McCain: I apologize to Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for calling them “wacko birds”

posted at 6:59 pm on March 15, 2013 by Allahpundit

The key bit comes at 2:00. We all knew McCain was taking a lot of heat politically for dumping on Paul after his filibuster but I never would have guessed it was enough to squeeze an apology out of him. Good lord. How many times in his life, do you suppose, has Maverick apologized to a libertarian? Either he’s planning to run again for Senate in 2016 and wants to hedge his bets against a Paulian primary uprising in Arizona or he’s come to his senses and realized that his nastiness is doing the interventionist cause more harm than good. Either way, it’s time for a tactical retreat.

By the way, am I misunderstanding or does he seem to think Ted Cruz, like Paul, is some sort of isolationist? I’m … not sure why. There was no one in the Senate, McCain included, who was tougher on Chuck Hagel than Cruz. When the Washington Free Beacon asked him to explain, Cruz said it’s because Hagel “has repeatedly been soft on our enemies.” Paleocons have also noticed that Cruz, despite often being lumped in with Paul on foreign policy, sounds plenty hawkish on Iran. Maverick’s likely concluded that because Cruz and Paul both speak frequently about the tea party and the Constitution and because Cruz was, after all, Paul’s wingman during the drone filibuster that they’re simpatico on foreign policy, but I suspect that’s untrue. In fact, Cruz and Paul seem to me to represent the two sides of the tea-party coin. From the beginning, Ron Paul fans have insisted that he’s the “godfather” of the movement; there are certainly tea partiers, especially the younger set, who are doctrinaire libertarians and whom Rand is trying to mobilize. But there’s another wing, which skews a bit older, that’s composed of more traditional conservatives — hawkish, concerned about “values” — who are disaffected with the GOP leadership’s squishiness and looking to rebrand themselves. The two wings overlap on spending, the core tea-party concern, and on stricter observance of constitutional limits on government, but they diverge on social issues and on foreign policy. Cruz was an ally of Paul’s during the drone debate because of that constitutional overlap, and of course because it was a chance to rebuke Obama. If a bill hit the floor tomorrow authorizing military action against Iran, though, I’m a lot less confident than Maverick that Cruz would end up on Paul’s side rather than on McCain’s and Rubio’s. We’ll find out…



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By the way, am I misunderstanding or does he seem to think Ted Cruz, like Paul, is some sort of isolationist? I’m … not sure why. There was no one in the Senate, McCain included, who was tougher on Chuck Hagel than Cruz.

That’s because John McCain is… errr… a wacko bird.

Between Cruz and Paul, Cruz is the diamond in the rough.

Stoic Patriot on March 15, 2013 at 7:03 PM

about time

John Mauer on March 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM

He looks just like “Old Man Winters” after being unmasked on Scooby-Doo.

wildcat72 on March 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM

We all knew McCain was taking a lot of heat politically for dumping on Paul after his filibuster but I never would have guessed it was enough to squeeze an apology out of him. Good lord. How many times in his life, do you suppose, has Maverick apologized to a libertarian? Either he’s planning to run again for Senate in 2016 and wants to hedge his bets against a Paulian primary uprising in Arizona or he’s come to his senses and realized that his nastiness is doing the interventionist cause more harm than good. Either way, it’s time for a tactical retreat

Or Palin talked to him.

Palin 2016

ChuckTX on March 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM

What about all the other crap this old baboon flung out of his cage..? Not sorry for that?

d1carter on March 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Too late Senator CLEC…

Seven Percent Solution on March 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

There is a difference between a constitutionalist little “l” libertarian, Cruz, and a big “L” libertarian, Paul.

Though it was good to see McCain get smacked…again. I respect his service, but don’t care much for his “all about me” politicking.

cozmo on March 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Eat your words, John.

Eat it.

Joe Mama on March 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

McCain: I apologize to Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for calling them “wacko birds”

Nobody really care John, you are a vile detestable excuse for a human being masquerading as a Conservative. The sooner you retire and go home and spend your days smoking crack, the better for everyone.

SWalker on March 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Retirement is calling, Senator.

blue13326 on March 15, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Go and play with Obama.

pat on March 15, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Too late Senator CLEC…

Seven Percent Solution on March 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Amazing that this speech doesn’t have its own thread here.

As a matter of fact, about six threads.

IlikedAUH2O on March 15, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Aw, the squish is all squishy.

John the Libertarian on March 15, 2013 at 7:12 PM

…too late Senator Senile!

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Bye,Bye Johnny.

portlandon on March 15, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Hey! McCain put your apology the same place you have your lips on Obama big beautiful butt. You already embarrassed the party and the country with your butt kissing of Obama. Now do the honorable thing and get out of the senate so we can put someone that still cares about the country in your place.

pwb on March 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

He still doesn’t get what the filibuster was all about and neither does Cavuto.

Vince on March 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

By the way, am I misunderstanding or does he seem to think Ted Cruz, like Paul, is some sort of isolationist

I think it’s a tactical move for Progressive Republicans and Democrats alike to lump the “problem” senators together. It doesn’t matter how they’re tied together, it doesn’t even matter if the ties exist, just tie them together.

I think the next step for McCain and Graham will be to create a “block” out of Cruz and Paul that stands against the “block” of McCain and Graham. Media narratives will then “spring up” that will pressure other GOP senators and house members to choose between the two blocks. The gamble will be to tip the GOP away from the Cruz/Paul block over to the McCain/Graham block. The fact that McCain is lumping Cruz in with his assumptions about Paul’s supposed isolationism betrays that fact.

Weight of Glory on March 15, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Sorry, McCain, your’e a WEEK late with your little apology – AND, we all know what sort of TREASON you’ve been up to … So, shut up, run along.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-immigration-hurdles-20130311,0,1484422,full.story

Pork-Chop on March 15, 2013 at 7:17 PM

if you’re going to be an unhinged, bitter, cranky old coot you could at least do it in the direction of the opposition (who are led by an anti-american fascist whose rancid old hippie friends thought that you deserved to be a POW in viet nam, genghis khan.)

instead the new republican kids were playing on your lawn….

mittens on March 15, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Poster boy for term limits.

tru2tx on March 15, 2013 at 7:19 PM

JDA

Jeddite on March 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Now do the honorable thing
pwb on March 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

The honorable thing for McVain to do would be to go on television, admit what a douche bag and treasonous scum he has been and commit Seppuku…

SWalker on March 15, 2013 at 7:20 PM

And I apologize for voting for you.

Wow. Saying you’re sorry really does make you feel better.

29Victor on March 15, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Don’t apologize if you don’t mean it. That makes it absolutely worthless. Does anyone believe in his sincerity?

Dongemaharu on March 15, 2013 at 7:22 PM

McCain simply did what any Democrat does when he doesn’t like the message; he attacks the messenger.

(Yes, I know that he is technically a Republican, but that is only a technicality. He is what a Democrat was fifty years ago. The problem is that the Democrats have now gone full Socialist.)

Theophile on March 15, 2013 at 7:23 PM

There must have been some serious push-back among “Maverick’s” colleagues over his remarks?
About time!

Another Drew on March 15, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Carolyn Glick describes a Jacksonian foreign policy, which is actually one that Reagan espoused (as did Palin in an op-ed).

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/08/18/the_jacksonian_foreign_policy_option_110948.html

I don’t think that Rand Paul is the isolationist that his dad is. I do believe that he thinks we should be more judicious in our international involvements when it comes to committing troops and treasure.

McCain sees a military response as a first choice, particularly in places where our nation has no vested interest in getting involved. He is a knee-jerk blustering, self-satisfied old fool. He really ought to listen to others in order to weigh situations more thoughtfully.

onlineanalyst on March 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Oh come on McCain. You’ve been in the senate for decades and you understand the affect of words and how they are said. If you didn’t mean it then why did you say it.

rplat on March 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

…there should be a MANDATORY retirement age for politicians…65!

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Oh come on McCain. You’ve been in the senate for decades and you understand the affect of words and how they are said. If you didn’t mean it then why did you say it.

rplat on March 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

…senility!

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2013 at 7:36 PM

If Hitler apologized would he be forgiven for murdering millions of people? If RINOS apologize will they be forgiven for screwing up the GOP?

