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DERELICTION OF DUTY: OBAMA DID NOTHING TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES IN BENGHAZI--AND LIED ABOUT IT
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Posted on 02/07/2013 7:51:15 PM PST by SMGFan

Nothing. That is what President Barack Obama did on the night of September 11, 2012, as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and killed four Americans, among them Ambassador Christopher Stevens. President Obama’s inaction was revealed in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday by outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

Under direct questioning by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Panetta admitted that he had no communication with President Obama after their “pre-scheduled” meeting at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The attack on the consulate had already been under way for 90 minutes at that time. Neither the president nor anyone else from the White House called afterwards to check what was happening; the Commander-in-Chief had left it “up to us,” said Panetta.

Panetta’s testimony directly contradicts President Obama’s own claim to have issued “three direectives” as soon as he learned “what was going on” in Benghazi. As he told a Denver reporter in October: I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure we are securing our personnel and that we are doing whatever we need to. Number two, we are going to investigate exactly what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.

That same claim was subsequently repeated by other Democrats, including Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, who came to the president’s defense. But if those directives were indeed given--and proof has never been produced--they were given long after the attack, not while the attack was going on, during which time the president did nothing.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asswipe; benghazi; leonpanetta; libya; obama; waronterror
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1 posted on 02/07/2013 7:51:19 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Where Was Obama on Night of Benghazi Attacks?

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/02/07/where_was_obama_on_night_of_benghazi_attacks


2 posted on 02/07/2013 7:53:10 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan
What difference does it make?"


3 posted on 02/07/2013 7:53:58 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: SMGFan
Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/panetta-obama-absent-night-benghazi_700405.html

4 posted on 02/07/2013 7:54:47 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls,...")
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To: SMGFan

He could have been personally responsible for their deaths, lied about it, got caught at lying abotu it, and NOTHING woudl be doen about it


5 posted on 02/07/2013 7:55:09 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Diogenesis

Would some please tell her “Shut Up?”


6 posted on 02/07/2013 7:56:44 PM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan
Where was Zero?

He was too busy packing for his campaign trip to Las Vegas

7 posted on 02/07/2013 7:59:31 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: SMGFan

keep in mind.. it started at 3:30 in the afternoon, washdc time, and lasted until 11:30pm

there is no excuse for him being out of touch

there is no possibility the ppl in washdc didn’t know what was happening

they just didn’t care... and let ppl die

(of course, I personally believe the true goal of that night was for the ambassador to be kidnapped and exchanged for the blind sheik)


8 posted on 02/07/2013 8:00:30 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SMGFan
.... Mr. Panetta strayed of the reservation on this one .... look for a "Correctional" statement tomorrow or within the next few days.

.... Knowing the narrative of those involved in the usual "Cover-up" machine ..... he will simply say that he "Misspoke." ..... Then .... Problem solved for the Boy King..... then ... onto his business as usual.

... Sadly, as we all know ... investigative journalism is dead. Nobody outside "The Kook Right Wing Fringe" as the King calls it, will bother looking into this.

9 posted on 02/07/2013 8:01:35 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: SMGFan

He didn’t do nothing; he was resting up for his fundraising trip to Las Vegas the next morning.


10 posted on 02/07/2013 8:07:28 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Diogenesis
“What difference does it make?”

You beat me to it. But, it perfectly sums up, not only Cankles Clinton's attitude, but also the attitude of Obama, the Obama Administration, Congressional Democrats, low-information and socialist Rat voters, and the mainstream lib lapdog media.

11 posted on 02/07/2013 8:12:16 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SMGFan
"Let me be clear. You know there were Brothers involved, right? And you know what, so I had a conflict of interest. So I recused myself. I turned everything over to the infi--the white guys and shined it on. All right? Satisfied?"
12 posted on 02/07/2013 8:16:43 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SMGFan

The negligence, apathy and silence makes me want to projectile vomit all over every one of them.


13 posted on 02/07/2013 8:17:02 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: SMGFan

Yes. Where WAS Obama during the many hours of the Benghazi Attacks? - The MSM has been rabid overall in every way determined that the “affirmative action” President will NEVER be asked a hard question. - There ARE some 100% black men who would have made honestly GOOD Presidents; too bad the low information voters live and die by the slipshod MSM and every word that comes out of its mouth. -

Oh, my guess is that Obama was getting his beauty sleep in preparation for that rapper’s party in Vegas which he attended the next day; you know, the FUNDRAISER.


14 posted on 02/07/2013 8:32:39 PM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: SMGFan

Since the Armed Services Committee now have conflicting testimony under oath from several involved parties on the matter under investigation, and since it’s their job to resolve those conflicts, logically they have no choice but to subpoena bambi and question him under oath to ascertain the truth.


15 posted on 02/07/2013 8:33:55 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SMGFan

On CNN website it is mentioned. It is reported under “politics”. Benghazi is not about politics and it’s not about “fair and balanced”. It’s about wrong-doing, negligence and accountability for it. People died. The public is long over due for some accountability on the part of govt officials.


16 posted on 02/07/2013 8:41:31 PM PST by virgil
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To: SMGFan

The commie lib ‘RATS love to sound macho by always saying, “I’ve gotcha back”. Well, Barry Benghazi sure didn’t have the backs of those four dead Americans. The bass turd.


17 posted on 02/07/2013 8:43:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

He was passed out.


18 posted on 02/07/2013 8:44:37 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: SMGFan
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

ONE man deserted his post!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama abandoned his post. 0bama Is A Deserter!

0bama did nothing!!!

19 posted on 02/07/2013 8:44:42 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: SMGFan
That piece of dogshit lies about everything.

He lies about big things, like Benghazi, 0bamacare, and government debt.

He lies about medium things, like closing 'Gitmo'.

He lies about little things, like shooting skeet.

Barack Hussein Obama is a pathological liar.

It's that simple.

20 posted on 02/07/2013 8:45:49 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SMGFan

Nothing will be done. When will this nightmare finally end?


21 posted on 02/07/2013 8:45:58 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

[Found before a crumbling statue of Tyrant-by-Trick Obama
in a glass-filled radioactive desert,
now comprising what was once known as the ‘America’]


"We first heard of an undocumented man named Obama ,
Who denied all the confusion with a Kenyan and Osama.
But at every turn, he worked to have our country defeated,
With every enemy and disaster, he conspired to have us deleted,
Sneered he, 'Death panels are too slow, so MANPADS will kill ya'."

22 posted on 02/07/2013 8:53:14 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Post of the day.


23 posted on 02/07/2013 8:53:14 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Twinkie

He was leading from (someone’s) behind.


24 posted on 02/07/2013 9:01:02 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Diogenesis

Keep thinking that’s a clean-shaven Wolf Blitzer.


25 posted on 02/07/2013 9:02:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Twinkie

“There ARE some 100% black men who would have made honestly GOOD Presidents”

We heard one such man today keynoting at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Benjamin Carter. Just Wow!


26 posted on 02/07/2013 9:10:53 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: SMGFan

He was skeet shooting.


27 posted on 02/07/2013 9:21:23 PM PST by exit82b
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28 posted on 02/07/2013 9:30:17 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: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
September 11th, 2012

Excerpt:

September 11th, 2012
05:19 PM ET

White House: Obama talks with Netanyahu on Iran, no meeting sought By Barbara Starr

President Barack Obama talked with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a call Tuesday night about the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program, according to a White House statement.

Obama placed the call to Netanyahu, a senior administration official told CNN.

The one-paragraph statement from the White House, which referred to the Obama-Netanyahu discussion as "a part of their ongoing consultations," followed reports earlier in the day that the White House had rejected a request by Netanyahu to meet with Obama this month to discuss Iran's nuclear program.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer, citing Israeli sources, reported that the Israelis were told Obama's schedule would not permit a meeting even though Israel offered to have Netanyahu travel to Washington.

Obama and Netanyahu are both due to address the United Nations in New York in late September but not at the same time.

The Obama administration pushed back later Tuesday.

"Contrary to reports in the press, there was never a request for Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet with President Obama in Washington, nor was a request for a meeting ever denied," the White House said Tuesday night in its statement, which made reference to "our close cooperation on Iran and other security issues."

Netanyahu has shown growing impatience with what he says is a lack of clarity by the Obama administration on articulating so-called "red lines" that Iran cannot cross if it wants to avoid war over its nuclear ambitions.

The administration has resisted pressure to take that step.

U.S. intelligence officials have said they do not believe Iran has decided to develop a nuclear weapon, even as evidence continues to mount that they are improving their ability to do so. Iran said its intentions are peaceful.

Atomic enrichment in and of itself is not the red line, a U.S. official told CNN.

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While our Americans were being slaughtered in Benghazi.

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


Benghazi Index

29 posted on 02/07/2013 9:52:45 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: SMGFan

Ping for later.


30 posted on 02/07/2013 9:57:16 PM PST by Parmy
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It’s said that Zero is the same POS that had to be PUSHED into pulling the trigger on taking Osama Bin Laden

It is also said it took a few weeks (all the time, opprtunities came and went) and even then, he tried to abdicate the decision to Pineta.

I am thinking this is Leon’s revenge.


31 posted on 02/07/2013 9:57:26 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: R_Kangel

Pls see my post #31 above. I think this is starting to make some sense here.


32 posted on 02/07/2013 10:01:33 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: TigersEye

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2951456/posts

Obama, Netanyahu: Hour phone call Tuesday night; White House denies snub

By Lynn Sweet on September 11, 2012 8:18 PM |

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran and other issues in a hour-long phone call on Tuesday night, the White House announced—along with a statement that Netanyahu, contrary to news reports, never asked for a meeting with the president.

