John McCain unloads on the tea party

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Jul 27, 2011.


    John McCain unloads on the tea party

    Frustrated by the sniping of conservative critics who oppose House Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling, Arizona Sen. John McCain unleashed on tea party groups Wednesday.

    The former Republican presidential candidate went on a tirade against conservative groups that are urging House members to reject Boehner's plan, and pulled a few lines from this morning's Wall Street Journal editorial which dismissed them as "tea party hobbits."

    "The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . . Barack Obama," McCain said, quoting the Journal article. "The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor."

    "This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell into GOP Senate nominees," McCain added, still reading from the article.

    While Boehner and the Republican leadership are busy piecing together a plan they think can pass the Democratic-controlled Senate, major conservative groups--including an organized caucus of members within the House--are urging members to vote against him. Tea party support helped usher in many of the 87 Republican House freshman elected last November--and a significant number in that class are now aiding the revolt against GOP leadership.
  2. Lucrum


    So you think McCain was a worse choice than Odumbo but suddenly he has credence?
  3. I have to say I'm seriously surprised to see him quoting the WSJ. I remember back in 2000, during the Republican primary season, they were dropping free samples every day at my door. I read the infamous editorial pages for the entertainment value, and they were exactly that. By the time they gave up on me, they had me convinced to a dead certainty that McCain, a man who at one time earned a 100% from Phyllis Schafly for his voting record, was in fact a Democrat, and the only thing that would save the Republicans from the awful fate of having him as a nominee was Dubya.
  4. Illum


    McCain would lose badly to a tea party candidate.
  5. Mccain beat a tea party candidate in 2010
  6. McCain was definitely a worse choice then Obama but a much better choice then any tea party candidate
  7. Yet Ron Paul is still at the top of your list?

  8. I dont consider Ron Paul a tea partier

    Are there any other tea party members running for President who back Ron Paul's foreign policy stance 100 % and ending civil liberty government abuses like airport molestation,patriot act etc and support ending the federal reserve ?

    Inform me what tea party presidential candidates supports foreign policy like listed below and they might have my support

    Foreign policy

    Paul's stand on foreign policy issues has drawn support across the political spectrum. His views are generally attributed to those of non-interventionism, which is the belief that the United States should avoid entangling alliances with other nations, but still retain diplomacy, and avoid all wars not related to direct territorial self-defense. Paul is quoted as stating "America [should] not interfere militarily, financially, or covertly in the internal affairs of other nations

    Paul's stance on foreign policy is one of consistent non-intervention, opposing wars of aggression and entangling alliances with other nations.

    Paul advocates bringing troops home from U.S. military bases in Korea, Japan, and Europe, among others.] He also proposes that the U.S. stop sending massive, unaccountable foreign aid.

    In an October 11, 2007 interview with The Washington Post, Paul said, "There's nobody in this world that could possibly attack us today... we could defend this country with a few good submarines. If anybody dared touch us we could wipe any country off of the face of the earth within hours. And here we are, so intimidated and so insecure and we're acting like such bullies that we have to attack third-world nations that have no military and have no weapons."
  9. Lucrum


    You lack what is often refereed to as intellectual honesty.
    Well either that...or you don't have a brain.
  10. I saw McCain on Hannity last night and he was implausibly denying he attacked the Tea Party. Hannity came at him pretty hard. McCain kept claiming through his trademark shiteating sneer that he had tried to cut spending for decades. Hannity didn't point out that when he had his big chance, to oppose the TARP bailout and maybe save his presidentail bid in the process, he folded like a cheap lawn chair. Kind of like he's folding now.

    Of course, with McCain it's never enought just to be wrong. You have to go on some idiotic self-righteous crusade against those in your own party who disagree. His point is that he is still shaken from the '95 government shutdown that Clinton managed to turn on the republicans.

    Guess what, senator? This is not 1995. Maybe we could make the argument that we were right then to try to stop spending and look what all the spending democrats wanted has gotten us. Maybe we could focus on the trillions that obama managed to run up in a couple of years through political payoffs to unions. Maybe we could ask voters to imagine what the problem willbe like in a few more years if we don't get a handle on it now. Maybe we could even ask why families and businesses have to adjust their spending to their incomes but not government.
    #10     Jul 28, 2011