Skip to comments.Benghazi hearing turns ugly: Republicans accuse Obama of lying, Dems fire back
Posted on 11/16/2012 2:23:54 AM PST by Libloather
Benghazi hearing turns ugly: Republicans accuse Obama of lying, Dems fire back
By NBC's CarrollAnn Mears
A House Foreign Affairs hearing on "Benghazi and Beyond" quickly turned into a shouting and accusations forum.
Naturally, Democrats responded. It began rather timidly and escalated.
"Barack Obama was no more responsible for what happened in Benghazi than George Bush was for Sept. 11th or Ronald Reagan was for the blowing up of U.S. Marines in Beirut," Rep. Eliot Engle (D-NY) said.
Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) unloaded, first sarcastically: "Let's just hang the guilty parties."
"The stench of hypocrisy that hangs over this city today emanates from this room," Ackerman said. "I've listened to my colleagues talk about the President of the United States and others in the administration using [the] terms 'deliberate', 'lies', 'unmitigated gall', 'malfeasance,' which is malicious and knowing evil-doing, 'disgust', 'coverups'."
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Thou dost protesteth too much
In the old days this would result in a duel... Repubs have lost me and my respect but Dems have become like Hamas is to Israel, they are mortal enemies of America... I spit on all Democrats, pa-tooy!
Barack Obama was no more responsible for what happened in Benghazi than George Bush was for Sept. 11th or Ronald Reagan was for the blowing up of U.S. Marines in Beirut,” Rep. Eliot Engle (D-NY) said.
You sir are an IDIOT!
Both the Beirut and 9/11 attacks were bombings that took only minutes to accomplish. Behghazi went on for hours and hours.. Beirut and 9/11 had NO ONE calling repeatedly for more security prior to them happening. You can try covering for your buttboy all you want but the truth is he is a lousy Commander in Chief and could not lead his way out of a building with a map!
Hmmmm....I seem to recall “Dems” saying those things about President Bush...for 8 years...along with the media...along with the media leaks..Oh and didn’t Dems go along with calling Petraeus “Betraeus”.
I stand with Ackerman, hang ‘em all.
using [the] terms ‘deliberate’, ‘lies’, ‘unmitigated gall’, ‘malfeasance
Sounds about right when speaking of Obama and his hacks. Maybe add corrupt, dereliction of duty and asswads........
Glad to see the GOP is attacking and quite frankly calling things by their rightful names. The Dems are obviously scared.
“I’ve listened to my colleagues talk about the President of the United States and others in the administration using [the] terms ‘deliberate’, ‘lies’, ‘unmitigated gall’, ‘malfeasance,’ which is malicious and knowing evil-doing, ‘disgust’, ‘coverups’.”
What is this the short list ?
I stand with Ackerman, hang em all.,,
It is what I’ve been saying all along.
Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) unloaded, first sarcastically: “Let’s just hang the guilty parties.”
Works for me...here’s YOUR rope....its new.
Lots of DemocRATS and liberaltarians would take that statement as equating Obama's role with that of Bush.
What if the responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center bombings had waited 8 hours to enter the building?
yeah it’s great to see the republicans posturing for the cameras like this. The trouble is that they dont believe in what they’re saying. And because of that they will collapse into their own rhetoric. I do not yet believe mccains ‘outrage’ because he has not yet stood up to the media and fire back with the strong arguments of a man who truly believes what he’s saying. So all this outrage is going to fade into nothing.
i hope that i’m wrong. But i doubt it.
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And THAT is the stark stark difference. And hitting the campaign trail in the wake of such an attack.
President Bush left a national security system practically giftwrapped for the incoming administration, plugging holes and eliminating deficiencies where they were found. Cerainly far better than the one he was handed in 2001.
And this clown doesn’t even attend 60% of he briefings!! That is dereliction of duty. How DARE they compare him to Bush or Reagan in the same sentence, other than attacks happened on his watch.
Kudos to Greta Van Sustern on her show last Night . Greta is not known as a Conservative and she is the only Host I Have seen on TV ask the Question of What was the CIA doing In Benghazi? Were they Running Guns to the Syrian Rebels?
She asked this of the supposed Right wing attack dog Dana Rohrbacher Representative from Californis,Yeah the same one who yesterday called Obama a Liar about this Coverup. But even Mr. Attack dog ran for the tall Hills when Greta asked that one.
Folks this dog and Pony Show we are Watching is a Massive Coverup,and BOTH sides Know what Happened and NO one wants to go there. The public is so used to being led by the ring in their Nose they cant even awake from their Stupor and their Brainwashers and think Critically and ask that same question that Greta asked and she has been grappling with for some time,Why would people make up such stupidity about a Video,What was Stephens and the CIA doing in the hot Bed of Alqueda,Benghazi? Greta hit it,They were running Guns to the Syrian rebels,Alqueda Jihadists. That is the rosetta Stone here folks all this why did No One Help,Blah Blah Blah,
Why are we arming the Jihadists that are trying to Destroy us? Because Obama wants to Help in creating the Caliphate for the Muslim Brotherhood. He would love to keep talking about the sex scandal with Petraeus,or his poor UN ambassador Susan Rice. Wake up folks
Notice how the Dems shifted the blame and said if you would have just given us more money we could have fixed the problem. They think more money is the solution to every problem. No wonder we’re in the current shape we’re in...
“Barack Obama was no more responsible for what happened in Benghazi than George Bush was for Sept. 11th...”
No. bill clinton was.
I literally choked on my coffee this morning after reading this..
Please notice who the author is...I’m in love...
“They were running Guns to the Syrian rebels,Alqueda Jihadists.”
They were also running guns to hamas in gaza via Turkey through Egypt.
Works for me!
Let me know if you need someone to pull the lever.
I don’t see the GOP looking below the surface to Al-Qaeda-linked gun running at all.
Is there nobody in the Republican party willing to point out Obama’s part in putting militant Islamists in charge of multiple, previously neutralized countries in the region?
I would think the emboldenment of Hamas, now directly attacking Israel and so closely after Obama’s reelection, would bring an urgency to such a line of inquiry.
Wonder if Kirsten has seen the light.
Once again the Dems bait the hook and the Repubs bite. The actual attack is only part of the issue. The bigger issue is the coverup and the purpose behind it. I am tired the Republicans being unprepared to deal with the Democrats games.
Yep, and the whole thing went south on them, arms went EVERYWHERE including Mali.
So it’s WAKE THE F UP, AMERICA!
why read anything with the NBC name attached???
Greta was good last night. Being an attorney, her questions are pithy.
What grabbed me was when she said something like, “Basically, this is a murder investigation.” It is, and even though the murder of four Americans is the top issue (to everyone but democrats), putting it in those words is stunning.
It’s being treated like a political issue, with Congressional hearings, dem talking points, etc. But it is, simply, a murder investigation. Why did the president watch four people be murdered, and why didn’t he have them saved when they begged to be saved?
You like waiting in long lines? :-)
Never did like watching or listening to nbc. Too much bias in their reporting. First read ... a prayer you are correct, am reading. Back and Read. Picked up at Hearing yesterday a few minutes before Connolly. A prayer for open, completely open Hearings on both sides of Congress. Today is a milestone or a millstone, maybe, and each day (with that word zer0 used) is a millstone is possible. May the milestone come and the course be the true course God and Generals desire for our Nation. If the course, be not true, will never arrive at the truth.
Ummm, we really do believe dems are a pack of liars... and that sitting around for almost 7 hours while people are calling for help is stuff monsters do... So not only are they liars and monsters, they also cheated the vote.
We need to stand back and not help the little sh*ts...
There should be a massive mail of pieces of rope to his office...
Link gave ‘puter a fit ... LOL
If the shoe fits, kick ‘em in the ass.
They’d love to divert us to the sex scandal. I find it amusing that they don’t have this weapon due to their successful campaign during Clinton/Lewinsky to convince us that these are private matters between adults, just sex.
Congress is like children fighting.
Did George Bush ignore repeated requests from the airlines for increased security because of a pattern of highjacking planes into buildings incidents?
Did Reagan spend weeks blaming the Marine barracks bombing on bad reviews of an irrelevant movie?
Let’s just end the hearings now. Declare 0 innocent. Put all the blame on White Christian males.
The entire democrat party is willing to lie to defend their leader. The whole media establishment will hide facts, distort information, and lie to protect their party leader.
The public’s collective mind can not understand Benghazi. The concepts are too complicated. Besides, the public can not hold more than one idea in its collective brain at the same time.
Declare it over. The media will never mention it again, and the public will go back to what it can understand: Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian and 2 1/2 men.
"How our defense department thinks, or our state department thinks, or CIA thinks"
reversed~ "Snuffy are you so, snuff them up the gipsmo, snuff them up then snuff it up lie"
There is one way for Petraeus to restore his honor and name and go down in the annals of American history as a hero. Just forget about his affair as this is something else he will have to live with and nothing unusual for some one in the military, unless they are caught.
Tell the truth about what was going on and who is to blame. Should he be forthcoming, many people will place him back on the pedestal he used to stand on as a great general, on top of it having the balls to stand up for the truth and deserves his four stars. I know I am dreaming, but with a bunch of clowns in control what else is there besides watching the demise of a once Great Nation.
Oh yes, now I remember Bush spending several days floating the idea that 9/11 was a spontaneous reaction to the inflight movie...
You want ugly, Carolann?
Try being on a rooftop, taking heavy mortar fire, requesting help directly from POTUS and - no answer.
Ugly as sin.