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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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candlegal
by Judy on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:28 PM

no swooning here over that, once again, you memory is giving you some problems.  I hear juice will take care of that.

Quoting ashellbell:

The way you swooned over Limbaugh for calling a girl a slut for wanting healthcare to help coverbirth control like they do Viagra? Funny.



Quoting candlegal:

I am not whining about anything.   I think it is hysterical that some of these women are swooning over obama and think he is such a manly man because he dared talk like that to a 76 year old man.   Barrack Hussein Obama, ummmmm, ummmm, ummmm  Oh yeah, a manly man

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

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








candlegal
by Judy on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I understand, fake it until you can make it.   I will keep your secret

Quoting shimamab:

Ummm, no. You're not that difficult to read.

Quoting candlegal:

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




stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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You're giving up too soon!  There's a lot of history here and people know each other pretty well.  There's lots of conversation to be had.

Quoting SwarovskiGirl:

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


PurdueMom
by Sherri on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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President Obama is right - Susan Rice did nothing wrong.  He is right to defend her.

ashellbell
by shellbark on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:41 PM
What kind of juice?


Quoting candlegal:

no swooning here over that, once again, you memory is giving you some problems.  I hear juice will take care of that.

Quoting ashellbell:

The way you swooned over Limbaugh for calling a girl a slut for wanting healthcare to help coverbirth control like they do Viagra? Funny.






Quoting candlegal:

I am not whining about anything.   I think it is hysterical that some of these women are swooning over obama and think he is such a manly man because he dared talk like that to a 76 year old man.   Barrack Hussein Obama, ummmmm, ummmm, ummmm  Oh yeah, a manly man

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

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










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trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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You act like he punched him or something. lol  Anyway, that same old man you are worrying about you thought was strong enough to be the leader of tge free world 4 years ago.  Now he can't handle Obama saying come after me instead?

Quoting candlegal:

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




autodidact
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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he "went after" no one. 
"I'm happy to have that discussion with them"   oh, noes, what a vicious attack!  

Quoting candlegal:

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






MomTiara19
by Bronze Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:56 PM
6 moms liked this

Finally Obama got firm with McCain and Graham.

nomadbrat83
by Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 8:09 PM
The other suggestion is John Kerry which literally makes me puke. If that horrendous douchebag becomes our Sec of State (or if have even heard Sec of Defense) I will seriously have to consider moving to Israel or something. Ugh what a piece of garbage.

Quoting tooptimistic:

Surely there is someone who is a better pick. 

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shimamab
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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That was exactly my point to which she responded by accusing me of missing the point.

Quoting trippyhippy:

You act like he punched him or something. lol  Anyway, that same old man you are worrying about you thought was strong enough to be the leader of tge free world 4 years ago.  Now he can't handle Obama saying come after me instead?


Quoting candlegal:

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



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