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The Mystery of Missing Congressman Stockman Keeps Getting Weirder
The Wire ^ | Jan 23, 2014 6:13PM ET | Philip Bump

Posted on 02/01/2014 7:31:44 AM PST by Texas Fossil

Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas is missing. He hasn't been seen in public since January 14. Reports that he traveled to Egypt couldn't be confirmed by another congressman on the trip — or by Stockman's own office, where the person who answered the phone simply said, "That's the first that I've heard of that."

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TOPICS: Egypt; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; missing; rohrbacher; stockman
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Short excerpt from a long article about Rep. Stockman and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher being on a foreign fact finding trip.

Some rumors that Stockman was also in Russia, possibly talked with Putin.

After the "State of the Union Speech" he is reported to have said he is going to bring Impeachment proceedings.

It this just weird or is this how bad things really are?

1 posted on 02/01/2014 7:31:44 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil; Admin Moderator
Complete crap!


2 posted on 02/01/2014 7:33:48 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Texas Fossil
Don't drink the media Kool-aid.

Stockman was at press conferences every day he was on the congressional trip. The media hates you and is lying.

/johnny

3 posted on 02/01/2014 7:34:50 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Texas Fossil

Let’s hope he isn’t hiking in the Appalachians...


4 posted on 02/01/2014 7:35:04 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Well, my question is “was he ‘disappeared’ by the GOPe, or by Obama?”


5 posted on 02/01/2014 7:35:57 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: jiggyboy

OK, if I accept your judgement, did Stockman go to Egypt?

I know the baggage that Stockman carries, but I am convinced exposure of Obama must be done. Hence my interest in this type of article.

When Bachmann, King and Gohmert went to Egypt, it was to gather information from the unfiltered source. Unfiltered by the liars at the State Department.

Since you invoked the Admin tag, you obviously think the source (which I do not have experience with) is invalid.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 7:39:12 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil; All

Sounds like Cornyn is really in trouble...they are still running articles about Stockman...”missing”


7 posted on 02/01/2014 7:40:36 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well, I respect your perspective.

But my point in posting this was, did he go to Egypt. He has made noises about Impeachment charges before.

If he went to Egypt, I am interested in what he found.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 7:41:02 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: JRandomFreeper

Some folks don’t really care about the truth. They just want something they can use.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 7:41:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Yes, Cornyn is in deep trouble. His recent heavy nonsense ads are an indication of how deep of trouble he is in.

Now, I’m not convinced I would vote for Stockman. But I am NOT HAPPY with Cornyn. He is either clueless, or he is sold out.


10 posted on 02/01/2014 7:42:57 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
Still, the fact that he was holding a news conference every day the press reported him as missing is illuminating.

Making the news photo Makingthenews.jpg

11 posted on 02/01/2014 7:43:44 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Texas Fossil

God Bless Stockman -

Cornyn and friends (democrats/socialists) are pulling out all the stops to smear Stockman.

All the more reason for freedom loving people to distrust the media, and support anti-establishment candidates.

Cornyn MUST go.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 7:43:46 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Texas Fossil

In general, week-old news articles aren’t worth posting on FR. As it turns out, all your answers have been here for a number of days:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3116429/posts


13 posted on 02/01/2014 7:45:11 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Triple

Agree Cornyn must go. But we need a candidate that will win too.

It does no good to defeat Cornyn to have a ComDem replace him. The tide should be heavily pro GOP in November in Texas, but that is a long time from now.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 7:46:06 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
Cornyn. He is either clueless, or he is sold out

Cornball is NOT clueless; he's sold out. It's Cornball supporters who are clueless. One cannot imagine the liberal votes this man will begin casting after March 4, when he is safely re-nominated.

15 posted on 02/01/2014 7:48:03 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: jiggyboy

Heck, WND, Glenn Beck and others recycle months old or years old stories!


16 posted on 02/01/2014 7:49:04 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Texas Fossil

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3118187/posts?page=1

Stockman sues Cornyn SuperPac for false statements

HOUSTON - Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) today filed a libel lawsuit challenging numerous false statements made by a John Cornyn super PAC operating under the name “Texans for a Conservative Majority.”

