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McCain, Graham call Paul´s questions
on drones ´ridiculous, offensive´

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ramsey Cox

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/7/2013 12:11:51 PM

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticized Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) argument that President Obama could use a drone attack against innocent U.S. citizens on American soil, as “simply ridiculous.” “To infer that the president is going to kill someone like Jane Fonda or someone who disagrees with him is simply ridiculous,” McCain said on the floor Thursday. “If someone is an enemy combatant that enemy combatant has no where to hid, not even in a café.” McCain was referring comments Paul made during his more than 12 hour talking filibuster on Wednesday.

Comments:
You´re going to need both duct tape and blood pressure meds for this one! These two make me so angry I could just spit! They are doing more to destroy this party than 0bama. McConnell was on Laura Ingraham´s show and would not condemn McPain or Graham. It´s just outrageous.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 3/7/2013 12:13:45 PM     (No. 9213121)

A staunch, vigorous, unwavering defense of Zippy.

Yup - - that´s about what we´d expect from Lady Lindsey and Nutso Johnnie.


Reply 2 - Posted by: olcap, 3/7/2013 12:15:04 PM     (No. 9213126)

What a pair these two are. As as been mentioned before, Tweedledee and Tweedledumb, tey aren´ "men" in any sense of that word. Weasel is more like it.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: QRP, 3/7/2013 12:15:57 PM     (No. 9213128)

Wonder what Obama served them for dinner last night and what did they have to do to get it?


Reply 4 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 3/7/2013 12:16:37 PM     (No. 9213130)

Communist light thugs is no better than communist thugs...First times conservatives bypasses the MSM

We stand with Rand!!! And the constitution ...


Reply 5 - Posted by: plex, 3/7/2013 12:19:19 PM     (No. 9213135)

Rand didn´t say the President would, he merely asked that the President say that he wouldn´t.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Barlyk, 3/7/2013 12:22:34 PM     (No. 9213139)

I hope I don´t miss a single word of the blowback on these two


Reply 7 - Posted by: dwa, 3/7/2013 12:25:06 PM     (No. 9213142)

I´m so dam tired of these two. If anyone wants to see what the problem is with the Republican Party, all they have to do is look at these two. Neither should be serving at Repubs in the senate.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: WAN2, 3/7/2013 12:25:59 PM     (No. 9213143)

The Republican fog clears?


Reply 9 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 3/7/2013 12:27:28 PM     (No. 9213148)

Excuse us? This ´president´ has already claimed the right to kill Americans *abroad*, including children - without due process, and with impunity.

Any ´elected official´ who doesn´t see a problem with this - and the joke of a Justice Department colluding with it - doesn´t need to be in public office. Period.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/7/2013 12:27:31 PM     (No. 9213150)

Is there a clearer demonstration of the
"elite" republicans vs the "conservative" Republicans?
Karl Rove´s buddies, tweedle dumb and tweedle dumber prove it again.
My message to them is join us or get out of the way.
Liberty and Freedom !


Reply 11 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/7/2013 12:28:01 PM     (No. 9213152)

I ´Stand with Rand´ - McPain and Gramnesty are on notice of recall and I would suggest Fox news do the same. They do not serve we the people with their unbalanced reputations.


Reply 12 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 3/7/2013 12:30:25 PM     (No. 9213154)

Poster-boys for backstabbing RINOs that are supported by Karl Rove and his progressive ilk in the Republican Party.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 3/7/2013 12:35:27 PM     (No. 9213159)

And McCain thought he had it rough during hist LAST townhall meeting?

These two RINO Sob´s need to be taken to the woodshed and have a little Kentucky hickory used appropriately.

Oh, and for poster JAN, is it okay to bash these two Repubs? Or are we doing harm to the establishment?


Reply 14 - Posted by: loosecannon1, 3/7/2013 12:35:51 PM     (No. 9213160)

Attention GOP: it´s fools such as Graham and McCain that are killing the Republican party and making the Tea Party necessary. How much stupidity does it take for you idiots to get it?


Reply 15 - Posted by: Gloating, 3/7/2013 12:37:24 PM     (No. 9213162)

What #14 said is so right.


Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/7/2013 12:37:38 PM     (No. 9213163)

I really don´t care what McCain or Graham, both Obama sniffers, think.


Reply 17 - Posted by: master sergeant, 3/7/2013 12:38:30 PM     (No. 9213165)

Sarah Palin supported John McCain! Palin is no longer viable. Big Mistake Sarah.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 3/7/2013 12:38:53 PM     (No. 9213167)

Cheap dates.


Reply 19 - Posted by: JimS, 3/7/2013 12:40:41 PM     (No. 9213172)

Two despicabe jerkwads. I would love to smack them upside their pointy little heads.

If you can´t say anything good about a fellow Republican, SHUT THE L UP!. Even dimwitted Dems understand this and don´t eat their own. Message control.


Reply 20 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/7/2013 12:42:16 PM     (No. 9213177)

I used to think no president would ever set out to kill his opposition, but then BO was elected and now I´m not so sure.


Reply 21 - Posted by: ironchefw, 3/7/2013 12:42:23 PM     (No. 9213179)

Just what we expect of you Graham and McCain. You two have been wrong more than Rand Paul over the last couple of years.


Reply 22 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 3/7/2013 12:42:54 PM     (No. 9213180)

McCain and Graham drank Obama´s red KoolAid while Rand Paul served TEA, straight up.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Judith, 3/7/2013 12:45:09 PM     (No. 9213186)

Just when I start thinking mccain finally got off soros´ payroll, he does this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: Kurto, 3/7/2013 12:45:49 PM     (No. 9213187)

McCain wets himself in public over water boarding al querda, but he has no problem with giving 0-hole the power to execute Americans without a trial, or any due process?

Arizona must send him to the rest home and get a new Senator. Recall him before it´s too late.


Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 3/7/2013 12:46:19 PM     (No. 9213190)

What´s the matter with you Arizona pansy´s... why haven´t you started a recall against McCain yet. Seems like an ideal state for a recall to succeed, especially on the subject of immigration and kissing Barky´s butt.


Reply 26 - Posted by: JudithC, 3/7/2013 12:47:31 PM     (No. 9213192)

I´ve done my best to defend these two because I´m a solid Republican. No more—those days are over and what they had to say and the pathetic riot act they attempted is the bottom of the barrel.

My response? Thank you, Rand. You did good—real good. You made America proud and made a lot of hearts soar with hope. And then we have McCain and Graham just finishing with dinner hosted by the lying monster. Both went after Rand... time to say bye bye to both of them. I´ve had enough of their limp BS. And I heard from a lot of people this morning who are also standing solidly in your corner. Way to go and thank you Senator Paul.


Reply 27 - Posted by: jerseyden, 3/7/2013 12:51:12 PM     (No. 9213197)

Maybe these two are to feeble minded to remember how Obamacare got passed.


Reply 28 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 3/7/2013 12:51:55 PM     (No. 9213198)

Despite all the B/S flag waving, McCain was a chump for the North Vietnamese and now he´s a chump for Obama


Reply 29 - Posted by: JAN, 3/7/2013 12:54:24 PM     (No. 9213201)

It´s time for these two jackasses to retire.


Reply 30 - Posted by: italianlooks, 3/7/2013 12:55:38 PM     (No. 9213203)

Good old boys!

They cannot see the forest for the trees...how do you think this Administration would have handled Waco if they had drones..

We are a country that is bing Nuddged into places we do not want to go!

Obama´s guy wrote the book Nudge and here we go one step at a time...Can anyone say Soros etc.?


Reply 31 - Posted by: Edgelady, 3/7/2013 12:57:31 PM     (No. 9213206)

Gosh, Darrell and Darrell speak! Old guys, old ways, and lacking in guts. Please step aside.


Reply 32 - Posted by: kahunavol, 3/7/2013 12:57:58 PM     (No. 9213208)

Such criticism of Republicans, oh my.

s/o


Reply 33 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 3/7/2013 12:58:26 PM     (No. 9213210)

Note that these two jump out in front of even the Dems and the MSM to attempt to stamp out the roaring freedom fire that Ayn Rand...er, I mean Rand Paul, et al., started yesterday.

