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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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1 posted on 03/07/2013 9:19:41 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

The Boob twins are at it again. McCain just go away.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 9:21:22 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

They must love being demonized and blamed for everything by their new dinner companion. Wimps and cowards.


3 posted on 03/07/2013 9:22:35 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Red Steel

These two clowns need to just shut up and eat the free lunch Barry gave to them.


4 posted on 03/07/2013 9:22:44 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Red Steel
Conservatives blast Graham, McCain

While Rand Paul conducted a filibuster to defend our Constitutional rights, Graham & McQueeg dined with the usurper of our freedoms. Bastards.

5 posted on 03/07/2013 9:22:46 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Red Steel

I guess this makes the divorce final and the civil war is fully under way. I know which side I’m on. I’m on the side that won’t kill me with a missile by pushing a button in Washington.


6 posted on 03/07/2013 9:22:55 AM PST by gore_sux (Irony?: AlGore gets rich off of Middle Eastern petro dollars)
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To: Red Steel

Can you circle two wagons?


7 posted on 03/07/2013 9:25:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Steel

I suggest Freepers log into the Washington Times and add comments to McLame and Miss Lindsey.


8 posted on 03/07/2013 9:25:44 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: cripplecreek
Linda Grahamesty recently tweeted...

Number of Americans killed in the US by AQ 2,958. By Drones 0.

Pathetic Idiot.

9 posted on 03/07/2013 9:26:52 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: Red Steel

McCain: “I don’t like the Rand filibuster because it sets a precedent that requires us to actually voice our citicisms of the nominee rather than hiding behind procedural fluff. If I’m perceived as a racists or hypercritical, my constituency may stop voting for me and I’ll be out of a cushy, do-nothing job!”


10 posted on 03/07/2013 9:27:30 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: gore_sux

This is what happens when you spend all your spare time under the Oval Office Desk.

Pure TREACHERY!

What these assclowns want is an ivite to the special Ops Room at the White Hut when Bronco Bamma orders the drone attack against those that oppose Open Borders.


11 posted on 03/07/2013 9:27:33 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Red Steel
Lost in a fog...
12 posted on 03/07/2013 9:28:45 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Steel

The nice weather is coming. Time for the Tea Party to take to the streets again. Right around tax time would be good.


13 posted on 03/07/2013 9:29:19 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Red Steel

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.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 9:31:43 AM PST by twister881
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To: Red Steel
In the meantime, conservative patriots stand and cheer.

Stuff it, RINOs.

15 posted on 03/07/2013 9:32:14 AM PST by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Red Steel

Whoever runs against lil’ Lyndsey in SC is going to get a donation from me. Possibly the largest I’ve ever made. It is a crime to have such a pantie waste in the great conservative state of South Carolina. Much like Cruz in Texas, we need to get the right kind of conservatives in those seats and not waste them on turncoats.


16 posted on 03/07/2013 9:33:43 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: jersey117
"Chill John...Your brain will explode"
17 posted on 03/07/2013 9:33:48 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Steel

These men are statists. They may choose to wear a “Republican” badge at election time, but they have no idea what a republic is.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 9:34:10 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Red Steel

What a pair of traitor twits.

Less than ridiculous... USELESS.

Limbaugh is tearing them up right now and he should.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 9:34:41 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Red Steel

McCain is literally the most treacherous, vile, spineless fool I have ever seen.

Last night I finally felt we had a chance for liberty again. Not this current cesspit of control-freak laws and mindless regulations that strangle the free human soul.

McCain is demon - and Lindsey Graham, well.. we all know what sad, weak sissy he is.

I stand with Rand.


20 posted on 03/07/2013 9:35:10 AM PST by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: Red Steel

McCain and Gramnesty are getting hammered on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/search?q=%22McCain+and+Graham%22&src=tren


21 posted on 03/07/2013 9:35:18 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Red Steel

How precious.


22 posted on 03/07/2013 9:35:54 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

McCain is New World Order driven (has been).


23 posted on 03/07/2013 9:36:07 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: Red Steel

one has a live boy in the closet and the other has a little problem with savings and loan cash..... those FBI files sure come in handy , don’t ya think?


24 posted on 03/07/2013 9:36:24 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Red Steel

25 posted on 03/07/2013 9:36:59 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ilgipper

I’ll join you in that donation plan.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 9:39:12 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Red Steel

Political genius Krauthammer called it...now you see why.


27 posted on 03/07/2013 9:39:35 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Jane Long
Linda Grahamesty tweeted on September 10, 2001...

Number of Americans killed in the US by jet-hijacking terrorists 0.

28 posted on 03/07/2013 9:41:34 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Red Steel
McCain: Near anchor man for his USNA graduating class, proving once again he has the intellectual prowess that keeps him near anchor man in every other aspect of his life as well.