The White House briefed on the call between the two leaders as tensions with Iran are growing—talk of an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran nuclear facilities is escalating—and stories about Obama snubbing Netanyahu—now denied—present a political problem to a president who is wooing the Jewish vote. In a statement issued Tuesday evening, the White House said, “President Obama spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu for an hour tonight as a part of their ongoing consultations. The two leaders discussed the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program, and our close cooperation on Iran and other security issues...
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FOR AN HOUR OBAMA KEPT NETANYAHU ON THE PHONE! AN HOUR!!! WHILE OUR AMBASSADOR WAS BEING SNUFFED.


33 posted on 02/07/2013 10:03:26 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: llevrok

Anonymous claims to have the records....DOJ was hit, although I’d bet they had all they needed prior to this recent attack, the Federal Reserve was hit, but again well after they had what they need....and the list will continue to grow. It seems Anonymous is the only source of action lately that is being confirmed as true by all media.


34 posted on 02/07/2013 10:16:43 PM PST by Golfinsocal
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To: MestaMachine

One hour didn’t prevent him from finding out what was going on after the call. One hour didn’t stop him from issuing a CBA command. He didn’t care. 0derelict was derelict in his duties.


35 posted on 02/07/2013 10:28:52 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: llevrok
Panetta is a former Republican who can be trusted more than the average Democrat. I think he is genuinely disturbed by the events of the last year and is also genuinely concerned about the effect the budget cuts are going to have on national defense.
36 posted on 02/07/2013 10:33:49 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: onyx
Great pic and comment. Where do we form up? Just waiting for Paul Revere to sound the alarm. . .
37 posted on 02/07/2013 10:37:04 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: TigersEye

He knew before he dalled Netanyahu...or he THOUGHT he knew, that a whole bunch of Americans were going to die.
He went to bed.
Imagine his surprise when he woke up in the morning and found out they all DIDN’T die. Major whoopsie.


38 posted on 02/07/2013 10:39:09 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MestaMachine

Yep, he could have issued the CBA before he made/took the call and left an order to keep him apprised of the situation. I can’t fathom a president who would not do that at minimum. Disgusting! I don’t even know any words foul enough to describe my feelings about him.


39 posted on 02/07/2013 11:14:03 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: llevrok
.... Well .... actually I believe Mr. Panetta strayed off the reservation on this one

.... look for a "Correctional" statement tomorrow or within the next few days.

.... Knowing the narrative of those involved in the usual "Cover-up" machine ..... he will simply say that he "Misspoke." ..... Then .... Problem solved for the Boy King..... then ... onto his business as usual.

... Sadly, as we all know ... investigative journalism is dead. Nobody outside "The Kook Right Wing Fringe" as the King calls it, will bother looking into this.

40 posted on 02/07/2013 11:15:10 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: MestaMachine
Obama placed the call to Netanyahu, a senior administration official told CNN.

Obama was subsequently put on "hold" and "call waiting."Its been 48 hours and the President is still on "hold."

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Nethanyahu has refused to talk to Obama since the destruction of the US Embassy in Bengazi, Libya, where Obama had been running Libyan arsenal ordinance through to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

41 posted on 02/07/2013 11:53:54 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: SeaHawkFan

Panetta, in his testimony to Linsey Graham today said that he (Panetta) had a 15 minute conversation with Zer0 about the information he received from the Defense Dept about the Benghazi attack. When questioned if Panetta received any follow up communications with the President, Panetta said there were none. Zer0 took himself totally out of the loop. Zer0 is responsible for the disaster and the lies afterwards.


42 posted on 02/08/2013 12:58:26 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Sioux-san

Yes. We heard excerpts of Dr. Carter’s speech on Rush yesterday. - COMMON SENSE; but that common sense remedy doesn’t leave room for Obama and his Stupid Nanny State to bloat and control.


43 posted on 02/08/2013 3:55:58 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: R_Kangel
Panetta leaves office today. He won't say a thing. The historic “record” is established. The lid on this coverup is screwed down tight.
44 posted on 02/08/2013 4:37:45 AM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: Twinkie

These hearings mean nothing! That is just what will happen. Nothing!


45 posted on 02/08/2013 4:38:37 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: llevrok

In the closet...


46 posted on 02/08/2013 4:46:24 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Twinkie

Correction - His name is DR. BENJAMIN CARSON - not “Carter”. I read that his life’s story has already had a movie “Gifted Hands - the Ben Carson Story” with Cuba Gooding.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 4:46:55 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: SMGFan

Yeah, I’ve no doubt that Obama’s three directives were made up after the fact, but technically they don’t contradict his simply putting himself out of the loop that evening (if indeed that’s even what he did).

I love Breitbart and its sites, but its accuracy in presentation of news often leaves something to be desired.


48 posted on 02/08/2013 4:52:01 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Only one word comes to mind and needs repeating every day until it eventually happens.

Impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment. (Yeas Freepers, I know that is four words but there all the same one)

49 posted on 02/08/2013 4:57:53 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Karliner

They would just eat it like the dogs they are.


50 posted on 02/08/2013 5:26:15 AM PST by Venturer
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