Senator McCain Sides With Harry Reid Gun Control – Goes After Senators Rubio, Paul, Cruz, and Lee…

Exclaiming he “just doesn’t understand” Republican senators who don’t trust the motives of Senator Harry Reid and other Democrats who are pushing for further federal controls against 2nd Amenement gun rights, Senator John McCain placed himself in direct opposition to the emerging (and increasingly influential) new voices within the Republican Party.

(Where Harry Reid leads - so often John McCain follows…) 

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EXCERPT: (via TheHill)

Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday expressed opposition to possible GOP efforts to filibuster a Senate gun-control measure, saying he did not “understand” the move to block debate.

“I don’t understand it,” said McCain on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”

…“I don’t understand why United States senators want to block debate when the leaders said we could have amendments,” McCain added.

A number of GOP lawmakers, including Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah), Marco Rubio (Fla.), and Ted Cruz (Texas) wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) vowing that they would “oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.”

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Apologies to those supporters of John McCain out there.  While I admire his military service to the United States, and even some of his time spent in the United States Senate, the fact is John McCain has become among the most visible and applicable representations of how far the Republican Party has drifted from its conservative ideals that at one time, made the party a far more formidable challenger to the Democratic Party.

McCain is far more concerned with maintaining his own place in the Senate hierarchy than he is serving the interests of the United States.

Mr. McCain, there are Republicans who rightfully, will NEVER trust the motivations of a figure like Harry Reid – the man who manipulated the traditional Senate process that allowed the passage of the nightmare that is Obamacare.  If Reid was so willing to bypass long-followed rules for Obamacare, why then should he be trusted to now follow those same rules when applied to individual gun rights?

Thank God the new voices of the Republican Party are willing to stand up and be counted for the millions of Americans who until so recently, felt they had no real voice in Washington D.C.

As for John McCain – he will serve out the remaining years of his last Senate term and then….good riddance.  Let us hope Arizona voters will then vote in someone who better represents the conservative values of Arizona far better than has John McCain over the last decade of his time in Washington D.C.

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“FIRST THEY TOOK THEIR GUNS.  THEN THEY TOOK THEIR LIVES”

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6 Comments to Senator McCain Sides With Harry Reid Gun Control – Goes After Senators Rubio, Paul, Cruz, and Lee…
    • ThroughtheLookingGlass
    • McCain has turned out to be as much a traitor to the US as Barry. He is as much responsible for Barry winning his first election as he is for turning the Republican Party into a worthless opposition to the socialist Democratic Party. McCain led the party to its demise. His treachery has been cold and calculating, in collusion with Barry and his Thugs to secede power to Barry the Dictator and ruin the US as we know it!

      On an even more sobering note, there was a show on the History2 channel called “Declassified” about the rise to power of Joseph Stalin and his reign of terror from the early 1930′s until his death. Barry the Tyrant is following in lockstep the same methods to gain power and control. The similarities are chilling. I highly recommend seeing it if it is rebroadcast.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • More than 700 Special Operations veterans are urging members of Congress to back a select committee to investigate last year’s Benghazi terrorist attack, according to a letter first obtained by Fox News.
      The letter from the group, “Special Operations Speaks,” supports the appointment of a special committee tasked with the single mission of investigating the attack that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead, and shut down the CIA operation in an annex of the Benghazi consulate, in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack.
      “Congress must show some leadership and provide answers to the public as to what actually occurred in Benghazi. Americans have a right to demand a full accounting on this issue,” the letter stated.
      Special Operations Speaks is a political action committee whose primary mission is to “emphasize the pressing need for the nation and its representatives to understand the value of our Constitution and actively support a return to its application in all phases of government,” according to the group’s website.
      The group received widespread publicity for its stance against what it described as damaging information leaks related to the raid that killed Usama bin Laden in May 2011.
      The letter includes more than 16 points of possible investigation for the proposed committee.
      They range from the warnings given to the State Department that security was unraveling on the ground, as Al Qaeda and Islamist militias gained a foothold leading up to the attack; the continued silence of State Department and CIA employees evacuated from Benghazi since the attack; as well as the real-time decision making of President Obama, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Department of Defense on the night of the attack, which took place on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
      “America has always held to the notion that no American will be left behind and that every effort will be made to respond when U.S. personnel are threatened. Given our backgrounds, we are concerned that this sends a very negative message to future military and diplomatic personnel,” the letter said.
      Running more than 20 pages listing all its signatories, the letter supports House Resolution 36, which was introduced by Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican from Virginia.
      On the House floor in January, Rep. Wolf reiterated his call for the select committee, stating the American people “are no closer to understanding what caused the attack or bringing the terrorists responsible to justice.”
      Before the recent congressional recess, House Speaker John Boehner convened a meeting of three leading Republican senators, John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of Florida and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, as well as the chairmen of the house committees on Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs, respectively, who are leading their own investigations. Rather than form a select committee, a decision was made to coordinate and pool their findings, to be completed in “weeks, not months.”
      “We want to make sure that we have a full story of what happened, and where there are conflicting stories, we going to work to de-conflict them,” Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers told Fox News on Mar. 21.
      His committee counterpart, Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger, said he had “no problem” with his colleagues “continuing to get the facts and data,” and suggested the Benghazi issue should not be further politicized.
      With the Special Operations Speaks letter expected on Capitol Hill Monday, it is not clear whether this new push for a select committee will change the minds of lawmakers.
      For its part, the Obama administration has insisted it is fully cooperating with congressional investigators.