Add these two names to that of John Roberts on the wall of infamy. It is nothing new to have enemies within the ranks. Just mark them, isolate them,...and deal with them later.

And Mitch McConnell would not condemn these two pukes...?! I spit on him, too.


Reply 34 - Posted by: jt26, 3/7/2013 12:58:39 PM     (No. 9213211)

Deleted by Taste Police. Read rules about bad language.


Reply 35 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/7/2013 1:02:29 PM     (No. 9213223)

Oh, be still. Jealous?


Reply 36 - Posted by: woodsto sea, 3/7/2013 1:08:11 PM     (No. 9213234)

There was a time years ago I had some repect for McCain and his B-buddy Graham. Now I find I despise them both. They spend all their time jerking each others egos and calling it being "statemen". The reality is they speak for very few Americans outside or inside their home states. As they have no loyality to anyone but themselves Democrats can relate to and "work" with them.

All that goes into saying "I stand with Rand" is alien to them.


Reply 37 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/7/2013 1:08:49 PM     (No. 9213235)

i would like to hear the usual republican kool-aid drinkers post on this. you know, the ones who are always talking about circular firing squads, Reagans 11th commandment etc.


Reply 38 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/7/2013 1:10:58 PM     (No. 9213238)

Occasionally, I read or hear something that tempts me to rethink my position on Obamacare death panels.


Reply 39 - Posted by: Proud American, 3/7/2013 1:12:04 PM     (No. 9213239)

Here´s a couple of throne sniffers for ya! Old and in the way that´s what I say.

These are the poster girls for TERM LIMITS!

I STAND WITH RAND!

Proud American in MA


Reply 40 - Posted by: PChristopher, 3/7/2013 1:12:10 PM     (No. 9213240)

A couple of Rino-Dinos who should be extinct.

Bravo, Sen. Rand ...GTFH Sens. McPain and Cracker.


Reply 41 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 3/7/2013 1:12:27 PM     (No. 9213241)

Note to McPain and his Sock Puppet Ms. Lindsay: It´s about the CONSTITUTION, Stupid!


Reply 42 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/7/2013 1:13:23 PM     (No. 9213243)

You may not like Governor Palin #17 but that reason cannot be it. She extended the absolute minimum courtesy to McCain because he had chosen her the election cycle before. If this is your criteria for a Republican to be utterly dismissed and no longer credible, then there is a long list of Republicans who should not be in office. Remember W supported that creep Arlen Specter. McCain and Graham are total media whores. They are just jealous.


Reply 43 - Posted by: joew9, 3/7/2013 1:14:14 PM     (No. 9213245)

And that is a perfect example of why, in 2008, I said I would rather vote for Hillary than McCain. Unfortunately, we got something worse than either of them.


Reply 44 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/7/2013 1:18:12 PM     (No. 9213252)

The thought of our government is, of course,ridiculous and offensive. So why won´t obama and Holder say it won´t happen?
I live in Grahams hometown of Seneca SC and I know him personally. This position against Rand Paul seals the deal, I will never again support Graham nor will I vote for him.


Reply 45 - Posted by: NYbob, 3/7/2013 1:23:57 PM     (No. 9213256)

´Fight with me, fight for America,´ isn´t that the quote Senator McCain? It is tragic that a man who suffered so much while fighting for America is so off base on what the constitutional limits on our President are supposed to be.


Reply 46 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/7/2013 1:24:08 PM     (No. 9213257)

What in the world is this goofy McCain-Graham axis we are seeing all the time? I wonder if it is starting to emit gravity? I smell another "Gang" of some weight coming out of it. As diametrically opposed as the US political houses are, the season is ripe for such a connivance to form.

Not that I believe there will be any good come of it- but, certainly, if such a thing were to form, it would change everything. I would also believe, if it did form, Øbama and Valery would be very shaken up over it. That alone would please me.


