Graham: Rand Paul’s filibuster demonstrated “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left that is unjustified”

posted at 1:21 pm on March 7, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

If you didn’t happen to have a few spare hours to tune in to Sen. Rand Paul’s epic 13-hour filibuster, a bunch of fellow Republican senators joined in to echo Paul’s questions about the Obama administration’s policy on drone use on American citizens and on American soil, including Cruz, Rubio, McConnell, Lee, Moran, Barrasso, Toomey, Flake, Scott, Thune, and Johnson — and the whole thing even got bipartisan when Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden agreed that Paul’s questions were appropriate and legitimate ones to ask of the administration.

Not all Republicans, however, were quite as enthusiastic about Paul’s efforts last night.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the prospect of drones being used to kill people in the United States was “ridiculous” and he called the debate “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left that is unjustified.”

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, echoed Graham. He said it is unconstitutional for the U.S. military or intelligence agencies to conduct lethal counterterrorism operations in the United States against U.S. citizens. Suggesting they can or might, Rogers said, “provokes needless fear and detracts attention from the real threats facing the country.”

Via Gateway Pundit:

 

Well, if the idea is so very “ridiculous,” then why the heck can’t the administration just say no?

Graham gave his own performance on the Senate floor on Thursday with Sen. McCain backing him up; suggesting that we’re going to rain death on Jane Fonda or someone sitting in a cafe brings the discussion from the realm of the serious “into the ridiculous,” said McCain. “I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people. … What we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those critics who say the rules of the Senate are being abused.”

“I don’t remember you [Republicans] coming down here saying President Bush was going to kill anyone with a drone,” Graham chided. “I do not believe that [Paul's question] is a question that deserves an answer.”

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Go Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz!!!

FloatingRock on March 7, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Putz!!

KCB on March 7, 2013 at 1:23 PM

“The old guard” is going down….and good riddance.

tencole on March 7, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Yesterday we saw real leadership. Today Washington is uniting to stomp it out.

myiq2xu on March 7, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Graham and McCain are just wrong on this. Period.

Rand’s on Rush right now being interviewed.

MikeknaJ on March 7, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Arrrgghh

Shut up idgit

cmsinaz on March 7, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Durbin/McCain/Graham

HOw horrible that we have TWO Republicans names linked on the side of Durbins.. UGH!

melle1228 on March 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Lsm just loving their 2 mavericks

cmsinaz on March 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Oh, someone please get this guy out of office. Need more convincing? Look at McCain.

aryeung on March 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Some GOP media outlets are trying to give Rubio an inordinate amount of credit for last night. In fact Mike Lee made a far more substantial contribution than Rubio. At one point Rubio was quoting lyrics from rap songs, and at at least one point wasn’t even sure how they were even relevant. Sure, Rubio showed up, but in fact it was Mike Lee and Ted Cruz who made the biggest contribution, IMO. Rubio may have been competitive for fifth or sixth place—probably even lower if you include the Democrat.

FloatingRock on March 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM

FUH Q Lindsay.

portlandon on March 7, 2013 at 1:26 PM

My you graham/mccain/and all like you rino’s go to a hot place stat for your slamming our elected who buck you and that anti-American bho for an unconstitutional stance!
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letget on March 7, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Traitor Graham has spoken.

He thinks this isn’t something that conservatives are behind then he obviously hasn’t seen twitter in the last 24 hours. This is not just “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left..” you twit.

D-fusit on March 7, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Some GOP media outlets are trying to give Rubio an inordinate amount of credit for last night. In fact Mike Lee made a far more substantial contribution than Rubio. At one point Rubio was quoting lyrics from rap songs, and at at least one point wasn’t even sure how they were even relevant. Sure, Rubio showed up, but in fact it was Mike Lee and Ted Cruz who made the biggest contribution, IMO. Rubio may have been competitive for fifth or sixth place—probably even lower if you include the Democrat.

FloatingRock on March 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I agree I thought that Rubio was wishy washy and indecisive until he saw the writing on the wall. Lee and Cruz were there from minute one. Moran was there as well and we really have to give some credit to the Dem Wyden for having some principles for crossing the aisle.

melle1228 on March 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the prospect of drones being used to kill people in the United States was “ridiculous” and he called the debate “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left that is unjustified.”

