Wednesday, September 25, 2013

McCain Slaps Cruz Down for Nazi Comment in His "Extended Oratory"

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Daily Koz's Jed Lewison flags Sen. John McCain's reaction to Sen. Ted Cruz's crazy comparison of Nazis and Obamacare supporters:

Less than an hour after Sen. Ted Cruz finished his long speech against Obamacare, Sen. John McCain took the Senate floor to rebut Cruz. McCain started out with two points to make: First, that Cruz was wrong to accuse Republicans of not fighting against Obamacare, and second that Cruz needed to recognize that "elections have consequences" and that it was time to "respect" the will of voters.

Then, after making those two points, McCain spent several minutes tearing Cruz apart for having compared Democrats to Nazis for supporting Obamacare, and for having accused Republicans of being like Nazi appeasers for not opposing them. It was the kind of thing that almost makes you forget that once up on a time, McCain chose Sarah Palin to be vice president of the United States, but it also was a vivid illustration of the fact that Cruz's filibuster has more to do with internecine GOP warfare about political strategy than on it does with any actual policy disagreements they may have with Democrats.

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