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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 peoples 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.
Reids 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.
Yeah? I hope all that slop, hot slop, lands all over your face hairy Reid. GTH, a place is waiting for you!
No worries Harry...
We’ll get back to your abuse of power for personal gain soon enough!
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!
High Time the GOP got into this Food Fight! Long Overdue!
4 Americans are dead Senator ASSHOLE of Nevada. They deserve the truth. You? You have the complete contempt of every decent American.
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...
“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.
Simple. The White House can avoid a political food fight by fully cooperating with the investigators.
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.
Krauthammers Take: New Benghazi E-mail Akin to Discovery of Nixon Tapes
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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 Obamas regime cover-up, Ambassador Bolton said, I love children, I just dont 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.
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?
Gosh dingy, can you tell us why you too want Americans to die?
right on cue
Compared to IRS, Fast and Furious and Benghazi I would say yes.
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!
That doddering old fool needs to be dragged into the streets and flogged. Then turned over to radical Izlamothugs for a buggering.
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.
They didn't want to look bad so they lied to us all.
That's the outrage.
If this is a food fight, what was valerie plame?
No. More like introducing Liberals (yet again) to the concept of ‘accountability’.
I always find it hilarious when politicians, let alone democrat politicians, express concern about ‘wasting taxpayers money’.
The blood of the four dead is on Reid’s corrupt fingers.
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”?
Id love to throw food at Dingy Harry and fecal matter too but that’s a whole other subject altogether
One more time dingy- STFU!!!
And go die so your trip to H&!! came be completed ASAP
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).
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.
Damn, this Reid character is one despicable reprobate.
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.
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!
The entire regime should be perp walked to prison, then court, then the gallows.
People don’t come home in body bags after a food fight
Thinking the same.
Guess what I am.
That’s a whole other subject!
Shut up, Harry!
You started the food fight, you dirty b*stard.
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.
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