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(Yahoo)   Old Man McCain shows his pimp hand: "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"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 49
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2013-03-08 04:13:11 PM  
9 votes:
McCain is right.


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If you want to be taken seriously, you can't pull cheap political stunts just to get your base riled up.
2013-03-08 06:29:56 PM  
6 votes:

MasterThief: Sorry old man, Rand Paul just displayed more principle


media.comicvine.com

fark rand paul.  He doesn't stand for jack shiat except being a contrarian jackass.

/Same with McCain.  Can they both dig a hole and jerk of to Ayn Rand in it together?
2013-03-08 01:46:01 PM  
4 votes:
Can I get an "Oh SNAP!" from the con-gregation?
2013-03-08 06:23:44 PM  
3 votes:

Vectron: schrodinger: Rand Paul is a guy who loves Lochner and hates the civil rights act.

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All I said was that Rand opposes the civil rights act. Which he does. Sharing Rand Pauls actual political views is now an accusation of racism?
2013-03-08 06:13:48 PM  
3 votes:

phenn: Someone needs to slap a diaper on that fool and send him home.


mjcdn.motherjones.com

Leave him out of this.
2013-03-08 05:40:07 PM  
3 votes:

regindyn: Most of your party's membership will die off in the next 15 years, McCain.  Maybe getting some young blood isn't a terrible strategy.


Getting some smart new blood in an aging party: Good idea
Getting some fantastically, belligerently dumb new blood in an aging party: Potato idea
2013-03-08 03:31:37 PM  
3 votes:

Raharu: BENGHAZI.


i301.photobucket.com
2013-03-09 03:27:57 AM  
2 votes:
Funny thing about libertarians: I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
2013-03-08 06:24:51 PM  
2 votes:
Rand Paul had a mighty bad toupee. I would the free markettm could provide a better hair piece for RON PAUL'S son. His original hair seems to have gone Galt.
2013-03-08 05:45:49 PM  
2 votes:
It'll be fun watching the GOP totally fall in love with Rand Paul and talk about how he'll be the best president ever, and then squirm when he's in a debate and starts saying Paulian things like "well I think we should SELL nukes to Iran, if they want to pay for them".
2013-03-08 05:37:37 PM  
2 votes:

Magorn: Can I get an "Oh SNAP!" from the con-gregation?


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2013-03-08 05:23:14 PM  
2 votes:
Benghazi'd him up on that one.
2013-03-08 05:10:35 PM  
2 votes:

I_C_Weener: Senator McCain...I bet he was something 50 years ago.


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2013-03-08 04:50:00 PM  
2 votes:

Gulper Eel: Lord, no - we can't be talking to impressionable kids while they're impressionable. Better to let them wander off to some other even more stupid belief system.


www.jesus-is-savior.com

Agrees wholeheartedly with your statement.
2013-03-08 01:57:15 PM  
2 votes:
BENGHAZI.
2013-03-09 12:54:33 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-03-09 10:56:04 AM  
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: schrodinger: MattStafford: Just so we're on the same page, you are currently making the argument that President has the ability to kill whoever he wants, for whatever reason he wants, as long as we are at "war"?

Just so we're on the same page, you are currently making the argument that you have the ability to lie and say whatever you want, made up for whatever reason, because you don't like to admit that your wrong.

I asked you to define the exact conditions that allow soldiers on the battlefield to take a life.  When is it okay for a soldier to shoot someone?  When is it not okay?  If you can't answer a question about the powers of a lowly soldier, then how do you expect me to answer the same question about the US president?  Presumably, the President has all of the same authorization that a soldier does, and more.

Does a regular soldier have the ability to kill whoever he wants, for whatever reason he wants, so long as we are are at "war"?  No?  Then you're either relying on a strawman, or you're just being a total idiot.

He's being a total idiot. Or he's 19 and really thinks  the world works like his Poli Sci professor taught him it should.

Obtuse people irk the shiat out of me.


Yup. That and if he was half way intelligent he would Google "Law of Land Warfare" and the Geneva Convention which pretty clearly lays out exactly what are valid military targets, protected statuses, justification for force, and what "Imminent Threat" is.

Honestly, hearing idiots go on about how "Imminent Threat" isn't defined in the letters is extremely frustrating. Its kind of like an idiot bursting in to a math class and going "Whoa, whoa, whoa, what does 'negative' actually mean?". Its a bit of terminology that you are expected to know before discussing the topic, and thoroughly shows you have no clue about the subject and probably shouldn't be allowed to make any decisions.
2013-03-09 08:21:28 AM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: McCain is right.


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If you want to be taken seriously, you can't pull cheap political stunts just to get your base riled up.


like suspending your campaign to rescue the economy.
2013-03-09 07:20:02 AM  
1 votes:

I sound fat: Voiceofreason01: lol, sometimes McCain comes across as a senile old man, other times he comes out with quotes like the one subby used in the headline.

/oh snap indeed

I bet its when he is attacking republicans that you find him smart, and when he is BEING a republican (rarely) is when you find him dumb, huh?

/ not that hard to figure out.



I know. I mean, criticizing Ron W. Paul for political grandstanding in lieu of actually proposing or drafting any legislation to challenge the issue he has a problem with = SMART

But, picking a running mate with a 5th grade education and a slew of bastard grandkids = STUPID.

It's sad that libards pick and choose like that, amirite?
2013-03-09 02:56:59 AM  
1 votes:

Empty Matchbook: Lochsteppe: regindyn: Most of your party's membership will die off in the next 15 years, McCain.  Maybe getting some young blood isn't a terrible strategy.

Getting some smart new blood in an aging party: Good idea
Getting some fantastically, belligerently dumb new blood in an aging party: Potato idea

THIS!!

For God's sake, people, RAND PAUL isn't riling up members of the base who'll think critically and make informed decisions, he's riling up members who'll be taken in by BS stunts and political posturing. You know, the kinds of people who champion RON PAUL while denying his obvious, gaping flaws.


"Paultard" is actually a medical condition.
2013-03-08 10:40:37 PM  
1 votes:
As if his selection of Palin wasn't a political stunt.

It was a cunning stunt.
2013-03-08 08:48:27 PM  
1 votes:

MattStafford: The president can assassinate an American citizen given the following conditions: x, y, z.

The president can assassinate an American citizen based on secret conditions.

If you don't think that there is a difference there, you're insane.


One requires algebra?
2013-03-08 07:29:43 PM  
1 votes:

Duck_of_Doom: RevMercutio: He really isn't. John McCain has always been an asshole, despite the so-called "Maverick" narrative people bought into 13 years ago.

Not to white-knight McCain, but being an asshole can still be considered Maverick-y.  Especially in a sea of toadies, potato-heads, and differently-flavored assholes.  His asshole behavior may go against the grain of the normal assholes.

And for nothing: when I see the name Rand Paul, I keep thinking someone forgot a comma, and the name is really Paul Rand.  Preemptive apologies to anyone named Paul Rand.


Problem: Your last name sounds like a first name.
Solution: Give your son a first name that sounds like a last name!
2013-03-08 07:22:59 PM  
1 votes:
www.catholic.com
2013-03-08 07:10:53 PM  
1 votes:
The Paul family has created a political dynasty out of not knowing what the hell they're talking about. Why should they stop now?
2013-03-08 07:07:40 PM  
1 votes:

MasterThief: Correction: there's supposed to be an "in" somewhere in that sentence.  Oh well.

/It's Miller time


You're drinking Miller? And you feel you have a leg to stand on criticizing others opinions? Huh
2013-03-08 07:05:59 PM  
1 votes:

thurstonxhowell: Philip Francis Queeg: MattStafford: My god, Fark.  It is mindblowing to me how much you slobber the establishment's knob.

Yep, the sucking up to Rand Paul is pretty disgusting.

Seriously. The dude is a Senator with a 12-term (12!) Representative as a father. He was born with silver spoons and government dollars shoved into every orifice. What kind of moron would trust what that guy has to say?

I say we enact term limits to get disingenuous wastes of space like Ron Paul out of the House. Maybe if we had gotten him out a decade ago, his government money addicted spawn wouldn't be in the Senate lying to the American people now!

/ Did I bag it right?


Ron and Rand hate the government so much they donate their salaries to paying the deficit off.
2013-03-08 07:05:07 PM  
1 votes:
Now, now, the impressionable libertarian I know is a completely out of touch forty -something who thinks the money for her beloved libraries comes from the aether and believes in chemtrails, arsenic in the chicken, and everything naturalnews.com publishes.
2013-03-08 06:57:47 PM  
1 votes:

Gulper Eel: Which was okay when it was Joe Kennedy being the published racist.


I know! Nixon will show his kid the ol' what-for! And that Elvis Presley, ugh, its the devil's music I tell you!
2013-03-08 06:51:08 PM  
1 votes:

1derful: If Bush were President then every one of these douchebags who are attacking Paul would crown him with laurels for suggesting that the AG not equivocate on the question of whether or not the POTUS has authority to kill American citizens on American soil.


Both sides are bad! Amirite!?
2013-03-08 06:50:15 PM  
1 votes:

1derful: Libs love John McCain because he's a loser.


If we truly loved losers, we'd be voting Republican.

1derful: If Bush were President then every one of these douchebags who are attacking Paul would crown him with laurels for suggesting that the AG not equivocate on the question of whether or not the POTUS has authority to kill American citizens on American soil.


I don't think so, Tim. Rand's pa was saying the same things during the Bush years and we catcalled him too.
2013-03-08 06:45:28 PM  
1 votes:

Vectron: schrodinger: Rand Paul is a guy who loves Lochner and hates the civil rights act.

[mypetjawa.mu.nu image 450x340]


If you're a racist, post stupid macros saying anyone calling you a racist is losing the debate.That'll show them!
2013-03-08 06:43:37 PM  
1 votes:

Infernalist: The GOP internal feud continues...

...
...So, before you get all riled up and gung-ho about McCain's efforts to snark at Rand Paul, you should consider that he's doing that snarking on behalf of the monied interests that run the GOP.

nice analysis. I suppose it's telling i cant tell you who any front runner for the WH in 2016 would be -- but then again, i cant name a single republican/libertarian representative I respect, so maybe that's a problem... seems like the biggest lights of the republican party was an actor, and they managed to go downhill from there. If they could find a fiscally fact-sane (not conservative) leader who was "socially liberal" like America was presumably established to be, they might have a chance. Instead the gays and god is the only thing that gets it up for them anymore. Political viagra, drones are not.
2013-03-08 06:41:30 PM  
1 votes:
"To my party, I'm a bit disappointed that you no longer apparently think we're at war," Graham said.

This has always bugged me. What country are we at war with? Has a declaration been issued?
2013-03-08 06:12:18 PM  
1 votes:

MattStafford: My god, Fark.  It is mindblowing to me how much you slobber the establishment's knob.


Yep, the sucking up to Rand Paul is pretty disgusting.
2013-03-08 06:08:43 PM  
1 votes:
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Sorry old man, Rand Paul just displayed more principle twelve hours than you've done in the last eight years.  STFU and GBTW.
2013-03-08 06:07:19 PM  
1 votes:
I'm sorry, but if your name is Rand then you have no credibility to begin with. You're nothing more than the physical manifestation of a really horrible ideology. Recognizing that fact needs to be the starting point of our analysis every time this douche nozzle opens his mouth.
2013-03-08 06:06:00 PM  
1 votes:
My god, Fark.  It is mindblowing to me how much you slobber the establishment's knob.
2013-03-08 05:52:18 PM  
1 votes:
Old Man McCain eats his own children?  Has Meghan been warned?
2013-03-08 05:46:43 PM  
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: Raharu: BENGHAZI.

This right here is the perfect comeback to McCain's quote.


Rand Paul declared Benghazi the worst tragedy since 9/11 and demanded Hillary be fired, even while proposing a 71% cut to their budget that would have decimated their security funds.
2013-03-08 05:29:31 PM  
1 votes:
...can use some straight talk...

www.navytimes.com
2013-03-08 05:17:39 PM  
1 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2013-03-08 05:16:25 PM  
1 votes:
Would it help if he crashed a couple planes?
2013-03-08 05:09:59 PM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: Senator McCain...I bet he was something 50 years ago before electricity.


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2013-03-08 05:08:07 PM  
1 votes:
actually, no he doesn't welcome to the base people like you created, McCain
2013-03-08 05:06:30 PM  
1 votes:
Someone needs to slap a diaper on that fool and send him home.
2013-03-08 04:48:29 PM  
1 votes:
Lord, no - we can't be talking to impressionable kids while they're impressionable. Better to let them wander off to some other even more stupid belief system.
2013-03-08 04:20:46 PM  
1 votes:
Senator McCain...I bet he was something 50 years ago.
2013-03-08 02:13:44 PM  
1 votes:
And the war between the establishment GOP and Tea Party continues
 
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