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Benghazi Impeachment Suddenly Not So Far-Fetched
PJ Media ^ | May 4, 2013 | Roger L. Simon

Posted on 05/04/2013 11:09:12 AM PDT by jazusamo

On October 27th, 2012, only days before the presidential election, I wrote:

If Barack Obama is reelected, will he face impeachment over Benghazi — a yet more unpleasant and far more wrenching result than to lose an election?

It could happen — and in my estimation should happen — the way revelations are playing out over the bloody terror attack that took four American lives and has led to weeks of prevarication and obfuscation.

The scandal thus far has at least tarnished and quite possibly implicated everyone from the CIA director, to the secretaries of State and Defense, to the UN ambassador and, of course, the president himself — with no end in sight, because Obama, normally loath to expose himself and even less so in an election season, refuses to answer questions on the subject.

It’s not the crime, but the cover-up, we learned in an earlier impeachment, only in this case the crime may be just as bad or worse.”

That post was a follow-up to my item from the previous week saying thatObama should resign over Benghazi, which was linked to by Drudge, and created a minor brouhaha. Between those two posts, a number of people accused me of being overheated. I even started to feel that way myself. (Hey, I’m a screenwriter. Dramatic license comes with the job description.)

No longer. Reading Stephen F. Hayes’ new article in The Weekly Standard“The Benghazi Talking Points” — I am beginning to feel like Nostradamus. I’m not ready to make any predictions, but let’s put it this way…

Barack Obama is bloody lucky he’s a Democrat, because if he were a Republican, he’d be in deep trouble right now, close to the brink of extinction. Only his increasingly pathetic loyal media claque can save him. It will be interesting to see if they do so at the expense of their own reputations.

Of course the reputations of the State Department need to be considered as well, that same State Dept that, according to Hayes (and this is corroborated by emails he publishes), bowdlerized and censored all references to al-Qaeda involvement in the Benghazi events before they could reach the fragile American public in an election year, almost even as they were happening. This was before Susan Rice made her dog-and-pony performance on the Sunday shows, asserting it was all caused by a video nobody watched, and long before the oleaginous Candy Crowley famously covered up for Obama on Benghazi at the presidential foreign-policy debate.

Hayes names the names of some of the State Department miscreants involved in this repellent anti-democratic censorship. Among them is one Victoria Nuland, who makes Pinocchio seem like Diogenes. (You can find a video of her as well as some droll tweets from the blogger Ace of Spades demanding an explanation for all this prevarication, and even a tweet from me, here.)

But it’s not just State. According to Hayes, on the CIA side, a fellow named Mike Morell, their deputy director, “cut all or parts of four paragraphs of the six-paragraph talking points — 148 of its 248 words. Gone were the reference to ‘Islamic extremists,’ the reminders of agency warnings about al Qaeda in Libya, the reference to ‘jihadists’ in Cairo, the mention of possible surveillance of the facility in Benghazi, and the report of five previous attacks on foreign interests.”

So why did this all happen? Who were they covering up for, hiding Islamic terror involvement? Post-Boston, it seems particularly despicable, even if it was already bad enough with all the death and injury to U.S. service personnel who risk life and limb to defend our freedom.

But never mind. We are in a fascinating period of unraveling. Whistleblowers in the defense community are appearing. I’m sure at State, some are looking over their shoulders, waiting for the “Night of the Long Knives” to begin. It probably has already.

How far will it go? We will soon, no doubt, be in the period of “limited hangouts.” (The attempt by Jay Carney, Obama’s press secretary, to play the “Benghazi happened a long time ago” dodge on Wednesday arguably fits this definition.) Who will be the John Dean, the Erlichman, and Haldeman? Is “Deep Benghazi Throat” talking at this moment?

While we are making Watergate analogies, it’s worth noting this is far worse than that noxious moment in American history or the other recent impeachment episode — Clinton. In the former, some dumb zealots broke into the campaign headquarters of the opposition party in an election that wasn’t remotely close. Nevertheless, the paranoid Nixon destroyed himself by trying to cover up the idiocy. Clinton wagged his finger at us and lied about sex under oath, while his wife — an important figure in Benghazi where she has already been caught dissimulating — similarly lied by publicly blaming her husband’s philandering on the “great right-wing conspiracy.” (What power!)

