Skip to comments.Dems: GOP fails to show scandal in Benghazi deaths
Posted on 05/09/2013 6:49:42 AM PDT by haffast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats.
History suggests it might be a tough lift. The issue is complex, the next presidential election is more than three years away, and a number of reports and officials have disputed criticisms of Clinton's role when she was secretary of state.
Still, Republicans and conservative talk hosts are hammering away at Clinton's and the Obama administration's handling of the 8-month-old tragedy. A daylong House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday starred three State Department officials invited by Republicans. Security was poorly handled in Benghazi, Libya, they said, and administration officials later tried to obscure what happened.
But the three men offered little that has not been aired in previous congressional hearings. Afterward, Republicans all but acknowledged they're still seeking a knockout punch.
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I still have no idea what that trial is about.
And I don't care to know! Don't derail this thread by trying to bring me up to speed on it.
Stay focused on the theme of this thread.
AP: “Why? Because we say so!”
Nothing to see here...move along. And, oh yes, pay your taxes.
I wasn’t able to catch a glimpse or a typed word on a thread about the hearings yesterday, I’ll have to try to catch up today. But it seems the rescuees and Arias are sucking up all the bandwidth so far... hope I’m wrong.
Yes. Benghazi story squashed by the Nancy Grace News. What else is new?
So.. in SRMland... it just didn’t happen, again?
Two blatant LIES put forth by the 0bama administration for WEEKS isn't newsworthy, or a scandal?
A Republican President and/or Secretary of State would be raked over the coals for the blatant incompetence this shows - let alone the blatant and politically motivated LIES.
Most Obama media running with dem talking points that nothing new was learned and that it is all a political ploy by the republicans.
Typically corrupt and biased.
Do you want the White House pack of lies exposed? Flood Congress with your calls:
But what about ‘there wasn’t time?’ How could anybody know that unless the attack was progressing as scheduled?
Readers: AP Newswire fails to prove any sort of intellectual relevance or honesty.
A good question for a rational person but our media is not interested in rational thought or the truth anymore.
BTW...Boehner giving a presser on Capitol Hill in about 20 minutes....I am praying he will announce a special committee or that he is stepping down as speaker...but not holding my breath.
I never even heard of Jodi whatzhername before yesterday. She looks like a squirrel to me.
In 1932, Aldous Huxley published the chilling novel Brave New World.
Full of dire predictions and sinister concepts, the novel has a tendency to strike a deep sense of foreboding and uneasiness.
The picture of the future which Huxley paints for us stands in sharp contrast to other similar works to with which Brave New World is often compared.
For example, while George Orwells 1984 portrays a dark, sinister regime in which the oppressed populous are controlled by propaganda, government surveillance, and most of all pain, Brave New World tells a story in which pleasure, not pain is used to control and manipulate.
While Orwell feared a government which would hide the truth in order to maintain control; Huxley feared a world in which the truth would be shoved into obscurity by a sea of amusement and entertainment.
If history is our guide, then whatever Boehner announces.....real conservatives will be outraged.
I am in a very depressed and hopeless mood today.....but hoping it will pass...lol.