“Wacko birds”: McCain and staff keep dumping on Rand Paul

posted at 10:39 am on March 8, 2013 by Allahpundit

At this point, you’d think he’d tone it down if for no other reason than that he’s doing Paul an incredible favor by continuing to pound on him. The optics simply couldn’t be better. An unsuccessful former party nominee who’s pushing 80 and known for being the most enthusiastic interventionist in American government, tearing a guy apart for making a basic constitutional point about not assassinating American citizens? What?

Don’t forget to send him a thank-you card, Rand. First, from BuzzFeed:

“Either they were drinking a lot at the Obama party or they’re just completely dismissive of what was going on,” said one senior Republican strategist. “They’re living in an alternative universe. I don’t get it at all. You have a party where there’s all this talk about how divided the establishment is from the grassroots, and then you have John McCain and Lindsey Graham come out of left field with this. People are just scratching their heads.”…

Another GOP operative called Graham and McCain “just completely out of touch.”…

“Senator McCain is obviously well aware of the politics of this – he just doesn’t care,” said one McCain aide. “He’s doing what he thinks is right. Unlike many of these guys, he’s actually been involved in a few national security debates over the years. He knows that jumping on the Rand Paul black helicopters crazytrain isn’t good for our Party or our country, no matter what Twitter says.”

Next, via HuffPo, sweet thoughts from the man himself:

“They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else,” McCain said. “But I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.”

“I think it can be harmful if there is a belief among the American people that those people are reflective of the views of the majority of Republicans. They’re not,” he continued.

I asked McCain to clarify who, specifically, he was talking about.

“Rand Paul, Cruz, Amash, whoever,” McCain said…

“On some issues [McCain] sees him as a fellow maverick, but on some issues I think that pisses [McCain] off, having a maverick against John McCain,” said the Paul adviser, who asked to speak frankly in exchange that he not be identified. “I think he thinks Rand wants his way too much, like on [National Defense Authorization Act] … but I don’t think he thinks he’s doing it just to do it.”

It’s only the “wacko birds” who get the media megaphone? McCain, famously, has been the most ubiquitous guest on Sunday morning political talk shows for years. But wait, one more. This one’s my favorite just because it’s so revealingly petty:

McCain was quick to dismiss Paul’s nearly 13-hour effort since other Republican senators also came to speechify, giving Paul a slight break, even if the Kentucky Republican was unable to excuse himself to even use the restroom.

“Usually, traditionally it’s been one person, makes it a lot easier if you have other people talking for him,” McCain said.

He stood there for 13 hours without a bathroom break and spoke for the vast majority of it — on topic too, not by reading the phone book — but because Ted Cruz chewed up a little bit of time, the whole thing’s illegitimate.

Needless to say, if you want to marginalize Paul and the libertarians, the worst possible moment to do it is when he’s asking for a simple acknowledgment that the president can’t liquidate American citizens suspected of plotting terrorism on American soil without some sort of due process. Of all the civil-libertarian positions one could take on drones, that’s the most modest — no doubt deliberately so, as Paul knows that Obama’s refusal to grant even that much makes him look like Cheney on steroids and reduces his anti-Bush counterterror rhetoric circa 2007 to a joke. You would think Maverick might at least seize the opportunity to note that the guy who beat him five years ago did so in part by campaigning on a lie, but that would mean giving an inch of ground to the isolationists on his own side. So instead he sides with O even though everyone from Reince Priebus to Fox News to the Ron Paul fan base to Jon Stewart is patting Paul on the back, and inexplicably he insists on being nasty about it just in case anyone who enjoyed Paul’s performance hasn’t been completely alienated by McCain yet. Question for my fellow hawks: Is this really the hill to die on vis-a-vis paleocon/libertarian foreign policy? Arguing in favor of a president’s power to fire missiles at an enemy combatant on U.S. soil even if he’s a U.S. citizen and isn’t engaged in terrorism at the time when the FBI could just as easily go in and grab him? If that’s a “wacko bird” position, then a lot of people who agree with it will be left wondering whether the entire mainstream rap on libertarians and paleocons as being “fringe” and “extreme” is a lie. Maverick and Graham need to learn to pick their battles. Exit quotation via Newt: ““What I find sad about Sen. McCain’s recent comments both to Ted Cruz, when Ted Cruz was frankly raising legitimate questions [about Benghazi] and with Rand Paul, is, you know, when I first knew John McCain in the House — he was a maverick. In the Senate, for years, he was a maverick.” Yep. He’s not the maverick here anymore. That’s why he’s being so petty.


