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STATE DEPT SPOKESMAN DODGES BENGHAZI QUESTIONS: 'I'M GENERALLY DUMBER' THAN MY COLLEAGUES
breitbart ^ | 10/12 | ben shapiro

Posted on 10/13/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT by RummyChick

From Ben Shapiro, Breitbart News: In a disastrous question-answer session at the State Department yesterday, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland first tried to claim that the murder of our ambassador to Libya may have been touched off by a demonstration about the YouTube video after all.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; impeachnow; libya; nuland; obama; statedepartment; waronterror

1 posted on 10/13/2012 7:46:05 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

The incompetence and obfuscation knows no bounds.


2 posted on 10/13/2012 7:48:32 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: RummyChick

You ever get the impression that the government of Paraguay....might be more competent than these guys?

A guy could ask how the recession occurred, and be told that some guy started a rumor in California on YouTube of bank failure....then the next day....banks just all failed. You’d watch this government guy explain this in Peoria....and think he must know what he is talking about.

Then someone asks the gov’t spokesperson how Fast and Furious worked, and he’d respond that a YouTube video from upstate Michigan started the whole thing.

Pretty soon....you’d believe that YouTube is the source of all evil in America (besides Republicans, Wall Street, and professional wrestling).


3 posted on 10/13/2012 7:51:18 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: RummyChick

Oh what a tangled web we weave ...


4 posted on 10/13/2012 7:53:36 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: RummyChick
I'm sure that she is dumb and incompetent. But I couldn't watch the whole thing -- the reporter guy was so meandering, his questions were so poorly phrased -- it wasn't even clear sometimes that he had asked a question -- I had to turn it off.

The press is dumb.
The administration is dumb.

I'm tired of watching dumb people talk to dumb people.

5 posted on 10/13/2012 7:54:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: RummyChick

if most public employees, and indeed corporate rank and file, were required to live by their wits they would die in their sleep.

When you try to get the truth and cut through all their BS you are accused of “parsing” which is exactly what they do in the first place.

It is past time to get mean. Really mean.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 7:56:19 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: RummyChick

Oh what a tangled web we weave ...


7 posted on 10/13/2012 7:56:32 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: RummyChick
She says she's paid to be dumber than the rest of the government and hussein says issues are above his pay grade. What an utter and total embarrassment this administration is.
8 posted on 10/13/2012 7:57:47 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Sequoyah101

It’s a farce.

Does any country think we are the Leaders of the Free World anymore.

I think it might be China. They have all the money.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 7:58:19 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

It is fun to watch the die-hard Democrats in the press. It’s like watching the cheerleaders at a high school football game when their team runs out on the field but they all forgot to put on their pants and on the kickoff, the players ran to the snack bar to get a hot dog. Eventually, they just put down their pom-poms and cry.


10 posted on 10/13/2012 8:04:08 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RummyChick

It’s obvious that this is not just about incompetence - something big is being covered up.

The questions are, 1) What was Stevens doing in Benghazi, 2) Who was he supposed to meet, 3) Was “no security” part of the arrangement for the meeting(s), and, of course 4) Who sent him?

The payoff for whatever he was doing there must have been big enough to justify the risk. What do you suppose it was?


11 posted on 10/13/2012 8:04:47 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: pepsionice

I don’t know what the problem is here. It should be obvious to all that it was Chaney with the RPGs and Bush donned his Lawrence of Arabia garb to pull this off.

Meanwhile, His Excellency is now being programmed to respond to any question about this incident with the following lines: I was not advised about this incident. It is the responsibility of State and the CIA to monitor problems in far off lands. If Romney had not made this an issue by calling attention to it and getting a right wing press and talk hosts to promote it, it would not be of significance in this election where the key issues are condoms for all students, open borders, and government help for the down trodden paid for by the evil rich whom support Romney and the GOP because they never pay their fair share. Furthermore, my challenger has yet to release his tax returns and hiding the truth from the American People who need to know his tax avoidance schemes. Neither Romney nor Ryan has any prior experience in foreign affairs and let me remind you I lived outside the US for a few years wherein I learned how to deal with countries of a diverse spectrum of thought. Romney never lived outside the US unless you call his years avoiding military service while he was on a mission in France such experience.


12 posted on 10/13/2012 8:06:02 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: RummyChick

It’s like watching a figure eight race, with clown cars and Chinese fire drills.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 8:09:28 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: bgill

Lord Obama surrounds himself with ignorant, stupid high priests of political correctness and then wonders why he is generally considered as the author of “trickle down incompetence”


14 posted on 10/13/2012 8:09:43 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: RummyChick
The federal gubmint been rotting from top down for 4 years. Obama Shinola Pictures, Images and Photos
15 posted on 10/13/2012 8:16:54 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: RummyChick

As the lies, sufficient for long prison terms, reveal themselves up and down the administration’s chain of command one has to wonder what they are still covering up.

Surely even they can perceive that this erosion of confidence can only grow as more and more contradictory data comes out.

What is that one really big thing that’s being hidden at great cost?


16 posted on 10/13/2012 8:19:34 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: atc23
(The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)

I agree with you completely. I believe Lincoln was one of our worst presidents, and I'm not alone.

The wrong side won.

FMCDH(BITS)

17 posted on 10/13/2012 9:18:15 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: RummyChick
This shows that not only do we need to win the election but we need to CLEAN HOUSE in the bureaucracies.
18 posted on 10/13/2012 9:25:57 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Jim Noble

“The payoff for whatever he was doing there must have been big enough to justify the risk. “

This is something that has been nagging at me. What was this guy doing there (assuming he’s not a moron)?


19 posted on 10/13/2012 9:42:36 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: nothingnew; atc23

I agree, too.


20 posted on 10/13/2012 9:43:04 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: TalBlack; Jim Noble

Here’s a thread to cross-reference. Why was this allowed to happen?

Col. Hunt on the Newest Libyan Revelations (huge coverup!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2944272/posts

see Post #14:

“For six hours the entire military, intelligence, diplomatic and civil command structure of the United States government watched, in real time, as our consulate in Benghazi was under attack, while our ambassador and his hobbled security died.

That command structure did nothing. Afterward, they lied outright to cover-up their own culpability for political reasons. An intelligence failure, under the circumstances, was impossible.”

In addition, the Ambassador had met with the Turkish Ambassador right before it happened. Later Turkey stopped a Russian passenger plane flying to Syria carrying Russian military equipment.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 9:51:21 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: RummyChick

She claims she’s paid to be dumber than the rest of the government, so what is her job title? $hit-For-Brains? Another fine example of government waste.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 9:58:58 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Jim Noble
It’s obvious that this is not just about incompetence - something big is being covered up.

IMHO, the "Fast and Furious" of the Middle East...letting guns fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.

23 posted on 10/13/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

According to her bio, she’s a career Foreign Service Officer, and she’s married to Robert Kagan who is supposed to be a Republican. I checked to see if he might be related to Elana Kagan, but he’s not. It’s hard to believe this woman was Principal Deputy National Security Advisor for Dick Cheney, but then she also worked for the Clinton Administration too. She gets around.


24 posted on 10/13/2012 10:10:48 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th
Looks like she is a careerist who is legally required by her current position to support policy (ergo “the policy makers!) to say “stupid things”. Not a fun position to be in, haven't you been in a position to do something or say something “moronic” because your boss wants it done or simply to “publicly” support him? You tell yourself, “Hey it's my job, and you think of your mortgage and the hassle of getting a new job that pays the same with the same commute!”

I think her “I am generally dumber than, etc” statement is her telling us that.

25 posted on 10/13/2012 10:21:10 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: Reily
"Not a fun position to be in, haven't you been in a position to do something or say something “moronic” because your boss wants it done or simply to “publicly” support him? "

No. I worked for NY State, and decided early I wasn't willing to be a "team player" or an ass kisser. I wrote letters to the editor, questioned my superiors, questioned the system, and wasn't well-liked by the administrators. But I did my job the way it was supposed to be done, so they didn't bother me. It got to the point where if I was out and about in the facility, and a big-wig saw me coming, they'd turn on their heel and walk the other way to avoid me. They eventually learned not to ask me how things were going on the job, because they knew I'd bluntly tell them. That was fine with me, because I didn't like them either. The only way they'd gotten their high-paying jobs was being somebody's kid. I managed to survive my 25 years and retired, and never looked back.

26 posted on 10/13/2012 10:44:40 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th
Much harder to do that in the government these days. They will find reasons to isolate, deny promotions to, and make live generally miserable to those who follow their own star.

Had two situations one in government and one in private industry where I was stuck with projects assigned to me by bosses that would make Dilbert's boss look like a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. In both cases I was asked to work on something that was physically impossible to do. One would have required me to build the equivalent of a “perpetual motion machine” the other violate the fundamental tenets of information transmission. It was a challenge to maintain my personal integrity and yet be a good employee. I survived, but it was an “eye opening” experience for a relatively young lead engineer. (All the while I was going through this I kept telling myself and my wife how much more happier I was back on “the bench” or “programming”! Of course I was making so much more money as a “Lead or Chief Engineer”)

It taught me some important lessons. One be alert to early on project discussions. This is the best time to be on the look out for similar “sticky” situations and either head them off or find a reason and a method to get out of the way. (None of that was covered in undergraduate or graduate school! From those experiences I learned I was required to deal with people without resorting to Alice's “Fist of Death”! — another Dilbert character who is a female engineer. However "Fist of Death" would have been far more psychologically satisfying.)

27 posted on 10/13/2012 11:31:29 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: Reily
"Much harder to do that in the government these days."

Yeah, I'm glad I retired when I did. The department I worked in had been going downhill for a while, and it was evident it was only going to get worse. When I had the opportunity to retire, I did. Every now and then I'll run into someone I used to work with, and they always tell me how smart I was to go, while the gettin' was good.

I'm glad you survived the crap they threw at you. Even though I raised cain during my career, I tread lightly, didn't do any more than what was required of me because I didn't want to give them anything to go after me for, and I made sure I dotted all my i's and crossed all my t's on official paperwork handed in. Thankfully I survived, and there was great camaraderie amongst the rest of the peons I worked with, because the majority of us were like-minded, and were all in the same boat.

28 posted on 10/13/2012 11:43:53 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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