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McCain, Graham to Newsmax: Sequestration Will Cause 'Inability to Defend Nation'
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 03 Aug 2012 12:39 PM | Paul Scicchitano and Ronald Kessler

Posted on 08/03/2012 6:20:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham charged in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Thursday that billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin hitting the Defense Department next year under the so-called sequestration mechanism will lead to an “inability to defend the nation” from its enemies.

“Those cuts, in the words of the secretary of defense and all our uniformed leaders, would jeopardize our national security. In fact, Secretary [of Defense Leon] Panetta said it would be devastating,” said McCain on Thursday in a joint interview with Graham “to warn the country of the devastating effects of this sequestration and, literally, our inability to defend the nation.” …

Both McCain and Graham fear the message such drastic defense cuts will send to nations such as Iran, “a country that’s on the path to developing nuclear weapons,” McCain explained. “What lesson do the Chinese take from this, who are becoming more and more assertive? What lesson do the forces of al-Qaida around the world take from this? I think it’s all the wrong lesson.” …

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
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1 posted on 08/03/2012 6:20:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Remember, this is part of that Kabuki dance that was passed
to raise the debt ceiling.

So, Sweet Lindsey, why did you and Mccain and the rest of
the RINO’s VOTE for it then? Did you think we would forget?
How could ANY CONSERVATIVE paying attention forget the DC
Kabuki Dance on the debt ceiling?


2 posted on 08/03/2012 6:26:08 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

“So, Sweet Lindsey, why did you and Mccain and the rest of
the RINO’s VOTE for it then?”

BINGO


3 posted on 08/03/2012 6:29:39 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: tennmountainman

Both McCain and Graham...make me sick to my stomach. Literally.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Olog-hai
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham charged in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Thursday that billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin hitting the Defense Department next year under the so-called sequestration mechanism will lead to an “inability to defend the nation” from its enemies.

But running 1.5 trillion dollar deficits each year ad infinitim is just fine. Got it.

If this spending keeps up we will be lucky to have one carrier battle group in ten or fifteen years.
5 posted on 08/03/2012 6:31:49 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Olog-hai

Fund the military and defund all Obama’s czars, Michelle’s staff, and only pay Obama for the days he actually works - AFTER he’s proven he’s eligible to receive ANY paycheck (which he can’t do without having a genuine draft registration on file and showing his documentation like any 14-year-old detasseler here in Nebraska).


6 posted on 08/03/2012 6:36:28 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: tennmountainman

GOPe alert

Liars...

Think they’re on our side? Obviously you don’t. Good for you. It’s all about drumming up support for the unsupportable.

These guys will work any angle they can, to get us to vote for the worst of the worst.

These are two DNCjs.

Democrat
National
Committee
Judas Goats


7 posted on 08/03/2012 6:36:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: Olog-hai

Just what the WH Clown wants......he is nowhere as stupid as these conservative am talkers make him out to be. Rush is one of the truth tellers - NO ONE COULD DO THE DAMAGE THE CLOWN HAS JAMMED DOWN OUR THROAT BECUASE HE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE RESULTS.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 6:44:33 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Olog-hai

“...conceded Graham. “But I am willing to close some loopholes and deductions, tax earmarks for a favored few at the expense of the many, to help save the military.”
The plan all along LOL!

What twerps. “More revenue, never spending cuts” Lindsey Graham and John McCain manuevered the military into their scheme to raise ‘don’t call it a tax’ taxes.
It was and is transparent.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 6:47:59 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Olog-hai

Those two retarded, aisle crosser dressers should be ashamed for letting this k|~ @ |) pass in the first place.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 6:48:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

I guess they could complain that their grandchildren just cannot stand being locked in a car in the middle of summer (in SC or AZ) without overheating and dying.

...perhaps a better approach for those two would have been to not lock them in the car, in the first place.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 6:49:25 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: Olog-hai

Do those two ever do anything apart? Geez....


12 posted on 08/03/2012 6:53:38 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Olog-hai
resulting in the smallest Air Force in the history of the United States, the smallest Navy since 1940...

That's quite a statement about the Air Force. Given what this regime has and is doing, it's not far fetched. I'm bearing in mind that the revolutionary air force probably consisted of perhaps a handful of hot-air balloons.

13 posted on 08/03/2012 6:55:15 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Olog-hai
Geeeee...no one saw this one coming.

McConnell and Boehner must go. Congressional leadership is a disaster. These people make me think incendiary thoughts...non-metaphorical.

