Candidate McCain Hates Obamacare. Senator McCain Loves It.

 

John McCain demands we repeal and replace Obamacare … during election time. But when given the chance to repeal and replace it, he always shoots it down. Friday he announced he wouldn’t support the Cassidy-Graham plan, stabbing his close friend Lindsey Graham in the back as well as Arizona governor Doug Ducey who endorsed the reform plan. Earlier this week, McCain claimed if Ducey supported it, he would as well.

But just one year ago, Sen. Maverick promised to fight Obamacare. He ran against former congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, who was booted from her House seat after supporting the Affordable Care Act. McCain spent 2016 hammering Kirkpatrick and the unpopular program:

Two months before the election, McCain introduced a bill to stop Obamacare penalties in counties that lost most of their providers:

That month he also blasted Obamacare in a hearing, “if the Senator from Delaware and his Democrat friends want to join together with us, yeah, let’s let’s throw it where it belongs, in the trash can, and start all over and give people an affordable health care system that they can live with…”

It’s obvious that McCain is fine with Obamacare. He’s fine with 14 of 15 Arizona counties only having one insurance provider. He’s fine with average premiums for his constituents jumping from $196 to $422 in the last year.

Like most politicians, he’s great at making promises but has no intention of keeping them.

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    BD1

    Remember when one of the editors here wrote a post gloating about the fact that McCain had been reelected despite Trump’s victory. I do.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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    • September 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm
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    “Sen. Maverick”

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    • September 22, 2017 at 1:53 pm
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    I posted this story two months ago. Old news…

    https://ricochet.com/445213/the-real-question-for-the-nevertrumpers-is-whether-a-president-mccain-could-have-convinced-a-senator-mccain-to-repeal-obamacare/

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    • September 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm
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    I can’t help but wonder if McCain had voted for repeal, some other poor sap R would have been called on to be the “Maverick” so the Rs wouldn’t have to take responsibity for great changes come 2018. Flag me for conspiracy theory if you will.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm
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    McCainCare

    MaveriCare

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:03 pm
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed. Post author

    BD1 (View Comment):
    Remember when one of the editors here wrote a post gloating about the fact that McCain had been reelected despite Trump’s victory. I do.

    I don’t remember that. Link?

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm
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    He just hates Trump, is all. It is so,petty and pathetic. I don’t think anyone with a fatal brain ailment should continue to serve in the Senate.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm
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    He has lied to his voters. Insurance premiums are continuing to rise at crazy levels in Arizona, he has not helped the Citizens of his state. Graham said he thought the Republican party was in big trouble if nothing was passed, if Graham is right (I think he is) McCain did not help the Party.

    The only thing this will do is get McCain good press from the New York Times.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:12 pm
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    McCain is a miserable pillock.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):
    I posted this story two months ago. Old news…

    https://ricochet.com/445213/the-real-question-for-the-nevertrumpers-is-whether-a-president-mccain-could-have-convinced-a-senator-mccain-to-repeal-obamacare/

    I’m offended by this URL because it contains nevertrumpers.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    Hypatia (View Comment):
    He just hates Trump, is all. It is so,petty and pathetic. I don’t think anyone with a fatal brain ailment should continue to serve in the Senate.

    That should shut the place down.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    BD1

    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    BD1 (View Comment):
    Remember when one of the editors here wrote a post gloating about the fact that McCain had been reelected despite Trump’s victory. I do.

    I don’t remember that. Link?

    “Why No Trump Congress?” August 31, 2016

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    BD1 (View Comment):
    Remember when one of the editors here wrote a post gloating about the fact that McCain had been reelected despite Trump’s victory. I do.

    I don’t remember that. Link?

    While someone else is busy looking for that link, you can read this.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm
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    BD1 (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    BD1 (View Comment):
    Remember when one of the editors here wrote a post gloating about the fact that McCain had been reelected despite Trump’s victory. I do.

    I don’t remember that. Link?

    “Why No Trump Congress?” August 31, 2016

    McCain is ensuring there will be one after November 2018.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm
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    https://ricochet.com/456471/appreciating-john-mccain/#comments

    Can we change the headline to this article to be Depreciating John McCain?

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed. Post author

    BD1 (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    BD1 (View Comment):
    Remember when one of the editors here wrote a post gloating about the fact that McCain had been reelected despite Trump’s victory. I do.

    I don’t remember that. Link?

    “Why No Trump Congress?” August 31, 2016

    Ah, a former editor. I don’t see any gloating though.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    Hypatia (View Comment):
    He just hates Trump, is all. It is so,petty and pathetic. I don’t think anyone with a fatal brain ailment should continue to serve in the Senate.

    Or a non fatal one.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    I blame @basilfawlty

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:23 pm
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    BD1

    Editor Note:

    Misinformation.

    Jon Gabriel, five days before the 2016 Arizona GOP Senate primary: “Smart move for Kelli Ward to attack McCain on his age. Because there are no retirees in the Arizona GOP.”

    [Redacted]

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm
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    Strip him of his committee assignments already. Punish him!

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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    Image result for hans gruber die hard

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:33 pm
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    Image result for hans gruber die hard

    $5.00 a month, have a few laughs, make a few comments,…

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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    Can’t we all just unite on hating McCain today?

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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    CJ

    Remember how Ted “Lion of the Senate” Kennedy came down with brain cancer in the middle of ObamaCare’s passage? I wonder if McCain is possessed by his ghost, or if maybe they had a secret brain transplant back in 2009…

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm
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    This picture says it all! Look at that SOB Schumer!

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    Maybe Mona can author another paean to Senator McCain.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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    WI Con (View Comment):
    Strip him of his committee assignments already. Punish him!

    That’s not how the Uniparty rolls.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Image result for rhinoceros

    ANGRY RINO AT LARGE

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    • September 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm
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    Kozak (View Comment):
    Maybe Mona can author another paean to Senator McCain.

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

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    • September 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm
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