Song of the day, for Sen. John McCain

In case you missed it, John McCain had this to say about Rand Paul’s nearly-thirteen-hour filibuster:

“If Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stuntes [sic] tha[t] fire up impressionable libertarian kids,” he said. “I don’t think what happened yesterday is helpful to the American people.”

To which I say:

McCain may as well have told all young libertarians to fuck off. If his comments represent the feelings of his party, the GOP has no future.

Confession: I voted for John McCain in the 2008 election. I was young and dumb, and it was the first presidential election I was old enough to vote in. I wasn’t excited about him and didn’t really care who won. The vote was a protest in my mind, even if no one knew about it (it was an absentee vote so it probably wasn’t counted). I was tired of the Obama obsession, particularly among my peers, and needed to be on the opposing side

I’ve never been so embarrassed for having voted McCain as I was today. In 2008, I thought I agreed with the Republicans, but I’ve learned since then. And I can’t imagine supporting them again.

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