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Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Indeed, great quote.

Pet Phantom from me :)

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

bw222 on March 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Indeed. Romney also loves his country.

We can hold multiple thoughts in one head.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Yes, I posted it last night. He said it to Greta last night. The weasels didn’t have the courage to speak on the floor, but congratulated him afterward.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:07 PM

This quote could be simply modified to apply to Graham and McCain.

The weasels didn’t have the courage to speak on the floor, but criticized him afterward.

weaselyone on March 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

I heard about this punk shortly after his first election. I couldn’t understand how a state that repeatedly elected Goldwater could elect this punk.

burt on March 8, 2013 at 2:30 PM

So the Government says:

No, the President won’t kill a US Citizen without due process, evidence, or oversight. But if he did, it would be legal and acceptable

And McCain is not only happy, but attacking anyone who questions this as conspiracy-minded?

McCain has to be upset he wasn’t elected Emperor with powers over the life and death over all his subjects. Since he seems to think THAT is the appropriate power of the Presidency.

I’m sad Obama won; but I’m not sad McCain lost… and he keeps making certain I never will be.

gekkobear on March 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I’d just like to say that it’s wrong for Breitbart.com to keep using the picture of replacing Mike Lee with Rubio in their picture. It is journalistic malpractice. I watched all but the first 45 minutes or so of Rand’s filibuster and it was Mike Lee and Ted Cruz that were the biggest help to Rand. Rubio showed up, which means he deserves some credit, but not top three billing.

Maybe BigJournalism should mention it to them…

FloatingRock on March 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Sorry, I forgot “ON US Soil” we’ve already killed a US citizen without due process, evidence, or oversight. In a foreign country… that’s apparently ok.

Weird that anyone could form a conspiracy over that.

Anyone want to travel overseas anytime soon?

gekkobear on March 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Breitbart.com is being unfair to Mike Lee for some reason. Somebody at BigJournalism should find out why.

FloatingRock on March 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM

oop! #shade

libfreeordie on March 8, 2013 at 1:38 PM

what does this mean?

cptacek on March 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Rush Limbaugh has also been guilty of giving Rubio third billing for the filibuster, and he admitted that he didn’t watch the filibuster so maybe he is getting a false impression from Breitbart.com. For whatever reason they are perpetuating a myth.

FloatingRock on March 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

FloatingRock on March 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I noticed this too. Some kind of Rubio push over there.

rrpjr on March 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Hey all you wacko birds!!!

Ok. Just wanted to know what it felt like to be a total J*ck*ss.

Carry on.

LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 2:42 PM

The weasels didn’t have the courage to speak on the floor, but criticized him afterward.

weaselyone on March 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Obama sent 22 cars for the 7 R senators, plus security, to have one meal, while Obama doesn’t give a damn and sneaks in Osama’s brother in law, to be tried in federal court/NY. He sure did them in, the fools.

Instead of supporting Rand Paul they were eating Obama shit. May they all suffocate from it, especially Ayotte. Not one woman spoke at the RP filibuster. Theya re all dumber than rocks and insignificant.

McCain and Ms. Lindsey Graham were there too.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

FloatingRock on March 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Rubio showed up, at least twice, because he can read political indicators.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

what does this mean?

cptacek on March 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Drugs, Obama-sh*t and other overdoses.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Would you PLEASE consider retirement, Senator ?

The respect I have for your service in Vietnam is wearing T. H. I. N.

listens2glenn on March 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

McCain is in the same position.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM

This IS a war, NOT a law enforcement action. The 2 “Americans” that have gotten snuffed by the drones (Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan) got all the due process they deserved.
This is what McCain is trying to remind people and what Rand Paul seems to be skating over.

