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Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill
The Hill ^ | April 7, 2013 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 04/07/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT by opentalk

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday expressed opposition to possible GOP efforts to filibuster a Senate gun-control measure, saying he did not “understand” the move to block debate.

“I don’t understand it,” said McCain on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “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? Why would we not want… if this issue is as important as all of us think it is, why not take it to one of the world’s greatest deliberative bodies

… A number of GOP lawmakers, including Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah), Marco Rubio (Fla.), and Ted Cruz (Texas) wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) vowing that they would “oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.”

Reid is planning to bring to the Senate floor this month legislation that would expand background checks, toughen penalties on straw purchasers of firearms and provide funding for school safety.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Arizona
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To: null and void

All McCain had to do was challenge 0bama’s liberalism and his utter lack of experience but he wasn’t even able to do that. If he were pres. we would have boots on the ground in Libya and Syria right now.


51 posted on 04/07/2013 1:38:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: opentalk
Better headline:
Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP

52 posted on 04/07/2013 1:38:01 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: opentalk
FUJM!
53 posted on 04/07/2013 1:38:04 PM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: TigersEye

McCain is too stupid to hide his arrogance. Then again, most of the people are too stupid to know what’s arrogant about what he said.


BINGO! They rely on the ignorance of most people.


54 posted on 04/07/2013 1:38:07 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: dforest
same w/ John "Geriatric in space joy ride" Glenn, after
what did to Sen. Thompson China gate investigation.

55 posted on 04/07/2013 1:38:12 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: opentalk
Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’

Heck - we knew that.


56 posted on 04/07/2013 1:38:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: opentalk

He crashed 3 planes, almost flunked out of Annapolis, dumped his ailing wife, married into biiiiiig money:

He’s not a self-made man, not emotionally stable, not loyal, and the only honorable thing he’s done in his entire life is refuse early repatriation from VN —a weird fluke.

The man is an insect.


57 posted on 04/07/2013 1:38:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: cripplecreek

At least John admits he doesn’t understand. The rest of us have known for YEARS that he doesn’t understand.


58 posted on 04/07/2013 1:39:08 PM PDT by RedElement
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To: opentalk

That’s right McDunce <:(, take a vote in a democrat controlled senate. I sincerely hope AZ wakes up and rids us of his ignorance. Rubio and Paul have done more than this jacka$$ has done in years.


59 posted on 04/07/2013 1:39:42 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: opentalk
****legislation that would expand background checks,***

Scenario 1.
The devil is in the details. My friend wants to sell his gun and can't get to a gun show. HE gives me the gun to sell for him.

At the show, I meet a man in the first isle who wants to trade guns. He gives me cash to boot. Deal made.

Same for the fifth , seventh and 12 isle.

On the way out I buy from a dealer a firearm I like. I pass the NICS check and it is mine.

NOW, UNDER these new laws, my friend should have run a NICS check on me before I took his gun to the gun show.

I and the man Buying the gun should have ran NICS checks on each other when we traded.

Same for both of us in isles five, seven, and twelve.

Then a NICS check for my buy from a dealer. Now the problem. NICS shows the original gun did not belong to me. I am carted off to jail, all my guns seized as "Illegal" and I am considered a felon in posession of a stolen firearm.

Scenario 2.

My friend has a car in the shop and can't pay for it. He offers to sell me his gun for cash to get his car. Deal made.

On the way home, I am stopped for a tail light out. Cop sees gun in car, calls backup.

Quick check shows gun is not registered to me. I am now considered a felon with an illegal gun. Gun is seized.

I go home and find cops there cleaning out my gun cabinets as I am now a suspected felon in possession of firearms.

60 posted on 04/07/2013 1:40:23 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: opentalk

No wonder millions of Americans refused to vote for him (even to keep the ET marxist out). What a complete loser!


61 posted on 04/07/2013 1:40:35 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: opentalk

To those Limbaugh (I mention him because he came up with the term) LIVs McCain is the face of the Republican party. And, the MSM (mainlining socialist media) are going to contine to use him until conservatives make a big enough fuss that it becomes clear he doesn’t speak for the Republican party.


