Open thread: Benghazi hearing in House Oversight Committee

posted at 11:21 am on May 8, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Expect lots of whistles to be blowing, and lots of questions to be asked, at least by Republicans on the House Oversight Committee when the hearing on Benghazi starts at 11:30 ET.  The Democrats on the panel might be more inclined to offer speeches rather than questions to the three whistleblowers offering testimony today, and those speeches will probably focus on berating Republicans for turning this into some kind of partisan attack on Hillary Clinton, rather than a focus on how an American administration could have possibly missed the vulnerability of a lightly-protected consulate in what had become Terrorist Central in North Africa, thanks in no small part to earlier American intervention in Libya.

Greg Gutfeld warns that regardless of the answers, the questions will become irrelevant if the media decides to ignore it:

If the media decides it isn’t interested in the hearing, the Obama administration will not be held accountable for the Benghazi casualties, he said during his monologue on Tuesday’s episode of Fox News Channel’s “The Five.”

“As three key witnesses are about to testify regarding the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, one question remains — who the hell cares?” Gutfeld said. “I mean really, it happened such a long time ago and what difference does it make? Which leads me to another question, what kind of story merits examination?”

“The thing is Benghazi isn’t complex; it’s very simple,” he continued. “People needed help on 9/11. They were denied. Four people died. The government falsely blamed a video. You can’t get any easier than that. That’s Scandal 101. Even Howie Kurtz could follow it, and he is an idiot. Especially compared with other massive scandals — Watergate: people lied, no one died,. Benghazi: the president chilled after people were killed. Wouldn’t that merit hard hitting reporting on par with Watergate?”

But Gutfeld predicted that since Obama is not a Republican, the scandal could ring hollow since the media seem to be invested in the president’s performance.

CBS NewsSharyl Attkisson has been doggedly reporting on the story, and reported this morning that the witnesses will contradict the Obama administration’s narrative:

Will they give Attkisson more than 52 seconds to report on the findings? We’ll see.  Usually the rule is if it bleeds, it leads, but that certainly didn’t prove to be the case with the Kermit Gosnell trial.  I mentioned that to Terry Jeffrey of CNS News in this interview just before he took his seat this morning in the hearing room, and Jeffrey agrees that the media silence in this case has been a disgrace:

CNS News and Jeffrey have certainly been all over the story.  Here are just a few links that will help with preparation for today’s hearing:

I’ll keep my eyes open for embeddable live video of the hearing, but C-SPAN will be covering it live.

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In the Green Room, Sharyl Attkinson’s twitter feed of hearing has gone *poof*!

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

hicks lost his job over questioning the video… just WOW

unaffiliated on May 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

DesJarlis nails it that Hicks has suffered reprecussions.

I have no meaningful employment…It’s a demotion – Hicks

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I have noticed I now have more Scotch in my coffee–than coffee…just saying…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

L O L Cheers!

Meople on May 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Hicks “I have been demoted from deputy chief of mission to desk officer.”

Longing4Lincoln on May 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

If you don’t play ball with this cover up you can expect to be sent to Siberia…so to speak.

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Hicks better watch his backside…

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

AP Web Site:

Former US official describes Libya attackFormer US official in Tripoli describes confusion, call with Clinton during Benghazi attack”

CBS: Not a top story on their News homepage…

MSNBC: (Small Blurb/Link in upper right) ‘Diplomats criticize Benghazi response in House hearing’

ABC News: (Small blurb under ‘Politics’ way down the page – 3rd bullet behind ‘Mark Sanford Achieves Epic Comeback’ & ‘
Gay-Rights Backers See Progress Since Obama Backed Gay Marriage’)
‘Crucial Benghazi Testimony today’

Yeah, the major media outlets are in ‘Full battle stations’ mode fighting this wildfire blaze! It if freakin’ despicable!

I am doing so, call for everyone to do so, & ask you pass it on — BOYCOTT THESE POSes!

easyt65 on May 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Welcome to the USSA, Komrades.

kingsjester on May 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Phew. Hicks really got the shaft.

petefrt on May 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM

To desk jockey, he said.

Ooooo Issa brings up cable from Preezy to Lybia ..

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Issa going over President’s cable given to Libyan President.

Hicks confirms cable from Obama

Cable does not mention terror.

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Your original post made me cry for the America that once was…Couldn’t type cause the keys were to wavey…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Confirmed: No news organization posting to Twitter about the hearing other than The Blaze, but #Benghazi is trending #2 at the moment.

UnderstandingisPower on May 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

hicks lost his job over questioning the video… just WOW

unaffiliated on May 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Knowing how this thug regime operates, this kind of retaliation is par for the course, to put it in Obama’s terms.

I’m surprised they didn’t threaten to kneecap him or off his family.

Meople on May 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

FEST trained to respond to Hot Spots – Thompson

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

B/s – it wasn’t a win for the US. The Arab’spring’ is an icicle, in all the countries.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Three words:

new kyoo lur.

(glass houses, stones, etc.)

Longing4Lincoln on May 8, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Yeah, well, two more: f*** that.

These people are idiots.

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Now we know why many potential witnesses are hiding…others the FBI may be hiding.

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

It was tough for me to type, as well.
Completely understand.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

williamg on May 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

The only joke here is you…now go wipe your azz…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I think con-noley.

VegasRick on May 8, 2013 at 3:13 PM

That is him. I’d gone and looked at the complete list of the committee critters, and recalled that it began with a ‘C’.

I still appreciate your reply VR.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Now we know why many potential witnesses are hiding…others the FBI may be hiding.

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

yep

MontanaMmmm on May 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Confirmed: No news organization posting to Twitter about the hearing other than The Blaze, but #Benghazi is trending #2 at the moment.

UnderstandingisPower on May 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Trending #1 now. Hit it.

petefrt on May 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

FEB. 17 Militia was complicit in attacks – Hicks

Way to go Farenthold

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Nordstrom is getting rough.

petefrt on May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

B/s – it wasn’t a win for the US. The Arab’spring’ is an icicle, in all the countries.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Again, Hicks offers the answer to your question ‘why was Stevens there’.

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

The only joke here is you…now go wipe your azz…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Huh?

Disagree, but williamg is no joke.

22044 on May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Hicks looks livid.

petefrt on May 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Hastings up.

State dept. sent this lawyer to be at the meeting…were you told why he was sent?

Never occurred before in my career – Hicks

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

These people are idiots.

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Incredible idiots, on both sides. Imagine, they are there and you are not…just contemplating that makes me sick.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Did all the dem’s leave for lunch.. we’ve had 3 repubs in a row?? Or is the committee that uneven…

unaffiliated on May 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

I don’t know why Larry Pope would want you back – Hicks

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Hastings is firming up the case of intimidating witnesses,obstruction and retaliation by State towards witnesses.

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Did all the dem’s leave for lunch.. we’ve had 3 repubs in a row?? Or is the committee that uneven…

unaffiliated on May 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

It has been noted that the Dems leave the room at will.
Not sure that explains the R’s being back to back, but, hey.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

B/s – it wasn’t a win for the US. The Arab’spring’ is an icicle, in all the countries.

The Arab Spring was like the German Blitzkrieg — it was the Obama-assisted operation designed to help Al Qaeda & other terrorist organizations to get back everything they had lost – and more – after 8 years of war waged against them under the Bush administration.

Al Qaeda, perpetrators of 9/11, rejoiced as the President of the United States order the military that had fought that war for 8 years to HEP them take over Libya AND put our Ambassador on a pedestal for them to assassinate. As Stevens reported before he was assassinated, 10 new Al Qaeda terror camps were started up in Benghazi – Al Qaeda flags were flyig over Libyan govt buildings there…

A map was shown yesterday of how far and wide Al Qaeda has spread and grown now…

The Muslim Brotherhood was handed control of Egypt…and for our troubls…and for the free 24 F-16s & 200 tanks we just gave them + $1.5 Billion in case we received back from them our Cairo Embassy overrun & ransacked on 9/11/12.

And in Iran the only ones who did not benefit were the Iranians rose up against the government as they took part in the Arab Spring Obama was encouraging, only to have Obama abandon them as he did Stevens & 3 other Americans in Benghazi!

easyt65 on May 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Retribution against whistleblowers…

Xcellent questions by Hastings

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Issa now allowing a 10 min recess.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Hastings – A+

D-fusit on May 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Again, Hicks offers the answer to your question ‘why was Stevens there’.

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

You fool. Hicks doesn’t know the official and undocumented/unofficial reasons. You are really a gnatbrain because maybe you want to be one.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Panetta lied

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 2:49 PM

When Panetta worked for slick willy (chief of staff ?) I used to both love and hate to see him on the Sunday morning talkies.
He would be asked a question that could be answered in a couple of sentences…but he’d talk for about 15 minutes – and never once address the question that he’d been asked.

