McCain, Miss Lucy Attack Rand Paul’s Filibuster

2013 March 7
by bc3b

John McCain and gal-pal puppet Miss Lucy attacked Rand Paul for yesterday’s filibuster, calling it “ridiculous” and “offensive.” Several Senators (Ron Johnson and Pat Toomey) who attended the dinner with Barack Obama stopped in the Senate Chamber after the meeting to participate in the filibuster.

The rift between the Senators representing the GOP establishment and young turks (Paul, Cruz, Lee) appears to be widening.

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticized Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) argument that President Obama could use a drone attack against innocent U.S. citizens on American soil, as “simply ridiculous.”

“To infer that the president is going to kill someone like Jane Fonda or someone who disagrees with him is simply ridiculous,” McCain said on the floor Thursday. “If someone is an enemy combatant that enemy combatant has no where to hid, not even in a café.”

McCain was referring comments Paul made during his more than 12 hour talking filibuster on Wednesday.

Is objection to the policy of your government sympathizing with the enemy?” Paul said Wednesday. “Are you just going to drop a Hellfire missile on Jane Fonda?” referring to the actress’s prominent anti-war stance during the Vietnam conflict.

 Paul has asked President Obama to clarify if he believes he has the authority to launch a drone strike against a U.S. noncombatant on American soil.

“This president is not going to use a drone against an innocent person sitting at a café because it would be illegal,” Graham said Thursday. “It would be murder.”

Several other Republican senators joined Paul in support of his filibuster and line of questioning, but Graham questioned why his party all of the sudden has problems with the drone program.

“I don’t remember any of you fellow Republicans coming down here and saying President [George W.] Bush was going to kill anyone with a drone,” Graham said. “But we had a drone program back then … so what is it that’s got you so spun up now?”

McCain and Graham said it is important for lawmakers to ask questions about the president’s drone program, but that inciting fear into Americans by suggesting that the president could randomly kill them is “offensive.”

“All I can say is I don’t think that what happened yesterday was helpful for the American people,” McCain said.

Exit Question: Has Miss Lucy ever had an original thought (without the Puppetmaster) in the 14 years he has been in the Senate?

Hat tip: The Hill

You look fabulous, Miss Lucy … just fabulous.

54 Responses leave one →
  1. 2013 March 7 10:15 am
    [1]

    Interesting timing. Exactly the case where Paul is just asking the president to say that a kill-order\targeting of this guy while he’s here inside the US would not be constitutional.

    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/03/pakistani_american_i.php

  2. 2013 March 7 10:23 am
    [2]
    MI Conservative permalink

    Graham and McCain will get backlash. Time for SC to come up with a tea party opponent to Graham next year.

  3. 2013 March 7 10:25 am
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    oh and how can I go for a walk without first saying once again fxxx yxx to McCain and Graham. Btw that weasel Graham is now going around saying Rand’s action yesterday has now caused him to decide to vote in favor of the nominee. Yeah right give me a break I knew how you were voting last Thursday when the WH delivered the documents you requested in exchange for the vote. 🙄

  4. 2013 March 7 10:30 am
    [4]
    MI Conservative permalink

    Joe Wilson is the only guy in SC I think I’d like to see challenge Graham in GOP primary.

  5. 2013 March 7 10:32 am
    [5]
    MI Conservative permalink

    Graham and McCain keep saying place nice, be good sports, be civil.

    As Democrats use dirty tricks, lies and ATTACK constantly.

    Ever wonder why we lose the PR points??

  6. 2013 March 7 10:34 am
    [7]

    MI,

    I seriously doubt McCain will seek another term in AZ. He’ll be 80+ by that time.

    I’m guessing he’s done

  7. 2013 March 7 10:45 am
    [8]

    “The rift between the Senators representing the GOP establishment and young turks (Paul, Cruz, Lee) appears to be widening”

    Let’s hope so…

  8. 2013 March 7 10:47 am
    [9]
    bc3b permalink

    Unlike Goldwater, I think McCain is too stuborn to step down on his own.

    In 1980 Goldwater was barely re-elected with a 49% plurality while Reagan carried Arizona with 61%.

    Goldwater saw the writing on the wall and did not seek re-election in 1986. John McCain was elected to Goldwater’s seat.

  9. 2013 March 7 10:51 am
    [10]

    BC,

    McCain knows that all he has to do is win the primary and he’s in.

    The DIMs are very weak in statewide races here.

  10. 2013 March 7 10:54 am
    [11]
    justrand permalink

    McCain can kiss my ass!!!!!!!!!! (ok, I actually wouldn’t let him…but you get the point)

    Why slam Rand Paul, when he could have just failed to praise him? Because Obama TOLD him and Lucy to do so! Whatever McCain thinks he got in exchange, he didn’t!

    McCain has gone from being an honorable war hero, to a dishonorable and senile old coot. FOAD, dickwad!

  11. 2013 March 7 11:01 am
    [12]

    Where’s Sara Palin on this ???? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  12. 2013 March 7 12:14 pm
    [13]
    drdog09 permalink

    Eph,

    She tweeted several times yesterday supporting Paul.

