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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:16 AM

The McCain BACK-PEDDLE on Benghazi BEGINS




JOHN McEGG-ON-FACE NEEDS TO PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE TO SUSAN RICE!!





The question we must ask ourselves is what next? Oh, but Sunday looms! We can’t have Sunday shows with McCain carrying neo-con water for the hawks. Any bets on whether the media will ask Senator McCain upon what evidence he based his allegations that the administration lied to the public on purpose? A statement that was in line with the unclassified (important note there that the Senator may wish to ponder) assessment of the intelligence communities is not a lie. New information is not a lie or a cover up.

The cover up would be if we were not told about the new information.






Asked about Senator Reid’s brutal letter to him in which Reid denied McCain’s calls to head a special committee to investigate Benghazi, McCain said at a press conference at the Halifax International Security Forum, “I’m concerned about four Americans who died. Their families need to know the circumstances, why it happened, how it happened, and where responsibility lies. That’s all. That’s all that we’re seeking. We’re not seeing a confrontation with anyone. We’re not trying to quote ‘take on anyone.’”



McCain claims that he knew better than the entire intelligence community (also known in Republican circles as “the administration” now) and thus he is not taking back his criticism of Susan Rice. The Senator said, “No, because I knew it was a terrorist attack from the beginning. People don’t go to spontaneous demonstrations with mortars and RPGs.” To date, no one has asked McCain how he can “know” with such certainty what happened in Benghazi when he was not there, and when he clearly did not read the intelligence reports sent to him that Rice based her comments on, or attend the briefing in which he could have more fully informed himself.



In McCain world, it was simple; he knew because there were mortars and RPGs there. And yet, it was not so simple. Shocking, I know. There were actually two attacks, and the intelligence community seems to think at this point that they may have been two separate attacks – perhaps one spontaneous and one planned or some combo thereof. Furthermore, Petraeus suggested that Rice’s talking points were the unclassified version of what happened, something McCain should have grasped for obvious reasons since he claims to be an expert at national security. Perhaps he expected us to send a cable to the suspects on day one. But never mind McCain’s big talk on RPGs (you have to feel for the guy, clinging to his days as The Military Guy), what is really important here is that he now says he is not seeking a confrontation with anyone. From lies and calling for a Watergate-esque investigation to “We’re not trying to quote ‘take on anyone,’” McCain is backpedaling. Not so fast, Senator.






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http://www.politicususa.com/mccain-backpedal-begins.html

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Segami Nov 2012 OP
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #1
Segami Nov 2012 #3
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #28
Segami Nov 2012 #29
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #30
Cha Nov 2012 #2
Segami Nov 2012 #4
Cha Nov 2012 #9
flamingdem Nov 2012 #18
Cha Nov 2012 #25
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #5
tblue37 Nov 2012 #6
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #7
Michigan Alum Nov 2012 #8
davidpdx Nov 2012 #10
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #11
Segami Nov 2012 #14
PATRICK Nov 2012 #12
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #13
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #15
Segami Nov 2012 #16
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #17
Segami Nov 2012 #19
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #21
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #20
Segami Nov 2012 #23
Change has come Nov 2012 #22
butterfly77 Nov 2012 #24
MADem Nov 2012 #26
atreides1 Nov 2012 #27
Ford_Prefect Nov 2012 #31

Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:27 AM

1. Yes, McCain owes Susan Rice an apology and so do many other GOPers and also FoxNews too. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:31 AM

3. Lets start with the LOUDEST mouth of them all. Johnny ' walnuts ' McCain.

This image should be posted everywhere.

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Response to Segami (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:53 PM

28. And Lindsey Graham. They both came out screaming together.

Lindsey was actually the most vicious and most nasty between the two, imho.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:42 PM

29. Nothing more than a cheap, lying, smoke n mirror exploitation rant.

As John Aravosis noted here, if we weren't already sure what Lindsey Graham has been up to with exploiting the tragedy in Libya, we have our answer now -- GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham running campaign ads on Benghazi tragedy:



For anyone still wondering why Republican Senator Lindsay Graham has taken the lead for the GOP, along with John McCain, on trying to exploit the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya two months ago, we now have our answer.