I think Charles Krauthammer last night put it best: drone strikes against American citizens in the event of an imminent attack is one thing, but taking out an American citizen on American soil while he’s sitting in a coffee shop is quite another. While the libertarians are prone to great bouts of paranoia, it shouldn’t take a lot of effort to get the administration to promise that we’re not going to take out the common criminal with them, and that such a strike would only be appropriate in extreme circumstances.

I would say that yes, libertarian fears about this are overstated, but at the same time some basic reassurances shouldn’t be a lot to ask for from an administration that arrested Najibullah Zazi on American soil.

Stoic Patriot on March 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Rand is doing a very good job on Rush’s show.

kingsjester on March 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Do we need more proof that there is little separating the Republican leadership structure and the Democrats then this?

18-1 on March 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM

May a huge asteroid bring doom to the dinosaur Republicans.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Everyone stop what you are doing and call Graham’s office. Be polite, but throw that quote back in his face.

“I don’t remember you [Republicans] coming down here saying President Bush was going to kill anyone with a drone,” Graham chided. “I do not believe that [Paul's question] is a question that deserves an answer.”

Ca97 on March 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM

I bet Graham and McCain gasped when Reagan used the term ‘evil empire’ to describe the Soviet Union. And Durbin has lived up to his first name long as I can remember.

They all need to be replaced next time they come up for election, especially the Pubs. Are these the kind of ‘electable’ candidates Rove has in mind?

Liam on March 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Graham needs to be ousted in 2014. Let rove stick his nose into that fight.

Talon on March 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Durbin, McCain, Graham = frogs in a pot.

The heat is turned up, the water is boiling, but they haven’t figured out that they are about to get cooked and when they do it will be too late.

There are laws and procedures for this stuff! All we are asking is that the government just agree to follow the law and the procedures.

If it’s too hard to do that, well . . .

EdmundBurke247 on March 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Hopefully this ensures a serious primary challenge to Graham.

besser tot als rot on March 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Graham (and McSHAME) are extreme oxygen thieves and not worth a nickel more……….

Katfish on March 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Graham has just shown his true colors…..

He is as blue as they come. Graham really does not have a clue does he.

The new founding fathers will not invite Graham and McCain into the new power structure.

redguy on March 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Graham……..OLD & BUSTED Bush era ruling class!!!

Rand Paul /Ted Cruz……NEW Limited government Conservative HOTNESS!!

Dear Lord, please have SOMEONE primary Graham!!

PappyD61 on March 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Channeling JFKY, are we Graham Cracker?

People have been trying to warn about the dangers of Americans being classified and treated as “terrorists” ever since the ‘Patriot’ Acts got rammed through. And lookit that – we’re right, you’re wrong, and we’re all in danger!

Though some people are such blind liberals they won’t see it coming until they come home and their next-door neighbor’s house is still burning from a drone strike.

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Lap Dog Graham’s phone nunmbers.

D.C. 202-224-5972

Greenville 864-250-1417

Columbia 864-933-0112

Florence 843-669-1505

Mt. Pleasant 843-366-2828

Pendleton 864-646-4090

Ya, they do not care, they may take the phones off the hook.

but if Rand, Ted etal can do what they did we need to back them up any way we are able.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Finally, a post on this serious issue. Thanks, Erika. I hope you’ll update to include McCain‘s Baby Talk.

Now I’ll read this and comment again, later.

Dusty on March 7, 2013 at 1:32 PM

I wish there would be a way to recall these retarded рriсks. If the people of Arizona and South Carolina are unable or unwilling to, the Creator should – or rather, would, if he had a tick of common sense.

Archivarix on March 7, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Lindsey Graham is the paranoid one! Have you seen anyone move back and forth as much as he does! Classic Beltway hack and time for him to fade away!

Rand Paul showed more guts than any of his grandstanding colleagues. It was interesting to see McConnell show up and lend support, along with other Senators. Graham is typically demonstrating his sour grapes mentality, because he didn’t do the filibuster first! What a twit!

tomshup on March 7, 2013 at 1:32 PM

I can’t wait to hear what Leontyna Miklaszewska thinks.

steebo77 on March 7, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Stuff McCain and Grahamnesty!!! Young bucks are the future!

Bmore on March 7, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Lilliputian men, like Graham, McCain and Obama, are insufferable twits.

Put McCain in a creche and send this baby anywhere, N. Korea preferrably. Or send him to libfreeordie. They’d make a perfect pair.

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Stuff it!!!

Bmore on March 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Don’t look now “old guard”, but you’re on the wrong side of History.

Galt2009 on March 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

I bet Graham and McCain gasped when Reagan used the term ‘evil empire’ to describe the Soviet Union.

Obama is showing that the Soviets were pikers compared to where he wants to go.
Obama and his followers praise Stalin, Mao, Castro and the now dead (thank god) Chavez.
They really do envision Obama as a “revolutionary” that will make everything “right” in America.
Dangerous times my friends…..

redguy on March 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Call 803-212-6008 or visit State Senator Lee Bright’s website (http://www.LeeBrightSC.com) and urge him to primary Graham.

beatcanvas on March 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM

LOL– There is a boot Lindsey Graham blog that I found..

http://recalllindseygraham.blogspot.com/

melle1228 on March 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM

G-

Del Dolemonte on March 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Too, Ted Cruz is smart as hell and he has a bit of Gen./Senator/Pres./Gov. Sam Houston in him, and a bit of Col. Travis, bit of Lt. Hagan of RECON team Kanas vietnam in him too,

he will fight and not back down.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM

We need more Rand Pauls, Ted Cruz’s, & Marco Rubio’s and less
Lindsey Grahams & John McCains. We need leadership and Graham & McCain have not provided that. They really need to retire and let someone that actually cares about their constituency take the reins.

Boats48 on March 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM

This, from the comments on the Headline thread fits perfectly.

Because it’s ludicrous and immature to suggest the administration that armed Mexican drug cartels and left an ambassador to die at the hands of terrorists might disregard the rule of law when it comes to killing American citizens.

Wendya on March 7, 2013 at 1:20 PM

a capella on March 7, 2013 at 1:36 PM

I agree I thought that Rubio was wishy washy and indecisive until he saw the writing on the wall. Lee and Cruz were there from minute one. Moran was there as well and we really have to give some credit to the Dem Wyden for having some principles for crossing the aisle.

melle1228 on March 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Yeah, they both deserve more credit than Rubio.

Rubio may have showed up and agreed in a wishy washy fashion on the narrow point that Rand Paul was trying to make, but it was Mike Lee and Ted Cruz who actually made a lengthy and substantive defense of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, not Rubio. Rubio was quoting rap lyrics and didn’t even know how they were relevant.

FloatingRock on March 7, 2013 at 1:37 PM

And another website called recall McCain he he

http://recallmccain.org/

melle1228 on March 7, 2013 at 1:37 PM

This Administration kills people all the time. Proof, look at the amount of drone strikes and count the collateral damage. In addition, this Administration is responsible for arming drug cartels, in which they killed two Americans and countless Mexican citizens. So who is foolish Mr. Graham and McCain?

DDay on March 7, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Why do people keep electing these idiots? Oh, that’s right, they’re “conservatives” one year out of six. That one year just coincidentally occurs the year they’re up for reelection.

Purge the RINOS so Republicans can lead this country properly.

There’s a reason Obama called Graham to set up last night’s dinner date.

ButterflyDragon on March 7, 2013 at 1:37 PM

…GIRL Graham…!…SYADASTFU!!!
…waste of oxegon & airtime….go and ‘investigate’ something jackass!

KOOLAID2 on March 7, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Too, every msm hack in the U.S. now has orders to find and use any dirt possible on Rand, Ted, etal.

We have to have their backs as Obama and his will be in full hate mode now.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 7, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Graham and McCain clearly do not remember the Alamo.

Christien on March 7, 2013 at 1:38 PM

We need more Rand Pauls, Ted Cruz’s, & Marco Rubio’s Mike Lee

Boats48 on March 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM

FIFY

FloatingRock on March 7, 2013 at 1:38 PM

…waste of oxegon & airtime….
KOOLAID2 on March 7, 2013 at 1:37 PM

May both he an traitor McCain enjoy the smell of sulfur!

