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McCain Apologizes For Calling Rand Paul, Ted Cruz ‘Wacko Birds’

Friday afternoon on Fox News, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) delivered his first on-camera apology to his Senate colleagues Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) for calling them “wacko birds” in an interview with The Huffington Post following Paul’s filibuster.

Responding to a question from Neil Cavuto about his recent confrontations with the younger generation of his party, McCain offered a humble and sincere apology. “In an interview I said that Senator Paul and Senator Cruz were ‘wacko birds,’” he said. “That was inappropriate. I apologize to them for saying that because I respect them both. I respect what they stand for and what they believe in.”


Related: (Thanks to SteveMT)
McCain Apologizes Calling Rand Paul, Ted Cruz 'Wacko Birds' on Fox News: 'That Was Inappropriate'

Senator Ted Cruz Talks About Clash With Feinstein on Gun Ban - Neil Cavuto - 3/15/13

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fuck that old guard

fuck that old guard republican rino.

McCain's apology did not

McCain's apology did not sound sincere or contrite, but it did sound like a political maneuver.

If a news article

feels the need to lead the readers by their nose rings by adding the description "humble and sincere" to the story, then it wasn't humble or sincere.

Wow, speaking of nose rings, 50 years ago that meant a ring a bull had in his nose that was used to control him, but so many people have nose rings nowadays that the metaphor loses its meaning.


How cheesy can you get ..

Yeah McCain. After about 1.5 mil tweets and facebook posts telling you what a traitorous btch you are.

lol man. Sure, we believe you.

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Here are some youtube links to the Cavuto interviews

McCain Apologizes Calling Rand Paul, Ted Cruz 'Wacko Birds' on Fox News: 'That Was Inappropriate'

Senator Ted Cruz Talks About Clash With Feinstein on Gun Ban - Neil Cavuto - 3/15/13

Steve You Rock*)))

Added your two links to my posting.

Thank you!

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Glad that you could use them.

However, still hard to watch that McCain interview. (:

Lindsay Graham and John McCain

Need to be dumped before we can proceed further.

Public enemies #1 & #2

John Who ?

Oh, him.

Funny how a few words can make you totally irrelevant.

I hope him and his girlfriend Lindsay G. have a nice retirement.

They make such a nice power couple, you know, being invited to have dinner with Chairman Mao on the night Rand Paul raised HELL with his filibuster.

Natural Order

I think that the name

I think that the name Benedict Arnold should be replaced by John McCain as the synonym for traitor. I also think he needs a good nickname similar to the one that rick santorum has , frothy. Anyone know how to make that happen.

I like madcap

I think it's a good nickname for a lunatic.

He has a few already...

"Wet Start" comes to mind.

"Coot "has been

working well. It's catching on, particularly when used in conjunction with "Fruit" (Lindsey Graham).

His deflection attempts were almost cringe-worthy

He knows which way the wind's blowing. Pathetic.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Slimy politician..


What a fake performance. It looks like an old ass Obama to me.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Darn it!

McCain uses the most underhanded political tactic in the business - the apology. What a scumbag. His SMEAR backfired on him and now he's trying to do damage control. Must have felt a primary challenge coming on...

That man appears to be

That man appears to be mentally unstable.

I wish I could bump this one

I wish I could bump this one up about 100 times!

Like Diane Feinstein, knowing

Like Diane Feinstein, knowing the ulterior motives and outcomes of the position they take for world domination by their sponsors, they become so immersed in their own emotional bullshit, then get so old, get Alzheimer's and forget their original purpose for being there, and eventually can never be redeemed. This is the same problem with a lot of the old coots in DC.

Our sole purpose should be to remove McCain and Graham from...

Our sole purpose should be to remove McCain and Graham from office.

We should set up several PACs to raise money for this purpose.

#1 fight these two in their primaries

#2 if they win their primary then support the democrat


Eff off, McCain!

Do us all a favor and RETIRE.

What would the Founders do?

I was thinking "die"

but I'll accept retirement just the same.

His "apology" was followed by a long winded

but... Whenever someone does that it, in my opinion, is not a true apology. Did he apologize to Rand or Cruz face to face? McCain said we are in greater danger today than in the past. I think that is true precisely because of the agressive, intervention policies he and others have forced on other countries. The blow back is coming.

Blah Blah Blah

The entire population of the world hates America they want to kill us, we have to keep feeding the blood of our children to the military industrial complex if we have any chance to survive! What a TURD!

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

John McCain

is one of the principal causes of that hatred too.

Thanks a lot John!

I don't want to start a new

I don't want to start a new thread on this topic, but I noticed Huffington Post is trying to take the Civil Liberties football from the Liberty Movement these days. Maybe someone else can do a story on it sometime.

Their current top story now;

National Security Letter Gag Orders Struck Down As Unconstitutional

We got plenty of footballs.

No need to hog just one.

I little behind the curve but

I little behind the curve but finally sees which way the wind is blowing in the party and wants to get on the band wagon... What a fucking opportunist... Too little to late!

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all i can think about

every time i see mccain

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul