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We Will Get To The Bottom Of What Happened In Benghazi
Fox News ^ | 14/11/12 | Greta Van Susteran

Posted on 11/27/2012 3:06:58 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Senator Lindsey Graham went 'On the Record' with Greta van Susteren where he discussed the importance of creating a joint-select committee to investigate the Benghazi, Libya attack.....

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 112th; benghazi; jointcommittee; lindseygraham; susanrice
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Related and updated, albeit from Huffpost:

GOP Senators: Susan Rice Meeting Left Us 'More Disturbed' Than Before [UPDATE]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/gop-senators-susan-rice_n_2198255.html?1354035161&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing8%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D238529

McCain, of course, is "softening his opposition" to Rice, so you know she must be unfit.

1 posted on 11/27/2012 3:07:06 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

The fact that Americans re-elected Obama shows there is no will to find the truth or hold anyone accountable for the death of the Americans there.


2 posted on 11/27/2012 3:09:46 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Eleutheria5

What does he mean...”bottom”?


3 posted on 11/27/2012 3:20:22 PM PST by albie
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Zombo-Americans rose from their graves to reelect Obama. Even if the vote was materially honest, so was Richard Nixon’s reelection vote, and everyone knew about the Watergate break-in prior to election day. There is a will to find the truth in this case. Lindsey Graham is living proof of that. Carney pathetically trying to spin The Wun out of this by calling Graham and his colleagues ‘obsessive’ is still more proof.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 3:20:54 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

“McCain, of course, is “softening his opposition” to Rice, so you know she must be unfit. “

He looked pretty fired up this afternoon. Haven’t seen THAT Mccain for a long time. Maybe he’s getting back in touch with his old inner combative self. Must have been one there once before, doncha think?


5 posted on 11/27/2012 3:22:07 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: albie
What does he mean...”bottom”?

Either Barney Frank's or some so-inclined staffer or random attraction.

6 posted on 11/27/2012 3:23:53 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Eleutheria5

Let me guess.The GOP will get to the bottom of Bengazi about
4 months from the 2014 Mid-Term election, so they can use it
as a campaign tool, nevermind actually making people pay a price
for it.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 3:26:57 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: jessduntno

Saw the clip of McCain’s alleged softening, as linked by HuffPost, and it looks like wishful thinking on their part. I hereby apologize to Sen. McCain, provided he does not soften. That b@#$ should “retire to spend more time with her family,” as they say.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 3:28:54 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Yep, just a bunch of empty bluster from Graham and McLame. Nothing is going to come of this tragic incident. Republicans will cave as usual and it will all be swept under the rug by the Obama regime and its corrupt allies in the media.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 3:31:20 PM PST by Starboard
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To: tennmountainman

Perhaps the TEA Party can light a fire under the GOP. Perhaps plain-clothes goons will start busting up TEA parties after 20/1/13, though.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 3:31:20 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Saw the clip of McCain’s alleged softening, as linked by HuffPost, and it looks like wishful thinking on their part. I hereby apologize to Sen. McCain, provided he does not soften. That b@#$ should “retire to spend more time with her family,” as they say.”

Now, if he challenges her, the press can tag team him and write a story that goes “McCain, whose position was softening towards Rice, according to news accounts after their meeting, has now flip flopped on the Rice nomination...”


11 posted on 11/27/2012 3:32:28 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Eleutheria5
We Will Get To The Bottom Of What Happened In Benghazi

That should be a question and not a statement. Would love to be wrong but this is entering into the political theatre phase of the DC political game.

Rice will become the Sos, Kerry the SecDef and not a damn thing will be done by the Republicans in regard to Obamacare.

I reference as Exhibit A all the outrage and threats of investigation when Obama's National Security cred was leaked to the NY Slimes earlier in the year - what happened and where did that go?

12 posted on 11/27/2012 3:36:04 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Eleutheria5

The very least Congress should do at this point is push the Pentagon to retroactively bring Navy SEALs Woods and Doherty back to active duty status and award them the Navy Cross. These two selfless Americans have been completely lost in the sea of lies spewing forth from State, the White House, the CIA and the media. The military will do this in a heartbeat to prosecute someone; what’s the harm in doing the same thing to honor two heroes?


13 posted on 11/27/2012 3:36:10 PM PST by GreyHoundSailor
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To: Eleutheria5

How will they get to the bottom of it? They have little power and even less will to wield what they do have. They will do as they’re told.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 3:38:58 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Interesting facts I’ve learned today:

1. Elvis is alive living on Mars.
2. We (the GOP)Will Get To The Bottom Of What Happened In Benghazi.
3. Santa Clause is real.
4. Anderson Cooper is heterosexual.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 3:45:34 PM PST by redfreedom (The spineless RINO's have made themselves irrelevent and lost the country for us.)
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To: Eleutheria5
I'd like to get to the bottom of where the tarp money went...where the stimulus money actually went...who crashed the stock market in 07.....where bammey boy got the huge scar on his head.....

we'll never have answers..

16 posted on 11/27/2012 3:47:35 PM PST by cherry
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To: Starboard
To this point McCain and Graham have done as much as they could do to keep this in the public eye.

I'm willing to give them kudos for that. I wouldn't want the job. I pray they can keep it up.

17 posted on 11/27/2012 3:48:59 PM PST by what's up
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To: Eleutheria5

Graham and McCain are the ‘fixers’ for the Washington elites - no matter what party.

They will pack this problem in the back of a white utility van (with no seats) and drive it out of town to never be heard of again.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 3:51:39 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Graham has said he wants to turn this into another “Iran-Contra” investigation.

Eventually that led Reagan to admit on national tv that the US was giving Iran weapons in return for hostages, but that he never knew anything about it. So while members of his cabinet were indicted, Reagan came away unscathed.

The same could happen for Obama.

And just like President Bush the 1st who pardoned all of Reagan’s cabinet memebrs, President Hillary could pardon all of Obama’s!


19 posted on 11/27/2012 3:59:40 PM PST by turn_to
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To: Eleutheria5

IMHO...

McCain Ayotte and Linsey would be wanting to hang on to this story for dear life now that they’ve bit into it.

If they let go (or get flung off), they’ll never live it down with anyone remotely conservative.

If they never give up on it, could it be be a tiny feather in their cap with which to stand for re-election ? Well, maybe for less-informed supporters.

I’m basing this on the next few years producing sever pain for U.S. citizens, which, even more than now, will result in everyone politically center to right becoming very, very, very not happy (to put it politely) with the left. In that case, oldtime hucksters will be faced with a huge uphill battle in getting reelected.

IIRC, McCain was going to retire ? If so, he’d still want to do so with some shred of respect left for the history books, perhaps a tepid positive to top off a career that took a huge nosedive at the end.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 4:01:16 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Greta is a democrat what else does she dont know?....


21 posted on 11/27/2012 4:02:40 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Starboard

Agreed they will fold. Dims gonna blackmail them with the threat of no invitation to their New Year’s Eve Party.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 4:05:08 PM PST by Josa
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To: Eleutheria5

Benghazi is just “Fast and Furious”, part #2.

Expect the same amount of cooperation from the White Hut as what you saw at the Mexican border.
In both instances you saw the administration arming our foes , except that the media had photos and film of the ambassador being dragged through the streets , so they couldn’t ignore it altogether.
The fact that the investigators arrived 27 days after the incident says a lot about how the adminsitration wanted the matter handled .

At least in regard to Benghazi , there hasn’t been an issuance of “Executive Priviledge” .......... yet !!


23 posted on 11/27/2012 4:07:35 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You can kill a free man,.. you can't enslave him." -Robert Anson Heinlein)
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FReepathon Day 58.

24 posted on 11/27/2012 4:10:30 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
I think now that Obama is reelected. The dam could break on him with Benghazi.

There are just volumes of questions that cannot be explained.

Something is hidden, and sooner or later, it will come out. Not even the main stream media can stop this coming train wreck. The other train wreck is the economy.

25 posted on 11/27/2012 4:11:23 PM PST by agincourt1415 (Tired of the current State, and Federal Tax System go here: APTTAX.com)
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To: Eleutheria5

I wish I could share your enthusiasm. However, even the Tea Party
Congresscritters we sent to DC, most have already been turned by
Bonehead and the DC crowd.


26 posted on 11/27/2012 4:12:36 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

...when will the statute of limitations run out????


27 posted on 11/27/2012 4:15:36 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: albie

The bottom of what happened at Bemghazi starts at the top. Unless they are willing to put the POS on the hot seat, he won’t be getting to the bottom of anything. Congress is powerless against Obama because they are afraid of him


28 posted on 11/27/2012 4:20:30 PM PST by jersey117
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To: tennmountainman

Screw Congress. TEA parties on the street are our last hope. If the thugs show up as I expect, there’s nothing else left except CW2.


29 posted on 11/27/2012 4:36:52 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: turn_to

Do not say P@#$#t H@#$#y. Cussin’s not allowed on Freep.


