Skip to comments.McCain: Cruz’s Criticism of Bob Dole Crossed a Line (Good Lord!)
Posted on 03/07/2014 11:22:05 AM PST by cotton1706
Sen. John McCain said Friday he told Sen. Ted Cruz that the Texas Republicans criticism of former Majority Leader Bob Dole in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference crossed a line.
In an interview on MSNBC, McCain said he confronted Cruz on the Senate floor about the freshmans CPAC comments from Thursday, in which Cruz called out Dole, McCain and Mitt Romney the partys last three unsuccessful presidential nominees.
I spoke to Ted Cruz he and I have a cordial relationship about this, and he can say what he wants about me, and he can say anything he wants to, I think, about Mitt, the Arizona Republican said. But when he throws Bob Dole in there, I wonder if he thinks that Bob Dole stood for principle on that hilltop in Italy when he was so gravely wounded and left part of his body there fighting for our country? Bob Dole is such a man of honor and integrity and principle.
Dole was severely wounded on the battlefield during World War II. He recovered from his war injuries along with fellow future Sens. Philip Hart of Michigan and Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii. McCain noted Doles current health condition during the TV interview.
Cruz, a potential White House contender in 2016, was the first speaker at the three-day conference of conservative activists held just outside the Beltway at National Harbor, Md.
Of course, all of us remember President Dole and President McCain and President Romney, Cruz said at CPAC. Now look, those are good men. Theyre decent men, but when you dont stand and draw a clear distinction; when you dont stand for principle, Democrats celebrate.
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Ah, shut up McLame
Oh, Shaddup, you old good for nothing RINO
Just so long as it wasn’t a RED line...
No. McCain is offended that Cruz mentioned him but he is using Dole and a shield.
Sit down Gramps! Apparently you got off at the wrong bus stop.
Should read - “as a shield”
LOL. McCain is pissed because Cruz included him the pantheon of wannabe Rep Presidents—President Dole, President McCain, and President Romney—losers all.
Will this decrepit old loser ever shut up?
How many lines has KingHussein, POSOTUS, crossed, idiot.
“... he and I have a cordial relationship”
Is that another fantasy of his? I cannot imagine anyone being even amicable to him because he’s just such a nasty piece of work.
“he was so gravely wounded and left part of his body there fighting for our country”
I have the deepest respect for Bob Dole’s sacrifice. I am sure he served our country, in the military, with honor and courage.
On the other hand, the worst thing we could’ve done was nominate him as a presidential candidate. There is certainly a difference in how Bob made himself as a soldier... and how he made himself as a politician.
Shut up and go away McCain
The problem with resting on your laurels too long is that that they dry out and crumble eventually.
Was McCain as supportive when Liberals slammed Dole during HIS Presidential campaign?
McCain can do this because he was just voted the most popular senator in the USA.
Oh, wait a minute...
Dole’s military service in the 1940’s had nothing to do with his run for President in 1996. McCain is once again running off the reservation. He is an egomaniac who should have been tried and convicted for influence peddling during the 1990’s (Keating S&L affair). Unfortunately George H.W. Bush’s Justice Department didn’t want to deal with the spectacle of prosecuting America’s astronaut hero John Glenn so all of the” Keating 5” Senators, got a pass for their criminal activity.
Obviously Cruz lives inside McCain’s head. In his heart McCain probably knows Cruz could beat Hillary in 2016. He (McCain) can’t stand the young upstart Cruz receiving applause and attention without playing by the rules of the Senate Club.
Well-stated, 3-panel pics, Viennacon. BTTT!
The only good thing that came out of Dingy Harry’s getting rid of the 60 vote cloture rule is that it makes McCain and all the other RINO pukes no longer relevant. They are no longer needed and the press doesn’t follow them or make them important.
So they now only get covered if they bash other conservatives.
The only thing that crossed the line is McCain’s meds. They are below the level needed to keep him sane.
That, McStain, is because Senator Cruz is a gentlemen, even when talking to traitorous scum, like you McStain.
I am sure we all believe Dole fought bravely and honorably and he is a Great War Hero. BUT I FAIL to see the relevance when 50 years later he ran for President that Dole and failed to put together a principled message or even a good campaign. After Dole lost he went on Leno and other appearances and did a great job communicating his life and message. I recall many people remarking that if they would have known THAT Dole they would have voted for him.....
We see.... RINOs get to slam conservatives ( lets remember bob dole slammed gingrich just a few months before election).... but conservatives cannot slam RINOs
Thanks for the reminder, SotS. Plunder & CRONY $OCIALI$M go hand-in-hand. BTTT!
It’s time for Ted to destroy more than one “line”. Repub RINOS please don’t give me another stupid RINO. Will the party of Stupid wake up and support a candiate that actually has core beliefs? I don’t want to see Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, Christie and any such ilk on my TV again. Cruz or possibly Rand Paul. Don’t promise to give the harlots free birth control. Don’t expand benefits to this already sick socialist nation. Cut taxes and make people fend for themselves. That’s how it was done in the past. Anybody getting a gov’t check should wear a scarlet “G” on their clothes!
It crossed a line? Like those red lines Obamaramadingdong likes or like the lines that Mclame constantly crosses while belittling and insulting actual Conservative that don’t bow down to his insanity?
McCain, STFU, it’s time to go out to pasture.
McAmnesty also called obozo a good man. The dude needs to be put back in a cage, he’s clearly a danger to this nation.
I can't stand the old fool!
McCain became dead to me when he didn’t train his fire power on his own consultants who shot Sarah Palin in the back. She defends him (that’s class). He doesn’t. That’s all I have to see.
Someone should get the butterfly net and put him in a quiet corner.
I think it was a Freeper who met him and said he seems to have Asperger’s or something - mentally off.
By the way, where is Sarah Palin when McCain attacks conservatives? After the way McCain's staff back stabbed her throughout the 2008 campaign you would think she would stand up for conservatives at least once.
One of the many problems of today’s Republican party is that the losers think they have something valuable to contribute.
I am tired of the warrior card. It does not make them a better servant of the people. Just because you served does not give you a pass on being a crappy politician. I honor their military record and service but that does not translate to being good for this country in office. John Murtha was a Marine and I still despise him. Semper Fi.
Really, really hate going there but the fact is human character tends to betray inexplicable inconsistencies.
That said, I wonder if he thinks Benedict Arnold stood for principle when he was so gravely wounded he left a leg in the battlefield fighting for our country.
Ah, the old military canard: because he was a brave soldier, you can’t criticize him politically, no matter how much his voting record stinks.
Sorry, McCrank, it won’t work.
Go, Ted, go.
Bob Dole is a good and decent man, Mitt Romney may be a good and decent man. McCain is not a good or decent man.
Like anybody gives at rat’s patoot (other than the lamestream media who loves him) what McLame has to say.
Cruz’ remark was far too gracious for these RINO scum
But McCain’s own statements make no sense. McCain was a POW. If anything he deserves as much or maybe even more consideration for his military service. Both of them sacrificed but being a POW is especially rough. So McCain’s statement is not logical
I saw Cruz’s speech and those few sentences were absolutely true and the people in the audience clapped and yelled their approval. McCain’s reaction was wrong but then he is always wrong.
Why didn’t McCain use the warrior card on B0 Soebarkah?
McCain understands fully what Sen. Cruz was saying.
So, in providing talking points to the lamestream media for their attacks on TEA Party conservatives, McCain has crossed the line. Again.
If speaking the truth is crossing the line then we might as well fold up the tent and go home.
“Half a truth is often a great lie.”