By Henry Decker

Benghazi Is A Political Loser For Republicans

November 14, 2012 7:21 pm Category: Memo Pad 305 Comments A+ / A-
Benghazi Is A Political Loser For Republicans

How long will the Republicans obsess over Benghazi before they realize it is hurting them politically?

Since the September 11th attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Republican leadership has insisted that the Obama administration dangerously mishandled the situation. Just hours after the incident, then-presidential nominee Mitt Romney held a press conference and released a statement  suggesting that the Obama administration sympathized with the attackers. In a sign of gaffes to come, the hasty, politicized response was panned by both foreign policy experts and voters.

Republicans learned nothing from the negative reaction to Romney’s response, however. Soon after, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee,  took it upon himself to hold a politically charged hearing on the tragedy. The hearing uncovered no relevant information (aside from accidentally blowing the CIA’s cover in Libya). Yet Fox News and the rest of the right-wing media relentlessly hammered President Obama on the issue, even as the overheated rhetoric became increasingly divorced from reality.

Finally, during the second presidential debate, Romney challenged President Obama with the right-wing version of events — that the president refused to admit that the attack was an act of terror — only to be humiliated when moderator Candy Crowley stepped in, pointing out that according to transcripts, Obama had referred to the attack in precisely those words.

After two months of nonstop harping on Benghazi, voters sent Republicans a clear message on Election Day: They don’t care. According to exit polls, only five percent of voters listed foreign policy as the most important issue at stake in the election, and 56 percent of that group voted for President Obama (compared to just 33 percent for Romney). As Daniel W. Drezner points out in Foreign Policy, this marks the first exit poll in at least three decades in which the Democratic candidate for president outperformed the Republican on foreign policy.

In other words, every second that the Republicans spent focusing on Benghazi was wasted effort. Still, the right refuses to drop the issue.

Now Senate Republicans are promising “Watergate-style” hearings of their own to prove, as Senator John McCain put it, that President Obama was “not telling the truth about what happened there and what he knew and when he knew it.”

Furthermore, McCain reiterated that he would block U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s potential nomination as Secretary of State because of her televised statements after the Benghazi attacks. During his rant against Rice, McCain declared that the experienced diplomat and scholar is “not very bright” and “not qualified” for the job.

Set aside the ironic spectacle of McCain — who chose Sarah Palin for vice president — accusing anyone else of  proposing an unqualified appointment. Forget too for a moment that the complaints against Rice are based on a deliberate misreading of her words. McCain and his colleagues’ vendetta is also terrible politics.

Voters are sick of the partisan gridlock that has frozen Congress’ ability to work for them, and they tend to blame Republicans. Starting President Obama’s second term by blocking the nomination of Susan Rice — who would be one of the most well-qualified cabinet appointees in recent memory — is not a good way to solve that problem.

Furthermore, Republicans were soundly defeated on Election Day largely because of their failure to reach out to women and African-American voters. Publicly insulting Susan Rice’s intelligence is unlikely to help the GOP expand its tent, to say the least.

If Senate Republicans simply must pursue this fight, however, President Obama served notice this afternoon that he is more than ready to step into the ring.

After Election Day, many pundits suggested that the Republican Party failed because it became trapped in the right-wing media bubble, and disconnected from the reality that most voters saw. If the Republicans’ continued obsession with the Benghazi “scandal” is any indication, the party has not yet woken up.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMVMZMDLRQL3TRK5RNOHJVZPHU stoptheinsanity

    Republicans have never gotten it or ever will get it. They are very outraged and angry over the fact that they lost the election which all their deluded media and prognosticators said they would win. Now they are out for revenge. They will continue their witch-hunt on President Obama by trying to turn Benghazi into Watergate. Good luck with that!!! These idiots haven’t learned a thing from their stunning defeat. They will become more intransigent, vindictive and racist and will continue to drive away more Americans from their neanderthal politics and southern white boy racist mentality. America has changed. GET OVER IT!!!

    • lana ward

      America has had her freedom stolen and Red rag is still a murderer. GET OVER IT!!!

      • RoyceGW

        Obviously, they STILL haven’t gotten over Watergate!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          Just More And More Chewing On Those Sour Grapes Which They Need To Spit Them Out And Get Over It And Move On!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

          Nixon resigned and no one died

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Besides Nixon Opening The Gates To CHINA There Was A War Going On Called Viet Nam Nixon Was More Than Happy To Let Go On Forever Still The American People Cried So Loud He Had No Choice But To Put A End To That War!! TROLL !! You Just Back Blowing Hot Air And Saying NOTHING But Stupid Shit!! You Just Like Your Stupid Party Of LIARS!!! Sad Real Sad !! Notice Nobody Like Your Comments Cause You Are LYING TROLL!!!

          • jvaljon1

            IN ADDITION to Nixon’s opening the gates to China, –they didn’t call him “Tricky Dick” for nothing! When it came time to Stop Vietnam (because We The People were screaming so loud to “STOP IT NOW”—Tricky did just that—he ENDED THE VIETNAM WAR–

            Only to CONTINUE IT in Cambodia and Laos! We called it Nixon’s Secret War. Because it was so Secret, it kept killing people and maiming our
            soldiers right on through. Nixon’s “Secret War” ended only much later on. Our soldiers never recovered from Vietnam, because our Military is only good at making money off of America’s wars—not taking care of its human casualties.

            Right after Vietnam—when they were most needed—”budget cuts” took so many of our VA hospitals, it was as if an enemy took an axe to them! Which is what actually did happen, because Republicans have always been America and Americans’, worst enemies. They spout their fake ‘patriotism’ and then CLOSE OUR VA’S?! They ALL ought to be hunted down and JAILED. The lot of them. Since they won’t be, though….Americans ought to have laws written into the Uniform Code of Military Justice, that says that if one political party creates the beginnings of a War—that political party is not allowed to run in ANY NATIONAL ELECTION until Heavy and Massive DAMAGES be paid to the survivors of their phony “Wars”—-as well as to the PEOPLE who we warred against! Example:

            Unreported in our newspapers (except for a few scholarly articles in some of our magazines) was the fact that Ho Chi Minh’s MOST ADMIRED DOCUMENT was his much-tattered, revered copy of: the United States Constitution. THAT was the Republic that he wanted to advance in Vietnam. Why America fought him? Because Uncle Ho wanted to EXTEND TRADE WITH SOUTH VIETNAM—and to that benefit, tried to extend the Trail leading from the North, further into the South of Vietnam. THAT was why hundreds of thousands of our young and theirs, died. Because of a few old people in D C, saw a possible diminution of their WAR PROFITS.

            The LEAST we could have done for our survivors, though, who fought for America so valiantly in Vietnam, WAS TO KEEP THE GODDAM VA HOSPITALS OPEN FOR THEM! For our Veterans of ANY WAR, to have to be homeless and beg in the streets, is BEYOND SHAMEFUL. It’s unacceptable—now and FOREVER!

            And that gets laid right where it belongs—at thse feet of the money-hungry “Patriots” who needed to balance their budgets ON THE BACKS OF THEIR SOLDIERS—while their paid GOONS and SHILLS in the Military made out hand over fist!
            Republicans are and have always been, this country’s worst and MOST UNPATRIOTIC ENEMY.

            Let ‘em posture all they want—all we have to do is to TEACH OUR KIDS that while Republican Pigs can wear dresses and suits and wave flags and spout their phony brand of “patriotism”—they’re still PIGS and must be forever left on the sidelines of America’s politics.

            Thank God that we FINALLY have a Real American, (besides Bill Clinton so long ago) once more, in the White House!

      • dham69

        Bunch of cowards wont let my response go through, What afraid of the truth. So much for free speech

        • lana ward

          That’s the red rag at work. Taking free speech away already

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

        Nope, she just won’t stop.

      • jvaljon1

        You must mean Bush, with that red bandanna that he always liked to wear around his neck, pretending—Connecticut boy that he always was—to be a “Reel Tex’in”??? THAT Red Rag? Yep, got to agree with you there, if nowhere else—Bush IS a murderer. Of many many thousands of innocent people. Once all his lies came out, Americans were appalled. They elected an honest man WITHOUT REGARD to the color of his skin, YOU RACIST BEEOTCH PIG!!! YOU “GET OVER IT”! YOU LOST AND LOST BIG,—-despite all those Koch Billions and Trillions spent trying to BUY AMERICA—to a talented Black Man with ten times the brains in his LITTLE FINGER—as all the degraded and incestuous Southern Whites like yourself, have in all of your heads COMBINED. YOU LOST!

        YOU, GET OVER IT!!!

        • lana ward

          America lost. Red rag the traitor, murderer has stolen America

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      John Old Ass Needs To STFU And Retire, He Still Chewing On Those Sour Grapes From The Last Dance He Had With Our President Obama!!! Where Was All This Crap When Over 3,000 American Died On American Soil Under Bush Watch !!! Then Bush Flew Bin Laden Family Out Of The USA Under A No Fly Zone??? Where Were These Thugs Then ????

      • jvaljon1

        My uncle was an old Middle-East hand. He was a rug-buyer for Sloane’s (Manhattan) and away for 3-4 months of the year. I was always interested in how Middle East peoples could have all different-type names. My uncle said he thought it was mostly family—except a few purely national names. “bin” he told me, is the Saudi way of saying “son” or “daughter” of. When the hijackers hit the Twin Towers (and my daughter and I missed being there because we were sick that day) it took a while before my shock and horror at losing our friends (not to mention, almost having lost our own lives) , allowed me to focus on what had actually happened: a bunch of Arabs had come to America; learned how to fly planes (but not how to take off or land…somehow a huge red flag that nobody noticed) hijacked 747s and attacked America with these huge flying bombs. Immediately I wondered—what KIND of Arabs? When the names of the hijackers were made public I understood that there had been FIFTEEN SAUDI ATTACKERS out of NINETEEN HIJACKERS. However in the intervening days before we went to war with Iraq, no mention was made that there had been NO IRAQI ON ANY OF THOSE PLANES.

        It came to me then that 3,000 Americans died on Sept. 11, 2001, because of OIL. All the Bush posturing about Saddam Hussein—who I knew to be the Saudis’ deadly enemy—begged the question of WHY our CIA had allowed this attack on our soil to occur—because by then, I knew that was what had happened. No answer was ever given—-and soon, after some unfriendly anonymous comments when I wondered over the Internet why We The People had been lied to so massively about 9/11, by our leaders—I stopped discussing the matter at all.

        It soon became obvious to me that we went into war with Iraq to gain control of Iraq’s share of the massive, pristine Kirkuk Oil Reserve in Northern Iraq on the border of Kurdistan. It was that same area that had been the target of the first Gulf War, initiated by Bush #1—-the father of Bush #2. In both cases Americans died and shed blood for oil. I couldn’t help but think—WHY? Is it only to make oil moguls richer? It must be, because we have magnetohydrodynamics with which to propel cars—a truly non-polluting source of energy that yields, for exhaust, PURE WATER—–instead of ruining our air like gasoline does.

        This is the 21st century. Now America has a wonderful, Progressive President. I remember from when I was a child, how certain people HATED ‘progressives’—-to them it was a dirty word—-how, I always wondered, could the desire to move forward socially (definition of progressive) be so wrong to those people? Now of course I understood—old, reactionary politics was finally playing out, but the old weren’t going down without a fight. Must’ve happened that way, I mused, between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons.

        We made a mistake, when we did not elect a Congress and Senate for President Obama to work with. Time is short, and the globe is warming rapidly, and now our President has a Congress that won’t work with him. WE HAD BETTER GIVE HIM ONE IN 2014—and then work like crazy to keep a Liberal, Progressive Majority in the House and the Senate. We had better work for this EVERY BIT AS HARD AS WE WORKED FOR THE ELECTION AND RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT OBAMA—-because now, the entire world is at stake. Climate change is upon us, and now all we can do is to mitigate SOME of its worst effects. It may even by now be too late for that—2001 was the tipping point, I believe—and our attention was diverted from the incipient global tragedy by greedy, short-sighted people. But it was our fault too, that we LET THAT HAPPEN. We voted Republican, and that’s always a bad vote when you’re trying to get a better world for your kids and all. We did this because Bush (with the connivance of his Saudi friends who committed 9/11) became a “War Prez’dunt” and took EIGHT YEARS to cement his anti-human agenda, and now it’s probably too late, but we still have to try.

        At least if we fail there may be a record to show to intervening generations, just why we failed. There will be other political parties in the future. Just to remember, whatever they’re called—-the party whose demands favor the wealthy at the expense of the rest of us, must be rooted out like the dirtbags that they are, and not given the respect that this bunch has been given, kowtowed-to by the media as if they were worth so much more than the rest of us. If they were/are, it’s only by reason of the Grand Theft America that these greedbags were allowed to perpetrate on our citizens. But now it’s time for Americans to pull together. Since Capitalism has failed so spectacularly, I now propose that we adopt its worst enemy ever—Socialism. I propose a new 20th-century Socialism to mitigate the climate change that is now upon us, brought by the unfettered criminality of Capitalistic swinishness. It’s no accident that the minions of the Republican/Conservative/NeoConservative party (I refuse to give them a capital “P”) hate Socialism—and now since their policies have hurt us and our whole world, IMHO it’s time and WAY PAST TIME, to adopt more earth-friendly, Socialist ways. God knows we need something WAY better than we have now. Capitalism isn’t it—we all know that by now. Let’s act on what we know, for God’s sake—eschew Big Oil, use MHD for our cars; wind and solar for our other energy needs—and see if it’s still too late for us to heal our world.

        But we can’t wait—-and we can’t EVER allow Republicans ANYWHERE IN OUR BODY POLITIC—EVER AGAIN. They’re America’s bitterest enemies—-and the Global Warming that they’ve denied for so long until it’s now upon us, proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt. Let’s kick our enemies out of America entirely if possible, as we go about saving what we can in the time that there’s left. They don’t belong as part of a Free People, anyway.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          You Got That Right My Friend!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

          You are also completely unhinged . God , I’ve never seen such hatred and anger from the Left . You people are such sore winners and whiners’

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZN2QPXNOCP6ZALR7QNJ4DTOIVU Sasha

            Michael, You must in the minority or (LOOSERS).

          • jvaljon1

            Now that Democrats have to pick up after ANOTHER REPUBLICAN DEPRESSION, you prattle on about “hatred and anger” from the Left? We don’t hate you, any more than we’d be hating on a bunch of VULTURES! WE’RE simply TIRED OF PICKING UP YOUR GARBAGE, you dumb GOONS! SO TIRED OF IT, THAT we’re gonna never let you happen to our body politic again. We’ll be getting rid of the 2o12-13 Loser Congress in 2014. Our mistake—we elected a REAL President, and forgot to elect Democrats to go with him. Except in Massachusetts where Pretty Boy Brown went down in defeat by Elizabeth Warren (whom the Republicans in Mass are even now trying to marginalize by attempting to keep Warren off of the Banking Committee so that she can effect the reforms that the people hired her to do) and in Florida they re-elected Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, the “Don’t get sick” scourge of the Republican Party.

            But our children KNOW NOW, to NEVER STAY AWAY FROM THE POLLS EVER AGAIN. And there are WAY MORE OF US, than there are of you.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

          What is really surprising is that so many Progressives usurp their own good judgement morals and ethics out of loyalty to a ruler who doesn’t deserve that . what is surprising is that you all are willing not to get to the truth out of the fear it would cause Obama to resign . If he is as culpable and derelict in his futies that 4 Americans died you should all want him to resign . But because he is your ruler you are all wiiling to look right past that . Nixon resigned and no one even died . What is also appalling is that Obama is covering this up and he is LYING EXCUSING and BLAMING it on You Tube . You and your media would rather help him cover it up . Wow what morals and ethics you all possess . Asl yourself how you would feel if this were a Republican President . You people would be having a Rachel Madcow over it . Your Media would never let it go . Liberals Hypocrisy explained . Hey Fern give me a call on your Obama phone when you get a chance ok

          • WhutHeSaid

            Is there really no limit to your hypocrisy? Nobody died during the Nixon Administration? What about that little place called Viet Nam? Say, have you been hitting the crack pipe?

            I find it hard to believe that one person can have so much stupid. Americans being killed by determined terrorists is a tragic and despicable event, but it takes great heaps of ‘dumb’ to expect anyone to believe that Obama was complicit. In fact, House Republicans can be blamed more realistically since they drastically cut the Administration’s embassy security budget.

