With Hillary testifying, GOP gets its Benghazi moment

According to U.S. Sen. John McCain, the Obama administration has conducted a coverup of “massive proportions” regarding the assassination of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi last year. Other Republicans have implied that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was so terrified of having to testify before Congress that she faked a major illness (”Benghazi fever”) to avoid the appearance.

Well, today will be the day to put up or shut up. Clinton will testify, alone, before committees in both the House and Senate. If McCain has evidence for his claims, let’s see it. If there’s something so earth-shaking about the Benghazi tragedy that Clinton was quaking in her boots at the prospect of being asked about it, this would be the time to bring that information forward.

GOP presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Marco Rubio also sit on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, giving them the opportunity to do battle with a potential opponent in 2016, should they choose to do so. Clinton enters the hearing with 65 percent of America viewing her favorably, and only 29 percent unfavorably. After all the braying on the right about Benghazi, this is their chance to make the charges stick, in public.

Again, should they try to do so.

An investigatory blue-ribbon board appointed by the State Department has already outlined operational failures and deficiencies that contributed to the deaths of Stevens and three brave members of his team. It also calmly and factually repudiated fanciful claims by the conservative media that the Obama administration could have intervened militarily but chose not to do so.

That report implicated Congress as well, noting that “the solution requires a more serious and sustained commitment from Congress to support State Department needs, which, in total, constitute a small percentage both of the full national budget and that spent for national security.” The metric often bandied about in Washington is that the Pentagon has more authorized personnel in military bands than the State Department has professional diplomats.

Again, there is no question that the Benghazi tragedy revealed important lapses of judgment among State Department personnel, including Stevens himself, as well as institutional problems within the department. Clinton, who will soon be leaving office, has acknowledged those problems and pledged to correct them, a task that her probable successor, John Kerry, will have to continue. As part of its oversight function, Congress has every right to press Clinton on the progress she has made.

But since news of the Benghazi attack first broke, Republicans in Congress and the conservative media, led by Fox News, have tried to portray it as something much more sinister. McCain, for example, suggested that Benghazi was worse than Watergate, the scandal that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency. Such claims have always seemed grossly exaggerated based on the available facts, but again, if he and others have the evidence to back such hyperbole, this is their chance to present it to the American people.

I’m betting they don’t.

– Jay Bookman

485 comments Add your comment

what a country

January 23rd, 2013
8:54 am

lets just have her answer the questons and then we can decide

Thomas

January 23rd, 2013
8:54 am

Amazing that you don’t mention that they are discussing events surrounding the first death of a US ambassador in 25 years. Political views are indeed more important than human life to the simple minded.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 23rd, 2013
8:56 am

And let the stupidity of false claims from the conned begin……

The conned will get answers… they will reject them again and insert their own fictions as their reality.

stands for decibels

January 23rd, 2013
8:56 am

Mark my words:

Again, there is no question that the Benghazi tragedy revealed important lapses of judgment among State Department personnel, including Stevens himself, as well as institutional problems within the department. Clinton, who will soon be leaving office, has acknowledged those problems and pledged to correct them, a task that her probable successor, John Kerry, will have to continue. As part of its oversight function, Congress has every right to press Clinton on the progress she has made.

at least a half dozen guys who post here will not read that paragraph.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

January 23rd, 2013
8:58 am

This will be good practice for Hillery if she should choose to run for President. She is going to chew them up and spit them out. The Steel Magnolia!

Thanks, Jay...

January 23rd, 2013
8:59 am

…for at least opening up to a chance that the Dems might have indeed blown this:

“Such claims have always seemed grossly exaggerated based on the available facts, but again, if he and others have the evidence to back such hyperbole, this is their chance to present it to the American people. I’m betting they don’t.”

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 23rd, 2013
9:01 am

Political views are indeed more important than human life to the simple minded

Amazing that the same conned who have lost all reality over the death of a ambassador at the same time profess over and over again that the answer to gun violence is more guns

Jm

January 23rd, 2013
9:03 am

Jay is obsessed with Benghazi

And guns

:)

Mick

January 23rd, 2013
9:03 am

The truth should come out that being an ambassador or diplomat in a foreign, sometimes hostile region, can be dangerous and life threatening. All precautions must be made to secure a safe working environment by the legislative and executive branches.

