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McCain Punches Back At Obama: On Benghazi, You’re Incompetent Or Corrupt
Washington Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | 3:43 pm

Posted on 11/14/2012 4:53:57 PM PST by drewh

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., responded to President Obama’s challenge that he “go after me” over the Benghazi attack by declaring him either incompetent or corrupt and suggesting he is not taking the attack seriously.

“This president — this administration — has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or been engaged in a coverup, neither of which is acceptable to the American people,” McCain said on the Senate floor today. “I speak as a friend of Christopher Stevens, I speak as a person who knows something about warfare, I speak as something of an authority — that this attack could have been prevented if the information on the ground had been taken into consideration.”

Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, was killed during a terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, that the president and his team originally portrayed as an outburst that grew out of a protest against an anti-Islam Youtube video. Stevens and the U.S. mission to Libya repeatedly requested extra security as they faced 13 separate security threats in the lead-up to the attack, but those requests were denied.

McCain called for a congressional Select Committee to investigate the attack and the administration response. “There clearly is a need because there is a huge credibility gap among the American people because of the [contradictory statements about the attacks] beginning with the President of the United States,” McCain said. “What did the president know? When did he know about it? And what did he do about it?”

With that sequence of questions, Obama’s 2008 opponent echoed the question posed by Sen. Sam Baker, R-Tenn., during the Watergate investigation that brought down Richard Nixon.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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1 posted on 11/14/2012 4:54:04 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Nice to see McCain is growing a set on this one...funny though how he waited until after the election to get tough.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 4:55:54 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: drewh

Too bad McCain did not talk like that in 2008.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 4:56:29 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: drewh

I’m no fan of McCain, but I was really surprised to hear how blunt he was on this.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 4:56:48 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: drewh
"[McCain defended] Mr Obama as ‘a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.’"

Too little, too late, old man.

5 posted on 11/14/2012 4:57:23 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: drewh

fixed his low T?


6 posted on 11/14/2012 4:58:22 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: drewh

McCain walks it back in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .


7 posted on 11/14/2012 4:58:48 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth!)
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To: drewh

McCain will back off now that he’s sounded tough on Benghazi. I truly wish there were constitutional conservatives in Washington to take on this Marxist regime. We may not survive four years.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:00:07 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: drewh

I wish Senator McCain well with that Senate investigation. Harry Reid has already said there won’t be one.

Is McCain actually finally waking up or did Obama just piss him off for an instant, and he will soon forget it?

I agree with Obama he is the one who told Susan Rice what to say , and like the rest of his puppets she has no mind of her own. Indeed it is Obama who came up with the lie and then swore to it.

Now he is using his office of President to frighten off the already frightened Republican Senate.

Like Fast & Furous this too will soon die on the vine without the partisan media pushing it, and they won’t push it.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 5:01:15 PM PST by Venturer
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To: DouglasKC

Must have been slack season for the media sound-byte gatherers.... Fill in the blank space with animated McNasty....


10 posted on 11/14/2012 5:02:10 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: DouglasKC

Sen Sam Baker? I’ve heard of Howard Baker...


11 posted on 11/14/2012 5:02:19 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: drewh

The American people neither know nor care about this.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 5:06:30 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: mwl8787

Sam Ervin


13 posted on 11/14/2012 5:06:54 PM PST by Pardeeville Liberator
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To: drewh

Hey McCain! Do we need to fear him as President now!?


14 posted on 11/14/2012 5:09:28 PM PST by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: drewh
Repeating for emphasis:

Stevens and the U.S. mission to Libya repeatedly requested extra security as they faced 13 separate security threats in the lead-up to the attack, but those requests were denied.

Suicide mission from the start. The question is, why did the Obama administration set these people up?

15 posted on 11/14/2012 5:09:28 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Alberta's Child

You should have heard Lindsey Graham... it was like he took his skirt off today.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 5:10:42 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: DouglasKC

Keep it up Senator.... don’t stop. Everyday beat the drum until you get a chorus. Then keep up until you find the truth, then keep it up until we get justice for the deaths.

Don’t knock the old man for finally doing what is right... encourage him and more to follow.

Ya gotta be pleased when someone finally shows some guts.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 5:11:00 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: drewh

Did anyone see Lou Dobbs interview Admiral James Lyon? Lyon said Stevens was in Benghazi on September 11 to make an exchange of himself (Stevens) for the Blind Sheik. Ambassador John Bolton weighed in, in the next panel, and said he thought that idea should be looked into. Dobbs referenced Lyons as brilliant.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 5:11:23 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: drewh

Wow. For the first time I am not sorry I voted for him.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 5:11:43 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: piasa

They’ve begun the 2014 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate today, I think.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 5:12:12 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: drewh
You’re Incompetent Or Corrupt

Ummm....try both, John.

21 posted on 11/14/2012 5:13:12 PM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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To: drewh

I’ll wait for 3 days... that’s generally how long his convictions hold and then he hides or walks ‘em back.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 5:13:43 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: drewh

Gee, it didn’t take too long for Johnny to figure that out. /s


23 posted on 11/14/2012 5:15:16 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Jeff Chandler

Sickening and depressing.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 5:15:28 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.")
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To: drewh

I salute Mr. McCain.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 5:15:37 PM PST by Ms Mable
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To: DouglasKC
There is no doubt that McCain, however much a pathetic candidate in 2008, is still a hero.

Maybe, just maybe...something of his former heroism has been awakened.

26 posted on 11/14/2012 5:16:04 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: DouglasKC

Yes. Where was he in 2008 and during this election? Saving his harsh comments for after Obama is re-elected. Amazing.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 5:17:41 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: drewh

It all makes sense now. Last week McCain was seen leaving Balls-R-Us with a BIG shopping bag.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 5:17:51 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: drewh

Nothing here. Move on. Now, where is that form I have to fill out for the government that will allow me to buy gasoline on the first Tuesday of each month? Have you seen it? I seem to have misplaced it. Oh, and Honey, don’t forget we have a meeeting with our stock broker tomorrow. That IRA we started in 1973 is only worth about $8,000 now, and we have to decide what we’re going to do with it.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 5:18:20 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: DouglasKC

I am sure that McCain, like many of us, thought that Romney was headed for a win. What no one counted on was the October add hits by Obama in the target states. The Obama team was able to fine tune these add using text message technology to get an instant read on their effect and hit hard with the most effective ones. What these adds did was kill the independent turnout. Independents, who saw the adds were convinced that Romney was just as corrupt as Obama. Neither candidate deserved their vote. The effect was independents didn’t even bother to vote.

McCain, not aware of the situation, thought Romney was on track and didn’t need others to blur the message.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 5:23:18 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: piasa
Suicide mission from the start. The question is, why did the Obama administration set these people up?

Simple. Obama and the Democrats didn't want to the Muslims in charge of Libya to think that the Obama administration didn't trust them.

31 posted on 11/14/2012 5:27:53 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (People will vote for Obama to replace a god that they don't believe in)
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To: mike_9958

I already posted the following on an earlier post. You are correct. The words spoken today were hard punches.

I will give you some of today’s comments by Graham and McCain. The President lied at his press conference today. You should have heard Mark Levin today (Nov 14th) nail down his lies. I am sure Obama’s press conference lies laid down a solid case for impeachment. And, what was said today, tells me the train has left the station:

Sen. Lindsey Graham said shortly after Obama’s news conference that “Somebody has got to start paying a price around this place,” said Graham. “I don’t think she deserves to be promoted. There are a lot of qualified people in this country the president could pick, but I am dead-set on making sure we don’t promote anybody that was an essential player in the Benghazi debacle.” He added that he has “no intention of promoting anyone who is up to their eyeballs in the Benghazi debacle.”

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the top GOP senator on the Armed Services Committee, responded to Obama by immediately going on to the Senate floor to ask for the creation of a select committee to investigate events in Benghazi and to accuse the president of missing the point in accusing critics of “picking on” Rice. added: “We owe the American people and the families of the murdered Americans a full and complete explanation, which for two months the President has failed to deliver.” He also said, “My judgment at this time is that four Americans were killed, and the information that our U.N. ambassador conveyed was clearly false,” McCain, told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference. “There was overwhelming evidence that it was completely false. And she should have known what the situation and circumstances were and not tell the world on all Sunday morning talk shows.”

“Those talking point that the ambassador used did not come from the CIA. They come from the White House. Who in the White House – was it the president of the United States? Was it one of his people? – who was it who gave her talking points that clearly indicated something for which there was no basis in fact?” McCain said.

“I will do everything in my power to block her from being the United States Secretary of State,” McCain said of Rice on Fox News. “She has proven that she either doesn’t understand or she is not willing to accept evidence on its face. There is no doubt five days later what this attack was.”

Don’t be discouraged my FRiend, the fight is on. There is criminal negligence in the Benghazi incident. The crime was committed against the families who lost their sons in Benghazi. And the coverup is worse than Watergate.

Finally, Paul Krantz, Paula Broadwell’s father, told the New York Daily News at his home in Bismarck, N.D., that there is much more to the story of her relationship with Gen. David Petraeus. “This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out,” he said. “There is a lot more that is going to come out…You wait and see. There’s a lot more here than meets the eye,”
Krantz said.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 5:30:15 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: drewh

If you’re a military man, even Juan McLame, when the so-called Commander in Chief abandons heroes like the SEALs of Benghazi to be slaughtered by savages and doesn’t raise a finger to help, IT’s PERSONAL!


33 posted on 11/14/2012 5:31:48 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Remember the Heroic SEALs of Benghazi and DEMAND a Full Accounting!!!!)
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To: drewh

McCain is a little slow like 4 years.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 5:32:32 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Yes, but better late then never.


35 posted on 11/14/2012 5:35:52 PM PST by Clarence
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To: mike_9958

We’ve been yelling for someone to show some gonads, and when McCain steps up to the plate - people on here say - too little too late. He was re-elected to the Senate and given his age - he has nothing to lose for taking this fight to obama. Maybe he realizes that the advisers on his presidential campaign didn’t do him any favors.

Yes, he made that stupid remark, but the left never eats its own for their stupid remarks, do they? Why do we have to be like this on the right?

Get em McCain!


36 posted on 11/14/2012 5:37:08 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: drewh

McLame does this all the time. He just wants some face time talking tough then he’ll disappear. Who can trust a man who arms Muslim terrorists and writes laws curbing the 1st Amendment?


37 posted on 11/14/2012 5:47:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Red Steel
McCain is a little slow like 4 years.

Obama's hubris has gone too far. He thinks most Americans don't give a shit about 4 Americans murdered in Benghazi and he is right. But a minority of Americans care deeply about jihadists murdering their fellow citizens and McCain, like him or not, falls into that group. McCain also has more cred when it comes to war than Orambo will ever have, bin Laden not withstanding. And I think McCain has seen the light regards Obama and his dictatorial ambitions. on this issue I'd be very surprised if McCain does not distinguish himself.

38 posted on 11/14/2012 5:48:11 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have listened to McCain with disgust for many years—but this is different. He has NEVER sounded this outraged and determined. I actually believe he will pursue it.


39 posted on 11/14/2012 5:55:10 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Red Steel
I'm willing to give McCain credit for advancing the correct position at the right time, in this particular case.

He's usually wrong most of the rest of the time. But when he gets something right, I'll give him the credit due.
40 posted on 11/14/2012 5:55:35 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: drewh

Just watch....

this will be thr first week in years that neither McCain nor Graham will be allowed on the sunday shows


41 posted on 11/14/2012 6:05:30 PM PST by digger48
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To: drewh

I sent McCain a bag of weed.
I spiked it with testosterone.


42 posted on 11/14/2012 6:06:55 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Alberta's Child

Hi Alberta;
Me too...why didn’t he do this when he was running against Erkle??

Horsey in B.C.


43 posted on 11/14/2012 6:09:16 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: drewh

There are too many immoral and stupid Americans now, that I fear that even this scandal, leaving American patriots on the battlefield to die, would not hurt 0bama’s popularity. Let’s face it, if 0bama raped a 3 year child on live TV, over 95% of blacks would still vote for 0bama. 0bama is a sick cult figure for a sick, pathetic nation of selfish drones.


44 posted on 11/14/2012 6:13:47 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Cuttnhorse
Good to hear from ya, Horsey!

I'm not sure where McCain found this bit of resolve, but I hope he keeps it up for four years.

45 posted on 11/14/2012 6:16:19 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: drewh
We have 4 years of Hell to live through, folks.

When someone steps up to help the Conservative cause - who does all the bitching against them? The RATS?

NO - the Conservatives. It's time to stop already. We must all stand together as one voice. Put aside all the negatives.

There is a lot that can be done & we can do it together. The ones that need the criticism is Obama & his thugs.

Just remember that just about one half of the country voted with us & without voter fraud - maybe more than that. They will support things that need to be taken care of to make the next 4 years at least tolerable.

46 posted on 11/14/2012 6:18:02 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: drewh

OR BOTH


47 posted on 11/14/2012 6:20:21 PM PST by Haiku Guy
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To: Texas Songwriter

Stevens was supposed to be kidnapped and then redeemed by the release of the blind sheik. The Muslim Brotherhood reneged on their deal with Obama. Obama thought Arabs were going to honor a deal they made with a black man. Guess again. Arabs buy and sell black men. How historically ignorant is Obama?


48 posted on 11/14/2012 6:24:16 PM PST by abclily
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

no it ain’t


49 posted on 11/14/2012 6:29:00 PM PST by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: drewh

But we have Nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. Useful idiot mc cain


50 posted on 11/14/2012 6:29:48 PM PST by nomobs
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