Creepy behavior all around and certainly nothing remotely presidential, but, compared to Benghazi, no one died or was even injured. As far as I know, no one even stubbed a toe.

Benghazi, on the contrary, was an important battle in the Global War on Terror, which has now reached our shores more than once. It will undoubtedly do so again. Those who take this casually in the slightest are conscious or unconscious traitors or fools — or so self-interested as to be beneath contempt.

The Congress must be unstinting in pursuing the truth of Benghazi wherever it leads and however high it goes. If they do not, our country will be weakened, probably beyond recognition.

I don’t know about you, but I will be watching closely on May 8, when Rep. Issa begins his public inquiry. These may be the beginnings of the most important hearings of our lifetime.

In the meantime, for some comic relief, let’s do the “Mashed Potato,” BHO-style, and dedicate it to Jay Carney: “Benghazi started long time ago / With a guy name Gaddafi / No one knew how to spell his name / Come on baby, gonna teach it to you…”

Video at link: "It's Mashed Potato Time"


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
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Simon makes good points but it's still really far-fetched that The Won will be impeached but if so, there's no way he'll be found guilty by Senate.
1 posted on 05/04/2013 11:09:12 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

2 posted on 05/04/2013 11:10:20 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jazusamo
I would'n count on Bohner's House

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3 posted on 05/04/2013 11:11:19 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: jazusamo

Being an incompetent pussy isn’t impeachable.


4 posted on 05/04/2013 11:12:16 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Elle Bee

Exactly, he doesn’t have it in him.


5 posted on 05/04/2013 11:12:40 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Statement: "Benghazi Impeachment Suddenly Not So Far-Fetched"

Response: Nonsense!

Comment: the article is an example of letting the wish lead the thought.

6 posted on 05/04/2013 11:13:13 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: jazusamo

Bookmark for later.


7 posted on 05/04/2013 11:13:28 AM PDT by TXLady
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To: jazusamo

The author needs to put down his bong. The race card trumps all.

Obama could be caught in the Oval Office buggering a dead boy, Republicans would ignore the issue, and the Democrats would be busy blaming Bush, the Tea Party, the NRA, and Rush Limbaugh for it.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 11:14:08 AM PDT by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t know what Roger is on, but if he thinks that a Democratically-controlled Senate is going to convict Zero over Bengahzi, then I want some!

Even if the Republicans take over the Senate in 2014, it still requires a two-thirds vote to convict.


9 posted on 05/04/2013 11:15:05 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Elle Bee

It has become painfully obvious that someone hold little Johnny’s strings, and it ain’t the republicant party or We The People. Those strings likely attach to what must be astonishing degradation little johnny has been a part of. ‘They’ own his treacherous ass.


10 posted on 05/04/2013 11:17:10 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: jazusamo
Marijuana is obviously legal where the author wrote this piece if he thinks Obama will be impeached.

We tried that before...and had legitimate reasons back when the country was actually paying attention...and it came back to bite us in the rear. What do you think will happen now when a president who should be at 15% is at 50%...and the country is clueless.

11 posted on 05/04/2013 11:17:49 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: jazusamo

I want to know the genesis of the video as the false reason for the attack on the embassy. Whoever first uttered those words knows where all the bodies are buried.


12 posted on 05/04/2013 11:17:57 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: jazusamo

Impeachment starts in the gutless Boehner House.

We can pray!


13 posted on 05/04/2013 11:18:04 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: MestaMachine

” I”-word Ping


14 posted on 05/04/2013 11:18:07 AM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: peyton randolph
the Democrats would be busy blaming Bush, the Tea Party, the NRA, and Rush Limbaugh for it.

And they would be very successful at this blame game.

15 posted on 05/04/2013 11:19:04 AM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
EVERYBODY PRAY!!!

