Why God Invented C-SPAN: McCain on Huma Abedin

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2008 GOP presidential nominee Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor Wednesday to lambast five of his House colleagues and defend Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin. The House members have questioned if Abedin, who comes from a Muslim family and is married to former Rep. Anthony Weiner, has inappropriate ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups. In an unusual intra-party rebuke, McCain harshly criticized the members, including former 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann.

It’s not just defending Democrats on the Senate floor–McCain has caused a bit of a trouble for Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney recently. When Republicans accused President Obama of excessive celebration with his surprise visit to Afghanistan on the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, the legendary Vietnam POW defended the President, saying he should be spending as much time as possible in Afghanistan while the U.S. is fighting a war there. And McCain also came under fire this week for saying Sarah Palin was a “better candidate” to be his running mate in 2008 than Romney was. McCain hastened to clarify that he had no issue with Romney’s off shore accounts or Bain Capital issues, which have dominated campaign coverage this week. On foreign policy, a weak spot for Romney, who heads this week to Great Britain and Israel at McCain’s urging, McCain remains an important figure in the Republican Party. Though, thus far this cycle he’s been more maverick than party loyalist. Betcha Romney’s not glad the Mac is back.

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3xfire3
3xfire3

Watch the Shinny Object. Isn’t It Interesting?

Pay no attention to massive unemployment and underemployment or the fact that millions of people have stopped even looking for jobs.

Don’t worry about the fact that our economy is in a melt down because of the policies of the most inept, inexperienced, clueless, totally unqualified president of all times.

Watch the Shinny Object and count backwards starting at 100 and repeat after me. Jay Newton-Small said I should vote for Barack Obama.

 

Godzilla1960
Godzilla1960

Same post, different article, eh?

Do you bother to read the articles at all?

outsider2011
outsider2011

How strange is it that a member of the senate states what he believes, and stands up for it - and that is newsworthy?

I'm not knocking the article JNS - i'm saying the behavior of the politicians lately has been horrible.

So much so, that when one bucks the trend, it makes the news.

That is pretty sad. 

rokinsteve
rokinsteve

This is dumb.  The FBi amp; CIa always watch and flag all middle eastern folks.  I can read ancient Greek amp; farsi but I'm just a dumb guy on tuh internet.  Did you know that Yeshua (Jesus) means servant in farsi?

Concerned_AmericanCitizen
Concerned_AmericanCitizen

McCain is being naive at best.. Huma and her family most likely do in fact have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood/Sisterhood and Bachman was not the first to bring up these national security threats concerning Huma Abedin's Family. It doesn't take being on an intelligence committee to find these things out.. google and waybackmachine to recently broken links on the subject tell you plenty...

June 21st 2011

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/j...

June 24th 2011

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/j... 

sfspec
sfspec

Hurray for Sen McCain!  I can't wait to hear  Romdumbney sidestep the issue.  The rest of the Republicans have no sense of decency.

LogicRules55
LogicRules55

To Mr.'s Boehner, McConnell, Graham et al: this is what a great man amp; great American look like. Are you listening? I'm proud to say that,

 in the entirety of my lifetime, the only vote I've ever cast for a Republican was for this man.

ClayManBob
ClayManBob

Does those of you here who support Bachmann TRULY think that Ms. Abedin was not thoroughly vetted and show to be worthy of the position she has. Are you that ignorant of how the US government works? The one point I'll give to McCain in his 2008 campaign for the presidency is that he vetted Romney and obviously found some real problems in the 20+ years of taxes he was required to turn over. If Sarah Palin was "better candidate" than Romney for VP in 2008, think how bad he must be!

As for your bigotry of Ms. Abedin being a Muslim, well I've got news for you. All Blacks don't hate Whites, all Whites don't hate Blacks, all Japanese aren't spies (and never deserved to be interred during WWII), all Chinese aren't baby killers, all Russians aren't even communists (many never were), all Germans don't hate Jews, all Jews do not hate Palestinians, all Palestinians do not hate Jews, and on and on and on.

Oh, and not all Muslims are terrorists, and not ALL Americans are stupid.

Paul Dirks
Paul Dirks

It's amazing how many people fail to realize that being the Hate 'R' Us® party just doesn't have the legs it used to.

avidfanman
avidfanman

Wow, did you come up with that your self. Golly gee, you sure are smart mister. Really though, I'm pretty sure there is still a lot of republicans out there and they feel the same way about you. I'm not a republican myself, I just think your comment is gay, just a personnel opinion though.

jpo321
jpo321

"McCain remains an important figure in the Republican Party"

To who!? The establishment, maybe. No one who votes really gives much credence to what McCain says. I have no idea why anyone is up in arms about Abedin.  If there are indeed ties, though, she should address them. If not then she should be left alone. But to hold McCain up as someone important in the party is giving him way too much credit. He can get away with this precisely because he has no real clout with the base and no real fear of it in his district, apparently. He has a penchant for supporting the other side for no other reason than to appear to be "open-minded." Which makes me wonder what Abedin might have going on.

glassr
glassr

John McCain is a real man and a real American.  Just imagine if voters were smart enough to fill the house and senate with servants of similar stature.

JJooeey
JJooeey

Sounds like it's time for McCain to learn how to shut the F up! There is no time a woman with Abedin's family ties, her known background, and obvious ties to the Arab world would end up in a sensitive position like she now enjoys in a Republican administration. Who vetted this person anyway? I can't for the life of me explain why she is married to and having a child with a Jewish man. I guess one has to do what one has to do the further the cause or there is a real love interest there. Which one of you could look at her amd him and explain the situation? Those of you who disagree with these facts, are less than informed and far less loyal to the USA and her best intestests. To err on the side of sanity and discretion in this instance is a no- brainer. Hell I don't trust Hillary with the highest Diplomatic secrets of the Nation, let alone entrusting Huma Abedin with the highest diplomatic secrets of this country. Those of you who do, are idiots and fools! Huma Abedin would be best at representing the best interests of the Arab world, but they probably wouldn't let her because she is a bright woman.

Ed
Ed

Why she is married to a Jewish man?

Not all Jews and Muslims think like bigoted clones and stereotypes as you obviously do JJooey. Some are, thankfully, capable of thinking independently.

JJooeey
JJooeey

And the the "likes" you got, since these people are as stupid as you, I will just refer them the KMA!

JJooeey
JJooeey

Like I said, TWIT, read some and you won't appear to be so witless, as you do.  Another PS, be careful when using too much paper in the toilet, you might erase yourself completly!  Figure it out, if they print this one!

JJooeey
JJooeey

This woman, huma Abedin, that Michelle Bachman is calling in to question is a top aid of Hillary Clinton's. Also has worked for Anthony Wiener the disgraced Congressman. All M.B. was asking was that why is this woman being allowed to work for Hillary in the State Dept when her father (deceased), brother and mother (Muslim Sisterhood) were members of the Mus. Brthrhd.? The State Dept broke their own law by allowing her to work for Hillary. The law does not allow anyone who has a family memeber affiliated with a terrorist group to be allowed to work in the State Dept.

As is mostly the case Yahoo News, and the balance of the mass media have failed to cover this story adequately. BTW the Muslim Brotherhood has declared war on The United States and Israel.

JJooeey
JJooeey

Well it's been a while and they wouldn't air my reply to you.  Use your worst taste in words and insults and in your wildest imagination you wouldn't be able to imagine what I said to you, twit!

JJooeey
JJooeey

PS the Original question about why she was married to a jewish man was on TV, iguess if the liberal, socialists think the question up it's Ok with mush for brains like you have.

JJooeey
JJooeey

I am not a bigot , asshole, but most jews and most Arabs hate each other, this is well known.  They don't get along and usually one the Arabs are sworn to kill all Jews.  Do yourself a favor and read something once in a while Dikhed.  If you notice I paid Huma a compliment, why would I do that if I were a bigot.  Get your head out of you ass and you might be able to see and hear more clearly with some of the brown stuff out of your eyes and ears.  PS don't waste my time, you aren't bright enough to make a point with me!

JJooeey
JJooeey

Sounds like it's time for McCain to learn how to shut the F up!  There is no time a woman with Abedin's family, her known background and obvious ties would end up in a sensitive position like she now enjoys.  I can't for the life of me explain why she is married and having a child with a Jewish man.  I guess one has to do what one has to do the further the cause.  Those of you who disagree with that are less than informed and far less loyal to the USA and her intestests.  To err on the side of sanity and discretion in this instance is a no- brainer.  Hell I don't Hillary, let aloine Huma Abedin with the highest diplomatic secrets of this country.  Those of you who do, are idiots and fools!

judasknows
judasknows

In a party that is becoming synonomous with the term crazy extreme delusions...its good to see there is a man that forgoes the backlash of his peers and says whats on his mind and rises above the rest in the nut filled GOP

judasknows
judasknows

Well,atleast there is one level headed person left in the GOP...Kudos to McCain..put bachman back kn her meds

steve01123
steve01123

It's good to know there's still at least some senators that are rational, decent human beings.

Kevin Groenhagen
Kevin Groenhagen

 Yes, I'm sure you said that about McCain in 2008.

steve01123
steve01123

Wow, I tried to keep that comment as unpartisan as possible. But yes, your sarcasm could be right: that's probably one of the last things I would have said in 2008. I'm not sure what your point is.

fhmadvocat
fhmadvocat

Kevin,

I like John McCain even though I did not always agree with his positions.  I actually voted for Barack Obama not against John McCain.  It was because I believed Obama offered better solutions to our country's concerns.

The ironic thing is my best friend is very conservative and probably voted for McCain holding his nose.  I actually have a much higher opinion of John McCain, even though I was not the one who voted for him.

Lauro Andrea
Lauro Andrea

I always knew that McCain was an old school gentleman warrior who believed in the glory of way and honor in fighting. I always liked that about him and would always have a soft spot for such men of honor who always measure their words before they speak.

Alas, the day of the bravehearts are over in this age where we have to prevent wars  and not start them. I salute you, Senator McCain.

As for Michele Bachmann, you should find better avenues for your sexual frustration and maybe see a counselor with husband Marcus. You can best help him come out of his neon pink, lacy closet.

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

As decon said, nice to see the old C-span heading!

This was a good moment for McCain. Bachmann was simply wrong about this.

Susan Petersen Bowers
Susan Petersen Bowers

Too late McCain realizes the Tea Party zealots and the Republican embrace of them is ruining the entire Party.  The undecided/independents will never vote Republican if there is a nut job on the ticket...sorry John, Palin is a nut job.  If Romney picks a T-Bagger he loses the indie vote, if he does not pick bagger, he loses the Tea Party vote.  It's a lose-lose situation.  The Republican Party needs to separate themselves from the Tea Party...then the Tea Party will be about as powerful as the Libertarians.

jmac
jmac

Let's not get amnesia on McCain.  He ran as far right-wing nut as he could to win his last election and he's not crossed the aisle to vote with Democrats or to stop the massive destructive filibusters that constantly keep the Senate from voting on just about everything, including legislation that will spur the economy, despite the pleas from Bernanke.

harrykuheim
harrykuheim

I think the North Vietnamese at the Hanoi Hilton must have hit John in the head one to many times.

And John...what happened to that "Dang Wall"?

Donnie Rose
Donnie Rose

bah posted to wrong place for some reason

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

Disqus is tricky and sometimes contrary.

However, if you want to post a reply to a comment, click the reply button at the comment and it should say above the box that opens up, Replying to Donnie Rose (in this case.)

The other variable is the order you choose for sorting. Under the comment box at the top on the right hand side there is a drop down box. The default is most popular now. I find it's easiest to keep a logical order if you sort by oldest first. If you post something in that box at the top, it appears at the top of the comments until you refresh the page. After you refresh, it appears at the end.

Now and then Disqus is afflicted with a flight of fancy and posts comments wherever it pleases. Hope that helps.

jmac
jmac

Ivy, I think there is something wrong with the system.  Even Sacred was having problems - his replies were coming up all over the place.  

featherknife
featherknife

Senator McCain renews my faith in the idea of a loyal opposition. The value of standing up for truth, justice, and the right thing to do beats the hell out of backing a lie because it's your party, or obstructionist posturing. It is something the republican party ignores at its peril.  God bless Senator McCain, once again an American hero.

rokinsteve
rokinsteve

Thank you for speaking the truth.  I have no party.  I'm an American.

Aoki Age
Aoki Age

McCain has earned my respect again!

jmac
jmac

Ditto that.  But as McCain defends Obama's visit to Afghanistan, Romney's advisor is out avoiding questions on Afghanistan and saying it's a distraction from what "real Americans want to talk about."

"REal Americans".  Does he mean Bachmann, Glenn BEck-type Americans?   We're all real Americans and it's not American to suggest that we're not.  They need to cut it out.  

Okikiola Beckley
Okikiola Beckley

 But real Americans are dying in their thousands in Afghanistan.

dawn orthen
dawn orthen

 shhhhh

those are sons of daughters of "you people"! theyre not important....

ronjayaz
ronjayaz

Bachmann is a flake even tho she's a smart business woman. Her 16-pager was 16pages of innuendo amp; non-factual,if not off-the-wall thrash.   It was Joe McCarthy in drag! 

ClayManBob
ClayManBob

 I knew I didn't like her, but I didn't know she was a man!

Nwvotes
Nwvotes

Michele Bachmann criticizes Hilary Clinton's aide, Huma Abedin. Has she gone too far this time? Vote at Nationwidevotes.com 

Michael Collins
Michael Collins

Johm McCain makes me realize that it's not the Republican party as a whole that's demonizing muslims--just a small group of individuals who happen to be republicans.

John D'oh
John D'oh

the republicans backed by the jew agenda tend to demonize the muslims. Ever since we "saved" them from world war II, they've got their filthy hands in everything. They've been kicked out of 109 countries in 1000 years, and former presidents didn't like them. Google "six million myth" and you'll see what I mean.

rokinsteve
rokinsteve

John, I get really pissed off that the other 100 million people who died in WW 2 never get a word.  I'm a Native American so you can understand where i'm coming from?  Plus I can read ancient languages and the so-called bible is made-up stories.

Diecash1
Diecash1

Google "six million myth" and you'll see what I mean.

A holocaust denier?  Where do idiots like you come from?  How were your parents even able to breed?  Just another anti-semitic moron.I just noticed this in your comment history:

There is no proof whatsoever of the "alleged" crimes committed against them in world war II. In a lot of european countries speaking about the proof against what the jews claim really happened in WWII will get you thrown in prison, and that's a fact. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that the nazis didn't torture or gas jews at all, because to have large crematories to gas the supposed "6 million jews" just wasn't feasible, let alone possible at the time. Experts on crematories will back this up, and have for over 20 years, but you won't hear about it in the Lamestream Media.

You disgust me.

Diecash1
Diecash1

Jacka$$ - WTH does that have to do with the holocaust denier's comment? Just this once, try to follow the conversation before spouting off.

rokinsteve
rokinsteve

Fool, What about the thirty million that Stalin murdered in Russia?  What about the millions murered in Asia?  Wake up!!!

ClayManBob
ClayManBob

 See my comment below John (Simpsons Fan) D'oh.

Not all Americans are stupid.