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Republicans seek blame on Benghazi rather than solutions
Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2013 | Jackson Diehl

Posted on 05/13/2013 8:31:17 AM PDT by Seizethecarp

Remember the scandal of “the 16 words”? If you do, you’ve probably been inside the Beltway too long, literally or figuratively.

Most of what Wilson said was later proved to be grossly exaggerated, or simply false. But that didn’t stop Democrats and partisan media from devoting years to conspiracy-spinning and attempts to pin political and criminal responsibility on Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney or Karl Rove.

A decade later, we have the right’s answer to Joe Wilson: Benghazi.

The common thread here is not just the climate of intense partisanship in which media and politicians from the left dismiss what the right insists is a scandal of historic proportions — or vice-versa. It is the diversion of what should be serious, bipartisan discussion about government failings.

To be fair, the House Republican investigation of Benghazi also addresses the more substantive issues of the State Department’s failure to adequately secure its Benghazi facilities and Obama’s lack of “a credible national security posture in the region.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; georgewbush; navyseals; obama; plamegate; threatmatrix
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Displaying breathtaking verbal gymnastics, WaPo editor Deihl spins to create an analogy of political misdirection of public attention between what Democrats did to push the false Wilson/Plame claims to what the GOP is doing to push Benghazi claims. Except that the Democrats were pushing false claims about Bush's true 16 words while the GOP is pushing TRUE claims about the false words used by the Obama Administration to cover-up the true nature of the 9/11 anniversary al-Qaeda-linked attack. Yes, both efforts divert attention from larger foreign policy issues, but no mention of Scooter Libby as "collateral damage" resulting from pointless Plamegate political prosecution.
1 posted on 05/13/2013 8:31:17 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

After all this time what difference can it possibly make?


2 posted on 05/13/2013 8:32:08 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Interesting. In this case, finding where to assess blame will also correct the situation when appropriate Constitutional remedies are applied.

How telling that the ComPost believes they are mutually exclusive.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 8:32:25 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Blow it out your smelly Obama, WaPo.

No one believes your first-grade public school bull-Obama anymore.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 8:32:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Seizethecarp

Maybe the WaPo can remind us how many people died during Watergate.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 8:33:20 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Seizethecarp

We ALL know the solution. But how do we accomplish it when the rats are so experienced at stealing elections?


6 posted on 05/13/2013 8:33:25 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Seizethecarp

Clinton, (Bill), laid the ground work for this type of thing. Misdirection, conflicting, confusing accounts, serve to confuse and exhaust the public’s attention.

It works.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 8:35:05 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Here’s a solution - impeach the s.o.b.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Seizethecarp

Solutions?

Obama was re-elected on a completely false pretense, that he won the WOT and it was over..remaining Muslims loved us..the rest dead or locked up... and Libya welcomed us as liberators.

There is NO solution to that BUT blame.

Did WashPost worry about blaming exactly eight years ago in 2005?
(rhetorical question.)


9 posted on 05/13/2013 8:35:41 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Blaming Busg was so righteous for the newbie Preezy, now assigning blame is passe...


10 posted on 05/13/2013 8:35:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Seizethecarp
"Republicans seek blame on Benghazi rather than solutions"

Well Jack, the solution is to remove the people that caused the problem. See how nicely blame works?

11 posted on 05/13/2013 8:35:58 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Seizethecarp

The solution is Impeachment for Obama and a through discrediting for Hillary.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 8:36:14 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: Seizethecarp

There can be no solution without finding out what happened and who caused it.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 8:36:48 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Bingo. Thanks.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 8:37:50 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Seizethecarp

What solutions are available to republicans so long as the Obama democrats control the state and defense departments? All republicans can do is point out the crimes and demand prosecution.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Seizethecarp

Blame is good!

Fault is better!


16 posted on 05/13/2013 8:39:11 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Seizethecarp

Hey, buddy boy Compost Cr*pper, before you can pass sentence, first you have to figure out who’s guilty.

Elementary justice and rational thought.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 8:39:17 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Logical me

Absolutely.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 8:40:31 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Seizethecarp

The solution is to be developed from universal recognition of the problem.

The solution is to destroy the credibility of the DNC propaganda machine known as the Main Stream Media and to destroy the existing Regime and kick them out of power.

The MSM will be recognized as not only a major part of the problem but as American enemies with no present equal.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 8:41:31 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Seizethecarp
That's funny.

WaPo only seeks blame most of the time... when it's blaming the bitter bible/gun clingers.

