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Interview with Senator McCain re Benghazi (John McCain Spitting Fire; Vows to Put Obama Officials Un
Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | 10/29/2012 | Self

Posted on 10/29/2012 5:50:06 PM PDT by Always A Marine

John McCain is on fire over the Benghazi abandonment and coverup, and vows to put the responsible parties under oath before his committee when the GOP retakes the Senate. I have many differences with Senator McCain, but I have never heard him express the level of anger and passion that he holds on this issue. Good for him!

A transcript of Hugh Hewitt's interview is provided at the source...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: benghazi; coverup; libya; terrorists
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1 posted on 10/29/2012 5:50:07 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine

Excellent. Let the investigations begin. The LEFT must be exposed in everything they have attempted.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 5:53:35 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Always A Marine

While the hero of Benghazi was spitting fire, did he happen to spit out a reason for Americans getting involved in the first place? He must know since he was all for it. Maybe he’d like to explain why he feels a need to protect the muslim brotherhood while he’s at it.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 5:53:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Always A Marine

” and vows to put the responsible parties under oath before his committee when the GOP retakes the Senate.”

Why not before the election? Then he can be sure. The implication here is that if the progressives keep the Senate he won’t do anything.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 5:53:47 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Always A Marine

They can’t talk right now. They’re all really busy “monitoring” the hurricane. LOL!


5 posted on 10/29/2012 5:55:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Always A Marine
...when the GOP retakes the Senate.

IOW, talk's cheap.

6 posted on 10/29/2012 5:58:35 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Always A Marine
We'll see. John Glenn turned chickenshit when the chips were down. We'll see if McCain has anything left. I'm not betting the farm.
7 posted on 10/29/2012 5:58:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Always A Marine

An oath means nothing to the evil Traitor and his minions. Lying is like breathing to them. this situation requires more than words from our politicians. We all are witnesses to the treason. It requires someone to take the lead and make the arrest!

Before it is too late!


8 posted on 10/29/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT by uncitizen (Arrest him for treason today!)
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To: Always A Marine

Bull $hit. mccain will block and hide deceive and lie for this administration. TOTAL COMPLETE BS.


9 posted on 10/29/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: DBrow
Why not before the election?

C'mon. The Senate is in recess until after the election. There are no committees. Just because it's McCain is no excuse to get dumb.

10 posted on 10/29/2012 6:03:15 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I think he’s just trying to distract the simple minded from his part in it. Besides, what better way to cover his own butt than lead an investigation of someone else.


11 posted on 10/29/2012 6:03:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Always A Marine

Will one freaking reporter in this country please ask President Obama if he granted or withheld

CROSS-BORDER AUTHORITY?

Everything I have read and seen so far on Benghazi is still confirming my initial thinking on the matter, going way back to my days as a NavSpecWar officer who took a SEAL det to Beirut a long time ago.

Once the alarm is sent from Benghazi, dozens of HQs are notified and are in the loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany.

Without waiting for orders, they begin planning and executing rescue operations, including getting air support over Benghazi ASAP. But one thing they CANNOT DO without explicit orders from the POTUS is cross an international border. That is the big “red line.”

All POTUS has to do is NOT grant cross-border authority, and the entire air-armada of military rescue (already in progress) must stop in its tracks. Ships can loiter on station, but planes fall out of the sky, so they must be redirected to an air base (Sigonella Sicily) to await the POTUS decision on granting CBA. If it never comes, the men in Behghazi must rely only on assets already “in country” in Libya, such as the Tripoli QRF and the Predators.

(And possibly AC-130s that might already have been in Libya: they were last year, but their location on 9-11-2012 is unknown. If they were “in country” but were prevented from firing, that is another situation.)

So if at the 5 pm DC-time meeting with Panetta and Biden, Obama said, “No outside military action,” meaning no CBA will be granted, then THAT IS IT. Case closed.

That constitutes “standing orders” all the way down the chain of command via Panetta and Dempsey to Ham and the subordinate commands trying to rescue the men in Benghazi.

If Obama then goes upstairs to the family quarters to watch TV or sleep, or otherwise makes himself “unavailable,” then his last standing orders will stand until he changes them, even if he goes to sleep until the morning of 9-12.

Nobody in the chain of command below him can countermand his “standing orders” not to send military forces from outside of Libya into Libyan air space.

Nobody.

Personally, I think he left “no outside miltary intervention, no cross-border authority” standing orders, and then he went to bed. Damn him to hell.

(And to me, the most damning aspect of all is that Obama went to bed while his Ambassador was still missing and presumed kidnapped by Al Queda. Ambassador Stevens might have been on a Youtube video pleading for his life, ready to get the Nick Berg/Danny Pearl “intro to jihad” treatment, and Obama WENT TO BED to rest up for his much more important fund raiser in Las Vegas!)


12 posted on 10/29/2012 6:05:51 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Always A Marine

Can’t bring the fight to the floor without a majority!

Nice to see Mr. “compromise when we’re winning” finally get PO’d enough to take a stand!

He did everything but use the word “liar”, when announcing his disgust with Obama.


13 posted on 10/29/2012 6:10:54 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Always A Marine
McCain can go set himself on fire as far as I'm concerned. We all remember this when WE all KNEW BETTER but the feckless McCain was too blind to see it: We have nothing to fear from an Obama Presidency, my friends...
14 posted on 10/29/2012 6:11:03 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: Always A Marine
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

ONE man deserted his post!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama Is A Deserter!


15 posted on 10/29/2012 6:26:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: hinckley buzzard
C'mon. The Senate is in recess until after the election. There are no committees. Just because it's McCain is no excuse to get dumb.

Hmm?

So I don't have to go to work until after the election either? SWEET!!!!!!!

16 posted on 10/29/2012 6:27:14 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Travis McGee

Obama is a putz, but I think it’s something else. He would like this whole Benghazi thing to die down or take the eye off the real story. Why has he been using our government assets to overthrow the governments of Libya, Egypt and Syria? Because he wants to free the people in those countries? Please.....we all know him better than that. There has to be money involved. Go to illinoispaytoplay.com and read the three part story. I think that Obama set the Middle East on fire so him and his buddies could make some serious cash rebuilding those countries. It’s the only thing that makes sense. Benghazi is just a small piece of the puzzle.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 6:31:42 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DBrow
Why not before the election? Then he can be sure. The implication here is that if the progressives keep the Senate he won’t do anything.

Because the GOP is in the minority in the Senate. You can huff and you can puff, but you can't force an investigation unless you win the majority. As Obama said, "Elections have consequences."

18 posted on 10/29/2012 6:40:22 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: hinckley buzzard

I think that if it were important to the Senate, they’d pull together six or seven senators and a scribe or two and issue subpoenas, then hold a hearing.

McCain sounds tough but he built in an out.

After the election, this won’t be so much of an issue. Obama will deflect it if he wins, and Republicans never go after Democrats when they win.


19 posted on 10/29/2012 6:40:39 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Always A Marine

Just my own humble personal opinion, but I think that the responsible leaders need to be tried for treason, and hung or watever the method is now. Obama, Clinton, and Panetta, and probably more.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 6:50:34 PM PDT by matthew fuller (God is casting his early vote right now in Obamaland!)
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To: Walkingfeather

McCain had a chance to spit fire four years ago. He’s a phony. Daughter Megan, go get him and take him home!!


21 posted on 10/29/2012 6:52:32 PM PDT by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: DBrow; cripplecreek; bcsco; hinckley buzzard; uncitizen; Walkingfeather; C. Edmund Wright
Did anyone bother to read the transcript before launching petty barbs at the hated John McCain? Come on, fellas - he was an awful Presidential candidate, but John McCain has displayed more raw courage in his lifetime than the rest of us put together. I listened to the interview, and it is obvious that leaving Americans to die on the battlefield absolutely sets him off. He is spitting mad at Obama.

And to those who claim he's not doing all he can to force the issue in the Senate... There is nothing the minority can force upon the majority - we can settle that next Tuesday!

22 posted on 10/29/2012 6:54:56 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine

Another congressman blowing hot air. He will accomplish absolutely nothing useful.


23 posted on 10/29/2012 6:59:47 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: Always A Marine

Did anyone bother to ask McQueeg why he was in such an all fired rush to get involved in Libya’s internal problems?


