If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Salon)   John McCain - the man who chose Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee - says that UN ambassador Susan Rice is unqualified for office. Really, he said that   (salon.com) divider line 215
    More: Asinine, Susan Rice, John McCain, vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, UN ambassador, lindsey, human beings, Congressional Black Caucus  
•       •       •

1823 clicks; posted to Politics » on 19 Nov 2012 at 8:50 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



215 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-11-19 11:32:23 PM

MFAWG: skullkrusher: MFAWG: skullkrusher: MFAWG: The attack was a terrorist attack that evolved out of a protest over the video.

No, I don't think anyone agrees with that anymore

But it's what you just said? I'm sorry, I'm just really, really confused as to what the fark the GOP is on about.

That's what Rice initially said because that was the info she was given. It has come out since then that the CIA had info that the attack was the work of terrorist planning rather than a spontaneous escalation of a protest. The GOP wants to nail Rice for something over which she had no control. However, even Dianne Feinstein, while defending Rice's comments as an honest relaying of the info she had and saying the WH had no role in massaging the points, wants to know why the CIA talking points were inaccurate at the outset.

I actually watched Feinstein yesterday.

So there was no protest? A couple of cars full of heavily armed men just showed up out of the blew and opened fire on the compound?


not seeing where the disconnect here is. At some point there was a question of whether there was a protest at all but I think that's gone away. There was a protest. The terrorist attack on the consulate was not an organic offshoot of that but rather something that they'd been planning. Whether they used the protest as a cover or it was just a happy coincidence, I have not seen speculation on
 
2012-11-19 11:35:55 PM
www.boatnerd.com
 
2012-11-19 11:39:12 PM
McCain worked for a convicted felon who was tied directly to the Mafia AND WHO ILLEGALLY HELD A LIQUOR LICENSE.

McCain married the guy's daughter Cindy. Yes, that Cindy McCain.

McCain either can't tell who is a good person or he can and then chooses the bad guys instead. Either way, he has no business trying to judge others.
 
2012-11-19 11:40:49 PM

skullkrusher: MFAWG: skullkrusher: MFAWG: skullkrusher: MFAWG: The attack was a terrorist attack that evolved out of a protest over the video.

No, I don't think anyone agrees with that anymore

But it's what you just said? I'm sorry, I'm just really, really confused as to what the fark the GOP is on about.

That's what Rice initially said because that was the info she was given. It has come out since then that the CIA had info that the attack was the work of terrorist planning rather than a spontaneous escalation of a protest. The GOP wants to nail Rice for something over which she had no control. However, even Dianne Feinstein, while defending Rice's comments as an honest relaying of the info she had and saying the WH had no role in massaging the points, wants to know why the CIA talking points were inaccurate at the outset.

I actually watched Feinstein yesterday.

So there was no protest? A couple of cars full of heavily armed men just showed up out of the blew and opened fire on the compound?

not seeing where the disconnect here is. At some point there was a question of whether there was a protest at all but I think that's gone away. There was a protest. The terrorist attack on the consulate was not an organic offshoot of that but rather something that they'd been planning. Whether they used the protest as a cover or it was just a happy coincidence, I have not seen speculation on


The disconnect is that no reasonable person sees any meaningful difference between the protest being staged for cover or simply used as cover.

So, who wants beer?
 
2012-11-19 11:41:05 PM

MFAWG: skullkrusher: Mikey1969: skullkrusher: she said what she was told. That the attack was a spontaneous offshoot of protests about the movie. Turns out that this was not the case, apparently. She is not at fault, however.

That's NOT what she said. Here's what she said:

But our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous - not a premeditated - response to what had transpired in Cairo. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated.

We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to - or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo. And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons, weapons that as you know in - in the wake of the revolution in Libya are - are quite common and accessible. And it then evolved from there.

That's what she said. It started out as an actual protest, and then the terrorists crashed the party.

Which is exactly what happened. It wasn't "spontaneous", and she didn't say so. What she said was that the initial demonstration WAS spontaneous. The attack, on the other hand was not "spontaneous". It was a terrorist attack, most likely a contingency plan if they ever got a situation like this handed to them.

that's the point - the initial CIA talking points was that this was a situation which escalated - "evolved" from - the protests. That is no longer what the story is. However, that's the story she was given so I don't see how she can be blamed for relaying the info she had

Ah, so now everybody agrees that:

The attack was a terrorist attack that evolved out of a protest over the video.

So, what is the outrage?


