Ignore the tax cut that funneled even more money to the ultra rich at the top while giving next to nothing to average workers and the calls from Republican leadership to go after Social Security and Medicare to make up the difference.
Ignore the dereliction of duty when it comes to any meaningful oversight of the Trump administration and it’s rampant corruption/criminal activity.
Ignore the President who has gone out of his way to divide America along racial, gender, and political lines.
No, the reason why Republicans got shellacked last Tuesday was…John McCain. So says Jason Lewis, the Minnesota Representative who lost by more than 5%. You know, the guy who used to be a talk radio host and opined about how he missed the days when he could call women derogatory names without experiencing any blow back for it.
The basic reasoning is that John McCain’s healthcare vote doomed the party’s chances. Sure, that’s what it was. Not the gleeful photo the Republicans took with the President as they cheered their push to strip health insurance from millions of people.
A final insult from the Republicans towards John McCain…on Veteran’s Day weekend no less. Apparently it wasn’t enough for the party to go all in behind a man who belittled his service and years spent as a POW. No. He now serves, months after his death to brain cancer, as a scapegoat for their loss in the election.
Hurrah for the party of personal responsibility!