Skip to comments.Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill
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 dont understand it, said McCain on CBSs 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 worlds 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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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.
Sen. McCain: I dont understand GOP
McCain is too stupid to hide his arrogance. Then again, most of the people are too stupid to know whats arrogant about what he said.
Heck - we knew that.
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.
At least John admits he doesn’t understand. The rest of us have known for YEARS that he doesn’t understand.
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.
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.
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.
No wonder millions of Americans refused to vote for him (even to keep the ET marxist out). What a complete loser!
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.
We know exactly where you stand already, John.
And so has Cruz.
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 .
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."
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?
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.
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).
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!”
And so has Cruz.
Yes, he has.
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!
That’s because you’re a charter member of the big-government/big-corporate/big-union criminal complex, Mr. McKeating.
Senator McCain: I don't understand testicles. The North Vietnamese removed mine. This will be important for every comment I ever make.
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
This old fart probably doesn’t know why the opening in his underwear ended up in the back!
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!!!
If, if, if...
If we had a man in the oval office, Syria and Libya wouldn’t even be in the news.
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.
And we also won the AGW debate and look what that got us. Truth, honesty, integrity, none of that applies anymore to DC.
Will not happen because she campaigned for him.
He would have been just as bad as Obama. They work for the same master.
Can’t we just throw his ass out of the GOP party???
The only reason I pulled the lever for this SOB in 2008 was because of his running mate.
Headline should read, “I just don’t understand the GOP grass roots demanding a filibuster!”
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...
“Sen. McCain: I dont understand...”
He should have stopped right there and then we could at least say he told the truth ONE TIME! Old Fool!
This one is for Terry Anderson.
FLUSH the JOHN - McCain’s Got to Go!
Introduced on the Terry Anderson Show March, 2010
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 dont belong and Johnnys 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
Its time to let him know old Johnnys gotta go
Johnny believes Global Warming
Limousine Liberals and all
Congressional junkets to Copenhagen
Everybodys 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, Lets bail em out
Its just a trillion or maybe ten.
Lets put some wind in their sails cause theyre too big to fail.
We know theres oil in Alaska
Drilling wont cause any harm
But Johnny agrees with the tree-hugging geeks
Gas is gonna cost a leg and an arm
Johnny why cant you see whats 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 ACORNs crimes Johnny thinks theyre just fine
Were tired of hearin your flip-flops
Were tired of hearin your lies
You may think were all dummies but you cant
Pull the wool over our eyes
Youre careers hit a snag - so start packin your bags
Cause Johnny, youve worn out your welcome
Its 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 its time to hit the road.
I just wished to hell that RINO would retire.
...... The Useful Idiot Pawns used by the Socialist Left rarely, if ever, understand anything about Conservatism and the necessity for its existence.
Aww...don’t worry mclame, you have nothing to fear from
from a Rand filibuster. Sound familiar?
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.
A bunch of "amish" yoots tweeting to decide where to assemble as a flash mod is more impressive.
McCain, you obviously don’t understand the labels on your medicine either! Start taking them properly - now!!
McCain never misses an opportunity to mug for the press and screw conservatives. That prick is way past his sell-by date.
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.