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/07/special-ops-veterans-group-calls-for-select-probe-benghazi-attack/?intcmp=HPBucket#ixzz2PscdFCMN

      • AmericaTheBeautiful
      • Stand with the Special Ops…Stand shoulder to shoulder and support them

        UM perhaps you might stand with them and mount a Defense …Dominatus may be a great novel ..but, we do not want them to Dominate us…we want the Truth and we want Freedom…Dominatus, if it is to reflect anything it is to fight back…And this may be your last opportunity..to stand with the 700 retired Special Ops…write and fight…bring attention to this story today…It is backed by a whole lot more then the 700 Special Ops…Headline this…there are many retired generals and more involved …And they are waiting to hear from You, and We the people.

        To those, that we have spoken before…this was in the works…Join them…call DC…..DEMAND they stand up..Demand they get the truth…call Cruz, call Paul, call Ryan, Call Lee, and watch McCain and Graham squirm…keep calling …burn up the lines…Before they burn it all down ….make the calls….

        This is the ONLY and the Last Defense of America we have against Obmama and his minions ….STAND WITH THEM…Should to Shoulder with these brave men……you should be headlining this story daily UM….Show DC there are people behind the Special Ops and those who support them.

        DEMAND Answers….CaLL DC and Call Again….and Again..and Again….Demand the truth and demand that fhe worms like RI do their job and follow their sworn oath to Protect and Defend….If Not Now? When? Speak out Americans…Speak out UM’s Army

        Our Ambassador was raped and murdered..America was attacked and humiliated….And the WH watched in real time…And did NOTHING!….CBA had to be written and was not…They could not go in to save people without a signed Cross Border Authority document…. without Presidential Authority and Obama’s signature …the was none….NO CBA….means Obama denied them help…and watched..and told others to Stand down…Where is the missing Admiral? Who was taken from his command?

        .Help to wake up America…and Fight with these men…They are our last vestiges of hope!!!
        Speak up. Do not be a coward.

        Herridge is the last real reporter in America with a set…(and yes, I know she´s a woman!)

        Here´s something to think about.

        Obozo recently stated that he wants Pelosi back as Speaker (to give him TOTAL control of the government). These questions can be quashed by Pelosi.

        So, Obozo has put the fix in for the next House election candidates. They WILL take over the House. Pelosi WILL be the Speaker. The Benghazi Massacre WILL be swept away.

        . After all, he stole the 2012 election….he will steal this and 2014 is lost if we do not get traction here, Now. This story must get traction now…or all is lost.

        The time is now.

        NEVER FORGET until we find out —-
        WHO gave the Stand Down order – and WHY?
        WHY was the Benghazi Consulate NOT given the security they requested MONTHS before and after a few terrorist attacks?
        WHAT was Stevens doing there?
        WHO are the survivors?
        WHERE are the survivors?
        WHY have they been hidden?
        WHAT can they tell us that Obozo wants to be kept SECRET?

        And many more questions the Congress either DID NOT ASK or were NOT ANSWERED.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • In her honor…in honor of the Iron Maiden….Fight for your country…Call congress…Demand Answers

      Brave Woman that Margaret Thatcher…

      Add Catheribpne Herridge and Kerry Picket to the list of the brave…

      700 RETIRED MILITARY SPECIAL OPS TELL CONGRESS TO FORM SELECT COMMITTEE ON BENGHAZI

      by KERRY PICKET

      Seven hundred retired Military Special Operations professionals from the organization “Special Operations Speaks” sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to support H.Res 36, which will create a House Select Committee to investigate last September’s deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
      “It appears that many of the facts and details surrounding the terrorist attack which resulted in four American deaths and an undetermined number of American casualties have not yet been ascertained by previous hearings and inquiries,” the letter states. It continues further, “Additional information is now slowly surfacing in the media, which makes a comprehensive bipartisan inquiry an imperative. Many questions have not been answered thus far.” The letter puts forth over twenty unanswered questions the select committee should address.
      Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), a sub-committee chairman on the House Appropriations Committee, issued a resolution for a House Select Committee to investigate issues surrounding the Benghazi Attack last November in the 112th Congress. He re-issued his resolution for the select committee when the 113th Congress began. The resolution currently has over 60 co–sponsors.
      Only Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) can appoint a Select Committee and Boehner appears to mainly rely on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to investigate the Benghazi attack. However, any information that may be garnered from that committee will, as always, remain classified.
      “As a retired Special Operations officer who spent most of my thirty-six years preparing for and executing rescue missions to save fellow Americans, I am deeply troubled by the events in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. The men and women who I served with lived by an ethos that pledged to never leave a fallen comrade and to make every effort to respond when a fellow American was threatened. I have seen men take great risks to save a fellow warrior. I have even seen men die trying to do so,” wrote General William G. ‘Jerry’ Boykin in a statement to Breitbart News.
      Boykin added, “The lack of accountability regarding the Benghazi event disturbs me greatly and bears the earmarks of a cover up. America is entitled to a full accounting of this egregious attack on our people with some explanation as to why there was no effort to save the Americans in the US Embassy annex and the CIA station, or at least to recover their bodies before they fell into Libyan hands. Our Congress has yet to fulfill its responsibility to provide a complete analysis of the attack or to provide answers as to what exactly happened. A bi-partisan Special Committee is needed to determine the truth about Benghazi.”
      Last month, Rep. Wolf, along with Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA), a House Ways and Means Committee member, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding more information on State Department employees who survived the Benghazi attack. In his letter to Kerry, Wolf noted that sources say that as many as 30 survivors of the Benghazi attack were allegedly wounded. Seven of those thirty were said to be critical injuries. Sec. Kerry confirmed he visited an injured Benghazi survivor at Walter Reed.
      Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, pointed to Kerry’s admission as a reason why he expects to speak with Benghazi survivors. “Now that Secretary Kerry has publicly, essentially a Senator, in a post way, has chosen to visit with them, any claim that they’re not available at this point to Congress is unsupportable. And I look forward to oversight by all committees,” Issa told Breitbart News.
      Since Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) first told Breitbart News in December that the Obama administration had not been allowing him or any other member of Congress to see Benghazi survivors, more Republican members, including Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) are calling for survivors to be allowed to testify at hearings on Capitol Hill without fear of legal or career repercussions.
      Signers of the letter believe the House Select Committee should look into a number of issues, including the lack of military response to the events in Benghazi, if any non-military assistance was provided during the attack; the number U.S. personnel who were injured in Benghazi; the current locations of survivors; the names of the individuals in the White House Situation Room (WHSR) during the entire 8-hour period of the attacks and was a senior US military officer present.
      “As veterans from all aspects of Special Operations, we have no doubt that there’s a lot more to what happened in Benghazi than President Obama and his Administration are letting on. From the very beginning, he has attempted to mislead and outright lied to the American people about why the attack on September 11th, 2012 happened, how it happened, and what our government did or did not do to save the lives of our patriots abroad,” former Navy SEAL Captain Larry Bailey wrote in a statement to Breitbart News.
      The representatives from the retired military community want “a full accounting of the events of September 11, 2012,” adding that the, “American public be fully informed regarding this egregious terrorist attack on US diplomatic personnel and facilities. We owe that truth to the American people and the families of the fallen.”

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