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Look Out Hillary, Here Comes the Benghazi Bus
My View Of The World ^ | May 7, 20 | James P Willis

Posted on 05/11/2013 12:59:14 PM PDT by possum john

The world of politics occasionally takes some surprising turns. One such turn that is taking place this week is the fact that the mainstream media seems to have finally realized that something wrong happened in Benghazi, that it had nothing to do with a spontaneous protest over a video no one ever saw, and that members of the Obama administration lied about their response to the attack. One would get the impression that a sudden outbreak of journalism had infected the Washington press corps, but I suspect that is not the case.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2016; benghazi; coverup; hillary; hillarybenghazi; libya; waronterror
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1 posted on 05/11/2013 12:59:14 PM PDT by possum john
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To: possum john; humblegunner

Um, i refuse to reade a blogpage when the entire essay could have been posted but was not in order to garner blog hits at FR expense. Deceitful use of Freerepublic, IMHO.


2 posted on 05/11/2013 1:06:15 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: possum john
"...the mainstream media seems to have finally realized that something wrong happened in Benghazi"

They knew it all along. It just wasn't as important an election issue as free birth control pills. They did their job well.

3 posted on 05/11/2013 1:07:19 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: All

Look Out Hillary, Here Comes the Benghazi Bus
The world of politics occasionally takes some surprising turns. One such turn that is taking place this week is the fact that the mainstream media seems to have finally realized that something wrong happened in Benghazi, that it had nothing to do with a spontaneous protest over a video no one ever saw, and that members of the Obama administration lied about their response to the attack. One would get the impression that a sudden outbreak of journalism had infected the Washington press corps, but I suspect that is not the case.

The first thing that makes me suspicious about the new revelations that are coming out is the press conference in which Ed Henry of Fox News asked the President about claims that witnesses were being threatened. Did anyone notice that Obama called on Ed Henry from Fox News for the first question? Okay, that’s not earth shattering, but it gave Ed Henry the opportunity to pose the question regarding the Benghazi witness intimidation, and it gave Obama a perfect opportunity to deny any knowledge of it.

White House spokesman Jay Carney, when asked about the allegations, responded by asserting that the attacks happened “a long time ago” and stumbled over a weak excuse that the Republicans were just playing politics. While I am not a fan of Jay Carney, it did surprise me to hear how poorly he handled the issue.

Now it seems that as the witnesses are coming forward, members of the news media have awakened from their Obama induced trances and are actually reporting their testimony. It is surprising and refreshing to see them actually reporting news that appears to cast a negative light on the Obama administration. Unless you knew otherwise, you might get the impression that the media has finally turned on Obama and is willing to report the news and let the chips fall where they may.

Or maybe not.

We really need to look at the big picture. If you will remember, this attack took place on September 11, 2012 during the presidential election. Had this story been thoroughly investigated and reported on at the time it may well have changed the election’s outcome, so needless to say there was no chance that would happen. The election is over now, and the details are beginning to come out, but the willingness of the media to report on it is still surprising. It is my belief that they know these revelations will not implicate Obama, but others are not going to be so fortunate.

One very important thing to consider in this is that there are currently two Democrats who have indicated they might run for president in 2016, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. As it stands, Clinton appears to be in the best position to win the nomination. It is no secret however, that there is little love lost between Clinton and Obama. This brings up the possibility that some old-fashioned Chicago style politics is at hand.

I have my doubts that Barack Obama is very excited at the prospect of Hillary Clinton taking over the reins at the end of his second term. He knows her well enough to know that she has her own agenda and isn’t likely to make it a priority to continue with his. Joe Biden, on the other hand, isn’t bright enough to develop his own agenda and would be more than happy to continue on the current path. After eight years of training under Obama, he would most certainly be Obama’s choice. I could be completely off-base, but it looks to me that Obama is preparing to throw Hillary under the bus to clear the way for Biden in 2016.


4 posted on 05/11/2013 1:07:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: possum john
I wonder if this was the whole idea? Promise Hillary et. al that 2016 slot and a SoS position, etc. Then drop the bus on her? It would have kept the Clinton minions off his case for 2008-2000now, and there wouldn't a thing she could do about it? now, John Kerry says the State Dept will help in any way with the investigation and it makes you wonder if Kerry is going to get the 2016 nod but helping Obama railroad Hillary and Co?

just thinking out loud.

5 posted on 05/11/2013 1:11:12 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: possum john

They already ran Patreaus out of town on a rail, they likely rolled out that scandal that had been on ice due to his objections over Benghazi talking points. They can’t blame him. What’s he got to lose excoriating them back.

Otherwise, Obama has the entire media; and, Hillary has Geraldo Rivera. Granted, Geraldo has one impressive mustache, but not enough to shield Hillary.

Hillary is toast.


6 posted on 05/11/2013 1:12:44 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: MHGinTN; possum john

History supports the fact that this is his blog and there exists no reason to excerpt it:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:possumjohn/index?tab=articles


7 posted on 05/11/2013 1:14:15 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Jet Jaguar
If the establishment media (NYT, WashPost) turn on Hillary it will be a big surprise and a hint that TPTB have already selected someone else for 2016 (maybe Hilly's mysterious health and, ahem, sexuality problems are not going to allow her to run. Could be she was in bed with Huma when the 3AM phone call came, since she never responded to the diplomat at the US embassy in Libya for over a day after his call the ambassador was murdered. How weird is that???

Bill must be chafing at seeing his wife get screwed by another man. Twice. And a man who ought to be serving coffee at meetings

8 posted on 05/11/2013 1:14:23 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Did anyone notice that Obama called on Ed Henry from Fox News for the first question?

I think it's customary to call on the President of the White House Correspondents Association first at press conferences....

9 posted on 05/11/2013 1:14:36 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Neither little barry bastard boy nor the clintoon hag make the fianl decision who will be the democrip’s nominee or who will be the next pResident. That is below their pay grade, and the American people don’t make that decision any longer, either.


10 posted on 05/11/2013 1:14:56 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: possum john

The media isn’t surprised by the truth in Benghazi. They’re embarrassed that the truth has revealed to all of America that they’ve been whores for 0bama since 2008.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 1:15:14 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: humblegunner

Um, no. The blog is mine.


12 posted on 05/11/2013 1:33:15 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: possum john

I can’t believe the press actually believed it was the video. I believe they were totally a part of this and now that the lid is coming off the can of worms, THE PRESS is throwing OBAMA under the bus.


13 posted on 05/11/2013 1:36:28 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: possum john

They may try to throw her under but I doubt she will go easily and may even end up telling the truth to try and save herself.


14 posted on 05/11/2013 1:37:38 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: possum john

The media is so deep in the same doodoo as the big guy that it can’t see the truth.


15 posted on 05/11/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: possum john

Not putting Hillary under oath the first time she testified was moronic by the GOP.


16 posted on 05/11/2013 1:42:37 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: MHGinTN

Then you can choose not to read it. There is; however, no deceit. It is what it is. If you don’t want to go to the page, then I understand. It’s your choice and I respect that, but in fairness you really should back off on the word “deceit” when everything is straightforward.


17 posted on 05/11/2013 1:43:08 PM PDT by possum john
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To: Jet Jaguar

I would prefer that you not post the entire article. The writing is mine.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 1:43:13 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: deaconjim

Why don’t you want the whole article posted here for discussion?


19 posted on 05/11/2013 1:46:11 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: tennmountainman

The GOP certainly isn’t above being moronic.


20 posted on 05/11/2013 1:46:58 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: deaconjim

So why isn’t it posted in full?


21 posted on 05/11/2013 1:47:02 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: erlayman

” [Hilary] may even end up telling the truth to try and save herself.”

I wouldn’t go THAT far, but she may put out some info damaging to BHO. I really don’t think these people are any longer capable of telling or even identifying ‘the truth.’ They have long since sold their souls to the gods of political power.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 1:50:55 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: humblegunner

First of all, I didn’t post it. Second, if I were to post what I have written in full, then legally the content belongs to Free Republic rather than me. If people don’t want to go to my blog, no one is forcing them to click on the link.

For the record, I don’t make any money off of it, so the only reason I write is to express my opinions for the sake of discussion. I don’t quite understand how someone posting excerpts from my blog, and having people click on the link is “at the expense” of Free Republic. Last time I checked, that was the reason Free Republic was created.


23 posted on 05/11/2013 1:52:37 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: possum john
There is; however, no deceit. It is what it is. If you don’t want to go to the page, then I understand.

The deceit lies in the fact that your are trying to direct traffic off-site to read your stuff.

It’s your choice and I respect that, but in fairness you really should back off on the word “deceit” when everything is straightforward.

Straightforward? How can that be known when your "writing" is excerpted?

Bully for you that you have conned someone else into pimping your blog for you.
That's just ever so straightforward. No deceit at all, huh?

Me, I reckon you're a pimp.

24 posted on 05/11/2013 1:52:38 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: deaconjim
if I were to post what I have written in full, then legally the content belongs to Free Republic rather than me.

Fail. Incorrect. Untrue. Horsehockey. Fantasy.

First of all, I didn’t post it.

Why not? And it's not posted, it's excerpted. Just so you know.

For the record, I don’t make any money off of it

Understandable. But why have it excerpted?

the only reason I write is to express my opinions for the sake of discussion

Wouldn't that be better done by showing the larger audience here your writing?

I don’t quite understand how someone posting excerpts from my blog

WHY are they doing that? Did you ask them to? Why don't you pimp your own blog? Does it suck so badly that you wish to distance yourself from it?

25 posted on 05/11/2013 2:00:04 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Possum John is a old friend who frequently reads my blog, and apparently agrees with me quite often. I appreciate the fact that he chooses to post them here on occasion. Your comments are off base.


26 posted on 05/11/2013 2:02:41 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: humblegunner

You are most welcome to never read, post, comment on, or reply to anything I have written in the past or will ever write in the future. What I will do is to make sure I never waste my time conversing with you again. Good day.


27 posted on 05/11/2013 2:04:48 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: erlayman

That is where Obama’s arrogance might well get him into trouble. I think he is underestimating Hillary, but only time will tell.


