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Hillary's Price (She isn't simply taking a fall over the Benghazi debacle without exacting a price)
American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2012 | J. Robert Smith

Posted on 10/16/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Rest assured that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham-Clinton isn't taking a fall over the Benghazi debacle for President Obama without exacting a price -- a steep price. It's not Bill's or Hill's way to give from the heart. Like the devil, the Clintons expect their due, and gosh darn it, they're going to get it -- one way or another.

The Benghazi cover-up is a festering sore on the Obama presidency -- or more immediately, on Mr. Obama's re-election chances. "What did the president know, and when did he know it" is more than a shopworn saying regarding Benghazi and the president's involvement. In fact, a tougher question is whether or not Mr. Obama was the instigator of the cover-up, or as was said during Watergate, a "co-conspirator."

Of course, it's a guessing game as to what Mr. Obama is surrendering to Hillary for graciously falling on her sword. It depends, in fact, on Hillary's gambit working and knocking the bloodhounds off Mr. Obama's trail. The president has already turned over a small mountain of chits to Hillary's sometimes hubby, Bill, for the latter's convention speech on behalf of Mr. Obama. Actors like Bill expect to get paid -- and SAG minimums he ain't accepting.

How handsomely Mr. Obama compensates the Clintons depends in large part on his securing another four-year lease at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Let's hope that Mr. Obama's ability to meet the Clintons' shakedown terms is foiled by that Republican fella from Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. A vexed Bill and an irate Hill aren't the devils Mr. Obama wants to contend with.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghazisecurity; clinton; coverupcoconspirator; election2012; hillary; libya
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1 posted on 10/16/2012 11:11:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

dump Biden and appoint her as VP?


2 posted on 10/16/2012 11:12:28 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Mr. K

VP isn’t what she wants. She wants to be top banana.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 11:15:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Mr. K

Evita wants “O” OUT. It will lop 4 years off her wait for the Presidency.

She thinks she can challenge Romney in 4 years or in 8. In any case it’s better than 4 more years of “O” then a ‘maybe NOT’ run for the nomination.

Besides, after 4 more years of “O”, every Democrat in America will be SO toxic that it will be donkey’s years before we see another Democrat in the WH.

Evita doesn’t have donkey’s years.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 11:17:30 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind

well it’s just a quick trip to ft. marcy park after that


5 posted on 10/16/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m surprised that her PUMA supporters from 2008 are quite.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: SeekAndFind; tx_eggman

in any relationship, she IS the top banana. Ask Huma.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 11:18:35 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder what Hillary is going to get from Obama for taking the blame for Libya?


8 posted on 10/16/2012 11:18:46 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As VP she would be one last breath away from top banana.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 11:19:42 AM PDT by nclaurel
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To: SeekAndFind

As VP she would be one last breath away from top banana.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by nclaurel
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To: SeekAndFind

Speculative speculation. She’s done it for the good of the Party (and her, Bubba’s and Chelsea’s future in it.)


11 posted on 10/16/2012 11:21:30 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary hit the glass ceiling.... Where r the feminists


12 posted on 10/16/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT by Vlaxo
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To: SeekAndFind

Ms. Clinton says she is responsible for all that happens on her watch.....then she says the “Security Experts” will investigate.....her head was never in jeopardy.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not being really the smartest wopman on the planet, but not rock stupid, hitlery knows her chances in 2016 are dimmer by the day. I think she’s settling for Supreme Court or Big Dog at the UN and nobama has offered one or both if she’d take the dive “for the cause”.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 11:28:11 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can you say “Supreme Court”?


15 posted on 10/16/2012 11:28:57 AM PDT by gartrell bibberts (We have reached the "tipping point" - stop the madness.)
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To: SpinnerWebb

I imagine Huma is content to whisper the glories of the muslim brotherhood in her ear for now...


16 posted on 10/16/2012 11:29:11 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: SMARTY

Obama winning doesn’t extend Hillary’s four-year wait at this point.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 11:32:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Mr. K

I don’t know . . . I’m thinking it’s not so much what O has promised to do FOR them as what he has promised NOT to do TO them. This Chicago politics, afterall. Who knows what “evidence” he has has (or can fabricate) on past misdeeds. Did someone mention Ft. Marcy Park? I don’t think the Arkansas mob has quite the experience the Chicago mob has.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 11:32:58 AM PDT by PA BOOKENDS
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To: SeekAndFind

What price has she paid other than saying “the buck stops with me”?
Has she resigned?
Has she been asked to resign?
Is she being called in front of Congress on dereliction of duty (or the equivalent for her office) charges?