SparkPlug on March 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Or Palin talked to him.

Palin 2016

ChuckTX on March 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Heh. You may be more correct than not. A goodly number of us are disappointed that she didn’t unload on him for that bit of name-calling, and she has a 15 minute speech tomorrow at CPAC, which will afford her ample opportunity to put the issue on the conservative front burner. There may well have been a word to the unwise moment.

Palin 2016, indeed.

wolfsDad on March 15, 2013 at 7:39 PM

According to John Locke, a philosophical Founding Father of America, if a government created by society is not doing its job properly, that is, in the interest of those who created it, then it ought to be overthrown. The exact same reasoning must be applied to the now useless, self-serving, establishment-controlled Republican Party. It’s time to flush AMNESTY-JOHN McRINO, his mini-me ventriloquist dummy lindsey Grahamnesty, mealy-mouth mcconnell, spineless, gutless cry-baby boehner and all of the pathetic, useless, non-conservative rest. Keep it up, Rand Paul, Tom Cruz, and other conservatives. We’re behind you all the way!

TeaPartyNation on March 15, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Old fart called his wife the c-word in public and never apologized. Maverick, take a hike in the dessert with no water and do yourself a favor: dry up and blow away.

BHO Jonestown on March 15, 2013 at 7:48 PM

I just think that he is having trouble coming to terms with the fact that so many republicans are rejecting his way of doing things. He just doesn’t like the new kids.

earlgrey133 on March 15, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I however do not apologize for calling McCain an idiot. In fact I fully stand by those comments. Heck, I’ll even repeat it.

Senator McCain, you’re an idiot.

alchemist19 on March 15, 2013 at 7:52 PM

He and Feinstein are not 6; they’re 3.

Go home, with some decency,
all the incontinents
of the mouth/pants.

Schadenfreude on March 15, 2013 at 7:53 PM

What did McCain do, apologize to wacko birds? He does have a history of thinking that kind of thing is comic genius.

VorDaj on March 15, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Sen McCain – You are proud to have served. We are proud too – for your service in the military. Beyond that… Well… Thank you. And go away. You and your gang is killing the country.

Constitutionalists are not the same as isolationists.

antisocial on March 15, 2013 at 7:55 PM

wolfsDad on March 15, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Sarah may not call McCain out, by name, but I think it’s a safe bet that she will LOUDLY praise Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Frankly, I hope she doesn’t even mention McCain’s name – she’s done more than enough for him over the past four plus years (and he has done nothing positive for her) – he doesn’t even deserve to have his name spoken.

Man, I can’t wait for Sarah’s speech.

Pork-Chop on March 15, 2013 at 7:57 PM

But there’s another wing, which skews a bit older, that’s composed of more traditional conservatives — hawkish, concerned about “values” — who are disaffected with the GOP leadership’s squishiness and looking to rebrand themselves.

Those mentioned above are republicans. They are not real tea party conservatives. Those mentioned above of social cons who have been pushed out of their party by liberal republicans. They are now trying to co-opt the fiscally conservative libertarian tea party.

paulsur on March 15, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Carolyn Glick describes a Jacksonian foreign policy, which is actually one that Reagan espoused (as did Palin in an op-ed).

onlineanalyst on March 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

McCain and Graham and Rubio all favor a Jackassian foriegn and military policy and in the more Muslim countries the better and the longer the better.

VorDaj on March 15, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Eat it, pops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPQSxp25z4

S. D. on March 15, 2013 at 7:59 PM

…but you still don’t have to be afraid of Barack Obama.

My friends.

Curtiss on March 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Shut up, Mav!

vityas on March 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Today we must all be aware that political expediency takes precedence over constitutional procedure. However you say – WHAT THE – what does this mean… in relation to the tabulation whereby we must once again realize that the great reconquesta story is now being rehearsed before our very eyes, in the rise of Marco Rubio… indicating that only a two-faced, I mean a bi-faced, I mean a bi-lingual hombre can receive…the award for reconquesta, unlike Kenyan Hussein Obama whose reconquesta plans don’t drink water.