Lindsey Graham is using our dead ambassador for his re-election campaign.

Even Mitt Romney wasn’t this morbidly brazen.

But the evidence is incontrovertible. Lindsey Graham is running campaign ads about Benghazi. One such ad was found by Alvin McEwen of Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters on the Talk Points Memo site, and another on Daily Kos (Alvin forwarded them to me):

And when you click on the ad, it takes you to a petition on LindseyGraham.com, the Republican Senator’s campaign site that asks you to “sign the petition if you want answers”:

Oh we’d like answers all right.

Starting with why the Republicans keep treating the deaths of four Americans as if they’ve won the lottery. Who does Lindsey Graham think he is, Mitt Romney?


http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/lindsey-graham-using-benghazi-tragedy-camp




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Response to Segami (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:47 PM

30. Republicans *have* to politicize everything because their policies SUCK

and they can't get elected based on them.

Using the deaths of the four Americans in Benghazi for political gain is shameless, unpatriotic, and desperate - all part of the Republican DNA. But that doesn't mean anyone should turn a blind eye toward it.

He should be called on this shit by the media, be it MSNBC or CurrentTV, or even the New York Times. He has to be made ASHAMED for this since he clearly doesn't have a moral bone in that flabby body of his.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:31 AM

2. What the Cluck! That has got to be the

best graphic to depict Senator McEgg-On-Face's current status among the Reality Based Crowd.. of which I am one!

Sarah Jones does a good job with this latest bullshit of the Egg man.. thanks for the presentation, Segami!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:53 AM

4. Thanks Cha! I also think the graphic is spot-on message as well.

I also like the " Romney Joins 2013 DWTS Cast " header........

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Response to Segami (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:29 AM

9. Somebody has a great sense of Humor!

I saw those intials and didn't understand what they meant.. until now.

That chicken with the words.. "and they call us stupid" is a Classic!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:02 AM

18. WTC! The new saying needs to be What the Cluck!

That's my new saying regarding all things Republican!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:01 PM

25. I know, huh! "And, they call us stupid".. I love the expression

on the chickens' little faces.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:58 AM

5. K&R!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:10 AM

6. In 2008 he also claimed to know where Osama

was, but he sure didn't tell anyone--and Obama is the one who finally took Osama out, not McCain.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:14 AM

7. K&R nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:27 AM

8. Well it looks like John McCain is an expert mind-reader and should be sent to Libya to investigate.

And to all the other hot spots around the world - especially the most dangerous ones. We could get him a special outfit with a bullseye on the back.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:12 AM

10. Someone needs to send McCain a cluck o' gram

Bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:21 AM

11. McCain's real problem with Rice is she called him out for his flak jacketed Baghdad

shopping expedition in the 2008 campaign. He is a pissy old loser.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:38 AM

14. Susan Rice was Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship

We've seen and heard this ' dog whistle ' theater before. The wrappers are different but the caustic ingredients are the same.


McCain refers to Rice as " not very bright " or " doesn't understand ".... It clearly shows McCain's hate streak colors or HIS LACK of INTELLIGENCE when he refer's to Rice as not very bright.


Rice is a very bright woman who excelled on her own merits unlike a squating rodent like McCain who maneuvered his career by marrying up, into wealth and has been mooching government perks and pay cheques for most of his life.....


Sit down Johnny and STFU!!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:36 AM

12. The Ex-POW guy who put the stake

in the heart of the MIA movement? What briefing information decided him to put down the MIA controversy? An opportunist, hitman, grouchiest when most hypocritical, long overdue for retirement.

On far less rationale than MIA relatives he pitches a self-serving opinion to create a new witch hunt committee and personal appointment when there are far more(presently fictional) scenarios that imply his party's wrongdoing.

Secret funding by politically conspiratorial parties(Rove, billionaires, others)launches a timely youtube video whose only purpose(by a criminal hack with little motivation restrained by court order from doing ANYTHING) is deliberately aimed at a hornets' nest that wants to be kicked. Terrorist ops used extensively in the past by GOP administrations pick one of the least organized new democracies with lots of bitter and conflicted gunmen launch an attack or two(one Israeli influenced) within a demonstration by the largely duped. At the least, within the GOP, everything is ready, HAS been ready for years to take full political advantage of a terrorist attack, no matter what, no matter where, with no constructive intent whatsoever. The fact they short-funded embassy security and tried to tear apart the Bin Laden takedown and kickstart a war with Iran shows this political intent is 100% pure and unadulterated with any lawful or national interest.

That like Whitewater they want a foot in the scandal door until there might be something salable in the room- someday. That this was a pallid attempt at the infamous "October Surprise" gambit that could defuse the Bin Laden capture the media removed immediately from their trumpet page in favor of the GOP empty suit of bluff and boast and hate and fear.

Some of these fictions should provoke a little investigation. So naturally we can safely assume all such distasteful speculation, unpatriotic to a grand old national party, has absolutely no grounding and deserves but a tsk tsk or derisive chuckle.

As opposed to McCain's wise, experienced guesswork.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:25 AM

13. I think Palin should pick McCain for her VP when she runs for Prez in '16

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:48 AM

15. He just said on FTN that

he couldn't support ANY nominee at this point until Susan Rice comes on MTP and says she was wrong.

And it looks like my extreme badgering of McCain will continue on Twitter. @SenJohnMcCain ... join me in giving him hell.

Edited to add: Brinkley did not ask McCain why he wasn't at the briefing the other day. Brinkley also did not point out the double-standard re: C. Rice vs. S. Rice where Condi Rice was lauded by McCain/Graham during her confirmation for Sec of State despite her role in the failures of September 11, 2001 where 3000 Americans were killed. Yet McCain/Graham are appalled that Susan Rice should be nominated after repeating the intel she was given over the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:53 AM

16. Democrats need to take control of the megaphone and push back HARD

against Susan Rice propaganda hate squads like McCain, Graham et al.

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Response to Segami (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:57 AM

17. I was updating my post when you responded and you may not have seen it. I agree

that Dems need to counter this but the record of our party leaders in defending our people and positions is ... weeeellll ... lame. Hate to say that but for some reason we never seem to pull the gloves off and fight bare-knuckled.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:17 AM

19. Its quite simple once you begin to understand & accept

the premise that republicans are nothing more than shake-down bullies!!

How does one deflate a bully?......well, for starters you push back and NOT ALLOW yourself to become a repeating victim.

Democrats should make the ' propaganda noise machine party ' tremble each and every time they even ponder disseminating lies & distortions.

Make the bully scared and irrelevant.

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Response to Segami (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:51 AM

21. I completely agree and the lack of such a strategy is

the source of a great deal of fist-clenching frustration for me.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:19 AM

20. Mcdumbass is only doing this because he will no longer be a "ranking member"

on any Senate Committee that he deems "relevant" due to Committee term limits. As I understand, the only Committee left for him to be a "ranking member" on will be "Indian Affairs".

So he is having this juvenile racist temper tantrum now because next month, he will be "marginalized" when it comes to anything related to the military or national intelligence - unless he decides to focus on the "intelligence" aspect for Native American nations threatening secession.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:15 PM

23. I agree with you....the Committee Term Limits for McCain is driving this issue.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:18 PM

22. K & R

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:13 PM

24. K&R...

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:03 PM

26. Someone needs to pass the word to that whining Lindsay Graham... nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:52 PM

27. Just an Irrelevant Old Man

Why it happened? Because we Americans are not loved as much as people like Johnny boy seems to believe.

How it happened? A high concentration of explosives, bullets, and mortars, and the inability to inhale smoke!

Who is responsible? The people who let loose with all the things stated above!

As for McCain "knowing", that's like him knowing where Bin Laden was hiding and all we had to do was elect him as president so he could tell us!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:09 AM

31. Is this your brain on drugs?

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