Skip to comments.McCain Says He, Not Rand Paul, Represents ‘Party Of Ronald Reagan’ (VIDEO)
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....
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The doddering old fool can say anything he likes but I haven’t believed a word he says in over a decade.
The Manchurian Candidate.
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.
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.
This is getting funny. The punk will do anything for attention.
...”McCain is a Vichy Republicana sell out to the other side. Obama plays the tuneMcCain 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.
“McCain Says He, Not Rand Paul, Represents Party Of Ronald Reagan”
He is hallucinating again!
No, he’s thinking of HW Bush.
McLame needs a bigger shovel for that hole he’s digging.
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.
McCain represents McCain.
And to whatever extent Paul represents isolationism, he’s wrong too.
There are always two ditches on every road.
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.
What’s with all the McLame headlines these days? Is he in a headline competition with Christie?
McCain is so past relevent he doesn’t even represent himself. He needs to go home and shut up.
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.
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!
If your post had a like button, I would push it a dozen times!
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.
10,000 negative comments on McCain’s facebook page. Let’s add some more.
McCain would not qualify as a pimple on Ronald Reagan’s butt!
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"!!!
More likely dementia.
Two stooges having an eye poking contest.
He represents the party/machine that allowed that POS to infest our White House.
McCain is a Rhino and should be treated as such.
He sure is not a republican ,just a Maverick.
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.
Dingbat, first class.
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.
Waco: PROOF that the military WILL attack if given the order.
Is this satire?
Ronnie is turning in his grave.
John McCain is a collaborator.
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?
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.
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.