So far all I can see with these “consequences” is that she had to make a statement. Big deal.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 11:33:53 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Liencoln's assassination on the play.i of)
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To: gartrell bibberts
Can you say “Supreme Court”? what a terrible thought!
20 posted on 10/16/2012 11:34:10 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: BuffaloJack

She is getting her campaign debt paid off.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: gartrell bibberts
Can you say “Supreme Court”?

Exactly what I'm thinking as well.

22 posted on 10/16/2012 11:34:37 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. I’m still processing this whole Libyan fiasco. It has gone so wonderfully wrong on so many different levels for 0bama.

1. He lied and lied and lied about the stupid video, and now he’s been caught;

2. The terrorists must be the most frustrated group in the world because they committed a direct attack on the United States, and got ignored. They will not be ignored. Not that it’s a good thing, but it’s just an observation.

3. The media tried to cover for 0bama, but deep down inside I wondered if they got tired of Axelrod’s constant hectoring and bullying. Yes, they are of the same ideological stripe, but even the battered wife will dump the loser husband eventually. I think the dam has cracked, it just might be breached here.

3. If 0bama planned all this as his “October surprise” it was the worst conceived, worst executed “October surprise” of all time. It probably cost him his job (and rightly so).

4. The GOP is sticking it to him and he is foundering on this issue.

5. Now he’s been stabbed in the back by Hilary. Sure, for her it might be a “poison pill” but her acceptance of responsibility was clearly not known in advance by 0bama and his staff, as they didn’t have a good response. What the heck, there IS no good response to it. And it’s not coincidence that Hilary chose to make the announcement in Peru, of all places.

Tonight will be huge; it really is the chance for Romney to land the knockout punch. 0bama is in a no-win position; either he hides behind Hilary’s skirt, or he takes responsibility and has to admit he lied to the American people. Either way he loses big time.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 11:38:38 AM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: X-spurt; All

Hillary is already too old and too fat to be elected president and she ain’t gonna get any younger or slimmer.

She will never sit on the Supreme Court, either. Nor will Bill.


24 posted on 10/16/2012 11:38:46 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary’s only failing as secretary of state is that she’s late for everything...when she looks at a clock, it stops.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:40:27 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not buying this theory and I guess we will never know since Obama is not going to win. Since Bill and Hill are well aware of this fact, there is no way Hillary would take the fall for a check that Obama can't cash.

This is 100% Hill and Bill. The best theory goes like this- Obama threw Hillary under the bus. Hillary attempted damage control in a closed conference call with the Press except FOX news. She ultimately surmised that the public will partially blame her so she took responsibility (then, shifted the blame to the intelligence community for 2016 cover). This now puts Obama in a place where he needs to take responsibility, i.e, she throw him under the BUS. Will the GOP say, Mr President your SOS took responsibility, will you now also take it??

26 posted on 10/16/2012 11:40:41 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SMARTY

Four more years of O and we have a permanent O.


27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:51:10 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: henkster

I have to basically agree with everything you say. I also believe that if Romney does well tonight he will sew it up but if he doesn’t he still has time to finish it. Obama can end his chances tonight with a bad showing but a good showing will only stop the bleeding.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 11:51:10 AM PDT by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: SeekAndFind
question is whether or not Mr. Obama was the instigator of the cover-up

or whether or not the kenyan was the facilitator of the attack in an effort to get the ambassador kidnapped for a dramatic "rescue" or trade for the Blind Sheik to enhance the kenyan's credentials as a Foreign Policy ace.

29 posted on 10/16/2012 11:52:10 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: PA BOOKENDS
Much more likely.

Also, according to Rush, The Kenyan is paying off Hitlery's campaign debts from 2008.

30 posted on 10/16/2012 11:55:15 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: 9YearLurker

As I say, four more years of the loser Democrat we have now, and she won’t have much of a chance.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 11:58:15 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Personal Responsibility

RE: What price has she paid other than saying “the buck stops with me”?
Has she resigned?
Has she been asked to resign?

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It has been openly reported that regardless of whether Obama wins or loses in this election, she’s NOT going to be secretary of state anyway. If Obama wins, she already signaled she’s not going to serve a second term. if Romney wins, then she’s out.

What’s there to lose? either way, she’s gone.

Might as well throw her party a lifeline and be loved by her base.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 12:13:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: henkster

Rush’s theory is that Hussein’s campaign had cooked up the whole video story immediately after the attacks happened. Hussein was aware of the plan, and that’s why he felt free to just be-bop out to Vegas, knowing that the issue had been “handled”. Big surprise to him when the SHTF anyhow.


33 posted on 10/16/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: duckman

They’re quite phony. OH, you meant “quiet”. As I said, they’re phony.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 12:20:47 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: henkster
The terrorists must be the most frustrated group in the world because they committed a direct attack on the United States, and got ignored. They will not be ignored. Not that it’s a good thing, but it’s just an observation.

