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Louie Gohmert Fumes: If Not For John McCain ‘Benghazi Would Not Have Happened’
Mediaite ^ | 05/31/13 | Evan McMurry

Posted on 06/02/2013 7:54:22 AM PDT by DFG

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has unearthed a new culprit in the Benghazi saga: fellow Republican John McCain.

Conservative radio host Frank Gaffney asked Gohmert to comment on McCain’s “hobnobbing with jihadists” during his recent trip to Syria. Gohmert brought up a similar trip of McCain’s to Libya, where he feels McCain’s policy to depose Muammar Gaddafi unleashed the Muslim extremist forces that later attacked the American Consulate in Benghazi.

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1 posted on 06/02/2013 7:54:22 AM PDT by DFG
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To: chris37

Gohmert ping


2 posted on 06/02/2013 7:57:05 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: DFG

3 posted on 06/02/2013 7:57:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: DFG

Well, all right! NOW, maybe what’s left of The Vichy Media will report on Ben Ghazi.


4 posted on 06/02/2013 7:58:10 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: DFG

John McCain was lead cheerleader for getting involved in that mess in the first place.

Now he’s moved on to playing pleasure girl for the islamderthals in Syria.


5 posted on 06/02/2013 7:59:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DFG
That's a real good point. It was McCain and his then Senate lapdog-buddy Lieberman who really pushed for protecting those poor, abused freedom fighters (sarcasm) whom Quadaffi was defeating.

If other US citizens met with known terroists, wouldn't they be droned? Or does the US now have good terrorists and bad terrorists? I can't figure out why this sneaking into Syria and meeting with terrorists wasn't treason. If the feds won't do anything, I really wish AZ would do a recall.

6 posted on 06/02/2013 8:01:29 AM PDT by grania
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To: txhurl
I say give him Issa's job and depose Boehner with Trey Gowdy.

Louis Buller "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. (born August 18, 1953) is an American politician and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's First Congressional District.

...He was then accepted into Texas A&M University, receiving his B.A. in history in 1975.[5] Gohmert received an Army scholarship while at Texas A&M, where he was a brigade commander of the Corps of Cadets and class president.[6]

He later received his Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas in 1977 where he also served as class president.[7] Gohmert served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, at Fort Benning, Georgia, from 1978 to 1982.[8] The majority of his U.S. Army legal service was as a defense attorney.

Gohmert was elected as a state district judge for Texas's 7th Judicial District, serving Smith County (Tyler, Texas) from 1992 to 2002; being reelected to a total of three terms.[9]

Gohmert first saw national recognition for a 1996 probation requirement where he ordered an H.I.V. positive man, who was convicted on motor vehicle theft charges, to seek the written consent from all future sexual partners on a court provided form notifying them of H.I.V. status;[10] angering AIDS and Gay rights activists, as well as civil libertarians.[11]

Gohmert was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to fill a vacancy as Chief Justice on Texas's 12th Court of Appeals, where he served a six month term from 2002 to 2003.[12]

7 posted on 06/02/2013 8:03:56 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: DFG

I agree. McCain’s total lack of judgment has had real world results, and they will not be the only results.

Arizona, your senator is a menace.


8 posted on 06/02/2013 8:04:23 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: DFG

Could it be that the Puppet aka John McCain is doing the bidding of those who do not have America’s best interests at heart??? That along with the PINO and his minions overtly working for the Muslim Brotherhood/Saudi Arabia. Domestically, the destruction continues unabated.

Gohmert and the few remaining outspoken Patriots in Congress better start connecting the obvious dots in more bold language. We don’t have time to dance the slow dance any more.


9 posted on 06/02/2013 8:04:34 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: chris37

Flake sucks, too.


10 posted on 06/02/2013 8:04:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DFG

Louie Louie! Ohh Baby! We gotta go!

This guy is a real firebrand LOL

His heart is in the right place, but I think he needs to temper it a bit.

Any how, You go Louie!


11 posted on 06/02/2013 8:05:01 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DFG

These may be well-meaning comments by Representative Louie Gohmert (R), but they’re terribly misguided.

Yes, Senator John McCain did advocate for terrible policy in Libya. That still does not mean he was responsible for the events that took place resulting in the death of our Ambassador and other diplomats and security agents at our embassy in Benghazi.

Any talk of this helps disburse the responsibility from the two people who were directly responsibly, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

McCain was an absolute ass to advocate for taking military action in Libya. He was not a part of the decision making process that resulted in four dead Americans.

Confusing the two is actually a distraction that helps Obama and Clinton. It’s a big mistake to do that.


12 posted on 06/02/2013 8:05:04 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Texas Eagle

Well Hell Ya! If we can blame it on a Republican they will pipe up.


13 posted on 06/02/2013 8:06:18 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: grania
I can't figure out why this sneaking into Syria and meeting with terrorists wasn't treason.

On Memorial day no less.
14 posted on 06/02/2013 8:06:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: txhurl

Gohmert and Gowdy ! Those two actually give me some hope.


15 posted on 06/02/2013 8:07:09 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: DFG
I hope the full truth of McCain, out of his closets and in all his glory, is brought into the bright lights for all to see.
16 posted on 06/02/2013 8:07:24 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: chris37

Obama owns this.
Not McCain.
Hillary Owns this.
Not McCain.


17 posted on 06/02/2013 8:07:41 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thank You!
I agree Whole Heartedly!
And I Like Mr Ghomert.

But I say “Take a deep breath Hoss”


18 posted on 06/02/2013 8:09:59 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

True, but McCain and Graham, in usual collaborative fashion with the left, co-signed the note.


19 posted on 06/02/2013 8:10:46 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Sioux-san
Could it be that the Puppet aka John McCain is doing the bidding of those who do not have America’s best interests at heart???

