Senator Rand Paul Responds To Senator McCain Saying: “He Works for Vladimir Putin”…

Yesterday, against the backdrop of Senator Rand Paul objecting to a unanimous consent call by Senator McCain, McCain claimed Senator Paul was working for Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Today, Senator Rand Paul responds:

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There is a longer history here. Previously Senator McCain called Senator Rand Paul a “Hobbit“, and earlier claimed that anyone who supports Senator Paul is a “whack-o-bird“.

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218 Responses to Senator Rand Paul Responds To Senator McCain Saying: “He Works for Vladimir Putin”…

  1. Pentti says:

    So where’s the rebuke from McConnell?
    *crickets*

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  2. mamadogsite says:

    I don’t always agree with Senator Paul, but in this case he is spot on. We’ve had this discussion about Sen. McCain way BEFORE he was re-elected . It is not that much about his age, but he IS, at times, showing signs of dementia, and is not at all in touch with the new realities of life and politics.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      This isn’t dementia. This is becoming full on unhinged bc he is getting closer to being exposed every single day.

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Please, Arizona, recall Sen. McCain as soon as possible. He is a constant obstruction and distraction to moving the nation forward.

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      • maiingankwe says:

        I like how Rand Paul described the McCain map and the warmonger he really is. I also wouldn’t mind seeing that map since I hadn’t heard of it before. It makes sense though, imagine all of the places where he had wanted to go to war throughout his political career, the map would be full of push pins.

        I agree with Rand Paul’s arguments, to me they’re sound when it came to NATO. However, when it came to discussing the health care I would’ve liked to have seen him stand up for our president. Crickets after they were going on about how Trump not only knows nothing about the health care, but would sign anything that crossed his table as long as there was something hitting his desk. These pundits know absolutely nothing about our president and they make me sick with their unfounded statements. Journalists my sweet patootie.

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        • Marc says:

          Rand is being upfront her but in regards to the AHA, he’s spouting Koch Brothers talking points. Rand has financial backers just like Lyin Ted, John McShame, and Lyin Ryan.

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          • Sen. Paul is being consistently libertarian. The Koch brothers, or at least one of them, are libertarians. Hard to believe, but many political contributors also have principles. So, stop with the Koch Brothers bashing. I think their hearts and brains are in the right place for us libertarians. WE don’t want to force YOU to do anything but obey the law and take care of yourself and your family and anybody else you choose to take care of.

            Is that so wrong?

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            • Marc says:

              It’s absolutely wrong when it gets in the way of America First principles. Koch want open borders and cheap labor at the expense of America workers. I can’t support them because of that. I respect genuine libertarian principles but not crony corporatists that can use the label to make their billions.
              I don’t think it’s right to want to help companies make as much money as possible and at the same time provide nothing in the way of welfare or public assistance. I don’t think people should be completely supported off the government if they can do for themselves but what about those that can’t due to physical or mental impairment? Your way of thinking isn’t wrong per se though it’s political suicidal and can sometimes be cruel.

              It just irks me when folks want to cut govt spending and welfare and healthcare are the first places they look. President Trump understands you can’t just leave people to die in the street while Wall St is making a killing. If we could reduce our debt and eliminate deficits in other ways, then why cut Medicare/Medicaid, SS, foodstamps and other programs? These programs don’t make money for lobbyist groups so many on the Right don’t care if they get cut. That’s the truth.

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          • maiingankwe says:

            Oh yes, Rand has his masters. I haven’t trusted him since he decided to work with McConnell and his campaign, and CTH had shone a big, bright light on him. I thought he sold himself out, and it’s where I started to wonder where else he wasn’t forthcoming in his past with us.

            I hate to say it, but when he started talking health care, my mind had already started wandering. All I heard was blah, blah, blah, same old, same old. I honestly don’t remember what he said. I was probably too fixated on what he didn’t say when it came to standing up for his/our president. I wasn’t exactly a happy camper at that moment.

            So, because you’re one of the smart ones, I will take your word for truth. You haven’t steered me wrong yet.

            Stay smiling,
            Ma’iingankwe

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          • Kelly says:

            Just curious. What Koch talking points is Rand espousing?

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            • Marc says:

              The whole spiel over having to replace the ACA now no matter what despite President Trump constantly saying on the trail he wanted to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rand also knows the vote in 2015 was about reconciliation and not a repeal yet he presents it in a dishonest way. Rand Paul also doesn’t mention that a full repeal won’t get 51 votes.

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              • Kelly says:

                If I’m not mistaken, Rand is on board with a repeal and replace.

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                • Marc says:

                  Yet he’s railing against the current legislation and pushing for a full repeal of Obamacare(needs 51 votes) and then his new bill made into law(takes 60 votes). He’s arguing for the impossible and it only helps fuel the narrative of Republicans being in turmoil over healthcare. Rand isn’t a dumb guy but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt that he wants to work with POTUS but still has to appease the donor class at the same time.

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                • Kelly says:

                  While I understand that it is always important to question everything, Rand has been in concert with Trump. Moreover, he has been the most vocal about how awful Ryancare is. The challenge with Rand is to keep from throwing the baby out with the bathwater, as they say.

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                • Marc says:

                  Agreed.

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      • rashamon says:

        Exactly. 10, 9, 8…

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      • haditwgov says:

        Fingers, eyes, and toes crossed for that day!

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      • MVW says:

        “This is becoming full on unhinged bc he is getting closer to being exposed every single day.”

        I think this is the exact issue, but not just with McCain, with L. Graham, and many others.

        I suspect that Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is getting all the subpoenas lined up. Maybe right before the 2018 election.

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      • Esperanza says:

        McCain is a war dog.

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      • shannynae says:

        Bingo!

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      And, Sen. McCain started out as a traitor and worked from there.

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    • hanna693 says:

      Bravo Rand Paul, the more I hear from him the more I like him. He is working hard to make the health care work and not be another disaster and he is certainly not a demented war hawk. All these men in the boys’ club just put up with McCain. Well enough! I am tired of his hateful remarks about our president. Can you imagine democrats doing this to Obama, like the demented dozen rethugs we have here doing this to our president? Anything that is good for America, they are against. Term limits please!

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      • WSB says:

        I respect Rand Paul but I think he is wrong here. Creating many groups keeps a false floor on all prices.

        In the USA, we are one big group. No need for middlemen. I do not belong to a group in order to purchase my car insurance or my home insurance. I can see paying into a group medical practice like AtlasMD in Kansas. $50/mo per adult and $10/mo per child for unlimited care, wholesale medicine, supplemented by a catastrophic insurance plan.

        The best thing we can do, IMO, is to shut down or shrink the insurance industry as much as possible, and use good money for healthcare, not insurance for bandAids and colds.

        http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2017/03/08/atlasmd-founder-featured-on-fox-news-program.html

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        • Actually you might belong to a ‘group,’ WSB. My local auto/home insurance company is a Mutual Insurance Company, meaning they formed as a group with a “mutual” interest in assisting each other meet various financial risks.
          The company has annual meetings and all “mutual owners” are eligible to attend. The insurance industry is a huge and complex space.

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          • WSB says:

            Which is fine. I belonged to a group, Freelancers Union. Until Obamacare started. Then they couldn’t compete, so they dropped everyone.

            It wasn’t really a union, but a middleman. I paid a yearly fee and bought insurance through them. But the Insurance was still the bohemith, BCBS.

            I never used the rest of the services. I just wanted health insurance.

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      • joanfoster says:

        Term limits “yes”, but if you believe for one second that these thug congressmen and senators will willfully vote themselves out of the federal trough you are sadly mistaken. It’s not going to happen – not in our lifetime. Wait until you see how they destroy Trump’s budget proposals when the fan hits their favorite and most personal profit program. They are criminals – all of them. Can’t think of the name of one that I trust at this point except our dear leader, Donald J. Trump, the golden bear.

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    • Benson II says:

      Is it dementia or hard core beliefs. If it’s hard core beliefs he has lots of company from Senators and others half his age. He’s always been a loose cannon when it comes to rhetoric but it’s only now people are relating it to his age. He needs to be replaced but it’s not his age I object to it what he believes and has done in favor of those beliefs.

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      • fuzzi says:

        Benson II, I think McCain’s lunatic rants are just another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome exposing that which was already there.

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  3. ScruffyLeon says:

    McCain doesn’t like anybody who is not a Communist.

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    • FofBW says:

      Or Radical Muslim it would seem

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      • SierraTangoNine says:

        This !!!! 10000%. He definitely isn’t a communist. His Hanoi experience has clouded his judgment. He is so anti-communist he is still locked into the cold war mentality of supporting Jihadists to fight Russia. Therefore anyone who is against the Jihadists is a communist.

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        • Geoffrey says:

          Songbird McCain is a RAT!

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        • He’s a GLOBALIST uniparty puppet. Let’s get things defined as they truly are once and for all.

          It is the globalists that are the leaders in world terrorism and mcstain is one of their evil minions.

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          • Joe says:

            Yeah, people always get it fouled up. He is Uniparty Globalist–they being bent on the aims of all Consolidators–to eliminate competition in the name of efficiency and streamlining, one size fits all, uniformity, and control. What that translates to is totalitarianism–in spite of what the League of Nations, the U.N., the Bilderbergs, and all such dystopians claim to be the advantages. Oney Judge, an escaped female slave formerly belonging to Martha Washington was asked later in life if the easy life as a slave of Martha wasn’t preferable to the hard life of a poor farmer she’d subsequently lived is said to have claimed, “No, I am free, and have, I trust been made a child of God by the means.” Comfort and slavery is no substitute for Liberty.

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      • Daniel says:

        More like a terrorist working on behalf of a western intelligence agency and the Israel Lobby

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    • joanfoster says:

      Can someone tell me why Fox employs his fat, ugly daughter?

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      • frogstamper says:

        Her personal appearance has nothing to do with anything.
        Looks do not indicate intelligence.
        Don’t judge people on their appearance…or a book by its cover.
        But, her intelligence and critical thinking skills? Now, those are worthy of comment.

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        • joanfoster says:

          I comment in the same way YOU most likely have commented on Michelle Obama. She is all over Fox defending her father from here to Sunday. I stand by my assessment. Sorry you disagree but I did not solicit your agreement, frogstamper.

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          • frogstamper says:

            I have always said one thing about Michelle. She needed someone to professionally advise her regarding her attire. She could have been attired in a manner that was far more complimentary for her figure.
            ************************************.

            (Comment edited by Admin…)

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            • joanfoster says:

              And I am to assume that you are in a position to know just what “fashion attire” compliments MO’s figure? I would strongly suggest that you climb down from your moral high horse and cease the name calling of another participant on this board. Long term, it doesn’t play well in the sand box if you know what I mean?

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              • frogstamper says:

                So now you are threatening me with physical attacks? You don’t know me = perhaps I look just like Michelle Obama. Perhaps my expertise is derived from my similarity to her body shape.
                Or maybe not.
                You don’t know.
                At any rate, you don’t scare me…I’m old and I have far more insurance of one type or another. Know what I mean?
                Ad Rem – in my opinion it is time to push this old crow out of the tree. She doesn’t belong here.

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            • frogstamper says:

              I said nothing that should have been edited. She is threatening me.

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          • joanfoster says:

            Edited to add: BTW, in case you never had the privilege of listening to Megan McCain’s failed radio program, I hope you will research it. All she did during the primaries is trash Trump day in and day out. She is just another air head like Chelsea Clinton who haven’t accomplished anything on their own but who have managed to ride the coattails of a parent in public office. Even after getting the nomination, Megan refused to back Trump. Yes, fat, stupid, and no thinking skills. I rest my case.

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            • frogstamper says:

              Ad Rem – you edit my comments and let this stand?

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            • skipper1961 says:

              joanfoster,
              Thank God I haven’t had to willingly (or unwillingly) listen that much to the obviously spoiled, snooty, Ms. megan mccain! I do know that she was, and is an unabashed Trump detractor. What do we expect from her? Mr. Trump told everybody “what time it was”, by refusing to hoist that globalist bloodbag back up onto his pedestal made from his victims bones. His daughter seems to lack the depth (or honesty) to truly evaluate her father”s dubious career, and hence should be anticipated to lash out at her “protector’s” victor.
              And while yes, I think that Mrs. soetoro insinuated herself into the fray, becoming “fair game”, I myself, having been the subject of what I saw as unfair criticism of my physical traits, do try my best to limit my critiques to matters of conduct, and character. Of which I find Mrs. soetoro severely lacking. My $.02

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              • joanfoster says:

                Post Presidency, Jenna Bush lands a job on the Today Show, Meghan McCain gets a syndicated radio program albeit short lived, then a television gig (Outnumbered) with two other yaking females which also fails, Chelsea gets six figures at a major network for zero output and we are suppose to believe that these daughters of public figures all landed in their respective positions because of their individual accomplishments. It is all part and parcel of the incest between politics and the liberal media – baby girl payola.

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                • skipper1961 says:

                  See? You made your point (and expanded upon it) very effectively without a single comment pertaining to anyone’s physical appearance. And I agree 100% with everything you wrote. Thanks

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                • joanfoster says:

                  skipper, there is a lot said on this board about the appearance of Chelsea (daughter of Webb Hubbell), Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton that cannot be attributed to me, but thanks for your comment

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  4. deplorable says:

    Adding countries to NATO, like McCain wants to do with Montenegro, Ukraine, … could get America in a war because when a country is part of NATO, the USA (and other NATO countries) pledge to defend it if it is attacked.