24 posted on 10/29/2012 6:59:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: lu shissler
McCain had a chance to spit fire four years ago. He’s a phony. Daughter Megan, go get him and take him home!!

So this is what you do to people fighting on your side? That's a great way to build and hold a minority - with only the virgin purists welcome to join us. Abandoning men in a fight has pulled McCain's string, and he is out for blood. I'll take his help.

25 posted on 10/29/2012 7:00:03 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Travis McGee

I bet that obama was coked up that night. That’s why he went to bed.


26 posted on 10/29/2012 7:01:10 PM PDT by matthew fuller (God is casting his early vote right now in Obamaland!)
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To: cripplecreek
Did anyone bother to ask McQueeg why he was in such an all fired rush to get involved in Libya’s internal problems?

Let me get this straight... The enemy's jugular is exposed, and you think this is the best time to take out the man whose knife is pressed against his throat? McCain is out front on this - and our side is shooting at him. Amazing.

27 posted on 10/29/2012 7:05:20 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Reddon
Another congressman blowing hot air. He will accomplish absolutely nothing useful.

He certainly won't with your help.

28 posted on 10/29/2012 7:07:21 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine

McQueeg has some answers of his own to give and I don’t intend to stop asking them because they’re inconvenient for you.


29 posted on 10/29/2012 7:11:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope McQueeg is not part of some rope-a-dope cover for BO. The msm will tar Romney with any of McQueeg’s missteps.


30 posted on 10/29/2012 7:16:17 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Always A Marine

This story from 9/12 said troops were sent from Tripoli. Marines.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/12/13833848-us-diplomats-marine-rescue-team-were-also-attacked-at-safe-house-libyans-say?lite

Big Gov layer reported no Marines were in Libya at the time.

Any of this cleared up later?


31 posted on 10/29/2012 7:17:05 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Always A Marine

He has done far more damage to this nation than most of us have done in our lifetimes.


32 posted on 10/29/2012 7:17:25 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: Always A Marine

McLame is feckless and full of hot air.


33 posted on 10/29/2012 7:17:50 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Always A Marine

McCain? That didn’t take very long. Looks like the fix is in early. I have no faith whatsoever in McCain. If anything, he’s how they will get away with it.


34 posted on 10/29/2012 7:18:16 PM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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To: King Moonracer

I think he’s more interested in covering his own butt. Why did he go rabid at Michele Bachmann when she said we need an investigation of Muslim Brotherhood ties in our own government?

Sure looked suspicious to me.

Sure, we need an investigation of all of this but McCain needs to stay out of it or be prepared to give some testimony of his own.

Sadly congressional investigations are nothing but show anyway. Can anyone remember the last time a congressional investigation or hearing accomplished anything?


35 posted on 10/29/2012 7:26:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Travis McGee
"If [cross-border authority] never comes, the men in Behghazi must rely only on assets already “in country” in Libya, such as the Tripoli QRF and the Predators."

Great point, but some reports are there were two Predators operating over Libya, and there is still a question as to if one or both may have been armed.

Senator Udall clammed up when asked that very question. He did not say: "I don't know", he say "I cannot comment on that". That suggests he knew, and why would he know that level of detail? So I take Udall's comment as a tacit "yes".

Also, one of the security team was reported to be designating the attackers with a laser while requesting support. That suggests support was very close by. If not an AC-130, then perhaps an armed Predator or a Reaper.

The Hellfire missile which arms Predators is a laser-homing missile. The Reaper can also carry laser-guided bombs. AC-130s have CONOPS to work in close concert with Predator drones.

Something smells very badly here. Why would a security person laze a target if he thought help was 500 miles and over two hours away?

My guess is there were armed drones overhead, primarily for reconnaissance, but available for combat. And the stand-down was done because Obama did not want to appear to be starting a war eight weeks before the election. When things went really bad, the "YouTube Meme" was used to distract the media and the public.

The other scary thing is the YouTube Meme was actually ginned up by the government prior to September 11th and prior to the attack. That suggests they may have known about a possible Al Qaeda attack and wanted to have it be lost among the riots.

Obama combines the paranoia of Nixon with the competence of Carter.

36 posted on 10/29/2012 7:27:13 PM PDT by magellan
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To: Always A Marine

Apparently the aged Juan is confused. He NEVER acts like a conservative unless he is up for election again within 6 months. Obviously he believes his election day is in 2012 rather than 2016!