Do you really have to ask?

emergency-pants.net
 
2012-11-19 11:44:16 PM
How about you get back to legislating instead of chumming the political waters with your batin'.
 
2012-11-19 11:48:46 PM

theknuckler_33: The GOP is simply obscene at this point. Utterly and unapologetically obscene.


Absolutely. I really can't believe ANYONE thinks there is the slightest shred of honesty in this orgy of manufactured outrage.

As usual, there's a hoary old saying that nails the situation perfectly: "Any stick is good enough to beat a dog with."

McCain's history is a litany of utter shamefulness, punctuated with unpredictable moments of decency and astuteness that have become more and more rare in the past few years.
 
2012-11-19 11:49:33 PM
weirdthings.com

Really? So that's it? They confused this with other protests, that were going on at the same time? Then they got more intel?

So, what do we call that?
Time-lag-gate?
Fog-of-War-gate?
This-just-in-gate?

Okay, anything important happening up the hill? Anything?
Bueller?
 
2012-11-19 11:51:35 PM

MFAWG: The disconnect is that no reasonable person sees any meaningful difference between the protest being staged for cover or simply used as cover.


well, there's actually a huge difference. There's not much that can be done to thwart a spontaneous attack from an intel perspective whereas an attack that is being planned ahead of time does present that sort of opportunity for infiltration and prevention.

The immediate issue here is whether Susan Rice did anything wrong. Apparently, no, she didn't and McCain and others are wrong to blame her.

MFAWG: So, who wants beer?


me
 
2012-11-20 12:02:04 AM

skullkrusher: MFAWG: The disconnect is that no reasonable person sees any meaningful difference between the protest being staged for cover or simply used as cover.

well, there's actually a huge difference. There's not much that can be done to thwart a spontaneous attack from an intel perspective whereas an attack that is being planned ahead of time does present that sort of opportunity for infiltration and prevention.

The immediate issue here is whether Susan Rice did anything wrong. Apparently, no, she didn't and McCain and others are wrong to blame her.

MFAWG: So, who wants beer?

me


skullkrusher: MFAWG: The disconnect is that no reasonable person sees any meaningful difference between the protest being staged for cover or simply used as cover.

well, there's actually a huge difference. There's not much that can be done to thwart a spontaneous attack from an intel perspective whereas an attack that is being planned ahead of time does present that sort of opportunity for infiltration and prevention.


Why would the CIA, State Department, or anyone else go on TV and admit we had that level of infiltration into local branches of Al Qaeda, anywhere in the world?
 
2012-11-20 12:04:09 AM

MFAWG: Why would the CIA, State Department, or anyone else go on TV and admit we had that level of infiltration into local branches of Al Qaeda, anywhere in the world?


They wouldn't. That's not the point. You said no reasonable person sees a difference between a spontaneous attack and a pre-planned one. A reasonable person would see the difference. No one is talking about outing intel operatives in AQ
 
2012-11-20 12:09:28 AM

skullkrusher: MFAWG: Why would the CIA, State Department, or anyone else go on TV and admit we had that level of infiltration into local branches of Al Qaeda, anywhere in the world?

They wouldn't. That's not the point. You said no reasonable person sees a difference between a spontaneous attack and a pre-planned one. A reasonable person would see the difference. No one is talking about outing intel operatives in AQ


Why did you misquote me? I said no meaningful difference. It doesn't matter how the protest started, it's what was used as cover to get the attackers into place.

There ARE legitimate questions here, but how the protest originated isn't one of them. And all of this has not much to do with Ms. Rice. Her statement is substantially accurate.
 
2012-11-20 12:13:00 AM

MFAWG: Why did you misquote me? I said no meaningful difference. It doesn't matter how the protest started, it's what was used as cover to get the attackers into place.


whatever dude, there's obviously a meaningful difference between a spontaneous attack and a pre-planned one

MFAWG: There ARE legitimate questions here, but how the protest originated isn't one of them. And all of this has not much to do with Ms. Rice. Her statement is substantially accurate.


the origins of the protest haven't been the point of the thing. No, her statement was not substantially accurate but it doesn't matter to this point because she didn't know it wasn't substantially accurate. DF wants to know why it wasn't substantially accurate. McCain and others want to blame Rice presumably for political gain
 
2012-11-20 12:21:52 AM
i.huffpost.com25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-20 12:23:10 AM
McCaine needs to go on vacation early and maintain radio silence until February.
 
2012-11-20 12:31:13 AM
I think your time as a credible public servant is over, flyboy.
 