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

16 posted on 05/04/2013 11:19:20 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: peyton randolph

I know you’re right, I know you’re right, and, yet...I have hope. When Obama stood before Planned Parenthood and said, “God Bless you”; when Obama said on the National Day of Prayer, “We should all think about the sacredness of human life”; I thought, “God is not mocked.” The media and the elites will never turn on Obama on account of his race, but God is indeed not mocked and perhaps He’s losing patience with The One.


17 posted on 05/04/2013 11:19:24 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: jazusamo
Only his increasingly pathetic loyal media claque can save him. It will be interesting to see if they do so at the expense of their own reputations.

What reputations?

They don't give a damn about no 'steenking' reputations. They destroyed their reputations long ago.

18 posted on 05/04/2013 11:19:44 AM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: jazusamo

The entire us federal government should be impeached outside of Cruz, Scalia, and Thomas.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 11:22:11 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jazusamo

He won’t be impeached. Period.


20 posted on 05/04/2013 11:22:20 AM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: jazusamo

“Those who take this casually in the slightest are conscious or unconscious traitors or fools — or so self-interested as to be beneath contempt.”

Sounds like the 46%, congresscritters...and a few relatives of mine.


21 posted on 05/04/2013 11:22:34 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: jazusamo

If we are (God willing) lucky enough to see him impeached wehad better be ready for riots that will make Watts look like a picnic. Martial law.


22 posted on 05/04/2013 11:23:21 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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23 posted on 05/04/2013 11:23:43 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: jazusamo

Regardless of a potential Senate impeachment vote.

This MUST receive MAXIMUM EXPOSURE.

That exposure to daylight is the only way to stop the assault on the nation.

The MSM must also be exposed for what it contributed and is. A party to a vast criminal fraud.


24 posted on 05/04/2013 11:24:16 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: JohnBrowdie

Intentionally leaving forty-one Americans to die IS.

“It’s not the crime, but the cover-up, we learned in an earlier impeachment, only in this case the crime may be just as bad or worse.”


25 posted on 05/04/2013 11:24:20 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: onyx; MestaMachine
We can pray!

Amen

26 posted on 05/04/2013 11:24:41 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Impeachment. Maybe.

But, the results will be the same as with Clinton —

There is no way the Senate could or would muster the 67 votes (IIRC) to remove the sitting president.


27 posted on 05/04/2013 11:24:45 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: MHGinTN

He’s Jesuit educated, just like Bill Clinton.


28 posted on 05/04/2013 11:27:51 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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29 posted on 05/04/2013 11:28:27 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
boehner photo: boehner lot of feelings feelingsboehner.png

Anyone who thinks Boner would take on an impeachment is delusional.

30 posted on 05/04/2013 11:29:09 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: jazusamo

“Racist Congress to Take Up Impeachment Vote!”—Headlines across the world were this to happen. They’re (mostly) too cowardly to attempt it.


31 posted on 05/04/2013 11:32:24 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: jazusamo
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32 posted on 05/04/2013 11:33:03 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS, GROW A PAIR. IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: peyton randolph

> The author needs to put down his bong. The race card trumps all.

Then why isn’t NASCAR the most watched sport in America?


33 posted on 05/04/2013 11:34:19 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: mardi59

Wouldn’t need martial law IF when it starts, tell them the police are ordered to shoot to kill. During a riot in Columbus, Ohio, the mayor roped off the riot area and did just that. He announced that for anyone who tried to pass the roped area, the cops were under orders to shoot to kill. End of riot.
I read the story somewhere. The mayor’s name was Maynard something back when there were riots going on all over the country.


34 posted on 05/04/2013 11:36:13 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: OneWingedShark

We will be lucky if he and Hillary get one slightly negative article in the NYT’s..which will include a thousand mistakes made by other Pres..and a 30 spot on NBC evening news.


35 posted on 05/04/2013 11:36:16 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Texas Fossil

“”Regardless of a potential Senate impeachment vote.””

I agree - going through the motions is better than ignoring their criminal behavior!!


36 posted on 05/04/2013 11:40:51 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Yo-Yo

Nixon was never impeached or convicted. Public pressure can build. Not that with a compliant press we expect that, but it’s possible, remotely possible, that he could be forced to resign rather than face impeachment much less conviction in the Senate.


37 posted on 05/04/2013 11:41:00 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: MestaMachine
Please add me! So far, most comments have been so negative.

I know it is because that is what we are used to....a spineless “GOP Party”.

However, Issa DID NOT LET THIS GO. He went silent for a while, then BOOM, here come the whistle blowers.

If Issa had tried this during the election, barrys campaigning would have steam rolled over it.

Or perhaps, Issa was busy trying to get to the whistle blowers, or at least convince them to come forward (where the heck are the 32 survivor's????).

Who the heck knows what was being done during the silence. If nothing happens to us before May 8th I do believe this will blow the lid off their dark lies and the light of truth shall be shone upon ALL of them. It just may to TOO BIG NOT to impeach & arrest (I know, I'm pushing it) for treason.

I am SOOOO happy Wednesday's are my day off. I hope this will be aired on CSPAN!!

38 posted on 05/04/2013 11:41:13 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: jazusamo

May it be so


39 posted on 05/04/2013 11:41:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jazusamo
The writer of the article must not pay very close attention to how Washington DC is functioning nowadays...

The republican leadership is sitting on Benghazi to use it for political ammunition before the 2014 congressional elections...

Impeachment is not the goal (even if we had a functioning government which we don't).. the goal is to mute the democrat loving media with hearings or associate democrat candidates to Obama incompetence...

Justice is the last thing on anyone mind in DC, both donkeys and elephants...

40 posted on 05/04/2013 11:43:37 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: peyton randolph

The GOP is Obama’s biggest supporter and I am tired of constantly receiving their “Surveys” through the mail as if our answers to it really matter to them.


41 posted on 05/04/2013 11:43:38 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: mardi59

Let the chips fall where they may - I think the law-abiding citizens of America still outnumber the trouble-makers by a fair margin.


42 posted on 05/04/2013 11:44:30 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: jazusamo
There is only one person who can stop his impeachment in the House and that is John Boehner.

Conviction in the Senate is another story.

Boehner had better go for impeachment if things play out the way I expect them too.
If not, the Republicans and Boehner are finished and deserve to be finished.

43 posted on 05/04/2013 11:44:33 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: peyton randolph

So, Obama: “Boehner made me do it!”


44 posted on 05/04/2013 11:44:37 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: jazusamo
When Romney was shot down, our last chance was at hand. We are now under a communists empire composed of King Obama, the MSM, his Administration, most Democrats, Hollywood, and other entities and nothing will change that for many years. What has been done may never be reversed without total destruction of America with riots, marshal law, etc. We are cooked.
45 posted on 05/04/2013 11:44:55 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Snickering Hound

True dat


46 posted on 05/04/2013 11:45:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Texas Fossil
This MUST receive MAXIMUM EXPOSURE.

The Weekly Standard piece just went on my facebook (which I really try to keep free of the political. However, this rises above the political and must not be neglected.

And to all the keyboard defeatists

The Dear Leader surely must thank you for providing needed demoralization of this crusade against hope and change.

47 posted on 05/04/2013 11:45:21 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: jazusamo

No chance in hell of impeachment as the federal government has fully abandoned the notion they they derive their limited powers from us.

We have a ruling elite in both parties who do not pay any attention to the restrictions the Constitution places on the Federal government so much they even exempted themselves once again from insider trading laws. They made a big show about rescinding that exemption but a few months later, when we were not looking they once again allowed this dishonest practice to become part and parcel of what every person in congress and the WH expects to be their entitlement.

When do we take it back? My guess is never.


48 posted on 05/04/2013 11:46:25 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: bramps

The maker of the video was an fbi asset. The whole thing was preplanned and initiated BY US to start riots and blame Israel. Remember that the FIRST story about the video was that it was made by a billionaire ISRAELI JEW.

If Walid Shoebat had not exposed that lie, all the Americans murdered at Benghazi would have been blamed on Israel.


49 posted on 05/04/2013 11:46:41 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine

On my knees!! Prayers up!!


50 posted on 05/04/2013 11:49:51 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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