Amigos – comrades – friends, we are gathered here not only to acknowledge one man without any borders – one who has found that the world in itself seems to be a time of the toad. This in itself is an edifice of the great glory that has gone beyond, and the intuitive feeling of the American people, based on the assumption that the intelligence not only as Mencken once said, “He who underestimates the American voter will not go broke.” This is merely a small indication of this vast throng gathered here to once again behold and to perceive that which has gone way into the behind and to that which might go forward out of the future…we’ve got to rip up the constitution so we can rip down those borders!.

This is the main deterrent upon which we have gathered our strength and all the others who say, “What the hell did that get?” – We don’t know. We’ve got to perforce support the binational .. i mean bilingual Messiah… And as Miller once said in one of his great novels- what did he … that language is only necessary when bilingual communication is endangered. And you sit there bewildered, and Pinter who went further said “It is not the lack of communication but fear of communication.” That’s what the damn thing is that we fear – communication – especially Spanish communication that’s even on a box of Wheaties now. Damn it! But we have no paranoia,. and Senator McCain has attained, and has created for himself serenity, and it is only his insanity that has kept him alive in his senility.

Alright, moving right along here in my brief remarks. We speak of the organ…of the orgasm…Who the hell wrote this !!!??? And the bi-lingual, I mean the bi-partisan panel, has determined to give the prize to Marco Rubio for his EARNESTY’S RAINBOW. Now EARNESTY’S RAINBOW is a token of this man’s genius…he told me so himself and repeatedly …that he could change perceptions by calling his plan for knocking down those pesky borders EARNESTLY …in other words, he could have been more specific, but rather than to allude to an articulation of the mundane, he has come to the conclusion that brevity is the importance of our nation’s shallow first world existence. God damn!

Ladies and Gentlemen. The time will come when a first world America will outlive its usefulness. Marx, either Groucho or Karl, I can’t remember which, maybe it was both or maybe it was Harpo, once said that America is the opiate of the people. I say that when America outlives its usefulness and becomes a majority Spanish speaking nation, then opium…will be the opiate…Ahh that’s not a bad idea… we are going to need that especially when the booze runs out …

All right…However, I want to thank Mr. PUNDIT, ALLAH PUNDIT of the HOTGAS Press, who has made it possible for you people to be here this afternoon to enjoy the Reconquesta Citation – Marco Rubio’s . EARNESTY’S RAINBOW – a small contribution to a certain degree, since there are over seven billion people in the world today. 450 of them … million live in the United States and Mexico which is a very, very small amount compared to those who will be miserable and dying elsewhere…Well, I say that you will be on the road to new horizons, for we who live in a society where citizenship is a commodity and a politician can become a TV personality, it’s not easy to conform if you have any morality…I, I, I said that myself many years ago…

But I do want to thank la Raza…I mean the DNC, the organization for the $1,000 in affirmative action scholarships they’ve given out…tonight they took in over $4,000,000, but they do have expenses you know, and I think that I have another appointment. I would like to stay here, but for the sake of brevity I, I must leave. I do want to thank you, I want to thank Mr. Allah Pundit. I want to thank Mr. Morrisey, who just ran through the auditorium and out a fire exit, and I want to thank Marco Rubio – acting el Presidenta of la Raza Mexiamerica and also Mr. Obama – acting Pharaoh and Drone Commander of the World – and also I want to thank Professor Irwin Corey and thank you.

RasThavas on March 15, 2013 at 8:03 PM

In this case, I wouldn’t be surprised if Palin politely told him he needs to backtrack ASAP.

budfox on March 15, 2013 at 8:06 PM

McCain is worse than “fundamentally flawed” in the political sense. There has always been something very wrong with his character, which is one of extreme “me-first-and-only” self-entitlement. He was wrongfully admitted to the Naval Academy with bad grades ahead of more qualified applicants because his daddy and granddaddy were admirals. Rules that apply to ordinary people don’t apply to him. He thumbed his nose at Annapolis because he couldn’t be kicked out or flunked out, because he was JOHN MCCAIN, son and grandson of ADMIRALS. He ignored orders and crashed planes, because he couldn’t be disciplined as the son and grandson of admirals. He ditched the wife who stood by him, when he wanted a rich blonde chick young enough to be his daughter, who could finance his political ambition.

