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The Price of John McCain’s Republican Loyalty

He has a terminal illness. He’s on government healthcare. But he’s a Republican.

“He could have struck a blow for these noble sentiments—and, most notably, for “regular order”—by voting no. It would have been the most resounding vote of his long career. But he said, “yes.”

“Alone, he could’ve stopped the process he so dislikes in its tracks. He could’ve done it in a way that echoed through the ages. But he said, “yes.”

Source: The Price of John McCain’s Republican Loyalty

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