My guess Penny? He doesn't stand on principles because he has totally lost his in his pursuit of personal power. He's a self entitled jerk anyway, and his track record sux eggs in his personal life. Money isn't the only lever that lobbyists have or use to keep politicians in line..insider knowledge gives them leverage too.
He's just a demented fart. At this point, he has no need for corporate contributions (he's rich enough) and right wing accolades (which he never really got anyway) so why doesn't he stand on principal instead of standing on his head?
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I totally agree BRIDIE5....he has been losing whatever "morals" he had years ago....there was a time where he was still a "decent" man but those days are gone...I guess selling your soul in order to remain "relevant" to your party is more important....
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McCain still likes to think of himself as powerful and relevant..it's beyond disgusting that his arrogance led him to respond to a grieving mother like that..she knows more about gun violence in our society than he will ever learn. He's the lucky one..she has lost beyond measure. He however may be right that banning assault rifles might not pass Congress or the Senate..the NRA has bought and paid for so many Senators and Congressmen that they now serve their real masters, not their constituents. After 30 years he knows where the bodies are buried so to speak...
Just want to make sure you read this article! Aurora Mom 'Appalled' By McCain's 'Straight Talk' Response Friday, 22 Feb 2013 02:28 PM By Christiana Lilly The mother of a man killed in the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting last July said she was “appalled” when Arizona Sen. John McCain told her she needed “some straight talk” on gun-control issues during a town hall meeting in Phoenix. Caren Teves attended the Republican senator’s meeting Wednesday, exactly seven months after her son Alex, 24, was killed along with 11 others in the theater massacre, reports Talking Points Memo, a political news website. A self-proclaimed supporter of the Second Amendment, she asked the senator about the possibility of a federal ban on assault rifles, adding that “military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines don’t belong on our streets.” “I can tell you right now you need some straight talk. That assault weapons ban will not pass the Congress of the United States,” McCain shot back, sounding a bit like the “Straight Talk Express” candidate from his presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2008. The senator did not say whether he would support a ban. “I was very surprised that a senator, who has been in office for over 30 years, would address a grieving mother, who just lost her son exactly seven months prior . . . to tell me that I needed ‘some straight talk,’” Caren Teves told TPM by phone. She also complained about McCain’s response to a recent letter her husband, Tom, wrote to him about the Aurora shootings. She said the senator’s office replied with a generic, impersonal form letter that focused on the more recent school shootings in Newtown, Conn., and didn't respond to the Aurora tragedy. At the very least, Teves said she expected McCain or someone on his staff to speak with her after the town hall meeting, but no one approached her. “I was surprised at that. It takes a lot for me to just get out of bed every morning. I mean, this is still so new and so fresh, that my son was murdered,” Teves said in the phone interview. “And I just expected a little more respect from someone who’s been in office over 30 years, and his staff. Between that and the form letter that we received, it’s just, it’s appalling.” Tom Teves, a McCain supporter in the past, said the whole experience has left a bad taste in his mouth. “I have voted Republican my whole life. I’ll never vote Republican again — ever,” he told TPM. See how you're not fit to represent your constituents anymore? You offend them any way you can. How embarrassing! Gayle Spulniak
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