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McCain Says He, Not Rand Paul, Represents ‘Party Of Ronald Reagan’ (VIDEO)
Talking Points Memo ^ | March 8, 2013 | Tom Kludt

Posted on 03/09/2013 12:00:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

At a time when there appears to be a burgeoning rift in Republican ranks over the government's use of drones, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Friday argued that he, not Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), represents former President Ronald Reagan's true legacy in the party.

In a tense interview on Fox News, anchor Shepard Smith brought up the emerging schism between hawks such as McCain and non-interventionists like Paul.McCain and his longtime ally Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) each blasted Paul earlier this week for the Kentucky libertarian's epic 13-hour filibuster over the nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA.

Smith brought up McCain's ardent support for military intervention in the past, as well as an infamous Beach Boys parody once sung by the Arizona Republican that seemed to express support for bombing Iran. The latter reference drew McCain's ire.

"You really believe that?" McCain asked Smith incredulously.

"Sir, all I'm asking is is it your sense that Rand Paul may be bringing together people in the basement who align maybe in some cases more closely with the left than with the right," Smith said.

McCain bristled at Smith's reference to his "joke" about a strike against Iran and then argued that his vision of establishing "peace through strength" upholds Reagan's legacy more than Paul's isolationism. The two-time presidential candidate also quibbled with the notion that he's an "interventionist."

"I'm of the party of Ronald Reagan and there's been a debate in our party for years and years about whether we should withdraw to fortress America or not. But to say we're interventionists is a mislabeling and absolutely false," McCain said....

(Excerpt) Read more at livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Arizona; Kentucky; South Carolina; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: drones; filibuster; johnmccain; juanmcstain; lindseygraham; mccain; obama; randpaul; senate; twostooges
I think he has President Reagan mixed up with President Carter or Clinton.
1 posted on 03/09/2013 12:00:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The doddering old fool can say anything he likes but I haven’t believed a word he says in over a decade.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 12:29:02 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Manchurian Candidate.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 12:38:28 AM PST by detective
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only thing McCain represents is Constitution-hating establishment RINOS. It’s a damn shame J.D. Hayworth didn’t manage to beat his sorry ass in 2010.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 12:39:12 AM PST by Wyoming Cowboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
John McCain Doubles Down: Rand Paul is a "Wacko Bird"


6 posted on 03/09/2013 1:17:49 AM PST by South40
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To: Wyoming Cowboy

McCain is a Vichy Republican—a sell out to the other side. Obama plays the tune—McCain dances. His day is done. Sad he should come to this.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 1:19:56 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is getting funny. The punk will do anything for attention.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 2:08:25 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

...”McCain is a Vichy Republican—a sell out to the other side. Obama plays the tune—McCain dances. His day is done. Sad he should come to this”...

He is sad but an example of what happens to people who are in power for too long. Most people have to experience life outside the bubble to be real. McCain has no clue.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 2:48:52 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“McCain Says He, Not Rand Paul, Represents ‘Party Of Ronald Reagan”

He is hallucinating again!


10 posted on 03/09/2013 3:10:50 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, he’s thinking of HW Bush.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 3:17:44 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McLame needs a bigger shovel for that hole he’s digging.


12 posted on 03/09/2013 3:48:53 AM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain may belong to the same party as Ronald Reagan but he is allied with the party of Hussein Obama.

Vichy Republican is a good name for him wish I had thought of it myself.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 3:52:46 AM PST by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain represents McCain.

And to whatever extent Paul represents isolationism, he’s wrong too.

There are always two ditches on every road.


14 posted on 03/09/2013 3:58:25 AM PST by EternalVigilance (America's Party - SelfGovernment.US)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry John but your entire political career has been premised, almost exclusively, on violating Reagan’s 11th commandment. You’re just an attention whore and you don’t care how you get it.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 4:06:56 AM PST by circlecity
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To: muir_redwoods
He's a RHINO has always been a RHINO and
now he is really a useless RHINO> Amen.
16 posted on 03/09/2013 4:08:58 AM PST by gakrak (“If you put the Fed Gov in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.”)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s with all the McLame headlines these days? Is he in a headline competition with Christie?


17 posted on 03/09/2013 4:26:45 AM PST by bgill
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To: gakrak

McCain is so past relevent he doesn’t even represent himself. He needs to go home and shut up.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 4:38:46 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reagan would kick John McCain in the @ss so hard, he wouldn’’t need a plane to go back home to AZ.

