Skip to comments.Graham, McCain blast Paul filibuster
Posted on 03/07/2013 9:19:37 AM PST by Red Steel
Sen. Rand Pauls filibuster didnt 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 dont think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people, said Mr. McCain, Republicans presidential nominee in 2008 who topped Mr. Pauls father, former Rep. Ron Paul, in that years 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 wont 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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The Boob twins are at it again. McCain just go away.
They must love being demonized and blamed for everything by their new dinner companion. Wimps and cowards.
These two clowns need to just shut up and eat the free lunch Barry gave to them.
While Rand Paul conducted a filibuster to defend our Constitutional rights, Graham & McQueeg dined with the usurper of our freedoms. Bastards.
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.
Can you circle two wagons?
I suggest Freepers log into the Washington Times and add comments to McLame and Miss Lindsey.
Number of Americans killed in the US by AQ 2,958. By Drones 0.
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!”
This is what happens when you spend all your spare time under the Oval Office Desk.
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.
The nice weather is coming. Time for the Tea Party to take to the streets again. Right around tax time would be good.
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.
Stuff it, RINOs.
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.
These men are statists. They may choose to wear a “Republican” badge at election time, but they have no idea what a republic is.
What a pair of traitor twits.
Less than ridiculous... USELESS.
Limbaugh is tearing them up right now and he should.
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.
McCain and Gramnesty are getting hammered on Twitter:
McCain is New World Order driven (has been).
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?
I’ll join you in that donation plan.
Political genius Krauthammer called it...now you see why.
Number of Americans killed in the US by jet-hijacking terrorists 0.
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.
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.
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.
Awww...just being bitchy, Lindsey? So, Rand didn’t come to your party with obama and this is how you are? Bless your heart.
I dont think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people,
Why not ask the American people?
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.
OH!!! But John won and thats all that matters. What difference does it make that he undermines conservatism at every opportunity?
As long as its a Republican and not a Democrat doing it, thats perfectly fine. And many here will have a conniption fit if anyone suggests we stop voting for them.
So was dessert served above or below the table?
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.
Senator Rand Paul is the meteor.
These two guys have got to go. Now.
Purple B*tt-Budies cover for 0bambi.
“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
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.
Dear McLame and Gramesty:
They are out.
They are so politically driven and aware, they probalby even know it.
Pat and Stu are recommending that Allen West moves up to SC to run against Lindsey Ghramnesty in the Primary...
Mr. Graham said he had been inclined to oppose the nomination because hed found Brennan to be qualified for the job but also arrogant, kind of a bit shifty. He said he wasnt going to filibuster him but would have voted against him on final passage, but now hell vote for him.
I am going to vote for Brennan now because its 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.
McCain the “maverick,” eh?
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.