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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McCain is an idiot. God Bless your service, but please - retire now!!
Now we know what they discussed at dinner.
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.
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.
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.
Now that is just gross! LOL!
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.”
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.
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?
That's a valid question, especially given the ammo and military type vehicle buildup over at Homeland Security.
I have no use for those two, not even as compost.
Could these guys be any more wrong or stupid?
They don’t understand us at all.
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...
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.
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.
Old men, go home.
At least now the battle lines have been clearly drawn within the GOP, time to choose a side.
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.
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.
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 hes 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???
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.
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.
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.
They’re poster boys for what’s wrong in the GOP.
How can we get rid of these two amoebas? They are an embarrassment to the GOP.
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.
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?
Out with the Old White Flag Republicans,
IN with the New Don’t Tread On Me TEA Party Republicans.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
This is the funeral button for Graham/McCain....they just look stupid on this one.
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.
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.
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.
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