Quotes of the day

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

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday defended Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s assertion that the administration’s initial claims the Benghazi attack was the result of a violent protest — rather than terrorism — made no “difference” in the big picture of the tragedy.

Carney, speaking to reporters at the White House daily briefing, said Clinton was referring to “an obvious political obsession over a series of talking points that again bears no relevance on the central issues” around the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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More often, a secretary of state sees the cables that his or her staff pulls out because they are important and should be seen. Figuring out what the incumbent secretary wants to see, will wish to see, and will be angry for not having seen is very difficult when there’s a new secretary — but what is Hillary Clinton’s excuse on September 11, 2012, after almost four years in office? There had been three and half years to set up a system, to let the career officers of the Secretariat and the Operations Center know what she wants, and to have her personal staff figure it out too.

That is to say, if she did not see the Benghazi cables in a timely fashion, if she did not see Chris Stephens’s cables describing the deterioration of security, and if she did not see his requests for more security, this was a huge management failure on her part. It is a poor excuse to say, “Gee, the Department gets lots of cables” — and perhaps even worse then to hide behind an Accountability Review Board that pins responsibility on assistant secretaries and no higher.

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While Clinton gave, as she has before, lip service to the idea that she took responsibility for the tragedy, throughout her testimony she demonstrated that she regarded the whole idea of accountability as a detail to be shrugged off or pigeonholed along with internal government reports about the matter. Her attitude, when not listening to paeans to her service and frequent trips abroad, seemed to betray her belief that not only were questions about Benghazi unimportant but that she knew the mainstream press would continue to give her a pass for her failures.

The problem here is not just what she considers an irrelevant question from Johnson or a mere “difference of opinion”–as she characterized Senator John McCain’s scathing attack on her record on the issue–but a belief that four dead Americans in Benghazi was really not such an earth-shaking event. Her consistent talking point seemed to be that the committee shouldn’t bother itself trying to find out what happened and why and who was responsible for the mistakes that led to the deaths, but merely to “move on”—to steal a phrase made popular during her husband’s presidency. That’s why she still won’t say who changed the public talking points about Benghazi that led to Rice’s lies and why they were altered.

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Rohrabacher asked the secretary whether she informed the president first that the attack was the result of protests about an anti-Islamic video, or whether it was a coordinated terrorist attack.

“We all remember what the emphasis was,” he said. “Over and over it was repeated that we had enraged the Islamic terrorists [...] which by the way, what does that do? [...] That means we’re at fault…”

Rohrabacher continued, saying, “The only people I know who are in jail right now is the filmmaker. Isn’t that disconcerting?”

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“I’m not sure she had rehearsed for that type of question,” Johnson told BuzzFeed Wednesday afternoon, after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “I think she just decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead Americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card to get out of the questions. It was a good way of getting out of really having to respond to me.”

He said it was clear, at other points during the hearing, that Clinton was working off a set of talking points, but that his questions “got under her skin” because “they’re just so common sense.”

“I just don’t think she had an answer to that,” he said. “Maybe it embarrassed her. Maybe she hadn’t thought of it that way.”

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It was riveting television, but her statement was utter nonsense. First, invoking the slain American diplomats to defend herself from a tough question was distasteful in the extreme. It is because their lives were so valued and their death so jolting that the hearing was even happening. Second, the false choice between a protest and an evening stroll gone awry was patently ridiculous. The relevant questions included whether the attack was a spontaneous protest (one form of threat), a pre-planned terrorist attack (another level of threat entirely), or an opportunistic combination of the two. Because the administration misled the American people, it helped perpetuate a false sense of security about our terrorist enemies — that they were virtually defeated. Finally, “what difference at this point does it make?” Well, it makes all the difference in the world when trying to determine terrorists’ intentions and capabilities in North Africa.

Watching the exchange, I was reminded a bit of the Biden/Ryan debate, when smirks and laughs successfully substituted for argument. Of course, no one is laughing or smirking here, but once again attitude trumps substance. Nonsense delivered with anger and conviction is still nonsense.

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Yet today’s testimony in some sense does not matter, given that Ms. Clinton is probably going to run in 2016 for president, and has enjoyed a protective media veneer over her long career — shed only once in 2008 when opposing Barack Obama.

