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Disgraceful: Top Democrats Add Insult to Injury on Benghazi
TPNN - TEA Party News Network ^ | 5-2-2014 | Todd Cefararatti - Commentary

Posted on 05/03/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT by smoothsailing

Disgraceful: Top Democrats Add Insult to Injury on Benghazi

May 2, 2014

By Todd Cefaratti

The recent release of the Benghazi emails has Democrats scurrying for cover from the political fallout and in doing so, many are showing their true colors.

Former National Security Council (NSC) spokesman Tommy Vietor spoke with Fox News’ Bret Baier on Thursday and downplayed the seriousness of the emails that has rocked the political establishment. When asked about details pertaining to his own involvement in altering the Benghazi talking points to pain President Obama in a more-favorable light, the former Obama staffer flippantly replied, “Dude, this was like two years ago.”

With Hillary dismissing the scandal by saying, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” and Vietor excusing such malfeasance, it’s easy to see where the priorities of the Obama Administration lie.
While Obama Administration officials scramble to cover their own… behinds, what has been conspicuously absent from these discussions are calls for justice for the families of those murdered in Benghazi.
The Benghazi emails show that in the earliest moments after the attack, virtually no consideration was given to protecting fellow Americans or finding justice for those murdered; instead, it was about spin-control from the beginning.

What was top Senate Democrat Harry Reid’s response? On Friday, the surly Senate Majority Leader stated,

“Republicans are showing yet again that they have nothing to offer the middle class. 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.”
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has subpoenaed current Secretary of State John Kerry to question why the Benghazi emails were not turned over after repeated demands for any and all material related to Benghazi.
Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings, notable for his recent tantrum after his microphone was cut off after he tried to ask questions of a witness after the hearing had adjourned, has voiced his outrage.
He’s not outraged by the Democrats’ stonewalling and outright lies, mind you; no, he’s outraged that John Kerry has been subpoenaed.
“These actions are not a responsible approach to congressional oversight, they continue a trend of generating unnecessary conflict for the sake of publicity, and they are shockingly disrespectful to the Secretary of State,” Cummings stated in response to Kerry’s subpoena.
It’s outrageous that the terrorist attack on Benghazi was allowed to occur. It’s outrageous that the first thoughts in the White House after the attack was damage control and not a crusade for justice. It’s outrageous that Democrats did not release these emails and it’s undoubtedly outrageous that anybody, Republican or Democrat, could defend the disgraceful actions of Democrats looking to spin these emails as anything but a ruthless betrayal of the American people and those who were murdered in Benghazi because of cowardly foreign policy that rested upon inaction.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; liberalagenda; progressiveagenda
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1 posted on 05/03/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

And, of course, the appropriate comeback is “yes, isn’t that ridiculous? Why did it take SO LONG for anyone to pay attention to it?”


2 posted on 05/03/2014 9:22:13 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smoothsailing

Frankly, I think National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor looked real cute on Fox.

Must be fun for the Ntl Security spox to still be able to buy “big boy” clothes in the “juvenile department” of his local dept store.

Mom’s there, too-—like always-—to pick out little Tommy’s ties-—so her little boy will look good on TV.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 9:23:51 AM PDT by Liz
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To: smoothsailing

The instant Cummings opens his mouth, my remote turns him off.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 9:23:54 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: smoothsailing

“...and trying to rekindle debunked right-wing conspiracy theories than raising the minimum wage or ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work.”, said Harry Reid.

Uh...No, Senator. It’s about a left-wing conspiracy to cover up responsibility for the deaths of four Americans in a terrorist attack that was likely encouraged by this criminal enterprise administration as a result of its concerted efforts to destroy America.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 9:36:54 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: smoothsailing

6 posted on 05/03/2014 9:37:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: smoothsailing

7 posted on 05/03/2014 9:37:57 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: All
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid read from Hillary's 2016 playbook: “Republicans are showing yet again that they have nothing to offer the middle class. 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.”
8 posted on 05/03/2014 9:42:25 AM PDT by Liz
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To: smoothsailing

If there was a single Republican in Congress, the whole bunch of traitors would be frog marched straight to jail.

