Skip to comments.Sen. John McCain Faces Censure from Arizona Republicans for ‘Terrible Record’
Posted on 01/08/2014 6:37:58 PM PST by BulletBobCo
The Maricopa County GOP in Arizona have decided to censure Senator John McCain. The resolution accuses John McCain of abandoning the issues of the GOP and to siding with the liberals in the senate and Barack Obama in passing legislation, his constituents oppose, including amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens, and betraying his promises to secure the border (Complete the dang fence).
John McCain Censured by Arizonas Republican Leadership
As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Partys values on his own. That has not happened. So with sadness and humility we rise and declare:
Whereas Senator McCain has amassed a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats, such as Amnesty, funding for ObamaCare, the debt ceiling, assaults on the Constitution and 2nd amendment, and has continued to support liberal nominees;
Whereas this record has been disastrous and harmful to Arizona and the United States; and,
Whereas Senator McCain has campaigned as a conservative and made promises during his re-election campaigns, such as the needed and welcomed promise to secure our borders and finish the border fence, only to quickly flip-flop on those promises; and
Whereas McCain has abandoned our core values and has been eerily silent against Liberals, yet publicly reprimands Conservatives in his own Party, therefore
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Maricopa County Republican leadership censures Senator McCain for his continued disservice to our State and Nation, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that until he consistently champions our Partys Platform and values, we, the Republican leadership in Arizona will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator.
The voters had TWO chances to get rid of his sorry a$$... Once in the primary and again in the general. They could have gotten him either time and didn’t...
McCain (et al) RINO’s are the biggest reason for repeal of the 17th...
IOW, John “Whacko Bird” McCain is a Loyal Obamacrat RINO.
I don’t see anything happening, but good for them. McPain will more than likely sneer, and spew some venom, but to ‘H’ with him.
McCain and his butt buddy linda graham could form the “We’ve Been Censured” club.
IIRC, linda has been censured three times in South Carolina, twice by the same group.
Good for them, albeit, it’s a bit late in coming.
I can’t see anything coming of this action towards McCain. McCain only cares about his state 18 months out from the election. Other than that...he just does and says whatever the heck he wants....and calls himself a ‘maverick’.
I can’t believe I actually voted for his sorry backside in 2008. :::sigh::: I think I must have forgotten how much of a carbuncle McCain has become. I really do loathe the creature and his ‘pal’ LG.
People in AZ probably don’t even know what “censure” means; it surely doesn’t mean much. People in AZ will never admit they are wrong about McC. Nor will the Kentuckians about the other silly McC.
I understand he’s seriously considering running for yet another term. One would think he would get the message but considering who he thinks he is, probably not.
I believe we’ve done this before....
Is this an old story?
The Arizona GOP shouldn’t support McCain anyway, now that he has become the Republican argument for term limitation.
In before the Palin bashers get here.
We had a fine candidate in J.D. Hayworth. By the time McCain’s media minions turned him into a crook , a liar, and a cretin, all the fools impressed by Johnny Mac’s ancient war record showed up and drooled all over the ballot box in voting for their hero. Then the Dems ran their usual hacknflak intentional loser, a Tucson City Councilman, and it was another six years in the bank for the Rino betrayer.
Many of us here did what we could. It’s always stacked for McCain, a true Democrat in Rino clothing.
Lots of us, myself included, made that MISTAKE in order to get Palin. I did NOT repeat it during his last election to the Senate.
We live, some of us learn.
Ya get what ya vote for
Sorry. I mean collectively speaking. Obviously not everyone in AZ voted for the sorry SOB and not everyone got what they voted for.
Why not do a recall petition.. Is that not an option?
McCain is a prime example of how FUBAR our system of government has become. That the people can't rid themselves of entrenched royal bureaucrats like him, is proof positive that we need some kind of honest reset.
I’d bet dollars to donuts, that if you actually surveyed a large cross section of Arizona Republicans, you’d find that most of them can’t stand the guy, and that they’d welcome a new rep in his seat.
Our system is just rigged to favor incumbents.
When the Arizona held their noses and voted for “Whacko Bird” McCain, they did so out of loyalty to the GOP.
Now the high information Republicans know that Democrats and RINOs that vote with Democrats are the same.
2014 would be a good year for McCain to come to the aid of the GOP and RESIGN!
Does AZ have open primaries?
As I understand it yes.
Ayup. You asked the correct question.
Recall is unconstitutional against elected federal positions. So says SCOTUS.
The Republicans in Arizona convinced themselves that McCain was a better bet than J. D. Hayworth, based on two actual bonehead mistakes Hayworth made.
Nevermind that McCain had made hundreds.
Or... in the words of his senate soul mate - "what difference does it make at this point?"
Maricopa county is BY FAR the largest population of GOPers in AZ. McLame will ignore these Waco-birds. It's WAAAAYYYY past time to send him into retirement - yet somehow he (and Romney) were elevated to to the top national GOP spot...?
John has lost it, and it speaks to the weakness of his AZ challengers and AZ voters.
BTW, thx, for keeping me on your ping list, my friend. I appreciate you very much and fail to say so. Rita.
Oh those AZ GOP “Whacko_Birds.”
I was fortunate to have Bob Barr on the ballot. There was
n-o-t-h-i-n-g that could get my vote for John Liberal McCain.
I rebelled at that socialist nomination before it was even cool. No way, no how was his theater pick of Palin going to bring him my vote.
McCain, Romney, Dole nominees are bookends for the end of the Republican Party. W. Bush was one dementional, on the war and muscular, but that’s about it for his expertise.
I understand that Arizona has open primaries and that McCain’s money brought democrat crossover voters to get him the nomination in the primary.
In the general I understand that it is easy for any republican to get elected as the state is predominately GOP.
So it looks as if McCain is indeed a genuine democrat under republican label or RINO.
Hey, McLame: Póg Mo Thóin, you slimy POS!
Yes, and as I recall, McPain was very instrumental in pressuring the state GOP to keep it open during the last election.
He ran a scorched earth campaign against J.D. Hayworth.
Yep! All McCain will do is grit his teeth and scream “F... You!” He betrayed his fellow prisoners. Why would he give a damn about his fellow citizens? This country would have been a lot better off if McCain’s, Hagel’s and Kerry’s names were on the wall. But that would sully the real heroes whose names belong there.
Remember that he actually ran to the right of JD Hayworth in order to “win” re selection.
McCain is laughing in their face.
As a Republican ?????
As a Republican ?????”
I would suspect he would keep the R behind his name. Article was on FR sometime, I think, during the last week.
Ultimately though GWB lost both wars. While the Iraq “surge” seemed successful, events since in both Iraq and Afghanistan have been failures. GWB said “No More Vietnams” and then delivered another Vietnam.
The poster boy for term limits.
When you control who can shoot when, you’re bound to lose.
When you control who can shoot when, you’re bound to lose.
The practical aspect is zero.
You are correct
If the Republican Party of Arizona had any stones at all, they would abolish the open primary rule. This is all bullcrap to give the Party some standing to start the process to sneak in just another one like him or Flake.
Why not censure Flake as well because he ran on virtually the same campaign and is one of the members of the Gang of 8 and a McCain wannabe.
Why don’t the likes of you put just a bit of pressure on the Party to dispense with the open primaries? That won’t be a cure all but it will certainly be a step in the right direction.