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Liberals Beg Pelosi To Not Appoint Democrats To Benghazi Committee
The Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2014 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 05/05/2014 4:31:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Speaker of the House John Boehner has ordered the establishment of a new special committee to investigate the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi — but some liberals don’t want any Democrats to take part in the hearings.

“Member of Congress told me she will urge Nancy Pelosi to appoint NO Democrats to Special Benghazi Committee,” liberal talk radio host Bill Press wrote on Twitter on Monday. “She’s right!”

On Monday, Boehner announced that he is tapping South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy to serve as chairman of the select committee hearings.

“With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice,” Boehner said Monday. “Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come.”

Boehner has long resisted calls from members of his party to establish a select committee — he has said the investigations going on in other committees are adequate — but said last week he decided a select committee was needed after determining that the Obama administration had withheld documents from a congressional subpoena....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; congress; democrats; pelosi
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The fact that this is playing out in public tells me that they couldn't care less what we think.
1 posted on 05/05/2014 4:31:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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The fact that this is playing out in public tells me that they couldn't care less what we think.

I firmly believe that has been the case for the last couple of years at the very least.

2 posted on 05/05/2014 4:35:33 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Member of Congress told me she will urge Nancy Pelosi to appoint NO Democrats to Special Benghazi Committee...”

Proving, PROVING, the need for a Special Prosecutor.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 4:36:11 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The American people won’t side with the RATs on this one. Gonna look really bad for the liars.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 4:38:26 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The sad fact is that not participating actually plays right into these leftwing agitators' agenda. Our system relays on all parties having the integrity and honor to see the process to its conclusion, regardless of the political consequences.

If they don't participate it all collapses.

These leftwing nut bars want to destroy the system we have anyway and rebuild it into something more to their totalitarian tastes. So of course they won't play along.

5 posted on 05/05/2014 4:38:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jagdgewehr

The American people did not give 2 ***** about Rev Wright, they cared NOT that he/Obama voted against giving aid to a baby that survived an abortion

At least a small Majority of the County have no respect for God/Christ

But we need to have the hearings nevertheless


6 posted on 05/05/2014 4:40:56 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Jagdgewehr

I think it goes clear back to the Whitewater days.

It most certainly went back to the Waco hearings. They just flipped off the American public on that one. We killed em, so what. Now, here’s your promotions.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 4:42:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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8 posted on 05/05/2014 4:43:55 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Its a legitimate function of government only proves that they have no interest in playing a part in it.

Before its done, I expect to hear democrats claiming that they were shut out of the process.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 4:44:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

of course liberals don’t care what we think..this all happened on Obama’s watch, therefore in their sick minds, these four brave men got what they deserved..remember, liberals only care about murder, droning, and water boarding when a Republican is in office, when a liberal is in office they can slaughter whoever they want


10 posted on 05/05/2014 4:44:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny how they understand that complete non-participation of the opposing party threatens legitimacy in this case, but when it comes to Obamacare, they’re fine with having rammed it through with not one Republican in agreement.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 4:44:27 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: skeeter

Yes, it was ok to pass Obamacare on party lines but this,
THIS is a partizan witch hunt.

Uh, yeah, sure, what ever.
Go Goudy!


12 posted on 05/05/2014 4:44:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cripplecreek

We can respond in November at the polls.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 4:45:28 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill Press; Another leftist nutcase posing as a newsman.

Nancy Pelosi: corrupt land speculator with inside information who was Democrat whorehouse Majority Speaker.

Don’t let the Demos appoint anyone to the “House Select Committee on the Democrats Cover-up of the Massacre in Benghazi and Subsequent Liars Convention”

Some Democrats who would make such a Committee interesting:

Rep. Bernie Thompson - I see white crackers!

Rep. ?? - If I join the committee, will the furniture tip over just like Guam?

Rep. Maxine Waters - Republicans - they’re all crack pushers.

Rep. Guttierez - “Where the Hispanics be”?

Rep. Alan Grayson - Can’t join the Committee. Too busy beating my wife.

Rep. Cummins - “Hey, Another committee I can disrupt”. Choose me! Choose me!

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shitz - “There wasn’t any Benghazi incident. You just made it up to affect the elections.

Rep. Sheila Lee-Jackson - “Blame it on Bush. I’m from Texas. I kknow that he did it. And no, my hair isn’t tied too tight. I just like to look weird.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 4:46:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Republicans would be smart to pursue the military aspect of this day. As a vet I know that you never leave your fellowman behind. There was a reason that these men did not count. Veterans and military belong to both parties and will be interested more if they knew that they left these men when they could have possibly saved them. The least they should have done was tried.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 4:47:28 PM PDT by kempster
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To: tet68
Democrat rat bastards thrive on chaos.

Republican poltroons excel at bewilderment.

16 posted on 05/05/2014 4:47:52 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if the D’s don’t participate on the committee, so be it.
(the truth will come out all the easier without them on the committee)
its up to them


17 posted on 05/05/2014 4:47:59 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let her play her Marxist games and go find the truth without these clowns. Wish they would have sat out on Obamacare.

Pray America wakes up


18 posted on 05/05/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Now if only we could agitate them enough to boycott elections.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 4:48:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

As much as I’d like to believe that, I don’t think it’s the slam drunk you think it’s going to be.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 4:49:24 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

“The fact that this is playing out in public tells me that they couldn’t care less what we think.”

Why should they?
Its not like it is going to make any of the evening alphabet network news shows. They control those.

Only “crazy people”, and those “Old, gun-toting white racist Christians!” care about this stuff. You aren’t one of THOSE PEOPLE, are you, Mr. Sheeple?


21 posted on 05/05/2014 4:49:47 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrat members of Congress don’t care about what you think. They only care about what people in their districts think, and most have specially carved out “safe” districts.


22 posted on 05/05/2014 4:50:01 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: rodguy911

Whoah!!

That’s right.

Priorities, people!


23 posted on 05/05/2014 4:50:21 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Friendofgeorge

Sadly, I agree completely.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 4:50:22 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

No Democrats? This is like what 3rd world splinter parties do in boycotting elections.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 4:52:35 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the pubs run this in a professional, aggressive, and apolitical manner they will expose Obama’s underbelly of lies. His words, deeds, and failures. With or without the Dems, this needs to be handled in a media savvy way.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 4:54:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The fact that this is playing out in public tells me that they couldn't care less what we think.

Bill Bennett was right. Democrats not standing against Der-SlickMyster and the Monica Deal, was a mess of pottage and that it would destroy their party. It has happened, they are soulless, rudderless an without a keel when it comes to their moral compass as a Party of what they will and will not accept, and they don't give a crap by her statement. Someday even the most unengaged (or worse) citizen might wake up and say that just isn't right. One may hope.

27 posted on 05/05/2014 4:54:31 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Puppage

I agree with Rush’s comments this morning. I don’t think the Elites and MSM realize just how angry and disgusted the American people are. Everyone I talk to is outraged about all the scandals and DeathCare!!! And, I don’t live in a Conservative state!


28 posted on 05/05/2014 4:54:36 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: faithhopecharity
if the D’s don’t participate on the committee, so be it. (the truth will come out all the easier without them on the committee) its up to them

Not if the WH also refuses to cooperate. What will Boehner do about that? Posture and that's about it. While these hearings are a year and half late they should be held - however nothing will come of any of this. Not a waste of time but I think some have mistaken expectations. We do have John Boehner on our side unfortunately.

29 posted on 05/05/2014 4:56:10 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: kempster

You have the closest response I have seen. I have come to the conclusion that the GOP has determined that this dictatorship can only be torn down by the military. And to do that, they need the military behind them.

Prove they left those boys behind and cared nothing for them, then move forward.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 4:56:11 PM PDT by crz
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I pray the rest of America is as disgusted as we are.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 4:56:40 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

The RATs won’t play. This will allow them to call the Select Committee “a partisan witch hunt” and will give the media an excuse to ignore it.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 4:57:56 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what a pant load! you think those prima donnas would ever give up the chance to blather in front of a camera?


33 posted on 05/05/2014 4:58:18 PM PDT by lonster
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So what are Senate Democrats going to do next year during confirmation hearings led by Republicans, refuse to particate on those, too?

Is the precedent going to be that if Republicans lead it, it is by definition corrupt and no Democrat will participate?

-PJ

34 posted on 05/05/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: skeeter
If they don't participate it all collapses.

I don't necessarily agree.

I think it all collapses if Gowdy and the others come across like they're on a witch hunt. If they don't, and come across as reasonable if determined, then even the most creative editing by the MSM won't be able to support whatever hysteria the Dems can cook up.