    Now what McCain wants to do is add as many countries to NATO as possible as he picks a fight with Russia.

    Consider this: Turkey is part of NATO. Last year Turkey shot down several Russian fighter jets. Russia kept its cool, but if this would have resulted in Russia taking revenge on Turkey, would you want to see American blood spilled defending Turkey, just because it’s part of NATO?

    To the contrary, NATO should shrink, not grow.

    Rand Paul is right on this one and John McCain is wrong … again.

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  5. tgmccoy says:

    The only bird I see is a “Canary”…

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  6. jefcool64 says:

    I’ll take a hobbit over John McCain everyday.

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  7. LandoftheFreeHomeoftheBrave says:

    For me, this boils down to “Who do I trust more, in regard to authenticity and what is best for the country?”

    Rand Paul, hands down.

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  8. uc i says:

    McCabe
    McCain
    McTraitor

    March 16, 2017, 3:58pm

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  9. pcockroft says:

    McCain’s election should be investigated as citizens, not illegal voters, would not elect this demented person.

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  10. Stu in Henderson says:

    “Songbird” continues to do the bidding of the Uniparty. He’s bought and paid for and will hopefully one day be fully outed for all to see (to his everlasting shame). To quote a friend of mine:

    McCain has dodged legal bullets his entire life. Graduated 5th from bottom of his USNA class, and only managed that because his alumni father & grandfather were both admirals. He was constantly in hack as a JO, wrecked an aircraft at flight school and another later on. He is reputed to have caused the Forestall fire by inadvertently firing a rocket into the aircraft in front of his — that investigation disappeared into CincPac’s (his dad was wearing those 4 stars at the time). He was at the top of a list of 33 returning POWs against whom charges had been filed — Nixon pardoned them all so as to not taint the repatriation event. McCain’s wife, a former model, suffered a serious accident while he was in Hoa Lo prison, and lost 4 inches in height & gained some weight in the healing process. After repatriation, he reactivated his wandering eye, divorced his wife who had waited for him to return all those years, and married the heiress of the Coors Brewing empire. Once in the Congress, he actively blocked any efforts to find/recover hundreds of Vietnam era MIAs.

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    • FofBW says:

      That MIA thing REALLY burns me up.

      Liked by 14 people

    • Jimmy Jack says:

      All of this is so enlightening. I hope he is exposed and fully expect the wikileaks drops to get us closer every day to such a thing happening. I suspect this is why he is becoming increasingly unhinged. He’s like a cornered rat.

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    • vikingmom says:

      Most of the people on duty at the time of the Forestall fire said it was deliberate. He was trying to show off and he ended up getting people killed. Another major scandal for which he was never punished was the Keating Five Savings and Loan debacle.

      I have also never quite understood his role in the Presidential Campaign of 2008. His refusal to go after any of the highly questionable aspects of Barack Obama’s past coupled with his bizarre reaction to the financial meltdown practically handed the election to Obama, almost as if that was the goal of the Uniparty all along and he was just doing what he was told! 😉

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      • rashamon says:

        All of the above suggest he has gotten a free ride his entire life for bad behavior and is continuing to act out with temper tantrums when he doesn’t get his way. He should never have been allowed to escape the Keating 5 debacle.

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      • paper doll says:

        Imo his job was to stand down in ’08 and rising GOP star, Sarah Palin was picked to be brought down too. Before the GOPe were neverTrumpers, they were never Palin. Most of the crazy Sarah stories came from McCain’s handlers

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        • Tejas Rob says:

          >Most of the crazy Sarah stories came from McCain’s handlers

          Yep, they undermined their own VP. To be expected from a traitor like McCain though. He’s done the same to his fellow veterans.

          And what was done to Sarah Palin was really shameful. I know a guy from Alaska. This guys hates everyone, which is one reason he lives in Alaska. But he especially hates politicians, doesn’t matter if they are Dems or GOP. But the guy loves Sarah Palin, spoke very highly of her time as Governor. His endorsement of Sarah said a lot to me.

