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Obama dares McCain: Go after Susan Rice and ‘you’ve got a problem with me’

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday lashed out at Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for their “outrageous” attacks on U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice “because they think she’s an easy target” and dared them to “go after me” instead.

During a press conference on Wednesday, ABC’s Jonathan Karl noted that McCain and Graham had threatened to block Rice if she was nominated to be secretary of state because she repeated an incorrect CIA judgement that September the attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans had been a reaction to an anti-Muslim video.

“Let me say specifically about Susan Rice, she has done exemplary work,” the president insisted. “If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.”


Obama said he would not argue that Congress had a duty to get to the bottom of the attacks, “but when they go after the U.N. ambassador apparently because they think she’s an easy target then they’ve got a problem with me.”

“And should I choose if I think she should be the best person to serve America in the capacity of the State Department then I will nominate her. That’s not a determination that I’ve made yet.”

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast Nov. 14, 2012.


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by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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lga1965
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM
Yes, he's a good man but I think he was hard on.her and blamed her for something that wasn't her fault


Quoting SwarovskiGirl:



Quoting candlegal:

no, actually, I think he wouldn't dare.   John McCain could probably still take him, lol

Quoting SwarovskiGirl:



Quoting candlegal:

oh my, he is such a manly man, daring to go after a 76 year old war hero




Do you think he literally would go after the old war hero?




Lol possibly. McCain sure knows what it's like to long suffer. His story is awesome.
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sunnyday05
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Obama is such a big pussy lmao

AdellesMom
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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GO OBAMA!!!
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tooptimistic
by Kelly on Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Surely there is someone who is a better pick. 

candlegal
by Judy on Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM

he does have a heck of a story.   An absolute real live hero

Quoting SwarovskiGirl:


Quoting candlegal:

no, actually, I think he wouldn't dare.   John McCain could probably still take him, lol

Quoting SwarovskiGirl:


Quoting candlegal:

oh my, he is such a manly man, daring to go after a 76 year old war hero



Do you think he literally would go after the old war hero?



Lol possibly. McCain sure knows what it's like to long suffer. His story is awesome.


candlegal
by Judy on Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:57 PM

make no mistake, McCain can take it.

Quoting AdrianneHill:

Don't forget he's also taking an effete, yet over aggressive southern boy with no extra room in the closet for skeletons because that's where he seems to spend all of his time.
One day, he'll come out...yeah, right.

If people don't want responses to their attacks/statements, then they shouldn't be in federal level American politics. If they are well enough to sling it, they are well enough to get it splattered on them too


Quoting candlegal:

oh my, he is such a manly man, daring to go after a 76 year old war hero



candlegal
by Judy on Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:59 PM

you missed the point didn't you, lol

Quoting shimamab:

That 76 yr old would've been our pres if y'all had your way...so which is it? Is he fit for politics which means taking what he dishes or is he an old man who should be treated with kid gloves?

Quoting candlegal:

oh my, he is such a manly man, daring to go after a 76 year old war hero



jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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You've been a member for all of half a day, and you've already been warned?

Suuuuure.  Bye!

Quoting SwarovskiGirl:


Quoting lga1965:

Don't go.....you contribute some good stuff, good replies. Don't let some of them drive you away okay?

Quoting SwarovskiGirl:

Exits group saying to self...."they were right about the mom's here"

Bye.

Thanks....but I don't want to be influenced too much and then become jaded. Maybe I will come back after I spend some time in more positive groups. :)


jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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Then why are you whining about it?

Quoting candlegal:

make no mistake, McCain can take it.

Quoting AdrianneHill:

Don't forget he's also taking an effete, yet over aggressive southern boy with no extra room in the closet for skeletons because that's where he seems to spend all of his time.
One day, he'll come out...yeah, right.

If people don't want responses to their attacks/statements, then they shouldn't be in federal level American politics. If they are well enough to sling it, they are well enough to get it splattered on them too


Quoting candlegal:

oh my, he is such a manly man, daring to go after a 76 year old war hero




12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM
Do you think Obama will stand up for Hillary's reputation, or throw her under the bus?


Quoting candlegal:

LOL


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