2012-11-20 12:47:22 AM

djkutch: brigid_fitch: I used to respect McCain. I was even close to forgiving him for being a part of the Keating 5. He was a decent senator and a seemed a genuinely honest, common-sense guy.

I think prolonged exposure to Palin broke his brain.

He's heading home to AZ after a long and difficult march. Many years as a POW (while supplied with hookers according to Jerome Corsi). Decades as a politician didn't soften the blows to existing bruises. He's a complex man. I have hope for a competent biographer.


Corsi is a major league douchebag and nothing he says is credible.
 
2012-11-20 12:53:02 AM

skylabdown: The WH knew the truth about the attacks and made a conscience decision to send out a purposely mis-informed surrogate to deliver a known non-truth. (to them, not her.)


....or the intelligence community approved those points (keeping back some info for various strategic and operational reasons) and passed them on to the White House, then she spoke from the provided points.
 
2012-11-20 12:56:57 AM

Shaggy_C: Gosling: Cabinet turnover wasn't much of a thing until Nixon did a housecleaning, and now it's just par for the course to see a bunch of people leave.

Didn't Roosevelt have a different VP every one of his four terms?

BitwiseShift: He was such a good Astronaut. And he married a beer baroness. 

[www.buzzlol.com image 369x450]


That's genius.
 
2012-11-20 01:02:06 AM

Sgt Otter: I was in Iraq when he claimed Baghdad was safe as an Indiana farmers' market, and that was when we were losing four guys a DAY in Iraq.


They should have installed better pylons in that farmers market's parking lot.
 
2012-11-20 01:09:32 AM
Wait the GOP -- the party of ZOMFG WMDS!!1!1!!! -- is criticizing Rice of poor intelligence interpretation?

LOLWUT!?
 
2012-11-20 01:36:35 AM

jasimo: skylabdown: The WH knew the truth about the attacks and made a conscience decision to send out a purposely mis-informed surrogate to deliver a known non-truth. (to them, not her.)

....or the intelligence community approved those points (keeping back some info for various strategic and operational reasons) and passed them on to the White House, then she spoke from the provided points.


That's basically how I see it. Don't hinder an ongoing investigation. Republicans will out everybody if it means they can scream about President Obama.
 
2012-11-20 01:38:37 AM
John McCain is an angry loser.
 
2012-11-20 01:39:43 AM

lohphat: Sgt Otter: I was in Iraq when he claimed Baghdad was safe as an Indiana farmers' market, and that was when we were losing four guys a DAY in Iraq.

They should have installed better pylons in that farmers market's parking lot.


Baghdad must construct additional pylons.
 
2012-11-20 01:54:50 AM

cameroncrazy1984: lohphat: Sgt Otter: I was in Iraq when he claimed Baghdad was safe as an Indiana farmers' market, and that was when we were losing four guys a DAY in Iraq.

They should have installed better pylons in that farmers market's parking lot.

Baghdad must construct additional pylons.


Look, McCain knows better than anyone: if you don't want to be run over by old people then don't go to the Farmer's Market.
 
2012-11-20 02:18:14 AM

Blue_Blazer: jasimo: skylabdown: The WH knew the truth about the attacks and made a conscience decision to send out a purposely mis-informed surrogate to deliver a known non-truth. (to them, not her.)

....or the intelligence community approved those points (keeping back some info for various strategic and operational reasons) and passed them on to the White House, then she spoke from the provided points.

That's basically how I see it. Don't hinder an ongoing investigation. Republicans will out everybody if it means they can scream about President Obama.


The idea that perhaps it would be better not to compromise assets in a sensitive location seems to be lost on the Republicans at this point. Kind of like when they outed Valerie Plame, and nevermind that at least four agents in Russia disappeared, never to be heard from again. But at least somebody got embarassed, amirite?
 
2012-11-20 02:38:24 AM

Karma Curmudgeon: thrgd456: Rice should be fired.

fried.


flied
 
2012-11-20 02:46:31 AM

Jorn the Younger: Karma Curmudgeon: thrgd456: Rice should be fired.

fried.

flied


Could that be put on a flyer?
 
2012-11-20 03:50:19 AM

skullkrusher: MFAWG: The attack was a terrorist attack that evolved out of a protest over the video.

No, I don't think anyone agrees with that anymore


Y'all can't act like the video was inconsequential:

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-20 04:12:00 AM
www.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-11-20 04:27:15 AM
Something about being part of the either the cover up on Benghazi or part of the gross incompetence sort of disqualifies her.

