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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:33 PM

Benghazi hearing turns ugly: Republicans accuse Obama of lying, Dems fire back

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By NBC's CarrollAnn Mears
A House Foreign Affairs hearing on "Benghazi and Beyond" quickly turned into a shouting and accusations forum.
It began when Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said this: "What is clear is that this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinformed, read that LIED, to the American people in the aftermath of this tragedy. Now President Obama has the gall to float the name as possibly secretary of State, the name of the person who is the actual vehicle used to misinform the American people during this crisis."

Disgusting to say the least.

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Reply Benghazi hearing turns ugly: Republicans accuse Obama of lying, Dems fire back (Original post)
1springhill Nov 2012 OP
pa28 Nov 2012 #1
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #3
sakabatou Nov 2012 #2
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #4
Oilwellian Nov 2012 #5
kentuck Nov 2012 #6

Response to 1springhill (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:59 PM

1. So this is how they reach across the aisle?

Maybe we should just ignore them until they manage to fill a few more seats with sane people.

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Response to pa28 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:23 PM

3. There will be out and out war on the Dems at every turn, so


let's not offer them a hand in friendship.

The Obama Admin should realize this and hit back harder in a prelude to 2014. Don't make any excuses about what needs to be done. Just turn of the lights, heat, budget or whatever the Dems can get away with to freeze the GOPigs out.

Taxes? Let them fail for the rich.
Let the Republicans be the one to say no tax breaks for the 99%. let them whine and squirm before America.

Budget? Hit them on the chin.
Knock them out of the ring. Go to the American people and vilify the GOP every day.

This is a war. Give them nothing.



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Response to 1springhill (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:04 PM

2. They're riding on conspiracy theories and lies.

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Response to 1springhill (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:28 PM

4. Here is one Democrats response:

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) unloaded, first sarcastically: "Let's just hang the guilty parties."

"The stench of hypocrisy that hangs over this city today emanates from this room," Ackerman said. "I've listened to my colleagues talk about the President of the United States and others in the administration using terms 'deliberate', 'lies', 'unmitigated gall', 'malfeasance,' which is malicious and knowing evil-doing, 'disgust', 'coverups'."

He continued, "If you want to know who is responsible in this town, buy yourself a mirror!"

Ackerman went on to say that Republicans had "the audacity to come here" when the administration requested, for worldwide security, "$440 million more than you guys wanted to provide. And the answer is that you damn didn't provide it! You REDUCED what the administration asked for to protect these people. Ask not who the guilty party is, it's you! It is us. It is this committee, and the things that we insist that we need have to cost money."

He added, "Could you tell me which of my colleagues on this committee was as bodacious in their insistence that we provide more money for American security in the State Department budget. I would appreciate it."

Ackerman then asked them to raise their hands and gave them a count of five to do so. None did.


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I am so glad the Democrats are FINALLY fighting Republicans back!

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Response to 1springhill (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:15 PM

5. Oh my God! I see spine!

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Response to 1springhill (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:22 PM

6. They are making up more bubble shit.

They believe what they want to believe. They have no evidence. They need no evidence. Anybody got a straight pen ?

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