before the world. Oh, and name calling is really immature behavior.

            Trump is also a pathological liar. He is misogynistic He presents unmistakable symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder.

            Trump is an unstable, unpredictable, dangerously impulsive and mentally sick man who is at the helm of our country.

          • AKLady2015

            Name calling, childish insults, Improper capitalization … are you even an American?

        • Jim

          man that REALLY sounds like Obola , hitlery, and a host of other d-RATS and rinos..

          • AKLady2015

            Name calling is nursery school behavior.

          • Wayne The Seine

            You are laying some serious name calling on the President….childish, immature and downright nursery school.

          • AKLady2015

            Name calling?
            Wayne, factual, clinical descriptions are not name calling. Moreover, what I have stated are the opinions of multiple experts which have been published. As a retired physician, I fall within the category of ?expert”.

          • Wayne The Seine

            pathological liar. He is misogynistic ….hardly a clinical diagnosis.

          • AKLady2015

            Yes, Trump is a pathological liar.

          • AKLady2015

            Names are proper nouns
            Your list contains only adjectives.

          • Jim

            Boo hoo….

          • AKLady2015

            That is pretty childish as well.

          • Jim

            So what does your screen name, here, mean ?

          • AKLady2015

            Maybe you should look up the U.S. Postal Service abbreviations for states. They have been in use for over 50 years.

          • Jim

            Do not have the time or inclination. Asking a very simple ?..

          • AKLady2015

            It would seem that you have never written a letter or addressed an envelope. Interesting. Where did you say you attended school? Self-impsed ignorance.. Is it not beautiful to behold. Here is a link, but I doubt you will be bothered to use it. https://www.infoplease.com/state-abbreviations-and-state-postal-codes

          • Jim

            Helpful. Alaska.

    • Name

      McCain is also angry that Trump got elected and he did not.

      • Janelle

        McCain didn’t have a good message at all.

      • AKLady2015

        Why do you thik everyone is a childish and vindictive as you are?

        • Name

          What is your problem troll?

          • AKLady2015

            Nam calling is nursery school behavior.

      • Bryan Legath

        Twice

      • George Jetson

        Wrong! McCain did that to himself, not getting elected, and he’s acknowledged
        it when he chose Palin as his VP running mate. Big Mistake on his part. At worst, he’s upset that Trump acted like a schmuck throughout the Presidential campaign and attacked him and his buddies and still managed to get elected.

    • AKLady2015

      Try that he is now on the side of the fence that have been helped by the ACA.
      Try the fact that he know knows how important it is to be able to obtain medical care.

      • Jack

        Senate not exposed to the ACA. Remove the Congressional exemption from Obamacare and just see how they all flee to s new bill.

  • Irredeemably Deplorable

    I don’t care what or why was involved in the failure of Republicans to do what they have promised for 7 years. They haven’t done it. They claimed they had it all worked out at one point. But that was a lie.

    Next…?

    • JHW

      Timer to vote them out. We need to quit voting for them. You can’t believe what they tell you. They are part of the swamp.

    • Von

      The problem is neither the DNC nor the GOP are approaching healthcare with a solution. Both parties seem to think that the solution revolves around health insurance. If the government did away with many of the FDA and DEA issues regarding treatments and medications, did away with the trade protections that pharmaceutical companies get, did away with the outrageous billing practices… health care would not require insurance to afford it. The problem is the cost of health care, not cost of insurance!!!

      • Irredeemably Deplorable

        Great!!!
        Give them a call and straighten them out.

        Quite frankly… I don’t give a damn. Get it done and do it right.

      • Jabez hart

        So true, that is why we need new national health care policy, not rewired/required insurance.

  • richjack4

    Since his character has never demonstrated the fortitude to take one for the team, I would lay my bet with him abandoning his team!

    • AKLady2015

      Really?
      What do you call serving one’s country in uniform?
      What do you call surviving as a POW?