28 posted on 05/11/2013 2:06:37 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: deaconjim
I appreciate the fact that he chooses to post them here on occasion.

They are NOT posted.

They are excerpted needlessly in order to direct traffic to your blog.

Why might that be? Hmmm.

29 posted on 05/11/2013 2:07:57 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: deaconjim

We all knew the Chicago Mob and Dixie Mafia relationship had an expiration date. We just didn’t know when...


30 posted on 05/11/2013 2:09:12 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: possum john

Kerry is probably doing some of the leaking, and you can deduce what you will from that likelihood.


31 posted on 05/11/2013 2:09:13 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Mob wars can be most entertaining when watched from a distance.


32 posted on 05/11/2013 2:11:27 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: PaleoBob

I’m sure he’s being a good little team player for the Chicago O’s


33 posted on 05/11/2013 2:12:19 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: deaconjim

Most certainly they can...


34 posted on 05/11/2013 2:12:58 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: possum john
Clicked on the link and read it from the blog site.....just because. Other than that, Biden??? Really. Not sure I agree with that one. Everyone knows Biden is an idiot, even the left knows that. Could there be someone else they want to come forward after they destroy Clinton's chances?
35 posted on 05/11/2013 2:15:03 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

That’s a great question, one I hadn’t considered. If there is, I don’t know who it would be. Either way, I think Hillary is in for a rough ride.


36 posted on 05/11/2013 2:17:29 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

... and thank you.


37 posted on 05/11/2013 2:18:49 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Have yet to decide which of the three competing reactions to the idea of Idiot Joe running for _resident will win out :

1) retching til unconsciousness

2) laughing until hernia incapacitates

3) crying for the death of our Founders' dream

38 posted on 05/11/2013 2:24:17 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: humblegunner
Me, I reckon you're a pimp.

No, but I reckon you're a looter. Please explain why you have the right to take the product of someone else's mind and do with it as you please.

We both know you do not have that right and so you simply name call when you can't have your way. BTW, feel free to actually write something original yourself and post it here instead of whining about not being given the product of someone else's labor.

39 posted on 05/11/2013 2:33:27 PM PDT by possum john
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To: tomkat
Maybe we could add a fourth:

Passing out from holding breath waiting what Idiot Joe will say next.*

Unless he steals more of Neil Kinnock's speeches.

40 posted on 05/11/2013 2:35:52 PM PDT by possum john
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To: deaconjim
Two of the brainiacs in this administration have had brain/blood issues in the past, Biden an aneurysm and HRC a clot. As for Kerry, does he even have much of a brain?
41 posted on 05/11/2013 2:46:25 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: possum john; deaconjim
No, but I reckon you're a looter.

Reckon all you like.

Please explain why you have the right to take the product of someone else's mind and do with it as you please.

Well, Zippy.. I don't want to do anything with it.
Homeboy wants to be a FReeper.. he can write his stuff
right here and have it read by a much larger audience than
will ever visit some crap-ass low-rent blog. OR.. he can con
some sucka into excerpting it for him (like you did, sockpuppet)
and gain three dollars from the hits he may get thereby.

What is more important? The message or the hits?

Posting in full right here gets the message seen.

Pimping gets some weenie pimp three dollars.

Pick one.

42 posted on 05/11/2013 2:47:55 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: JPG

Say, didn’t that Kerry guy cut himself shaving in Vietnam or something? Three times as I recall...


43 posted on 05/11/2013 2:47:59 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: humblegunner
It belongs to him. It's his choice; not yours. Grow up, Zippy.

Continue the whine-athon if you like but looters are looters and nothing I say will make you think once, let alone twice.

44 posted on 05/11/2013 2:56:19 PM PDT by possum john
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To: possum john
It belongs to him.

And it belongs to "him" less here than on his crapweasel blog?

45 posted on 05/11/2013 3:00:23 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: deaconjim
If not Biden, who?

How about Elizabeth Warren?

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/us_politics/2013/04/elizabeth_warren_winning_support_for_2016_white_house_bid

She was also a keynote speaker at the convention, just like BO was before he became our worst nightmare.

Ps, Biden is too old and has health issues. He also will have Benghazi baggage.

46 posted on 05/11/2013 3:11:15 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: possum john

The Benghazi Timeline

hillary not now ambassador stevens benghazi obama sleeps benghazi

benghazi timeline

obama hillary apologize film muslims benghazi liesobama hillary benghazi scapegoat filmmaker lie

hillary clinton congress testify drunk benghazi

"But what difference does it make?!?!"
obama 3pm vegas golf benghazi scandal coverup fail

How it should end...
hillary clinton prison
obama resigns new york times impeach fool idiot

47 posted on 05/11/2013 3:42:34 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

At least this time O is blaming it on someone other than Bush.


48 posted on 05/11/2013 4:03:09 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: deaconjim
Second, if I were to post what I have written in full, then legally the content belongs to Free Republic rather than me.

I don't think that is true if you are credited as the author and FR doesn't buy the rights from you.

49 posted on 05/11/2013 4:09:02 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: possum john

Pimping for blog hits is deceit. You know it and most at FR know it.


50 posted on 05/11/2013 4:19:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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