Panetta is not just a liar. He is a LIAR…of the first water. He is probably the best liar and spin-meister that I have ever seen in government.

And I say that as someone who is not, never has been, and never will be, in agreement with him or his political position.

Solaratov on May 8, 2013 at 3:40 PM

B/s – it wasn’t a win for the US. The Arab’spring’ is an icicle, in all the countries.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

verbie, counter this. It s/b fun to watch you.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

CSPAN now accepting phone calls.
OY. ;-)

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Again, Hicks offers the answer to your question ‘why was Stevens there’.

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

You fool. Hicks doesn’t know the official and undocumented/unofficial reasons. You are really a gnatbrain because maybe you want to be one.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:40 PM

By all means, share the real reason?

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Did all the dem’s leave for lunch.. we’ve had 3 repubs in a row?? Or is the committee that uneven…

unaffiliated on May 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

My guess is they know exactly how bad this has gone & they have waived the white flag for now on trying to prevent or mitigate any damage by the testimony. best guess is they have gone to meet with Obama & other key Dems on how to proceed with damage control aided by a massive wave of personal attacks & more lies….

easyt65 on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Excellent and Disciplined Testimony by Hicks,Nordstrom and Thompson.

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Of course they retaliated against Hicks. That’s how Chicago thug politics roll.

After this, they’re all three going to have to go into witness protection, because Obama and his regime WILL retaliate again, you betcha!

Meople on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Highlights will be played on CSPAN (3?) later today, and on Sunday, methinks he said.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:42 PM

easyt65 on May 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Soon the muzzie brotherhood/Obama’s brothers will be in charge in Syria, at best. They’ll have a coalition with AlQaida at worst. The atomic weapons in their hands s/b ‘fun’.

Obama is making it all happen, right in front of a stupid world’s eyes.

Wake up America!

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Huh?

Disagree, but williamg is no joke.

22044 on May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Actually, you are right, williamg is a real piece of shite…don’t know why it is even here, considering what it said about this site, and those of us here…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Agreed .. A caller just remarked how obvious it is that NO ONE on the D side has asked one meaningful question of what happened.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Heartfelt apologies to one Richard M. Nixon. To bad he didn’t live to see the day. I’m sure Woodward and Bernstein are dropping cards in the mail to the Nixon family as we speak.

oldroy on May 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Oh my goodness, real testimony about retaliation… wow.

Dems are all nutters…

How will this play out in the LSM?

Guaranteed, they will chose the ‘funding’ route and blame the repubs all day long!!

They will also protect Hills to the max…

Dirtbags…

Still more needs to be covered.

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

By all means, share the real reason?

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I did, since day one. You just:

1. either can’t read.

2. don’t want to comprehend.

You really do make a fool of yourself and you’re the only one here who doesn’t notice.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Tweets are castigating the media’s blackout.
Cool.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:42 PM

At 9pm EST, but won’t they also archive the whole thing?

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

via Ace…

“Remember, it was the Administration’s claim that they were not engaged in attempting to silence or control the whistleblowers.

Having Hillary’s fixer present with you at every meeting — remember, Hillary was Hicks’ boss, before she wanted to spend more time with her family — would not seem conducive to getting the unvarished truth out….

“I was instructed not to allow the RSO, the acting deputy chief of mission — me — to be personally interviewed,” said Gregory Hicks, the fomer Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya, who was in Tripoli at the time of the Benghazi attack. He said that was the first time administration lawyers had told him not to talk to a congressional delegation, and that a lawyer attempted to be present during the meeting.

“We were not to be personally interviewed by Congressman Chaffetz,” Hicks said again later in the hearing.

Hicks also said that Cheryl Mills, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff (who Ohio Rep. Jordan referred to as Clinton’s “fixer” while questioning Hicks), had attempted to monitor the meeting between Hicks and the delegation consisting of Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

Bryan Preston is livebloggin the hearings for PJ Media

http://minx.cc/?post=339800

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Good point .. Would think so, yes.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Yeah, well, two more: f*** that.

These people are idiots.

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Oh come now. I loved “W” as much as anyone (and a great deal more than most). I’m just pointing out that taking shots at pronunciation may backfire.

