Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

GOP senators want Obama to take further steps against Russia (McCain & Graham)
The Hill ^ | August 8, 2013 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 08/08/2013 11:56:50 AM PDT by maggief

President Obama should expand sanctions against Russian human rights violators, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday.

The two senators issued a joint statement that said they “obviously agree” with Obama’s decision to cancel a planned meeting next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

But the two said Obama should go much farther.

They called on the president to finish the last phase of a European missile defense shield that’s been scrapped and push for a new round of NATO expansion to include Georgia.

“Now we must move beyond symbolic acts and take the steps necessary to establish a more realistic approach to our relations with Russia,” McCain and Graham said. “That means demonstrating to the Russian government that there will be consequences for its continued actions that undermine American national interests.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Arizona; US: South Carolina; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arizona; israel; johnmccain; lindseygraham; randsconcerntrolls; russia; southcarolina; waronterror

1 posted on 08/08/2013 11:56:50 AM PDT by maggief
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Comment #2 Removed by Moderator

To: maggief

I am sure they pranced, hand in hand, to deliver this message to the media.


3 posted on 08/08/2013 12:02:58 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Oh, good G-d. Can’t these two get permanent laryngitis or something?


4 posted on 08/08/2013 12:03:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SoFloFreeper

Those two nut jobs are going to get us all killed! You know they are involved in Egypt and were up to the eyeballs in it in Lybia smuggling weapons to Syria.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 12:05:03 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Seriously, how ignorant can McStupid and his gal pal Lindsay be? Expand NATO??

Obama has proven over and over and over (along with his enablers Hitlery, Lurch, and Valerie) that HE IS AN UNRELIABLE ALLY.

No one trusts him, McStupid and Lindsay, except you two old ladies.


6 posted on 08/08/2013 12:07:01 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Mac daddies useful sock puppets.


7 posted on 08/08/2013 12:08:06 PM PDT by chiefqc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief
Hold his breath till he turns blue ?
8 posted on 08/08/2013 12:09:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Ridiculous....The Dems are making a**** of the Repubs on this.


9 posted on 08/08/2013 12:10:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

.. Three words: President John McCain....


10 posted on 08/08/2013 12:15:37 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

These two fruits are an item, and they are on a roll.


11 posted on 08/08/2013 12:26:12 PM PDT by pallis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief; MestaMachine; MWestMom; bronxville; shibumi; matthew fuller; Godzilla; Domestic Church; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

!

Article, then # 2 , # 6.

Thanks, Maggie.

12 posted on 08/08/2013 12:28:49 PM PDT by LucyT (What happens in Vegas stays in the Utah data center.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kingu

He couldn’t have been worse than.....could he? Anyway, just like Mrs Thatcher performed a spine transplant on GH Bush before the first Gulf war, VP Sarah Palin would have had to perform a cerbral transplant on JMC. Either that or put poison in his soup..., :-)


13 posted on 08/08/2013 12:29:25 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: maggief
President Obama should expand sanctions against Russian human rights violators, Sens. John MeCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Mini-MeCain (R-S.C.) said Thursday.


14 posted on 08/08/2013 12:30:02 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Is there a human to show your twitters to kids in public?


15 posted on 08/08/2013 12:31:02 PM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

The headline should read, “ALLEGED GOP senators...”


16 posted on 08/08/2013 12:33:13 PM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: maggief

I think we should force MAC & Loafers to register as “foreign lobbyists”


17 posted on 08/08/2013 12:33:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Whatever dainty minded morons..


18 posted on 08/08/2013 12:39:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are at it again.


19 posted on 08/08/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

They should just get married already.


20 posted on 08/08/2013 12:43:04 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingu
.. Three words: President John McCain....

Eventually, history will credit President Barack Obama with one positive accomplishment: he saved America from President John McCain.

21 posted on 08/08/2013 12:46:05 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: maggief
The two senators ... said they “obviously agree” with Obama’s decision to cancel a planned meeting next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

The Epic Fail here is hard to miss...

Obama - "Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself."

22 posted on 08/08/2013 12:46:11 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

It just seems wrong to use GOP instead of RINO when referring to Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
I would hope the public would change that to Retired RINO Senators, but then look what occupies the White Hut.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 12:50:31 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SoFloFreeper; maggief; Vendome

Curious what freeper sin you committed in post 2?

As for dim and dimmer-— cheap, empty, distracting rhetoric. Are they trying to balance their pubie ledger?

Vendome (post 18): “Whatever... dainty-minded morons..”

LOL!


24 posted on 08/08/2013 12:51:56 PM PDT by thouworm (Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: thouworm; SoFloFreeper; maggief

Yay. Freepmail your erstwhile and appropriate snid remark.

I’m sure it was Hee Larry US.

thnx in advance.


25 posted on 08/08/2013 12:54:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: maggief
Would somebody please change McCain's and Graham's diapers?

5.56mm

26 posted on 08/08/2013 12:56:04 PM PDT by M Kehoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief
So let the two go over there with their own personal lubrication and get themselves busy.

Better they are in Russia than here screwing up the debt ceiling and immigration.

27 posted on 08/08/2013 12:58:11 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vendome

Yeah, Obama, make Putin take McCain and Graham as Russian citizens as part of any deal!


