John McCain trashes Teaparty nnnitttwitnutcases. And you know who you are.
“We started this on a fool’s errand, convincing so many millions of Americans and our supporters that we could defund Obamacare," McCain said.
While McCain didn't name names, he faulted members of Congress -- "tea partiers specifically" -- for wrongly telling "millions of Americans" that Obamacare can be defunded.
That "obviously wouldn’t happen until we had 67 Republican senators to override a presidential veto," McCain said.
McCain denounced the fight to defund Obamacare at the cost of a fiscal impasse even before the govenrment shut down last week. McCain called out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for his anti-Obamacare speech, and said "the people spoke" when they reelected President Barack Obama in 2012.
"We fought as hard as we could in a fair and honest manner and we lost," McCain said. "One of the reasons was because we were in the minority, and in democracies, almost always the majority governs and passes legislation."
"The difference is that the Dems did absolutely nothing about it, while the Repubs are actually trying to do what they were elected to do."
[The Republican Party has been the party of no ever since Obama got elected. They have had no legislative agenda other than being against every single thing that Obama has tried to accomplish. They have ignored the needs of the nation in the pursuit of this objective. They have consistently refused to compromise or negotiate. I hardly see this being what they were elected to do. ]