Then three Republicans voted against a so-called “skinny repeal” bill that eliminated a few of Obamacare’s most hated provisions (but was intended to be further revised in House-Senate conference, not take effect as-is).
Among both groups of GOP turncoats was John McCain, Arizona Senator and 2008 presidential nominee. I don’t care about his vote against skinny repeal as it was a convoluted scheme that probably wouldn’t have worked anyway, but to torpedo clean repeal was nothing short of a disgrace. On one level it was to be expected since the mainstream media’s favorite Republican didn’t get the nickname “Maverick” for nothing, but it’s still outrageous given how for the better part of the last decade, McCain campaigned on eliminating Obamacare as aggressively as anyone.
Herman Cain’s website has compiled a series of videos spanning the past eight years. They include campaign ads, media appearances, and other public statements demonstrating that McCain railed against Obamacare fiercely and consistently, expressly pledging to the American people that if they rewarded him with continued public office, he would return the favor by doing all he could to undo Barack Obama’s assault on American healthcare.Read more at TheFederalistpapers