Skip to comments.DISGRACE: McCain, Graham Slam Paul Filibuster, Call Drone-Kill Concerns ‘Ridiculous’, ‘Offensive’
Posted on 03/07/2013 3:50:30 PM PST by montag813
The Amnesty Twins disgrace themselves yet again.
by John Hill
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I am disgusted. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are despicable, and must be run out of office. Here's why.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led a 13-hour filibuster against the confirmation of CIA nominee John Brennan yesterday, in response to a merely to try and get an answer to a single question for Barack Obama and Eric Holder: Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?
This followed a stunning comment from Attorney General Eric Holder suggesting that the president has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil - without trial or even arrest.
"The president could conceivably have no choice but to authorize the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland," Mr Holder said.
Americans from across the political spectrum were rightly outraged by Holder's statement, and Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians alike praised Paul for his filibuster, once Holder and Obama refused to answer his simple question. Even left-wing media outlets criticized most Senate Democrats for not participating in the filibuster in defense of civil liberties.
Joining Paul were 15 of his Senate colleagues, including Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and one Democrat, Ron Wyden (D-WA) - all demanding an answer to Paul's question. And today the question was finally answered, as Holder reversed himself, through White house Spokesmouth Jay Carney said: "The answer is no" - a clear reversal of Holder's prior statement, and a victory for all Americans who do not blindly trust their government to safeguard their civil liberties.
But according to John McCain and Lindsay Graham, the question should never have been even asked.
They attacked Sen. Paul for his filibuster. McCain called Paul's question and filibuster "ridiculous"; that it was merely a "politcal stunt" to "fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms".
Graham was even worse. To Paul, his colleagues and outraged Americans demanding to know if the president believed he had the authority to drone-kill citizens on U.S. soil, Graham said the question "offended" him and that I do not believe that question deserves an answer.
And where were the amnesty-pimping twins while the epic filibuster was ongoing? With Obama, of course. McCain and Graham were dining with the President whose A.G. had claimed drone-kill authority.
Just as the two had lunch with Obama on the very day DHS released thousands of criminal illegal aliens onto American streets - which outraged the entire Republican party - but curiously did not seem bother McCain or Graham one bit. They merely said:
"We had an excellent meeting with the president and the vice president this afternoon during which we discussed our effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation this year. We were pleased to hear the president state his firm commitment that he will do whatever is necessary to accomplish this important goal."No concern about criminal aliens on the loose after a lawless release by Obama's DHS. No concern whatsoever about the civil liberties of Americans amid the introduction of weaponized Federal drones in this nation.
Do these poor excuses for public servants represent you? They sure don't represent me. Arizona conservatives had a chance to ditch McCain in 2010, but failed by putting forward a deeply-flawed, infomercial huckster against him in the primary, against whom McCain unethically used millions in leftover 2008 Presidential funds to thrash his opponent in spending 20:1. We won't get another shot until 2016.
But we don't have to wait long at all to fire the disgusting Lindsay Graham - he is up in 2014. Let's make sure it is his last term in any office.
To remind you of just how vile Graham is, let's recall his appearance in front of radical ethnic pressure group National Council of La Raza ("The Race") during the last amnesty battle (which he lost) in 2007. Here is Graham telling La Raza how he would handle YOU...
Both of these RINOs are exactly what is wrong with the GOP, today.
I sure hope and pray that the people of their respective states can get their act together enough to retire the twits.
Go Tea Party
McQuueg and Linda...Useful Idiots at best..they make me ill.
If you get on Graham and McCain’s FaceBook pages, they are being eviscerated.
Whoops! Mc Queeg that is.
Go Tea Party
As far as I’m concerned the Republican Party is past tense. The Tea Party is the only option left.
For over four years now, every damn time ANYONE asks a simple question of President Obama, it’s deemed RACIST and OFFENSIVE. - SO, he always gets his way; to the tune of SIXTEEN TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT and growing rapidly. - We are kept off balance by this man’s ever changing remarks; and daily we’re threatened by his thin-skinned rhetoric. It’s no wonder we’re suspicious of his regime’s gluttonous ammunition purchases. A bunch of globalist Marxists with BIG plans.
McShame and Grahamnesty are disgraceful excuses for U.S. Senators.
He also, in the past, went on the floor, and called citizens concerned about war in Libya, US debt ....Hobbits and isolationists
McCain and Graham will be on CSPAN2 at 8:00. http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/
Bottom line: How did Rand Paul vote today when Brennan was CONFIRMED? If he voted ‘Yea” or abstained, then the 13 hours WERE POINTLESS, and merely a brazen fraud to impress some knuckleheads who think he should run for POTUS in 2016.
True, however Rand is showing himself more and more to be a Liberaltarian.
It seems Liberaltarians are attempting, with some success, to co-opt the name Conservative.
I don't think most Conservatives will fall for it but it looks like many will..
The schedule was changed. Maybe their earlier performance can be viewed on Youtube.
He sure did. And the night he did that, the Repugs called me wanting money. The person on the other end got an earful.
“A bunch of globalist Marxists with BIG plans.”
If you can envision Cambodia, Pol Pot and the Killing Fields, you will be getting close to what Jugears, et al fantacize and salivate over.
John Mcidiot ain’t no war hero, a POW yes, We are almost lucky he didn’t win, not sure anything would be any different
They are worse than useless.
Go Tea Party indeed.
These two grow more reprehensible each and every time they open their mouths.
Jeez, dude. Can you (and conservatives) join a Libertarian when he’s defending your right to life?
