Sen. John McCain, who has led the effort to discredit Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday he was willing to listen to Rice´s testimony if she´s nominated to become the next secretary of state. McCain has criticized Rice for her statements immediately following the September attacks at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which Rice initially described as stemming from protests against an anti-Islam video. Later her remarks came under scrutiny as further information suggested the attack was a premeditated assault. McCain, R-Arizona, has fronted the criticism of Rice
Comments: [With Dana Davidsen} Which way is the wind blowing today?
They are already claiming that her detractors are racists, and they know that is the sure way to always get the wimpy Republicans to back down. Just watch what happens if Obama nominates Rice for Secretary of State.
If Sen. McCain were so smart, he would not so stupidly say that he is open to changing his mind on Susan Rice. He would instead announce something like this: "I would love to listen to Rice and then ask her some questions, especially under oath, as I have documents that will expose any lies she may try to tell- and Hillary too!" With thanks to Poster #7.
I seriously doubt there is any "strategic planning" going on here by the round heels. I´m betting they are just champing at the bit to give the "taupe dope" another win to prove they are not racists. Invitations are in the mail for the next WH dinner - RSVP.
Somehow, I though zippy had already promised this position to some guy named alibaba....
Why do I see McCain sitting in the back of the Senate chamber at age 95, drooling and nodding off and occasionally blurting out some unintelligible blathering?
McCain is now like a used dryer sheet. You can keep throwing it in but it soon loses its effectiveness. I fear that like the old W.VA Byrd....he´ll refuse to go away and we´ll be blessed with his unwanted opinions for decades.
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The Other Guy, 11/25/2012 12:13:18 PM (No. 9033106)
If the intent is to hear testimony and ask questions while she´s under oath, then more power to McCain. My problem, and I suspect the problem with many others, is that McCain has sided with his "good friends across the aisle" so many times on so many different issues it´s almost impossible to give him the benefit of the doubt. Any time he inserts himself into an issue I expect the worst and faintly hope for the best.
If John McCain had documents proving that Susan Rice had previously lied AND enough eloquence and intelligence to use those documents effectively enough so that Ms. Rice would walk out of his Senate hearings either disgraced or facing perjury charges for lying under oath, it would make sense for John McCain to want Obama to nominate Susan Rice for Secretary of State so that he could get at her in a public forum. But he DOESN´T.
So it makes no sense for John McCain to want Susan Rice to be nominated.
I mean, whoever Obama nominates is going to be an anti-American Marxist disaster, so what´s the difference? If Rice goes down, the next one, or ones, will be just as bad. This is what the voters wanted.
Kinda think it is time to quit looking at these GOP "leaders" as if there is always some "brilliant" poker playing or strategery in the works when they do as McCain just did this morning. Haven´t you noticed, in the end, when all is said and done, it is usually exactly as it looks - cowardly refusal to stand up to the Democrats.
#7. McCain is dumb. Asking her questions would mean that she HAS been nominated..that is unacceptable to many Americans. Besides, McCain and Graham can ask questions, get lied to, then they will vote FOR the candidate anyway. Lose, lose.
My, my, the trolls are out in force Good idea to read and listen to her dance around about releasing her resume and who she had worked for. I did watch it and listen - rice was for the mooslims and saying that the slaughter of our men was done because of a tv show that no one saw.
There was never any doubt about you caving McLame. I think we all just need to give up. We won´t ever get this country back on track unless we start voting these idiots out. Why is it people are so stupid to just keep voting for people like McLame, Boehner, Lindsey, when they don´t represent anything but their own interest.
This comes as no surprise. McCain has seldom failed to disappoint me. It has long been hard to think of him as presidential material. I am sorry that he was shot down and spent years in POW camps, but it is hard to make a logical connection between that and fitness for public office. Bad luck or poor flying and SAM-avoidance skills caused the shoot down and capture, for the aftermath and suffering of which all decent Americans should commiserate. He did his duty and paid mightily for it. Unfortunately, however, none of that means he will make a good Senator or president. I am unfamiliar in detail with his record, but every time he opens his mouth in public he seems to harm rather than help the Republican cause. He has always seemed something of a doofus to me. The voters of his district should give him a gold watch, a hearty round of applause, and retire him from public life. With friends like him, Republicans do not need enemies.
Just an idle thought, but - the chicago slumlord, jarrett is running the show in d.c. and there is only room for one arrogant black woman in the white house, so could it be that jarrett set Susan Brown Rice up, sent her out to fib, and that would disqualify her from Secretary of State, thus allowing jarrett to keep her seat at the right hand of President zero??
Number 13 you beat me to it. I fear that old John McCain will be in the senate doling out his wisdom for the next 20 yrs. He´ll be just like Bobby KKK Byrd was before he went tango uniform for his quick ride "down south". It was funny that other people couldn´t see that McLame was blowing smoke about Susan Ricepaddy. He really should retire but sadly due to his massive ego he will continue to drop RINO cakes everywhere he goes in the senate.
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