      • Pat Robertson

        Serving in unifirm… family’s wish

        Surviving as a POW… self preservation

      • Wayne The Seine

        Here… this is all you need to know about McCain. I suggest you read it in it’s entirety ….a very good read and an eye opener.

        http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/make-believe-maverick-20081016

        • AKLady2015

          Why don’t you tell us how torture, illness and near starvation would effect you? I am a physician. I served two tours in Vietnam. I’ve heard very brave men beg for their mothers while under the influences of pain medications.

          Traitor? No, he is a human being. A very normal human being. A survivor.

          • Wayne The Seine

            Obviously you did not read the article or your reply would not have been boiler plate response to pow’s.

          • AKLady2015

            I read the article.

      • George Jetson

        It’s a new world we live in AKLady2015. It’s your reasoning versus their reasoning. The old status quo regarding serving in the military is up for grabs where honor is concerned. Keep up the fight though.

        • AKLady2015

          Every generation has said that.
          Nothing new under the sun …

      • Force Recon

        That depends on the quality of service. Bo Berghdal the traitor who ABANDONED his post and was the cause of several soldiers who when looking for him to die.

        As for a Surviving POW? I would cal one who didn’t spill his guts a hero Certainly McShame who DID spill his guts is definitely no hero

        I know a thing or two about POW’s as my team and I repatriated several who were shot down in North Vietnam You won’t hear about this because we were not supposed to operate out of theater

        • AKLady2015

          Bergdahl was diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder before being deployed. He should never have been sent to an overseas post, let alone into a combat area.

          You know about POWs. Is that because they are all the same … formed out of a cookie cutter?

          I grew up with people who survived Auschwitz. Why don’t you “educate” me as to how the human machine reacts to starvation, torture and sensory deprivation.

          Oh, and by the way, I served in Vietnam — two tours at combat hospitals. I also buried two husbands that were KIA in that war.

          • Force Recon

            EXCUSES NOTHING BUT EXCUSES from you Demorrhoidic Leftopathic Corruptocrat LOSERS And you know what they say about excuses !!!

            “I grew up with people who survived Auschwitz.” CORRECTION you haven’t grown up yet And don’t get me started about Nazi Germany as I was there up until 1943 Nothing like second and third hand info for accuracy I can provide a first hand account and vividly remember everything as it was yesterday!!!

            Two Tours at Combat Hospitals? you mean the rear with no danger other than a shaving cut Try serving three consecutive COMBAT tours constantly in the field Awarded four purple hearts

            Don’t give me any of your LIEBERAL BS because that’s exactly what it isLIEBERAL BS!!!

          • AKLady2015

            The only excuses here are yours. Your post says everything anyone needs to know about you.
            Do you have a number burned into your left arm? Obviously, you do not. Like so many other Germans, you probably deny what was right in front of your noses.

            Let me tell you about Mazie, an American Catholic. She died of uterine cancer. Why? Because she could not bring herself to be touched by a doctor.

            You see, she was repeatedly tied to a bed and gang raped, in every possible way a body can be penetrated. She was also aborted repeatedly, without anesthesia. Mengele was especially fond of experimenting on women, especially female twins.

            There was no “rear” in Vietnam. Terror has no boundaries. A combat zone was anywhere the enemy wanted it to be. Oh, and don’t forget, women were not allowed in combat zones. Are there any other fairy tales you would like to tell?

          • Force Recon

            I don’t NEED to make excuses YOU are the one who mentioned them with you trying to support Bergdahl

            It’s no secret (well maybe to you) that you LOONY Demorrhoidic Leftopathic Corruptocratic LEFTIES are BIG on making excuses as well as DEFLECTING off of yourselves.

            Too bad your reference to numbers being burned into my are fell flat and spoke volumes of your
            lack of knowledge on ANY subject you try and talk about!!

            First off those “numbers were ‘Tattoos” on the wrist and not burned in I know as I have seen them And one does not need to be a political prisoner to have one to know of them You ARE NOT what you promote yourself to be AK Lady and by your demeanor I seriously doubt you are anything close to being a “lady”

            There are many reasons for not wanting to be touched by a doctor because doctors are not all they claim to be I know because one of my daughters is an Orthopedic Surgeon under contract with the Veteran’s Administration I personally know many physicians dome are top notch others are like you purport yourself to be QUACKS,

            We all make personal decisions that’s life BUT where we differ you believe that society is RESPONSIBLE for their decisions and not them.

            Evil has existed from the time Cain murdered Abel and no one can predict when or where evil will strike. Bad things happen to good people and are we responsible? is it up to us to make excuses?

            Your cheesy reference to their being no rear area in Vietnam is LUDICROUS otherwise Hue Da Nang Saigon Chu-Lai Phu-Bai would have been ashes Let me ask you how many bullets were fired directly at you?

            And I did not say that women were combat personnel your own insecurities were the impetus for your bringing that up But let be real you have plenty of security protecting you and you have the gall to say you were in as much danger as the grunt in the field Rather pompous I’d say!!!

            Spare me you are so out of gas!!!

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  • ncgal

    I’ve never liked McCain. He’s creepy.

    • Warren Blum

      I’d like to touch his daughters bum

    • Eileen Ross

      Now that we know the truth about McCain, we can put those who support him in the same category: creepy.

  • kenmarx49

    Who knows? McCain has always been a grandstander. He likes the spotlight and doesn’t care what he has to do to get it. He’s a man without scruples. But another explanation might go something like: “he’s one card shy of a deck.”

    • Raymond Miller

      I believe that he was where he was not supposed to be when he was shot down, like you say he likes to be the one everyone talks about. Grandstanding is putting it to nice, I think he is prone to doing and saying stupid things. that time it cost him prison time, to bad they ever let him out. Notice how he forgave his captures but can’t forgive American political rivals.

      • AKLady2015

        But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
        Matthew 5:44

      • Wayne The Seine

        He was shot down because he violated protocol…disengage your target if there is a missle lock. He wanted the Navy Cross so bad he refused to do so…,,scratch aircraft number 4 and welcome to the Hanoi Hilton.

        • Raymond Miller

          I’m not familiar with what really happened, I’ll take your word for it. And it sounds like him, sorta the same thing only different. Makes him even more stupid. He is a great warrior, ahumm, only problem is, it was us, U.S., he was/is fighting. I’ll sing a hymn for John McCain, Him, Him, F*** Him.

  • Benton Marder

    If Donald suspects that the GOP connived to kill the repeal, he will punish Congress severely—by cutting off their subsidy/exemption for ObamaScam. That will concentrate their minds wonderully.

  • jolly roger

    i never heard so much BS in my life “lots of republicans want Trumpcare to die? Really that’s not how the voting looked to me and since when has it been called “TRUMPCARE” another biased writer looks like to me.

  • Warren Blum

    McCain is a traitor. He was an American and served his country. Now brain cancer and old age has made him into a demorat. Score 1 more for soros

  • JHW

    The people in Arizona should have a surprise for McCain when he gets home. RECALL HIM. His word is as worthless as he is. He sad he would repel Obama care. McCain’s hate for trump is greater then his loyalty to his voters. Flake needs to be voted out next year also. Washington stinks and needs to be cleaned out and sterilized.

    • AKLady2015

      Arizona law does not permit that.

  • Maxine

    How much did they pay him He is a back stabber All he thinks about is money and power but he wont get to keep the money and power where he is going

    • Dulcie A. Covington

      Maybe the will give him a new house, like they did with bernie

  • Mike Kuzan

    No way- RINO John did it because he fell in love with being a democrat at least 11 years ago. Question-did he or did he not run for reelection on repeal and replace Obamacare? Fraud not a hero (except to Schumer and the dems)

    • JHW

      A man is no better then his word. Kind of makes you wounder what else he has told us that’s not true.

  • mike

    politics-gives me a headache. Russian roulette with a colt 1911. can’t win.

  • Grant1959

    Songbird up to his old tricks again……thanks John, thanks a whole lot, but I guess you are not in full possession of your mental capacities.

  • Walter Flatt

    MCCAIN IS A TRAITOR NOW AND I AM NOT SURE BUT HE WAS A TRAITOR DURING VIET NAM. WHAT DID NIXON PARDON HIM FOR? HOW WAS HE WOUNDED FROM THE PLANE CRASH OR BEATINGS. TO BE A PRISONER HE LOOKED AWFUL HEALTHY WHEN RELEASED.

    • jcrawdad

      I THINK THAT’S WHERE HE LEARNED TO LIE, – – LIKE – LIKE OBAMATOOTY

      • chris VN

        Lying comes naturally to POS like them.

  • jcrawdad

    Did McCain Abandon the Team or Take One for the Team?

    McCain has always been one to stand up and give his viewpoint on something the GOP would like to hear, Then duck and run to the Liberals side with his vote. The man is as two faced as they come .

    • AKLady2015

      No, has you have pointed out, he is very independent, does what he believes is the right way to act.

  • Dave Campbell

    I find this logic perfectly plausible and I was thinking along this line before I read this article. I don’t think the Republican establishment ever had any intention of repealing Odumbo care. Who better to be the “fall” guy than someone who will not be running for office again? However, just because it’s plausible doesn’t mean it’s true. Additionally, this kind of speculation is ultimately useless, and it is clear that we will now be stuck with Odumbo care, which will collapse under it’s own weight, and the bipartisan “solution” will be single payor socialized insurance that will quickly bring on socialized medicine. Progressive mission accomplished, with the aid of their Republican allies.

  • Dulcie A. Covington

    songbird was never on the Team. he always WAS a demorat

  • Ruby83

    No, I don’t buy it. With all his ranting and raving that “Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced!” Rhetoric. He abandoned the people for his elitism and disdain of our President. He is a self-absorbed man.

    • cathy floyd

      Democrats could care less how much they hurt the American people. They only care about illegals,muslims and anything that might hurt the president,that’s what they live for. All this new crap about being for the working-class white voters is just another pack of lies to try to get votes,just ask them where they stand on immigration and refugees and you will see what they care about.

  • Raymond Miller

    McCain is nothing but a spiteful, pompous A**, and not a team player at all, so the idea that he did anything for the team is pure BS.

  • davidnrobyn

    So McCain took one for the RINOs. How touching. Chokes me up thinking about it.

  • steven jacobs

    he abandoned the AMERICAN CITIZEN-he did not abandon the traitorous GOP legislators

  • Carole

    The story I read was that McCain took a call from Joe Biden shortly before the vote took place and was sympathetic with McCain about his brain cancer diagnoses. Biden talked about his son who died of the same diagnosis and convinced McCain to vote no. McCain voted with his emotions and Biden knew what he was doing all along. One could guess Obama gave the order from his walled bunker 2 miles away.

  • AKLady2015

    McCain simply learned about illness, disability and insurance — the hard way.
    With a diagnosis of brain cancer, he now understand the importance of the ACA.

  • Loraine Holzer

    McCain did a great job of being a traitor to the Republican party. I guess the word is “TRAITOR”. He was a big disappointment to us all. He should have consulted with someone other than a Democrat. He better stay in AZ. if he can’t be loyal and dependable.

  • Pat Robertson

    mcCain has never exhibited in his life a .. tendancy to ‘ take on for the team’

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    It does make sense, it gives cover to the rest of the RINOS.

  • Wayne The Seine

    Surely you jest. If you know anything about the life and times of John McCain he would never “take one for the team”…..rather, he would sing like a canary in order to protect his sorry narcissistic skin. He has been a disgusting petulant brat his entire life. BTW….just to show you how things work in government, when I was in the Marine Corps if you damaged government property you had to pay for it. Wreck a jeep and it was your fault….it came out of your pay. McCain, the son of a fleet Admiral and a grandson of a famous Admiral, crashes three aircraft and not only does he not loose his wings he is promoted. Clipping highlines in Italy when hot dogging a fighter right next to the ground seriously damaged his plane. Was he required to pay the damages like a private or other enlisted man would have. Hell no. He got preferential treatment…..groomed and raised to be an ignorant drunken jackass.

