If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Talking Points Memo)   Senator McCain, what do you think of Chuck Hagel? "He's the hell-spawned demon seed of Satan himself." So will you filibuster his nomination then? "Filibuster? Whatever gave you that idea?"   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 40
    More: Strange, Hagel, John McCain, Satans, GOP, filibusters  
•       •       •

1261 clicks; posted to Politics » on 05 Feb 2013 at 11:35 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



40 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-02-05 09:31:10 AM
a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
 
2013-02-05 09:40:51 AM
He just wanted to show off his new belt onion.
 
2013-02-05 09:45:12 AM
"As the Washington Post notes, a Senate filibuster of a presidential cabinet nominee would be unprecedented."

The levels of GOP obstructionism against this administration have no historical precedent either. They seem to be quite ok with a scorched earth policy.
 
2013-02-05 11:12:51 AM

vudutek: They seem to be quite ok with a scorched earth policy.


PARTY BEFORE COUNTRY™
 
2013-02-05 11:39:46 AM

Diogenes: He just wanted to show off his new belt onion.


He'll give you 5 bees for a quarter.
 
2013-02-05 11:43:48 AM

Diogenes: He just wanted to show off his new belt onion.


He's almost old enough to remember when Simpsons references were fresh.
 
2013-02-05 11:44:20 AM
God almighty this guy.  Go the fark away already....
 
2013-02-05 11:45:07 AM
They all like Hagel. They also all like money from Jewish millionaires.  So they won't stop his nomination, but they will put on a good show.
 
2013-02-05 11:46:47 AM
Come on, McConnell. Filibuster him. I dare you.
 
2013-02-05 11:46:56 AM
so we want McCain to support a filibuster of this nomination? Fark is confusing.
 
2013-02-05 11:49:58 AM

skullkrusher: so we want McCain to support a filibuster of this nomination? Fark is confusing.


Quite right. I was going to comment that this seemed to be one of those increasingly rare occasions when 2000 John McCain reappears and acts sanely.
 
2013-02-05 11:51:56 AM

Serious Black: Come on, McConnell. Filibuster him. I dare you.


Wrong Kentucky Senator.

Rand is goin' rogue.
 
2013-02-05 11:55:37 AM

Ned Stark: Diogenes: He just wanted to show off his new belt onion.

He's almost old enough to remember when Simpsons references were fresh.


Wow.  Two hits from one punch.  Well done.
 
2013-02-05 11:55:53 AM

meat0918: Serious Black: Come on, McConnell. Filibuster him. I dare you.

Wrong Kentucky Senator.

Rand is goin' rogue.


Actually, McConnell has said he's thinking about filibustering him too. I really wouldn't be surprised if there is one. If nothing else, it will provide fodder for the Democrats to argue that it needs to be weakened even more so that the fundamental principle of free government can live on.
 
2013-02-05 11:56:28 AM
He lost the election in November of 2008, and still plugging away. When will John McCain finally hold the record for world's longest temper tantrum?
 
2013-02-05 11:57:10 AM
I remember back when McCain wasn't just an angry bitter old man and almost likable. I think it was right after he lost to Obama in 2008 that he went over the edge. He was well on his way by then, just seems to be about the time he just gave up trying to be a decent human being entirely.
 
2013-02-05 11:57:31 AM

WTF Indeed: They all like Hagel. They also all like money from Jewish millionaires.  So they won't stop his nomination, but they will put on a good show.


It's like being forced to watch Advise and Consent over and over and over again.
 
2013-02-05 11:59:31 AM

vudutek: "As the Washington Post notes, a Senate filibuster of a presidential cabinet nominee would be unprecedented."

The levels of GOP obstructionism against this administration have no historical precedent either. They seem to be quite ok with a scorched earth policy.


Nice to see McCain acting like a grownup, though.
 
2013-02-05 11:59:59 AM

JohnnyC: I remember back when McCain wasn't just an angry bitter old man and almost likable. I think it was right after he lost to Obama in 2008 that he went over the edge. He was well on his way by then, just seems to be about the time he just gave up trying to be a decent human being entirely.


It's like he's in disbelief that he's not revered as an 'elder statesman.'  But he squandered that possible status for himself.  He's not the man he used to be.
 
2013-02-05 12:01:45 PM

FlashHarry: a tale told by an idiot, full of sound piss and fury vinegar, signifying nothing.


FTFY
 
2013-02-05 12:02:58 PM

EyeballKid: He lost the election in November of 2008, and still plugging away. When will John McCain finally hold the record for world's longest temper tantrum?


yeah. He's totally having a temper tantrum over his loss by speaking against a filibuster of a candidate for SoD nominated by the guy who beat him.
Kneejerk-o-matic needs a tune-up maybe?
 
