Last week, John McCain skipped a classified briefing on the incident in Benghazi
... to hold a press conference to demand a hearing on the incident in Benghazi. John, before you run off in the morning to start your day, you might want to take a glance at your appointment book. If you listen very carefully to the video of McCain at the press conference, I bet you can hear his cell phone buzzing on vibrate mode—that would be his reminder that he should be at a classified hearing on Benghazi. The briefing that McCain skipped was top secret, but I don’t think that it was so secret that they didn’t tell the participants about it. This is like the time McCain impulsively “suspended” his campaign for president to rush back to Washington to deal with the economic crisis—and then didn’t say a word in the meetings. Well at least he showed up that time. I will allow John McCain this much—there ARE a lot of unresolved issues. Most of them are issues that McCain still has with Obama over the 2008 election.
McCain and other Republicans are attacking Susan Rice for working from the same CIA talking points
that all of them received. I guess she made the mistake of reading them. If Republicans paid as much attention to the CIA talking points as they have to all the recent briefings on Benghazi, I can see how they would be unfamiliar with them. What is your point, Republicans? That we should ignore what the intelligence community says? We tried that during the Bush administration—it didn’t work out well. John, Susan Rice can’t just say go on TV and repeat whatever notion pops into her head on Benghazi. I know it’s hard for you to accept that, because that’s exactly what you’ve been doing.
Republicans spent a lot of time on the Sunday talk shows repudiating Mitt Romney
... at least the ones who were willing to admit they had ever heard of a Mitt Romney. The Republican Party already needed to distance themselves from everything about Mitt Romney, so in that sense, Mitt’s comments about gifts were actually a huge gift to the Republican Party. Mitt Romney may not have given the Republican Party much, but at least he gave them a handy way to disavow him.
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