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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:08 PM

"Appoint Martha McSally to John McCain's seat? No freakin' way."

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EJ Montini, Arizona Republic
Opinion: She not only embraced President Trump during the campaign, but she failed even to mention Sen. McCain's when speaking about a bill named in his honor.
McSally has fully and completely embraced President Donald Trump, not just during the campaign, but by voting with him 97 percent of the time. Essentially, Ducey would be appointing a Sen. McTrump.

And even if that were acceptable, which it shouldn’t be, there is that thing McSally did NOT do after Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.

The president, when he signed the bill, did not mention McCain’s name.

A petty snub.

More here:
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2018/11/12/martha-mcsally-donald-trump-john-mccain-kyrsten-sinema/1985665002/

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Reply "Appoint Martha McSally to John McCain's seat? No freakin' way." (Original post)
DesertRat Nov 2018 OP
hlthe2b Nov 2018 #1
still_one Nov 2018 #3
TreasonousBastard Nov 2018 #7
Kali Nov 2018 #10
sweetloukillbot Nov 2018 #11
blueinredohio Nov 2018 #2
leftieNanner Nov 2018 #6
sweetloukillbot Nov 2018 #12
Cattledog Nov 2018 #4
DesertRat Nov 2018 #8
Wellstone ruled Nov 2018 #5
DesertRat Nov 2018 #9
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 2018 #13

Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:12 PM

1. Don't think anyone can stop it, can they?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:15 PM

3. Exactly, who is going to stop it with a republican governor

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:31 PM

7. Nope, and I betcha Republicans see this as their best move...

Not only does it get her in the Senate now, it positions her for re-election as an incumbent, avoiding a primary war and giving her a huge head start against any Democratic challengers. Challengers who will likely wear themselves out in primary battles.

The only kink in this plan is Trump screwing things up so badly that even if he doesn't leave office one way or the other, his coattails will be the toilet paper stuck to his shoe.

Who else would he appoint, anyway?


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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:28 PM

10. he may want the seat himself

palace intrigue!

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Response to Kali (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:51 PM

11. I've heard that he does.

Although with Hobbs looking to win the SoS race, he might want to try to go against Sinema in 24 rather than step down to run for Senate.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:15 PM

2. I thought they already appointed Kyl.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:26 PM

6. They did

but he was fully retired from public service and he agreed to be a place holder temporarily until the Governor could find someone else. I think he made a commitment to stay through the rest of 2018. McSally is hoping Ducey will pick her in January so she can be an incumbent going into the next election. That was McCain's seat. He was reelected in 2016, which means the term is finished in 2022. Don't know if she will have to run before then. Sometimes they call special elections (as they did in Minnesota for Al's seat).

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:52 PM

12. There will be a special election in 2020

Because McCain didn't retire earlier, they didn't have enough time for a special election this cycle.
Kinda pissed at McCain about that...

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:18 PM

4. That's why she was so pleasant during her concession.

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Positioning herself for the appointment.

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 07:01 PM

8. That's the way I saw it too. nt

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:19 PM

5. You may have

 

created the next Headline for Fake Noise. Doucey will do what ever it takes to save one Rethug Seat,cause they feel it belongs to them.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:33 PM

13. I think that John McCain would be rioting in his grave over this idea.

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