            I get it – you lost the election badly, and spewing more lies is easier than facing reality. Sad.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

            You must really be as stupid as Obama thought you were when he LIED to you about Benghazi as an Excuse for him getting pants’d on 9/11 and balmed it on YOU TUBE . Also you have to be completely Libitarded if you are going to portray that I was talking about anything other then Watergate in referencing Nixon . Also are you all thos stupid ? You are going to blame Vietnam on Nixon ???/

          • WhutHeSaid

            If I were to get smart with you — how would you know it?

            If you can’t properly spell out your comparisons between administrations that’s YOUR problem. People die during all Presidential administrations, and that doesn’t necessarily mean that the deaths are the fault of the current President. That’s my point, since you obviously missed it.

            You have no proof that President Obama was responsible in any way for the deaths in Benghazi or that he lied about anything.

            The real problem here is that you are a loser. You and the thousands of drooling bigots like you got your asses whupped on November 6 by a black President. You hate it, and just can’t contain your rage. Benghazi is just another attempt to revise reality by spewing hateful lies. I have no idea why you think that hateful, lying, bigoted bullshit will do anything except lead to more public scorn.

            The problem for you is that venting more of your rage will just result in more ass-whuppin’s in the future. Humans have, for the most part, evolved past vile and despicable bigotry and racism. History has proven that people like you are the sordid past — NOT the future.

            The days of racist haters are numbered. If you can’t read the writing on the wall it’s YOUR problem, since you will pay the price through more public scorn and future defeats by people who may have a different skin color than you, but who have a brain that is firing on all cylinders.

            So you really have the choice: Drop the bigoted lying and hate-mongering, or resign yourself to becoming more insignificant with each passing day. Welcome to the 21st century.

          • http://www.facebook.com/warren.nicholson.77 Warren Nicholson

            Ike started our involment in Nam. Tricky dick promised to get us out of the mud, as soon as we elected him, then kepted us there for his full term.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            You Got That Right Most People Don’t Seem To Know This!! Just Like All The GOP President They Are Forever Starting WARS!!! Just Like You Said Ike Got Our Ass In This Viet Nam War He Left Office Before The World Seen The Boots On The Ground!! Make It Seem Like JFK Did It !! Kind Of Like Bush Leaving Office Before All He Damage Came To Light!!!

          • 345_719

            We had arepublican president and 3000 people died because of his stupidity!!

          • jvaljon1

            WAY WAY MORE than 3,000 died because of his stupidity! What about the 3000+ that died during 9/11—-and we had to wait TEN LONG YEARS FOR JUSTICE, delivered by the Right Wing’s hated Black President!

            Do you know that, when President Obama honored Seal Team Six on the White House Lawn—Bush didn’t even show his face? This is because pre-9/11, Osama bin Laden was a much-beloved Bush family friend. In fact he tried to teach Bush about business principles, bin Laden did, so that Bush could run his Arbusto Energy Oil Co that Daddy gave him for his birthday one year, run it successfully instead of running it into the ground like Bush Jr. did with everything he touched, NOT EXCEPTING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

            It took these disgusting White Bigots to make me ashamed of being White. They are Pigs and Sons Of Pigs, with Swine Sisters who are also Daughters Of Pigs. The reason they’re dying out in the South is because of the inbreeding that many of their families practice, and the stupidity that it produces. Due to that, they’re suddenly realizing that they’re “in the minority” despite the 12 to 14 kids that the White Evangelicals were exhorted by their pastors on a daily basis all through the 2000′s, to produce.

            These aren’t so much White as they are Cultish. Unfortunately people lump all Whites out of the same racist cloth, due to the same wrong-headed thinking that produced people lumping all Blacks out of the same cloth—that is, inferior to Whites.

            I got news for both of them–to the Blacks: a whole lot of Whites (our family all included)—and not all kids, either—voted for Barack Obama BOTH TIMES. To the Whites: you put up a principled leader against an unprincipled candidate of ANY color, and YOUR man/woman will win.

            All the lies that Republicans told with those super-expensive ads….all the BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT SPREADING THOSE LIES—it all came to naught, didn’t it?

            Yay!!! THERE IS A GOD!!! YAY!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Hey Troll Kiss A Moose Ass!!!

          • jvaljon1

            (Moose to Fern): Why do you hate me so? What did I ever do to you that you want this dirtbag to kiss my ass, which is MUCH CLEANER THAN HIS MOUTH???

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            LOL Sorry Mr Moose!! LOL

          • jvaljon1

            Now Licking Goat Balls, that’s something else.  MUCH BETTER, since goats are nature’s GARBAGEMEN, LOL!

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            If My Phone Came From Obama Why In The Hell Do I Keep Getting The Bill Each Month??? Shut Your Lying Dumb Ass Up Troll And Stop Chewing On Those Sour Grapes!! Just Spit Them Out And Suck It Up Fool You Back A Loser Much Like Yourself!! LOL A LIAR AND A SORE LOSER!! STFU TALKING TO ME!! TROLL

          • jvaljon1

            Love it, girl!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Federman/100001308611208 Paul Federman

            The Republicans wasted $40 million of taxpayer money in an attempt to rid themselves of a president. They failed in their attempt. In 2010 they promised Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Instead The Republicons introduced 46 bills on abortion, 113 bills on religion, 73 bills on family relation-ships, 36 bills on marriage, 72 bills on firearms, 604 bills on taxation, 467 bills on government investigation, 33 attempts to repeal Obamacare. Now they want a
            “Watergate” type investigation to waste more taxpayer money. George Bush was forewarned of an eminent terrorist attack on U.S soil and chose to ignor it, did nothing. Presidential Daily Briefing, and other’s before:
            “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” 3,497 American mostly civilians died a horrible death in the attack on the Twin Towers and pentagon. Americans killed on American soil, not thousands of miles away in a war zone. Then Bush lied to Congress and the American people about WMD’s that never existed in order to start a preemptive war against another sovereign country (Iraq) to get control of their oil wells, and declared “Mission Accomplished” nine years too early to the cost of over 4500 American servicemens lives and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead and the loss of bin Laden in Tora Bora. And then he had the unprecedented audacity to cut taxes for the rich rather than pay for his wars, instead passing the cost on to future generations. Where was your self-righteous indignation back then?
            ● BUSH – July 14, 2002, U.S.: Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia millitants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded. No Republican outrage!
            ● BUSH – June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
            Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
            ● BUSH – February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Truck bomb kills 17.
            ● BUSH – February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
            Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
            ● BUSH – July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
            Suicide bomber kills two.
            ● BUSH – December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
            Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.
            ● BUSH – March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
            Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
            ● BUSH – September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
            Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). Four killed and 13 wounded.
            ● BUSH – January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
            A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
            ● BUSH – July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
            Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
            ● BUSH – March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
            Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead. 2 dead.
            ● BUSH – September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
            Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

            WHERE WAS THE REPUBLICAN SELF-RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION BACK THEN?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZN2QPXNOCP6ZALR7QNJ4DTOIVU Sasha

          I liked your essay until I got to the socialism takeover. I prefer a healthy mix of capitalism and socialism. “Capsolism” per se. Both dedicated to healthy competition and the right to life, liberty and happiness. Can’t we care about and provide for those in need without having to apologize? And can’t I expect to profit from a better mouse trap? A functioning blend. I think that it’s possible. I think that current members of this group are proudly called Democtats.

          • jvaljon1

            I don’t know, Susan—up until lately I would’ve been happy to agree with you. But after seeing what just a couple of Republicans can do against the American People, I have to wonder…..since THEY THEMSELVES are always screaming “Socialism!” to any kind of re-distribution idea—-and since NON-re-distribution has led to the terrible social costs that we’re living through right now—why not try something (for a while anyway) that Republicans HATE?  Seems to me, that just a trial, can’t go too wrong, LOL! After all….from 2000 to 2008 we have had the REVERSE….and we know how THAT sucked.  Just sayin’?

          • jvaljon1

            *Sasha!* (Sorry…)

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

            Sasha couldn’t agree with you more. Capitalism unchecked is danagerous but it’s a system that can benefit innovation which our country has always been good at. Socialism which we do have some of would be good to assist those in this country that needs help.

          • jvaljon1

            We had that once. Remember the Reagan Democrats? They devolved into today’s Tea Party. Capsolism was GREAT at one time….it was what we had in the 50s. Everyone had jobs—EVERYONE—and we built a Middle Class that was at first the envy and then the ambition for every other civilized country on earth. But the FIRST THING THAT THOSE SOCIETIES did, was to give their people FREE HEALTH CARE. That was their way of saying “”With Health Care for all, we INVEST IN OUR CITIZENRY”. But that wasn’t allowed here. Here we have that cruel myth, the two-party system, so until we junk that, we’ll never get anywhere. Remember that the word “Progressive” means “to move forward….to not be mired in a past THAT HAS NEVER WORKED FOR THE MAJORITY. We need the Progressive Movement to grow into its power. Then and only then can you have your Capsolism.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

        Hi Fern …You do realize you are off your meds again and completely unhinged roght ? right ?

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          I Can See Your Too Are Still Chewing On The Sour Grapes And Still Can’t Seem To Get I Don’t Want You To Talk To Me, I Don’t Talk To Racist Koch Brothers Ass Kisser And Losers!!! Go Talk To Your Other Racist Ignorant Ass Friends!!! Please STFU Taking To Me!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

            Fern call me on your Obama phone asap

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            When You Get Thru Kissing That Moose Ass Go Suck And Lick Some Goats Balls!!! You Know How You Inbred Like To Screw The Farm Animals!!!

          • jvaljon1

            If they just only DID like to screw the farm animals! Unfortunately they like to screw their sisters even more, those that have them, and that’s where the trouble arises.

            THAT’S WHY we have so many Nutsos and LUNATICS as President, for so long!

            Not ALL Southerners are bad Presidents, though. President William Jefferson Clinton was/(is still) respected as one of America’s greatest. Hopefully his wife Hillary will be rested enough to run for the Presidency in ’16. If not her, then definitely Elizabeth Warren. I agree, Fern, we do need full and not inbred, human beings in the White House, and we have one now, Thank God!

            YAY! About Effing TIME!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Federman/100001308611208 Paul Federman

            Really Michael, is that all you’ve got? The Obama phone? You’re off your meds again? How pathetic can you get? Under Nixon no one died? He got elected promising to stop the war in Viet Nam. Instead he sent in Bombers and expanded the war to Cambodia extending the war. He resigned office because he commited high crimes and misdemeanors as evidenced by Senate hearings. If you really believe Obama was at fault, see my comments above.

    • dham69

      Libs make me sick, 4 americans murdered because of terrorist. murdered because the libs stood by and let it happen. These lives are on the democrat party and this lame president. He couldn’t careless as long as he was voted back into office. And how you leftist could care less about the truth or the soldiers who put their lives on line every single day. I am an american soldier and you libs and leftist make me sick. We need to have an investigation to find out who ordered the stand down and who ordered these americans to be murdered. Libs and the socialist in american will destroy (or try) this country. However, they will destroy themselves peoiple will relize the loosers your truly are

      • mowinst

        To dham69, where are the weapons of mass destruction that took this country into war by the George Bush and the Republican party. Please address that.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

        Love the dumbfounded expression Bush had at the school in Fla. on 9/11. Very similar to the one of Robme’s face on Nov.6. The look of utter shock when you have been told over and over again about something but your arrogance and greed would not let you comprehend the truth and now you are forced to deal with it. For Bush it happened again during Katrina. I was an American soldier too and no one told anyone (this point has been disproved many times and so now it is time for you to accept that fact) to stand down. If you want to post at least know something about what is being discussed. Appear to be intelligent even if you aren’t. I want someone to stand for the over 3,000 soldiers who died in Iraq and the over 2,000 in Afghanistan. I want someone to stand for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi’s who died as a result of the lies told by Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld. You are a soldier so you should understand how dangerous the world is. Fact is a single shooter here has killed many more than 4 many, many times in the past year. Where is your outrage for them. Look we understand you hate a black man as President but understand too that the rest of us (US) do not hold your views. We elected him in a plurality so time for you to get over your lose and move on and grow up.

        • jvaljon1

          dham69—is a SOLDIER???? Say it isn’t so…I just thought he was a PIG!

          • myfanwy

            This reveals a lot about the quality of your thought processes.

          • jvaljon1

            At least, I have some, LOL! I’M not the one who’s been brainwashed by some coke-snorting madman with a radio program!

        • http://www.facebook.com/luthere.corbett Luther E Corbett

          Love that. This guy is not a soldier he is a sailor, who was on a ship three hundred or miles of the coast, snug as a bug in a rug. I’m a viet-nam vet
          who served with the 173rd Airborne Recon.

        • jvaljon1

          SEE, DHAM??? THAT’S A GUY WHO HAS SERVED HIS COUNTRY!

      • jvaljon1

        YOU have destroyed this country, you dirty pig greedbag. YOU MAKE AMERICANS SICK and we’re tired of you. We gave you your papers in 2008 and 2012….alas we didn’t clear the lot of you out of Congress either time, but we’ll surely correct that oversight soon enough.

        Capitalism has become a COLOSSAL FAILURE. It didn’t used to be—until one Phil Gramm took over the Finance Committee, and re-wrote all the rules (tossing what he couldn’t re-write) governing how America is run. Capitalism had been FINE, up to then: we had our Clean Air and Clean Water Act, up until they were gutted. “Too many regulations” mumbled the Republicans—-and there went our air, our water, our FOOD SAFETY, our MEDICAL SAFETY—all the things that a great society protects itself with—-down the drain under the Gramm charge of “DEREGULATION”.

        Nobody ever asked what those regulations were for, and now our economy, our air, our water, our food—-all is in a shambles. Because of YOU, dham69. YOU AND YOURS HAVE DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY. If EVER EVER we let dirtbags like you back in office, may God strike us all dead, because we’ll deserve it then. You’re a bunch of unAmerican money sluts; we see you well for what you are, you pigs, and you’ll get back in power in America OVER OUR DEAD BODIES!

      • grammyjill

        So, you think the dems screwed up. Well,what about Iraq? And don’t pull that I’m a soldier so I know better crap on me. My son is an E6 and was in Iraq because someone lied. What about all those lives?

      • myfanwy

        Which “libs” stood by and “let it happen”? There were only the embassy personnel and eventually some CIA folks who came to help. There certainly wasn’t much the people on this side of the Atlantic could do once the shooting started. The only people in THIS country who could have helped but didn’t were the members of congress who refused to provide funding for additional security in US embassies.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

          Are you kidding me ? There was nothing we could do during a 7 hr siege ? With two ex seals lasing targets and drones overhead ? You really believe that after all the drone killings our Nobel peace Prize winning clown has killed ?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

        Agree dham69 . It is so Hypocritical of Libitards to usurp their own morals and ethics for someomne who also has no respect for their intellignece . I mean come on now he holds them in such contempt that he thought he could get away with a You Tube LIE . Did he think they would buy it ???/ Wait a minute not only did they buy it they repeated it . Maybe he’s on to something . They are that stupid

        • WhutHeSaid

          I understand that being a loser is painful, so I can understand your bitter lies even though I’m not stupid enough to believe them. It’s particularly bad (I know) that you got your ass whupped by a black man not once, but twice.

          Please allow me to offer you some words of comfort: Obama cares about you, even if you are a useless redneck bigot loser. Better now?

          • jvaljon1

            Love it, Whut!

        • jvaljon1

          YOU RepubliTURDS usurped your own morals and ethics when you gave that stinking piece of garbage Bush, not one but TWO terms, with which to screw over this country. You are such pieces of SCUM that you brand THIS President as a Liar. Where were you when that TURDMOUTH PRESIDENT OF YOURS, SENT OUR YOUNG TO DIE OVER NONEXISTENT WMD’S??? YOU are the stupid ones. We’re lived EIGHT YEARS WITH YOUR LIAR AS PRESIDENT, and most Americans as a result, have NO JOBS AND NO HOMES. We’re recovering now because finally, after the eight disastrous BUSH years, we have an honorable and an honest President and you can’t STAND IT! Too bad, YOU LOST!!! GET OVER IT!

      • jvaljon1

        It’s “losers” you MORON. Like YOU…LOSER! You’re not fit to wipe the a$$ of a Liberal with your tongue, JERK! I don’t believe that you’re a soldier at all. I have sons and daughters in the military and NONE OF THEM TALK LIKE YOU!!! Besides everyone knows that Republicans DON’T FIGHT—they just send OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THAT FOR THEM!!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Federman/100001308611208 Paul Federman

        Who orderd these Americans to be murdered? Where do you get you sick thinking from? An assault halfway around the world in the most dangerous of war zones. You’ve got to be kidding!!! Republicons cut the budget asked for to provide security. And you talk like Obama was suppose to put on his side arms and personally rush to Benghazi to save our comrades? In real time! Now they want a “Watergate” type investiga-tion to waste more taxpayer money. George Bush was forewarned of an eminent terrorist attack on U.S soil and chose to ignor it, did nothing. Presidential Daily Briefing, and other’s before: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” 3,497 American mostly civilians died a horrible death in the attack on the Twin Towers and pentagon. Americans killed on American soil, not thousands of miles away in a war zone. Then Bush lied to Congress and the American people about WMD’s that never existed in order to start a preemptive war against another sovereign country (Iraq) to get control of their oil wells, and declared “Mission Accomplished” nine years too early to the cost of over 4500 American servicemens lives and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead and the loss of bin Laden in Tora Bora. And then he had the unprecedented audacity to cut taxes for the rich rather than pay for his wars, instead passing the cost on to future generations. Where was your self-righteous indignation back then?
        ● BUSH – July 14, 2002, U.S.: Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia millitants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded. No Republican outrage!
        ● BUSH – June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
        Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
        ● BUSH – February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Truck bomb kills 17.
        ● BUSH – February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
        Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
        ● BUSH – July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
        Suicide bomber kills two.
        ● BUSH – December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
        Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.
        ● BUSH – March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
        Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
        ● BUSH – September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
        Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). Four killed and 13 wounded.
        ● BUSH – January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
        A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
        ● BUSH – July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
        Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
        ● BUSH – March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
        Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead. 2 dead.
        ● BUSH – September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
        Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

        WHERE WAS THE REPUBLICAN SELF-RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION BACK THEN?

    • dham69

      Bunch of cowards wont let my response go through, What afraid of the truth. So much for free speech

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6RROC4IUESHT322QS5VJVPYRM Lynda

    I doubt it. They obviously have nothing else to hang on too, so they will fight tooth and nail to keep the charade alive. The President made monkeys out of those idiot Senators today. He made them look like the small little men they are while being grandly presidential.

  • ryueire

    McCain is the one who seemingly is not very bright. As the article states, one of his very humongous gaffes was choosing Palin as his running mate, and then the suspension of his campaign to deal with the economic crisis, although he had no formed solutions or intelligent observations to offer.
    Also, he has run on promoting credentials of a former decorated military background. Does anyone have the facts as to his personal background regards this? Apparently he graduated near the lower end of his class from West Point. And, he was a pilot who was shot down and spent his time as a POW. There is nothing wrong with this, except that he was shot down or crashed more than once. One could argue he was a brave risk taking soldier, or that he was inept or had poor judgement.
    Based upon his last decade of political actions and statements, I know which way I would go with the argument.

    • adler56

      McCain was 3rd from the bottom of his class and both his daddy and grandfather were 4 star Admirals at the time- imagine what his grades would have been without them. I believe he was only shot down once although he did crash 4 planes- not a very good pilot.
      After being released from POW camp he started looking for a younger, richer wife ( the wife who waited for him had been in an accident and was disabled). When asked how many homes they owned he didn’t know- anybody out there have trouble remembering how many homes they own? Other than McCain, williard and probably trump.

    • commserver

      McCain was a graduate of the USNA, where he didn’t have the greatest of academic records. If it weren’t for the fact that his family had many admirals he wouldn’t have gone too far.

      • latebloomingrandma

        Funny—He was born in the Panama Canal zone and was at the bottom of his class at the academy—yet—no one asked him for his birth certificate or questioned the Constitutionality of his candidacy, and NO ONE asked for his grade transcripts. Where was Trump back then?????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Jones/827014412 Daniel Jones

    What will it take? A newer juicy scandal to obsess on instead.

    Simply put, the GOP is behaving like they are a party of culture vultures, letting the body politic suffer and perish so they can devour the carrion.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IEMKIDH75QW4EGB5UWB6RTQWPI raspberries

    Graham and McCain both need a nice, long vacation. The war is over, guys. Let us all have a litle rest. Maybe you could direct your furor and blind anger in a better direction, like volunteering to help the devastated citizens of Sandy. You might even make some new friends in the process.

  • adler56

    Old man McCAin should stick to writing bad checks- that’s the only thing he ever got right and that was wrong.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TT6POTCLZCE74T76WAJIIIUAHU frida

    McCain and Graham have lost their credibility. It was like the punch in their faces during the Press Conference yesterday. The President really made them look small in the eyes of many.

  • nobsartist

    I suggest that we ignore them. They will go away.

    • foolsdance

      Nooooooo!!! We need to watch and listen carefully – they are their own worst enemies, so all we have to do come the next election is play their own words back at them. You wouldn’t ignore a man standing at the corner of your house with a gas can and a torch would you?

      • nobsartist

        They are a distraction at this point. It is time to start moving forward again.

  • commserver

    The GOP is still fighting yesterday’s battles. That is why they are in trouble.

    I guess that is why the word conservative has special meaning here. According to the Free Dictionary

    con·ser·va·tive (kn-sûrv-tv)
    adj.
    1. Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
    2. Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
    3. Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.
    4.
    a. Of or relating to the political philosophy of conservatism.
    b. Belonging to a conservative party, group, or movement.
    5. Conservative Of or belonging to the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom or the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada.
    6. Conservative Of or adhering to Conservative Judaism.
    7. Tending to conserve; preservative: the conservative use of natural resources.
    n.
    1. One favoring traditional views and values.
    2. A supporter of political conservatism.
    3. Conservative A member or supporter of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom or the Progressive Conservative Party in Canada.
    4. Archaic A preservative agent or principle.

    The world is changing everyday. The conservatives don’t want that. The Tea Party reflects an extreme side of that view.

    • latebloomingrandma

      Our conservatives sure don’t adhere to the conservative use of natural resources. They must have missed that part.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

      They can not be conservatives then since they do not favor any “traditional” view but only the most extreme ones. They are not moderate at all. But they do hate change. Key word is the last definition. ARCHAIC, preservative agent. means they are dead for many years now and are all pickled in principals no one else espouses but them. Stuck in the 1860′s where they lost again. If they can not accept that loss how can we expect them to ever accept the last drubbing they took?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kannbrown65 Karen Brown

    They’ve got nothing else. Even though ALL this brings up is that there were multiple embassy attacks during the Bush administration they didn’t flip out about, that every time they have a hissy fit, they breach national security and put our intelligence community at risk, and that they only care about foreign policy if they can make political or financial bank on it, otherwise, it is an area that they aren’t ‘willing to borrow from China’ over (screaming about attacks in embassies after defunding Embassy security by hundreds of millions sounds incredibly dissonant to the American ear, obviously).

    So, carry on, GOP. Your tin ear when it comes to what works with the public, outside of your own base, continues to do nothing but help the other side.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    I suspect the GOP frenzy over the Benghazi terrorist attack was part of a campaign strategy designed to discredit President Obama’s foreign policy successes and, at the same time, try to establish a parallel between the Republican legacy on terrorism and one isolated incident in 3.7 years, with suspicious motives considering its timing.
    Where were the GOP demands for an indepth investigation into the Bush administration’s performance before, during and immediately after 9/11, when almost 3,000 people died on U.S. soil? Where was the outrage when Al Qaeda operatives were carrying out indiscriminate attacks against our interests and against our allies in places like Madrid and London while the Bush administration was busy trying to justify the invasion of Iraq? Where were these senators when almost 300 Marines were slaughtered in their barracks near the Beirut airport and Reagan ordered the biggest cut and run in U.S. history? Where were they when Iran-Contra became public? Oops, I forgot, Lt. Colonels were responsible for U.S. foreign policy in those days. I remember, they were busy naming airports after their hero!

    • foolsdance

      Precisely! I point all of this out when I see one of the idiots raving about Benghazi, and they NEVER have a response. It’s not out of sincere caring for the individuals who died, it’s all about Obama and gotcha politics.

      • latebloomingrandma

        Yes–Reagan was teflon; Obama is velcro; thank heavens we didn’t get President Etch-a-Sketch.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

          ypu are an idiot . Reagan like all Republican Presidents was hounded by your Liberal PR firms . The only problem was they had nothing they could criticie him for . Now Obama never gets criticized for anything by HIS media er PR firms

          • jvaljon1

            Oh Boo Hoo! Reagan created NOT ONE BUT TWO, RECESSIONS during his time in office! And the reason that Obama never gets criticized for anything by regular Americans, is that we see him every day TAKING OUT THE GARBAGE!!!! Americans are finally getting back to work. Think we’re EVER gonna elect another Bush who, all during his last year in office, GAVE @ ONE MILLION OF OUR JOBS PER MONTH, to his buddies in CHINA???

            Anyone ever votes Republican again? May lightning strike them!!!!

      • Dianes4babies

        Boy, you’ve got that so right!!

      • lana ward

        Red rag is a murderer,not just at Benghazi, he murdered 3 gay men at the Down Low Club at Rev Wrights’ church right before he ran for President. Rad rag had affairs with them and was afraid they would expose him!!! He was a member of that “hidden” gay club

        • foolsdance

          Please, please go take your meds. You people are wildly insane… It is not safe for you to be left to your own devices.

          • lana ward

            Go to the site–COWARD!!

          • foolsdance

            hahahaha – that’s rich! Because it’s illegal to put something totally insane and untrue on the internet??? Man, you psycho’s are completely out of control.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            All Of Them Are Like That They Still Chewing On Those Sour Grapes!!! LOL

          • foolsdance

            So true my friend!

          • lana ward

            It’s on here- The Down Low Club. Must be true, it’s been here ALONG time and Red rag hasn’t sued anyone. You call me psycho but won’t check it out–so who’s psycho??, psycho?

          • foolsdance

            yep, you still win the psycho prize. A web site is your proof. nuff said.

          • jvaljon1

            Keep your dirtbag mouth off of the President of the United States, you nutty bee-otch! You drooling-at-the-mouth SLUT, HOW DARE YOU???!!!!! Even if HALF the stuff you spew about the President was true—just HALF—-that’d still make him TWICE AS GOOD AS YOU, you dirtbag LIAR! Go wipe that mouth of yours with used toilet paper in order to clean it, and until you do, just SHUT THE HELL UP! I’ve had enough of you and I suspect, so have the rest of us. GOT IT?

          • lana ward

            Mind your business you little coward bitch!! Red rag is a murderer, a liar, a cheat, a traitor, a fraud–deal with it!!

          • 345_719

            You have four years to whine!!!

          • jvaljon1

            YOU LOST! STFU, you REPUBLITURD WHINING WHORE!!!!!

          • lana ward

            Godless just like the red rag. Sounds like you washed your mouth out with used toilet paper!!!

          • jvaljon1

            Wait a minute— you blind as well as dumb, Lana?  BUSH was the one forever wearing the Red Rag around his stupid neck! OH LOL!  You send me MY last words to YOU, RepubliWhore!  AND you call the President AND me, Godless?!  HEY—a clue, though it falls on deaf ears and a solidly-locked “mind”—President Obama, unlike (p)resident Bush—HE’S trying to fix what YOUR Church-going Dick (and HIS Church-going Red Rag stooge, George W. Bush) did to this country! The millions of jobless and homeless that Your Precious George/Dick, created from their now-forever infamous presidency! (which will, despite Republican’s efforts, go down in the American textbooks of our schoolchildren, as: THE WORST EVER!) Bigot(wat), RepubliWHORE, and L O S E R ! ! ! !

          • lana ward

            It is the Dems policies that got us into this mess and the red rag has just made everything WORSE!!! 4 more years of that America hating traitor, this WON’T be America. See what YOUR red rag head does. He’s destroying us!!

          • jvaljon1

            Hopefully, YOUR “FOR-WHITES-ONLY” “AmeriKKKa” will go down in the History Books as “How NOT to Run a country into the Ground.”
            Bye, Lana…Hopefully, one day, we’ll be able to get a look at you people, ONLY in a MUSEUM!!!

    • latebloomingrandma

      Exactly! I brought this up the other day about Reagan and the Marines. I didn’t follow the news as closely then, but I don’t remember the same level of blame and cover-up directed toward St. Reagan. Of course, Reagan didn’t have 24/7 cable news channels or the internet.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Sehler/100000396279499 John Sehler

        How about Bush and Iraq. How many soldiers were killed in that Debacle> Bush should be standing before the Hague right now.

        • jvaljon1

          Bush I believe—along with his sidekicks, Dirty Dick and Rummy—all were tried in absentia at the Hague, and found guilty of mass murder regarding the Iraq War.. With the result that there are many countries where they will be arrested, on site, should they set foot there. You don’t see any of this in OUR (Murdoch-ized) papers, because they’re, well, Murdoch’s papers. And he’s a Republican BEFORE he’s any kind of newsman.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

      Actually there were two attacks in 1983 the first on April which killed 17 Americans including one Marine and the second in Oct. of 1983 in Beruit which killed 241 Marines and by only two terrorists. I have asked this question all summer and have never gotten a reply from any poster here. I also ask where there outrage is for the almost 3,000 from 9/11 and the over 3,000 from Iraq and over 2,000 from Afghanistan. Always silence from the extremists. Iran-Contra with Bush as VP arming Iraq and Reagan arming Iran and continuing to supply both sides to destabilize the region so we could be in position to take over their oil fields. A situation now where our former President and VP and Sec. of Defense cannot travel out of the country because the rest of the world has orders to arrest them. How disgraceful for us (US) as a Nation.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        Don’t forget the training, intelligence and weapons the Reagan administration provided to the Mujahadeen, OBL among them, when they were fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan. Or the satellite intelligence we gave Saddam Hussein suggesting collusion between the Iranians and Iraqi Kurds during the Iran-Iraq war with devastating consequences to the Kurds.
        Considering their record, foreign policy is the last thing Republicans should discuss. I guess they are still counting on amnesia…

        • jvaljon1

          The disgrace is that any of us ever stay home on Election Day and allow these dirtbags into office. THAT’S the disgrace. Everything else flows from that. The kids had it right—they elected Obama twice now. They didn’t think it was that important to get rid of the filth in Congress. Hopefully they’ll have matured enough in two more years to see that and correct it.

          • grammyjill

            We only have one left. Kelly Ayott. I’ve had words with her. I think she’ll work right now.

          • jvaljon1

            Yeah, grammyjill….I went to her sites and I see she’s busy investigating the President over Benghazi. BUT she’s putting together a BIPARTISAN bunch of people to do the investigating. Good you talked to her….

          • grammyjill

            I told her WE hired her and WE want her to do her job. Also I know when she goes for re-election. Hinted she wouldn’t be rehired if she didn’t ignore that no body Grover Norquist. I hear on the news that old Grover is being ignored.

    • Dmullins84

      Dominick, you hit the nail right on the head. I am a retired Military man after serving 22 years in the Air Force and I do not know what the hell dham69 is talking about. Apparently he got his Foxie talking points and flexing his muscles to see if anyone would reply. His comment is not worth a reply.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

      Dominick I really dont know why the other sheep hold you in such High esteem . Who needed an Investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attack ? Al QAIDA took credit for it and Bush never LIED to America about it . He called it a trerrorist attack and didnt try to LIe exuse or blame it on You Tube …You people are lost . cant wait until you coward Socialist turn us into Greece . Who will you blame for that ? It seems it is the only talent of Liberals …blaming others fortheir shortcomings ? Speaking of foriegn policy Obama cerainly osnt backing Israel over the Hamas attacks is he ?

      • jvaljon1

        Michael. What planet are you from??? On THIS one, Bush LIED LIKE A RUG, when he fingered SADDAM HUSSEIN for 9/11! When he KNEW it was the Saudis—(historically, Iraq’s deadly enemies) who had brought down the Twin Towers! THAT WAS THE LIE! Bush who PROTECTED those in this country who had planned, worked for, and RECRUITED FOR 9/11! And then killed our own people, by sending them off to die against people WHO HAD NEVER HURT US! BUSH DIDN’T LIE? IDIOT! Bush did nothing BUT LIE!

