Pelosi: “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi! Why aren’t we talking about something else?”

posted at 1:21 pm on May 1, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Ah, yes — because as we all should know very well by now, investigating the Benghazi attack and its aftermath has only ever been about crazed hyper-partisan Republicans wielding preposterous conspiracy theories in a wildly politicized attempt to reopen an obviously open-and-shut case, and not at all about the White House trying to cover the tracks of its own incompetence whilst preserving the narrative that al Qaeda had been decimated and was on the run. We should be talking about more important things, like Democrats’ old-and-busted, top-down ideas for killing jobs and further encumbering the economy!

I haven’t seen that, but what I will say is, again: Diversion, subterfuge. Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren’t we talking about something else? Whatever was in that, what I know of what I’ve read in the press about those emails, was very consistent with what was put out there before. I don’t think there’s anything new there.

Just for the sake of contrast, here’s what the Speaker of the House had to say on the subject last night:

“Four Americans lost their lives in Benghazi, and this White House has gone to extraordinary lengths to mislead, obstruct, and obscure what actually took place. I am appalled to learn that the administration concealed relevant documents after the House subpoenaed all emails related to the misleading talking points. When four Americans die at the hands of terrorists, the families of the victims – and the American people – deserve the full, unvarnished truth and nothing less. Instead, this White House has been callously dismissive of our efforts to get answers. The House has a constitutional obligation to carry out oversight of the administration, and the president has an obligation to cooperate. This evasiveness must end. Our investigation into the events of that September night is going to continue until this White House owns up to the truth – and until these terrorists are brought to justice.”

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I haven’t seen that, but what I will say is, again: Diversion, subterfuge. Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.

You mean the diversion and subterfuge of Susan Rice talking about a YouTube video while our consulate was attacked by Al Qaeda, and the President was out in Vegas? That diversion and subterfuge?

Too bad that what was in Vegas that night didn’t stay in Vegas.

Steve Z on May 1, 2014 at 3:01 PM

YO’ … speak for your self !

listens2glenn on May 1, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Does Glenn also listen to you?

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I haven’t seen that, but what I will say is, again: Diversion, subterfuge. Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren’t we talking about something else?

Like what Nancy? The Koch Brothers? Citizens United? The “War on women”? Minimum wage? “Inequality”? “Climate change”? Bush? NBA owners? Ukraine? Interracial families? Bullet trains? Needing more time to “review” Keystone XL? Something, something “guns are to blame”? Basketball brackets? Some high end expensive pizzeria or $14+ burger joint that pays employees more than McDonalds or Little Ceasar’s? …

ptcamn on May 1, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Naturally, the Wicked Witch of the House wants to talk about something else. The problem is, there’s nothing else Democrats can afford to talk about.

RebeccaH on May 1, 2014 at 3:08 PM

From Captain America to Maureen Dowd Obama is losing the media culture war.

This is the kind of sea change that goes beyond polling numbers. The very mass culture that celebrated Barack Obama, that turned him into an international icon, is now migrating toward the darker side of his legacy, perhaps fueled by a sense of frustration and disappointment.

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Pelosi: “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi! Why aren’t we talking about something else?”

Pelosi- “Brawk, the debate on Benghazi is over. Brawk, the debate on Obamacare is over. Brawk, the debate on Climate Change is over. Brawk, the debate over whether government stimulus creates wealth jobs and prosperity is over. Brawk Brawk Debate is over Brawk Debate is over.”

KW64 on May 1, 2014 at 3:10 PM

ptcamn on May 1, 2014 at 3:06 PM

How about uppity racist ranchers and where they graze their cattle?

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 3:12 PM

“Tuna, Tuna, Tuna! Why aren’t we talking about something else?”

Bmore on May 1, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Jeezus Nancy … calm down … judging by that photo she’s about to blow a gasket.

On second thought, I wish she’d cardio-pulminary-salvo (grunt) with much more effort.

Missilengr on May 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM

How about we take up the Chuckie ‘Pick my nose in public’ Schumer’s mantra and talk about Mega-Millionare’s in CONGRESS who were just average earners PRIOR to them entering politics and government?

How about that Nancy?
Let’s open the books on your 1040 Filing Jointly and see about this off shore tuna thing.

Missilengr on May 1, 2014 at 3:20 PM

palomino, palomino, palomino

HumpBot Salvation on May 1, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Richard Nixon, early in 1974 – “Watergate, Watergate, Watergate – why aren’t we talking about something else???”

Tom Servo on May 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM

My thoughts exactly.

Incidentally the 0.1% growth number will probably be revised down to negative.

Missy on May 1, 2014 at 3:28 PM

If ever there was a call to action for conservatives, this administration is it.

The outright elitism and arrogance of these people is disgusting, and undermines our way of life. We need to take back our government from these cretins, and get back in front of making policy rather than trying to live under it.

KMC1 on May 1, 2014 at 3:32 PM

One reason we talk about Benghazi is that some deranged Democrats have lost all credibility. Sheese!

oldennis on May 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

“Minimum wage, minimum wage, minimum wage”.

oldennis on May 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

OK Nancy, take your pick, Benghazi or the failed Obamacare mess.

Amazingoly on May 1, 2014 at 3:39 PM

How about uppity racist ranchers and where they graze their cattle?

dentarthurdent on May 1, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Thank you! I knew I was forgetting something.

Pelosi and company love “Diversion” and “subterfuge” so much that they have an endless number of topics to do it with. It gives me a headache to keep track of all of them. ;P

ptcamn on May 1, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Whatever was in that, what I know of what I’ve read in the press about those emails, was very consistent with what was put out there before.

This reads very much like someone who knows a great deal more, and knew it very early on, and is anxious to get on record claiming ignorance.

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Note well that Pelosi did not say:

“what I know about those emails”

Instead, Pelosi said:

“what I know of what I’ve read in the press about those emails”

That is a big difference!

Pelosi is not telling you what she knew.

She’s telling you what she knew of what she had read in the press!

Ever since the days of Bill Clinton saying,

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”

and

“It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”

we must parse every word very carefully to see exactly what the quote does, and does not, say and mean.

ITguy on May 1, 2014 at 3:52 PM

“Whatever was in that, what I know of what I’ve read in the press about those emails…”

It is revealing, to say the least, that when Liberal politicians want to plead ignorance they say they get their information from the MSM.

jbspry on May 1, 2014 at 3:55 PM

ITguy on May 1, 2014 at 3:52 PM</blockquote

I stand by my statement. She's denying culpability. She knew. She knows. She's laying down a marker to try and say she only knew what she'd read in the media.

Pelosi is a progressive insider. This is the Speaker of the House who rammed through ObamaCare on a party line vote.

She knew. She knows. She's looking to be able to point to a statement and say "See? I didn't know until then."

Can I be any clearer?

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Aw….Nancy, you are so cute when you get mad, and Boehner, do us all a favor and change parties.

mobydutch on May 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Why do you guys intentionally ignore reality in favor of listening to the proven lies of congresspeople?

everdiso on May 1, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Like a blind pig, even a troll can find a nut occasionally.

itsspideyman on May 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

I don’t know Nancy, you ghoul. Why don’t you ask Ambassador Chris Stevens?

rbj on May 1, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Ambassador Stevens is unavailable for comment.

Tard on May 1, 2014 at 5:04 PM

OK, Nan. Let’s talk about impeaching B.O.!

Galtian on May 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM

She’s an evil little liar. She also looks like a stick of beef jerky. A lying slim jim with a dab of lipstick in a Chanel pantsuit. This is the kind of freakish, grasping, immoral clown that we choose to represent us.

V7_Sport on May 1, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Free advice for Republicans:

http://www.eschatonblog.com/2014/05/free-advice-for-republicans.html?m=1

cam2 on May 1, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Desperate to change the subject.

justbob223 on May 1, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Benghazi. Why aren’t we talking about something else

This looped with sHrillary’s famous Benghazi quote should make for good TV.

CW on May 1, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Dingy Harry and democrats in Congress talk about such pressing issues as the Koch brothers and the Redskins name and Pelosi has the audacity to question those who want to know why 4 Americans died and the administration lied? Do these people have even an ounce if integrity?

fight like a girl on May 1, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Ok, Nancy. Go for it.

Feel free to discuss any of obama’s successes. Feel free to discuss any and all liberal or democrat success stories; like obamacare, or the economy, or any foreign policy, particularly the state of the Ukraine, or…

… …. …

Now that that’s over, let’s get back to this administration murdering an American ambassador and Embassy staff, and then lying about it, and attempting to cover it up.

May God please now open the eyes of the truly idiotic people in this Country, who have listened to and believed in, all the lies this administration has perpetrated; and may they then have the courage to act on it.

a5minmajor on May 1, 2014 at 6:50 PM

cam2 on May 1, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Nobody’s going to click on that queerbait.

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Murphy9 on May 1, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Let her talk…….she’s about to stroke out.

avagreen on May 1, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Is Mary Katharine Ham on vacation again or something? Is she even a full-time blogger? Seems like Erika posts a lot more.

bluegill on May 1, 2014 at 7:21 PM

How about the sweetheart deals you have steered to your husband at taxpayer expense. Or maybe insider trading.
Or the old fallback: race, racism, racist, racial, etc.

logicman on May 1, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Hey Nancy-poo! How about telling the TRUTH, then people will move on.

GarandFan on May 1, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Piglosi looks like a female version of Adolph Hitler in that photo.

bw222 on May 1, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Murphy9 on May 1, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Because we can’t possibly take a chance and read something written by someone with whom we don’t generally agree. Might challenge our preconceived notions or something.

cam2 on May 1, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Let her talk…….she’s about to stroke out.

avagreen on May 1, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Man, I was JUST gonna say that!
really.

Tard on May 1, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Obama lied; Stevens died.

Own it, liberal scum.

a5minmajor on May 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Because we can’t possibly take a chance and read something written by someone with whom we don’t generally agree. Might challenge our preconceived notions or something.

cam2 on May 1, 2014 at 8:46 PM

I guess reading the same stupid liberal lies from yet another stupid liberal blog might enlighten me. But then again, I’m not a stupid moral relativist and don’t need to waste my time reading stupid liberal lies.

So there’s that.

Murphy9 on May 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Murphy9 on May 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Funny, that’s exactly what the Kos kids say about Hot Air.

cam2 on May 1, 2014 at 9:26 PM

There’s that relativism again.

Irony, heheh.

Murphy9 on May 1, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Murphy9 on May 1, 2014 at 9:31 PM

I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

cam2 on May 1, 2014 at 10:03 PM

This is the kind of sea change that goes beyond polling numbers. The very mass culture that celebrated Barack Obama, that turned him into an international icon, is now migrating toward the darker side of his legacy, perhaps fueled by a sense of frustration and disappointment.
thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 3:09 PM

We tried to warn the lemming sheeple about the precipice but they didn’t believe us until they went into free fall and smushed into the ground like a smushed post turtle.

RWM said I was a smushed post turtle so I can speak from experience.

SparkPlug on May 1, 2014 at 10:04 PM

If the Speaker of the House were truly appalled as he should have been over a year ago, a special prosecutor would already have been appointed… It is not too late, Mr. Speaker!! That’s what the American people are demanding.

twissted_sisster on May 1, 2014 at 10:05 PM

OK, Nancy – let’s talk about you – shut up, go away. You’ve done too much damage to this country.

TfromV on May 1, 2014 at 10:12 PM

It is revealing, to say the least, that when Liberal politicians want to plead ignorance they say they get their information from the MSM.

jbspry on May 1, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Winner! You should plaster that on every billboard across the country.

HiJack on May 1, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Why aren’t we talking about something else?

Because, you farking Cracker Under Nut Tree, as you taught us so well, we have to expose the truth so we can prosecute the fraud… or, you know, read the leaves to know what’s in the tea.

Now, go call Rep. Norton for a nice progressive ass sucking.

Willys on May 2, 2014 at 12:15 AM

I always liked Ben Ghazi

Brock Robamney on May 2, 2014 at 5:56 AM

It’s still shocking to me we have people like Nancy in positions of power in this government.

mixplix on May 2, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Why aren’t we talking about something else?

Such as removing trash like yourself from office.

justltl on May 2, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Nancy is a real tragedy of all American people. And she is an embarrassment to this country.

SERGE99 on May 3, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Well, Rep. Pelosi we could spend a great amount time discussing your face lifts and their impending collapse. Or your demented views of anyone that does not agree with the (D) manifesto.

However, even these two subjects can be related to Benghazi. Face lifts = vails. racism.

MSGTAS on May 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I suppose we could talk about her insider trading. and awarding government contracts to family members…

Paul_in_NJ on May 3, 2014 at 7:46 PM

let’s talk about how she thinks natural gas is not a fossil fuel!

dk0sntrukt on May 4, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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