And your continued lamenting over Palin's lack of 'experience as VICE president when you voted for the least qualified and least experienced PRESIDENT in history in the form of Obama? Really? You're going there?
 
2012-11-20 04:31:38 AM

KrispyKritter: brigid_fitch: I used to respect McCain. I was even close to forgiving him for being a part of the Keating 5. He was a decent senator and a seemed a genuinely honest, common-sense guy.

I think prolonged exposure to Palin broke his brain.

i suspect subby is misled. i think Palin was force-fed upon McCain by those in party who backed her with big money from early on. pretty face, camera whore, but their eternal erection made them forget she could barely Alaska. yes, she did break McCain. the VC couldn't do it but Cougar for Congress proved to be the human Viagra that broke the piggy bank. damn shame, he was a good man and a true patriot. somebody shoulda kept momma off that flag pole.


The worst part of the whole situation IMO is the reason they chose Palin in the first place. They assumed since Hillary didn't get the Dem nomination that there would be a whole bunch of women who would throw away everything that they believed in order to vote for another pair of candidates with a woman on the ticket. First off, it demonstrates an utter disdain for all women by assuming that they would simply vote with their vagina, but that disdain is nothing new Secondly, if they absolutely had to play the vagina vote card, it seems like they went out of their way to choose they least qualified person possible. Palin was stupid, duplicitous, petty, lazy, closed minded, hypocritical, had a long history of corruption and crimes behind her. She didn't have a single redeeming characteristic. Honestly, I have to believe that whoever made that choice did so to throw the election. And while I am ever so grateful that we got Obama as president, he came at the cost of releasing this phycho hose beast upon us. It was worth it, but talk about a double edged sword.
Anyways my point was that everything they did was disgusting, from their reasoning behind choosing a woman for VP to who they chose. god the GOP sucks.
 
2012-11-20 04:58:08 AM
Shut up, John McCain, you cock!
 
2012-11-20 05:43:08 AM

Granny_Panties: \That's funny, no mention of a video on Youtube or riots. The only type of "attack" mentioned was "terror". Hmmmmmmmm weird.


Well you see, the Republicans over the last 4+ years have made it clear that it's not fair to use their own words against them, verbatim, in context. Not because it's misleading, but because it makes them look bad and that's not fair. In the same vein it's not okay for the Democrats to use *their* own words, verbatim, in context because that makes the Dems look good and it makes the Republicans look bad which isn't allowed or fair as mentioned before. The Dems are only allowed to say things that make their petulant, cry-baby, temper-tantrum throwing, gridlock-cuz-the-president-is-near look good. It's only fair, especially since everyone knows you can only trust conservative outlets of news and reports, because anything else is truthful and grounded in reality and that makes it liberal and unfair and wrong,
 
2012-11-20 05:48:36 AM
 
2012-11-20 06:51:08 AM
I don't feel like looking this up this early in the morning, but I thought the prez's cabinet was his and his alone to pick.
 
2012-11-20 06:53:14 AM
glossynews.com
 
2012-11-20 06:58:31 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: Grungehamster: So, what is his explanation of what makes her unqualified for the Secretary of State position?

Susan Rice is not a potential Secretary of State that would have to give up a Democratic seat of the Senate (like John Kerry, who Republicans amazingly support for Secretary of State!).


Oh, THERE it is.
 
2012-11-20 07:07:56 AM
Yeah, I had a great deal of respect for the man once.
 
2012-11-20 07:13:33 AM
My wife went to the 2000 GOP convention as a delegate for him. She has no respect for him any longer.
 
2012-11-20 07:18:24 AM
The responsible people in the GOP are already talking about pulling the plug on all this bullshiat - and soon, they will be looking at poll numbers that will tell them how the majority of Americans feel about this deliberate and malicious monkeywrenching. In a month we will not be talking about this.
i18.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-20 07:28:01 AM
Time for McCain to step down, he's clearly lost sight of his responsibilities to his country.

/maybe we can start a petition...
 
2012-11-20 07:49:33 AM
McCain didn't pick Palin. Arch-Neocon Bill Kristol did. McCain is again listening to his warmongering Neocon buddies, like Leiberman and Graham, in calling-out Rice for not killing enough Arabs in Benghazi.

Surely he's really really really a believer in Jeffersonian Democracy taking hold and flowering in the Islamic world?

That or he just want's to set up the conditions necessary for Israel to be 'justified' in attacking all those countries who've democratically elected Islamist governments in the not-so-distant future.
 