62 posted on 04/07/2013 1:40:36 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (After pausing for this serious consideration, continue on with meaningless venting .)
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To: opentalk
“The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

We know exactly where you stand already, John.

63 posted on 04/07/2013 1:41:56 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: mardi59

And so has Cruz.


64 posted on 04/07/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: opentalk
“The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”


Horse hockey , the purpose of Senate is to do the will of the people who sent you there . We don't give a hoot about your will . You do not rule over us and were not elected to do so .

The people are buying guns like crazy and arming themselves . That aught to give you a clue that they want to keep their guns .



The people of Arizona should recall this traitor and send him packing .

65 posted on 04/07/2013 1:42:24 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: opentalk
“What are we afraid of?"

Reminds me of the old joke: Local cop makes a traffic stop on an old motorist. Steps up to the driver's window and first says, "Are you armed, sir?"

The driver replies "Yes, officer. I am." as he hands the cop his concealed carry permit.

Cop: "Where is it, sir?"

Driver: "Which one?"

Cop: "You mean you carry more than one ?"

Driver: "I usually got three, and spare mags for each."

Cop: "What are you afraid of, sir?"

The elderly looks up, smiles broadly, and says "Not a damned thing."

66 posted on 04/07/2013 1:42:33 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: mosesdapoet

mclame is well into senility. Heck...I bet this moron doesn’t know what planet he is on. Why doesn’t his wife give him a lot of her beer and tie him onto their back patio for the rest of his drooling life?


67 posted on 04/07/2013 1:42:37 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: opentalk

A true maverick would never trample on the Constitution. It is still against the law to sell to a felon or to be a felon and buy. Enforce existing laws. What is so hard to understand? McCain and anyone else who thinks likewise can GTH.


68 posted on 04/07/2013 1:48:07 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: opentalk
"The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand."

The purpose of the United States Senate is to defend the constitution and our Liberty from the hot heads in the house (and the treasonous democrats).

69 posted on 04/07/2013 1:48:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: RedMDer
Great post - a summary, completely serious in point, but made with humor! We have to keep that American attitude, and remember who the real people are...they are the majority, and will join our side when they see the reality of "progressivism"(sic)...meantime, fight back on the media, who prevent "reality" from ever appearing in the news...and fight back in the neighborhoods where the voters are almost criminally ignorant about candidates, policies, etc...methinks we need "missionaries" to the American citizens who have been SO "dumbed down" year after year that they don't know freedom, they just know "the government will take care of me"...it can't work, and it's enslaving, not liberating.

/ mini-rant

70 posted on 04/07/2013 1:51:54 PM PDT by 88keys ("This is no time to go wobbly"....)
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To: opentalk

Wasn’t this dip stick, McLame, having dinner with Zero when Rand Paul filibustered for 11 some hours without a teleprompter.

Senator, you and Graham have to go, just to name two, which reminds me of the question, “What to you call two rinos at the bottom of the ocean? A good start!”


71 posted on 04/07/2013 1:54:00 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: laplata

And so has Cruz.

*********

Yes, he has.


72 posted on 04/07/2013 1:54:32 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: hal ogen

Is crazy, this issue was not addressed untill a couple of psycos go wild and kill people! Legislators sit around all day to have something like this dropped in their lapto launch them to National fame to advance their career nothing more. They are protected and the 2nd adm doesnot pretain to them!
Without these psycoi individuals it would have been just another business day!
4 people in a population of over 300mil adults and 3 or 4 now make policy!
All the events that led up to these events could have been curtailed with the present system! No matter what these so called Gov officials do the crimimal will always have a weapon when needed! Gov will only control law abiding citizens!


73 posted on 04/07/2013 1:54:58 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Red in Blue PA
It is still against the law to sell to a felon or to be a felon and buy. Enforce existing laws.

