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These aren't the polls you're looking for. Move along.
Arizona Sen. John McCain (R-Sunday) continues to not realize that he and his party have drifted apart.
“There is a bogus poll out there,” McCain said on Fox Business’ “Cavuto.” “I can sense the people of my state. When I travel around, which I do constantly, they like me, and I am very grateful.”

McCain did not mention any poll by name, but a poll released last week by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning group, found that McCain’s 30 percent approval in his home state was the lowest of any senator in the country.

Bah, numbers are for nerds and communists. All the people who go to see John McCain during his various appearances like him, so that must mean everybody else does too. Let's see Neil deGrasse Tyson poke holes in that one.

He's not terribly concerned with keeping the friends he's got, either:

“All of these people at the CPAC will claim that they are Reagan Republicans,” McCain said. “Did they forget that Ronald Reagan gave amnesty to three million Americans? Do they forget that he did raise taxes, that he made an agreement with Tip O'Neill on Social Security, that Ronald Reagan said [the] 11th commandment is you don't speak ill of your fellow Republicans?”
You can't bring up what Reagan did, you fool. That's the New Republican 12th Commandment. Reagan is for invoking in fiery speeches, you're not supposed to use him as demonstration of just how far afield the current crop of crooked tent revivalists have gotten, compared to anything that would have been recognizable as "conservatism" five presidents back.

This is why Republicans don't like John McCain. He keeps bringing things up. Not just Reagan things, but far more recent dark days, bad memories of failed Republican candidates, failed Republican economic policies, wars, and worst of all the supposedly glorious olden days when a Republican could negotiate with a Democrat and not be primaried out of office afterwards by a conservative base obsessed with dynamiting the whole federal government for reasons. Sure, the Sunday shows still love the guy, but Arizona ain't the Sunday shows.

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 01:29 PM PDT.

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