Graham: I’m “dead set” against promoting anyone involved in Benghazi debacle

posted at 2:06 pm on November 14, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Senators Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire), and John McCain (Arizona) are making the case for calling together a special joint select committee on the attack on Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, the better to get all the information in one place since several Congressional committees can claim jurisdiction over the matter.

“We believe that the complexity and gravity of this matter warrant the establishment of a temporary select committee that can conduct an integrated review of the many national security issues involved, which cut across multiple executive agencies and legislative committees,” he said.

Mr. Graham said it would be more efficient to have one committee hear from State Department, Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency witnesses, rather than having them appear before intelligence, foreign relations and armed services committees in a scatter-shot fashion.

Sen. Graham got out in front of the all-too-predictable “this certainly does seem extreme and partisan and accusatory, rabble rabble rabble” line of attack, simply pointing out: “Nobody died in Watergate.”

Seeing as how it’s now starting to look “likely” that President Obama will be putting U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s name up for a promotion to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, the senators made it clear that they aren’t exactly keen on the idea of promoting an official that either incompetently or deliberately peddled a false narrative crafted to help save the face of President Obama’s “I decimated al Qaeda” claim. If the Senate GOP wanted to mount a filibuster of her potential appointment, they could.

“I am dead set on making sure we don’t promote anybody who was a player in the Benghazi debacle,” Graham said in reference to Rice’s appearances on the five Sunday shows in which she blamed the Benghazi attack on a anti-Islamic video. …

“She is so disconnected from reality that I don’t trust her,” the South Carolina Republican told reporters.

John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, offered a straightforward case for why Ambassador Rice is “not qualified” to be Secretary of State during a solo appearance on CBS this morning, too. The anchors try to keep his feet to the fire, but McCain really knows his stuff, and the bottom line is this: “First of all, the casual observer knew that there was no demonstration. There was no demonstration, so, you could’ve known that to start with. Second of all, you should look into it and the additional information three days later. If you’re going to tell the American people something, you better make damn sure that it’s true.”


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It’s going to be a very interesting 4 years.

Electrongod on November 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Obama lied his teeth out on Benghazi and Rice.

May they both go to Hades over it, with Hillary, Petraeus et all.

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Eff up, move up.

catmman on November 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Spoken like a cheap lawn chair.

CurtZHP on November 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Media, suffocate and spontaneously combust over the cover up. You re-elected an utter oaf. You and him deserve full destruction, for charlatanry and dereliction of duty.

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Can they do anything to prevent him from nominating Rice?

jimver on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

This amounts to nothing. The GOP establishment have betrayed the rank and file before (think Fat and furious) to win the favor of Obama, and they will do so again. Nobody who was responsible will be held accountable. Just as absolutely NOTHING was done about Fast and Furious.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

He wont compromise or give in on anything. Recess apt?? Maybe he’ll just do it through executive order.

ldbgcoleman on November 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

The Department of Defense will more than disappointed in having Senator John Kerry being promoted or is that demoted to being Secretary of Defense. Did he really ever get back all those medal he received in Vietnam after throwing them over the White House fence?

Costa Rica here I come.

SC.Charlie on November 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Everybody might as well understand that if the rat-eared wonder wants to nominate Rice, the Senate will eventually confirm. But that doesn’t mean the GOP has to make it an easy confirmation process. It can be a very ugly confirmation with Senator after Senator questioning her integrity, her motives, and holding things up every step of the way.

That’s what we saw when Obama’s inner-thug came out during the presser. He was annoyed that the Senate could potentially make this appointment a politically costly drawn-out affair.

Happy Nomad on November 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM

May they both go to Hades over it, with Hillary, Petraeus et all.

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 2:09 PM

May they decompose in the kingdom of beelzebul.

The Rogue Tomato on November 14, 2012 at 2:24 PM

(think Fat and furious)
SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I try to keep my thoughts away from Mooochelle as much as possible…

affenhauer on November 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Bork ‘em all, without exception, until Ogabe comes up with centrist candidates (and we know well he won’t). The alphabet-soup media will NOT heap love and praise on you if you don’t, so why not to have some fun?

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

He wont compromise or give in on anything. Recess apt?? Maybe he’ll just do it through executive order. – ldbgcoleman on November 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I don’t think that has ever been done for such a high office. But then there is always a first time.

SC.Charlie on November 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Can’t answer any questions about an ongoing investigation, but the subjects of it can certainly be promoted.

forest on November 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Bork ‘em all, without exception, until Ogabe comes up with centrist candidates (and we know well he won’t). The alphabet-soup media will NOT heap love and praise on you if you don’t, so why not to have some fun?

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM

If they try, then the Fifth column Treasonous Media will beat them like a dog and they will roll over tail between their legs whimpering for the beating to stop.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Remember Susan Thomases? Hillary will find a way to brass it out, you can be sure of that. However, The R’s can make things very unpleasant for her and her minion, Susan Rice.

Old Fritz on November 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

This amounts to nothing. The GOP establishment have betrayed the rank and file before (think Fat and furious) to win the favor of Obama, and they will do so again. Nobody who was responsible will be held accountable. Just as absolutely NOTHING was done about Fast and Furious.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

What are you babbling about?

Holder got impeached, 0dumba declared executive privilege, and the case is now in the hands of the courts – I guess if 0dumba loses and has to turn over evidence he doesn’t want to, that’s a sign the House GOP members capitulated to him?

What did the House Republicans fail to do about Fast & Furious that they should have done?

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Wait until libs start peddling the “well Bush lied about WMD in Iraq” line as a defense.

heretic on November 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Can they do anything to prevent him from nominating Rice?

jimver on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Sure, they can threaten to filibuster the nomination. And they can put Rice through the ringer if Obama calls their bluff and sends her up there for confirmation. For once, I believe McCain and Grahamnesty. They do seem genuinely p-ssed that the administration tried to play them and the rest of the country for fools.

Doughboy on November 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I don’t think that has ever been done for such a high office. But then there is always a first time.

SC.Charlie on November 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I’m not sure about cabinet positions but let’s remember John Bolton served as UN Ambassador for some time in a recess appointment. Typically, Presidents gets who they want for the cabinet. But that may not be the case when they put up lying partisan whores who just a few weeks ago clearly was not telling the truth.

Happy Nomad on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

“I am dead set on making sure we don’t promote anybody who was a player in the Benghazi debacle,” Graham said in reference to Rice’s appearances on the five Sunday shows in which she blamed the Benghazi attack on a anti-Islamic video. …

“She is so disconnected from reality that I don’t trust her,” the South Carolina Republican told reporters.

I totally agree with Graham and I sincerely hope that the Republicans can hold together to stop her appointment.

SC.Charlie on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

If they try, then the Fifth column Treasonous Media will beat them like a dog and they will roll over tail between their legs whimpering for the beating to stop.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

As you may have noticed in the last three or four months, the LSM will do it anyway. They can bend over and suck our Dear Leader’s jade scepter dry, and it won’t help them to get the media’s love. At least their base will have something to be proud of and maybe, just maybe, show up and vote for them next time.

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I remember when the press let Bush get away with blaming the “intelligence” he had when they found no WMD in Iraq. Good times.

ctmom on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I meant that he got found in comtempt of Congress, not impeached.

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I meant that he got found in comtempt of Congress, not impeached.

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Yeah, big difference.

Happy Nomad on November 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I meant that he got found in comtempt of Congress, not impeached.

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

OH MY GOD…………….. Congress sent Holder a strongly worded letter…

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

But that may not be the case when they put up lying partisan whores who just a few weeks ago clearly was not telling the truth.

Happy Nomad on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

We already have a president who perfectly qualifies as a “lying partisan whore who just a few weeks ago clearly was not telling the truth”. We voted the dope in anyway.

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I hope the general takes all these imbeciles down with him.

TheAudacityofNOPE on November 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

My, but the Boy-King got indignant in the press conference when Ed Henry referred to the Republican Senators impugning his new Minister of Disinformation.

Touched a nerve, he did.

Droopy on November 14, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Can they do anything to prevent him from nominating Rice?

jimver on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Sure, they can threaten to filibuster the nomination. And they can put Rice through the ringer if Obama calls their bluff and sends her up there for confirmation. For once, I believe McCain and Grahamnesty. They do seem genuinely p-ssed that the administration tried to play them and the rest of the country for fools.

Doughboy on November 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I sure hope they will block her nomination.

jimver on November 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

You know why the administration didn’t act right away on Benghazi? Nobody reported it to #AttackWatch

TheAudacityofNOPE on November 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM

’m not sure about cabinet positions but let’s remember John Bolton served as UN Ambassador for some time in a recess appointment. Typically, Presidents gets who they want for the cabinet. But that may not be the case when they put up lying partisan whores who just a few weeks ago clearly was not telling the truth. – Happy Nomad on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I remember that Bolton’s nomination was a recess appointment, but there are some cabinet positions that are extremely important that the President should not be able to override Senate approval via recess appointment. The Secretary of State, Defense, Treasury and Attorney General. Here is a link to the current cabinet positions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_the_United_States

SC.Charlie on November 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

I wonder what the usual know-nothing CBS viewer took away from that interview, what with the firm language from McCain and the non-protestations from the erstwhile news duo, that I’d almost guarantee those CBS viewers hadn’t seen before?

I wonder if it’s starting to penetrate their conscience that there is something there?

“Watergate?” they’re thinking. “This is …Watergate? But worse?”

Interesting times, much?

davisbr on November 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

(think Fat and furious)
SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I try to keep my thoughts away from Mooochelle as much as possible…

affenhauer on November 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

My first thought was “Isn’t it a bit much to hold Republicans responsible for who the POTUS marries?”

Lily on November 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I meant conscious, but conscience works lol.

davisbr on November 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

OH MY GOD…………….. Congress sent Holder a strongly worded letter…

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

On stiff paper, too.

PersonFromPorlock on November 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Wait until libs start peddling the “well Bush lied about WMD in Iraq” line as a defense.
heretic on November 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

They already are. When I tried to explain this cover up to a low information voter friend of mine, he started yapping about Bush.

jawkneemusic on November 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM

OH MY GOD…………….. Congress sent Holder a strongly worded letter…

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Why didn’t you answer my questions to you?

Your childish snark proves my point i.e. you were babbling incoherently and hysterically, like an evasive liberal, when you said the House GOP did nothing about Fast & Furious.

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Christ, you’re a terrible writer…

tommyhawk on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

It would be amazing if Patreaus had some honor for the families and just told the truth. People are much more forgiving of the truth than the coverup.

ldbgcoleman on November 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Christ, you’re a terrible writer…

tommyhawk on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

And, how much do you get paid, 8th Grader?

kingsjester on November 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Does confirmation require just majority or 60 votes

cmsinaz on November 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I remember when the press let Bush get away with blaming the “intelligence” he had when they found no WMD in Iraq. Good times.

ctmom on November 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

The press gave Pres. Bush no pass.

You should also recall that Bush had 3,000 dead Americans and he was trying to keep the other 300 million safe.

“President 00help” seems to have allowed four people to perish and left others hanging.

IlikedAUH2O on November 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Christ, you’re a terrible writer…

tommyhawk on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

And you’re a hypocrite who’s a terrible judge of character.

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Christ, you’re a terrible writer…

tommyhawk on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

And you are a terrible troll. Does your mommy know you are using her computer again?

JPeterman on November 14, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Christ, you’re a terrible writer…

tommyhawk on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Who is the terrible writer?

D-fusit on November 14, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Christ, you’re a terrible writer…

tommyhawk on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

That’s a novelty – trolls coming to a secular forum to dump on Jesus Christ.

Archivarix on November 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

“As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. 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 besmirch her reputation is outrageous,” President Obama said at a press conference on Wednesday.

“When they go after the UN ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,” Obama later added.

Thug in Chief

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Christ, you’re a terrible writer…

tommyhawk on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Don’t ever leave your basement.

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

For once, I believe McCain and Grahamnesty.

Doughboy on November 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Uh-oh…

Bruno Strozek on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

IlikedAUH2O on November 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

You can’t possibly think I was serious.

ctmom on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

They talk a big game, but we all know that when it comes time to actually stop Rice from becoming Sec State they will cave.

Nathan_OH on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I wonder what the usual know-nothing CBS viewer took away from that interview, what with the firm language from McCain and the non-protestations from the erstwhile news duo, that I’d almost guarantee those CBS viewers hadn’t seen before?

I wonder if it’s starting to penetrate their conscience that there is something there?

“Watergate?” they’re thinking. “This is …Watergate? But worse?”

Interesting times, much?

davisbr on November 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

We need to support these guys so they don’t go all wobbly.

monalisa on November 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

(think Fat and furious)
SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I don’t think Chris Christie even likes guns.

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on November 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I wonder if it’s starting to penetrate their conscience that there is something there?

“Watergate?” they’re thinking. “This is …Watergate? But worse?”

Interesting times, much?

davisbr on November 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

“Watergate—wow, a new series, theme park?” “Did you know Romney killed a lady?”

Funnny but not. Three pages of the Petraeus deal in our local paper and USA today—timelines, pics, etc. Where was the concern over that Ben Gazzari fellow a month ago?

arnold ziffel on November 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Media, combust, spontaneously, from dereliction of duty.

President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack.

“As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her,” Obama said at the press conference, defending the statements the ambassador to the U.N. made regarding the Benghazi attack.

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Graham and McCain hopping all up and down, barking around the feet of the master. All collared and neutered, they’re sooo cute! “You get’em big fellas. Yooou get’em!”
Pathetic.

onomo on November 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

CBS should know all about Benghazi. Sharyl Atkisson their own reporter has led the charge on it…this is up until now.

d1carter on November 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

If the Senate GOP wanted to mount a filibuster of her potential appointment, they could.

LOL, and the odds are?

They won’t, bank it.

Midas on November 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I don’t think Chris Christie even likes guns.

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on November 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Doesn’t that depend on whether the gun is made out of an edible material or not?

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

“I am dead set on making sure we don’t promote anybody who was a player in the Benghazi debacle,” Graham said in reference to Rice’s

I have to throw the BS flag on this one. Remember all of his outrage over Obama’s Supreme Court nominations. He still voted for the unqualified socialists. And he will give his full approval to Rice.

South Carolina, WTF. Why do you keep electing this fool. You do know he’s a democrat, don’t you?

Alabama Infidel on November 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Doesn’t that depend on whether the gun is made out of an edible material or not?

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Mmmm Red Velvet Cake…

:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on November 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

OH MY GOD…………….. Congress sent Holder a strongly worded letter…

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:37 PM

It also had an unpinched staple in the upper left corner. You ever get one of those little points under a nail, man, it’s murder.

Bishop on November 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

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 besmirch her reputation is outrageous,” President Obama said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Gotta wonder what a certain General thinks about this comment.

Jabberwock on November 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Graham and McCain hopping all up and down, barking around the feet of the master. All collared and neutered, they’re sooo cute! “You get’em big fellas. Yooou get’em!”
Pathetic.

onomo on November 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

They do this often. But in the end, they always stay on the porch.

Alabama Infidel on November 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

“She is so disconnected from reality that I don’t trust her,” the South Carolina Republican told reporters.

*BZZZZZT*

Thanks for playing, but this is incorrect. She’s not ‘disconnected from reality’, she’s very much in touch with reality, she’s just a stone-cold leftist prevaricating piece-of-sh1t, just like her boss and the rest of the stinking bunch in that crew. To hell with them all, post haste.

Midas on November 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Christ, you’re a terrible writer…

tommyhawk on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I believe Christ was more of a speaker than a writer, but hey … keep on contributing absolutely less than Obama (i.e. Zero) to the conversation.

ShainS on November 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Why didn’t you answer my questions to you?

Your childish snark proves my point i.e. you were babbling incoherently and hysterically, like an evasive liberal, when you said the House GOP did nothing about Fast & Furious.

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Because you’re an idiot. LET ME REPEAT, THEY DID NOTHING. Has Erick Holder been removed from office? Don’t bother, I’ll answer that for you… PHUCK NO he hasn’t been. Has anyone gone to prison over Fast and Furious? Again the answer is PHUCK NO. The pathetic farcical Potemkin village of an investigation did nothing but allow the GOP Leadership to wring their hands in public and whine like little b.itches while actually achieving absolutely ZERO results.

How many people died in Watergate? How many peopled died in Operation Fast and Furious. How many people died in Benghazi? How many people died in Watergate again? The GOP Leadership are every bit as corrupt as the Obama Administration.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

“As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. 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 besmirch her reputation is outrageous,” President Obama said at a press conference on Wednesday.

“When they go after the UN ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,” Obama later added.

So is he admitting to lying to the UN Amassador?

D-fusit on November 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

(think Fat and furious)
SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I try to keep my thoughts away from Mooochelle as much as possible…

affenhauer on November 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Beat me to it!

Resist We Much on November 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

On the positive side, the Stock Market is down another 155 points today… :twisted:

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

“When they go after the UN ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,”

I don’t recall the Senators calling her an “easy target”. Obama is the one who put that out there. He may have let the cat out of the bag with this straw man. Does he think she is an easy target? How would she perform as a SoS if Obama has to defend her all the time?

I think we really hit a nerve with this whole Rice thing. Obama doth protest too much. Maybe it’s Benghazi, maybe it’s that he knows she is unqualified. Either way, we need to dig deeper.

weaselyone on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

President Revenge says,

“Promoting unqualified, inexperienced, and generally stupid bureaucrats is how we roll, ya’ll !

FlaMurph on November 14, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Either way, we need to dig deeper.

weaselyone on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM

On the positive side, the Stock Market is down another 155 points today… :twisted:

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Remember when Obama said the market was like a tracking poll for the Preezy?

tom daschle concerned on November 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM

So the pres says he sent Ms Rice out with the video being the cause. Did not he tell us during the 2nd debate he called it terrorism in the rose garden? Special
Prosecutor time !

hillsoftx on November 14, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Special Prosecutor time !

hillsoftx on November 14, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Only if you can document that Hell has frozen over and all of it’s prisoners have received full pardons. Otherwise no.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Has Erick Holder been removed from office? Don’t bother, I’ll answer that for you… PHUCK NO he hasn’t been.

The House could impeach Holder, but the matter would then go to the Senate. 67 votes would be required for conviction and removal. I don’t have to tell you who runs the Senate so that’s not going to happen.

Has anyone gone to prison over Fast and Furious? Again the answer is PHUCK NO

Unfortunately, Obama and Eric Holder are in control there, too. Holder controls Justice and there will not be any investigation into F&F as long as both men are in office unless a “deep throat” comes forward with smoking gun evidence.

The Independent Counsels law expired in 1999, and was effectively replaced by DoJ regulation 28 CFR Part 600. So, again, the House cannot do anything. Only Holder or Obama can appoint an Independent Counsel.

At this point, the only conceivable avenue would be on the state level (Arizona) and even there it would likely be fruitless, at this point, because of immunity.

I’m not defending the GOP, but their hands are pretty tied on the F&F matter. IIRC, the complaint for holding Holder in civil contempt has been filed by the House in the DC Cir and is pending.

Resist We Much on November 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I wonder what the usual know-nothing CBS viewer took away from that interview, what with the firm language from McCain and the non-protestations from the erstwhile news duo, that I’d almost guarantee those CBS viewers hadn’t seen before?

I wonder if it’s starting to penetrate their conscience that there is something there?

“Watergate?” they’re thinking. “This is …Watergate? But worse?”

Interesting times, much?

davisbr on November 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM

.
Lying, under oath, is the indictable crime………

Just lying as a process of Governing, as President Revenge does, well, its no biggie….until election time.

Oh wait.

FlaMurph on November 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Because you’re an idiot. LET ME REPEAT, THEY DID NOTHING. Has Erick Holder been removed from office? Don’t bother, I’ll answer that for you… PHUCK NO he hasn’t been. Has anyone gone to prison over Fast and Furious? Again the answer is PHUCK NO. The pathetic farcical Potemkin village of an investigation did nothing but allow the GOP Leadership to wring their hands in public and whine like little b.itches while actually achieving absolutely ZERO results.

How many people died in Watergate? How many peopled died in Operation Fast and Furious. How many people died in Benghazi? How many people died in Watergate again? The GOP Leadership are every bit as corrupt as the Obama Administration.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

On the positive side, the Stock Market is down another 155 points today… :twisted:

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Only if you can document that Hell has frozen over and all of it’s prisoners have received full pardons. Otherwise no.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I see lots of rants and negativity. What solutions do you present? What are you advocating FOR? We certainly know you are against basically everything that has been attempted. What would you do differently to hold Holder accountable with a Democrat President and Democrat controlled Senate? What would you do to get to the bottom of Benghazi when they people investigating and answering the questions are all from the same side? What would you do?

weaselyone on November 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Because you’re an idiot. LET ME REPEAT, THEY DID NOTHING. Has Erick Holder been removed from office? Don’t bother, I’ll answer that for you… PHUCK NO he hasn’t been. Has anyone gone to prison over Fast and Furious? Again the answer is PHUCK NO. The pathetic farcical Potemkin village of an investigation did nothing but allow the GOP Leadership to wring their hands in public and whine like little b.itches while actually achieving absolutely ZERO results.

How many people died in Watergate? How many peopled died in Operation Fast and Furious. How many people died in Benghazi? How many people died in Watergate again? The GOP Leadership are every bit as corrupt as the Obama Administration.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

“THEY DID NOTHING”? Taking 0dumba to court and finding Holder in contempt is PROOF that the House GOP is in 0dumba’s back pocket over Fast & Furious, right?

Between the 2 of us, you, someone argues and carries on like a childish, humorless, angry and verbally abusive liberal, isn’t the idiot, but I am even though I don’t and can back up what I say with evidence?

Thank you indicting yourself as a crazed whackjob and an idiot in denial, and for amusing me so! :)

Anti-Control on November 14, 2012 at 3:55 PM

“When they go after the UN ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me,”

He’s trying to make the opposition to Rice a continuation of “the GOP’s war on women.” That is why he omitted the name of the third Senator, who joined McCain and Graham in opposition:

Senator Kelly Ayotte

In addition to the race card, MSNBC will be playing the WOW card 24/7 (well, 24 hours minus MSNBC’s daily allotment of prison shows/7) and Capitol Hill police will be arresting scores of wimmenens in big, fuzzy, Code-Pink-pink vajayjay costumes until the first blizzard snatches victimhood from the snatc…

I’d better stop right there…

Resist We Much on November 14, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Did Grahamnesty finally grow a pair or something?

UltimateBob on November 14, 2012 at 3:57 PM

How could they possibly consider for the Secretary of State, someone who peddled a false narrative (smoking gun, mushroom cloud) in order to buck up a policy position (invasion of Iraq) based upon false intelligence (weapons of mass destruction). Unprecedented.

plewis on November 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM

The Department of Defense will more than disappointed in having Senator John Kerry being promoted or is that demoted to being Secretary of Defense. Did he really ever get back all those medal he received in Vietnam after throwing them over the White House fence?

Costa Rica here I come.

SC.Charlie on November 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM

John (the coward) kerry threw someone else’s medals over that fence. He still has all the medals that he put himself in for.

Solaratov on November 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Yea, until the rest of the eSTAB repubs say it’s time to sweep this under the rug and cover for the TREASON committed by the Traitor-in-chief! This is such BS, it amazes me that anyone would fall for the same BS, again! Same dog & pony show, til they cover for the Marxist Messiah, just like they did on Fast & Furious! You have to be a Moron to think these Back Stabbers are going to do anything!

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on November 14, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Let’s see here …

Trusting the Benghazi investigations to a senile RINO McCain, a bipolar RINO Graham, and a RINO assimilated ex-cheerleader sounds like a winning strategy to get right to the bottom of this!

