McCain regrets insulting Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

“That was inappropriate,” says Reagan fan McCain

John McCain, known for running his mouth, appears with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto discussing his verbal attacks on Republican Sens. Rand Paul (KY.) and Ted Cruz (TX). The insults followed Paul’s historic 13-hour filibuster effort, aimed at getting the administration to affirm it won’t authorize drone strikes against non-combatant Americans in the U.S.

McCain has been widely criticized for referring to the rising star Republicans as “wacko birds” engaged in a “stunt. “

“I apologize to them for saying that because I respect them both. I respect what they stand for and what they believe in,” McCain said. “Sen. Paul in particular, and Sen. Cruz also and others, constitute what I believe is an ongoing debate in this country and in the Republican Party in particular about the role of the United States in the world.”

When asked about Paul’s recent remarks at CPAC that “the GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered,” McCain removed imaginary “moss” from his face. Then in a vain attempt to rehabilitate himself with members of his own party, he invoked the name of conservative icon, Ronald Reagan, saying, “Everybody is entitled to their views. I’m proud to have served in the House and the Senate under who I think is the greatest president of the 20th century and maybe ranks among the best ever, and that is Ronald Reagan.”

 Sorry, bucko, it doesn’t wash. We’re on to you.

H/T Commenter Doc

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15 Responses to McCain regrets insulting Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

  1. Westnash says:

    McCain, along with Jan Brewer just make Arizona look foolish everytime they open their mouths. McCain, looks backward instead of forward.

    Term Limits!

    • eubykdisop says:

      Hey, nice attempt to cover the fact that you are a Liberal DEMOCRAT, Westnash, LOL!

      While you criticize McCain and Brewer, to make yourself appear Republican, you support the gun control of DEMOCRAT B. Hussein Obama:

      “Westnash says:
      January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
      There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

      “Westnash says:
      December 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm
      Every hunting shotgun has a limit on shells…there is no place for large clips and no place for Gun Shows to sell on terms different than a retail gun shop.”

      Whoa! How DEMOCRAT can you get on gun control! But that’s not all, folks. Liberal DEMOCRAT Westnash agrees with DEMOCRAT Janet Napolitano that our borders are already secure and thinks that the “Secure our Borders bunch”, as he puts it, wants to waste money:

      “Westnash says:
      February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
      What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

      But Liberal DEMOCRAT Westnash has a great idea for how to spend Arizona taxpayer money. Teach every child in the state of Arizona to… speak Spanish!

      “Westnash says:
      March 12, 2013 at 8:36 am
      I would be in favor of Arizona requiring Spanish (for legal students of course).”

      Hasta la vista, Westy!

      • westnash says:

        Euby obviously has a screw loose when all he can do is cut n paste replies to my posts. Not much of a life is it?

      • eubykdisop says:

        Gee, Westy, I copy and paste your DEMOCRAT words, with which you seem quite enamored!

  2. Maggie says:

    For a wretched RINO like McCain to invoke the name of Ronald Reagan in this context would be humorous if not so disgusting. If He thinks he can win over conservatives with that ploy, he’s sadly mistaken. I can’t imagine a constitutional conservative like Reagan would actually have held this left leaning “maverick” in high regard.

  3. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Ronald Reagan was principled. John McCain lacks a moral and Republican compass. He has spent his decades long political career conspiring with democrats against conservatives and the issues that we care about.

  4. VINOAZ says:

    He is a miserable, nasty, vindictive, small man without a solid moral and ethical code. He is an embarrassment to Arizona, the senate, the party and the country. He should show a modicum of honesty and become a Democrat. His invoking of Reagan is revolting.

    • Realist says:

      VINOAZ…how right you are!
      He (McShame) only invokes Reagan when he feels the heat.
      Remember, McNasty was a democrat when he came to AZ. Found out from Rhodes and Goldwater (both doing a favor for his dad) that he would have to register as a Republican to win the congressional seat of retiring Rhodes.

  5. Delilah says:

    recall……..recall………….recall I heard in 2001 he was being recalled till 911 happened, too bad, them Muslims messed something else up.

  6. Louise Ann says:

    If the report here is complete, then McCain STILL doesn’t understand (no surprise to me) that the issue of focus was that the Constitution does not allow the Feds to Kill U.S. citizens on U.S. soil with a drone.!!!! In this report, McCain is talking about foreign affairs, which is totally off topic.

  7. eubykdisop says:

    SRAZ wrote: “Sorry, bucko, it doesn’t wash. We’re on to you.”

    Oh yeah! I LOVE it! Tell it like it is, SRAZ! :-)

  8. PeeJay says:

    How can any self-respecting human, much less a political dog like this, let himself stoop to wallowing in the effluent by invoking Reagan’s name as a get-out-of-jail-free attempt to placate the party faithful?? Has McCain no shame??

    • eubykdisop says:

      Hi, PeeJay! :-)

      No, McCain has absolutely no shame. He has been amoral and, in certain regards, immoral for so long that there is no voice of conscience left in him at all. Clearly, he doesn’t feel any sense of accountability to a Higher Good. His ego and this material world rule supreme. That is going to be very sad for him when his time on this earth comes to an end.

  9. Doc says:

    I believe this is PROOF POSITIVE that the recall effort of 2001 should be started again. john mccain has absolutely no clue whatsoever how to be a proper senatorial representative for Arizona. The man is an ABSOLUTE DISGRACE, & an embarassment to our state.

  10. Lucy says:

    In this statement he said he has respect for Cruz and Paul. If he has so much respect for them why did he call them wacko birds in the first place?

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