Thursday, November 15, 2012

Deep Disrespect of Obama Continues

John McCain and Lindsay Graham's usefulness has expired. The republican party's usefulness is in question. I can understand questioning what happened in Libya, but there is no excuse for republicans to accuse Obama of being nefarious. Obama has done more than GWB and Cheney to combat terrorism, dismantling Al Qaeda into virtual extinction, and the republicans are feeling sensitive. The GOP is fighting for relevance. 

McCain is so sour that he lost to Obama, not once but twice (supporting Loser Romney), that he doesn't realize how bad his attitude is. It's so apparent that he's bitter, especially since he's attacking Susan Rice (for those who didn't see it, here is Rice on Meet the Press). Now he and Romney must be commiserating behind closed doors. Romney is a man unaware of his own foibles. Here's the fact check about Romney's lies and incompetence on Benghazi. If there was any incompetence, it was on the part of Romney. He's a sad, sad man, so much money, so little class. We should be so grateful that he’s not our president. He simply lacks the depth and character to represent America.   

Americans just want Congress to do stuff. They want the baseless attacks on Obama's character to end. Republicans are the party of nasty and angry old men. They just can't bring themselves to believe that we decisively elected Obama to be our president for a second term. They live in a delusion bubble, surrounded by Fox News, Karl Rove, Dick Morris, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and the rest of them, all telling republicans exactly what they want to hear. Obama’s re-election has been hard on them. It means stepping back into reality from a self-created world. The truly sad part, is republicans don't appear ready to do any kind of soul searching. 

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McCain is wrong *again* about Obama's characterization of the attack. Here are Obama's remarks on Sept. 12. What about McCain's hypocrisy on past attacks on our embassies? Then there's this, Romney's foolishness out of the gate. In the beginning, everyone, even Libyans, thought the attack was carried out by a small group of extremists. The GOP appear to be trying to rewrite history to make up for their own incompetence. Another thing, House republicans, the most extreme republicans, oppose the United Nations, which might be another reason they're attacking the US ambassador to the United Nations. 

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Attacks at US Embassies in which McCain said nothing:
US Embassy Attacks under Other Presidents Under George W. Bush Presidency

2002: U.S. Consulate In Karachi, Pakistan, Attacked; 10 killed, 51 injured
2004: U.S. Embassy Bombed In Uzbekistan. From a July 31, 2004, 47 people killed
2004: Gunmen Stormed U.S. Consulate In Saudi Arabia, 12 dead.
2006: Armed Men Attacked U.S. Embassy In Syria
2007: Grenade Launched Into U.S. Embassy In Athens.
2008: Rioters Set Fire To U.S. Embassy In Serbia
2008: Ten People Killed In Bombings At U.S. Embassy In Yemen

Read more at Politicol
McCain missed the Benghazi briefing today. He took the time to be on TV instead. McCain seems to be more about getting revenge than doing his job.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called the scheduling mistake that sent Sen. John McCain to a press conference on Benghazi instead of a classified briefing “extraordinary.”

“It is extraordinary that Senator McCain continues to go on television demanding answers on Benghazi, but refused to go to a classified briefing where he could get those answers,” said Carney in a statement to ABC News. Read on
McCain gets testy with a reporter, who asks why McCain missed the Benghazi briefing. I think I would get testy too, the reporter is really obnoxious, but I wasn't elected to represent the American people. McCain was. I love the face they used to represent the audio: