An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Elder Sen. John McCain, who this week engaged in friendly fire when he launched his “maverick” missiles at fellow Republicans seeking clarification on the administration’s drone policies, has upped the ante, deriding Tea Party-backed GOP lawmakers as “wacko birds.”
McCain, who hit the Senate floor Thursday to belittle Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster, which succeeded in getting an answer from President Obama that drones won’t be used to kill Americans on U.S. soil, even suggested that the Kentucky senator and his allies, like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, don’t represent the GOP mainstream.
“It’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone,” McCain told Huffington Post’s Jon Ward in a story titled “John McCain: Getting Back To Maverick, With An Eye On Retirement.”
Elder? Yes. WAY too elder, in my estimation. Maverick? Hell no! A maverick would have been right there WITH his colleagues, not schmoozing with the worst president this country has ever seen!! Perhaps he should consider retiring…RIGHT NOW!
He added, “I think it can be harmful if there is a belief among the American people that those people are reflective of the views of the majority of Republicans. They’re not.”
You wanna freakin’ bet??? Maybe the elites, LIKE YOU and Graham, don’t reflect the views of the majority of Republicans, eh? I guess he missed that part where Americans, all across the country were “standing WITH Rand”, and even around the world! Only 21% of likely U.S. voters think killing Americans is a good idea. Now, tell me Johnny….who exactly are you referring to? Even the libs are against this!
Despite McCain’s view, several GOP leaders, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, praised Paul’s efforts. McConnell even said he was “proud” of Paul, further proof of a growing divide in the Senate Republican caucus.
Oh, there’s a divide alright. Those who believe in the Constitution, and those who apparently don’t. I guess McCain is one of those that doesn’t. He’s been an embarrassment for conservative Republicans for a long time. How he won the nomination to run for POTUS in 2008 is beyond me! He might have been a war hero, but that was a long time ago. He’s shown his true colors one time too many! WE are 100% fed up with the whining Republicans! We want strong leadership, and clowns like McCain ain’t it!