Bmore on March 7, 2013 at 1:38 PM

McCain and Graham are two RINO’s that should have been excised a long time ago. The people of AZ and SC need to have their heads examined. Thanks a pant load for these two elitist, good ‘ole boy, RINO’s. They are legends in their own minds.

ultracon on March 7, 2013 at 1:39 PM

McCain and Graham are the result of the operations of the re-election money generated by the two party evil money cult in D.C..

The ear marks are there for all to see forever.

It is all about re-election money.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM

These old coots have got to go. What a waste.

Thank God for real patriots like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. First time I’ve been proud of politicians in years!

happytobehere on March 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM

WTF? If it’s so ridiculous, why don’t Holder and Obama just say that, then? THAT has been Paul’s point all along…instead of just saying such use of drones would be “inappropriate”, tell us it would be unconstitutional and wouldn’t happen. The fact they haven’t is more than a little disturbing.

And for these two d-bags to stand up there and undermine Paul like that is startling. They display more deference towards Obama and the Dems than they do their colleagues on the same side of the aisle.

changer1701 on March 7, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Stand our ground or be put in the ground.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 7, 2013 at 1:41 PM

“I do not believe that [Paul's question] is a question that deserves an answer.”

Whether or not you approved of the method Rand used – how could anyone think the question didn’t deserve an answer? Such a simple question which could have been answered with a simple answer – No it would not be legal or yes it would be legal under the Constitution.

katiejane on March 7, 2013 at 1:41 PM

It’s time to send Lindsey Graham and John McCain the pink slip. For the good of the Party, these two dinosaurs need to be put out to pasture.

Rovin on March 7, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Didn’t the other senators from SC and AZ show up to support Paul?

KCB on March 7, 2013 at 1:42 PM

It is all about re-election money.

Guess rove will help out those two for who the citizens of their states want/need with funds?
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letget on March 7, 2013 at 1:42 PM

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 7, 2013 at 1:31

PM

I just called the DC line and the sound I heard was…
Beep Beep Beep Beep. Maybe it’s for the best because I was probably going to utter a few Bleeps myself.

MontanaMmmm on March 7, 2013 at 1:43 PM

McCain & Graham are way past their expiration date.

rbj on March 7, 2013 at 1:43 PM

McCain and Graham are two RINO’s that should have been excised a long time ago. The people of AZ and SC need to have their heads examined. Thanks a pant load for these two elitist, good ‘ole boy, RINO’s. They are legends in their own minds.

ultracon on March 7, 2013 at 1:39 PM

And yet the conservative state of Arizona and (especially conservative state) of South Carolina will continue to re-elect them…..

Why?

56andwarmweather on March 7, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Has to be in writting.

For sure had anyone ask on Fast and Furious before they used our tax money to run guns to Mexico, both Obama and Holder would have said “said” we do not intend to run guns to Mexico and end up with a border patrol officer dead and thousands of Mexican citizens dead.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 7, 2013 at 1:43 PM

During his 2008 campaign, if McCain had made the case for liberty that Rand Paul made yesterday, he probably would have won.

But he played small-ball and so he lost.

Now, instead of carrying Obama’s water, he needs to STFU.

petefrt on March 7, 2013 at 1:44 PM

We want this to be about Obama vs Paul but it clearly is not.

We all know what this is really about and it is inspiring. The pessimism of the GOP is unsustainable. The new young bucks with some stones actually have optimism.

I’m optimistic that the young will win out eventually. Be gone, you old coots!

happytobehere on March 7, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Why do people keep electing these idiots? Oh, that’s right, they’re “conservatives” one year out of six. That one year just coincidentally occurs the year they’re up for reelection.

Purge the RINOS so Republicans can lead this country properly.

There’s a reason Obama called Graham to set up last night’s dinner date.

