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Boehner Blasts Bachmann's 'Dangerous' Accusations Against Clinton Aide (Gag)
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 03:14 PM

Posted on 07/19/2012 9:16:44 PM PDT by robowombat

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner defended a senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after five members of his caucus claimed her relatives had ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told reporters in Washington today that while he doesn’t know Huma Abedin personally, his impression is that she has a “sterling character.” The accusations made against her in a June 13 letter to the State Department were “pretty dangerous,” the speaker said.

A day earlier Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, criticized five House Republicans, including former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who sent the letter alleging Abedin’s family had connections to the Muslim Brotherhood and questioning whether she promoted the organization’s cause within the U.S. government.

McCain, in a Senate floor speech yesterday, called the allegations “an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable citizen, a dedicated American and a loyal public servant.”

“When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer because of it,” McCain said, adding that he has known Abedin for more than a decade.

In the letter, Bachmann and the other House Republicans cited a report from the Center for Security Policy, a Washington policy group, claiming that Abedin’s mother, brother and late father had connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. It is Egypt’s largest Islamist organization, from whose ranks the country’s new president, Mohamed Mursi, was selected.

The letter said Abedin’s position “affords her routine access to the secretary and to policymaking” and that the State Department has “taken actions recently that have been enormously favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood and its interests.”

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1 posted on 07/19/2012 9:16:49 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

“Shut up, subjects,” he explained.


2 posted on 07/19/2012 9:19:10 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: robowombat

I want bone head Boner to be ousted immediately. He better get ready for the rail because he is going to ride the Tea Party Rail very soon.


3 posted on 07/19/2012 9:19:57 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Mr. Jeeves

It was strange indeed. Even Michael Reagan slammed Bachmann.


4 posted on 07/19/2012 9:20:22 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe we should insist that all these “surrender monkeys” wear white surrender flags on their lapels. Mark Levin promised to skewer these people tomorrow on his Friday show and he was livid....


5 posted on 07/19/2012 9:24:15 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Sympathizer in the White Hut already. Why can’t they be thought of as being elsewhere? Moose loyalty is to the creed, not the Flag, not to our Constitution and not to all things American even though we Americans are polarized on many issues yet not permanently settled.


6 posted on 07/19/2012 9:28:01 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: robowombat

I didn’t think I had remaining any respect for Boehner, but now I’m sure. This is what passes for leadership in the Republican party? It’s frustrating — not only do we have to constantly struggle to beat back the left, but we have to fight to rein in the right. Exasperating.


7 posted on 07/19/2012 9:28:32 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: robowombat

I didn’t care for what Bachman said, but there is no need to pile on.


8 posted on 07/19/2012 9:30:54 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: robowombat

I’ll feel so much better when Boner cries over the next islamsist murder.


9 posted on 07/19/2012 9:32:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: robowombat

Well...is it true? The best defense against accusations of slander is the truth. I want to know if it is true, and I am not the least bit interested in hearing what Boehner, McCain et al say about her “sterling character”.

Is it true?

Remember when liberals attacked Joseph McCarthy so virulently back in the Fifties? There was plenty of vitriol, but I don’t remember any liberals asking if his accusations were true.

By the way, given who she was married to, who she works for, “sterling” is not an adjective I would venture to use to describe her character.


10 posted on 07/19/2012 9:32:52 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: robowombat

It’s funny but the dingbat Democrats can lie and say whatever stupid crap comes out of their mouth and the rest of the Dems will pile on and support them. What the heck is wrong with these Republicans?


11 posted on 07/19/2012 9:34:29 PM PDT by sheana
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To: rlmorel

Drudge has a link to Front Page magazine and an article that lists ALL of Huma’s links to the Muslim Brotherhood.....except the page is gone. Either it crashed, or.........


12 posted on 07/19/2012 9:36:05 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: robowombat

Let me say first..I despise Hillary. Not as much as O.

Probably anything connected with this admin is suspect.

But it seems Huma’s family are the one with connections.

Maybe some here have a perfect family. And for that I congratulate you. I think most, myself included, have fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters that do not share our beliefs.

My Dad? They based the Archie Bunker character on him, lol. That is not me..and he doesn’t sway my opinion in the least when we speak.


13 posted on 07/19/2012 9:37:45 PM PDT by berdie
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To: robowombat
Watching John McCain take the lead with our Speaker trotting behind, it is safe to assume Michele Bachmann knows of what she speaks. Old
McCain lives to savage Republicans, especially women and old
folks.
14 posted on 07/19/2012 9:37:54 PM PDT by Hans
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To: robowombat

When is Boner up for re-election? This guy has got to go!!


15 posted on 07/19/2012 9:38:01 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: cumbo78

http://patdollard.com/2012/07/the-dark-muslim-brotherhood-world-of-huma-abedin-weiner/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


16 posted on 07/19/2012 9:47:58 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: MVV
It is a very simple, straightforward question, how DID Umma get top secret security clearance, when her father, mother and brother were members of the Muslim Brotherhood?

I want to know.

Thank you Michelle, for asking the question.

17 posted on 07/19/2012 9:50:30 PM PDT by mickie (My grandson is a Marine...God Bless them all!)
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To: robowombat

Probably true. You can always tell by the tone and tenor of the blowback .... the louder and longer, the higher the possibility of it being true. Brings to mind a story a couple of months back about the intelligence bunch taking action because of a security risk getting too close to a cabinet member. Someone spreading the truth out of school or congressional intelligence committee?


18 posted on 07/19/2012 9:51:03 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: robowombat
Calling Allen West; Marco Rubio - John Bolton to the 'aide of their Countryman'.

Incredible; incredible; the ignorance. And it is not, Michelle Bachman's.

And yes; they may well be 'dangerous' - via threats from whom? We send men to die in Middle East; can these useful idiots step up to the plate; and show some backbone?

Why will they; of course; if they do not even bother to educate themselves to ALL the threats, America faces?

Oh, shame. . .the Republican Party must rid itself of these; who 'cannot see'/refuse to see. . .and/or; refuse to speak or warn against American's most heinous enemies.

19 posted on 07/19/2012 9:54:33 PM PDT by cricket
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To: robowombat

It’s perfectly true. Huma Abedin Wiener is closely related to at least three Muslim terrorists. And I presume that she got a security clearance because she is Hillary clinton’s lesbian partner.

Of course it also doesn’t help that we have a Muslim in the White House and that Hillary is also a Muslim lover—in more ways than one.


20 posted on 07/19/2012 9:56:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: marygonzo

Good ole Republicans going at each other instead of the enemy. When does anyone EVER hear the democrats do anything but circle the wagons and defend their fellow dems no matter how horrible the behavior/crime committed is. Makes me think McCain and Boehner are in bed with the Brotherhood. If they disagree with Michele, why can’t they just keep their stupid mouths shut.


21 posted on 07/19/2012 10:06:59 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: robowombat
This uproar seems to be directed at Bachmann because she is speaking up, calling a spade a spade, as they used to say.

The Huma connections among many others are documented and footnoted in her letter to Ellison. GOP-E leaders cluck tongues and Dems question her relationship to the truth only after they deride her for breaking the silence on how pervasive the MuzzBros are. Now it's full shoot-the messenger mode, dysfunctional as hell.

I remember what El Rushbo said about Bachmann as a pres. candidate, that he would never doubt that she would do the right thing to protect the country. She is now joining a battle that has chosen her. She is more concerned with the next generation than the next election, so God bless 'er.

22 posted on 07/19/2012 10:07:24 PM PDT by irgbar-man (had to sell my good tagline for food)
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To: robowombat
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner defended a senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after five members of his caucus claimed her relatives had ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

John Boehner needs to shup up and
crawl back into his Gin Bottle.

We have a terrorist agent in bed
with Hilldebeast.

Wiener was a beard for Huma.


23 posted on 07/19/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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I can’t stand scumbags that show greater interest in pissing on their own than taking on the adversary.

Step down, jackass. You’re a useless distraction.


24 posted on 07/19/2012 10:11:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: robowombat
I hate 0dumb0 with a passion. Juan McQueeg & Boner are right up there with 0dumb0 in terms of my hatred for these two capitulating bastards. Both of them need to get the boot. I will never understand how AZ could have voted to put Juan McQueeg in for his 5th or 6th Senate term! Or how Boner was able to convince Repuke reps to vote him in as Speaker of the House. What a chicken shit he is!

What a second! Why am I slamming AZ, when I live in MN and MN voters put Mark Ritchie hard core demoRAT at SOS, and then in turn put the buffoon radical retard Al Frankenstein in as MN senator.

God help our nation. Actually it should be, God forgive our nation for allowing these demonic characters into the reins & control of our gubmint! What travesties have been wrought in our nation!

25 posted on 07/19/2012 10:14:56 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: rlmorel
Well...is it true? The best defense against accusations of slander is the truth.

Yes, it is true that her family snuggles with Al Quaeda, and apparently she does not publicly and fully repudiate their actions, eh?

However, Huma Abedin has two other fatal character flaws that ought to bar her from any responsible position in American government:

(1) She is a follower of Mohammed -- the closer the less a believer in American values.
(2) She has an extremely poor judgment in slecting a life partner.

You note I said "ought," but we have a lot like her we have permitted to undercut any value I ever learned as a child.

26 posted on 07/19/2012 10:15:51 PM PDT by imardmd1
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To: imardmd1
"...Huma Abedin has two other fatal character flaws that ought to bar her from any responsible position in American government..."

When Obama was elected, it became fact that there are no character flaws that can prevent anyone from holding any office.

Can you imagine? Americans elected someone who was unapologetically good friends with a real anti-American terrorist, and attended a racist "church".

27 posted on 07/19/2012 10:24:46 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: robowombat

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/robert-spencer/huma-abedin-and-the-muslim-brotherhood-bachmann-vs-mccain/


28 posted on 07/19/2012 10:25:02 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard
Traffic to Spencer's article has slowed Frontpage's website to a crawl.

McCain will rue the day that he stuck his nose in this.

29 posted on 07/19/2012 10:27:00 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Batman11
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30 posted on 07/19/2012 10:30:37 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: robowombat

Most of the republicrats are in on this crap.They are the elite after all.Bonehead is just doing what he’s told like the good little commie he is.


31 posted on 07/19/2012 10:34:37 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: robowombat

She may be the leak or the source to the leak. She knows EVERYTHING that the State Department is doing.


32 posted on 07/19/2012 10:40:26 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: robowombat

Whenever conservatives challenge the power of the establishment, republicans are happy to circle the wagons with democrats to fight off anyone who endangers the system.

They bicker with democrats to see who gets first pick of the loot they steal from taxpayers and to make it look like there is a difference between the parties.

But when outsiders stick their noses in, the establishment politicians band together.


33 posted on 07/19/2012 10:50:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: robowombat; All
Mark Levin led off his show tonight (PODCAST) with an attack on those who are attacking Bachmann and defending Abedin - even though they admit they don't know any of the facts!
34 posted on 07/19/2012 10:50:35 PM PDT by montag813
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To: robowombat
"'When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against [my] fellow [American insiders inside the Beltway] on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our [nation foremost], and [we you working class] all grow [poorer even more ludicrous] because of it,' McCain said, adding that he has known Abedin for more than a decade.
35 posted on 07/19/2012 11:02:19 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Incidently both Boehner and Bachmann have said: If it’s good enough for Hawaii, it’s good enough for me”!!!


36 posted on 07/19/2012 11:04:12 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: robowombat
U.S. House Speaker Eunuch John Boehner
37 posted on 07/19/2012 11:40:01 PM PDT by QT3.14 (We get taxed to fund a Death Panel who decides if we live or die! Mmm, Mmm, Mmm!)
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To: Batman11

“When is Boner up for re-election?”
______________

He’s a Congressman. He’s up every two years.


38 posted on 07/19/2012 11:43:10 PM PDT by rem_mitchell
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To: berdie
Maybe some here have a perfect family. And for that I congratulate you. I think most, myself included, have fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters that do not share our beliefs.

When I filled out my DD form 398 to start my background investigation, I was ask for family histories and all possible affiliations with a list of potentially subversive groups or individuals. Family does matter, or it once did.

I think it helped my application that My Grandfather and Father both already had passed a background investigation, although my clearance was higher.

39 posted on 07/19/2012 11:54:28 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
How many on FR will slam those who think Bachmann screwed up without even figuring out who the subject of the letter was or knowing anything other than what the letter said?

I have no idea of the facts in the case but Bachmann has managed to put her foot in it a time or two - she didn't really need to be "destroyed" by the Romney campaign - she bared her own throat with some bone-headed remarks while trying to pander out as Mizz Super Conservative.

40 posted on 07/20/2012 5:28:01 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: sheana
It’s funny but the dingbat Democrats can lie and say whatever stupid crap comes out of their mouth and the rest of the Dems will pile on and support them. What the heck is wrong with these Republicans?

The very least, they should shut up!
The dims rally around each other, successfully. Take a page from their playbook.

41 posted on 07/20/2012 6:38:52 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: rlmorel
When Obama was elected, it became fact that there are no character flaws that can prevent anyone from holding any office.

Yes. Obama's character flaws have prevented him from holding office as he swore to under oath. One is lying. Another is megalomania. A third is being unpatriotic. A fourth is assembling with Christians on the LORD's Day.

This is not sarcastic -- this is real. I beg the LORD that Obama's grip on the office will fail very soon. Psalm 109:8

42 posted on 07/20/2012 7:28:20 AM PDT by imardmd1
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To: imardmd1
A fourth is assembling with Christians on the LORD's Day.

A fourth is NOT assembling with Christians on the LORD's Day.

43 posted on 07/20/2012 7:35:30 AM PDT by imardmd1
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To: imardmd1
A fourth is assembling with Christians on the LORD's Day.

A fourth is NOT assembling with Christians on the LORD's Day.

44 posted on 07/20/2012 7:35:35 AM PDT by imardmd1
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