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McCain furious over Obama’s ‘snarky cheap shots,’ calls it ‘unpresidential’
THE HILL ^ | 10/23/12 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 10/23/2012 7:12:46 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

Sen. John McCain (R-Ari.) blasted President Obama for his “snarky cheap shots” at Mitt Romney during Monday night’s debate, calling them “unpresidential.”

“The president had his snarky cheap shot remarks which are both unpresidential and not likeable,” McCain told "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning.

In particular, McCain pointed to one of the most talked about moments from the third and final presidential debate, in which Obama sarcastically responded to Romney’s criticism of the proposed $1 trillion in defense cuts from last year’s Budget Control Act and sequestration.

Romney accused Obama of allowing the military to be cut to historically low levels.

“Our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917,” Romney said. “The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We’re now at under 285. We’re headed down to the low 200s if we go through a sequestration. That’s unacceptable to me."

“We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” Obama responded sharply. He then added that fewer ships and planes were needed because of the development of aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines.

“It’s not a game of Battleship, where we’re counting ships,” Obama said.

The president also argued that sequestration was set up by Congress, not his administration, and that it would not happen.

Obama and Congress agreed to the automatic cuts as part of a deal last summer to raise the debt ceiling. Both sides agreed that painful cuts would be implemented if a supercommittee of lawmakers failed to come up with a deficit-reduction plan.

McCain said when he debated the president in 2008, he had the principle not to stoop to that level of “ridicule.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; defensespending; mccain; sequestration; usnavy
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I suspect he will write a strongly worded letter of criticism to the other side of the isle.
1 posted on 10/23/2012 7:12:53 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Great, NOW McCain comes out swinging. You’re about five years too late Johnny boy.


2 posted on 10/23/2012 7:16:11 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Irrelevance, thy name is McLame.


3 posted on 10/23/2012 7:16:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Obama has ALWAYS been snarky, petty, and arrogant. He is beneath the office, and some people are just now beginning to notice.


4 posted on 10/23/2012 7:17:22 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Despite his personal ad campaign painting him as a "nice" guy, Obama was never anything but a nasty little Chicago punk.

And now the world knows it.

5 posted on 10/23/2012 7:17:29 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Clint N. Suhks
“It’s not a game of Battleship, where we’re counting ships,”

Sorry Obster, the game Battleship wasn't about counting ships it was about the strategic placement of same so you had one more ship left over at the end of the game.

Doofus.

6 posted on 10/23/2012 7:18:20 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

This is the SOB who gave us Obama and ObamaCare because he wanted to roll over and play dead - beginning with his bizarre decision in October 2008 to “suspend” his campaign like the top job didn’t matter to him.

John - shut the heck up! No one cares what a born loser like you has to say about a guy you couldn’t beat!


7 posted on 10/23/2012 7:18:25 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

http://thehill.com/video/campaign/262529-gene-simmons-gives-kiss-off-to-obama-hes-been-a-piss-poor-president


8 posted on 10/23/2012 7:19:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Breaking:  tomkat still furious over McLame rolling over and playing dead lapdoggie in '08, thereby making this cømmunist rag maggøt's 'snarky remarks' possible.


FUJM

9 posted on 10/23/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Call it what it is...what Carville promised. This is Chicago style street thug politics writ large. “Chicago” is a dog whistle term for rassiss and Barry did not help the stereotype of the angry ...... male.


10 posted on 10/23/2012 7:20:03 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I agree with McCain. But dislike him and have zero respect for him and question why he’s so macho now instead of 4 years ago. I trust the Tilt A Whirl operator at the travelling carnival more.


11 posted on 10/23/2012 7:22:19 AM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
“There are these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them." Barack Obama

Yes, I think that McCain would have something to say.

12 posted on 10/23/2012 7:22:32 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: tomkat

McLettuce has always been a fool.....took him 6 years to learn the belt went in the middle and shoes on the bottom


13 posted on 10/23/2012 7:23:23 AM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Besides his snarky remarks he looked like a mad dog ready to strike..really scary to me..

I have to admit I muted most of Obama couldn't stand listening to all the lies..

14 posted on 10/23/2012 7:25:16 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Clint N. Suhks

STFU McLame, Romney doesn’t need your help.....you who said ‘we have nothing to be afraid of from an Obama Presidency.’


15 posted on 10/23/2012 7:25:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Well, we Navy vets laughed out loud at The One. Clueless.


16 posted on 10/23/2012 7:26:05 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: goldstategop

I have never been a McCain supporter, but there is an article in the WSJ opinion pages that claims that McCain warned the country about Obama’s foreign policy and says that everything that McCain warned about has been proven true. Romney tried to get into a little of it in the debate, but it is too far above the heads of the average voter to be discussed in a debate. Of course, Romney never credited McCain. That would have been disastrous.

Like the saying goes, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.


17 posted on 10/23/2012 7:26:18 AM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans diedI)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

incredile. if even MCCAIN is against obama, then who does obama have left?!

this could end up being a landslide!


18 posted on 10/23/2012 7:26:31 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Clint N. Suhks

He is just mad because he can’t move matthew’s nose out of obama’s ass.


19 posted on 10/23/2012 7:27:13 AM PDT by sport
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To: Paladin2

McLame=McStain


20 posted on 10/23/2012 7:28:03 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Gee, John, I thought we had nothing to worry about with this guy...


21 posted on 10/23/2012 7:28:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Clint N. Suhks

22 posted on 10/23/2012 7:29:16 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

23 posted on 10/23/2012 7:30:10 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Clint N. Suhks

A marine tweeted Chris Wallace last night that The Marines still used bayonets.


24 posted on 10/23/2012 7:30:59 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I sure hope no one calls him Barack HUSSEIN Obama - McCain will get pissed!


25 posted on 10/23/2012 7:33:38 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Jedidah

“O” is your typical Liberal when it comes to discussion or argument.

Since no Liberal position is backed up by logic or facts, they’re always at an obvious loss when confronting Conservatives... who bring facts and logic to every discussion.

In “O’s” case, he reverted to type very quickly and predictably. Undignified, ill-mannered and malicious street corner speech and behavior passes for intellect with them.

“O” was positively undignified, if he was anything at all last night.


26 posted on 10/23/2012 7:34:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: McBuff

Those are British soldiers.


27 posted on 10/23/2012 7:38:43 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Slump Tester

I was thinking that the best way to keep McCain under control and voting with the Republicans is to flatter him. Romney should keep consulting him on foreign policy and military issues. McCain would love it and would love Romney for respecting his “superior knowledge and experience”.


28 posted on 10/23/2012 7:40:04 AM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans diedI)
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To: goldstategop

I don’t think McLame is a born loser. I think he just grew into the role.


29 posted on 10/23/2012 7:40:10 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
“We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” Obama responded sharply. He then added that fewer ships and planes were needed because of the development of aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines. “It’s not a game of Battleship, where we’re counting ships,” Obama said.

I suppose that when you have nothing of substance to say, these "gotch" phrases sound good to the Left, but they fail to understand the end result when folks realize how childish they are. This particular one also showed Zero to be totally unfit as CinC - if you can't be serious about this topic, you just don't take anything serious. Sounde like a snarky 5th grader trying to talk down to Einstein.

30 posted on 10/23/2012 7:41:00 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: AU72

“I can tell you that US Marines were told to fix bayonets while in a house south of Baghdad during the 04 elections. The fact is the use of the bayonet is still used today and will be as long as infantry is in use”


31 posted on 10/23/2012 7:41:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: PLD

He may not have been “presidential”,
but he was certainly “communityorginizerational”.


32 posted on 10/23/2012 7:41:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: yldstrk

That’s amazing yldstrk.

http://thehill.com/video/campaign/262529-gene-simmons-gives-kiss-off-to-obama-hes-been-a-piss-poor-president

From the link:

While conceding GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney “has some issues I don’t like,” the “Rock and Roll All Nite” singer praised the former Massachusetts governor.