Reply 47 - Posted by: dman, 3/7/2013 1:25:10 PM     (No. 9213260)

Lest anyone doubt that Establishment RINOs are part of the problem. We must shed the Country Club albatross from our neck. We´ve tried in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1980, and 2012 to reform the party from within - with marginal short-term success and zero long-term success. A new party remains our "least-bad" option. Yes, the Dems will win the next few elections - what´s the difference? However, if elected GOP conservatives switch parties, we will not start from zero as the failed Perot effort did. Send the GOP the way of the Whigs. New party.


Reply 48 - Posted by: Cedar, 3/7/2013 1:25:29 PM     (No. 9213261)

"All I can say is I don’t think that what happened yesterday was helpful for the American people," McCain said.

McCain, you are absolutely wrong. Rand stood up for America, something you have forgotten how to do long, long ago. You and Graham are two curmudgeons that need to go. Shady Pines has two beds ready for both of you.


Reply 49 - Posted by: Jonr, 3/7/2013 1:27:52 PM     (No. 9213269)

These two old coots are perfect examples why we need term limits!!


Reply 50 - Posted by: alynnmcw, 3/7/2013 1:29:06 PM     (No. 9213273)

Those two have seen the future and it is not them. They have no choice but to diminish Senator Paul´s actions.
I have a theory about Sen. McCain. With all due respect to his service and his time as a POW, I think those years in captivity have caused him to be an appeaser. I don´t blame him. God knows you do what you have to do to survive. And I´m glad he did. But it does not play well in politics. I have no idea what Graham´s excuse might be.


Reply 51 - Posted by: melman, 3/7/2013 1:29:23 PM     (No. 9213274)

Wait an see and soon as these nutcases in the White house can dream up someone to attack (Branch Dividians, Randy Walker, etc) they will use them.


Reply 52 - Posted by: happy conservative, 3/7/2013 1:30:13 PM     (No. 9213279)

Just sour grapes from these two pucker-mouths. They´re just sorry Rand got the face time and people actually listened to him. They see the writing on the wall--"Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin", "You have been weighed on the scales and found deficient".

Time´s up for the old chuggers, in with the new! Go Rand, Ted, and Marco!!!


Reply 53 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 3/7/2013 1:31:10 PM     (No. 9213281)

No, McCain and Ms. Lindsey are ´ridiculous, offensive´. And jealous.

Time for a recall, Arizona & SC.


Reply 54 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 3/7/2013 1:31:25 PM     (No. 9213282)

McPain and Miss Lindsey doing what they do best.


Reply 55 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 3/7/2013 1:31:29 PM     (No. 9213283)

I´ve disliked McCain since he ran against George W. Bush. Just added another reason why I still dislike him. I hope more of our Republican senators stand with Rand Paul.


Reply 56 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 3/7/2013 1:33:03 PM     (No. 9213288)

There has to be a way to roar back at McPain and Little Lindsey every time they decide to get all ´het up´.


Reply 57 - Posted by: hicokid, 3/7/2013 1:34:47 PM     (No. 9213293)

What McCain said about obama in 2008, "But, I have to tell you, he is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared as President of the United States." Obama couldn´t have bought a better endorsement - from the opposing candidate, no less.

Now, both of these RINO senators feel entitled to spew their baloney at will, but they have little tolerance for upstarts like Paul and Cruz. When are their constituents going to show them the door?


Reply 58 - Posted by: wtm, 3/7/2013 1:40:53 PM     (No. 9213303)

I,m sorry that we, in Arizona, can´t get to have someone run against McPain !!!!

Other than electing a Dem for a brief time to get him out of there, we can´t seem to have any repub with credibility to step up and remove this man in a primary !!!!


Reply 59 - Posted by: Rakasha, 3/7/2013 1:48:04 PM     (No. 9213317)

´´This president is not going to use a drone against an innocent person sitting at a café because it would be illegal,´´ Graham said Thursday. ´´It would be murder.´´

Kind of like what happened to the children in the Branch Davivian compound, Senator Graham? Or Randy Weaver´s family?

But not this President. Or this Attorney General. Oh, wait...


Reply 60 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 3/7/2013 1:48:45 PM     (No. 9213319)

If you said to me some time before February 27, 1993 that the United States Government would launch an armed assault against otherwise peaceable men, women and children under false pretenses, ultimately resulting in the deaths of 82 souls, I probably would have called such a claim "ridiculous" and/or "offensive."

If you said to me on April 21, 2000 that the US Government would forcibly enter a home under force of arms in the darkest hours of the morning to short-circuit the legal process and snatch a child whose mother perished in the effort to deliver her child from Communist oppression to freedom on our shores, maybe, even then I would have called such a claim "ridiculous" or "offensive."

However, with experience comes wisdom, the wisdom that our Founders so wisely wielded when they warned us of the tendency for governments to descend into tyranny. So they set forth the means to prevent such tyranny and, ultimately, ensure the means to take arms to throw off its shackles.

So, here we have a United States Senator asking the most simple of questions of the executive branch, does President of the United States believe he has the power to assassinate a US citizen on US soil if that citizen does not present an immediate and credible threat to the lives of others? Pretty simple question that any self-professed "constitutional scholar" should be able to answer succinctly.

Instead, no substantive response comes forth. Instead we have the political elites - so sure in their peers´ righteousness and wisdom, and so full of contempt for the people they claim to represent - decrying such a question as "ridiculous, offensive."

So, the "answer" I we are now confronted with is the worst fears of our Founders have come to fruition.


Reply 61 - Posted by: OperaBuff, 3/7/2013 1:50:29 PM     (No. 9213321)

I wonder if McCain realizes there are other choices besides being taken prisoner. It is perfectly honorable to put up a fight. Or would he have us all to lie down and surrender to the will of The One?

As for that other one,... whatever his name is? Who knows? Maybe when he reaches puberty, he might turn into a decent senator.


Reply 62 - Posted by: moondoggy, 3/7/2013 1:56:39 PM     (No. 9213328)

I am getting fed up with these rino´s! One man stands and speaks from heart and the constitution and his peers berate him! Guess it´s time for we TEA Party Folks to rally around or brethren and work to get rid of McCain and Graham and the others that were dining with the emperor!

God Speed Rand I for one am proud of you for taking a stand!


Reply 63 - Posted by: msjena, 3/7/2013 1:58:49 PM     (No. 9213336)

Sarah Palin supported Rand Paul and probably helped get him elected. I am so proud of Sen. Paul for finally taking a stand on the excesses of this administration. McCain needs to retire. Lindsey is just irrelevant.


Reply 64 - Posted by: moondoggy, 3/7/2013 1:59:20 PM     (No. 9213338)

I think the old boys in both houses are "Stuck on stupid"


Reply 65 - Posted by: flatwater, 3/7/2013 2:04:35 PM     (No. 9213347)

Lindsey Graham wears dresses. John McCain owes his fame to his tendency to backstab those around him. Both can go straight to hell.


Reply 66 - Posted by: stonepony, 3/7/2013 2:05:24 PM     (No. 9213350)

It will be nice when these two clowns are no longer in the senate. McCain we are stuck with unless he dies... for Graham the people of SC have an opportunity to replace him.... one can only hope they will


Reply 67 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/7/2013 2:05:37 PM     (No. 9213351)

Some people sell their soul`s for a cell phone and some for a dinner at the WH.


Reply 68 - Posted by: brianod1, 3/7/2013 2:06:33 PM     (No. 9213352)

As soon as they get close enough to sniff Obama´s jock...


Reply 69 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 3/7/2013 2:09:43 PM     (No. 9213357)

McCain and Graham would have been smart to jump on the Rand Paul bandwagon instead of trying to flatten its tires. These 2 seriously don´t know their constituents, and deserve to be thrown out of office.

Rand Paul did us proud, and I challenge McCain and Graham to address his concerns legitimately, using the Constitution, to inform us as to where it gives a president the power to assassinate any one of us he sees fit.

But terrorists have the right not to be waterboarded? We live in an alternate universe.


Reply 70 - Posted by: Pam, 3/7/2013 2:09:48 PM     (No. 9213358)

Their kind are why I am no longer a Republican.
Political elite need to go.


Reply 71 - Posted by: bpl40, 3/7/2013 2:15:13 PM     (No. 9213365)

And what was McCain in 2008 again? The head of the Republican ticket against Zerobama? Good grief!


