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2017-12-18 Home Front: Politix
McCain returning to Arizona, will miss tax bill vote
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Posted by Fred 2017-12-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [795 views ]  Top

#1 McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, confirmed that the senator would be in Arizona for Christmas.
"Thank you to everyone for their kind words. My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona," she tweeted Sunday afternoon.

I know its been a while but can released POWs be sent back?
Posted by Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 2017-12-18 00:04||   2017-12-18 00:04|| Front Page Top

#2 So this amounts to an abstention, which means its not a vote FOR the bill. May as well have voted against it you traitorous son of a bitch.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2017-12-18 00:28||   2017-12-18 00:28|| Front Page Top

#3 I hate to say this, but I hope he is going home to die. Die before he can do any further harm to the country.

What an ass he made of himself in the end.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2017-12-18 00:29||   2017-12-18 00:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Really good dental work in the front, don't appear as Chiclets - 14 thru 16 give an idea of what it would be like without these replacements.
Posted by Fairbanks 2017-12-18 01:46||   2017-12-18 01:46|| Front Page Top

#5 La Marche Funèbre de Napoléon ringing in my ears.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-12-18 01:52||   2017-12-18 01:52|| Front Page Top

#6 He must be really bad. Normally he'd arise from the dead to stab the COP in the back...
Posted by Frank G 2017-12-18 07:10||   2017-12-18 07:10|| Front Page Top

#7 Frank, I really think it's his way of screwing the President by not resigning and letting his replacement vote. Poking someone in the eye all the way to the grave, the prick that he is.
Posted by jvalentour 2017-12-18 08:57||   2017-12-18 08:57|| Front Page Top

#8 oops, GOP, and you're right
Posted by Frank G 2017-12-18 09:03||   2017-12-18 09:03|| Front Page Top

#9 Frank, I really think it's his way of screwing the President

IMO, it's his a way of screwing the deplorables for electing Trump, after turning him down.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-12-18 12:19||   2017-12-18 12:19|| Front Page Top

#10 He's going to be spending time with family explaining to them how all the bad stuff that's related to his involvement with the The Trump Dossier is "Patriotism."
Posted by Vast Right Wing Conspiracy 2017-12-18 13:15||   2017-12-18 13:15|| Front Page Top

#11 May he miss many more votes.
Posted by Iblis 2017-12-18 14:18||   2017-12-18 14:18|| Front Page Top

#12 Who gets named to replace him? Better or worse?
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2017-12-18 15:49||   2017-12-18 15:49|| Front Page Top

#13 Quick research: Flake is retiring, Kelly Ward is running for that as a Trump candidate. Controversial, and quite up front on a lot of things, but pulled in nearly 1/3 against McCain in the 2016 primary. She is the front-runner and basically unopposed until a little while ago, but can be seen as divisive.

But there is another...

The other one? USAF Colonel (Ret) Martha McSally, former A-10 pilot, current Rep AZ-2 (R). Pro-military, pro-life, pro-2nds Amendment, pro school choice, anti-obamacare, the list goes on. Rock solid conservative of the Barry Goldwater stripe. She recently announced for the same seat.

The AZ Gov must appoint a replacement of the same party. If he appoints one of the two, this leaves the other to win the primary for flakes seat basically unopposed, thereby uniting the party.

Having both candidates run in the fall election - one for the open seat (2024), one for the remainder of the McCain seat term (2022). think of that: 1 very traditional conservative candidate in McSally, and 1 Trump populist-conservative in Ward. Two women leading the charge in Arizona.

Win Win. Because the two together will drive up the GOP turnout, one for the traditionalists, one for the Trump and blue collar, they would help each other in terms of voting. Nail down those seats to be far more conservative reliably than the current bozoes in them. Trump should push hard for this. Appoint McSally to give her time to rev up for the general senate election in 2018 as an incumbent, and clear the path for Ward to run as an outsider in the process.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2017-12-18 16:22||   2017-12-18 16:22|| Front Page Top

#14 Thanks for the update IB.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-12-18 16:34||   2017-12-18 16:34|| Front Page Top

#15 McCain lost me with the Keating 5.

He showed out as a graft/corruptocrat at that point and I don't understand how he has stayed around.
Posted by AlanC 2017-12-18 17:14||   2017-12-18 17:14|| Front Page Top

#16 What Alan C. said. He was also a carpetbagger from Alabama if I recall...
Posted by borgboy 2017-12-18 19:25||   2017-12-18 19:25|| Front Page Top

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