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McCain: Are You a "Wacko Bird" Like Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz?
Reason ^ | 3-9-2013 | Nick Gillespie - OP/ED

Posted on 03/09/2013 12:34:48 PM PST by smoothsailing

March 9, 2013

McCain: Are You a "Wacko Bird" Like Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ted Cruz?

Nick Gillespie

courtesy Benjamin Lee's Twitter Feedcourtesy Benjamin Lee's Twitter Feed

"Wacko Birds" is the new "Jerk Store."

That is, it's the sort of comedic comeback that reflects far worse - and oh-so-sadly - on its creator than its intended target.

During a recent tirade, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) denounced Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as "wacko birds."

Reports the Wash Post:

“They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else,”McCain said. “But I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.”

Asked to clarify, McCain said he was referencing “Rand Paul, Cruz, Amash, whoever.”

McCain was bent out of shape by the recent filibuster called by Rand to demand clarification regarding President Barack Obama's use of kill lists and whatnot. Wacko Bird image via Twitter feed of Benjamin Lee.

Even as the senior senator from Arizona attacked his GOP colleagues, he did grant that, you know, they might be onto to something:

“We spent 13 hours talking about a scenario that won’t happen and can’t happen,” McCain said. He subsequently told Fox News that he does think there should be “more congressional oversight” of the drone program, which should be brought under the Department of Defense — but argued that Paul’s filibuster was merely a distraction.

NickoledeonNickoledeon
Senators Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy

Yeah, a helluva distraction. Certainly, it called more effective attention to a host of pressing issues that somehow didn't get enough time during various Senate confirmation hearings and back-and-forths with the White House. But shame on Rand Paul and his flock of people for upsetting John McCain's deeply held beliefs about decorum.

To their credit, the "wacko birds" are responding pretty sharply. Paul told the press, "I treat Sen. McCain with respect. I don’t think I always get the same in return.”

And Amash - watch this space for a major interview with him - took to the Twitter and reeled off:

Sen McCain called @SenRandPaul @SenTedCruz & me "wacko birds." Bravo, Senator. You got us. Did you come up with that at ?

Is it just me or do McCain and his Boy Wonder sidekick Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) bear a growing resemblance to Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy from Sponge Bob Squarepants? Like the version of the GOP they represent, their best days are behind them. Which may well be good news for just about everybody else.


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To: smoothsailing

Juan McLaim is Obama’s “bitch”... and “snitch” or both..


51 posted on 03/09/2013 5:10:33 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: smoothsailing

I was really hoping that Juan McLame would retire very soon, but heck at this point I’d settle for him kicking the bucket!


52 posted on 03/09/2013 7:57:24 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: smoothsailing

Over 10,000 negative comments on McCain’s Facebook page. Let’s add some more.

https://www.facebook.com/johnmccain


53 posted on 03/09/2013 8:08:31 PM PST by Atlantan
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To: Pharmboy

I believe he got a large dose of socialism in Hanoi Hilton.


54 posted on 03/09/2013 9:09:23 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: OrioleFan

LOL. Good one. Obviously the brainwashing they were doing WORKED.


55 posted on 03/09/2013 10:01:35 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: smoothsailing

Ted Cruz—”badge of honor” to be called a wacko bird.

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/03/09/Elusive-Wacko-Bird-Ted-Cruz-Responds-to-McCain


56 posted on 03/10/2013 5:17:55 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Norm Lenhart

Did not know that, thanks for the heads up. I heard AZ is so big you can choose your own climate, lol.

I need my 4 seasons. Any suggestions? Conservative areas of course. Do you or anyone else know the climate of Maricopa County?


57 posted on 03/10/2013 7:06:02 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: manc; Norm Lenhart

Good job!!


58 posted on 03/10/2013 7:11:45 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: hosepipe

Snitches get stitches, at least that what I hear.


59 posted on 03/10/2013 7:13:59 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Snitches get stitches, at least that what I hear.


Many become Senators...


60 posted on 03/10/2013 11:51:31 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: NoGrayZone

Flagstaff has all the seasons. The rest have four, but they are Broil, Bake, BBQ and Please God kill me now ;)

The Green groups partnered with the Adirondack Park Agency to make most new businesses impossible in the Blue Line (anything above Albany/Syracuse really) and destroyed the traditional business that was up there. Look up the logging industry and what they did to Skiing/snowmobiling.

The Agenda 21 thing is in full effect there. It’s heaven to look at but hell to live in. There is a reason my hometown is about half the population it was when I was born. And I literally curse the bastards daily for what they did to it.


61 posted on 03/10/2013 12:01:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: smoothsailing
“Angry Birds” ping

McQueeg would be better off retiring like this fish (another angry bird pic)......

62 posted on 03/10/2013 12:10:25 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: NoGrayZone

BTW, Maricopa is about 110 in the summer. It’s average for AZ. My area, Havasu/Bullhead City is 120 and up...usually up.
Flagstaff gets the white stuff in quantity and had 70-90deg summers.

Winter everywhere else is 40-60 and windy (Oct through March)

Flagstaff is Liberal by AZ standards but rabid right wing by NY standards.

There is still an old west mentality here, but it’s going away as more. Even in my time here the change is considerable. But it’s still worlds better than NY in all categories.


63 posted on 03/10/2013 12:11:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Great, way too hot for me. Damn, I wanted to be in Sheriff Joe’s county.

I don’t want any liberal counties. Even though it may be considered “rabid right wing” by us NE standards, they would NOT equal mine.

I am an outsider here in NY. I’m pretty sure if I moved to a red county, I’d probably be more conservative than they are....no joke.

I’d probably be the “crazy right winger” they all talk about, lol.


64 posted on 03/10/2013 1:50:30 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

It’s not so bad. You just prepare for it by sticking your head in an oven. And if you think I’m kidding, take a vacation out here in August, roll down your window at 80mph and stick your head out.

Same feeling ;)

There’s lots of right wing in Flag. Some fairly hardcore dudes by any standard. Believe me. Instead of 95 in 100 libs, you’d have 10 in 100. And 5 of those aren’t really as lib as they think they are.

Kidding aside, it does take getting used to. The heat keeps a lot of people out, for good and bad. And summers ARE spent either indoors or in transit to indoors...with the air cranked...and it’s STILL an oven going from car to store that makes you want to just call for take-out.


65 posted on 03/10/2013 2:24:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
I can't do heat..... I HATE it! I curse our summers here. Winter I'm fine with. Spring and Fall are my fav’s.

Heat makes me even crankier than I usually am, lol. Hot is NOT good for me.

I just want to be happy in a conservative town, suburban of course, with some kind of seasonal changes.

66 posted on 03/10/2013 3:25:19 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

BAH!! Wimp! Whassa matter? A little 130 degree weather make you melt? (Well OK it makes Arizonans melt too...) BUT THATS BESIDES THE POINT!!!

A REAL conservative laughs in the face of solar furnaces! Mere bumps in the road to happiness!

Harumph! (Note, this blather is being spouted from my March/spring air conditioned comfort...rather than after 5 min outside in August) ;)


67 posted on 03/10/2013 4:10:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
Hahahaha, not a wimp! Just a cranky a$$ b!atch made crankier by extreme heat!

Ahhhh, ac, my bff in the summer! I also have to consider my antique mahogany furniture, which tends to grow mold if it's not cool enough.

I found that out 1 summer when I thought I'd go w/out ac. WRONG move!

68 posted on 03/10/2013 4:26:19 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Mold cannot live in AZ ;) It FEARS AZ...you furniture would be drier, sure...but it would quickly petrify and thus last forever. We have a whole forest filled with the stuff!

;)


69 posted on 03/10/2013 4:31:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Is it because of that dry heat I’ve heard about? We have extremely humid heat here.....not good for my antiques!


70 posted on 03/10/2013 4:34:29 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: smoothsailing

WACKO BIRDS ARE GO!


71 posted on 03/10/2013 6:35:39 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: smoothsailing

I’m a Waco Eagle.....as in Waco Texas.


72 posted on 03/11/2013 7:41:52 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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