2013-02-05 12:06:35 PM

skullkrusher: EyeballKid: He lost the election in November of 2008, and still plugging away. When will John McCain finally hold the record for world's longest temper tantrum?

yeah. He's totally having a temper tantrum over his loss by speaking against a filibuster of a candidate for SoD nominated by the guy who beat him.
Kneejerk-o-matic needs a tune-up maybe?


Stop saying sensible stuff skullkrusher.

Gives me the willies.
 
2013-02-05 12:11:29 PM

Diogenes: JohnnyC: I remember back when McCain wasn't just an angry bitter old man and almost likable. I think it was right after he lost to Obama in 2008 that he went over the edge. He was well on his way by then, just seems to be about the time he just gave up trying to be a decent human being entirely.

It's like he's in disbelief that he's not revered as an 'elder statesman.'  But he squandered that possible status for himself.  He's not the man he used to be.


No... he's definitely not. I can understand being a little bitter, but he's just snapped. Every single time I see him, he's pissed off about something, writing ridiculously bad legislation, or on the wrong side of whatever issue he has in front of him. I mean, it isn't like he lost everything and had his whole life ruined. He just didn't get everything he wanted to get.
 
2013-02-05 12:11:45 PM

skullkrusher: EyeballKid: He lost the election in November of 2008, and still plugging away. When will John McCain finally hold the record for world's longest temper tantrum?

yeah. He's totally having a temper tantrum over his loss by speaking against a filibuster of a candidate for SoD nominated by the guy who beat him.
Kneejerk-o-matic needs a tune-up maybe?


To be fair, he's had some heated words for Hagel regarding their split over the Surge in Iraq, and has generally been a dickhead to one of his closest colleagues for no other reason that it's what his party wanted.

It's not a bridge too far to assume that McCain is all sour grapes... but then again, I'm of the opinion that he's not all that gone yet... A smart man would have seen that this is how he is perceived and would use this opportunity to throw the press a bone and with any luck, help restore the shine to his tarnished legacy.

I really don't care what McCain thinks these days, and whether he supports a filibuster or not will make little to no difference to whether there is one, which will make little to no difference in our nation's governance either way.
 
2013-02-05 12:30:46 PM
I have a theory that they are trying to paint him as an anti-semite as hard as they can, and then they'll let his nomination 'squeak by' so in 2014 and 2016 they can claim 'LOOK! THE ADMINISTRATION HAS ANTI-SEMITES RIGHT ON ITS CABINET!' to try and win the jewish vote.

They'll fail, but that never stops them.
 
2013-02-05 12:31:06 PM
I do find it amusing that Obama, who was completely wrong about the troop surge in Iraq but has no problem taking credit for the results it produced... Is nominating somebody who was against the troop surge in Iraq and still can't admit he was wrong about it.

Being against the troop surge in Iraq and not admitting you were wrong about it pretty much disqualifies you from the job Hagel is trying to get.
 
2013-02-05 12:36:36 PM

randomjsa: I do find it amusing that Obama, who was completely wrong about the troop surge in Iraq but has no problem taking credit for the results it produced... Is nominating somebody who was against the troop surge in Iraq and still can't admit he was wrong about it.

Being against the troop surge in Iraq and not admitting you were wrong about it pretty much disqualifies you from the job Hagel is trying to get.


Please explain how the surge in Iraq was successful. Difficulty: would what you describe have happened absent the surge?
 
2013-02-05 12:40:13 PM

randomjsa: I do find it amusing that Obama, who was completely wrong about the troop surge in Iraq but has no problem taking credit for the results it produced... Is nominating somebody who was against the troop surge in Iraq and still can't admit he was wrong about it.

Being against the troop surge in Iraq and not admitting you were wrong about it pretty much disqualifies you from the job Hagel is trying to get.


Republicans should continue to be proud of the troop surge in the war that the vast majority of the country consider to be a colossal fark-up. Please proceed.
 
2013-02-05 12:42:20 PM

randomjsa: Being against the troop surge in Iraq and not admitting you were wrong about it pretty much disqualifies you from the job Hagel is trying to get.


I'll just leave this here: http://truth-out.org/news/item/14020-the-iraq-war-surge-myth-returns
 
2013-02-05 12:42:23 PM

skullkrusher: EyeballKid: He lost the election in November of 2008, and still plugging away. When will John McCain finally hold the record for world's longest temper tantrum?

yeah. He's totally having a temper tantrum over his loss by speaking against a filibuster of a candidate for SoD nominated by the guy who beat him.
Kneejerk-o-matic needs a tune-up maybe?