Longing4Lincoln on May 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Actually, you are right, williamg is a real piece of shite…don’t know why it is even here, considering what it said about this site, and those of us here…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

What has williamg said about us and this site?

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

LOL .. dem caller says the R’s did a great job coordinating with the witnesses !
ROFLMAO.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Caller on Cspan amazed that people can string words together, must have been rehearsed?

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Actually, you are right, williamg is a real piece of shite…don’t know why it is even here, considering what it said about this site, and those of us here…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I see, apologies if I stepped in wrongly. I just saw that one post and couldn’t connect it to your reaction.

22044 on May 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Actually getting a bit encouraged that maybe the press HAS jumped the shark !
Please, Lord .. win a few, here !

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Uh oh….there’s a verdict in the Arias trial.

There’s just not enough room in the 24/7 news channel programming to cover both the Arias trial and the Benghazi hearings.

Coin toss?

BobMbx on May 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Are you all listening to the CSPAN question. Interesting.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Listening we are a divided country, are the indies really indies.

MontanaMmmm on May 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Excellent and Disciplined Testimony by Hicks,Nordstrom and Thompson.

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Yes. Very effective.

This is gonna leave a mark, a pretty big mark, in spite of the LSM blackout.

As Rumsfeld just tweeted: “Trust leaves on horseback but returns on foot.”

petefrt on May 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

The Democrat on right before was appalled and blasted Obama and Clinton. Then the deranged anti-Obama conspiracy nutjob.

novaculus on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Hearings back up

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

What has williamg said about us and this site?

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Early on, he was FROTHING at the mouth…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

By all means, share the real reason?

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I did, since day one. You just:

1. either can’t read.

2. don’t want to comprehend.

You really do make a fool of yourself and you’re the only one here who doesn’t notice.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Why be so cagey?
You know I can read, and you know I can comprehend.
I’m not rogerb so don’t have time to search through old threads.
So…please?
What is the real reason?

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

“LOL .. dem caller says the R’s did a great job coordinating with the witnesses !”

“Baaaaaaa….Ok, I made the call just like you told me to…..Baaaaaaaa…now can I get my free Obamaphone and more foodstamps?”

easyt65 on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Dem caller unhappy that the military isn’t getting blamed that State Dept. employee wasn’t given more protection. Why didn’t the generals know in advance of the Amb. danger.

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Oh noes, the hearing won’t be continued tomorrow?

petefrt on May 8, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Uh oh….there’s a verdict in the Arias trial.

There’s just not enough room in the 24/7 news channel programming to cover both the Arias trial and the Benghazi hearings.

Coin toss?

BobMbx on May 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

I have to say I have no clue what the “Arias trial” is. Just now learned that Ben Gazi is not a minority golf player.

oldroy on May 8, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Checked my FB page … Have plenty of links from FNC of the testimonies.
Check them for those, I guess.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM

novaculus on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I don’t believe in off message Democrats, they are like boogeymen and monsters. Scary but non-existent.

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM

#MediaBlackout #Benghazi

Obama abandoned Americans.

Media abandoned surviving Americans.

AMERICANS WILL NOT ABANDON AMERICANS!

UnderstandingisPower on May 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I never got any feedback from Washington on security recommendations – Nordstrom

Were security recommendations implemented?

I cabled Martin’s list into the department…I learned later that that cable was not well received by Washington – Hicks

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Yes I saw that…

williamg is harmless really, he just is very outspoken and very verbal and has not ever to my knowledge said a bad word about us, maybe about the trolls, but not us regulars… :-)

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM

JUST LIKE “Fast and Furious:, The Media will Blackout this story – other than to slander and smear the whistleblowers who “contradict the Obama Administration” narrative.

They will use this as an opportunity to denigrate and smear all Republicans as divisive, acrimonious and uncooperative – without EVER exploring the questions presented by this dereliction of duty.

This Blog and the “Conservatives” in The Media will do NOTHING to alter this result, other than “haruumphing” a few times as they check the pleats in their suit pants. They will ALLOW this moment to pass quietly – without so much as a meaningful peep, because utimately it is in their best interests. The real CUSTOMERS of This Blog and Media Conservatives ARE: The Mainstream Media and The Liberals In Congress – NOT The American People.

There will be no justice NOW or EVER for these Murders of Innocent Americans committed by Obama and Hillary. During the 2016 election – The Media will NEVER EVEN MENTION this episode.