28 posted on 08/08/2013 1:07:06 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: ScaniaBoy
He couldn’t have been worse than.....could he? Anyway, just like Mrs Thatcher performed a spine transplant on GH Bush before the first Gulf war, VP Sarah Palin would have had to perform a cerbral transplant on JMC. Either that or put poison in his soup..., :-)

I wish; John McCain's entire history in politics has been one of being a maverick. The most likely scenario is that the more that Palin pushed, the harder McCain would have worked to promote the liberal cause. Mind you, he would have a Democrat House and Senate to work with; it would have been the 'golden age' of 'non-partisanship'. And probably kept the house in liberal control, possibly even up to this day. Though on the plus side, Palin likely would have been replaced by Graham in the 2012 re-election race. Plus as in it would have gotten Graham out of the senate, and unbundled Palin from McCain.

29 posted on 08/08/2013 1:32:22 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Vendome; thouworm; SoFloFreeper; hoosiermama; caww; MestaMachine; melancholy; penelopesire; ...

My post was pulled ... and I’m FR’n sick of it. Good time to take another break.

Later...


30 posted on 08/08/2013 5:35:25 PM PDT by maggief
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: maggief; Everybody; All; y'all; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Maggief's post was pulled.

Wonder why?

31 posted on 08/08/2013 5:43:31 PM PDT by LucyT (What happens in Vegas stays in the Utah data center.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: maggief
My post was pulled ...

and the mods are allowing foreigners to call our military veterans "traitors" and "yellow bellied cowards"
32 posted on 08/08/2013 5:51:42 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: maggief; Admin Moderator

I know. I’ve taken some long breaks from here myself over the years;)

Meanwhile, Moderator, why was maggie’s post #2 pulled? Her research and posting is some of the finest on FR.


33 posted on 08/08/2013 6:03:21 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: VRWCarea51
Frick and Frack are at it again I see....Congressional leaders need to put a muzzle on these two....but then they are now apparently the official policy gurus for the Obama administration.... Unfortunately they have the Republican name so..perfect scapegoats!..obama goes free.
34 posted on 08/08/2013 6:09:03 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: maggief

I missed it, but don’t run off Maggie! Ask what happened at least so we will know. I think people need to understand(most do) how much damage that rinos like McCain and Lindsey Graham are doing to our country and party! Conservatives are pissed! Not just here, but all over twitter and other conservative blogs! As far as I am concerned, those two have lost any accumulated due respect for their past service to our country if they are now doing the bidding of the Saudis,the Muslim Brotherhood, the progressive agenda and Obama!!

That dog don’t hunt!


35 posted on 08/08/2013 6:09:50 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Brown Deer

What? Can you explain?


36 posted on 08/08/2013 6:15:21 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: maggief

I’d like to know what’s going on with these two. Starting to look like blackmail.


37 posted on 08/08/2013 6:20:20 PM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: autumnraine

38 posted on 08/08/2013 6:21:45 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: caww

bump


39 posted on 08/08/2013 6:22:09 PM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Just reframe it and spit it out another way....it had to be good if it got pulled!


40 posted on 08/08/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: jersey117

Dittos! It is off the chart crazy! Something sinister is going on and like someone else said..this is just giving the GOP all the blame for anything that goes wrong with what is Obama’s foreign policy! Unfreakinbelievable!


41 posted on 08/08/2013 6:37:46 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: penelopesire; Fred Nerks; Admin Moderator

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3051467/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3051459/replies?c=94


42 posted on 08/08/2013 7:07:02 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: maggief
Ever notice that BOTH McCain and Graham are always advocating that SOMEBODY ELSE please do something.

All they can do is criticize the lack of LEADERSHIP by Obozo by showing you they have none either.

Wash D.C. the "road to nowhere" for the American public.

43 posted on 08/08/2013 7:19:18 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brown Deer

Thanks for the link. Your post makes sense to me now. Just going by the brit’s bio page it looked like he had potential though at one time.


44 posted on 08/08/2013 7:26:48 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: maggief
" My post was pulled ... and I’m FR’n sick of it. Good time to take another break. Later..."

Your post in #2 contained an article from defensenews.com.

Defensenews.com is one of the several companies owned by Gannett Publishing which is listed under Army Times Publishing, and under the heading GANNETT NEWSPAPERS ON THE WEB found here:

Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints

Unfortunately Defensenews.com has a copyright restriction imposed against Free Republic which prohibits any of their material from being posted here, as do all Gannett Publications.

In order to prevent a copyright infringement lawsuit against Free Republic, we ask everyone to refer to the copyright list before posting published material.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

45 posted on 08/08/2013 7:55:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: maggief

What is going on??? I was stuck in bed most of the day and missed everything!


46 posted on 08/08/2013 8:18:44 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: LucyT; maggief

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell...


47 posted on 08/08/2013 9:59:15 PM PDT by null and void (Some day your prints will come...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: maggief

So is this a confirmation of Russian fears that this European missile defense shield is against Russia and not against Iran?


48 posted on 08/09/2013 12:35:54 AM PDT by vertolet888
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maggief

? What was said? I missed it.


49 posted on 08/09/2013 2:13:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: maggief

? What was said? I missed it.


50 posted on 08/09/2013 2:14:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson