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McCain Marches to the Floor to Trash Cruz

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RUSH: I've also got Senator McCain, who just went to the Senate floor and trashed Ted Cruz.  Yeah.  And I haven't taken any phone calls yet, other than Senator Cruz's.  Grab 37, 38.  We can do these, then we'll go to the phones.  I'm sure you'd like to hear these.  This is on the Senate floor during the debate on the continuing resolution and defunding Obamacare.  We have two sound bites from Senator McCain.  Here's the first.

MCCAIN:  I campaigned all over America for two months everywhere I could, and in every single campaign rally I said, "And we have to repeal and replace Obamacare."  Well, the people spoke.  They spoke, much to my dismay, but they spoke, and they reelected the president of the United States. 

RUSH:  See, this is the problem.  The Democrats win and they want some far-left radical judge, "Oh, they won, they get it."  When we win, they don't accept it and do everything they can to subvert, corrupt, disrupt, and stop the implementation of our agenda.  We are respectful.  "Well, they won.  They get what they want."  Senator McCain, look at the polls on Obamacare.  You will not find a majority of the American people in support. This is what amazes me.  The Republican Party has a guaranteed majority out there waiting to be connected with in the massive numbers of Americans that oppose this, because Americans are losing faith in their country.  And that is so sad, because it's so unnecessary.  They should be losing faith with the Democrat Party and the architects of the policies that have created this malaise.  We don't sit here and just accept this, when there's a chance to stop it.  Anyway, Senator McCain, I don't think I have ever heard him attack a Democrat like he does here.

MCCAIN:  He went on to say, "I suspect those same pundits who say defunding Obamacare can't be done, if it had been in the 1940s, we would have been listening to them; they would have been saying you cannot defeat the Germans." I resoundingly reject that allegation. I think it's wrong. It's a disservice to those who stood up and shouted at the top of their lungs that we cannot appease and that we must act. And we did act. I do not begrudge Senator Cruz or any other Senator who wants to come and talk as long as they want to or as long as they can, but I do disagree strongly to allege that there are people today who are like those who, prior to World War II, didn't stand up and oppose the atrocities that were taking place in Europe.

RUSH:  This must be in reaction to when Cruz called 'em a bunch of Neville Chamberlains.  I don't know what McCain's talking about, Mr. Snerdley.  McCain says, "I campaigned all across this country for two months, and I said we have to repeal or replace Obamacare."  He must be talking about campaigning for Romney.  He must have been talking about campaigning for Romney because there wasn't any Obamacare in 2000.  It was just a dream. It was just an idea.  Anyway, this is it.  I mean, the willingness to accept defeat, the willingness, it's what Cruz said, they don't even -- at these Senate lunches, he said, "Rush, if you spent an hour at one of these, you'd need a year of therapy."  He said there's not even any talk of winning.  It's all about how they can massage whatever they have to do so it doesn't hurt 'em at the polls.  He actually said that. 

Let me grab a phone call, or else I'm gonna be in heap big trouble with the audience.  We're gonna start in Acton, Massachusetts, with Beth.  And Beth, I really appreciate your holding on.  Thank you.

CALLER:  A privilege to speak with you, sir.  I just want to say to Mitch McConnell, you know, I was in Massachusetts and I manned the phones for Scott Brown the first time he ran, and, you know, we all worked really hard to get him elected and he was elected because people wanted him to do something great and all he did was reach across the aisle and, you know, back down to these people --

RUSH:  He was the vote to stop the automatic passage of Obamacare.  That's why he got elected.

CALLER:  Yes, sir. 

RUSH:  In Massachusetts of all places.

CALLER:  Yes, that's right.  And he got elected because people came out of the woodwork to vote for him, and then he lost his integrity when he got to Washington. He kept bowing down to the liberals.  I'm telling you, it's integrity and the truth that people find compelling.  I want to thank Ted Cruz.  In the name of all Americans who value their freedom and love this country, I want to thank him for being the one man who's willing to stand up for what we need in this country in order to survive.  This is the only country in the world where there's freedom.  When we lose this freedom, we're done, you know, and nobody's gonna be able to save us because we're the country that saves everybody.

If Mitch McConnell and Senator McCain want to trash Ted Cruz and give him a hard time, they should bear in mind what happened to Scott Brown, because all of those people who voted for him -- and believe me, it had to be a huge segment of the population to come out and vote against the liberal machine, the leftist machine in this state, you know, they stayed home, 'cause they just looked at him voting for all of these things that Obama wanted, and they said, "Forget it, we don't want you in office. You don't represent us."  You know, I know we've got somebody much worse now, but --

RUSH:  You know, George W. Bush was elected twice, and I don't remember one Democrat ever saying, "Well, you know, he won.  The American people have spoken. I'm supporting the war in Iraq."  I don't remember one Democrat, after their first vote to do so.  After that for seven years, six years, I don't remember one Democrat saying, "Well, Bush won, we have to go along with this."  Not one.  And Obama, the Democrat Party national committee, they were all for a government shutdown in Wisconsin to stop Scott Walker.  Oh, yeah, all for a government shutdown.

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