The Media – with the help of Blogs like this and Conservatives – will KILL this story. Just like the Obama Administration Killed those Americans in Benghazi and in the other Embassy – Zabul, which hasn’t even been MENTIONED in any significant way by this blog OR The Media.

This will happen OVER AND OVER again.

The Media will Murder EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN Alive – if that is what it takes for them and their candidates to stay in POWER. Only some serious and potentially fatal actions occurring to a broad spectrum of all Media – resulting in their complete disappearence – could change that.

williamg on May 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM

THIS!!!! FLUKING AZZWIPE!

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM

I have to say I have no clue what the “Arias trial” is.

oldroy on May 8, 2013 at 3:52 PM

You are a lucky man.

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM

You almost can’t blame the media for not carrying this, they must live in constant fear of another ollie North showing up.

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM

williamg is harmless really, he just is very outspoken and very verbal and has not ever to my knowledge said a bad word about us, maybe about the trolls, but not us regulars… :-)

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Well then, his mommy needs to give him a nap…and a binky

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Haven’t seen anything, just reading the comments. Sounds like what I already knew: media ignoring, downplaying and dismissing the story, ridiculing damning evidence and testimony and the demographics of people following the story, while their political arm in congress obfuscates and dissembles away.

These Congressional Democrats are nothing but the end result of media corruption. These people are such lowlife frauds that they will actually aid and abet a terrorist coverup to advance their ideology.

We need a media manhattan project or we’re doomed. I don’t see how we can win the information war against liars who control the messaging of 95% of public media consumption. That is exactly how left wing authoritarian regimes maintain power for so long.

crrr6 on May 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I have to say I have no clue what the “Arias trial” is.

oldroy on May 8, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Its the major news story that prevents the MSM from noticing the Gosnell trial.

BobMbx on May 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

The Media – with the help of Blogs like this and Conservatives – will KILL this story.
lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM

I am sure if asked to explain that, he will, like I said, hmmmm,
williamg will explain, he goes on rants sometimes and doesn’t mean what he says… I will sort it out later :-)

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I fear not one thing will happen from all of this. Not. One. Thing. And Hillary will defeat Christie in 2016.

oldroy on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I think it is just a matter of time before “reasonable” Democrats begin to question the styling of the Emperor Obama’s New Clothes. If the tide turns into a preference cascade, it is all over for Bambi. And Pantsuit is gong down with him.

novaculus on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Not cagey at all. It’s all in front of you.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Without going into details, williamg has ‘issues’… which he may share with you if asked :-)

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Good, but for now, he’s in my shite-azz book..why is he even HERE if this is how he feels…His mommy must have put salt on his favorite thumb…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I’m not rogerb either and I never said it was on other threads.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

novaculus on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I have been unable to find any optimism since November, I expect to live the rest of my life hearing that Obama was the best president ever.

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 4:02 PM

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Yes, he can ruffle our feathers, but those of us who know him, are not so hard on him…

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Tweets are castigating the media’s blackout.
Cool.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Go retweet, cause I’m not getting it.

*cough*

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Unfortunately anyone posting the real reason here would violate and destroy a chain of trust.

But it would be nice if Congress would ask.

LegendHasIt on May 8, 2013 at 4:04 PM

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Without going into details, williamg has ‘issues’… which he may share with you if asked :-)

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Obviously…that’s why I told him to take his medication…and it’s too bad when a American patriot gives up–as it is apparent he has done. WE WILL NOT GIVE UP…America is blood-soaked because of those who went before us…

lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 4:04 PM

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Not cagey at all. It’s all in front of you.

Schadenfreude on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Oh just stop.
Are you not going to give a direct answer?
Tell us your theory (or if you prefer the ‘real reason’) Stevens was in Benghazi that day.

verbaluce on May 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Arias – ah…attack after sex. Murder. Very important stuff. Cleveland house of horrors. Sex. High on the list of “newsworthyness”.

I wonder is Ambassador Stevens was a supporter of Gay Marriage?

Heck for that matter, I guess I just want to know the real issue, and that is, what the hell was he doing meeting with the Turkish Ambassador, and why the Effing…bleeping…fffffrrrriggging’ carp is no one at the hearing asking that question?

oldroy on May 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

WE WILL NOT GIVE UP…America is blood-soaked because of those who went before us…
lovingmyUSA on May 8, 2013 at 4:04 PM

I am with you on that one 100%!

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

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