McCain: Why are these Republicans trying to block gun control?

posted at 8:41 am on April 8, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

John McCain joked on Face the Nation yesterday that the US Senate’s reputation as the world’s greatest deliberative body was “the greatest exaggeration in history,” but his claim of the Senate’s purpose may run a close second.  In his joint appearance with Chuck Schumer yesterday, McCain told Bob Schieffer that he didn’t understand why some Republicans want to filibuster a gun control bill being pushed by Harry Reid, Schumer, and the White House.  After all, McCain said, Harry Reid had promised Republicans they can offer amendments:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday expressed opposition to possible GOP efforts to filibuster a Senate gun-control measure, saying he did not “understand” the move to block debate.

“I don’t understand it,” said McCain on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

“What are we afraid of? Why would we not want… if this issue is as important as all of us think it is, why not take  it to one of the world’s greatest deliberative bodies – that’s one of the greatest exaggerations in history by the way – but you know why not take it up, an amendment and debate. The American people will profit from it,” said the Arizona senator. 

“I don’t understand why United States senators want to block debate when the leaders said we could have amendments,” McCain added.

Isn’t just a tad disingenuous for McCain to claim to lack understanding of why Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and other Republicans have threatened a filibuster on this bill?  Why not just say, “I understand they think the bill has unconstitutional elements, but they’re wrong,” or “I disagree that this violates the Second Amendment”?  Cruz and Paul have been explicit and clear why they want to filibuster the overall bill, even with the assault-weapons ban relegated to an easily-defeatable amendment.

The first purpose of the Senate isn’t to cast votes, by the way, or to be the world’s greatest debating society.  It’s to uphold and defend the Constitution, as McCain’s own oath should have instructed him. Now, he may honestly believe that this bill doesn’t violate the Constitution, although his record on campaign-finance reform and the First Amendment doesn’t give him a large amount of credibility on that question.  But that doesn’t mean that he can’t recognize that the filibuster exists for the very purpose of blocking progress on a bill that violates the conscience of enough Senators to stage a successful filibuster — and if they can’t sustain a filibuster (and that’s going to be the likely outcome), then why is McCain bothering to complain about it?

Consider this the “wacko bird” strategy for McCain, who’s suddenly finding his media love all over again.


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…Senator Senile is one thing I will not forgive Sarah Palin for!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM

What part of “…the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” is so difficult for you to understand, John Boy?

coldwarrior on April 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Increasing senile. McCain has become just an angry old man.

jake-the-goose on April 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM

…can someone put a sock in his fluken mouth?

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2013 at 8:44 AM

He needs to dry up and blow away.

Him and all others of that stripe.

Gatsu on April 8, 2013 at 8:44 AM

That’s it. It’s taken a long time. The last bit of respect from this military man for McCain’s service is gone. I hate this guy. He is the enemy.

M240H on April 8, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Clueless

Kuffar on April 8, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Because they know it is worthless and would even scratch the surface to prevent the crimes they wish to prevent. To bad is is too dumb to understand the same. I voted for him as a way to hopefully stop BO but, I’m not sure it really mattered who became president that year. With the positions he takes I not sure would be better off with him.

Dr. Frank Enstine on April 8, 2013 at 8:47 AM

You get the feeling watching this that Meghan’s the smart one in the family. Or at least the more honest one.

jon1979 on April 8, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Rat’s! Should have been:

Because they know it is worthless and wouldn’t even scratch the surface to prevent the crimes they wish to prevent.

Dr. Frank Enstine on April 8, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Wow, almost an hour on Lady Thatcher before we get right back into it with gays, guns, and amnesty.

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Mac Mac Mac…when a demorat says “Don’t worry, trust me”, that’s the time when you start patting yourself down to see if your wallet, watch, cash, and car keys are still there.

Bishop on April 8, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Good thing McCain is so old. He may not have enough time to get to Amendment 3 in his crusade to destroy liberties in chronological order.

NotCoach on April 8, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Oh yeah, I also want my vote back.

Bishop on April 8, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Wow, almost an hour on Lady Thatcher before we get right back into it with gays, guns, and amnesty.

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Lady Thatcher isn’t going anywhere. We can celebrate her greatness at our leisure for decades to come.

