"Mr. Romney-here’s a little advice: Before you debate Barack Obama on foreign policy, you better finish the debate with yourself!"

It isn’t fair to say Mitt Romney doesn’t have a position on Afghanistan. He has every position. He was against setting a date for withdrawal-then he said it was right-and then he left the impression that maybe it was wrong to leave this soon. He said it was ‘‘tragic’’ to leave Iraq, and then he said it was fine. He said we should’ve intervened in Libya sooner. Then he ran down a hallway to duck reporters’ questions. Then he said the intervention was too aggressive. Then he said the world was a ‘‘better place’’ because the intervention succeeded. Talk about being for it before you were against it!

Mr. Romney-here’s a little advice: Before you debate Barack Obama on foreign policy, you better finish the debate with yourself!‘‘President Mitt Romney”-three hypothetical words that mystified and alienated our allies this summer. For Mitt Romney, an overseas trip is what you call it when you trip all over yourself overseas. It wasn’t a goodwill mission - it was a blooper reel.
”  - John Kerry’s DNC 2012 speech

Senator McCain, deep breath, calm down. You are not the only senator who lost a presidential election and returned to work in the senate. There is a model on how to do this with dignity while fulfilling your oath to serve the people without violating your loyalty to your party.


He’s a bit younger than you are but served in the same war. Like you he is a decorated Navy man. And he has much to teach you about controlling your temper and preserving your dignity. He’s right there, across the aisle. You can talk to him. He still likes you. The Navy bond is stronger than the senate bond. Go ahead. Ask John Kerry how he does it.

Lawrence O’Donnell on John McCain deciding to take his ball and go home.

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I’ll keep begging; MSNBC please give Lawrence O’Donnell the 10:00pm slot. PLEASE!