Senator John McCain, who famously defended his then presidential opponent Barack Obama against an islamaphobic supporter during a 2008 campaign rally, defended President Obama once again on ABC’s This Week Sunday, cautioning his Republicans colleagues to cool it with talk of impeaching the President over the Benghazi attacks and its aftermath. In response to Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) invoking the “I word,” McCain called for caution: “With all due respect, I think this is a serious issue,” McCain told guest host Martha Raddatz. “I will even give the president the benefit of the doubt
I think it is a huge mistake to politicize Benghazi, but McCaine giving Obama the benefit of the doubt before he even sees all the facts, laid out non-politically, is SO McCaine and one of the reasons he was such an unpopular, lousy candidate! God save us from Republicans like John McCaine.
There has got to be an age limitation and yearly mental examination for ALL PUBLIC employees after a certain age.
Congress and the Supreme Court have people way beyond their mental prime and capacity. Why do you think so many of them actually need drivers to get them to work? Security is a ruse Because they would not remember.
And, think how little time they actually work. A total of roughly what 4 to 5 months, and EVERYTHING is subsidized for them, including vacays, kids´ education, gifts, gowns and everything else - if not from the US but also all the gimmies from special interests, corps and foreign entitites.
Our government is deteriorating into Indonesia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Columbia and every other 10th world country -
All graciously given to the US by Obama, Biden, Hillary Holder, DNC, RNC, Boehner, McCain and all the traitors in our government. All of them should be impeached and tried for treason.
I remember thinking, when I voted for Sarah Palin, that I hoped McCain would soon decide to resign his office, to "spend more time with family for health reasons" because the man certainly proves the theory that POW torture causes brain damage.
How in the name of all that´s Holy did you folks in Arizona vote for this man? He stuck his butt right in your faces and passed gas in your direction over the immigration issue and you voted for him anyway. Your choice, but we all suffer for it.
Senator, I am sure that if the situation were reversed, Obama, Hillary and the Democrats would extend the same courtesy and deference to W (like they did with, e.g., Valerie Plame), you or any other Republican.
Pathetic deluded fool, if he is serious. And he probably is.
McCain is one of the biggest supporters calling for troops to be sent to Syria. Benghazi was at the center of sending arms to Syria when everything happened.
I bet McCain is in CYA mode and if the full truth were to be known McCain and his buddies were all in on this tragedy from the start. This probably explains why Romney quickly backed off attacking Obama about Benghazi.
Our government only looks after themselves and not the people or country.
Obama hasn´t been charged with anything, Mr. McCain. Should Obama be charged with something, then Mr. McCain, you would be required to listen to the evidence before issuing your judgment. Do you ever get anything right, Mr. McCain?
Don´t know about anybody else, but I´m getting pretty sick and tired of politicians putting their careers before the lives of American servants. McCain is no better than Obama or Hillary. He loves the camera and is willing to side with scum in hopes to be the media darling.
MCCAIN, it´s why you are not president, you are not credible!
Regardless of McCain´s previous meritorious service to the United States, he is in full traitor mode now. A pox on your treachery McPain. You and Hillary and Zero are of the great satan - Birds of a feather!
1. The stakes are too high. 2. You aren´t doing so in your personal life, but in your official capacity, which affects ALL of US. You have no right to take such a course, because it skirts the responsibilities of your office. 3. The evidence that proves such a position to be reckless, stupid, and unwarranted would fill the Grand Canyon. That´s in Arizona, John. The state that owes the rest of the country for that bad choice.
I will give McLame the benefit of the doubt. He is controlled by someone who has the goods on him (financial?) and controls what he says. Like Judge Roberts, he dare not speak the truth. What a weenie!
