When do they start revealing the skeletons in Paul Ryan‘s Closet?
John McCain shocked this blogger when he went on Fox and candidly told the nation the real reason why Republicans are unfairly withholding confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense: Revenge! Pure and naked! Yesterday, McCain appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Moderator, David Gregory, played video of McCain’s revenge admission…and the senator refused to own up to his statement and reverted to a sane politically correct response. Did McCain lose his balls or does he not realize that the public follows every word of his frequent appearances on TV? John, we know what you said. You cannot now disavow your quest for revenge against your alleged friend, Chuck Hagel, and, against the entire Democratic Party for the way past Republicans were treated in confirmation hearings, e.g., John Bolton. In some instances like this a doctor is called in to adjust the patient’s medication. Simply looking into his mirror does not work for Senator John McCain. Once again our war hero is acting badly. —GoodOleWoody
By Hayes Brown
Speaking to Fox News host Neil Cavuto, McCain said that he still believed that Hagel would get the votes required to be confirmed. What followed was the clearest indication yet that he’s still bitter that Hagel turned against the Iraq War:
McCAIN: But to be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to there’s a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly and say he was the worst President since Herbert Hoover and said the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which was nonsense. He was anti-his own party and people — people don’t forget that. You can disagree but if you’re disagreeable, then people don’t forget that.
Watch McCain’s statements here:
McCain had just voted “no” on the bid to end debate on Hagel’s nomination, supporting the Republican filibuster. Just days ago, McCain insisted that he would do no such thing, and is currently claiming that he’ll vote to break the filibuster following the Senate’s President’s Day recess ten days from now.
The two, formerly close friends, faced off during Hagel’s confirmation hearing over the success of the 2007 surge in Iraq, highlighting McCain’s lingering frustrations with the former Republican Senator from Nebraska. That frustration is shared among many of Hagel’s other opponents, including the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, forming the backbone of neoconservative opposition to his confirmation. McCain is right, however, that once the filibuster breaks Hagel is still set to be confirmed in an up-or-down vote. [QUOTE]
Graham threatens to hold up Hagel, Brennan votes
By Lindsey Boerma
(CBS News) Until President Obama details his actions on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Sen. Lindsey Graham will block votes on his nominees to head the Department of Defense and the CIA, the South Carolina Republican vowed today on “Face the Nation.”
Graham said he’ll heed advice floated by fellow Armed Services Committee member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., not to filibuster Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., as defense secretary and John Brennan as CIA director. But, citing a recently unearthed letter that then-Sen. Joe Biden sent in 2005 pressing for further information before a vote on former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, Graham said he’s going to urge the message among his colleagues, “No confirmation without information,” and will place a hold on the confirmation votes – an action any Senate member reserves the right to take – until the White House explains its garbled talking points following the Libya attack.
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February 11, 2013
On “Morning Joe” this morning hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski say to Senator Graham (R-SC), “Get over it!”
AMNESTY: the act of an authority (as a government) by which general pardon of an offense is granted often before trial or conviction especially to a large group of individuals.
The US Congress and past presidents have failed to secure our southwestern border to the extent that we have 12 million undocumented citizens in America. Conservative Republicans balk at any hint of amnesty, but, offer no sane solution to our problem. Imagine how much money it would cost to deport or prosecute 12 million Latinos for not having the proper papers:
All the tea in China could not pay for the legal tie ups in our legal system if we tried to send these Latinos back to their old homes.
WE ARE BROKE !
Republicans will have to just “take a chill pill” and work with Democrats to find an fair solution to our immigration problem. President Obama has ideas and, so does a new bi-partisan group of senators including Dick Durbin, John McCain, Marco Rubio, Charles Schumer, Robert Menendez, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake et als. President Obama says that ‘this time we get it right!’
Have you signed one of the petitions being circulated? Have you told your elected officials how you feel about the situation? What will you support? After being here for twenty and thirty years makes them, by the fact itself, citizens without papers. The world is not perfect. Get over it…and support a path to legal citizenship and coming out of a dark limbo.
Obama said the overhaul must provide a “pathway to citizenship” for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., and that if Congress does not act “in a timely fashion” he will propose a bill “and insist that they vote on it right away.”
Speaking at a press conference on Monday on Capitol Hill, five of the eight members of a bipartisan working group announced the contours of their agreement, which would shore up America‘s borders and provide an eventual path to citizenship for undocumented workers.
Schumer, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, set an ambitious goal of translating the statement of principles released Sunday evening by the senators into legislation by March. He said the Senate would try to approve the legislation for consideration in the House by the end of spring, or early summer. FULL ARTICLE