One of the members of his own party gets up and speaks eloquently on civil rights - something all Americans of every political stripe should embrace - and McCain shits on him the very first opportunity he gets because it might affect the way Washington currently does business.

FUJM

29 posted on 03/07/2013 9:41:48 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Red Steel

McCain will just never go away. He probably fantasizes using the drones himself on conservative and other Tea Party opponents. McCain and his mini me may sound good, at times, but they are always ready to do as much damage as possible in a showdown with the Rats.


30 posted on 03/07/2013 9:41:56 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Red Steel

They put their membership in the congeniality club above their oath of office, the constitution or the truth.

They are both poster boys for why term limits are such a good idea.


31 posted on 03/07/2013 9:43:21 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Red Steel

“But I have to tell you, I have to tell you, he is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared as President of the United States.”

32 posted on 03/07/2013 9:46:23 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Red Steel

Awww...just being bitchy, Lindsey? So, Rand didn’t come to your party with obama and this is how you are? Bless your heart.


33 posted on 03/07/2013 9:46:26 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Red Steel

“I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people,”

Why not ask the American people?


34 posted on 03/07/2013 9:47:10 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"Somebody stop me!"


35 posted on 03/07/2013 9:47:34 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Red Steel

McCain and Graham are political shills. Throw in Boehner and McConnell and a bunch of others. These people have been political connivers for so many years that their character base is corrupted political quicksand.


36 posted on 03/07/2013 9:47:57 AM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Red Steel

OH!!! But John ‘won’ and that’s all that matters. What difference does it make that he undermines conservatism at every opportunity?

As long as it’s a Republican and not a Democrat doing it, that’s perfectly fine. And many here will have a conniption fit if anyone suggests we stop voting for them.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 9:48:06 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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So was dessert served above or below the table?


38 posted on 03/07/2013 9:48:46 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Red Steel

Rand Paul RIPPED off the SCAB that is the GOP-e and EXPOSED MacPain, Grahmnasty and the like for the INFLAMED, Necrotic, PUSTULES that they are. Time to get some Antiseptic and SCRAPE the Necrotic DEAD tissue OUT and START OVER with a Fresh, CLEAN site. Then the HEALING can/will begin.


39 posted on 03/07/2013 9:49:04 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Red Steel
Senators Graham and McCain are dinosaurs.

Senator Rand Paul is the meteor.


40 posted on 03/07/2013 9:49:09 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Red Steel

These two guys have got to go. Now.


41 posted on 03/07/2013 9:50:20 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: Red Steel

Purple B*tt-Budies cover for 0bambi.


42 posted on 03/07/2013 9:50:49 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: ilgipper

“Much like Cruz in Texas, we need to get the right kind of conservatives in those seats and not waste them on turncoats.”

It is phenomenal how wasted our years were here in Texas with Kay Bailey Hutchison as Senator when you see the impact of her replacement Ted Cruz


43 posted on 03/07/2013 9:53:11 AM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: Red Steel; All

Pretty clear to me, the establishment doesn’t want anyone making noise that may catch the ear of the people. The Other Bush is next in line, don’t ‘ya know?

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.


44 posted on 03/07/2013 9:54:39 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Red Steel

Dear McLame and Gramesty:

STFU!


45 posted on 03/07/2013 9:54:39 AM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

They are out.

They are so politically driven and aware, they probalby even know it.


46 posted on 03/07/2013 9:55:38 AM PST by stanne
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To: Red Steel

Pat and Stu are recommending that Allen West moves up to SC to run against Lindsey Ghramnesty in the Primary...


47 posted on 03/07/2013 9:56:06 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Red Steel
Speaking to reporters after he came off the floor Wednesday, Mr. Graham said he defends Mr. Paul’s right to ask questions and seek answers, but said the filibuster has actually pushed him to now support Mr. Brennan.

Mr. Graham said he had been inclined to oppose the nomination because he’d found Brennan to be qualified for the job but also “arrogant, kind of a bit shifty.” He said he wasn’t going to filibuster him but would have voted against him on final passage, but now he’ll vote for him.

“I am going to vote for Brennan now because it’s become a referendum on the drone program,” he said.

What a pantload. The little turd never had any intention of voting against Brennan. He and McCain were in the Oval Office doing a Lewinsky on the Kenyan.

This just makes me want to puke and swear.

Keep your powder dry folks. These bastards are going to help the fascists load us on to the cattle cars. And that's not paranoia. They are traitors.

48 posted on 03/07/2013 9:56:42 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Red Steel

McCain the “maverick,” eh?


49 posted on 03/07/2013 9:57:26 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Red Steel; All

Tactics of totalitarians. No “speech” for Rand.

GRRREAT thread BUMP! Enablers of the senate collective. Co-conspirators of totalitarian triangulation by 3 branches of government. Useless eaters/plunderers.


50 posted on 03/07/2013 9:58:44 AM PST by PGalt
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