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Democrat Says Vets’ Criticism of President “Close to Treason”
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 08/19/2012 9:28:37 AM PDT by John Semmens

Long time Democratic partisan Bob Beckel said recent criticisms of security leaks in the Obama Administration by retired veterans of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Forces “is close to treason.”

“First, this is disloyalty of the most egregious sort,” Beckel argued. “The President is this nation’s Commander-in-Chief. As former military men these people ought not be casting aspersions on him. It’s insubordination.”

“Second, their characterization of the information revealed as ‘leaks’ is out of line,” Beckel said. “Come on, he’s the C-in-C. He can reveal anything he wants if he thinks it is in the country’s best interest. Surely, the President is in a much better position to make that judgment than the bunch of ‘has-beens’ that are criticizing him.”

“Finally, even if we accept their premise that the intelligence information was disclosed for the purpose of aiding the President’s reelection, it does not follow that it was improper,” Beckel concluded. “The contention that ensuring the reelection of the President isn’t a matter of national security is an assertion without foundation. I think we can trust that the President’s access to classified information may make him privy to knowledge that supports his actions. Otherwise, I’m sure he wouldn’t have authorized the release of that information.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/08/18/obama-campaign-offers-deal-on-romney-tax-returns/


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: democrat; leaks; obama; opsec; satire

1 posted on 08/19/2012 9:28:49 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Good grief! Has Bob Beckel “lost it?!”


2 posted on 08/19/2012 9:30:19 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: John Semmens
“First, this is disloyalty of the most egregious sort,” Beckel argued. “The President is this nation’s Commander-in-Chief. As former military men these people ought not be casting aspersions on him. It’s insubordination.”

I guess Beckel doesn't understand the meaning of the word "former."

3 posted on 08/19/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: John Semmens
Democrats of course would know Treason. John Hanoi Kerry and Jane whats her name are well adapt at treason. We should not be surprised at their antics.
4 posted on 08/19/2012 9:35:24 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: John Semmens

Satire ... but not out of line with something Beckel would say. Obama lies and Beckel swears to it.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 9:39:05 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: John Semmens

Doesn’t the fool (Bob Beckel) understand that the real treason is Obumbler’s leaking of secrets that put our armed forces at peril? 20+ Seals were killed in a helicopter that was shot down in Afghanistan shortly after Obumbler leaked the info on the Seal team that took out Bin Laden.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: John Semmens

You had me going, until I saw the byline...Good one, John!


7 posted on 08/19/2012 9:40:14 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Biggirl

Beckel never had it to lose


8 posted on 08/19/2012 9:40:33 AM PDT by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: John Semmens

John, I think that you need to type the keyword satire in all caps (especially when you’re getting so very close to the truth).


9 posted on 08/19/2012 9:41:21 AM PDT by Bob
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To: mountainlion

“Democrats of course would know Treason. John Hanoi Kerry and Jane whats her name are well adapt at treason. We should not be surprised at their antics.”

That ‘jane’ would be the notorious Jane Fonda, wife or former wife of another Communist Ted Turner. John Kerry (who served in Vietnam), former head of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, another Communist.

It is NOT ‘treason’, for those of us have served, to speak our minds when we see things going wrong.

Bob Beckel, in calling us ‘has-beens’, is attempting to relegate us to a non-sequetor. It has been the job of the media to relegate military veterans to a non-sequetor, because it is WE who took an Oath, that the media does not truly understand, and never will.

it is Bob Beckel, who commits treason, by shouting, “Do Not Question The King!”


10 posted on 08/19/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: John Semmens

John, that last line is great!


11 posted on 08/19/2012 9:46:55 AM PDT by MCF
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To: John Semmens

I should know by now, when my blood insta-boils- perform a Semmens Check.


12 posted on 08/19/2012 9:48:14 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: layman
Satire ... but not out of line with something Beckel would say

The line between satire and what the democRats really say has disappeared.

13 posted on 08/19/2012 9:56:19 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

When they took the oath, was it not to defend the constitution, our country against both foreign and domestic enemies, etc?

Does the oath contain a “shall uphold and defend the President of the Untied States and serve him accordingly?”


14 posted on 08/19/2012 9:56:58 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Bob; John Semmens

Unfortunately, what was once satire is now becoming reality.

Most people cannot tell the difference anymore because it’s no longer satire.


15 posted on 08/19/2012 9:59:12 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
[You had me going, until I saw the byline...Good one, John!]

Actually this about 90 percent accurate. I was home and half listening to “The Five” on FOX News. I heard him say criticism of Obama from the Dishonorable Disclosures people bordered on “treason.” That was on Thursday. I didn't see it Friday so I don't know if he walked it back the next day.

16 posted on 08/19/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: John Semmens
LOL. Good one John. I was in the midst of posting (in all caps!) ...

Vets’ Say Actions of President “Close to Treason” ...

17 posted on 08/19/2012 10:08:57 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: John Semmens
Dr. Beckel Mr. Lied I could care less what he has to say. He's an idiot and a liar.
18 posted on 08/19/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!)
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To: Terry L Smith
It is NOT ‘treason’, for those of us have served, to speak our minds when we see things going wrong.

John Kerry (who supposedly served in Viet Nam) has said, by persons in authority, to have negotiated with North Viet Nam and possibly gotten funds form them. This of course by definition is TREASON.

Don't get too hung up in the semi-satire news.

19 posted on 08/19/2012 10:22:32 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: layman

“”Satire ... but not out of line with something Beckel would say””

I know it’s supposed to be satire but it’s pretty darned close to what I heard Beckel say! There may a tad bit that wasn’t in his spiel but believe me, that’s Beckel in all his glory! Pretty darned disgusting.

I think John needs to let people know that this really happened. No need to make it satire.


20 posted on 08/19/2012 10:26:12 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: John Semmens
Per Bob, Obama is a patriotic American and is being attacked unfairly.

"The emperor has no cloths."

21 posted on 08/19/2012 10:32:25 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“”That was on Thursday. I didn’t see it Friday so I don’t know if he walked it back the next day.””

The best I recall, it WAS on Thursday as I heard it as well and I didn’t watch on Friday either.


22 posted on 08/19/2012 10:32:45 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Biggirl
Has Bob Beckel “lost it?!”

Beckel's never "had it." But this is "semi-news" -- it's so close to reality the "satire" tag is necessary.

23 posted on 08/19/2012 10:42:53 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: John Semmens

Beckel is a big, bully, blowhard. Stuff a sock in it, Beckel.


24 posted on 08/19/2012 10:47:22 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Conservative4Ever

This was satire? Eh...Beckel is still a bully and he can still put a sock in it.


25 posted on 08/19/2012 10:51:50 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: John Semmens

“Dissent is patriotic.”


26 posted on 08/19/2012 10:56:49 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: John Semmens
Come on, he’s the C-in-C. He can reveal anything he wants if he thinks it is in the country’s best interest.

Another "I won" argument.

And Bob has swerved into the real issue here - what BO thinks is in the "best interests" of the country - which is socialism administered by a dictator, apparently.

27 posted on 08/19/2012 11:13:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

got me again, Semmens.


28 posted on 08/19/2012 11:14:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: John Semmens

So just how is this satire? Sounds exactly like something Beckel would say.


29 posted on 08/19/2012 11:33:57 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: John Semmens

“No neck” Beckel once again shows he is suffering from cranial rectilitus.


30 posted on 08/19/2012 12:09:04 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: John Semmens
Well, Democrats would know a lot about treason. Except how to recognize it in themselves. When Bob come on the channel he is on goes off my tv.
31 posted on 08/19/2012 12:15:27 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: John Semmens
I read the first paragraph and was turning into a wild eyed rabid hypersalivating madman. My BP went from low to high and I could have cracked a walnut with my butt cheeks. I wish you wouldn't do this. You've suckered me in already a couple of times.
32 posted on 08/19/2012 12:43:32 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: John Semmens

Watch out Semmens; you’re getting awfully close to reality!


33 posted on 08/19/2012 2:23:57 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrats: Ticket of Dope and Chains.)
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