Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 8, 2013 by Allahpundit

Partisan politics loomed over a House hearing Wednesday on the deadly September 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, as Republicans and Democrats clashed over the meaning of testimony from three witnesses who had little new to add to the story…

The three State Department officials, one of whom had testified before, offered a few new pieces of information, but did not shed much light on the key allegations put forth by critics, some of whom have called Benghazi “worse than Watergate.”

***

REP. MATT CARTWRIGHT (D-PA): “I expected a real bombshell to come out today. And I literally sat on the edge of my seat, listening for the bombshells to come out and Tamron, they didn’t happen. There was no news today. There was nothing today that we didn’t already know about. Now I want to tell you, I honor all of us on the panel, we honor the sacrifices made by these witnesses, their commitment to our country, and the truthfulness of their testimony as well. But really there wasn’t anything new that we hadn’t already seen before and that hadn’t already been rehashed again and again. So there isn’t much news today.”

***

All this will no doubt come back to haunt Hillary Clinton should she decide to run for president; in some cases, she appeared to have been too removed from the events in Benghazi. Hicks at one point testified that that he personally spoke to Clinton at 2 a.m. on the night of the attacks, which makes the administration’s vague description in subsequent days even more suspicious.

But that hardly adds up to a cover-up. In the end, Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the committee, may find himself digging yet another dry well, as he has done so many times. Even before he took over the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, with zero evidence in hand, Issa called Obama “one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times.” In his relentless search for evidence (and headlines) since, he has found nothing to back up that statement, including his highly publicized and largely fruitless hearings last June into the the Justice Department’s botched “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking program.

Benghazi was a tragedy. It will, almost certainly, remain a political issue. What it is not – by a long shot — is a scandal yet.

***

It does seem that the Administration’s talking points were massaged a bit after the President’s candor. This may have been attributable to the presidential campaign and the Administration’s desire to low-ball the Al Qaeda threat. If so, this was a venial, not a mortal, sin. It affected not one life. More likely, though, the wording was scrubbed as a result of the nature of the investigation going on at the time–it may have been deemed premature to announce that it was a pre-meditated act of terror. Perhaps the local militia lucked into a situation where they showed up at the consulate and found very little security protection. Hard to say. There were protests all over the middle east that night, ginned up by jihadis using the excuse of a near-unseen anti-Muslim You Tube video.

But let’s say the street gang had been casing the joint in advance. Who’s to blame for the lax security? This is the real substance of the case. Could it have been the Secretary of State? Undoubtedly, no. This sort of question is well below her pay grade. Could it have been the person in charge of embassy security issues? More likely, and that person resigned after the subsequent investigations…and even that might have been unfair for two reasons. Security was up to the Ambassador and Chris Stevens was well known for erring on the side of greater public access to U.S. facilities. Or, more plausibly, reason number two…

Could it have been the Republicans who consistently voted against funds for increased embassy security? [Ed. note — No.]

***

Usually, during big news events like today’s Libya testimony, the media swarms Twitter with live updates, observations, and open coordination on Narratives. We saw this last night when South Carolina sent Mark Sanford back to Congress, when the Senate voted on gun control, etc. Political happenings always bring the media to Twitter like moths to a flame.

But today the media has been hiding — at least as soon as the Libya hearings started. Almost all of the Libya Twitter-traffic is coming from those who are not part of a mainstream media that wants to pretend none of this is happening. In other words, they are hiding in shame.

But they are also busy conspiring on how to handle and cover the hearings — with one another and with the White House.

The Narrative to protect the president must be a united one.

***

During Congressional hearings on Wednesday regarding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) became emotional while reading from what he described as an erroneous Accountability Review Board report which largely clears the federal government of culpability for the deaths of four American service personnel. Through tears, Chaffetz plead with his fellow committeemen and women to not allow the historical record of what happened in Benghazi to be whitewashed.

***

Via Mediaite.


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Gowdy!

can_con on May 8, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Trouble!

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 10:42 PM

ZOMG!!!!! Blockbuster day!!! Such bombshells! word is the entire Obama administration will resign en masse tomorrow, handing the keys to the gubmint to the Tea Party caucus!

You did it wingnuts!!! I shoulda trusted Lindsey Graham, Huckabee and Fox News!!!!!

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

White Wash??

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:44 PM

The harlem shake crap befor the video from media-ite Sucks!!!