I'M NOT GOING TO BE IGNORED DAN !!


35 posted on 10/16/2012 12:21:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary came out and read a line from her job description. Everybody already knew she was responsible for embassy security. It’s like she came out and said, “My name is Hillary Clinton.” How is that going to hurt her? She didn’t take some noble fall to save Obama. They’re both just stalling trying to get through the election.
Hillary and Obama fostered and supported the fighting in Libya. They did an incompetent job of it and some anti-aircraft missiles got away and we don’t have control of them. Some bad people may have control of them. This is about Obama and Hillary trying to coverup their incompetence. Again, why would they risk kidnapping an Ambassador for an October surprise? I’m starting to think that the people saying that’s the only plausible explanation are just Democrats muddying the water.


36 posted on 10/16/2012 12:44:01 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind
How handsomely Mr. Obama compensates the Clintons depends in large part on his securing another four-year lease at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

She said, "I take responsibility." Heard her say it myself. And what does she get? Fired? No. Jail time? No. Instead, she gets compensated handsomely.

Some say the phrase "I take responsibility" is meaningless nowadays if you're a high ranking democrat. Not true. It means you're about to get handsomely paid.

37 posted on 10/16/2012 12:48:30 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: X-spurt

Her plans to be president went up in flames on 9/11/12.
If she runs in 2016, there will be endless superpac ads of the dying ambassador, the bloody handprints, and the mobs with the subtitle that she denied the request for additional security.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 12:59:02 PM PDT by iceskater (The clock is ticking....November's coming.)
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To: SMARTY

You mean after he’s made citizens of another 10 million Mexican illegals the Dems still won’t win?


39 posted on 10/16/2012 1:12:01 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Churchillspirit

She wants to head the World Bank.


40 posted on 10/16/2012 1:27:04 PM PDT by des
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To: 9YearLurker

You mean after he’s made citizens of another 10 million Mexican illegals the Dems still won’t win?


What is to stop Our Lord in heaven from converting all of these “illegals” in the future to people who will vote for freedom instead of slavery? That is what I am praying for.


41 posted on 10/16/2012 1:31:23 PM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (x)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981

Affirmative action, for one thing.


42 posted on 10/16/2012 1:46:04 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981

Affirmative action, for one thing.


43 posted on 10/16/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: iceskater
Her plans to be president went up in flames on 9/11/12.

You're off by a bit. Eleven years to the day, to be exact. Hillary Clinton's Presidential aspirations died on 9/11/01, along with more than 2,900 people.

Her *one* best shot at POTUS would have been in 2004. Because of 9/11 she was forced to put her ambitions on hold, and by that time was basically past her "sell-by date". She will never be POTUS, and deep within that shriveled canker which exists in her in lieu of a heart, she knows this, even as I do. She will go to her grave with those ambitions unfulfilled, and cursing the name of Usama Bin Ladin.

While conservatives across the US are placed in the ironic position of having to thank that dirtball for having scuttled her plans permanently. Who says that life isn't chock full of irony?

the infowarrior

44 posted on 10/16/2012 2:07:35 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: des
She wants to head the World Bank.

Whoa.....fox - hen house.

45 posted on 10/16/2012 2:42:02 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: arrogantsob

If and that’s growing more and more a BIG IF day by day, nobama get reelected, betn hiltery is the next one up for SCOTUS.

Slick is hot to trot for the UN seat. He see unlimited access to $$ and world adulation.


46 posted on 10/16/2012 2:55:45 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: X-spurt
Slick is hot to trot for the UN seat. He see unlimited access to $$ and world adulation.

If you are referring to the office of Secretary-General, Slick will never serve in that capacity.

While it is not contained in the UN Charter, there has been an unspoken agreement since the UN's founding in 1945 that a citizen of one of the five permanent members of the Security Council (USA, UK, Russia, China, France) cannot hold the Secretary-General's office.

Slick is outta luck...

47 posted on 10/16/2012 3:04:14 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

Especially “unspoken agreements” do not deter klintoons.
Where there is a will, there is a way.

It all depends on the meaning of “unspoken” and “agreements”.


48 posted on 10/17/2012 5:51:57 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: X-spurt
Especially “unspoken agreements” do not deter klintoons.
Where there is a will, there is a way.

Understand that none of the third world nations want an American in that position. Not even der Schlickmeister...

Even tho Willie may will it, there is no way...

49 posted on 10/17/2012 6:20:20 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

I also hope you are right, but I learned a long time ago to never say never.


50 posted on 10/17/2012 8:33:33 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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