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The GOP Just Tapped the Democrats’ Worst Nightmare to Lead Benghazi Investigation
LJReview ^

Posted on 05/06/2014 6:22:51 AM PDT by TigerClaws

House Speaker John Boehner has officially chosen Rep. Trey Gowdy to lead the congressional hearings on the terror attacks that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya.

Boehner’s office sent out this tweet and explained why Gowdy was tapped:

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Release the Kraken!
1 posted on 05/06/2014 6:22:51 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Very good!

I also like “Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war!”


2 posted on 05/06/2014 6:24:16 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: TigerClaws



3 posted on 05/06/2014 6:26:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: TigerClaws

Who Let the dogs out? :-)


4 posted on 05/06/2014 6:27:15 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TigerClaws

This is going to ruin morning coffee for a lot of Dems. :-)


5 posted on 05/06/2014 6:29:23 AM PDT by wbill
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To: TigerClaws
Nixon had the missing 18 minutes, Ubama has the missing ten hours.

What was the pResident doing, and why was he doing it?

6 posted on 05/06/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: TigerClaws

Nothing against Trey,

but he looks like Draco Malfoy all grown up.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 6:30:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: wbill

I’m thinking this is the best thing (only good thing?) the Speaker has accomplished.

TC


8 posted on 05/06/2014 6:30:44 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: TigerClaws

Every time I have seen Trey Gowdy, I have been extremely impressed. A former prosecutor, he will definitely ask the right questions. Considering all the lying, cover-your-ass types who will be giving testimony, he may not get to the truth, but I am confident that if anyone can do it, he can.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 6:32:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: TigerClaws
Will anyone ask if 0bama's CIA was helping arm AL QAEDA in Syria with arms Libya?
10 posted on 05/06/2014 6:33:58 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: TigerClaws

Here’s hoping Trey hasn’t used the N-word in the past thirty years.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 6:35:35 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: MrB

His hair is definitely “interesting” .... but when he starts to speak and that ‘booming’ voice comes out of his skinny frame, it makes quite a contrast. He can be positively withering in his questioning/comments and I’m sure the Left is about hysterical that he was chosen (a stick poke to Obama’s eye via Boehner!). Time for Hillary to get another bump on the head because after Trey’s comments last night, he’ll have her at the top of his list to question .... and he won’t be put off by a Hillary temper tantrum AND he’ll have an answer if she pulls the “what difference does it make” routine on him.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 6:38:12 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

“I’m thinking this is the best thing (only good thing?) the Speaker has accomplished.”

Perhaps his upcoming primary has something to do with that. We’ll see what authority the committee retains after the primary.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: MrB

LOL, I love this guy. And, I like his hairdo, it certainly makes him distinctive. Can’t wait to hear him question these people. What a SHARP individual, I wish there were more like him.

Yes, he looks a bit like Draco Malfoy.....


14 posted on 05/06/2014 6:44:53 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Qiviut

Perhaps “the look” will work to the Truth’s advantage, if you’ll forgive my reification...

Leftists only respect power, and a projection of power instead of the usual obsequiousness may be just what is needed.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 6:45:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: siamesecats
Looks like others have noticed as well. He's featured on a "separated at birth" image:

16 posted on 05/06/2014 6:47:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

If he can’t get to the truth, he can still make it evident that the testifiers are hiding the truth.


17 posted on 05/06/2014 6:49:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Leftists only respect power, and a projection of power instead of the usual obsequiousness may be just what is needed.

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Agreed!! :-)


18 posted on 05/06/2014 6:50:36 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: TigerClaws

Gowdy knows that if he does well in this assignment that he is on the fast track to HIGH elective office. I pray that he does well., haircut notwithstanding.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 6:50:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: TigerClaws

I read somewhere that God’s busy, so He sent Trey Gowdy to take on Obama.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 6:50:55 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: MrB

The truth is the last thing of interest to the American people.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 6:51:20 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Trey is a very smart guy. Very accomplished. They’re working hard right now to nail him or anyone connected to him

My bet is he’s been working hard his whole life


22 posted on 05/06/2014 6:55:58 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Don Corleone

I heard that he’s really not interested in advancing his career in politics and wants to return to practicing law. If that’s the case, he has nothing at all to lose and will be more of a pitbull.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT by surrey
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; Uncle Miltie

We KNOW the truth. Will the people accept it after it’s brought out.

Miltie, your question is the only important one that needs answering.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 7:10:09 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Uncle Miltie

Should be: “Arms from Libya.”


25 posted on 05/06/2014 7:14:13 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: TigerClaws
If I may assist the Hon. Mr. Gowdy in his labors:

1. What were the standing operational security plans, response plans and orders (Department of State, DoD, and CIA) in effect for the Benghazi "consulate" on and before September 11, 2012?

2. Who wrote those orders and who approved them?

3. Why were inadequate defensive forces available to Amb. Stevens and the others in the Benghazi compounds on or about Sept. 11, 2012?

4. Was there a "stand down" order issued to the available response forces? If so, who issued that order and why?

5. Where was the President during the evening of September 11, 2012 and the following morning and what actions did he take?

6. Where was the Secretary of State during the evening of September 11, 2012 and what actions did she take?

7. Who planned and orchestrated the deception plan concerning the forces and motives of the enemy at Benghazi in the weeks following the attack?

There may be many more good questions but these should provide an adequate beginning.

26 posted on 05/06/2014 7:15:12 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: TigerClaws
I sure hope the Democrat Socialists follow through on their threat to boycott the hearings (i.e., dereliction of their responsiblity as elected officials).

I don't think they will ... not only because they can't afford to let the Republicans "run wild" (in the minds of the Democrat Socialists), but also because they likely see an opportunity to make the GOP committee members look "mean", "intolerant", "sexist" ... (you know the drill), which is why Rep. Trey Gowdy leading the hearings is a very good -- and very necessary -- thing.

27 posted on 05/06/2014 7:16:03 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Chainmail

Was Obama’s c.i.a. supplying arms from Libya to Al Qaeda?


28 posted on 05/06/2014 7:19:12 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Was he pitchin or catchin? That is the question.


29 posted on 05/06/2014 7:19:58 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
--I am confident that if anyone can do it, he can.--

I'm sure all of us, when watching Rep Gowdy, had the thought that HE should be leading the investigation. He isn't distracted by fluff and evasiveness and bores in relentlesly.

30 posted on 05/06/2014 7:51:09 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: TigerClaws

31 posted on 05/06/2014 7:53:45 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A good prosecutor can ask the sort of questions which will ferret out inconsistencies in testimony. It is possible that perjury charges could result. (the truth shall set you free)


32 posted on 05/06/2014 7:54:37 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Don Corleone

I pray that he does well., haircut notwithstanding.”””

At least he doesn’t stop all air traffic at LAX while he gets a $400 haircut.


33 posted on 05/06/2014 8:06:30 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Theodore R.

It will be if it keeps Hillary out of the White House.


34 posted on 05/06/2014 8:07:19 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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