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Benghazi hearing turns ugly: Republicans accuse Obama of lying, Dems fire back
NBC News ^ | 11/15/12 | CarrollAnn Mears

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.

**SNIP**

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; hearing; lying; republicans
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He continued, "If you want to know who is responsible in this town, buy yourself a mirror!"

"Hussein..."

1 posted on 11/16/2012 2:24:09 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Thou dost protesteth too much


2 posted on 11/16/2012 2:29:51 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: Libloather
Truth Hurts

3 posted on 11/16/2012 2:32:17 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Libloather

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!


4 posted on 11/16/2012 2:32:43 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Libloather

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!


5 posted on 11/16/2012 2:41:18 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Libloather

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”.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 2:42:05 AM PST by Engedi
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To: Libloather

I stand with Ackerman, hang ‘em all.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 2:42:28 AM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Libloather

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........


8 posted on 11/16/2012 2:43:19 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Libloather
Obama and his Administration lied in that they repeatedly and constantly blamed a video on causing spontaneous demonstrations when it was painfully obvious to anyone with a brain cell that spontaneous demonstrators did not drag mortars and RPG with them to a spontenous demonstration! It was planned attack on 9/11 with plenty of prior warnings from people on the ground there. Obama and his Administration failed to attack before during and immediately after the attack and murder of our citizens.Yes that is malfeasance!
9 posted on 11/16/2012 2:53:25 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Libloather

Glad to see the GOP is attacking and quite frankly calling things by their rightful names. The Dems are obviously scared.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 2:55:17 AM PST by livius
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To: Libloather

“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 ?


11 posted on 11/16/2012 3:06:56 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: exnavy

I stand with Ackerman, hang ‘em all.,,

It is what I’ve been saying all along.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 3:15:57 AM PST by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Libloather

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) unloaded, first sarcastically: “Let’s just hang the guilty parties.”

Works for me...here’s YOUR rope....its new.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 3:16:55 AM PST by Adder (Holy Crap! Now what?)
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To: Libloather
"Barack Obama was no more responsible for what happened in Benghazi than George Bush was for Sept. 11th..."

Lots of DemocRATS and liberaltarians would take that statement as equating Obama's role with that of Bush.

14 posted on 11/16/2012 3:17:37 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

What if the responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center bombings had waited 8 hours to enter the building?


15 posted on 11/16/2012 3:17:48 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: livius

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.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 3:18:16 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Murderers gotta murder and liars gotta lie.

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


Benghazi Index

17 posted on 11/16/2012 3:20:11 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

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.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 3:21:56 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Libloather

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


19 posted on 11/16/2012 3:22:28 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 3:23:56 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

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...


21 posted on 11/16/2012 3:24:15 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Fresh Wind

“Barack Obama was no more responsible for what happened in Benghazi than George Bush was for Sept. 11th...”

No. bill clinton was.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 3:24:23 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I literally choked on my coffee this morning after reading this..

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/15/president-obama-silly-sexist-defense-susan-rice/

Please notice who the author is...I’m in love...


23 posted on 11/16/2012 3:26:34 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: ballplayer

“They were running Guns to the Syrian rebels,Alqueda Jihadists.”

They were also running guns to hamas in gaza via Turkey through Egypt.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 3:27:33 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Libloather
"Let's just hang the guilty parties."

Works for me!

Let me know if you need someone to pull the lever.

25 posted on 11/16/2012 3:29:54 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: Libloather

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.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 3:33:48 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: nikos1121

Wonder if Kirsten has seen the light.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 3:35:11 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Libloather; All

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.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 3:39:04 AM PST by bbernard
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To: ballplayer

Yep, and the whole thing went south on them, arms went EVERYWHERE including Mali.

So it’s WAKE THE F UP, AMERICA!


29 posted on 11/16/2012 3:39:48 AM PST by gotribe
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mrk


30 posted on 11/16/2012 3:41:26 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Libloather

why read anything with the NBC name attached???


31 posted on 11/16/2012 3:48:18 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: ballplayer

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?


32 posted on 11/16/2012 3:56:12 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: grobdriver
Let me know if you need someone to pull the lever.

You like waiting in long lines? :-)

33 posted on 11/16/2012 4:00:16 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Libloather

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.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 4:01:12 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Samurai_Jack

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...


35 posted on 11/16/2012 4:02:08 AM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: Adder

There should be a massive mail of pieces of rope to his office...


36 posted on 11/16/2012 4:03:47 AM PST by Engedi
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To: nikos1121

Link gave ‘puter a fit ... LOL


37 posted on 11/16/2012 4:05:36 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Libloather

If the shoe fits, kick ‘em in the ass.


38 posted on 11/16/2012 4:07:32 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: ballplayer

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.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 4:07:32 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: Libloather
Preen and squawk cretins... republicans said the same things about nixon... but drip drip drip... the truth leaks out. Too many PEOPLE know the truth and they are talking and obama cannot run away from responsibility when the president is guilty... and he and his ilk are very guilty and they will lose this one... long and hard battle ahead but the end is pre ordained. Ask dick nixon.

LLS

40 posted on 11/16/2012 4:12:19 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Ronald Reagan blew huge holes in Lebanon with barrages of Battle Ship artillery... Bush invaded two countries and killed millions of haji’s... obama slept... woke up at 10AM and ate breakfast and then flew to Vegas and rubbed on beyonce’s huge ass and then smoked some choom with jayzee.

LLS

41 posted on 11/16/2012 4:16:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: Libloather

Congress is like children fighting.


42 posted on 11/16/2012 4:19:18 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Libloather
The political fallout hasn't even begun to get ugly yet.


43 posted on 11/16/2012 4:26:28 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather
"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.

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?

44 posted on 11/16/2012 4:30:34 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather

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.


45 posted on 11/16/2012 4:41:32 AM PST by I want the USA back (Sheep have 2 speeds: graze and stampede.)
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To: Libloather
a small reverse speech of 0m0slem taken Nov 14.

0backwards1 25 sec

"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"

46 posted on 11/16/2012 4:42:02 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Libloather
Trapeze_Artists_in_Circus2
47 posted on 11/16/2012 4:42:46 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Libloather

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.


48 posted on 11/16/2012 4:55:17 AM PST by saintgermaine
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To: Libloather

Oh yes, now I remember Bush spending several days floating the idea that 9/11 was a spontaneous reaction to the inflight movie...


49 posted on 11/16/2012 5:07:09 AM PST by whatexit
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To: Libloather

You want ugly, Carolann?

Try being on a rooftop, taking heavy mortar fire, requesting help directly from POTUS and - no answer.

Ugly as sin.


50 posted on 11/16/2012 5:15:30 AM PST by stanne
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