Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
When he is not hyperventilating for a war, Sen. John McCain has occaisonal moments of lucidity when he actually makes sense. The scary part is, he is one of the few Tea-Publicans making sense right now when it comes to their economic terrorist hostage demands to "defund 'ObamaCare' or we will kill the economy!" In a CNN interview this week, McCain compared this to "a suicide note." McCain to House Republicans: Don't shut down government:
Sen. John McCain said Washington is "in for some very serious problems" and called on his colleagues in the GOP to tone down the warnings of a government shutdown. "Republicans ought to understand if we shut down the government, Congress always gets blamed–rightly or wrongly–Congress gets blamed," the Arizona Republican said Monday on CNN's "New Day." "We've seen the movie before. It's just some of them weren't around at the time; I was."
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McCain said there needs to be a "willingness to negotiate" on both sides of the aisle " because we all know we're not going to cut off social security checks" and payments to those in the military fighting overseas. "And for us to say you've got to repeal Obamacare in order to get that done, as Charles Krauthammer [does], that's a suicide note."
"I hope my colleagues in the House who believe that we need to shut down the government will understand that that's not what the American–they hate government, but they don't want it to stop functioning," McCain argued.
Sorry, Johnny. They suffer from Obama Derangement Syndrome over "ObamaCare" the same way you do over Neocon war mongering.
UPDATE: The Democratic Policy & Communications Center has compiled a list of 20 Republican senators who have gone on the record acknowledging that they can’t prevent the implementation of ObamaCare either legislatively or through a government shutdown . . . Enough to break any filibuster in the Senate.
Conservative pundit Byron York at the Washington Examiner explains to the GOP crazy base why there will be no filibuster of the Continuing Resolution. Actually, Senate GOP can't filibuster to defund Obamacare.