HondaV65 on November 14, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I see lots of rants and negativity. What solutions do you present? What are you advocating FOR? We certainly know you are against basically everything that has been attempted. What would you do differently to hold Holder accountable with a Democrat President and Democrat controlled Senate? What would you do to get to the bottom of Benghazi when they people investigating and answering the questions are all from the same side? What would you do?

weaselyone on November 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM

How about congress employ 18 USC 1512b or 18 USC 1505 and start slapping people in jail. Harry Reid has refused to bring a budget to the floor, you really think the GOP couldn’t start impeachment proceeding against Harry Reid if that had the balls to do so? You really think that Boenher couldn’t push impeachment hearings against Obama through the House if he had the balls to do so?

Would they pass the senate, probably not. But if Fast and Furious and Benghazi were cited as the reasons they would force a FULL and complete public Discovery of everything that transpired.

SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM

IlikedAUH2O on November 14, 2012 at 2:51 PM

You can’t possibly think I was serious.

ctmom on November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Tensions seem to be running rather high yet. And perhaps clouded the ability of some to appreciate satire or sarcasm.

Perhaps sarcasm should be labeled as such for a while. :)

Solaratov on November 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM

We’re asked to believe that the FBI investigation into the general’s affair, with its enormous national-security implications, was conducted over a period of weeks and the president was never told anything about it until Mr. Petraeus submitted his resignation. A half-dozen government agencies, in this fanciful telling of the story, treated the president as if he were a virgin in a bordello, all to preserve his “innocence” in the final weeks of a bitter election campaign. If the president didn’t know what was going on upstairs, this is incompetence bordering on criminal malfeasance.

With no facts, we have only the tangled web of lies in the changing official stories. Was the general intimidated — if not blackmailed — into joining the president, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in their ridiculous story, told over and over, that the Benghazi attack was set off by demonstrations protesting that obscure video? Mr. Petraeus supported the president’s story about the video in testimony to Congress shortly after the assassination of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. He surely knew better.

By all accounts David Petraeus was and is a man of honor and integrity, now disgraced and broken by a familiar indiscretion born of human frailty. Looking to Congress for brave men and women who can unravel this web of deceit, a web perhaps woven of high crimes and misdemeanors, is usually a fool’s errand. But Congress is all we’ve got.

Schadenfreude on November 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I think we really hit a nerve with this whole Rice thing. Obama doth protest too much. Maybe it’s Benghazi, maybe it’s that he knows she is unqualified. Either way, we need to dig deeper.

weaselyone on November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

And it may just be that Rice is not the one d’ohbama actually wants to be SoS – but is simply a stalking horse.
If the senate rejects Rice, whoever lil barry puts up next will be approved automatically – whoever they are.
Just to show bipartisanship.

Solaratov on November 14, 2012 at 4:22 PM

I love it when Miss Lindsey butches up like that… or was that Kelly Ayotte?

bofh on November 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM

All a sideshow folks … Rice will be recess appointed and nothing else will happen.

I mean … if we had a GOP that had nuts and would play harball – we could always start fu$king with funding all over the place because we control the House – where funding starts.

But we don’t have a GOP with balls.

HondaV65 on November 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM

The GOP establishment have betrayed the rank and file before (think Fat and furious)
SWalker on November 14, 2012 at 2:15 PM

+1 for the utterly random reference to Chris Christie.

CorporatePiggy on November 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM

In the first place, a US ambassador to the UN is not the appropriate person to have represented the WH on those talk programs regarding the Benghazi attack. The question really is why was she given those talking points that were easily refuted almost from the beginning of the attack.

The WH and its cabinet members are answerable to the American people, not to or by a UN representative. Obysmal is delegating more authority to the UN and its flunkies than to our nation’s Constitutional government and its accountability.

onlineanalyst on November 14, 2012 at 4:59 PM

So is he admitting to lying to the UN Amassador?

D-fusit on November 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Your highlighted parts of Obysmal’s remarks are significant. Susan Rice was merely poll-parroting the WH talking points of misleading (actually wrong) information.

onlineanalyst on November 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Gee, I’m not sure, but I don’t remember the manly Lindsey having any b@lls.

Sasha List on November 14, 2012 at 5:55 PM

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