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New Dem Benghazi strategy floated: boycott Select Committee
American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 05/05/2014 11:08:00 AM PDT by Red Steel

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has unveiled the latest desperation tactic of the Democrats as the Benghazi scandal cover-up comes into clearer focus. Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, he suggested that Democrats should boycott the Select Committee hearings under Rep. Trey Gowdy’s chairmanship. Fox News:

The call for a boycott was made earlier by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." He was responding to House Speaker John Boehner's announcement Friday that the House would vote on a select committee to investigate Benghazi.

The congressman said Democrats should not give the select committee more "credibility" by joining, dismissing new evidence that Republicans have called a "smoking gun" showing the White House politicized the tragedy.

"I think it's a colossal waste of time," said Schiff, also a member of the intelligence panel. "I don't think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate."

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) blasted the suggestion:

King, speaking afterward with Fox News, said this would be a "mistake" for Democrats as it would show they "cannot defend the administration."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Ohio; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: adamschiff; demboycott; gowdt; johnboehner; ohio; selectcommittee; southcarolina; treygowdy

1 posted on 05/05/2014 11:08:00 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

If they boycott, it will be obvious that they do not want people to know the truth about Benghazi murders. It will backfire.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 11:10:37 AM PDT by entropy12 (I am sick of people who think Obama is no worse than Romney, as bad as Mitt was.)
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To: Red Steel

Large photos of the four dead American heroes should be the backdrop for the committee.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 11:12:03 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Red Steel

Good, I want them to boycott it. It makes them look petulant and juvenile.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 11:13:05 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Red Steel

Absent. Just as Barack Hussein Obama was on 9-11-2012.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Red Steel

Peter King (Rino-NY), giving advice to the democrats.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 11:15:03 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Red Steel

Fine if they don’t show up. If they participate it will only be to obstruct, they do not want facts to get out on this.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Red Steel
Doesn't surprise me in the least.

Truth is Kryptonite to Democrats. They can't be anywhere near it!

8 posted on 05/05/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: smoothsailing
It makes them look petulant and juvenile.

Like their voting block.

9 posted on 05/05/2014 11:17:59 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: a fool in paradise

I bet Reggie would disagree with you on that. He and his Boo (Barack), were doing the Wild Thang!!


10 posted on 05/05/2014 11:18:25 AM PDT by mothball
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To: Red Steel
"I think it's a colossal waste of time," said Schiff

How I loathe these people.

11 posted on 05/05/2014 11:19:19 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Red Steel

Oh they are totally going to ignore/boycott/stonewall/obfuscate. They won’t turn over any documents and dare the GOP to do something about it. The real question is will the GOP do anything. I think 40/60 they won’t.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 11:20:58 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: mothball
President Obama did in the hot tub with the candlestick.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 11:21:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Wyatt's Torch

My guess is we will see a lot of “taking the 5th”


14 posted on 05/05/2014 11:22:42 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Red Steel

Please Lord, please, give America a victory over those that want America dead. You set a plate before us, Lord. May we have the truth, Lord, please? Amen ... Amen


15 posted on 05/05/2014 11:22:54 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Red Steel

Obama passed Obamacare without a single republican.

I think we can investigate the cover up without a single democrat.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 11:23:27 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: Wyatt's Torch
TRANSPARENCY

Just as Fornigate showed how the Clinton administration was bribing witnesses to lie under oath, Benghazigate has shown how the Obama administration was colluding with the MSM to bury negative news items and lie even on matters of national security interest.

17 posted on 05/05/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Red Steel
Please, dems, PLEASE do it, PLEASE boycott! The less time wasted by histrionics from Cummings and his ilk, the better.

I'd like to see ALL the interrogations conducted by Gowdy, Jordan and Chaffetz.

18 posted on 05/05/2014 11:24:07 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Red Steel

I imagine it is then political privilege of the House Speaker to then select members of the panel ... with or without minority participation. Boehner can just pick then Democrats that they may have over a political barrel or those that he actually thinks may take the duty responsibly.

