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Iron Sharpening Iron
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 3/9/2013 12:43:53 AM

I wanted to associate myself with Jonathan’s insightful post on the response by Senators McCain and Graham to Rand Paul’s filibuster. Although my views on national security are much closer to those of McCain and Graham, their sneering, bitter attacks on Senator Paul were not only misguided; they have done a great deal to help the Paul-ian cause. Senators McCain and Graham could have–should have–offered a careful, measured response to Rand Paul’s argument. Instead, McCain in particular has gone on a petty, mocking rant, including referring to Paul and some who supported him as “wacko birds.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stonepony, 3/9/2013 12:51:53 AM     (No. 9216068)

this reaction by johnny mac is what made voting for him such a hard vote. truth be known there is not much difference between him and zero...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 3/9/2013 1:11:59 AM     (No. 9216075)

The republican party needs to kick in about 30 degrees of right rudder, asap. The party needs a course change to the right soonest. Clowns like mccain and graham are driving away long time republicans like myself. Less and less do I pay attention to these two RINOs, they irk me when I see them humiliate my party as they go about appeasing the leftist progressives.
I do hope that the republican leadership realizes that they cannot win elections without folks like me. If they want to play the brinksmanship game, then they better lace up the sneakers and get their game face on...either they come right or we walk. I will not support RINO losers as I did in 2008 (mccain) and 2012 romney). Fix the RINO problem...or I walk.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muggins, 3/9/2013 2:34:31 AM     (No. 9216094)

I´m part Libertarian, and I understand and am in sympathy with the Tea Party. I know that government is too big and governmental power has to be limited and constantly watch dogged. But the Libertarian movement has a strong tendency to be extreme. However, with all extremists, you become a target if you criticize them. I don´t mind being a target, so here goes. I look forward to the time when the Libertarians find a ground that is not extreme. I want Libertarians to understand that there really has to be only one currency in a country, and that all roads and bridges should definitely not be owned by private business, (I hate tolls). I look forward to the time that Libertarians understand the threat to the free world by the Islamist Radicals. We need the Libertarians to vote Republican, as we need social conservatives as well as fiscal conservatives. Most importantly, we need to refrain from calling each other names (which plays into the Dems hand) and look for a common ground to obtain a majority in the Senate and get a Republican in the White House.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: beamer, 3/9/2013 4:30:18 AM     (No. 9216114)

I am really sick of limp wrist liberal republicans who think they are being understanding of left-wing democrats by meeting them half way. They have no spine! Grow a pair of testicles! Stand up for what is right, not to "go along" with people who would stab you if you let them. McCain and Graham represent this weak Republicanism.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 1931K, 3/9/2013 5:15:23 AM     (No. 9216134)

McCain and Graham are acting very weak knee and cowardly, selling out loyal Americans for an Obama Dinner...They make me throw up....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 3/9/2013 6:46:02 AM     (No. 9216178)

Juan´s been looking for his strawberries for a long time.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Gretchen, 3/9/2013 7:05:31 AM     (No. 9216207)

FTA: "The libertarian wing of the Republican Party has found its leader. It will be quite interesting to see who among the internationalist wing emerges as a counterweight."

Ah, the vaunted ´internationalist´ wing of the Republican Party. Really? Really?

I seem to be getting a morning chuckle from Commentary magazine more often than anything else.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 3/9/2013 7:43:39 AM     (No. 9216255)

Has McCain ever used such language to describe one of his esteemed Senate colleagues on the left?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hamrman, 3/9/2013 7:43:48 AM     (No. 9216256)

Graham and McCain are Mutt & Jeff...they have lost all credibility with the "normal" people in this kingdom! They should have been on that Senate Floor with Paul during that Filibuster on this deplorable and shameful nominee instead of dining with the devil!!! Common man...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/9/2013 7:50:41 AM     (No. 9216264)

Time for McCain to go. He´s part of the problem. He can take Lindsay with him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: plumnellie, 3/9/2013 8:35:33 AM     (No. 9216347)

How can you tell a Repub from a Dem? The Repubs are more passionate in attacking conservatives then attacking Dems. We see it among Brand Republicans on this site all the time. Put Palin in the title of an article and all the Brands come out with sharp knives. This is why I have left the party...like I changed from Methodist to Baptist. But I still care for the Methodist church and hate to see it lose its way. And, care about the Repub party and hope it returns to conservative principals. Am really sick of the professional advisers who make the news as if they want to ´save´ the Repubs. Dowd, Rove, Steve Schmidt, et al. They would make just as good a Dem adviser and be glad for the pay check. Imho the Brand Republicans will control the party and never win another election in my lifetime. Sad to say. President Hilary is our next leader unless God..and not Rove..intervenes. If Brand Republicans nominate another Bush, Romney, Dole McCain type they deserve to lose.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: loosecannon1, 3/9/2013 8:48:07 AM     (No. 9216370)

#2 nails it for me. Angry as I was when I heard McCain denigrate Rand, I was glad he showed his true colors. Even better, younger people seemed to rush to Rand´s side in the social netsphere. The sooner McCain picks up his marbles and goes home, the better off we will be.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/9/2013 8:52:48 AM     (No. 9216378)

Not quite buried in old John is a smart-*** flyboy whose mouth gets loose...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JAN, 3/9/2013 9:15:53 AM     (No. 9216440)

We got to see for ourselves the very ugly side of McCain. It has long been rumored that he has a vile temper.

His tirade against Senator Paul was the perfect example.

We must primary him out of office.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 80coyotekate, 3/9/2013 9:23:32 AM     (No. 9216463)

Trucker Observation: Fix the RINO problem? The only way to do that requires the complete political annihilation of McCain, McConnell and Graham. While we are at it we need to replace all 535 in Congress plus 1in the WH.

Congress ... where the cockroaches roam.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/9/2013 10:14:35 AM     (No. 9216573)

No, he hasn´t #9. But I´ll bet he talks like this about Sarah Palin when no one is looking.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 3/9/2013 10:40:55 AM     (No. 9216617)

How was this old fool re-elected in Az? He is no Republican and far from a conservative. He is all ego, a warped narcissist. Rand Paul is a great man and a real statesman. If you read up on McCain and his background, you will see what he is.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: NRAisFreedom, 3/9/2013 11:13:01 AM     (No. 9216664)

McCain is a moron! He has really turned to his senile self...such a self important person is he not?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: saguni, 3/9/2013 12:55:52 PM     (No. 9216836)

Years ago, I was told that former POWs who underwent torture were more prone to dementia than "average" people.

McCain is proving that theory. We should know by now, exactly where Meghan got her crazy gene.

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