Or does (R) mean more to you than R.I.P.?
It's clear the man is more than a bit off now and it's due to one of a few possibilities:
Either something a) age related mental degeneration or illness or b) flare up of latent damage, possibly stemming from his crashing planes, getting shot down and/or prison abuse or c) he is owned through blackmail or some other coercion or d) he truly is on the other team, but still calls himself a republican.
I realize that Senate seniority often brings advantages for the state that sent him or her, but this one is well beyond its "Discard by _____" date.
Again, my apologies for being among those who initially helped get him started. Every action has consequences and that bit of karma has come back around.
Senators Paul, Cruz, Lee, and Rubio are just what our founders had in mind when they first spoke out for Liberty!
As a high school teacher of history and government, how great it was to have my students come to me on their own to speak of “filibuster”, the 5th and 14th amendments, “due process”, and their relation to presidential power. They were truly excited to have witnessed a real filibuster, having just studied it.
McCain and Graham are all wet in their petty attacks on Rand Paul. They tried to confound his concerns over due process rights for American citizens on American soil with “enemy combatants” waging terroristic war on the United States abroad. These are two distinct scenarios. The question only arose because our own Justice Department issued a policy paper stating their power to act in just this fashion. Absent probable cause of an iminent act of war, lighting off a nuke for example, American citizens are entitled to due process. McCain and Graham attacked the new Tea Party conservatives with a venom they would never unleash on any Democrat. Indeed, they sat at supper with the most radical lefist ever to occupy the White House, while Senator Paul quoted the U.S. Constitution on the Senate floor. The lines of battle could not be more clearly drawn.
Sure I can I just wont vote for one...
I made my call to his office. He always seems secure and no one on the right ever challenges him. Maybe it’s time to vote for the rat..there’s no difference.
I used to give McCain a pass because of his service, but no more. As far as I’m concerned, he, Graham and the rest of those jerks who voted for Brennan are traitors.
I found out that Limpy Gramnesty , the effeminate, from stupid south Carolina in behind in his reelection next year!! The wonderful Representative Wilson you yelled out “YOU LIE” at the state of the union to that idiot omammy is whipping Gramnesty like a red headed step child!! I ask all freepers to give big bucks to Wilson. It is all on wikipedia!!
As for McAmnesty. Just ignore him until he leaves our party like Arlen Spectacle in Pennsylvania. He is an omammy suck up real bad and wants to invade any country he can think of. Truth is he was a complicit “prisoner” of war in Vietnam and spilled his guts to the commie bastards and got real special treatment— so good ,in fact. They wanted to release him first. He knew that this would expose him real bad as a collaborator so he fell back in the crowd so no one would know he was a coward collaborator!! Check it out— absolutely true, in my opinion.
Good. Me either. ;-)
Rand Paul voted “No” on the Brennan confirmation.
Funny how an Admirals son got into flight school and was a terrible pilot and is now a war hero.
I am just saying...
SCREW THE GOPE!!!! My money and time will only go to conservatives!!!
why? is it a repeat of this mornings rant? What a bunch of aholes
McCain and Linda are just throwing a tantrum because their little mixer with obama got upstaged by Rand Paul.
Does anyone know or care what they discussed? No one in the media is talking about it.
So sad to be ignored.
I have a neighbor who hates mcnasty so much for his role in vietnam he and his family voted for obie the first go around.
Frankly, I find McCain offensive and Graham ridiculous.
Correction: They are WHAT they are...
Why do you mouth off before you know?
Speaking of knucleheads.
Is Joe Wilson officially running for Senator?
What would the Obama Administration say in response to this effort by Rand Paul that would in any way be different than what McQueeg and Linda were saying today?
They are of the same party.
It is not self-apparent that this administration would not kill people in this country without trial. Their history raises well-founded doubt.
That’s absurd. Even if he voted to confirm Brennan, which he didn’t, his filibuster over presidential authority to kill any American anywhere for any reason is hardly “grandstanding.” Brennan was never the issue 0bamugabe The Drone Killer was.
Is it his hard-line pro-life stance that bothers you?
My Wife’s from Cambodia and “barely” survived that Hell.
She is a nice, industrious, God loving, Conservative and fantastic cook.
The libertarian has to convert ~ we don’t do it the other way around. They either fit in as a coalition partner or they don’t. Besides, they don’t have a coherent philosophy.
Hate is not too strong a word for me anymore.
I hate these two jagoffs. With a passion. Sell outs to this great country.
Absolutely true!! He is leading in all the polls.
I have been thinking that McCain is suffering from the sickness infesting Washington DC. My prognosis is not good. Our nation faces a gloomy future from all the lobby money swirling around the Capitol Dome like a carbapenem-resistant infection. These politicians no longer think about the good of the nation; but how to maximize their off shore bank accounts. They are nothing but lying whores who will say anything it takes to stay in office so they can keep their place at the feeding trough. They are dirty stinking pigs.
If I thought about lobby money 24/7, I would become quite sick myself. I would be a bloated crap eating hog listening to nothing else but the dinner bell.
The main point here is these politicians no longer spend any time thinking about the noble virtues that made this nation great. When the quest for money is their only focus,they no longer pay attention to the fight for freedom and our nation’s place as the shining city on the hill.
I was thinking the same thing earlier today.
I agree. But when the Libertarian is right 50% of the time, you thank and congratulate them. The other half the time, you criticize and reject.
When truth and honor come out of the mouth of a libertarian, we celebrate it.