Quotes of the day

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

Before Wednesday’s hearing on the attack in Benghazi, Libya, Republicans in Congress promised explosive new details about the administration’s mishandling of the episode. Instead, the hearing showed, yet again, that sober fact-finding is not their mission. Common sense and good judgment have long given way to conspiracy-mongering and a relentless effort to discredit President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton…

The hearing did not prove anything like an administration cover-up or other hysterical allegations of crimes equal to Watergate that some Republicans, such as Representative Steve King and Senator Lindsey Graham, have alleged. Republicans have held numerous hearings and briefings on Benghazi and are threatening to hold even more. It is a level of interest they did not show during George W. Bush’s administration when there were 64 attacks on American diplomatic targets or in the years they spent cutting back diplomatic security budgets.

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The attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers told TheBlaze Radio that he has more people who want to come forward to testify.

Joseph diGenova, attorney for acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counterterrorism Mark Thompson, did not specify how many new witnesses there were, but said they had been “on the ground” and “in the fight” during the September assault that left four Americans dead. Thompson was one of three whistleblowers who went before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

“We’ve been contacted by some people on the ground who were there, who were in the fight, who want to come forward but who fear if they do they will never get contract work with the agency again,” diGenova told TheBlaze Radio host Jay Severin on Thursday. “We are going to test the director of central intelligence’s word [that those who testify will not be penalized]. If these people decide they want to come forward, the first thing we’re going to do is go to the director’s office and say here they are, how are you going to protect them?”

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The White House has long maintained that the talking points were drafted almost exclusively by the CIA, a claim that gave cover to both President Obama and his potential successor, Clinton. “Those talking points originated from the intelligence community,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in November, adding that the only editing by the White House or the State Department was to change the word “consulate” to “diplomatic facility.” The emails prove him wrong. Significant edits to the talking points were discussed at the White House the day before Rice’s appearance on five Sunday shows, said the official familiar with Nuland’s thinking, who added that she did not attend the meeting. As I wrote yesterday (“Why Benghazi is a Blow to Obama and Clinton”), Obama has earned the trust of most Americans but credibility is a fragile thing.

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Democratic strategists and former Clinton aides interviewed about whether the testimony this week from three State Department officials could prove politically damaging blamed right-wing groups for stirring up controversy, even as new information came out suggesting political motivation behind downplaing the terrorist links to the attack. Some of the defenses sounded reminiscent of Clinton’s own famed allegations of a “right-wing conspiracy” in the late-1990s after reports her husband had an affair with Monica Lewinsky.

“It will probably help some right-wing organization build their direct mail list,” said former Clinton campaign adviser Ann Lewis. “Do I think it will change what people think about Hillary Clinton? I think at this point the American public has good perspective on who Hillary Clinton is.”

Asked what political advice he would give Clinton if she were running in 2016, longtime Clinton strategist Paul Begala said her testimony to Congress in January serves her well.

“I think the way she has dealt with this has been admirable. And Republicans are treading awfully close to the tin foil hat,” said Begala.

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Was all this incompetence? Or was it politics disguised as the fog of war? Who called these shots and made these decisions? Who decided to do nothing?

From the day of the attack until this week, the White House spin was too clever by half. In the weeks and months after the attack White House spokesmen said they were investigating the story, an internal review was under way. When the story blew open again, last week, they said it was too far in the past: “Benghazi happened a long time ago.” Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, really said that.

Think of that. They can’t give answers when the story’s fresh because it just happened, they’re looking into it. Eight months later they don’t have anything to say because it all happened so long ago.

Think of how low your opinion of the American people has to be to think you can get away, forever, with that.

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Should Clinton run for and win her party’s nomination for president in 2016 without her role in the Benghazi scandal having been thoroughly litigated in the primaries – where the stakes are far lower and the voters more forgiving – it will reemerge as a general election issue. The Republican nominee would be negligent to not bring up that scandal, her role in it, and whether or not that episode reflects poorly on her judgment as a surveyor of the nation’s security threats…

Clinton has little to fear from her fellow Democrats who may want to throw their hat into the 2016 ring, but she has a lot to gain from their participation in the process. The vetting of potentially damaging issues that will come from a protracted campaign and the ensuing debates would do much to strengthen Clinton’s formidability in the general election. A short campaign that does not extend beyond the early primary states would leave Clinton vulnerable to withering attacks on her competence from the GOP’s eventual nominee.

Benghazi gives Clinton reason to invite her fellow Democrats to challenge her in 2016. The real question then becomes, will her fellow Democrats – who are unlikely to prevail – sacrifice their time, political clout, privacy, and fundraising prowess just to aid Clinton in her quest to succeed Obama in the Oval Office?

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Aspin resigned over Black Hawk Down. The same precedent should have applied apply to Mrs. Clinton. To date, no one has ultimately taken responsibility for Benghazi.

My office is currently seeking out the witnesses and survivors of Benghazi to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. To date, the Obama administration has refused to let them testify.

Too many questions remain unanswered. Now, there are too many new questions. The evidence we had in January already suggested that Mrs. Clinton ignored repeated requests for more security in Benghazi. The new evidence we have today — and that continues to mount — suggests that at the very least, Mrs. Clinton should never hold high office again.

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Via Greg Hengler.


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And so begins another pants free weekend at cozmos.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Sorry azzes the bloody lot o’ ya’s!

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Good evening Sparky!! :-)

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Will a Clinton haunt us forever?

Excuse my while I go get more comfortable…and get a drink.

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM

He’s got some lederhosen now lmao!

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Now I know who’s been peeking in my window.

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Mrs. Clinton should never hold high office again.

Never ever that this hag ever hold anything more important than one piece of toilet tissue!

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

The ARB never interiewed Sec of State Hillary Clinton………

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Good evening cozmo! :-)

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

* lurk mode *

Lights up a cig…

Pops cap off me beer :-)

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Obysmal “stands with his (Muslim)Brother(s)(hood).” But we knew that.

He made a bad bargain and a bad bet, jeopardizing the American people and expecting us to be mercernaries to expand the caliphate. That is the Obysmal method of ending the war on terror and hitting reset buttons.
http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/how-obama-lost-his-big-muslim-brotherhood-gamble/

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

“It will probably help some right-wing organization build their direct mail list,” said former Clinton campaign adviser Ann Lewis. “Do I think it will change what people think about Hillary Clinton? I think at this point the American public has good perspective on who Hillary Clinton is.”

Wow. Question asked and answered dodged completely.

And that’s a former campaign adviser, i.e., sycophant.

Axe on May 10, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I demand Resist We Much post the Benghazi timeline on this thread.

#axecott

Axe on May 10, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Hillary tells the most outrageous lies unflinchingly.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Was all this incompetence? Or was it politics a Presidential reelection campaign in panic and cover-up mode disguised as the fog of war spontaneous demonstrations triggered by a youtube video?

Edited for accuracy.

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 8:57 PM

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Shameful…disgusting…abhorrent…hateful…

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Shameful…disgusting…abhorrent…hateful…

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Yet, par for the course.

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 8:59 PM

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canopfor on May 10, 2013 at 8:59 PM

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Now they get to pick who’s head will roll…

I want the bloody lot of them out!

No more…

Heretical democrats…

* spit *

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Hillary let security slide.
Four brave diplomats died.

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

The bar is open for business. Wine coolers half off if you buy a zima.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM

suggests that at the very least, Mrs. Clinton should never hold high office again.

I agree but she wasn’t the Commander-behind-Chief..

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Per the Ass. Press article:

An official familiar with the emails said former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was unaware of Nuland’s concerns about the talking points. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

What the hell did HRC do at the State Department…anyway?

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM

You gonna have a busy night!! ;)

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Benghazi was sloughed off by a incurious media, protective of Obysmal’s reelection campaign. Now it is working overtime to protect a potential Hillary run for the gold. It’s rather obvious that partisan politics is playing a starring role…by and for the Democrat crooks and liars.

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Not sure zactly what hillary does at her job other than lie and fubar things up for our country. Oh and let people die at the hands of peaceful muzzie terrorists.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

The Ass Press must have been on of the chosen few today at the “deep background briefing”…seems as if State’s Nuland is the fall guy/gal…

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM

No one is going to believe that a State Dept spokesperson told our military to stand down?

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Adjusted her glasses and practiced what she needed to say accordingly such as: “At this point in time, what difference does it make!”
And jumping up and down in her seat for emphasis…

Hag Witch!!

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Hillary tells the most outrageous lies unflinchingly.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM

She learned from the best.

gophergirl on May 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Wine coolers half off if you buy a zima.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Still tryin’ to unload those huh.

How many pallets of that stuff did you get when you predicted that was gonna’ be the manly cocktail?

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

It will suit the LiV tho…

And the LSFM!

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

It takes a willing suspension of disbelief to think that hillary is telling the truth.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

What the hell did HRC do at the State Department…anyway?

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Did she even know her mouthpiece Cheryl Mills insisted none of the State Dept employees in Libya talk to the Congressional Delegation? If she didn’t even know THAT happened, then, does she know ANYTHING?

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

*lurk*

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Yep, Victoria Nuland did this whole thing about the talking points and HRC had no idea her spokesperson was doing it…

That is what they want us to believe….WTH!

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

What the hell did HRC do at the State Department…anyway?

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Padded her resume’.

Failure is a feature for the left.

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I bet this administration wishes they would be given a Reset Button.

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Hillary is a despicable pig, but the only one to order the stand down was the despicable, bisexual, effete, Muslim coddling commander in mom jeans.

GhoulAid on May 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Obama has earned the trust of most Americans

What has Obama ever done to earn anyone’s trust?

Count to 10 on May 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Aspin resigned over Black Hawk Down. The same precedent should have applied apply to Mrs. Clinton. To date, no one has ultimately taken responsibility for Benghazi.
============================

Another Clinton DeBauchery!!

In MogaDishSoap it was Air/Armour Denial!

Hmmm,in Benghazi,they didn’t even bother to
respond,period,or return a phone call,and not
even a late 3:00AM one!!

canopfor on May 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

What the hell did HRC do at the State Department…anyway?

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Not sure zactly what hillary does at her job other than lie and fubar things up for our country. Oh and let people die at the hands of peaceful muzzie terrorists.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

No one is going to believe that a State Dept spokesperson told our military to stand down?

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM

The WH and Hillary would have us believe that underlings at State, Defense, and the CIA all usurped Cabinet level and Presidential decision-making authority and gave orders during attack at Benghazi and its aftermath.

INC on May 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

The press was far from incurious. It was complicit and helped spread the half truths and outright lies.It showed great interest in that pathetic film maker, no? And who can forget Obama dribbling that little ball, and taking shots at freedom of speech v islam?

clnurnberg on May 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Unless you are a psychopath, every human being has their limit as to what is morally right. When will the media and even the democrats reach that limit?

You would think the murder of 4 Americans would do it. NOPE
You would think the coverup coming out would do it. NOPE
You would think the IRS targeting Conservatives would do it. NOPE
You would think Gosnell would do it. NOPE

I’m just amazed at all of this.

gophergirl on May 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Lolz. Ok it was a bad investment. I thought they would be liquid assets. But alas.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM

The moronic sheep in the MSM are beginning to realize they have been deliberately lied to and misled by this admin.

The PTB and the smarter ones in the MSM already knew there was a coverup and were covering for the admin.

However, now that the truth is emerging some are embarrassed and PO’d that the admin didn’t do a better job of covering up, because it is making them look bad. The admin’s incompetence was not limited to what happened in Benghazi before 9/12/2012. The cover-up was incompetent as well. But still… they almost got away with it. And they may still be able to limit the damage. However, the MSM that was protecting the admin no longer knows what to believe. That may have been the prupse of the “deep background” closed door meeting with selected MSM people.

How long before national security and/or Executive Privilege is used to block investigation? And will the MSM play along?

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

The ARB never interiewed Sec of State Hillary Clinton………

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM

People need to remember that the ARB is nothing more than a contrivance within the State Department to identify problems without placing blame. It is not a full-fledged investigation. It is not akin to a criminal investigation nor does it rise to the level of Congressional scrutiny. Not that you would get the from the way the left is waving the report around like Candy Crowley with a fried chicken leg.

But added to the fact is that apparently Mullen and Pickering were so loose in even that there is now an IG investigation.

Benghazi truly has the potential of bringing this administration down.

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM
It will suit the LiV tho…
And the LSFM!
Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

If she knows what’s good for her she’ll testify under oath before Congress where Issa can ask her who was giving her orders and for what.

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

If you’re a low level government employee, you got to be watching your backside right now…State, IRS, CIA….
Victoria Nuland…we hardly knew ye.

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

prupse purpose

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 9:13 PM

And will the MSM play along?

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

They have so far, and they will continue to do so. Nothing is beneath them

clnurnberg on May 10, 2013 at 9:14 PM

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I doubt it, she has a GOOJ free card…

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

HAL..

You out there??

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Old and Tired:

HotRubio
HotRand
theHotGhey

Fresh and New!

HotBenghazi!

can_con on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Fog Depraved Indifference to Human life, especially American life

VorDaj on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 9:13 PM

I liked prupse ;)

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Just for fun…Ask as many friends/family as possible what their opinion is of the Benghazi issue.

Might as well find out now which of our friends are “Low Information Voters”, so we have more time to educate them before they vote again.

I’m sure we have a lot of work to do before 2014!

Let’s roll!

wren on May 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Sooo fun to watch the demons devour each other, before our very eyes.

Sorry, coz, appreciate your offer, but can’t help you unload those coolers.
Have already had too many, already.
*clink*

pambi on May 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Cankles; are those Michelins or Yokohamas on that bus?

can_con on May 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

I wanna hog-tie and biatch slap ‘em all…

Then spit-roast ‘em! O-0

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

pambi on May 10, 2013 at 9:18 PM

* clink *

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

HAL..

You out there??

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

If I didn’t come to this Site, I would not have realized a “hearing” just happened. Outside of the right wing tea partiers whose voice do not count, no one cares.
HotAirLib on May 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

see .. mixed up coz and Sparky … eek.
Apologies.

pambi on May 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM
I doubt it, she has a GOOJ free card…
Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

How could I forget!? Of course, Barky will pardon her.

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Common sense and good judgment have long given way to conspiracy-mongering and a relentless effort to discredit President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton…

They have both discredit themselves with their depraved indifference to their responsibility to protect the lives of their countrymen.

VorDaj on May 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM

HAL..

You out there??

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Did you have too? lol…

I been here off and on all day, ain’t seen one yet, have you?

Good evening EG! :)

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

This Benghazi ordeal,also reminds me of the lead up to
9/11 attacks,when the agencies weren’t sharing info,and
I’m guess this is a Liberal/Democrat Power Trip,which has
once again,has costed American lives!!

Pressure rises on White House over Benghazi talking points
WASHINGTON | Fri May 10, 2013 8:07pm EDT
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TENSION BETWEEN AGENCIES

The “talking point” memos were used to prepare Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, before she appeared on television talk shows a few days after the attack.

The ABC report on the emails between the White House, State Department and intelligence agencies about the attack showed the final talking points went through a series of revisions that scrubbed them of references to previous terror warnings.

In one email exchange, the State Department’s spokeswoman at the time,

Victoria Nuland, objected to including the CIA’s reference to intelligence about the threat from al Qaeda

in Benghazi and eastern Libya.

That “could be abused by members (of Congress)

to beat up the State Department

for not paying attention to warnings,

so why

would we want to feed that either?

Concerned,” Nuland wrote in the email.

(More….)
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/11/us-usa-benghazi-idUSBRE9490VD20130511?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=992637

canopfor on May 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Aw heck due, can’t we have some respite from the lying scum trolls?

They have been stinkin’ the place up all week with blatant lies that would get normal folk here banned.

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I liked prupse ;)

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

I have no idea where that came from or how I missed it before hitting “Submit Comment”, but google return 23,000 hits for it.

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Just for fun…Ask as many friends/family as possible what their opinion is of the Benghazi issue.

wren on May 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I talked to my mom about this back in Oct..
She said that YouTube video was pretty disgusting..
I asked her if she saw it….Nope.
I asked her if she knew when it was posted….Nope.
I filled her in..

But when Nov came..
She pulled the lever for The One..

Today…she is shocked…

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

“Throughout the all-night firefight in Benghazi, Washington’s priority seems to have been to do everything possible to deny that what was actually happening was happening at all. To send “soldiers” on a “mission” to “fight” the “enemy” was at odds with the entire Obama narrative of the Arab Spring and the broader post-Bush Muslim world. And so the entire U.S. military was stood down in support of the commander-in-chief’s fiction.”

Bears repeating… Often!!

Thanks (:

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

see .. mixed up coz and Sparky … eek.
Apologies.

pambi on May 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Some have been eviscerated for less.

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 9:23 PM

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

I am gonna use it in a poem, somehow!! (:

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:23 PM

If I didn’t come to this Site, I would not have realized a “hearing” just happened. Outside of the right wing tea partiers whose voice do not count, no one cares.
HotAirLib on May 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM

farsighted on May 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM

And he doesn’t even realize just how idiotic that sounds either. Congress holds a hearing and the media ignore it. Why even have a media if they aren’t going to report on congressional hearings? Not only that, if this is irrelevant as one of our resident trolls claims it is, isn’t that a big news story all by itself?

Ignoring a story says a lot more about the seriousness of the story then building a narrative about how the story is the story itself.

NotCoach on May 10, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I been here off and on all day, ain’t seen one yet, have you?

Good evening EG! :)

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Nope..

*clink*

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Obama has earned the trust of most AmericansWhat has Obama ever done to earn anyone’s trust?

Count to 10 on May 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Which of the idiot troll/libs said that?

VegasRick on May 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Is this thing actually getting legs?
The nightly news actually reported on it.

Count to 10 on May 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Shove it up your a%%…!

Seven Percent Solution on May 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Seven Percent Solution: I can’t stand that SMUG SOB,..*Clink*!:)

canopfor on May 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM

here

Cleombrotus on May 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM

HAL..

You out there??

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:16 PM

I gotta say between the Benghazi lies exposed and the IRS targeting conservative groups we have been troll free today.

HAL is probably pacing right now, stunned, waiting for OFA to tell it what the truth is.

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I been here off and on all day, ain’t seen one yet, have you?

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Ain’t been around ’cause of them.

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM

canopfor on May 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

God Send you are!!

I been looking for that all day!

Thanks canopfor!! {hugs}

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM

It looks to me like this:

The Obama White House sees every event as a political event. Really, every event, even an attack on a consulate and the killing of an ambassador.

Well, yeah.

All of this is bad enough. Far worse is the implied question that hung over the House hearing, and that cries out for further investigation. That is the idea that if the administration was to play down the nature of the attack it would have to play down the response—that is, if you want something to be a nonstory you have to have a nonresponse. So you don’t launch a military rescue operation, you don’t scramble jets, and you have a rationalization—they’re too far away, they’ll never make it in time. This was probably true, but why not take the chance when American lives are at stake?

Ah, she went there. Finally. The Kool-Aid is wearing off a bit.

When you’ve lost Noonan to the point of seriously considering that you played political games with people’s lives, you have some problems. Particularly when the evidence you did exactly that is mounting.

novaculus on May 10, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Obama has earned the trust of most AmericansWhat has Obama ever done to earn anyone’s trust?

Count to 10 on May 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Which of the idiot troll/libs said that?

VegasRick on May 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Probably a poll in Reader’s digest..
Oh wait..
That was Tom Hanks..

Electrongod on May 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Watch what the other hand is doing. The US ambassador to Syria met secretly with Syrian opposition leaders. Are we making the world safe from the expansion of the caliphate via this move? I think not.
http://www.neurope.eu/article/us-ambassador-secretly-meets-syrian-rebels

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

How could I forget!? Of course, Barky will pardon her.

txhsmom on May 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Sure, but this is the O we’re talking about, here.
He may pardon NO ONE !
not anyone who’s come against the almighty, for sure.
POPCORN !!!! More POPCORN !!
Let’s see … *crunch*

pambi on May 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Is this thing actually getting legs?

