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Benghazi Hearings—Willie Geist Rides To Rand Paul's Defense: 'Doing His Job'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/24/2013 4:51:54 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Joe Scarborough has said that he doesn't know whether Morning Joe member Willie Geist is a Democrat or a Republican. I'd say Willie leans left on social issues but is not reflexively liberal on other matters. Today, with Scarborough absent from the Morning Joe set, Geist actually rode to the defense of Rand Paul.

The Republican Senator from Kentucky has been taking heat from Dems over telling Hillary Clinton at yesterday's Benghazi hearings that had he been president, he would have fired her for her handling of the matter. Panelist Donny Deutsch made a predictable attack, calling Paul "pathetic, amateur hour" and an "idiot." But Geist weighed in to say that Paul "had a right to challenge" Clinton, and that he's "not supposed to just sit there and celebrate her," and that he was "doing his job."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; donnydeutsch; hillaryclinton; hillaryhearing; randpaul; williegeist

1 posted on 01/24/2013 4:52:08 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Flying pig ping to Today show list.

PS: There’s no way Willie Geist ia a Republican or a conservative. But I find him more refreshing than a Joe Scarborough who loves to call himself a “small-government conservative” but who loves nothing more than ripping Republicans and conservatives.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 4:54:03 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Flying pig ping to Today show list.

PS: There’s no way Willie Geist ia a Republican or a conservative. But I find him more refreshing than a Joe Scarborough who loves to call himself a “small-government conservative” but who loves nothing more than ripping Republicans and conservatives.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 4:55:00 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rand Paul doesn’t need defending. It’s too bad that except for him and Johnson, no one else asked the hard questions. They were all too busy praising Mrs. Clinton’s service.

A farce.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 4:57:45 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Libya
24 January 2013
Updated: 24 January 2013 We are aware of a specific, imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi. We advise against all travel to Benghazi and urge any British nationals who are there against our advice to leave immediately.
5 posted on 01/24/2013 4:58:04 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (SOS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’d say Willie leans left on social issues but is not reflexively liberal on other matters”

...I maintain that’s impossible.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 4:58:25 AM PST by albie
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To: fatnotlazy

Old man McCain was pretty tough on her.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 5:00:52 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: albie

Curious to know why you think that. Couldn’t most libertarians be described that way?


8 posted on 01/24/2013 5:04:20 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: Vaquero

Thanks. I forgot about McCain.

I still think these hearings were a sham.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 5:04:20 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The main purpose of the State Department is to keep Americans safe abroad. It's not supposed to be party central, the cocktail circuit is not the purpose of the place, it is to provide a safe haven for Americans. She failed in her job, I don't care how much the left loves her, if she had been in charge of the State Department she would have known what was going on.

What difference does it make Ms Clinton???? The difference is whether the American people were well served and whether you allowed the people to be lied to, either through a total disregard for honesty or through criminal incompetence.

10 posted on 01/24/2013 5:12:57 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

I MUST share this one:
I stood in line last night waiting, amid a few people, mostly younger, also waiting to pick up supper. CNN was on, showing the “hearings”
Young man in front of me confessed to being worried. His friend said (HONEST)”Don’t worry. Obama got BenLaden and he’ll get BenGhazi, too. It’ll be OK.”
When I got home I put 2 bandaids on my finger, but I didn’t laugh aloud at the guy. “Low information voters.”


11 posted on 01/24/2013 5:13:09 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...

Watching more of it last night and this morning I came to the conclusion backed up by our local (anti-Obama) talk show radio station WCBM 680 this morning that the Senate Rs blew this again.

Sure, they did their standard little pooch ‘woof woof’ but Hillary got the last words because they didnt have any real juicy got-ya’s to nail her on camera with, or get her to lie under oath on camera(she takes ‘full’ responsibility without being responsible) and they tried to make too many points at once.
WCBM host speculated that Senate Rs made a deal with Hillary before hand.

Arguing that Rice misled the public immediately after the attack just looked petty so many months later, that is the best they could do?.

But many Rs love the empty bluster from the GOP, that is all they need.

Look forward to Hillary 2016/.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 5:17:52 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Every saga has its turning point. The day will come when the individual liberals in the MSM will be held accountable for their crimes.


13 posted on 01/24/2013 5:18:58 AM PST by allendale
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

14 posted on 01/24/2013 5:21:11 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Vaquero

McCain was “tough” so he’d get his “tough guy” sound bite. Then he disappears. He’s a fraudulent liberal and always will be.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 5:23:29 AM PST by albie
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

”Don’t worry. Obama got BenLaden and he’ll get BenGhazi, too. It’ll be OK.”

...sounds like a Leno show opener. I would’ve embarrassed the little turd and explained his error very loudly for all to hear.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 5:41:02 AM PST by albie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Rand Paul is my senator, unfortunately so is Mitch McConnell. I guess I don’t need to worry since the RATS are talking about running Ashley Judd against McConnell in 2014.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 5:43:03 AM PST by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, at least 14 of them missed work)
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To: sickoflibs

Exactly.

What questions were posed or any substance? Who ordered the back-down? Who was watching (drone)? Who informed whom and what times? Who ordered the ‘it’s a video’ talking-points?

They couldn’t even back-hand her when the “I’ve got better things to do on a Sunday” comment. Where was the “What’s more important on Sunday than 4 dead Americans on YOUR watch?”??

Boy, the GOPe lap dogs have sure been quiet here come recently....


18 posted on 01/24/2013 5:44:44 AM PST by i_robot73
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Limbaugh covered it best and his broadcast is worth a repeat. Republican senators fawning spew that went over this hack exemplifies the problem with “The Loyal Opposition”. Protecting their fellow oligarchists GOPES and some of these so called conservatives are not much better..

They’re only loyal to their position and relationship to others they “work with” hold. Not to the public they’re supposed to serve.The other hearing comming up in the Senate is the Kerry nomination. Watch the krap and the emetic producing hoopla that will go on with the “Cambodian Kid’s” nomination.

For an eyeopening revelation you easterners and Illinoians especally show your party committeeman or this sign and ask them if you should put it up

FIRST YOUR MONEY THEN YOUR GUNS
ALL DEMOCRATS ARE
GOD DENIERS AND CONGENITAL LIARS


19 posted on 01/24/2013 5:51:54 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Should the "mechanic" from Chicago come out of retirement ?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That pretty much (to me) defines libertarians. Liberal socially/conservative economically; fluctuating on foreign affair/natl security.


20 posted on 01/24/2013 8:06:01 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: fatnotlazy

I did not watch the hearing, but did anyone ask why nobody was sent to rescue these people during the many hours the siege lasted? A retired colonel who was on TV said they didn’t even send jets to buzz the crowd to disperse it to give them more time.

And in what possible way has Hillary been a good Sec. of State? She has done a horrible job. I’m so tired of all these so-called public servants being praised for their service and sacrifice, when all they do is feed at the public trough and make our lives miserable.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 8:20:01 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: i_robot73

Well said.


22 posted on 01/24/2013 12:26:23 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

23 posted on 01/26/2013 12:11:08 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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24 posted on 02/09/2013 11:42:54 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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