But that would be asking too much.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: smoothsailing

So, like it was “two years ago”.

Consider this a cold case reopened. It is never too late to pursue justice, no matter how long it may be delayed.

There are connected junctures between cause and effect. The deaths and destruction at Benghazi have a specific genesis, and it is a very implausible hypothesis, that this was a “spontaneous eruption” of anger about a video on the Internet that at that time, probably had been seen by about six people in the WHOLE WORLD.

There was a shuffle and a scheme to take control of a supply of weapons that had been shipped to Libya, in support of the insurrection against Khaddaffi, and the fingerprints of the Current Regime were all over that, much like the “Fast & Furious” gun-walking that moved weapons and ammunition into Mexico.

The objective was to transfer these weapons in Libya to Syria, in support of the insurrection raised against Bashar al-Assad, but the local custodians of the weapons were not ready to give them up. Therefore, the shooting match, and the orders from above to “stand down” all possible support that could have been offered on the fateful night.

This is so much broader, and deeper, than anyone has yet been prepared to state publicly. And its roots probably run far beyond the White Hut, to some of the big money men who prepared the way to the White Hut for the Current Regime.

Not legitimate diplomacy, and not a legitimate government.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 9:55:38 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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11 posted on 05/03/2014 10:03:28 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: alloysteel

http://americanthinker.com/2014/05/dangerous_times_still_missing_the_strategic_meaning_of_benghazi.html


12 posted on 05/03/2014 10:08:06 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Chris Plante played up the “DUDE! that was two years ago” on his Fri show.

He also said the the previous job held by ‘Tommy’ was driver for the Press Van and kept making remarks such as “Dude! I was in charge of the situation room” and finally conceded he may have been 30 and he (Plante) was still trying to find out what might even remotely qualify to be the “National Security Spokesman”....
Then again look at CARNEY
(appropriately named - back in ‘my yute’ believe if you called someone a ‘Carney’ it was calling him a hustler or con man - a follower of midways for State Fairs or Carnivals. - Like ‘tagging’ a lawyer a ‘Shyster’ or ‘Ambulance Chaser’.)
He is proof positive it doesn’t take any talent or sense to be the Presidential ‘Designated Liar’ Spokesman.

As I had stated before when you are someone like BO, it is hard to keep the room or area staffed with people DUMBER than he is, so as to ‘look good’ and ‘intelligent’.


13 posted on 05/03/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) --"On occasion, nothing said says a lot more than saying something".)
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To: JPG

Great PIC!


14 posted on 05/03/2014 10:24:56 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: smoothsailing

Classless Act.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 10:25:20 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: smoothsailing

What is that hideous looking face next Cummings right hand? Did we vote that thing into office?


16 posted on 05/03/2014 10:26:36 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Cummings, Obama, Hillary, Clintoon, Kerry, and a few others...I can’t stomach the obvious political garbage that comes out of any of their mouths. I decided a long time ago “if their mouths are moving, they’re lying”.


17 posted on 05/03/2014 10:26:50 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: smoothsailing

It has got to the point where I am thinking that Benghazigate involves something WORSE than we already know. We do know it is bad and of course the Rats are trying to Protect, Deny, and Obfuscate, but really? All that effort? They are hysterical. They are trying to frighten the Pubbies off. Maybe some or all were involved in something so bad that resignations would be a certainty. It can be done; Nixon resigned over a ‘third rate burglary’.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: rwoodward

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)


19 posted on 05/03/2014 10:35:19 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

“Dude, like that was two years ago.”

BUT, everything is still Bush’s fault after nearly 6 years of Obama and democrat rule. OR, Reagan’s fault from 35 years ago. But after 6 months Benghazi is ancient history and has nothing to do with Obama or current events.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 10:51:47 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: I am Richard Brandon
"It has got to the point where I am thinking that Benghazigate involves something WORSE than we already know. We do know it is bad and of course the Rats are trying to Protect, Deny, and Obfuscate, but really? All that effort? They are hysterical. They are trying to frighten the Pubbies off. Maybe some or all were involved in something so bad that resignations would be a certainty. It can be done; Nixon resigned over a ‘third rate burglary’."

