McCain got his revenge. Mock me as a war hero. Sure I crashed my plane 4 out of 4 times. Sure I sang like a songbird in Vietnam. Sure my arms got broken when I ejected cause I was too dumb to pull them in. But don’t you dare say I’m not a HERO
So McCain pulled the lever at 49 to 50 in favor of NO, blasting the vote to 49 to 51. If it were 50-50 then pence could break the tie in favor of repeal.
An actual hush and palpable feer came over the senate room when the doors swung open and a bloodied trump appeared back lit in fog. One could almost hear the darth vader march as he strolled up to cast the deciding vote. Bom Bom Bom Bah Ba Bhom bah ba Bohm.
“I’ve fucked over Trump cause I’m just a Democrat pretending to be a republican, I’m the warmonger sellout pondscum of the swamp and NO ONE WILL DRAIN ME” it seemed like McCain was saying to everyone. Next he will demand the plans for Genesis.
McCains OUTRAGEOUS vote comes just days after Trump announced he will no longer fund ISIS fighters in Syria. “Defund my ISIS will he!” thought the deranged McCain.
McCain has been VIOLENTLY ANTI-TRUMP from the beginning. Trump called McCain “a Loser” referring to his failed presidential loss to Obama.
“I regret that our efforts were simply not enough, this time,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor after the vote. “This is clearly a disappointing moment.”
Like Khan, with his dying breath launching the Genesis machine to strike back at Kirk, so too McCain with his brain tumor still throbbing inside his head, stumbled from his hospital bed to the Senate floor, breathing through a ventilator like Darth Vader, stitches still gleaming with blood like he had confronted the Koboyashi Maru, he pulled his lever…. NO
Quoting Moby Dick (or Wrath of Khan) as he pulled the lever, McCain is purported to say “For Hates Sake I spit At Thee”
The decision by McCain to vote no came after weeks of brinkmanship and after his dramatic return from cancer treatment to cast the 50th vote to start debate on the bill earlier this week. The GOP’s “skinny” repeal bill was defeated 49-51, falling just short of the 50 votes needed to advance it. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska also voted against it.
It wasn’t immediately clear what the next steps would be for the Republicans. The repeal effort had appeared to collapse several times before, only to be revived. And several Republicans pleaded for their colleagues not to give up, even as President Donald Trump blasted the vote.