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Somthing stinks…..

* spit *

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 10:44 PM

White Wash??

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Racist?

wolfsDad on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

The Day in Review: “Why didn’t this event make Romney win?? WHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Darrell Issa ‏@DarrellIssa 1m

Thx to the tens of thousands of you who tweeted, tuned in live & joined in this important hearing today. #Benghazi
Expand

https://twitter.com/DarrellIssa

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Your future for America is astounding..

You should rejoice..

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM

These trolls just don’t quit, they must be drinking that illegal caffeine.

BeachBum on May 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM

We’ve GOT to hang the Benghazi Albatross around Hillary’s neck, otherwise we’ll have Clinton III in 2016. That’ll be the final nail in the coffin of the Republic. Maybe even if we do nail her to the Benghazi cross she’ll win, first Female following first Black…in reality second Communist following First Communist President of the United States.

Who is John Galt on May 8, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Somthing stinks…..

* spit *

Scrumpy on May 8, 2013 at 10:44 PM

I would think that Dbear sprayed….

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:47 PM

The Day in Review: “Why didn’t this event make Romney win?? WHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Yeah, the four dead, we treat them like liberals treat aborted babies.
What difference does it make?????

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM

No one in our government requested fly over permission from the Libyan government. Greg Hicks testified that permission would have been granted.

No one started any assets toward Benghazi….no one.

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Thanks .. cool.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM

The Day in Review: “Why didn’t this event make Romney win?? WHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

DBear:

David Burge David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 6 May

Remember when *NN debate “moderator” Candy Crowley “corrected” Romney on #Benghazi? Yeah, good times.
======================================

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Benghazi&src=hash

canopfor on May 7, 2013 at 10:52 PM

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

…came here to blow yourself in front of us again?

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM

The Day in Review: “Why didn’t this event make Romney win?? WHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Seriously?

That’s it?

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM

The Day in Review: “Why didn’t this event make Romney win?? WHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Because it wasn’t perpetrated by Gosnell?

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM

The nonsense nutballs have infested this place.

‘Night y’all.

cozmo on May 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Thanks .. cool.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM

pambi:-O

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 10:50 PM

We are focussing on the coverup and lying AFTER the jihady killings.
We need to focus on the planning , aiding, financing and execution of these 4 jihad killings by Hussein and Killery.
Yes, I said it.
They were assasinated by this regime.
We have to find out why .
Why did Killery want another American post in Benghazi?
Why was their security taken back ?
How did the jihadies know where to find them?
Who told Killery and Hussein that they should take out a hit on American people ?

burrata on May 8, 2013 at 10:50 PM

The government was sending a message to any other potential whistleblowers by threatening and demoting Greg Hicks…

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

DBear…

Your world sucks..

Own up to it..

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

*sock puppet*

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

No one started any assets toward Benghazi….no one.

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Keyword. Someone should teach it to the interrogators.

wolfsDad on May 8, 2013 at 10:52 PM

‘Night y’all.

cozmo on May 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM

What??

You signing off???

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Seriously though, nice job politicizing people’s grief:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2013/05/08/mother-of-benghazi-victim-i-blame-hillary/

trotting the families of victims out and using them to score political points! (hmm where have I heard this from…..)

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Ah gotcha, non-story… nothing to see, move along.

Ukiah on May 8, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Trollcott starts ???

burrata on May 8, 2013 at 10:53 PM

OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW AMERICA THE TRUTH BLOWN BY THE GOP!!

NO Planning!!

NO Focus!!

NO Organization!!

NO Unity!!

The Democrats had UNITY, though – They Had Prepared, Repetitive Talking Points They All Repeated!

I am SICK about this!!

Just SICK!!!

williamg on May 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Michelle Malkin ‏@michellemalkin 10h

All my fellow #benghazi hearing tweeters, We Are All Rich Middle-Aged Male Chick-Fil-A Lovers Now. @washingtonpost https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/332173661018660865

Michelle Malkin ‏@michellemalkin 43m

Obama never had to issue a stand down order to media lapdogs. They’ve heeded his heel command since day one. #benghazi

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

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

DBare on May 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM…

You should rejoice..

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM

…he can’t…his hands busy!

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Trollcott starts ???

burrata on May 8, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Nope..
Dbear is a dick…
Different category..