Although she has shown moments of teary emotion (cf. the 2008 campaign), had problems with recollections about past events (cf. under fire in Bosnia), and offered scenarios that seemed improbable (cf. subpoenaed documents mysteriously appearing belatedly in a White House anteroom), her testimony today will be seen, as the Washington Post described it, as “an uncharacteristic display of emotion for Clinton, who is usually collected and reserved in public.” Despite Hillarycare, Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, the cattle-futures mess, the circumstances surrounding the 2000 Clinton pardons, “suspension of disbelief,” etc., Ms. Clinton, for not fully explained reasons, remains mostly beyond audit and censure, a fact she has come to appreciate.

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Via Mediaite.

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“Madame Secretary, you let the consulate become a death trap. That’s national security malpractice,” said Duncan.

“You’ve said you take responsibility, what does responsibility mean, Madame Secretary? You’re still in your job, and there are four people at the Department of State that have culpability in this that are still in their jobs. I heard the answer about firing or removing personnel, I get that, but this was gross negligence. At what point in time can our government fire someone whose gross negligence left four Americans dead in Benghazi?”



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Barb!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Chrissy!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Jackie!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM

GG!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM

K9!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:35 PM

RWM!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Cindy!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:35 PM

INC!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

CMS!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

***************NK Goon Alert *************

North Korea plans 3rd nuclear test, more long-range rocket launches which will be targeted at its ‘enemy’, the US – KCNA news agency via @Reuters

3 mins ago by editor
========================

http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Duncan, Johnson and Paul were excellent.

gophergirl on January 23, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Hiya, KCB!

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 10:38 PM

2/23/2013 Will Be A Day of Resistance
http://www.rightwingnews.com/special/2232013-will-be-a-day-of-resistance/


“The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to.” — Thomas Jefferson


Instead, what if the same grassroots conservatives who propelled the Republican Party to its best election cycle in 50 years back in 2010 are still there? In fact, what if there are more conservatives and even Democrats, who aren’t willing to give up their Second Amendment Rights just because Barack Obama has decided it’s fine to exploit the tragic deaths of children at Sandy Hook to further his liberal agenda?

While Barack Obama is calling for Americans to give up their freedom, their rights, and their guns, we’re calling for Americans to resist. We’re calling on Tea Partiers, moderate Republicans, Libertarians and even moderate Democrats to stand up one month from today, on the 23rd of February and say, “No more!”

Right Wing News is joining Dustin Stockton, Western Representation PAC and The Tea Party.net in calling for rallies all across the nation next month on the 23rd. It’ll be a Day of Resistance where gun owners and patriots can peacefully gather and show Barack Obama, the media, and the knockkneed Republicans in Congress that we may have lost a battle last November, but we haven’t lost the war. Don’t meekly give up your 2nd Amendment rights when you can stand with us and RESIST!

Colbyjack on January 23, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Bill Clinton might as well be the SOS…

A Blow job was given to the Americans..

And Hillary is good at it…

Electrongod on January 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Question: Who is the worst communist scum, Obama or Hillary Clinton?….

Answer: What difference does it make?….

mnjg on January 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Evenin KCB :)

All hail Hillary
-lsm

cmsinaz on January 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM

KCB..

Hat tip…:)

Electrongod on January 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Pic of the Day: You Asked For It!

Crocker’s take on Hillary.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM

http://youtu.be/vBecM3CQVD8

had this one on standby all afternoon
somehow I just knew mrs Lucifer would be the qotd

Fred

jrsrigmvr on January 23, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Agree gg

Disappointed with rubio

cmsinaz on January 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Carney, speaking to reporters at the White House daily briefing, said Clinton was referring to “an obvious political obsession over a series of talking points that again bears no relevance on the central issues” around the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Except the crux of the question was asking why the State Department and President were lying their asses off about a video more than a week after the attack. The mismanagement and deception of Hillary Clinton is far more than a talking point that bears no relevance. It is a central issue.

Happy Nomad on January 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Important…
Gun Show Bans Products Targeted by Left
The decision by Reed Exhibitions to ban modern sporting rifles, their documentation, any pictures or even brochures of these “products that in the current climate may attract negative attention” (Reed’s words) has caused a maelstrom of outrage. A boycott of sponsors, vendors and the NRA has grown quickly, and now virtually no major gun manufacturers will be exhibiting or participating in this year’s show, scheduled for February 2-10.

Please read. Also the EPILOGUE:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/23/gun-show-bans-products-targeted-by-left

What is wrong with these people? Groupon and now this. Disgusting!

bluefox on January 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Hillary makes me sick. I will never understand how anyone has any respect for her.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Perfect pic rwm

cmsinaz on January 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 10:28 PM

I figure you’ll show up here in a bit, didn’t want to bog down the other thread with this, but that is our plan as well, totally off grid, plus having a fall back position, probably a 70/30 split money wise in both places, I am not rich by any means, however as Boston T Party ask, how much is your life and freedom worth! We’ll stay between the mountain ranges, easier to disappear not as crowded. I am guessing your either midwest or south, all good choices, unless your up on the north border which provides excellent escape route as well. Anyway, three to five years and it is done, depends on how things go, sooner if I have to retire and chose sides, lose retirement but we have planned for that too. Get Rugged and Buck wild!!!!

MarshFox on January 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Victoria Nuland
Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
January 22, 2013
****************

Index for Today’s Briefing

LIBYA
Secretary Clinton Testimony before the House and Senate
***************************************************************

QUESTION: — to Benghazi? Secretary will be testifying tomorrow, both with the Senate and the House.

MS. NULAND: Correct.

QUESTION: Can you tell us – many people, a number of people on the Hill say that there are still questions. One person I spoke with, a senator, said that he believed that there were not – that all of the documents have not been released. They believe there are emails and texts that still have to be released.

Just on that immediate point, have all of the documents that they have requested been released? What – do you know what he’s talking about?

MS. NULAND: I haven’t seen those comments from that member. Tomorrow, both on the Senate side and on the House side, members of Congress will have a chance to hear what the Secretary has to say, but also to ask her any remaining questions that they have on this matter. I think she will focus not only on the ARB report, but on all the work that the Department has done already to implement the ARB report and give a status on that and an update on the work that remains. You will recall that she pledged not only to accept all 29 of the recommendations, but to have the implementation of those recommendations well underway before her successor took over. So I think she’ll want to give a status on that.

With regard to documents, as you know, Jill, since this initially happened, we have been responding on a regular basis to document requests from members of Congress, making those documents available to members and staff. I can’t speak to what this particular member may be looking for.

QUESTION: And how would you say – over the past week or two since she’s gotten better, how has she been preparing for Benghazi?

MS. NULAND: Well, she’s obviously been receiving briefings on the implementation work underway. She’s been overseeing that work. She’s been pushing it along. She has to obviously prepare statements for both testimonies tomorrow, and she’s had a chance to talk to a lot of the people in the Department who’ve been working – who are working on this during the time that she was out, get caught up, and push it forward herself.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2013/01/203134.htm
====================================================

Daily Press Briefing – January 22, 2013

Jan. 22, 2013: U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing by Spokesperson Victoria Nuland in Washington, DC.

VIDEO:(42:59)

http://video.state.gov/en/video/2111927369001
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Daily Press Briefing Schedule

January 23
There will be NO Daily Press Briefing today

MS. NULAND: Can I go to Jennifer?

QUESTION: Sure, sure.

QUESTION: Thank you. Congressman Jason Chaffetz has said that he hasn’t – that he has requested many times to interview some of the survivors and that the State Department has not allowed him to do so, has kept some of the survivors from talking to members of Congress. And then there are some of the survivors themselves who said that they – including members of the Diplomatic Security Service who were present that night, who say that they weren’t interviewed by Admiral Mullen and Thomas Pickering as part of the ARB report. Do you have any comment about that?

MS. NULAND: Well, again, members of Congress, including these members, will have a chance to raise issues of concern when they see the Secretary tomorrow. I don’t want to do the hearing in advance of doing the hearing here. But clearly, as evidenced by the folks who were up on the Hill from Diplomatic Security in those initial hearings way back when in October, some members of Diplomatic Security were made available. I really can’t speak to the scope of it from here today.

Please.

QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

MS. NULAND: Yeah.

QUESTION: Why did – you have often noted that Secretary Clinton took responsibility, and she did so, I believe, some weeks after the event itself. Why did she not come out immediately, or within a day or two or five, and say, “This was my responsibility”?

MS. NULAND: Well, I think if you go back and look at every single statement that she made, from the statement that very first night to the public statement that she made the day after, to her comments at the remains return ceremony for Ambassador Stevens and our other three fallen colleagues, there was no question at any point in those statements that she considered it her responsibility to learn the lessons from this and to take the Department forward in implementing whatever lessons were learned.

So, and then obviously, she said the words in a slightly crisper way a little bit forward, but from the perspective of all of us who have served under her, we have always considered that she took full responsibility.