Reply 72 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 3/7/2013 2:16:23 PM     (No. 9213366)

Someone - PLEASE - abduct Kelly Ayotte and lock her in isolation, away from these two.


Reply 73 - Posted by: wsdiego, 3/7/2013 2:19:24 PM     (No. 9213369)

Paul has done more to really his party than these two could ever dream of! That´s way they are so jealous! Pretentious nit-wits!


Reply 74 - Posted by: judy, 3/7/2013 2:26:11 PM     (No. 9213379)

Do a poll ...Paul would beat Graham & McCain 1000000 to one... now you know what´s wrong with the repub party & it´s not Paul, Cruz, Rush, Hannity, Levin, or Rubio....Graham & McCain should be ashamed of themselves, they trash nominees then turn around & vote them in...two real phonies...


Reply 75 - Posted by: jorgecito, 3/7/2013 2:29:15 PM     (No. 9213387)

There is hardly a worse image possible than that of McCain and Graham "dining" with Obama, in some fancy-schmancy hotel, no doubt by candlelight, as they were wooed by the Marxist...

...while at precisely the same moment, Rand Paul was heroically holding forth on the Senate floor with only a few Snickers bars to keep him going.

So, dear Senators McCain & Graham:
Your lunch (or dinner as the case may be) has now officially been eaten ... by Rand Paul.


Reply 76 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 3/7/2013 2:33:54 PM     (No. 9213398)

I stand with Rand ...

... those two clowns need to get out of town.

I predict early retirement for both.


Reply 77 - Posted by: judy, 3/7/2013 2:38:31 PM     (No. 9213409)

Hmmmm I find it odd the won invites 10 rinos to the Jefferson on the night of Paul´s filibuster...


Reply 78 - Posted by: CEP, 3/7/2013 2:42:34 PM     (No. 9213419)

I find McCain and Graham offensive. They need to get a clue as to what the American people want.


Reply 79 - Posted by: gesundheit, 3/7/2013 2:42:54 PM     (No. 9213421)

The liberal MSM is so anti-Republican that Rand Paul had to conduct a 13-hour filibuster to get media coverage for his anti-drone message.

Yet John McCain and Lindsay Graham are also so anti-Republican that all they had to do was stand there for a few minutes before the MSM sought out what they knew would be their scornful statements about Rand Paul.

Now it should be, Once more unto the breach! for Senator Paul, Senator Cruz, and other Republicans willing to stand up for Constitutional principles. Let the filibusters continue!


Reply 80 - Posted by: get er done, 3/7/2013 2:48:26 PM     (No. 9213429)

I and many many millions of Americans find McCain´s and Graham´s criticism of Senator Rand Paul "ridiculous and offensive", and assinine.


Reply 81 - Posted by: thewarden, 3/7/2013 2:53:04 PM     (No. 9213442)

Et tu, McGraham? (squared)


Reply 82 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 3/7/2013 2:53:10 PM     (No. 9213443)

McCain and Graham are examples of what is wrong with the Republican party. There are plenty of others. Just about all the top names, including the recently defeated "Obama is a nice guy" Republican presidential candidate.

The best to be said about the Republican dinosaurs is that they are dinosaurs. They mean well. They don´t realize that circumstances have changed. They are playing by the old rules with an adversary whose only rule is winning by any means possible.

McCain &Co. are in denial. They cannot or will not see that they are dealing with radicals and extremists for whom nothing is off limits. There is nothing in the least ridiculous or offensive in the concerns Rand Paul is trying to raise.

McCain and Graham and Boehner and Romney are part of the problem, not part of the solution. The sooner they make way for a team that is able and willing to defend the republic and the American way of life, the better. It will not defend itself, not from the likes of Obama and his cronies. The time calls for champions, heroes, heroines, politicians with the courage of their convictions who are able to recognize enemies of freedom and American values.


Reply 83 - Posted by: joew9, 3/7/2013 2:58:09 PM     (No. 9213453)

McCain Graham are like hopeless Siamese twins. Even the most skilled surgeons can´t separate them. It´s very sad. Perhaps the most humane thing to do is to withhold food and water and let nature take it course.


Reply 84 - Posted by: Browneyes, 3/7/2013 3:07:34 PM     (No. 9213467)

From what we know that is publically printed by news outlets and bloggers,etc,Just imagine what it must be like in their Repub. caucuses. There seems to be a calculated scenario that all the entrenched R. Senators are following and then the ones we know about, who are not.

But,unless and until the TEA Party types speak out,the "entrenched" seem like they will prevail. As for mccain and graham, they do what they do because they can.


Reply 85 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/7/2013 3:14:56 PM     (No. 9213485)

#14, #60, #72 - Amen and amen. I Stand With Rand.


Reply 86 - Posted by: fysammy, 3/7/2013 3:23:21 PM     (No. 9213507)

The really bad news is that Graham has millions in campaign cofers and nobody will probably challenge him in 2014.


Reply 87 - Posted by: Watlines, 3/7/2013 3:27:37 PM     (No. 9213518)

Time for these two old coots to go.

If they didn´t agree with Rand Paul, the right thing to do would have been to go home after dinner and complain to their wives, not show up and scold a fellow senator.

Obama has played these two like a fiddle.


Reply 88 - Posted by: Chief1942, 3/7/2013 3:28:47 PM     (No. 9213523)

I know those two pre-madonna´s don´t read or respond to posts such as are placed on the Web, but they need to understand that it is they that most people see as "ridiculous , offensive". As long as the likes of McCain and Graham are leading the GOP, this voter will never return to the fold. They can rot in hell first.


Reply 89 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/7/2013 3:28:49 PM     (No. 9213524)

McCain and Graham are precisely what´s wrong with the Republican Party. The fact that they have their panties in a wad over Mr. Rand´s good showing should tell you everything you need to know. They were sent out to protect the ruling class. They tried to stamp out the fire the Tea Party ignited and can´t have it flaring up again. They are losing control and that just can´t be allowed to happen. It is and always has been about power for them. They are self-serving power mongers and it is time for them to go. God bless all the "young guns". You are the very thing that will save this country. Get to it. Americans will stand with you.


Reply 90 - Posted by: AppealToHeaven, 3/7/2013 3:41:41 PM     (No. 9213552)


Reply 91 - Posted by: iamtinman, 3/7/2013 3:56:34 PM     (No. 9213574)

Congress needs to care more about the will of the people instead of hanging on to their office and its perks. Rand Paul seems to be one of the carers. McCain and Graham are poster boys for an outmoded GOP elite. They need to go along with Mitch McConnell.


Reply 92 - Posted by: Wide Right, 3/7/2013 4:28:27 PM     (No. 9213644)

Checking in from Cali.. I stand with Rand. So long, McCain. Good riddance, Graham. It´s official, you both are DONE.


Reply 93 - Posted by: MEMcL, 3/7/2013 7:51:26 PM     (No. 9213952)

Memo to RNC: Take my name off of all your mailing and telephone lists. We will contribute to individuals like Paul, Rubio, Cruz, who stand on constitutional issues. People who have core values; people who have allegiance to their oath of office; those who stand for liberty and freedom. As long as McCain and Graham tear our party apart with their pretentious and undermining comments....we are outa here!


Reply 94 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 3/7/2013 7:56:43 PM     (No. 9213957)

These same-sex senators (as Mark Levin called them) must have made a deal with Obama on their dinner date last night.

Either that, or he has something on´em..... they either go out and publicly rebuke Sen. Paul on the record, from the Senate floor, or he, Obama, spills the dirt.

It´s also possible that they´re both just jealous of a REAL Senator, doing his ACTUAL JOB.


Reply 95 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 3/8/2013 8:00:06 PM     (No. 9215792)

People are still blaming McCain for Obama being in the White House, and he has the nerve to call Paul´s questions on Drones ridiculous. I think McCain and Graham should hold hands and jump off the GW Bridge. And stop obstructing Justice.


Reply 96 - Posted by: plumnellie, 3/8/2013 8:29:37 PM     (No. 9215827)

Where are the rino´s. This thread is lacking our usual suspects that want us to all just get along...meaning to never criticize a rino. Wooohoo. where are you?



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