  • Randy Stuhlberg

    no he did not he spilled his guts to the nva the whole time he was a pow, the NAVY was all set to courtmartial him and several others upon his return but his daddy and granddaddy got to tricky dicky nixon and got them a blanket pardon, don’t believe it go to his service record and find out all about him and his so called fantastic service.

  • Jem

    McCain should be put out to pasture, he never was a real patriot and should not be making dicisions that effect the American people, enough of this good ole buddy crap, term limits are a must.

  • Louie Rey

    I think ultimately it’s just McCain’s dislike of Trump that trumps (no pun intended) every vote he casts and every move he makes. He unfortunately has turned into a very bitter old man for two reasons. One is that he realizes he lost his bid for the presidency to the guy that ended up being the very worst president this country’s ever had to endure. And secondly because he now sees a guy sitting in the office he wanted that had no prior political experience. What he DOESN’T realize is that’s one of the biggest reasons why Trump IS president. He was never part of the swamp in DC. You can’t say that about McCain.

  • Bill Johnson

    If McCain took one for the ‘TEAM’ then why did he joke to Chuck Schumer “Let see Trump make America Great Again’ after his vote ? He was a traitor in NVM and still a traitor to the American citizens.

  • George Jetson

    It was pure vengeance via John McCain’s thumbs down on the Senate floor with the middle finger vis-a-vis to the President. It was pure gold I tell you, PURE GOLD!

    “Tell the fat lady she’s on in five. All righty then. “

  • Jim

    Mac is a RINO. And that is that.
    Term limits and NO perks..

  • chazzz77

    AN OLD SENILE BITTER MAN WHO HATES POTUS!!! IT WAS A VOTE AGAINST POTUS!!! MCCAIN SHOULD BE RECALLED BY THE RNC/ARIZONA GOP!!! REPLACE WITH A CONSERVATIVE WHO IS HONEST!!!

    • George Jetson

      SHADUP!!!! QUIT YELLIN’ AND CAPITALIZING!!!

  • temporary guest

    “McCain-as-martyr”

    I wonder, what would his fellow Vietnam veterans and POWs have to say about that possibility?

  • Force Recon

    I have to agree with Randy below. McShame was a STOOL PIGEON and should have been courtmartialed and then hung right beside Hanoi Jane!!!!

    • Ralph Trout

      he wasn’t called “song bird” because he has a nice singing voice. There are people who know the truth, Paul G Byers, and the truth is the ‘hero’ story was for his political career.

      • Force Recon

        Absolutely!!!!

        • Ralph Trout

          I know one current and one retired FBI agents who I talk to and they won’t say more than this. That”songbird” McCain was no hero, and they were saying that in 2007 !

          • Force Recon

            Well I used to work for the Christians In Action and heard the same thing. Fortunately for me I still have a few contacts

  • Ralph Trout

    put aside any rhetoric about his service…..in 2008 he was a political coward JUST LIKE MITT in 2012…..

    LET’S BE CLEAR….
    -John McCain does not have Obamacare.
    -He has a special plan for Senators and lawmakers.
    -He does not have to worry about the Arizona premiums which have DOUBLED since Obamacare was implemented….

    • Force Recon

      He also doesn’t need to worry about living that long unfortunately too long to suit Arizonans

  • Mike Jackson

    HES FOR THE DEMORATS HES A OPEN BORDERS GUY

  • Gregg Parker

    I would saw he’s taken several million and could care less about any “team”. McStain is a traitor!

  • Colleen Gill Rotter

    What a “crock” Leopards don’t change their spots !!

  • Dan

    The only team he is on is THE GLOBALISTS, with the exception of Viet-Nam he was on the side of the NORTH! They call him , SONGBIRD!

  • Dan

    He was a traitor!! He spilled his guts to the enemy. Look at his picture coming off the plane, then look at the other POWs being carried of on gurneys half dead. I hope his BRAIN DEAD TUMOR , kills him! Nam Vet