He was caught taking bribes to his wife from the Keating 5, so tried to cover his tracks by imposing the McCain-Feingold nonsense on everyone else (laws only apply to everyone else, not to JOHN MCCAIN). He entertained a blonde lobbyist in ways that worried his staff, and improperly pressured the FCC for her in exchange for …., because he is JOHN MCCAIN!!!!!!. He yelled obscenities at other senators who questioned ramming his McCain-Kennedy amnesty through the Senate in the dead of night without debate, and screamed he knew more about it than anyone else – because he is JOHN MCCAIN, a legend in his own mind !!!!!! He has had secret no press allowed meetings to praise Mexico as our dearest friend and closest neighbor, calling enforcement of the laws “Rhetoric”.

As president, McCain, like the man he helped elect. Barack Obama, would have tried to rule by fiat and would make Hugo Chavez look like George Washington. Like the Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts, if any GOP congresscritter disagreed with him “OFF WITH HER HEAD- I’m JOHN MCCAIN, KING OF THE UNIVERSE!!!”

There has always been something consistently very wrong with McCain’s character. Through it all, this lying unreliable self-aggrandizing megalomaniac poses as a “straight talker”, and is so sick, he probably believes it himself, because he is JOHN MCCAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!, son and grandson of ADMIRALS.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on March 15, 2013 at 8:09 PM

He can apologize all he wants, but us Constitutional Conservatives will keep hammering him and Lindsey Graham on their respective FB pages…it’s not just about his remarks to Rand Paul…

If you have FB, check out the comments on their pages.

celt on March 15, 2013 at 8:10 PM

So how long before he calls them, one, the other, or both, wacko birds again? After Easter when the immigration bill come down?

Dusty on March 15, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you’re always afraid

Speakup on March 15, 2013 at 8:15 PM

I have to admit; I’d bang his fat slutty daughter. Although I’d feel a bit guilty after it after I sobered up. And try to sneak outhe door before she woke up.

WhatSlushfund on March 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Apology accepted Senator!

However, the penalty in this case is political death. Yours.

Hasta la vista, Johnny.

eyesky on March 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM

In 2008 he apologized to Obama repeatedly when he never did anything wrong, like when that talk radio host dared to say “Barak Hussein Obama” at that rally in Ohio.

Daemonocracy on March 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM

I have to admit; I’d bang his fat slutty daughter. Although I’d feel a bit guilty after it after I sobered up. And try to sneak out the door before she woke up.

WhatSlushfund on March 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I’m a chubby fan, too – care if I join in? She looks as if she wouldn’t mind it at all.

Archivarix on March 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Not sure if anyone else here has had a personal chance to sit down with Cruz and talk issues at some length (a dozen of us for over two hours). I would say he DEFINITIVELY is NOT an isolationist in the Ron Paul, or even Rand Paul mode. But neither do I believe him to be an interventionist, someone wanting to right the world’s ills. Something along the line is that there ARE people and nations that want to kill us and we have to protect ourselves against that, not running the world.

Remember: his father went through the Cuban revolution. THAT has considerable impact.

michaelo on March 15, 2013 at 8:41 PM

…there should be a MANDATORY retirement age for politicians…65!

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM

37 U.S. Senators are 65 years or older:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_United_States_Senators_by_age

I would cut them a little slack and give them until 70.

bw222 on March 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM

I have to admit; I’d bang his fat slutty daughter. Although I’d feel a bit guilty after it after I sobered up. And try to sneak out the door before she woke up.

WhatSlushfund on March 15, 2013 at 8:28 PM

If you’re smart, you’ll wear a condom … for your protection more than hers.

bw222 on March 15, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The guy who raised a whacko-bird daughter calls others whacko-birds?

LMFAO!!

HondaV65 on March 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I’m a chubby fan, too – care if I join in? She looks as if she wouldn’t mind it at all.

Archivarix on March 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Sure bro. Tag team. Plus that would make it easier to get out the door with less drama. Since her dad is now essentially a liberal hippy prop anyway, what would he care?

