Hillary’s opening statement on Benghazi: “I take responsibility”

posted at 10:31 am on January 23, 2013 by Allahpundit

As was true the first time she issued a mea culpa over Benghazi, in no way will she accept actual responsibility for what happened replete with specifics about her own failings. That could damage her presidential prospects. A vacant buck-stops-here statement, by contrast, will enhance them because the American public likes when its politicians engage in pantomimes of leadership. She might not have taken any political risks to prevent the attack in Benghazi but, damn it, she’ll pretend to take one now by showily accepting the blame on television in full knowledge that there’s no political risk to her at all in doing so. That’s what real leaders do.

And thus was the box checked:

As I have said many times since September 11, I take responsibility. Nobody is more committed to getting this right. I am determined to leave the State Department and our country safer, stronger, and more secure.

Taking responsibility meant moving quickly in those first uncertain hours and days to respond to the immediate crisis and further protect our people and posts in high-threat areas across the region and the world. It meant launching an independent investigation to determine exactly what happened in Benghazi and to recommend steps for improvement. And it meant intensifying our efforts to combat terrorism and support emerging democracies in North Africa and beyond.

So you see, “taking responsibility” in this case is actually just a pretext to list all of the things she did right afterward, not to revisit her and her underlings’ shameful negligence (which, naturally, was without consequences) on Chris Stevens’s security despite many, many warnings from the embassy beforehand about how conditions were deteriorating in Benghazi. This isn’t unlike being asked during a job interview to name your biggest weakness and answering, “I try too hard.” And she won’t be called on this at today’s hearing; her old colleagues in the Senate are too chummy with her to press hard, which is why Susan Rice was bludgeoned for weeks while her boss endured nothing worse than some grumbling about her making sure to testify after she got out of the hospital. The only Republicans who might really challenge her are Rubio and Rand Paul, neither one of whom served with her and both of whom are no doubt eager to build goodwill among grassroots conservatives ahead of 2016 by taking on a Clinton for being weak on national security.

Anyway. She went on to say this, too: “Benghazi didn’t happen in a vacuum. The Arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region. And instability in Mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists who look to extend their influence and plot further attacks of the kind we saw just last week in Algeria.” The NYT has an intriguing report this morning on just how expansive that new safe haven might be. Pay attention to it, because if America eventually gets dragged deeper into Mali — as the French hope — this may be one of the justifications The One eventually offers:

Several Egyptian members of the squad of militants that lay bloody siege to an Algerian gas complex last week also took part in the deadly attack on the United States Mission in Libya in September, a senior Algerian official said Tuesday.

The Egyptians involved in both attacks were killed by Algerian forces during the four-day ordeal that ended in the deaths of at least 38 hostages and 29 kidnappers, the official said. But three of the militants were captured alive, and one of them described the Egyptians’ role in both assaults under interrogation by the Algerian security services, the official said.

If confirmed, the link between two of the most brazen assaults in recent memory would reinforce the transborder character of the jihadist groups now striking across the Sahara…

But the Algerian official did not say why the captured kidnapper’s assertion — that some fighters had taken part in both the Benghazi and Algerian attacks — should be considered trustworthy. Nor did he say whether it was obtained under duress.

Smells fishy. The jihadis in custody have an incentive to claim responsibility for Benghazi — killing an American ambassador adds to their post-hostage-crisis “glory” — and the Algerians have an incentive to trumpet it because it buys them extra political cover in how they handled the crisis. But like I say, if the U.S. is drawn in further in north Africa, which may be happening as we speak, you’ll likely hear this floated as one reason why. And yes, that’s the height of irony given that the earlier U.S. intervention in Libya contributed to jihadis running loose with fresh new weapons across the region.

Exit question challenge: Name Hillary’s biggest achievement as Secretary of State. We’re going to hear a lot starting two years from now about how her diplomatic accomplishments are another big feather in her presidential cap. Which accomplishments, exactly? Per Michael Kinsley, flying lots and lots and lots of miles around the world doesn’t count.