This is the same stuff they tried to do in several States who’s tides turned from Democratic control to Republican Control, Wisconsin being one.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 11:24:38 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Red Steel

To the Democrats it’s all about appearance. Whu remembers that Sandra Fluke came to the public attention in a phoney Democrat pretend-hearing in the basement of the Capitol Building?


20 posted on 05/05/2014 11:28:56 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Puppage
"I think it's a colossal waste of time," said Schiff (D).

"What difference, at this point, does it make?", Hillary.

Tyrone Woods’s father... alleged that [Hillary] vowed to have the filmmaker “arrested and prosecuted.

Hillary and Barry spent American tax-payer money for Islamicist-apologetic infomercials for Pohkee-stanee TV concerning the non-existent relevance of the video to the Libyan terror.

Your schtick isn't playing well here in the environs of Peoria, Dimocrats!

HF

21 posted on 05/05/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT by holden
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To: The Great RJ

Along with the photos of the 4 dead in their coffins with Hillary Clinton and obama lying to the family members.
Big caption with arrow pointing at them both
-—> LIARS!


22 posted on 05/05/2014 11:47:04 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Red Steel

It’ s conceivable that if no Democrat joins the committee any one subpoenaed may question the validity of the subpoena. Does a congressional committee with no member of the minority have the power to issue subpoenas. Dems are not stupid and they know parliamentary rules down to the punctuation. I don’t think Schiff said this simply for headlines. There’s a purpose behind the threat to decline to participate.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 11:53:54 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: Red Steel

“What was the President doing, and why was he doing it?”


24 posted on 05/05/2014 12:00:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: smoothsailing
Good, I want them to boycott it. It makes them look petulant and juvenile.

Only problem is, up till now that's been working out to be an electoral plus for them.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 12:09:58 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Steel

Just more blustering and bluffing. If the Democrats are unwilling to work, then they should resign and go back to shaking-down old ladies.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 12:12:48 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The only thing that’s gotten them elected is lying and buying and rigging the vote.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 12:16:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Osage Orange
My guess is we will see a lot of “taking the 5th”

As if it would matter if they didn't take plead the Fifth. Even if there were an outpouring of all the details and crimes committed, nothing will would come of it.

This is all grand-standing and theater.

28 posted on 05/05/2014 1:41:07 PM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: Spirochete
Pretty much agree....

Sad state of the Union of States.............

29 posted on 05/05/2014 2:19:39 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Red Steel

Is this the transparent government that Obama promised us when he was running? Why can’t they simply answer the questions posed to them?


30 posted on 05/05/2014 3:04:13 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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Scared Dummycrats? To boycott hearings? Huddling together to save their frickin' ****s. Dummies are s-o predictable--but that won't last.

Take Obamacare-- Dummycrats loyally marched in lockstep to get it into law, and to defend it.......until the grassroots weighed in.

The grassroots kvetching about lost affordable plans, high deductibles, and no doctors, really put a crimp in the Demos lock-stepping. They peeled off one after the other..... and even started dissing Obamacre and der leader, Obama.

(Sniffle) gone are the blissful days when Dummies marched in lockstep w/ Obama. The grassroots disgust is a real drag on Dims' campaign strategies. (sob)

THOSE WERE THE DAYS Dummycrats' once had fun kissing Obama's *** .....the kind of lock-stepping party loyalty not seen since 1940's era Europe.

As 2014 looms, things are decidedly different. Poor Dummies.

Kinda reminds me of Dr Strangelove, vainly trying to
control his reflexive loyalty to salute smartly to der leader.

31 posted on 05/06/2014 4:39:53 AM PDT by Liz
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MAKE HIM EAT HIS CONTEMPTUOUS WORDS: Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif said Democrats should not give the select committee more "credibility" by joining...."I think it's a colossal waste of time," said Schiff, also a member of the intelligence panel. "I don't think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate."

That's what YOU think Adam....but what do your constituents---the people who elected you to office---think?

One poll showed 60% of Americans want to know what happened at Benghazi that got four Americans slaughtered.

32 posted on 05/06/2014 4:47:45 AM PDT by Liz
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