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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) received accolades from the left today after slamming Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) for suggesting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aide, Huma Abedin, and her family, are influencing foreign policy in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood. McCain said said such talk needs to stop now.
Five House members, including Bachmann, instructed federal agencies to investigate possible infiltrations by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, says the accusations are guilt by association. McCain agreed, and addressed the Senate Wednesday morning saying such dialogue damages America's image:
"This is about who we are as a nation, and who we still aspire to be ... When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer because of it."
McCain should follow in Arlen Specter's footsteps and change political affiliations since he is a liberal in everywhere but label. John you did your best in handing Obama the white house and your relevance is gone.
McCain is a man not a coward,and if he did what he did is because the clintons and him are real good friends, he didn't handle the white house to obama, your own conservative republican people did, you all voted him in to the nomination and he as the man he is , accepted defeat, don't blame him for your own parties failures, he is not perfect neither none of us. Peace.
What, just because someone doesn't join in in your ignorant racism, you deem them an undesirable member of the Republican party? And you hope, by expressing such opinions, to persuade others of the virtues of the Republican party?
Yes, I agree with Senator McCain. I didn't vote for him for President, I often disagree with him. But I think that John McCain comes from that old school of integrity. The Toilet Potty has had their little 15 minutes, but now it's time for the big dogs in the G.O.P. to reel them in and put them to bed. And Bachman has once again proven herself to be a complete nincompoop.
Interesting side note. Once upon a time, Bachmann would have never dared be so "in your face" with her ludicrous religious beliefs. Right around the time abortion was made legal some rather ingenious fellows decided that fighting it as a Catholic or Protestant alone would be incredibly hard. So they created this umbrella and began using the term Christian to refer to everyone. And it worked because there is strength on numbers. Had she made statements such as the ones she makes now in the 60's for example, she would have had to have done it from the play form of a Baptist, or 7th Day Adventist. Which would have made the other groups angry. I'd say those men were rather bright personally. Because it worked.
McCain has something that is very much missing in most of his political counterparts in Washington, "INTEGRETY". He showed during his presidential campaign and he's showing it now. Bravo Senator McCain!! A man who truly loves America, what it represents for and what it stands for in the world.
Wow how frightened a lot of you seem to be. How sad that when one of your own says something that you disagree with, that you are ready to burn him at the stake. Not that long he was your number one guy. How sad.
Nikki6 I wasn't referring to voting along party lines. I'm very glad to here that you don't vote along party lines. I think that everyone should evaluate each candidate and vote for the most qualified person. The majority of the population does not.
Well, I guess there is that possibility. The present administration seems to protect Muslims....sooooo, why wouldn't they let them be involved in foreign policy. It is apparent that Barack Husssein Obama facilitated the "Arab Spring" when he let them know that they had a friend in our White House. Then we see governments fall and the Muslim Brotherhood always emerges as an alternative...and our government seems to let them do as they please without our interference.
YES..Mccain is right ..I dont really like the guy..but thats not the issue here.. Is it Lawful to assume clinton's aid is helping the Muslim brotherhood just cause of her Ethnicity..infact not even all Muslims are in the Muslim Brotherhood..If you didnt know that, you need to read more and speak less.
Yet another example of why I have been an admirer of Senator McCain for over a decade. There's no political advantage for McCain here; he is simply standing up for what he believes is right. Those of you criticizing him should be ashamed - how many of you have been tortured in service to this country?
The words of Pastor Niemoller are just as relevant today as ever. Those of you who keep silent while Americans of one faith are persecuted, may wake up one day to find there is no one left to speak up for you when you are the one in the crosshairs of intolerance.
I think it's time to re-open the House Un-American Activities Committee and purge the Government of Islamic Infiltrators... McCain is a disgrace and a RINO, He was selected before to run for President by the Democratic Party and other RINO's..
In typical Politix fashion, although unintentional due to brevity, there is not enough evidence to support how this side is influencing policy. I certainly hope this aide is influencing Clinton. I mean that is the job od an side, to provide information that would assist Clinton in making her decisions. So the real question becomes is the side skewing information to trick Clinton into a decision she would not otherwise make concerning the Muslim Brotherhood. I can't stand Hillary but the woman is not stupid. Certainly not to the point that she would gather information from several sources and weigh them against each other.
Truthfully I believe if Hillary is supporting the MB, its ubecause she believes it is the right thing to do. Not because she's a puppet to a Muslim side. Of course, I also believe that Hillary is dead wrong on almost everything but that's not the side's fault either.
There are some serious allegations of islamic extremist infiltration into.out govt and hope it is investigated. But let's not treat Clinton as a babe in the woods being led down the primrose path for the first time.
That's ok. The user base here has shifted significantly right since I joined. It's been very rewarding to conservatives respond , not always well I might add, To the lies from the left. If this is a microcosm for Nov., I'm feeling pretty good. Unless of course, the election is hijacked....
Why is it that many staunch GOP defenders believe that when one of their representatives disagrees with the lunatic rantings of Michelle Bachmann, McCain is automatically disregarded as a RINO? The man has integrity - and I applaud him for his remarks. We need more people of integrity on both sides of the isle.
Records are archaic relics anyways. Who even buys them save for elitists and DJ's. Good riddance I say. Who wants all that extra garbage needed to play them cluttering up your house? Metaphors are fun.