ButterflyDragon on March 7, 2013 at 1:37 PM

McCain had some high powered help in his re-election campaign. That left a really sour taste in my mouth and it isn’t being helped by his performance today.

a capella on March 7, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Lindsey Graham: John Brennan Has His Vote For CIA Director Because Of Rand Paul Filibuster

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/lindsey-graham-john-brennan_n_2829348.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Jason58 on March 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Ruby Ridge, Waco, Janet Reno… tell me again how safe we are in trusting the government?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Whether or not you approved of the method Rand used – how could anyone think the question didn’t deserve an answer? Such a simple question which could have been answered with a simple answer – No it would not be legal or yes it would be legal under the Constitution.

katiejane on March 7, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Because apparently Graham doesn’t believe in Congressional oversight or he just believes that Obama is sooo good that he will never do it. The funny thing is that even if he thought Obama wouldn’t; it can set precedent. And if Obama won’t maybe the next president will. The American people deserve an answer and these fools forgot who they work for.

melle1228 on March 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Traitor Graham has spoken.

He thinks this isn’t something that conservatives are behind then he obviously hasn’t seen twitter in the last 24 hours. This is not just “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left..” you twit.

D-fusit on March 7, 2013 at 1:27 PM


Want to send a message to Graham and McCain?

Just go on Twitter and retweet your choice of many critical tweets with their Twitter account names included in them. It’s easy, bogs down their Twitter accounts and literally only takes a second.

PolAgnostic on March 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Same problem with Romney.

McCain and Graham get in because the Republican party will not urge the base to get out and vote, they want this type of R in the Senate.

Ear Marks rule.

Tax and Spend rules.

Borrowering rules.

Greed rules.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Rand should pointedly remind them of Lord Acton’s famous quote and ask how they enjoyed their evening at the White House.

Christien on March 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM

But McCain was a POW. That’s all that matters! He must be given a senate seat for life!

happytobehere on March 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Is it also ‘paranoia’ that Senate Dems won’t allow a floor vote on an unbinding resolution that drone strikes within the US against citizens are unconstitutional and in violation of due process?

Liam on March 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the prospect of drones being used to kill people in the United States was “ridiculous” and he called the debate “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left that is unjustified.”

Seems to me that Himmler had much the same comments about the Jews “paranoia” over the prospect that the Nazis would load loyal Germans into cattle cars and ship them off to death camps because of their faith.

I hope Graham and McCain get an earful over their treason. I’m not a big Rand Paul fan but at least he was on the Senate floor addressing a serious issue instead of joining the rat-eared Kenyan for dinner at a fancy hotel a few blocks away from the White House (with a 20 car motorcade to deliver the filthy bastard even as sequestration presumably cuts White House tours).

Happy Nomad on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

“I don’t remember you [Republicans] coming down here saying President Bush was going to kill anyone with a drone,”

Me neither. In fact, ten years ago y’all were cheering on Bush & the Patriot Act and heaping bile and ridicule on anyone who dared to question the government’s use of force. Now Hot Airians even put quotation marks around the term “terrorist.” Oh how times change. Were you were all mistaken about Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror? Was that all a big ‘oopsie’? Maybe you owe the Dixie Chicks an apology? Sh&t, maybe you all the rest of America an apology.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Screw you, Grahamnesty, we can still find some candidate to primary you! Not supporting your colleague is already bad enough, but there’s nothing sadder than to be so embarrassingly out of touch not to notice the first bit of conservative enthusiasm in ages.

Gingotts on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Pi$$off Lyndsie.

CycloneCDB on March 7, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Go stuff yourself, Grahamnesty. He seriously needs to be primaried.

Othniel on March 7, 2013 at 1:48 PM

What the hell are Graham and McCain doing? Why are they doing the White House’s bidding? Serious WTF? moment.

They’re clearly demonstrating an ignorance of the issue Paul was filibustering and an ignorance of this administration’s political position. The “Old Guard” thinks they’re dealing with “Old Democrats”, not the leftists they’re really dealing with.

Heck, the Dems even voted down a chance to have a simple resolution on the issue. Still I haven’t seen one democrat condemn Paul the way McCain and Graham have. Durbin pretty much agreed with him but wanted hearings.

The “Old Guard” must be fighting for the love of the administration and MSmedia. Bad move on their part….real bad move.

FreeManOtis on March 7, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Sh&t, maybe you all the rest of America an apology.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

You owe your mother an apology, troll.

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Well, if the idea is so very “ridiculous,” then why the heck can’t the administration just say no?

Precisely. Why did they refuse a vote on…

Resolved, that it is the sense of the Senate that:

1. The use of drones to execute, or to target, American citizens on American soil who pose no imminent threat clearly violates the Constitutional due process rights of citizens.

2. The American people deserve a clear, concise, and unequivocal public statement from the President of the United States that contains detailed legal reasoning, included but not limited to the balance between national security and due process, limits of executive power and distinction between treatment of citizens and non-citizens within and outside the borders of the United States, the use of lethal force against American citizens, and the use of drones in the application of lethal force within the United States territory.

Fallon on March 7, 2013 at 1:49 PM

#StandWithRand

JPeterman on March 7, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Hope all that you swallowed last night was good, Lindsey, because that buzz you hear is we the people coming for you establishment hacks.

RovesChins on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Flip floppin McCain and Grahamnesty are RINO’s and have needed to go for a very long time. Anybody remember Graham pandering to La Raza and telling them “We’re gonna tell the bigots to shut up”? In that same speech he commented how McCain is a “leader” on “immigration reform”. How these idiots keep getting re-elected is beyond me. The are long time politicians who no longer care what their constituents think, they are just going to dictate what they think is best for us.

deuce on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

John McCain: Waterboarding is unnecessary torture.
John McCain: Drone Strikes killing intended and unintended targets is a necessary evil.

John also believes we can’t waterboard our own citizens, so we shouldn’t waterboard terrorists. Following his own logic, we shouldn’t say the President does not have constitutional authority to waterboard American Citizens because no one intends to do it.

weaselyone on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

MelonCollie

And I bet you voted for Bush twice, too. Right? Hypocrite.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

After all of Sen. Paul’s work yesterday, all that’s left is to kneel on the ball. Instead we get this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML1Ixd3jiGU

jjjdad on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

I would say that yes, libertarian fears about this are overstated, but at the same time some basic reassurances shouldn’t be a lot to ask for from an administration that arrested Najibullah Zazi on American soil.

Stoic Patriot on March 7, 2013 at 1:28 PM

And, therefore, rather telling when those reassurances are so hard to come by. At least, ones that don’t involve the words “trust me”.

GWB on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Go find a ditch to die in.
lostmotherland on December 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Bmore on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

It can be done.

Ted Cruz is the evidence.

He was unknown, no money, no way, polls said no way.

He drove himself to town hall deals.

Went to BBQ resturants to meet groups, went to every possible grass roots Republican meeting, took his wife, kids, his dad and mother.

They talked to U.S. people, spoke with out a sound system, sat down and ate with U.S. got in his car out front and went to the next meeting.

It is not easy, but it can be done.

McCain and Graham allow the money cult to buy them a ticket to the dance. It has always been wrong and the evidence is on TV this hour.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on March 7, 2013 at 1:51 PM

So who is foolish Mr. Graham and McCain?

DDay on March 7, 2013 at 1:37 PM

…Both men are P O S !
…empty rhetoric runts!

KOOLAID2 on March 7, 2013 at 1:51 PM

PLEASE primary this tool. South Carolina, I am BEGGING you!!

Jack_Burton on March 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Well, as long as we have all these “routine” military drills going on in US cities like Miami, and Houston, I know I sure feel better the Atty Gen Holder, and McCain and Graham are all cool with ambivalent and ambiguous responses about drone attacks on US soil.

Say, about those billions of bullets the govt keeps buying…

No conspiracy theory, but it sure seems like too many strange things are happening fast….

Go back to sleep sheeple, Grahamnesty and POW McCain are at the wheel….

elowe on March 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Lindsey Graham: John Brennan Has His Vote For CIA Director Because Of Rand Paul Filibuster

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/lindsey-graham-john-brennan_n_2829348.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Jason58 on March 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Wow, wonder what Obama offered him in exchange for that.

petefrt on March 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Bmore on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Nobody cares.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM

And I bet you voted for Bush twice, too. Right? Hypocrite.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Wrong as usual, brainless liberal. Wasn’t even old enough to vote for Bush the first time.

Go find a ditch to die in.

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM

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