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McCain Reads From WFB Article While Slamming Reid on Nuclear Option
Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 21, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 11/22/2013 6:11:00 AM PST by VeniVidiVici

Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) ripped Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) on the floor Thursday for his hypocritical role in bringing about the “nuclear option,” quoting directly from a Washington Free Beacon article during his impassioned speech.

Reid said in a 2008 interview that, so long as he was the party leader, there would not be a nuclear option effectively stripping the Republicans of their ability to block President Obama’s judicial and executive branch nominees. However, on a near party-line vote Thursday, the Senate voted to approve the measure, 52-48.

Reid previously called such attempts at a nuclear option by Republicans when they controlled the chamber “a black chapter in the history of the Senate.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collaborator; filibuster; mccain; nuclear; option; sellout
What a maroon. Hey McCain. Need any help pulling that knife out of your back?
1 posted on 11/22/2013 6:11:00 AM PST by VeniVidiVici
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To: VeniVidiVici

Well, why didn’t he form a new “gang??”

He’s fooling nobody. He loved to keep power from conservatives (Bush) and loves going along (or at least doing nothing to prevent) giving power to democrats (Obama).


3 posted on 11/22/2013 6:14:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: VeniVidiVici

Fool


4 posted on 11/22/2013 6:15:41 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: VeniVidiVici

McSucker....Reid uses and abuses him, but don’t worry, McSucker will bend over and sing, “Thank you sir, may I have another?!”


5 posted on 11/22/2013 6:15:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: VeniVidiVici

McCain’s been virtually caucusing with the other party for years, and he JUST NOW has figured out that they were using him? He cannot be that stupid. It is ENTIRELY TOO LATE for him to “come to Jesus”. He needs to retire pronto.


6 posted on 11/22/2013 6:17:51 AM PST by jboot (Ask me again after the revolution.)
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To: All

When we take the Senate, McCain will lead the charge to be “reasonable” and go back to the old rules.


7 posted on 11/22/2013 6:18:09 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Ted Cruz...2016-24 ...A New Conservative Era)
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To: VeniVidiVici
While I respect John McCain for his service to this country,he has been a fool in thinking that today's Dem want to reach across the aisle. What they actually want is absolute power.

Will his eyes finally be opened to this fact? Sadly, I doubt it.

8 posted on 11/22/2013 6:21:43 AM PST by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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To: tapatio

NO, he is too much of a block head.

Where are his gang members now....they put him out on a limb and sawed it off. Too bad John, you should have quit while you were ahead after the Keating matter.


9 posted on 11/22/2013 6:24:17 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: rbmillerjr

When we take the Senate, McCain will lead the charge to be “reasonable” and go back to the old rules.


Yes, we have seen this movie before. It has a bad ending for conservatives. As soon as the Dems take a nasty beating at polls the liberal GOPers will rush to their defense with cries of “bipartisanship”.


10 posted on 11/22/2013 6:26:23 AM PST by lodi90
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To: VeniVidiVici
McCain Reads From WFB Article...

Crud, now I gotta put on rubber gloves and a mask in case I pick up that same copy.

11 posted on 11/22/2013 6:27:45 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
“a black chapter in the history of the Senate.” (Harry Reid on the nuclear option)

I don't suppose Republicans want to quote Harry Reid.

13 posted on 11/22/2013 6:35:06 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
MeCain is nothing more than old senile laughing stock!

How's that bipartisanship working working for ya know, you old fool!

14 posted on 11/22/2013 6:43:01 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: VeniVidiVici

Lol who the Hell cares what or who McCain slams?

Is that supposed to hurt Harry’s feelings or something?


15 posted on 11/22/2013 6:54:46 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

At least he didn’t call him a Wanky doodle. He saves his most vicious attacks for Repubs.

Pray America is Waking


16 posted on 11/22/2013 7:06:14 AM PST by bray (Delay Obamacare)
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To: bray
Pray America is Waking

Pray Arizona is waking

17 posted on 11/22/2013 7:13:07 AM PST by hadaclueonce (This tag left blank on purpose)
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To: VeniVidiVici

What’s the matter Johnnie, your buddy from across the aisle finally stick the shiv in your back?

Maybe you can go cry on Ted Cruz’ shoulder and beg forgiveness.


18 posted on 11/22/2013 7:40:38 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: tapatio

I don’t respect his service anymore. He has burned us one too many times. Besides he was a misfit in the service anyway.