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          • paper doll says:

            Indeed. She was doing a good job up there for the people of Alaska… That had to be stopped..The GOPe purposely lashed her to JM ‘s doomed campaign to besmirch her as the cause of the loss. The attacks she endured though out the campaign and after were a precursor to today and POTUS Mr.Trump…same folks

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        • joanfoster says:

          While I am not a Sarah Palin fan, I totally agree with you paper doll. Even during the campaign, members of his staff were appearing on all the news shows criticizing her and making her the fall guy for the inept, unqualified and demented candidate the Republicans had nominated because the globalists needed a Republican puppet.

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          • paper doll says:

            Well said. I remember people kept waiting for the McCain campaign to start blasting Obama….. it never happened, they were too busy trashing Palin. He was never meant to win. If the GOPe could take down a rising star at the same time, it was a twofer for them.

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      • Maquis says:

        134. 134, IIRC, died in that inferno, most in an effort to put it out. I am also curious about what retard maneuver got him invited to the Hanoi Hilton. He was not one bit a pilot’s pilot.

        I had never heard the “intentional” bit before. It is hard to refute, knowing his lack of character, dearth of skills, and over-weening sense of entitlement.

        He should be living his days out in ignominy, preferably in a cell.

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  11. Wend says:

    Rand Paul=Hobbit. John McCain=Gollum (even though I love Gollum).

    Rand Paul is BASED.

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  12. Nancy Blowski says:

    TERM LIMITS

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  13. Sam says:

    What in the heck does John McCain think a hobbit is?! Hobbits are the good guys. I suppose Rand Paul should say something like “since hobbits are the good guys in LOTR, I am pleased to be called a hobbit. But I think Sen. McCain has his cultural references mixed up. He does that frequently.”

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  14. Jimmy Jack says:

    I loathe McCain, I am eagerly awaiting him to be exposed for his misdeeds particularly his role in the spread of ISIS as well as his role in the entire “Russian hackers” debacle.

    I get especially angry when he is ugly to my beloved Dr. Rand Paul, a true patriot and no nonsense statesman. Rand will play a critical role moving forward if he can align himself with Trump while staying true to his principles. LEt’s start by auditing the fed.

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  15. freepetta says:

    McCain is very good at insulting people by calling them names. McCain must have forgotten about his little stunt that killed and severely wounded hundreds of sailors. I can’t believe nobody brings up McCain’s past!!

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    • dilonsfo says:

      One reason is that all of McCain’s records have been sealed by the Navy. What is out there are recorded statements, statements by military associates and of course his congressional record, including the shameful shutdown of every attempt to locate our MIAs in Vietnam. All of those military records were sealed.

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      • freepetta says:

        That is so shameful. Only people who are slime like Obama have sealed records. Must be nice to have clout by way of relatives to hide the failure of John McCain’s horrible military records. Like John Kerry I’m sure a failure and traitor.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Freepetta,
      No one brings up his past because they’re too aftaid. He’s been toted as a hero falsely and ad nauseam. Whereas the true heroes of our Veterans despise him, and for good reason.

      Stu in Henderson explains his past nicely. If he hadn’t had his father and grandfather in high ranking positions, I sincerely doubt he would’ve been allowed to fly our planes. It certainly would’ve saved a lot of lives.

      The NVC knew of his family and pampered him to great lengths. I’m sure it’s why he was so willing to make the 28 or more propaganda radio programs.

      I can’t remember the individual person’s name, but I could look it up. The NVC wanted to tout our POW’s in front of the cameras and chose one of the leaders among them, so he deliberately busted up his own face knowing they would never put him in front of the cameras. So this nonsense argument that McCain had no choice is full of baloney. He did it willingly and deliberately. He also gave up our flight plans on the Hanoi Trail and others I’m sure. Who knows how many deaths he’s responsible for that.

      I don’t despise that many people, but I despise this vile, traitorous man. I grew up hearing stories from Veterans about him and none were good and some I wouldn’t be allowed to print. Their hatred of him was off the charts. I will take a Veteran’s word any day over him. Any day. May he burn in hell.

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      • Geoffrey says:

        Is it colonel Ted Guy?

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      • freepetta says:

        Thank you for this my friend, it’s rather painful to hear how much suffering and pain our true heroes suffered by way of McCain and how this poor excuse for a human being is hailed as a hero. Makes me sick. True heroes suffer while this pos rolls in money and fake esteem.

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        • maiingankwe says:

          Freepetta,
          I completely agree, and the one true thing I know, and calms my heart, is he will have to stand before our Creator right along with our real heroes.

          Comeuppance may not happen in this lifetime, but he will have to answer to a higher power.
          Be well and stay strong,
          Ma’iingankwe

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          • freepetta says:

            God Bless You and your post is so uplifting because you are so right. He will answer to God . He won’t be able to cover it up. You too stay strong my friend.

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  16. Thorfinnr says:

    Trouble is Son of Cain is just the loud, obnoxious spokesman for what, as he accurately said, 98% of others support. Isn’t that something? Like President Trump said, the Democrats wouldn’t go along with an Obamacare replacement even if it was a good one, but it’s hands across the aisle for WW3 with Russia. Only God can save us from our government. Pray hard.

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  17. Joe Knuckles says:

    Rand’s delivery on that was perfect: “I think John McCain makes a great case………..for term limits”.
    Score one for Senator Paul. He should have added that McCain is working for Al-Baghdadi.

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  18. Joe Knuckles says:

    Even if you disagree with Rand Paul, he still makes a lot of great points and adds a lot to our political discourse. There are a lot of things I disagree with him on, but he always makes points that make me think my position through a little more. His voice is an important one and should never be silenced or belittled by the likes of McCain.

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    • NJF says:

      I agree, he seems like a good guy. However, I find it hard to get behind Libretarian ideals bc them seem completely unrealistic at this point in history.

      I like and get the premise, but I can’t see how it could ever work.

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      • Joe Knuckles says:

        Sometimes I explain libertarianism in religious terms. Most of us lean libertarian, but are not fanatical about it. We are like agnostics or non-practicing whatever. Ron and Rand Paul would be fundamentalist libertarians. The ideas they present are great intellectual exercises but, unfortunately, most cannot be implemented in the real world.

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        • Rand is not really a Libertarian, not like his father. He has libertarian tendencies as do I. I agree with him 100% on the Nato stuff and also on the non interventionist stuff. I also liked that part of PTrump’s foreign policy but now he has that general making all the decisions and I am not that thrilled.

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      • El Torito says:

        I think if we reduce the debt, balance the budget, get back to the basics of paving the roads and defending our country, the Libertarians are pretty much happy. Pretty close to Conservatives fiscally. I am good friends with a few true Libertarians and there is much common ground.

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    • freepetta says:

      The GOPe doesn’t have the guts to pull McCain’s chairmanship. Johnny and his girlfriend Lindsey Graham should be ashamed of themselves! I don’t seem to remember them putting demands on the Soetero administration to get to the bottom of Barry’s scandals. Oh I forgot, Barry says he had no scandals.😂

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    • amjean says:

      I almost always agree with Rand Paul.
      He is a joy to listen to when talking about
      any of his viewpoints; I actually end up
      learning something.

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  19. H.R. says:

    McCain’s brain seems to be stuck and it can only process three different things:

    a) Muh… Russians… War!
    2) Muh… Russians… War!
    iii) Muh… Russians… War!

    Oh wait………. I think I see the problem now…

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  20. georgiafl says:

    Under the radar – the problems in Ukraine, Georgia and Montenegro issue is more about spreading the plague of (expletives deleted) Islam than anything else.

    McCain must have sold his body, mind and soul over to the (expletives deleted) Islamists.

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    • georgiafl says:

      From day one, McCain assisted Obama with his agenda, US fiscal and social policies, and Obama’s obscene foreign policy, including the Arab Spring devastation/destruction of Middle East. Is this all a plan by Bushes, the globalist elite conglomerate – aka Ivy League/aristocrat mafia?

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  21. Sunshine says:

    He was born in 1936. That would make him over 80 years old. I noticed a few years ago he displayed early signs of Alzheimer. He’s not fit for office and someone has to take him out.

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  22. txjohn says:

    McCain is still trying to recapture his war dog hero bonafides after he collapsed in a VC prison. He wants to have other young men fight the world so he can regain that war dog status.
    Rand Paul is 100% spot on.

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  23. Glenn Stehle says:

    John McCain is a traitor to the American people. He and the rest of the “bipartisan consensuse” inside the Beltway are bought and paid for by the military industrial complex. They have never seen a war that they didn’t like.

    McCain should be tried for treason, stood against a concrete wall, and shot to death for his treasonous actions against the people of the United States.

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  24. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    McCain has been drinking too much firewater in those Arizona casinos.

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  25. solomonpal says:

    It can only be they have the goods on McCain.

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  26. James23 says:

    McCain is a dangerous old lunatic drunk on imagined power.

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  27. litlbit2 says:

    I hope we all wait a little bit longer until many more jump on the bandwagon about Russia. Then call for a special prosecutor to clean up the mess! I have not doubt it will lead to many also in the GOPe.

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  28. That John McCain is mentally ill and a bought-and-paid-for Saudi agent and military/security state stooge is well-documented. Recently, though, what appears to be the onset of either Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease has caused this corrupt and discredited police state tool to utter crazy things and act in an erratic manner. The Senate is constitutionally authorized to expel insane and incompetent members, and McCain certainly fits the bill. He should be stripped of his committee chairmanship immediately as he poses a clear and present danger to the United States.

    McCain killed Americans on the Forrestal.

    Acting as a Saudi spy and agent, McCain murdered Americans by supporting ISIS.

    He was caught red-handed taking bribes during the Keating Five Scandal.

    Get rid of this psychotic thief now!

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  29. John McCain is a dangerous man. Bush conglomerate keeps him in office–they can always depend on him to push wars and push keeping US bases in foreign countries thus guaranteeing more cover for arms/drug/child trafficking and human organ harvesting.

    No one ever votes for McCain in Arizona, in fact, McCain doesn’t even bother to campaign when he’s running. Last election they ran a sham candidate (Gary Swing “Save the Frogs”) and then a Democrat. Even though I voted for the Save the Frogs guy rather than McCain, others either didn’t vote or held their nose. But in any case electronic election fraud sponsored by the Bushes guarantees that maniac in.

    They both share the same taste for money from child and drug trafficking and all the other filth they have in common.

    Can’t wait till the upcoming Wikileaks that will take down the GOP, at least the 30% who are involved in these atrocities.

    I AGREE WITH RAND PAUL and I don’t agree with Pence running around trying to push OBAMA LITE. Even though I don’t need nor want their sickcare, it doesn’t sound like something very good for those that do.

    Never do a job HALF ASS, it creates more work in the future and usually has to be redone all over again.

    THEY SHOULD CALL IT THE AMERICAN HALF-ASS HEALTHCARE. From it’s mandate to pay the insurance company if you leave and for the crappy medical care from the past century which doesn’t include health and wellness therapies, just drugs drugs and more drugs. Healing without repentance.

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  30. Rand Paul is sounding like Trump did when he was running in the primaries. I was very impressed with Rand coming out against McCain’s mental stability.

    I miss the days when Trump used to speak out like that about McCain. Someone had to say it and I am so glad Rand Paul did.

    It would’ve been good for Rand Paul to back up President Trump when the idiots said “Trump just wants a win,” he could’ve said “No, President Trump said he was willing to negotiate and the bill is not finished yet.”

    But Rand Paul let that opportunity go, either he knows something we don’t or he’s still a bit sore over Donald Trump’s chastising of him during the primaries. Or perhaps the MSM plays games and blocks out mics so the guest doesn’t get all of the conversation.

    Mika is totally unqualified to discuss business and she should stick to doing something in the kitchen, or the bedroom. She is also very biased against Trump. Another female in the wrong place. She always looks to me to be nothing more than Joe Scarbororos P.O.A.

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  31. fedback says:

    Rand Paul is impressive. Nice to see a free individual.
    Great interview until Joe’s girlfriend got involved. Horrible person

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  32. Dixie says:

    Ditto on all the negatives about John McCain.

    I do like Rand Paul and I thought what he said made a lot of sense plus he defended himself well, but……

    Anybody but me notice that Rand Paul didn’t bother to defend President Trump when Mika basically called our President stupid saying he didn’t understand the health care bill? This from Mika, one of the dumbest blonds on television.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      While on an emotional level I wanted Rand to speak up, it may have been more prudent to remain silent. Rand knows Trump is open to negotiating Ryan’s bill…but I don’t think Morning Joke is the proper venue to get into the nuance of the Art of the Deal.

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  33. The Boss says:

    Vladmir Putin is just so awesome. Now he has Rand Paul on the payroll.
    Is there anything Vlad can’t do? s/off

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  34. M. Mueller says:

    I really thought President Trump would pull us out of NATO.

    There is no country, other than the USA, that we should go to war to protect without deciding on the specific circumstances at the time. With so many countries of the world acting against their best interests they don’t deserve our protection. And, then, there’s Turkey……..

    The whole thing seems against our best interests to me.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      I think Trump wanted to renegotiate NATO, which is happening. Additionally, even if he wanted to scrap it, he’s got bigger domestic fish to fry…and who wants Germany leading a European army?

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  35. Oldschool says:

    I have always admired Rand Paul. To begin with, he had/has a real career and that always scores points for me. The blemish on Rand is selling out to McConnell. I was never sure if it was out of character or revealed it.