V7_Sport on March 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Nothing wrong with that. I cringed over his pop culture quotes but realize he isn’t aiming at my demographic. We are either going to have to embrace smart politics or keep getting our azzes handed to us by people who are enemies of all we hold dear.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Obama showed McCain the Queen of Diamonds during that dinner.

claudius on March 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM

V7_Sport on March 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

We’re talking about killing Americans by remote control on United States soil.

kingsjester on March 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM

And Senators McCain has attained, and has created for himself serenity, and it is only his insanity that is keeping him alive in his senility.

RasThavas on March 8, 2013 at 3:08 PM

This is what McCain is trying to remind people and what Rand Paul seems to be skating over.

V7_Sport on March 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

No, Paul addressed that. If the whole world is a war zone, then the U.S. is vulnerable to martial law, which does not include due process when one is designated a terrorist by whatever secret means they do so.. If the hawks claim the war on terror is unlimited in geographic or temporal terms, it is everywhere and forever.

a capella on March 8, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM

I never said it was wrong and was glad he showed up.

I never thought that McConnell showed up because he felt like it, were it not for his re-election woes…but I’m glad he finally showed.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Very true..Rubio played smart “politics”..He showed support without trying to “grandstand” which we all know he would be accused of..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM

I still hate his guts on amnesty and Lybia, and such.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

If you still have the link handy for the fellow with the deep red lips. Have a look. ; )

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Point taken..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

This IS a war, NOT a law enforcement action. The 2 “Americans” that have gotten snuffed by the drones (Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan) got all the due process they deserved.
This is what McCain is trying to remind people and what Rand Paul seems to be skating over.

V7_Sport on March 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

And the 16 year old son of al-Awlaki, also an American citizen, killed in an attack targetted only at him in Yemen, two weeks after his dad was killed. A killing Axelrod tried to blow off by saying “he should have had a better father.” The kid slipped away from home to try to see his dad one more time, knowing his dad was on a kill list. And he and his cousins and their friends got a hellfire missile dropped on their heads.

The administration is now trying to say it was a mistake. But that’s what happens when the call is made by one person, who was too focused on his Nevada campaign appearance to help his ambassador and the Navy Seals in Benghazi.

Now factor in that the DHS already put out a document, in 2009, saying that basically all right wing people and former military are potential domestic terrorists and how many “mistakes” will it take.

Do we want to stake our ground and resist after it moves on to killing Americans on US soil, or before?

PastorJon on March 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Next day he promptly voted for Brennan, when he didn’t have to.

Watch Hannity’s special on Benghazi, tonight. It’ll tell you why he shouldn’t have, alas. He is a young weasel.

Most of all Ms. Lindsey Graham was a total hypocrite on Benghazi. The info was finally provided to him…he demanded it, and then he voted for Breannan anyhow, to “spite Rand Paul”. May somehting bad overcome him.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:14 PM

This IS a war, NOT a law enforcement action. The 2 “Americans” that have gotten snuffed by the drones (Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan) got all the due process they deserved.
This is what McCain is trying to remind people and what Rand Paul seems to be skating over.

V7_Sport on March 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I call BS. They just hauled obl’s son-in-law into federal court this morning meaning this admin see’s law enforcement not war.

This punk get’s constitutional rights even tho he’s not a citizen.
This jackwagon pres ignored the 5th amendment rights of American citizens while extending those rights to a war criminal.
Now that pisses me off!

Fred

jrsrigmvr on March 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM

This IS a war, NOT a law enforcement action. The 2 “Americans” that have gotten snuffed by the drones (Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan) got all the due process they deserved.
This is what McCain is trying to remind people and what Rand Paul seems to be skating over.

V7_Sport on March 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Yes, this is a war.

So was WWII – Ever hear of the Nuremburg Trials?

So was the United States War for Independence. Ever hear of Benedict Arnold? I believe he was charged with treason and given due process before his final fate of death by hanging.

So was the US Civil War. Yet the conspirators who plotted with John Wilkes Booth to kill Lincoln, Seward, et al., were tried, even in the most politically hyper-charged of times, prior to their deaths by hanging.

Al-Awlaki was an enemy of the US. There is no room for debate about that. But whether I like it or not, he somehow became a US citizen. His son was a US Citizen by virtue of the father’s citizenship. We surveilled them with drones and had people on the ground who could have arrested them. Instead, the President ordered their executions by drone. Meanwhile, we give Bin-Laden’s son-in-law Miranda rights — someone who is not a US citizen. That is totally topsy-turvy.

