Skip to comments.McCain: ‘I don’t understand’ threats to block gun bill debate
Posted on 04/08/2013 12:22:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. John McCain said Sunday that he opposes the thought of filibustering a debate over gun legislation that will probably be brought to the Senate floor this week, despite threats of such action by fellow Republican senators.
I don't understand it. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand, Arizona's McCain said on CBS Face the Nation.
A trio of first-term GOP senatorsRand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texasstated in a letter last month that they will block any gun control legislation that they consider a threat to Second Amendment rights.
Several other Republican senators joined in, and in an expanded letter to be sent Monday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, they wrote that they would oppose a bill that "would infringe on the American people's constitutional right to bear arms, or on their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance."(continued)
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He needs to be prosecuted as a traitor.
And that, Senator McCain, is exactly why you’re still Senator McCain and not President McCain.
or at least hye should be replaced with a conservative.
It would be better for him if he truly didn’t understand. My fear is that he does.
The guy never saw a liberal freedom-stealing proposition he didn't like. Scumbag. This is the kind of guy to whom conservatives sent their money trying to beat a commie, and he throws that election and uses their money to beat a more conservative Republican, running a race like it mattered if he won!
I'd call him filth, but even filth probably has standards, and I'd hate to insult it.
I don’t understand it. The purpose of the United States
Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know
where we stand, Arizona’s McCain said on CBS Face the
You work for us, you idiot.
Oath beaker, Lawless, Enemy of the Republic, Enemy of Freedom.
No wonder you lost to an unfit for the job, glorified community organizer.
You campaigned not to lose instead of campaigning to win.
If it weren’t for Palin, it would have been an epic landslide.
M C = M C ... get it?
No kidding John, that’s why you lost the election.
All those years in Washington and he doesn’t understand politics? The Dems do this when they are the minority.
Not John McCain.
During his Presidential run, when talking to the Press, he said “The Media is my base.”
He actually thought the MSM was on his side.
They threw him aside in a heartbeat for Obama.
I saw him last year, up close for over an hour. No dementia, seemed strong, active, alert and sharp.
I say McCain is brainwashed or broken by the North Vietnamese (now the whole of Vietnam). And what about that accident he started where about 169 American servicemen were killed? He wet started that plane, right?
“And what about that accident he started where about 169 American servicemen were killed? He wet started that plane, right?”
No. McCain did not cause the accident. He saved a fellow pilot. This is just a nasty rumor that people are spreading around the net.
It is not true.
There’s not much the senile bastard does understand these days. I’m not sure he ever did.
He is an SOB for all I am concerned, but he just happened to be in his plane preparing for a mission when a sidewinder launched off another plane from which it was being installed and readied for use. I know people who were on that ship and that is the story I get from them all.
Didn't Harry Reid just change the opportunity to block taking up a bill for debate? Even if he hasn't, I've seen the Senate debate an issue for a week, where the debate was framed under a "motion to proceed to thing we are debating." In other words, the Senator can talk about the issue, no matter what.
But, if I recall correctly, a minority can no longer block a motion to proceed to something, but they can still block moving to the vote. In that case, the procedure is to extend debate, not to block it.
From Fact Check:
McCain did lose two Navy aircraft while piloting them. One crash was found to be be McCain's fault, the other due to an engine failure of undetermined cause.. A third was destroyed on the deck of the carrier USS Forrestal when a missile fired accidentally from another plane hit either the plane next to McCain's or, less likely, his own aircraft, triggering a disastrous fire that killed 134 sailors and nearly killed McCain. A fourth plane was lost when he was shot down over North Vietnam on a bombing mission over Hanoi.
A fifth alleged "crash" turns out to be a misinterpretation of a flight accident that did not result in the loss of the aircraft. McCain admitted to causing that incident through "daredevil clowning" but returned safely.
Of course, he also had the distinction of graduating eighth from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy. I wouldn't expect someone that dumb and lazy to be a very good pilot. John McCain is a great illustration of the idea that nepotism is simply affirmative action for white people.
“Manchurian candidate” don’cha see?
You are 100% correct. Additionally, I seem to no longer get the arrows sent my way when I continue to repeat that Benedict Arnold was once a war hero as well. Key word, perspective. I would have loved to used that on Allen Colmes when all he could do was parrot “perspective” when his leftist heroes routinely lose their pants, literally.
Is it just me or do others here just get that kind of icky feeling about being associated with the GOP Club? Maybe it is time for some change. How about simply republican Club. (little “r” intentionally used)
"The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand"
No traitor, Your purpose is to REPRESENT the people not let them know where YOU stand.
McCain long ago used up any possible good will for his military service. Too bad he was just captured rather than killed outright.
Juan wants to roll over and play dead.
At one time he had a leadership role.Today the young turks are taking over and Juan doesn’t understand that republicans are tired of his sorry leadership.
What Juan needs to do is join them, he is irrelevent otherwise and too stupid to figure it out.
I wish some ultra rich group or lotto winner would just give him a hundred million buckaroos and tell him to go buy a south Pacific island and stay away for a few years at the minimum from the USA.
He has done more wrong than good for this country than any other historical event I can think of.
All of obamas destruction I can blame on mclame, if he had any honor he should do what is right to correct his cascading mistakes, but I doubt it, he and Pelosi make a flock of same feathered birds.
Standard GOPe thinking.
There’s a lotof things McCain doesn’t understand anymore.
He’s “Has-Been” and needs to be set out to pasture the rest of his days.
It's not just you. I no longer tell people I'm a Republican. I find that embarrassing. Instead, I tell them I'm a conservative.
I recently got a letter from the RNC requesting a donation. I hand wrote on the donation card "When the RNC starts supporting conservative candidates I will consider donating to the RNC. Until such time, I will donate directly to conservative candidates or to organizations that support conservative candidates." I then stuffed it into the postage prepaid envelope and shipped it off. Maybe if a million of us gave them that message they would get the point.
There’s a lot that McCain doesn’t understand. You could fill libraries with what McCain doesn’t understand.
He has a large growth on his left jaw/cheek, what is that?
A tumor? Parasite? Retirement?
He had some sort of surgery to remove what I think was a tumor around 2008.
The control freak mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, is a Republican.
Whatever he is, I am not.
I've been a registered Independent since the GOPe ran Dole against Clinton because it was "his turn". That told me all I needed to know about the party.
The GOPe really didn't like Reagan, but I did.
Once Reagan was gone, they went back to being who they always were.
His wife owns a beer company. He’s already filthy rich!