        Right after 9/11, there was a NO FLY ZONE established. Fine, we were at war and had been attacked. But who was ALLOWED to violate that No-Fly Zone? THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY—-who had planned, financed AND orchestrated 9/11 with the help of their able co-conspirator, Osama bin Laden—had been quietly ensconced in their digs down in Fla. when 9/11 went down?! Why—those who had FINANCED 9/11 were quietly rescued by Bush and allowed to go back home free by OUR then-PRESIDENT, while he pointed his lying DISGUSTING DIRTY FINGER at Saddam Hussein, and sent 4500 of our YOUNG MILITARY PEOPLE out to die for the financial benefit of our War Machine!

        We the American People had to dig our way out from under the Republican-spewed morass of LIES and DECEIT that the Bush people kept pushing. It took The Hague—which convicted the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld cartel IN ABSENTIA—to point Americans to what had actually happened on 9/11, and who was actually responsible. The Hague in case you don’t know, is the WORLD CRIMINAL COURT, set up (and financed at first, by US!) after Hitler’s Germany, and now used when countries can’t or won’t come up with punishments for their own war criminals. The Hague convicted those fuckers IN ABSENTIA for 9/11, so even if they didn’t suffer for it, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld are as popular as Hitler was after WWII.

        This is going to take a terrible and long time to play out. Bottom line: while it IS playing out, we must make it a mantra to never EVER vote Republican—ever again. These are America’s ENEMIES, and woe betide us as Americans, if we ever EVER forget that again!

  • AlfredSonny

    My dear GOP friends, isn’t it about time to work on issues for the sake of Americans instead of playing children’s game of politics?

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Republicans are making mountains out of molehills…what else is new? Their’s is a party of revenge, retaliation and retribution…for Nixon’s Watergate, for Bush ’41′s loss of a second term and Bush ’43 nightmare presidency that brought this country to its knees. The Republicans have a lot to answer for.

    If there is anything I personally disagreed with President Obama’s handling of, it was that no accountability from Bush ’43 and Cheney was ever put out there on the table for all Americans to see. So since 2009, smug, self-satisfied Republicans have “gotten away with it” and carried that attitude into a morass of demands of this president that no president including a Republican could hope to measure up to.

    These Republicans lose elections and still command the Executive Branch like there was no election in 2008 and 2012. This is a direct result of their having “gotten away with” 8 years of incompetence and mishandling of public funds for wars we never needed to get into.

    Americans blame the Republicans when the Democrats won’t. That’s patently misguided. It serves no purpose to allow criminals to go undeterred in their realm of criminality and refuse to demand accountability for their 8 years of the most corrupt administration in US history.

    Now, we are stuck with a party of Angry White Men who got away with it for 8 years and now rule like the little tyrants they believe themselves to be. End the enabler behaviors of the Republicans and you put more accountability into everything THEY do.

  • foolsdance

    Watched a piece on the secession movement this morning and this tool actually said “our goal was to defeat his reelection and we failed. Now we want to make his 2nd four as miserable as possible.” Are you F***ing KIDDING ME??? Burn your own house down for spite? Miserable lot of absolutely useless, insane, ignorant people.

    • latebloomingrandma

      Completely un-American and unpatriotic. Period.

    • northroader1775

      You know after the civil war it was made illegal for ANY politician to promote secession. I can’t wait until one of these teabagging SOBs pipes up with his version of a secession speech and gets hauled off to jail. Won’t that be awesome!!!

    • grammyjill

      Thy don’t understand they are only hurting themselves.

    • myfanwy

      I say let them go. The money the federal government typically spends helping the citizens in red states could help America pay down its deficit.

  • ChristoD

    Let them have at it. If it turns out to be yet another kick in the ass of the Republicans MAYBE they will get the message but, don’t count on it. Even when they are proven wrong they just can’t admit it, they create theirown scenario and return to their ‘alternate reality’ world. How can you communicate with these dopes when they are on a different planet ? As for McCain and Graham, these are supposed to be the relatively MODERATE Republicans and they are frothing at the mouth. Lord help us.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    When all a party has left is focus on uncovering any petty scandal that ends up costing taxpayer millions of dollars (ex. Whitewater) and results in not a single thing, that party is totally dysfunctional.

    The Republicans lost so now they intend to hang up the entire country with their so-called witch hunts of the Democrats. They will continue to waste another 4 years in endless petty nitpicking to delay what they know Americans demand: an end to their party of elitism and pandering to 1% of the population.

    Republicans don’t ever compromise…unless it means wealth growth for the 1% and Corporate Welfare state…the only state they now represent.

    Maybe it’s time to start impeachments of these obstructionists.

    • latebloomingrandma

      I’m sure they will be true to form and come up with something to impeach the president for before he leaves office. It’s their pattern. Remember how Hillary was maligned for her “vast right wing conspiracy” remark? Somehow it no longer seems far fetched.

    • jvaljon1

      Would it not have been better, and easier, (not to mention, SANER) TO VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE AT THE SAME TIME THAT WE ELECTED THE PRESIDENT?! OK, failing that, impeach them. Or better yet—shoot them, so as not to waste all our time on them.

      • myfanwy

        There weren’t enough of them running to replace them ALL; however, we still have the midterm elections in 2014. We ought to be able to pick off a number of them then.

        • jvaljon1

          Yeah…I keep forgetting about that, LOL!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W5BDIK2NSZ3LKTIB277QIUFSCY John

    Would you ever think the spin meisters would stop? The election is over – Candy Crawley did her part, along with the rest of the media, to spin the Benghazi attack in the Administration’s favor (why did she have the transcript, and how did Obama know that she had it?). He said, “no act of terror” which isn’t the same as “this act of terror”, or “this attack by terrorists”. Apparently Ms. Crawley didn’t bother with that distinction, either.

    The fact of the matter with Ms. Rice is that she went on the talking head circuit much later and told 5 tales of this being a “protest against a movie that got out of hand”. If the writer of this article would bother to do a fact check, he would find that the consulate called it in as an impending attack before the first shot was fired, and before the street was filled with a ‘protesting mob”. That was known by the intelligence community from the get-go. As to no support, Obama let Hillary take the fall for that. The real questions remain – “why was there no heightened security for the US ambassador on 9/11, why was he at a relaitvely unprotected consulate as opposed to the embassy, and what assests were available for deployment that the Administration hasn’t told the media about (what assets were indeed told to stand down)”?

    The election is over – the media got their guy elected (again) – when is it going to be time for “journalist” to start reporting facts?

    • latebloomingrandma

      There was also the little”problem” of Congress, in their cost cutting mode, really cut down on $$ for embassy/consulate security. Will this come out, and what the effect was, in the “Watergate-type hearings” that Republicans are demanding? Will they be willing to admit their little part in this?

    • awakenaustin

      Your problem is that you have zero, that is zip evidence for the position you have taken on this matter. Unfortunately for you the intelligence community to the extent it has spoken on this issue has made contradictory and conflicting statements on what occurred, both in real time and after. You as so many others have cherry picked the ones you believe support your view and have proclaimed them the accurate views. You have done that from a Monday morning quarterback position. It is very easy after the fact to know what everyone else should have known and should have done hours, days, weeks and months after the event. I myself would have never made the bad decision my team’s quarterback made last Sunday. When they showed the play on instant replay I could clearly see the wide receiver wide open on the sideline. I would have thrown the ball to him rather than to the tight end with double coverage.
      “It was the media.” Where have we heard that refrain before? Oh yeah, now I remember. Everytime something occurs the Republicans don’t like – it is the media’s fault. It wasn’t Mitt saying something inaccurate and getting called on it, no, it was the “media’s” fault for pointing it out. Now you want to parse whether saying an act of terror is the same as saying an act by terrorists. Whether or not an act such as this was carried out by terrorists or non-terrorists, it would still be an act of terror. No he did not say that “terrorists” committed this act. But that is hardly the point, is it? No matter what the President said or how he said it, you would have found fault with it. You are psychologically incapable of finding anything but fault with him and anyone else who thinks differently than you.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/W5BDIK2NSZ3LKTIB277QIUFSCY John

        No, that’s why I bother to open “news” from The National Memo. It’s to keep up with what people of other views have to say. That’s what is called having an open mind.

        I respond to the most egregious things to call for some reality, and to hope that others will open their minds to what is going on.

        Monday morning quarterback? No, that was Ms. Rice, proclaiming to the world what the “official” version of events was to be. Like football, and war, the only people who have a viable opinion of what is going on are those on the field.

        What Mitt said in the “debate” was correct – as you noted, “No he did not say that “terrorists” committed this act”. Thank you for having the fortitude to state what the facts were.

        “But that is hardly the point, is it?” – that is the entire point. Obama didn’t say it, he sent the UN ambassador to not say it, he then calimed he said it, and Candy Crawley did her best imitation of Chris Matthews and agreed with Obama. (And, I’ll ask again – why did she have the transcript, and how did Obama know she had it?)

        But, hell, it was DAYS before we got any people to the Consulate to even begin to piece together what had gone on. It was just 4 dead Americans, killed by a “mob enraged over a movie”, now wasn’t it?

        The “lifers” in the CIA will take care of this – maybe someone in the media will cover what they provide.

        • awakenaustin

          No one, neither Ms. Crawley nor the President ever claimed he said anything other than what he actually said. In the Rose Garden he said “act of terror,” at the debate he said I said “act of terror,” and Ms. Crawley agreed (accurately) that he said “act of terror.” He did!
          I watched the debate. I have re-watched the debate footage on this issue. I have re-watched the statement in the Rose Garden. He said act of terror. That is all he said and that is all he said he said. Clearly, he did not say what you wanted him to say and he did not say he said anything different than what he did say. Mitt Romney got hoisted on his own petard. Mitt claimed the President never said it was an “act of terror” but in fact the President used those exact words. Romney was playing word games and misstated what he wanted to say and he got whacked for it. Everyone but the Republicans watching the debate knew the next day that Mitt screwed the pooch and the President hosed him. Look at the film. Look at the transcript. Mitt got schooled. If it were basketball we would be talking about him getting a “facial.” Mitt set the trap and then walked into it. No, he never said it was an “act of terrorists,” but he never claimed he said it was an “act of terrorists.”
          This will not turn out as you hope it will. If there was a cock up here it was the intelligence community’s cock up and they are never going to admit it. This event was only predictable to those of you who sit in the comfort of your homes on Monday morning well after the fact and tell those who have to walk the walk how they should have done it. You fit your facts into your own reality and move right along. Right now, all over this nation the GOP is busy telling everyone who will listen that it wasn’t their fault they lost the election, it was someone else’s. In one respect you are right. It was the other guy’s fault you lost. He was just smarter than your guys.
          You don’t have a point here. You have a grudge.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TX6HEUGMQZKYOG3IIFUSLF5PNA Catherine

      Your last question would be a good one if you had directed it to Fox News.

      • JAYROSE

        you were never more right , catherine .

    • RobGinChicago

      Candy Crowley had a transcript becauseshe was prepared, unlike Jim Leher, to actually moderate a debate, and this issue of what was said and when it was said had been tossed around in the media for weeks before the debate. Even if Candy Crowley had put her head on her desk and went to sleep, do you really believe that this country was ready to buy the crap sandwich being sold by Romney and Ryan? In 2014, the Republican candidate won’t agree to a debate unless moderated by Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Michael Reagan, and the Fox & Friends twerp trio?

    • myfanwy

      She read the talking points she had received from the CIA on the ground in Benghazi. The information was being updated with CIA revisions while she was presenting it on the Sunday morning news shows.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OAT6GEIDI5HWY2H6KOUAJXKLY4 AliciaSolis

    Warmonger McCain needs to move forward..You lost in 2008,you bitter old fart…Aren’t you the same McCain ,who chose that pea brain Palin,huh? Bastante ya…

    This Benghazi crap you’re trying to lay on Ms.Rice is b/s…Get over it and move on..Retire to the desert of Arizona..You’re so out of touch…

    • latebloomingrandma

      Not to mention that his loathing of the President is so obvious and unbecoming. I truly hope McCain does not seek re-election again. We still have 4 more years of this has-been with the bad temper.

    • RobGinChicago

      He really needs to retire and take up a hobby; something he’s really experienced and good at, like crashing multi-million dollar aircraft.

    • jvaljon1

      Thanks, Alicia! I’d have given the old crazy one a simple “Basta ya”….he doesn’t at all (IMHO) deserve your more elegant take, LOL!

  • Annemb

    Sour grapes, Senator McCain? Well 2008 is over.

    Senator Graham … Republicans get over it! Get out of the sandbox. Grow up, or retire!

    You’re being paid to represent the people, not fulfill your agenda. You’ve already wasted four years so now it’s time for you to get to work. No more waste!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EQ5LTH2XTZCVP7G4FGK6Z2YTJE ignore the facts

    Why people keep electng old people to office is beyond me. McCain outlied his usefulness a long time ago. He’s now totally directed and motivated by his anger at losing. He might have used SOME judgment in choosing a running mate. But, he didn’t. The biggest dimwit to hit the news pages ever. So glad the idiot is back in Alaska. I know you don’t think it’s important, but if you ask ME what I read, I CAN TELL YOU. I know, I’m strange. This waste of time by McCAin and the dumbbell from SC is nothing more than grandstanding, and by people who didn’t bother to complain when their party was doing REALLY bad stuff.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W5BDIK2NSZ3LKTIB277QIUFSCY John

      OOOOHHHHH! REALLY bad stuff! Why, we might get to REALLY BAD STUFF, or maybe even Reall, really bad stuff before the whining stops.

      Waste of time complaining? Maybe what’s being covered up is the politically embarrasing situation of having gone to war (and no, there was no Congressional resolution on that one) to support the “people of Libya” who have now been involved in/allowed the murder of the US ambassador.

      • RobGinChicago

        No, it was the “People of Libya” who were outraged at the attack on our Benghazi facility, and turned on the group that led the attack at Benghazi, destroying their headquarters and driving the terrorists out of town. Yes, the People of Libya” do need to get a better handle on the crazies and the militias, and they realize that we were trying to help them do just that when our Ambassador was killed. With the Republican Taliban in the House and 60 votes required for anything in the Senate, Obama could not have gotten a resolution that water is wet through this Congress.

    • ExPAVIC

      Trickle Down

      Give the rich a tax break so they can go out and purchase expensive FOREIGN cars. That is so typical for those double talkers.

  • Mitch Courson

    Is Mr. Decker stupid or just incompetent? Just because Obama won the election, it still matters that he left 4 Americans to die in a foreign country. He could have helped and chose not to.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W5BDIK2NSZ3LKTIB277QIUFSCY John

      And then attempted (poorly) to cover it up and then to let Hillary be the first to take the blame!

      Hopefully, Mr. Decker may soon have to become a journalist, and actually have an editor to deal with before getting his drivel published.

      • ExPAVIC

        More GOP Horse Crap

        So where did these bad mouthers get details that no one outside the green room has the details. They just pile on the assumptive crap.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/W5BDIK2NSZ3LKTIB277QIUFSCY John

          I believe the “lifers” in the CIA are setting the record straight. You don’t screw with them.

    • jvaljon1

      No, Mitch. YOU are the stupid one. Nobody “left 4 Americans to die”. If anything that was a State Department mistake and everyone knows that State is as Republican to the bone, as is the (now)-moronic CIA that let this disaster happen.

    • myfanwy

      Exactly HOW could President Obama have helped?

  • Anthony McCarthy

    Taking away the ability of the McCains and the Grahams to block nominees and mount phony-filibusters that cost them nothing might do a lot to deflate the puffed up Republicans. Counting on the media to expose their massive hypocrisy isn’t going to do it because they’ll always mount false equivalencies – “both parties do it” “this is payback for what the Democrats did to Nixon” – if they cover it at all.

    Looking into the less than pristine past of John McCain, finally forcing people to face dodgy that is and, to a lesser extent, Graham is certainly justified, exposing hypocrisy is a virtue in itself. But I wouldn’t count on the media who adores them doing that.

  • imhenry8th

    The GOP cannot legislate. They only want to investigate. McCain is a sad and angry old man who is still reeling over his defeat by a “black” man and has been working overtime ever since trying to discredit Obama. Senator Graham is another poor excuse for an elected official. Name me one thing he has done for America for the good? There is nothing. He is a loser, and he is angry just like McCain, and now wants to spend his time harrassing the President because he has NOTHING to offer America. I hope the President gets in their face and tells them to go pound sand right up their ass!

  • don27

    McCain and Lindsay are both lying about Rice. McCain’s lying is also illogical. How is Rice supposed to have known something about the raid over and above what the CIA knew at the time? They are just trying to force the nomination of Kerry for State in order to try and get Brown, who lost his re-election attempt, back into the Senate to replace Kerry. Who do they think they are kidding? Shameful!

  • imhenry8th

    The GOP cannot legislate. They only want to investigate. McCain is a sad and angry old man who is still reeling over his defeat by a “black” man and has been working overtime ever since trying to discredit Obama. Senator Graham is another poor excuse for an elected official. Name me one thing he has done for America for the good? There is nothing. He is a loser, and he is angry just like McCain, and now wants to spend his time harrassing the President because he has NOTHING to offer America. I hope the President gets in their face and tells them to go pound sand right up their ass!

  • ExPAVIC

    Very Simple, Really

    Boehner is an obstructing a–hole, as is Graham, while McCain is showing early stages of senility.

    All of the old, old, used up GOP Senators should report for open casket duty to rest in state for the GOP funeral. McCain would look very appropriate with a bundle of roses resting on his chest.

    The red side of the House and Senate should all learn to play nice or the 2014 elections are going to be a bigger shock to them than Romney’s butt kicking. And there he stood with an acceptance speech all ready to deliver when in reality what he needed was a concession speech. That alone was worth staying up until 1:30 AM.

    If they think they are going to push Obama around, they better pack a big lunch and prepare to eat a lot of crow. Don’t forget the fact that they spent (wasted) their $1.2 billion while the Democrats put aside $300 million for a rainey day, like for November 2014.

  • oldtack

    They are practicing the old GOP art of Diversion in order to delay decisions of importance .

    They are focusing on Bengazi rather than facing the impending expiration of Tax cuts and massive cuts in all Departments and Government programs to offset the extra debt resultant of raising the Debt Ceiling in 2011.

    Keep in mind – this was a Bill presented by the Tea Party led Congress as leverage (Blackmail) to sign of default on our obligations. This was passed in the Senate with an option to have a super committee composed of 6 members from each party to go through this Bill and make any needed changes. This Committee did nothing and now this Bill will go into effect in January 2013. The GOP doesn’t want to face this so they busy themselves with inane accusations About anything to avoid the inevitable.

    The President will have to resort to putting the Bridles in the mouth of the GOP and forcing them to focus on that which is crucial.
    That is the only language the GOP understands.

  • 2hheels2

    John McCain is just becoming a sorry bitter old man. He is letting his bitterness take away from the great career he has had. They didn’t do this with Condolesa Rice with Weapons of mass destruction that weren’t there. This is a vendetta against the president, People of America haven’t we had enough of this devicevness in our political personalities

  • a80a

    senator McCain was once WAR HERO as was a million others who fought and died for this country, and for that I commend him.BUT as a law maker ,and u s senator, has sunk to the bottom of the list of republician yes men.acting childisd because the g o p lost the election and now is going to fight the presidents actions good or bad . I THINK THE REPUBLICIAN PARTY NOW HAS A VENDETTA against Obama, to oppose every thing he does. and for this they will pay even more in the 2014 elections as the g o p will lose more seats in the house and could become the minority again I think the message was sent on nov.6th.

    • jvaljon1

      Republicans don’t understand “messages”. What they REALLY don’t understand, is how Tagg Romney could have bought the voting machine company (Hart Intercivic) that was SUPPOSED TO HAVE GIVEN DADDY THE PRESIDENCY–but somehow, FAILED TO DO SO? (LOL! ROTFLMAO!) And the MONEY that was spent on these failed efforts??? The BILLIONS that were spent to elect RobMe? See—all I can say is that, sometimes, God takes an interest, too!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LCXMWHFPRMEYD4RWN56QE2FF4 Grunge45

    GOP or SOP (same old Party), Republicans are buried in the past, and the ongoing futile effort to stop a second term for Obama. I used to have respect for McCain (never did for the Chameleon Etch a Sketch Romney) but it is fast disappearing.

  • zeldaq

    good morning all,
    i too wonder when these GOP RACISTS will accept the fact that they lost the election in a massive landslide. McCain and graham, are both acting like spoiled brats. they both live in the GOP bubble. McCain is still pissed because mr. obama took him to school on what the majority of the country wants back in 2008 i think that when the GOP is stumping with their speeches, they think that the people rallying around them are the majority. McCain should realize that the majority looks at him as an OLD WASHED UP FART. Graham, is a younger WASHED UP FART, who is so afraid of norquist, that he will not make a decision on his own. i notice that he always waits until someone else gets the ball rolling , the he jumps on. for them to suggest that mr. obama is involved in some kind of cover up about the attacks in benghazi, shows that they really have nothing worth while to offer the amarican people. it boils down to mr. obama is not white, therefore in their minds he is not worthy of the title potus. that’s how most of the GOP thinks.
    to me, none of their racist bullshit is helping the country get moving. if anything it’s delaying progress. mr. obama has good ideas, but they force him to waste valuable time on this kind of stupidity. if they are going to continue to stand in the way of progress, i think it’s time for them to retire, and let the next generation, [ who DO have enough blood going to their brain;] take over.
    true american politicans offer help to the country. they don’t whine about losing.
    any way, McCain, and Graham GROW UP, and stop acting like kids who pissed their pants and keep blaming some one else for doing it!!!!

  • montanabill

    Just to set the record straight, Romney used the term ‘terrorism’. The President and Crowley parsed to ‘act of terror’. And for those with their heads in the sand, CBS News is continuing to draw fire for withholding footage of a Sept. 12 interview with President Barack Obama in which he said it was “too early to tell” whether or not the previous day’s attack in Benghazi, Libya, had been an act of terror.

    Frankly, if Susan Rice was duped into going on those TV shows with a bogus story or willingly went with the intent to deceive, the McCain’s comments about ‘not very bright’ or ‘not qualified’ are right on target.

    If the President is so willing to step in the ring, then let’s have open hearings with the relevant members of his administration testifying under oath.

    Benghazi is too serious an incident to get swept away no matter how long Mrs. Clinton stays abroad or the President ‘investigates’. Let’s see who really gets politically damaged once the truth is told.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

      Semantics Bill, that is what you want to hinge your witch hunt on? Really? I’ve asked you before where your outrage was for the two incidents in 1983 that killed a total of 258 Americans including 241 Marines killed by a mere two terrorists. A single shooter here in the US has killed more than 4 many, many times recently. I’ve asked you if you have ever been in firefight before or served in the Military and you never answer me. Well I have been in many firefights troll and am one of 55 survivors of the last one I was in. I woun’t even get into how “bright” McCain is or ISN”T and we all know Lyin’ Lindsey is a coward. What will be the purpose of this investigation when if the results are not what you want you will not accept them anyway so why waste the time and money that we desperately need to pay down the Bush debt. You hope for political damage? You are not only stupid but un-American. You lost the election deal with it, move on, GROW UP. Time to fix the problems in America of which your party is the root of those problems.

      • montanabill

        This is not about the election, even though the truth should have been made available before the election. This is about having a leader who will knowing lie to the American people for political purposes. Most on the left are still up in arms about the supposed lies Bush told about Iraq. The lie charge was never proved, but it is still used every time Obama’s veracity is questioned as a way to excuse him.
        All of the incidents you mention have absolutely nothing to with this incident and have no bearing on it. When a former Seal lights up a target, you know he has the full expectation that something will act on it. The President said he issued orders to help them. Why were those orders not followed? Who did he give the order to?
        I’ll accept whatever truth comes out, but first, it has to come out.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Federman/100001308611208 Paul Federman

          Most on the left are up in arms about the supposed lies Bush told about Iraq? Then where are the WMD’s? NoRepublicon asked for investigations back then to find out if the are supposed lies. But you morons love your investigations. $40 million of taxpayer dollars attemting to impeach Clinton. Failed. Now you want a “Watergate” investigation into 4 unfortunate deaths that took place in the middle of a war zone halfway around the world.

          BUSH – July 14, 2002, U.S.: Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia millitants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
          Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Truck bomb kills 17. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
          Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
          Suicide bomber kills two. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
          Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
          Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
          Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). Four killed and 13 wounded. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
          A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
          Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
          Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.
          2 dead. No Republican outrage!

          BUSH – September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
          Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured. No Republican outrage!

          WHERE WAS THE REPUBLICAN SELF-RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION BACK THEN?

          • montanabill

            This is not ‘Republican’ outrage.

            It should be every citizen outrage because…

            1. An ambassador sent cables to Washington noting a deteriorating situation, the rising emergence of al qaeda and requesting additional security.

            2. A hole gets blown in the station wall and more cables for more security.

            3. State Dept. not only doesn’t provide the requested security, it actually pulled security away from Benghazi.

            4. The anniversary of 9/11 is coming. A known date on which al qaeda likes to pull attacks, and yet no moves were made to provide any additional security to one of the most likely trouble and proven trouble spots.

            5. An attack occurs. It is known immediately that it is not a ‘spontaneous demonstration’. A drone is sent which arrives a few minutes after the attack starts providing live video. No defensive assets are mobilized for any attempt to rescue or defend the station or the outpost even though the attack goes on for 7 hours.

            6. York lit up a mortar site fully expecting that help would arrive and take out the targeted mortar. Why did he expect help?

            7. The President claims in a debate that he called it a terrorist attack the next morning, although hours later denies during a 60 Minutes interview that he called it a terrorist attack. The State Dept., CIA, and the Libyan President call it a terror attack. Days later, the White House sends Susan Rice out to 5 TV shows to call the attack a ‘spontaneous reaction to a video’. The President continues to make that claim for nearly two weeks.

            8. President Obama during his press conference: “I can tell you that immediately upon finding out that our folks were in danger, that my orders to my national security team were do whatever we need to do to make sure they’re safe.”
            Since those orders were not carried out, who did he give the order to and why did they disobey. CIA sources say they never received such an order and that they were told to ‘stand down’.

            9. Who changed the CIA report that it was a terrorist attack involving an al qaeda affiliate for the fairy tale Susan Rice was given to tell?

    • MJRinPA

      I think that it’s childish of the GOP to say that “act of terror” does not mean “terrorist act”. President Obama, in the Rose Garden speech did say that Benghazi was an act of terror.

      • montanabill

        Then why did he not stand by that statement for CBS?

    • jvaljon1

      You MORONIC RETARD. You’re PATHETIC. You want SO BADLY for our President to mess up. YOUR BENGHAZI CRAP is just that–crap. Our four wonderful Americans died—FOR YOUR GARBAGE!

      We don’t need “open hearings”—and neither do you. You, thank GOD, are in the MINORITY. We don’t need to spend any more money on your folderol and bullshit, and we’re not going to. You are so pathetic, it’s so clear that you want to make up stuff to discredit the best President that America has had, since President William Jefferson Clinton. (In fact, the ONLY President—Bush had to be appointed by the US Supreme Court. That’s not a President, to me.) You can moan and maunder about Benghazi all you want. I hope that our President laughs at you—the rest of America will be laughing, equally.

      You dirty WARMONGER!

      • montanabill

        Another lively soul who can’t answer the questions and does both of the usual things when they can’t, resort to insults and point to something from the Bush years.
        Incidently, since you haven’t been paying attention to the news for 8 years, it was proven that Bush won Florida. So the Supreme Court only confirmed the facts.

        • jvaljon1

          Proven by WHO? RUSH? GLENN?  LOLOL…!  If Katharine Harris, Fla Sec’y/State, hadn’t been able to THROW OUT 3,000+ Dem votes in 2000…, we’d have been saying President Gore and then none of the Bush years would have happened…just sayin’….

          • montanabill

            Don’t read much do you? The editors of all the major newspapers in Florida got together and did their own ballot counting. The big majority of these papers are very liberal. After spending considerable time at the task, they concluded that Bush had won the election.

          • jvaljon1

            Try again, idiot. Miami Times Herald-Record found those 3,000 – odd votes that would have given FLA to Gore—who had actually WON the state.

          • montanabill

            The Miami Times Herald participated in the recount that validated the election for Bush.

    • ExPAVIC

      Montana

      Set the record straight? Are you shitting me? You haven’t stated a fact here for the past several months you have posted on these pages.

      Just loads of crap from the loser old, old, used up GOP rumor mill.

      Go find a sheep to communicate with.

      • montanabill

        Just facts you can look up for yourself, if you feel inclined not to stay ignorant.

        • grammyjill

          Hi Bill, From what I understand the investigation is ongoing. And the President asked for it. Someone screwed up somewhere and we all want to know. Ms. Rice was asked about this on tv. She is not involved in this but had to anwser the question. She told them what she had heard up to that point. I don’t think anyone should blame her for not knowing all about something she was not involved in.

          • montanabill

            Hi grammy,
            There are three investigations going on. The Senate, the House and the White House. I suspect Petraeus feels betrayed enough to tell the truth today. If he does, the house of cards will start coming down. I’m just cynical enough to believe the White House ‘investigation’ will continue until they see which way the wind is blowing and ultimately find a schmuck to take the fall.

          • grammyjill

            Hi Bill, Well with Issa running the House investigation you know he won’t stop. I do wish he had the sence to not advertise the names of the CIA agents that are in Lybia. He put them in alot of danger and that’s national security shit. That’s what he was going to do when he was doing the investigation into Fast & Furious too. That’s why it was shut down by executive order. He did get to find out that the only thing Holder did was shut it down when he found out about it though. I’m still waiting for them to talk to someone that was actually there. You’ld think that would be one of the first things they would do. I know I would. I think there was a major breakdown in communication. They all keep saying “where was the president when this started?” All they had to do is watch the news to know the anwser to that one. He was at Walter Reed Hospital visiting the wounded, and went back to the white house by helicopter as soon as he got the message. After that he had to get intel before he moved on it. Best to find out what is going on before starting another war. And from what I’ve heard the ambassador wasn’t supose to be there. He was supose to be in Tripoli where he did have more protection. But Stevens felt safe there because the people there loved him.

          • montanabill

            I don’t know where you get your information, but you need more sources. The President issued his Executive Order when the investigation threatened to bring down his friend, Holder.
            The Senate investigation on Benghazi is going on now, and is completely verifying that CIA, State Dept., and Defense knew immediately it was an al Qaeda attack and said so. It was the White House that changed their reports and gave the fairy tale to Rice. We still don’t know if the President actually gave an order to immediately defend and rescue the Consulate as he said he did in his press conference. If he did, he needs to identify who he gave it to so that we can find out why it wasn’t carried out. We also still need to find out who in the State Dept. not only rejected the requests for more protection, but also then withdrew a team just before 9/11.
            Stevens’ diary and his cables dispute your contention he felt safe in Benghazi.

    • myfanwy

      I am sure it was too early to tell the day after the attack whether it had truly been a premeditated act of terror, particularly since the intel that Susan Rice was given for her Sunday morning presentations contained the information about the protests against the video, as well as the suggestion that both the attacks and the protests may have been concurrent. President Obama would have seen this communication already and decided not to comment in detail until he was more certain about what and when the events unfolded. He is a very careful guy.

      • montanabill

        So careful that he espoused both positions in the hours after the attack. Can you honestly say that 5 days after the attack, you thought is was a flash mob in response to a video? Even my grandkids knew better.

    • 345_719

      Montana you still out there spouting your drivell? Go up in the mountains and get lost!!

  • docb

    Just two old. increasingly irrelevant. and bitter old guys seeking the Klegg lights and cameras on a witch hunt for their loser party! Forgetting that they both supported the 1st Ms. Rice [ condi] when she lied about bin Laden being a threat to the USA and about WMD to take the USA into Iraq for the NeoCons!

  • Mimi2kool

    It is very simple to me. This issue is a political loser. So are they. So they overidentify with it and therefore cannot let go.

  • howa4x

    I love when republicans get high and mighty about the loss of 4 americans. During Reagan the exaulted one,258 marines died in a suicide attack in Beruit. No republican charged him with incompetence, and no hearings were held. The loss of life in Lybia is tragic, and we all mourn.
    There is another part of the story that every member on the congressional intelligence committes know. We depend on host governments intelligence services to alert us of impending attack and in Lybia’s case, there is no intelligence service up and running. We depend on embassy protection from host governments and Lybia has no protection service. Lybia also has militia that is still armed roaming around. It is a dangerous place. Embassies were under seige in all parts of the muslim world No agency could have predicted that a D rated internet film would cause such outrage there. In Lybia the attack was unconnected to the film and was planned far in advance. We don’t have enough intelligence assets there to have know this.The Lybian people are the saddest of all since they lost a true friend. On the street in thses countries people who have lived their lives under repressive regimes think the government controls the media and everything is sanctioned by them. Both sides need to know more about how the other’s think.
    Lastly if republicans cared so much about the loss of american lives, why did Bush invade Iraq for chemical weapons that didn’t exist, and there was never any proof they did. That cost 4,000 lives, and 20,000 wounded. Where was McCain? Why were there no hearings? Another case of hypocracy maybe?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W5BDIK2NSZ3LKTIB277QIUFSCY John

      I think you might find that there were two, not just one, but two Congressional resolutions authorizing the war in Iraq. And a lot of Democrats signed on.

      You might also find that there were none, zero, nada, Congressional resolutions to authorize Obama to go to war in Lybia. And if you don’t think it was a war, you haven’t even bothered to look at the pictures.

      Last time I checked the Constitution vests the power to make war in the Congress.

      Where was the outrage then?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

        John boy let me clear up some facts for you OK? Bush invaded Iraq without a UN authorization making the war there illegal. Bush LIED to Congress which is an impeachable offense. You want to give the Democrats a pass on being misled by bad intel (concocted by CHENEY) but hold Ms. Rice’s feet to the fire for what you deem the same bad intel. President Obam has 90 days to alert Congress, which he did by the way, and we did not go to war with Libya.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/W5BDIK2NSZ3LKTIB277QIUFSCY John

          Your demeaning of me reflects only on you.

          Since when did the Constitution require the UN to approve the US going to war?

          The CIA has documnted the Benghazi timeline, and the prelude to the actual attack was called in before the first shot was fired, first “demonstrator” was in the streets. The professionals in the CIA will set the record straight on that.

          The War Powers Act gives the President 90 days to alert Congress as to a threat to the US – what was going on in Libya that threatened the US? It, like most of the Middle East, was really none of our damn business. We had record unemployment in the US, and Obama decided to bomb Libya?

          If you don’t think we were at war with Libya, you haven’t bothered to look at the pictures of what the Libyan armored columns looked like when they were attacked while in the process of putting down a civil insurrection, which is what it was as far as they were concerned.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

            John, those armored columns were not US Armored columns. We put no boots on the ground, we made no invasion. The UN Resolution was to get the ok from the rest of the world to act which is required before any country invades another sovereign country. From Wikipedia about UN Resolution 1441 “The ambassador for the United States, John Negroponte, said: On 8 November 2002:
            “ [T]his resolution contains no “hidden triggers” and no “automaticity” with respect to the use of force. If there is a further Iraqi breach, reported to the Council by UNMOVIC, the IAEA or a Member State, the matter will return to the Council for discussions as required in paragraph 12. The resolution makes clear that any Iraqi failure to comply is unacceptable and that Iraq must be disarmed. And, one way or another, Iraq will be disarmed. If the Security Council fails to act decisively in the event of further Iraqi violations, this resolution does not constrain any Member State from acting to defend itself against the threat posed by Iraq or to enforce relevant United Nations resolutions and protect world peace and security.[2"
            Bush did NOT go back as stated in this response by our ambassador but instead invaded Iraq. A final time for another resolution of war was needed which Bush did not get since he did not go back. So not only did Bush et al lie to Congress and the American people but his war was illegal.

            For Libya: On 19 March 2011, a multi-state coalition began a military intervention in Libya to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which was taken in response to events during the Libyan civil war," Of which we, the USA are a member.
            * 1 March 2011: The US Senate unanimously passes non-binding Senate resolution S.RES.85 urging the United Nations Security Council to impose a Libyan no-fly zone and encouraging Gaddafi to step down. The US had naval forces positioned off the coast of Libya, as well as forces already in the region, including the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.[53]

            US President Barack Obama held a meeting with eighteen senior lawmakers at the White House on the afternoon of 18 March[68]

            * 28 March 2011: Obama addressed the American people on Libya.[75]

      • Sand_Cat

        Where was yours at all the wars Repubilcans have started, the assertion by both Bushes that they didn’t need Congressional authorization to go to war if they wanted to?
        Where is your outrage about the lies about Iraq used by – among others – the National Security [sic] Advisor both Graham and McCain voted to promote to Secretary of State to promote a totally unnecessary war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives? Where is your outrage that these two hypocrites voted for Condoleeza Rice, who was a willing and active participant in the fraud, as well as grossly negligent in performance of her duties prior to that by ignoring clear warnings that attacks on the US were planned, never mind that they have now selected someone completely uninvolved in this crisis to serve as a scapegoat in this case?

        And since when is it a crime, or even a problem, that the executive uses descriptive terms that don’t suit you, or anybody, in talking about a crisis? This argument has to be one of the dumbest, most self-absorbed, and arrogant complaints ever voiced. Do McCain and Graham (and Romney, you, and the rest) now think they have the right to vet the president’s speeches in advance and demand changes when the wording doesn’t suit their vanity?

        Get a life. Better, get a brain.

      • RobGinChicago

        Actually, there was plenty of outrage, protest marches and the like. Didn’t any of that get airtime on FOX?

  • totenkatz

    Mr. Decker you write “After two months of nonstop harping on Benghazi, voters sent Republicans a clear message on Election Day: They don’t care.” Do you really believe that Americans don’t care about the four Americans killed in Benghazi especially since one was the U.S. Ambassador to Libya? If this is true then we are in a very sad state in this country and it sends a very clear message to all those Americans working for the State Department around the world. Americans don’t care if you die!

    • myfanwy

      The loss of life is a tragedy, but if Americans seem somewhat detached, perhaps it’s because their elected representatives have only been interested in these events as a possible propaganda tool against the Executive Branch.

      • totenkatz

        This happens every time when the party not in the White House has a chance to go after the president. However, it doesn’t give Mr. Decker cover for saying Americans don’t care when other Americans are killed serving overseas and it doesn’t excuse other Americans from becoming detached. The buck stops with the president and the American people need answers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

    this is really about getting President Obama to make John Kerry his choice as Sec. of State thereby allowing Scott Brown a way back (in their thinking anyway) to the Senate. It is a backdoor attempt to limit the effects of the election.

    • grammyjill

      Mass would have to hold another election nd this close people would remember his last campaign and his voting record. The GOP would be better off just leaving that alone.

  • npeebles

    What will it take before the McCain attackers realize that they are the people terrorizing America? The Tea Party and the McCains are terrorist. If America is to be destroyed, it will be an inside job. Insanity is extremely hard to treat.

  • earagon

    How many of our planes did the privileged McCain ” ace” crash? Perhaps the crashes set off his conspiracy obsession.

  • WhutHeSaid

    It’s little wonder that today’s GOP shows nothing but scorn for education — they aren’t very adept at learning.

    The Benghazi tragedy was just that: a tragedy, not a conspiracy. There is no guarantee that any given action short of removing all personnel from Libya would have prevented the events. There is plenty of blame to go around, not the least of which is the GOP’s slashing the Obama Administration’s embassy security budget by $128 million in 2011 and $331 million in 2012.

    Just as Mitt Romney did regarding FEMA funding after Hurricane Sandy, Republicans stupidly attempt to re-invent reality when they get caught in the public spotlight on the wrong side of an issue. All of the spin in the world won’t help when your position is hugely unpopular, yet the GOP continues to frantically polish it’s turd-like policy positions as if they can bend reality to their will with sheer determination.

    As if the enormous public rejection and humiliation at the polls on November 6 wasn’t enough to teach a lesson or two about neanderthal politics in 2012, the GOP has latched onto another shiny object that they believe can alter the time-space continuum and give them a political edge where none exists.

    There is one twist, however, to the latest GOP antics that must appeal to the GOP’s love for cynical and dishonest politics: The redemption of Scott Brown.

    Like many Republicans this year, Senator Brown was defeated this year as much by his association to neanderthal politics as by the political strengths of his opponent. Republicans were absurdly happy that Brown won the Senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy in a mostly non-neanderthal state like Massachusetts, and when Brown was predictably defeated it did not spur any sober reflection on the real reasons for the loss. No, reflecting on reality is not in this year’s GOP handbook.

    Knowing full well that the other Massachusetts senator, John Kerry, is one of the front runners for Secretary of State, defaming Susan Rice could increase the likelihood that Kerry would get the nod, thereby freeing up the other Massachusetts Senate seat for an attempted comeback by Scott Brown. Could Republicans actually stoop to this level of cynical and repugnant politics, purposefully ruining Rice’s career and reputation just for a chance at regaining a Senate seat?

    Normally I would have serious doubts that anyone, and especially a group of people, could be this slimy and despicable. Usually political losers will learn from their failures, adjust their policies, and present a more popular position for the next round. But after what I’ve seen in 2012, with the despicable Tea Party bigots, racist birthers, voter suppression, record-breaking lies by GOP Presidential candidates and attempts to buy elections outright the Republican Party may be just vile enough to do exactly that.

    • grammyjill

      There are some people in Mass that want that idiot to run for governor. I can’t believe it.

    • myfanwy

      You’re right. They are just vile enough.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O5ZGGBV7AAAVM2A5PHB2YCRPGM key west aussie

    america should not worry about what goes on in other countries and just mind there own business

  • Shrapnel5

    The Republicans are in disarray and not because of the election, but because of the people that are in the party, with off the wall ideas, and old visions of days gone by. I think that if the sixteenth president could see his party today he would be ashamed of it

  • marelbert

    Senator Demint (Tea Party) is chewing at the ankles of Senator Graham,and for McCain, he is just full of HATE for President Obama, which is eating him alive.

    • myfanwy

      I won’t presume to know what is going on in Senator McCain’s mind, as I am not his therapist. He is definitely not the classy John McCain who gave that awesome concession speech in 2008, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578373166 Dan Brown

    Where was all the Republican outrage over the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing when Reagan was asleep at the switch? 300, mostly marines, died. Where was the Republican outrage over the first 9/11, when Bush & Co. ignored repeated and intense CIA warnings? More than 3,000 civilians died. What we did on both occasions was rally behind our presidents. There were no Democratic witch-hunts. There was not even a peep of criticism. So why aren’t Republicans giving President Obama the same support? Why aren’t they rallying behind him against a common foe? Gee, I don’t know. Could it be because he’s black? What these Republican lowlifes (McCain, Graham, Romney, Ryan, etc.) are doing borders on treason. Disgraceful.

  • bcarreiro

    Benghazi was a tragedy and so is the war on terrorism all over the world. The taliban will stop at nothing to bring us down and it is a disgrace to lay the blame on our president. Mccain, u should know all to well what the hell you sign the dotted line for……………………THIS COUNTRY. What are you all fighting for? The men on the ground dont need high school bullying bullshit, they need leaders who can help end the war not create another one. war is raw spelled backwards. god bless our troops for their devotion is far beyond the commotion on capitol hill. grow up and pay your fairshare and help bring violence on americans to a halt. we are tired of being prisoners of congress: we fight for u now you must fight for us. United We Stand!!!!

  • adriancrutch

    Republicans continue live in a hyperbole where they (THINK) that everyone believes anything they say! In this day and age you’d think they could understand that they are their worst enemy. But it’s laughable to sit back and watch them EAT THEMSELVES!

    • jstsyn

      Not really laughable when they actually cause harm and hurt. Like Dan Brown in the post below said, they border on treason.

  • northroader1775

    the best plan is to ignore them…they are only here to distract you. It is kinda funny that they have their own code names for evil doers though…like Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities, knitting the names of criminals into her afgan. I wonder if they know REDRUM spells murder backwards…they should go with that one it’s perfect for them…left over from the 80s, a tired cliche, and thought up by someone too smart to be associated with them.

    • browninghipower

      No….you cannot ignore them. They will not go away. They are spoiled little brats. They must be answered, humiliated, ridiculed and rolled over at every opportunity until they just stop. If you ignore them, they will grow and fester like an anal cyst. But I love your post.

  • foolsdance

    Just when you thought they crazies couldn’t get any more insane: President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as ‘Delphi’ to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities. That’s according to a four-hour briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month. On October 11, at a closed-door meeting of the Republican caucus convened by the body’s majority leader, Chip Rogers, a tea party activist told Republican lawmakers that Obama was mounting this most diabolical conspiracy. The event–captured on tape by a member of the Athens-based watchdog Better Georgia (who was removed from the room after 52 minutes)–had been billed as an information session on Agenda 21

  • northroader1775

    REPUBLICANS:

    DO you realize you have not one shred of Real proof. Do you realize that the executive branch is in the middle of INVESTIGATING this and is not going to kowtow to ISSA or any other rube that pops up…and THEY DON”T HAVE TO.

    Do you realize that THE VAST MAJORITY of AMERICANS…you know the ones who just voted….yeah them..they don’t like your tone, your policies, your attitude, your work ethic(which is non existant in congress) and we are really tired of you slandering of OUR POTUS. You need to look at changes inside your party or you will be irrelevant in two cycles. YOU NEED TO DISTANCE YOURSELVES FROM THE TEA PARTY, FROM FOX, FROM ALLLL THINGS TRUMP, ROVE AND BIRTHER.

    You had best be about this business or just get used to your place in history, because if these cahnges don’t take place this year you are done, a relic.

    • grammyjill

      you should mail this to congress.

    • 345_719

      As always the republican will take credit if the country makes a big come back. It never fails!!

  • Dol5

    Seems to me the Reb’s sound like the kid with the only ball on the play ground holding up a game because he or she won’t play by normal rules of fair play. Just how long are we to stand around and put up with this type of action?

  • browninghipower

    As if Reid needs anymore justification to truly reform the filibuster, secret holds, 60-vote majorities to just get a vote to the Floor….this little game by Grumpy and his slimy sidekick Lyin’ Lindsey should be all he and the Senate Dems need. As for Grumpy and his cohorts…well, they obviously haven’t learned a damned thing. Fuck ‘em….they’re trash.

  • Sundance98

    These guys are desparate and only have “Fast & Furious” and now Benghazi. Total dead for both: five folks.

    We wonder how much McCain and Graham have sent to the deceased folks family of Benghazi?

    Their statements yesterday were despicable, beyond the pale and generally offensive to anyone.

    Mitt blaming “Gifts” on his loss……..put the whole day in proper perspective! McCain and Graham probably wrote Mitt and said: “Thanks, we needed THAT!”

  • nana4gj

    Republicans base everything on personality and personal feelings, which is why they are such losers and appear so impotent. They have no basis for this “argument” when they have a history of intel failure beginning with 9/11/2001, to the wars that followed and the role Condi Rice played in perpetuation the falsehoods.

    McCain and his sidekick, Graham, are good for only one thing: angry noise. And their new female “leader” sounds like a Sophomore in High School and will be used and exploited as a pawn.

    They create their own realities, wallow in it, and then cannot understand why no one else bought it.

  • jackiejan

    When they admit 911 was on our soil during their Presidents watch.
    Lets figure out how much the Bush clan really knew ahead of time.
    THAT IS A LARGER QUESTION

  • jackiejan

    John has got the “sour grapes” and Palin Mistake all over his face.

  • dham69

    You libs make me sick, 4 americans murdered by a very hateful group which had nothing todo with a video, but yet, you don’t care. These americans murdered by the leftist in this country all they did was sit and watch and did not a damn thing. I am an american soldier and I am ashamed of the democrat party and the leftist in this country who could care less about the military. Shame on you.

  • miggy52

    mr. mccain : each time you want to shower us with your opions, just remember sarah palin!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JCDYOUQPDL6RBF2WIQY7IHJ4BM batavier

    “Benghazi Is A Political Loser For Republicans”…….

    …as it will be for that rigid bunch (McConnell, Dement, McCain, Graham, etc.) of aging “guardian angels” of old and decrepit, intellectually BANKRUPT, Republicanism, which tried, since Reagan, to pretend it was “virile, dynamic, and loyal” to our Constitution – and instead gave us a still unproven economic theory of Trickle Down Economic Distribution, coarse and unproductive Yahoo-ism as its “Foriegn Policy” and an almost felonious mixing of Church and State to the detriment of our mutual social peac eand unity!

  • dham69

    Bunch of cowards wont let my response go through, What afraid of the truth. So much for free speech

  • http://www.facebook.com/anteo.maggio Anteo Maggio

    If the attack at Benghazi was a terrorist attack like Fox New and their minions maintain,the bodies of Ambassador Steven and three other Americans would have been bullet ridden. The cause of death was smoke inhalation caused by a fire that swept the compound. This suggests that rioters started the fire by firing rocket grenades and launches at the unprotected embassy. A planned, concerted terrorist attack would not assume the “targets” would have succumbed as a result of the fire.

  • dham69

    Bunch of cowards wont let my response go through, What afraid of the truth. So much for free speech

    • myfanwy

      More than likely, it’s simply that your comments are irritating other posters. Free speech has consequences, you know.

  • foolsdance

    Oh no! Those rascally repukes figured out our secret! “President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as “Delphi” to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities. That’s according to a four-hour briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month.”
    Dang, I was sure we’d get away with it!
    bwahahahahaha

    • jvaljon1

      You’re KIDDING….right?

      • foolsdance

        of course.

  • William Deutschlander

    The Republican Cartel does not accept that anyone elected to public office, is obligated to represent the MAJORITY INTERESTS and DESIRES of the CONSTITUENTS that allowed them to serve the CONSTITUENTS.

    Instead the Republican Cartel continues to represent the Cartels misguided ideaology and dysfunctional dogma, which interferes with GOVERNING of, for and by the people. In order to GOVERN the parties involved MUST COLLECTIVELY BARGAIN and COMPROMISE to negotiate the majority of the peoples will.

    Despite the CARTELS efforts, we the majority of the people, chose (by majority vote) to have a PROGRESSIVE agenda, overseen by the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION and DEMOCRAT PRINCIPLES. The Republican Minority is to add guidance and NOT OBSTRUCT!

    In order for DEMOCRACY to function, EVERYONE must work together to form the more perfect union. Each and every elected offical must be dedicated to the common good of each and every citizen of the United States of America.

  • northroader1775

    How many War pictures have you looked at John? Wait, you know what don’t answer me I don’t care what you’ve decided. I spent 9 years reviewing image and voice intel at “the agency that shall not be named” and I can tell you for sure you have no fucking idea what those pictures depict.

    AAAAAANNNNND UNLESS our troops were ON the ground it doesn’t require congressional approval, AAAAAAND just so you know the president can send in Marines without congressional approval…(that’s why the Marines are called “The President’s Own” it’s one of the ways they identify themselves.)

    The basic message John is that it is wise to withhold judgement until the facts are known. Issa and his goons have again committed treason by forcing their way into an ongoing investigation and exposing an agent, where is the pile of outrage for that…or was that agent a democrat and thus beneath your concern? BTW people ROVE still has treason to answer for as well….remember Valerie Plame…. that was more witch hunt bullshit.

    I really hope Obama brings charges against the whole crowd of assholes.

  • northroader1775

    you know I think you’d be tired of losing these arguments by now….but Bill I’ll bet you that if the repubs don’t drop all the bullshit and get about the business of governance they will be drummed out of congress in 2014…byw are you ready to admit that your prediction of a Romney landslide was wrong yet or are you still in recount mode…or popular vote was close mode or electoral college doesn’t matter mode or the latest cats and rats and unicorns voted for Obama mode….are you ready to face reallity yet?

  • northroader1775

    real journalists have been reporting facts the whole time….shut off fox and come to the real world.

    • jvaljon1

      Speaking of Darrell Issa (R-CA) are you aware that he’s been bought and owned for a long time by FedEx, and has brought about almost single-handedly (through his Finance Committee connections), the RUIN OF OUR POST OFFICE? Issa has instituted rules for our Postal Service that no organization could survive: the entire cost of retiree healthcare now and in the foreseeable future, to be paid IN ADVANCE EACH YEAR IT SURVIVES, by the Postal Service! This has been going on for YEARS,

      Yet our Republican Media just got done breathlessly stating that the Post Office is $16,000,000.00 IN THE RED! (This is why we need to take our media back, among other things) With NO MENTION OF HOW IT GOT THERE! What we need to do is to urgently GET RID OF DARRELL ISSA. It’s him OR our Post Office. Him AND FED EX—or our Postal Service. And I don’t think that anyone wants to wait around to see what FED EX will charge once IT takes over our postal service—for, say, a 45-cent stamp!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GGHNYPK4GNCRYZLXWVZ447WHJM Plznnn

    Benghazi has “nothing” to do with “losing the election”. This is a very serious breach of competance & security & even Democrat Leaders are looking for answers, not stalling tactics.
    The same thing could be said of Democrats jumping all over Republicans over Watergate, or Iran Contra, couldn’t it, BUT Benghazi is much, much worse. 4 outstanding Americans lost their lives because of the likely incompetence & falsehoods because of Obama’s worry about losing the election. Had this been a Republican administration, most of us would be just as upset at what is looking more & more serious, and an obvious cover-up.

    • RobGinChicago

      Obvious cover-up? To whom? Please pass the tin foil hat so that the rest of us might see what you deem “obvious”.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SE2GVR52HOGPIFLGSJB4T5LDNI Dorothy

    Why do these Republican Senators look so mad, angry, all of the time? When their Dr, Rice, was given bad intel they weren’t up in arms, like they are with President Obama’s Dr. Rice. This dog isn’t going to hurt in is case.

  • northroader1775

    No it’s not that we don’t care about diplomats …we do. It’s that we don’t care about Issa’s witch hunts…we don’t, we don’t care about your vendetta’s we don’t care about your conspiracy factory and we don’t care to hear any more of your bullshit.

    There is a country to govern and an economy to build and a world of big REAL problems that need our attention. If you are one of the reasonable people who should be leaving the repub party now, or at least kicking out teabaggers as fast as possible, then I implore you to be about the business of governing. Tell your reps you are tired of the bullshit, tired of the division, tired of the obstructionism. If you care about your party at all your best move is to tell them to get busy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7NAZ7HRHSUZREZ3CR67GWTJY7A Richard

    The Republicans will stop their obsession only if a different 11/06 election result had occurred.

  • northroader1775

    Thank you for your service…i am a vet and I appreciate it. However you are out to lunch on this topic and just flat wrong about the facts of the matter. You NEED to shut off ofx news right now and go breathe some fresh air…then come back and realize that there is no truth avaailable on FOX so if you want to watch it treat it as comedy ONLY..or better yet just shut it off.

  • jstsyn

    How did these incompetent fools ever get elected to the republican party? Didn’t the party once have adults that were called statesmen?

  • sambilano

    The same thing the Republicans did when the President sign the healthcare law,they are now on Benghazi.Frankly its not going to help them in anyway.This President is not working for the Bain Carpital and Co,and not thinking 47 way.but 100 percent.

  • northroader1775

    funny….it’s a crowd of losers loving their own company. nice one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/luthere.corbett Luther E Corbett

    You’re so right

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.fields.503092 James Fields

    A bill that McCain sponcered did a way with Due Process. The part that McCain help write was on a small part of the 1000 page bill that congress voted on.
    It gave the Feds the right to have you put in jail with our without cause. Some leader of the Republician party say if we can not beat Obamat by votes we will take down Obama other ways with or with out cause. Your problem is Benghazi. You can not read minds and as of yet no one except for Republicians have said the president did anything wrong. All that the republicians have is a made for tv story that has little to do with the facts. I do not know if the part of the law that McCain and other republician co sponcered is still a law but if it is and if it is proven that this is a pack of lies I believe those that are tell the stories may find out about 1st hand the law that they help to pass.Under the law Americian can be taken to a 3rd world country and anything goes.

  • tommygator

    Well, the angry old white man has opened his mouth again. We all know what happens when McCain is allowed to say something. He usually makes a complete fool of himself. AS usual, right on que, he did it again. Saying Susan Rice is “not very bright” and “not qualified” for the job is an example of what he does best, screaming at the clouds for not being white enough. This is the same person that choose Sara Palin as his Vice President running mate who we all know was “not qualified” and “not very bright.”

  • Staggslaw

    If we had responded that way to President Bush after 9/11/2001, after learning warnings had been ignored, including the Attorney General saying, “I don’t want to hear it”, we would have been labeled traitors, but instead, we circled the wagons as Americans. So, what should they be called, attacking us, the United States, instead of the terrorists, beginning within hours of the attack, and keeping up a relentless drum roll? I can only conclude they are very disappointed that after the surprise mortar attack, in which most got out but four patriotic Americans died, we did not send more back in to needlessly die. More dead soldiers, dead CIA contractors, dead FBI agents, wouldn’t have mattered to them so long as they had something else to blame the President. God Bless him and Secretary Clinton for caring more about American lives than an empty consulate, essentially an empty house which has now been outed as a CIA outpost, or than Republican electioneering.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.hawkslange.3 Sandy Hawks Lange

    You just can’t fix stupid and you can’t polish a turd. Both of which terms reflect the Repub party. That dog won’t hunt in the Benghazi mess but they think if they say it 10 times then it will become important.Just any ONE thing that they can find fault with this President and forget anything else. It is their achilles heel – not President Obama.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EXQTKEA6HPV4XJKQIDVFURF36U Ron

    Fern Woodfork:
    Very well stated, I would not have been that polite. All of the republican party needs too
    STFU and do the buissness of the people. Bot I dont believe they remember how. They have
    been a party of hate and lies for way too long. If Abe were still alive he would put Mr Maveric out of his misery.

  • patuxant

    John McCain’s approach on this whole Susan Rice matter is really disgusting. He looks the other was for Condi Rice and her remarks were outrageously wrong. Cost the country thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, yet he is like a dog with a bone and won’t let it go. Still has no creds about leadership as far as I can see. Blew up any number of fighter planes over the Pacific and also left a wife because she was disfigured in an auto accident and married a beer meister’s daughter and got billions in that deal. Further, who can trust the judgement of a man who abdicts the selection of a running mate and lets his team pull out an truly unvetted dimwit is beyond the pale. Who can take this man seriously?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

    Don’t you folks realise that if Susan Rice becomes UN ambassador that will make three of America’stop Representatives African – American! Oboma, Halder, and Rice! How diesgraceful the right finds this. Thatis what this is all about. McCain was raised to believe that African Americans should all be Mess Boys!

    • debzp

      You nailed it!!

  • Skyline43

    I think the two senators need to step back and re-evaluate themselves. They act like two bitter old men who have been defeated “once two often”. McCain is still bitter over his defeat in 2008 and
    Graham is a follower in this case. They can’t stand living with defeat. McCain critizes the President every chance he gets so why is this any different. GET OVER IT GRAHAM AND MCCAIN, YOU LOST!!!
    The people listened, evaluated, and voted! What is it you don’t understand???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EX4OE5FUKVUAMDF2QIYB5YT2OI E.W

    These idiots, GOP, IDIOTS. Are they on Benghazi’s side or do we want to get who did this terrible act. It makes you wonder. Why not work together as Americans and stop demonstrating the sore loser whine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

    None of us should get over Benghazi until Obama answers the hard questions . Of course your media doesnt want to go there and niether do Liberal sheep who would rather co opt and usurp their own morals and ethics rather then see the truth come out . what does it say about you that you are willing to do that just so your messiah not be affected . That is direspecting yourself and your Country . Look , Nixon resigned and no one died . Also , If a Republican were in office and they didnt do anything while 4 Americans died and then Lied , Excused , and blamed ot on You Tube you people would all be having a Rachel Madcow over it . You also would feel those who would defend a coward who is so without any wthics and morals is not qualified to be President . But Liberals seem to have no problem with their own Hypocrisy . Ask yourself what you would think if this had happened and it was Romney who then covered it up ? Ask yourself how you would feel if it was Romney whp then made up a fib as prepostourous as You Tube . It is astounding that even Libs aren’t insulted by a man who holds your intelligence in such contempt that he thought he could get away with blaming it in You Tube , but then again it seems to have worked on YOU so he was right

    • debzp

      Ask yourself how this compares to Reagan’s handling of the attack on our embassy and marine base in Beirut, Lebanon during Reagan’s presidency. Remember the repubs outrage over that? …..That’s what I thought. (wasn’t that over220 soldiers and 15 embassy workers)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lutrell.simmons Lutrell Simmons

    I THINK THIS IS SO SAD WHAT JOHN MCCAIN IS DOING HE IS AN ANGRY OLD MAN AND HE HAS NO LIFE SO HE TRIES TO MESS UO OTHERS HE IS STILL ANGRY THAT PRESIDENT WON IN 2008 AND HE LOST HE REALLY NEEDS TO GO HOME AND CHILL OUT HIM AND THAT SENTOR FROM SOUTH CAROLINA FORGOT HIS NAME THESE OLD MAN NEEDS TO STOP MAKING A FOOL OUT OF THEMSELFS AND PEOPLE ARE REALLY GETTING TIRED OF IT THAY WILL NEVER GET IT WAIT UNTIL 2014 WE WILL GET RID OF MORE OF THOSE GOPS TIRED OF THEM ALL

  • http://www.facebook.com/lutrell.simmons Lutrell Simmons

    AND MITT ROMEY IS A DAME FOOL HE THOUGHT THAT HIS MONEY AND THE MONEY OF HIS FRIENDS COULD BUY THE ELECTION BUT WE THE 47% SHOWED THEM ALL GOPS NEEDS TO GO

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eileen-Schatz/100000228172597 Eileen Schatz

    You know to me I want to ask Mc Cain to shut up- he made one of the most damaging choices for VP and Yet HE Believes he is so smart to Question anyone Else..He needs to Retire from politics.. the Maverick is worn out. As for the Republican party.. they need to do the same, since they are Dumb enough to Believe their Own Lies, One.. being, how Sure they were on Winning this Election. Now We have another Sore Loser with Mitt R. , making Statements as Crazy as Palin. Please Both of you .. Get together with Mc Cain and Fade into the Sunset and do Us All a Favor…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eileen-Schatz/100000228172597 Eileen Schatz

    I did notice that the Angry White Men were “thoughtful” and brought a Angry White Women along this time. They may want to be careful tho…Maybe this is the time The Black Man will finally get Angry too … President Obama has been Very Patient with the Foolish Games that have been Played for soooo long.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.sherman.1612 Tom Sherman

    May your God love’ya, you really need to retire. Captain or Senator, when is enough enough? Relax, take it easyt, there are folks who can take care of this Country. Remember, “No one is indispensable”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TJNSZD4HIXUCOAKXMQZCIUST34 JOEL K

    Benghazi is an American issue. I am a registered Democrat from Florida. I served in the Infantry in Vietnam. We called in support on our own position for survival in Vietnam. By hitting our own position we killed the VC as well. We never ran from the call for support regardless to our own likelyhood of surviving. I require the truth about Benghazi. I suggest you check with other combat veterans on Benghazi.

    • debzp

      Ask thse same combat veterans how Benghazi compares with the attack on our embassy and marine base in Beirut during Reagan’s presidency?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JTEAYZD72AH4MPLXS3YSYRZVXQ Bradbrea

    “the experienced diplomat and scholar is “not very bright” and “not qualified” for the job.” This coming from the man that was SUPPOSED to be in CLASSIFIED BRIEFINGS on this VERY subject, HIS JOB, yet CHOSE to hold a PRESS CONFERENCE bashing OUR governments handling!! Hmmm, WHO is it again who is “not qualified” for the job, I forget!!!

    • debzp

      BEIRUT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001854557371 Thomas Leavitt

    This all started with the DEMS “hounding” Nixon out of office over watergate ( it’s in the Republican vocabulary to this day- see above aticle), So they lay in wait ,waiting for their opprotunity. Here comes Monica and BINGO the ‘Whitewater (real estate) investigation becomes a sex scandal! At least slick willy had the cajones’ to not resign and make them go thru their little circus- but at least they embarassed him (and the rest of the nation)
    AND now here we go again, the losers are wasting everyones time and resources calling for a special prosecutor type investigation. meh . saw this movie.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EKST7XWARSR7ALLS2VLW7HI7GU Gusto4

    Poor John McCain, he is a sore looser. His problem is that h is going to be remembered as the guy that was defeated by America’s first Black President. The three “Amigos” (McCain, Lieberman and Graham) are now two amigos. The truth is they need to get over their lost in 2008 and truly retire. McCain is no longer a “mverick”, he is now a “joke” on the same level with Donald Trump, Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and yes, Mitt Romney. So sad.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GIKZDVF4VTWPOQJZRI4Y7AIPPQ LEE H

    I am so sick of republicans,dems have problems ,but they tend to lean towards people like me. who work for a living.I m sorry the repubiCONS can,t or won,t get it. heres my foot lets shoot it.duh!

  • http://twitter.com/1snafu2 Rob Hunt

    Fox seems to be dictating the GOP agenda, and sense of reality. Alienating the Pentagon, reminding Americans of the GOP intelligence failure in Iraq, and ignoring the mounting evidence that the government’s action were based on fast changing intelligence, not the contrived intelligence of the Bush Iraq mess. Unnecessarily embarrassing the Pentagon and CIA to make a baseless, strained, and self-defeating attack on a President after the race is lost, with him in no jeopardy says only 1 thing” we want nothing to be done in government to keep our wealthy clients tax cuts in place and give them more time for big profits,” and nothing else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.breithaupt John Breithaupt

    Was there a cover up? At first, we did not know what happened. Then, as we investigated, we got a better picture, although there are still unanswered questions. Where is the cover-up, and what would have been Obama’s, or Susan Rice’s, purpose in lying? Is Obama making excuses for terrorism? Remember, uh, bin Laden, anyone? There is a legitimate issue here — whether the Obama administration was negligent in stationing diplomatic personnel in so exposed a consulate. Fair enough. Still, it was the GOP that voted against funding for an upgrade of security at our consulates and embassies around the world. The GOP is not going to win back the respect and trust of the voters until it rediscovers an interest in finding solutions for our nation’s problems.

  • http://twitter.com/gigiz gigiz

    The GOP is all about projection and diversion. They even tried to blame Democrats for voter suppression. So, what are they hoping their obsessive Benghazi conspiracy will hide?

    There are a lot of possibilities but one place to start is their over-reaction to the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ video which was the beginning of their criticism of the administration and something the media has all but forgotten. The video’s producer, Joseph Nassralla, is associated with Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. Geller has been a frequent guest on Fox News, spoke at CPAC, frequents tea party events, and pals around with John Bolton. I think it would benefit the public if the media would takes it’s production and distribution seriously and get it back in the news.

  • ridemybroom

    I wish these Goofy Old People ( GOP ) would find a cliff and go off on it…then we wouldnt have to worry about the likes of them or people ever being like them…what a wicked evil group of people they are….always wanting to hurt any and everyone…dont give a damn about anyone cept themselves…what a rotten bunch they are….

  • ridemybroom

    hmmmmmm just thought of something…maybe OB should become hitler for a day and have the leading house members arrested and gassed to death….that would wake the rest of the bastards up and say ok ok your way your way…..LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.narusiewicz Joseph Narusiewicz

    John McCain has become a total joke and I have lost total respect for him. He should retire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ebenezer-Akrong/1335887677 Ebenezer Akrong

    The reactins of the Republicans is very easy to understand, and that will be in 2 years time when they will loose the house again then they will know that America hates them now. Old John McCain must be forced to retire so the young intelligent men and women start to work or do the right things.

  • jvaljon1

    You dirty disgusting WHORE! YOU AND YOURS are the RED RAGS! You used your cheap-trick pres Bush to start TWO WARS AGAINST PEOPLE WHO NEVER HURT US—-ALL THE WHILE MAKING NICE TO THE SAUDIS WHO COMMITTED 9/11! TAKE YOUR ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CRAPOLA ELSEWHERE, YOU LUNATIC! YOU ARE THE COWARD, AND AMERICA’S TIRED OF YOUR BULLSHIT, YOU JACKOFF!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VHMKK5DU2JDHANN3GQWHUBRV5Q Merlin

    These republicans need to get to the real issues at hand and get to work. When voting for congress is up in 2 years I’m voting for all current ones OUT! They don’t allow anything to get accomplished! Do your real jobs or you will be cleaned out. I’ve already heard enough of your whining and lies. Just let me at that voting booth!

  • eper090643

    McCain can’t even attend his own classified closed door meeting on Benghazi. He’s too damn busy running his diarrhea mouth bashing the President and the Democrats. What a piece of work McCripple is, just goes to show everyone what they missed by him losing the Presidential election in 2008.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VHMKK5DU2JDHANN3GQWHUBRV5Q Merlin

    Educate yourself. The phones were initiated by Bush!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VHMKK5DU2JDHANN3GQWHUBRV5Q Merlin

    Same thing I thought exactly. Going on and on about 4 people who died, when under Bush, thousands of our troops died and hundreds of thousands of innocent people died due to a lie about there being weapons of mass destruction. If all Mr. Stoll can do is continue to carry on about these 4 people, he needs to educate himself on some numbers before he speaks. I loathe political ignorance. If you don’t have the whole story then don’t tell it.

    • debzp

      You’re right. Remember the republican’s outrage when our embassy and marine base in Beirut was attacked and more than 220 soldiers and diplomats were killed.?no? That’s cause there wasn’t any. Repubs are transparent and shameless hypocrites.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GEL6RWK4FEJENFIHMWVTABOUJ4 Carlo

    Sour grapes! You nailed it!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I7WHEDT3EZ2OXV2SQ7BNBDS2MU Stanley Perry

    this is an insult to the intelligence of Americans to believe that these people have any compassion for anyone. This is merely a charade, a distraction from the real problems that plague America, like the termination of the Bush Tax cuts. We must get on with the business of governing and stop all the pretending or load up and oust the rest of the obstructionist in 2014

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JMT6C3LHLJDD4RX4NB4KY5ICAE gargray

    These repubs are not to smart, bitch, bitch, bitch!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CMEW227COJ3BBIYRFUS7RUJ7ZU WWGGD

    There are some legitimate questions regarding Benghazi – particularly we should learn why the embassy’s request for additional security was apparently denied by the State Department. We also should try to understand if this security would have helped, or not. Unfortunately for the Republicans, they are chasing their own fictionalized (for political reasons) version of the incident, and this has already proven to be a loser.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OEWEKD2ZYFFB566XUI3W4XBBIA JerryS

    Stupidity is knowing that you are acting stupid without shame and the worst kind of projection to
    avoid guilt and frustration of it. Guess who?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V4O5VTGKNFSZ3H2GCM4OENUXAU Elijah o. Ombongi

    Looking at McCain one cannot avoid but see a person with no brains to come up with new ideas. For McCain to be seen to be doing some work he must pick on current and ongoing issues even if they lead nowhere. McCain is keeping himself very serious and busy with the Benghazi terrorist attack as if that is the worst terrorist attack that has ever befallen the U.S. How is it that McCain never saw the gravity of the matter when close to three thousand people died on American soil on 9/11. Why didn’t McCain follow that attack with the determination and zeal he is pursuing the Benghazi attack? What is so special about the four people who died in the Benghazi attack that McCain talks with a very serious posture? McCain is asked a simple question as to why the person who investigated the love affair between the now retired General Petraeus and Ms Bodwell reported to Eric Cantor instead of reporting to the White House? McCain wears a very very serious face when answering that question, terming the question the dumbest question he has ever heard. Is McCain clever enough to differentiate between a dumb and a clever question? Clearly this type of issues give McCain some work to do otherwise he wouldn’t be having any ideas to bring forward intelligibly. McCain is a buffoon beyond comprehension. He is petty, uninformed, and unintelligible old man who should thing of retiring. When Al Gore’s election win was stolen by another buffoon in the name of George Bush, he chose to stay out of the limelight. John Kerry is never too focal, Romney is disappearing into the oblivion after lamentably losing the presidential election which he had promised himself that he would win. But McCain won’t go. He is going nowhere because he has nothing useful to do. McCain would rather keep himself focal on petty issues such as what he is seriously pursuing now for the purposes of re-election to the Senate. He is very narrow minded and obscene. McCain’s main aim in pursuing the Benghazi terror attack is that he hopes this matter could lead to some ground or sufficient reason to start harassing President Obama with some impeachment. That is the main reason why McCain is pursuing this matter with a greater zeal so that he can have a chance to repay himself for the defeat he suffered in an election defeat by President Obama. McCain is still hurting badly from that defeat.

    • debzp

      Who cares? 5 years from now people will say “who’s McCain?” he knows that and to make it worse Barack Obama will hold an important place in history. I really think thst’s what putting the old fool over the edge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.lloyd.712 Bruce Lloyd

    Old John just hates to LOSE. I wouldn’t trust his or Romney’s decision making! let’s face it their first major decision as presidential candidates was to pick a running mate. Both catered to the far right. sarah Palin… puleeeze!!!! and Ryan the big mouth from WIS. why niot Ohios portman or fla. rubio?? it least they wouldn’t have alienated the number of people Ryan did. could have helped win FL or OH. what good is winning WIS.???? Oh, they didn’t win anyhow!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OIWHIIHWEWBKKLVU4FQS3XQQKE Todd

    It seems the liberals in this country always choose party over country, and don’t care about the country. For starters, Candy Crowley lied to protect Obama. Watching the video later, it was clear that Obama never specifically mentioned the attack in Benghazi, much less called it a terrorist attack.
    Just in case you forgot, 4 AMERICANS WERE MURDERED, NEEDLESSLY, IN BENGHAZI. This was not in response to a video, but, rather to Barack Obama and Joe Biden boasting that Al quieda was finished and the war on terror was won during the Democrat national convention. Barack Obama wouldn’t give the consulate any more help with security despite pleadings on August 16 for more security because they knew they could not stop a coordinated attack. More security would not make the US seem as “friendly” to Libya and didn’t fit with Obama’s narrative, so there was no help sent before the attack, which would have saved those 4 AMERICAN LIVES. During the attack, depite repeated pleas for help, NONE WAS SENT. Obama has said on several oocasions that he ordered everything possible be done to protect the ambassador and others after the attack started. Legally, this order has to be in writing. Just show it to us, and then fire whoever did not obey that order. Then, we find out today that the statement from the CIA on Sept 12 came out of Langley as that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack, went to the white house, and came back blaming the video, which is what the CIA had to put out to the public. This is worse than Watergate, nobody died at the Watergate hotel. 4 AMericans died in Benghazi because the Obama adminstration did not do its’ job and has lied about it from the very beginning. It is rarely the act which brings trouble down on the government officials, it is the lies and the cover up, and we have a doozy here.
    If this is a loser politically, then let it be so. The truth is always more important than politics, and we are not getting the truth from either the Obama administration or Henry Decker, who should know better, but has been sucking down hard on the Obama cool aid.

    • debzp

      Do yourself a favor and read about what happened to our embassy and a marine base in Beirut when Reagan (the republican’s god) was pres. If you do that then you can give an opinion on Benghazi, until then struck you look like an idiot

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EX4OE5FUKVUAMDF2QIYB5YT2OI E.W

    What we as Americans want now is for our elected officials , Republicans, to wake up and stop whinning. YOU LOSS. Try, if you can, ways to get this party to look sane. We are so sick of you now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

    Call me on your Obama phone Fernnn

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VMMSUH74Z46AIUN3UPZUUHKLY4 Gilbert

    Republicans have got nothing to talk about…

  • ridemybroom

    why is it my comments are always thrown to the back of this board…????

  • matthewcarmody

    These are people who had no problem with Bush et al lying us into Iraq and then joking about it, an act that led to more than 3000 American deaths and the wasting (and/or theft) of billions of dollars. But none of that matters if the president is a Republican and the scion of a major crime family.

  • jvaljon1

    Clearly I read and comprehend what I’m reading, much better than you do, Bill. The editors who did their own ballot counting said that WITH THE BALLOTS THAT WERE TOSSED OUT on various spurious pretexts, Gore would have been President. It was GORE who won Florida by popular vote. WITHOUT THOSE BALLOTS, BUSH BECAME PRESIDENT—NOT BY WINNING THE ELECTION, BUT BY THE ORDER OF A REACTIONARY SUPREME COURT, where Bush had a friend who maundered on about “harm to the petitioner” should a recount of ALL BALLOTS be effected. Worse than ballot tossing went on in various counties in Fla—young toughs standing at the polls letting ONLY REPUBLICANS in to vote, beating up Democrats—oh yeah, I see that your “erudite education at the hands of Rush, etc” has really done a number on your head. God bless the Alternate Reality that you live in. Now, people have finally woken up. Obama is President and I think that any “young toughs” trying to get the Republican elected this time, would have had their heads handed to them but good.

  • jvaljon1

    These dirty Republican pimps better shut their mouths. We The People have heard ENOUGH from their lying asses, and we know better than to stay home from the polls EVER AGAIN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Federman/100001308611208 Paul Federman

    George Bush was forewarned of an eminent terrorist attack on U.S soil and chose to ignor it, did nothing. Presidential Daily Briefing, and other’s before: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” 3,497 American mostly civilians died a horrible death in the attack on the Twin Towers and pentagon. Americans killed on American soil, not thousands of miles away in a war zone. Then Bush lied to Congress and the American people about WMD’s that never existed in order to start a preemptive war against another sovereign country (Iraq) to get control of their oil wells, and declared “Mission Accomplished” nine years too early to the cost of over 4500 American servicemens lives and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead and the loss of bin Laden in Tora Bora. And then he had the unprecedented audacity to cut taxes for the rich rather than pay for his wars, instead passing the cost on to future generations.
    And what other American president was so hated in the rest of the world that he had a pair of shoes hurled at him in a foreign country? Embarrassing. Where was your self-righteous indignation back then? Why wasn’t Bush/Cheney charged with war crimes?
    ● BUSH – July 14, 2002, U.S.: Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia millitants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded. No Republican outrage!
    ● BUSH – June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
    ● BUSH – February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Truck bomb kills 17.
    ● BUSH – February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
    ● BUSH – July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
    Suicide bomber kills two.
    ● BUSH – December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.
    ● BUSH – March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
    ● BUSH – September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
    Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). Four killed and 13 wounded.
    ● BUSH – January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
    A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
    ● BUSH – July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
    Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
    ● BUSH – March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead. 2 dead.
    ● BUSH – September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

    WHERE WAS THE REPUBLICAN SELF-RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION BACK THEN?
    When, WHEN, will they do something about JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! ???

    “Try me I deal with people like you all day”

    Whoa, swee me shaking!..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Federman/100001308611208 Paul Federman

    George Bush was forewarned of an eminent terrorist attack on U.S soil and chose to ignor it, did nothing. Presidential Daily Briefing, and other’s before: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” 3,497 American mostly civilians died a horrible death in the attack on the Twin Towers and pentagon. Americans killed on American soil, not thousands of miles away in a war zone. Then Bush lied to Congress and the American people about WMD’s that never existed in order to start a preemptive war against another sovereign country (Iraq) to get control of their oil wells, and declared “Mission Accomplished” nine years too early to the cost of over 4500 American servicemens lives and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead and the loss of bin Laden in Tora Bora. And then he had the unprecedented audacity to cut taxes for the rich rather than pay for his wars, instead passing the cost on to future generations.
    And what other American president was so hated in the rest of the world that he had a pair of shoes hurled at him in a foreign country? Embarrassing. Where was your seflrighteous indignation back then? Why wasn’t Bush/Cheney charged with war crimes?

    ● BUSH – July 14, 2002, U.S.: Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia millitants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded. No Republican outrage!
    ● BUSH – June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
    ● BUSH – February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Truck bomb kills 17.
    ● BUSH – February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
    ● BUSH – July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
    Suicide bomber kills two.
    ● BUSH – December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.
    ● BUSH – March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
    ● BUSH – September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
    Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). Four killed and 13 wounded.
    ● BUSH – January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
    A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
    ● BUSH – July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
    Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
    ● BUSH – March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead. 2 dead.
    ● BUSH – September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

    WHERE WAS THE REPUBLICAN SELF-RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION BACK THEN?

  • jvaljon1

    Terrific news, grannyjill….happy to hear it. I said the same thing to my so-called congressman but so far he hasn’t responded. I guess he’s had a long enough career at our expense, LOL! Great news about Norquist. He’s gonna go down in history as the greatest boondoggle ever….the sooner the better. Good for you, grannyjill!! If more people were like you there wouldn’t be any Republicans and THEN what a paradise this country would become!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBIWKGJLZRDSUYO3Y5WGY4CJPE common sense1

    They need to look in the mirror and investigate the loss of thousands American lives and the 200 billion dollars lost in the unnecessary war in Iraq. But that’s a Republican screw up so that’s much less important than 4 lives they can yell at Ms. Rice about now. Republicans make me sick.

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