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Eagan: Hillary Clinton is so over Benghazi thing
Boston Herald ^ | June 1, 2014 | by Margery Eagan

Posted on 06/01/2014 7:52:59 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

One great big GOP/Fox News rebuke.

That’s the early word on Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi explanation in her new book, “Hard Choices,” out on June 10.

She’s “defiant,” not “defensive.”

She blames her Ben-ghazi critics for exploiting the “tragedy over and over as a political tool” against her that has nothing to do with justice for the four Americans who died there.

Since that’s an accurate summation of Republicans’ cynical agenda on Benghazi — and since an awful lot of Americans can see that clearly — I’d say those who think Ben-ghazi will sink Clinton in 2016, well, they better think again.

It’s not happening.

She’s got her well-oiled talking points down.

And the GOP’s endless outrage looks phonier every day.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clinton; election2016; hillaryclinton; journalism; mediabias

1 posted on 06/01/2014 7:52:59 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hillary has Benghazi blood on her hands and it will never be over, ya think?


2 posted on 06/01/2014 7:54:40 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Her “Animal House” defense.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 7:56:11 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Rumor is that Hillary had a breakdown when this happened - what kind of President has a breakdown when the going gets tough?


4 posted on 06/01/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Words of the oh-so-guilty


5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:06:12 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hillary better bring her A game when she goes head to head with Rep. Gowdy. He is a skilled interrogator who will not allow her to dance and dissemble.
6 posted on 06/01/2014 8:07:10 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Some one set them up the Al-Qaeda bomb!

7 posted on 06/01/2014 8:08:19 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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Herridge On Cable Month Before Benghazi Attack: "Smoking Gun Warning Here"

There was no surprise about the attack. There was no 'failure of intel.' The attack was predicted in precise detail a month before it occurred. The draw down of security had to be intentional.

CIA Sources: Obama ordered military not to help Ambassador Stevens

The failure to approve a rescue had to be intentional.

Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack

Keeping the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) in the dark about the attack had to be intentional.

Tweeting apologies for the 'anti-Muhammed video' beginning early that morning, repeatedly blaming all the violence at all of our embassies on the 'video' and making an apology video to air in Pakistan had to be intentional.

Stevens presence in Benghazi on 9-11 had to be intentional.

8 posted on 06/01/2014 8:09:11 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It will never be over for the parents of the dead.

what if her daughter was abandoned during a terrorist attack, murdered and dragged through the streets with her pants down? Would Hillary get over it?


9 posted on 06/01/2014 8:12:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

She could get away with this ‘defense/tactic’ in media interviews, news stories, speaking engagements and the like where she will not be questioned.

But, in a debate scenario, she won’t be able to effectively counter a righteous opposing candidate’s sustained attack against her on the real points of Benghazi, even with complicity from the likes of Candy Crowley or other lap dogs.

The question is, however, whether an opposing candidate will have the will and capacity to wage that attack. I submit ANY GOPe establishment candidate will NOT.

In my opinion, what is going to take to bring Hillary down is Ted Cruz - not Rand Paul, not Christie, not Rubio, not ANY Bush, and not Ben Carson. They’re all appeasers in my opinion.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Dude! Hillary Clinton hires Tommy Vietor for Benghazi spin

Dude! How desperate is Hillary Clinton to find people to spin her Benghazi lies that lead to the death of four Americans? She hired former Obama Dude Tommy Vietor who is now famous for saying to Bret Baier that Benghazi ‘Dude, that was like two years ago

...And in a sign of the concerted effort to rebut the ongoing controversy in a cohesive way, Clinton’s camp has brought on former National Security Council spokesman and longtime President Barack Obama hand Tommy Vietor to assist in the response to the book, a source familiar with the plan said


11 posted on 06/01/2014 8:14:32 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: JPG
Hillary better bring her A game when she goes head to head with Rep. Gowdy. He is a skilled interrogator who will not allow her to dance and dissemble.

Da Hill's strength is Media Matters talking points and the corrupted press polishing her image and protecting her.

