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Pelosi protests new Benghazi committee by declining to appoint Democrats to it for now
Hot Air ^ | MAY 9, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 05/09/2014 1:33:31 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike

You can read the full text of the letter she sent to Boehner at the Examiner. Fox News heard from its sources a few hours ago that she was thinking of appointing a single Dem to the committee, which makes sense. She and her caucus want to show people that they think it’s illegitimate, which counsels a boycott, but they also don’t want GOP members having a field day with Democratic witnesses on TV with no Dems on the committee to push back, which counsels participation. Obvious solution: Partial boycott. Let Elijah Cummings participate, rant about a witch hunt and show trial and “evil tree” or whatever, and leave the other Democratic seats on the platform empty. I still think that’s the way they’ll go.

But for now, we’re at an impasse.

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Let them boycott. It will be so precious when the many truths of Benghazi are revealed to the American people. And these dem House members will have to answer to their constituents this coming November.
1 posted on 05/09/2014 1:33:31 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Someone needs to dump a bucket of water on her.

What... It worked on her cousin over there in Oz.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 1:34:49 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

This is a great development. The democrats will do nothing but gum up the process anyway.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 1:35:41 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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4 posted on 05/09/2014 1:37:40 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hotlanta Mike
WGAF? They are window dressing anyway. They'd all yield their talk time to Elijah Douchebag to squawk and grandstand to try to get everyone to forget that he was the a$$hat who worked with Lois Lerner and the IRS...

At least by not adding them, Pelosi is actually removing any potential leaks from the committee to the Press to try to get out in front of the new email doc dump that just came out.

5 posted on 05/09/2014 1:40:51 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
IIRC,

When the House was investigating former President Clinton it was arranged that the collected evidence was placed in a secure room in the Capital.

All members of the committee, Henry Hyde being the chairman, had access to these records.

Not a single democrat on the committee reviewed these records. Not one - not Barney, not Zoe, ...

Vacant Lott and others of the GOP Senate leadership??? can explain the rest of the story.

6 posted on 05/09/2014 1:44:01 PM PDT by jamaksin
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To: Hotlanta Mike

P’s going passive-agressive now.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 1:46:47 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Chicken dance song - her favorite theme song when out of power.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWjeITmDmmo


8 posted on 05/09/2014 1:50:25 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The Benghazi committee is “illegitimate” and we’ll prove it by not placing any democrat on the commttee.

But Obamacare is legitimate and in fact is “settled law”, though not ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN voted for it.

Can’t stand these friggin liberal dem hypocrits!


9 posted on 05/09/2014 1:53:23 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Look like old Nancy is playing politics with the death of 3 American heroes and a dead, corrupt ambassador.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 1:54:28 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Pelosi and the Party of Corruption — taking a stand for their core principals.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 2:01:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

At least Valerie Plame is alive.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 2:01:52 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The democrat party is a criminal organization cleverly disguised as a political party.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 2:03:25 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I could eat a can of alphabet soup and poop a better argument than she makes !


14 posted on 05/09/2014 2:09:00 PM PDT by llevrok
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Oh yes, please, let Cummings be the only dem. Pleeeeze!


15 posted on 05/09/2014 2:09:19 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Why doesn’t Nancy Pelosi want transparency here?


16 posted on 05/09/2014 2:12:38 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: BykrBayb

No, I want to see

Cummings
Barbara Lee
Sheila Jackson
Ellison
Grayson

More come to mind


17 posted on 05/09/2014 2:15:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Are Pelosi and Reid twins?


18 posted on 05/09/2014 2:16:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I’m trying to think of any Dem who would be able to deal with truth and facts on the matter. Every argument I hear coming from Dems is to avoid the subject; to say it has already been investigated; to label it as a political “witch hunt.” Well, I reckon political cover ups beget political witch hunts.

Benghazi is political murder.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 2:17:08 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Husker8877

Excellent point.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 2:18:06 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Democrats NEED to be on this committee to gum it up and deflect the path of investigation from themselves. That fat blowhard Cummings WILL be a member bank on it. He has to be there to get a heads up on what they have on him - remember the Emails show he was part of the cover up.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 2:19:11 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Fine and dandy. The less influence or involvement pelosi has, the greater the chance we’ll find out the truth!


22 posted on 05/09/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Yes. It was political murder.

and everyone knows it.

To avoid it makes it worse, ESPECIALLY for POTUS, who USED that murder as a foil for a lie to get elected. And with CNN’s Crowley’s help.

May God send his archangels to tangle their tongues and cause them to forget their words, smear their makeup, lose money on Wall Street, and be betrayed at their core levels.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 2:22:49 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Cool. A hearing without a lot of partisan BS and obstruction by the democrats.

I think Pelosi knows this is going to be really bad so if the democrats don’t participate they can claim it was just a Republican witch hunt.

I suspect the MSM will boycott it as well.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 2:40:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Washerwoman would be interesting.


25 posted on 05/09/2014 2:40:36 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

No problem, run the committee with only seven members.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 2:48:09 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: txhurl

Well, I’d like to see the committee get to the bottom of this tragedy. If the dims don’t help, put them in jail.


27 posted on 05/09/2014 2:58:29 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: freekitty

soulmates....lol


28 posted on 05/09/2014 3:05:55 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: NormsRevenge

Sheila Jackson would be hilarious, would add some comic relief.


29 posted on 05/09/2014 3:41:49 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: chris37

I do not know if Stevens was corrupt or not, but I do know that he deserved better than to be served up on a platter to the islamofacist thugs of the world.


30 posted on 05/09/2014 3:49:07 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn

Would he be employed by the Obama administration if he were not corrupt?

Would he call himself “Vile Rat” were he not?

Would he be selling weapons to terrorists were he not corrupt?

But back to my original question.

There is no one, no one at all, in the employ of Obama who is not corrupt.


31 posted on 05/09/2014 4:32:46 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

I was not looking for a fight. What I want to know is why there was no help sent to these Americans in Benghazi?

Was it because to Obama, four dead white American males was a good start?


32 posted on 05/09/2014 4:39:17 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn

One thought is that the arms that had already been provided to AQ in Libya, when we were fighting alongside them, would be used to shoot down our own planes.

But there could have been several drones used. Weaponized drones,

I don’t think it’s that no one wanted to make the call.

I think someone WANTED what happened and got caught.


33 posted on 05/09/2014 4:42:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Husker8877

That’s a code word for the Dems. Next time you hear Carney talk about how they’re so willing to respect “legitimate oversight”, you know he excludes anything the House is doing.


34 posted on 05/09/2014 4:55:36 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: llevrok

LOL


35 posted on 05/09/2014 4:56:05 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Delta Dawn

Ah whoops, I didn’t mean to come off as aggressive. I’m just a bit testy on this subject I suppose, I apologize for the tone of my response.

Honestly, I believe that the reason these men were left to be murdered is because something was going on there that was it to be found out would be highly troubling.

I do not think we(America) are the good guys anymore, and I do not think we(America) were engaged in good guy activities there (not referring to the 3 heroic men who ran in after the fight started).

Something stinks to High Heaven here, and I have no doubt that it is Obama and anything or anyone he touched.


36 posted on 05/09/2014 7:25:12 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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