McCain: When I buck GOP leadership, I’m a maverick; now I’m suddenly an “angry old man”

posted at 11:01 am on March 10, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

I don’t think he’s quite getting it.

It’s not that McCain disagreed with Rand Paul; it’s the way he and Graham went about it. Republicans finally scored a major, compelling, epic GOP PR victory that got millions to tune in while they pointed out the excesses of the Obama administration, and McCain and Graham just had to immediately and rather nastily rain on everybody’s parade. Being intellectually honest with himself isn’t the problem here — it’s that it came in the form of a tactless political buzzkill. Says Chris Stirewalt:

Paul got the president to rein in his attorney general’s claim of executive authority to kill American citizens on American soil without trial. At a moment when Americans, especially liberals and young voters, are growing increasingly uneasy with Obama’s drone wars and kill lists, Paul forced Obama to yield.

The next day, though, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham arrived, like parents who discovered a raucous party had been going on while they were away and scolded Paul. McCain and Graham had been at dinner with the drone warrior president while Paul was filibustering and they did not at all like what he had been up to.

Rather than do what other moderates and hawks had done and let Paul have his moment whilst gently reminding their constituents that killing bad guys was very important, McCain and Graham mocked and derided Paul and his supporters.


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Correction, you are a jealous, angry old man.

theaddora on March 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Now of course Hagel is persona non grata surpremo at HA.
And Rand Paul?

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Ironically, Chuck Hagel, a homophobe, anti-semite, and opponent of abortion even in the cases of rape, is very much persona grata supremo at The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, etc.

Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Ironically, Chuck Hagel, a homophobe, anti-semite, and opponent of abortion even in the cases of rape, is very much persona grata supremo at The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, etc.

Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM

No joke on the first two? Sheesh. How…unexpected.

MelonCollie on March 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM

I respect McCain for his service to the country

I don’t – Because he has PERFORMED NO SUCH SERVICE!!!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Look, you little pissant, just knock off the crap you’re slinging about McCain’s time as a POW. When you’ve been through the same shit and withstood the years of torture that he did…then you might have some grounds to yammer about his time in a prison camp.
Nobody is saying that he gets any more free ride because of his service and time as a POW…but there is no reason to denigrate what he went through.
Unless, of course, you believe that ALL POWs had an easy time of it. Unless you want to denigrate the sacrifice of ALL POWs. Is that what you mean to do? Are you trying to sneer at ALL POWs? Because that sure seems to be what you’re trying to do.

IOW; stop acting like an idiot.

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM

What McCain did was pure knee-jerk bloviating. It is obvious that he didn’t listen to any of Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster. McCain probably skimmed he Reader’s Digest Big Print version as filtered by one of his flunkies, if anything.

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Suddenly… He’s not half the angry old man he used to be… There’s a Senator he ought to be… Oh yesterday came suddenly.

2Tru2Tru on March 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM

+1000

unclesmrgol on March 10, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM

The enemy of our enemy is our friend?

unclesmrgol on March 10, 2013 at 7:48 PM

McCain: When I buck GOP leadership, I’m a maverick;

No. You were always a d!ck.

now I’m suddenly an “angry old man”

No, you’re a treasonous idiot.

Now, take your plump, stupid daughter and leave the public stage, you miserable POS.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 10, 2013 at 7:57 PM

The enemy of our enemy is our friend?

unclesmrgol on March 10, 2013 at 7:48 PM

No, but I’m not going to argue with my opponent that the sky is green when it is blue just because he is my opponent.

Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM

McCain spends too much time in the Men’s Club for Dems, cooking up “deals” such as McCain-Feingold and McCain-Kennedy. Now he is schmoozing with Chuck Schumer over comprehendsive immigration. Fie, I say, John McCain.

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

“Suddenly” you’re an angry old man?

No that’s been forever. You spent too much time listening to and enjoying the press call you “Maverick”.

That’s of course because, Mr. McCain, you are consumed with your own self-importance rather than the greater good of our party.

None of us called you “Maverick” we’ve called you much lesser things like “coot” and “fool”. It’s why most of us didn’t vote for you for president. You’re a laughingstock inclined to sell-out our values and demean us at the slightest hint that being principled may cost you personal popularity.

If fact, you would and have sold out your party for self-gratification. And your about to do it again- which is why you were so angry at Senator Paul. He not only uncovered your scheme with the president, but showed how foolish, unwise and lacking in courage it was.

You knew Mr. Ryan and the party was going to confront the president with a budget contingent on defunding Obamacare. Yet you went to dinner with the president to sell us out and cut your own deals- make amends, if you will, with the president that has been destroying our party and by his own admission wants to finish us for generations. You and the detestable Mr. Graham- who together believe you are some type of oligarchs ready to engage in a coup d’etat against the party.

Finally we’ve started to win some battles and you try to sell us out?

You are nothing but a Vichy Republican and it’s time for you to go.

Marcus Traianus on March 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I don’t care for the Maverick nor the angry old man. They can both go live off their wife’s fortune for the rest of time for all I care.

CycloneCDB on March 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

He clearly mistook the support conservatives had for his running mate as support for The Maverick (my friendsh)

CycloneCDB on March 10, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Obama favorite multi-purpose tool: Johnny Wacko Bird McCain.

profitsbeard on March 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The next day, though, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham arrived, like parents who discovered a raucous party had been going on while they were away and scolded Paul. McCain and Graham had been at dinner with the drone warrior president while Paul was filibustering and they did not at all like what he had been up to.

Pretty much sums it up. Twelve RINO disciples of the rat-eared Jesus irked that their Maundy Wednesday supper was overshadowed by some upstart concerned about the regime’s claim they had the right to kill Americans on American soil without even a judicial oversight process to okay the action.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Angry – Maverick.

What we really need to do is make him irrelevant.

Panther on March 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

I don’t think he is an angry old man. I think he is a miserable backstabbing POS!

Doomsday on March 10, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Well said.

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Ironically, Chuck Hagel, a homophobe, anti-semite, and opponent of abortion even in the cases of rape, is very much persona grata supremo at The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, etc.
Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Well you’re stretching the meaning of most of the words in that sentence…to get to that sentence.

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Well you’re stretching the meaning of most of the words in that sentence…to get to that sentence.

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 8:53 PM

No, I am not…and you know it.

Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Evidently McCain is fond of that necktie.

Sherman1864 on March 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Do you agree with Chuck Hagel that James Hormel was/is “openly and aggressively gay only one step below a militant homosexual”?

Just imagine if a nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, for example, was on the record having said, “Let the blacks pay for it” or “Let Hispanics pay for it.”

The outrage from you would have been deafening — as well as unsurprising and well-founded…unless, of course, Obama had nominated such person…then, you’d have been accusing people like me of “stretching the meaning” of the words “racist” and “bigot.”

Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Backstabbing wacko bird. He would never have turned on his fellow POW’s. He has apparently forgotten what loyalty is. You can disagree, but he treated Rand like the democrat party treats the GOP.

Step down, nobody likes you anymore.

shar61 on March 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

I respect McCain for his service to the country

I don’t – Because he has PERFORMED NO SUCH SERVICE!!!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Look, you little pissant, just knock off the crap you’re slinging about McCain’s time as a POW. When you’ve been through the same shit and withstood the years of torture that he did…then you might have some grounds to yammer about his time in a prison camp.
Nobody is saying that he gets any more free ride because of his service and time as a POW…but there is no reason to denigrate what he went through.
Unless, of course, you believe that ALL POWs had an easy time of it. Unless you want to denigrate the sacrifice of ALL POWs. Is that what you mean to do? Are you trying to sneer at ALL POWs? Because that sure seems to be what you’re trying to do.

IOW; stop acting like an idiot.

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Look – you jerkwater-king-sized-pissant!! DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!

You’re Not QUALIFIED to tell ANYONE what to do!

We’ve gotten along in the past – but you’re OUT OF LINE here!

Don’t come to me with this “You were never in a POW Prison Camp – so YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’s LIKE!!” Crap!

I’ve had a broken arm either – that doesn’t mean that i am not qualified to tell someone who ran, or is about to run, their arm through a table saw that it’s stupid to do that. I know that broken arms hurt. I also know that if McCain had not been stupid – he would never have been in a POW Camp, in his case.

I also know that being in a POW Camp – and then selling your country out to the people with the same philosophies that MADE that Camp a bad place – does NOT make you a “hero”.

McCain is NOT a hero! Period. Take your “behind the keyboard” bully threats that mean NOTHING and go pound on something ELSE with them!

McCain has ACTUALLY helped Contribute to the DEATHS of Innocent Americans with his stupidity!!

I want to see Karma BLOWBACK on his Power-Drunk Hide!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 9:58 PM

*”I’ve NEVER had a broken arm either…..”

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 9:59 PM

IOW; stop acting like an idiot.

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Yeah – RIGHT BACK ATCHA, Solar!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Senator Pantload needs to stop kidding Obama’s ass, after letting him become President without a fight.