2012-11-20 08:03:50 AM

FlashHarry: he really is trying to destroy what's left of his legacy, isn't he?


He has already reduced his legacy to a size where it can be drowned in a bathtub.

I honestly believe he used to be a good man. Year of politics and cynical GOP tactics have left only a bitter unethical old coot.
 
2012-11-20 08:39:13 AM

SpectroBoy: FlashHarry: he really is trying to destroy what's left of his legacy, isn't he?

He has already reduced his legacy to a size where it can be drowned in a bathtub.

I honestly believe he used to be a good man. Year of politics and cynical GOP tactics have left only a bitter unethical old coot.


AND IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII WILL ALWAAAAAAAAAYS LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUUU OHHHHHH.....
 
2012-11-20 08:48:24 AM

theknuckler_33: MSFT: wongway: Just another

Bump in the road

Hey winterwhile, did your old account get banned or did it die of embarrassment?

Haha, but seriously, is that Nate Silver a genius or what? Boy did he make the kids at Fox "news" look stupid!

Best part? Forever!!

Feel like explaining the origin of the 'bump in the road' thing? I must have missed that one.


The freepers say Obama said that about the Benghazi incident. Don't know if he did or not.
 
2012-11-20 08:55:17 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: KrispyKritter: brigid_fitch: I used to respect McCain. I was even close to forgiving him for being a part of the Keating 5. He was a decent senator and a seemed a genuinely honest, common-sense guy.

I think prolonged exposure to Palin broke his brain.

i suspect subby is misled. i think Palin was force-fed upon McCain by those in party who backed her with big money from early on. pretty face, camera whore, but their eternal erection made them forget she could barely Alaska. yes, she did break McCain. the VC couldn't do it but Cougar for Congress proved to be the human Viagra that broke the piggy bank. damn shame, he was a good man and a true patriot. somebody shoulda kept momma off that flag pole.

The worst part of the whole situation IMO is the reason they chose Palin in the first place. They assumed since Hillary didn't get the Dem nomination that there would be a whole bunch of women who would throw away everything that they believed in order to vote for another pair of candidates with a woman on the ticket. First off, it demonstrates an utter disdain for all women by assuming that they would simply vote with their vagina, but that disdain is nothing new Secondly, if they absolutely had to play the vagina vote card, it seems like they went out of their way to choose they least qualified person possible. Palin was stupid, duplicitous, petty, lazy, closed minded, hypocritical, had a long history of corruption and crimes behind her. She didn't have a single redeeming characteristic. Honestly, I have to believe that whoever made that choice did so to throw the election. And while I am ever so grateful that we got Obama as president, he came at the cost of releasing this phycho hose beast upon us. It was worth it, but talk about a double edged sword.
Anyways my point was that everything they did was disgusting, from their reasoning behind choosing a woman for VP to who they chose. god the GOP sucks.


The 50+ women in the Dem office I was working at all were worried that would happen, actually (women will vote for her blah blah older school folks who had all voted for H Clinton in the primaries). I really thought it was going to be Crist or a moderate... so I googled Palin and in 5 minutes told the office not to worry. To be fair, Palin exceeded my expectations. ..
 
2012-11-20 08:58:44 AM

randomjsa: Something about being part of the either the cover up on Benghazi or part of the gross incompetence sort of disqualifies her.

And your continued lamenting over Palin's lack of 'experience as VICE president when you voted for the least qualified and least experienced PRESIDENT in history in the form of Obama? Really? You're going there?


Lincoln had very similar experience (as a lawyer and in government) prior to being elected.

Was Lincoln unqualified for the presidency?
 
2012-11-20 08:58:48 AM
I can't recall such an effort to make hay out of something like this being such an utter failure.

The RW media (and that's a big operation) spent an awful lot of air time over several weeks trying to make this into something.

Problem is, it's not a scandal and the more info that comes out about this the more silly RWers look.
They don't seem to notice, they don't even change up their chants of "cover-up!" and "incompetence!" even after their stories to back up those assertions have been debunked.

The RW has a sickness, they have to take Obama out even if it means they must create their own reality in which this can happen. I expect at some point over the next four years they'll have an impeachment and new election all by themselves at FOX studios.

sorry RWers you're going to have to wall yourselves off better than this if you want to keep reality from ruining your fun.
 
2012-11-20 09:48:05 AM
Superjew 2012-11-19 09:02:58 PM ......This from the guy who graduated near the bottom of his class at West Point, but wanted to be president anyway.

I thought he was a graduate of the Naval Academy
 
Displayed 50 of 215 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report