IF Gowdy uncovers the truth and has opportunity to reveal it to Americans on a wide scale, we should be able to see if she can handle the truth, not her lying re-construction of the truth. The woman has blood on her hands and thinks it's been washed away permanently.
12 posted on 06/01/2014 8:16:02 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: opentalk

Yo, dude! The middle east is blowing up and we get to man the Situation Room tonight!

That's bitchin,' Tommy!

13 posted on 06/01/2014 8:18:04 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only incompetent leftist idiots like Obama and Hillary would not have had extra measures in place on every 9/11 anniversary at every American installation worldwide.

Instead they had less than usual security solely for political posturing .

They both belong in prison for their culpability in the death of the four Americans and their willing failure to carry out one of the most important responsibilities of their jobs.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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FReepathon day 62, Month #3.
Don't let the Left win!


Woo hoo!! Less than $4.7k to go!! Time to put this baby to bed!!
Thank you all very much!

15 posted on 06/01/2014 8:18:12 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

How many Clinton scandals have we thought - “surely they can’t survive this one!”
Only to weather the storm?

I suppose the real question is ... How much are we outnumbered by low information voters?


16 posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:04 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In 2003, Hillary Clinton screeched “I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”


17 posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:10 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The only way to defeat this country is to turn us against each other.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hillary is using Tedddy Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick defense. “How dare the right wing make political hay over the tragic death of a young women/four men!”

In Lefty Bizzaro World, negligent cowards who cover up their deeds become victims.

Libs know the defense will work as long as the press plays along.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:39 AM PDT by BigBobber (`)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That is a truly bizarre piece of propagit. Egan acknowledges that Hillary is a serial liar, but, Ho, Hum - the Republicans are poopy heads.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 8:21:49 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“What? Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”


20 posted on 06/01/2014 8:26:31 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: opentalk
Tommy Dude looks exactly like a creation from Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

This nobody will now find fame and fortune as a Hillary flack and apologist.

Leni

21 posted on 06/01/2014 8:26:32 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The same person who wrote this....

In your column, “It’s time to scrap the St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” you wrote among other objectionable things: Not a single politician should march.

Nobody should, actually, save for maybe John “Wacko” Hurley and his pathetic band of Allied War Veterans, whose parade glorifies warfare at a time when veterans and most of America — after 11 years of bloodshed — want nothing more than peace.

“Pathetic band of Allied War Veterans”?

Really? “Whose parade glorifies war”? Really? - See more at:

http://southbostontoday.com/letter-to-the-editor-an-open-letter-to-margery-eagan-boston-herald/#sthash.ztQ5CdBX.dpuf


22 posted on 06/01/2014 8:33:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: All
Here are two important blog posts from Sept. 11th 2012 and Sept. 12th 2012. Both are left-leaning but they expose what was going on behind the scenes to promote the "Youtube video" propaganda.

Obscure Film Mocking Muslim Prophet Sparks Anti-U.S. Protests in Egypt and Libya
By ROBERT MACKEY and LIAM STACK September 11, 2012, 7:25 pm

(notice the time stamps both of the original posting and the updates)

A Timeline Of The Attacks In Libya And Egypt -- And The Responses
Brian Beutler – September 12, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT

(his posting was intended to buttress the phony "Youtube video" lie but it also exposes the exact timeline of the tweets from the Cairo embassy, the State Dept. and Hillary Clinton herself making apologies for the "Youtube video.")

Sept. 11

In anticipation of the ensuing uproar, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issues a statement at 6:17 a.m. ET, according to State Department officials, condemning all attempts to "abuse" free speech rights to offend people of any religion.

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.

23 posted on 06/01/2014 8:34:45 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“What, will these hands ne’er be clean?...Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.”-—Lady Macbeth


24 posted on 06/01/2014 8:38:10 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Gaffer

“But, in a debate scenario, she won’t be able to effectively counter a righteous opposing candidate’s sustained attack against her on the real points of Benghazi, even with complicity from the likes of Candy Crowley or other lap dogs.”

True, and any possible GOP presidential candidate who would not do this is not qualified to be the candidate.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 8:38:23 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Scotswife
How many Clinton scandals have we thought - “surely they can’t survive this one!” Only to weather the storm?

Bingo. Hillary will just keep going and the MSM will roll a revised version of "It's just about sex; let's move on".

26 posted on 06/01/2014 8:38:27 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: BigBobber
Hillary is using Tedddy Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick defense. “How dare the right wing make political hay over the tragic death of a young women/four men!”

Which tells me her defense, worked out over the past nearly two years, is shot full of holes. Like TK, she will need dedicated lie-coverings performed by the media. Will it work again this time? I pray not.
27 posted on 06/01/2014 8:38:42 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Gaffer

Look to Trey Gowdy!


28 posted on 06/01/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

29 posted on 06/01/2014 9:01:09 AM PDT by yoe
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Trey Gowdy could achieve heroic status during these hearings.

But what if Hillary announces, “F*** off, Republicans! I’m not appearing before your stinking committee so go bleep yourselves!”

Could she get away with it? Real question.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 9:17:21 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Yes. Unfortunately.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 9:18:23 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Ken522
Rumor is that Hillary had a breakdown when this happened

Where did you hear that?

32 posted on 06/01/2014 9:23:58 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I wonder what people like Hillary think about the possibility of judgement after this life is over.


33 posted on 06/01/2014 9:30:18 AM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: Ken522
Rumor is that Hillary had a breakdown when this happened

Right. We are talking about Hillary the Great here. Conqueror of Kosovo, Libya, Egypt, Syria and the Ukraine. It is just as likely that she setup Stevens so that Obama would have a major foreign policy failure that would cost him the reelection. Then Romney would have codified Obamacare and Amnesty for the Hildabeast until she reclaimed the throne while still young enough to do something with it. Unfortunately Hillary the Great did not know that Emperor Zero had already sown up the reelection with vote fraud and IRS intimidation.

Kinda like watching a Game of Thrones episode (recently watched a marathon of the first few seasons).

34 posted on 06/01/2014 10:05:21 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And I am SOO over the Hillary Clinton thing..


35 posted on 06/01/2014 10:18:59 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Eagan: Hillary Clinton is so over Benghazi thing

That might be ok if those four guys were over being dead.

36 posted on 06/01/2014 10:29:48 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: yoe
Hillaryin16 photo Hillary-Bumper-R1_zpsde58b03d.jpg

37 posted on 06/01/2014 10:43:16 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: tbpiper

Well said.


38 posted on 06/01/2014 1:42:25 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
She blames her Ben-ghazi critics for being merely re-cycled members of...

The VRWC!


39 posted on 06/01/2014 2:24:40 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

None of them have answered why they ran a disinformation campaign against the nation to intentionally propagate false information.

And knowing it was false information, Hillary lied to the faces of the parents of those heroes killed that day.

The verdict is that she is a liar.

It has nothing to do with republican talking points. It has to do with what happened that day.


40 posted on 06/01/2014 4:38:08 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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News hound Bob Woodward Definitely Doesn’t Buy Hillary’s Benghazi Denial. Woodward doesn’t believe Hillary's whine that it's all about politics. The reporter known for making news claims there are still “serious, unanswered questions about this,” he said on Fox News Sunday.

Hillary's book stoutly declares that everything there is to know about Benghazi has already been revealed....she is hoping to silence Republicans by charging politics is behind the continuing probe.

Woodward will not be dissuaded. ".....one of the questions I have -- did she keep a diary? Obama confirmed to Woodward that he keeps a diary. Woodward noted. “Ronald Reagan kept a very detailed diary of Iran Contra, and he finally turned it over.”

The veteran Post reporter also knocked Clinton and Obama....... noting it’s not all about partisan politics. “There are facts,” he asserted. “There is neutral inquiry. And there is a way to look at this and get that information and see if there is new information.”

Mmmmmmmm----next thing you know, Bob Woodward will be comparing Benghazi to Watergate.......

41 posted on 06/02/2014 5:52:16 AM PDT by Liz
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