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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:05 PM

Pres To McInsane And His Little Buddy, Graham- "Want To Come After Somebody. Come After Me."


"But let me say specifically about Susan Rice, she has done exemplary work. She has represented the United States and our interests in the United Nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. As Iíve said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And Iím happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/us/politics/running-transcript-of-president-obamas-press-conference.html?pagewanted=7&_r=0



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Reply Pres To McInsane And His Little Buddy, Graham- "Want To Come After Somebody. Come After Me." (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 OP
BainsBane Nov 2012 #1
hogwyld Nov 2012 #2
BainsBane Nov 2012 #3
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #4
The_Counsel Nov 2012 #12
tosh Nov 2012 #21
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #6
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #5
azureblue Nov 2012 #37
Cha Nov 2012 #40
flpoljunkie Nov 2012 #51
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #7
PearliePoo2 Nov 2012 #8
a kennedy Nov 2012 #16
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #63
Deny and Shred Nov 2012 #9
tridim Nov 2012 #11
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #27
tridim Nov 2012 #41
central scrutinizer Nov 2012 #10
libnnc Nov 2012 #53
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #57
central scrutinizer Nov 2012 #64
freshwest Nov 2012 #13
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #14
michigandem58 Nov 2012 #15
a kennedy Nov 2012 #17
Cha Nov 2012 #42
intaglio Nov 2012 #18
Dawson Leery Nov 2012 #19
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #22
all american girl Nov 2012 #20
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #24
dodger501 Nov 2012 #23
fugop Nov 2012 #30
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #31
Cha Nov 2012 #44
DemoTex Nov 2012 #25
Grammy23 Nov 2012 #28
fugop Nov 2012 #32
Grammy23 Nov 2012 #34
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #56
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ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #55
Cha Nov 2012 #43
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #54
dem4ward Nov 2012 #26
Michigan Alum Nov 2012 #36
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #29
Grammy23 Nov 2012 #33
cali Nov 2012 #35
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #39
Cha Nov 2012 #45
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #47
Cha Nov 2012 #48
nc4bo Nov 2012 #38
Andy Stanton Nov 2012 #46
Botany Nov 2012 #49
grandpamike1 Nov 2012 #50
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #58
sandyshoes17 Nov 2012 #61
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #52
mfcorey1 Nov 2012 #59
vlyons Nov 2012 #60
texpatriot2004 Nov 2012 #62

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:07 PM

1. That was fantastic!

It is the most outraged we've seen the President in a while. Good for him for telling John McCain and Lindsay Graham exactly what he thinks about what they are up to regarding Susan Rice.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:07 PM

2. I'm at work so I'm kind of in the dark

Can you tell me where this was, and what was the context? Thanks!

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Response to hogwyld (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:08 PM

3. in his press conference

Happening right now. It's the question he just finished answering.

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Response to hogwyld (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:09 PM

4. They Said Benghazi Disqualified Susan Rice From Being S O S/nt

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:24 PM

12. No, 9/11 Should Have Disqualified CONDOLEEZA Rice from Being S O S....

...but the GOP-led Senate was all-too-happy to lick Bush's hairy arse hole to make that happen.

Therefore, any GOP senators that voted for Condi should be automatically disqualified from voting on Susan (no relation, thank God). Just sayin'...

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Response to The_Counsel (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:06 PM

21. Exactly.

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Response to hogwyld (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:09 PM

6. Obama in press conference right now ...

Question about what Obama thought of McCain and Graham's attacks on Susan Rice. Smacked them down pretty good.

I almost expected him to point out their endless cheer leading on Iraq war.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:09 PM

5. He threw down the gauntlet



Chickenshit Graham needs to go crawl back under his rock and Mclame needs to retire.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:38 PM

37. these two clowns

remind me of a couple of stupid guys looking for a bar fight, and deciding they are going to pick on the smaller funny looking guy in the bar, only to learn the hard way, the guy is a martial arts master...

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Response to azureblue (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:48 PM

40. I like your analogy, azureblue! nm

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:44 PM

51. Lindsay is trying to lay down a 'tough guy' marker since he's up for reelection in 2014.

McCain, on the other hand, is just still bitter that he lost to President Obama. They are truly a pathetic pair.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:13 PM

7. STFU punks.



Get off the porch. There's no room for anything but big dogs here.