WhatSlushfund on March 15, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Too late, bucko.

BKeyser on March 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Oh come on McCain. You’ve been in the senate for decades and you understand the affect of words and how they are said. If you didn’t mean it then why did you say it.

McCain knows that his “wacko” comment got all the press and did the job he wanted done. He also knows his “apology” won’t get the same exposure. Don’t ever sell this person short on politics. It really is too bad that, so far, a viable primary opponent hasn’t surfaced. Maybe it is too soon.

Sergeant Major on March 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Nothing like a sincere apology from a has been caught in a move he usually is excused for. Maybe things really are changing and this has been can fade into retirment.

Pardonme on March 15, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Too late John. It can’t be undone. The MSM has already run with it.
They will basically ignore, or downplay and dismiss, your apology.

But you already knew that, right? In fact you knew that would happen when you said what you said, right?

Or did you have another senior moment? If so, perhaps you should consider thinking before speaking in the future. And/or take a valium or something before making an ass of yourself.

farsighted on March 15, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Ohhhh 0 PULLL-EASE!!

“I sincerely apologize that people have the thought that I seem to be an obnoxious, arrogant a$$hole……not that there’s anything wrong with that…..”

williamg on March 15, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Call them whatever you want Mr Mgoocain. You don’t matter any more. The show is over. You aren’t even fooling the LIV anymore. You don’t stand for anything. Soon they wont even use you for the sunday morning cartoons news programs.

BoxHead1 on March 15, 2013 at 9:53 PM

John,
If you really cared about the Republic, you would resign, to spend more time with your family, and allow your RINO governor to select your replacement.
If not, hire good food taster; Obarry did.
Best wishes on your impending retirement, one way or another.
III/0317

dirtengineer on March 15, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Just. Retire. Already.

ButterflyDragon on March 15, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Just. Retire. Already.

ButterflyDragon on March 15, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Bet you five dollahs that miserable pos runs again in 2016. It would kill him and all these other 70 and 80 year old goofs to not be “special” anymore.

arnold ziffel on March 15, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Past time to go away. Called Obama a good man, and he has a problem with Cruz and Paul? Kind of sums it all up.

Hog Wild on March 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM

McIdiot.

Just retire and raise turkeys.

Your spiritual brothers
.

profitsbeard on March 15, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Allah gives this tired old doofus waaay too much credit. He is a crappy Senator, a crappy conservative, was an epicly crappy Presidential candidate, and is utterly clueless on the direction of the party.

McCain just isn’t very good at any of this.

Jaibones on March 15, 2013 at 11:47 PM

He still doesn’t get what the filibuster was all about

Vince on March 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Not a clue.

buh-bye, d*ckhead….

98ZJUSMC on March 16, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Too late, John. You’re dead to me.

Jackalope on March 16, 2013 at 12:56 AM

McRino got caught yelling, “Hey, you kids! Get off my lawn!” one too many times. He and his overweight liberal daughter need to STFU and get out of town.

trapeze on March 16, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Calling Senators wacko birds one week and apologizing the next is sooooooo un-mavericky. You’re just a regular senator now John.

LetsBfrank on March 16, 2013 at 1:04 AM

If Hitler apologized would he be forgiven for murdering millions of people? If RINOS apologize will they be forgiven for screwing up the GOP?

SparkPlug on March 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Dude, c’mon. I get your point, but one of these things is not like the other. I can blame 30M+ pissed off voters on McCain. I can’t blame 30M+ murders on him.

BillH on March 16, 2013 at 1:42 AM

If Hitler apologized would he be forgiven for murdering millions of people? If RINOS apologize will they be forgiven for screwing up the GOP?

SparkPlug on March 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Dude, c’mon. I get your point, but one of these things is not like the other. I can blame 30M+ pissed off voters on McCain. I can’t blame 30M+ murders on him.

BillH on March 16, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Godwin’s Law. Everything on Hot Air is Nazi Germany now for some commenters.

It’s ridiculous. Like a parody.

