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Dementia or Desperation?

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:02 pm

So while John McCain was blasting Obama to the press about not having the answers he needs on Benghazi he was missing an opportunity to ask those question in a briefing on Benghazi.
http://news.yahoo.com/mccain-misses-cla ... itics.html
What's happened to this guy?
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby Donald » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:26 pm

Duplicity
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:34 pm

Remember who he chose for his running mate in 2008.
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby Detritus » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:03 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Remember who he chose for his running mate in 2008.

OK, you win--dementia.
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby kurt_w » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:12 am

Apparently it's not just McCain; only 3 of 8 Republicans on the committee bothered to show up for the intelligence briefing. By way of contrast, 7 of 9 Democrats on the committee were present.

The Republicans don't actually care about what happened in Benghazi except as an excuse to bluster and grandstand in front of the cable networks' video cameras. Attending an event where the media aren't present would be pointless for them.
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:06 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Remember who he chose for his running mate in 2008.


That was a well thought out choice by a guy who knew what was coming and didn't really want to be the president. Remember how relieved he looked during his concession speech?
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby snoqueen » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:29 am

The Republicans don't actually care about what happened in Benghazi except as an excuse to bluster and grandstand in front of the cable networks' video cameras.


It's amusing to watch them storm around and then look at the mainstream international media and see... nothing.

Dementia? Desperation?

I think it's delusion. Not just the delusion there's something to see here, but also the delusion anybody else is paying attention any more.
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby rrnate » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:46 am

Cripes, I clicked in to here thinking this would be a serious conversation about Meade.

That being said, I can adjust my targeting a bit - McCain is kind of insane I think and also has been a bullshitter for such a long time, that he doesn't know up from down anymore. We can't expect him to pull off complicated feats like "consistency", as he has NEVER been consistent in matters of importance. The only thing he's consistent about is his sense of entitlement.

With Meade, I'd guess it's a clear case of dementia; I give him six months before he starts shitting himself while wandering around the capitol with his video camera, trying to find his way back to his meal ticket.
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:03 pm

kurt_w wrote:The Republicans don't actually care about what happened in Benghazi except as an excuse to bluster and grandstand in front of the cable networks' video cameras. Attending an event where the media aren't present would be pointless for them.

Fox News Abruptly Ends Interview After Guest Calls Out The Network For Hyping Benghazi Scandal
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby gargantua » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:13 pm

It's a scandal now?

Are any, you know, CREDIBLE news outlets referring to it as a scandal?
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby rabble » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:02 am

The newsclip is well worth it if you have a minute and 39 seconds to spare. A very graceful shove out the door.
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:13 am

Yes, follow Rabble's advice and watch the clip above. Then check out Tom Ricks take on what happened, pretty cool.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/201 ... 50300.html
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby Stella_Guru » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:08 am

snoqueen wrote:
The Republicans don't actually care about what happened in Benghazi except as an excuse to bluster and grandstand in front of the cable networks' video cameras.


It's amusing to watch them storm around and then look at the mainstream international media and see... nothing.

Dementia? Desperation?

I think it's delusion. Not just the delusion there's something to see here, but also the delusion anybody else is paying attention any more.

You would think they would be more concerned about Rice's blocking of UN reports of the U.S. supported genocide in the Congo or something.
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby rabble » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:16 am

The story keeps getting better. Fox says Ricks apologized for being so rude but doesn't have the moral character to do it publicly.

Ricks says he didn't apologize to anybody.
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Re: Dementia or Desperation?

Postby rabble » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:43 am

Update on the apology thing:

Update: Clemente calls Ricks’ response “utterly dishonest,” and told TVNewser what Ricks told FNC staffers after his segment:

“I’m surprised by the General’s utter dishonesty,” Clemente says. “I’ll refresh his memory – what he said following the segment was, ‘Sorry… I’m tired from a non-stop book tour.’ Perhaps now he can finally get some rest.”

Aha. He said all those things because he was tired. If only he had been wide awake.
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