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    McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Democrats shouldn't expect much cooperation from Republicans the rest of this year, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Monday.

    McCain and another Republican senator decried the effect health reform legislation has had on the Senate, a day after the House passed the upper chamber's bill.

    GOP senators emerged Monday to caution that the health debate had taken a toll on the institution, warning of little work between parties the rest of this year.

    "There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year," McCain said during an interview Monday on an Arizona radio affiliate. "They have poisoned the well in what they've done and how they've done it."
    I feel certain that most voters in Arizona want their representatives in Congress to, y'know, represent them. Yet, Mr. McCain's stated plan of action is full and complete non-cooperation, fully divorcing himself from the job the taxpayers pay him to do. Wonder how that will fly with his constituents?

    And what about the rules of Congress? Shouldn't a member of Congress who outright refuses to engage in the business of Congress be kicked to the curb?

    I am reminded when John McCain decided to quit his campaign to run to Washington and fix the economy, because "the fundamentals of America’s economy are strong." Quitting seems to be a theme with Mr. McCain and his Republican colleagues.


    Jesus. Can you imagine this whiny, temper-tantrum-throwing, do-nothing pinhead as POTUS?

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    I'm confused didn't they just spend a year fighting against the health care law and pretty much any other legislation that they disagreed with tooth and nail? What else can they really do?

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Really, why bother running for Congress if you stated platform is to do nothing? Sen. McCain needs to get a grip.
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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I'm confused didn't they just spend a year fighting against the health care law and pretty much any other legislation that they disagreed with tooth and nail? What else can they really do?
    Their jobs.

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    If he doesn't want to do his job, go home. Same for everyone else. Glinda, that job description seems proper and what they should be doing.

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    We'll see how far "the Party of No" works for them when they have no positive points to run on.
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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    This is helpful and mature.

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    This is helpful and mature.
    Are you referring to what McCain said, or what the people in this thread said about McCain?

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Are you referring to what McCain said, or what the people in this thread said about McCain?
    Both.

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    So pretty much they're going to continue to behave as nothing more than obstructionists as they have pretty much done the entire time since Obama got elected....K, is that really news?
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