We should aspire to our better angels because vigilante justice should not be what the United States of America promotes.

Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM

If you still have the link handy for the fellow with the deep red lips. Have a look. ; )

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Excellent. Pls. continue with Laurence O’Donnell.

You are talented. Pls. don’t ask any more if you can post any of it. You are a free US American, still.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Rand Paul has earned the eternal enmity of John “Look at me! Look at me!” McCain and Lindsey “Look at me too! Look at me too!” Graham as he yanked their stage right out from under them for the grand palooza media tour they had planned to brag about how “bipartisan” they were at their grand dinner with their “partner in bipartisanship”, Barack Obama.

VorDaj on March 8, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Bmore, make sure RWM gets. She’ll make go viral.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:17 PM

If you still have the link handy for the fellow with the deep red lips. Have a look. ; )

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I suggested earlier that you put Ms. Lindsey in a dress, for special effects :)

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:18 PM

This IS a war, NOT a law enforcement action. The 2 “Americans” that have gotten snuffed by the drones (Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan) got all the due process they deserved.
This is what McCain is trying to remind people and what Rand Paul seems to be skating over.

V7_Sport on March 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

1. No, the 16 years old, just standing by, didn’t, the son that is, a US American…just standing on foreign soil.

2. Rand Paul never argued any of what you said.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

V7_Sport on March 8, 2013 at 2:56 PM

The Obama dicatatorship wish for the entire world, incl. US soil to be the war arena. This can/should not be allowed. It’s part of what they want and what RP argued against.

The filibuster was an superb lesson, for those who cared to listen/learn.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:20 PM

I’m late to this thread…is there any effort going/ we can get going to primary this jerk and Grahamnesty? The deserve it big time! McCain and Graham are literally dead to me, and the only just desserts is ending their shameful careers with primary losses.

Jackalope on March 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Meanwhile, we give Bin-Laden’s son-in-law Miranda rights — someone who is not a US citizen. That is totally topsy-turvy.

We should aspire to our better angels because vigilante justice should not be what the United States of America promotes.

Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Obama snuck him in while he dined with th 7 R dwarfs, totally Machiavellying Ms. Lindsey. S/he is furious over it.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:17 PM

; ) I always forget about Lawrence. Lol! Its as if he never existed at all to me.

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Lindsey Graham is furious with Obama now because he snuck the sil in behind the congress’ back, to prove that such can be tried in federal court. It’s what pleases the globalist leftists, who are never liberal/progressive, just tyrannical.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Granted..But was to deny conformation the true reason for the filibuster??..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

War is not being conducted. Human Sacrifice is being conducted on our Mad Hatter Generals’ alters of “Great Islamic Society Nation Building”, “Muslim Partners In Peace” and “Trillion Dollar Bridges To Nowhere”.

VorDaj on March 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

There’s a thread in the headlines about his anit RP expressions. He’s frothing at the mouth, alas.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

jrsrigmvr on March 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Sir, you are always spot on. I appreciate your comments tremendously.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Also everyone that showed up to this deserve kudos..Main kudos go to Rand..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

VorDaj on March 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Spot on!

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

There’s a thread in the headlines about his anit RP expressions. He’s frothing at the mouth, alas.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

The anti-American media whore McVain can not stand to be upstaged.

VorDaj on March 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

So was the United States War for Independence. Ever hear of Benedict Arnold? I believe he was charged with treason and given due process before his final fate of death by hanging.

Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Not to slow your roll or anything, but Benedict Arnold was tried and convicted in Abstinence because he managed to escape, he died in England of Edema at the age of 60.

SWalker on March 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

The anti-American media whore McVain can not stand to be upstaged.

VorDaj on March 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Indeed, why he’s still ranting today against RP’s filibuster.

