Those Republicans who were devestated by the loss by their 2008 Nominee John McCain have some consolation now. Watching his actions of late it has become reasonably clear; it wouldn’t have made a lot of difference.
Old John was the guy who referred to Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Justin Amash as ‘wacko birds’ over Paul’s daring to stage a thirteen hour filibuster in the Senate in an effort to force the White House to repudiate its previous assertion that it might be OK to kill US citizens on US soil with unmanned drones. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to hear the speech as he, his mate Lindsey Graham and a number of other GOP Senators were dining with the President.
Now, with another rush of blood to the head, he is trying to blame the same people for provoking his Democrat friends into changing the rules in order to prevent opposition to their plans:
... Cruz said on Thursday on the floor of the Senate that old-school Republicans had been working with Democrats to spend more money and raise the debt ceiling. Such Republicans, Cruz said, “would very much like to cast a symbolic vote against raising the debt ceiling and nonetheless to allow our (Democratic) friends on the left side of the aisle to raise the debt ceiling.” Mike Lee said something similar earlier in the day.
Then McCain went off. He ripped on the Tea Party senators, stating that the set-upon Democrats would surely react by attempting to curb Republican minority rights. “That would be the most disastrous outcome that I could ever imagine,” said McCain. He added, “Isn’t it a little bizarre … Basically what we are saying here on this (Republican) side of the aisle is that we don’t trust our colleagues on the other side of the Capitol who are in the majority, Republicans.” ...
McCain is essentially claiming that if the Republicans don’t agree to allow the Democrats to do what ever they like, they will be responsible for the Dems acting in an unconscionable manner.
Perhaps old Johno might explain what the Republicans did to cause the Benghazi cover-up, the Fast and Furious cover-up, the targeting of Tea Party groups by the IRS, and the scrutiny of AP and Fox reporters by the Justice Department, all of which are unconscionable.