HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » McCain Responds To Obama:...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:47 PM

McCain Responds To Obama: ‘We’re Not Picking On Anybody’

Source: TPM



IGOR BOBIC 3:56 PM EST, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to rebut comments made by President Obama in which he admonished McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for launching "outrageous" attacks upon U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

"We're not picking on anybody," McCain said. "We intend to pursue this until the American people have the answers they deserve. This president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence, or engaged in a cover-up," McCain added. McCain further clarified that he and Obama "have some disagreement when it's called 'picking on' someone."

Holding his first press conference since his re-election earlier in the day at the White House, Obama emphatically defended Rice against accusations that she lied about the true nature of the attacks in Benghazi that lead to four American deaths.

"If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me," Obama said. "I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador? Who had nothing to do with Benghazi? To besmirch her reputation? It's outrageous."

-30-



Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/mccain-responds-to-obama-were-not-picking-on

36 replies, 5111 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 36 replies Author Time Post
Reply McCain Responds To Obama: ‘We’re Not Picking On Anybody’ (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
russspeakeasy Nov 2012 #1
yankeepants Nov 2012 #4
Iliyah Nov 2012 #2
still_one Nov 2012 #3
perdita9 Nov 2012 #10
Dubster Nov 2012 #5
Botany Nov 2012 #6
LibGranny Nov 2012 #22
Politicalboi Nov 2012 #29
exboyfil Nov 2012 #27
amandabeech Nov 2012 #35
Submariner Nov 2012 #7
perdita9 Nov 2012 #8
SutaUvaca Nov 2012 #9
Actionman Nov 2012 #11
amandabeech Nov 2012 #36
Skittles Nov 2012 #12
mercuryblues Nov 2012 #15
Liberalagogo Nov 2012 #13
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #14
NICO9000 Nov 2012 #16
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #17
PSPS Nov 2012 #18
AzDar Nov 2012 #19
TM99 Nov 2012 #20
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #21
Nika Nov 2012 #23
lsewpershad Nov 2012 #24
BlueStater Nov 2012 #25
lumpy Nov 2012 #26
Politicalboi Nov 2012 #28
Rocky888 Nov 2012 #30
Larry66 Nov 2012 #31
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #32
calimary Nov 2012 #33
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #34

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:49 PM

1. JOHN. SHUT UP !!!

Take Henry hamilton's advice.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to russspeakeasy (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:54 PM

4. Take Henry Hamiton's prescription n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:53 PM

2. His best friend Lieberman

is leaving the Senate and now he's pissed! Now he got to work with more WOMEN, 16 which are Dems - LOL

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:54 PM

3. Blah blah blah. Didn't you vote against honoring Martin Luther king? It is time for you to retire

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:09 PM

10. I forgot about that one!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:57 PM

5. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:58 PM

6. "Referring to Rice, he said she was at a minimum, guilty of "not being very bright ..... "

You said the words John now you own them. The POTUS called you and Lindsey out
in public and named your names because he was tired of your crap.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:59 PM

22. If you compare Susan Rice to Failin Palin - well, there's your

answer right there! He doesn't know STUPID when it's staring him in the face!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LibGranny (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:08 PM

29. Yeah but,

That stupid is so purrrdy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:04 PM

27. Rhodes Scholar, Truman Scholar

Degrees from Oxford (M.S. and PhD). B.S. from Stanford

This woman by any measure is off the charts bright. She has degrees from two of the finest universities in the world.

My old debate partner was a Truman Scholar and let me tell you he is very bright (alot smarter than me).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to exboyfil (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:55 PM

35. No doubt that she's very bright,

but the canned talking points were not believable at the time they were given, and they weren't true.

Rice looked ridiculous stating them, IMHO.

