Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Today, John McCain said that U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice is "not very bright" and "not qualified" to be Secretary of State. That comes from the same John McCain who nominated Sarah Palin to be his his vice president. McCain's basis for calling her unintelligent is that Susan Rice repeated faulty intel that stated the Benghazi attacks were the result of a YouTube video. In truth, she had nothing to do with Benghazi; she simply passed along the information she was given after the fact. For this, McCain calls her "not very bright" and "unqualified."
That's the same John McCain who vigorously defended Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice when she passed along faulty intel that said Iraq had WMDs, launching us into a decade long war that cost nearly 4,500 Americans lives and killed over Iraqi 100,000 civilians. Condi Rice gets a pass for that, but Susan Rice gets attacked mercilessly for something that was corrected days later and seems to have caused no harm? Really?
Susan Rice is not only very bright, but if President Obama chooses her to replace Sec. Hillary Clinton, I think she would be a great Secretary of State. I don't quite understand why some people are out to destroy this amazing woman. Or maybe I do.
"If Sen. McCain and Sen. 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? To besmirch her reputation is outrageous." -President Obama, Nov. 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
In a desperate attempt to cause delays, confusion, and longer lines in the voting process, the Mississippi Tea Party is sending out emails and messages urging Mississippi voters to show ID at the polls. That's despite the fact that Mississippi's voter ID law was put on hold by the U.S. Justice Department and will not effect this election. The email includes an image of a flyer that says, "MUST SHOW ID TO VOTE." The text of the email is below: