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Eric Cantor knew before the election about Patraeus Scandal - Did not go public
http://www.gopusa.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 11/14/2012 1:45:09 PM PST by NKP_Vet

A week before the election, an FBI whistleblower went to a Republican member of Congress with explosive details about a national security scandal that could have stopped President Obama’s re-election campaign dead in its tracks. But the potentially devastating “October Surprise” was hushed up by Republicans.

Although all the details are not yet available and new disclosures are coming every day, it appears that the scandal involves the CIA director leaking classified information to his mistress and the FBI not holding David Petraeus accountable for his immoral and illegal conduct. In short, it is the worst scandal of the Obama Administration and makes the third-rate burglary in the Watergate scandal look minor by comparison.

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KEYWORDS: 112th; benghazi; cantor; petraeus; virginia
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How about firing Cantor's sorry ass. He might as well been working for the Kenyan's campaign reelection committee.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 1:45:15 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

The guy who told him was “shirtless”
So he didn’t know if it was credible or not.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 1:50:37 PM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: NKP_Vet

If it was hushed up by Republicans then it can point to the involvement of one or more Republicans.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 1:51:03 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: NKP_Vet
A week before the election, an FBI whistleblower went to a Republican member of Congress with explosive details about a national security scandal that could have stopped President Obama’s re-election campaign dead in its tracks.

Not likely. If Patraeus had resigned a week before the election, it is not likely it would have made a bit of difference.

We haven't even yet gotten details that seriously impact Obama himself. Those may still come out, assuming the government/media coverup doesn't hold.

4 posted on 11/14/2012 1:51:27 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: NKP_Vet

Looks like the public voted for a confirmed dumb ass that was always the last one to know.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 1:52:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Oh, please.

The "whistle-blower" seems to have been a cheesy shirtless friend of the tawdry Jill Kelley. And the initial investigation was highly suspect. A few mean emails over nothing illegal. It appears the agent may have had no right to open the investigation.

Cantor did the right thing by passing it to the FBI Director who may have been unaware that Kelley and the agent were fiddling around.

6 posted on 11/14/2012 1:54:54 PM PST by what's up
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To: Sherman Logan

I think you’re right. the Democrat ground game was not going to be overcome by any scandal. the people who voted for Obama were always going to vote for him, those republicans who stayed home were always going to stay home, as long as Romney was the candidate.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 1:56:38 PM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: NKP_Vet

If Cantor had gone public with this, it would have backfired big time on the GOP. You can bank on that. He made the right call.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 1:57:57 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: NKP_Vet
I can see how a powerful man can still be swayed by exposure of a secret that could topple an empire. Once the secret is exposed, what othe reason is there to keep a fallen powerful man from straying from the lie?

Now we find out that the top Republican leadership was also aware, and chose to do nothing and abet the cover-up when its exposure would have been the most helpful?

If Petraeus does expose the truth about Benghazi, and implicate Obama in the process, we would be heading into resignation territory. Since the election hasn't been certified by the Electoral College yet, how will the Electors feel when they are accused of voting for a President who did these things, and then covered it up by blackmailing a top General and the CIA Director just to save himself, using mob tactics?

How do we pressure the states to release their committed Electors to vote their own conscious in December or be labeled an accomplice to Obama?

-PJ

9 posted on 11/14/2012 2:00:19 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: NKP_Vet
LOOK KANTOR FAMILY, WIFE ARE RABID LIBERAL DEMOCRATS....THIS WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ELIMINATE PETREUS AS A pRESIDENTIAL cANDIDATE IN 2016

“cry baby” bohner is scared about the Revelations the FBI has been on a “j Edgar Obama” file building mission that could expose republicans who have no control over their zippers...notice no democrats were involved ...they didnt do this to JESSE JACKSON JR...they got him allegedly for misusing campaign funds like his piggybank...

in my opinion kantor and boehner cant be trusted and need to go...the notion that the HOUSE has no options to stop OBAMA is like THE BRITS caving into Hitler....

10 posted on 11/14/2012 2:02:04 PM PST by Understand the stimulus
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To: Arthurio
If Cantor had gone public with this, it would have backfired big time on the GOP.

Yeah right, because if he went public we might have lost the election.
Oh wait............Never mind.

11 posted on 11/14/2012 2:02:23 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Perhaps Cantor thought he was being set up. With the evil living in the White House, that would be my first thought.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 2:02:47 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Arthurio
If Cantor had gone public with this, it would have backfired big time on the GOP. You can bank on that. He made the right call.

Why, because Romney was such a great success?

13 posted on 11/14/2012 2:03:55 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sherman Logan
Not likely. If Patraeus had resigned a week before the election, it is not likely it would have made a bit of difference.

Have to agree with you there. Obama won this thing by using social media to microtarget the takers and promise them gubbermint goodies.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 2:04:23 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Political Junkie Too

The electors of the Electoral College are all political hacks. They get the job based on party loyalty. No way that they abandon Obama. If technically freed to vote their conscience, they would vote for Obama anyway.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 2:05:37 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: All; NKP_Vet
You contribute to the stupidity that gives Obama, Reid, et al. their power.

If you were Eric Cantor would you believe the luck of some whistleblower bringing a salacious scandal to you just before reelection day or might you wonder if it wasn't a dirty trick?

16 posted on 11/14/2012 2:06:42 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: Political Junkie Too

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17 posted on 11/14/2012 2:09:10 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NKP_Vet
Benghazi was being used as a prison site for radical muslims. The weapons used to free them were sent there by the American government, i.e., oboma. I think Petraous knows what Oboma did and who's side he took. That's pretty damning for a president - especially one running for reelection at the time.
That's why Oboma is trying to discredit and destroy all those who know what went down.

Oboma said if the political winds blow, he'd ALWAYS take the side of the muslims - and he did. The muslim prisoners are now free, and the Americans are dead.

Maybe Cantor thought this one was wayyyyy over his head. The big guns are going to have to deal with this one.

18 posted on 11/14/2012 2:11:30 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Why, because Romney was such a great success?

Romney won independents in every battleground state except NC. He won five states where the GOP senate candidates failed by getting 10s or 100s of thousands more votes than they did. He improved the GOP's vote among men, women, Jews and Latinos.

That cowardly holier-than-thous wouldn't cast a vote for him isn't his fault.

19 posted on 11/14/2012 2:15:33 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: NKP_Vet

Cantor and Bonehead needs to be retired. Cantors excuse for not telling
His committee chairmen was he did not know if the tip was credible.

Yet, apparently he thought the tip was credible enough to pass onto the
FBI. I guess he and Bonehead were to busy working on this coming grandest of all bargains.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 2:15:53 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: newzjunkey

Mitt Romney proved to me in this campaign that he is an extremely fine, decent, honorable man.

He would not stoop to Obama’s gutter tactics.

Sadly that also confirms my fear about him that he was too nice a guy for the task at hand.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 2:17:54 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: what's up

Cantor did the right thing by passing it to the FBI Director who may have been unaware that Kelley and the agent were fiddling around.

If he thought it was credible to pass onto the FBI, why didn’t he pass it
Onto his committee chairmen? Failed leadership.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 2:19:39 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Political Junkie Too

Interesting possibility.

I would think that Benghazigate would have to be FAR worse than we thought for several dozen electors to change their designated vote from Obama to Romney.

I think they’d rather let Obama be impeached and let Biden take over, than vote for a Republican.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 2:21:06 PM PST by kidd
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To: NKP_Vet

Don’t be ridiculous.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 2:21:37 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tennmountainman
If he thought it was credible to pass onto the FBI, why didn’t he pass it Onto his committee chairmen?

Probably thought the FBI agent was a 2-bit lowlife who needed to be reprimanded by the FBI Head.

How was Cantor to know how credible the shirtless agent was?

25 posted on 11/14/2012 2:24:06 PM PST by what's up
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To: Daveinyork

I don’t think I made my point clear.

The scandal has, to date, been a Petraus scandal, not an Obama scandal.

I strongly suspect that it will be a huge Obama scandal IF everything comes out, but you will notice that is a big IF.

Watergate would been no big deal if the media had been intent on protecting Nixon.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 2:34:18 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: NKP_Vet

If Eric did, he should be FIRED and let the TEA PARTY run the house!!


27 posted on 11/14/2012 2:39:12 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Romney was a much better candidate than his campaign.

Unfortunately, Obama’s campaign was much better than Obama.

This is the bottom line for 2012.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 2:39:54 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

Great post.

I totally underestimated Axlegrease, Pluffy, and Gibbs.

I figured 2008 was just a special set of circumstances and they lucked out.

Maybe the Romney folks made the same mistake.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 2:42:33 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: Sherman Logan

True, but one benefit of a mushrooming scandal would be to help slow down or kill the worst of an aggressive 2nd term agenda.

Cripple him. Lame duck.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 2:43:25 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: nascarnation

Everybody made the same mistake. Romney himself was convinced he had won on election day. He performed extremely well, perhaps brilliantly under the circumstances.

Nobody knew Obama’s team had been going block-by-block for 4 years.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 2:46:52 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: newzjunkey

That he was liberal wasn’t anyone’s fault but his own.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 2:48:51 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The electors of the Electoral College are all political hacks. They get the job based on party loyalty. No way that they abandon Obama. If technically freed to vote their conscience, they would vote for Obama anyway.

That is the reality of the situation.

My question is simply this: Is Petraeus going to paint a picture of a lawless president who uses mob tactics to topple military careers and get ambassadors killed just to save his own job? If so, how does one shame an Elector into not endorsing that tactic as the way to win the White House?

How do we shame anyone who thinks they can publicly endorse a blackmailer and career ruiner for president?

This is all predecated on Patraeus testifying that Obama was behind it all, or was so incompetent and disengaged that he let others run the White House for him while he played figurehead, and then hid from the consequences until after the election.

The testimony has to be so bad that even Democrats won't be willing to certify the election to such a bastard.

If Petraeus doesn't go there and instead backs up everything that Obama said, then this idea is all washed up.

-PJ

33 posted on 11/14/2012 3:08:14 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
“The electors ... are all political hacks.” True. But please keep in mind they will all have some moments of fame as members of the last Electoral College. If you think that we'll have elections in 2016, I have a bridge in Brooklyn...
34 posted on 11/14/2012 3:16:50 PM PST by masadaman
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To: Sherman Logan
Not likely. If Patraeus had resigned a week before the election, it is not likely it would have made a bit of difference.

It might have made a difference if he hadn't went before congress and lied his @ss off.

Honorable and liar don't belong in the same sentence.

35 posted on 11/14/2012 3:21:24 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Political Junkie Too
The testimony has to be so bad that even Democrats won't be willing to certify the election to such a bastard.

Wishful thinking, if Rape, BJ's from interns in the Oval, and lying under oath did not phase them, just what do you think it would take?

36 posted on 11/14/2012 3:29:25 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

37 posted on 11/14/2012 3:41:55 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: itsahoot
Apparently, not even the murder of an ambassador and sacking of an embassy is enough, when it happens to Democrats.

-PJ

38 posted on 11/14/2012 3:47:45 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

It can’t be just Petraeus word. He also must have a few “blue dresses” to back himself up.


39 posted on 11/14/2012 4:02:37 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I wonder if Romney was told. He backed off the Benghazi issue for some reason. What was he told?


40 posted on 11/14/2012 4:27:50 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Patraeus will testify and say exactly what the Kenyan has told him to say or he’ll be charged with passing classified information to that gal he was messing with. No way he implicates the Kenyan wonderboy. Some one in the CIA will probably be the fall guy, but not Patraeus.


41 posted on 11/14/2012 4:30:29 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
How about firing Cantor's sorry ass.

Why?

You think Cantor's blowing the whistle on an extramarital affair would have made a difference? He heard about the affair, not any dirt on why Obama let people die.

I don't agree with you.

42 posted on 11/14/2012 4:55:54 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Seriously, is there anyone here that thinks the singular political party in the U.S. is actually TWO parties?

We've been 'had' for many years now.

Isn't it just AMAZING that the undecipherable, ever-changing rules of our primary system ALWAYS gives us a RINO that nobody wants?

On top of that, our RINOs do absolutely nothing to fight the massive voter fraud being perpetrated against us in this 'modern' day. An outsider would think that they are all in it together.

Iraq had a more secure election process than we have.

Mitt 'RINO' Romney stomped Obama's ass into the ground this election but the 'official' numbers damn sure don't show it.

Sick doesn't even begin to tell how I feel.

43 posted on 11/14/2012 9:02:23 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
44 posted on 11/14/2012 9:07:40 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NKP_Vet

” - - - two Republican members of Congress, Dave Reichert and Eric Cantor, decided to pass on the information to the FBI director and take no action themselves. They didn’t even inform their colleagues on the House Intelligence Committee or in the House leadership. It was a terrible mistake on their part that enabled Obama to escape the damaging repercussions of the scandal right before what many conservatives called the most important presidential election of our lifetimes. - - - “

Both of these wimpy RINOs are guilty of failing to be a check and balance to corruption in our Federal Government.

Both should resign, as they are useless in The US House.

BTW, anybody know what Dave Reichert has done in Congress?


45 posted on 11/14/2012 9:17:58 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Sadly that also confirms my fear about him that he was too nice a guy for the task at hand.

We needed Newt. There is hardly anything nice about him. The GOPe would not allow us that.

NEWT


46 posted on 11/14/2012 9:22:49 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NKP_Vet

Our “inside trader politicians” have been co-opted, end of story.


47 posted on 11/14/2012 9:43:36 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (Don't expect solutions. DC doesn't run on logic. Almost four yrs w/out a budget.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Those may still come out, assuming the government/media coverup doesn't hold.

FBI is led by Holder. Holder is STILL not being held accountable by the media at large for Fast & Furious. Obama misused Executive Privilege to protect Holder on that one and NO outcry from Republicans in Washington about that misuse. Even in an interview with Hannity yesterday, Graham's "harsh words" were backed up with this little beauty, "Sean, I am 57. I can argue with President Obama on Friday and then work with him on Monday." I wish they would just declare allegiance to the Democrat Party and get out of the way, because they simply will not fight.
48 posted on 11/15/2012 6:03:35 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: mwl8787
Obama’s campaign was much better than Obama.

BULLS__T!! Obama's campaign SUCKED! He sucked in the first debate, he was hostile in the second debate and Romney did not go in for the kill in the third debate on Foreign Policy. Biden looked like a jackass in his debate. Romney's rally crowds were bigger and Obama even sounded defeated in his last few campaign stops. AND even the MSM admitted that the plan that Obama presented after the third debate was NO DIFFERENT than the past four years!!

Obama won because we have STUPID VOTERS in this country coupled with those who just couldn't vote for him as a protest vote. Well that protest vote just got us SOCIALISM as far as the eye can see.
49 posted on 11/15/2012 6:22:09 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: houeto
Isn't it just AMAZING that the undecipherable, ever-changing rules of our primary system ALWAYS gives us a RINO that nobody wants?

Completely agree. Republican Party headquarters in every city, county and state need their own thorough housecleaning. We must show up in groups not just individuals and take them over.
50 posted on 11/15/2012 6:36:57 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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