I was at the local zoo the other and along my travels I happened upon the rhino enclosure. From far away you could still tell that there is a reason that they are the 2ndlargest land animal(only elephants are bigger). I was told that they have poor eyesight and are mean tempered. Kind of like the Arizona variety. Seriously what is it with the folks out there in that state. They have a governor that has more brains and guts than this crapweasel. He fakes being a conservative to get reelected and when he does I guess his rich wife puts his shivelled up "boys" back in her lock box. That way he can play nicey nice with vermin like Odumbo, Upchuck Schummer, and John(Ketchup King)Kerry. The bad thing about it is the Arizonians continue to fall for his shtick over and over again. It must be the heat out there (I hear that in Phoenix alone that it´s hotter than the north side of HELLo in the summer). In any case I guess until this doofus retires out to the RINO pasture he will always be very willing to take it in the shorts for the demoncraps especially his "good friend" the Obamanation.
The Declaration of Independence declared that "all men are created equal," but the U.S. Constitution as originally ratified did not live up to that principle. By political necessity it permitted the continued enslavement of blacks and the attendant oppressive system of racial discrimination. Only after the Civil War, with the ratification of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, was this defect remedied, and the last two of those amendments were not meaningfully enforced until the culmination of the civil rights movement nearly a century thereafter. That, at least, is the common understanding. A different view was expressed at the Supreme
RUSH: So let´s go to the audio sound bites. I´ve got three of ´em here. This is on CNN, and they ended up carrying Ted Cruz´s little mini-press conference, which went on at the same time that Dingy Harry and Mitch McConnell were doing their kumbaya announcement of a great deal. You´ll hear Cruz and his remarks here, and then the anchor Wolf Blitzer gets mad that they´re covering Cruz, or he´s a little puzzled by it. Here it is. CRUZ: The deal that has been cut provides no relief to all the young people coming out of school who
As House Speaker John Boehner prepares to take up a measure Wednesday night that is expected to pass with a majority of Democratic support, conservatives who have opposed him in the past say his job isn´t in jeopardy. "I´ve actually been really proud of Speaker Boehner in the last 2½ weeks," said Rep. Raul Labrador, who voted with several others in a failed attempt to overthrow the Republican leader in January. “I don’t think Speaker Boehner has anything to worry about right now.” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the former chair of the Republican Study Committee, said there is “absolutely no talk” of
On CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday, Robert Redford said congressional criticism of President Barack Obama is racially motivated. “Don’t get me started on that,” the left-leaning actor said when asked about political gridlock in Washington, D.C. “What I wanted to see [in Obama´s second term] is turning out to be a bit of a dream that never came true. I don’t envy [Obama´s] position. I think he is a good man. I think he is an intelligent man, a compassionate man who can’t function in that environment. That environment — it is so decrepit. It is so paralyzed. And the worst
Seventh in a massive series on the media’s treatment of Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is riding a compelling Hillary Rodham Clinton story. It’s not so much about her quite-possible presidential run. Nor is it about the Clinton family’s foundation. Nor Benghazi. It’s about how Clinton is attempting the impossible: Turning a speech into something approaching an off-the-record occasion. This morning, the former secretary of state was in Atlanta for a speaking engagement before the National Association of Convenience and Fuel Retailing (NACS). As the AJC reported yesterday, members of the media were barred from the session. Today it reported
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, there´s so much out there that seems on the surface to be inexplicable. The problem in this country, as a majority of people recognize, I mean, look at this poll here. Look at this. It is a poll from the Pew Research Center. The bottom line: 81% of the people in this country are dissatisfied. Eighty-one percent are dissatisfied. Do you think they´re dissatisfied with Ted Cruz? Do you think they´re dissatisfied with the Tea Party? Do you think they´re dissatisfied with the opposition to Barack Obama? The Republican Party obviously thinks so, but that is
RUSH: There´s Ted Cruz on TV right now ripping this deal. I have to tell you, I admire the guy. He´s unflappable. You talk about... (hits table) I´m sorry, folks. I know that pounding the table... I´m not even pounding it. I´m just putting my hand on the table. I´m sorry for the distraction. I will try to limit it. He´s up there, he´s on TV, saying, "This deal isn´t any good. This deal doesn´t provide any relief to the American people. All this deal does is benefit Obama and Harry Reid." But we gotta be fair. Harry Reid didn´t get
While Democrats are being cast as the early winners in the deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, the White House doesn´t see itself as the victor. "There are no winners here," press secretary Jay Carney said at his daily briefing Wednesday. "We said that from the beginning, and we´re going to say it right up to the end because it´s true. The American people have paid a price for this." Earlier this month, a senior administration official told the Wall Street Journal that "we are winning" with a drawn-out shutdown, but the White House pushed back on that quote in much the same way that Carney did on Wednesday.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will soon announce an agreement to reopen the government and avert default on U.S. debt, according to several sources familiar with the talks. The House plans to move on the Senate’s bill first, sources say, a move that would clear a path to end the first government shutdown in 17 years and avoid the first potential economy-shaking default on U.S. debt. It remains unclear when a final vote would occur in the Senate. If the House passes the bill first and sends it to the upper chamber, it would eliminate
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on Wednesday urged her GOP colleague Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to allow a Senate budget deal to hit the floor without delay. Ayotte said delaying a Senate bill with procedural tactics would have little point. “It is up to him,” she said on CNN’s “New Day.” “I would hope that he wouldn’t [delay a vote]. I mean in the Senate, obviously, in terms of certain timeframes, senators can cause you to run out the clock. But what is he trying to gain at this point.” Before the shutdown began on Oct. 1, Cruz gave a long speech on
Speaker John Boehner is considering letting the House take the initial vote Wednesday on a Senate-prepared bill to lift the debt ceiling and restart funding for the shuttered federal government--apparently even if House conservatives object. RELATED STORIES Live Blog: One Day to Go Anatomy of an Implosion Talks Swing Back to Reid, McConnell Why Isn’t the Crisis Vise Forcing Congress to Compromise? If they do object, it would mean Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her House Democrats could become critical to its passage. "Boehner will need Pelosi votes," said one senior Democratic aide, familiar with what he described as the cross-party negotiations that have been occurring
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the frantic stop-and-go effort in Congress to avoid a debt default and end a government shutdown is "a mess" as a gloomy mood descended over the White House with time running out to a Thursday deadline. Obama, who is to meet Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday, and his Democratic backers stressed there is still time to avoid a historic default even as efforts to reach a deal in Congress floundered on Capitol Hill. "My expectation is that it does get solved, but we don´t have a lot of time," Obama told WABC in
Obamacare is imploding. But thanks to the government shutdown, everyone is talking about the implosion of the GOP instead. The shutdown drama has distracted from the fact that Obamacare’s debut is worse than many realize — and it threatens the fundamental viability of the law itself. The administration claims the Obamacare online exchanges crashed because the Web site got more than 8 million hits in the first week. Please. You know how many people visit Amazon.com every week? More than 70 million. The difference is: 1.) Amazon seldom crashes, and 2.) on Amazon, people actually buy something.
