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McCain: 'I don't understand' GOP filibuster on guns
Politico ^ | April 7, 2013 | Jennifer Epstein

Posted on 04/07/2013 10:04:48 AM PDT by Zakeet

Sen. John McCain says he doesn't understand the threats from some of his Republican colleagues to filibuster a bill on background checks to buy guns.

"I don't understand it," the Arizona Republican said on Sunday of the threat coming from Sen. Rand Paul,Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Mike Lee and nine other Republicans. "The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

"What are we afraid of? ... If this issue is as important as we all think it is, why not take ... it up and debate?" McCain said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; arizona; banglist; filibuster; guncontrol; gunfilibuster; guns; lewrockwell; lewrockwellsez; mccain; mclame; politico; randpaul; secondamendment; senate; skinheadsonfr; usefulidiot
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... and exactly what, pray tell, could the Rinos and Rats add to the dialog that's constructive ... that's not incredibly stupid ... and has not been said before ... repeatedly?

1 posted on 04/07/2013 10:04:48 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

It’s ok senator, there are many things about America you don’t understand. Just wave your global warming sign and smile for the cameras.


2 posted on 04/07/2013 10:07:40 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Zakeet

Gracias por nada, Juan McShame.


3 posted on 04/07/2013 10:07:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Zakeet

Arizona! Send this Rino to the nursing home already.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 10:08:16 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Zakeet

“The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

No, you are wrong. You are supposed to listen to the people and serve the people not the government. You are the one out of touch. Who do you really think you are?


5 posted on 04/07/2013 10:08:22 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Zakeet

> If this issue is as important as we all think it is

What do you mean, “WE”, you stooge?

This “issue” is only “important” to the tyrants who want to mitigate our ability to defend ourselves from criminals and tyrants, not to mention their useful idiot stooges like McCain.


6 posted on 04/07/2013 10:08:28 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Zakeet

Hey John! Run a search on “The Bill of Rights”. Glad to have been able to help.


7 posted on 04/07/2013 10:08:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Zakeet
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8 posted on 04/07/2013 10:08:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kozak

Agreed.

McCain thanks for nominating Palin as your running mate.

Now please stand down.


9 posted on 04/07/2013 10:09:37 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Darteaus94025

He doesn’t understand it because he’s a senile, liberal fool. Just change your political party and get it over with, scumbag.


10 posted on 04/07/2013 10:09:47 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Zakeet

McCain does not seem to understand much of anything anymore! He seems to forget too often which side of the aisle he is on and who voted him into to office to represent them. He is a classic example of why we not only need term limits but maybe also age limits on elected office! I want to tell him thank you for your service, now sit down shut up and go fishing.


11 posted on 04/07/2013 10:09:49 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Zakeet
It is merely the Constitutional limitation of the power of government, which is something else on your list of things you don't understand, McCain.
12 posted on 04/07/2013 10:09:50 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Zakeet

Which is more intelligent:

Senator McCain or a box of rocks?

I vote for the rocks.


13 posted on 04/07/2013 10:11:15 AM PDT by madison10
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14 posted on 04/07/2013 10:11:24 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: mountainlion
“The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

Yet the filibuster option exists for a reason.
15 posted on 04/07/2013 10:12:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet

Why can’t Arizona recall this man?


16 posted on 04/07/2013 10:12:00 AM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
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To: Zakeet
McCain: 'I don't understand'

Looks like events are passing you by, senator.

You've been around a long while. Maybe its time to consider retirement.

17 posted on 04/07/2013 10:12:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Zakeet

mccain doesn’t understand much.

i really wish we could vote out this judas goat.


18 posted on 04/07/2013 10:13:07 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Zakeet

It’s ok, John, take a few breaths into the paper bag and avoid having a coronary. You will get plenty of time to bloviate on FOX and other networks that still think what you have to say is relevant.
You might read John, that when Washington was taking Trenton, he picked up a few settlers along the river so they would not run off and tell the Brits or the Hessians in Trenton we were coming....one day you may need to sit down and shut up and let America be what Americans are and its not all about you, John,
It’s WE THE PEOPLE...
FREEGARDS LEX


19 posted on 04/07/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: dragonblustar

Because federal officeholders — i.e. senators and congresscritters — cannot be recalled. This was settled in 1967 in a federal court in Idaho involving an attempt to recall Sen. Frank Church.


20 posted on 04/07/2013 10:13:36 AM PDT by Publius
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To: Zakeet

McCain understands, and he’s a lying weasel to boot.


21 posted on 04/07/2013 10:14:23 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Darteaus94025

He can’t understand because he isn’t a Republican!


22 posted on 04/07/2013 10:14:52 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Zakeet

That’s ok John, those nice young men in their clean white coats are coming, and they will make all your worries disappear.


23 posted on 04/07/2013 10:15:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet
McCain: 'I don't understand' GOP filibuster on guns - EOM
24 posted on 04/07/2013 10:15:59 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Zakeet

McLame should just become a Politico columnist, he’s that much of a leftist.


25 posted on 04/07/2013 10:16:35 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: dragonblustar
Why can’t Arizona recall this man?

I wish we could

26 posted on 04/07/2013 10:17:25 AM PDT by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: Zakeet
When has McCain ever taken the Dems to task for refusing to “debate” a BUDGET for nearly 5 years?
27 posted on 04/07/2013 10:19:33 AM PDT by Kansas58
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McCrazy is the flip side of Opansy

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28 posted on 04/07/2013 10:20:36 AM PDT by devolve ( -- -- liberals secret fuel economy trick -- simply fill up your tires with propane --)
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To: Zakeet
"The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

Oh really? Isn't it suppose to be about the 2nd Amendment, and representing where We the People Stand?
This is not suppose to be a debate about who gets more in campaign contributions or more power over the people. It's about liberty. Big difference, McShame.

Gun control has nothing to do with gun control, or their debate would be all about criminals with guns. This debate is about law abiding people control. The 2nd Amendment was designed to protect us from power grabs such as this.

29 posted on 04/07/2013 10:20:58 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Cboldt

I’ve hated McInsane since he ran anti-gun commercials in Oregon in the late 90’s. I wish I knew how to dig them up.


30 posted on 04/07/2013 10:22:16 AM PDT by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: Zakeet

Hanoi John at it again...


31 posted on 04/07/2013 10:22:42 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Zakeet
"What are we afraid of? ... If this issue is as important as we all think it is, why not take ... it up and debate?" McCain said

Well see, Senator, once you "take it up and debate", it only takes a simple majority to pass the bill. And it WOULD pass because the Chicago mob would issue threatening "or elses" to wavering scumbag Democrats and force it to passage the way they did Ubama's "Mengelecare" a few years ago.

McCain doesn't understand this? He should brush up on the senate rules.

32 posted on 04/07/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Zakeet

“The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

This is classic McCain. All the vitriol for his fellow party colleagues if they choose to stand with the Constitution but nothing for the obstructionist bastard known as Harry Reid.


33 posted on 04/07/2013 10:23:27 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Zakeet

You don’t understand, John, because you are not a conservative in any meaning of the word. It’s a “conservative thing” to value the Constitution.


34 posted on 04/07/2013 10:23:34 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Zakeet

Get out McCain. We didn’t like you when you were chosen for us to be our nominee. We don’’t like you now.

Oh, and take that fat pea brain daughter of yours with you.


35 posted on 04/07/2013 10:23:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Zakeet

Well you being still having a R next to your name, I don’t understand McCain.


36 posted on 04/07/2013 10:25:51 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Zakeet

Few are called to serve this nation as vigorously as McCain has over the years,, but there comes a time when the pasture is the best place to finish off one’s career.. grazing and making amends. Go John, Go. now.. Please.


37 posted on 04/07/2013 10:26:12 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Zakeet
McCain: "I don't understand it! The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand. Take comprehensive immigration reform, for example. We need to deal with this invasion in our country! We must make sure these jobs go to hard working Americans, and..."

"Excuse me, Señor McCain? I done mowing your lawn and trimming your trees."

"Oh, heh heh! Thank you, Fernando! Here's five bucks."

"Gracias, Señor McCain!"

38 posted on 04/07/2013 10:26:28 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: cripplecreek
McLame does not know the purpose of the Senate. His statement shows it. You can hardly imagine what the hard left thinks the Senate should be.
39 posted on 04/07/2013 10:27:21 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: madison10

thing about a box of rocks, at least ya know where they weigh-in at upfront. politicos.. haaa.


40 posted on 04/07/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Maybe they’re afraid of you, you old coot. They know how easy you sell your soul for a little camera action.


41 posted on 04/07/2013 10:29:10 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Kozak
Arizona suxs! They re elected this rino when they didn't have to. McCain is the co destroyer of this country along with Obama. McCain vouches for Obama twice.

Incidentally, if Barack Hussein Obama is The Messiah's father, then Obama is Arab. He’s 50% white, 43,75% Arab and 6,25% African negro. The woman, McCain probably thought was an idiot, was absolutely correct!

42 posted on 04/07/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT by Stepan12
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I don’t understand why McCain is a media “go to” guy on anything. He’s being CindySheehaned by journolistas who ARE NOT HIS FRIENDS.

You are a useful idiot to the Left, you idiot.


43 posted on 04/07/2013 10:32:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Zakeet
He has to get attention to where he makes the focus come back to what he thinks should be done. He's never been a conservative. My uncle who worked for the State Republican Party told me that McCain was the biggest failure and most could not work with him. They tried to get others to replace him though he kept coming back. He's the biggest liberal republican and now the media puts his face as the leader of the GOP. That is why he lost to Obama. He could have won if he had been a conservative and followed the constitution like he's not not doing again with the 2nd Amendment..
44 posted on 04/07/2013 10:32:40 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Zakeet

This is just McCains way of auditioning for the Sunday Shows.

They only have him on because they know he will crap on Republicans.

His ego keeps makes him think it’s because they really really like him


45 posted on 04/07/2013 10:34:19 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Zakeet

And McCain wonders why the conservatives didn’t come out to the polls to vote for him in his pathetic bid for the Presidency.


46 posted on 04/07/2013 10:35:06 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Zakeet

After all this time, McCain still doesn’t get it-it is “We the People”, not we the government. More debate is not going to change the fact that these “background checks” infringe on the 2nd amendment rights of the American people. McCain never has known when to STFU-I thank him for his service, but I think he has played on his hero status to further his agenda and line his pockets from the gitgo...


47 posted on 04/07/2013 10:36:51 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Zakeet

This is why I never watch those pompous Sunday morning shows. What would Juan do with himself on Sundays if he didn’t have one of these stupid shows to make a fool of himself on?


48 posted on 04/07/2013 10:37:47 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Zakeet

Check the back of his head for some sort of implant.


49 posted on 04/07/2013 10:38:03 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Zakeet

Useful Idiot

50 posted on 04/07/2013 10:38:44 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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