NotCoach on April 8, 2013 at 8:50 AM

The discussion is over. It ended when attempts at infringing on the 2nd amendment were suggested. There should be no equivocating, compromise, or playing stupid procedural Senate games so these elites can pretend they are statesmen similar to those from days gone by. Their legislative body is broken and they have ceded power to the Executive branch.

Please, someone send McCain, Grahamnesty and those of their ilk back to their home states where they can suck the treasury dry there with their bloated retirements and perks without causing more harm to the nation.

iamsaved on April 8, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Always had mixed feelings about McCain the politico. One day I want to shake his hand, the next slap it. Oh well. He is Arizona’s problem.

Limerick on April 8, 2013 at 8:51 AM

John the time has come for you to stop digging the hole and to climb in.

tim c on April 8, 2013 at 8:52 AM

NotCoach on April 8, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Thank you. You are correct; one should never forget “McCain-Feingold”.

M240H on April 8, 2013 at 8:52 AM

This from the same man the Republican Party ran for President about 4/5 years ago, and followed him last year with Romney, another Right-Wing Liberal. Will Republicans run Hillary against Biden next?

Karmi on April 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Oh yeah, I also want my vote back.

Bishop on April 8, 2013 at 8:49 AM

You can’t haz yur vote back….;-)

Buck_Nekkid on April 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I’m growing weary of GOP bastages using the phrase “world’s greatest deliberative body” to defend their BS. If we don’t turn the establishment GOP out in favor of fresh ideas and a party of opposition to the progressive leftards, we are finished.

bloviator on April 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

“I don’t understand it,” said McCain on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

Oh I don’t know you senlile traitor, a Senator standing up for the civil rights of Americans lets the people know who supports the Constitution and who sides with cowards like you. Die soon, you miserable SOB.

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

after all these years in the senate he still doesn’t understand how it works. cloture ends debate and moves to a vote. filibuster prevents that and extends debate. but he’s always been much better at lying and smearing the opposition. I remember there used to be a cadre on hotair always insisting on how honorable this douchebag is.

chasdal on April 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

“What are we afraid of? Why would we not want… if this issue is as important as all of us think it is, why not take it to one of the world’s greatest deliberative bodies – that’s one of the greatest exaggerations in history by the way – but you know why not take it up, an amendment and debate. The American people will profit from it,” said the Arizona senator.

The American people (the productive ones anyway) never profit from Senate deliberations.

Bitter Clinger on April 8, 2013 at 8:55 AM

after all these years in the senate he still doesn’t understand how it works.

chasdal on April 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

The SOB knows how the Senate works. He’s a go along to get along kind of pol. It is unthinkable to him that a Senator would actually filibuster another member of the club’s attempt at hijacking the Second Amendment.

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2013 at 8:55 AM

McCain continues to make a fool of himself.

Time to step down.

workingclass artist on April 8, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Idiot

cmsinaz on April 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Always had mixed feelings about McCain the politico. One day I want to shake his hand, the next slap it. Oh well. He is Arizona’s problem.

Limerick on April 8, 2013 at 8:51 AM

His votes and back-stabbing ways affect us all.

Bitter Clinger on April 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Wacko Bird

trs on April 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM

This Old White Guy has forgotten why he was in a POW camp.

Its time for the rest of the sane people of this country to start punishing the states that insist on sending brain-deads back to DC election after election. Declare financial war on these states until they collectively pull the heads out of their collective asses!

‘Nuf said!

belad on April 8, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Isn’t just a tad disingenuous for McCain to claim to lack understanding of why Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and other Republicans have threatened a filibuster on this bill?  Why not just say, “I understand they think the bill has unconstitutional elements, but they’re wrong,” or “I disagree that this violates the Second Amendment”?  Cruz and Paul have been explicit and clear why they want to filibuster the overall bill, even with the assault-weapons ban relegated to an easily-defeatable amendment.

Exactly. This is the way the left talks and I hate them for it. It’s intellectually dishonest, and I have nothing but contempt for that.

Makes me downright glad McCain lost. And explains his awful daughter.

Alana on April 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Idiot

cmsinaz on April 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Hey, he’s your idiot. Thanks a lot. :0

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM


He is just a tool for the Democrats and always was

HAGGS99 on April 8, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Schumer Promises Universal Background Checks Won’t Create A Gun Registry… Then Calls It “Universal Registration”…
http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/25/schumer-promises-universal-background-checks-wont-create-a-gun-registry-then-calls-it-universal-registration/

Galt2009 on April 8, 2013 at 9:05 AM

McCain, take a hike or become a Democrat, but just get out of our faces.

rplat on April 8, 2013 at 9:06 AM

His votes and back-stabbing ways affect us all.

Bitter Clinger on April 8, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Same with the other 99. It is the system you support. He is still Arizona’s problem. Convince them to bench him.

Limerick on April 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM

After all, McCain said, Harry Reid had promised Republicans they can offer amendments:

Isn’t that “big” of Harry Reid? /

Somebody please send McCain to a rubber room in order to read the Constitution, to take a civics class, and then to take a graham cracker/milk break before he naps.

onlineanalyst on April 8, 2013 at 9:07 AM

McCain: Why are these Republicans trying to block gun control? is my head firmly embedded in my rectum?

Fixed.

Physics Geek on April 8, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Flake is already a backstabbing weasel on Amnesty, so it’s not unique to him, as is Heller on guns,

narciso on April 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

The anger from McCain is palpable at this point. He and his ilk have lost their grip on the Senate GOP and they can see it. The mere fact that upstarts like Paul, Rubio, and Cruz have any say in this at all is making him practically foam at the mouth.

Shump on April 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Senator McCain,

Here’s the thing. There is nothing in the Senate bill that would have prevented Aurora, Tucson, or Newtown. It penalizes and curtails the civil rights of law-abiding citizens without impacting criminals in possession of guns at all.

If you want to deal with the issue of “gun control” you need to start with a rational approach and not the one you and your left-wind buddies have cooked up with one intent and one intent only. Grab all the guns you can immediately and go after the rest incrementally.

You disgust me.

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2013 at 9:11 AM

John McCain is a nut case. Seriously – he is demented.

jake-the-goose on April 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Did Juan mention the economy or the jobs #’s to his good buddy Schieffer…….I didn’t think so. That must have been some amazing dinner Barky had with this baffoon a few weeks ago, seems the senior senator has been bought and paid for!

dmann on April 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM

SP backed McLame in the last election as pay back for choosing her for vp. How would it look for her to do otherwise. She decided not to run last time after hearing the power Elites shout from the rooftops that Mitt was the only one who could win. Why go hunting in an area that doesn’t have any moose? It’s a waste of time.

Kissmygrits on April 8, 2013 at 9:14 AM

What part of “…the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” is so difficult for you to understand, John Boy?

coldwarrior on April 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Increasing senile. McCain has become just an angry old man.

jake-the-goose on April 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM

That’s it. It’s taken a long time. The last bit of respect from this military man for McCain’s service is gone. I hate this guy. He is the enemy.

M240H on April 8, 2013 at 8:46 AM

A virtual smorgasbord of that I whole heartily agree with and wanted to have repeated.

Can we just label senator senile with a D and be done with it?

Of course, it’s way worse than that, at least with the National Socialist Democratic party, you know what you’re getting…

Galt2009 on April 8, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Always had mixed feelings about McCain the politico. One day I want to shake his hand, the next slap it. Oh well. He is Arizona’s problem.

Limerick on April 8, 2013 at 8:51 AM

You are wrong!

If Senators were appointed by their respective state legislatures, like originally intended, then, it would be Arizona’s problem. Being an elected position, they are nothing more than another state representative but with national support for their campaigns.

The number of Senators that I would give any respect for can be counted on one hand with fingers left over!

They suck and haven’t represented the ‘good of the country’ since about 1960.

belad on April 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM

The mere fact that upstarts like Paul, Rubio, and Cruz have any say in this at all is making him practically foam at the mouth.

Shump on April 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM

McCain is old school in a body that rewards seniority. First termers, like children, are to speak only when spoken to. He is appalled that a mere first termer would attack proposed legislation put together by his betters let alone do a real filibuster and not just one of those procedural kinds the Senate had used for years.

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Retire John, just retire.

rbj on April 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Good people of the great state of Arizona, will you please do all of us a great big favor?

Find someone in your state with enough conservative charisma and a cornucopia of new ideas and come the next time your present dinosaur RINO sorry SOB excuse for a Senator is up for re-election, you vote for the other guy in masses and retire John F’in McCain out of office once and for all!!!!!

Because it is only going to be a matter of time before McCain pulls an Arlen Spector and switches parties, so get rid of him now while you still have the chance!