The Cornyn PAC claims Stockman had been “jailed more than once,” was “charged with a felony” and “violated federal ethics laws,” all of which are false statements.


17 posted on 02/01/2014 7:49:05 AM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Step one - defeat Cornyn in the Primary. Stockman is the guy to do that.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 7:49:29 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: jiggyboy; Texas Fossil

Yup.

Stockman may not be the most astute businessman, but he is a solid conservative and diligent in his work.

Stovall is okay too.

Cornyn faces to candidates in the primary who are considerably better than he is.


19 posted on 02/01/2014 7:53:29 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Two


20 posted on 02/01/2014 7:53:53 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: jiggyboy

27Jan14

“Rep. Steve Stockman told Breitbart News he traveled to Russia, Egypt, Israel and England as part of an official congressional delegation and ripped the media for what he described as a made-up story about his absence from Congress and his Texas district.”

http://joemiller.us/2014/01/missing-congressman-steve-stockman-says-traveled-russia/#cZIKBDABdMVUYYZh.99

-This may be your point.-

“Stockman said the purpose of the trip was to discuss issues relating to terrorism with foreign governments and said the group of lawmakers met with the President of Egypt and a top-ranking general in Israel.”

“Though the group of five House members had been scheduled to meet with Vladimir Putin, the Russian President canceled because of meetings in Davos, Stockman said.?”

I had not seen anything about this trip by any US MSM news sources. Which is not uncommon.


21 posted on 02/01/2014 7:54:50 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: txhurl

Thanks for that link.

I am not surprised at Cornyn, he knows he is in deep trouble.

His own doing.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 7:56:43 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: JRandomFreeper

Stockman’s fact-finding tour is appropriate for House Members interested in getting better info than a WhiteyHut slant.

My concern is that Stockman either is not really interested in the Senate or has some large unrealistic expectations on grassroots propelling him without a serious campaign.

Cornyn ain’t DoWorst, whomever is writing his radio ads is real good. It is not going to be easy to kick him out.

Maybe Stockman is working with the theory that with a herd running in the Primary against Cornyn, its a given there will be a runoff and THEN Stockman will get serious on the campaign.

I prescribe to the old axiom that if you want something you need to work toward it. Good rarely just falls on you like manna from Heaven.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 7:58:01 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt
It's going to take Stockman and all the others running to keep Cornyn from getting 50%. I want them all there. I want Cornyn to face a run-off. I want him to lose.

/johnny

24 posted on 02/01/2014 8:00:04 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MrEdd

I would rather vote for Stovall, but after the Primary we will have to see how the electibility issue plays out.

Stockman has some legit baggage or enough pretence of baggage for the press to slam him. Stovall is not well know, but it a very good candidate on the basis of his integrity.


25 posted on 02/01/2014 8:00:42 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: X-spurt

Cornyn’s ads are pure nonsense to people who know is record.

He is saying all the right thing, but he is none of what he says he is. FACT.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 8:03:09 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Third Banker, Former Fed Member, “Found Dead” Inside A Week
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-31/third-banker-former-fed-member-found-dead-inside-week

This really should be a separate thread.


27 posted on 02/01/2014 8:11:52 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Agree 100%.

Still Stockman needs to TRY.


28 posted on 02/01/2014 8:15:21 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3117904/posts

Bring out Your Dead Banker Ping


29 posted on 02/01/2014 8:15:51 AM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: Texas Fossil

You do know that you posted a week old story that has been debunked?

All Righty Then.


30 posted on 02/01/2014 8:16:58 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes, I think I saw that. Was wondering if the folks in the banking community know something we don’t.

High Crimes that are seldom prosecuted, seem to come from a limited number of occupations. I am content to be away from most of those jobs.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 8:19:03 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

As far as electability, that is in every way a non issue.
Because Cornyn is more damaging in the Senate than a Democrat could be so if he hangs on to the nomination many people will vote for a write in or third party candidate.


32 posted on 02/01/2014 8:23:27 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Stockman has the right kind of friends.

The very best kind of friends when primaries roll around.