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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:14 PM

8. THAT was with some passion!

Seems like the room got REAL quiet!
Hey McGramps, why don't you and your little lapdog Lindsay show your face to him and repeat your "slam" in person?

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:50 PM

16. *nodding* I thought that the room was terribly quiet also....

a pin dropping. But good for the POTUS to cut that sh*t in the bud.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:26 PM

63. Missed it....just got home from work

I will go find one to watch!

Don't mess with my President!He watches all of our backs!

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:18 PM

9. Refreshing

I as I watch the President's news conference, I am reminded of The Bush Years. It is refreshing to see THE PRESIDENT answering questions. As the neocons were rewriting US policy on a daily basis to fit their narrow view, we only heard from spokesmen like Ari. No WMD, Wars, Bush Doctrine, warrantless wiretapping, torture programs, ... didn't matter the issue. They would never allow Bush to have to think on his feet. NEVER.

These guys are still all gung-ho about Bengazi. They won't stop until they find a new story to use to hit Obama over the head. McCain and Graham are sterling examples for the need for Congressional term limits.

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Response to Deny and Shred (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:23 PM

11. All I remember about Bush press conferences was "We can't talk about ongoing investigations"

Over and over and over and over again..

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Response to tridim (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:16 PM

27. ... and looking at his notes to see who he should take the next scripted question from.




The best planned ones always went to the people from Faux Snooze.

(Notice I didn't say "reporters" or "journalists" )


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:51 PM

41. ...Or Jeff Guckert.

I can't believe I still remember that name.

What a joke that administration was. The whole thing, top to bottom. SMH.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:19 PM

10. choosing the Klondike Kardashian disqualifies Gramps from any personnel decisions (nfm)

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:50 PM

53. God bless you for the Klondike Kardashian moniker.

I am SO going to steal that. Brilliant.

...we now return you to our regularly scheduled thread...

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Response to libnnc (Reply #53)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:19 PM

57. Another one I like is Snowdrift Snooki.

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Response to libnnc (Reply #53)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:05 PM

64. I stole it from another DUer

nfm

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:25 PM

13. That battle will be won with just one look from the Prez. 'Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran' needs to retire.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:41 PM

14. That was an Aaron Sorkin moment. nt

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:43 PM

15. Quote

 

"But let me say specifically about Susan Rice, she has done exemplary work. She has represented the United States and our interests in the United Nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. As Iíve said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And Iím happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/us/politics/running-transcript-of-president-obamas-press-conference.html?pagewanted=7&_r=0

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Response to michigandem58 (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:50 PM

17. Loved it.....

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Response to michigandem58 (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:52 PM

42. Thank you, michigandem! I'm late to the party out here in Hawai'i..

It's not only "outrageous" as Prez says.. It's stupid gutteral foxscrews politics that Brands Lindsey and MCPalin as low level pols.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:02 PM

18. Paraphrasing

come and have a go if you think yer 'ard enough!

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:02 PM

19. McCain does not have it in him to directly attack the President.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:08 PM

22. Yep. We remember McLame's "That one" remark.

He's a chickenshit coward.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:05 PM

20. My American President moment happened, again

I missed it, so I will have to look this up....

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:10 PM

23. Then Graham bit back:

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-defends-susan-rice-against-outrageous-mccain-graham

Moments after Obama spoke, Graham released a statement doubling down on his objection to Rice:

ďMr. President, donít think for one minute I donít hold you ultimately responsible for Benghazi. I think you failed as Commander in Chief before, during, and after the attack.

ďWe owe it to the American people and the victims of this attack to have full, fair hearings and accountability be assigned where appropriate. Given what I know now, I have no intention of promoting anyone who is up to their eyeballs in the Benghazi debacle.Ē

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Response to dodger501 (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:20 PM

30. Shorter Lindsay Graham: WAAAAAHHH!

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Response to dodger501 (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:21 PM

31. Dems have a majority in the Senate. Time to introduce a resolution of

 

censure against Graham (a la Joseph McCarthy).

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Response to dodger501 (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:56 PM

44. Two words for lindsey f***head graham and his eyeballs...

Nine Eleven.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:11 PM

25. Lots of spanking going on today .. it's about damn time!

Nancy Pelosi spanked Luke Russert. Now the President has spanked John McCain and Lindsey Graham.



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Response to DemoTex (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:17 PM

28. Well, it looks like McCain and Graham are spoiling for a fight....

and what they might not realize is that President Obama seems to have grown a spine since his re-election. He gave them the equivalent of "Bring it on." And now they've each issued another shot across the bow.

Get the popcorn, guys. This could be interesting.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:22 PM

32. Obama doesn't have to play nice anymore.

And I, for one, am LOVING IT!

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Response to fugop (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:25 PM

34. Oh, yeah. I love it when the President has a "flash" of anger in his eyes. He doesn't use


it often but when he does....watch out. Maybe McCain and Graham missed that. They did that at their own peril.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #34)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:14 PM

56. Same here!

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:13 PM

55. >

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:54 PM

43. What did Nancy say to Luke Russert?

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:12 PM

54. +1000 nt

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:14 PM

26. We're all tired of Republicans constant bashing over Benghazi.

 

Fox news especially so I'm glad he called these assholes out. Maybe next time they'll think twice before opening their garbage mouths.

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Response to dem4ward (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:29 PM

36. Where were all the Repubs when all that fishiness happened with 9/11?

Oh that's right, it was a Repub Administration in charge. They successfully shut down any real investigation by intimidation and smearing anyone who tried to question the boy king.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:19 PM

29. Smack! Pow! Bam! He's finally it seems taken the measure of the

 

Rape-publi-scum.

Hit them again, harder!

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:22 PM

33. It's a new day, but someone forgot to send McCain and Graham the memo.


They are acting like the election has not taken place and there has been a shift in power. Thankfully, the American people have put their faith in the President. Every time McCain opens his yap, he looks more and more like a sore loser and just full of sour grapes. Tough sh*t, McNasty. No one care what you think. Well, maybe the folks over at Fox might. But the people who matter do not.

Hope the President stands his ground and McCain and Graham end up with egg on their faces. Couldn't happen to two more deserving guys.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:28 PM

35. Great defense of Susan Rice but he didn't really respond to the question

which was about MCain and Graham's wanting to set up a Watergate style special inquiry, which is clearly a way to go directly after the President.

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Response to cali (Reply #35)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:43 PM

39. He said that the Senate was setting up an investigation.

So, yes, he DID respond to the question.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:58 PM

45. Thanks for the info, GoCubsGo.. I missed the conference nm

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Response to Cha (Reply #45)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:05 PM

47. Graham and McCain want a "special" investigation.

Never mind that there are several others already going on. My guess is that a "special" investigation will somehow give them powers to snoop in places that have no relevance to the matter at hand. They are really digging for that blue dress...

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #47)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:24 PM

48. Thanks GCG! nm

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:41 PM

38. Please proceed, Senators.

We're they paying attention to the debates?

I really don't think these lamers want to F with POTUS. For some reason, I think he's got a can of whoop ass waiting for these morons.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:04 PM

46. Rice did absolutely nothing wrong

But a hearing is going to be necessary to clear the air.

Will McInsane and Graham demagogue the hearing? Of course. Their goal, and the goal of the entire Rethug party, is to destroy Obama, we know that. The Rethug House will probably vote to impeach, even though there's absolutely no grounds for it. This is the way the Rethugs try to hold onto power.

Once there's a hearing and all the facts come out the public will be behind Obama and any Rethug attempt to impeach will backfire.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:29 PM

49. My name is Barack Obama (Andrew Shepherd), and I am the president.



I love that man.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:44 PM

50. This is why

the Obama administration should have held hearings on War crimes committed during the Bush years.

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Response to grandpamike1 (Reply #50)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:23 PM

58. Yes.

One of my most major issues with the prez.

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Response to grandpamike1 (Reply #50)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:35 PM

61. Yes

And this is why they got nervous when we took the house. Nancy caved and took impeachment off the table. They will do it first chance they get.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:45 PM

52. Exactly ...

But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.


And I suspect that the reason the administration is not concerned about this "water-gate styled hearing" on Bengazi is because they have real-time recordings (and transcripts) of what the CIA was telling Dr. Rice.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:23 PM

59. I got your back, Prez. Let's kick butt. It is long overdue for McCain.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:55 PM

60. Thank you Mr Prez!

For standing up for Amb. Rice. Grumpy Granpa McGrump has never forgiven you for beating him out of the presidency. You are such class act Mr Prez.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:55 PM

62. What is it that VP Biden says

About President Obama, he has a spine of steel or something like that.

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