When questioned concerning Ambassador Rice and the McCain Graham comments earlier in the morning, the president remarked:
"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 to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and besmirch her reputation is outrageous," President Obama said at a press conference on Wednesday.Thus, the gauntlet has been thrown down by Barack Obama.
"When they go after the UN ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me," Obama later added.
I watched the McCain, Graham and Collins dog and pony show this morning. There was a lot of chest pounding and assertions of disagreement and disappointment with the Bengali affair and the recent debacles of Petraeus and others who now seem to be caught in an ever expanding web of deceit by this white house. I have seen this high brow pontification by Graham and McCain before. I see it as no more than much ado about nothing.
McCain and Graham have yet to effectively challenge this president on any level, therefore, I don't see their political posturing on the issue this morning as any major advancement toward the truth on Bengazi. Barack Obama made it perfectly clear that he doesn't feel the least bit intimidated by McCain and Graham and as such he made it perfectly clear that he doesn't feel obligated to respond to their political attacks.
Barack Obama asserted point blank in his news conference today, that he will nominate who he chooses to nominate for cabinet posts and if either of these two senators or others has a problem with that? They can come after him. It is my belief that there is a major scandal below the surface concerning Bengazi. The Petraeus affair is nothing more than a smoke screen to keep the American people from discovering the treachery that this administration has been involved in in Libya and elsewhere in the middle east. McCain knows it, Graham knows it and so does half of America. The question is: "What are McCain and Graham and congress going to do about it."
And the answer to that question is not a damn thing. Because unless and until the American media begins acting responsibly and sets aside their partisan liberalism, nothing is ever going to be done to seriously investigate this administration. Obama knows this, therefore, he can afford to be arrogant and obfuscate and avoid serious questioning on the matter. And he knows that he can openly challenge Graham and McCain knowing that the media is on his side regardless of the facts.
Barack Obama has won re-election and he is setting his course to reverse just long enough to create a good head of steam before he rams the ship of state into the iceberg for the second and final time.
Barack Obama isn't afraid of the RINO senators from Arizona or South Carolina, He has danced with them before and made each out to be the lack luster ineffective RINO hacks that they really are.McCain and Graham have yet to score a hit on Barack Obama and I don;t see them doing it now.
So I for one am waiting Senator McCain. I am waiting Senator Graham. The president says that he is ready for you to come after him. So am I. So are millions of Americans who know that they are being lied to. Go ahead senators, show us what you got. Show us how it is done. Call for your committee investigations, pound the lecterns and assert to your colleagues on the floor of the senate that their is treachery afoot. Demand justice! Then wait for it. while the echos of your frail voices echo into oblivion you will still be waiting.
The American people are waiting senators, come on now and show us how it is done. Oh and one more thing. Senator McCain? Your assertion that Susan Rice isn't qualified to be secretary of state? I am curious. what has qualification got to do with it. You and senator Graham aren't qualified to be in the senate but both of you have been there for years. One thing is for sure, he Rice is confirmed as secretary of state? She can't do any worse than either of you.