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Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office
Politico ^ | 5-6-2013 | MACKENZIE WEINGER

Posted on 05/06/2013 1:41:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office

By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 5/6/13 2:50 PM EDT

Mike Huckabee on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama won’t finish out his second term in light of the “cover-up” of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the former Arkansas governor called the affair “more serious than Watergate.” “I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term. I know that puts me on a limb,” the former Arkansas governor said on “The Mike Huckabee Show.” “But this is not minor. It wasn’t minor when Richard Nixon lied to the American people and worked with those in his administration to cover-up what really happened in Watergate. But, I remind you — as bad as Watergate was, because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because four Americans did in fact die.”

Huckabee, however, said his predication about Obama “will not happen” if the Democrats seize control of the House and retain control of the Senate next year.

“If they’re able to get control of the House and maintain the Senate, this will not happen because they won’t let it happen,” Huckabee said.

“And they won’t let it happen not because they’re protecting just the president, they’re trying to protect their entire political party. If they try to protect the president and their party, and do so at the expense of the truth, their president and their party will go down. Now, here’s what I’m going to suggest will happen — as the information and facts begin to come out, it will become so obvious that there was a concerted and very, very deliberate attempt to mislead this country and its people to lie to Congress, as well as to you.”

And as the truth about the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi emerges, Huckabee said, “they will have lost the right to govern.”

“The highest levels of people in the United States government all the way up to the president knew that what they did tell us was not true,” he said. “And they continued to tell it throughout an election season and beyond, and they’ve tried to change the subject. And when the facts come out, they will not be able to stand. They will have lost the right to govern.”

What happened with Benghazi is not a “political issue” — “this goes all the way to the heart of the integrity of the United States government,” Huckabee said.

“When a president lies to the American people and is part of a cover-up, he cannot continue to govern,” Huckabee said. “And as the facts come out, I think we’re going to see something startling. And before it’s over, I don’t think this president will finish his term unless somehow they can delay it in Congress past the next three and a half years.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; obamabenghazi
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To: Mouton

Somewhere between Tuesday and Thursday, Team Obama will need a big distraction away from the Benghazi Witnesses.

Wonder what it will be?


51 posted on 05/06/2013 2:03:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: smoothsailing
Not a chance. Nixon was run out by the relentless reporting of the Watergate incident which shaped public opinion.

With 9 out of 10 in the media solidly behind Barry, he will arrogantly ride it out as he has been doing.

52 posted on 05/06/2013 2:03:59 PM PDT by South40
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To: smoothsailing

Nixon wasn’t as slick as Obama, and not enough Americans today are able to pry themselves away from their juvenile lives.

Plus Nixon’s Silent Majority, left him once they distrusted him.


53 posted on 05/06/2013 2:04:29 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

....unless he was smoking a cigarette at the same time.....


54 posted on 05/06/2013 2:05:31 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: F15Eagle

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


55 posted on 05/06/2013 2:05:47 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: South40

But you forget Huckabee’s massive radio audience.......oh, wait.......


56 posted on 05/06/2013 2:06:18 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: smoothsailing

Wait a min. It’s not going to leave us with Biden, is it?


57 posted on 05/06/2013 2:06:20 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Sometimes it just takes a mention from someone fairly notable, such as Huckabee, to get something done.

Remember Chick Fil A day not that long ago?

Huckabee started that.


58 posted on 05/06/2013 2:08:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/obama-blames-benghazi-on-video-six-times-at-united-nations-speech-on-october-25th-but-does-not-menti/question-3252067/

And remember how Obama used the video as an example, to the United Nations, of how Americans needed to be punished, for horrible freedom of speech, when Americans were so horrible as to make this horrible video- that caused such pain and devastation?


59 posted on 05/06/2013 2:08:53 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Magnum44
Can we get rid of both Zero and Biden at the same time?

And make sure Hillary can never run.
Ted Kennedy's presidential aspirations ended in Chappaquiddick.
I hope Hillary Clinton's will end with Benghazi.
There are many similarities, their incompetence caused a disaster, they left someone to die while only caring about their own behinds and lying about it.

60 posted on 05/06/2013 2:10:35 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: smoothsailing
Impeach the leach. No more Obama drama.
61 posted on 05/06/2013 2:11:00 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: MarkL
When the NY Times runs the hearings on the front page, and MSNBC runs it as their “lede,” I’ll believe it.

Clinton was demonstrably guilty of perjury, and there was credible evidence that he was guilty of forcible rape. It wasn't enough to remove a Dem president.

Congress WILL NOT start impeachment hearings, regardless of evidence. The cities would BURN, and everybody knows it.