Count to 10 on May 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Watergate took nearly two years. And the press hated Nixon.

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

“They can’t give answers when the story’s fresh because it just happened, they’re looking into it. Eight months later they don’t have anything to say because it all happened so long ago.”

I think I see a pattern here…

Seven Percent Solution on May 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

onlineanalyst on May 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Not a bit safer…

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Obama has earned the trust of most Americans
——————————————–

By Popular Demand,this Ditty,go’s out to the

LowTard InFormational VoterBots:
(sarc)

Janet Jackson – What Have You Done For Me Lately
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9uizdKZAGE

canopfor on May 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Who sprayed the Troll-A-Cide? Never in my 3 years of being a subscriber here have I seen a complete extermination of them in a single day….

hillsoftx on May 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Hillary is a despicable pig, but the only one to order the stand down was the despicable, bisexual, effete, Muslim coddling commander in mom jeans.

GhoulAid on May 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

+100
Vast. Rightwing. Conspiracy. /Sarc Off

rottenrobbie on May 10, 2013 at 9:32 PM

hillsoftx on May 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Sooo refreshing !

pambi on May 10, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Is this thing actually getting legs?

Count to 10 on May 10, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Nope. But it’s getting a gnarly set of cankles. Hopefully they will be shackled when she does the perp walk.

SparkPlug on May 10, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Who sprayed the Troll-A-Cide?
hillsoftx on May 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Whoever it is, keep it up. And have a drink on me.

cozmo on May 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM

hillsoftx on May 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Stunning isn’t it!

They will be back tho after watching MSNBC and getting their talking points together…

I was appalled at Fox this evening, some chick took over for Beier?

I think she was wishy washy as was the ticker…

So, um, nonchalant from what has been happening, I had to turn her off… and me, I said I wasn’t watching any more news…

Scrumpy on May 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM

What the hell did HRC do at the State Department…anyway?

d1carter on May 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM

….drink!

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………..

Rand Paul alleges CIA smuggled weapons through Benghazi
Published time: May 10,
2013 18:27
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In an interview aired on *NN Thursday evening, Sen. Paul said he hasn’t ruled out the possibility that last year’s attack unfolded as a result of a secret arms trade. The confusion in the immediate aftermath of the event — including unfounded admissions from America’s United Nations envoy Susan Rice that contradicted what is known today about the attack — could actually be a cover-up, the senator said.

“I never have quite understood the cover-up — if it was intentional or incompetence,” he told host Erin Burnett. “But something went on. I mean, they had talking points that they were trying to make it out to be a movie when everybody seemed to be on the ground telling them it had nothing to do a movie. I don’t know if this was for political reasons.”

In the wake of the attack, then-UN ambassador Susan Rice said the storming of the consulate resulted after an anti-Islamic video produced in the US ended up on YouTube. The government has since admitted her statement was false, but conflicting reports among Washington’s elite has led in part to Paul’s questioning of the incident.

“I’ve actually always suspected that, although I have no evidence, that maybe we were facilitating arms leaving Libya going through Turkey into Syria,” he said.

“Were they trying to obscure that there was an arms operation going on at the CIA annex?” Paul asked. “I’m not sure exactly what was going on, but I think questions ought to be asked and answered, and I’m a little curious when employees of the State Department are told by government officials they shouldn’t testify and then they are sort of sequestered and kept away from testimony, so I think there may be more to this.”

This is not the first time either that Senator Paul raised questions about possible arms supplies under the CIA umbrella. During her testimony in the Senate, Rand Paul asked then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whether the spy agency was sending weapons from Benghazi into other countries. Clinton replied that he would have to ask CIA officials about it. (More….)
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http://rt.com/usa/rand-clinton-benghazi-paul-109/

canopfor on May 10, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Obama administration e-mails raise new questions on Benghazi
By Jim Acosta. Jessica Yellin and Elise Labott, CNN
updated 9:22 PM EDT, Fri May 10, 2013

Et tu CNN?

CW on May 10, 2013 at 9:35 PM

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