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Drone Wars: Isn’t Republican Infighting Fun?


I just thought I’d do a short blog post to highlight some of the best and most entertaining Republican infighting the past few days regarding that burning issue of drones (yes, that was snark: personally, I’d put drones around #100 on my list of most important issues facing the country, with global warming #1 and the long-term competitiveness of our economy #2, but what do I know?).

First, we had John McCain call three Republicans – Sen. Paul Rand (R-Ky.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich) – “wacko birds” whose views are not “reflective of the views of the majority of Republicans.”

Next, we had Newt Gingrich (see video above) saying: “I’m really disappointed in John McCain, and I’m very saddened by it…The idea that he’s now lecturing the next generation because they have the guts to stand up, which is I – I would have thought John McCain we do have applauded them…I don’t know what’s happened to John McCain, but I find this very sad.” Great stuff.

Finally, see the “flip” for John McCain saying that Rand Paul doesn’t live in the “world of reality,” and responding to Newt Gingrich’s criticisms of him as some sort of “angry old man” (which he certainly seems to be much of the time, I much say). Anyway, gotta love it. Now, can we have a lot more of this in Virginia? We can start with Bill Bolling candidacy for LG, which could be announced this Thursday. Stay tuned…

  • Paba

    Democrats were strong opponents of the shredding of the Bill of Rights by the previous president and from 2001 on were challenging the Republicans on civil liberties in all circumstances. We should continue to do so irregardless of who is in the White House. I marched against the war in 2003, I’d do it again today.

    We should join our allies in groups like the ACLU in continuing to demand vigorous protection of the Bill of Rights no matter who runs the country. Our moral legitimacy partially depends on it.

    You can easily do this without throwing in with far-right Republicans or losing sight of other issues. We did it just fine from 2001-2009 for the most part.