Whoever convinced her to go out there and say that stuff wasn't using good judgment.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:03 PM

7. McCain....you LOST 2 elections ago....STFU n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:08 PM

8. John McCain is no Gentleman

He's a cranky old man in desperate search for something to exploit for political purposes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:08 PM

9. Jesus Christ in a plastic basket!

"..pursue this until the American people have the answers they deserve"??? Where the hell were these righteous ass clowns when WMD were claimed, when Valerie Plame was outed? I hope this Benghazi stuff turns into quicksand for every rethug and fucksnews idiot who has ever tried to game it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:09 PM

11. Old and bitter

John shows up again with the gentle Lindsey close behind. And who do they go after because they are pissed about losing to Obama again, a woman. What is the problem with republican men and their ease of attacks on women.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Actionman (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:59 PM

36. If Petreus or Panetta had come out and said this

I imagine that the pukes would have attacked them, too.

Rice is our ambassador to the UN and in the running for SOS.

You insult her by thinking that she can't withstand these attacks because she's a woman.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:15 PM

12. why didn't they investigate 9/11 like this?

f***ing hypocrites

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:35 PM

15. why didn't

they investigate the Iraq WMD claim like this?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:20 PM

13. These asswipes are just trying to set a narrative

So their precious media will lick their behinds.

THEY HAVE NO CREDIBILITY.

Stop listening to this senile old fool and their DEFEATED party.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:31 PM

14. Time to reopen Keating Five.

Full investigation. Unseal the files. Put it back in the news cycle, daily. Never let it rest.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:36 PM

16. Old man yells at EVERYTHING!

His time was up long ago. Too bad nobody bothered to tell him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:44 PM

17. guilty of colossal incompetence, or engaged in a cover-up

Doesn't seem like either to me.

Maybe if they had had more funds to spend on security.....

colossal incompetence, indeed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:45 PM

18. "until the American people have the answers they deserve"

"We're not picking on anybody," McCain said. "We intend to pursue this until the American people have the answers they deserve.

Translation: We'll keep harping on this subject, which only "Fox News" viewers know of or care about, until Rush and our choreographers at Fox decide to fabricate outrage about something else.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:48 PM

19. I'm sure Senator McCain was JUST as insistent that the many U.S. Diplomatic targets attacked

under Bush The Lesser be so thoroughly "investigated" , right?

edited for: spelling like a TeaBagger

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:48 PM

20. I used to respect John McCain

I now no longer do so.

What an irrelevant man whose time has passed. He simply allows himself to be the spokesperson for the idiots on the fringe right now.

Very sad!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:52 PM

21. Johnny, Johnny. Ya'll tried that in election mode, and most of the country didn't buy it.

Maybe now you and some of your favorite brain-dead friends could try a few weeks of civility

I expect the President will tell you and your favorite brain-dead friends everything he knows about the Benghazi attacks when the inquiry results come back

Until then, why don't you lose the effin over-the-top accusations of incompetence and cover-up?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:19 PM

23. Poor old John McCain; irrelavant, old, lacking influence and political punch,

I'm not surprised to see him at these antics.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:19 PM

24. Hit thr road John

Your time is up whether u accept it or not.... just leave while u still have a semblance of standing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:54 PM

25. You lost, McJerk. Four years ago. Shut up. N/T

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:58 PM

26. "They" should have investigated why deadbeat McCain managed to crash so many airplanes.

n

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:07 PM

28. But a blurry video of the attack on the Pentagon

Is just fine with Magoo. I want to see more. I want answers as to why and how our defense building gets hit by ANYTHING. What kind of defense are they giving us? What improvements have been made so that doesn't happen again? Oh and where is that 2.3 TRILLION dollars that went missing a day before 9/11. Hey John, how about you take Sarah shopping, and don't blame anyone for Benghazi. Such bullshit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:20 PM

30. They will never let a democrat president

Do his job without constant obstructionism. Impeachment is the next wrd out of these assholes mouths. I say, bring war crime charges against the whole bush administration and any that new they were lying. And that would include John McCain and Lindsey graham.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:07 PM

31. What a jerk!!!!

This is the same butt-hole that supported Bush and Condalisa Rice after we invaded Iraq on faulty intelligence about weapons of mass destruction. A war that resulted in thousands of deaths and tens of thousands wounded and billions and billions of our tax money. What a total freaking A-Hole!!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:11 PM

32. The GOP probabyly organized the attacks

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:34 PM

33. You're not picking on anybody? Geez, knock me over with a feather.



I'm SO FREAKIN' TIRED of these people!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:04 PM

34. I need to know all about the Keating Five

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread