Skip to comments.Pelosi: My, these Republicans certainly are obsessed with Benghazi
Posted on 05/12/2013 11:25:21 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
On MSNBC Saturday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she, too, wants to find out what happened in Benghazi, but that Republicans are taking political advantage of the investigation to distract from other, more important issues.
The obsession that some of my Republican colleagues have in the House doesnt look like its on the path to really finding a solution, but just to keeping an issue alive, she said.
We certainly have to give the full attention Benghazi deserves, but we cannot let it soak up all of the congressional attention, Pelosi said. What would be the purpose of that?
We want to find out what did happen, but then it becomes an issue that is subterfuge: Lets talk about Benghazi forever, so we dont have to talk about what the American people want us to talk about, Pelosi said. They want us to talk about jobs, they want us to talk about economic security, economic growth.
Much of what is being said out there by some of my colleagues in Congress is simply not true it simply isnt true, Pelosi said. So we have to make sure the public record is clear.
What would be the purpose of that? Oh, I dont know finding out the truth, maybe? And anyhow, there was plenty more going on on the Hill last week besides the Benghazi hearings, from immigration-reform to fracking rules, and as long as were at an economic-growth impasse, with Democrats demanding more stimulus measures and higher taxes and Republicans looking for regulatory rollback and tax reform, why dont we devote some attention to figuring out exactly whose failures led to the deaths of four Americans and the subsequent pre-election lies about the nature of the attack to the American people? And hey, if some of the focus is political, that door easily swings both ways the degree to which Republicans are obsessively trying to push the story is only matched by the degree to which Democrats are obsessively trying to minimize it.
And what is it Republicans are saying that simply isnt true? After this weeks hearings and ABC report on the changed talking points, even certain media outlets are cautiously admitting that, er, well yeah, actually, there are some substantive lingering questions here and the White House is starting to look kinda bad, even as theyre determinedly trying to steer the story to the State Department as some kind of completely separate entity and keep the focus off of their shoddy MidEast policies. Sorry, but the time for sweeping this under the rug is long past, and somebody is certainly trying to distract here but it aint the Republicans.
Nan, if you were as obsessed with reading the healthcare bill, we’d all be a little shocked.
There is no more important issue, Mrs. Poopsi.
This from someone who is obsessed with “gay marriage”, gun confiscation and helping foreign invaders bring down America. Hey Nancy. ST*U!!!
I doubt she turned the TV on this Sunday Morning....
Benghazi was the topic across all of the Sunday Morning Talking heads.
And CBS allowed Sheryl Atkinson show up on TV...with kind words from CBS Face the Nation Moderator.
"Keep up the good work Sheryl"
Her argument is as feeble as her mind.
Republicans are taking political advantage of the investigation to distract from other, more important issues./
This old bat doesn’t consider 4 dead Americans an important issue.
Her important issues are Hillary’s campaign, her next facelift, homosexual marriage, and abortion. This is one sick disgusting old bag!
These democrats go political with everything from the moment they step a toe out of bed in the morning and now they want to accuse Republicans of being political?
Saying the democrats play politics with everything is like accusing a fish of being wet.
Pelosi didn’t have a problem with exploiting the hundred of fake but accurate investigations during W’s eight years.
I am trying to find one of your points to disagree with....nope....can’t find one.!
Another gallows nominee.
Ok Nancy, we want to start talking about impeachment.
I wasnt involved in the talking points process.... As I understand it, as Ive been told, it was a typical interagency process where staff, including from the State Department, all participated, to try to come up with whatever was going to be made publicly available, and it was an intelligence product.
With all due respect,the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?Hillary Clinton
Benghazi Jay's ears can't believe the bs he is spreading at this outhouse press mugging conference.
"With new details emerging in the Benghazi-gate controversy, the White House held a background discussion with more than a dozen news organizations. Shown below is Herr Obozo pleading with his out house mediots to save his butt!"
Pelosi’s congress: A parliament of whores.
What is an important issue?
If you asked our founders, it would be tyranny and injustice in government, and national security.
