Rand Paul Blasts McCain Over Perpetual War: "He Would Bankrupt The Nation"

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Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com,

Senator Rand Paul blasted fellow Republican Senator John McCain over McCain’s perpetual warmongering on ABC’s “This Week”.

Some are undoubtedly disheartened by political infighting, but this infighting is good.

These are debates the country desperately needs to have.


Earlier today Rand paul stated “We’re very lucky John McCain is not in charge.”

Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Sunday after McCain criticized President Trump’s escalating war of words with the media.


He argued that the nation is “very lucky” that Trump is president and not McCain, who won the 2008 GOP nomination but lost to Barack Obama in the general election.


Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy.


He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad while he characterized Trump’s views as closer to a realpolitik approach to foreign policy.


“Everything that he says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he’s got running with President Trump, and it should be taken with a grain of salt, because John McCain’s the guy who’s advocated for war everywhere,” Paul said on ABC’s “This Week.”


“He would bankrupt the nation. We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge, because I think we’d be in perpetual war,” Paul added.


Paul argued that McCain has a history of being wrong major foreign policy questions.


“I would say John McCain’s been wrong on just about everything over the last four decades. He advocated for the Iraq War, which I think destabilized the Middle East,” he said.


“If you look at the map, there’s probably at least six different countries where John McCain has advocated for us having boots on the ground,” he added.

Finally, someone in the party is standing up to McCain’s perpetual warmongering!

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Hats off to Rand Paul. The sooner this county rids itself of fake patriots like McCain, the better off the US will be and the safer the world will be.


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FreeShitter's picture

The nation is already bankrupt. Thats why the moneychangers must borrow from the future to pay for today.

kliguy38's picture

Mcstain is a traitor to this nation......

FreeShitter's picture

So has the the bunch known as the fed (1913). The rest are just swamp trolls.

barndoor's picture

Perpetual war?.... as opposed to.....

auricle's picture

It's not the ones you can see like McCain and Graham. It's the hundreds of unelected neocons they are supporting that need to be discovered and rid from our republic. 

manofthenorth's picture
"He Would Bankrupt The Nation"

These motherfuckers HAVE bankrupt the Nation.

Are we to suppose that we went off the gold standard during the Vietnam war by coincidence ?

France knew, why do you suppose that they wanted to get paid IN GOLD just days before Tricky Dick "temporarily" closed the gold window ???

Dirty dastards should be HUNG FOR TREASON and CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY !!!!

NidStyles's picture

Wait, we haven't been at war for the past four decades??? Since when?


War on Drugs, War on Segregation, War on White Supremacy, War on Poverty, War on Terrorism, War on Nationalism, War on Americans. I know I left a few out there.

HowdyDoody's picture

As far as I am aware the US has never run a War on War. /sarc

BullyBearish's picture

THEY excel because they have no morality and partner with those who are willing to trade immortality for their morality...

NoDecaf's picture

I had a dream...


that when this whole shit unravels in real time.

John McCain eats a shotgun on the Senate floor

live on c-span

Freddie's picture

Rand is not his dad but he is much betterthan the rest o fthe scum in the Senate like McCain, Graham, Cottton, Rubio and the rest.   Mish is right to say F you! to McCain, Graham and Cotton.

McCain is a Soros, ZWO stooge.

Creative_Destruct's picture

McCain the one-trick warmongering pony is a waste of skin. Wish this little fuck had never been tortured then he would've never acquired a public platform for his intervention everywhere, anywhere, anytime, under any circumstance self-righteous bullshit.

Soooo sick of his self-righteoous interventionist shtick I could puke.

kommissar's picture

think about it: children who are molested become pedophiles.  people who suffer war injuries inflict them on others.  that's the true definition of evil in this world.

Creative_Destruct's picture

It has always astonished me how the neocons can moralize for interventions that cause war and hellish suffering and perpetuate hatred from generation to generation. That immorality is orders of magnitude worse than any supposed gain from the "democracy" they aspire to; democracy which is unwanted and incapable of being practiced by the cultures of the middle east.

kommissar's picture

i couldn't agree more freddie.  i still have a ron paul campaign sign in the trunk of my lincoln.  i do love his daddy, but rand ain't half bad his own bad self.  there's a lot to admire there, with his volunteer work doing free eye surgery in places of the world that don't have access to that.  that's a very loving man there to do things l ike that.

Freddie's picture

Putin's Christmas address 2016 defending Christianity, western civilization and families.



Contrast this with warm monger, demonic shit bags like McCain, Graham, Cotton, Rubio (foam boy) and the rest of the pedophiles and war mongers plus zio stooges in the US Govt

weburke's picture


the reserve currency MUST go into debt.

kommissar's picture

no weburke.  YOU'RE the idiot.  you're so stupid you don't even know.

TheReplacement's picture

War on the rule of law.

War on education.

War on family.

War on faith and God.

War on morality.

War on males.

War on health.

War on truth.

Yeah, you missed a couple.

Squid Viscous's picture

war on sugary drinks...

war on "drunk driving" (>3 beers)

war on not waering a seat belt, or helmet

FreeShitter's picture

DAMM (Drunks Against Mad Mothers)

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Constitutional Amendment to prosecute politicians for treason and if convicted we shoot them on a one way trip into space on a NASA test rockets....have a live pay per view to go against public debt.

"okay Senator, you are being broadcast live around the world, do you have any final thoughts here?"

diveshopingoa's picture

Seriously dude? Sometime in the future when I take my family on vacation on the moon base or further to the Mars holiday package I would have to fly throught the dead asshole senator zone? Like the kids are asking euuww what is that gross thing floating in space. Oh son that is just a dead politician that loved money and pizzia more than his country's people that he was hired to protect.

roddy6667's picture

Launch them on a path to the sun.

Never One Roach's picture

Impeach him or turn him back over to the vietkong.

booboo's picture

The VC don't want him, they gave him back the last time remember?

wren's picture

You can't bankrupt a nation that can just print money. And you can't pay off the deficit if you owe interest on every dollar printed. But you can prop up the fiat if you export your inflation and you kill off every nation that wants a true monetary system.

Cynicles's picture

not many left w/out a Rothschild central bank - two of the few are Syria and Iran, irony?

TheReplacement's picture

North Korea and Vinland.  Well, Vinland doesn't technically exist yet but it won't have one.

cannonfodder's picture

Must be a coincidence..


cannonfodder's picture

Must be a coincidence..


TheReplacement's picture

Perpetual civil war which is the Sampson Option for the US of 'Merica. 

Trump's actions since coming to office have worked to sway me to believe he is mostly sincere.  No action on his part so far has swayed me to believe that any of it will work.  The country seems to be too far gone for this to be done peacefully and by the book. 

The left just has too much at stake and obviously feel bold enough to openly resist on all levels.  The fact you have Republican Senators acting up like McCain after suffering through eight years of Oblamer tells me they are going all in.  McCain (and others, Sasse) is totally burned (outted) with this blatant display of true character.  He still is an important guy in the government today even if he will never be re-elected because of this.  Federal employees are outting themselves as well.  Corporations have been outted.  CEOs.  The activist groups.  Of course the professional riot squads.  Glaringly, the media.  The lines are being drawn quite clearly and the left does not intend to stay on their side. 

They are coming, Trump or no Trump.  Prepare yourselves.

Arrow4Truth's picture

The lines have been in place for some time. Just need a plausible reason to give 'em what they have coming to them... with prejudice, no less. Let's get it on.

ersatz007's picture

You mean we aren't already bankrupt?

MFL5591's picture

Needs to draft an impeachment of McCain the phony war hearo and his bitch Graham.  The debt at $20 Trillion and he and his war machine are to blame for the majority of the waste and killed soldiers and those without arms and legas.  Rand Paul is right, this shit needs to end!!