And those laws have been proven to be completely worthless again and again. The guy who ambushed firemen on Christmas morning wasn't supposed to have a gun either. It could have been prevented by keeping him locked up for good after he beat his own grandmother to death with a hammer.
74 posted on 04/07/2013 2:01:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: opentalk

That’s because you’re a charter member of the big-government/big-corporate/big-union criminal complex, Mr. McKeating.


75 posted on 04/07/2013 2:03:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: opentalk
Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill

Senator McCain: I don't understand testicles. The North Vietnamese removed mine. This will be important for every comment I ever make.

76 posted on 04/07/2013 2:06:57 PM PDT by stevem
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To: opentalk

Juan still is convinced his opinion matters... The same Juan who, during a debate said “America has nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.” McCain is obviously experiencing advanced dementia... it’s time to hand him some brightly colored toys and park him at a desk safely at a far distance from the action.I


77 posted on 04/07/2013 2:11:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: cripplecreek

This old fart probably doesn’t know why the opening in his underwear ended up in the back!


78 posted on 04/07/2013 2:12:46 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: dforest

The old man needs to go back home and sit on a rocker on his front porch. I agree - when it comes to the 2nd amendment, there is not debate. Do you think liberals and the lame-stream media would ever allow any debate or discussion on an restrictions to the Freedom of the Press provision in the 1st amendment. Hell NO!!!


79 posted on 04/07/2013 2:13:05 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: opentalk
...greatest deliberative bodies...
That is the joke of the century....
80 posted on 04/07/2013 2:17:38 PM PDT by vet7279 (Those of you who think you know it all are very annoying to those of us who do!)
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To: TigersEye

If, if, if...

If we had a man in the oval office, Syria and Libya wouldn’t even be in the news.


81 posted on 04/07/2013 2:32:05 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: opentalk

And debating socialist health care was also a great idea. Yeah. Even though our side won the debate, the crooked scumbags cheated and forced the change anyway. We need to filibuster these crooks from now until eternity.


82 posted on 04/07/2013 2:35:01 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

And we also won the AGW debate and look what that got us. Truth, honesty, integrity, none of that applies anymore to DC.


83 posted on 04/07/2013 2:36:35 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Vince Ferrer

Will not happen because she campaigned for him.


84 posted on 04/07/2013 2:43:03 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: Luke21

He would have been just as bad as Obama. They work for the same master.


85 posted on 04/07/2013 2:50:10 PM PDT by Josephat
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To: opentalk

Can’t we just throw his ass out of the GOP party???


86 posted on 04/07/2013 3:08:45 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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87 posted on 04/07/2013 3:09:09 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: opentalk

The only reason I pulled the lever for this SOB in 2008 was because of his running mate.


88 posted on 04/07/2013 3:10:50 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: opentalk

Headline should read, “I just don’t understand the GOP grass roots demanding a filibuster!”


89 posted on 04/07/2013 3:25:34 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: dforest

I think he would have been worse.

The Republican leadership would have done 100% of what he wanted to do. And in all too many instances, he’s a stunt double for Obama.

At least with Obama, they once in a while make a pretense of objecting.

When is the last time we saw a group of current Republican office holders take McCain to task for his treachery? Never is the answer. He actually gives them cover to adopt and push liberal agenda.

McCain has been and will continue to be a blight on this nation. If we only knew the full measure of the damage he has done to this nation...


90 posted on 04/07/2013 3:28:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: opentalk

“Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’...”

He should have stopped right there and then we could at least say he told the truth ONE TIME! Old Fool!


91 posted on 04/07/2013 3:29:10 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: cripplecreek; Gaffer

This one is for Terry Anderson.

FLUSH the JOHN - McCain’s Got to Go!
Introduced on the Terry Anderson Show March, 2010
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=flush+the+john

FLUSH THE JOHN!