Update: Perfection:

Update: Via the Daily Caller, here’s Hillary in “What difference does it make?” mode, just in case you were under the mistaken impression that this hearing was about getting to the bottom of what happened.

Update: Read Tom Joscelyn on why there may be something to the Times report about Benghazi jihadis being involved in the Algerian hostage crisis. There’s no reason to believe that the Algerian attack was “local”; as acknowledged by Hillary herself, one very hard reality of post-Qadaffi north Africa is that borders aren’t much of an impediment to jihadis.


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Rand Paul says what he believes and believes what he says. This expression of integrity and principles isn’t grandstanding. He just ripped into one of the most revered mandarins in the country, being Hillary Clinton, and he didn’t even seem bothered by it. The time for pleasantries and mind games are over.

Pitchforker on January 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM

The time for pleasantries and mind games are over.

Pitchforker on January 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM

With charlatanic thugs there was never a time for it. These are thugs bigger than all the USSR ones ever could have been. Mark this down.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM

“ginned-up”?

Are you calling the murder of 4 Americans and an Ambassador, and the resulting cover-up, “no big deal”?

Are you a cotton-pickin’ ostrich?

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Happy Nomad on January 23, 2013 at 11:49 AM

That, sadly, sums it up pretty well. What difference does it make sums up this administrations attitude pretty well. Nothing’s gonna be done about anything.

TerryW on January 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Rand Paul to Hillary Clinton: If I were president, ‘I would have relieved you of your post’

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Bill Clinton was recently asked how Hillary’s head was. He remarked that it was not as good as Monica’s……
 
mouell on January 23, 2013 at 11:38 AM

 
Good one.
 
verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM

 
Republican war on women.

rogerb on January 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Has she NO shame? All the strong women in the world s/b ashamed of Hillary.

Chokes up? What a cow. All the women’s progress went into the toilet.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Oh, and read it slowly and break it down into parts if you need to, verbaluce. You can do it. We believe in you!

rogerb on January 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Neither McCain or Rand were interested in ‘engaging’ – they were performing from scripts.
As Clinton rightly pointed out, once you get past that the political thirst for heads to roll and career building media appearances from one side or the other – there’s the matter of actually working on practical solutions towards improved safety and security. Congress has to step up here as much as anyone.
But I guess their first priority is…on with the show.
Certainly seems to be what most here are wanting.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM

You want to see scripting, watch and listen to Hillary Clinton.

And, yes, it DOES matter why the administration falsely blamed a video when it had nothing to do with either Cairo or Benghazi.

Hey, Alice, What Does A Timeline Look Like At The Bottom Of A Rabbithole?

M2RB: Jefferson Airplane

And, yes, it DOES matter that the Obama administration lied to the American public for WEEKS.

And, yes, it DOES matter that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was arrested in the middle of the night by 10 Federal agents, perp-walked, and thrown in solitary confinement in a Federal detention centre on an alleged probation violation and sentenced to one year in prison on a misdemeanor charge that YOU WOULD NOT be incarcerated for.

And, yes, it DOES matter that the only justice that has been delivered involves an anti-Muslim filmmaker expressing his First Amendment-protected speech.

And, yes, it DOES matter that none of the real killers have not been brought to justice.

And, yes, it most certainly DOES matter that an administration is incapable of identifying the enemy. You cannot win a war, if you do not know who your enemy is.

What difference does it make?

Ask the families and friends of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone S. Woods. They’ll tell you.

What doesn’t make a difference is the amount the House appropriated for Embassy Security. State had $2.3 billion in reserves. The American Embassy in Barbados had more security than the Consulate in Benghazi. 4 days after State denied Stevens’ request for additional security, it approved new Volts and a charging station for the American Embassy in Vienna.

