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Pelosi: My, these Republicans certainly are obsessed with Benghazi
Hot Air ^ | 5:31 pm on May 11, 2013 | Erika Johnsen

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 doesn’t look like it’s 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: ‘Let’s talk about Benghazi forever, so we don’t 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 isn’t true,” Pelosi said. “So we have to make sure the public record is clear.”

‘What would be the purpose of that?’ Oh, I don’t 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 we’re at an economic-growth impasse, with Democrats demanding more stimulus measures and higher taxes and Republicans looking for regulatory rollback and tax reform, why don’t 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 isn’t true”?  After this week’s 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 they’re 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 ain’t the Republicans.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; california; democratslutmachine; humaabedin; libya; nancypelosi; prlost; slutmachinee; waronterror
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1 posted on 05/12/2013 11:25:21 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nan, if you were as obsessed with reading the healthcare bill, we’d all be a little shocked.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 11:28:09 AM PDT by nesnah
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There is no more important issue, Mrs. Poopsi.


3 posted on 05/12/2013 11:28:51 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This from someone who is obsessed with “gay marriage”, gun confiscation and helping foreign invaders bring down America. Hey Nancy. ST*U!!!


4 posted on 05/12/2013 11:30:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; Grampa Dave; ...
Gawd,....what an Astute woman....NOT!

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"

Awesome!

5 posted on 05/12/2013 11:30:32 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Her argument is as feeble as her mind.


6 posted on 05/12/2013 11:31:28 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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!


7 posted on 05/12/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


8 posted on 05/12/2013 11:32:40 AM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: mardi59

Pelosi didn’t have a problem with exploiting the hundred of fake but accurate investigations during W’s eight years.


9 posted on 05/12/2013 11:33:33 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: mardi59

I am trying to find one of your points to disagree with....nope....can’t find one.!


10 posted on 05/12/2013 11:33:34 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Another gallows nominee.


11 posted on 05/12/2013 11:34:07 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"....what the American people want us to talk about,’”

Ok Nancy, we want to start talking about impeachment.

12 posted on 05/12/2013 11:34:33 AM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
— Then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jan. 23, 2013:

“I wasn’t involved in the talking points process.... As I understand it, as I’ve 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!"


13 posted on 05/12/2013 11:34:50 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
THIS WOMAN IS RUNNING YOUR COUNTRY

Have a nice day.
14 posted on 05/12/2013 11:35:24 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pelosi’s congress: A parliament of whores.


15 posted on 05/12/2013 11:36:39 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


16 posted on 05/12/2013 11:37:08 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Grampa Dave

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.


17 posted on 05/12/2013 11:38:18 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


18 posted on 05/12/2013 11:38:26 AM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: tomkat

Not enough lamp posts.


19 posted on 05/12/2013 11:38:39 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
SEPARATED AT BIRTH


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20 posted on 05/12/2013 11:38:50 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


21 posted on 05/12/2013 11:39:20 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach


22 posted on 05/12/2013 11:41:08 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: piasa
Trees will do nicely

Maple, it's what's for lynch

23 posted on 05/12/2013 11:43:01 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I smell liberal fear.


24 posted on 05/12/2013 11:43:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Pelosi: My, these Republicans certainly are obsessed with Benghazi

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.

25 posted on 05/12/2013 11:43:50 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“The obsession that some of my Republican colleagues have in the House doesn’t look like it’s 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.


26 posted on 05/12/2013 11:44:42 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
It only involves malfeasance and misfeasance, murder and treason.

Move on.

27 posted on 05/12/2013 11:45:52 AM PDT by evad (Deception & Lying. It's what they do.. It's ALL they do... And they won't stop.. EVER!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hey Hillary, “What did YOU know and when did YOU know it”.


28 posted on 05/12/2013 11:46:36 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I nominate: Chelsea Clinton for Ambassador to Libya.

What difference does it make? ~~ Hillary Clinton


29 posted on 05/12/2013 11:46:45 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Grampa Dave

Excellent post. Keep it for rebroadcast in 2016...and 2015...and 2014...and often in 2013.


30 posted on 05/12/2013 11:47:51 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: onyx
SEPARATED AT BIRTH

But NOT very far.

31 posted on 05/12/2013 11:49:37 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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?


32 posted on 05/12/2013 11:49:48 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Nancy is a hateful woman. End of story.
33 posted on 05/12/2013 11:49:54 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

1973 to Nancy Pelosi: That’s exactly what Republican Congresscritters said about the Democrats and Watergate. Sometimes an obsession is a good thing.


34 posted on 05/12/2013 11:50:46 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Spok

She does have a feeble mind, doesn’t she?


35 posted on 05/12/2013 11:54:11 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Sounds like the old west coast witch is running out of gas for her broom if that's the best she's got.
36 posted on 05/12/2013 11:55:45 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Well, it would not be demanding so much attention if the White House would not stonewall Congress and the people. Any time an official is thought to be hiding information on something, it causes the curious to focus on the issue until the facts come out.
37 posted on 05/12/2013 11:57:38 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: The Cajun

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....


38 posted on 05/12/2013 11:59:42 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: GoldenPup

LOL.
Right!


39 posted on 05/12/2013 12:00:56 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: mountn man

Nice!


40 posted on 05/12/2013 12:03:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


41 posted on 05/12/2013 12:04:15 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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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.


42 posted on 05/12/2013 12:05:56 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Bullish

LOL...that will slow her down!


43 posted on 05/12/2013 12:07:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Grampa Dave

I see you have added some more stuff....thanks.


44 posted on 05/12/2013 12:10:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


45 posted on 05/12/2013 12:10:54 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
As long as Republicans continue to pretend that their competition has a single iota of honesty and integrity they will continue to lose ground.

They have NONE and should be politically eradicated using every means possible.

46 posted on 05/12/2013 12:13:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I agree that Benghazi shouldn't soak up all of Congress' attention.. Congress needs to also deeply investigate the IRS's unconstitutional assault on conservative groups, including Tea Party and pro-Israel groups.

The question is, "What would 0bama have to do to get impeached?"

47 posted on 05/12/2013 12:13:22 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: driftless2

I agree!


48 posted on 05/12/2013 12:14:43 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: freekitty

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.

Mission accomplished.

In a surprisingly prescient slip of the tongue, the late Ted Kennedy drunkenly made the juxaposition between “Osama Obama”. How fitting.


49 posted on 05/12/2013 12:16:52 PM PDT by alloysteel (If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


50 posted on 05/12/2013 12:17:52 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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