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MoveOn.org has created a political ad that features Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) briefly joking about the prospect of bombing Iran by singing to the tune of the Beach Boys song “Barbara Ann” (“Bomb, bomb, bomb, Bomb Iran“) while giving a speech. MoveOn.org asserts that this is evidence that McCain would be a reckless president, and ends the ad by saying that “we can’t afford another reckless president.”
WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH OUR NATIONAL HEROES WHEN THEY START TO EMBARRASS THEMSELVES IN PUBLIC?
SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM, SUSAN RICE IS FROM FLORENCE, SC. IS YOUR ATTACK ON HER JUST TO PLEASE YOUR BASE WHICH “RESENTS” [SIC] BLACK SOUTH CAROLINIANS?
By By Igor Volsky on Nov 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm
President Obama has yet to nominate anyone to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, but Republicans are already lining up in opposition to potential replacement U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, citing her complicity in the administration’s alleged failures in responding to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
On Wednesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) promised to filibuster Rice’s nomination and “do whatever to block the nomination that is within our power.” “She’s not qualified,” McCain explained, arguing that she misled the public by initially attributing the September 11 Benghazi attack to protests over an anti-Islam video. He claimed that at a minimum, Rice is guilty of “not being very bright, because it was obvious that this was not a ‘flash mob’ and there was additional information by the time she went on every news show…in America.”
But interestingly, McCain took a far different approach to another Rice in 2005. When President George W. Bush nominated National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to the post, McCain defended the nomination, despite Rice’s central role in spreading the false intelligence that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction. The Democrats held hours of hearing and ultimately confirmed Rice, but not before McCain accused the opposition of using politics to delay her confirmation and challenging her “integrity”:
‘JOHN McCAIN GAVE US SARAH PALIN YET COMMENTS ON ANOTHER’S INTELLIGENCE?’
At a press conference this afternoon, the commander-in-chief came out swinging against Republican senators who are fiercely criticizing the U.N. ambassador, who is rumored to be one of the top candidates to take Hillary Clinton’s Secretary of State post when she steps down next year.
Many Republicans blame Rice for publicly stating that the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was caused by a spontaneous riot rather than the terrorist-fueled assault that it has since been revealed to be.
Still, Rice has done “exemplary work,” Obama said. “She has represented the United States and our interests in the United Nations with skill… and grace. As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided before. If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after someone they should go after me.”
What do you do when the Congressional Research Service, the completely non-partisan arm of the Library of Congress that has been advising Congress—and only Congress—on matters of policy and law for nearly a century,produces a research study
If you are a Republican member of the United States Senate, you do everything in your power to suppress that report—particularly when it comes less than two months before a national election where your candidate is selling this very economic theory as the basis for his candidacy.
Initially released on September 14, 2012, the study—authored by Thomas Hungerford who is a specialist in public finance at the C.R.S.—correlated the historical fluctuations of the highest income tax rates and tax rates on capital gains dating back to World War II with the economic growth (or lack of the same) that followed.
Lowering the tax rates on the wealthy and top earners in America do notappear to have any impact on the nation’s economic growth.