QUESTION: Did she use – I don’t believe she used the word “responsible” or “responsibility,” though, did she?

MS. NULAND: I’m not in a position to parse every statement that she made.

QUESTION: Yeah, but you just cited all of her statements immediately afterwards, and you said if you read those, you will see that it’s very clear that – and I’m just wondering, because words matter; words matter in this building. And it was, I think, a month – more than a month, in fact, I think it was October the 15th – it may be that she felt responsible and felt that her statements reflected that initially and throughout, as you suggested, before she actually seems to have said the words. But I don’t recall her using those words in the initial statements or at any time prior to her interview with Elise.

MS. NULAND: Well, that is not to say that she didn’t at every single stage feel enormously responsible. It was just a matter of the immediate issues that needed responding to, like condoling the families and everybody else.

Please.

QUESTION: Can you just provide us an update of how many people in the end were fired for any mistakes or based on their recommendations from the Benghazi report?

MS. NULAND: Again, I don’t want to do all aspects of this testimony before we do the testimony, but just to remind that we had four – a total of four individuals put on administrative leave as a result of the implementation of the ARB recommendations, one of whom, Eric Boswell, who was Assistant Secretary of Diplomatic Security, who resigned from that position.

QUESTION: But they’re all four still working for the State Department, right?

MS. NULAND: They are all on administrative leave from their positions in the State Department.

QUESTION: And there’s –

QUESTION: But they – sorry, just to put it in simple English, they no longer are in those positions, but they still work in the building?

MS. NULAND: They are in administrative leave status. I don’t have the sort of letter of each of their –

QUESTION: I don’t know what that means. I’ve never been on administrative – I mean, what is that in simple English? They work here?

QUESTION: Does that mean that they’re still getting paid, but they’re not doing work?

MS. NULAND: I’m going to take it. I actually don’t know what the precise details of it are.

Please.

QUESTION: Toria, is the testimony expected to be over and done with tomorrow, or is it likely to drag on? And how will that impact the confirmation hearing for Senator Kerry?

MS. NULAND: What the Secretary will do tomorrow is be available to Congress, first and foremost, to update them on the implementation of the ARB’s recommendations, but also to answer any questions they have of her. Then, as she’ll make clear tomorrow, all of the recommendations are currently being implemented, but there will be plenty of implementation work that needs to be carried forward by her successor.

QUESTION: I would imagine that the Secretary will also be asked about the state of the investigation by the FBI, and I can’t imagine that she will send the senators to the FBI for their answers. So would you be able to let us know what she can – what she will be able to tell the congressmen and women about where we are with the investigation into catching anybody who might be responsible for this – for these events?

MS. NULAND: Again, I’m not in a position to preview what she’ll have to say on that, but I’m sure one of the things that she will say is that the FBI is mandated under U.S. law to be the investigating agency. This Department is not the investigating agency. So I think she will obviously decline to speak about another agency’s investigation, but we will leave it to her. I frankly haven’t been privy to whatever coordination has been going on there.

QUESTION: And is the anticipation perhaps that with the hearings tomorrow, this may now draw a line under this incident, and that the Department can move on with the implementation of the recommendations that is going forward?

MS. NULAND: Well, I think I just answered that one in response to Said, that she will want to make clear the implementation that is set in train, the lessons that we are learning, but that implementation needs to be seen all the way through by her successor.

QUESTION: Algeria?

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

It seems like a room full of lawyers could ask better questions.

On the other hand, perhaps that was the plan.

Curtiss on January 23, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Chrissy!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Evening KCB.

To all – should we stop calling Loser Matthews “Chrissy”, since we have a real Chrissy in Hot Air Nation?

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Buying or selling a hillary presidential run folks?

Flapjackmaka on January 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

America and American media have completely lost their way…
The Prog media is America’s enemy…it must be dealt with. One way or another.

d1carter on January 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Good linky Canopfor

Nuland is an idiot

cmsinaz on January 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Duncan, Johnson and Paul were excellent.

gophergirl on January 23, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Duncan? Is he a Representative?

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

…I don’t care about any of this!…what I want to know…is when did Hillary…get BJ’s nose?
She never had that before!

KOOLAID2 on January 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

22044
He’s better known as tingles

cmsinaz on January 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Rohrabacher continued, saying, “The only people I know who are in jail right now is the filmmaker. Isn’t that disconcerting?”

