War hero McCain says shutdown halts m...

War hero McCain says shutdown halts military death benefits

There are 72 comments on the Reuters story from Oct 8, 2013, titled War hero McCain says shutdown halts military death benefits. In it, Reuters reports that:

Senator John McCain said on Tuesday that members of Congress should be "embarrassed" and "ashamed" for the suspension of death benefits for American soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan.

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Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#22 Oct 9, 2013
fatbacks x wrote:
What ever happened to "SUPPORT THE TROOPS"? This is what you get when you got a bunch of boil on the ass draft dodgers and awolee a holes pretending to run the govt.
with the state the VA is in, im not sure "support the troops" was anything other than a line to make you feel good. If we wanted to support our troops we wouldnt go decades of fighting wars, pulling benefits, or a whole list of other BS vets/their families have to put up with.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#23 Oct 9, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Liverboy, something from Stewart apropos your problem comment:
"If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans, maybe hes not the problem".
He didn't attempt to make any deals between 2008 and 2010. And from that, many people do not trust him. If not for the purveyors of destruction from the media, the progressives, and the elitists of the Repub party there would be even more consternation. Many men and women had the guts and courage to run for office as novices and no backing. they were systematically destroyed. So if a growing amount of people know what tyranny is, maybe you should excuse them for it.
fatbacks x

Portland, OR

#24 Oct 9, 2013
Since corporate ameriKa is so fat now peddling their farts and air Qwertamania, why can't they pony up burial funding. After all its their army. Maybe they arn't making the dough on wofowitz's oil lie or they'er worried bout red china calling their note and shutting down their 19.99 for two pieces of s--t, plus shipping and handeling factories. Ole AWOL BUSH said "you're either with us or agin us" My question is who thge f--- is "us". From a pi--ed off vet who can only imigine, with certainty what the banter is in the camps, bunkers, and foxholes.Just like religion, all we have is fear and bulls--t!
fatbacks x

Portland, OR

#25 Oct 9, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Liverboy, something from Stewart apropos your problem comment:
"If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans, maybe hes not the problem".
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!
Mothra

United States

#26 Oct 9, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Liverboy, something from Stewart apropos your problem comment:
"If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans, maybe hes not the problem".
Obama was willing to make a deal with "the intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans".

That's more accurate.
TedsLiver

Sunnyvale, CA

#27 Oct 9, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Liverboy, something from Stewart apropos your problem comment:
"If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans, maybe hes not the problem".
Funny that your title is "Responsibility" yet you make sure to make excuses for Obama so he has no responsibility.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#28 Oct 9, 2013
Spoken like a real life xenophobic on his way to relocating out of America back to some european medieval village with imbeciles of a similar belief that time has forgotten.

Good riddance.
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
any defender of a political rookie with a muslim middle name, who has surrounded himself with nothing but anti American appointees, is an enemy of mine.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#29 Oct 9, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama was willing to make a deal with "the intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans".
That's more accurate.
That suggest the "Mullahs" are more reasonable and intellectually stimulating and respectful of the democratic process than the intransigent and belligerent Republicans in Congress.

Day 8 of the Federal Shut Down and there is a new daily demand and theory within the GOP small circle on why the Government is shut down. Is there any wonder why the Republican approval rating is now at an all time low of 5%.......
Mothra

United States

#30 Oct 9, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
That suggest the "Mullahs" are more reasonable and intellectually stimulating and respectful of the democratic process than the intransigent and belligerent Republicans in Congress.
Really?

Did Obama publicly call them 'terrorists', accuse them of taking 'hostages' and invoke a nuclear threat, then show up and say, "Lets talk. But you won't get anything from me."

Pathetic and weak argument, but bonus points for party loyalty.
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#31 Oct 9, 2013
Since 2001 the Republican and their policies have been a destructive force in America and American politics...... our single biggest issue after Republican run is the collapse of our Economy, and Financial system, all due to the massive build up in debt through deficit spending and in their commitment to destroy the Presidency of Barrack Obama in forcing a credit down grade in 2011.

The Republicans have been more a threat to America and the American way of life than any Islamic Terrorist could have ever been. Now the Republican Cult are on their way to destroying the American Middle Class safety net to pay for their irresponsible spending and war making. Social Security is on their hit list next. During the Bush presidency they tried to dismantle the program and farm it off to their financial supporters on Wall Street, now that was rejected they are seeking a political solution to dismantle the program.

Guaranteed in the next 3 month they will initiate discussion with a gun to the head of the American Economy to loot Social Security in order to protect and deflect from allowing the 2001 and 2003 Bush Tax cuts to expire and die a natural death.
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?
Did Obama publicly call them 'terrorists', accuse them of taking 'hostages' and invoke a nuclear threat, then show up and say, "Lets talk. But you won't get anything from me."
Pathetic and weak argument, but bonus points for party loyalty.
Mothra

United States

#32 Oct 9, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
Since 2001 the Republican and their policies have been a destructive force in America and American politics...... our single biggest issue after Republican run is the collapse of our Economy, and Financial system, all due to the massive build up in debt through deficit spending and in their commitment to destroy the Presidency of Barrack Obama in forcing a credit down grade in 2011.
The Republicans have been more a threat to America and the American way of life than any Islamic Terrorist could have ever been. Now the Republican Cult are on their way to destroying the American Middle Class safety net to pay for their irresponsible spending and war making. Social Security is on their hit list next. During the Bush presidency they tried to dismantle the program and farm it off to their financial supporters on Wall Street, now that was rejected they are seeking a political solution to dismantle the program.
Guaranteed in the next 3 month they will initiate discussion with a gun to the head of the American Economy to loot Social Security in order to protect and deflect from allowing the 2001 and 2003 Bush Tax cuts to expire and die a natural death.
<quoted text>
Sorry... you've exhausted your 'party line' bonus points.

No two-sies.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#33 Oct 9, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
any defender of a political rookie with a muslim middle name, who has surrounded himself with nothing but anti American appointees, is an enemy of mine.
I see you inbreds have the same loss of memory as the mainstream teabag troglodytes. Try to remember the Bush appointees that Obama kept in his first term:
Ben Bernanke
Robert Gates.
Sheila Bair as holdover chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp
Ray LaHood transportation secretary
Francis Collins, an evangelical Christian, as director of the National Institutes of Health
There are even more.
So these people are all anti-Americans? You inbred bagger nuts just get more unhinged by the minute.
Storm Warning

De Forest, WI

#34 Oct 9, 2013
John Mexicain Pillow head is a scumbag siting in the senate representing a foreign power
Israel gave him 770.000 thu their lobby. He is political pus
Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#35 Oct 10, 2013
Can we stop calling McShame a 'war hero', that jackass is nothing but a traitor so he needs to stop milking the 'war hero' bullshit.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#36 Oct 10, 2013
Who wrote:
Can we stop calling McShame a 'war hero', that jackass is nothing but a traitor so he needs to stop milking the 'war hero' bullshit.
Chase out the last of the RINO's and you got two dozen senate seats and less than 100 house seats...
You tea baggers road into D.C. like fleas on the a*s of the elephant.
The fleas actually think they will be able to steer the elephant over a cliff
Bet you a buck they take their party back

“I am sabbathrules”

Since: May 12

420town

#37 Oct 11, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
of course politicians egos prevent them from feeling shame and embarrassment, but for them to turn their backs on veterans, soldiers killed, families of those soldiers, and others who volunteered to serve and protect, if they had a soul and a conscience, they would resign in shame.
Obama is going to hurt as many as he can, until he gets his way. he's a monster, and you libs are to blame.
Wake up. You live in a cartoon world. The only people hurting America are the Republicans. Obama waaaaaaaa he's a bad man waaaaaaaaaaaaaa

“I am sabbathrules”

Since: May 12

420town

#38 Oct 11, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry... you've exhausted your 'party line' bonus points.
No two-sies.
Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it. We have not forgotten all the lies and the economy destroying tactics the Republicants use. But it seems you have. And YOU are the problem because you elect these losers.

Democrats: Cleaning up Republican Messes since 1932.

“I am sabbathrules”

Since: May 12

420town

#39 Oct 11, 2013
Who wrote:
Can we stop calling McShame a 'war hero', that jackass is nothing but a traitor so he needs to stop milking the 'war hero' bullshit.
That "Jackass" as you call him spent 5 years in a POW camp in Vietnam. He told them nothing and was tortured. You would probably cry like a baby. Leave it to non Veterans to put down a war hero like McCain. WHO are you? A uniformed loser. That's who.

“I am sabbathrules”

Since: May 12

420town

#40 Oct 11, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> He didn't attempt to make any deals between 2008 and 2010. And from that, many people do not trust him. If not for the purveyors of destruction from the media, the progressives, and the elitists of the Repub party there would be even more consternation. Many men and women had the guts and courage to run for office as novices and no backing. they were systematically destroyed. So if a growing amount of people know what tyranny is, maybe you should excuse them for it.
Bullshit. He called them to the table numerous times http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/19-ti... All this from the party of "NO". Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Hypocrites!
Mothra

United States

#41 Oct 11, 2013
CrybabyRepublicans wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry... you have exhausted your 'party line' talking points.

No two-sies.

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