Luckovich was dead on today…

Wow, just wow...

January 23rd, 2013
9:03 am

…as Keep up the Good Fight tries to compare this event to the war on gun violence in the U.S – just wow…

St Simons - aboriginal Bootakook 2014

January 23rd, 2013
9:06 am

hey, maybe if they screech their monkey-poo loud enough, they can
affect the elections in Nov 2012 – durrrr – heheheheh

ATL Tiger

January 23rd, 2013
9:07 am

The conclusion of this investigation will be once again that we have an incompetent administration in charge right now, shocker.

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:07 am

Thomas

January 23rd, 2013
8:54 am

Amazing that you don’t mention that they are discussing events surrounding the first death of a US ambassador in 25 years. Political views are indeed more important than human life to the simple minded.
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Sweet. MORE hate filled lies from the angry boys who are jealous of the left. Spew it baby spew it.

Actually hate boy, it was closer to 33 years, not 25, that a US Ambassador was assasinated. Well unless you are a tin foil hat wearer and call the plane crash that killed Arnold Raphel a conspiracy……….

Which you probably are. I mean look at the rest of your post……….

Simple Truths

January 23rd, 2013
9:07 am

“today will be the day to put up or shut up. Clinton will testify, alone”

This segment almost has an NFL Films feel to it. The slow motion camera, the music, the voice narration.

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:10 am

You don’t think she would ever LIE, do you? Let’s face it, she learned from a pro.

Soothsayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:12 am

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:13 am

Corbin: Do you seriously think Hitlery will run in 2016? She’s 65 right now……….

Of course I don’t see anyone else really looming on the horizon for the left. But then again, who saw Obama coming on when he did? Hillary sure didn’t………

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:13 am

Jm

January 23rd, 2013
9:03 am

Jay is obsessed with Benghazi

And guns

You left out GLOBAL WARMING.

Soothsayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:13 am

Good morning everyone.

Bob

January 23rd, 2013
9:15 am

Face it, when the left was told the attack was over a video they accepted it as fact. Now the video story has been exposed as a lie and the left acts as if they have been correct the entire time. The
“cons” as some call them knew all along this was not over a video and fools did believe it. Someone lied about the supposed spontaneous attacks and liberals don’t want to hear the truth. The ambassador sent several emails asking for more security and was ignored, then murdered. Obama knew his supporters are gullible enough to believe a story about a 3 month old video led to Stephens death, the right was not. The only reason Hillary is giving testimony is because repubs proved the video story to be a hoax. If it were up to Obama, the blame would still be placed on the video and the left would still be believing that made up nonsense.

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:15 am

I’m not everyone Sooth, I’m a nobody.

But nobody says “Good morning” back to ya.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

January 23rd, 2013
9:17 am

Fred,
Age didn’t matter to Ronnie. If, by 2016, she is mentally and physically healthy, I see no reason why she couldn’t.

barking frog

January 23rd, 2013
9:17 am

Hopefully, her testimony will put an end to this farce.

Soothsayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:17 am

VA Senate Pushes Gerrymandering Bill Through During Inauguration

While public attention was focused on the inauguration of President Obama, the Virginia state Senate quickly passed a redistricting measure that could give Republicans a majority in the state senate in 2015. The measure was passed on a 20 to 19 party-line vote while one Democratic state senator was in Washington, D.C., for the Inauguration ceremonies.

“We talk about the dangers of legislating on the fly. Well, this is the ultimate in danger,” Senator Don McEachin of Henrico (D) said about the measure. “The public has no idea what we’re about to do adopting this substitute, nor would they know in the next three days that it would take for this bill to ultimately pass.”

Governor Bob McDonnell (R) had yet to read the legislation when it was passed. A spokesperson for the governor’s office told reporters “The Governor was very surprised to learn that a redistricting bill would be voted on by the Senate today… He has not seen this legislation. If the bill gets to his desk he will review it in great detail at that time as he did with prior redistricting legislation.”

The redistricting would potentially eliminate one democratic seat in the Virginia senate by creating one district that is predominantly minorities, and in doing so allowing Republicans to gain control of nearby districts.
Democratic Leader Richard Saslow (D-Fairfax) says that Democrats will challenge the measure in court if it passes the House. “If this plan stands, there will be litigation, you can be sure of that,” he told reporters. “The Virginia Constitution says that the Virginia General Assembly shall redistrict in 2011 and every 10 years thereafter. This will be struck down. The collateral damage from this thing will be immeasurable. This isn’t the last we’ve heard of this.”

This just shows how low and underhanded the RepugNOwecan’ts are.

Road Scholar

January 23rd, 2013
9:17 am

Kerry, chairman of the committee and future SOS, has removed himself from the hearing, as he should.

I would like to hear an apology (not holding my breath) from the cons for the rude and manner-less charges about Benghazi fever and snide comments concerning her concussion.

“intelligence community said more than nothing!”- quote by repub co chair of hearing committee.

So far all haven’t apologized, but are remorseful over her treatment.

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:18 am

Bob

January 23rd, 2013
9:15 am

Face it, when the left was told the attack was over a video they accepted it as fact.
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nope. When RUSH told YOU the left believed that you took it as gospel because to be truthful, you aren’t the sharpest knife in the chandelier.

The truth is that you haven’t a freaking CLUE as to what the left believes. All you know is what FOX and talk radio tell you to believe.

But keep on with your hate filled angry FOXBOT lies. They worked so well for you in the last election.

oh, BTW, did you know that today is National Pie Day? have a pie of pie, it may help sooth that burning feeling in your little tummy left there by all your seething anger and irrational Obama hate.

Peadawg

January 23rd, 2013
9:18 am

Let’s hear what the Hilldabeast has to say.

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The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:19 am

Bob

January 23rd, 2013
9:15 am

Face it, when the left was told the attack was over a video they accepted it as fact. Now the video story has been exposed as a lie and the left acts as if they have been correct the entire time. The
“cons” as some call them knew all along this was not over a video and fools did believe it. Someone lied about the supposed spontaneous attacks and liberals don’t want to hear the truth. The ambassador sent several emails asking for more security and was ignored, then murdered. Obama knew his supporters are gullible enough to believe a story about a 3 month old video led to Stephens death, the right was not. The only reason Hillary is giving testimony is because repubs proved the video story to be a hoax. If it were up to Obama, the blame would still be placed on the video and the left would still be believing that made up nonsense.

BOB, This one was to good to let it get on only one time. AMEN.

Road Scholar

January 23rd, 2013
9:20 am

Jm and the other half: If you don’t like it, go somewhere else! Get Kyle out of bed!

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:20 am

Corbin; I KNEW you were going to bring up Ronnie lol. Wasn’t he already starting early signs of dementia in his second term? Besides, he had Nancy to toss the chicken bones, read the tea leaves and consult the stars to tell him what to do. What does Hillary have? Advice Bill gets form his latest bimbo?

Joe Hussein Mama

January 23rd, 2013
9:21 am

T. O. Half — “Face it, when the left was told the attack was over a video they accepted it as fact.”

Face it, a lot of us here on the left said ‘let’s wait for the facts to come in.’

But don’t let reality get in the way of your baseless little rant.

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:21 am

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:18 am

Bob

January 23rd, 2013
9:15 am

Face it, when the left was told the attack was over a video they accepted it as fact.
+++++++++++++++++++++++

nope. When RUSH told YOU the left believed that you took it as gospel because to be truthful, you aren’t the sharpest knife in the chandelier.

The truth is that you haven’t a freaking CLUE as to what the left believes. All you know is what FOX and talk radio tell you to believe.

But keep on with your hate filled angry FOXBOT lies. They worked so well for you in the last election.

oh, BTW, did you know that today is National Pie Day? have a pie of pie, it may help sooth that burning feeling in your little tummy left there by all your seething anger and irrational Obama hate.

Fred, You obviously didn’t watch or listen to any news stations when it all came down, you are totally WRONG

TaxPayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:21 am

Doesn’t McCain have some unskewed polling data showing that he is supposed to be the president.

skipper

January 23rd, 2013
9:22 am

It is sad when an ambassador or any other person associated with the government gets killed. All efforts at security must be made. That being said, if there was as much effort being out into the budget crisis, deficit, etc. as we are getting on this situation we would be gettin’ a helluvalot more accomplished!

Peadawg

January 23rd, 2013
9:22 am

“Hopefully, her testimony will put an end to this farce.”

Amen, one way or another.

Seriously Folks

January 23rd, 2013
9:23 am

This will be where two parallel universes collide for those on the right. Their extreme paranoia over President Obama, and their unyielding devotion to the “debt crisis” that will surely lead us to a Kenyan-Socialist-Colonial-Communist-Nazi-Fascist style of “Obamanomics”….

How? Quite simple. The report, the testimony and the facts show that our embassy in Benghazi, as well as around the world, was under-staffed, under-protected. The President requested more funds to defend our diplomats, and the REPUBLICANS in the House slashed that budget so there were not enough resources to protect…

And it is President OBAMA who is “hiding something so sinister”???????…

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 23rd, 2013
9:23 am

You don’t think she would ever LIE, do you?

Laying the groundwork in advance for non-factual claims of “lies” because without evidence the clownish have already determined with Fox what the situation was in Benghazi as they have with Fast and Furious, with birth certificates…….. Facts and evidence no longer matter to the conned, they have their narrative fictions, their hatred, their ODS. No stinkin facts or evidence needed.

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:24 am

Darn, hit the enter key to soon. Fred, tell us why the guy that made the video for arrested, then?

Please don’t make stories up.

Jefferson

January 23rd, 2013
9:24 am

At least if wasn’t a marine barracks, eh ?

Hillary 2016

January 23rd, 2013
9:24 am

McCain and rest of the Repubs are going to be highly disappointed……more like an empty wagon rolling across a pile of rocks!

Road Scholar

January 23rd, 2013
9:25 am

Here goes Hillary! Spouting facts about the plots caught before a crisis set in. Also pointed out the number of recent issues addressed by her staff. 99% of “attacks” thwarted.She stated all have each other to protect our assets, and she trusts them to protect her life!

Go Hillary!

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:25 am

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 23rd, 2013
9:23 am

You don’t think she would ever LIE, do you?

Laying the groundwork in advance for non-factual claims of “lies” because without evidence the clownish have already determined with Fox what the situation was in Benghazi as they have with Fast and Furious, with birth certificates…….. Facts and evidence no longer matter to the conned, they have their narrative fictions, their hatred, their ODS. No stinkin facts or evidence needed.

If you can’t tell the difference between a lie & the truth then that’s your problem.

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:25 am

Fred, You obviously didn’t watch or listen to any news stations when it all came down, you are totally WRONG

Nope. I’m absolutely correct. You are taking actual events and portraying them in a false manner. YOU are worng. And a FOXBOT puppet spewing their hate filled angry little lies.

How’s that working out for you? Didn’t seem to go so well in the last election………..

Joe Hussein Mama

January 23rd, 2013
9:26 am

T. O. Half — “Fred, tell us why the guy that made the video for arrested, then?”

Because the terms of his probation from an earlier conviction included staying off the Internet.

Did you really not know that? He was arrested for a *probation violation.*

TaxPayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:26 am

Once Hillary releases her statement acknowledging that she will arm all ambassadors with AR-15’s, the NRA will give her a 100% perfect score. McCain loses again.

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:26 am

WOW! Freddy is upset, he is already into the name calling. Thin skin?

Joe Hussein Mama

January 23rd, 2013
9:27 am

T. O. Half — “If you can’t tell the difference between a lie & the truth then that’s your problem.”

The difference is not ‘whichever one happens to sound good and agree with you.’

Just sayin’.

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:28 am

Joe Hussein Mama

January 23rd, 2013
9:26 am

T. O. Half — “Fred, tell us why the guy that made the video for arrested, then?”

Because the terms of his probation from an earlier conviction included staying off the Internet.

Did you really not know that? He was arrested for a *probation violation.*

And you believed that was the real reason, really!

Thomas Heyward Jr

January 23rd, 2013
9:28 am

rFor the US to bomb and basically destroy a country and assassinate its head of state on worldwide television, and then for diplomats to go in, those diplomats have to realize that they’re not innocent. They are parties in a major war crime. So they have to on guard for that. To think there’s going to be normal diplomatic relations in a country like Libya – that’s totally unstable as a result of NATO intervention – is a bit naïve by western pundits and politicians in Washington and London. No one is innocent anymore. This is the new paradigm of Western aggression that they have to accept as a reality.
.
Silly progs……………Phycothic war criminals NEVER punish their own.

.
Move along.

what a country

January 23rd, 2013
9:28 am

hope she can remeber after her fall and concussion.at least she has never wore a wig as ridiculous as the mop mooochell wore god how hilarious

Jefferson

January 23rd, 2013
9:29 am

At the end of the day, the president will still be president and the hate will be shown in public again.

Road Scholar

January 23rd, 2013
9:29 am

Hillary 2016: Edited your blog:
more like riding in an empty wagon rolling across a pile of rocks ….with flaming hemorrhoids!!

Gale

January 23rd, 2013
9:29 am

Fred and Marty, a couple links for you downstairs, if you care to look.

TaxPayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:30 am

If you can’t tell the difference between a lie & the truth then that’s your problem.

Because they’re all clearly labeled! :roll:

Thulsa Doom

January 23rd, 2013
9:31 am

Well at least Hillary recovered from the concussion. That coulda been almost as serious as when she was dodging that hail of gunfire in bosnia.

Let’s get it outta the way early: you’re a bunch of foxbot, hannity, limbaugh, boortz listening right wing nuts! Whew! I know at least one kook now feels better.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 23rd, 2013
9:31 am

T. O. Half — “And you believed that was the real reason, really!”

I await your verifiable evidence to the contrary.

Logical Dude

January 23rd, 2013
9:32 am

Benghaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Road Scholar

January 23rd, 2013
9:33 am

what a country: Focus! Stay on topic! End the stupid, mean comments. Bless your little heart!

Welcome to the Occupation

January 23rd, 2013
9:33 am

So the premise of this entire article is that the only issue that’s really raised by the Benghazi incident is the shameless attempt by conservative media to smear Hillary Clinton, with maybe a few “operational” issues that could be looked at to improve in the future?

Not a single word in the way of critical scrutiny of the US drive to position itself in a deeply unstable N African region and its extremely dangerous policy of relying on Al Qaeda-linked groups to topple regimes and fuel on that very destabilization?

All that matters is playing the FOX News tit-for-tat game, I guess.

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:33 am

TaxPayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:30 am

If you can’t tell the difference between a lie & the truth then that’s your problem.

Because they’re all clearly labeled!

NO, because if you do your homework then you will know the difference.

TaxPayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:33 am


what a country

January 23rd, 2013
9:28 am

hope she can remeber after her fall and concussion.at least she has never wore a wig as ridiculous as the mop mooochell wore god how hilarious

What’s the matter. You run out of Viagra.

Robert Lee - Cogito ergo zoom

January 23rd, 2013
9:33 am

Hi All, I’m curious about something and I don;t claim to know what happened or didn;t happen but I want to know what you all feel was Stevens responsibility for his own life and that of his detail. I beleiuve I saw that he was advised NOT to go to the area because of security concerns but decided that he would ga anyway.

TaxPayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:34 am

NO, because if you do your homework then you will know the difference.

