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John McCain: I apologize to Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for calling them “wacko birds”
Hotair ^ | 03/15/2013 | AllahPundit

Posted on 03/15/2013 8:40:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The key bit comes at 2:00 of the video below. We all knew McCain was taking a lot of heat politically for dumping on Paul after his filibuster but I never would have guessed it was enough to squeeze an apology out of him. Good lord. How many times in his life, do you suppose, has Maverick apologized to a libertarian? Either he’s planning to run again for Senate in 2016 and wants to hedge his bets against a Paulian primary uprising in Arizona or he’s come to his senses and realized that his nastiness is doing the interventionist cause more harm than good. Either way, it’s time for a tactical retreat.

By the way, am I misunderstanding or does he seem to think Ted Cruz, like Paul, is some sort of isolationist? I’m … not sure why. There was no one in the Senate, McCain included, who was tougher on Chuck Hagel than Cruz. When the Washington Free Beacon asked him to explain, Cruz said it’s because Hagel “has repeatedly been soft on our enemies.” Paleocons have also noticed that Cruz, despite often being lumped in with Paul on foreign policy, sounds plenty hawkish on Iran. Maverick’s likely concluded that because Cruz and Paul both speak frequently about the tea party and the Constitution and because Cruz was, after all, Paul’s wingman during the drone filibuster that they’re simpatico on foreign policy, but I suspect that’s untrue. In fact, Cruz and Paul seem to me to represent the two sides of the tea-party coin. From the beginning, Ron Paul fans have insisted that he’s the “godfather” of the movement; there are certainly tea partiers, especially the younger set, who are doctrinaire libertarians and whom Rand is trying to mobilize. But there’s another wing, which skews a bit older, that’s composed of more traditional conservatives — hawkish, concerned about “values” — who are disaffected with the GOP leadership’s squishiness and looking to rebrand themselves. The two wings overlap on spending, the core tea-party concern, and on stricter observance of constitutional limits on government, but they diverge on social issues and on foreign policy. Cruz was an ally of Paul’s during the drone debate because of that constitutional overlap, and of course because it was a chance to rebuke Obama. If a bill hit the floor tomorrow authorizing military action against Iran, though, I’m a lot less confident than Maverick that Cruz would end up on Paul’s side rather than on McCain’s and Rubio’s. We’ll find out…


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apology; cya; filibuster; harikaritime; johnmccain; late; mccain; randpaul; tedcruz
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1 posted on 03/15/2013 8:40:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain wasn’t pleased with the negative response after he insulted Senator Rand and Senator Cruz!!!


2 posted on 03/15/2013 8:42:34 PM PDT by Fran B (Love!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure that will make the national 6 o’clock news lead story as his calling them wacko did.

G D politicians !!


3 posted on 03/15/2013 8:44:01 PM PDT by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad that he spent the week hitting the talk circuit, talk radio, and making headlines all to counter and neutralize the effect that they were having and to create talking points for the left.

Rove did that with O’Donnell for almost a week to put out the momentum of her primary win, and then backed off.


4 posted on 03/15/2013 8:45:33 PM PDT by ansel12 ( August 29,2008 A Natural Born Reformer inadvertently unleashed within palace walls, change ensues.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Retire a$$hat rino and go away. Enjoy your latter days and let the GOP get on with the business at hand.


5 posted on 03/15/2013 8:49:27 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not accepted!

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6 posted on 03/15/2013 8:52:36 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: doc1019

“Retire a$$hat rino and go away.”
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McStain should dry up and blow away.
He is a real embarrassment to America and what should be
our Republican party.


7 posted on 03/15/2013 8:53:55 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Fran B

“McCain wasn’t pleased with the negative response after he insulted Senator Rand and Senator Cruz!!!”

If he got very many e-ails like the flaming arrow I sent him, he’s in damage control mode. I had hoped calling his daughter a “fat pig with a big-mouth” might have gotten his attention! So far, no drones O/H!


8 posted on 03/15/2013 8:54:21 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Fran B

I’m waiting for McCain’s butt fungus, Linseed Graham, to apologize as well.


9 posted on 03/15/2013 8:55:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

“Since my comment was causing me negative feedback, I apologize”. There’s nothing like a sincere apology. And that was nothing like one.


11 posted on 03/15/2013 9:04:54 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: SeekAndFind
Goofy McInsane changes directions faster than a weather vane adjusting to the wind.

He's just another predictable political dweeb.

13 posted on 03/15/2013 9:06:38 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: doc1019

Sen. McCain: thank you for your military service but we do not apologize for referring to you as an a$$hat rino!

Please retire now.


14 posted on 03/15/2013 9:06:54 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay, now resign.


15 posted on 03/15/2013 9:07:44 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: bigbob

Amen!


16 posted on 03/15/2013 9:08:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: SeekAndFind
From the beginning, Ron Paul fans have insisted that he’s the “godfather” of the movement; there are certainly tea partiers, especially the younger set, who are doctrinaire libertarians...

What I have found interesting is that there are A LOT of libertarians in the US military, especially combat veterans.
I mean A LOT more than people might realize.

17 posted on 03/15/2013 9:11:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Viennacon

I can’t get too upset with Graham right now because he is not letting Benghazi go away. I think it could be BO’s undoing. Sometimes these scandals take awhile to play out.


18 posted on 03/15/2013 9:13:37 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: SeekAndFind
McCains apology reminds me of a lawyer in a courtroom who through a leading question or statement, plants a seed in the jurors mind. The judge can call “disregard” but what has been heard can not be unheard.

Of course, it won't work. We are a smart jury.

Penance, John.

Are you really sorry? Lets see some big time conservative penance.

Say you were wrong.....about so many things.

I know that wont happen, because you are not sorry about what you said, you are sorry about what the polls say.

19 posted on 03/15/2013 9:14:05 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: bigbob

I can still remember his apology for Keating 5 too. Didn’t stop the traitor from screwing us other ways for the past 25 years.
He isn’t done either. Scamnasty is coming soon and Linseed and him will be leading the charge, with the scent of Nero all over them.


20 posted on 03/15/2013 9:16:04 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: SeekAndFind

Too late, McLame. We all heard you and you again exposed yourself for what you truly are. Take Obammy out for a milkshake or something. Y’all have fun.


21 posted on 03/15/2013 9:17:03 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: SeekAndFind

If lips were movin’, he was a lyin’.


23 posted on 03/15/2013 9:20:13 PM PDT by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: SeekAndFind
Apologies suck. Everybody is always doing it these days.

"Don't apologize. It's a sign of weakness." - Captain Nathan Brittles

24 posted on 03/15/2013 9:20:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh the very petulant McCain believes he’s they only person that gets to be the maverick, not some wacko-bird Johnny-come-latelys.


25 posted on 03/15/2013 9:27:36 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: SeekAndFind

My “no holds barred” Tweet must have affected Juan McLame.


26 posted on 03/15/2013 9:29:47 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind

Go to hell, John.


27 posted on 03/15/2013 9:31:07 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dandiegirl

Mc Queeg is letting Linda carry his purse on libya because when it it comes right down to it, like barmy, he is just plain lacking in courage.


28 posted on 03/15/2013 9:35:47 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, at least he didn’t call him a hobbit.

Before anybody asks...yes, I’m still p.o.ed about it.


29 posted on 03/15/2013 9:36:18 PM PDT by berdie
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To: SeekAndFind

I was hoping Juan McLame would soon retire into obscurity.

Now however, I’d settle for him just kicking the bucket!


30 posted on 03/15/2013 9:38:43 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Deathtomarxists
Why do appeasers of the Democrats in the Republican party rise to the top in the presidential primaries? Since McCain/Feingold, we have had bums who lose politely to the Democrats. First McCain; now Mitt Romney. I wonder if those two getting the presidential nomination has to do with the anti free speech McCain/Feingold bill?

I think Sen. McCain destroyed the country with McCain/Feingold and him getting the 2008 nomination.

31 posted on 03/15/2013 9:39:14 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: SeekAndFind

Apologize for abandoning the POWs, McStain.


32 posted on 03/15/2013 9:45:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey McLame - no problem you “doofus weasel.” Next time, make up a less ridiculous insulting name for non-liberals like yourself that you want to try and insult.


33 posted on 03/15/2013 9:55:01 PM PDT by MCH
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To: SeekAndFind

Apology not accepted. Go F-yourself McCain.