Johnny and Teddy were Senators
On opposite sides of the aisle
They got together and drafted a bill
Guaranteed to make illegals smile
Amnesty was their game – and they had no shame

Johnny and Senator Feingold
Gave campaign finance a try
But then the highest court in the land
Said the 1st amendment must apply
Gotta play by the rules – now Johnny looks like a fool

Johnny and Mr. Obama
They both agree Gitmo should close
But bringing terrorists into the USA
Is a plan that we oppose
No, they don’t belong – and Johnny’s got it all wrong

Now Johnny and Senator Lieberman
Got together on cap and trade
Anemic hands across the aisle
Gonna send the country to its grave
It’s time to let him know – old Johnny’s gotta go

Johnny believes Global Warming
Limousine Liberals and all
Congressional junkets to Copenhagen
Everybody’s havin’ a ball
Just ask Al Gore - Johnny knows the score

S & L Man Charlie Keating
He came to Johnny one day
Said “the government boys are sniffing around
How much to make ‘em go away?”
Did Johnny take a bribe to join the Keating 5?

Now fast-forward 20 years later
Banks are in trouble again
Johnny says, “Let’s bail ‘em out
It’s just a trillion – or maybe ten.
Let’s put some wind in their sails – ‘cause they’re too big to fail.”

We know there’s oil in Alaska
Drilling won’t cause any harm
But Johnny agrees with the tree-hugging geeks
Gas is gonna cost a leg and an arm
Johnny why can’t you see what’s good for you and me?

Now everyone knows about ACORN
They get lots of taxpayers’ dough
Prostitution rings and voter fraud
And home loans to any old schmoe
No matter ACORN’s crimes – Johnny thinks they’re just fine

We’re tired of hearin’ your flip-flops
We’re tired of hearin’ your lies
You may think we’re all dummies but you can’t
Pull the wool over our eyes
You’re career’s hit a snag - so start packin’ your bags

‘Cause Johnny, you’ve worn out your welcome
It’s time to bid DC goodbye
Go write a book or learn to cook
And eat a little humble pie
Just ask Sheriff Joe – he says you gotta go

Yeah, go Johnny, go – it’s time to hit the road.
Good-bye


92 posted on 04/07/2013 3:35:01 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: opentalk

I just wished to hell that RINO would retire.


93 posted on 04/07/2013 3:40:14 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: opentalk
"Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill ..."

...... The Useful Idiot Pawns used by the Socialist Left rarely, if ever, understand anything about Conservatism and the necessity for its existence.

94 posted on 04/07/2013 3:41:29 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: opentalk

Aww...don’t worry mclame, you have nothing to fear from
from a Rand filibuster. Sound familiar?


95 posted on 04/07/2013 3:44:02 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
This is the problem. Sarah will NEVER stab him because he picked her for VP. She's stuck. Someone else will have to do it. The Tea Party MUST run an alternative, but Sarah, I'm sure, will stay out of the fray.

Maybe even Cruz will have to campaign in AZ. for an alternative.

This should also be a warning for The establishment. You run McCain and he loses, then turn around and run Romney for an embarrassing loss with 8% unemployment. Being middle of the road mush is not what attracts voters to your cause. We need bold conservatives to win back the presidency and the Senate.

96 posted on 04/07/2013 3:46:17 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: opentalk
one of the world’s greatest deliberative bodies

A bunch of "amish" yoots tweeting to decide where to assemble as a flash mod is more impressive.

97 posted on 04/07/2013 3:46:33 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: opentalk

McCain, you obviously don’t understand the labels on your medicine either! Start taking them properly - now!!


98 posted on 04/07/2013 3:47:41 PM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: opentalk

McCain never misses an opportunity to mug for the press and screw conservatives. That prick is way past his sell-by date.


99 posted on 04/07/2013 3:48:11 PM PDT by white trash redneck (Just one of B. Hussein Obama's "typical white people")
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To: opentalk

I think McCain knows exactly what he is doing. He would support a national data base for gun ownership registry. Then the government will know who has what. He has done so much damage by not defending the constitution. He should just retire. Arizona, please replace him. He may turn out to be one of the most disliked republican politicians ever.


100 posted on 04/07/2013 3:58:25 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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