37 posted on 10/29/2012 7:34:24 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: cripplecreek
Besides, what better way to cover his own butt than lead an investigation of someone else.

Whew! Had a nasty flashback of Jamie Gorelick when you said that.

38 posted on 10/29/2012 7:37:49 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Jamie Gorelick

LOL Even Wiki names her the Mistress of Disaster.

>>Her involvement in many of the major tragedies and high-profile American scandals of the past two decades has led some in the press to dub her the “Mistress of Disaster.”<<

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Gorelick


39 posted on 10/29/2012 7:43:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Always A Marine
He certainly won't with your help.

McCain sounded really good in that interview. I would like to see all of congress just as outraged. The problem is I don't trust John McCain or his motivations, at all. If he does all the things he says he would like to do in that interview then I guess I will owe him and you an apology. But I can just as easily see him and Lindsay Graham turning around and undermining an effort to prosecute this at some later time. It wasn't that long ago John McCain told us we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. I didn't believe him then either.

40 posted on 10/29/2012 7:59:11 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: Travis McGee

Your cross border example - clarifying that Obama had no trouble crossing the border of Pakistan but stopped at the Libyan border - is excellent.

Thank you.


41 posted on 10/29/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: TigerClaws

What I read a few days back was that an 8-member team was sent from Tripoli. One of the former Navy Seals who was killed, was a member of that team.

It did not detail the makeup of the rest of that team. I got the Idea that it was a CIA security group, but that was not explicitly stated.


42 posted on 10/29/2012 8:21:20 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Reddon

Given McCain’s personal history as a “left behind” during his six years as a POW in North Vietnam, I believe this is a gut issue for him that is beyond politics. Abandoning men on the battlefield is beyond the pale, and that’s why John McCain is in such an absolute rage tonight. As am I.


43 posted on 10/29/2012 8:29:12 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Reddon; ExTexasRedhead; madmominct; All

” - - - It wasn’t that long ago John McCain told us we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency. I didn’t believe him then either.”

Yup.

Talk is cheap.
All RINOs do is talk.
Ergo, all RINOs are cheap.


44 posted on 10/29/2012 8:30:45 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: DBrow

He is not now chairman of the committee so he can’t make it do jack squat. Don’t you know the RATs are not about to have any hearing before the election.

The House could be it is kinda critical time before the election so I am not sure if it is in session or if the logistics will work.

Republican Senators should at the least call a press conference and MAKE the media cover the issue.


45 posted on 10/29/2012 8:36:37 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Always A Marine
Abandoning men on the battlefield is beyond the pale, and that’s why John McCain is in such an absolute rage tonight.

Then why, as Senator, did John McCain abandon all the POW/MIA in Viet Nam? As did John Kerry -- but it was to be expected from him.

46 posted on 10/29/2012 8:43:34 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: eeriegeno

These politicians work all the time. Are you kidding me? Getting elected is a work in itself with long hours, it must be a grind to be surrounded by people almost all the time too. Kinda like commission work since the outcome is uncertain.

Among those things which keep people out of politics are the requirements of: having lots of energy; doggedness and determination; a certain shamelessness; and the ability to get along with people.

Plus, you have to learn how to be a successful politician which means hours put in working for other successful politicians, often for free, at routine and menial jobs.

As in the case of the Mafia, you can’t accuse politicians of not working hard, not always for our good.


47 posted on 10/29/2012 8:47:12 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: okie01
"Then why, as Senator, did John McCain abandon all the POW/MIA in Viet Nam? As did John Kerry -- but it was to be expected from him. "

Reply of the year! Thank you.

48 posted on 10/29/2012 8:56:24 PM PDT by matthew fuller (God is casting his early vote right now in Obamaland!)
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To: Always A Marine

John McCain is my Senator, I interned for him, and I will tell you right now that the man is so full of shit that if you’d squeeze him, the resulting mess would require a two week rescue mission to find your body.


49 posted on 10/29/2012 9:09:21 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: Always A Marine

I don’t think that we can ever expect more from the Maverick than just him holding hands with those across the political aisle.


50 posted on 10/29/2012 9:17:02 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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