Verbaluce: ObamaFirster/HillaryFirster

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Just once, just once, show a tad of decency, verbaluce.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Show some yourself.
You’re focusing indecently and cynically..off the backs of 4 dead diplomats.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

She might not have taken any political risks to prevent the attack in Benghazi but, damn it, she’ll pretend to take one now by showily accepting the blame on television in full knowledge that there’s no political risk to her at all in doing so. That’s what real leaders do.

So she steps up and accepts responsibility and it’s “showy”.

If she’d said “It wasn’t my responsibility” she’d be condemned for not taking responsibility.

You people are already freaking out about 2016, aren’t you?

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

If Hillary can’t handle the job she should go home, cooking.

Leftard women, you are truly creepy. You lost all the progress you’ve ever made, by Hillary’s ‘crying’. Yikes, what fools you are.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM

there’s the matter of actually working on practical solutions
verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Arab Spring and intervention in Libya leading to rise of AQ all over N. Africa.

We can do with a lot less of your side’s “practical solutions”

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 23, 2013 at 12:24 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Don’t you get tired of sucking Obama’s cock day after day?

Show some self respect you pathetic, ignorant little toads.

HumpBot Salvation on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

This is all kabuki. If we had conservative journalists on the level of Woodward and Bernstein, Obama would be impeached over the Bengahazi scandal (only conservative journalist close was Breitbart RIP). Instead, the right-of-center media is entirely filled with GOP water carriers who want to go along to get along.

sauldalinsky on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Are you calling the murder of 4 Americans and an Ambassador, and the resulting cover-up, “no big deal”?

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM

You’re the opportunist.
I don’t welcome at all what happened over there.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Pitchforker on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Billary, drama queen, goes for an Oscar, in tour de force of lefty theatrics, complete with crocodile tears and feigned outrage. Runny nose too.

petefrt on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

How did she accept responsibility?

Did she answer the questions? No.

You are as big a liar as she is.

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Pitchforker on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Lol! Nice comment. I just hate it when that happens. ; )

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM

I don’t welcome at all what happened over there.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Fine. Explain what happened.

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM

You can use this angle all you want, but you don’t own here concern over what happened.
You tell me what McCain, Paul, etc. have actually accomplished here since the attack towards improving security?
If they have at all, I congratulate them.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Fine. Explain what happened.

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM

I wish someone would.

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Really…that’s all?
Fact is what you want as ‘justice’ for this….ain’t any different as what you wanted from virtually every other ginned up scandal.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM

The dereliction of duty by this Administration, which led to THE MURDER OF THE FIRST AMERICAN AMBASSADOR SINCE 1979, IS NOT A GINNED UP SCANDAL, you traitorous, little pig.

If you want to see the definition of a “ginned up scandal,” then look at the hysteria that abounded when Bush fired 11 US Attorneys, all of whom served at the pleasure of the President and could be fired without cause.

Contrast that to the time PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON FIRED ALL 93 US ATTORNEYS.

Lay off the gin, Verbaluce.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:29 PM

EVERYONE in Congress Needs To Go FULL NUCLEAR ON HER!!!

NO MERCY!!!

There needs to be a line of people with Baseball Bats and Pipes and Leateher Gloves waiting to SLAP HER AROUND like the like of people in “Airplane” waiting to SLAP the “Hysterical Woman”!!

williamg on January 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM

So she steps up and accepts responsibility and it’s “showy”.

You people are already freaking out about 2016, aren’t you?

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Responsibility without consequence rings just a TAD hollow.
But then, we’re talking a Democrat here.

Jabberwock on January 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM

You’re the opportunist.
I don’t welcome at all what happened over there.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

And you’re here defending the indefensible. If you truly don’t welcome what happened over there then you’d be wanting answers as well. Instead you’re here making excuses and blaming republicans for asking questions. GFY.

HumpBot Salvation on January 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM

From yesterday. One of our commenters was nice enough to share this with us. It seems appropriate to this thread.

Slightly OT but wow, kudos to Sharyl Attkisson:

http://twitchy.com/2013/01/22/boom-cbs-sharyl-attkisson-tears-into-obama-admin-over-benghazigate/

can_con on January 22, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM

I did not have sex with that woman…she’s learned a lot from being married to Slick Willy

vcferlita on January 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM

I don’t welcome at all what happened over there.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Fine. Explain what happened.

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Where do you think it’s safer for a US dipomat/service member –
Libya…or a desk job in Bethesda?
You may not know the answer, but Stevens did.
And that’s why the guy’s a legitimate hero.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM

You tell me what McCain, Paul, etc. have actually accomplished here since the attack towards improving security?
 
verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM

 
And there it is. Last one to leave please turn out the lights.

rogerb on January 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM

ou can use this angle all you want, but you don’t own here concern over what happened.
You tell me what McCain, Paul, etc. have actually accomplished here since the attack towards improving security?
If they have at all, I congratulate them.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Um, that’s not their job. It is Clinton’s.

“I’m responsible for consulate security.”

- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

The responsibility is Eunuch Obama’s. She covered up for him.

They both have blood on their hands, and I know way more why Stevens was there.

Plus, why did the State Dept. spend all that dough on training the militaries of several African countries, when that should come out of the Dept. of Defense?

You all are the biggest hypocrites on Earth. May you spontaneously combust for hypocrisy alone.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Sorry forgot to format it as a quote. HT can_con.

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Let’s not forget while Obama and Hilary were looking for the maker of youtube video that “caused” all this, the same folks who murdered Amb Stevens went on to kill 37 more in Algeria.

HumpBot Salvation on January 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Where do you think it’s safer for a US dipomat/service member –
Libya…or a desk job in Bethesda?
You may not know the answer, but Stevens did.
And that’s why the guy’s a legitimate hero.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM

I asked you to explain what happened.

I’m waiting.

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM

The responsibility rests with Obama and Hillary. She covered up for him ahead of the election.

They both are derelict. Don’t change the subject.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Some family and friends of the victims think it makes a big difference, Clinton.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 12:35 PM

You’re the opportunist.
I don’t welcome at all what happened over there.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

And you’re here defending the indefensible. If you truly don’t welcome what happened over there then you’d be wanting answers as well. Instead you’re here making excuses and blaming republicans for asking questions. GFY.

HumpBot Salvation on January 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Nope.
I welcome answers.
I’m critical of where that isn’t at all what Repubs are really after.
Follow?

Man…the horses are high here today…

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

You may not know the answer, but Stevens did.
And that’s why the guy’s a legitimate hero.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:32 PM

I know the answer to this – you answer me this question – why was Amb. Stevens in Benghazi on the anniv. of 9/11, officially and unofficially? The MO for all ambassadors, for such days, is to be at the home embassy, in the bunker.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Nope.
I welcome answers.
I’m critical of where that isn’t at all what Repubs are really after.
Follow?

Man…the horses are high here today…

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Still waiting for you to explain what happened.

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM

You’re the opportunist.
I don’t welcome at all what happened over there.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

You are also an opportunist – you cover up for what happened. What would you type if Obama were Bushitler?

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:38 PM

I asked you to explain what happened.

I’m waiting.

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Yea…not playing that game today.
Here…why don’t you tell everyone everything.
And be sure to let us know what constitutes ‘justice’ for the victims
you.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Man…the horses are high here today…

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

No, you are consuming Obama/Hillary-shit and confuse it with glitter.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Your thoughts. I know its a lot of reading. Mainly because there are so many unanswered questions. Apparently this lady with the questions is from your side of the isle.

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

It’s not a game. You either don’t know or are covering up.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

4 and other Americans dead is only a game to the left.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Man…the horses are high here today…
verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

They just look that way when you are the hindquarters of a Shetland Pony.

LegendHasIt on January 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I don’t get it. In the same exhange she says that it is important to find out what happened so that it wouldn’t happen again and that it makes no difference what happened?

kittysaidwoof on January 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Sorry should have been inthe form of a question.

