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McCain to Join Senate
Foreign Relations Committee

Commentary Magazine, by Alana Goodman

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/10/2012 5:20:53 PM

The most vocal opponent of Susan Rice’s potential secretary of state nomination, John McCain, is joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just in time for the confirmation hearings. Josh Rogin reports: Manama – The committee that will soon vet the next secretary of state will have a new Republican heavyweight next year: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the man leading the charge against potential nominee U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. McCain told The Cable he will join the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and also remain on the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) in an

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I don´t have to take a poll here to know that conservative Republicans would see this as a very bad idea. This must be McCain´s reward by the dRATS for his reverse back into moderate speaking.

It would be interesting to see, if a choice given between Horseface [who served in Vietnam] and Rice, would he vote in the affermative for either?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Yephora, 12/10/2012 6:08:15 PM     (No. 9058460)

Should we just surrender now?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TheMom, 12/10/2012 6:11:29 PM     (No. 9058464)

Sure he would, OP. Whatever the current resident wants, McVain is all in favor. It´s bipartisan, you know...



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Reply 3 - Posted by: gagolfer, 12/10/2012 6:11:33 PM     (No. 9058466)

Wouldn´t Mitch McConnell be appointing the Republican members of Senate committees? I don´t think Harry Reid and the Democrats pick the Republican members.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/10/2012 6:25:39 PM     (No. 9058489)

Great! another thing he can screw up.
His job will be to make democrats look good and Republicans look like the bad guys simply for asking reasonable questions that the American people want answers to.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Flashback, 12/10/2012 8:58:56 PM     (No. 9058640)

He really just wants to vote for his friend from accross the aisle; Jon Kerry, for sec of state.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lhlande, 12/10/2012 9:20:35 PM     (No. 9058653)

I guess McCain´s daughter was right all along!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 12/10/2012 9:46:07 PM     (No. 9058674)

So what-Mr Wishy-washy will vote for her because the Pres has the right to appoint who he choses. Don´t count on McCain to get us out of anything.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/11/2012 4:28:37 AM     (No. 9058892)

Although McCain is a Progressive, he is not an Islamo-Fascist/Marxist lover. When Obozo´s handlers starts WW3, McCain could be very important to saving our kids lives... especially when he sees our only ally in the war is The Muslim Brotherhood... vs China, Russia, India & others.

I think the UK will remain neutral... and the EU will try to be neutral but the Marxists will force them to spill blood.

The Islamo-Fascists will attack Israel early in the Fog of War... but Benji will take them out... so all the assets transferred to the Mo Bro´s will be destroyed & we´ll be on our own.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/11/2012 6:16:27 AM     (No. 9058938)

McCain is all talk but when it comes down to it, there´s no action. I expect the weasel to capitulate and vote for her confirmation.

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