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Mitch McConnell defers consideration
of Senate healthcare bill until return of
John McCain after blood clot procedure

Washington Examiner, by Daniel Chaitin

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/15/2017 11:45:59 PM

The Senate will defer consideration of the GOP healthcare plan that would partially repeal and replace Obamacare until Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., returns to work following a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement late Saturday. After wishing him a "speedy recovery," McConnell, R-Ky., added: "While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act." About two hours earlier, McCain´s office revealed that he would be spending a week in his home state


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/16/2017 12:14:13 AM     (No. 11320449)

A donkey kicked him in the head ?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 7/16/2017 12:23:36 AM     (No. 11320453)

He should not have borrowed those exercise bands from Harry reed

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/16/2017 12:32:03 AM     (No. 11320455)

Bladdermouth McConnell is afraid of the real conservatives and needs flannelmouth McPain to help him continue to obfuscate the issues.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/16/2017 12:56:17 AM     (No. 11320468)

Right on, #3. This mess was going down in flames. Mitch gets to use Senator McCain´s surgery as the excuse to delay.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 7/16/2017 1:35:06 AM     (No. 11320483)

Mitch...Why wait for McCain´s "no" vote.We already have enough dems voting against the bill.

What do you think of this idea, Mitch?...you get this bill passed or your wife is out of her cushy job.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chumley, 7/16/2017 2:30:16 AM     (No. 11320498)

I heard from a retired Brit intel officer that McCain got this injury consorting with Isis nancy boys on his trip to Syria.
Ok, its all made up, but whats sauce for the goose...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/16/2017 2:35:46 AM     (No. 11320504)

I would have thought that flying was not allowed if you were diagnosed with a blood clot, especially that close to the brain.

If this was not an emergency, then McConnell should not have postponed this vote. But then could it be that without McCain he doesn´t have enough votes?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/16/2017 3:04:29 AM     (No. 11320513)

McCain with an eyepatch. That´s all we need. Nightmare inducing.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/16/2017 6:37:37 AM     (No. 11320535)

The irony is that the Repubs are delaying vote on repealing Obamacare, which they are exempt from thanks to Democrats, while Dems are opposed to repealing what they intentionally exempted themselves from in 2010 when passing this welfare bill.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/16/2017 7:13:41 AM     (No. 11320544)

McConnell never intended to get rid of Obamacare "root and branch". This Kabuki Theater is another production meant to distract from his real intention of doing nothing. Republicans were given an assignment seven years ago on which they should have been diligently working. Instead, they procrastinated because like a irresponsible middle school child, they did not want to do it. The date has arrived and the assignment is due. These children have nothing of value to turn in so they use McCain´s surgery to try and cover their for their complete lack of responsibility toward the American people. We´re not buying it. We know willful incompetence when we see it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/16/2017 7:30:21 AM     (No. 11320550)

Any excuse to delay the vote. They are going to cancel recess, and then never have a vote. McCain is going to have the longest ´recovery´ ever. How stupid and dishonest can they get?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/16/2017 7:40:18 AM     (No. 11320556)

When they had the House they said they needed the Senate. When we gave them the Senate they said they needed the Presidency. Now they need a 2/3 majority. It´s all a lie, they never intended to do anything and never expected to have to.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tank, 7/16/2017 7:44:53 AM     (No. 11320561)

LOL, #8. Thanks for the chuckle. Now I have this image of McCain with an eye patch, petting a white cat, and cackling maniacally.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Melody, 7/16/2017 7:55:12 AM     (No. 11320568)

McConnell said, ´´While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act.´´ That should read, ´´BUT will defer consideration of the Better Care Act.´´

May John McCain continue to rest comfortably at home.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dman, 7/16/2017 8:50:36 AM     (No. 11320593)

Baloney. No more excuses, Mitch. Git ´er done, or just git.

As expected: the GOPe leadership will accomplish nothing this August. If McPain gets back to vote "No" as #5 points out, they will gin up another excuse for their fecklessness and/or insincerity. At least go to recess, so that President Trump can make a few appointments.

New party, yet? Stop wasting your time and hopes on the GOP to deliver.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 7/16/2017 8:59:25 AM     (No. 11320601)

An old war wound. Where his captors buttstroked (hit with a rifle stock) him in the head with an AK47 rifle. That´s why he´s so loony today. It haunts McCain and taunts us. Did McCain meet his deductible for his Obamacare? That´s right the senate doesn´t have Obamacare they have Golden Parachute Cadillac plans paid for by taxpayers.
The old cantankerous buzzard needs to stay home.
All of the Republicans are cowards.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/16/2017 9:08:45 AM     (No. 11320609)

McCain, unable to see clearly, clot or no clot.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 7/16/2017 9:10:33 AM     (No. 11320612)

What if McCain was going to be in Hospital for a couple of weeks or Months, should the country have to wait?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: strike3, 7/16/2017 9:11:45 AM     (No. 11320613)

I don´t care if a couple of homeless winos run against McConnell, Ryan and McCain in the next two elections, this deadwood needs to go. They have all enabled Obama by doing nothing and breaking promises. Now they are slowing the progress of a real President. The American people have been played long enough.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/16/2017 9:13:27 AM     (No. 11320616)

Couldn´t the old RINO McCain just "phone in" his No vote?

Drudge´s headline concerning the billions of dollars to be made by the Congresscritters should give the corruptocrats pause. Will it?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/16/2017 9:22:34 AM     (No. 11320620)

From the Mayo Clinic statement:

“Following a routine annual physical, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye on Friday, July 14 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Surgeons successfully removed the 5-cm blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision. Tissue pathology reports are pending within the next several days.

“The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition. His Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went ‘very well’ and he is in good spirits. Once the pathology information is available, further care will be discussed between doctors and the family. In the meantime, his Mayo Clinic care team will not be conducting interviews.”

From an article on Jimmy Carter in August 2015:

How is a melanoma brain tumor diagnosed?

It’s diagnosed by brain imaging studies, such as CT and MRI. MRI is a better study with higher sensitivity and specificity. Sometimes, the initial presentation is intracerebral hemorrhages, as these tumors are more likely to bleed, and neurosurgeons may find the tumor when evacuating the blood clot.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/16/2017 9:23:45 AM     (No. 11320622)

Link for Mayo Clinic statement in #21:


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Reply 23 - Posted by: hawgguy, 7/16/2017 9:57:54 AM     (No. 11320648)

returns to work following a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye

Sounds like someone is going out of their way to avoid saying "blood clot in the brain"

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said in a statement Saturday, shared by McCain´s office, that "[s]urgeons successfully removed the 5-cm blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision

5 cm is big. There is no such thing as minor surgery. You can call it minimally invasive craniotomy all you want - it is still poking a hole in the skull.

Must be nice to be a Senator. Trust me, if you have a cerebrovascular thrombosis, your access to a minimally invasive craniotomy will not be nearly so prompt.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: NotaBene, 7/16/2017 10:15:27 AM     (No. 11320661)

Mitch McConnell better be prepared for the fury of US Trump supporters if ne does not repeal Obamacare.

From my part all that is required is repeal of the Individual and Employer mandates. Trump will do the rest for these weaklings.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: fed-up, 7/16/2017 10:18:01 AM     (No. 11320663)

The first thing I thought when I heard he had a blot clot above his eye, is that he could be experiencing more problems from the cancer he had on his temple. It also could be the reason he has been so muddled when he was questioning Comey a few weeks ago.

Time to go, John. Your health is more important than your job.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Speedypetey, 7/16/2017 10:56:11 AM     (No. 11320690)

A lack of blood flow speaks volumes.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/16/2017 11:23:14 AM     (No. 11320713)

All blood clot surgery is dangerous, especially when it is this close to the brain. That said, where will McConnel be if God makes a decision on this despicable man with a blood clot?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/16/2017 11:30:30 AM     (No. 11320715)

McVain wants it called, "McCaincare"

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Reply 29 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 7/16/2017 12:02:22 PM     (No. 11320736)

What´s the real story here? I do not trust McConnell, nor the rest of the Rinos and Beltway elitists in Congress.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JimBob, 7/16/2017 12:39:00 PM     (No. 11320756)

More stalling by the RINOs.
If McCain was well enough to ´travel´ to AZ, he could have ´traveled´ to the Capitol for a vote!

The old Janet El-Reno tactic: Stall, stall, stall, then ´do the deed´ when you think no-one in the media is looking, like the Friday afternoon before a long weekend.

Looks like it´s going to be ´Primary´ time!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 7/16/2017 1:57:45 PM     (No. 11320814)

#7 - His brain is still in Hanoi!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Cousair, 7/16/2017 4:44:29 PM     (No. 11320874)

I wonder if the great senator was able to choose his own doctor? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/16/2017 5:42:45 PM     (No. 11320899)

Donald Trump ruined all the plans they had made to provide token resistance to the PIAPS, because they were certain that he wouldn´t win. A reckoning is coming in 2018, and it will get here sooner than they think.

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Kimmel calls Louisiana senator
´inbred´ during latest health care monologue

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Fox News, by Edmund deMarche    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/22/2017 5:04:35 AM     Post Reply
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel used his opening monologue Thursday to once again lambast supporters of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill -- and at one point called a Republican senator from Louisiana an "inbred." The host of ABC´s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has emerged as a strong celebrity advocate for universal health care since his infant son had to undergo open-heart surgery in April. Kimmel made an announcement about his son during a memorable monologue at the time and has taken up the cause ever since. Part of his goal is for every child in the U.S. to have the same access to

Michelle Obama:
WH being led with fear

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Josh Delk    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/22/2017 3:16:54 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama said in a speech Thursday that the White House is currently being led by fear, comparing President Trump´s administration with her husband and former President Obama´s administration. (Snip) “It isn’t just us first,” she said, referring to Trump´s "America first" policies. “We live in a big country and a big world," she said. "You can’t just want to help someone in a hurricane and not make sure they can go to the doctor when they’re sick.” Trump reiterated his "America first" doctrine in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week, emphasizing that America would put

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