Monday, November 12, 2018

Defeated Dingbat Congressman Blames McCain for GOP Losing House of Reps

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Defeated Dingbat Congressman Blames McCain for GOP Losing House of Reps
Jason Lewis: Such a nice man! Why did those sluts in Minnesota vote against him?
CNN reports:

A Republican unseated in the midterm elections last week has come out with an op-ed blaming the late Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain for the party losing control of the House.

In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, outgoing Minnesota GOP Rep. Jason Lewis pinned the wave of Democratic victories last week on McCain's vote in July 2017 to sink a GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare.

"McCain's last-minute decision prompted a 'green wave' of liberal special-interest money, which was used to propagate false claims that the House plan 'gutted coverage for people with pre-existing conditions,'" Lewis wrote.

The classic strategy of blaming the dead guy.

Of course, it could be that Republicans—over the last eight years—have failed to come up with a serious alternative to Obamacare that actually does protect people with pre-existing conditions. Or, as President Donald Trump observed during the 2017 health care debate: "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated."

McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, responds via Twitter:
A note on why women might not have favored the GOP this year, from the CNN story:

Lewis hails from Minnesota's second district and was defeated by Democrat Angie Craig. The race attracted some national attention after a CNN review of audio from a radio program Lewis hosted found that the congressman had a history of misogynistic comments, including complaining people could not call women "sluts."

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