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

No matter if the assets arrived on station too late…why didn’t we start assets and obtain permission on the way? We had previous permission to fly the unarmed drone over Libya. Greg Hicks testified that he would have known if permission was requested. None was requested. Our government left them there to die.

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Cannot even imagine the pressure these folks have had to endure !
Appreciating the whistleblowers more and more, as this exposure progresses.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

They are united on this, to be sure. Just ask Gutfeld

Jackalope on May 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Seriously though, nice job politicizing people’s grief:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2013/05/08/mother-of-benghazi-victim-i-blame-hillary/

trotting the families of victims out and using them to score political points! (hmm where have I heard this from…..)

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:52 PM

The families want answers to their questions about the night their loved ones died.
The victims families at Sandy Hook were used to promote a political agenda.
But, you’re slow. We understand.

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

The Day in Review: “Why didn’t this event make Romney win?? WHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I still think something in those security briefings Romney was privy to leading up to the election made him pull back on Benghazi.

can_con on May 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

From the D-Bares of America:

Hipster Corgi Hipster Corgi ‏@HipsterCorgi 25m

Wow, the wingnut teabaggers are really foaming at the mouth tonight. #benghazi

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

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 10:55 PM

dickcott !!!!

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

There are many more people in the government that know the details of this debacle. I hope they don’t turn up in Fort Marcy Park.

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

No surprises from any of the usual suspects. Like I said earlier, the main stream media cannot take a chance of covering these things live, they can’t afford an Ollie North to turn up.

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Trollcott starts ???

burrata on May 8, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Come on, I just got back. Can I knock it around for just a little longer?
The street lights aren’t even on here yet. Please?

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

dickcott !!!!

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

…nothing to cott!

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Mass Tea Party ‏@massteaparty 25s

#Benghazi Whistleblower Testimony Contradicts White House Explanation – Lou Dobbs #Obama http://youtu.be/fA7HoBGmDIc?a

Video:(14:55)
=============

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA7HoBGmDIc&feature=youtu.be&a

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

ZOMG!!!!! Blockbuster day!!! Such bombshells! word is the entire Obama administration will resign en masse tomorrow, handing the keys to the gubmint to the Tea Party caucus!

You did it wingnuts!!! I shoulda trusted Lindsey Graham, Huckabee and Fox News!!!!!
DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Pure trolling.

Another example.

oh but I really enjoy the site, it’s fascinating what comes out when you all talk amongst yourselves, the ignorance and prejudice just pours right out. Speaking of which, why is HA ignoring the biggest story of the moment, the Trayvon Martin case? I’m guessing it’s not because it’s not worth blogging about but because you know what you are going to hear, AP, and you know it’s not going to be pretty.

DBear on March 22, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Amazing how long trolls last on HA.

farsighted on May 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Several things happened today within the community worth noting. For example:

I like hotair because there are some poster (RWM) whose intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

nonpartisan on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

^ That happened.

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Former US official describes Libya attack
By DONNA CASSATA
— May. 8 9:43 PM EDT
*********************

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/gop-benghazi-probe-stokes-political-controversy

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM

This “Ben Gausey” guy really hate Hillary!

SouthernGent on May 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

‘The fact remains — as we have repeatedly indicated — that United States forces could not have arrived in time to mount a rescue of those Americans killed or injured that night.’

- George Little, Pentagon spokesman

Soooo weird.

We could send both a Learjet and a C-130 transport from Tripoli to Benghazi to pick up some of the State and CIA personnel DURING the attack, but we couldn’t send members of the Special Forces that were in Tripoli (and told to stand down twice) to Benghazi because they were too far away?

On the one hand, Greg Hicks, Ambassador Stevens’ deputy, flew from Tripoli to Benghazi between the first and last waves of the attack. On the other hand, SOCAFRICA commander Lieutenant Colonel Gibson and his Special Forces team were on their way to board the same C-130, which carried Mr Hicks from Tripoli, for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound ‘when [Colonel Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.’

Was Benghazi a safer destination to which to travel for diplomats than it is for an American Special Forces team?

Sounds pretty BS-y to me.

The other obvious problem with the Pentagon’s position is that it is based on facts that were unknown when the decision was made. At the times of the decision and multiple stand down orders, NO ONE KNEW HOW LONG THE ATTACK WOULD LAST. No one knew if it would be over in minutes, hours, days, or months, for that matter. 20/20 hindsight is nice, but it is not determinative.

