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.