33 posted on 02/01/2014 8:23:36 AM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Ads are rarely directed toward voters who are familiar with a candidate or especially his record.

In a political sense, “saying the right things” regardless of fact wins elections. Facts without a good message go nowhere.

So today Stockman is suing a Cornyn backing PAC for using detrimental facts he previously admitted to?????? Great campaign strategy Steve.

I am moving rapidly toward Stovall, Stockman is getting too flakey.


34 posted on 02/01/2014 8:23:44 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, I did not know that. Guess I was focused on too few subjects lately.

Had I known it I would not have posted it.

I simply did a search to see if my title had previously posted.

My interest in this was only about the possibility that news connecting Obama to the MB takeover in the Middle East and the Benghazi attack might come from this.

Guess in the future before I post I should do a little more homework on similar articles posted.


35 posted on 02/01/2014 8:23:56 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Maybe they know something like Matt Drudge does.

Matt Drudge Issues Warning: “Have an Exit Plan…”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3116484/posts


36 posted on 02/01/2014 8:26:59 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: MrEdd

That is why I said it would apply “after” the Primary. Assuming Cornyn is defeated in the primary.


37 posted on 02/01/2014 8:27:44 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: txhurl

I agree with the right friends from the photo.


38 posted on 02/01/2014 8:28:33 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Jack Hydrazine
This really should be a separate thread.

It already is. There has been a separate thread for each of the mysteriously dead bankers , here on FR, for the past week.

39 posted on 02/01/2014 8:30:36 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Texas Fossil
If he went to Egypt, I am interested in what he found.

Egyptians walking all over the place.....They were everywhere!

40 posted on 02/01/2014 8:31:28 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Texas Fossil
"Steve Stockman is missing."

I don't understand this thread at all. Not one reader has posted the fact that Steve was at the State of the Disunion speech the other night, and made headlines by walking out in the middle of it in disgust at Ooozebama's lies.

Is everyone asleep this morning?

Leni

41 posted on 02/01/2014 8:33:14 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes, I saw that elsewhere, but missed the FR thread with it.

Matt does have a nose for news events.

MSM is nothing but lies.


42 posted on 02/01/2014 8:37:36 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: MinuteGal

My point in posting the article was possible info that might come out of the trip about Benghazi & Egypt concerning Obama and the MB Terrorists.

I DID NOT post it as Breaking News.

Sorry.


43 posted on 02/01/2014 8:39:29 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: MinuteGal
Kudos to Mr Stockman for "abandoning his seat" during the state of My Union address mess!




44 posted on 02/01/2014 8:43:21 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Texas Fossil

Why are re-posting this old HIT-PIECE article?


45 posted on 02/01/2014 8:50:15 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Texas Fossil

I think the reason thighness let that horrible pic of her & Monica’s boyfriend get published is she’s thrown in the towel based on what’s about to come out on her via Mrs. Morsi and General al-Sisi.

‘What difference does it make’ doesn’t work with 15K missing MANPADS.


46 posted on 02/01/2014 8:50:27 AM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: MinuteGal

It has been posted that TF posted a week old thread, and that the story was debunked.

Are you sleeping to, our did you not read the replies?


47 posted on 02/01/2014 8:50:44 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: X-spurt

Good ads? Am I the only person who hears about Cornball standing up to Obama and pressing back and thinks...

I want a senator who will represent me, not twerk Obama.


48 posted on 02/01/2014 8:56:18 AM PST by csivils
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To: txhurl
‘What difference does it make’ doesn’t work with 15K missing MANPADS.

I agree. But that admission also exposes the fact that the CIA & State Department were arming MB & al Qaeda in Libya, Syria and probably in Turkey.

Are they ready to have that exposed in the press? And all the other involvements there? I think not. But it may happen in spite of MSM media silence.

49 posted on 02/01/2014 8:56:52 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: House Atreides

Well, Sorry. I did not know it was previously posted. I did check to see if it could be found by searching the posts before I posted it.

Was it this article? Or another similar that was actually previously posted?


50 posted on 02/01/2014 8:59:50 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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