The Dems are going to rue not being involved in this. Basic rule of politics is that you don't give the other side a free and unencumbered, unchallenged platform. The Dems NEED to be there in order to throw up roadblocks, obfuscate, etc.

Think of it this way - one of the BIGGEST mistakes the Soviet Union ever made on the world stage was boycotting the UN Security Council meeting where the vote was taken to intervene in the Korean War. The Dems could very well be going down the same path ...
35 posted on 05/05/2014 4:58:35 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t they need to take part to throw their smoke grenades?


36 posted on 05/05/2014 5:00:23 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

That would be Hank Johnson, from Georgia. He feared for Guam tipping over.


37 posted on 05/05/2014 5:00:24 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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38 posted on 05/05/2014 5:03:10 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

By a margin of 61-26 percent, voters believe that the White House is “trying to cover-up” what happened in Benghazi rather than “being open and transparent.”

About a third of Democrats (33 percent), two-thirds of independents (66 percent) and almost all Republicans (87 percent) say the Obama administration is hiding something on Benghazi.

Democrats know there was a cover-up that’s why they don’t want the truth to come out. Not participating only makes them appear more guilty.


39 posted on 05/05/2014 5:05:03 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Boehner has long resisted calls from members of his party to establish a select committee “

As it has turned out, he was right to stall, because we now have evidence that wasn’t available even a month ago.

Like a stopped clock, he’s right, but for all the wrong reasons.


40 posted on 05/05/2014 5:06:44 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: plain talk
I can't find a link to confirm it, but I heard on the 6pm news on WIBC radio that Kerry will not attend the committee hearing because he will be in Mexico.

The State Dept also said they considered it an insult that he was subpoenaed

41 posted on 05/05/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 1035rep
Not participating only makes them appear more guilty...

The 'Rats are effectively stating they are completely innocent, while taking the "fifth", by not participating.

What could be more un-American than non-participation in the process. Like the Texan 'Rats that left the state while re-districting occurred. Or, like Wisconsin 'Rats that walked out of their statehouse because of Scott Walker.

un-American... 'Rats... but I repeat myself.

42 posted on 05/05/2014 5:11:53 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Member of Congress told me she will urge Nancy Pelosi to appoint NO Democrats to Special Benghazi Committee,” liberal talk radio host Bill Press wrote on Twitter on Monday.

Really?
A single member?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

One of the female black dimwits with a 70 IQ?

If Bill Press can't name names, he's making stuff up; it didn't happen.

43 posted on 05/05/2014 5:12:54 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: rodguy911

Thank you! No cable, so im hijacking the community center where i live, which is never used. So glad you posted to remind me!!


44 posted on 05/05/2014 5:13:33 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats only make laws apply to others, not to themselves.


45 posted on 05/05/2014 5:17:05 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: cripplecreek
Before its done, I expect to hear democrats claiming that they were shut out of the process.

OMG!

The press better be on hand to confirm that the GOP DON'T PHYSICALLY LOCK THE DOORS like the criminal Pelosi and her band of merry crooks did while passing the ADA, before we could find out what was in it!

46 posted on 05/05/2014 5:19:00 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: skeeter
>"These leftwing nut bars want to destroy the system we have anyway and rebuild it into something more to their totalitarian tastes."

Wake up Dorothy! This aint Kansas anymore!

It NEEDS to be TORN DOWN NOW!

Impeach ALL 3 BRANCHES! Dissolve all fed agencies!

Start back with the ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION!

47 posted on 05/05/2014 5:21:20 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I do believe that either the AG or the House can appoint a special prosecutor. I would tell old plastic face that the dems can participate in this or they will just appoint a special prosecutor and move to impeach both Holder and Obama.

Put the plastic faced witch on the hot seat and let her burn her buns.

48 posted on 05/05/2014 5:26:50 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Retired US ARMY Ranger.)
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To: digger48
I can't find a link to confirm it, but I heard on the 6pm news on WIBC radio that Kerry will not attend the committee hearing because he will be in Mexico.

Well then, Lurch, the clueless doofus better leave now, because the date of the hearings haven't been set!

49 posted on 05/05/2014 5:27:46 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: DoughtyOne

I agree with that.


50 posted on 05/05/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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