The filmmaker rots
Bloody Hands Hillary trots

VorDaj on January 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I agree.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

The fawning over her WHILE she testifies over a major screw up is sick.

terryannonline on January 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Why is the “headline” for this Post “Responsibility” when Hillary did EVERYTHING but take any?

WHY ISN’T THE HEADLINE”

“EVASION AND DISSEMBLING”?

OH!……Because AP wrote it……and that might counter the narrative of the left…

williamg on January 23, 2013 at 10:53 PM

22044
He’s better known as tingles

cmsinaz on January 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I agree.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

:)

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Why was Benny Hill testifying before Congress today? I thought he was dead.

joejm65 on January 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM

…I don’t care about any of this!…what I want to know…is when did Hillary…get BJ’s nose?
She never had that before!

KOOLAID2 on January 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

There is a reason they call it a gin nose.

RickB on January 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM

terryannonline on January 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

It was surreal. Elected officials drooling all over her and the awesome job she has done. Total disregard for the fact that her failures and lies were the reason for the testimony in the first place.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM

***Alert ****

University of Virginia’s Wise campus on lockdown for a possible gunman – @nbcwashington

1 min ago from http://www.nbcwashington.com by editor

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/UVAs-Wise-Campus-Locked-Down-188146651.html
====================

https://twitter.com/nbcwashington

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Duncan? Is he a Representative?

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

He’s a Rep and did a great job. Here is a 6 minute video clip for those that may have missed it.

http://www.therightscoop.com/rep-duncan-to-hillary-you-let-the-consulate-in-benghazi-become-a-death-trap/

bluefox on January 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Carney, speaking to reporters at the White House daily briefing, said Clinton was referring to “an obvious political obsession over a series of talking points that again bears no relevance on the central issues” around the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Fair enough sugar pants. Just humor me though, who shit them there “talking points” and why? A pig wants to know.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM

If Dems think she’s gonna have a successful presidential run in 2016…they are going to have a rude awaking!!

terryannonline on January 23, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Rand Paul 2016!

And I say this a conservative who despises Ron “BLame America First” Paul.

We need leaders with an actual backbone and Rand definitely has it in standing up to Hillary, Boehner, and Krispy Kreme Christie.

LevinFan on January 23, 2013 at 10:59 PM

***NK Goon Alert Part Deux***

More: North Korea threatens to wage a ‘full-fledged confrontation’ against the US for what it calls continued hostility – @AP

2 mins ago from http://www.cbsnews.com by editor
=============================================

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57565555/n-korea-warns-of-possible-imminent-nuke-test/

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Lying liars gonna lie.

I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.

John the Libertarian on January 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

If anyone’s also on twitter, #Benghazi is trending.

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Duncan? Is he a Representative?

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Yep rep from SC.

He told Hillary she was responsible for making making the consulate a death trap.

gophergirl on January 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Hillary lied
people died.

SparkPlug on January 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

There is a reason they call it a gin nose.

RickB on January 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM

…I know!…her husband is starting to remind me of W.C. Fields…BJ just needs to put on some Gore weight!

KOOLAID2 on January 23, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Okay, my favorite comment from the Hillary threads.

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

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM

A Blow job was given to the Americans..

And Hillary is good at it…

Electrongod on January 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM

No sir. She don’t like that trick. She is more into S/M with no fun at the end.

arnold ziffel on January 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM

If anyone’s also on twitter, #Benghazi is trending.

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

22044:This it:)
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Results for #benghazi
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https://twitter.com/search?q=%23benghazi

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Hillary is a complete disgrace, as her ridiculous performance demonstrated amply today. Luckily for her, America is too stupid to kick her worthless hide to the curb.

Christien on January 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM

MarshFox on January 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Got it. ; )

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Destined to be a classic! Hi B!

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Dire…

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Bmore

Responded to one of your posts upthread, in case you missed it. On my way back to work, no playing in the glade there.

MarshFox on January 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM

That is a great photo of her, indeed. Reminds me of Piers Morgan saying “How dare you! How dare you!”

John the Libertarian on January 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Evening KCB, just finishing up a little housekeeping on another thread. ; )

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:07 PM

For phun!