14 posted on 08/03/2012 6:56:59 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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15 posted on 08/03/2012 6:57:29 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Olog-hai

John McCain showed up for an interview with Newsmax.TV and took his seat with his dummy, Lindsay Graham, sitting in his lap. Lindsay began by saying, “You’re talking about 1.1 million jobs, a percent and a half increase in the unemployment rate, ....”

A woman in the audience with her facial skin stretched tight-as-a-drum stood up and interrupted, “I resemble that remark—with 500 million Americans out of work!”

John started swigging a big glass of water and Lindsay began speaking again: “It’s not like we won’t give. We’re not going to raise tax rates to fix America’s problems. We’re in a recession; that will kill us, but I am willing to close some loopholes and deductions, tax earmarks for a favored few at the expense of the many, to help save the military. We’re willing to be reasonable.”

The woman again jumped to her feet and yelled, “If you’re suggesting that we Democrats are responsible, I might just come up there and twist your head off, you POS!”

And John replied, “Hey now! It’s all just part of the act Nancy, you know that. We’re just trying to keep the people entertained here! Surely you know we’re all on the same side here, at least you and I are, and ...”

And the Head of the Office of the Former Speaker of the House cut him off, saying, “I’m not talking to you McCain. I’m talking to that little SOB in your lap! And don’t call me Shirley!”


16 posted on 08/03/2012 7:00:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Olog-hai
"Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham charged in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Thursday that billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin hitting the Defense Department next year under the so-called sequestration mechanism will lead to an “inability to defend the nation” from its enemies."

Foreign? Yes. Domestic, not so much.

17 posted on 08/03/2012 7:00:27 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Paladin2

Bingo 2!
They didn’t seem to have any objections when this was passed
as part of the Raising The Debt Ceiling.

Now Lindsey wants to Raise Taxes by closing the loopholes.

These hacks still don’t seem to understand what just happened
in Texas. Lindsey is up I think in 2014. God, I hope we get rid of him.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 7:08:22 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Olog-hai

The responses on this thread,to McCain and Graham’s little “Theatre” are very encouraging. None of us are falling for these ‘Good cop/Bad cop’ little charades anymore. Both McCain and Graham,were out front,leading the charge for the debt ceiling deal and the creation of the unconstitutional,’Super Commission’,which all,but guaranteed the destruction of our conventional Military forces,if a budget deal between the dems and repubs,couldn’t be reached by Dec,2011. Surprise,guess what happened? A budget deal wasn’t reached. Go figure. So automatic cuts to our Military go into effect. That hypocrite McCain,actually said,”I have no problem with 800 billion dollars in cuts,to the Defense Department”,during the debt ceiling battle. Now he’s complaining about cuts to the Military. Do these two moron’s know about the internet and that we can go back and find out exactly what they said before? To top it all off,the repubs collaborated with the dems in reducing our nuclear deterrent force by 70%,with the Start 2 Treaty. Our next step,has to be the refusal to pay taxes. We have to go old school and starve this beast. The leftwing establishment of both parties,isn’t going to stop,untill their stood up to and stopped!


19 posted on 08/03/2012 7:14:22 PM PDT by mark1973
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To: Olog-hai

. . . an “inability to defend the nation” from its enemies.

______________________________________________________

America’s’s true enemies are currently internal, and its troops are overseas.

We haven’t won a war since WWII, despite all the spending.

Given the way the country’s run at this time, I really don’t think it makes a lick of difference whether we fund or not.


20 posted on 08/03/2012 7:18:10 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Olog-hai

And if Nancy and McShame had bothered to filibuster or do something rational and conservative, we wouldn’t be at this juncture


21 posted on 08/03/2012 8:06:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: C210N

I am working on a proposal right now for a military facility that wants a “retreat and dining space” area and they want “upscale” look and furniture. I don’t have a problem with building a nice facility for those who serve, but this is all about spending the money so they don’t lose it. The Govt is playing a shell game on us to the max.


22 posted on 08/03/2012 8:14:21 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Olog-hai

Prez 0Bamma - once more providing evidence that he does not believe in the U.S. Constitution. He took the oath of office of President falsely, has lied his way through 3 1/2 years, and he continues to lie and play community rabble rouser. Looking forward to November when the mature voters can send this empty suit packing!


23 posted on 08/03/2012 8:18:43 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

bfl


24 posted on 08/03/2012 9:06:45 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: tennmountainman
Exactly!

Like we expected a real deal to occur with the Democrats (McCains buddies) so now they hold Defense cuts over our heads.

Here is a way to cut our Defense budget, get out of the nations we don't need to be in!

25 posted on 08/03/2012 9:12:35 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Oh no. You see, McCain and Sweet Lindsey want to raise our taxes by taking away loopholes.

They all knew what they were voting for to get the debt limit
passed. It was just a sham to kick the ball down the road.

So what will these hacks do now. I predict they will do another sham during the lame duck congress.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 9:21:10 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Cheerio

“Just what the WH Clown wants......he is nowhere as stupid as these conservative am talkers make him out to be. Rush is one of the truth tellers”

So is his brother David in the excellent book he’s written - likewise with Monica Crowley in hers - she gave an excellent talk about it with q&a that’s been running quite a bit on cspan. They’re not afraid to lay out in detail how and why BHO is rapidly, with determination, bringing America down. Most of the other conservative pundits know it as well, but they’re too chicken to actually say it, constantly pointing out his “mistakes”, “inexperience” and “bad judgement”.

You’re right - he knows EXACTLY what he’s doing. We have GOT to get him and his minions out in November at any cost. We just HAVE to!


27 posted on 08/03/2012 9:21:42 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

True. Apparently it is impossible to do anything about the waste, corruption, and outright theft fraction of the defense budget.

Well, Congress has thrown up their bands and given up trying to fix it. Half of them are up to their ham hocks in the corruption. You can tell the really corrupt ones - they are the ones who squeal the loudest when talk of budget cuts are brought up.


28 posted on 08/03/2012 9:33:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: microgood

To make this all simple....if we had sat down five years ago and made some simple observations...sequestration would be unnecessary.

The Cold War is over....we won (we even gave out medals)....so pack up US forces in England, Italy, Germany and Turkey, and bring them back to the shores of America intact and layer them across installations in America that already exist.

World War II is over....we won....so pack up US forces in Japan, and bring them intact...back to the west coast and Alaska, to installations that already exist.

The Korean War? Never over, but face it...North Korea has all the mighty military power of Honduras. If they want to march across the DMZ, fine....we can finally go out and take them down. But right now...the 37k troops we have in South Korea aren’t necessary. Bring them to Alaska and Washington state, and integrate them into a forward leaning military force.

Exercises in strange and exotic places? We don’t need to do it...we have lots of space in Texas, Colorado and California where we can “game” and keep our cash...right here in America.

We can save lots of tax revenue....if we simply got rid of McCain and Graham, and start thinking outside of the box.


29 posted on 08/03/2012 9:47:36 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Olog-hai

If a communist lover like Panetta thinks cuts will be “devastating” were in real trouble. suggestion— “google” “Panetta communist” and see the connection


30 posted on 08/04/2012 6:41:18 AM PDT by capt B
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To: llandres
We have GOT to get him and his minions out in November at any cost.

SOMEBODY has to - at any cost.
31 posted on 08/04/2012 7:16:35 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: pepsionice

Red China’s been fighting the Cold War in the USSR’s stead and winning. The Korean War was always the war against Red China, too (and I blame the UN for MacArthur’s getting fired); dismissing North Korea as an insignificant threat is too similar to Obama’s dismissal of Iran as a “tiny” country.


32 posted on 08/04/2012 1:46:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Ranger Warrior

I don’t know what Obama believes religion-wise, but in Judeo-Christian dogma, the leaders of the country are directly responsible to God to lead in the correct manner and not subvert the law, and especially to keep oaths sworn in God’s name (which is perhaps why the mucking-up of the Presidential oath in public, and we didn’t hear the re-swear in private that secret-lib Roberts allegedly performed, may be his way of “getting out of” the obligation of the office he holds; but he won’t get out of it).


33 posted on 08/04/2012 1:54:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

John McCain and Lindsey Graham are all talk. They are part of the problem. These two are a stupid puppet show.


34 posted on 08/04/2012 2:01:04 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: bmwcyle

Which makes it all the more evident who their puppetmasters are, I’d say.


35 posted on 08/04/2012 2:10:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The puppet masters all work directly for Satan. The two puppets should have been retired years ago.


36 posted on 08/04/2012 2:17:13 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Olog-hai
I warned folks throughout the phony debt ceiling "debate," but few would listen, even here.

The Democrats offered a plan to have a hungry eight hundred pound grizzly bear with fleas live in your house. The Republicans offered the bear, minus a few of the fleas. Now they want you to vote for them again because of their wonderful anti-flea credentials. But if you ask them about the bear in the living room, they call you a purist and an extremist.

37 posted on 08/04/2012 2:47:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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