The senator then went on to argue that the public does indeed support Obamacare, since they reelected Obama. “The people spoke,” he said. “Elections have consequences.”
Right, McStain, you lying, treacherous weasel.
So here’s a consequence for you.
When you ran against J.D. Hayworth in 2010, a plank of your Arizona platform included this:
Repeal and replace the massive federal health-care law. (Sep 2010)
The citizens of your state strongly supported your relection and returned you to the Senate – presumably because they believed in, and approved of, this promise – among others.
So elections do have consequences. You were returned to Washington by your constituents in order to make good on your promise to repeal Obamacare.
That was the consequence of the 2010 Senate election in Arizona. Of course, you were lying to your consituents, because you don’t believe your re-election had any other consequence than to give you free rein to ignore the wishes of the citizens of Arizona while you pursue agendas they loathe today.
In other words, elections have consequences only when they don’t run against the grain of what you really want to do.