19 posted on 11/22/2013 8:16:52 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: VeniVidiVici

Mccain goes over and bitch slaps the little geek then I’ll be impressed.


20 posted on 11/22/2013 8:26:27 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VeniVidiVici

McCain, besides the American people in general, you are the biggest loser on this. You and Lindsey management to make Neville Chamberlain look good.


21 posted on 11/22/2013 9:20:30 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: tapatio
While I respect John McCain for his service to this country,

McCain lost any right to respect for the way he trashed the MIA wives. Did we forget his rush to reach across the aisle to the Viet Cong?

22 posted on 11/22/2013 1:21:46 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Sorry McCain we’re too preoccupied the the knife you stabbed in our back to help you.

McCain is a loser who deserves no sympathy or support from any conservative. He has demostrated too many times he is perhaps a greater threat to us and our name than even Reid is.

What Reid did was disastrous and will only serve to divide the country even more strongly against itself by accelerating the polarization of the Federal court’s.

As they become more obviously political the people and their states will begin to see them more as weapons against one anther.
Thou the courts as well as the rest of the Federal Government which is now more arbitrary than it has ever been as illustrated by Obama’s new found power to simply ignore and otherwise rewrite laws.

The foundation of the union in law has been now been completely shattered, its only a matter of time and political warfare before the bonds of tyranny(rather than law) become intolerable.

If we are lucky and prepared the long term result will likely be separation and/or Civil war, if we are not it will simply be a dictatorship.


23 posted on 11/22/2013 5:44:53 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: VerySadAmerican

There is nothing ‘Geeky’ about Reid hes about as dumb as they come.


24 posted on 11/22/2013 5:48:36 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: VeniVidiVici

The people of AZ should demand that McC switch parties to follow “truth in advertising” laws.


25 posted on 11/22/2013 8:19:38 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: itsahoot

What was McPain’s “service” to his country? I haven’t a clue; was it “manufactured” in Stockholm?


26 posted on 11/22/2013 8:21:11 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: hadaclueonce

America may wake up, but AZ never will (and CA too).


27 posted on 11/22/2013 8:22:06 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: itsahoot

I understand even Nancy Reagan didn’t have much use for McPain.


28 posted on 11/22/2013 8:24:58 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

http://freebeacon.com/flashback-reid-in-2008-as-long-as-i-am-the-leader-we-will-not-have-a-nuclear-option/

Your feigned outrage only applies to the nuclear option, right JM?

You can still work w/ Dingy on “immigration reform” since his ill will is strictly relegated to filibusters.

Did Dingy provide you time to speak on the floor Thursday just like he wanted you to give the Democrat rebuttal as Ted Cruz was leading the epic 21 hour filibuster?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYAqE72Whf0 (3:10 mark)


29 posted on 11/22/2013 9:11:53 PM PST by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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To: Theodore R.
What was McPain’s “service” to his country?

John McCain POW

30 posted on 11/23/2013 7:22:05 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: jboot; SoFloFreeper; cotton1706; VeniVidiVici

As much as I despise John McCain WHAT he said is extremely important and the issue is much more important than John McCain. It’s a sad day. I’m happy he made that speech which exposes Reid and Obama. I just have to give credit where credit is due even though I still support the guy losing the next election even if it’s a democrat that beats him.


31 posted on 11/23/2013 4:31:55 PM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: VeniVidiVici
There is an old Russian saying: He who trades his horse for a promise winds up with sore feet.

McCain and Graham ought to get these for Christmas:


32 posted on 11/23/2013 5:06:38 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: VeniVidiVici

McCain is a bucket of scum who has spent his entire Senate career enabling this.


33 posted on 11/23/2013 7:14:04 PM PST by stevem
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To: tapatio

The McCain that served his Country by serving in the Military no longer exists. He gave away that “capital” years ago.

It’s no longer necessary to use the “respect him for his service” line IMHO. McCain has done more damage to the Republic than a dozen Audie Murphy’s could reverse.


34 posted on 11/23/2013 7:20:43 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Communist is nothing more than an honest Democrat...)
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To: VeniVidiVici

McCain is a hobbit.


35 posted on 11/24/2013 5:07:56 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: VeniVidiVici

Whacko-Bird.


36 posted on 11/24/2013 5:15:37 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1
McCain is a hobbit.

McCain is increasingly irrelevant. If he had any balls at all he'd resign and let someone who can lead take his place.

37 posted on 11/24/2013 6:45:52 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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