We are seeing the real John McCain—a Manchurian candidate turned by the NV when he was a POW.

That SOB managed to become our 2008 candidate and gave us Obama, and managed to ruin the true heir to Reagan, Sarah Palin, in the process.

Thank God she is not done, but Mr. Manchurian is washed up now. The mask is off.

FUJMcC.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 4:50:01 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish many people would get in McCain’s face and say, “You don’t represent us or the party of Ronald Reagan!! He and other RINOs are out of touch with reality!


20 posted on 03/09/2013 4:54:15 AM PST by Buddygirl (Trust but verify. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: exit82

If your post had a like button, I would push it a dozen times!


21 posted on 03/09/2013 4:56:02 AM PST by Buddygirl (Trust but verify. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain never saw a war he didn’t want us to fight or an American life he wasn’t willing to put in harms way in the name of his twisted sense of security. If he had his way we would have a 5 million man Army fighting in Iran, Syria, Libya, Mali, Yemen, Somalia and preparing to invade North Korea. The sooner he retires the safer America will be.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 5:00:56 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10,000 negative comments on McCain’s facebook page. Let’s add some more.

https://www.facebook.com/johnmccain


23 posted on 03/09/2013 5:06:28 AM PST by Atlantan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain would not qualify as a pimple on Ronald Reagan’s butt!


24 posted on 03/09/2013 5:11:28 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: csmusaret
I think he sees his "power" slipping away and the future of the GOP stepping up.

What does it say when some of the older guys...Cornyn, McCommell and others... showed up to support Rand?

Obama knew who to invite to dinner to try to get $600 billion in new taxes! It wasn't "Ronald Reagan"!!!

25 posted on 03/09/2013 5:12:02 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: chainsaw
He is hallucinating again!

More likely dementia.

26 posted on 03/09/2013 5:22:08 AM PST by 0.E.O
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Insert McCain's insane grinning pic in your mind.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 5:22:40 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two stooges having an eye poking contest.


28 posted on 03/09/2013 5:29:29 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He represents the party/machine that allowed that POS to infest our White House.


29 posted on 03/09/2013 5:37:16 AM PST by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-6-12 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain is a Rhino and should be treated as such.
He sure is not a republican ,just a Maverick.


30 posted on 03/09/2013 5:52:20 AM PST by chatham
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wasn’t there a quote just a day or so from McInsane about ‘they always give the microphone to the far right or far left wing freaks’.

Lets see he’s been whining on . CNN, Fox, Piers Morgan. Etc all in the last 48 hours...yeah i think he you proved his point.


31 posted on 03/09/2013 5:52:47 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: detective

Dingbat, first class.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 5:53:10 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only reason the MSM pays any attention to McCain is what he provides the MSM a weapon with which to beat the Republicans. He is their mouthpiece by proxy.


33 posted on 03/09/2013 6:05:59 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Travis McGee

Waco: PROOF that the military WILL attack if given the order.


34 posted on 03/09/2013 6:32:35 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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Is this satire?

FUJM


35 posted on 03/09/2013 6:42:22 AM PST by Kevin in California
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ronnie is turning in his grave.


36 posted on 03/09/2013 8:05:00 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John McCain is a collaborator.


37 posted on 03/09/2013 8:09:04 AM PST by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he represents Reagan, that is why the Marxists are being outted and defunded, right? That is why our government is respecting the constitutional rule of law, right? That is why he is always pushing reform ideas and is raising cain about Obama officially tagging Reagan voters as domestic terrorists. That is why, every day he stands up and condemns TSA for molesting Americans at the airports and for hiring criminals.

Yeah, what would we do without our very own Dear Reader in the GOP?


38 posted on 03/09/2013 8:15:17 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: csmusaret
If he had his way we would have a 5 million man Army fighting in Iran, Syria, Libya, Mali, Yemen, Somalia and preparing to invade North Korea.

He's still trying to take revenge on his North Vietnamese tormentors. I get it, but I don't think he belongs in the US Senate.

39 posted on 03/09/2013 8:53:20 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain the only thing you did good as a presidential candidate, was to nominate Palin.

And even then, you were only lukewarm once you realized just who she was.

Gotta hand it to you that was a stroke of brilliance, but frankly has been completely overshadowed by everything before or since.

Please just retire.


40 posted on 03/09/2013 9:00:53 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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