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runswithscissors's picture

I can't  forget John McTRAITOR singing "bomb, bomb, bomb...bomb bomb Iran" flailing around his tiny arms...what a worthess shitstain


Bro of the Sorrowful Figure's picture

Recently finished political ponerology, which was recommended a couple years ago in a ZH thread. i try to buy books recommended here and add them to my reading list. finally got around to PP, which is a must read for you bitchez. breakdown of the genesis of evil and psycopathy as well as what the authors calls pathocracy, which is the infiltration of government organizations by various types of psycopaths. fascinating read. couple excerpts:

great explanation of what has happened to the US:

In order to have a chance to develop into a large ponerogenic association, however, it suffices that some human organization, characterized by social or political goals and an ideology with some creative value, be accepted by a larger number of normal people before it succumbs to a process of ponerogenic malignancy. The primary tradition and ideological values of such a society may then, for a long time, protect a union which has succumbed to the ponerization process from the awareness of society, especially its less critical components. When the ponerogenic process touches such a human organization, which originally emerged and acted in the name of political or social goals, and whose causes were conditioned in history and the social situation, the original group’s primary values will nourish and protect such a union, in spite of the fact that those primary values succumb to characteristic degeneration, the practical function becoming completely different from the primary one, because the names and symbols are retained. This is where the weaknesses of individual and social “common sense”

This is reminiscent of a situation psychopathologists know well: a person who enjoyed trust and respect in their circles starts behaving with preposterous arrogance and hurting others, allegedly in the name of his already known, decent and accepted convictions, which have – in the meantime – deteriorated due to some psychological process rendering them primitive but emotionally dynamic. However, his old acquaintances – having known him for long as the person he was – do not believe the injured parties who complain about his new, or even hidden, behavior, and are prepared to denigrate them and consider them liars. This adds insult to their injury and gives encouragement and license to the individual whose personality is undergoing deterioration, to commit further hurtful acts; as a rule, such a situation lasts until the person’s madness becomes obvious.

Lobaczewski, Andrew M. (2012-09-20). Political Ponerology (A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes) (Kindle Locations 2542-2548). Red Pill Press. Kindle Edition.

and this one, couldn't describe the current attack on trump any better:


The actions of this phenomenon affect an entire society, starting with the leaders and infiltrating every village, small town, factory, business, or farm. The pathological social structure gradually covers the entire country, creating a “new class” within that nation. This privileged class of deviants feels permanently threatened by the “others”, i.e. by the majority of normal people. Neither do the pathocrats entertain any illusions about their personal fate should there be a return to the system of normal man. A normal person deprived of privilege or high position will go about finding and performing some work which will earn him a living; but pathocrats never possessed any solid practical talent, and the time frame of their rule eliminates any residual possibilities of adapting to the demands of normal work. If the laws of normal man were to be reinstated, they and theirs could be subjected to judgment, including a moralizing interpretation of their psychological deviations; they would be threatened by a loss of freedom and life, not merely a loss of position and privilege. Since they are incapable of this kind of sacrifice, the survival of a system which is the best for them becomes a moral imperative. Such a threat must be battled by means of any and all psychological and political cunning implemented with a lack of scruples with regard to those other “inferior-quality” people that can be shocking in its depravity.

Lobaczewski, Andrew M. (2012-09-20). Political Ponerology (A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes) (Kindle Locations 3435-3445). Red Pill Press. Kindle Edition.



SeuMadruga's picture

I don't know about that. As to pornerolorgy, however...

Potato Farmer's picture


What you just shared was said a long time ago.  Try this on for size:

"This is the verdict:  Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.  Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.  But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he does has been done through God."

John 3:19-21

Korogaro's picture

Bro, that was epic! Reading it gave me a huge, evil Poner.

north island kiwi's picture

@ bro, i found it online as a free pdf read it about 18 months back yeah a real eye opener , explains alot

Croesus's picture

I'd love to see McStain turned into a windchime.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

that'd be WAYYY too useful.  Maybe a book cover, or some soap . . .

markpower49's picture

Tokyo Rose McCain was a many time employee of the month for the NVA.

Rubicon727's picture

He and Lindsey Graham have always been advocates for the military/defense wing of the government.

I'm sure they have been paid handsomely for their traiterous sponsorship.