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Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham: Abusive, elitist hood rats


Politically and Legislatively Waterboarding the U. S. Citizen/Taxpayer!


A.J. Cameron (Bio and Archives) Friday, March 8, 2013

During WWII, my mom served in the U. S. Army and my dad served in the U. S. Navy, and several other family members and friends have served in different branches of our military, so I have a healthy respect for those who serve to keep us safe and free. Even with this respect for those who serve, especially those who have given their lives, or experienced horrors typically confined to those within the military, at some point, any self-respecting individual will not allow those who are serving, or have served, to use their service and/or experience to influence important issues of the day in a selfish and unjust manner. Unfortunately, a national hero continues to trade upon his prior horrors and heroism to advance an unholy agenda and/or attack upon those who have the temerity to disagree on issues, effectively politically and legislatively waterboarding the U. S. citizen/taxpayer!


How low can a Senator go? Yesterday, Senator McCain employed a variation of the Delphi Technique in casting dispersions upon fellow Senator and Republican, Rand Paul. That must have one hell of a dinner with Obama on Wednesday evening to resort to playing a modern-day Benedict Arnold to his fellow colleague and all U. S. citizens. What was his sell-out price? Wouldn’t it have been better for Mr. McCain to crack under the torture at the Hanoi Hilton than to become a multi-million dollar, hood rat elitist traitor on core issues that affect our nation’s sovereignty, and now, our citizens’ Constitutional rights and lives? Scissors-32x32.png

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But he graciously admits they were elected legally...


McCain doubles down - calls Rand Paul and Ted Cruz ‘wacko birds’


Robert Laurie (Bio and Archives) Friday, March 8, 2013

John McCain isn’t having a good week. His anti-filibuster tirades have destroyed the last shreds of his post-2000 election credibility, and he’s become the poster child for GOP members who seek to continue living in the party’s past. Despite having his comments rebuked by virtually everyone - on both sides of the aisle - the “maverick” of the Senate isn’t done.

The Huffington Post has a new interview with the Arizona Senator. Like an old man with a robe, black socks, and a walker, McCain wanders onto his metaphorical front porch and tells Rand Paul to get off his lawn.

“They were elected. Nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else,” McCain says. “But I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/53654

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John McCain's fall from grace


Passing into shadow


Sarge (Bio and Archives) Friday, March 8, 2013

Years ago, after I was discharged from the Navy and successfully found a position with a now defunct national retailer, I was privileged to be taught the art of sales through the use of truth, integrity and fact.

Stuart, the retired Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) told me it was my job to sell the product. That meant I could use truth and fact to sell the integrity of the product and show I proffered integrity as a personal attribute the customer could count on. Stuart disliked “used-car-salesmen’s tactics” of subterfuge, selective omission of negative facts and outright misrepresentation to gain a commission on sales.

I took all of that to heart. And while there have been periods in my life where I displayed less than my full share of integrity, I can say I’m trying to get back to Stuart’s foundational lesson. The Senate presents a once-respected, iconic figure noted for his former strength of character as his personal integrity wanes. The old lion dislikes politically pugnacious upstarts regularly showing him how far he’s fallen from the affections of his political base. He’s becoming toothless and as such irrelevant in the Pride.

Such is the fall from grace John McCain exhibits.

Lindsey Graham, his comrade in harm, Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/53647

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Tensions escalate between Senators McCain, Graham, and Paul

By: John Hayward

3/8/2013 11:08 AM

If you thought Senator John McCain’s bid to claw back some relevance in the wake of Rand Paul’s filibuster triumph was already uncomfortable, you ain’t seen nothing yet. McCain said of Paul’s filibuster, “I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people,” even though Paul finally won an answer to his question.

McCain’s sidekick Lindsey Graham threw a temper tantrum, snottily declared that Paul’s filibuster convinced him to vote in favor of confirming John Brennan as CIA director, and said of Rand Paul’s demand for clarity on warrantless domestic drone strikes, “I do not believe that question deserves an answer.” Of course, it now appears that Graham’s dinner host, Barack Obama, disagrees.

One of the things that has conservative supporters of the Paul filibuster gnashing their teeth over McCain and Graham’s antics is that they don’t seem to understand the importance of certain issues as proxies for larger questions, or linchpins of philosophy. There are issues beyond the specific question Rand Paul asked, but McCain and Graham seem incapable of perceiving them. Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://www.humanevents.com/2013/03/08/tensions-escalate-between-senators-mccain-graham-and-paul/

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Posted on March 9, 2013

Laura Ingraham: Graham, McCain Are The Ones On The Fringe


Scissors-32x32.pngThat is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. It's been fascinating to see the reaction to Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster of the John Brennan nomination. With a principled, persuasive argument against the use of drones on American soil, he drew support from people across the political spectrum, from Jon Stewart to Mitch McConnell, from the ACLU to Ted Cruz, his filibuster made for some strange bedfellows. But of course not everybody was happy. The usual snarksters on NBC's cable outlet bared their fangs, calling Paul's stance 'weird and crazy.' But what's surprising is that two GOP senators, Lindsey Graham and John McCain, launched their own drone strike against Paul.

Scissors-32x32.png If anyone is on the fringe here, it's McCain and Graham. Both men made a big mistake with their drive-by hits on Rand Paul. Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/03/09/ingraham_mccain_graham_have_filibuster_envy.html

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March 9, 2013

Wacko Birds and Birthers


By Cindy Simpson


If birds of a feather flock together, should the cuckoos be pushed out of the nest? Senator John McCain, still squawking about Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster, is now calling Tea Party-backed lawmakers "wacko birds" that don't represent the GOP mainstream flock.

Name-calling of any popular Republican who dares to rock the establishment henhouse is nothing new. Ask Donald Trump.


But Trump and Paul also have something else in common. They both asked President Obama for something important -- something that clearly exemplified the limitations of this president's authority. Their simple questions highlighted the fact that Obama reports to the American people, and that his position and power is limited by the Constitution. An idea that others in Washington and the press seem to lack the courage to even entertain. And for Trump's and Paul's bravery, they were ridiculed, shunned, and called names. Scissors-32x32.png


It seems to me that Paul, Geller and Spencer and other skeptics are anything but "wacko birds." Instead Scissors-32x32.png


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Ending The Circular Firing Squad


before the term gets too cliche


By: plumely (Diary) | March 9th, 2013 at 06:09 PM |


I am still geeking out over the Rand Paul fillibuster. And it has got me thinking that we need to end this “circular firing squad”. Now that doesn’t mean we just suddenly drop our arguments with the establishment Republicans like the Scotsmen on SNL in the all things scottish skits. What we need to do is come up with a rallying issue that we can all join forces on and beat that drum.

This last week we have found it with the issue of civil liberties. Scissors-32x32.png

But my main point is it is time to stop tearing each other apart and end “the circular firing squad”. Scissors-32x32.png


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


Nick Gillespie|

Mar. 9, 2013 11:46 am


"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.” Scissors-32x32.png

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? Scissors-32x32.png


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Rand's Stand Shakes Up Washington


March 08, 2013





RUSH: It has. I mean, no question about it. There's no question this Rand Paul business has totally upset the power structure in Washington, the Senate particularly. Low-information outreach working, successful. We have audio sound bite proof coming up. We are loaded today. McCain has called senators Paul and Cruz "wacko birds." Senator McCain is calling them wacko birds because of the filibuster.



RUSH: We got more on Rand Paul and the sequester and the filibuster.




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