So, he just put on a dog-and-pony show of hate for Chuck Hagel without backing up his apparent disdain by acting on it because...?
 
2013-02-05 01:08:19 PM

EyeballKid: skullkrusher: EyeballKid: He lost the election in November of 2008, and still plugging away. When will John McCain finally hold the record for world's longest temper tantrum?

yeah. He's totally having a temper tantrum over his loss by speaking against a filibuster of a candidate for SoD nominated by the guy who beat him.
Kneejerk-o-matic needs a tune-up maybe?

So, he just put on a dog-and-pony show of hate for Chuck Hagel without backing up his apparent disdain by acting on it because...?


gee, one would think a "tantrum" would entail doing whatever possible to block the nomination of a candidate selected by his opponent. See how NOT doing that is NOT a tantrum?
 
2013-02-05 01:13:09 PM

skullkrusher: EyeballKid: skullkrusher: EyeballKid: He lost the election in November of 2008, and still plugging away. When will John McCain finally hold the record for world's longest temper tantrum?

yeah. He's totally having a temper tantrum over his loss by speaking against a filibuster of a candidate for SoD nominated by the guy who beat him.
Kneejerk-o-matic needs a tune-up maybe?

So, he just put on a dog-and-pony show of hate for Chuck Hagel without backing up his apparent disdain by acting on it because...?

gee, one would think a "tantrum" would entail doing whatever possible to block the nomination of a candidate selected by his opponent. See how NOT doing that is NOT a tantrum?


But, thing is, he's not doing whatever possible to block the nomination. So, if he's not willing to follow through on his stance and filibuster on it, isn't it disingenuous to act like this former colleague of his is now the devil incarnate?
 
2013-02-05 01:21:57 PM

EyeballKid: skullkrusher: EyeballKid: skullkrusher: EyeballKid: He lost the election in November of 2008, and still plugging away. When will John McCain finally hold the record for world's longest temper tantrum?

yeah. He's totally having a temper tantrum over his loss by speaking against a filibuster of a candidate for SoD nominated by the guy who beat him.
Kneejerk-o-matic needs a tune-up maybe?

So, he just put on a dog-and-pony show of hate for Chuck Hagel without backing up his apparent disdain by acting on it because...?

gee, one would think a "tantrum" would entail doing whatever possible to block the nomination of a candidate selected by his opponent. See how NOT doing that is NOT a tantrum?

But, thing is, he's not doing whatever possible to block the nomination. So, if he's not willing to follow through on his stance and filibuster on it, isn't it disingenuous to act like this former colleague of his is now the devil incarnate?


sure. Still not seeing the McCain specific tantrum though.
 
2013-02-05 01:31:42 PM
McCain is a bitter old pill who wants to pretend he is still relevant and hasn't pissed away all his once formidable credibility. Spouting off on camera at a hearing gives him that, but with filibusters being routine, that would not. And that's about all there is to that.

McCain needs to go away.
 
2013-02-05 01:40:14 PM

EyeballKid: skullkrusher: EyeballKid: He lost the election in November of 2008, and still plugging away. When will John McCain finally hold the record for world's longest temper tantrum?

yeah. He's totally having a temper tantrum over his loss by speaking against a filibuster of a candidate for SoD nominated by the guy who beat him.
Kneejerk-o-matic needs a tune-up maybe?

So, he just put on a dog-and-pony show of hate for Chuck Hagel without backing up his apparent disdain by acting on it because...?


John likes that sweet sweet Israeli cawk?  Or he's afraid of it...pick either.
 
2013-02-05 02:34:23 PM
Since filibuster reform is more important than Hagel's nomination, I really hope the GOP filibusters same.
 
2013-02-05 02:44:22 PM
The GOP isn't going to filibuster a cabinet level nomination b/c they know that if they ever managed to get the presidency, the Dems would follow suit and just make it impossible for them to govern.
 
2013-02-05 04:19:28 PM

firefly212: The GOP isn't going to filibuster a cabinet level nomination b/c they know that if they ever managed to get the presidency, the Dems would follow suit and just make it impossible for them to govern.


you think the GOP is reasonable?
 
2013-02-06 12:32:12 AM
Never piss John McCain off. He set his own carrier on fire. Just don't piss him off.

2.bp.blogspot.com

And that picture was taken DURING A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE.

/tell me again he didn't call his wife a coont in front of reporters
 
2013-02-06 01:26:15 AM
Its just part of the GOP's Pro-Satan agenda.
 
Displayed 40 of 40 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report