Your thoughts?

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

It’s not a game to the mothers of the dead, you fool.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Didn’t get to watch much of the hearings.
Was this question brought up: Where are people who were rescued in benghazi?

Belle on January 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I’m at work so I can’t watch, but it sounds like some fireworks are flying, thanks to these two guys.

Johnson is a smart, successful, no-nonsense businessman so I’m sure he’s not tolerating any of Hitlery’s lame excuses.

UltimateBob on January 23, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Your assessment of Johnson is astute.

That stupid 5-minute limitation saved Shrillary from looking even more ridiculous – her “What difference does it make?” moment made her look like she was trying to compete with Fauxcahontas Warren for The Most Comical Loss of Temper Award.

Anti-Control on January 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM

This should have and would have been bigger than Watergate, but Deep Throat was otherwise occupied in service of Obama, Clinton, and Rice’s careers.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Nope.
I welcome answers.
I’m critical of where that isn’t at all what Repubs are really after.
Follow?

Man…the horses are high here today…verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

What are they after, in your opinion ?

Yeah. With a Clinton under a microscope that will happen.

Round two coming up.

Jabberwock on January 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Yea…not playing that game today.
Here…why don’t you tell everyone everything.
And be sure to let us know what constitutes ‘justice’ for the victims
you.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Gotcha. Sycophant.

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM

I know the answer to this – you answer me this question – why was Amb. Stevens in Benghazi on the anniv. of 9/11, officially and unofficially? The MO for all ambassadors, for such days, is to be at the home embassy, in the bunker.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM

We’ve covered this…and I’ve previously said it’s a legit point to suggest someone should have thought to have more security…or to have him somewhere else.
In hindsight, who do you think doesn’t wish he’d had more security?

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Sorry forgot to format it as a quote. HT can_con.

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Anti-Control on January 23, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Nope.
I welcome answers.
I’m critical of where that isn’t at all what Repubs are really after.
Follow?

Man…the horses are high here today…

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

LOL..that’s comedy gold.

How dare those republicans ask questions. I meant we should just leave it to the democrats and the media to ask the questions, ami right?

So what do you think the republicans are really after?

The truth? The fact that Hillary is truly incompetent?

Afraid, the truth might hurt Obama or Hillary’s chances in 2013.

I suppose when democrats seek answers they are seeking truth and speaking truth to power and dissent is patriotic, ami right?

When republicans seek answers they are only politicizing the issue, ami right?

HumpBot Salvation on January 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM

And be sure to let us know what constitutes ‘justice’ for the victims
you.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:39 PM

1. Tell the truth about what caused it.
2. Prevent it from happening again.
3. Be accountable and resign, from the very top on down.

YOU have blood on your hands.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM

You can use this angle all you want, but you don’t own here concern over what happened.
You tell me what McCain, Paul, etc. have actually accomplished here since the attack towards improving security?
If they have at all, I congratulate them.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Ummm what? McCain and Paul are responsible for embassy security?

Are you that dense?

98ZJUSMC on January 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Don’t change the subject.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

“Don’t change the subject angle.”
(Fixed)

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Benghazi proved without a shred of doubt that Hillary is just as incompetent as Obama at 3:00a.m. when the phone rings.

Anyone who backs this incomeptence has blood on their hands too.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM

HumpBot Salvation on January 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Ok…you don’t follow.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM

EVERYONE in Congress Needs To Go FULL NUCLEAR ON HER!!!

NO MERCY!!!

There needs to be a line of people with Baseball Bats and Pipes and Leateher Gloves waiting to SLAP HER AROUND like the like of people in “Airplane” waiting to SLAP the “Hysterical Woman”!!

williamg on January 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Hillary fear-babble at its best!

If Cliinton were a conservative you’d be lionizing her. Instead you’re yammering like panicked hamsters because you understand that she’s tougher than any of the Republican wimps who tried to face her down today.

Despair, losers, that you don’t have her on your side.

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

#WhatDifferenceDoesItMake That Brian Terry and 100′s died in #FastandFurious

#WhatDifferenceDoesItMake if an innocent man sits in solitary confinement taking for making a bad movie.

#WhatDifferenceDoesItMake that your husband didn’t do much to stop Al Qaeda In (wherever) when he had a chance to do so.

#WhatDifferenceDoesItMake if my hillbilly husband bangs an intern virtually our daughter’s age. I’m getting me a Senate seat out of it!

#WhatDifferenceDoesItMake If the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrates our Govt

#WhatDifferenceDoesItMake If 50M are on food stamps

#WhatDifferenceDoesItMake If Iran gets a nuke

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Weasel, you have not answered a single question. You just dance on the needle, floating more inanity.

Obama and Hillary are equally stupid and have blood on their hands, and you, the indecent creep, support them. You have no spine, no honor, no shame.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

YOU have blood on your hands.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM

YOU have hyperbolic b.s. on your lips.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

It took over four months for Hillary to speak about this? If she walks away from this my worst suspicions are cofirmed that our Government is totally corrupt with a fraud in the White House and so much hard evidence of that and our Congress has done nothing, FBI and CIA, nothing, Supreme Court, nothing: yet the whole inner beltway is babbling their political talk as usual like this is quite common and don’t bother us while we are all worrying about staying in office 2014 & 16. The under informed need to be intelligent enough to learn what’s happening or the Country is lost.

mixplix on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Fine, Skippy.

Since verbaluce won’t. YOU explain what happened at that consulate in Benghazi. And, don’t use the lie about hte video. That’s been outed already.

Let me grab the popcorn.

kingsjester on January 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

I knew from day one why he was there, officially and unofficially. You are a bigger idiot than was assumed already.

The truth is not something your side takes well because you are charlatanic thugs.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM

You folks (other than the tongue bathers) are giving both 0bama and Hellary too much credit for incompetence here:

It wasn’t incompetence that caused it. It was intent.

LegendHasIt on January 23, 2013 at 12:49 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Don’t you get tired of sucking Obama’s cock day after day?

Show some self respect you pathetic, ignorant little toads.

HumpBot Salvation on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

If they showed some self-respect, they’d stop being leftists.

When I speak the truth by saying that they’re argumentative brats who aren’t interested in honesty, or solutions to problems, do you believe they might sincerely dispute the description? :)

Anti-Control on January 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Your statement c/b replaced easily with people from the other side and you’d go nuts.

Charlatanry is all you’ve got.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM

It wasn’t incompetence that caused it. It was intent.

LegendHasIt on January 23, 2013 at 12:49 PM

True, but their incompetence exposed their malintent.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM

It wasn’t incompetence that caused it. It was intent.

LegendHasIt on January 23, 2013 at 12:49 PM

True, but their incompetence exposed their malintent, and left their nakid muzzie brotherhood and other hoods’ support known. Not to forget the dead.

The media should all lose their jobs, for dereliction of duty, alas.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM

After a while, unrelieved hyperbole transitions from amusing to boring.

Your posts have passed the point of boring and are now firmly in the realm of sad, repetitive tourettes-words.

My form of schadenfreude is reading your posts and being glad I’m not you.

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:56 PM

chumpThreads on January 23, 2013 at 12:56 PM

You may read, or not read. I don’t care. My nom doesn’t either.

My schadenfreude is to starve you, Looters/Moochers. You are the lowest form of maggots in zoology.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Show some self respect you pathetic, ignorant little toads.

HumpBot Salvation on January 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Maggots have no respect, not even for the dead.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Nope.
I welcome answers.
I’m critical of where that isn’t at all what Repubs are really after.
Follow?

Man…the horses are high here today…

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM

What evidence, free from personal attacks, leads you to believe that your accusations are accurate, and that your not someone who’s suffering from confirmation bias, is in denial, and projecting?