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    • amjean says:

      Initially, Rand Paul acted like a spoiled
      brat regarding Trump’s candidacy.
      However, I had to give him credit; he
      shut up about Trump rather early in
      the campaign.

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  36. Bull Durham says:

    Ron’s old man has good warning on Syria. He calls it the Trump Syria Surge.

    http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/march/13/why-trump-s-syria-surge-will-fail/

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  37. GREENMIRROR says:

    I have never been impressed with Rand, but least he ain’t tried to sink a carrier(one of ours), sell arms to Allah Snackbar dudes, or leave POWs behind.

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  38. Bonitabaycane says:

    McCain works for Caitlyn Jenner 🙂

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  39. free2313 says:

    This is dedicated to the two snowflakes Senator McCain and his side kick Lindsey Graham:

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  40. Bert Darrell says:

    Rand Paul hit the nail right on the head when he said that Sen. McCain is the poster boy for term limits. McCain has become an angry old man determined to get his way at the expense of destroying the country. He also has a history of corruption and the country would benefit if he left the senate for good. How many times has he promised that it would be the last time he would run for reelection, to renege at the last minute. A liar to boot.

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  41. kittytrump84 says:

    Yesterday I called McCains office and left a message and spoke to McConnells office. I told them I hoped someone could examine McCain since irritability and paranoia are signs of dementia…

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  42. Mike diamond says:

    Did McCain yell and say john Kerry and Obama were anti- Israel when they refused to defend Israel at the un meetings??? He should have! But did he????

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  43. sagatel says:

    McCain also has permanent colon impairment or simply speaking he has a chronic constipation.

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  44. Dave says:

    McCainus is part of an exclusive group of lawmakers that I can no longer give the benefit of the doubt to when they open their mouths. I can almost guarantee that everything they spew out will be total bs. He’s the male version of Pelousy. Imagine if he won the White House back in ’08! Would we be better off than with BHO? Perhaps marginally, but we’d be still suffering in other ways.

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  45. Watcher says:

    Songbird and Soros are both undesirables in Russia.

    Google international republican institute, songbirds past, present, and future.

    https://www.rt.com/politics/356365-prosecutors-ban-sen-mccains-ngo/

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  46. Iago Beets says:

    McCain is senile. He thinks getting captured and made a POW made him a military genius on a par with Napoleon and Caesar. The reason he hangs out with Lindsay Grahm is it makes him look wiser and more manly.

    What a joke.

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  47. rsmith1776 says:

    Give it to John Thomas-McCain.

    If you look carefully, at times he almost seems alive.

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  48. Joe says:

    It’s been my theory that whenever the UniParty wants something done by McCain all they have to do click their tongues and mumble something about what a shame it would be should McCain’s records ever be leaked. The message is clear and he’s unable to tolerate the thought–preferring to imagine the Greater Good is being served by his lying all the time. This is the fundamental problem with all leftist/Globalist thought–the lies eventually become all consuming and ever more monstrous to cover up the prior lies rationalized to foster the Greater Good.

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  49. guitar107 says:

    McLame is a disgrace of a human being. He should have been primaried out many elections ago.

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    • crepelady says:

      As a proud patriot of the Tea Party in AZ, McShame referred to our branch of the TP as a bunch of “Hobbits” when invited to one of our monthly meetings during election time. Usually a panel of hopefuls debate on stage then afterward the audience asks questions. Of course, he did not show up.

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      • Beverly says:

        That’s truer than the old poofter knows: the Hobbits were the ones who carried the One Ring of total power to Mount Doom in the heart of Mordor, and threw it in — setting all of Middle Earth free from the tyranny of Sauron.

        So be a proud Hobbit. Out of the mouth of the old quisling came Truth.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I’m jumping in here, sorry for the “cuts” but….

      Actually, John McCain was trying to pull a fast one here, and Rand Paul, actually showed a lot of grace for not busting McNasty.

      McCain was attempting, on Wed. afternoon, to pull an “unanimous consent” vote, (meaning no roll call of each Senator) at the end of the business day, when the Senate was getting out of town for a long weekend. Senator Paul objected. Which essentially stopped John McCain at the time. John McCain could have called for a roll call vote, if he was so sure “all” the others would vote for it. But he did not.

      {in my best John McCain voice} “THAT my friends” is just another way we’ve gotten to 20 TRILLION (that they’ll admit to) OVERDRAWN on our bank account.

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    • Hanoi Songbird, ISIS Hugging, Hobbit Hater McCain is a traitor to humanity.

      “All Wars Are Bankers Wars” on YouTube….end feudalism in 2017….

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