McCain Does A Little GOP Ass-Kicking

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John McCain has finally had enough of his Republican teabagging cohorts, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

In the latest expression of Republican frustration with conservative GOP colleagues, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Susan Collins (R-ME) excoriated Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY) for persistently refusing to initiate House-Senate budget negotiations.

Their comments on the Senate floor Tuesday reflect a growing Republican schism over how to approach the tax and spending fights that have hamstrung Congress for years and dragged its approval ratings to historic lows.

“For four years, four years, we complained about the fact that the majority leader … would refuse to bring a budget to the floor of the United States Senate,” McCain said. “What [do] we on my side of the aisle keep doing? We don’t want a budget unless — unless — we put requirements on the conferees that are absolutely out of line and unprecedented.”

Thanks for the effort, John…but it won’t help a damn. Republicans are in self-destruct mode and nothing is going to stop the ticker from setting off the implosion. When a couple of clowns like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are seriously considered by conservatives as contenders for the presidency in 2016, there’s not much more to say about the sad state of the Republican party.

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7 thoughts on “McCain Does A Little GOP Ass-Kicking

  1. THis exasperation can be translated to mean that the tea party obstructionism is getting on people’ s nerves. They are worrying about 2014 and the democratic assault on voters about irresponsible republican congressmen.

    Good news at last.

  2. Though firebrand Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was just elected to the Senate in 2012, speculation has erupted in the last week that he may be a top presidential contender in the coming cycle. He joins potential contenders Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both just elected in 2010. Their emergence has inspired observers to wonder whether the prospect of presidential contenders coming out of the Senate has become a new norm. Though they do follow President Obama — elected out of the Senate after serving there a mere four years — it seems to be for very different reasons.

  3. Nathan,

    If you truly believe that Cruz ( born in Alberta ) or Rand Paul to be true contenders for the Presidential seat,then you have a poor assessment of the american electorate. Such extremism cannot be the guiding light of America and you will see that their rhetoric will catch up with them in due time.

  4. Always occupy:
    I don’t think that you have been knocking on doors around the state of Texas, as I have, on behalf of sensable politicians.
    The electorate in all red states is absolutely convinced that batshit crazy is the wave of the future.
    No joke!

  5. Mario: You remember the last round of Republican primaries. Their voters are like children with toys. This week: We love Herman Cain. Next week: We’re tired of Herman Cain. We love Michelle Bachman. Etc, etc, etc.

    I suspect the next time around will follow a similar pattern.

  6. Great graphics Mario. It must have taken you some effort to draw this one. I love it!

    Cirque de so lame – hilarious!

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