VIDEO-- McCain admits Hagel filibuster is political payback: He "was very anti-his own party... People don't forget that."


payback time

John McCain:

"To be honest with you, it goes back to, there's a lot of ill will towards Sen. Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly, at one point said he was the worst president since Herbert Hoover, said that the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which is nonsense. And was very anti-his own party and people. People don't forget that. You can disagree, but if you're disagreeable, people don't forget that."

America first, right McCain?

Sorry, no links to these tweets, they got lost in the shuffle:

@chrislhayes: Imagine if we couldn't swear in a president unless he got 60% of the popular vote? We'd be in a state of perpetual crisis and democratic erosion.

@markos: If Republicans want to pick the cabinet, they should win the election first.

  • labman57

    GOP -- Greed, Obstructionism, and Pettiness

  • David G

    So little Johnny and little Lindsey admit they're playing games instead of doing their jobs... now they go on recess.  They ought to be brought  up for obstruction.  I can't go in an hold up the senate from doing their jobs -- why should they?  

  • Linda1961

    Well, McCain, the American People won't forget just how ant-American the gop has been since 1/20/09. Just because you disagree with the majority, you don't have to be so disagreeable (to paraphrase your own words).