TexasJew on March 10, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Okay, Solar – I’ll take the initiative to address what appears to you as the seeming “outrageousness” of my posts:

Being in the Military – ALONE – means NOTHING about a person’s principles, integrity or motives.

Being in a Prison Camp – ALONE – COULD Mean the Same NOTHING – depending upon a person’s actions.

John MURTHA was in The Military – he was a DECORATED Marine. THEN – by the request of his Liberal Masters in Congress – he garnered the Media Megaphone for WEEKS and Convicted the Good Soldiers involved in the Ambush By Terrorists in HADITHA WITHOUT access, knowledge or compunction about THE FACTS of the case!

He Made Their Lives and the Lives of their families A LIVING HELL for OVER A YEAR!!

He should have had his Globe and Eagle RECANTED and Taken Away from him! In this act, he was a TRAITOR of the HIGHEST ORDER! A Trial for Sedition would have been appropriate. As a note – He died in excruciating pain.

Benedict Arnold was a GREAT and LOYAL soldier to America!! He ultimately BETRAYED our Country to our Enemy!

THIS is what John McCain is – A TRAITOR OF THE HIGHEST ORDER!! From his position of power, he BULLIED his way into FORCING Decisions that sacrificed the lives and threat-level of our own innocent soldiers in order to ENSURE HIS OWN THIRST Ego-Gratification and Power-Mania were slaked!

His POW stint means NOTHING – because he TURNED OUR COUNTRY OVER TO THE ENEMY AFTERWARDS and caused Threat and Pain to our OWN soldiers!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Words cannot EXPRESS the Level of RAGE and Sense of INJUSTICE I feel about McCain right now!!

I want to see JUSTICE DONE to him!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Murtha should have been STRIPPED of his “Globe and Eagle”!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Well said.

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 8:50 PM

As if I needed any further proof of the legitimacy of my statements – LOOK who the “fan” of your diatribe is……

I couldn’t feel any more justified than if The New York Times themselves had endorsed those words…

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 10:33 PM

McCain may now be more unpopular than Obama within the GOP. We expect our enemies/opponents to be asshats, just not our friends.

Tater Salad on March 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I also know that if McCain had not been stupid – he would never have been in a POW Camp, in his case.
williamg on March 10, 2013 at 9:58 PM

So…any pilot who took a NVA missile up the tailpipe and ended up in a POW camp was just “stupid”?

Gotcha.

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM

I also know that if McCain had not been stupid – he would never have been in a POW Camp, in his case.
williamg on March 10, 2013 at 9:58 PM

So…any pilot who took a NVA missile up the tailpipe and ended up in a POW camp was just “stupid”?

Gotcha.

Solaratov on March 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM

C’mon -THAT is not what I am saying, Solar – and you KNOW that! You know – or should read the story. McCain was where he should Not have been – the Mission Orders were explicit. He either got Lost – which is likely – or he was drifting about in areas that he KNEW he should not be drifting in. Had he followed the briefing and the orders – he would not have been shot down.

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I think what you’re saying is that should you ever find yourself in political disagreement with someone who just happens to be a war hero, you will mock and denigrate their service.
What I’m saying is that you’re a jackass.

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM

What does McCain mean by “suddenly?”

Wino on March 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM

No one here CARES what you are saying – and YOU Manifest the Epithet you describe!

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM

And what I’m saying is you’re a worthless little D-grade Marxist who needs to be slapped until your face is one giant bruise, slapped on your hands until you have to type with your pickle-shaped nose in order to troll the site, then put over a chair and spanked like the stupid child you are until your arse glows like a firefly.

MelonCollie on March 10, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Do you agree with Chuck Hagel that James Hormel was/is “openly and aggressively gay only one step below a militant homosexual”?
Just imagine if a nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, for example, was on the record having said, “Let the blacks pay for it” or “Let Hispanics pay for it.”
The outrage from you would have been deafening — as well as unsurprising and well-founded…unless, of course, Obama had nominated such person…then, you’d have been accusing people like me of “stretching the meaning” of the words “racist” and “bigot.”
Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Well I’m not PC cop type you assume.
Also wouldn’t expect I’d enjoy much having a beer with Hagel.
I think it’s absurd to call him an anti-semite.
Homophobe not as absurd. Though here’s hoping he’s on the enlightenment track on that issue.

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 11:13 PM

MelonCollie on March 10, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I think it’s time for you to put down the bong and turn off the porn.
Maybe get some fresh air…

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

williamg on March 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM

We all respect John McCain’s military career. The problem is that military service is often spilled into a general discussion of the person’s character and ability. You guys fell into the trap.

On the one hand, I can find liberals who loved him when he worked campaign reform, amnesty for illegals, or just kicking Republicans.

I was annoyed when a guy who works at the VA and a likely Obama lover, (Ok, he was black) recently said to me “all he did was get shot down and a Vietnam veteran explained how that was nothing”. Well, I have plans to talk to that guy again. Prominent will be: “What has President Obama done in a uniform?”

I think we need a ten year limit on the discussion of a veteran’s record or a consideration of draft dodging.

Bless you both for the discussion.

IlikedAUH2O on March 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Do you agree with Chuck Hagel that James Hormel was/is “openly and aggressively gay only one step below a militant homosexual”?
Just imagine if a nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, for example, was on the record having said, “Let the blacks pay for it” or “Let Hispanics pay for it.”
The outrage from you would have been deafening — as well as unsurprising and well-founded…unless, of course, Obama had nominated such person…then, you’d have been accusing people like me of “stretching the meaning” of the words “racist” and “bigot.”
Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Well I’m not PC cop type you assume.
Also wouldn’t expect I’d enjoy much having a beer with Hagel.
I think it’s absurd to call him an anti-semite.
Homophobe not as absurd. Though here’s hoping he’s on the enlightenment track on that issue.

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Only because hating Jews is a whole lot easier to swallow than hating teh gays for your side of the aisle.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on March 10, 2013 at 11:41 PM

The more I think about McCains response to this the more childish it seems. he should have thought this through before he misspoke against His fellow Senator like that. mcCain deserves respect when he speaks and anyone who did what Senatore Paul did for almost 13 hours (while McCain was being wined and dine, or perhaps being played is more accurate) deserves the same.

Please excuse the lousy iPads lousy spell checking component, I’m too tired to correct all it’s autocorrects :)

scalleywag on March 11, 2013 at 12:06 AM

scalleywag on March 11, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I have always felt that McNasty stinks to high heaven for well over sixty years.

dragondrop on March 11, 2013 at 1:04 AM

McCain: When I buck GOP leadership, I’m a maverick; now I’m suddenly an “angry old man”

Clearly, Senator, you and Graham felt that Rand Paul had to be taken down a few notches…guess because he’s an “upstart”.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 11, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Yes, McCain graduated from the Air force Academy, but people tend to forget that half the class that graduates is below the average. The way I hear it, McCain graduated close to the bottom of his class, and was disliked from the beginning. His fellow Air Force officers didn’t care for him, and the word is that he advanced as far as he did because his daddy was an admiral.

Not every POW was a hero. Mr. McCain survived. So did a lot of others. A lot didn’t. Just because he was a war hero doesn’t mean he can do no wrong. Murtha was a Marine, and we all know what he was.

Whatever McCain was in the beginning, he has long since worn out his credit as a war hero. Now he is just an incumbent US Senator who has long since sold out his values to get the approval of the so-called mainstream media. He is a vicious, jealous, old man who is clinging tenaciously to his position of power while selling out his party and his constituents for the approval of the opposition.

Wise men know when to quit. Unfortunately, Senator McCain isn’t wise.

hachiban on March 11, 2013 at 1:42 AM

now I’m suddenly an “angry old man” and your daughter is a moron who talks too much.

stormridercx4 on March 11, 2013 at 1:42 AM

McCain has always had an eye out for the TV cameras, and now is upset someone else is getting attention.

His status and service as a Vet is to be honored, but I have never understood him to be an expert on the military nor on torture. Cunningham, then Murtha both honored, then dishonored themselves…warriors all, but unfortunately also flawed humans.

trl on March 11, 2013 at 1:55 AM

That’s of course because, Mr. McCain, you are consumed with your own self-importance rather than the greater good of our party country.

Marcus Traianus on March 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM

FIFY

Arnold Yabenson on March 11, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Note to Sen McCain,

Wake up and pay attention to the real world,sir. You are not bucking the Republican leadership, you are in lock step with them.

You and they are bucking the new real conservatives from the party. In my opinion, if you are not a fiscal conservative then you are a Democrat’s useful idiot.

I am related to some and know even more West Texas ranchers, and none of them has ever indicated that a ‘Maverick’ was smart. You are not proving them wrong.

