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GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond ( Good!)
yahoo.com ^ | Sat, May 11, 2013 | CHARLES BABINGTON | Associated Press

Posted on 05/18/2013 5:23:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Military Response Questioned in Benghazi Attack

The latest Congressional hearing on the attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya focused on whether the U.S. military could have responded more quickly to end the assault. (May 8)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments and ads designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut the Democrats' early favorite for president in 2016.

Strategists in both parties disagree on the issue's power to influence elections next year and beyond. But after eight months of trying, Democrats are still struggling to move past the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi last Sept. 11 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Democrats insist that an independent inquiry, the dismissal of several State Department officials, and nine congressional hearings leave little new to say on the matter. But Friday turned up the sort of nuggets that feed conservative activists' belief that a major scandal may be at hand.

Newly revealed communications show that senior State Department officials pressed for changes in the talking points that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used a few days after the Benghazi attacks. These senior officials expressed concerns that Congress might criticize the Obama administration for ignoring warnings of a growing threat in Libya.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; election2014; impeachnow; irs; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; navyseals; obamaspeople; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; terrorism; threatmatrix; waronterror

1 posted on 05/18/2013 5:23:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Three points to winning elections:

(1) Register voters who are compatible with your philosophies

(2) Advertise why your candidates are great.

(3) Advertise why the other party's candidates are trashy no goods who murder people for their tennis shoes etc

Candidates who tell you the other guys are "OK" should be dropped from the ticket instantly lest they take your whole party down to defeat.

2 posted on 05/18/2013 5:26:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

AP willing to defend this administration to the bitter end just as they defended the forged Bush National Guard memos and the Clinton “did not have sex with those women” meme.


3 posted on 05/18/2013 5:27:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ready to push into 2014 and beyond...politics.

With Benghazi I don’t care if it helps or hurts Republicans. I just want the truth. If a party can be punished an ruined for truth, it just makes clear—this country is lost. It’s over and it is time to make the next decision. Bring on the truth and facts!


4 posted on 05/18/2013 5:36:14 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: a fool in paradise

I can’t wait for the pic of the House democRats gathering behind alike they did the day Clinton got whacked.. remember how they marched in unity from the Hill to the WH?

deja vu or what?


5 posted on 05/18/2013 5:39:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Oh for G-d's sake!!! I give not one good damn about the politics surrounding this issue. My concern is the cold-bloodedness with which the entire string of events ensued. The people who engineered this are treasonous criminals and murderers who should be hung, posthumously indicted, and convicted by a jury of their dead voters...TWICE.

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


6 posted on 05/18/2013 5:39:21 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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oh wait, am I daydreaming again? dang. :-}


7 posted on 05/18/2013 5:40:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Kabuki theater ... the republicants will fold like cheap suits when the press is slapped back in line by the globvalists masters.


8 posted on 05/18/2013 5:41:51 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MestaMachine

Don’t hold back, let that stuff OUT.

Glad to see you feeling so well.
tet.


9 posted on 05/18/2013 5:42:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MestaMachine
Oh for G-d's sake!!! I give not one good damn about the politics surrounding this issue. My concern is the cold-bloodedness with which the entire string of events ensued. The people who engineered this are treasonous criminals and murderers who should be hung, posthumously indicted, and convicted by a jury of their dead voters...TWICE.

That is very well Said Mesta.

Principles above Politics!


10 posted on 05/18/2013 5:42:51 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: MestaMachine

Hear, hear!!

I don’t think it can be said any better than that.


11 posted on 05/18/2013 5:50:51 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: tet68

I don’t feel so well, but I get so angty. This is not about politics. It’s about American blood and treasure that no one seems to give a damn about.
How much American blood is too much? How many betrayals by our own government will we stand by for and do nothing?
How many flag draped, closed coffins must we count before we say not one more? Not ONE. Not for these barbarian murderers and not for comfortable and greedy, damnable politicians who sit in their taxpayer funded, interior decorated offices accepting bribes and kickbacks while our men and women get their arms and legs blown off defending their right to order their deaths?


12 posted on 05/18/2013 6:05:36 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine
Bump! I do not care about the politics. I want to know:
13 posted on 05/18/2013 6:08:54 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond....”

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And what is that supposed to mean? The GOP turning tough?

Bwaaahaha.


14 posted on 05/18/2013 6:16:43 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: MestaMachine; Irenic

Exactly. And the interesting thing is that by going after the truth, and punishing those responsible it will be also the best thing politically. But the politics should NOT be the goal at all. Let the chips fall where and when they may.


15 posted on 05/18/2013 6:39:13 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MHGinTN

Could be ‘long game’, win back the Senate, hold joint investigation, expose gun-running to terrorists from Libya to Syria, Impeach.


16 posted on 05/18/2013 9:43:34 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Good insight ... if the republicants can even just barely take over the Senate, if impeachment reaaches them the momentum would be so great that even democrips would vote for removal too. This is not ‘just about sex’. This is about neglectful treachery!


17 posted on 05/18/2013 10:29:37 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MestaMachine

I agree completely. The position of this Administration is summed up well by the Socialist Elijah Cummings—”death is part of life.” My experience is I have never met a Communist /nor a Muslim for that matter who cared about the lives of others-they have sold their soul to the devil for their cause.


18 posted on 05/19/2013 4:21:51 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: MestaMachine

I totally agree - forget the politics. Seek the truth and dispense justice instead.

Let heads role based on actions, not party labels.


19 posted on 05/19/2013 5:05:49 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple
It's been apparent for many, many years, but never more so than under Obama: many political figures have nothing but contempt for the truth. They want to win the argument. They will say anything, do anything. They need to triumph over their opponents 100% of the time, no matter what the truth may be.

A society of laws ceases to exist when people like that get into power.

20 posted on 05/19/2013 5:12:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: 353FMG

Sounds more like they plan on kicking the can down the curb.


21 posted on 05/19/2013 9:24:44 AM PDT by Necrovore (Lu"gen offenbahren Kontrolle)
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To: Necrovore

The issue isn’t going away until ALL the manpads are recovered.

I’m surprised the Aviation industry hasn’t taken zero out, considering the risk they now face thanks to him.


22 posted on 05/19/2013 9:52:40 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: upchuck

Repeat:

WHO ORDERED THE STAND DOWN?

That’s the guy who should be hanged for treason!


23 posted on 05/19/2013 12:11:37 PM PDT by miserare
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To: MestaMachine
Dittos Mesta!
24 posted on 05/20/2013 7:02:38 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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