Grace_is_sufficient on March 16, 2013 at 4:00 AM

I don’t buy apologies; they are not sincere!
People don’t change, They just say what is best for them to say for their own image!
McCain is a jealous old fool who used to get all the attention, being almost the only maverick in the senate and it should have been him leading the effort to make Obama/Holder declare their position publicly and he didn’t! He is too into being bipartisan with Obama! He wouldn’t even criticize Obama in the 2008 campaign because he wanted to cut the Boy some AA Slack! You know, you can be criticised in the press if you are as hard on Obama as you would be another lighter politician!

PhillupSpace on March 16, 2013 at 4:13 AM

Juan has lost face after PROVING his RINO roots.

I’ll trust McLame the same day I start trusting liberal democrats … NEVER!

DannoJyd on March 16, 2013 at 4:48 AM

It’s been obvious for some time that McCain has no capacity for embarrassment, but citizens of Arizona, where is your self-respect? Please retire this idiot.

Over50 on March 16, 2013 at 5:34 AM

Here you go, Sen. McCain, a nice serving of cold crow, au jus ala roadkill.

And may I say that is a fetching albatross you are wearing in place of a necktie? I’m sure you need it to mask the aroma of the crow…

ajacksonian on March 16, 2013 at 7:00 AM

I’m sorry what was that wacko bird saying?

When these guys are finished flapping their wings and ruffling each others feathers, perhaps they’ll soar above the rhetoric high enough to see that Obama’s divide and conquer strategy is emptying their nest.

kregg on March 16, 2013 at 7:18 AM

“I apologize to Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for calling them “wacko birds” but those kids HAVE to stay off my lawn!”

NotEasilyFooled on March 16, 2013 at 7:48 AM

Didn’t we hear you talking about “build[ing] the damn fence” a while back, you pr!ck? Why don’t you retire, go home, and build one around your house to keep that lardbutt Labradoodle daughter of yours from pooping all over the Conservative neighborhood.

M240H on March 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Just shut up you piece of crap!

crash72 on March 16, 2013 at 9:01 AM

John McCain is as much a Trotskyite as John Kerry is a Bolshevik. Both are Constitution destroying traitors and in a just world would be punished.

el Vaquero on March 16, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Godwin’s Law. Everything on Hot Air is Nazi Germany now for some commenters.

It’s ridiculous. Like a parody.

Grace_is_sufficient on March 16, 2013 at 4:00 AM

You think this is bad, watch JFKY the wannabe Zionist on one of his rants. It’s enough to make you wish a Scud would somehow fly all the way over to the States and land on his noggin.

MelonCollie on March 16, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Didn’t we hear you talking about “build[ing] the damn fence” a while back, you pr!ck?

Yes…yes we certainly DID.

Why don’t you retire, go home, and build one around your house to keep that lardbutt Labradoodle daughter of yours from pooping all over the Conservative neighborhood.

M240H on March 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM

X-D

Now there’s an interesting description!

MelonCollie on March 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM

He just needs to go away……. resign and let the governor appoint a real conservative republican.

ultracon on March 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM

The two wings overlap on spending, the core tea-party concern, and on stricter observance of constitutional limits on government, but they diverge on social issues and on foreign policy.

social issues and foreign policy are not tea party concerns at all. The “wings” overlap on spending and constitutional government because the’s what the tea party is.

alwaysfiredup on March 16, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Been waitin’ days for somebody to reference another, more appropriate, species of bird — the Dodo.
Maybe I’m too old, too.

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CaveatEmpty on March 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Don’t believe you and it is too little too late

Delsa on March 16, 2013 at 7:06 PM

There is NO real t party
I am a conservative and the groups that stormed Washington DC were a mixed group of Conservative think people
Democrats, Republicans, so called independents, black, white, Hispanic all coming together to support Conservative principals.
Taxed Enough Already = T E A
This is why we travel to Washington and worked in our individual states
I am not a member of a “Tea Party”
I am a Conservative Republican and that is that
Get over this tea party thing before you loose me totally

Just shut the front door already

Delsa on March 16, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Hell, John, I don’t think anyone expected anything better out of you.
Hey! Know what? You weren’t even a good aircraft pilot.

Sumrica on March 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Just go away you tired traitorous old man.

Bmore on March 18, 2013 at 3:41 PM

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