WestTexasBirdDog on March 11, 2013 at 2:07 AM

Yes, McCain graduated from the Air force Academy, but people tend to forget that half the class that graduates is below the average. The way I hear it, McCain graduated close to the bottom of his class, and was disliked from the beginning. His fellow Air Force officers didn’t care for him, and the word is that he advanced as far as he did because his daddy was an admiral.

hachiban on March 11, 2013 at 1:42 AM

My dad was a naval aviator who knew McCain, albeit from a distance. And, he didn’t think much of him.

Much of what you say has merit. But, please…

…Annapolis and Colorado Springs are worlds apart.

Arnold Yabenson on March 11, 2013 at 2:17 AM

Quite true. My error. It’s late here and my brain is working on too much coffee.

hachiban on March 11, 2013 at 3:03 AM

Mr. McCain, get over it and realize you have become the useful idiot and forget the yesterdays for we are not living in the past and if you insist on doing that I’ll remind you that you were an a**hole then and you still are an a**hole. Go home and play with the grand children.

mixplix on March 11, 2013 at 7:16 AM

McCain takes every opportunity to suck up to the media by attacking other Republicans and is dumb enough to think they really care about anything else he may say.

Nomas on March 11, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Monday morning, turn on computer….same angry old man! Too bad we can’t sequester him.

LetsBfrank on March 11, 2013 at 9:13 AM

McCain spends too much time in the Men’s Club for Dems, cooking up “deals” such as McCain-Feingold and McCain-Kennedy. Now he is schmoozing with Chuck Schumer over comprehendsive immigration. Fie, I say, John McCain.

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

McCain used to take ANNUAL VACATIONS with Ted Kennedy. Not just one year but recurring years, “family tradition”.

Lourdes on March 11, 2013 at 9:22 AM

No, sir, you called yourself a maverick, we always called you a sell out for not staying on your side of the aisle and wanting to be a sock puppet for Teddy K. It’s too late now for you and your’re a has been. Go home and take your sock puppet LG with you. You must have had too much kool-aid to drink at dinner with your dear leader the other night.

Kissmygrits on March 11, 2013 at 9:23 AM

I am related to some and know even more West Texas ranchers, and none of them has ever indicated that a ‘Maverick’ was smart. You are not proving them wrong.

WestTexasBirdDog on March 11, 2013 at 2:07 AM

In ranching, “maverick” and “rogue” are not good things. In fact, they’re the opposite of good things.

Lourdes on March 11, 2013 at 9:24 AM

McCain spends too much time in the Men’s Club for Dems, cooking up “deals” such as McCain-Feingold and McCain-Kennedy. Now he is schmoozing with Chuck Schumer over comprehendsive immigration. Fie, I say, John McCain.

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM

And there was that little Keating five(?) deal he escaped….

Don L on March 11, 2013 at 9:29 AM

He seems to be very proud of the fact that he earned his knickname by betraying the GOP in the past & is surprised about the backlash he is getting from attacking a new GOP member because they did not kiss his @$$/’godfather ring’ & ask -permission before filibustering?! It is SOOOOOO time to BREAK this ‘maverick’ & put hjim oput to pasture….

easyt65 on March 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM

And there was that little Keating five(?) deal he escaped….

Don L on March 11, 2013 at 9:29 AM

No water-carrier for McCain–just look at my previous posts on page 2. But McCain’s involvement with that was very little and again shows his bending over for the Democrats. Basically his “friends” on the Democrat side asked if some Republican would step up and be implicated in the scandal, so that it looked like a bi-partisan scandal, and not simply a Democrat one. This was all rehashed in 2008, and if that could have been put on McCain the Dem press would have done so.

Axeman on March 11, 2013 at 10:02 AM

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday said he will not back down from the battle to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act even though some Republicans think the party should move on.

Ryan dismissed criticism that House Republicans have virtually no chance of dismantling the signature legislative accomplishment of Obama’s first term and their efforts might be better expended elsewhere.

He said his budget assumes the repeal of the healthcare law, in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/287205-rep-paul-ryan-house-budget-will-assume-the-repeal-of-obamacare

Get on board mac. Get right or get left.

davidk on March 11, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Clearly, Senator, you and Graham felt that Rand Paul had to be taken down a few notches…guess because he’s an “upstart”. – Dr. ZhivBlago on March 11, 2013 at 1:11 AM

I guess I will have to state this once again……………… Senator Graham had no objection with Rand Paul’s filibuster.

SC.Charlie on March 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM

McCain needs to retire. Hopefully, his constituents will help him along.

zoyclem on March 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Now of course Hagel is persona non grata surpremo at HA.

verbaluce on March 10, 2013 at 6:23 PM

If you wanted to be honest – which as a leftist is entirely impossible for you – you’d note that Hagel was never really liked by conservatives. Sure, we’d likely support him as a republican over a democrat, but he’s always been seen as an idiot and jerk.

But, of course, that is par for the course for an Obama appointee. This has to be the stupidest cabinet in all of U.S. history. That you are now a fan of such an idiot demonstrates how blindly partisan you are.

And, I like how you pretend he is not an anti-Semite. Of course, the left have hated the Jews more and more over the last 20 years. It always amazes me that Jews still vote leftist despite the vitriol that constantly comes from the left at them.

But, most people in the world simply are not that bright. Explains Obama’s election and re-election. Cognitive dissonance is alive and well with many.

Monkeytoe on March 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM

McCain has become disappointing on so many levels. Finally some “young buck” Republican gets the cajones to put up a fight, and the “Maverick” trashes him.

In the words of Jed Clampett…”Pitiful.”

Calamity Jane on March 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Let me be clear, my friend, “YOU’RE ALWAYS AN AZZHOLE.”

stenwin77 on March 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM

I guess I will have to state this once again……………… Senator Graham had no objection with Rand Paul’s filibuster.

SC.Charlie on March 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM

You’re correct to point out that fact but for one to believe he did is not unreasonable, inasmuch as Graham has long been McCain’s sock puppet.

rplat on March 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Once you make a deal with a Dem to sell out our First Amendment Rights, you are dead to me. It doesn’t matter what you did in the past, once you turn and sell out the Constitution, it’s over man!

rgranger on March 11, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Blue Team

Bmore on March 11, 2013 at 12:43 PM

If the government has the ability to kill Americans here or abroad because they ‘might’ do something, why is it a tinfoil question to ask “What ‘might’ the government do in the future?”

Resist We Much on March 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Great post and exactly so. We have stepped beyond even Robespierre’s Law 22 of Prairial. Now we don’t even need the kangaroo courts.

totherightofthem on March 11, 2013 at 12:53 PM

McCain: When I buck GOP leadership, I’m a maverick; now I’m suddenly an “angry old man”

No John, you’re a crazy old man!

cajunpatriot on March 11, 2013 at 12:53 PM

McCain should be stripped of his designation as a Republican by all the press. He no longer qualifies. He should look at how little he has accomplished going in that mean direction.

John Mauer on March 11, 2013 at 1:11 PM

loser

RedInMD on March 11, 2013 at 1:22 PM

You’re correct to point out that fact but for one to believe he did is not unreasonable, inasmuch as Graham has long been McCain’s sock puppet. – rplat on March 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

That they have been good friends doesn’t make Graham McCain’s sock puppet. Graham speaks his own mind. Sometimes the best of friends become the most ardent enemies.

SC.Charlie on March 11, 2013 at 2:10 PM

now I’m suddenly an “angry old man”

No, not suddenly John.

LetsBfrank on March 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM

We (Arinzonans) really need to recall that ass…

John_G on March 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Maverick = Angry old man.

They are one and the same. The only reason that he was given the ‘maverick’ label is that the liberal media wanted him to be the Republican nominee for president, and that was the soft-and-cuddly label that they came up with vs ‘angry old man’.

slickwillie2001 on March 11, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Please, just go away!

rjoco1 on March 11, 2013 at 3:30 PM

You are nothing but a Vichy Republican and it’s time for you to go.

Marcus Traianus on March 10, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I’d go further, and it would be much more accurate. Juan McAmnesty is more like Vidkun Quisling. At least teh Vichy types just went along with what their supervisors wanted. Quisling actively sought to serve the Germans. McCain is actively seeking to undermine the country and betray us to the globalists. He long ago waste teh capital he earned by his military service.

The people that have pointed out McCain’s stupidity in not following mission orders are correct as well. He got his wings simply because of his father’s influence. Anyone else would have been kicked to the curb after they drove their plane into the drink through sheer inattention and negligence. He was only an adequate pilot afterwards as well.

It’s long past time for that crotchety idiot to go home.

Quartermaster on March 11, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Pandering will catch up with you eventually and we now do see it senator. Just put in some pork for building the fence. Like your constituents have been asking.

jake49 on March 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM

When John and or Lindsey get near any podium – it’s time to get the hook as they say on Broadway!

IlonaE on March 12, 2013 at 9:54 AM

“Suddenly”

McCain’s sense of timing fails him as ever.

maverick muse on March 13, 2013 at 4:17 PM

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