You will be doing yourself and the rest of the country a great service!

pilamaye on April 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Did Juan mention the economy or the jobs #’s to his good buddy Schieffer…….I didn’t think so. That must have been some amazing dinner Barky had with this baffoon a few weeks ago, seems the senior senator has been bought and paid for!

dmann on April 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Yep. He has more contempt for his fellow GOP “wacko birds” than he does for the partisan hacks on the other side of the aisle.

Bitter Clinger on April 8, 2013 at 9:17 AM

McCain knows what it feels like to be powerless. As a POW he was helpless and defenseless. One would think that alone would make him a strong advocate of the 2nd Amendment as a check against an increasingly oppressive government.

I think he’s lost sight of our foundations and the purpose of the Constitution. Anyone in Washington that long tends to become corrupted … either morally or financially … and begins to side with oppression.

darwin on April 8, 2013 at 9:19 AM

McCain: “My cat’s name is Mittens”.

Saltyron on April 8, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Saltyron on April 8, 2013 at 9:20 AM

He called Romney a p*ssy??? :-)

coldwarrior on April 8, 2013 at 9:22 AM

belad on April 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Well there is only one way I can think of for you to solve your McCain++ problem. Move to each state who’s senator you don’t like and help vote them out. Otherwise he is still Arizona’s problem.

Limerick on April 8, 2013 at 9:23 AM

You know, it’s increasingly obvious that no one will primary Graham, and primarying Graham is not only great in and of itself, it’s also a great way to sideline Senor Wacko Bird himself.

But given the nomination of Mark Sanford to represent Republicans, South Carolina just continues to embarrass.

America has become a joke on itself.

beatcanvas on April 8, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Go away, far far away.

And take Miss Lindsey with you!

D-fusit on April 8, 2013 at 9:24 AM

I hate to wish anyone I’ll, but in McLame’s case I’ll make an exception.

Naturally Curly on April 8, 2013 at 9:25 AM

S/b ill. Auto-correct strikes again.

Naturally Curly on April 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM

I don’t understand this man at all and I say that as someone who can somewhat understand at least some actions of Lohan, Rodman, Van Jones, The Donald, our POTUS, Muslim terrorists….even if I don’t agree.

After everything the media did to him, he is right back to knocking the right and being the left’s rusty old tool to marginalize most of his own party’s base.

These networks must put him in a MUCH NICER

green room than the one I saw.

Maybe we can crash land him in North Korea and he could make headway with the other guys I don’t get!

IlikedAUH2O on April 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM

“I don’t understand it,” said McCain on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

Why is McCain “debating” the merits of the filibuster in front of the cameras instead of “debating” the merits of the proposed gun control measures and possible amendments?

Dusty on April 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I really glad this man was not elected president.

supersport667 on April 8, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Another explanation.

Brainwashed? He is into some arcane S & M thing from his POW abuse. Maybe they never broke him but just damaged the poor soul.

The fiends in Viet Nam wanted him to talk so he now gets some weird rush anytime he does it and the more attention, the better, so he has this unconscious desire to go to those who hate him and tell them what they want to hear. He turns on his supporters as part of that template.

IlikedAUH2O on April 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Consensus: “The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?

― Margaret Thatcher

unclesmrgol on April 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

What really got to me yesterday…..
Where was little Marco ? He could
have been on any show but he chose
to be a no show .
Sure is telling . He won’t walk now .
I want my money back !

Lucano on April 8, 2013 at 9:55 AM

John McCain will go down in history as the world’s first Trojan Horse to wear a frown toward his own, as default.
A Trojan Horse has been well described as a gift from the enemy, but John expands that definition to one of being; a self-destructive gift to the enemy.

Don L on April 8, 2013 at 9:56 AM

I.Loathe.This.Man.

Ain’t nobody got time for that. I can no longer listen to the sound of his voice.

shar61 on April 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Another senior moment John?

jake49 on April 8, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Why does McCain question Republicans motives for blocking gun control legislation?

That’s easy, he doesn’t understand the Constitution. In fact, he’s under the impression that he’s a member of the British parliamement, not the US Congress. In Britain, they live under an unwritten constitution and in general what parliament decides is the law is the law. There is much less concern about “Unconstitutional” aspects of a law there then in the US. And this has always been McCain’s position too. After all, he saw nothing wrong with ignoring the First Amendment when he pushed his campaign finance law through Congress. He simply views the Congress as the final word on all that is right and good. If Congress likes a law it just got to be Constitutional, because they are the final word, aren’t they????

Fred 2 on April 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Limerick on April 8, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Why should I move there…I will not spend money buying products from AZ, won’t buy goods and services produced there and I won’t vacation there. In fact I will spend extra money to avoid any contact with AZ.

The collective power of the wallet is mighty and I am going to exercise my power…BTW, do you live in AZ?

belad on April 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM

“What are we afraid of?…”

You tell me, jackas*. Given that you were both stricken with fear that the media wouldn’t love you if you attacked Obama in 2008 and too stupid to realize they never loved you in the first place.

Miserable fool.

rrpjr on April 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM

… I remember there used to be a cadre on hotair always insisting on how honorable this douchebag is.

chasdal on April 8, 2013 at 8:53 AM

They evolved.
I’m not much better, though. I voted for him… because of Sarah and because of the Marxist.

freedomfirst on April 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Every despicable action by Senate Democrats over the past 6 years or so, including Obamacare, has been front-run by Chuck Schumer. Yet, this is who McCain chooses to conspire with?

Yes, “conspire” because as Senator McCain stated, the Senate is a “deliberative” body. But what he and his various “gangs” are doing is not deliberative, nor is it democratic. It is actually the converse.

Did he actually realize how counter-intuitive his entire appearance was or is he simply that daft and arrogant?

McCain is a person who believes his opinion is more important than every other senator. Why else would he would be negotiating in private with a person such as Schumer?

There are certainly Democrat’s with whom we can agree to disagree or work together with in the interests of the American people. But Chuck Schumer has shown, repeatedly, he is not such a person.

Marcus Traianus on April 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Dear John,

The reasons for the filibuster are simple and two-fold.

First, the Senate DOES NOT debate issues. It cuts back-room deals for votes and then announces passage. (See PPACA passage if you have questions.) Voting is for show.

Second, and I know you’ve been in Washington a long time, but the Senate’s power is not unlimited. There’s this little thing called “the Constitution” and it has things called “Amendments.” I realize most Senators probably don’t know what it says, but trust me, it does place limits on governmental powers.

But, hey, why let these details get in the way when the public opinion polls say otherwise, right?

Thanks for listen,
EB

EdmundBurke247 on April 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

McCain: Why are these Republicans trying to block gun control?

Seriously, is this guy an idiot or just plain stupid?

Because “reaching across the aisle” has worked so well lately?

Don’t worry John, when you retire and eventually move into irrelevancy, you’ll still have your media buttboys fawning over you as our “Republican Voice of Reason Emeritus”.

(Shakes head)
(Bangs head on desk several times).

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on April 8, 2013 at 10:39 AM

That man is unfit for office. Why does Arizona keep sending him back?

blackgriffin on April 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

“The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

Funny…I thought the purpose was that, the Senate is a part of the mechanism that lets the law making powers know where the people stand on issues. Not the other way around.

Mimzey on April 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM

In March 2009, we had Obamacare forced down our throats without any Republican help. Today, we are having draconian gun control and amnesty force feed to us WITH Republican support.

jjnco73 on April 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Yes, I trust everything Harry Reid says. Charlie Brown and footballs come to mind.

Its time for McCain to go.

tommer74 on April 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

I wonder sometimes if the shape of the Capitol dome focuses cosmic rays from the rest of the universe into the brains of those in Congress and destroys cells over the years.

slickwillie2001 on April 8, 2013 at 11:09 AM

This surprises someone?

I would rather have a clean government than one where “First Amendment rights” are being respected that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I’d rather have the clean government.

… So he worked to end free speech in politics thinking it might somehow make government “clean” and that would be better than a government where the Constitution is followed.

That’s what he said, and that’s what he meant, even back then. Nothing has changed.

This man has ALWAYS thought his whims would be better than following that musty old Constitution and he’s confused why anyone cares about that piece of paper when they could have HIM deciding what people are allowed to do.

gekkobear on April 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

And he wonders why he lost to Obama.

sadatoni on April 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM

jake-the-goose: “Increasing senile. McCain has become just an angry old man”.

Agree about the angry old man.

Disagree about the senility. He’s increasingly overtly progressive. During re-election for Senate he pretended to be a conservative “secure the borders”. Now he’s letting it all hang out, with his other progressive friends, Chucky, Lindsey & Harry.