I suspect something like Holder's Fast and Furious, Leland Yee's little maneuver out in Calif. There's no doubt we are arming our enemies. How hard, how fast, how completely are the questions to be answered.

21 posted on 05/03/2014 10:55:56 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Organic Panic

22 posted on 05/03/2014 10:58:38 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Tommy Vietor: Yo, dude! The middle east is blowing up and we get to man the Situation Room tonight!

Ben Rhodes: Bitchin,' dude!


23 posted on 05/03/2014 11:15:32 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon
It has got to the point where I am thinking that Benghazigate involves something WORSE than we already know

Isn't the illegal transfer of manpads to the Syrian rebels (AQ)set up by the CIA, approved by the State Dept and WH bad enough?

...and to boot committee leadership in both parties knew about it...

The one and only question is:
Is the Republican leadership willing to have a few important heads roll to bring down the whole canard of democrat lies and corruption.... ???

Time will tell...

24 posted on 05/03/2014 11:29:59 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Liz

Dirty Harry is just obsessed with the Koch brothers. He’s just a certified nut in my opinion.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 11:33:47 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: TigersEye

26 posted on 05/03/2014 11:52:26 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: rwoodward
Did we vote that thing into office?

Depends on what the definition of "we" is...

A bunch of low information voters, er, demoncrats, in NYC voted her in (NY 12th district, East side of Manhattan, Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, a chunk of the South Bronx...)

The face belongs to Carolyn Maloney (D-NY); her husband is an investment banker.

27 posted on 05/03/2014 11:54:52 AM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: smoothsailing
"The Station That Listens To You!"

That would be the NSA Dude wouldn't it?

28 posted on 05/03/2014 11:58:49 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

29 posted on 05/03/2014 12:20:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
LOL

Shhhhh, be vewy quiet. We're being hunted wike wabbits.

30 posted on 05/03/2014 12:31:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: smoothsailing

The RATS are apoplectic because they thought they had already put the lid on Benghazi.

I’ve got news for Elijah (who belongs in a padded room), it’s impossible to be disrespectful to a person who participated in Vietnam war protests while still officially in the Navy and meeting with the enemy in Paris.

John Kerry deserves no respect from any American.


31 posted on 05/03/2014 12:56:10 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: alloysteel

this is what bothers me most...
“people dont care” they say.

is this the litmus test for an investigation now?
if the neighborhood doesnt care about a local murder just close the case. really?


32 posted on 05/03/2014 1:09:50 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HnodredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: jazusamo

As horrendously treasonous as Jane Fonda was, John Kerry was arguably worse.

Fonda was an air-headed Hollywood brat, but Kerry was a commissioned officer who had to know exactly what he was doing.

They are both traitors and Kerry IMHO is the vilest of the two.


33 posted on 05/03/2014 2:03:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Well said, they’re both traitors and Kerry is the vilest, a man without honor.


34 posted on 05/03/2014 2:16:19 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: smoothsailing

Jane Fonda Broadcast from Hanoi, August 22 1972

19:11 Hotel Especen; Hanoi-Vietnam :: 7 APR 95

The following public domain information is a transcript from the US Congress House Committee on
Internal Security, Travel to Hostile Areas, HR 16742, 19-25 September, 1972, page 7671. From the CompuServe Military Veteran’s Forum.)

[Radio Hanoi attributes talk on DRV visit to Jane Fonda; from Hanoi in English to American
servicemen involved in the Indochina War, 1 PM GMT, 22 August 1972. Text: Here’s Jane Fonda
telling her impressions at the end of her visit to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; (follows recorded female voice with American accent);]

This is Jane Fonda. During my two week visit in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, I’ve had the
opportunity to visit a great many places and speak to a large number of people from all walks of
life-workers, peasants, students, artists and dancers, historians, journalists, film actresses, soldiers,
militia girls, members of the women’s union, writers.