  13. 2013 March 7 12:19 pm
    [14]
    drdog09 permalink

    By the way guys. Paul accepting the WH’s response that `no drones against someone who is not an imminent threat` is really insufficient. What if a terrorist IS plotting an attack sitting in a cafe? Does Paul and all of Congress agree that this instance IS appropriate for a drone strike? And what of the people sitting next to this perp? They are just collateral damage?

    My take is, the whole issue of drones is not resolved. In our connected world it is not required for a terrorist to be physically present to set off whatever they intend.

  14. 2013 March 7 12:24 pm
    [15]
    drdog09 permalink

    He’ll be 80+ by that time.

    I’m guessing he’s done — Eph

    Remember Strom Thurmond….. Shudder.

  15. 2013 March 7 1:09 pm
    [17]
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    “He’ll be 80+ by that time.

    I’m guessing he’s done — Eph

    Remember Strom Thurmond….. Shudder.”

    I think McCain is too thick-headed to step down. My guess is the only way he leaves is via a primary defeat or God’s intervention.

    God –

    I have been a pretty good boy and attend mass almost every Sunday. Maybe, instead of the prayers you have not answered for the Lions ….

  16. 2013 March 7 1:32 pm
    [18]
    bc3b permalink

    Apparently Brennan was confirmed with 64 votes. As soon as the Senate Website publishes the names of the RINOs that voted for him, I will post it.

  17. 2013 March 7 1:47 pm
    [19]
    drdog09 permalink

    God –

    I have been a pretty good boy and attend mass almost every Sunday. Maybe, instead of the prayers you have not answered for the Lions ….

    —-

    [In the confessional, BC]: Father, forgive me for I have sinned.
    [Priest]: How so My Son?
    [BC]: God answered my prayers Father. McCain quit when Callista told him it was my money or your Senate.

  18. 2013 March 7 1:49 pm
    [20]
    mulletover permalink

    Great.

    Now we have

    Mullah Kerry at State……….who has hated America for 49+ years.
    Mullah Hagel at Defense……a military dove and muslim sympathizer.
    Mullah Brennen at CIA……..an anti-american terrorist and muslim convert.

    Heck of a team.

  19. 2013 March 7 2:03 pm
    [21]

    Vichy repubs who voted for brennan.

    Alexander (R-TN)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Flake (R-AZ)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Rubio (R-FL)

  20. 2013 March 7 2:09 pm
    [22]
    bc3b permalink

    ip –

    Questions:
    1) Why can’t red states like Arizona and Tennessee elect anything but RINOs?
    2) Ever notice how every time Rubio takes one step forward, he follows it with two steps back?
    3) Based on recent statements and votes, has Tom Coburn lost his mind?

  21. 2013 March 7 2:21 pm
    [23]

    1) they could if they could get them through the primaries.

    2) Vichy repub in the making

    3) Apparently so. The okies won’t put up with that crap for long. he is retiring, so the real inner rino shines forth.

  22. 2013 March 7 2:21 pm
    [24]

    * I warned from day one to be wary of rubio.

  23. 2013 March 7 2:23 pm
    [25]
    MI Conservative permalink

    McConnell not on the list. Interesting with Paul from Kentucky. McConnell has to run in 14.

    Collins, Alexander and Graham have to run in 14 and need GOP primary opponents…..

  24. 2013 March 7 2:28 pm
    [26]
    bc3b permalink

    ip727 –

    “* I warned from day one to be wary of rubio.”

    I didn’t vote for him, but then I live in Michigan.

  25. 2013 March 7 2:31 pm
    [27]
    bc3b permalink

    MI Conservative –

    “McConnell not on the list. Interesting with Paul from Kentucky. McConnell has to run in 14.

    Collins, Alexander and Graham have to run in 14 and need GOP primary opponents…..”

    It is so tough to beat an incumbent. Collins will probably win because Maine has the dumbest white people in the country. Tennessee should primary Alexander, but it won’t. If we can find a strong primary opponent for Charley McCarthy (aka Miss Lucy).

  26. 2013 March 7 2:42 pm
    [28]

    21. That is some list…

    So Rubio votes for Bremman and Rand Paul votes for Hagel.

    Makes perfect sense now. Snark…

  27. 2013 March 7 2:43 pm
    [29]

    Brennan or Bremman? Who cares

    I’ll say this…the GOP nominee for 2016 is going to be an Governor.

  28. 2013 March 7 2:43 pm
    [30]

    “Collins will probably win because Maine has the dumbest white people in the country.”

    No way… Kolorado does

  29. 2013 March 7 2:44 pm
    [31]
    bc3b permalink

    O/T: A Pair of Collies Disguised as Pit Bulls Maul a 14 Year Old Boy, Killing Him:

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/07/17223707-pair-of-pit-bulls-maul-14-month-old-boy-killing-him?lite=

  30. 2013 March 7 2:47 pm
    [32]
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    ““Collins will probably win because Maine has the dumbest white people in the country.”

    No way… Kolorado does”

    Kolorado is full of Kalifornia evacuees who fled Kalifornia because of high taxes and regulations and now they are trying to make Kolorado more like “home.”