Tommer: “Its time for McCain to go”. Wish it were so, but its not going to happen. He’s got 6 more years until the undocumented democrats of AZ re-elect him again. Same with LIndsey. SC will put this progressive trial lawyer back in the Senate.

Think about it. Polygamist Sanford (who in the world would ever trust him again?) is back running for more money, greed & power. Same with Sexting Weiner, for a mayoral bid. It never ends. What’s the next ticket? Hillary/Michelle. & I bet she’ll run on her “stellar” record on Benghazi.

Just be glad we lived when we did.

Belle on April 8, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Long past time for McCain TO GO HOME!

GarandFan on April 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Why? That’s easy, because they know McCain and his sock puppet Grahamnesty will stab them in the back and vote for it.

Cylor on April 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM

I really glad this man was not elected president.

supersport667 on April 8, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Just remember…

Governor Palin was a maverick, too.

IlikedAUH2O on April 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

It is the “Control” thing, McCain….

You know, I bet you wish you had access to firearms when you were in the prison camp. But you were denied them because the VC wanted to have control over you.

Just like you are currently encouraging the government to have control over citizens over fraudulent connections between mass violence and guns.

I’m sorry…you served your country…thank you. But frankly, you need to retire.

ProfShadow on April 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

There have been many who have suggested that rich conservatives ought to purchase a network to counter the left’s narrative. I wonder how much money it would take for a rich conservative to make John McCain agree to STFU? No more Sunday TV appearances, nothing. He just shuts the heck up publicly for the rest of his miserable career in the Senate.

$1M? $10M?

It would be well worth it.

PD Quig on April 8, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Consensus: “The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?

― Margaret Thatcher

unclesmrgol on April 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Or this one:

If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and would achieve nothing.

― Margaret Thatcher

McCain is circling the drain…

Fallon on April 8, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Senator Senile is one thing I will not forgive Sarah Palin for!

KOOLAID2 on April 8, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Actually, I’d say Sarah Palin is the one thing I will thank McCain for. He gave her a national public platform.

Which she has used to fight the Left and champion conservatives, including Fischer, Cruz, Paul, etc.

Not to mention constantly taking on the biased media – as recently as this weekend.

As well as championing conservative causes, such as prolife at the Terri Schiavo benefit last weekend, and the second amendment, at the NRA shindig coming up later this month.

So.

Thank you, John McCain, for giving Sarah Palin a national platform.

hrh40 on April 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Someone needs to tell McRino that his time is up

RdLake on April 8, 2013 at 12:30 PM

More crocks of $hit being sold as world class fertilizer.

In the beginning was the plan.
And then came the assumptions.
And the assumptions were without form.
And the plan was without substance.
And darkness was upon the face of the workers.
And they spoke among themselves saying,
“It is a crock of shit and it stinketh.”
And the workers went unto their supervisors and said,
“It is a pale of dung and none may abide the odor thereof.”
And the supervisor went unto their managers and said,
“It is a container of excrement and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it.”
And the managers went unto their directors, saying,
“It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide its strength.”
And the directors spoke among themselves, saying to one another,
“It contains that which aids plant growth and it is very strong.”
And the directors went unto the vice presidents, saying unto them,
“It promotes growth and is very powerful.”
And the vice presidents went unto the president, saying unto him,
“The new plan will promote the growth and vigor of the company, with powerful effects.”
And the president looked upon the plan and saw that it was good.
And the plan became policy.
This is how shit happens.

God help us all.

With friends like McCain, who needs enemies.

hoakie on April 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM

McCain has the yellow stain blues.

FloatingRock on April 8, 2013 at 12:55 PM

If Rove wants some points with us for the next cycle, let him start a recall of this gentleman and a few others.

Senator McCain hates Rove anyway.

IlikedAUH2O on April 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Sorry McVain. You cashed in your last POW chit while one of the Keating-Five. Your name is mud to me ever since then. Go away and take that double-d boob with you and just leave this country.

AH_C on April 8, 2013 at 1:04 PM

It’s obviously past time for this old neutered RINO to just go away.

dentarthurdent on April 8, 2013 at 1:18 PM

The United States of America would be demonstrably better off today if J. McCain had spent the rest of his Earthly years in a tiger cage.

tom daschle concerned on April 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM

this guy was a GOP presidential candidate; and republicans wonder why membership is dwindling…

burserker on April 8, 2013 at 2:42 PM

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