You should try that then.

alex

January 23rd, 2013
9:34 am

Jay, instead of keeping an open mind which you purport that that the repubs should do you are betting against their willingness to listen, in that way you have already confirmed your own biases and are as closed minded as those that you complain about. No better or worse.. An open airing by the Top person in the responsible Dept. is LONG over due and is an embarrasement to this administration. We need to get past the noise of you and Mcain and get some acurrate appraisal of the problem AND what is being done to lessen the possibility that this will happen again.

Tealiban Party

January 23rd, 2013
9:35 am

4,486 dead Americans in Iraq

32,223 wounded Americans (20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries)

Over $1 trillion American taxpayer money spent, and up to a half-trillion more spent caring for the wounded.

When can we expect the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iraq?

DannyX

January 23rd, 2013
9:35 am

Let’s get it outta the way early, If you can’t tell the difference between a lie & the truth then that’s your problem, you’re a bunch of foxbot, hannity, limbaugh, boortz listening right wing nuts!

MiltonMan

January 23rd, 2013
9:35 am

“WOW! Freddy is upset, he is already into the name calling. Thin skin?”

Are you surprised??? He always resorts to name calling.

Thulsa Doom

January 23rd, 2013
9:35 am

Fred is exploding already? Sheesh. He hasn’t even had a second cup of coffee yet to get the juices flowing. At this rate he’s gonna blow a gasket. With the help of the foxbots of course.

Morality?

January 23rd, 2013
9:35 am

Hillary – guess she can’t be much worse than what we have now but I think I will pass on her ’cause she’s just another PARTY LOYALIST.

No Hope

January 23rd, 2013
9:36 am

What’s the matter with you all today?

Joe Hussein Mama

January 23rd, 2013
9:37 am

T. O. Half — “NO, because if you do your homework then you will know the difference.”

Well, tha’s you right out then, because I don’t recall you asking me or any of my lefty friends what we thought about the attack in Benghazi. But that lack of homework on your part doesn’t seem to have dimmed your enthusiasm for making bulldada up and claiming we all agree with it.

mm

January 23rd, 2013
9:37 am

I hope Hillary makes them look like they fools they are.

Fly-On-The-Wall

January 23rd, 2013
9:38 am

Sooth – that dirty trick in Virginia is the way that the right wingers will attempt to take over this country and impose their will/ideology. Yes, it is a dirty trick but this is how they operate, they yell and scream about King Obama but in the background they are trying things like to make sure that they will have a permanent majority at the state and federal level regardless of how the census data works. They will continue to use gerrymandering to keep themselves in power.

Bill Orvis White

January 23rd, 2013
9:38 am

Incompetent Billary is putting on quite a show. She’s slick like her bubba “hubby” getting away with being incompetent which led to the loss of patriots who gave all. Rush has been right about “her” from the day “she” got on the national stage: the “woman” cannot be trusted. “She” is power-hungry and wishes to grab the reins of this once-free nation once King Hussein Obama finally leaves the Oval Office. Amen, Bill

Stevie Ray

January 23rd, 2013
9:38 am

While irrelevant now, it is a good thing to examine the political issue at hand which is whether there was a intentional delay in getting the facts out due to political motives at the time. Nothing wrong with that. If there was, so be it.

I heard the first 25 minutes and it took 19 of blather before she spoke. Of course within 3 minutes she jumped on the political issue by saying she told BO that it was a terror attack and she was in the rose garden when he said the same thing..it’s clear that the defense is already being laid…

Anyone has to admit that the fact that it happened on 911 in the final throws of a presidential campaign, certain political motives exist that otherwise wouldn’t..

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:38 am

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:24 am

Darn, hit the enter key to soon. Fred, tell us why the guy that made the video for arrested, then?

Please don’t make stories up.
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My you Republicans sure do like your Convicts and Felons don’t you? This one was so easy it’s embarrassing that you asked it, it shows how little you actually DO know about the situation and your “hero” video maker. It also once again proves the dearth on reasoning skills that you hate filled angry FOXBOTS actually have.

