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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:04 PM

McCain: Obama’s The Problem, Not Ambassador Rice

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PEMA LEVY 9:51 AM EST, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2012

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that the problem with the administration's response to the Benghazi attacks has more to do with President Obama than with UN Ambassador Susan Rice, during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," even though congressional Republicans, including McCain, have gone after Rice in recent weeks.

McCain, who has said he would not vote for Rice if she is nominated to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, declined to reiterate that promise Sunday.

"Sure," McCain said to the question of whether Rice could do anything to change his mind about her. "She can give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took. I'll be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her."

Responding to a follow-up question on whether that means McCain is now open to voting for Rice if nominated, McCain replied: "I think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position, just as she said. But she's not the problem. The problem is the president of the United States who in a debate with Mitt Romney said that he had said it was a terrorist attack…"

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Reply McCain: Obama’s The Problem, Not Ambassador Rice (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
msanthrope Nov 2012 #1
K8-EEE Nov 2012 #30
Actionman Nov 2012 #36
UtahLib Nov 2012 #56
think Nov 2012 #2
pangaia Nov 2012 #3
Berlum Nov 2012 #4
heaven05 Nov 2012 #5
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #39
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #6
think Nov 2012 #14
randr Nov 2012 #7
crim son Nov 2012 #8
Skittles Nov 2012 #52
Warpy Nov 2012 #9
wisteria Nov 2012 #10
Iggo Nov 2012 #38
TheDebbieDee Nov 2012 #57
alp227 Nov 2012 #65
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #11
IllinoisBirdWatcher Nov 2012 #12
Botany Nov 2012 #13
Gman Nov 2012 #15
Gregorian Nov 2012 #16
EC Nov 2012 #17
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #18
LibGranny Nov 2012 #19
AndyA Nov 2012 #20
olddad56 Nov 2012 #21
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #22
olddad56 Nov 2012 #63
adirondacker Nov 2012 #23
SoapBox Nov 2012 #24
SamHarris2012 Nov 2012 #25
Thinkingabout Nov 2012 #26
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #27
bucolic_frolic Nov 2012 #29
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #33
Vietnameravet Nov 2012 #50
libdem4life Nov 2012 #60
bucolic_frolic Nov 2012 #28
catbyte Nov 2012 #31
and-justice-for-all Nov 2012 #32
intaglio Nov 2012 #34
AAO Nov 2012 #35
denvine Nov 2012 #37
kidwellsped Nov 2012 #40
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #41
goclark Nov 2012 #45
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #46
NMDemDist2 Nov 2012 #43
uppityperson Nov 2012 #44
aandegoons Nov 2012 #42
DallasNE Nov 2012 #47
burnsei sensei Nov 2012 #48
geomon666 Nov 2012 #49
Historic NY Nov 2012 #51
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #53
still_one Nov 2012 #54
patrice Nov 2012 #55
blueknight Nov 2012 #58
Still Sensible Nov 2012 #59
underthematrix Nov 2012 #61
DonCoquixote Nov 2012 #62
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #64
loyalkydem Nov 2012 #66
marshall Nov 2012 #67

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:08 PM

1. So you attack a woman because you have a problem with a man? Please proceed, Senator. nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:19 PM

30. +1 nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:36 PM

36. That was not one of those prepared lines...

But it will be historic... "Please proceed whomever"

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:39 PM

56. His usual pattern and the probable reason his wife refuses to reside in DC with him.

Can you imagine having to live with his evil temper and his habit of retaliating against the nearest target when something does not go his way? I've said it before - I believe it's only a matter of time until Meghan pens "Daddy Dearest".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:09 PM

2. If McCain is looking for problems he might start by looking in the mirror....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

3. Right John..Nice move.

You attack someone who you think will just fold. Someone pushes back. You are AGAIN made a fool of. So now you say "Oh please, I didn't mean it." Then you attack someone else.
You are a vengeful coward, a would be bully and just full of hate.
Seek professional help.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:13 PM

4. Freaking etch-a-sketch republicans are looking for some place their POO might stick

they should try flinging it at a mirror.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:21 PM

5. GOD!

this old idiot is still "appearing" and bludgeoning his point home to no avail with sane thinking human beings.. STFU!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:49 PM

39. And the Mighty Slime Machine (MSM) Can't Get Enough of Him

Anyone who bashes Obama gets a microphone and a camera.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:24 PM

6. Iraq war WMD cheerleader lectures nation on National Security ... REALLY?

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:28 PM

14. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:24 PM

7. He is afraid Romney will be compared to him

and is desperate to change the subject.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:25 PM

8. He continues to embarrass himself.

Idiot.

