...and this is what personal responsibility looks like

From Politico:
At a news conference meant to signal Obama understands voters are sick of Washington bickering, the president’s voice dripped with contempt over efforts by his 2008 Republican rival, Sen. John McCain, to blame Rice for the administration’s handling of the Benghazi killings.

If Sen. McCain and Sen. [Lindsey] Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me,” Obama said during his first news conference since Election Day. “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 to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.”

It was the standout moment in an otherwise sedate meeting with the White House press corps. The usually calm, disciplined president gave way to the Obama who gets peeved at what he views as silly political games. And in doing so, Obama served up a blunt reminder that — despite his own words to the contrary — little about Washington has changed since he won a second term.

In explaining why Obama reacted so viscerally, White House aides pointed out that McCain and Graham received the same talking points from intelligence officials that Rice used when she claimed the Benghazi attack was caused by an anti-Islamic video. They also said Republican senators defended Condoleezza Rice, President George W. Bush’s national security adviser, when she repeated faulty intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq War.
Fashion Tip #1 for the Republicans: Let Benghazi go.

You're not going to win on this one.  Unlike certain other POTUSes, Obama's not running from it.  He's not trying to blame someone else for it.  And he's not trying to silence anyone on it.  He's not Clinton trying to wrest himself out from under Monica Lewinsky a few months too late.  He's not Bush trying to worm his way out of explaining why thousands of Americans died in a pointless war.

So giving Obama a hard time about something he's not running from pretty much makes you look utterly worthless as public officials.  I have half a mind to head to We the People and start a petition stating that every useless politician should be stripped of their title and and their salaries given back to the taxpayers who are currently going broke paying for them.

Fashion Tip #2:  Um, He Who Unleashes Sarah Palin upon the World Needs to STFU and sit down somewhere.

As McCain showed us back in 2008, our President could do far worse in nominating a woman for an important position.  McCain put his fellow dim-witted "maverick" a heartbeat away from the throne White House and then wondered why the peasants revolted he didn't get the vote.

The Party of Personal Responsibility (thanks, Jon Stewart!) needs to grow the fuck up already, stop playing games (while wasting taxpayers' money the whole time) and stop grasping at absolutely anything to explain why Romney endured such a crushing defeat.


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  1. Senator Graham and McCain needs to take some wholehearted advice from one of their GOP brethren Bobby Jindal.I didnt think it would come out of his mouth,but I summarize what said:Man up ,no scapegoating,no excuses.It was in reference to the latest post election comments that Romney made about Obama's reasons of winning another term to the Whitehouse. Bobby seemed annoyed of his parties excuses.

    If I wanted my party to look good,I certainly wouldn't make my message for Obama look good by using a Black/woman who had nothing to do with what they're talking about. It wasnt a big deal when they put Sarah Palin in the fray and she didn't know jack about politics.It was even rumored that McCain didn't want Sarah to run.The GOP should learn from their loss but McCain should understand what him and his friends is putting Miss Rice through. Who could forget the time where some members of his own party tried to thrwart his political career by insinuating that his adopted Bangladeshi daughter was a Black child he had by a Black woman.

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    1. Senator Graham and McCain needs to take some wholehearted advice from one of their GOP brethren Bobby Jindal.

      Like Christie, Jindal is thinking of 2016. I think they smell a change on the wind they can use to their advantage. Now that they realize the Southern Strategy is useless, the Dems better brace for impact come 2016.

      McCain is feeling obsolete right now and so he's desperately trying to remain relevant. Unfortunately, it's ostracizing him in his own party, especially with that "scheduling error" of his.

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  2. Politics aside, its best to leave bitter- old, bigoted white men to die because they'll never change, (unless of course they're visited by three spirits in the night.

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  3. I'll have whatever that drink is on your background. Gummi Bear Martini? Boss.

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    1. Flaming cocktail. Saw it; had to have it.

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    2. By the way, now that I've added the transparency effect, be sure to rewatch the book trailers.

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  4. I've always been proud to have him as my president, but this is the proudest I've ever been of his wonderful sense of integrity.

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  5. I see the Republicans are trying desperately hard to find that ever sought after scandal........it's just not working this time because the shit is so tired.

    Why can't these politicians focus on our country's ills, rather than bullshit?!?

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    1. This whole elections are laughable..especially when it comes to them. I mean, they were sooo sure that they were going to win it. They were probably looking at certain states thinking that they had this home lickedy split.

      I know what you mean when it comes to the issues. I don't know who they think they are,but the shenanigan in getting quite lame. No matter how much they think they can bully Obama,he always find a way to shut them down like his recently did.I think that the GOP are so dumbfounded by this that it's making them mentally insane. Just check out those off the wall conspiracies about Obama's win like the one about Black people coming into small Maine towns and illegally vote...OMG and lol! There are kindergarteners who can make up better stories than that.

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    2. Leo Princess11/19/12, 12:19 AM

      I think even the most liberal, left-leaning news media outlet would notice droves of black people just showing up in Maine. Then again, they still haven't explained why, out of all the black-white baby boys born in the US mainland and territories (and Kenya)in the very early '60s, The Powers That Be decided to move heaven and earth to get Baby Boy Obama elected one day.

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    3. So...Black folks in Maine weren't noticed until they voted, huh? Go figure.

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  6. Haters are gonna hate, Obama is still the president. Sucks that they spent all that money and they got what in return.....mmm yea I'll get back to y'all about that.

    Oh poor GOP, Mittens and Lady Ann, it must be really embarrassing attending political functions right now.

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    1. Queen Anne, boo-boo; you mean "Queen" Anne. Lawd forbid we address Her Majesty by the wrong title, lest she tell us to "stop it."

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  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you for highlighting the shit show that McCain, Graham, and House Repubs are trying to make out of Rice’s potential SoS nomination.

    It’s asinine, really. As you and every other media outlet has pointed out, she was given the same CIA-approved talking points as everyone else. Why are they doubling down on this notion that she set out to potentially mislead the public about what happened? Is it just part of an overall attempt to discredit the administration, has Rice done something else that’s stuck in McCain’s craw (we all know he hasn’t been a particularly gracious loser, and to me, despite all of the hagiography that has surrounded him, he seems sorely lacking in the humility department)? Hell, did Kerry put the two of them up to this? Hasn’t he been gunning for the position since, like, 2008?

    I’ve read that she isn’t terribly well-liked, but it sounds like the standard ‘bitch’ label that a black woman who’s unapologetic about the fact that she’s just as entitled to sit at the table as everyone else gets smeared with. She’s earned her stripes, she’s prioritized loyalty to the President, and apparently she ain’t asking folks for permission to do her job.

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