A New York Times investigative article based on two dozen interviews with industry insiders and confidential Obama Administration documents reveals that the catastrophic $500 million Obamacare rollout "has deeply embarrassed the White House" and has the technology companies involved "publicly distancing themselves" from the Obamacare fiasco. "These are not glitches. The extent of the problems is pretty enormous," an insurance executive who participated in Obamacare conference calls told the Times. "At the end of our calls, people say, ´It´s awful, just awful.´" The Times says those closest to the three-and-a-half year-long building of Obamacare, like embattled Health and Human Services
The American Indian leader spearheading the campaign to change the name of the Washington Redskins is not a legitimate member of the tribe he leads, according to a New York State Assemblywoman, but rather an Obama crony who is raking in casino money and paying back only small stipends to his tribe members. Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, who is also the CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises, is not recognized in his position by the Grand Council of Chiefs governing the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Halbritter is not a legitimate member of the Oneida tribe, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney told The Daily
“I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them,” Harry Truman once lamented. “That’s all the powers of the President amount to.” As usual, the plain-speaking Truman got it right: presidential power is the power to persuade. Too bad the current occupant of the White House has never learned this basic lesson. Barack Obama’s refusal to negotiate with the Republicans in Congress on the government shutdown is proof once again that he doesn’t understand
The US was scrambling to avert a potentially disastrous breach of its debt ceiling on Wednesday morning, after Republican attempts to table a deal collapsed in disarray overnight, leaving the prospects for a last-minute deal on a knife-edge. America´s divided political system now has just 24 hours to find a compromise to the budget stand-off between the White House and hardline Republicans, with the deadline to extend America´s borrowing limit falling due on Thursday. In a sign of plunging confidence in Washington on Wall Street, Fitch, a leading credit ratings agency announced that the US was now on a "negative watch"
It was bad enough when those teabagging Republican terrorists killed the First Lady’s Twitter account. Now they’ve taken her lovely garden hostage! Reuters: In the famous White House kitchen garden, tomatoes are rotting on the vine. Herbs have gone to seed. And the sweet potatoes – a favorite of President Barack Obama – have become worm food. It’s another impact of the government shutdown, one that only the fox and the many squirrels that live on the White House grounds could love… “Due to the shutdown, garden maintenance has been reduced considerably and only being watered as needed,” a White House official confirmed, speaking
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says he hopes the House “will get some adult supervision from the Senate” to achieve a debt ceiling deal. (Snip)King said he would vote for that deal, and blames Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for this fiscal mess. “Ted Cruz has been a total fraud from the start,” King said. “It never could have succeeded. I can’t imagine going into battle knowing you can’t win and continue telling your people you are winning. It’s Never Never Land, parallel universes, whatever you want to call it.” Congress, King added, will be back in the same boat in three to four
"Do the Republican and Democratic parties do an adequate job of representing the American people, or do they do such a poor job that a third major party is required?" A record 60% of Americans now yearn for a third major party, according to Gallup. Independents, unsurprisingly, are most likely to favor a third party, but a majority of self-described Republicans say yes, too. But what do they mean by that "yes"? Obviously, they mean many different things. Some yearn for a third party representing the Michael Bloomberg center: fiscally conservative and socially liberal like the New York City mayor. But here´s
President Obama has embraced “Obamacare” as the de facto name of his signature health care initiative. But the commander-in-chief believes that if the law ends up being a wild success, the moniker will disappear. “My suspicion is what is going to happen is when it’s working and everybody is really happy with it, Republicans are going to stop calling it ‘Obamacare,’” the president said Tuesday in an interview with New York´s WABC TV station. Key parts of the law — formally known as the Affordable Care Act — went into effect at the beginning of the month, but the roll-out has been marked
Nielsen has conducted an investigation into the ratings for Megyn Kelly’s new Fox News Channel show, “The Kelly File,” following grousing by MSNBC chief Phil Griffin. The investigation has revealed that the numbers for Kelly are accurate. Last Tuesday, the day after its debut, “The Kelly File” doubled its audience, crushing “The Rachel Maddow Show,” its MSNBC competition. Griffin called for a probe, dubbing the ratings feat “impossible.” Nielsen executives declined to comment.
The Left loves to think of itself as compassionate, and — indeed — many of my more liberal friends are among the most caring people that I know. So why does the Left cling so tightly to timetables and systems that not only risk rendering legal compliance with Obamacare mandates impossible but also place many families at real risk? Today, during our daily ACLJ radio show, Jay Sekulow Live, we asked listeners to call and tell us about their experiences with the exchanges. Of course we heard stories of repeated failures and frustrations, but also truly distressing stories of families dropped
The widow of an 80-year-old man who was shot dead by police during a drug raid on their home is suing for $50 million. On the night of June 27th, Los Angeles County deputies raided the home of Eugene Mallory and Tonya Pate. Authorities claim they had probable cause to search the premises because they could smell chemicals used to make methamphetamine while standing outside the house. Police suspected Mallory of being involved in an illegal meth ring. Mallory was asleep in bed