Skip to comments.McCain: Are You a "Wacko Bird" Like Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz?
Posted on 03/09/2013 12:34:48 PM PST by smoothsailing
March 9, 2013
"Wacko Birds" is the new "Jerk Store."
That is, it's the sort of comedic comeback that reflects far worse - and oh-so-sadly - on its creator than its intended target.
During a recent tirade, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) denounced Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as "wacko birds."
Reports the Wash Post:
They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else,McCain said. But I also think that when, you know, its always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.
Asked to clarify, McCain said he was referencing Rand Paul, Cruz, Amash, whoever.
McCain was bent out of shape by the recent filibuster called by Rand to demand clarification regarding President Barack Obama's use of kill lists and whatnot. Wacko Bird image via Twitter feed of Benjamin Lee.
Even as the senior senator from Arizona attacked his GOP colleagues, he did grant that, you know, they might be onto to something:
We spent 13 hours talking about a scenario that wont happen and cant happen, McCain said. He subsequently told Fox News that he does think there should be more congressional oversight of the drone program, which should be brought under the Department of Defense but argued that Pauls filibuster was merely a distraction.
Senators Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy
Yeah, a helluva distraction. Certainly, it called more effective attention to a host of pressing issues that somehow didn't get enough time during various Senate confirmation hearings and back-and-forths with the White House. But shame on Rand Paul and his flock of people for upsetting John McCain's deeply held beliefs about decorum.
To their credit, the "wacko birds" are responding pretty sharply. Paul told the press, "I treat Sen. McCain with respect. I dont think I always get the same in return.
And Amash - watch this space for a major interview with him - took to the Twitter and reeled off:
Sen McCain called @SenRandPaul @SenTedCruz & me "wacko birds." Bravo, Senator. You got us. Did you come up with that at #DinnerWithBarack?
Is it just me or do McCain and his Boy Wonder sidekick Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) bear a growing resemblance to Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy from Sponge Bob Squarepants? Like the version of the GOP they represent, their best days are behind them. Which may well be good news for just about everybody else.
“Angry Birds” ping. :o)
Oooo ooo ooo, I’m a wacko bird!
Arizona, you can really do better than this fossil.
Ah, McLame and his established GOPe’s are losing ground....even to the libs!
That thwap upside the head had to hurt.
As a Zonie, I can tell you that we are infested with Cali rejects and 3rd strikers, along with illegals. We can no longer be counted on to vote conservative. Gee...almost like it was planned that way.
Beware Texas. They are headed your way.
I have decided to ignore these soar heads. McAmnesty should have been run out of Arizona on a rail.
John McCain should engage his Pea brain before opening his alligator mouth.
John McCain has to be one of the worst examples of a Republican in my lifetime.
Paul, Cruz, Palin are my idea of where the GOP should be. They are my party. If they ever step outside the GOP, I’m with them.
where are the “Wacko bird” t-shirts?
After Arlen Specter?
This guy is the Demonrat Manchurian candidate, sent by them to hurt the repubs among the low-info voters.
There was a time that I thought I could not dislike Juan McCain any more than I did. I was wrong.
LMAO....that one is a keeper!
Can anyone tell us how McCain got the GOP nomination other than Lieberman backed him.
“Sen McCain called @SenRandPaul @SenTedCruz & me “wacko birds.” Bravo, Senator. You got us. Did you come up with that at #DinnerWithBarack?”
I love this! I love this! I cannot even stand how much I love this! Go Wacko Birds!!!!
They will. Regardless of the outcome. They will. Hell, they already are.