March 7, 2013

Rand Paul's Stand Too Much for McCain, Graham

In churlish and childish outbursts, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham expressed their displeasure at Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster to hold off a vote on John O. Brennan until more information is released as to the intent of the President and Brennan in the use of the drone program against American citizens - specifically non-combatant Americans - on American soil.

McCain was condescending, saying this: “The country needs more senators who care about liberty, but if Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He needs to know what he’s talking about.”

Where does McCain get the idea that Rand Paul isn't being taken seriously. He's become a national powerhouse, and whether you agree with him or not, is one of the most recognizable politicians in America.

The idea of McCain trying to lecture Paul on being taken seriously when a huge portion of the electorate rejected him as the Republican nominee for president is ludicrous. He was the one not taken seriously, and consequently his drubbing at the hands of Obama brought Obama into office.

Foolishly, McCain, acting and speaking like a rank amateur, said he sees Paul hurting the GOP over the long haul for what he says were the "rules of the Senate ... being abused." Not only were they not abused, they were put in place for moments such as this. Even Democrats said Paul used the rules the way he should have to start the filibuster.

As for Graham, he was even worse in his outburst than McCain. He went so far as to say the idea of whether or not a president has the power to assassinate Americans at home is ridiculous. He said the question doesn't even deserve an answer.

The problem is it appears Obama got to these two whining puppets, as this was the morning after being whined and dined by Obama himself on Wednesday. That fact points to them being sent to make Paul look foolish, while in fact it made these two look like they have joined the Democratic Party.

Graham tried to spin the idea he was going to vote against Brennan, but now that Paul made it a "referendum on the drone program,” he will vote to support him. Again, it sounds like Obama got to these guys just in time.

While Graham and McCain were wooed by Obama, Paul was fighting a fight to bring the drone program and its purpose for America out into the open.

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