Anti-Control on January 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Yo, Hillary, I’m really happy for you. I’ma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best lip-syncs OF ALL TIME!

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

your=you’re

Anti-Control on January 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Hillary dissed Rice’s talking points “I wasn’t involved”.

The most “powerful woman on Earth”:

Unaccountable
Blames others
Cries on TV
Evades for months
Wants to be president

Leftards are the biggest weasels and hypocrites in the universe.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM

“What does it matter?”

The ambassador and 3 other are dead … and that can’t change
… but it does matter because what is left are things that can be changed .. and obviously should be changed.

J_Crater on January 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM

What evidence, free from personal attacks, leads you to believe that your accusations are accurate, and that your not someone who’s suffering from confirmation bias, is in denial, and projecting?

Anti-Control on January 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

“Everything the left says is true” –Joseph Goebbels

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Bubba crying at Ron Brown’s funeral had more feeling.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 1:04 PM

What evidence, free from personal attacks, leads you to believe that your accusations are accurate, and that your not someone who’s suffering from confirmation bias, is in denial, and projecting?

Anti-Control on January 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Verbaluseless personifies the lib technique: when you’ve got nothing, accuse the other guy for his motives. I think he shoulda just sat this one out…

affenhauer on January 23, 2013 at 1:12 PM

If you take responsibility, then quit like a republican would. OH, I forgot. You learned to take responsibility from your husband. You did not have sex with those terrorists! and point your finger.

Old Country Boy on January 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Verbaluseless personifies the lib technique: when you’ve got nothing, accuse the other guy for his motives. I think he shoulda just sat this one out…

affenhauer on January 23, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Is not the only one. This is part of their marching techniques. Their godfather Axelturd has taught them well.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Ok…you don’t follow.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM

No moron, I read you loud and clear.

You lack of response speaks volumes.

HumpBot Salvation on January 23, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Secretary Clinton,

“It is a policy that you have been ordered to implement by the president, and you have been made the de facto spokes[person] for what many of us believe to be a failed policy. Despite what I view as your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony [...] today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief.”

Sound familiar?

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Hillary’s biggest accomplishment: Teamed up with Barry to scare the hell out of the Israelis so bad that they AGAIN elected Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israelis will always elected a conservative when they feel threatened.

TarheelBen on January 23, 2013 at 1:23 PM

You’re focusing indecently and cynically..off the backs of 4 dead diplomats.

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Translation: What difference does it make?

You’re a loser, verbaluce. I used to have an inkling of respect for your intellect, but I now see that you have none.

UltimateBob on January 23, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Bubba crying at Ron Brown’s funeral had more feeling.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 1:04 PM

“It is a policy that you have been ordered to implement by the president, and you have been made the de facto spokes[person] for what many of us believe to be a failed policy. Despite what I view as your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony [...] today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief.”

Sound familiar?

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Two good ones, right there.

UltimateBob on January 23, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Is not the only one. This is part of their marching techniques. Their godfather Axelturd has taught them well.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Gawd.

You and I travel to the beat of a different drum
You cry and moan and You can’t see the forest for the trees

(with apologies to Nesmith)

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 1:39 PM

What doesn’t make a difference is the amount the House appropriated for Embassy Security. State had $2.3 billion in reserves. The American Embassy in Barbados had more security than the Consulate in Benghazi. 4 days after State denied Stevens’ request for additional security, it approved new Volts and a charging station for the American Embassy in Vienna.

Verbaluce: ObamaFirster/HillaryFirster

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 12:21 PM

She testified today that lots of that doug went for the trainign of African militaries. Why? To aid Obama’s muzzie brothers? That training s/b funded from the DoD.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 1:39 PM

You indecent fool. You and Obama feed off off carrion, like the worst of the vultures. I know the truth, from day one, in ways you will never figure out.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:41 PM

off of

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:41 PM

You and I travel to the beat of a different drum

verbaluce on January 23, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Thank you God for letting me be this lucky and free.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 1:42 PM

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