Arizona GOP group tells McCain knock it off, act like a Republican

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Republicans in Arizona have the utmost respect for U.S. Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., Vietnam service record, but they’ve had it up to here with his floor votes and positions on issues. This has prompted one Arizona Republican group to take formal action.

Arizona’s Legislative District 26 Republican Party issued a written rebuke of the senator, listing instances in which he’d assisted President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., begging the question, whose side are you on, anyway? according to the resolution.

Titled “Resolution of Rebuke of United States Senator John McCain,” it begins by listing several controversial presidential appointments up for Senate confirmation. The resolution claims McCain worked to secure votes from fellow Republican senators to approve the nominees instead of fighting against their appointment.

As a result, it claims McCain, “provided the votes necessary for the confirmation of the above nominees,” and said his “’deal’ was nothing more than capitulation to the Senate Majority Leader, giving him everything he asked for.”

The resolution, which passed Tuesday evening, went on to note that “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.”

However, the resolution notes that no matter the reason, McCain’s activities were in clear conflict with republican principles, asserting “that senators should call the Senate Majority Leader’s bluff and force him to get the votes necessary from members of his own party.”

It calls upon McCain to “cease deal-making and negotiations for Republican votes that undermine the Senate Republican Leader” and and claims McCain’s actions “unbecoming a Member of the United States Senate, weakened the Senate Republican Leader, and is hereby strongly rebuked and condemned.”

Breitbart News noted that this isn’t the first time McCain has had problems with his state’s Republican leaders. In addition, he was excoriated by his constituents at town hall meetings during the August congressional recess because of his hawkish stance on Syria.

McCain will be up for re-election in 2016. He won 59 percent of the vote during his 2010 bid.

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  • Gabriel Beaven

    Just wait buddy when 2016 comes around your through McCain start packing your bags and move out,

  • Gabriel Beaven

    John McCain is a traitor to this country.

    • quillerm

      That’s a bit harsh. McCain may have lived in Washington to long dodging muggers and occupy protests. He is out of steam.

      • Gabriel Beaven

        I don’t back down from what I say more than half of Congress if not all of them are traitors to this country. Cause you know what you’re not fighting for our freedoms and for America anymore they’re fighting for their own interest.

  • Wayne Stumbo

    recall this obama ass kisser

  • BeezFolliez

    Obama and his taxpayer funded government spy network must have dug up some dirt on McCain to cause this 180 degree turnabout. After all, Obama won his first state election in Chicago by digging up dirt with unknown resources on his 3 Democrat opponents causing them to withdraw from the race. Obama even had sealed court records on his opponents unsealed and made public.

  • frm226

    He needs to go out to pasture and I’m ashamed I voted for him but the system didn’t give us much of a choice. Sarah was more qualified than he was.

    • silentnomore

      You have your chance to “correct” past vote in 2016! McCain, as many others, has been in DC too long.
      Let’s clean up in 2014/16 & get this country back on track!

  • http://twitter.com/Xenophore Xenophore

    John McCain: the biggest reason to repeal the 17th Amendment.

    • DARPatriot

      Repealing the 17th would be a very good thing. There was a very good reason our founders wrote the Constitution the way they did. To bad later folks thought they were smarter….and they were not….and we have to live with the results of their misguided egos.

    • Kenneth Clark

      Even a bigger example of why term limits should be inacted.

  • azwi

    I thought that McCain does act like a Republican! McCain IS for tax breaks for the super wealthy, and large corporations even those who ship their jobs overseas. McCain certainly IS the worlds first and foremost warmonger in the world. He wants all this paid for on the backs of the elderly, sick, disadvantage, poor, working poor, and middle class. McCain is AGAINST woman, gays, all people of color (he voted against the MLK Holiday), and all minorities in general, Plus John McCain is the face of the GOP an old white man!

    • John Chris Bradley

      and you AZwi act like an idiot. McCain does not act like a Conservative at all. You really show your lack of knowledge about the Republican party with your stupid rant!

      • azwi

        You people make my me laugh, you actually “get off” trying to insult people that might disagree with them. I think that you’re remark show your lack of maturity and intelligence or lack of!

        • Jose Rodriguez

          You are dealing with people that are not only blind, but refuse to see. It’s called brainwashing so they vote against their best interests while thinking the opposite. They think GOP wants to get rid of Obamacare to help them, lol among other stupidity.

          • azwi

            You are absolutely right!

          • Bill589

            Liar. Bearing false witness will have consequences.

          • azwi

            Are you a little wacko?

        • John Chris Bradley

          Read what you wrote idiot! Face of the Republican party(Old white men). I think you need to look at the Democrat party. They aren’t exactly young. I have to laugh at you libs. You think you are so smart but your actually very stupid. That is not an insult. That is the truth. Take off your blinders and get your head out of your a$$!

      • azwi

        Why is it that people like you actually “get off” by trying to insult people that disagree with you? YOU sound like a typical arrogant jerk!

    • Jason Pritchett

      No, you are an idiot, evidenced by everything in your rant. Greater than 50% of Americans pay 0.0% federal income taxes, so WHO is funding the “all this” you speak of? The “Wealthy”, dolt. Why McCain is re-elected by Conservatives, I can’t say. But, YOU are the face of the Democrat Party, that’s what I think we all can agree on!

    • Danco30

      You are correct in some ways, not all. McCain is the face of the old guard…The warmonger, bent on forcing the world to do everything our way. The superwealthy, because he is superwealthy, married into it, like John Kerry, and hundreds of other DC politicians. (I don’t see the Clinton’s, Kennedy’s, Obama’s and the Gore’s struggling either) He is against the working class, because he supports the Immig. Reform bill that will mainly hurt the already abyssmal black unemployment which is more than twice that of the countrys unemployment rate.

      However, the grass roots Republicans of today, of the Tea Party, of the Reagan conservatives, have a completely different view that McCain. Despite the MSLSD, CNN and MSM demagoguery and misinformation you have been fed, the modern day Republicans look for equality in the laws. We support fiscal responsibility by our government, individual reponsibility and individual freedom as our founding fathers intended, and our Constitution allows. We support MLK and his desire for one nation, under God, and liberty for all. To judge a person, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. We support a fair tax system with no favors for the wealthy, or the corporations, like Obama’s GM buddies. We oppose govt. subsidies for oil companies and other government handouts to companies like Solyndra and the other 50+ bankrupt solar companies, etc..
      WE favor a strong work force in America that creates products and medicines that can be used worldwide and things that will improve the economy and create jobs for all Americans, instead of govt handouts for those that cannot find work. We oppose the intervention into Syria and other nations without proof of an immediate danger to us or our allies. We oppose Obama’s and Democrat policiies that penalize employers to a point that they can no longer hire new employees, are forced to move their factory overseas to stay in business, but are many times, forced into bankruptcy. We oppose the nominations of the people appointed by Obama and supported by McCain that will continue to penalize our factories, and manufactring to the point of massive layoffs, pay cuts, bankruptcy, or worse, hiring of cheap illegal/legal immigrant workers.
      Is that the policy you support? Laying off the Black American workers and hiring of amnestied illegal immigrants in the cheap labor work force like the food processing industry, where the employer doesn’t have to pay the penalty for not giving them health insurance? Do you want more Americans on unemployment, welfare, food stamps, with no future, just a lifetime, a generation, of govt handouts?
      That’s what the Dems and McCain support. I suppose we can throw you into that Liberal/Progressive thinking cesspool as well?

      • azwi

        I do not believe in letting people die in the streets if they do not health insurance. People should also be paid a liveable wage. As far as McCain having the same views as Democrats that’s a misstatement. For one McCain is a warmonger, there’s no doubt too that McCain is a racist. Remember McCain voted “against” the MLK Holiday. It seems to be that McCain’s views are similar to yours tax cuts for the super wealthy, and large corporations, even those who ship their jobs overseas. Of course as with Nixon, Reagan, G.W. Bush and W, McCain loves wars! They’ll do anything for the Defense & Oil Industries that own them. The world is a safer place to live because McCain lost in 2008. Had McCain won that warmonger surely would of started a nuclear war. Can you just imagine that dangerous, old. war crazy, mad man McCain in control of the bombs. Had Romney won too there would of very likely been numerous ground wars. It appears that Romney knowing nothing would of appointed John McCain Sec of Defense or State. In either office with McCain there would of been wars, bombings. invasions, killings, and senseless bloodshed.

        • Kenneth Clark

          Are you saying like Obama and Kerry are wanting to do in Syria. Oh, that’s right they can’t make up their mind whether Cherrios or Raisin Bran, shoot it might be Pop Tarts.

          The facts remain in regard to ObamaCare. It is simply a TAX on the working people of America. It does not provide, even close, to what what imagined. It had to be imagined because it was not read before it passed. For instance the ceiling on Out of Pocket Expenses does not exist. In other words, the insurance company can and will continue to increase “Deductibles” as they please in order to show record profits for their shareholders (Care to Guess who some of those might be). You want to pounce upon the Business Owners and claim that they are in the pockets of the Conservatives. I beg the differ here as well; Obama purposely gave all businesses with more than 50 employees a free ride for a year, you know, the ones you say are in the conservatives pockets. ObamaCare has and will increase insurance premiums a minimum of 30% for the average American. Coupled with the unlimited ceiling on Out of Pocket Expenses sounds like a heck of a deal. Do you want 3 or 4? And that’s another problem.

          Our all knowing and powerful government is forcing you to buy a product already on the shelf while requiring you to pay leaps and bounds more because they said so. That is no different than them telling you that you have to purchase a roll paper towels for 50 buck a roll instead of going to your local dollar store and buying the same thing for 50 cents each. If you don’t purchase the 50 Dollar roll, they will take it from you multiple times over anyway.
          So where is this going to help any poor individual or family with the unlimited out of pocket they are going to be personally responsible for? Please explain that one away…

          • azwi

            They’re trying to accomplish what has to be done without the lost of life that McCain is calling for!
            Any Healthcare is better than no healthcare for these people

        • Danco30

          “Letting people die in the streets” That’s a fear mongering tactic to make the working class pay for freeloaders. Do you think ppl were “dying in the streets” before we had medicare? Are you really that dense? My great grand father died happy, in 1968 in my grandparents house. My grandfather lived his last days with the care of my parents, and my mother-in-law lived her last days here in my home. They didn’t need medicare to die when it was their time. My mother-in-law used medicare for dialysis, but when she decided she didn’t want it anymore, she went peacefully with medication. You use these fear-tactics, to get everyone scared to die. There’s nothing to fear about death. It’s a fact of life, deal with it.
          “A liveable wage”? If there were “real” economic growth, there would be more chances for better wages with better jobs. I worked as a dishwasher, a janitor, a construction laborer, and went to tech school to become a mechanic, then I learned how to run my own business. Do you think I was going to stay a dishwasher my whole life? You want a “living wage”, get out of McDonalds.
          How do we get better wages and jobs with this dismal Obama economy? I told you that penalizing employers only makes them cut wages, cut employees, move elsewhere, or go bankrupt. If you want to just raise the min. wages without giving tax breaks for small business owners, then you will see more layoffs and and closed businesses. We have the highest corporate tax rates in the world. If you owned the McDonalds, how can you double everyones pay without laying some ppl off?
          Like Obama, and the Dumocrats, McCain thinks we should give the illegal immigrants amnesty and let them become citizens. Do you think that will make the job market better, or worse?
          Yes, McCain is a warmonger, we settled that. But Reagan had better ways without going to war. He gave the USA the strongest military in the world, and with that we had peace. Through show of diciplined strength, not war.

          • azwi

            You sound like a “wonderful” person. But not everyone is as fortunate and wonderful as you to have the “mental capacity” to able to be to achieve your accomplishments. We as Americans should be there for the less fortunate, sick and disadvantage. Most people are born with a heart and feelings towards their fellow human beings. Evidently by your reply not all people feel a responsibility to help their fellow human beings. Thank God that those people exist. Not everybody are free loaders, but it seems senseless to try to convince you of that. Yes, people do die without health insurance. Not that, that would bother you.

          • Danco30

            Good thing we have charities, because if we had to rely on government to take care of the poor and sick, nothing would get done and all the money would get wasted on federal administrators, like the FDAand the USDA that won’t allow “unhealthy” foods to be distributed to the poor and needy.
            And if I weren’t giving 22% of my income to the federal and local govt., I could give more to my church, the poor and increase donations I make to the local food banks and the Susan G. Komen org.. But the Liberal/Progressives have this crazy idea that we should give all our money to the government and let them sort it out (mismanage it).

          • azwi

            God Help us all, if we had to go back to the “W” era!

          • Danco30

            I’m going to take that response as in you don’t want Americans to have jobs and be responsible for themselves and their families. You’d rather they remain dependant on the Fed. Govt. to take care of them.
            That’s the problem with the old GOP, they’re thinking the same way.

          • azwi

            I don’t really give a rat how you take it. Naturally I want all Americans to be able to work and support themselves. But you’re always going to have some individuals that are not as “smart and wonder” as YOU. It’s not that some of these please don’t want to 100% support themselves they are just not mental and physically capital to do so. I’m going to take it that don’t give a hoot about these people.

            Some charities take more off the top of the donations for what they “claim” is their expense. I feel it’s not worth you while or mind if we continue our conservation.
            I also thing that you’re a narrow and close minded, heartless person!
            Bye

          • Danco30

            It’s good to know we have caring and giving ppl in the country like you. But it’s still sad to know there are many that think they are helping when they are actually imprisoning many into a life of dependency.
            In this world we will always have those that are truly needy, those that are caring and willing to help, like yourself, and those, like me, that will always be willing to help by teaching them how to fish rather than giving them fish. Isn’t that grand?

            However, I didn’t mention any government in there. Did you notice?

          • azwi

            go back in your shell who cares what you think, say or do!

          • Danco30

            Good to see the Liberal/Progressive mind is always open for debate and new ideas… and mature.

          • azwi

            Why debate someone right of the Tea Party who’s self centered, selfish, arrogant, narrow and closed minded? So whatever good bye

          • Danco30

            Let me show you how wrong you are…again.
            “right of the Tea Party”
            I am with the Tea Party on all fronts. I support – smaller, less intrusive government, a strong national defense, secure US borders, and Constitutional Laws that should apply to everyone including the POTUS.
            “self centered, selfish, arrogant”
            Sounds like Obama, but I would rather see Americans take care of themselves, “I would teach a man to fish to feed him for a lifetime, rather than give him fish to feed him for a day”. I’ve been taught to take care of your family through thick and thin, sickness and health. If I can help others, I do, I said I donate to charities and would donate more if I didn’t have to pay 22% of my pay to govt. taxes. How is any of that “self centered, selfish and arrogant”?
            “close-minded”
            I was a Democrat from 1978 to 2008. I went Independant when I realized neither political party gives a dam about the people, they only say what u want to hear to get re-elected. I was a union member for five years, and saw the union and it’s members squeeze every dime they could get out of the company until it went bankrupt. In my time I have seen what works for our country and seen what damages our country, and I am not “close-minded” when I choose to support what works for our country and it’s citizens..

          • azwi

            yack, yack, yack, just as I said!

          • Danco30

            Sorry, I didn’t realize I was dealing with a 13-year-old.
            Maybe if you don’t like your comments debated, you should keep them to yourself.

          • azwi

            As I said yack, yack, yack, coming from a 66 year old, f u, Mr Teabagger!

          • Danco30

            Yeah, tell us how you care so much for those helpless older “Tea-baggers”. Tell us what a caring sensitive person you are, cause all you’re showing is the hypocritical, lying liberal that u really are. I bet you’re pro-choice too. You should be glad your pitifully old tea-bagger parents made the right choice.

          • azwi

            Yakety yak, don’t answer back, “teabagger”

          • Danco30

            <<—– winning

          • azwi

            yak yak

          • azwi

            A immature person must get in the last word, so “what ever”

  • Beth Dusty Jensen

    Get him out of there!! We do not need any Republicans acting and voting Democrat or persuading others to vote Democratic. If McCain wants to vote with the Democrats then he should declare himself a Democrat and stop pretending to be a Republican!!

    • Kenneth Clark

      He is a fence rider. You know what happens when the barbs catch as you slide from one side to the other?

  • Yukidongo

    Might as well hang up his two tongues, because he won’t be using them to lie to the constituents of AZ, anymore. He finished his career with his ever increasing Progressive actions. He called himself a “Progressive Republican” during his Presidential campaign. I nearly fell out! There is no such thing, as they are direct opposites! You cannot be Socialist and Conservative at the same time!

  • culper355

    I sincerely hope he leaves office as he has lost his moral compass and has betrayed the USA 1 too many times!!