First off, ‘the guy who made the video” actually has a NAME. Did you know that/ You should, it’s easily found and a quick google of that name pulls up his rap sheet with his many felonies listed: Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

FIRST he was arrested in 1997 for attempting to make meth. But that’s cool with you folks because you LOVES you some Meth Ho Ayn Rand. Unfortunately Los Angeles County doesn’t so he was sentence to 1 year in the pokey and 3 years probation.

THEN in 2002 he violated that probation and got to do anohter year in the pokey.

NOT DONE YET, he then committed bank fraud and identity theft and was convicted in 2010, receiving 21 months in jail and 5 more years of probation, and we all know by now how good he is at breaking probation………

So he was then very publically caught for violating the terms of his probation, which were NOT FAKING IDENTITIES, USING ALIASES AND USING THE INTERNET.

Sorry pal, but your blind hatred and rage seems to have blinded you from the fact that this guy is a certified scumbag. but then so was Ayn Rand. Hell if Rush didn’t have so much money and political pull HE would have done jail time for his drug use and drug dealing.

You Fanatical FOXBOTS loves you some druggies don’t you?

barking frog

January 23rd, 2013
9:40 am

A brave Ambassador died doing his duty and mistakes in communication
should not be politically exploited to diminish his memory.

Christian Conservative

January 23rd, 2013
9:40 am

I’m personally looking forward to clintoon testilyin. It will be interesting….

Stevie Ray

January 23rd, 2013
9:41 am

Bill Orvis White

January 23rd, 2013
9:38 am

I don’t think either Clinton is incompetent, especially if the bar is any other existing elected or appointed politicians. IMO she has done as good a job as any per job description it’s just that the necessity of us making the world a democratic place while setting an example of warmongering and regime change isn’t something any thoughtful society would aspire to…bring them all home.

td

January 23rd, 2013
9:41 am

Soothsayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:12 am

Virginia Senate Passes Redistricting Plan To Oust Democratic Senator During Inaugural

As mentioned earlier, seizing on the absence of a Democratic senator who happens to be a veteran of the civil rights movement and was in Washington, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, for the second inauguration of the country’s first black president, Republicans in the evenly split Virginia state Senatepushed through a surprise mid-decade redistricting plan to try to gain decisive control of the body in the next election.

This is the kind of dirty tricks the RepugNOwecan’ts ought to be ashamed of.

Begs the question to the Senator, what is more important your seat in the state Senate or going to party with Obama?

Lynnie Gal

January 23rd, 2013
9:42 am

First, Go Fred! Next,Thanks Soothsayer! For shining a light on the Virginia Republican dirty tricks to break the law and seize power over the legislature during the president’s inauguration when a Democratic senator was in attendance. Shame on them! This really does need more media coverage. Right now, Secretary Clinton is speaking. My bet is that she can handle these red-faced hyperbolic angry white-man group over which Mr. McCain presides.She’s tough! Plus, she’s smarter than they are. And, I’ll bet her dad could beat up their dad. So, there.

Morality?

January 23rd, 2013
9:43 am

Gub’ment screwed up with Benghazi but that is what the gub’ment is good at – screwing up. The INSANE in D.C. keep doing the same thing and expecting different results….wasteful and inept.

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:43 am

Gale

January 23rd, 2013
9:29 am

Fred and Marty, a couple links for you downstairs, if you care to look.
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No thanks. Unless they are to the scientific studies which show the physiological damages that occur from giving boys hormone blockers I doubt they are anything other than propaganda. And no I don’t think prepubescent little boys are qualified to decide if they want to experience those damages so they can play with dolls.

Thulsa Doom

January 23rd, 2013
9:43 am

So what’s the over/under on how many times foxbots gets screamed in one day? 4 million?

TaxPayer

January 23rd, 2013
9:44 am

I suspect McCain will continue to portray himself as the sore loser especially given that there is no acting required for him to fill the role.

barking frog

January 23rd, 2013
9:44 am

The other half of your brain.

January 23rd, 2013
9:24 am

Darn, hit the enter key to soon
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Yes you did and you should resist hitting the “submit comment” button as much as possible.