“[Romney’s] much more qualified. He’s a businessman, ran the Olympics into profit — it was a disaster before he came along. He’s run businesses. He knows how to create jobs.”

Simmons, 63, offered faint praise of Obama.

“President Obama is a wonderful family man, and that’s where the résumé stops,” he said.

When asked during an April interview on Fox News Channel whom he was picking for president, the long-tongued entertainer replied, “Strictly speaking on the economy and in my humble opinion, Mitt Romney.”


33 posted on 10/23/2012 7:43:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Hmmm, this from the guy that campaigned for Obama in 08?


34 posted on 10/23/2012 7:44:27 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: AU72

A marine tweeted Chris Wallace last night that The Marines still used bayonets.

I had to LOL at that!


35 posted on 10/23/2012 7:45:39 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: trebb
Obama forgot that our guys had to use horses when they first got to Afghanistan.

Psst...We do count ships...just like Battleship.

36 posted on 10/23/2012 7:45:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

My son reminded me on the phone that he (and many others) fought and used his bayonet in combat in Iraq...to say nothing of the soldiers and marines who DO use horses in Afghanistan.

The last four years we have been deluged with outrages of such scope and proportion it’s honestly difficult for the mind to conceive. I think that’s why remarks like this from the president get so much attention - it’s emblematic of every one of his disdainful, ignorant and disgusted views of our country.

In his mind it’s bayonets, corpsemen...whatever.


37 posted on 10/23/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

38 posted on 10/23/2012 7:48:31 AM PDT by McGruff (SNARKY is the keyword for today.)
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To: goldstategop

McCain, message for you. You are dead tree in the woods and no one else is around. I think that means there is no sound when you sway back and forth or fall down. We cannot hear you!


39 posted on 10/23/2012 7:53:07 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I’ve been in a room with McCain more than once. He is nuts. Seriously, he is mad as a hatter. Wacko. He should be in a straight jacket, not in the US Senate.


40 posted on 10/23/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Apparently Zero’s advisors told him women would flock to him if he sounded like their ex husband/boyfriend. Or maybe they just told him to “be himself”.


41 posted on 10/23/2012 7:55:19 AM PDT by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, 14 of them missed work)
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To: SE Mom

Just now thought a good comeback from Romney concerning the horses and bayonets would have been, NO BULLETS EITHER. The Fort Hood soldiers did not have bullets as I recall and in Afghanistan, I read they do not have loaded weapons in many cases.


42 posted on 10/23/2012 7:55:32 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Go pet your fellow Arab spring cheerleader and homo sock monkey Lindsay, McCain.


43 posted on 10/23/2012 7:56:19 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Sometimes I think if McCain did beat Obama, McCain would have gotten us into a war with Russia, like he tried to do during Kosovo.


44 posted on 10/23/2012 7:57:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: PLD
Besides his snarky remarks he looked like a mad dog ready to strike..really scary to me..

Barry shot his "likeability factor" all to hell.

45 posted on 10/23/2012 7:57:38 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: goldstategop

McCain, message for you. You are dead tree in the woods and no one else is around. I think that means there is no sound when you sway back and forth or fall down. We cannot hear you!


46 posted on 10/23/2012 7:58:27 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I've been looking for an excuse to repost this.....

Oh McCain.....You've done it again!!!

47 posted on 10/23/2012 7:58:51 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: dfwgator

I suspect McCain is angling for sec of def posting.


48 posted on 10/23/2012 8:00:16 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton
I suspect McCain is angling for sec of def posting.

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

49 posted on 10/23/2012 8:01:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: isthisnickcool

I applaud McCain for taking the lead on this subject but sometimes I’m glad McCain didn’t win. He scares me sometimes. Bomb...bomb...bomb Iran might have happened. Maybe more than just there.


50 posted on 10/23/2012 8:05:37 AM PDT by McGruff (SNARKY is the keyword for today.)
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