A top Republican joined President Barack Obama´s call to review so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws in the aftermath of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting of black teen Trayvon Martin. Sen. John McCain, Ariz., a prominent Republican who´s been known to break ranks with fellow members of the GOP at times, urged state legislatures to review Stand Your Ground laws in the wake of the Zimmerman trial, which became a national flashpoint for race relations in America. "I can also see that Stand Your Ground laws may be something that needs to be reviewed by the Florida
Comments: I´ve given up trying to figure out where McCain is coming from...
The village aka Senate has lost its idiot! Does he know Stand your Ground did not play any role in this case? Does he know blacks in Florida uses Stand your ground more than whites? Does he know about Trayvons record of criminal behavior tha teas covered up to depress the crime statistics of young black men? Does he know he wasn´t even raised by Sabrina his birth mother-who only came on the scene for the money and fame? Does he know about the fathers discussion with his minor son about getting him a gun? Does he know Trayvod didn´t even live in Sanford and why he was there? The only thing worse than Obama as POTUS -would have been this Rino who would have given the dems everything they want and the Republicans would have been blamed. John, go home to your rich wife and let a Conservative take your place.
He´s right up there with Chuckie Schumer, looking for the spotlight to stab Repubs and Conservatives in the back. He is a democrat and a liberal one and I wish he´d say so. He is as untrustworthy as our Kingly POTUS. Two of a kind. Retire, give us a break!
As I speculated in earlier posts, Obama has never had McCain and his wife audited by the IRS. Nor have OSHA, ICE, EPA, EEOC investigators ever intruded on her beer distribution company during Obama´s reign. This hands off policy surely explains McCain´s support of Obama. Only other explanation is delayed North Vietnamese brain washing. "Lt McCain, 50 years from now your mind will only remember our propaganda."
Either way, McCain has to go away or at least stay off TV.
Add me to the other posters confused and angered by this man. Where I once had inestimable respect for him it´s long gone. I´ve tried to remain on his side because of his heroism as a POW and will always be grateful for his service to America. That was yesterday. All I can say now is: Go away John. Take your fat, spoiled, and repulsive daughter who, if possible, shoots her mouth off worse than you do. The two of you can in a room with each other and talk as you do the nation a favor and spare the rest of us.
"And for those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these ´Stand Your Ground´ laws, I´d just ask people to consider, if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?" Obama asked. "And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, then it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws." ---------------
I THINK this is a stupid, indeed a moronic, senseless rhetorical question - but I have to admit I have no idea what Obama is talking about or what his reasoning is. Perhaps someone else knows what he is talking about. Perhaps he himself knows. I am completely baffled.
If Martin was "of age"(a mere 19 as I recall) and armed, could he have "stood his ground" on that sidewalk? Yes, of course - if he was being threatened or attacked. So what? Why not?
That John McCain lines himself up with this sort of thing is no longer a surprise or even a disappointment. It is what we have come to expect from him.
McCain´s military career, I recently learned from a website I cannot recall but which should not be hard to locate, was considerably less than stellar. It has been suggested that had his father not been an Admiral, he might not have prospered. I seem to recall that he totaled a couple of aircraft in training, something that is usually viewed with disfavor by the military.
I ask this every week, but why is this man allowed to go on the Sunday shows posing as a Republican "leader". I have stopped giving money to the RNC for this and many other (Tea Party and Conservative bashing) reasons.
McCain joins Obama in calling for review? I don´t consider myself a conspiracy theorist by a long shot. However, sometimes I just can´t help thinking...The Senior Senator from America´s "Grand Canyon State´s" FBI File, held under strict lock & key security somewhere deep inside Madame Rodham-Clinton´s chambers, must be smokin´ hot!
Maybe i missed it on this thread...but I don´t see many/any comments for this site´s RINO supporters regarding this buffoon. Any comments from those who favor Power over principle? IVO senator jean "vichy" petain´s suck up to bamster i am sure there has to be a plausible reason/excuse the RINO crowd can offer to justify the clown´s behavior.
#27 You are absolutely correct...John McCain was known as a Black Ace for crashing at least 5 planes including being responsible for accidentally starting the fire on the Forestal which killed 167 sailors. (Look up wet start which blows a stream of fire out the exhaust of the plane.)
It´s dog track time for the old sailor who just won´t go away.
Listen up all you McCain supporters: If you don´t get rid of McCain by recall or the next election, I am going to personally go down there with my posse and vote multiple times for who ever is running against McCain.
Hey, that´s illegal you say. To that I will simply say, I am an illegal alien, then all will be forgiven.
PS I am happy to be in this country. PPS Thank you McCain for your service to our country now get the h*ll out of the senate.
Once again, McCain is ready to serve his master. I don`t think he psychologically ever left Vietnam. He is always at the forefront, ready to help his oppressors. There has to be a red phone in his office with direct access to the WH. Barack always calls on McCain when he needs GOP help on an issue.
One thing McCain can´t do is stop talking. I´ve seen him at town meetings since ´82 and he never shuts up. I think the reason he feels water boarding is torture is because you can´t talk underwater. To him not being able to talk is torture. He really doesn´t seem to care if he knows what he´s talking about.
McCain no longer knows what planet he is on! Stand Your Ground Law had no more relevance to the Zimmerman trial than Roe vs Wade. Get your nose out of Florida´s business, McCain..your own state is drowning in illegals.
McPain should have run with Obama, he is more like Obama and as opposed to McPain he actually speaks english, and or can make sense in his language of choice. And if all that is not enough most of the fools who mourn McCains loss of the presidency would not have voted for the RINO and Sarah Palin would not have been an object of ridicule.
#49, it seemed to me he didn´t even try to win, always talking up Obama. I believe the man is a total mental case. He is a narcissist and all ego. Everything he touches turns to ordure. How the heck did he ever get re-elected the last time?
McCain actually thinks he improves the party´s image with these constant reaches across the aisle. In the meantime he gets no respect from either side. The media doesn´t take him serious as a republican sellout to get behind.
Him and Graham are totally discredited with rank and file republicans,along with Rubio now.He got nominated in 2008 because a lot of older Americans put a lot of value on military service.
Whomever is in charge of the GOP should take McAmnesty into a closet and read the riot act to him. Then that same GOP airhead needs to look in a mirror and say the same thing. I´m so tire of those people I could blow chow.
John McCain has stayed too long. It´s time he found a cork that fits his pie hole and shoves it in every time he´s tempted to speak. That wide-eyed grinning village idiot look that comes across his face when he says something he thinks is profound isn´t—it´s is embarrassing and scary. McCain is rapidly undoing the admiration he earned in the military and for having served his country in the past.
The best thing he can do now is shut up and go away. And if he wants to add more shine to his halo he can take his fat, dumb daughter Meghan (renowned for nothing except being able to take mums and daddums for enough bucks to assure she´ll never have to work and be free to shoot her stupid mouth off at will).
Is it any wonder why McDoofuss is a hit on the Sunday lib-talkshows. He just can´t help himself with his constant mancrush on Odumbo. That old stupid song by the Obama Girl back in 08 is what I hear everytime this guy gets on TV to offer his support for the lefist nut in the White House. Even with his withering intellect the old crash test dummy must know that the stand your ground laws did NOT apply in the Zimmerman case. But ti is just like the O´Clown to not let a good crisis go to waste. Odumbo can also count on his good friend Johnny Mac the Black Flying Ace to come to the rescue. This pantload needs to retire so that he can spend his wife´s beer money and keep an eye on his idiot daughter.
Way to go, John. Real slick. Way to make Obie look good. Get it over with John. Change your party affiliation and label yourself for what you really are. I want my money back from the 2008 campaign, bro.
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US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
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Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
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The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters: