Sunday on MEET THE PRESS Senator John McCain Opines on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria


Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., visits Meet the Press to discuss the recent uprising in Syria and the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

`

Bashar and Asma al-Assad, President and first-...

Bashar and Asma al-Assad, President and first-wife of Syria. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sen. Graham: Obama budget has good ‘nuggets’


Graham. “Obama has shown some leg.”

More…

Stephen Colbert – Obama’s Big Day and Paul Ryan’s Fixation on Ayn Rand


RE-POST

When do they start revealing the skeletons in Paul Ryan‘s Closet?

“Obama calling GOP senators to talk sequester fix”


CBS NEWS

After weeks of stalemate with Republican leadership over a deal to replace the wide-ranging, across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, President Obama has been consulting with a new set of Republican lawmakers — the so-called “common sense caucus” — about the nation’s fiscal issues and the possibility for a deal to resolve them.

Included among the small group of Republican senators the president has consulted on the matter are Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Susan Collins, R-Maine, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., CBS News has confirmed through multiple sources. A White House official also reached out to Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., a Republican Senate aide said.

“It was constructive,” Corker told CBS News, of his conversation with the president.

FULL  ARTICLE

More…

First in Secession, South Carolina Threatens to Obstruct & Blackmail President Obama (IMHO)


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.

FULL ARTICLE

===  O  ===

February 11, 2013

The World Affairs Council presents Mika Brzezi...

The World Affairs Council presents Mika Brzezinski, May 20, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

07:15 am

On “Morning Joe” this morning hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski say to Senator Graham (R-SC), “Get over it!”

More…

“President vows not to negotiate on debt ceiling”


YAHOO NEWS

“After Congress’ narrow dodge of the fiscal cliff, Washington isn’t exactly breathing easy.

Major fiscal fights remain for the coming session and President Barack Obama has signaled his unwillingness to put Americans through another drawn-out battle over the nation’s debt limit, which Congress will vote on this term.

“While I will negotiate over many things, I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they’ve already racked up through the laws that they passed,” the president said late Tuesday night after the fiscal cliff compromise.

The nation hit the debt ceiling limit on Monday.

Republicans have pushed back against raising the debt limit in past years, and this time around they’re expected to use the fiscal cliff negotiations as leverage to press Democrats to compromise on spending cuts.

“I hope Republicans will fight as hard on the debt ceiling as Barack Obama did on tax rates,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on Monday during an appearance on Fox News.

Congress will also be pushed in the coming session to address the deficit reduction and other fiscal measures the fiscal cliff deal failed to include.”

More…

Cartoon: Mirth & Sorrow #2


121203_cartoon_600_605

“Barack Announces Organizing for America”


A better America

requires

your participation.

13265_o

ED SHOW: SUSAN RICE & CIA CHIEF TO MEET WITH JOHN McCAIN TODAY


`

IS THERE NO REPUBLICAN

WHO CAN TALK

JOHN McCAIN

INTO RETIRING?

SC Senator Graham calls home-girl Susan Rice a “bit player” yet blames her for just doing her job


Graham: Susan Rice ‘Politically Compliant,’ Misled Public

  Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., tells David Gregory that the White House would mislead the public about national security to prevent the president from looking bad.

===O===

Isn’t it disappointing to hear Lindsey Graham, who so distinguishes South Carolina, would say that Ambassador Susan Rice was “a bit player,”  yet join the chorus of Republicans who are sore that their poor and default nominee for president lost the election and gave President Obama a mandate?  If Susan Rice disagreed with the talking papers based on findings from the intelligence community, from where would come her alternate, credible substitute information?  What would be the outcome if a US ambassador went rogue and presented other than the official response to an important world event?  Would you contradict your boss in making official statements?  Wouldn’t a quick-firing result in such a scenario?  Republicans should lay off this “bit player” and not use this incident to hinder the career in public service of  Susan Rice who hails from Senator Lindsey Graham’s state.

—GoodOleWoody

More…