Senate Republicans refuse to confirm Kerry until Hillary testifies about Benghazi

posted at 7:31 pm on December 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Isn’t this pushing a jinx?  If Senate Republicans insist on having Hillary Clinton testify before allowing John Kerry’s confirmation to proceed, aren’t they risking a torn ACL or turf toe for the outgoing Secretary of State?

Clinton has pledged to remain in the job until Kerry is confirmed, which Obama said he was confident would happen “quickly.” The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Illness and a concussion has prevented Clinton from appearing thus far.

Clinton promised to appear before Congress at one point, but the State Department backpedaled from that position quickly after it became public.  State then said that Clinton couldn’t testify until after Congress received the report from the Accountability Review Board’s investigation into Benghazi, which they hinted Congress might not see for another 90 days — or possibly never see in its entirety. They got the ARB report last week, at which point State announced the resignations of four officials who never actually resigned at allAccountability!

So yes, there are plenty of questions to ask Hillary Clinton about the “systemic failures” and “leadership and management deficiencies” that arose under her command at State, now that Congress has seen the report.  There are plenty of questions to ask Hillary Clinton about the surreal resignation dodge of the past week.  Asking those questions requires her presence, however, and it’s becoming clear that Hillary has no intention of submitting herself to those lines of inquiry in public.  She and State are trying to run out the clock and leave John Kerry in position to deal with the aftermath.

The question is whether Senate Republicans can actually block Kerry’s nomination.  Stalwarts like Mike Lee and Tim Scott will certainly give it a go, and Marco Rubio suggested that he might put a hold on it.  John McCain and Lindsey Graham may not go along with obstruction for very long, for collegial reasons concerning Kerry and Hillary as well as for “comity,” but they may come along for a little while.  Harry Reid can move the question with 60 votes, which means that he only needs 5 Republicans to agree to a floor vote to break the impasse.  I’d be surprised if he can’t find them, after a short period of time in which the Senate Republicans can make their objection known.

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Hillary Clinton… 2 weeks in the hospital with a concussion?

Say, what exactly is up with that?

What hospital is she in?

Who is her doctor?

Where are the MFM drooling for the story?

How did she get it?

This is the Sec. State of the US of A and NO ONE CARES ABOUT HER CONDITION?

What heartless people the MFM are. And the Left.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM

O/T: Fox News is reporting that Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf has died at age 78.

trigon on December 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Get Killary under oath and go for a treason charge, if found guilty she should be thrown against the nearest wall and executed. Execution is a fitting end to these treasonous aholes.

tom daschle concerned on December 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Force her to testify, then still vote against Kerry anyway. They are both despicable and should never hold public office.

Christien on December 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

She’ll show up with a note from her doctor “Please excuse Hillary from completely remembering all the details as she’s had a boo-boo to her head” signed, Hillary’s Doctor.

Plus she’ll be a civilian without access to the classified information.

rbj on December 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

They’ll fold up like a carnival tent.

Rio Linda Refugee on December 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Norman Schwarzkopf , RIP.

Bmore on December 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Obama did nothing. Hillary knows he did nothing, and the only way for her to protect herself is to admit he did nothing. If she does that, she can forget any support from the Obama camp in 2016.

novaculus on December 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Say doesn’t Hillary have a headache? Or something.

Bmore on December 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM

This is exactly what they SHOULD do. It’s the same game to Dems would play and it’s a good game.

Whether they will play till the end is another story. I really hate the GOP. Really hate them. Impotent pricks!

lib-or-tea on December 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM

This is exactly what they SHOULD do. It’s the same game to Dems would play and it’s a good game.

Whether they will play till the end is another story. I really hate the GOP. Really hate them. Impotent pr!cks!

lib-or-tea on December 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Facelift.

ctmom on December 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Clinton promised to appear before Congress at one point, but the State Department backpedaled from that position quickly after it became public. State then said that Clinton couldn’t testify until after Congress received the report from the Accountability Review Board’s investigation into Benghazi, which they hinted Congress might not see for another 90 days — or possibly never see in its entirety. They got the ARB report last week, at which point State announced the resignations of four officials who never actually resigned at all. Accountability!

…pensioned out…going elsewhere on the government gravy train?…the MSM sleeps and we let them get away with it!

KOOLAID2 on December 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM

She`ll be too busy sitting my G.H.W. Bush`s bedside, holding his hand to attend.

And is it true? Schwarzkopf died? If so, God bless him and his family.

ThePrez on December 27, 2012 at 7:41 PM

…pensioned out…going elsewhere on the government gravy train?…the MSM sleeps and we let them get away with it!

KOOLAID2 on December 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Actually, just on leave with pay. The one guy lost his presidential appointment, but kept the rest of his “portfolio”.

So the four resignations story is 99.9% BS.

novaculus on December 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Has anyone actually SEEN Hillary Clinton the past couple of weeks?

Is she still alive?

Wouldn’t know watching the MFM, that’s for sure.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Maybe she’s hiding in a fat farm somewhere. Gotta get in shape for the next run for prezzy. Actually she’s been rehearsing ‘I don’t recall’ for the hearings.

Kissmygrits on December 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Harry Reid can move the question with 60 votes, which means that he only needs 5 Republicans to agree to a floor vote to break the impasse. I’d be surprised if he can’t find them

The absolute irrelevance of the modern-day Republican (as opposed to actual conservatives, mind), in a nutshell.

Kent18 on December 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

The mere fact that she is dithering, malingering, and foot-dragging like crazy to avoid revealing what really happened should be all anyone needs to know. Kick this fraud to the curb, already. She has absolutely nothing of value to offer the nation.

If and when she testilies, a high-ranking Repub ABSOLUTELY MUST throw her “willing suspension of disbelief” crack back in her hideous face.

Christien on December 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

John McCain and Lindsey Graham may not go along with obstruction for very long, for collegial reasons concerning Kerry and Hillary as well as for “comity,”

Vomit inducing.

Comity? They want you dead, tools.

rrpjr on December 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

She`s probably sleeping off her trip to Ireland…….. You know, glug, glug.

ThePrez on December 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Get ready for that new new dance craze that’s the toast of D.C.

It’s called …..

THE RINO CAVE.

C’mon you establishment RINO’s…Shake your money-makers for pimp-daddy Boner.

The RNC disgusts me.

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Marco Rubio suggested that he might put a hold on it. John McCain and Lindsey Graham may not go along with obstruction for very long

…these three have no shlong…so this sentence is just another tease!

KOOLAID2 on December 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

R.I.P. Stormin’ Norman

29Victor on December 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I have complete faith that a)Hillary won’t say a damn thing and b)Republicans will fold like a old shirt and c)there’ll be a gaggle of grinnin’ and grabbin’ involving the POTUS, the new SECSTATE and the old SECSTATE after his confirmation.

ted c on December 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

So is the point here that once someone leaves a government position, they can’t be held accountable for their actions in that position and can’t be called to testify?

hopeful on December 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM

*************** RED Alert Two **********************

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies
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@mitchellreports tweeted:
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Stormin #Norman Schwarzkopf remembered by Colin Powell as great patriot and great soldier good friend and “a close buddy” Desert Storm hero

10 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

Former President George H.W. Bush releases statement on the death of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf – ‏@KHOU

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More: US official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf has died; he was 78 – @AP

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canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 7:55 PM

So is the point here that once someone leaves a government position, they can’t be held accountable for their actions in that position and can’t be called to testify?

hopeful on December 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM

No, I think the point here is to give the impression of accountability by pseudo-firing of people from positions they shouldn’t have held anyway. Once the smoke clears, everybody goes back to work as usual, just a different cubicle.
/accountability

ted c on December 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM

KOOLAID2 on December 27, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Graham has one (tiny as it may be) but the DC elite have held his sexual orientation (along with his eeny weeny) hostage for decades and they allow him to flex just long enough to fool the *L.I.V. till the next election.

*low information voter

lib-or-tea on December 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

RIP General Norman Schwarzkopf.

My condolences to your family.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

MeanWhile HilRid Reports For Duty……………

Foreign Policy ‏@ForeignPolicy

RT @joshrogin Exclusive: Clinton returning to work next week http://goo.gl/OeEzz
====================

Exclusive: Clinton returning to work next week
Posted By Josh Rogin Thursday, December 27, 2012 – 5:06 PM

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/12/27/exclusive_clinton_returning_to_work_next_week

**Side Note:No State Department Briefing today,tommorrow…TBA!!

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

How many ways can this poor woman say it?

/

M240H on December 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM

More silly games.

Even if Hillary happens to shake off her permanent hangover for long enough to “testify”, she won’t be under oath, and she is never going to tell the truth.

And, of course well-documented traitor, John Kerry, is going to be confirmed, regardless of whether or not Hillary offers her ridiculous scripted remarks to Congress.

Let’s face it, with John McCain and Lindsey Graham leading the fight (and drooling and panting all the way) to confirm their good friend Kerry – he’s a shoo-in. No Republican in Congress is going to ask any meaningful questions of Kerry – his crimes against this country, his long history of hate-speech against America and our military, his history of tax-dodging, his hatred of Israel or his penchant for pandering to islam and associating with and defending terrorists. No Republican is going to hold Kerry accountable for his history. No Republican in Congress is going to do their job when it comes to John Kerry.

And, of course, obama knew that Kerry would be handled with kid gloves – Kerry was obama’s first and only choice (Rice was red herring) – and he will be confirmed.

Pork-Chop on December 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Who gave the “stand down” order…?

Seven Percent Solution on December 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

She’s probably been replaced by a pod-person.

Not that we would see any difference, mind you…

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

If Hillary becomes Prez…

It will be like a long squeal of Naked Gun with Frank Drebin.

Electrongod on December 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM

She’s got a conkusion you RW tards! She can’t testify! She’s a national treasure but yo are too anti women and racist to see it!

BoxHead1 on December 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM

So if they don’t bother to confirm Kerry…

Say Hillary quits… well, why is having no one as Sec. State worse than the job Clinton did?

Why is having Kerry as Sec. State better than no one?

Really, having no one as Sec. State, beyond that #4 back-up position for the Prez, might be the best thing to happen there. Kerry’s menu of AGW, global hunger and global disarmament aren’t going to be winning him friends much of anywhere out of Lefty circles… who have now demonstrated that they don’t care about anything that happens to any Sec. State.

Keep the Senate pro forma and you might just have no one as Sec. State for the next 4 years. After Libya, Benghazi, Egypt, Syria, Mali… isn’t no one better than what we currently have?

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

So all she has to do is just “testify”? Even if she says she can’t remember much because of that terrible “concussion”?

VorDaj on December 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

BoxHead1 on December 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM

…plus she’s real smart and beutifHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

*whew*….couldn’t pull it off.

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

She’s probably been replaced by a pod-person.

Not that we would see any difference, mind you…

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM

ajacksonian:Haha,good one,a ProgTardPod:)

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Of course Good Ol Boy squishes like McCain and his butt buddy will back off on Kerry as will Blue RINO Brown in his last days before going for Kerry’s seat against the latest Mrs Ted Kennedy.

philw1776 on December 27, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Ugh.HilRid,thats HilRod!

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Teflon.

Remember, 900 purloined FBI files on your political opponents have no expiration date on their shelf lives.

Del Dolemonte on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Just you watch and it will be all Invasion of the Body Snatchers at the State Dept. All Leftopodians.

Oh, wait… we already have that… never mind…

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

O/T: Fox News is reporting that Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf has died at age 78.

trigon on December 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

A sad day for those who were there and know what a military genius he was. He saved a lot of American lives with his ruse of a beach invasion in Kuwait pulling enemy forces away from the minefield border with Saudi.

Which set up the Highway of Death when the Iraqi’s finally figured out our rout was on.

100 hour wars are hard to argue with.

Hog Wild on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

She’s already said that she is responsible for the State Department so what else do you crazy Tea Parties want..?///
Benghazi is just a distraction…the election is over!

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

She’ll show up with a note from her doctor “Please excuse Hillary from completely remembering all the details as she’s had a boo-boo to her head” signed, Hillary’s Doctor.

Plus she’ll be a civilian without access to the classified information.

rbj on December 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Apparently Hillary is a doctor herself as she diagnosed herself as having a concussion and without even having to take X-rays!

VorDaj on December 27, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Maybe Hillary’s next act as a doctor will be to diagnose herself as having end stage cancer.

VorDaj on December 27, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Senate Republicans refuse to confirm Kerry until Hillary testifies about Benghazi
posted at 7:31 pm on December 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Isn’t this pushing a jinx? If Senate Republicans insist on having Hillary Clinton testify before allowing John Kerry’s confirmation to proceed, aren’t they risking a torn ACL or turf toe for the outgoing Secretary of State?

Clinton has pledged to remain in the job until Kerry is confirmed, which Obama said he was confident would happen “quickly.” The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Illness and a concussion has prevented Clinton from appearing thus far.

Clinton promised to appear before Congress at one point, but the State Department backpedaled from that position quickly after it became public. State then said that Clinton couldn’t testify until after Congress received the report from the Accountability Review Board’s investigation into Benghazi, which they hinted Congress might not see for another 90 days — or possibly never see in its entirety. They got the ARB report last week, at which point State announced the resignations of four officials who never actually resigned at all. Accountability!

So yes, there are plenty of questions to ask Hillary Clinton about the “systemic failures” and “leadership and management deficiencies” that arose under her command at State, now that Congress has seen the report. There are plenty of questions to ask Hillary Clinton about the surreal resignation dodge of the past week. Asking those questions requires her presence, however, and it’s becoming clear that Hillary has no intention of submitting herself to those lines of inquiry in public. She and State are trying to run out the clock and leave John Kerry in position to deal with the aftermath.

The question is whether Senate Republicans can actually block Kerry’s nomination. Stalwarts like Mike Lee and Tim Scott will certainly give it a go, and Marco Rubio suggested that he might put a hold on it. John McCain and Lindsey Graham may not go along with obstruction for very long, for collegial reasons concerning Kerry and Hillary as well as for “comity,” but they may come along for a little while. Harry Reid can move the question with 60 votes, which means that he only needs 5 Republicans to agree to a floor vote to break the impasse. I’d be surprised if he can’t find them, after a short period of time in which the Senate Republicans can make their objection known.
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Hillary Clinton… 2 weeks in the hospital with a concussion?

Say, what exactly is up with that?

What hospital is she in?

Who is her doctor?

Where are the MFM drooling for the story?

How did she get it?

This is the Sec. State of the US of A and NO ONE CARES ABOUT HER CONDITION?

What heartless people the MFM are. And the Left.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Exactly.
If she were a conservative in the same situation, the press would be asking where she was being treated, why a simple concussion was so debilitating, who was her doctor and why can’t they interview him/her, and isn’t it odd that she disappeared just when the buck was to stop at here door?

The media are traitors to the Republic and to humanity imo.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Benghazi is just a distraction…the election is over!

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

And those dead Americans are just so “inconvenient” right douche-brain?

Totally distracting and Not Optimal.

a-hole.

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:17 PM


Speaking of General Schwarzkopf….

avisomaiya tweeted:
ravisomaiya

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa from complications arising from pneumonia, his sister confirms.

10 mins ago from twitter.com by editor
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https://twitter.com/ravisomaiya/status/284464990163980289

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 8:17 PM

100 hour wars are hard to argue with.

Hog Wild on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Much better than what sure seems like a 100 year war in Afcrapistan.

VorDaj on December 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

She’s already said that she is responsible for the State Department so what else do you crazy Tea Parties want..?///
Benghazi is just a distraction…the election is over!

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I don’t want her head on a stick like the barbaric Left does with pro-civil rights gun owners.

I want to see her balance a 2x4x10 on her head and tap dance while juggling lit sticks of dynamite while being thrown a running chainsaw to make dog house to hide in before the dynamite goes off.

Or her testimony in front of various Congressional panels for the rest of her natural life.

Either one would be endlessly entertaining.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM

lol…copy much?

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:20 PM

We’ll see if the GOP Senate finally shows some ‘nads, or folds.

Methinks Hillary will give some lame excuse and slide out of it.

I don’t know if any GOP senator has the guts to go right at her and force a repeat of her “I don’t remember” testimony from the ’90s.

Would be nice, but I’m not holding my breath. No one has the guts to chop her legs out from under her and prevent her from being elected president in 2016.

GOP Senate could sink her with this testimony, but I doubt they will.

The fix is in.

cane_loader on December 27, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Should’ve used a bigger sarc tag…?

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:23 PM

She’s already said that she is responsible for the State Department so what else do you crazy Tea Parties want..?///
d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

The consequence of her responsibility.

Electrongod on December 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

LOL. BTW, how long do the effects of a concussion last…?

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Yeah..I wasn’t going to c/p the whole post.

Sue me.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Obama did nothing. Hillary knows he did nothing, and the only way for her to protect herself is to admit he did nothing. If she does that, she can forget any support from the Obama camp in 2016.

novaculus on December 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM

And if she says “I can’t recall” under oath there will be no 2016 for her.

meci on December 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

lol…my bad….shoulda known better (if I’d noticed it was you, I’d have reread).

I’m 3 beers into the evening and angry at the headlines.

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Never just look at how much is highlighted when most of the screen is scrolled up too far.
Oops.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:28 PM

LOL. BTW, how long do the effects of a concussion last…?

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM

One day longer than your time in office.

Take a look at Congress.

It explains everything.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Yeah..I wasn’t going to c/p the whole post.

Sue me.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:26 PM

lol…been there.

new exactly what happened.

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:28 PM

knew even

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

No worries, mate! Your reaction was my first one. I just thought I’d beat all the Progs to their excuses.

Exit question: How much Jack Daniels does it take to cause a concussion?

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Yeah..I wasn’t going to c/p the whole post.

Sue me.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:26 PM

No, you Mimzey!

Sue is someone else…

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Gnu.

Bishop on December 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

You know the saying, “What goes around comes around” but there seem to be far too many lefties/Dems/socialists that never seem to get their com-uppence. As for McCain and Graham – I really wish we could see some LEADERSHIP and guts but….. They have nothing to lose.

As for Hillary – she wants the presidency so badly she’ll do anything and tear down our nation even more if (and I mean IF) she gets to run. So much could happen.

Talk about weak, weak, weak people. She has no backbone nor do a number of other Dem/socialists but they have the press on their side and that makes a HUGE difference. She can’t testify b/c she’ll break the law – something about lying under oath – didn’t her husband run into a problem with that????

Like attracts like and behavior must run in the family.

MN J on December 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

How much Jack Daniels does it take to cause a concussion?

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

lol…One bottle….but you have to hold it by the neck.

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Gnu.

Bishop on December 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Gnu Not Unix

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

My name is SUE…How do you do!

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Would be nice, but I’m not holding my breath. No one has the guts to chop her legs out from under her and prevent her from being elected president in 2016.

GOP Senate could sink her with this testimony, but I doubt they will.

The fix is in.

cane_loader on December 27, 2012 at 8:20 PM

It would be great if the GOP made this an issue again but the MSM is Mighty Strong media since the election. They’re giving themselves credit for the win and are pressing an agenda.And the GOP doesn’t have an identity. The GOP are holding out for a hero till the end of the night – sort of pathetic.But if they act responsably on Benghazi then people like me might get back on board. It’s not a radical position to want the truth out about this fiasco. It should be bigger then the dems and repubs. THe media was compelled to cover the blue dress and no one (cept Vince Foster/sarc-maybe) died because of that scandal.

BoxHead1 on December 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM

She’ll stub her toe on her way to the hearing and take another 2 weeks off.

Philly on December 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Just you watch and it will be all Invasion of the Body Snatchers at the State Dept. All Leftopodians.

Oh, wait… we already have that… never mind…

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

ajacksonian:Leftopodians,hehe:)

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 8:35 PM

My name is SUE…How do you do!

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Do wop, do wop…dum-de-de-de… do wop, do wop…

Like that, tyvm!

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:35 PM

nd if she says “I can’t recall” under oath there will be no 2016 for her.

meci on December 27, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I totally disagree.

What I have learned from 5 years of a fawning, corrupt, traitorous MSM during 0bama’s rule, and also from nearly everything that took place during Cinton’s rule, is that the 0bama administration will never be held to account for trampling the Constitution and malfeasance.

NOTHING will ever stick to Barack or Hillary.

It matters not one whit whether she says, “I don’t recall,” 56,789 times.

If it is not reported, it didn’t happen.

The woman will still be the Dem nominee, with full-throated support of the MSM and the credulous 52%.

cane_loader on December 27, 2012 at 8:36 PM

ajacksonian:Leftopodians,hehe:)

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Humorless, hate anyone with genuine emotions, think alike… Leftopodians… Invasion was all about that at all levels of life and government. Next up: Zombies as a metaphor for the radical left.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Logged in to respond to tim attack on Mimzey
By the time I did, bunch of readers already did
and tim is making nice (holding sit by the neck, lol)

/back to lurk mode.

RushBaby on December 27, 2012 at 8:37 PM

This sort of night is what happens when I am left waiting and incredibly bored with no compunction to do anything useful…

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:38 PM

IF John Kerry was an honorable man, a hold would STILL would be the correct action… Given he still hasn’t released his military records, let the games begin in earnest

phreshone on December 27, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Do wop, do wop…dum-de-de-de… do wop, do wop…

Like that, tyvm!

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Sumpin like dat, only with a black guitar and a pompadour. :)

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:41 PM

A sad day for those who were there and know what a military genius he was. He saved a lot of American lives with his ruse of a beach invasion in Kuwait pulling enemy forces away from the minefield border with Saudi.

Which set up the Highway of Death when the Iraqi’s finally figured out our rout was on.

100 hour wars are hard to argue with.

Hog Wild on December 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM

A sad day indeed. I only wish 41 and Powell had given Stormin’ Norman the license to “finish the job” then, which undoubtedly he would have done, with aplomb. May he Rest in Peace.

TXUS on December 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

********************* RED ALERT **************************

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FLASH: U.S. temporarily suspends operations at embassy in Central African Republic due to security concerns: State Department

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canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Logged in to respond to tim attack on Mimzey
/back to lurk mode.

RushBaby on December 27, 2012 at 8:37 PM

??

did I miss something?

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Gnu.

Bishop on December 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Gnu works.

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM

In the spirit of refusing to do things, maetenloch had an interesting ONT yesterday.

Overnight open Thread (12-26-2012)
—Maetenloch

Is It Time For Conservatives to Sit Down in the Snow?
William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection argues that in the face of an Administration determined to run the country off the fiscal cliff and hang the blame on them perhaps it’s time for Conservatives to begin acting like true dissidents:

ted c on December 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Sumpin like dat, only with a black guitar and a pompadour. :)

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Need that lovely velvet background, white suit and blue suede shoes!

Then things get funky.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:46 PM

You know the saying, “What goes around comes around” but there seem to be far too many lefties/Dems/socialists that never seem to get their com-uppence. As for McCain and Graham – I really wish we could see some LEADERSHIP and guts but….. They have nothing to lose.

[snip]

MN J on December 27, 2012 at 8:32 PM

This is the problem.

Charlie Rangel.
Barney Frank.
Christopher Dodd.
Barack 0bama.
Joe Biden.
Bill Clinton.
Hillary Clinton.
Timothy Geithner.
Nacy Pelosi.
Harry Reid.
John Murtha.
Sheila Jackson Lee.
Cynthia McKinney.
Jesse Jackson, Jr.
All the Kennedys.
John F’n’ Kerry.
Elena Kagan.
Janet Napolitano.
Patrick Leahy.
Christine Gregoire.
Al Franken.
Lie-awatha what’s her name Senator.

Nothing. Sticks. To. These. Corrupt. Crooks.

cane_loader on December 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

A sad day indeed. I only wish 41 and Powell had given Stormin’ Norman the license to “finish the job” then, which undoubtedly he would have done, with aplomb. May he Rest in Peace.

TXUS on December 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I think 110 hours and no Iraqi Republican Guard would have been a MUCH better ending to things. Then there would have been no one to put down the uprisings that we promised we would support but didn’t… just a bit more follow-through… but that was out of Norman’s hands.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Illness and a concussion has prevented Clinton from appearing thus far.

Nothing prevented this hag from using the coffins of the dead as a backdrop for her continued, transparent lies about Benghazi. Clinton is the worst sort of ghoul – along with Barky and Panetta who also hid behind the coffins as they lied, lied, lied – and lies that everyone knew where lies even at that point. They should drag Shrillary into Congress in a Hannibal Lector contraption if they have to. Of course, Congress should have done that already, or held her in contempt – first she jaunts off to some vacation in the pacific and then she has a botox mishap that causes her to fall and bang her head (LOL), as if there’s anything in that head to hurt.

This is pathetic. Now we all know what it was like to live in the Soviet Union. They loved to pull ridiculous stuff like this. And with a straight face, just like these worms.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Leave Hillary alone. She hit her head.

SparkPlug on December 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

??

did I miss something?

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Must be the same thing I missed bro’.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Leave Hillary alone. She hit her head.

SparkPlug on December 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Yeah, but no Cluebat was used.

Totally useless condition without the presence of a Cluebat.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Leave Hillary alone. Her shredder jammed and she needs more time.

SparkPlug on December 27, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Need that lovely velvet background, white suit and blue suede shoes!

Then things get funky.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I can smell the Hai Karate, or the Jade East.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Must be the same thing I missed bro’.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

lol…good.

to be clear…it was d1 I was attacking…lol…I misread his post and didn’t bother to read his name…and he graciously accepted my apology.

now pass me another beer.

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I can smell the Hai Karate, or the Jade East.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

That’s the stalker sneaking up behind you.

Always those folks with the dangerous names… until they meet Dr. Ben Dover, of course.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Fun and frivolity time is over.

Remember, there aren’t enough Cluebats on the planet to fix the trillions on the megastupid scale we gots in DC.

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 9:02 PM

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