Shrill Orifice Tripe

January 23rd, 2013
9:44 am

Incompetent Bush put on quite a show. He’s slick like his bubba pappy getting away with being incompetent which led to the loss of patriots who gave all. The media has been right about “him” from the day “he” got on the national stage: the “man” cannot be trusted. “He” is power-hungry and wishes to grab the reins of this once-free nation his pappy once ruled. Amen, Shrill

weetamoe

January 23rd, 2013
9:45 am

Richard Engel, the brilliant courageous young Farsi-speaking Middle East correspondent made some of the Obama-supporting pundits uncomfortable and angered others with his honest, informed comments about the Obama administration bungling in the Middle East, including his assertions that people in Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria blame Obama for the devastating problems there. Responses on Gregory’s MTP and elsewhere included the snide *we are so happy you were not killed, Richard.*

Elections Have Consequences

January 23rd, 2013
9:45 am

4 people are dead…isn’t this serious enough?

AmericaShrugged

January 23rd, 2013
9:46 am

“An investigatory blue-ribbon board appointed by the State Department…”
There’s your sign. Let’s investigate ourselves and make ourselves look as culpable as possible because we’re just honest, hard working folks.

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:47 am

MiltonMan

January 23rd, 2013
9:35 am

“WOW! Freddy is upset, he is already into the name calling. Thin skin?”

Are you surprised??? He always resorts to name calling.
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Rather than spewing hate filled lies, perhaps you should point out the name called? Excuse me if I don’t hold my breath waiting for you to make up another lie to substantiate the first one.

Nice gossipm btw Milton Man. It’s what you FOXBOTS do. Keep repeating gossip and lies. Why I’ll bet even Dommy will chime in and repeat that which has no truth to it.

You sad little men. Your hate, fear, jealosy, and anger are going to eat you up.

Thulsa Doom

January 23rd, 2013
9:47 am

Aw hell. One a the kooks still thinks W is president.

Welcome to the Occupation

January 23rd, 2013
9:48 am

alex: “An open airing by the Top person in the responsible Dept. is LONG over due and is an embarrasement to this administration”

But you’re falling into the same trap by buying the idea that the Benghazi attack is really just a question of management or competence in the narrow sense, essentially an organizational and logistical question.

Instead, the attack in Benghazi should be seen for what it was, an entirely political event, with political implications.

And now that we see events spilling into Mali, with David Cameron saying that this is an issue that will “require a response that is about years, even decades, rather than months”. Watch for Obama to echo these sentiments.

And Americans think they’re about to be done with all of the wars?

Heh. They got another thing coming.

td

January 23rd, 2013
9:48 am

Joe Hussein Mama

January 23rd, 2013
9:21 am

T. O. Half — “Face it, when the left was told the attack was over a video they accepted it as fact.”

Face it, a lot of us here on the left said ‘let’s wait for the facts to come in.’ (after the election)

There I helped you finish the thought.

Stevie Ray

January 23rd, 2013
9:48 am

Fred ™

January 23rd, 2013
9:38 am

Is anyone suggesting that sans the video, this event wouldn’t have occurred? Sometimes the simple explanation is the correct one….It was 911 and we got attacked. The administration put forth information that turned out to be later recanted. It was an election year. Of course it’s controversial…there are motives on both sides to exploit this..BO et al did not favors in the handling of this mess…all he really had to do was make sure what was put in press was simply “we don’t know yet”..

what a country

January 23rd, 2013
9:48 am

haha theres not enough alchol or viagra in the world to make those 2 attractive

fedup

January 23rd, 2013
9:48 am

“I’m betting they don’t”

I am betting they can’t.

Scooter

January 23rd, 2013
9:48 am

Yep, and the Administration was transparent and forthcoming about the incident, sarc. In fact, they were certain enough to state it was the result of a spontaneous reaction to an obscure internet video… that happened to occur on 9/11. Some people’s gullibility and tolerance for having their intelligence insulted has no limits.

Granny Godzilla

January 23rd, 2013
9:49 am

Fred

WHen you are well and truly done wiping the floor with “The other half of your brain.”,
don’t forget to wring and rinse and hang out to dry.

Very well done.