Liberals are back to hating on Republican Sen. John McCain now that he has decided to vote for the GOP’s tax reform bill.
Liberals and media pundits fawned over the Arizona senator just a few months ago when he repeatedly dashed Republican dreams of repealing and replacing Obamacare. (RELATED: Liberal Pundits Praise McCain For Vote Against Skinny Repeal)
However, now that McCain is officially a “yes” vote on tax reform, liberals are back to painting him as an evil villian, just as they did when he received his brain cancer diagnosis. (RELATED: Liberals Attack McCain After Brain Cancer Diagnosis)
Paul Krugman, a liberal economist that writes for The New York Times, asserted that McCain’s “legacy” will be one of “partisan hackery.”
“Careful thought and consideration” — based on NO analysis from Treasury or JCT, obvious rush to ram this through before the reality can be appreciated. This is now McCain’s legacy: his final major act is one of partisan hackery https://t.co/4oriwkaLHv
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) November 30, 2017
Folks, McCain actually sticking to his “principles” on the health care vote was the anomaly, not his abandoning them all to support the tax bill. Don’t give him that much cred.
— Pat Garofalo (@Pat_Garofalo) November 30, 2017
In a now-deleted tweet, Huffington Post’s Ashley Feinberg brought out her inner morbidness by alluding to McCain’s death.
“Congratulations to john mccain’s wife and children on their upcoming tax-free inheritance,” she said, referring to the bill’s reforms on the estate tax.
Feinberg deleted the tweet after major backlash, insisting “it’s not worth it.”
i deleted the tweet it’s not worth it
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) November 30, 2017
Eric Boehlert, a writer for Shareblue, mocked liberals who referred to McCain as a “maverick” when he voted against the Republican health care bills.
one final MAVERICKY vote for McCain
never mind….. https://t.co/ddK4lH5Vvs
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) November 30, 2017
Move On campaign director Sunjeev Very also attacked McCain’s legacy, declaring that it would be “massive deficits.”
McCain announces his support for Senate #GOPTaxScam bill.
— Sunjeev Bery (@SunjeevBery) November 30, 2017
John McCain maybe just maverick’d us off a cliff.
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) November 30, 2017
The fact that McCain voted *against* George W. Bush’s ugly tax cuts for the rich and then voted *for* this far worse bill—which includes partial ACA repeal—gives the lie to the idea that there’s an underlying principle at work here.
— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) November 30, 2017
“It’s telling that McCain (like other proponents of the bill) feels the need to lie about what the bill does,” said journalist Matthew Yglesias, an interesting claim considering how badly the media has been misrepresenting the details of the bill. (RELATED: MSNBC Anchor Misleads On GOP Tax Reform)
It’s telling that McCain (like other proponents of the bill) feels the need to lie about what the bill does and say it “would directly benefit all Americans.”
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 30, 2017
Congratulations to John McCain’s doctor, who kept him alive long enough to destroy his own legacy. https://t.co/LPLr1e7wiG
— Guy Endore-Kaiser (@GuyEndoreKaiser) November 30, 2017
Went to Starbucks and John McCain was the barista. I asked for my “regular order” and he raised my taxes and took my health care away without any hearings.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) November 30, 2017
In a particularly nasty tweet, Media Revolt founder Michael Salamone accused McCain of “sell[ing] out to the highest bidder.”
BREAKING: John McCain to do what John McCain always does: sell out to the highest bidder.
— Michael Salamone (@MichaelSalamone) November 30, 2017
“He’s a hack,” journalist Rex Nutting declared.
So much for McCain being a hero or a maverick. He’s a hack. And has always been a hack. https://t.co/mtkbHyt59V
— Rex Nutting (@RexNutting) November 30, 2017
Deficit hawk and fierce defender of “regular order” announces plans to vote for bill that increases the deficit by $1.5 trillion without seeing final text https://t.co/IFjw2f2Rf0
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 30, 2017
John McCain is back on his bullshit.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) November 30, 2017
It actually pains me to say this, but John McCain is being dishonest about this tax bill. https://t.co/FVNbgb85Lg
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) November 30, 2017
McCain, undergoing cancer treatment, will vote to end cancer treatment for Medicare patients https://t.co/IVBeCZC77M
— Daily Kos (@dailykos) November 30, 2017
Thom Dunn, a writer for Upworthy, said that McCain proved he has no integrity by choosing to vote “yes” on the bill.
Say what you will about John McCain, but he sure has a lot of integrity for someone with absolutely no integrity at all.
— uunp ɯoɥʇ (@thomdunn) November 30, 2017