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Response to crim son (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:31 PM

52. yes he does

it is sad to see his obvious decline

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:25 PM

9. No, Johnny, YOU are the problem

You're a none too bright, bottom of the class militarist who thinks any problem can be solved by the use of the military.

I thank my fellow voters silently every single day that they were wise enough to reject you for the presidency. You would have been an unmitigated disaster.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:26 PM

10. Happy to see they are pulling back but....

I would still like to see Senator Kerry picked for Secretary of State. He does have more years in and is highly more qualified than she is.

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Response to wisteria (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:05 PM

38. Then who woud you run against Scott Brown in the special senate election?

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Response to Iggo (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:40 PM

57. Barney Frank? That man is brave and has NOTHING to hide........

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #57)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:11 AM

65. But I thought Frank retired from all political offices.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:27 PM

11. Bitter man who continues to bring shame upon his name.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:27 PM

12. McCain the problem. No One Else.

On the Benghazi issue as with many others, McCain engaged his large mouth before putting is brain in gear.

Yes, this spiteful little man has problems with the President of the United States. His problem is that he was royally trounced in 2008. He AND his "game changer" selection of the idiot of the north.

The more he babbles, the dumber he looks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:27 PM

13. If you are in a hole .......



McCain is stuck on stupid.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:30 PM

15. The only logical conclusion from all this with McCain is

that he's throwing a tantrum because Obama won. He thought he would be vindicated when Romney won. That would confirm that Obama beating him was a fluke. Now he's really pissed that Obama beat not only him but Romney too and 08 was clearly not a fluke.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:35 PM

16. If only I were a cartoon artist. Hey McCain, this bus left the station long ago. WAKE UP!

I see a train, with Obama on it, trying to fix the country that Bush left us with, while in the dust John Mccain is waving his confederate flag in the smoke and dust, all alone.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:36 PM

17. Why do they continue to put this old nut on TV

on Sunday's like he has any relevance?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:37 PM

18. John McCain needs to resign.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:04 PM

19. No, McSame, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM

and people are wise to your ways! That is why you LOST IN 2008! You are a child of privilege and have always taken advantage of that and you always manage to reveal your stupidity! Go away old man!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:06 PM

20. Grudge much, McCain?

Get over it. You lost the election in 2008 because Barack Obama was a much better candidate for the job. You picked a nit-wit idiot for a running mate, and proved by your own actions that you weren't capable of doing the job.

America just endorsed President Obama's abilities to lead the country earlier this month.

Shut up. You're just embarrassing yourself.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:09 PM

21. He should be the President.... of Arizona.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:16 PM

22. Four years till he's up for reelection

And he won handily the last time. So I guess he feels secure enough to pursue his vendetta instead of doing his job.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:36 AM

63. and he will be 80 years old then. If he is senile now, I can only imagine his mental state by then.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:21 PM

23. I think Family Guy nailed it in The John Mcain experience "I want to be president"...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:21 PM

24. A Puke/Bagger + Fuks "News" = Vomit

STFU, Grampy!!!!

You are a national disgrace.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:30 PM

25. Two months of investigating with nada to show for it.

 

That is the problem, Mr. McCain.

1. Bengahzi is NOT a consulate. It is a CIA mission.
2. Your party has spent two months investigating CIA GHOSTS.
3. Everything they were doing is useless thanks to YOU and ISSA. And rat boy Chaffetz.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:41 PM

26. McCain must have slept from 2001 to the end of 2008.

He did not investigate the lies about the WMD's told by Bush, who sent Colin Powell to the UN to tell the lie there and he forgot Condi continued the lies of the Bush administration. Tell it like it is, Obama beat McCain and Romney. Now it is going to be up to him to prove he is capable of governing or carrying a grudge. He has a job now do the job he has been elected to and not ruin a good career by whining.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:12 PM

27. The persistent attempts to tie the Benghazi Bullshit around Obama's neck makes me think impeachment

plans are being made behind the scenes in Rethug meeting rooms.

There's no other rational reason why they are persisting in this other than they are attempting to rev this up into impeachment proceedings. McCain is determined to derail Obama's second term agenda with the biggest bomb he can throw into the proceedings imho.

It won't succeed - the Senate will never find him guilty - but the proceedings would permanently cripple the Administration's agenda for this second term. That would suit the Rethug power brokers. Not as much as defeating him in the election but destroying any forward progress on Obama's goals would be a powerful second best.

Hope I'm wrong about this.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:18 PM

29. After the Clinton Impeachment??

The GOP will destroy itself if they pursue a political impeachment
again and try to make political hay out of it.

An absolute act of desperation.

The public would not buy it, and it will not fly over
what is obviously a matter of interpretation with
many differences of opinion.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:45 PM

33. It permanently crippled Clinton's second term. Tarnished his legacy and set up Gore's

presidential race to be so incredibly close (that it was bought? stolen? fractured by such a small fraction of Nader voters?)

I'm not so sure the Rethugs see the Clinton impeachment in the same way that we do.

I agree that it is an absolute act of desperation but I'm not so sure they see it as destructive. The teaparty Rethugs will be all over it. They'll LOVE Boehner and McConnell if they go forward on it - the upper echelon will see this as a unifier. There aren't enough moderate Rethugs in the house anymore to rein them in imho.

Like I said, I'd love to be wrong but McCain and Graham's persistent recent rhetoric that the Benghazi Bullshit is really OBAMA'S fault, makes my spidey sense tingle with alarm....

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:29 PM

50. I would love for them to try it!!

It would be the end of the GOP..and good riddance to a party of racists, liars, fear mongers and obstructionists!

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:00 PM

60. This isn't over sex so I predict it won't fly. And especially not with Petraeus re-entering

the political scene like nothing happened...and defending the President.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:14 PM

28. What an old Geezer Windbag

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:21 PM

31. YOU LOST, GET OVER IT & MOVE ON, MAN

He's getting worse by the day. What a miserable old bastard.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:34 PM

32. Actually McCant and Lindsey are the problem

not the President. McCant, still bitter after all these years....LOSER!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:54 PM

34. Awww, poor didums

Johnny got beaten by a non-white, Harvard educated, community organiser who runs the finest GOTV machine ever seen in the USA,who has been more beneficial to the USA than the previous 5 Republican presidents and has an awesome personal life.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:25 PM

35. A senile angry, resentful old man. Please people, get off his lawn!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:55 PM

37. The Republicans just don't get it!

I really don't think most of the population cares when and who first called it a terrorist attack. I really don't see the significance. So the Senate is wasting time following this conspiracy theory, and the Representatives are again trying to repeal Obamcare. Same old shit, different day. Hopefully they will trivialize themselves into oblivion rather than seeing that the public wants them to act on issues that really matter to us. Go on Gramps, when is he up for reelection?

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Response to kidwellsped (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:24 PM

41. That is nice! enjoy your short stay.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #41)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:39 PM

45. the quicker the better

For the "Visitor."

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Response to goclark (Reply #45)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:45 PM

46. He has been PPR'd

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Response to kidwellsped (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:27 PM

43. try getting your news somewhere other than Fox

the 'truth' you hear there doesn't match up with the timelines as shown by the CIA and the military and the State Department

do some research instead of just puking talking points

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Response to kidwellsped (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:30 PM

44. OK, you are racist. And banned. bye

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:25 PM

42. John McCain is as close to a terrorist as you can get.

Of course most republicans constantly side with the terrorist in their hate for this president.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:56 PM

47. No McCain: McCain Is The Problem, Not Obama

On September 12th Obama described the attack in Libya as "an act of terror" while speaking in the Rose Garden. It is on tape. Now McCain is calling Obama a liar in the debate, even though Candy Crowley fact checked it as true at the debate. Obviously, McCain is twisting the words then fact checking the twisted words and that makes the problem McCain's. It's weeks past time for McCain to simply shut up. Bitter does not make for a pretty picture. And "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran" is not a sensible policy. Why do show still have this discredited old coot on every Sunday?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 06:58 PM

48. John McCain is the new Mitch McConnell.

nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:02 PM

49. Obstructionist

I'll say it til my dying day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:30 PM

51. Loser again complains about the winner.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:37 PM

53. The election was, like, three weeks ago, John. You can exit "campaign mode" now

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:37 PM

54. McCain is irrelevant, and so are his opinions

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:38 PM

55. BITTER old man. Go home. Leave us alone. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:42 PM

58. i will be brutally honest

i will be so glad when these old dinosaurs just die and go to hell. fucking terrorist, no good dirty, homophobic,racist pricks EVERYONE OF THEM!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:52 PM

59. This washed up old loser

is addicted to the attention.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:08 PM

61. I have one word for McCain - JEALOUS

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:54 AM

62. The next time you think of voting 3rd party

remember, if we did that in 2008, either this person would be PRESIDENT, or Sarah Palin would be!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:46 AM

64. Time for old man McBlame to retire.

Useless fuckwad.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:03 AM

66. Hey Grandpa

shouldn't you say You're the problem and people who think like you? Still a sore loser aren't you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:48 PM

67. At least he acknowledges that she was merely stating the facts that she had been given

Some news reports act like she made it all up herself. She had likely never heard of that video. All she had to go on ws the intel that somebody gave her.

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