30 posted on 11/27/2012 4:42:52 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Lilly Grahamnasty speaks with such conviction.


31 posted on 11/27/2012 4:53:58 PM PST by moovova
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To: GreyHoundSailor

That’s a darn good idea. McCain & friends could jump right on it.


32 posted on 11/27/2012 4:54:20 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Eleutheria5

Diana West finished off on of her latest with this:

“An unidentified reporter asked: “Was he involved in the actual decision-making the night of the attack?”

King: “I don’t want to get into that, but he was — he was definitely fully aware of what was going on, yes.”

Unidentified reporter: “Did he ask for military backup?”

King: “I am never going to get into that. I can’t get into any of that.”

Never? Can’t?

Getting into every aspect of Benghazi-gate is the responsibility of Congress. The American people are owed the truth.”

~~ What they “owe” us is a “debt” that they have no intention of paying.


33 posted on 11/27/2012 5:00:15 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Eleutheria5
There is a will to find the truth in this case. Lindsey Graham is living proof of that.

ROFLMAO!!!

34 posted on 11/27/2012 5:00:28 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Graham is really getting pissed on around here when he’s been a pit bull regarding Bengazi. Go to any left wing thread and they hate his guts for what he’s doing. Not sure why so many Freepers knickers are in a twist over this. It’s like the want Obama to get off Scott free.


35 posted on 11/27/2012 5:01:58 PM PST by Blackirish
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To: Eleutheria5

There’s absolutely nothing to “get to the bottom” of; in fact, even saying “we’ll get to the bottom of it” is to live in a world of make-believe in which what obviously happened somehow didn’t happen.

Our embassy was attacked by Moslem thugs, which is what Moslem thugs do; the ambassador called for help, and Obama turned him down, p*ssed in his face, and threw him and his courageous guard under the bus.

All part of Obama’s delusional Arab Spring fantasy, coupled with his utterly imbecile notion that if we’re “nice” to the moslems, they’ll somehow turn friendly.

They won’t, and Hussein’s gormlessness is the stuff of Alice in Wonderland, which is where the White House seems to be located these days.


36 posted on 11/27/2012 5:39:15 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Blackirish

Graham has a history of putting himself in the flash bulbs of a serious issue, only to tuck and run when push comes to shove.


37 posted on 11/27/2012 5:50:12 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something or fall for anything.)
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To: John 3_19-21

if you get to the bottom of it, the question is “then what?” Do you honestly think the Senate or House will do a blasted thing about it? This is the party of Stupid we’re talking about. If they didn’t have the guts to out the issue during the campaign when it meant something, I have very little hope they’ll do anything with it except pen a strongly worded letter that will just go to File 13.


38 posted on 11/27/2012 6:12:32 PM PST by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Someone very, very high in the administration WANTED that ambassador dead. The guards were probably irrelevant in those calculations.

We will probably never know WHY the decision was made to isolate this ambassador and watch him die, but it was a decision by someone.


39 posted on 11/27/2012 6:35:01 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Blackirish

I agree. Why are so many in a twist over this?
Is this a wise thing to do - mad at them when they don’t do a thing, even madder at them when they speak up about the Benghazi scandal?
Why not seize every opportunity we have to keep Benghazi front and center?

Encourage and cheer them on for their good behavior! Speaking up, keeping Benghazi alive and well is good.
If we constantly blame them no matter what they do, can we blame them for not doing the right thing?

Sure we don’t dare to raise our hopes for fear of disappointment, but

isn’t there a better chance to get to the bottom of Benghazi if they keep speaking up and we keep encouraging them, than beating them up because of our own skepticism?

Benghazi might just be the force that will crack the dam. We must not do anything to impede the force.


40 posted on 11/27/2012 6:51:54 PM PST by chrisnj
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To: Blackirish
Graham is really getting pissed on around here when he’s been a pit bull regarding Bengazi. Go to any left wing thread and they hate his guts for what he’s doing. Not sure why so many Freepers knickers are in a twist over this. It’s like the want Obama to get off Scott free.

IMHO...

The 3 amigos have lame histories of professional politicians, so folks around here, being very conservative, take this for what it is.

And what it is, is (lol), 3 amigos trying to get some street cred with the conservative base on an issue that's purely a question of wrongdoing. The left understands it's just politics, as opposed to the 3 amigos publicly opposing, say, abortion, or gun control, which they can't do because they're "centrists". So the amigos are cashing in on attracting a few conservative votes next time by being the ones to step forward and handle this. It wouldn't gain the Republicans much to send Jim DeMint on this since he's already got a large and loyal conservative following.