That comment was about L. O’Donnell, frothing against RP, but your statement is correct.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Don’t forget, too, that McCain tore into Michele Bachmann on the Senate floor because she had the audacity to request that the Muslim-creep into our State Department (particulary Huma) needed to be vetted.

onlineanalyst on March 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

I just read that McConnell approved of the filibuster before it happened, so that’s good. I’m still not sure that Rubio is going to cave on amnesty. I think Allah was very intuitive about him getting credit for bring the subject to the forefront but then walking away when border security is given short shrift. I’m watching all these guys, they are hungry and not as entrenched as the older members. Hopefully they are still connected to the people.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

RP is the man of the hour and it irks Obama. The clinically NPD’d guy can’t stand it.

Thus, plan on him doing something bad to change the subject.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Yes Joanna McCain and Ms Graham, you say we should definitely not water board terrorists that the best intelligence says are guilty so that we can gain valuable intel to stop future deaths of Americans, but it’s peachy with you to drop a hellfire missile on American citizens when they are surrounded by non-combatants on the word of ONE man. You know, kill them with a weapon so hot there’s no intel left to gather on the ground.

The intellectual and moral pretzels these two must struggle with to be able to kiss this administration’s rear end . . .

And their basis of their argument is one made in the late 20s by many Germans, the 40s by many Russians, and by countless other potentially influential people in China, Cambodia, Cuba . . . “It can’t happen here”. Right ladies, no republic ever takes a turn towards killing and oppressing it’s own people. If you believe it could never happen here, and you won’t have a point where you stop the progress towards it happening here, you won’t be able to stop it when it does happen here.

It was too late to stop the holocaust after trying to stop the killing got you in a toxic shower as well. We have to fight before it gets to that point, not pretend it’s only going to go as far as it already has.

PastorJon on March 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Juan McVain is having a bigger temper tantrum than did Rumpelstiltskin and I hope he meets the same self-induced end.

VorDaj on March 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Yes, I read that too, about McConnell. However, keep this in mind, straight from RP’s mouth, last night on Greta. He observed the Holder fiasco in not being able to give a simple “NO” answer to a very straight question, went by the senate, noted that it was empty, which is not usual…that is the floor was available. This was not prepared a lot, he didn’t prep materials, nor too much else, body and etc. Sure, he might have tweeted/phoned McConnell. The two have gotten close, because McConnell needs him badly to win.

It must really irk the Lilliputian in Chief that this modest man could speak, often 3 hours in a row, with no notes to speak of, prompters, and etc. He appears like a fool in parallel to all this, and he is the supposed constitutional scholar.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Don’t forget, too, that McCain tore into Michele Bachmann on the Senate floor because she had the audacity to request that the Muslim-creep into our State Department (particulary Huma) needed to be vetted.

onlineanalyst on March 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

This is an important point and bears repeating. This is not an isolated incident for McCain; he dumps on conservatives ALL the time, from the senate floor, to TV and radio, etc. He needs to be thrown out on his A$$

Jackalope on March 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Thank you sir. and right back at ya!

I usually don’t post much except qotd but always monitor the threads during the day and especially enjoy reading you. It’s attitudes like V7′s that have caused our great nation to slip into the abyss. Under our current leadership the snowball is gaining mass and velocity. We need more bright sunshiny days like we had with the “filibuster” to melt it away and bring on our own “American Spring”

Fred

jrsrigmvr on March 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

^^^And he’s so dedicated to bashing conservatives, that he’s willing to trash the constitution and have the State Dept infiltrated. Not only a jerk, but a dangerous jerk.

Jackalope on March 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Ole’ John Boy sounds nervous about getting hit about 3 AM by one of O’s drones. Wants to stay on the good side of him. My views are not near the black helicopter views but man, Paul’s question should have been answered in a heart beat with a resounding “absolutely not”! by O.

Herb on March 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Like Reid, McCain makes outrageous statements on the Senate floor because he thinks that the position makes him invincible and credible. The two of them are downright cheesy.

onlineanalyst on March 8, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Forgot something—-Paul in ’16!!

Herb on March 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Not to slow your roll or anything, but Benedict Arnold was tried and convicted in Abstinence because he managed to escape, he died in England of Edema at the age of 60.

SWalker on March 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I should have said sentence not fate – drat! I think the term is tried “in absentia”, no? :)

Of course, the fact he escaped and then led a full life in the service of “Fat King George” . . .

Meanwhile, McCain is currently on Shep Smith repeating his dribble on Jane Fonda ever being targetted as nonsense . . . and talking down Rand Paul.

Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

jrsrigmvr on March 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Indeed, for your grandkids.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

OK _ McCain just admitted on Shepherd Smith that America is a battlefield after 9/11.

Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

OK _ McCain just admitted on Shepherd Smith that America is a battlefield after 9/11.

Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

What an incredible traitor.

This makes every citizen now a target, beyond drones.

It’s precisely what RP argued agains.

It’s, however, what Obama wants.

He can now droen any TEA party person.

McCain is beyond fit for the creche.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I’ll bet McCain thought he was pretty clever and media-savvy here by using term “wacko birds.” But doesn’t this remind you of the pathetic older person trying to use language to ingratiate himself to the “youngsters.” In fact, McCain couldn’t conceal his contempt, which leaks past the feeble colloquialism.

The more I think on this the more offensive I find it. Whatever response you may have to Paul, this one has got to be the most inapt, insulting and puerile possible.

rrpjr on March 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Sorry for all the typos. This must be reversed, or else you are all targets now.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Bmore, Shep Smith must be added to that new series.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

He should just be honest and switch parties.

Jackalope on March 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I think Sen. Paul went in with some preparation, I saw a notebook. But that he can keep going that long without the benefit of a law degree is very impressive. As for Sen. McConnell, he has outmaneuvered Reid on more than one occasion using Senate procedures. I always love that and I don’t think it hurts to have at least one entrenched person to run interference. While I don’t live in Kentucky, unless someone startling comes along, I will gladly promote his reelection.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 3:10 PM

I still like him. It would take a lot for me to close the door on any of these new guys.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Obama showed McCain the Queen of Diamonds during that dinner.

claudius on March 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I thought Miss Lindsay rode in the limo with McCain?

Lily on March 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I usually have Fox News on in the background. I honestly don’t remember John McCain ever having been on Shepherd Smith’s show, even when he was running for President. The fact he has now gone on there to rant against Rand Paul is quite telling. The establishment is afraid. The fact he is backing up his claims by citing Reagan’s “peace through strength” doctrine is perverse. Ronald Reagan was not for perpetual war. He was for ending the Cold War and defeating once and for all the Soviet Union in the hope we could have a more peaceful world.

If, in fact, our country is no longer going to adhere to the law that our military is not allowed to wage war within the borders of our own country (which includes the President as the commander in chief), we are in big quicksand.

Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

LoLz..I’m the king of typos..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I like him also..You are right it is way early..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM

I guess McCain thinks that Posse Comitatus thing is a old outdated piece of trash, eh.

a capella on March 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

This is why the Dems kept Bob Byrd in the Senate even though he sometimes wasn’t liberal enough for them. He knew more about the rules of the Senate and how to get around them than anyone else.

Mitch McConnell may not be conservative “enough” a lot of the time but when it comes to putting one over on the other side, he leads the pack.

Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Hey, remember when the MSM and the Left thought that John McShamesty was “unstable,” “probably suffering from some kind of post-traumatic brainwashing from his time in captivity,” and had “too mercurial a temperament to be President”?

Now, they all they have to say after his temperamental, asinine outbursts, which are not even based on the issue at hand, are “Word!”

Who needs Dark Lord Sauron’s spokeskid, Gríma Wormtongue a/k/a Jay Carney, to go after the Hobbits when Saruman will do it for him?

Resist We Much on March 8, 2013 at 4:03 PM

The McCain doctrine: It’s illegal torture for the US to pour water over the face of terrorists and scare them, but it’s fine for the President to claim the power to use a drone to kill Americans on American soil.

McCain needs to check his medications, he’s even more out of reality then usual.

RJL on March 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Dumping on Rand Paul? I’d like to take a dump on McCain and his staff!

AcronisF on March 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I noticed this too. Some kind of Rubio push over there.

rrpjr on March 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Understatement of the year.

Romney Lite has been pushed down our throats since November 7th of 2012.

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

It’s an incredible shame that only one D senator spoke up for the constitution and liberty/due process, and that no women spoke at all. Ayotte was out with Obama.

