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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:47 AM

Will the GOP attempt Impeachment Hearings Over Petraeus-Benghazi Issue?

I hate these fuckers and think they're going to try in order to stop President Obama during his 2nd term.
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Reply Will the GOP attempt Impeachment Hearings Over Petraeus-Benghazi Issue? (Original post)
Pryderi Nov 2012 OP
Scuba Nov 2012 #1
Laurian Nov 2012 #6
CTyankee Nov 2012 #2
earthside Nov 2012 #3
sandyshoes17 Nov 2012 #4
Pryderi Nov 2012 #5
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #21
onecent Nov 2012 #7
Pryderi Nov 2012 #22
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #8
Pryderi Nov 2012 #9
RBInMaine Nov 2012 #10
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #12
jberryhill Nov 2012 #13
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #15
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #11
jberryhill Nov 2012 #14
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #17
Pryderi Nov 2012 #16
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #19
Pryderi Nov 2012 #20
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #24
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #26
Pryderi Nov 2012 #27
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #23
sandyshoes17 Nov 2012 #25
Pryderi Nov 2012 #28
KeepItReal Nov 2012 #18
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #29
FSogol Nov 2012 #30
Pryderi Nov 2012 #31
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #33
wandy Nov 2012 #32

Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:49 AM

1. I suspect any GOP obstruction will be met with a whole lot of People protesting nationwide.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:54 AM

6. I agree. The election shows that people are fed up

with the right wing politics of hate and distraction from important policy matters.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:52 AM

2. I think they'd LIKE to but cooler heads are prolly going to prevail on this one.

It would cause a HUGE backlash on the repukes at at time when they are in the doghouse with the electorate to begin with...the country has no appetite for this sort of thing. Everybody is tired of deadlock bullshit and want to get the country moving forward again.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:52 AM

3. I wish they would.

That would be such an overreach that it would discredit them and doom them for the next two years.

Even they aren't that stupid, so I voted no ... however, these are TeaPublicans, so who knows.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:53 AM

4. No

This whole thing was to Jimmy Carter PBO. It didn't work, it will either go away real fast (nothing to see here), or backfire and get real interesting.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:53 AM

5. I made the mistake of watching Morning Joe this morning, and Scarby was saying

"You mean to tell me that the FBI and Eric Cantor knew about the affair BEFORE the President?"

He seemed to be implying that the president is guilty of a cover-up or incompetence.

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Response to Pryderi (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:21 AM

21. Which is ludicrous because if the President knew before them, Schmoe would be outraged.

He'd use that as a way to imply Obama is using thugs to spy on people, esp. repubs like Petraeus, in order to keep them in line.

How could Obama possibly know? Why would he know? The second 'other' woman went right around him.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:54 AM

7. That's all a relative of mine has talked about on facebook since Obama won....

that Now maybe we "can get to the bottom of Benghazi and impeach him. Fools

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Response to onecent (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:22 AM

22. I don't put anything past repugs. n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:55 AM

8. On what grounds?

I really don't know why anyone even thinks they can attempt this. The WH wasn't even informed. The cast of characters are all Republicans. By what twisted logic could they even attempt such a thing?

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:57 AM

9. They'll say that the president is guilty of a cover-up and risked nat'l security. nt

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Response to Pryderi (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:01 AM

10. And it's all silly bullshit.

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Response to Pryderi (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:01 AM

12. Seems the cover-up came from their side. Are they going to risk embarrassing

themselves even further? Then again, they seem to have no bounds for that kind of thing.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:02 AM

13. Grounds? Abuse of melanin in high office!

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:03 AM

15. Exactly

the characters are all republicans.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:01 AM

11. What did the president do that the GOP felt should be grounds for impeachment

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:02 AM

14. Get re-elected, for one

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:05 AM

17. Oh ok, that says a lot

the bigotry for intelligence continues. This is not going to end well for them if they continue down this path.

But hey! Please proceed, GOP.

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:03 AM

16. Officials Say F.B.I. Knew of Petraeus Affair in the Summer - NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/us/us-officials-say-petraeuss-affair-known-in-summer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

WASHINGTON — High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday.

But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did not appear to be justified, the officials said.

The new accounts of the events that led to Mr. Petraeus’s sudden resignation on Friday shed light on the competing pressures facing F.B.I. agents who recognized the high stakes of any investigation involving the C.I.A. director but who were wary of exposing a private affair with no criminal or security implications. For the first time Sunday, the woman whose report of harassing e-mails led to the exposure of the affair was identified as Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Fla.

Some members of Congress have protested the delay in being notified of the F.B.I.’s investigation of Mr. Petraeus until just after the presidential election. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California and the chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that her committee would “absolutely” demand an explanation. An F.B.I. case involving the C.I.A. director “could have had an effect on national security,” she said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think we should have been told.”

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Response to Pryderi (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:14 AM

19. After reading that article which you posted

I still don't see where it says the White House was negligent in the Ben Ghazi affairs. The characters are all republicans according to that article, so why fixation on Obama?


Edit
I also noticed you voted for an impeachment, are you one of those that are pushing for impeachment?

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:16 AM

20. Because Eric Holder is the head of the FBI and answers to the president.n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:31 AM

24. I thought Mueller was the FBI director.

Isn't Holder the Attny General?

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:42 AM

26. In the republican world

back is front, front is back. Yellow is blue and the sky is all green.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:21 AM

27. Oops. I meant Holder is head of Justice and is over the FBI, isn't he? n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:25 AM

23. So far, nothing points to the WH being told anything.

Would the Republicans actually want the WH to have more control over the FBI/CIA right now? That is what an investigation would likely determine the need for.

If anything, it seems to me, that the cover-up was to keep this from the WH until after the election because if Romney won, the entire matter could have been swept under the rug.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:40 AM

25. Agree

nt

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:22 AM

28. Ahh...good point.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:12 AM

18. Impeach Eric Cantor? Or arrest the FBI person that informed him of investigation?

Someone tried to let the GOP know that Petraeus was under a microscope. Why tell Cantor for any other reason?

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:40 AM

29. I think Boehner has had it with the teahadists holding them hostage

This election was a disaster for them. He'll never bring it to a floor vote.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:42 AM

30. True, the election pushed the GOP house toward the center and away from

tea party extremists.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:27 AM

31. What if Cantor beats Boehner for Speaker? n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Reply #31)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:34 PM

33. I don't see them having the political capital

We just picked up another house seat in AZ this morning (and a bi-sexual chick, no less) and there are still 5 seats not called. Per WaPo, all 5 are leaning Dem right now. That only brings us to ~200 of 218 (give or take one).

I really don't see the teahadists pulling the same shit this coming term. West and Walsh are out, Grayson is back in. I could be wrong, it just *feels* different this time. Not to mention the Operations/Think Tank wing of the GOP is railing unrelentlessly on the "Conservative Entertainment Complex" wing for costing them the election AND all of their pet referendums.

We shall see, but I really think the pin has burst the bubble of stupidity this time.

Edit typo

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:36 AM

32. It's not the REASON for an impeachment that is important.........

What these bungholes want is to keep their dumb ass tepublican base frothing at the mouth and hating Obama.
It's like that old game with a pea and three walnut shells.
If the teapublican leaders can keep their 'foxbats' looking at the wrong walnut shell then they can better serve their corporate masters.
Pitch the three ring impeachment circus tent. Stoke up you're 'Limpballs' ring master. Shine the spotlight on the flying FOX.
Serve you're corporate masters.

You don't thinks the Teapublicans learned anything from election 2012. Do you?

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