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.
There are a few here in Texas acting up just to make sure the new transplants don’t feel too comfy just yet. The housing market on the north side of Austin has done a complete about face. There isn’t enough inventory for the demand! I have a friend closing on his house this week who can’t find another house to buy to move into so he has to stay in hotel. It’s insane how fast people are moving to Texas. Rick Perry needs to dial it back a notch.
Texas is DEFINITELY on the libs radar. They have stated it is a huge target and they are planning on turning it blue. Dallas is going to be a big leader in this,,,very lib area with a loud presence.
They’re already in
Texas........so far you outnumber them..........so far....
Arlen Specter did the right thing. He joined the Democrats.
Of course he was still a POS, but he knew he wasn’t a Republican.
Better a Wacko Bird than a RINO turd!
Whatever you do, just make it impossible for libs to stay there. Pass all kinds of rules and regs to make their lives impossible. Promote everything they hate. Since we share no common ground with them, it will be fairly easy.
And God whatever you do, DO NOT let them on the school boards!!!
If they can flip Texas, the outcome of any future POTUS election will never be in doubt.
With the lock on Ca, Il and NY they start the game with 104 points - Tx makes that 142 - with only 270 to win.
They shoot horses, don't they?
“There was a time that I thought I could not dislike Juan McCain any more than I did. I was wrong.”
Took the words right out of my mouth, South40! Pathetic ol’ fool.
“Arlen Specter did the right thing. He joined the Democrats.”
The right thing? He couldn’t get re-nominated as a Republican so he really didn’t have a choice. He was originally a RAT back in the ‘50s, so he just went back to his “roots.” The other interesting thing is that he “emigrated” from his birthplace in Wichita, KS to Pennsylvania, unlike most of the liberal marxists who were born in the Northeast, and moved in a westerly direction trying to find a new “next to foul.”
What McCain and Graham have ratcheted up these past few days has been more “Wacko Bird” than anything “Tea Party” people have ever done. This is gonna backfire on those two big time.
The decision by the NDAA conference committee, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to strip the National Defense Authorization Act of the amendment that protects American citizens against indefinite detention now renders the entire NDAA unconstitutional, Sen. Paul said in a statement.
When the government can arrest suspects without a warrant, hold them without trial, deny them access to counsel or admission of bail, we have shorn the Bill of Rights of its sanctity, the senator continued
Shared w/ my FB peeps!
McCain has been a busy guy hasn’t he?
That is most excellent, smooth.
McStupid took a poll of the US Senate and anyone who supports the constitution is a “wacko bird.” The only sane people are global Marxists and global fascists! Everyone else - ‘shut up!’
Also, I don’t know your laws, rules and regulations there in Texas, but if I were there and there was a house up for sale in my “hood”, get together with your like minded neighbors and walk around with your guns in full display.
Go introduce yourselves as their “potential” neighbor. Libs hate guns. If they see one, they will flee.
Im in AZ, but that’s EXACTLY the thing I’m talking about. Go full-metal redneck on’em ;)
Someone should tell McPain that it takes one to know one.
Wacko birds get the microphone? I guess that explains the media’s obsession over the years with Maverick McCain. harhar