Verbaluce Gets Pwn3d.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM

It was surreal. Elected officials drooling all over her and the awesome job she has done. Total disregard for the fact that her failures and lies were the reason for the testimony in the first place.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM

It’s all theater because each one of these scumbags, regardless of party affiliation, is afraid of being on the other side of the table and hopes that they will be treated kindly if it were them on the other side of the table. Washington is an incestuous cesspool that needs to be pumped out.

tommy-t on January 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM

MarshFox on January 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Got em! ; )

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM

As good as Rand Paul was, he let Obama off the hook. Obama and Hillary are equally culpable and both have blood on their hands.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen ‏@RosLehtinenCamp

Listen live 2 @radiomambi710 @ 6am 2 catch my thoughts on #SecClinton’s testimony 2 Congress on #Benghazi. You don’t want 2 miss it!

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23benghazi

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Evenin’ DS :)

cmsinaz on January 23, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Good linky Canopfor

Nuland is an idiot

cmsinaz on January 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

cmsinaz:Lol,yup,Matt from Associated Press probably would agree:)

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Great, you named one of the HA commenters in your post.

Good pics though. :)

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

At least Hillary is easy on the eyes…

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Great, you named one of the HA commenters in your post.

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Is that a problem? I can change it, if so.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I can’t believe that I typed that with a straight face.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Is that a problem? I can change it, if so.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

No. It is no problem. verbaluce is a troll.

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Who’s that? verbaluce, lester or chumpThreads? It’s not libfreeordie ’cause he’s black.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I don’t see how it could be a problem..It’s not like he is a licensed gun owner and you published his real name and address…

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I can’t believe that I typed that with a straight face.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Keep eying up Hillary you’ll lose that straightness.

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Hillary made a bad mistake today..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I can’t believe that I typed that with a straight face.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

If I wouldn’t know sarc I’d have recommended an eye check for you, good one.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:15 PM

As good as Rand Paul was, he let Obama off the hook. Obama and Hillary are equally culpable and both have blood on their hands.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM


She was who we thought she was!

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 11:15 PM

At least Hillary is easy on the eyes…

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

It seems as though she has reverted to her college days when frumpy and plain was her featured outfit. She ony pretended to care when she was the Cheater/rapist/liar in Chief’s beeyotch.

tommy-t on January 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Hillary made a bad mistake today..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 11:15 PM

She pretended to cry and made all women’s progress vanish. They can be so proud of her, the wimps.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

If I wouldn’t know sarc I’d have recommended an eye check for you, good one.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:15 PM

I actually had the sound turned up while I installed new fooring in the house. I think it make the experience better than watching would have.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM

It’s Verbaluce. His post is in the link and disproven with 5 pieces of evidence (I could’ve found more).

Then, he acted like “You think that proves anything?”

Maybe not…if you are Ray Charles.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Is that a problem? I can change it, if so.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

No, it’s not. It’s hilarious, as is the nature of your work, cutting wit.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM

New foors look awesome.

KCB on January 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Is that a problem? I can change it, if so.

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM

That’s up to you… :)

Maybe some people won’t make the connection, but that’s your call.

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

They think like plankton because they are plankton.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

cmsinaz on January 23, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

That’s up to you… :)

Maybe some people won’t make the connection, but that’s your call.

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

RWM, don’t change a thing, please.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Oops,another question from State Briefing,and WTF!
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QUESTION: Can I go back to Benghazi?

Let’s go back to Jennifer quickly on the understanding that I’m not going to be giving the Secretary’s testimony for her from this –

QUESTION: That’s fine. I just wanted to give you the chance to respond to this.

It’s our understanding that U.S. Marines who were part of the FAST team that was sent from Rota, Spain were asked to take off their military uniforms

before they were sent into Tripoli,

and I assume that that request came from the State Department for some sort of diplomatic reasons.

I was just wondering why they were asked to.

They were told to deplane and they had to change into civilian clothes.

So was there a reason for that?

MS. NULAND: I don’t have anything for you on that one way or the other. I’ll refer you to the Pentagon on all that.
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http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2013/01/203134.htm

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Resist We Much on January 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

No need to change a thing it is a matter of record. The nom is not a name. You’re the lawyer. Lol! ; )

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Hillary made a bad mistake today..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Good evening friend. Which mistake?

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Dire Straits:Evening Dire:)

canopfor on January 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM

RWM, don’t change a thing, please.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM

No need to change a thing it is a matter of record. The nom is not a name. You’re the lawyer. Lol! ; )

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I defer to the above – y’all know RWM’s blog better than I.

22044 on January 23, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Bmore on January 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Her comment to the Senator from Wisconsin..That will be replayed many times..:)

PS..Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2013 at 11:29 PM

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