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Benghazi: What REAL Dems REALLY Think
Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2014 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 05/11/2014 11:44:11 AM PDT by Kaslin

In bold, high definition, if you slowed the frame down enough, you could see the spray of spittle flying across the broadcast table at his fellow co-hosts on-the-air.

Bob Beckel, a prominent democrat consultant, and co-host of The Five on Fox News was turning beat red. "Who cares?" He offered as his bottom line as to whether the White House covered up Benghazi or not.

White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, earlier that day got quite smarmy and dismissive when he claimed the incidents of 9.11.12 (to which he labeled current interest in as a "conspiracy theory") "happened a long time ago."

Adam Schiff, a democratic Congressman, called the effort to set up a select committee to look into the matter, "a colossal waste of time."

Nancy Pelosi, the democratic leader in the House, referred to the emails that did establish a White House cover-up as, "Diversion, subterfufge, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren't we talking about something else?"

What is clear, as demonstrated above, is that from the White House, to congressional leaders, to the pundit chattering class--democrats have circled the wagons. They do so to attempt to force the other political party, the media, and the American people themselves to move on, and put any further inquiry into the matter out of consideration.

They also make a massive implication in doing so.

Any further investigation going forward will be cast by them as a purely politically stunted witch-hunt that can not be trusted. (Almost exclusively for the reason that they imply, that Democrats have moved on hence so should the nation.)

On Friday I found that posture and premise to be rather astounding.

I did so for many reasons, but one reason in particular haunted me on this Mother's Day weekend--Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith who was slain in the terrorist attack.

She has reiterated repeatedly that the White House has promised answers to her questions. But the closest she has come to any were Dr. Susan Rice lying to the American people on five news shows the Sunday morning following the attack, and that same repeated lie at the casket arrival ceremony as told to her personally by the President, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden.

So after Congressman Trey Gowdy was appointed prosecutor of the select committee, and the congressional Democrats were still huddling to figure out whether they should join the select committee or boycott it, I decided to do something.

I asked listeners on Friday to identify as to whether they had voted for President Obama in either or both of the last two election cycles, and if they had, I asked them their choice and beliefs about whether democrats should join the select committee. I instructed my screener to push those calls on my screen ahead of those who identified as "GOP" or "unaffiliated" from the past two cycles.

I thought for sure I would only have about fifty percent of the calls coming in, even identify as “democrat” to answer the question. But for the duration of the show we had roughly 100% callers identify as having voted for Obama. (I asked them to identify in this way, to choose pragmatic base democratic voters as opposed to people who might say they voted for him but didn't feel strongly attached to the party.)

When I put them on the air many of them voluntarily disclosed that they had been life long registered Democratic voters. One of them said she truly thought of herself as an "unaffiliated" voter but had indeed voted for President Obama in both elections. Roughly 60-65% of those we spoke with were African American.

Only one of the callers that we attempted to put on the air was unable to give his opinion because of a glitch in the phone system that wiped out our entire inbound calls with only seconds to go in the show.

The bottom line stunned me in light of all of the above...

I had possibly expected fifty percent or more of the callers to side with the Democratic talking heads, circling the wagons, and yelling about how irrelevant this all was. If it was even twenty to thirty percent of the callers I could have believed it. But I was not prepared for the final tally.

At the end of the broadcast, there had not been a single Obama voter, that called our show, that claimed this was a phony witch-hunt. None of them claimed it is a committee that should be viewed as a political stunt in an election year.

All of them believed the Democrats should participate in the committee, take that participation seriously, and do no less than pursue aggressively whatever the evidence revealed.

Many of them also believed that the families--like mother Pat Smith--still had unanswered questions, and as many of them self-identified, and voluntarily revealed that they were either current service or former military, they strongly felt that those questions deserved to be answered.

Not a single Obama voter believed the committee to be anything other than necessary.

Which runs 100% counter to everything Beckel, Pelosi, Schiff, and Carney would have you believe.

As so it should be amongst genuine, hard woking Americans of all political stripes. Especially for the families of those four men, the questions they have unanswered should be given response.

We should want to be able to know, that we will never again have a President disappear, when his men hear the guns going off and ask him if they can run to the battle to rescue those who are in danger, only to never have that answer come.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bobbeckel; demsbenghazi; gowdybsc; jaycarney; realamerica

1 posted on 05/11/2014 11:44:11 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

By far the most disgusting piece of kabuki theater is Pelosi twisting the words of the victims’ families, claiming they told her they “didn’t want this thing brought up again”. There is no way on earth those families are happy with the lies Susan Rice attempted to pull off. No way.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 11:55:27 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Piglosi is nothing but a lying liberal. What do you expect of her?


3 posted on 05/11/2014 12:01:30 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I will answer two questions for the dimwits, we the people care, and there was possibly a crime committed at the highest level of government, is why.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 12:04:50 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

So true.

My prayer is that the dam breaks on righteously angry families and survivors (ALL of whom had been abandoned!) and that they can no longer be contained. I am shouting with them against this evil.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 12:13:27 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: Kaslin

As for Beckel, Pelosi, Schiff,Carney et al...

Nowhere to run to, babies, nowhere to hide.

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/XxAJbGGf1xI


6 posted on 05/11/2014 12:33:38 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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Jay Carney...claimed the incidents of 9.11.12..."happened a long time ago."

Guess what dirthole....

So did your lying, obstruction and cover up.

ENOUGH!

7 posted on 05/11/2014 12:38:14 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Kaslin

Diversion, subterfufge, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren’t we talking about something else?
Like jobs recovery debt economy nope none of the above but they will scream global warming scam.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 1:14:15 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Dude, Murder has no statute of limitations.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 2:17:28 PM PDT by americanbychoice3
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To: Kaslin

Bump!


10 posted on 05/11/2014 3:03:54 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Kaslin
"Who cares?" He offered as his bottom line...bottom line - Beckel doesn't have enough self-respect to mind being lied to - many of us do.....
11 posted on 05/11/2014 9:15:32 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Very interesting article.

Benghazi ping.

Let Republicanprofessor know if you want on or off this ping list.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 6:27:53 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: exnavy

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 115 › § 2381
18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason

Current through Pub. L. 113-100. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

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Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2381

THERE IS NO STATUTE OF LIMITATION ON TREASON!


13 posted on 05/12/2014 7:03:54 AM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: Kaslin
“We should want to be able to know, that we will never again have a President disappear, when his men hear the guns going off and ask him if they can run to the battle to rescue those who are in danger, only to never have that answer come.”

This is Dereliction of Duty for the Commander In Chief and it needs to be taken to the next level.

14 posted on 05/12/2014 7:09:47 AM PDT by Balata (Obama is a Lying Fraud, and so are his followers!)
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To: Kaslin
Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.
15 posted on 05/12/2014 7:39:36 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: All

Coorruption has reached a level and proportion that is normative for a preponderance of elected officials and bureaucrats. Only a thorough purge will cleanse this rotten government.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 7:58:28 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Kaslin

^


17 posted on 05/12/2014 8:10:41 AM PDT by rdb3 (Get out the putter, this one's on the green.)
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To: cyn

Right. I know at least 2 parents, Mr. Woodns and the lady who Hillary told they’d jail the video maker, will scream their lungs out: “How DARE you speak for me!!!”

Pelosi made a fatal mistake, and someone is holding a leash on the outrage, hopefully until the best time to let er fly.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 8:15:39 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: exnavy; cyn
there was possibly a crime committed at the highest level of government

I am a Watergate aficionado, and I wish the GOP had the same single-mindedness that Mike Mansfield had when he designed teh game plan to remove Nixon.

But they don't.

Obama will not be removed unless it is proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he committed, or order to be committed, serious crimes.

That's not a Constitutional requirement, but it's a fact, proven by 3 previous Presidential impeachments.

So, what I don't get about Benghazi is, how do you see it leading to proof of crimes? That is, what crime(s) do you suspect that Obama committed?

The IRS and F&F both seem much more fruitful in this regard than Benghazi.

19 posted on 05/12/2014 8:40:05 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Balata
This is Dereliction of Duty for the Commander In Chief

What duty do you believe "Obama" was derelict in?
Do you believe he committed a crime or crimes?
Do you believe 67 Senators will vote to remove him if absolutely everything that happened at Benghazi is exposed and proven?

20 posted on 05/12/2014 8:44:12 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

This issue is a big winner for the small government side. Here’s the most powerful military in the world hobbled by Democrats and Democratic ideas. Kill off Hillary’s campaign right now and mark her as a liar and killer.

At the same time we need to pursue the IRS matter. Sending IRS bureaucrats to jail is a winner any time of year. Scour the entire IRS apparatus and put the fear of God, the Constitution and the American people into the heart of every apparatchik. They need to lose their jobs, lose their pensions, and go to jail. They need to be sued personally. It’s time to end sovereign immunity at the same time.

Sovereign immunity isn’t Constitutional. It isn’t law made by a duly elected legislature. It’s judge-made law and pure legal fiction invented to protect the Leviathan State. Furthermore, we’re not supposed to have sovereigns in America.

The final blow is to end the Income Tax and replace it with a national sales tax. Let’s stop the façade that government can be trusted, ever.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Kaslin

After trolling leftist sites to discover who the mystery family members were, I saw this:

One of those, ThinkProgress has learned, is the family of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods. “A family member from the maternal side of Tyrone Woods’ family called Rep. Slaughter yesterday while she was on the floor to express support for the Congresswoman’s position,” a member of Rep. Louise Slaughter’s office confirmed to ThinkProgress. Slaughter’s office declined to offer more details out of respect for the family. Woods was present the night of the attack in the Central Intelligence Agency’s annex in Benghazi and was one of the security forces that responded to the original attack against the diplomatic outpost. Woods, along with fellow CIA security contractor Glen Doherty, died under mortar fire the night of the attack.

Now I know Woods dad has been all over it and on many programs; Maybe Hannity or someone should get him on again to yea or nay this.

Haven’t seen who Pelosi claimed was the second family member that doesn’t want the committee.

Perhaps someone whispered they were part of arms running and it would make them look bad or some such under-handed threat.

What say you?


22 posted on 05/12/2014 1:34:20 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: Kaslin

bkmk


23 posted on 05/13/2014 12:16:17 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Kaslin

Yes, Nancy Pelosi, we could talk about “something else,” the falsified birth certificates, OR why not talk about those false affidavits YOU issued to 1 + 49 States that YOU had vetted Barry’s eligibility being OK after/before Hawaii did NOT wanted to put him on their ballot!!!

What about the criminal perjury YOU then committed, let us just “talk” about that, hmmmm???


24 posted on 05/13/2014 10:12:37 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Jim Noble

I believe Obama will never be impeached because he is of african decent. It’s racism.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 11:58:48 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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