The American Way is to leave no one behind. Evidently, the Obama/Clinton Way is to leave more than 30 Americans behind to die. Even if it takes all night!

It was the heroism of Glen Dogherty and Ty Woods that prevented a terrorist attack that,sadly, killed 4 Americans from turning into a massacre of dozens. They disobeyed stand down orders not once, not twice, but three times. The Commander-in- Chief was A.W.O.L.

Resist We Much on May 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM

dickcott !!!!

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

:)

…nothing to cott!

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Truth…

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM

I wonder who that insult was aimed at?

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I like hotair because there are some poster (RWM) whose intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

nonpartisan on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

noforeskin writes for a living?

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

The poster man and poster woman for depraved indifference.

VorDaj on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I like hotair because there are some poster (RWM) whose intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

nonpartisan on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

^ That happened.

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Oh.My.God! Gonna refill my glass and try to wrap my head around that one. What’s up, Axe?

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Come on, I just got back. Can I knock it around for just a little longer?
The street lights aren’t even on here yet. Please?

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

OK, let’s roll baby..I’m in !

burrata on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

The FBI sat in Tripoli for 18 days after the Amb Rice lies were played and replayed on American State Run Media. Our diplomatic personnel could live and work in Benghazi but the FBI could not get there. Members of the media were there before the FBI.

d1carter on May 8, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Breaking News: Hillary, Barry, and Jodi all lied under oath. One might go to jail.

Rovin on May 8, 2013 at 11:03 PM

some of whom have called Benghazi “worse than Watergate.”

It’s at least a thousand times worse than Watergate and anyone with an IQ higher than a plankter knows that.

VorDaj on May 8, 2013 at 11:04 PM

How suspect is Clinton’s judgement now the know according to Hick’s testimony today, that she wanted to make that hell-hole Benghazi a permanent post, to be guarded by rent-a-thug $5 buck an hour locals?

can_con on May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

^ That happened.

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Bluegill?

wolfsDad on May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Y’all did NOT fail me ! LOL.

pambi on May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I like hotair because there are some poster (RWM) whose intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

nonpartisan on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

…noforeskin writes for a living?

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I need to resubmit to an agent. Apparently, they’ll let anyone have a book deal.
And, nonpartisan, you are no where near RVM’s level of greatness.

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

williamg on May 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM

*pours u a drink*

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I like hotair because there are some poster (RWM) whose intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

nonpartisan on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

You aren’t a virgin

Hold on loosely…

Electrongod on May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

noforeskin on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

…truthfully!…I think it’s a stretch for you…to make it to the pot…to sh!t on time!

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM

williamg on May 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM

*pours u a drink*

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Hey you! :)

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM

B9…;-)

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM

<now that we know>

can_con on May 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I’m headed to the ER-blew a valve.

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I like hotair because there are some poster (RWM) whose intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

nonpartisan on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

^ That happened.

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Note the Harvard Law level grammar.

farsighted on May 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

williamg on May 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM

*pours u a drink*

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

There is nothing that happens in the world – that I can’t make worse by drinking…….

williamg on May 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Doesn’t sound good. No time for a drink?

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Hornet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sing sting-*excited*
Now I must stay.
Long time!
Big X.

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Wednesday, May 08, 2013
15 Stunning Tweets From Today’s #Benghazi Whistleblower Testimony

I am speechless not only at the depravity of this administration but also its enablers in both the Democrat Party and the Julius Streicher media. I never thought I’d live to see the day. Have you no shame, sir? Have you no shame?
=================================

Eric Nordstrom getting choked up about how much it matters to him and the american public to uncover what happened in Benghazi
— Kirsten Powers (@kirstenpowers10) May 8, 2013

U.S. diplomats on the ground knew the Benghazi attack was terrorism, not outrage over a YouTube video thebea.st/10GSC9h
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 8, 2013

Overriding message sent by Obama admin to #benghazi staff on the ground: “You’re on your own” – Hicks.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 8, 2013

“Why was Amb Stevens headed to #Benghazi?”Hicks:”According to Chris,Sec Clinton wanted Benghazi converted into a permanent constituent post”
— Obama Clock (@Obama_Clock) May 8, 2013

Cover. Up. MT@DavidMDrucker: Hicks says admin lawyers ordered him to prevent Congressmen from questioning him/others abt #Benghazi.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 8, 2013

Hicks testifies that Clinton confidante Cheryl Mills called him directly re efforts to cover up what really happened in Benghazi.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 8, 2013

Hicks: After I met with Chaffetz, I sensed a shift in how I was treated by Asst. Sec. Jones and delivered “blistering critique.” #Benghazi
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) May 8, 2013

Hicks:I’ve been demoted from Deputy Chief of Mission to desk officer#Benghazi
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) May 8, 2013

“So the people at State told you ‘don’t talk to the guy coming to investigate?’” “yes sir” #benghazi
— El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) May 8, 2013

WH spox says changes to Benghazi talking points were “stylistic.” Yes, I believe that style is called “lying.”
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) May 8, 2013

Republicans are at a hearing investigating Al-Qaeda attacks on #benghazi, Democrats are at same hearing investigating attacks on Obama.
— El SOOPer!! (@SooperMexican) May 8, 2013

Clinton blamed video in front of dead Americans & their families, Obama blamed the video in front of the UN ow.ly/kQ65F #benghazi
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 8, 2013

Chaffetz talking to Nordstrom about Hillary/State blaming Nordstrom for security decisions on ground. “Stunning,” Chaffetz sez. #benghazi
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 8, 2013

Chaffetz: There was never any intention to rescue our people in Libya j.mp/ZQ4QkE
— Right Scoop (@trscoop) May 8, 2013

Rep. Chaffetz Openly Cries when Bringing Up Americans Killed in Benghazi:bit.ly/15Ja8mf
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 8, 2013

http://directorblue.blogspot.ca/2013/05/15-stunning-tweets-from-todays-benghazi.html

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 11:08 PM

on the deadly September 2012

The LA Slimes is trying to wash away the blood by calling it a “September” attack instead of a “9/11″ attack, which it was. That would make it too simple for the LA Slimes readership to connect to terrorism from the get-go …

These people make me sick. They should burn in hell.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 8, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I like hotair because there are some poster (RWM) whose intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

nonpartisan on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

The only time your lying ass should use the world intellectual, is when its referring to your own intellectual dishonesty.

Still waiting for you to answer RWM’s law questions. Of course, I know I’ll be waiting a long time for that.

Oh, and for you to admit that you were lying about not positing the day of Sandy Hook.

ShadowsPawn on May 8, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Bishop Bishop’d with this:

Son of Foodtruck Thread.

Bishop on May 8, 2013 at 7:22 PM

And then this happened:

Son of Foodtruck Thread.

Bishop on May 8, 2013 at 7:22 PM

…woah!….1st…..I was almost going to warn you!

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM

…woah!….1st…..I was almost going to warn you!

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I put out a contract on myself.

Bishop on May 8, 2013 at 7:43 PM

*sip*

Lest anyone doubt the man’s commitment.

^ Anyway, that happened, too.

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Come on, I just got back. Can I knock it around for just a little longer?
The street lights aren’t even on here yet. Please?

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

OK, let’s roll baby..I’m in !

burrata on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I’m down!

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I’m headed to the ER-blew a valve.

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I was there last night. Ask for the red pill.

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 11:10 PM

ZOMG!!!!! Blockbuster day!!! Such bombshells! word is the entire Obama administration will resign en masse tomorrow, handing the keys to the gubmint to the Tea Party caucus!

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

You want to hear something even more unlikely? The MSM will start practicing journalism tomorrow.

VorDaj on May 8, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Doesn’t sound good. No time for a drink?

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Non P-comparing itself to rwm..
was so funny, my heart couldnt take it.
Best laugh I had all day. :)

I am sipping on a beer. :)
Long, long day.

How r ya bud? Working hard? ;)
The master of quality and assurance.

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Axe@ 10:59- lol, I missed that one.

I never did find out what color harvards boathouse is.

wolly4321 on May 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Hornet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sing sting-*excited*
Now I must stay.
Long time!
Big X.

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Me lady!
You alright?

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Breaking News: Hillary, Barry, and Jodi all lied under oath. One might go to jail.

Rovin on May 8, 2013 at 11:03 PM

IIRC, Clinton didn’t take an oath. Obama cannot be subpoenaed to testify before Congress (separation of powers).

