Posted By LambChop
JOHN MCCAIN: “ The idea seems to be that if House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against Barack Obama.
The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all the blame.
Then democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements. And the tea party hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor. This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees. The reality is the debt limit will be raised one way or another.”
From CNN's Ashley Killough:
Sen. John McCain is already pre-negotiating the Republicans’ cave- in position for the next battle in early 2014 with the Democratic majority. He apparently promised Thursday that “the government will not shut down again,” despite the fact that the legislation actually signed into law merely kicked the proverbial can down the road – for another fight over the exact same fiscal issues. The bill the President signed at midnight only keeps the government open through January 15, 2014 and allows the government to borrow through February 7, 2014, giving House and Senate members time to work out a budget before December.
"We may still have some gridlock," he later added. "Maybe we'll have continuing resolutions that - we're not going to shut down the government again. I guarantee it," he told CNN's Kate Bolduan.
Laughably, McCain claimed that Obama who disappeared, refused to negotiate, lied and taunted the other side will have to "engage" next time around. Yeah, right.
"He has got to understand that magnanimity in victory is a very important quality to have. He won," McCain said. "Now you sit down with your adversaries and get things worked out. If you don't, obviously you're not going to be a successful president."
McCain seemed proud at the GOP declining poll numbers and the fact that they got the blame for the rancor and gridlock in light of Harry Reid and Obama’s abominable positions and statements, including threatening the nuclear option. "You know, I have this line that I use all the time: We're down to blood relatives and paid staffers. Well, I got a call from my mother who's 101…I even lost my mother."
McCain had the unmitigated to gall to say, "Don't speak ill of your fellow Republicans," he said. "We've done way too much of that."
Earlier this year McCain called Ted Cruz a “wacko bird,” referred to Ted Cruz’s position on Obamacare as a “fool’s errand,” and one of McCain’s advisors went on the record with GQ Magazine saying that “my boss f**king hates Ted Cruz”.