John McCain stabbed conservatives in the back with his vote to not repeal Obamacare.
He’s made a career out of poking a stick in the eye of the conservative movement.
Now he may have one final betrayal up his sleeve.
Liberals have spent the entire Trump Presidency dreaming up ways to stop him.
They have tried congressional investigations and special counsels.
But the Russia collusion story has proven to be fake news.
So they are switching gears.
When McCain, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski voted against repealing Obamacare liberals cheered.
Now some are speculating what it will take to convince McCain and the other traitorous RINO’s to switch parties and give Democrats control of the Senate.
“But a sitting Democratic senator, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of upsetting Schumer on such a sensitive issue, said, “I’m just certain Chuck is already thinking about this – reaching out to McCain and Collins and Murkowski and others and asking if they really want to stand with the GOP. Do they really want to call themselves Republicans at a time when a Republican President and the party’s leaders in Congress are doing such damage to the party – and to the country?”…
[AEI’s Norm] Ornstein thought it was telling that, in the final minutes before the historic health-care vote in the early hours of Friday morning, McCain was seen chatting happily on the Senate floor with Schumer and other Democrats he clearly considers friends – not with most of the Republican leaders he was about to outrage…
What could change the equation, he said, would be a campaign by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell or Trump to punish or publicly humiliate the three rebel senators for their health-care votes last week. “I can imagine that if McConnell tries to punish McCain, or if Trump really starts to go after him, there’s always a chance that McCain could say ‘screw you’ and bolt.”
The scenario is not as farfetched as it may seem.
The defining characteristic of McCain’s career is that he is bitter and spiteful.
When he lost the GOP nomination to George W. Bush in 2000, he entered deep negotiations with then Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle to switch parties and become a Democrat.
That fell through when the Democrats were able to convince Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords to jump to their side and hand over the Senate, so it eliminated the need for McCain to crossover.
Instead, McCain became a fierce opponent of the Bush tax cuts and voted to oppose them.
McCain tried to make up reasons why he voted no on tax cuts, but the real reason was he was still furious over losing to Bush and wanted to enact payback.
McCain’s pettiness was on full display during the Obamacare vote.
Despite running campaign ads about how he was “leading the fight” to repeal and replace Obamacare, conservatives believe he voted “no” to get revenge on Donald Trump for blasting him during the 2016 campaign.
Could he and the other anti-Trump RINO’s be plotting one last way to knife Trump in the back by switching parties?
If the Democrats took control of the Senate it would kill efforts to cut taxes, build the wall, and enact Trump’s agenda.
It would also allow the Democrats to kick the Russia investigation into high gear and drown the administration in subpoenas hearings.
Will this go down?
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