20 posted on 05/13/2013 8:42:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Seizethecarp

“Republicans seek blame on Benghazi rather than solutions”

And by writing this, the author has in effect blamed Republicans. Neat little trick isn’t it?


21 posted on 05/13/2013 8:43:10 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Seizethecarp
Most of what Wilson said was later proved to be grossly exaggerated, or simply false.

And the press made no effort to expose his lies at the time because they wanted to do damage to the Bush Admin. Now that the election's over the author cam admit it but where was the reporter back then?

22 posted on 05/13/2013 8:44:19 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

” In this case, finding where to assess blame will also correct the situation when appropriate Constitutional remedies are applied.”

______________________________________________

Exactly what I was thinking. How can you come up with solutions when you don’t know what went wrong?


23 posted on 05/13/2013 8:44:36 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (R.I.P., James Helmuth, my nephew who just passed away at ten years old, from cancer, on March 23.)
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To: Seizethecarp
What IS the solution when your government has/is lying to you? Impeachment.....or....
24 posted on 05/13/2013 8:45:49 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Seizethecarp

No. The SOLUTION is OBVIOUS - IMPEACH the Kenyan Kenysian and change the administration - PROBLEM SOLVED.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 8:47:17 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: Seizethecarp; All

The sorry, same old PC crap of “everybody is a victim, so let us make sure that this crime never happens again” is pervasive in the Zombie Obamanation Administration and the Liberal Agenda Media.

Unfortunately, the standard RINO mantra is as follows: “The relevant oversight committees in the House and the Senate need to flush out the truth of the various matters that catch public attention, and to recommend legislative reforms to bring this outlaw Obama Administration to heel.”

These are hardened criminals! They will NEVER be “brought to heel!”

Passing a new “Law” is meaningless to hardened criminals in Government!

The Obamanation Administration is filled with hardened criminals who have have NO respect for the US Constitution or ANY of the laws derived from it.

Hard jail time is the ONLY punishment that will be an effective partial solution to partially protecting us from future crimes committed by those “dedicated public servants” who are paid by taxpayers to govern us.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 8:50:54 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Are Republicans seeking blame or are Republicans seeking the truth that Democrats are trying to obfuscate?


27 posted on 05/13/2013 8:51:26 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Seizethecarp

hmmm- karma- democrats sought blame on Valerie jarret, on Swenator stevens, on kastrina, on on on on on opn on etc- Typical bullies- they attack the republicans mercileslly, but when republicans fight back, the dems whine like little sissies about beign picked on-

As Dick morris said “This is the whiniest administration i’ve ever encoutnered’


28 posted on 05/13/2013 8:52:07 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Seizethecarp

The Wash Compost is one of the most complicit MSM organizations in the cover up of Benghazi. There has been almost no reporting on it.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 8:52:14 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Seizethecarp

The solution is to replace a corrupt and irresponsible president. And unfortunatly, the person we chose to nominate to battle the corrupt and irresponsible president cowered in a corner for a month when he was criticized for criticizing the president.

So the solution is to not nominate such a man again. Twice in eight years is enough.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 8:52:48 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Seizethecarp

The only possible “solution” would be resurrecting four dead men and returning them to their loved ones.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 8:53:10 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Seizethecarp
Republicans seek blame on Benghazi rather than solutions

No, they seek the SOLUTION by removing the one who was to BLAME.

Apparently that is too deep for pea brain's understanding.

32 posted on 05/13/2013 8:53:18 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Join AAAA : Americans Against Acronym Abuse)
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To: Seizethecarp

Getting Obama (piss be upon him) and his entire posse out of office IS a solution.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 8:53:42 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Seizethecarp

and, I’ll bet the author would be goign balisitic if a repuiblican said about hte sandy hook deaths “Well, ya know, death is just a part of life’ and ‘The left are just seekign blame in the shooting rather than real solutions


34 posted on 05/13/2013 8:54:11 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Seizethecarp
Assigning blame is the first step towards solution. Aren't the liberals always whining about "sending a message"?
35 posted on 05/13/2013 8:54:14 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Seizethecarp

“Accountability”.

No longer in the lexicon because light-reflectivity (see 0bama, Holder), plumbing (Hillary, her minionettes) and Communism (the whole lot of them,) trump American interests and the law.


36 posted on 05/13/2013 8:54:39 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: Seizethecarp

You can’t stop the President from giving orders.

There’s no way to fix this.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 8:56:30 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Seizethecarp

“Blame” is equal to “Solution”

1. Find the people who broke trust and Blame them -
2. Excuse them from public trust - that’s the Solution.

Any questions?


38 posted on 05/13/2013 8:56:32 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Bullcrap. The solution is to act like you know what you are doing, what your job entails, your responsibilities and the resources available to you to earn your six figure salary that we pay you. And then, should you screw up, get in front of it instead of lying like a 4th grader.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 8:59:32 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Washington Post seeks to cover for administration...........that was easy.


40 posted on 05/13/2013 9:00:36 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Seizethecarp

So what if they are? Where is it written that Democrats may engage in witch hunts to destroy their political enemies but Republicans cannot?
What goes around comes around. After what the Dems. did to Bush, does any sane person expect us to just laugh this off?
There is blood in the water, lots of it and we have the opportunity to destroy or severely damage not one, but two very dangerous politicians before another election. The Republicans would be fools to play nice now.


41 posted on 05/13/2013 9:03:10 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Seizethecarp

We have a responsibility to support and protect those that are employed in oversea or foreign positions, to attempt to trivialize this whole tragic attack/murder( in truth) ... causing the death of several Americans. It is shameful and those responsible deserve to be removed and censored. None of this transfer of guilt onto others.

God help us, Forgive our sins, and lead us to restoring our values and faith, returning to Thee and Thy Word, in Jesus name, amen.


42 posted on 05/13/2013 9:04:29 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: IbJensen
I'm not exactly sure how one could offer solutions over a classified gun running to Jihadis’ efforts to overthrow and destabilize the middle east carried out by the Muslim brotherhood via an American president who is convinced the executive branch is equalled by no other.
43 posted on 05/13/2013 9:06:11 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Wiser now

I’m sure the old dog Republicans are just waiting for just a little more pressure from the MSM so as they can find a good reason to fold like a cheap suit.


44 posted on 05/13/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Seizethecarp

I think Obama is President-in-Name-Only. He never takes responsibility for what he (or his appointed group President) does.


45 posted on 05/13/2013 9:13:17 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Seizethecarp
I love the WaPo Protect Obama/Clinton shuck and jive.

The only way to solve the “problems of Benghazi” is find out which group of incompetentnt and unethical people are responsible for malfeasance and remove them from authority positions where they can continue to do further damage.

This fundamentally requires placing of blame on the people responsible.

Unfortunately, the blame resides at the highest levels of government , and the WaPo wants to protect those people who include people with last names like Obama and Clinton

46 posted on 05/13/2013 9:17:58 AM PDT by rdcbn (S)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; ForAmerica; kristinn; All

” - - - There’s no way to fix this. - - - “

But, but, Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama just now said at his presser that concerning the IRS Punitive Taxing Scandal, and the Benghazi Massacre Cover Up Scandal, that he would do the following:

” - - - fix the system and make sure that it never happens again. - - - “

Why, this punishment bypass could be used for all crimes!

No more jail time for bank robbers, gang and terrorist shooters and bombers, violations of the US Constitution, etc, etc!

Just make sure to FIX THE SYSTEM BY PASSING LAWS SO NOBODY GETS PUNISHED, AND THUS THE CRIME WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!

This will truly be a Political Sideshow Cornerstone for The Obamanation!

________

Puzzle for the day: If Zipper Boy Clinton claims that it all depends on what ones definition of “is” is, then can our sorry RINOs document that Benghazi Massacre Mastermind B. Hussein Obama assertion that there is no “there” there ?


47 posted on 05/13/2013 9:24:51 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Seizethecarp
Would someone in this regime tell me why they left those four heroes twisting in the wind to die?

Would someone in this regime tell me why Stevens was in Benghazi in the first place?

Unfortunately, I know the answers. And imho, those answers would show this regime committed treason.

5.56mm

48 posted on 05/13/2013 9:29:46 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Seizethecarp

Blame? It’s about JUSTICE for Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods!


49 posted on 05/13/2013 9:33:21 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: IbJensen
After all this time what difference can it possibly make?

What the Left is trying to prevent is the idea that "blame" leads to dismissal.

Why would anyone in their right mind keep a person in charge whose actions led to such disastrous results? The answer is they wouldn't, which is why the Left is trying to shame Republicans into staying away from the idea.

And they feel pretty confident in their ability to use shame as a weapon against Republicans.

-PJ

50 posted on 05/13/2013 9:50:55 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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