Skip to comments.McCain: 'I don't understand' GOP filibuster on guns
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 ...
... 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?
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.
Gracias por nada, Juan McShame.
Arizona! Send this Rino to the nursing home already.
“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?
> 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.
Hey John! Run a search on “The Bill of Rights”. Glad to have been able to help.
McCain thanks for nominating Palin as your running mate.
Now please stand down.
He doesn’t understand it because he’s a senile, liberal fool. Just change your political party and get it over with, scumbag.
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.
Which is more intelligent:
Senator McCain or a box of rocks?
I vote for the rocks.
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Why can’t Arizona recall this man?
Looks like events are passing you by, senator.
You've been around a long while. Maybe its time to consider retirement.
mccain doesn’t understand much.
i really wish we could vote out this judas goat.
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...
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.
McCain understands, and he’s a lying weasel to boot.
He can’t understand because he isn’t a Republican!
That’s ok John, those nice young men in their clean white coats are coming, and they will make all your worries disappear.
McLame should just become a Politico columnist, he’s that much of a leftist.
I wish we could
McCrazy is the flip side of Opansy
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.
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.
Hanoi John at it again...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well you being still having a R next to your name, I don’t understand McCain.
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.
"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!"
thing about a box of rocks, at least ya know where they weigh-in at upfront. politicos.. haaa.
Maybe they’re afraid of you, you old coot. They know how easy you sell your soul for a little camera action.
Incidentally, if Barack Hussein Obama is The Messiah's father, then Obama is Arab. Hes 50% white, 43,75% Arab and 6,25% African negro. The woman, McCain probably thought was an idiot, was absolutely correct!
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.
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
And McCain wonders why the conservatives didn’t come out to the polls to vote for him in his pathetic bid for the Presidency.
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...
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?
Check the back of his head for some sort of implant.