Arizona GOP: John McCain Abdicated Principles – Assisted Harry Reid: Deal Making Rebuked, Amnesty Not Rebuked

The Arizona GOP has formally rebuked Senator John McCain (R-AZ) for abdicating party principles. The GOP rebuke, however, does not rebuke his La Raza-supporting positions on immigration. At first blush the “rebuke” appears to have little ‘there’ there considering the important issues McCain is negatively engaged in today, but the bottom line rebuke is about “deal making,” and guess what, he has an excuse:

(L-R) Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio, John McCain, Chuck Schumer

(L-R) Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio, John McCain, Chuck Schumer

Resolution of Rebuke of United States Senator John McCain

WHEREAS, Senator John McCain unilaterally negotiated with the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to secure Republican votes necessary to pass a number of controversial Presidential nominees.

WHEREAS, President Obama nominated:

Gina McCarthy for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, an environmental bureaucrat who supports anti: job/consumer policies.

Richard Corday to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFRB), an unaccountable, unconstitutional agency created by the Dodd-Frank legislation.

Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary who has a known record for abusing power as Maryland’s Labor Secretary, handing political appointments to Big-Labor bedfellows.

WHEREAS, Senator McCain provided the votes necessary for the confirmation of the above nominees.

WHEREAS, Senator McCain’s “deal” was nothing more than capitulation to the Senate Majority Leader, giving him everything he asked for.

WHEREAS, Senator McCain claims in defense of his actions, that they were taken to prevent the Senate Majority Leader from “going nuclear” and illegally breaking the Senate rules to pass these nominees.

WHEREAS, the position of Legislative District 26 republicans is that senators should call the Senate Majority Leader’s bluff and force him to get the votes necessary from members of his own party.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Senator McCain do the following: cease deal-making and negotiations for Republican votes that undermine the Senate Republican Leader.

FURTHERMORE, the conduct of Senator McCain, is unbecoming a Member of the United States Senate, weakened the Senate Republican Leader, and is hereby strongly rebuked and condemned.

Deal-making:

“Senator John McCain unilaterally negotiated with the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to secure Republican votes necessary to pass a number of controversial Presidential nominees,” the resolution, which passed the official GOP body in the state by a 24-13 vote with four abstentions on Tuesday evening, reads.

The resolution notes that President Obama nominated “Gina McCarthy for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, an environmental bureaucrat who supports anti-job/consumer policies,” “Richard Corday to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFRB), an unaccountable, unconstitutional agency created by the Dodd-Frank legislation,” and “Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary who has a known record for abusing power as Maryland’s Labor Secretary, handing political appointments to Big-Labor bedfellows.”

It argues that McCain “provided the votes necessary for the confirmation of the above nominees,” and his “’deal’ was nothing more than capitulation to the Senate Majority Leader, giving him everything he asked for.”

“Senator McCain claims in defense of his actions, that they were taken to prevent the Senate Majority Leader from ‘going nuclear’ and illegally breaking the Senate rules to pass these nominees,” the GOP resolution states, adding that McCain’s activity contradicted GOP principles and “the position of Legislative District 26 Republicans is that senators should call the Senate Majority Leader’s bluff and force him to get the votes necessary from members of his own party.”

The resolution says that given those facts, McCain must “cease deal-making and negotiations for Republican votes that undermine the Senate Republican Leader.”

The resolution also argues that because of McCain’s work to help Reid and Obama secure confirmation of those liberal nominees, “the conduct of Senator McCain, is unbecoming a Member of the United States Senate, weakened the Senate Republican Leader, and is hereby strongly rebuked and condemned.” Source: Breitbart

I guess it didn’t occur to McCain that he could have voted against the nominees (a principled vote) and with his principled Republican members of the U.S. Senate gone after Reid for breaking the rules.

How McCain won his election over J.D. Hayworth is puzzling until you consider McCain’s wife Cindy is enormously wealthy and their son Andy Hensley is a powerful Arizona beer distributor executive and has served as president of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

After working side-by-side with Ted Kennedy to make amnesty law (failed), mocking “build the fence,” he like most Congressional pols running for president promised to do something he certainly would not have done:

In the face of Hayworth’s challenge, McCain abandoned his longtime support for comprehensive immigration reform that would recognize reality and provide an eventual path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal aliens already living in the country. Instead, he offered full-throated backing for the border fence he once mocked–“Complete the danged fence!,” he demanded in an ad–and sought political cover in the form of an endorsement by his former running mate, Sarah Palin.

[Prior to 2004], McCain went to work with Democrats such as the late Ted Kennedy to bring sanity, and humanity, to the nation’s long-running debate over illegal immigration.

In 2006, I watched McCain tell a group of sensible, blue-suited Republican businessmen in Milwaukee, who asked about immigration, “By the way, I think the fence is least effective. But I’ll build the g**damned fence if they want it.” [Vanity Fair on 2010 Arizona Senate Republican Primary Debate , Nov 1, 2010] Source: On The Issues

The immigration bill passed in the Senate this session was practically a mirror of the Kennedy-McCain.  He will not build the danged! fence. He does fully support amnesty.

If you would like to receive Maggie’s Notebook daily posts direct to your inbox, no ads, no spam, EVER, enter your email address in the box below.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Linked at Grumpy Opinions – read a related story – America is Not A Tool for Islam

2 Pingbacks/Trackbacks

  • mike

    McCain should reregister as a damn democrat. He is no longer conservative.

  • McCain is a disgrace to this country, his party, and to his state. I am happy the Arizona GOP rebuked him—but I wish it had some significant effect, such as deportation. McCain, like his president, is a man of low character and I propose that there is very little other differences between these two. McCain needs to be G O N E … but only the people from Arizona can make that happen.

    But you know me, Maggie … I do have a theory.

  • Geo

    McLame hinted today that this may be his last hurrah. Nice of him, he should’ve did us all a favor two {at least}terms ago. It’s more like the handwriting is on the wall, his constituents have been hoodwinked by him for the last time.

    Hopefully Lindsey Lohan Graham can start the retirement home for him come November. They make such a cute couple.

  • Pingback: Arizona GOP: John McCain Abdicated Principles – | Grumpy Opinions()

  • Pingback: My Article Read (9-13-2013) | My Daily Musing()