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Reid: Republicans using Benghazi to start ‘political food fight’
The Hill ^

Posted on 05/02/2014 11:40:52 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

May 02, 2014, 02:22 pm Reid: Republicans using Benghazi to start ‘political food fight’

By Ramsey Cox

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Republicans are using the Benghazi attack to “gin up yet another political food fight” ahead of the November election.

“For Republicans to waste the American people’s time and money staging a partisan political circus instead of focusing on the middle class is simply a bad decision,” Reid said on Friday. “While Republicans try to gin up yet another political food fight, Senate Democrats will remain focused on fostering economic growth for all hard-working Americans.”

Reid’s comments came after Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he would appoint a select House committee to expand the Republican investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.

Republicans have pounced on recently released emails from White House adviser Ben Rhodes. In those emails, sent in advance of TV appearances by then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, Rhodes said officials should make it a goal to show that the protests were based on an Internet video.

Republicans have charged that the White House initially linked the attack to a protest because it wanted to play down the idea it was a terrorist attack before the presidential election. The administration eventually acknowledged the attack was an act of terrorism.

Republicans have said the new emails prove the White House attempted to mislead the public for political gains.

Reid said instead of focusing on issues the public cares about, such as raising the minimum wage, Republicans are fixated on “debunked right-wing conspiracy theories.”

“There have already been multiple investigations into this issue and an independent Accountability Review Board is mandated under current law,” Reid said. “Republicans care more about defending billionaires like the Koch brothers and trying to rekindle debunked right-wing conspiracy theories than raising the minimum wage or ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work.”

Senate Republicans have blocked Democrats’ attempts to vote on bills that would raise the minimum wage and ensure women get equal pay for equal work. Income inequality is the center of Democrats campaign efforts for the November election.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazicoverup; benghaziemails; reid; selectcommittee
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1 posted on 05/02/2014 11:40:52 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah? I hope all that slop, hot slop, lands all over your face hairy Reid. GTH, a place is waiting for you!


2 posted on 05/02/2014 11:43:29 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver

No worries Harry...

We’ll get back to your abuse of power for personal gain soon enough!


3 posted on 05/02/2014 11:43:50 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is... is he serious? A food fight?

If I was a parent, sibling, or even close relative to one of the men killed in Benghazi, I would not only be pissed, I would personally invest every last breath of my life to see to it that every Democrat involved in thrown in jail and every dissenter is begging for change on a street corner for the rest of their miserable lives.

Men DIED because of failures of leadership. This isn’t a damn game!


4 posted on 05/02/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: G Larry

High Time the GOP got into this Food Fight! Long Overdue!


5 posted on 05/02/2014 11:44:57 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Sub-Driver


6 posted on 05/02/2014 11:45:28 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Sub-Driver

4 Americans are dead Senator ASSHOLE of Nevada. They deserve the truth. You? You have the complete contempt of every decent American.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 11:45:31 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: Sub-Driver
So Watergate was a "food fight?"
8 posted on 05/02/2014 11:46:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Sub-Driver

Four people dead, including a United States ambassador, are considered a “food fight” to the majority leader of the US Senate? We’ve come quite a way from Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, haven’t we? Imagine Harry’s jokes had Cliven Bundy and his family & supporters been massacred by federal agents...


9 posted on 05/02/2014 11:46:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: rarestia

“Men DIED because of failures of leadership.”

Men died because it might have created a political liability in the midst of an election to save their lives.

Harry Reid and his party are a disgrace.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 11:46:44 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Sub-Driver

Simple. The White House can avoid a ‘political food fight’ by fully cooperating with the investigators.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 11:47:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dingy Harry spouts the same old lame, pathetic and tired democRAT playbook response ....

If the scandal involves a democRAT, the 'story' is about how the Republicans are 'politicizing' the scandal.

However, if the scandal was about a Republican, the story and "political food fight" would be about the scandal and the DNC-run media would oblige DingyHarry by running the scandal story 24/7. Dingy, you are fooling no one.

12 posted on 05/02/2014 11:47:19 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: rarestia

Krauthammer’s Take: New Benghazi E-mail Akin to Discovery of Nixon Tapes

NRO May 1, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxtr9_8yoqI&feature=player_embedded

Krauthammer’s Take: New Benghazi E-mail Akin to Discovery of Nixon Tapes

NRO May 1, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=bxtr9_8yoqI&feature=player_embedded

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It is appalling that President Obama never was in the Situation Room the night of September 11, 2012, as our ambassador to Libya and three other men were being attacked, captured, and eventually killed after being dragged through the streets of Benghazi and tortured in hideous fashion.

According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff. In a recent study by the Government Accountability Institute, Mr. Obama has only attended 43.8 percent of his Presidential Daily Briefs in the first 1,225 days of his Administration.

Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, said that he: ‘Could not put forces at risk’ in order to rescue our men who were under Muslim terrorist attack in Benghazi.

When President Bush took charge all the MSM were deriding him as lacking “gravité” to occupy the Oval Office; but MSM never put in question the record or exposed the dubious past of Barack Obama. Commenting on the scandal of Benghazi and Obama’s regime cover-up, Ambassador Bolton said, “I love children, I just don’t think they should be in charge of foreign policy”

Obama bragged in his auto-biography that he consumed all kinds of drugs enthusiastically. How is it possible that the American people voted twice for somebody whose only qualifications in life was to be a community (communist) agitator? Will MSM give the seal of approval for Al Sharpton, or Rev Wright be the next U.S. president?

An article in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon hit the bulls-eye:

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”

If Trey Gowdy Chairs the Congress Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, this scandal will prove to be much worse than Watergate.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 11:47:28 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Sub-Driver

If the Repubs are making such a “bad decision”, why are Hairy and all the RATS not encouraging them to press on? Why all the sudden concern about the Republican’s chances in November, Hairy?


14 posted on 05/02/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Sub-Driver

Gosh dingy, can you tell us why you too want Americans to die?


15 posted on 05/02/2014 11:48:20 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: USS Alaska

right on cue


16 posted on 05/02/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So Watergate was a "food fight?"

Compared to IRS, Fast and Furious and Benghazi I would say yes.

17 posted on 05/02/2014 11:50:29 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Mears

bfl


18 posted on 05/02/2014 11:50:31 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Sub-Driver

Four US citizens are dead and it shouldn’t have happened, the murdering terrorist still roam free. Yep, I would say it’s political and THAT’S the issue! Those lives trump politics, let the truth be found and the guilty made to pay!


19 posted on 05/02/2014 11:51:01 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: dforest

That doddering old fool needs to be dragged into the streets and flogged. Then turned over to radical Izlamothugs for a buggering.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 11:51:33 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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Carney speaks.


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21 posted on 05/02/2014 11:51:47 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Sub-Driver
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22 posted on 05/02/2014 11:51:47 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

Coming from Dingy Harry, the crooked gasbag that insults everyone, makes false accusations, lies constantly, and now claims everyone else is guilty of his actions.


23 posted on 05/02/2014 11:52:23 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Benghazi should be about the cover up of a security failure in order to manipulate the 2012 election.

They didn't want to look bad so they lied to us all.

That's the outrage.

24 posted on 05/02/2014 11:52:56 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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If this is a food fight, what was valerie plame?


25 posted on 05/02/2014 11:52:58 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: Sub-Driver

No. More like introducing Liberals (yet again) to the concept of ‘accountability’.

Thankless task!


26 posted on 05/02/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Yes, it's true." said the tiny, perpetually scowling Reid. Harry reid photo: Harry Reid obstruct.jpg "I go to bed and wake up thinking of the Koch brothers."
27 posted on 05/02/2014 11:53:26 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Sub-Driver

I always find it hilarious when politicians, let alone democrat politicians, express concern about ‘wasting taxpayers money’.


28 posted on 05/02/2014 11:55:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

The blood of the four dead is on Reid’s corrupt fingers.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 11:55:20 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Sub-Driver

Koch Brothers...Koch Brothers...Koch Brothers...Koch Brothers...Koch Brothers


30 posted on 05/02/2014 11:55:35 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Starstruck

Good point!


31 posted on 05/02/2014 11:56:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: ozzymandus

Why? The lights are beginning to shine on Reid, Hillary, Pelosi and the Obama administration. The cockroaches are diving for cover. The mantra now is that Benghazi “was two years ago, dude” and “what difference doe it make now”?


