John McCain refers to Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Justin Amash as “wacko birds”

John McCainSen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has already made it clear that he does not stand with Rand, but now the 2008 presidential nominee is openly attacking Paul and his libertarian leaning allies.

“It’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone,” McCain told the Huffington Post. “I think it can be harmful if there is a belief among the American people that those people are reflective of the views of the majority of Republicans. They’re not.”

McCain listed Sen. Paul Rand (R-Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as just a few examples of these “wacko birds. ”

After Paul spent almost 13 hours filibustering CIA Director John Brennan’s nomination over President Barack Obama’s drone program Wednesday, McCain took the Senate floor the next morning to denounce the Kentucky senator.

The McCain said Paul “should know better” and that his distress over the drones killing American citizens on American soil was “unfounded,” adding that his  filibuster as a whole was not “helpful to the American people.”


Despite McCain’s claims, Paul finally got Attorney General Eric Holder to state in writing Thursday that the administration would not bomb non-combatant Americans who did not represent an immediate threat. Paul’s efforts were praised by other fellow Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said he was “proud” of his fellow Kentucky senator, and Republican National Committee Chair Reince Preibus, who urged the Senate’s Republican members to stand with Rand during the filibuster.


If you can’t take it, don’t dish it out. Justin Amash fired back at McCain on twitter, noting the Senators whereabouts during the filibuster.


Oooh, burn.




  1. Eric Coddington says:

    Hey Honey Sweat Pea,
    Did you see that McCain guy! Yea the one I I joined him on twitter and the photo
    Veteran USMC 82-88/97-97. Had spinal and Lumbar surgery and he took me off
    Twitter and so i wrote him asked why? No response as I figured. He has been so
    full of him self since trying to be President you need a five gallon bucket to contain
    the excess that flows out of himself ! Thus when he makes comments about the
    man trying to get information American Citizens Wanted Mr. McCain just had to say
    some thing, had to as usual! We need less of that talk a much much more action! I
    understand Young guys getting on the nerves of the older much wiser men in some
    cases. The man wants Integrity though! I do not agree with any one on every thing I
    can say two thumbs up because, one things the older guys forget a lot, they work for
    us not on camera, but should be from the heart as well !
    On the flip side McCain is a good man his on going work is a credit To Ambassador
    Christ Stevens two former Seal Team members and Air Force Veteran who did to
    defend that Ambassador! We need to save comments that are jealousy driver and
    as they will need each other later !
    God Bless the four American Men who died at Benghazi Justice unrealized at this time!
    God Bless the Americans who honor veterans and defend Our Republic!
    Semper Fi America Semper Fi…..

  2. Marc says:

    merely the dying words of a man and a party that is no longer relevant to the people. McCain and other rhino moderate pushovers like him will not see another term. WE THE PEOPLE ARE PISSED OFF!

  3. Czar of Defenestration says:

    McCain is a TRANS – gendered PARTIED DEMOCRAT.

  4. dv727 says:

    Hey, “Senator”–Justin Amash was a contributor to your 2008 Presidential Campaign. I guess 20+ years in the Senate renders that gratitude thing unnecessary. Classless, totally classless.