That makes Benghazi and the IRS persecution of conservatives the most important stories out there today.
I agree with these brilliant men.
The sad part is being that we no longer have a GOP but a RINO party now, the next RINO that runs for POTUS (or placebo as I call them) will never ever bring this up if she runs.
I would venture a bet that she (Pelosi) knows exactly what is going on, and also knows how to manage the message as to be seen as the victim.
Sales 101, know your audience.
Not enough lamp posts.
My original reaction after learning about Benghazi was the disbelief that there were supposedly no American military forces that could have come to the aid of the beleaguered personnel in time. And in actuality, there were...but the White House simply refused to act. Why? And if there were no forces who could have come to their aid, that would be grounds for questions as well considering the dangerous situation by which the American personnel were surrounded. The whole thing stinks to high heaven. And the trail of the stink leads back to the White House.
Maple, it's what's for lynch
I smell liberal fear.
Pelosi is too mentally unhinged to understand that it's the lying, coverup, and deception (just like Nixon's Watergate and Clinton's Kneepadgate)that the American people are upset about. Nobody likes being lied to..especially by their government who they elected and put their trust in.
The obsession that some of my Republican colleagues have in the House doesnt look like its on the path to really finding a solution, but just to keeping an issue alive, she said. “
Wrong witch. It’s the Obama administration keeping this alive by continually lying about it for over 6 months.
Hey Hillary, “What did YOU know and when did YOU know it”.
I nominate: Chelsea Clinton for Ambassador to Libya.
What difference does it make? ~~ Hillary Clinton
Excellent post. Keep it for rebroadcast in 2016...and 2015...and 2014...and often in 2013.
But NOT very far.
Pelosi: “We have to destroy the embassy to see who was in the embassy”
What’s 4 lives when you advocate aborting so many millions already?
1973 to Nancy Pelosi: That’s exactly what Republican Congresscritters said about the Democrats and Watergate. Sometimes an obsession is a good thing.
She does have a feeble mind, doesn’t she?
Considering that Obamacare will be in “full bloom” about the time of the 2014 mid-terms, her quest to regain the title “Madame Speaker” may be futile....
Nanzi Pelozi finds another way to say “who cares about the lives of our embassy and CIA employees?” One of the most notable things said during last week’s hearings was that “nothing has changed (re embassy security)” still. I don’t recall which one said that.
Does anyone have even the slightest doubt that if the situation was exactly the same, but the president had an R after his name that she would be leading the charge and staging massive demonstrations? The only difference is, is the republicans would not be circling the wagons for such a breach.
LOL...that will slow her down!
I see you have added some more stuff....thanks.
Sure Nancy, maybe congress can spend more time on steroids use in sports? Sports, sports, sports...yeah all that is valuable use of the American peoples dime/business.
They have NONE and should be politically eradicated using every means possible.
The question is, "What would 0bama have to do to get impeached?"
Nanacy Pelosi may have a feeble mind, but she holds to a very high standard of consistency.
We are interested in Benghazi for one very important reason, to actually do something to AVERT any future “Benghazi” incidents.
Because with the Current Regime in the White Hut, this or a similar situation shall continue to happen again and again.
The Won has either A) blundered repeatedly in his conduct in office, or B) acted with malicious aforethought to bring great shame and grief upon the full faith and trust of the United States of America as a nation. After only days earlier pronouncing the al-Qaeda organization as “organizationally defunct”, the hit on the State Department post in Benghazi was made - by the supposedly defeated al-Qaeda organization. The Current Occupant boasted, spiked the ball, and danced on the demise of Osama bin Laden, which probably had no little bit to do with the revenge strike on the facility, and the subsequent deaths of four Americans, plus untold damage to US prestige in the world.
In a surprisingly prescient slip of the tongue, the late Ted Kennedy drunkenly made the juxaposition between “Osama Obama”. How fitting.
I heard a liberal say the other day that he can not figure out why the Republicans keep asking the same questions. My answer to him was because the answers keep changing...I have no idea why it is so hard to understand that lies were told from the beginning and different lies are being told now.