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Graham, McCain blast Paul filibuster
The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2013, 11:51AM | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 03/07/2013 9:19:37 AM PST by Red Steel

Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster didn’t thrill all of his colleagues.

Almost exactly 24 hours after the Kentucky freshman began his information-seeking filibuster against CIA nominee John O. Brennan, fellow Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham took to the Senate floor to denounce his demands and say he was doing a “disservice” to the debate on drones.

“I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people,” said Mr. McCain, Republicans’ presidential nominee in 2008 — who topped Mr. Paul’s father, former Rep. Ron Paul, in that year’s primary.

And where even Democrats praised Mr. Paul for using Senate rules properly to launch a filibuster, Mr. McCain said it was an abuse of rules that could hurt the GOP in the long run.

“What we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those who say the rules of the Senate are being abused,” the Arizona Republican said.

Mr. Paul said he was filibustering to get the administration to affirm it won’t kill non-combatant Americans in the U.S. — but Mr. Graham and Mr. McCain said that was a ludicrous question.

“I do not believe that question deserves an answer,” Mr. Graham said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; graham; grahamnesty; lindseygraham; mccainfilibuster; quislings; randpaul; randpaulfilibuster; standwithrand
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To: Red Steel

McCain is an idiot. God Bless your service, but please - retire now!!


51 posted on 03/07/2013 9:59:37 AM PST by jehardy
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To: twister881
McLame (RINO-AZ) and Grahamnesty (POOFTER-SC) are upset only because Paul stepped on the “news” of their pigout last night w/ B. Hussein at the ritzy Trough ‘N Brew restaurant.


52 posted on 03/07/2013 9:59:37 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Red Steel

Now we know what they discussed at dinner.


53 posted on 03/07/2013 10:01:29 AM PST by mykroar (Sig is pending a Conservative party.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
Next election I will not bow down to the fear about the world coming to an end if we have a third party candidate. Screw the GOP.

Ditto. Assuming we have a free election.

Anyone wonder if the dick head twins are actually in league with the left to eliminate the GOP? Sure looks like that's their goal. Drive out conservatives and the GOP would, for all practical purposes, merge with the Democrat Party.

So be it. If there are not enough liberty loving people to form a party that can challenge that, then the future is already determined. We had best put our resources into survival preparations.

54 posted on 03/07/2013 10:03:45 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

If that isn’t a deer-in-the-headlights look on McLame’s face :)

What a sorry ass, good for nothing loser! Get real, Arizona, get rid of McLame, replace him with a real man, conservative, of course.


55 posted on 03/07/2013 10:04:37 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Red Steel

The question not only deserves an answer...it demands an answer. Too bad we only have ONE rep with the balls to demand that answer.

McCain and Graham are the problem....not the solution.

Get rid of them.


56 posted on 03/07/2013 10:05:16 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

!!!!! WTF?

Now that is just gross! LOL!


57 posted on 03/07/2013 10:08:39 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: mykroar

58 posted on 03/07/2013 10:10:46 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Red Steel
Once again, McLame and Goober put their heads together to make one giant A$$!
59 posted on 03/07/2013 10:11:29 AM PST by paratrooper82 ( 82nd ABN DIV. 1/508th BN "Fury from the Sky" Civil war is coming)
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To: Red Steel

Figures.


60 posted on 03/07/2013 10:12:42 AM PST by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: Red Steel

This has been brewing for awhile, I’m glad to see sides being drawn.

Any elected official who doesn’t revolt at the thought of assassinating a US citizen without due process should be sent to Gitmo for “date night.”


61 posted on 03/07/2013 10:12:45 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Red Steel

How pathetic. How utterly freakin’ pathetic.

Afterwards, did they go up and give Obamugabe a full mouth kiss?

Wouldn’t surprise me....

Here is what is happening, folks: Lindsay and John are terrified of losing whatever influence they have or think they have. They have tried to be “tough guys” on Benghazi, but God Forbid any other senator attempt to have a say in the foreign policy of this nation.

So they see Rand’s ideas and actions getting traction...and decide to attack.

John Cornyn, Marco Rubio, and Deb Fischer: time to take a stand against the power-bigots of the GOP. Let these old horses know they’re not the only voices in the party.


62 posted on 03/07/2013 10:35:18 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The GOP is doing everything they can to alienate their conservative base. How do they ever expect to win another national election when conservatives simply stop voting for RINOs and all other politicians who do not support the Constitution and traditional American values?


63 posted on 03/07/2013 10:40:28 AM PST by glennaro
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To: Red Steel
Mr. Paul said he was filibustering to get the administration to affirm it won’t kill non-combatant Americans in the U.S.

That's a valid question, especially given the ammo and military type vehicle buildup over at Homeland Security.

64 posted on 03/07/2013 10:40:36 AM PST by relentlessly
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To: Red Steel

FOAD, losers.

I have no use for those two, not even as compost.


65 posted on 03/07/2013 10:43:26 AM PST by Valpal1
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To: Red Steel

66 posted on 03/07/2013 10:48:40 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Red Steel
Old guard feels threatened as well they aught. Good. Let this be a pivot point away from disguised leftism that it has become, to one rededicated to the principles of liberty and constitutional allegiance.
67 posted on 03/07/2013 10:49:31 AM PST by Dysart
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To: Red Steel

Could these guys be any more wrong or stupid?

They don’t understand us at all.


68 posted on 03/07/2013 10:53:49 AM PST by conservativebabe
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To: Red Steel

Of course they are ticked off... They can’t play their games anymore when someone is willing to actually defend the Constitution and represent their Constituents as they should. McCain and Graham failing to do their jobs is part of what got us to this point in the first place. They like the status quo because they are at the top. They’re angry that someone actually had the backbone to speak to what the Citizens are feeling, and call them on all the bs they shovel. And, no doubt, they are very sore that Sen. Paul exposed them for the duplicitous scum they really are...


69 posted on 03/07/2013 10:59:28 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Red Steel
Globalist pieces of trash. Rand Paul is the REAL DEAL. We must pray that God protects him form Satan's forces.
RAND PAUL 2016!
70 posted on 03/07/2013 11:01:35 AM PST by cowboyusa
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To: Red Steel
Senator John McCain [from photo on Drudgereport.com] looks very angry at Senator Rand.

Senator McCain should be careful not to raise his blood pressure too much -- he is getting too old, and might have adverse medical consequences from getting his blood pressure too high.

71 posted on 03/07/2013 11:26:07 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Red Steel
New Headline: Top RINOs Enraged at Paul for Exposing Their Traitorous, Sabotaging Non-Action
72 posted on 03/07/2013 11:26:10 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Red Steel

Good. They made total fools out of themselves and the youth vote, and women, and everyone with a pulse see a the difference between angry old men, protecting their little turf- and young vitality, who are speaking truth to power.

Good.

Old men, go home.


73 posted on 03/07/2013 11:28:17 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: Red Steel

At least now the battle lines have been clearly drawn within the GOP, time to choose a side.


74 posted on 03/07/2013 11:30:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Red Steel
“I do not believe that question deserves an answer,” Mr. Graham said.

If Grahamnesty gets primaried, his challenger's television commercial just wrote itself.

Perhaps superimposed over a picture of the uber-RINO supping with Der Leader. We know whose side McStain and Grahamnesty are on.

And it ain't ours.

75 posted on 03/07/2013 11:32:30 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Steel
Headlines should read, “ McCain for killing of American Citizens at discretion of President”.
76 posted on 03/07/2013 11:33:46 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Red Steel
These two traitors to the Conservative cause, the Republican Party should be expunged from the Republican Party. These two men are NOT Republicans...they are RINO’s. They are “plants” by the left.
77 posted on 03/07/2013 11:41:20 AM PST by itssme
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To: LibertyLA
“I STAND WITH RAND.” This must be our rally call. Catchy phrases are powerful. Remember the phrase, “I am Breitbart?”
It is spoken fervently, and “I STAND WITH RAND” should be shouted loud and clear, put on a poster and a t-shirt, bumper sticker, billboard, ANYWHERE the public can see it.
78 posted on 03/07/2013 11:54:29 AM PST by itssme
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To: MestaMachine
Let's contact McCain and Lindsey and tell them how we feel about what they said. If they're getting blasted on twitter, let's call them and fax them and TELL THEM HOW WE THE PEOPLE FEEL. Call them traitors, RINO’s...tell them to their faces what WE think of them.
79 posted on 03/07/2013 12:00:33 PM PST by itssme
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To: Red Steel

Sometimes McC and Grm get it right but boy I’m really pissed at these childish reactions.

Sure, we should just “assume” the wonderful government will never do anything bad - NOT.

And why can’t they respect their own member’s sincere inquiry? I’m really offended by the dopiness of their behavior they are fools.


80 posted on 03/07/2013 12:03:25 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: itssme

Here is a McCain quote:

“The country needs more senators who care about liberty, but if Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He needs to know what he’s talking about,”

Well A-Hole McCain, Rand Paul DOES do a lot more than the filibuster. And what’s wrong with appealing to conservative or libertarian young people???


81 posted on 03/07/2013 12:07:08 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

McCain and Graham are allergic to confrontation and perfectly happy being prominent members of the minority.

There is an interesting article on drudge about how the WH has enforced total silence from gun control lobbyists in exchange for access. Contrast that to tweedle dee and tweedle dumb having tantrums about their fellow Republican! Unbelievable even for the Stupid Party.


82 posted on 03/07/2013 12:15:53 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Williams
McLame is nuts, a traitor, a RINO and a tool for the left. He makes no sense and will not admit that the Conservatives are the way to go, and NOT with the old bulls of the Republican Party. He refuses to join forces with the Conservatives..he wants to keep HIS power base..he rides on his military service record to garner respect and support. With all due respect to the Senator, he's not the only soldier who sacrificed during his military service.

Time for McLame and the flip-flopper Lindsey to give it up..and if not, it is up to the voters to kick them out.

83 posted on 03/07/2013 12:25:25 PM PST by itssme
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To: Red Steel
Crazy...why weren't the critical of DOJ and Obama for dancing around wording. Especially with their pattern of evasiveness on fast and furious and Benghazi.
84 posted on 03/07/2013 12:30:28 PM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Senators that stood with Senator Paul:

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), John Thune (R-S.D.), John Barrasso (R-Wy.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).

The rest didn’t. That’s pretty much all I need to know.


85 posted on 03/07/2013 12:32:54 PM PST by MWestMom ( "I will not sit quietly and let [the president] shed the constitution." Senator Rand Paul)
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To: Red Steel

BOOOOOOOO!


86 posted on 03/07/2013 12:33:44 PM PST by GVnana
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To: Red Steel

They’re poster boys for what’s wrong in the GOP.


87 posted on 03/07/2013 12:43:22 PM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Red Steel

How can we get rid of these two amoebas? They are an embarrassment to the GOP.


88 posted on 03/07/2013 12:45:44 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: cripplecreek
Can you circle two wagons?

It's called a circle jerk, and with Lindsay showing Juan a dutch rudder.

Curious that they didn't have any harsh words for obungo.

89 posted on 03/07/2013 12:49:32 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Red Steel

WAAAA.....these two aging cry-babies are just upset because they weren’t the center of media attention at their Quisling Fest with The First Dictator last night.

Sheesh. Could you voters in AZ and SC please shut these two bozos up?


90 posted on 03/07/2013 12:55:54 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Red Steel

Out with the Old White Flag Republicans,

IN with the New Don’t Tread On Me TEA Party Republicans.


91 posted on 03/07/2013 12:57:31 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Red Steel

they have dinner with a man , [is he really a man] who has attacked and lied about them but Paul stands for the constitution and the law and they say he;s wrong.

You can;t even make this up .

The two and other DC beltway power trippers see their power being threatened and it;s no coincidence that the meal was timed exactly at the same time Paul was standing for the rule of law


92 posted on 03/07/2013 1:05:38 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Red Steel

Is there even a shread of doubt left in ANYONE’s mind that McCain through the election on purpose to get Obama elected?

I hate that traitor McCain with the intensity of 1,000 suns!


93 posted on 03/07/2013 1:41:52 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Red Steel
John McCain and Lindsey Graham

WHY is it always these two?

Maybe McCain doesn't know drones were used to look for that killer cop in Los Angeles. Rand Paul's filibuster was a seminal moment in the necessary debate on how our gov't is going to use drones against the American People.

Obama has seized upon authority he would never have countenanced for his predecessor.

94 posted on 03/07/2013 1:45:16 PM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: Red Steel
Maybe they have a reality show ready after 2014 They finally did it photo RealityShow_zps6efaabab.jpg
95 posted on 03/07/2013 1:49:32 PM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: twister881

Will the people of SC unite behind a single candidate to defeat Graham in the primary next year and have a third party candidate ready to oppose him in general election if Lindsey wins the primary?

No more votes for RINO’s in any election.


96 posted on 03/07/2013 2:07:16 PM PST by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: Red Steel

Rush Limbaugh had it right today in that McCain’s argument about raising citizens’ ire over “abusing rules of the Senate” being raised was just plain stupid.

Does he think that Americans loose sleep over abuse of Senate rules, this silly silly man? Thank God he got on the ball wasting so much political capital on that campaign finance reform stupidity that was also something Americans got all worried about....thank God for John McCain.

And Graham’s rhetorical question about just why Bush Dubya wasn’t given grief over drones I will ask Lindsay....

RAND PAUL, TED CRUZE...et al....were not in the Senate during much of the Bush term. Only you old fart elected guys and we know what y’all think is important now don’t we?

THE SENATE RULES!!!

Heh.

This is the funeral button for Graham/McCain....they just look stupid on this one.


97 posted on 03/07/2013 2:13:55 PM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: RetSignman

McCain and Graham are doing a dog and pony show on the senate floor right now. Looks a lot like your picture.... CYA big time.


98 posted on 03/07/2013 2:15:42 PM PST by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: MWestMom

A lot of those guys showed up because their political futures may count on being seen with Rand Paul, even though they have no convictions.

It will be interesting to see if Paul supports McConnell for re-election in 2014.

I wouldn’t but the game of politics works differently.


99 posted on 03/07/2013 2:18:00 PM PST by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: Nextrush

If I was to see Lindsey Graham. I’d tell him to kiss my ass if I didn’t think he’d get excited at the prospect.


100 posted on 03/07/2013 2:20:31 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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