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Center Ring at the Republican Circus
The New York Times ^ | May 8, 2014 | The Editorial Board

Posted on 05/09/2014 7:02:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The hottest competition in Washington this week is among House Republicans vying for a seat on the Benghazi kangaroo court, also known as the Select House Committee to Inflate a Tragedy Into a Scandal. Half the House has asked to “serve” on the committee, which is understandable since it’s the perfect opportunity to avoid any real work while waving frantically to right-wing voters stomping their feet in the grandstand.

They won’t pass a serious jobs bill, or raise the minimum wage, or reform immigration, but House Republicans think they can earn their pay for the rest of the year by exposing nonexistent malfeasance on the part of the Obama administration. On Thursday, they voted to create a committee to spend “such sums as may be necessary” to conduct an investigation of the 2012 attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The day before, they voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service official whom they would love to blame for the administration’s crackdown on conservative groups, if only they could prove there was a crackdown, which they can’t, because there wasn’t.

Both actions stem from the same impulse: a need to rouse the most fervent anti-Obama wing of the party and keep it angry enough to deliver its donations and votes to Republicans in the November elections. For a while it seemed as if the Affordable Care Act would perform that role, but Republicans ran into a problem when the country began to realize that it was not destroying American civilization but in fact helping millions of people....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; benghazi; benghazihearings; boehner; democrats; loislerner; obama; soshillary; talkradio
Got that? Obamacare is now working and helping "millions of people" so now the Republicans have to gin up a make-believe scandal to "get" Obama.
1 posted on 05/09/2014 7:02:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUNYT. Your hag Hillary is in trouble.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 7:05:56 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anybody knows about circuses it’s the clowns on the editorial board at the New Yawk Slimes. On the other hand, I really enjoy watching the commies squirm as we Americans close in on their boy.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 7:08:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The New Yawk Slimes, holding true to its slimy tradition.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 7:09:11 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Huskrrrr

A cover-up 2 months before the 2012 Presidential election is nothing? Don’t you libs at the Old Grey Dinosaur try to make hay out of Watergate every four years?


5 posted on 05/09/2014 7:11:09 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Benghazi kangaroo court”! LOL! Is that the best Barry’s Kids at the Slimes can do? They’re never going to make good communists.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 7:14:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t this the same NYT that ran 90 Front Page stories in 70 days on Abu Garaib, where nobody died from having panties on their heads ?


7 posted on 05/09/2014 7:20:44 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again, the New York Times validates my beloved Tagline.
I think that this one is the most blatant piece of propaganda written since Dr. Goebbels “retired”.
Also, considering what the Time will not touch, I could alternate with “NY TIMES: We print the news IF it fits our views.” Either one works pretty good.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 7:25:02 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: digger48

Declaration of war from the Slimes:

Benghazi kangaroo court, avoid work,waving frantically,right-wing, stomping their feet, grandstand, malfeasance, contempt, impulse, rouse, fervent anti-Obama, angry, destroying American civilization...

I quit. I just ate. But this one is loaded.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 7:28:11 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All the regime mouthpieces are out in force doing their best to protect their masters, obama and hillary. The democrats finally found one thing they aren't willing to spend our tax dollars on. They don't want it spent on investigating the corruption and lies of the democrat regime. I've never seen so many people who are so afraid of the truth coming out.
10 posted on 05/09/2014 7:32:57 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Oh lord and this is the conservative paper in New York. I don’t even want to read the New York Slime.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 7:35:18 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Oops....it is the New York Times. Sadly I read this tripe. I am glad it is not the Post though.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 7:35:59 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holy Shi! Now I’ve read partisan editorials before and typically they try to throw in a slant to the other side to pretend they are not too left. However with this one they make no bones about it. The editorial board is proudly donning the kneepads mouth wide open and accepting of the “one’s” gift.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 7:40:30 PM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: Jarhead9297

Maybe this piece was actually written in the WH.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 7:43:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

We are in scary times my friend. 1980s Soviet controlled media


15 posted on 05/09/2014 7:44:15 PM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They won’t pass a serious jobs bill

You mean, Keystone?

16 posted on 05/09/2014 7:46:44 PM PDT by marron
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

They are just regurgitating WH talking points, along with progressive bloggers,etc. The lunatics really ARE running the asylum!


17 posted on 05/09/2014 7:51:04 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Jarhead9297

Yes, we are.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 7:51:26 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This editorial is nothing but a temper tantrum.

I remember a time, not too long ago, when the New York Times presented its views with mature dignity, attempting to veneer its Left wing bias with skilled sophistry. Now we are treated to childish screeds worthy of MSNBC.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 7:52:53 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So. The Left is LAUGHING at the idea of justice for the dead.

The Butcher of Bebnghazi is glad. So is 0bama.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 7:53:35 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a disgusting pile of crap from a once-great newspaper

If there was any doubt before about NYT being a mouthpiece for the Demonrats, then this should erase them.

Oh, and the “jobs bill” LOL,what a farce


21 posted on 05/09/2014 8:00:51 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: combat_boots

What’s 4 dead Americans, when Durante got award for not reporting on 10 million dead Ukrainians. Time for another Pulitzer? /s


22 posted on 05/09/2014 8:14:13 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods and Glen Dougherty could not be reached for comment.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 8:22:04 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They won’t pass a serious jobs bill, or raise the minimum wage, or reform immigration


The Slimes expects Republicans to act like Democrats...this isn’t Cuba yet!


24 posted on 05/09/2014 8:39:40 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Cicero; Vaquero; nycteacher; SunkenCiv; AuH2ORepublican; ...
The hottest competition in Washington this week is among House Republicans vying for a seat on the Benghazi kangaroo court, also known as the Select House Committee to Inflate a Tragedy Into a Scandal. Half the House has asked to “serve” on the committee, which is understandable since it’s the perfect opportunity to avoid any real work while waving frantically to right-wing voters stomping their feet in the grandstand. They won’t pass a serious jobs bill, or raise the minimum wage, or reform immigration, but House Republicans think they can earn their pay for the rest of the year by...

I haven't read a New York Slimes editorial in decades, so the shrill, abrasive tone of this one kind of surprised me to some extent. Obviously, I knew they would be partisan pro-'Rat, but this is the kind of no holds barred rhetoric that you would not even expect to hear from Jay Carney. They are going to way more of a rhetorical extreme in excoriating the House Select Committee - even before it's established - than they ever would do in years past with any House or Senate committee, even HUAC or Sen. Joseph McCarthy's committee, for example. It's the tone that's so completely changed, from scholarly to off-the-wall, from an era when they were considered by most the number one daily newspaper in the country to today, when they are not much better than cover wrapping for the bottom of your bird cage.

25 posted on 05/09/2014 9:18:01 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Jeepers ... Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 05/09/2014 9:48:37 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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27 posted on 05/09/2014 11:32:49 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are really afraid of the truth coming out on this one.


28 posted on 05/10/2014 12:11:10 AM PDT by firebrand
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I see the times did not answer any of the questions that were asked of the press by trey gowdy.

We are in interesting times, indeed. Things need to move quickly though, dragging it out will lead to public disinterest on both sides.


29 posted on 05/10/2014 4:44:05 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What do you call the Nina Burleigh Press if it is made up of men?
The New York Times contingent.


30 posted on 05/10/2014 5:18:41 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: justiceseeker93

They are indeed getting nasty.

Like a cornered rat, I suppose!


31 posted on 05/10/2014 5:35:52 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TREASON - continuous, IN-YOUR-FACE, agenda-driven, agency-abetted, representative-enabled, MEDIA-COMPLICIT, ongoing...


32 posted on 05/10/2014 6:31:45 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: justiceseeker93
I haven't read a New York Slimes editorial in decades, so the shrill, abrasive tone of this one kind of surprised me to some extent. Obviously, I knew they would be partisan pro-'Rat, but this is the kind of no holds barred rhetoric that you would not even expect to hear from Jay Carney.

The people at the New York Times see the world from a position of attitude, swagger, and false superiority.

Their paper is dying, the public doesn't trust or respect them, and their jobs are on the chopping block...

This kind of op-ed is the end-result.

33 posted on 05/10/2014 7:36:37 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: Huskrrrr
If this had happened under George Bush the little twerps at the New York Times would be screaming for a special prosecutor.

New York Times 'integrity’ : the ONLY thing that matters is who's ox is being gored. They have no priniples beyond that... I wonder, could this have anything to do with their endless staff cutbacks?

34 posted on 05/10/2014 7:44:15 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: justiceseeker93

Yes. It certainly is loud and shrill.

I had a couple of teachers at the prep school I went to who taught me to analyze newspapers and magazines for hidden bias, and I also wrote for our school newspaper. So I was able to detect the bias in the NY Times and other sources even back in the 1950s.

It has gotten steadily worse over the years. Now, it seems that they don’t even bother to try to hide their bias.

Still, that is an amazingly shrill editorial for what was once a dignified newspaper. Even at first glance, the most oblivious reader can tell that someone has gotten their goat. Not that that matters any more to the few readers the Times has left.


35 posted on 05/10/2014 8:41:55 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Their paper is dying, the public doesn't trust or respect them, and their jobs are on the chopping block...

Come to think of it, FWIW, there was a pretty heavy TV ad campaign for subscriptions to the NY Times in the NYC market. But it seems like it has disappeared over the last few months.

36 posted on 05/10/2014 11:16:42 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

They know they are a dying breed.


37 posted on 05/10/2014 3:40:05 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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