The convoy of 22 cars and security elements…during the sequester, just to eat with Obama, who doesn’t give a damn about you, or the money taxpayers provide, while telling folks that you starve children…How stupid the Rs are.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:05 PM

I noticed the women missing too. Yes, the voters are stupid if that’s what you meant. These Congress members that put themselves before their Country are corrupt. They prove daily that the love of money is the root of all evil.

bluefox on March 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Greyledge Gal on March 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Indeed on all.

That McCain declared the entire country a “battlefield” is huge.

Sophie, please work this over, from the legal standpoints, as only you can so aptly.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

That is your fault if you let them..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Missed receiving this message by this much. Lol! Added two. I’ll try to add Shep in a bit. ; )

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

I think Sen. Paul went in with some preparation, I saw a notebook. But that he can keep going that long without the benefit of a law degree is very impressive. As for Sen. McConnell, he has outmaneuvered Reid on more than one occasion using Senate procedures. I always love that and I don’t think it hurts to have at least one entrenched person to run interference. While I don’t live in Kentucky, unless someone startling comes along, I will gladly promote his reelection.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Yep. I call BS on Rand Paul’s whole “I just was so incensed about Holder’s letter that I decided to do this in the heat of the momemt” act. Rand Paul had a binder full of materials about the drone strikes and his concerns about them with lots of different sources to quote. He also had a speech planned out that included the Alice in Wonderland allusion. It was very catchy and meant to be cut as a soundbite. He likely got the okay from McConnell because McConnell could have shut down the filibuster quickly. I’m also assuming that McCain and Graham were told to shove it during the actual filibuster, hence the two day long tantrum by those two.

Illinidiva on March 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Would you PLEASE consider retirement, Senator ?

The respect I have for your service in Vietnam is wearing T. H. I. N.

listens2glenn on March 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I don’t think anyone’s Military Service entitles them as a member of Congress to undermine our Constitution and support those that are trying to destroy our Country.

I understand what you are saying, but too many excuse McCain based on that Service and not what he has done since that is detrimental to our Freedoms & Country.

bluefox on March 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM

I have lost what little respect I had left for John McCain. The POW status does not even do it for me anymore. Thank your service, now get the hell off my TV.

shar61 on March 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Just yesterday

Today coot McCain confirmed Obama’s dream

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I come to the lyceum this afternoon to say that the Anti-Federalist have again risen, and that this is not the end but only the beginning, as the age of the newest Nomad Generation dawns, to guide us through the turbulent times yet to come. I remind everyone, that this is a marathon not a sprint, that our Republic is worth saving, that everyone should beware the fury of a patient man, and that far better than we have endured far worse! Jefferson was called a tin foil hat wearer by no less than the beloved George Washington, and lest we forget why his friendship with John Adams was severed for so many years, over an act the government would label certain people of its own a traitors should they express certain positions. Will we learn from the lessons paid for by those who came before us or will we once again pay for them with our own blood?

MarshFox on March 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Good going Bmore!

Howdy MarshFox. Was worried about you.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Let’s remember that this catastrophe that is Obama, began with the lame excuse of a candidate of the Republican Establishment party, Mr. McCain. I don’t care what McCain says or thinks and certainly don’t care what his valet, Mr Graham says or thinks. They are always in a gang of something that sells out to the Left every time. It was time for them to go 5 years ago, but they didn’t so it’s at least time for them to be ignored and ridiculed. McCain has to go to Huffington Post to be heard now? It’s time for these two lovers to have their own show on MSNBC.

JeffinOrlando on March 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM

MarshFox on March 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Good to see you. All is well I presume?

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

bluefox on March 8, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Yes, I posted it last night. He said it to Greta last night. The weasels didn’t have the courage to speak on the floor, but congratulated him afterward.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Thanks. I try to remember important comments, but when I have 8-9 windows open with other websites….Well, you know how it is:-)

bluefox on March 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Illinidiva on March 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM

RP said yesterday on Rush that he’d been mulling a filibuster for a about a week. Said he did not decide to until that day.

LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

I apologize for causing such concern, though it warms my heart to know of the concern. I have 57 days left on the island, and have been quite busy in preparing to return to the land of the free and the home of the brave. I have been watching from afar though, I must say that Bmore only gets better and you my friend remain the wise sage as always.

MarshFox on March 8, 2013 at 4:38 PM

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