John McCain on Clyburn’s Awful Attacks: When You Can’t Win an Argument You Resort to Personal Attacks (Video)

John McCain was on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning. He responded to Rep. James Clyburn’s awful attacks this week accusing Republicans of being racist because they questioned Susan Rice’s abilities. This came after Rice misled the American public on the 9-11 Benghazi terrorist attacks.

“I’ve noticed in this town, if they can’t win an argument on the merits then, of course, they resort to those kind of personal attacks.”

Republicans are finally starting to hit back at the absurd accusation by Democrats that criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice is racist and sexist.

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  • Sasja

    “I’ve noticed in this town, if they can’t win an argument on the merits then, of course, they resort to those kind of personal attacks.”

    You’ve noticed that, have you? How astute.

  • FurryGuy

    The man sure knows about no merits leading to personal attacks; anyone remember his slur of the TEA Party being Hobbits?

  • Chippy

    How about the theme; “Never let a crisis go to waste”.

    Isn’t it interesting that nothing has changed for the better in four years? The only thing that has changed is the expansion of the welfare state.

    You can use the phrase, “Never let a crisis go to waste” and win re-election.

  • saveus

    how long did it take him to figure out that’s all community organizers do??

  • Lady Mondegreen

    It’s time for McCain to find a comfortable rocker somewhere and fade away.

  • Sasja

    He tried to slur the Tea Party by calling us Hobbits. But who saved Middle Earth? A very brave and tenacious Hobbit.

  • And Republicans are worried about their future. How foolish! We have Johnny Mac.

  • Starvin’ Marvin

    I noticed a while back that someone had equated sasja with this little fellow….. how fitting.

  • Gayle Spencer

    Never knew that Susan Rice was a schwarze. Always just thought of her as an all-too-typical loud-mouthed, arrogant, full-of-herself turkey.

  • Portia

    “Never knew that Susan Rice was a schwarze”.

    yet you call yourselves informed voters…. there you have it.

  • DecentAmerican

    The typical firewall of the racist Dem party……backed into a corner of any logical discussion……cry racism!!! Every word of the English language is a code word, a dog whistle… about we talk in grunts, so we don’t risk offending anyone?

    And for him to bring Sarah Palin into this……what does Sarah have to do with Bengazi, you stupid racist Clyburn? Sarah, btw, who strengthened Alaskas 11 billion dollar
    Economy, who successfully fought corruption…..he considers her incompetent, and yet he thinks Rice is competent, someone who cluelessly told lies to the American people?

    More affirmative action, more political correctness to drive America into mediocrity, thanks to the stupid racist limbs who voted for this clown in the white house.

  • sharon

    I’m an African-American and these Jackals make me sick, they demean REAL RACISM when it occurs. INCOMPENTENCE has nothing to do with RACE!!!

    Republicans/Conservatives, SPEAK OUT AGAINST THIS NONSENSE!!

  • DecentAmerican

    To stupid Racist Portia, #10……when I see Rice, I see an incompetent buffoon, based on her record. You see a black woman. I am informed on her record and character, you are informed on her race?

    Who is better informed, and who is the racist?

    Stupid racist KKK founding, hateful liberals, destroying this country.

  • Time

    It’s time for McCain to put everything he has on the line for this nation, it’s people , his good friend Stevens and all that have lost their lives in Benghazi, Fast and Furious and every other reckless failed operation linked to this administration, including the fraud perpetrated against the people. It is time the senator stands up and places it all on the line. No time left, to sit down and play games, and wait this storm out. The natives are restless and are getting more uneasy as the days turn to night. If you and the rest do not do as what you were elected to do, and bring forth justice in the name of the constitution and God I believe you sir will feel the wrath of all. Place your faith is God senator and your might in the people and step up to the plate, fight force with force. Retire in peace when you have completed the task of bringing the criminals before the people that have hid behind skewed laws, the very laws that they claim to enforce..

  • james clyburn is a racist.

  • jharp

    Please. By all means. Keep up the attacks based on nothing but a person’s race.

    It worked so well for you this past election.

  • Gerald

    Notice again that Mr. brave war hero McCain shrinks from standing up for his former running mate. And what a great opportunity missed to point out the contrasting histories of the two parties on race.

    He rarely fails to disappoint.

  • Patty

    Where was McCain in 2008. I have been saying that these racists who are suppose to be leaders, like Fudge who also is a racist, need to be called out immediately and I mean every day if need be.

    We need some real men and women and this racism has played a hateful and less becoming part on our nations integrity and what America is all about. PRIDE not Racism and it must be called out. And the “LEADERS” DOING THIS, must go.

  • jharp

    Gerald, there’s more from your 2008 nominee.

    “John McCain said on Sunday the GOP needs to embrace a bigger tent and immigration reform – and leave abortion “alone” in the wake of the disappointing 2012 presidential elections.”

    “We have to have a bigger tent. No doubt about it. And obviously we have to do immigration reform,” McCain said on “Fox News Sunday.” “There is no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side.”

    Interesting. Abortion and immigration reform. And taxes, gay marriage, and ObamaCare.

    Republican’s have lost all five issues. Badly.

    Why not just become democrats? We have room for reasonable people who want to move our country forward..

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  • jharp

    Sorry. Forgot women’s rights. You know equal pay. Contraception.

    You lost that too. Abortion and immigration reform. And taxes, gay marriage, and ObamaCare, and equal rights for women.

    6 out of 6. You lost them all.

    This only proves we’re a center right country, right?

  • FurryGuy

    Earth to McCain:

    This is not about winning an argument, this is about winning elections and political power. If lying and smearing others gets one elected, that is all that matters.

  • Bob

    The liberals/progressives/blacks have one tool in their drawer….the race card. It is so old and over used that it does not hold any water.
    Get over it Clyburn.

  • jharp

    “The liberals/progressives/blacks have one tool in their drawer….the race card. It is so old and over used that it does not hold any water. It is so old and over used that it does not hold any water.”

    Too funny. Where were you on election day? Seems like every tool the liberals/progressives/blacks employed held water just fine.

    And your career CEO got schooled by the community organizer.

  • Patty

    After nearly 48 hours of squall stall, Sen. John McCain has kicked the the presidential campaign back into gear, ripping the Obama administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi during a brief speech this afternoon at a “storm relief and volunteer appreciation” event in central Ohio.

    “The president is either engaged in a massive cover-up deceiving the American people or he is so grossly incompetent that he is not qualified to be the commander-in-chief of our armed forces,” McCain said.


    All I hear are words coming from the right. What are they going to do. And for Clyburn to call those who want answers racists makes it evidently clear this administration won’t be punished but should we as Americans continue to listen to Clyburn calling US too racists, Slippery slope and another president would be up on Impeachment Charges way before Clyburn ever came out with his hate and racism. He is a racist and he too must apologize and then be kicked out of any public office.

    Turning Benghazi into racism. What must the families of the 4 dead, heroes who fought underfire with nothing much to fight with and we have listen and seen what Obama does. From lies of Rice to his mixing and parsing of words. Will the families ever get answers.

    We are doomed and if we have to rely on a President that has been the most deceiving and incompetent leader we have ever known we are fooling ourselve, he is demoralizing the leadership of the office he holds..

  • Patty

    House Women: ‘Clear Sexism and Racism’ Behind GOP Attacks on Susan Rice

  • Patty

    Are they doing this because Obama is 1/2 black. This is a real shame so many on the left are RACISTS.

  • Patty

    Criticism of white politicians is perfectly legitimate, of course. Just ask any George W. Bush or any other Republican who has ever run for president. But the same rules apparently don’t apply to African American public officials – if they’re liberal African American officials. Liberal elites can say whatever they want about Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, and (soon-to-be former) Congressman Allen West. They’re black conservatives, which means they’re fair game. It’s perfectly permissible to call them Uncle Toms, house Negroes and the like. But utter a discouraging word about a black liberal and you’re in for a heap of trouble

    Black liberals must be protected. Their honesty and their competence cannot be questioned. No criticism, no matter how reasonable and legitimate, is permitted. And so, their detractors must be slandered as racists. Liberal African American officials – especially those of the highest rank — can’t be held accountable precisely because they’re African Americans. You get the impression that simply being a black liberal is a kind of get out of jail free card? Oops, is that racist?

    Is this what the most important movement of the 20th century — the great Civil Rights Movement — has come to?

    To their everlasting credit, liberals were on the right side of the civil rights struggle. So it isn’t difficult to understand their belief that racism lurks just beneath the surface, even in today’s America. But what they seem not to understand is that racism is an ugly thing even when it’s the soft kind, pedaled by supposedly well-meaning white liberals who are too eager to look the other way when black politicians – like every other kind of politician – get into trouble of their own making. Calling critics bigots is not progress. It’s not even liberal.

  • Patty

    Sen. Jon Kyl, (R-Ariz.) suggests the Obama administration orchestrated a “cover-up” of the events that led to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.
    “There are three questions that have to be answered,” Kyl said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” appearing on a panel with three other retiring senators. “Why weren’t the warnings about the need for security heeded? Why weren’t the requests for help during the ted attack answered and why did the administration think it had to cover up all the things that occurred before by putting out to the American people a narrative that I think will turn out to be absolutely false?”

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), agreed, saying that more than 10 days after the deadly attack, “top level people” were disseminating incorrect information.

    “I am very concerned about the fact that on Sept. 11 this happened, and on Sept. 20, the Senate was given a classified briefing and they were still, the top level people were still telling us the same thing. They were telling us things that we knew, that we even saw in the press were not correct information,” she said. “Now, Benghazi was a consulate. it wasn’t a full embassy. I think if we have learned one thing, it is that maybe we should close consulates and give the full protection to our ambassadors who were willing to risk this kind of upheaval, so i do think we need to go into this in depth. I think this if there were military people trying to get in and they were being told no, no, no repeatedly we need to fix that.”

  • AnginKs

    Who’s Sarah Payton?

  • LiarInTheWhiteHouse

    I’ve been reading and posting on the Conservative blogs for 4 years and one thing that stands out are the words: He/She/They/We need(s) to . . . It’s time to . . .

    It should be obvious to everyone that what WE think “they” need to do and what WE think it’s time for “them” to do – IS IGNORED and NEVER even considered. The establishment RINOs (Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, McCain) refuse to take a conservative approach when dealing with Obama or the liberal/communist democrats. They and Reid, Pelosi, etc., are one and the same. Until the Republican leadership changes – nothing will change. Conservatives scare the liberals/RINOs to death and that is why they work so hard at trashing the Tea Party and conservative spokespersons. If John McCain has just come to realize what is going on with the liberal democrats and the media – then he is a day late and a dollar short. And, since the Republicans voted John Boehner to continue being Speaker of the House – conservatives will be thwarted in any attempt to make changes. It is clear to me that this last election was a concerted effort to silence conservatives. The lying left-wing media, Obama and his campaign, the liberal/communist democrats all stuck together to defeat the growing conservative, grass roots movement. It was orchestrated because of the 2010 election and Scott Walker’s win in Wisconsin. The liberal/communist/socialist entities were hell bent on making sure that the Republicans, especially conservative Republicans had NO chance of taking over. And they did whatever they had to do to stop them – lie, cheat, bribe, intimidate, steal, fraud, vote counter fraud, strong arm – WHATEVER it took, they did it. And, since we have weak, spineless, LIBERAL Republican leadership – we will not see them govern conservatively. We will have to be more united than ever. Stronger than ever. We must make a comeback and it has to be HUGE. The politicians refuse to listen to us – we must MAKE them listen and act accordingly. It’s going to be almost impossible but we have to try. America is worth it. Nothing will change with Boehner, McConnell and all the old guard, entrenched politicians from both sides staying in office. In 2014, we have a chance to vote incumbents OUT. DO IT.

  • cloey

    McCain and Lindsay Graham ought to run off together. These two are the problem with the Republican party..milquetoast on steroids. Please please SC, find someone to primary Lindsay Graham.

  • Ed

    Couldn’t they respond a little quicker? A week later doesn’t cut it when the lie is repeated ad nauseum.

  • Portia

    bird of paradise stuck up your nose #13 ?
    or are you are so damned illiterate you failed to notice i was quoting a remark from #9 gayle spencer.
    “decent american”[s] DON’T smear people as racists until there’s a reason.
    get your s**t straight then attack if there’s a reason. brain dead idiot.

  • Jl

    “Republicans are starting to hit back…” People with any kind of spine don’t wait to hit back, especially if you know you’re right. What pussies.

  • JimF

    Don’t worry about harpy- he regularly gets beaten down over at RWN. Must feel some reason to come here to show his cluelessness.

  • lee

    McCain is big wind bag he love the boy in the W H he all wind

  • Navy seal

    You got one thing right, that BOY in the wh!!!!!