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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:20 PM

this is for all the GOP Asshats and their faux outrage over Benghazi

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Reply this is for all the GOP Asshats and their faux outrage over Benghazi (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
Thinkingabout Nov 2012 #1
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #2
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #10
treestar Nov 2012 #3
Nonhlanhla Nov 2012 #4
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #6
Marr Nov 2012 #13
Schema Thing Nov 2012 #5
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #7
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #8
Schema Thing Nov 2012 #12
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trailmonkee Nov 2012 #9
bmichaelh Nov 2012 #11
Overseas Nov 2012 #14
Berlum Nov 2012 #15

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:26 PM

1. And remember all the special investigations requested by McCain and Graham?

I am disappointed in McCain and Graham, I thought along with Coburn they would stand tall now and get governing on the road to recovery but they just want to be negative.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:27 PM

2. Weapons of Mass Destruction. 3000+ dead. ZERO GOP outrage.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:11 AM

10. yep

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:28 PM

3. None of those were obsessed over by Faux News

Disgusting.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:47 PM

4. I don't really get the outrage

...I guess because I don't speak Rightwing.

I've been debating the issue on another board with some Democratic and GOP women, and I swear these right wing women are crazy. (I won't even go into the "Obama looks like Malcolm X" pictures one of them posted earlier today, LOL.) But anyway, as far as I can understand they think that any admission of this being a terrorist attack would have been the death knell (sp?) of Obama's campaign and that he therefore chose to blame it on the video in order to mislead the public and not lose the election. But that would assume that (1) Obama's campaign rested heavily on the notion that he had totally decimated Al Quaeda (which it obviously did not), so that any AQ attack would now call his foreign policy into question, and (2) that Obama was so afraid of losing the election that he was willing to lie to the American public. Now only Republicans ever believed that there was a significant chance of Obama losing, but we know that the Obama campaign had good numbers throughout and had a great ground game, so there is zero chance that Obama could possibly have been so nervous about the election that he would have been willing to lie to the public. Anyway, there would have been easier ways to play something like Benghazi for electoral purposes if he really wanted to (which he clearly did not): all he needed to do was to strike a manly pose, channel people's emotions into anger at those who dare to attack the US, and look presidential.

To which one woman responded that this thing was politically dangerous for Obama because he already had to run from his foreign policy record. Which just proves to me that this whole conspiracy theory is born of the right wing bubble. For someone to believe this BS, they have to assume that Obama had to run from his foreign policy record, that he built his campaign on some major and total destruction of AQ, and that he was truly afraid of losing the election. In short, only someone who lives in the right wing bubble could possibly believe this BS.

Now that there are probably unanswered questions about Benghazi, I'm sure. But this effort to smear Obama is right wing bubble babble. So we're stuck debating these idiots instead of trying to find real answers to real issues.

Did I miss something? I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this thing.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:53 PM

6. it's all they got... and they look pitiful in the process... so sad.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:01 AM

13. That's a great point.

I think you're spot on with why this "scandal" seems so bizarre to anyone not taking in Fox News/hate radio 24/7. It's a fiction, built on several other fictions.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:52 PM

5. this poster should be revised before showing it around. It's a great message, but...



Benghazi was not an "Embassy" by any stretch of anyone's imagination. It isn't even a true "consulate" if I understand correctly. I think a more proper term would be "mission" or "outpost".

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:55 PM

7. hmm I didn't notice....

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:31 PM

8. How about this....

....same idea, I just took out the Embassy part and added the dancing monkey??

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:00 AM

12. hah, that's good too... I like to one in the OP better, personally...


I think it makes the point quicker because the pics of chimpy are distracting and for better or for worse, the people who need to get this message are incredibly easily taken off point. And really, in this case, it isn't Bush we want to emphasize, it's the current republicans - both in Washington and on facebook.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:45 PM

9. .

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:36 AM

11. Embassy bombing in 1983

Also, the April 18, 1983 Embassy bombing in Beirut, Lebanon

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:27 AM

14. K&R. Shameless jerks.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:03 AM

15. "But, but, but, Bush kept us safe." - Republicans (R)

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