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No Showboating at the Benghazi Hearings, Please
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Posted on 05/07/2013 9:32:28 AM PDT by chessplayer

Dear Republicans on the House Oversight Committee:

Please do not grandstand. Please do not take the time before the television cameras to tell us how outraged you are, even though what you are investigating is, indeed, outrageous. There will be plenty of time for that after the hearing. All day Wednesday, give us the facts, and then more facts, and then more facts.

Just ask the questions of the witnesses. Let them speak and don’t cut them off. Do not give the Obama administration any cover to claim that this is a partisan witch hunt from unhinged political opponents. Don’t waste time complaining about the media’s lack of interest or coverage so far. Just give them — and us — the facts to tell the story, a story that will leave all of us demanding accountability.

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The last thing we need is the questioners getting into a "I'm more outraged than you" contest. The hearings should be interesting, but I highly doubt anything concrete will result from them. It will probably be just more he-said she-said stuff. And libs have already written off the testifiers as liars, right wing hacks, and, of course, racists. And look for the media to 'Gosnell' the hearings.
1 posted on 05/07/2013 9:32:28 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

“Your country thanks you for having the courage to come forward to speak the truth. My first question is .......”

That should be the extent of “comments”.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 9:36:02 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: chessplayer

“Let them speak and don’t cut them off.”

I wish O’reilly and Hannity would follow that advice.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 9:36:55 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: chessplayer
Asking a politician to NOT grandstand is like asking a rattlesnake not to rattle his tail.
Grandstanding is in their DNA. So we need to be prepared for emoting emotions worthy of Hollywood. I would even propose a tear pool for the first one to actually cry. My choice is Peter King, if he is on the panel.
4 posted on 05/07/2013 9:40:04 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: chessplayer

As to the those testifying on behalf of the regime, the GOPers need to be as tough as possible, not let them get away with non-answers, and get under their skin. Liberals have a vey low tolderance for anybody questioning their motives. They will eventually crack and show their true colors. IOW, forget being gentlemen. Be attack dogs.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 9:40:12 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: chessplayer; y'all
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6 posted on 05/07/2013 9:41:27 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: chessplayer
There is plenty of real outrage to be had here, we have no need to play any fake or exaggerated outrage.
Especially if any Republican says something that *can* be refuted, then everything else will by extension be republican hyperbole according the leftist press.
Low key but surgical precision would be best.

7 posted on 05/07/2013 9:41:32 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: chessplayer
I wouldn't mind some succinct, plain spoken analysis of the testimony.

Even if such commentary offends the media.

Otherwise the only people who will know what actually went on will be you and I.

8 posted on 05/07/2013 9:41:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: clintonh8r
"forget being gentlemen. Be attack dogs."

Worth repeating.

forget being gentlemen. Be attack dogs.

9 posted on 05/07/2013 9:42:48 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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To: chessplayer; All

Like Dems will not make self serving comments.....

Sounds like again we have a liberal RINO rag telling conservatives to “quiet down”

Dems and liberals play dirty. Its time to grow some and realize it. Grow some and impeach the Kenya Muslim.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 9:45:52 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: chessplayer

Showboating.

This is a ‘code word’ for Broadway, which is a ‘code word’ for gay bashing.

Which of course is hate as expressed by Repubs.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 9:47:37 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: chessplayer
I EXPECT the administration to be clearly accused of a serious and reproachable COVER UP. I want to hear again and again how Obama/Clinton/Rice exclaimed "You Tube video did it!" like lying sniveling 5 year olds desperate to hide their guilt. And if Republicans want to pile on the outrage, and shame Dems into pulling their punches (even just a little tiny bit) I say go for it!

The last thing I would want to do is censor anyone's attack on this administration. If they have the balls to fight Obama/Clinton, I will support them!

12 posted on 05/07/2013 9:48:33 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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"forget being gentlemen. Be attack dogs."

You said it perfectly!

13 posted on 05/07/2013 9:50:08 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: chessplayer

[[No Showboating at the Benghazi Hearings, Please]]

Sure, as long as dfear leader and ilk don’t trott out the victim’s families from Sandy Hook to try to tug at the heartstrings of Aemrica for political purposes and to try to ban guns- oh wait- that’s already happened


14 posted on 05/07/2013 9:51:12 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: SeminoleCounty

This country needs the witness testimony put in context. Either the media and Dems will do it or Republicans on that committee will do it.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 9:53:33 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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16 posted on 05/07/2013 9:54:32 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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“And look for the media to ‘Gosnell’ the hearings.”

Gosnell, MSM blackout of a significant event.

Should be added to the FR Dictinary.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 9:54:58 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: clintonh8r

precisely, the reaso nthe GOP is LOSING the war is because they have been WAY too passive- over and over and over again thel eft w3alks all over them, the right shrinks in fear, and the left get away with bloody murder- literally in some cases- W’eve had our supreme court bullied, our religions attacked, our Christians attacked, our conservatives belittled and bullied, healthcare unconstitutionally forced down our throats, We have states violating our unalienable ruights by rammking htrough unconstitutional bills outlawing guns- rammign htrough ‘emergency bills’ telling resterauints what they can and can’t sell anyl ogner- what peopel can east and can’t eat- and we’re supposed to just be ‘respectful’?


18 posted on 05/07/2013 9:56:00 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: chessplayer

Otherwise, be kind, gentle, and respect the Democrats. Don’t ask questions that could embarrass or accuse the Obama administration.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 9:56:30 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: chessplayer

I don’t know if the hearings will be conducted in the house of in the senate. If they are in the senate, it probably won’t mean squat. If they are in the house we might see some serious fireworks.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 9:56:33 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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