Ya mean....Oh, I don't know.... like Barak Obama?

20 posted on 06/02/2013 8:11:10 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: DFG

Regardless of what mccain did or didn’t do,,,he was NOT the one who let four Americans be murdered in Benghazi by doing nothing, he didn’t lie and then cover it up.


21 posted on 06/02/2013 8:12:16 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: TADSLOS

I understand.
We don’t like them, but lets give the Devil his due.
Obama owns this.
Heck I would give Hillary less culpability than Obama.
He hamstring her. She had no effective power.

This is all Obama’s


22 posted on 06/02/2013 8:14:17 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: TADSLOS

Being an egocentric fool does not make one culpable.


24 posted on 06/02/2013 8:15:17 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Roccus

McCain is allegedly supposed to be on America’s side. Barry Soetoro has been an avowed America hater since he was a wee lad.


25 posted on 06/02/2013 8:16:49 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: rockabyebaby
They are not extremists McCain referring to the al Qaeda extremists he met with in Syria.

So yeah, he lies.

26 posted on 06/02/2013 8:18:49 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: TADSLOS

If McCain, Graham and the usual suspects had been doing their jobs and actually opposed involving us in the mess in the first place it wouldn’t have happened. And now they’re doing it again.

McQueeg chose to stand with Obama, let him go down with him. Besides, you can’t drain half a swamp.


27 posted on 06/02/2013 8:19:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlYZ2s_95gs

Obama! You Own this! Step up ya Little Pussy!


28 posted on 06/02/2013 8:19:43 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: JoeProBono

Hildebeast has been laying low.. Not even a peep. She is expecting the story to be dead by the time 2016 rolls around..


29 posted on 06/02/2013 8:20:44 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: DoughtyOne
It’s a big mistake to do that.

Exactly.

30 posted on 06/02/2013 8:24:58 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: cripplecreek

The problem here is that Ghomert is attacking his party for the sins of Obama.

Yeah, McCain is a duplicitous buttstain, but he is our buttstain.
Obama is the one that **** the bed.


31 posted on 06/02/2013 8:25:13 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Sioux-san

I’ve been encouraging people to invite him to “Come out” as a democrat and be done with it.

His twitter page for those who would like to offer him a little encouragement.

https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain


32 posted on 06/02/2013 8:26:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mylife

Thank you MyLife.


33 posted on 06/02/2013 8:26:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: rockrr

Thank you Rockrr.


34 posted on 06/02/2013 8:26:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: DFG

bflr


35 posted on 06/02/2013 8:27:01 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thank you!
It is easy to become distracted when there is so much chaff in the air.


36 posted on 06/02/2013 8:28:06 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

If you can’t stand for what’s right in the GOP, you may as well stop pretending that right and wrong matters to you.

All you’re suggesting is doing some Nancy Pelosi style swamp draining.


37 posted on 06/02/2013 8:31:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mylife

WTF? Mr. ‘You have absolutely nothing to fear from an Obama Presidency’ buttstain?

He may be YOUR buttstain, but he’s first on my needs-to-go RINO.


38 posted on 06/02/2013 8:31:35 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Sioux-san
McCain is allegedly supposed to be on America’s side.

Haven't seen much evidence of that in a looooooong time.

39 posted on 06/02/2013 8:32:44 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: grania

McStain, Lieberman and Graham, the axis of idiots. One gone and two to go.


40 posted on 06/02/2013 8:33:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mylife

Have to disagree. When one crosses the aisle, one gets tainted from the other side.

john McCain is tainted from head to toe, inside and out, and yes the others you mentioned are guilty too. Goes without even saying.


41 posted on 06/02/2013 8:33:39 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yep.


42 posted on 06/02/2013 8:34:12 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: cripplecreek

I am suggesting you keep your eye on the target.


43 posted on 06/02/2013 8:34:44 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DoughtyOne
“Yes, Senator John McCain did advocate for terrible policy in Libya. That still does not mean he was responsible for the events that took place resulting in the death of our Ambassador and other diplomats and security agents at our embassy in Benghazi.”

McCain was a cheerleader for removing Quedaffy. If Quedaffy was there it wouldn't have happened.

Bush scared the crap out of Quedaffy when Saddam was hung and he gave up any notion of messing with America.

Obastard effed up Libya and McCain and Linseed gave him the cover to do it.

44 posted on 06/02/2013 8:35:57 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Roccus

So, are you saying that I needed to use the sarcasm sign to make my initial point about McCain? Otherwise, I don’t understand your point.


45 posted on 06/02/2013 8:36:24 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: mylife
Being an egocentric fool does not make one culpable.

It does when you work hand in hand with the one providing the guidance and you travel on his behalf in an official capacity under the guise of a senate foreign relations committee member using government transportation and funds.

The culpability is there, but the underlying intent differs.

I get your point about keeping the focus on Obama and Hillary. They need to be tried and convicted in a court of law. Hence, the angst over Ghomert's statement as a distraction against that effort, however true. McCain and Graham need to be tried and convicted as leftist collaborators at the ballot box, but I'm not holding my breath for either the legal or the political convictions to occur. Afterall, this is the republican party we're talking about.

46 posted on 06/02/2013 8:36:39 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: txhurl

Let’s stay focused.

McCAin may have had a minor role here, but Obama OWNS THIS.


47 posted on 06/02/2013 8:36:49 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I’ve got two eyes.


48 posted on 06/02/2013 8:37:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chris37

I think you are ascribing far to much power to McCain and you give Obama a pass in doing so.


49 posted on 06/02/2013 8:38:23 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: cripplecreek

Amen.


50 posted on 06/02/2013 8:38:52 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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