32 posted on 05/02/2014 11:57:01 AM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: Sub-Driver

Id love to throw food at Dingy Harry and fecal matter too but that’s a whole other subject altogether


33 posted on 05/02/2014 11:57:51 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

One more time dingy- STFU!!!

And go die so your trip to H&!! came be completed ASAP


34 posted on 05/02/2014 11:58:27 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: freerepublicchat
Benghazi should be about the cover up of a security failure in order to manipulate the 2012 election.
They didn't want to look bad so they lied to us all. That's the outrage

That is one outrage among three. Two dead federal agents and hundreds of dead Mexicans.

The other outrage, imho is worst, transferring weapons to a sworn enemy (al-Queda) of the U.S..

Some dare call that treason (just like Fast & Furious).

5.56mm

35 posted on 05/02/2014 11:59:51 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: dforest

START the fight?

What is the matter with you, Harry? Is it really that you are deliberately obfuscating, or are you already senile?

One question, that is being avoided - Where was the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut, all during the night of September 11, 2012, and why wasn’t he on top of this every minute? Nobody knew, and nobody seemed to be trying to find him, to give a definitive answer, to either go ahead, or stand down.

There was nobody in charge at a very, very critical time. Not the Current Occupant, not Joe Biden, not Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, not even Valerie Jarrett, would speak up and say, do this, or don’t do this. Had the Chief Executive been assassinated or something? There was not this much confusion when Kennedy was shot in 1963.

This total nincompoop, Harry Reid, would screw up a one-car funeral. And the Current Occupant is even LESS competent, if that is worldly possible.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 12:01:44 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: All

37 posted on 05/02/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Sub-Driver
To Harry Reid: Where was the Commander In Chief? What was he doing?

Damn, this Reid character is one despicable reprobate.

38 posted on 05/02/2014 12:10:12 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver
Krauthammer's Take: Benghazi Akin to Watergate
39 posted on 05/02/2014 12:13:31 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Land of the Free and the home of the Brave!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Finally a truly viable charge of murder stalks this clinton freak.

I seriously doubt it will happen, but if the Senate should devolve to conservative hands, this whole islamocommunist administration needs to come crashing down.


40 posted on 05/02/2014 12:16:35 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver
Reid: Republicans using Benghazi to start ‘political food fight’

Note to the TREASONOUS BASTARD in the white hut, the 'Beast and to their whiney hatchet boy(won't call the sniveling bastard a man) Reid:

When four good men are abandoned to be slaughtered by a raghead mob, and absolutely no aid was attempted, or even allowed to be sent, it amounts to TREASON.

Members of the military and foreign service look at this act of cowardice perpetrated by the 0bama regime for the sole purpose of political gain, and wonder if they will be the next to be abandoned. So calling it a "political food fight" is disgraceful!

41 posted on 05/02/2014 12:17:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: onedoug

The entire regime should be perp walked to prison, then court, then the gallows.


42 posted on 05/02/2014 12:18:08 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Sub-Driver

People don’t come home in body bags after a food fight


43 posted on 05/02/2014 12:41:56 PM PDT by kidd
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thinking the same.


44 posted on 05/02/2014 12:50:08 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Huskrrrr
Isn't that the scene where he said.....?

Guess what I am.

(Mashes face)...

A zit!

45 posted on 05/02/2014 12:54:43 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: Sarah Barracuda

That’s a whole other subject!


46 posted on 05/02/2014 12:57:10 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up, Harry!

You started the food fight, you dirty b*stard.


47 posted on 05/02/2014 12:59:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

There is an article today posted on Canada Free Press.com about what was behind the Benghazi operation. Ex CIA official in the know turns whistle blower re Benghazi and DOJ is now trying to shut him up. Someone posted the article on Freeper earlier today but Freeper pulled it. It’s still up CFP.com. Freeper will probably pull this comment too.


48 posted on 05/02/2014 1:01:12 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Sub-Driver

Ramsey Cox

@RamseyTheHill

Reporter for The Hill's Floor Action Blog, covering the Senate

49 posted on 05/02/2014 1:03:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

Ramsey Cox @Ramsey
TheHill · 4h
Reid: Jobs report would be better if Republicans act http://j.mp/1kw6xL5

https://twitter.com/RamseyTheHill


50 posted on 05/02/2014 1:04:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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