34 posted on 03/15/2013 10:06:41 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: SeekAndFind

Count me among those who believe the apology came way
too late to be anything but a strategic reading of tea leaves
that finally told him that the territory he had staked out
left him alone with his usual buttboy.


35 posted on 03/15/2013 10:10:14 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: SeekAndFind

No one cares what McCain has to say; he’s an irrelevant old moron.


36 posted on 03/15/2013 10:30:17 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: VideoDoctor

McCain’s political savvy is starting to show the effects of the long years entrenched in Washington DC. His 65 mile circle of political life has lost touch, gone into the fantasy world and become a part of the Unicorn Farm. I would call it Political Alzheimer’s where Washington DC has degenerated his grasp of reality. Acting like a “weather vane” is one of its symptoms.


37 posted on 03/15/2013 10:57:14 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: dandiegirl

If I know him he’s probably harping on Benghazi for the 180 degree wrong reason, like we should have invaded Libya with ground troops, or this is exactly why we need to go to war with Iran, or something similar.


38 posted on 03/15/2013 11:16:04 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Stepan12

I can disprove your theory with two words: Bob Dole.

This is not a post-Incumbency Protection Act (aka campaign finance reform) phenomenon.


39 posted on 03/15/2013 11:19:57 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Stepan12
Aint it funny how they use the GOP to first harmlessly violate the Constitution.

Then they see how far they can stretch it with the DNC.


What was that line in the manifesto? Infiltrate and control one or both parties.

Mission Accomplished.

40 posted on 03/16/2013 12:00:27 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m still waiting for him to apologize for running for president.


41 posted on 03/16/2013 12:10:06 AM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: SeekAndFind
WHAT EXACTLY, is it in the ARIZ. aquafilter and or the psychotropic drugs those ARIZ. fossils take that make them keep electing this wacko bird?....He makes about as much sense as that megan....I dont get it....You'd think this guy would give them indigestion like he does everybody else....

.................
42 posted on 03/16/2013 12:42:40 AM PDT by jimsin ({I reserve the balance of my time})
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To: SeekAndFind

Now apologize to America for being an old douchebag....


43 posted on 03/16/2013 2:07:09 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: SeekAndFind

If this old shyster is the best the voters of AZ can send to the U.S. Senate to represent them, they ought to be horsewhipped.


44 posted on 03/16/2013 2:09:42 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Does the magnitude of McCain’s apology match his attack magnitude? Until the answer is clearly “YES!” I suspect that McCain’s apology was just a PC statement in the lower “just kidding” category.

Hence, there will be no fresh start, no blurring of the sharp contrast between McCain’s ‘My King, right or wrong’ stance on the US Senate floor and the Republican and Democrat Senators who implemented a rare Check and Balance Filibuster against B. Hussein Obama.

McCain chose to do what all good Royalists or Monarchists have always done: showcase their unwavering public support to THE KING.

20 % of our forefathers were Royalists in our Revolutionary War.

Kings easily become tyrants with increased power.

McCain chose to never, ever doubt that his King Obama is now, or ever could become a tyrant.

McCain does not understand what Constitutional Checks and Balances are meant to do. I seriously doubt that he ever will.

McCain had done the GOP a great favor by starkly showing that the Monarchists in the GOP are really Tyrant B. Hussein Obama’s best friends.

Let the purge of the GOP Elite Monarchists begin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


45 posted on 03/16/2013 3:50:42 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Fran B

Maybe McCain took some of his meds and had a moment of clarity...


46 posted on 03/16/2013 4:39:28 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Fran B

In one bit of candor, McCain mentioned difficulty hearing or perhaps seeing and wiped his hand across his face to remove the moss Senator Paul mentioned


47 posted on 03/16/2013 4:44:16 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: trebb
simple really: he violated senate rules by criticizing another senator. Calling names is not allowed.

Really funny when you think that he was accusing them of violating senate rules. typical libtard in my view!

48 posted on 03/16/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT by cb
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To: SeekAndFind

Apology not accepted.


49 posted on 03/16/2013 5:30:23 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

No one can stick to their guns anymore.
Idiots say things and change stance in 24 to 48 hr cycles.
Politicians will soon have a guide book from the press of what is sustainable and what is not!
Hey sometimes we need wacko birds!
Who is wacko now JohnBoy?


50 posted on 03/16/2013 7:49:54 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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