The telltale sign is that they won't go for the jugular and insist upon an answer to the single question: "why did POTUS not grant the cross-border authorization for rescue attempt by the military" ?

Instead, they ask many questions. This gives room for many responses. In all the talk, people lose track of what's important.

The longer it drags on, of course, the more the 3 amigos need to have something to show for their efforts.

Otherwise, in retrospect, it will look to be not too bright on their part.

The more significant the results, the better for them. It's like gambling and continually upping the ante. You either get a big win or a big loss.

They're more like 3 poodles than 3 pit bulls, IMHO. But you never know, poodles are smart and I've seen them play some pretty nasty mental games with people they don't like when they have a mind to.

By the way, many in Congress are very aware, some newbies perhaps only aware, that there is a massive conspiracy-type "situation" that has gotten completely out of hand, regarding basically the entire government being overrun with New Left and islamists, new world order intentional crash of the U.S. economy, taxpayer dollars funding radical islam, etc.

Few if any in Congress want that to make it to TV news, which maintains an effective blackout on the subject, and anyone who talks about it is handed a tinfoil hat.

The real reason why Obama did not give the authorization has to do with outside influences on government that affect his decision-making, which, of course, gets into impeachable territory that the outside influences do not want to get into. This can be deduced from the fact that there is no plausible reason for POTUS to not give the authorization to save his own Ambassador who by all accounts was loyal to the New Left cause. The outside influences have enormous influence over Congress as well, so getting the Senate to convict would be impossible without off-the-charts damning evidence.

With the White House senior staff all street smart enough to stay clammed up, and the Justice Department blatantly ignoring Congress and duty, Congress really can't do much but keep digging and hope that someone well-placed squeels with a smoking gun. We would then have to hope that someone in Congress would be willing to go on the adventure, and the public fallout could be reasonably managed. The news media is nuts enough, of course, to inflame the public on purpose if the Sleeper POTUS is impeached and convicted.
41 posted on 11/27/2012 6:55:26 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Eleutheria5

TREASON. Questions NOT asked. Answers NOT forthcoming. The players...

R.I.P. Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, Chris Stevens, Ty Woods. Condolences to their families. Condolences to their friends.


42 posted on 11/27/2012 7:05:19 PM PST by PGalt
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To: what's up

You make a good point about not wanting the job. It’s tough being a Republican with the Dems lying about everything and the media jackals nipping at your heels. Not many decent people are willing to endure working in a snake pit like Washington DC so you’re right — they do deserve a certain amount of gratitude for making the effort to keep this story alive.

But I do think it would be an easier road for Repbulicans if they were unapologetically aggressive and stuck together more often. They just seem to have a knack for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.


43 posted on 11/27/2012 7:46:33 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Eleutheria5

Lindsey’s the go-to guy when Democrats need a Republican to show outrage and accomplish nothing.


44 posted on 11/27/2012 8:16:31 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Starboard
Unapologetically aggressive means you cannot have a single flaw that the media/Dems can exploit and/or ridicule.

None of us live that kind of life.

Personally, I see a fair amount of sticking together in the GOP caucus. Now, the relationship between "Tea Party Grassroots" and "RINO Politician"...that's another story...and that's one that the MSM exploits constantly.

45 posted on 11/27/2012 9:19:28 PM PST by what's up
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To: Defiant

Yep.


46 posted on 11/27/2012 9:25:04 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Blackirish

Nothing will happen to barry no matter how tightly wound these senatorial freaks get.


47 posted on 11/27/2012 9:54:24 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Eleutheria5

It is too bad the Repbulicans can’t be as upstet about “crap” spending programs and waste in government as they are about Bengazi. If we took 100 billion of waste from the various departments and cleaned out a little of the waste in the DOD, maybe folks would have some FOCUS on real issues and we would not have radicals killing at FT Hood or Bengazi!! /rant will never stop over waste in government


48 posted on 11/28/2012 4:36:04 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Defiant

What’s needed is TEA parties all over Texas focusing on Benghazi. He might be content to be their go-to guy, but not when his own seat might be in jeopardy. Then he’ll have to be the guy to do something, and make it stick.


49 posted on 11/28/2012 1:11:09 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Actually, the nicer you re to Muslims, the more they demand, the easier they flare up, and the harder it is to appease them. What they need is frequent doses of whoop-ass.


50 posted on 11/28/2012 1:14:39 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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