62 posted on 05/06/2013 2:11:38 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: jazusamo

The more grief this causes him, the better. Hopefully at a minimum this means the Republicans can grab a solid majority in the Senate and boost it’s majority in the House. That will further weaken Zero and give the country a fighting chance.


63 posted on 05/06/2013 2:12:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jjotto

The guy at 0:11 kinda looks like a pale Saddam Hussein for a sec


64 posted on 05/06/2013 2:12:42 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: smoothsailing

I’m predicting to media will hoist some social media rich (this is key) story Wednesday. Likely with video, maybe violent and possibly provocative...and they will run out the clock on that coverage with endless concerned commentary from lawmakers and endless punditry by commentators.

Call me crazy. Does the media have any credibility left to risk?


65 posted on 05/06/2013 2:15:10 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: smoothsailing

One thing to remember about Huckabee is that he became governor of Arkansas because he was lieutenant governor when Governor Jim Guy Tucker was removed from office due to a felony conviction. So, Huckabee has seen the removal of the highest executive official of a state government. Yes, the presidency is different, but remember Huckabee’s perspective.


66 posted on 05/06/2013 2:15:27 PM PDT by TheCPA
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To: PapaBear3625
And the Dems WILL NOT take part in impeaching the first Black president, no matter what.

The President is BLACK?!!!!!

67 posted on 05/06/2013 2:16:27 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

No, Huckabee jumped in front of a massive train and rode it. Don’t get me wrong, he did a good job on that, and I supported it, but he was more on top of that wave than he was pushing it. Especially among the libertarian crowd, who were there in large numbers and they were there to protest government thugs denying buidling permits and so on because of what a CEO said his personal beliefs were.


68 posted on 05/06/2013 2:16:48 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: smoothsailing

I agree with everything Huckabee said about the integrity of the government and that this is absolutely an impeachable offense.

However... the only way impeachment will occur is if Obama’s puppet masters (who also exert undue control over the Democrat party and the mainstream media) conclude that his usefulness has outlived his term of office. If he is impeached, it will be because they want him out.


69 posted on 05/06/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT by SuzyQueIN
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To: smoothsailing

LOL!


70 posted on 05/06/2013 2:17:36 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: smoothsailing

Republicans help with the cover up and will continue to hear no evil, see no evil.


71 posted on 05/06/2013 2:17:49 PM PDT by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: smoothsailing
Has Huckleberry ever been right... about anything?
72 posted on 05/06/2013 2:20:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Beowulf9
Wait a min. It’s not going to leave us with Biden, is it?

Well ya gotta admit, Joe is entertaining! :o)

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73 posted on 05/06/2013 2:21:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

It’s a wonderfully pleasant dream; keep dreaming, Mike.


74 posted on 05/06/2013 2:22:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Truth2012

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/09/16/nakoula-arrest-photoshops-best-of-the-best/


75 posted on 05/06/2013 2:24:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
“But this is not minor. It wasn’t minor when Richard Nixon lied to the American people and worked with those in his administration to cover-up what really happened in Watergate. But, I remind you — as bad as Watergate was, because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because four Americans did in fact die.”

If Huckabee thinks that the Democrats care if Americans died when they could have been saved he is sadly mistaken.

If Huckabee thinks that the Mainstream Press cares if Americans died when they could have been saved he is living in La La land.

The Democrats and the MSM don’t care about the lives of Americans overseas or at home. They care about power and the expansion of government as it furthers their power.

Huckabee is still under the illusion that the Democrat Party is still basically trying to improve the lives of everyday Americans. It is about time he becomes aware that the Democrats agenda has nothing to do with improving anything other than their grip on power.

76 posted on 05/06/2013 2:25:21 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Go back to frying squirrels in a popcorn popper”
I tried that and it didn't work in my air popper. I switched to flying squirrels and got better results.
Having said that, Huckabee is more valuable lately as a commentator than in an elected position.
77 posted on 05/06/2013 2:26:03 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Paladin2
"Mike Huckabee on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama won’t finish out his second term" And the Huckster could be POTUS someday.....

Neither proposition has any likelihood of coming to pass. sorry.

78 posted on 05/06/2013 2:28:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Oh I thought he was the first one to come up with it??

Where did the idea originate?? Maybe just on the internet somewhere?

I thought he had announced it on his show. “Such and such day will be Chick Fil A Appreciation Day” as if he was deeming it that.


79 posted on 05/06/2013 2:32:19 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: smoothsailing
There is a VERY big difference between Watergate, and Benghazi, Nixon was a Republican, and Republicans react very differently to betrayal than Democrats. Case in point - Bill Clinton. And it will be the same with Obama.

When Republicans support a President, they want someone that they think is better than them. Someone who will do a good jobs for the country. When Democrats support a President, they want someone who will make them feel good about themselves. That is why social issues like abortion are such a benefit for Democrats, they don't want someone who makes them feel guilty about their decision to kill their baby, they want someone who is going to tell them they did the right thing.

Democrats project, they think lying is part of human nature, they lie, so having a President that lies also, is a good thing - they don't feel as bad about their lying. That is unless he makes you feel guilty about something else, then he is a holier than thou hypocrite who needs to go!

Republicans will have the same reaction when a President lies whether he is a Republican or a Democrat. Democrats will have a completely different reaction when a President lies, depending on whether or not the President is a Republican, or a Democrat.
80 posted on 05/06/2013 2:33:47 PM PDT by MMaschin
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To: C. Edmund Wright

See this here says he organized it. But maybe it had already started and he helped push it.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/mike-huckabee-calls-for-chick-fil-a-day/


81 posted on 05/06/2013 2:34:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: F15Eagle
Somewhere between Tuesday and Thursday, Team Obama will need a big distraction away from the Benghazi Witnesses. Wonder what it will be?

Does Syria have aspirin factories?

82 posted on 05/06/2013 2:34:56 PM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, Big Sis, and throw in IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Boner is close enough to becoming our next president that I should learn how to spell his name.

If that happens, will Kleenex introduce a signature Presidential tissue to commemorate his historical promotion?

83 posted on 05/06/2013 2:35:25 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Pontiac

Mike is wrong. This is not about trying to impeach Obama.

It is about trying to pre-impeach future President Clinton.

It is imperative that the last shreds of her ego be worn to the bone, that the last bit of her popularity be torn asunder, and that she be made to pay - at least publicly - for her treasonous actions.

Her name and the words failure and treason need to be brought up again and again during the proceedings in order to insure that every sound byte has her failure in it.


84 posted on 05/06/2013 2:35:37 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

85 posted on 05/06/2013 2:36:00 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

In the end, Romney will have caught more crap for his Benghazi debate comments then Obama or Hilary.


86 posted on 05/06/2013 2:36:48 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: smoothsailing

Huck must be sniffing glue


87 posted on 05/06/2013 2:37:05 PM PDT by italianquaker
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To: Marathoner

I am thinking they might go for Syria. Pretending to defend Israel, etc. It would be a believable scam for some portion of the country.


88 posted on 05/06/2013 2:37:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
“this goes all the way to the heart of the integrity of the United States government,”

Make no mistake, senators. The United States government IS on trial and we are watching.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

89 posted on 05/06/2013 2:39:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: GBA

Kleenex and Jack Daniels.


90 posted on 05/06/2013 2:46:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: smoothsailing
The only thing that will make Obaba leave office is...

A golf course.

91 posted on 05/06/2013 2:50:54 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: smoothsailing
Huckabee: Benghazi will drive Obama from office

Not while Obama is driving the golf cart -- with Corker and Saxby in it.

92 posted on 05/06/2013 2:53:08 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: PapaBear3625
The cities would BURN

Well, the ghettohoods would. I'd watch it on pay-per view.

93 posted on 05/06/2013 2:54:16 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: smoothsailing

I fear not. No one that “matters” cares. The media doesnt. The elite will protect their puppet. And no one want mad Uncle Joe in the White House.

Unless he has outlived his usefulness.


94 posted on 05/06/2013 2:55:46 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Jonty30

They are part of the Grab for Power,....they know what is going on,....and they feel they must be part of it as the power the leftists have is finally going to conquer in their mind.


95 posted on 05/06/2013 2:58:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

How many Red State Demos are up for relection in 2014?


96 posted on 05/06/2013 3:01:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: smoothsailing

>>Mike Huckabee on Monday predicted that President Barack Obama won’t finish out his second term in light of the “cover-up” of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi<<

From your lips to God’s ears.

Of course we would be stuck with court jester biden as Prez but he hopefully will be sitting in the chair in the Oval Office making raspberry sounds while playing with toy planes to do any damage.


97 posted on 05/06/2013 3:01:19 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Until they come for you.

Which might thin the numbers of raiders some.


98 posted on 05/06/2013 3:01:53 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: smoothsailing

Four of us are dead because of BO and he has no acceptable rationale. There should be a huge outcry for at least his resignation. He should be indicted.

If he continues to obfuscate along with his sycophant state run media and airhead spokespeople, it should get worse for him.


99 posted on 05/06/2013 3:02:15 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: smoothsailing

I am glad I am not the only one who sees it! :) Thanks.


100 posted on 05/06/2013 3:05:40 PM PDT by Truth2012
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