Skip to comments.I'm not a Democrat. I'm an anti-Republican. (Because - Benghazi hearings)
Posted on 05/13/2014 1:59:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The return of Benghazi is the latest evidence that the GOP is putting its unhinged obsessions before the good of the country.
Back in March 2013, I wrote a column titled, "Why I am no longer a Republican." A more accurate (though admittedly more ponderous) title would have been, "One important reason among many that I am no longer a Republican."
That important reason was the Iraq War, which I never supported and which the Bush administration and its legion of defenders in Washington and around the country justified in terms that struck me at the time as highly ideological, fundamentally anti-empirical, and more than a little paranoid. Let's just say that nothing that happened after the initial invasion persuaded me that my original instincts were wrong.
If the Iraq War debacle had been an isolated incident one that Republicans forthrightly acknowledged as a mistake and showed signs of learning from it's possible that I wouldn't have bolted the party.
But it wasn't an isolated incident. It was the start of a whole new era for the GOP an era in which the stridently ideological, anti-empirical, and paranoid tendencies that gained the upper hand in the run-up to the Iraq War (and which had always been present in certain factions of the conservative movement) infected the party from top to bottom, corrupting its thinking on foreign and domestic policy and inspiring its lockstep opposition to the Obama administration's governing agenda from day one.
Today, my voting record says I'm a Democrat. I voted for Kerry in 2004 and Obama in 2008 and 2012. I nearly always support Democrats in House, Senate, and gubernatorial elections. But I don't identify closely with or feel deep loyalty to the Democratic Party, its agenda, or its electoral coalition....
(Excerpt) Read more at theweek.com ...
Damon Linker is a senior correspondent at TheWeek.com. He is also a consulting editor at the University of Pennsylvania Press, a contributing editor at The New Republic, and the author of The Theocons and The Religious Test.
"I'll take 'Watergate' for $500, Alex."
Even Leon Panetta says the House special committee on Benghazi is appropriate.
If the title of the article is a bald faced lie, is there any point to reading and de-bunking the rest?
He’s an idiot.
Today, my voting record says I’m a Democrat. I voted for Kerry in 2004 and Obama in 2008 and 2012. I nearly always support Democrats in House, Senate, and gubernatorial elections. But I don’t identify closely with or feel deep loyalty to the Democratic Party, its agenda, or its electoral coalition....
No loyalty to dems....darn liar.
They dragged Chris Stevens into the streets and raped him.
Fed up with all the @$$***** who refer back to the Iraq War. Anybody who thinks that all there is to know about Saddam’s Iraq is in the public view is either lying or a fool.
Really tiresome. Funny how these trolls then seek to inflict maximum damage on Republicans by expressing these fake outrages, which are always framed in the most morally superior contexts.
This guy is against the Benghazi hearings? Wow. coincidentally, so is every Democrats! That really is just a coincidence, right?
Spare me, troll.
It doesn’t sound to me as though this moron ever was a Republican. I’m no longer a Republican either but I sure as hell ain’t no commie ‘RAT. This clown is an idiot.
Typical agitprop trying to scare nervous Pubbies away from this
I guess he musta missed the part where Jon Carry voted for the same Iraq War that the eeeevil Bush was forcing on the Country.
"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
-- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..."
-- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
Me thinks this author is a blatant liar on many levels.
Of course, your a Dem. And the worst kind.
Apparently a life long idiot.
This guy was never a Republican. I don’t support the GOPe, but I believe we can turn the party around to supporting constitutional principals. Got to remove the Rove types as the voices of the party. Go Levin, let’s add some language to the Constitution to prevent the contortion and distortion the courts (Democrat stooges) have put in place.
Anybody seen the long list of public quotes from Democrats stating their belief that Saddam had to go, along with their believe that Saddam had WMDs?
Anybody ever seen the list of dozens and dozens of UN resolutions that Saddam defied.
Democrats, always on the wrong side of history, then look to rewrite it. Always.
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