What you are looking for is 18 U.S.C. § 1505 and § 1512…

§ 1505: Obstruction of Justice (Congressional investigation)

Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress—

Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.

§ 1512 – Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant:

(b) Whoever knowingly uses intimidation, threatens, or corruptly persuades another person, or attempts to do so, or engages in misleading conduct toward another person, with intent to—

(1) influence, delay, or prevent the testimony of any person in an official proceeding;

(2) cause or induce any person to—

(A) withhold testimony, or withhold a record, document, or other object, from an official proceeding;

(B) alter, destroy, mutilate, or conceal an object with intent to impair the object’s integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding;

shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

1505 is probably more realistic that 1512, but if I were a prosecutor, I would certainly look at both knowing that the fact pattern will demonstrate if the latter is appropriate.

Resist We Much on May 8, 2013 at 11:12 PM

You alright?

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

No.. deranged..as always. :)

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Oh.My.God! Gonna refill my glass and try to wrap my head around that one. What’s up, Axe?

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I dunno. I’ve never been there.

*sigh*

(Marvin, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) :)

@Cindy — everyone, basically: ;)

I’m here because this place is great for debate of divergent views. I can’t stand the crap at dailykos about all the racism that the white man has inflicted on minorities and other crap that they talk about daily. I like hotair because there are some poster (RWM) whose intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

nonpartisan on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Note the Harvard Law level grammar.

farsighted on May 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

That’s my new favorite comment ever. :) He’s one of the giants, you understand.

Axe on May 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

************ Attention Crew ******************

Be advised,that scum has appeared on the Main Deck!

And TROLLS have been found as stowaways!

WILL THE CRASH and SALVAGE CREWS,please HOSE DOWN
THE MAIN DECK ASAP,as Flight Operations may resume!

Thank-You

AS YOU WERE!
(snark)

canopfor on May 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

HornetSting on May 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

It’s self published at best and I’m not sure six Xerox copies counts as that either.

Cindy Munford on May 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Who the fuk shook out the HA carpets today? The trolls are out in force, ankle biting, blood sucking nits.

arnold ziffel on May 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

There were protests all over the middle east that night, ginned up by jihadis using the excuse of a near-unseen anti-Muslim You Tube video.

There is a twitter account named johnWlindh, with a picture of American Jihadi John Walker Lindh.

Whether or not John Walker Lindh himself is in any way connected to account, the account itself appears to be controlled by a Jihadist.

Take note of the tweet:

https://twitter.com/johnWlindh/status/329367469779189760

Note which YouTube videos the Jihadi links as justification for Jihad… and note that the YouTube video made by this filmaker is NOT one of them.

The two YouTube videos the Jihadi linked have a lot more in common with John Kerry than they do with political prisoner filmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula and his film.

ITguy on May 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

This should be a huge story, with everything that has come out. But its just being ignored, dismissed, or down played. Yet another pathetic and sad day for this country.

Jack_Burton on May 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Finally get work. Second week on the job. on my way in, radiator hos blows on the expressway. Managed to scramble and get it fixed and in by 9:30. On the way home, radiator blows (I now refer to it as Dbear)! Gonna have to scramble next couple of days.

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Start the arrangements for the Special Prosecutor Mr. Speaker.

workingclass artist on May 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I like hotair because there are some poster (RWM) whose intellect is on par with mine and offer me an intellectual challenge.

nonpartisan on May 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

As I told nobrain, those are fighting words!

Resist We Much on May 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

ZOMG!!!!! Blockbuster day!!! Such bombshells! word is the entire Obama administration will resign en masse tomorrow, handing the keys to the gubmint to the Tea Party caucus!

DBear on May 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Its sad that the admins at this site allow you to remain here, your sole purpose is to troll. You can’t even be honest enough with yourself to see that your own government lied to you, that they abandoned their own to certain death, then covered it up. Not only are you not honest with yourself, you laugh and belittle their deaths.

The fact that nothing will come of this is proof positive of how much you and your disgusting ilk have poisoned this country.

ShadowsPawn on May 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Finally some good news.

The security budget was cut by the Republicans, specifically Paul Ryan’s budget.

I totally missed congress passing the Ryan budget and Obama signing it into law.

halfbaked on May 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM

KCB on May 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Well that sucks!
Glad u got the job..time for a new ride. ;)

bazil9 on May 8, 2013 at 11:16 PM

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