Rush: ‘It’s like McCain is a dog and every Republican is a fire hydrant’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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Over the weekend, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain had once again voiced his support of military intervention against Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi, but not without questioning the stances of some of his fellow Republicans vying for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

This caught attention of conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, who addressed McCain’s comments on his Monday program.

“By the way, speaking of McCain – folks McCain, he’s out there saying all these wildfires out in Arizona started by illegals,” Limbaugh said. “McCain also went on [‘This Week’] yesterday and started ripping the entire Republican presidential field for being from the Pat Buchanan wing, for being isolationist. For you know, wanting to enforce the War Powers Act and make sure what we’re doing in Libya is legal. This is breathtaking.”

Limbaugh seemed perplexed as to why McCain would do this in what could be shaping up to be a tight presidential election.

“It’s like McCain is a dog and every Republican is a fire hydrant and here he comes,” Limbaugh said. “You get the picture? I’m thinking what is going on here? There’s not any isolationist here on our side. There are people who want to know what vital American interests are at stake.”

And if McCain’s reasoning is applied universally, Limbaugh asked why aren’t he and others with this pro-interventionist view calling for U.S. military action against other brutal regimes that are committing human rights atrocities.

“I have a simple question for Sen. McCain and the democracy project types,” Limbaugh said. “If your belief is the United States is going to go anywhere — I mean his quote about, I mean Gaddafi, he said Gaddafi was on the verge of – was on people’s doorsteps and he’s going to come in, run around and kill people. OK, we should not let that happen and we got to stop Gaddafi at every chance. Then why senator, and the rest of you in this democracy project – why are you not urging military intervention in Sudan? Why are you not urging military action in the Congo? If it is our place in every case to use our military where there are human rights violations on this kind of scale, where’s your demand for our intervention there?”