  31. 2013 March 7 2:51 pm
    [33]
    bc3b permalink

    MetLife Moves 2,600 jobs from Kalifornia to North Carolina:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/metlife-move-2-600-jobs-201146376.html

  32. 2013 March 7 3:06 pm
    [34]
    mulletover permalink

    Good for North Carolina. The jobs are going to Charlotte and Cary. Kalifornians will feel at home in Charlotte, but without the great weather. Cary is likely to be too liberal for them.

    Yes, I said too liberal for them.

  33. 2013 March 7 3:49 pm
    [35]
    drdog09 permalink

    Levin is ripping McCain a new one on his show….

  34. 2013 March 7 4:21 pm
    [36]
    bc3b permalink

    MIC –

    Carl Levin won’t seek re-election in 2014:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/07/us-congress-levin-idUSBRE9261CU20130307

  35. 2013 March 7 4:24 pm
    [37]
    MI Conservative permalink

    OMG——I wondered if I ever see the day. You think a brother takes it over????

  36. 2013 March 7 4:59 pm
    [38]
    bc3b permalink

    MIC –

    We have not done a very good job running candidates at the state level. Pete Hoekstra’s campaign was a non-event>

  37. 2013 March 7 5:24 pm
    [39]

    You think a brother takes it over????

    A muslim brotha no doubt.

  38. 2013 March 7 6:01 pm
    [40]
    MI Conservative permalink

    Carl has a brother who is House of Reps from MI 8th district I think. Sander. He’s a prick too.

  39. 2013 March 7 6:05 pm
    [41]
    MI Conservative permalink

  40. 2013 March 7 6:15 pm
    [42]
    mulletover permalink

    Chavez to be stuffed and displayed.

    Maybe the US Congress will begin doing that in Statuary Hall.

  41. 2013 March 7 6:16 pm
    [43]
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Ok, this is actually not a half-bad idea – definitely would help alot of people who have frankly zero hope living under the “rule” of utopia socialist authoritrian nutcases:

    “So let’s try an experiment with Detroit. We have nothing to lose; it can’t get any worse. Let’s see what a talented CEO with a wealth of business experience can do with a hellhole created by Obama-like economic policies.

    Then, after Romney saves Detroit, the voters will finally have a proven model. There will be proof that Obama’s ideas are a failure and that fiscally conservative ideas are what will restore the American economy and the American dream. This isn’t a game. Our jobs and livelihoods and the future of our children and grandchildren are at stake. It’s time to prove lawyers and community activists shouldn’t be running our cities or States or country. We need to put adults and businessmen and businesswomen in charge of the finances.

    Mr. Obama, are you game? Do you really want to save America? Do you really want to create jobs? Do you want to get people off food stamps? Or are you afraid this experiment might actually work?

    As they say in poker, I’ll go “all in.” I’m betting on Romney as the guy to save Detroit and, therefore, show the way to save America. This isn’t about politics. I’ve never been a big fan of Romney’s politics. But this is about business. It’s simple: Government needs to be run like a business. It has to be run for the taxpayers. It has to be run on a budget. And if you don’t have the money, you cut spending. It’s time to put adults in charge. Here’s our chance.”

    http://personalliberty.com/2013/03/07/how-mitt-romney-can-save-the-gop-and-america/

  42. 2013 March 7 7:45 pm
    [45]
    mulletover permalink

    Dogs know things.

  43. 2013 March 7 7:51 pm
    [46]
    drdog09 permalink

    Yes we do. We can even detect diseases.

  44. 2013 March 7 7:58 pm
    [47]

    Cancer sniffing mutleys

  45. 2013 March 7 8:06 pm
    [48]
    mulletover permalink

    Crotch sniffers too, if my golden is any indicator.

  46. 2013 March 7 8:15 pm
    [49]
    drdog09 permalink

    48, Oh! I had a Dachshund that did that habitually. Ya think he was looking for rutabagas…

  47. 2013 March 7 8:36 pm
    [50]
    gnqanq permalink

    Just thought I would tell you guys.

    Hugo Chavez is STILL dead.

  48. 2013 March 7 8:58 pm
    [51]
    justrand permalink

    gnqanq…and Sean Penn and I are still torn up over it

  49. 2013 March 8 6:06 am
    [52]
    mulletover permalink

    McCain, Paul share post-rebuke elevator ride

    I don’t think I have ever seen a more divisive, despicable action by any public figure than the rebuke by John McCain of Rand Paul. Senator Paul was defending the Constitution while the senile mccain was only defending his personal ground as a statist.

    It is long past time to put him out to pasture. Senators Johnson, Ayotte, Burr and others should rethink their future alliances with such rinos as mccain and graham.

  50. 2013 March 8 6:12 am
    [53]
    MI Conservative permalink

    You hate to pick winners and losers but rand Paul is the winner in Republican voters eyes. McCain and Graham are the big losers in Republican eyes.

    And because of McCain and Graham Obama will have no fall out over the whole thing. They did nothing but provide cover for the most lawless administration ever.

  51. 2013 March 8 6:36 am
    [54]
    mulletover permalink

    “They did nothing but provide cover for the most lawless administration ever.”

    Exactly!

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