I visited the (Dam Xuac) agricultural coop, where the silk worms are also raised and thread is made. I visited a textile factory, a kindergarten in Hanoi. The beautiful Temple of Literature was where I saw traditional dances and heard songs of resistance. I also saw unforgettable ballet about the guerrillas training bees in the south to attack enemy soldiers. The bees were danced by women, and they did their job well.

In the shadow of the Temple of Literature I saw Vietnamese actors and actresses perform the second act of Arthur Miller’s play All My Sons, and this was very moving to me-the fact that artists here are translating and performing American plays while US imperialists are bombing their country.

I cherish the memory of the blushing militia girls on the roof of their factory, encouraging one of their
sisters as she sang a song praising the blue sky of Vietnam-these women, who are so gentle and
poetic, whose voices are so beautiful, but who, when American planes are bombing their city, become such good fighters.

I cherish the way a farmer evacuated from Hanoi, without hesitation, offered me, an American, their
best individual bomb shelter while US bombs fell near by. The daughter and I, in fact, shared the
shelter wrapped in each others arms, cheek against cheek. It was on the road back from Nam Dinh, where I had witnessed the systematic destruction of civilian targets-schools, hospitals, pagodas, the factories, houses, and the dike system.

As I left the United States two weeks ago, Nixon was again telling the American people that he was winding down the war, but in the rubble-strewn streets of Nam Dinh, his words echoed with sinister (words indistinct) of a true killer. And like the young Vietnamese woman I held in my arms clinging to me tightly-and I pressed my cheek against hers-I thought, this is a war against Vietnam perhaps, but the tragedy is America’s.

One thing that I have learned beyond a shadow of a doubt since I’ve been in this country is that Nixon will never be able to break the spirit of these people; he’ll never be able to turn Vietnam, north and south, into a neo-colony of the United States by bombing, by invading, by attacking in any way. One has only to go into the countryside and listen to the peasants describe the lives they led before the revolution to understand why every bomb that is dropped only strengthens their determination to resist.

I’ve spoken to many peasants who talked about the days when their parents had to sell themselves to landlords as virtually slaves, when there were very few schools and much illiteracy, inadequate medical care, when they were not masters of their own lives.

But now, despite the bombs, despite the crimes being created-being committed against them by
Richard Nixon, these people own their own land, build their own schools-the children learning, literacy- illiteracy is being wiped out, there is no more prostitution as there was during the time when this was a French colony. In other words, the people have taken power into their own hands, and they are controlling their own lives.

And after 4,000 years of struggling against nature and foreign invaders-and the last 25 years, prior to the revolution, of struggling against French colonialism-I don’t think that the people of Vietnam are about to compromise in any way, shape or form about the freedom and independence of their country, and I think Richard Nixon would do well to read Vietnamese history, particularly their poetry, and particularly the poetry written by Ho Chi Minh.

[recording ends]


35 posted on 05/03/2014 2:24:44 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

http://www.wintersoldier.com/index.php?topic=FondaHanoi


36 posted on 05/03/2014 2:34:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Almost 20 months since the attack, and still no effort to catch the killers.

Is the Copt who made the video still behind bars?

37 posted on 05/03/2014 5:46:51 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing

I would not want to enter into a debate about
who is the most vile, John Kerry, or Jane Fonda?
That would be like trying to pick up a turd from the clean end.


38 posted on 05/03/2014 6:07:33 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

He’s apparently out on probation...

http://www.jta.org/2013/08/15/news-opinion/united-states/producer-of-anti-muslim-film-released-from-l-a-prison

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/26/filmmaker-behind-anti-islam-film-set-for-release-from-halfway-house/


39 posted on 05/03/2014 6:37:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Slavery was 150 years ago but that black racists can’t stop talking about it.


40 posted on 05/03/2014 6:38:06 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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