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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:31 PM

Okay, another thing I'm just not getting...

What difference does it make when Obama knew about the Petraius affair? What is the point the repubs are making on that? So what if he did know before the election? How would that have made a difference in the election?

I am so tired of all this straw grasping just trying to make an issue about nothing.

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Response to EC (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:34 PM

1. They are trying to say

he didn't want it revealed before the election....Like that was gonna' change things. They are such jerks. They would love to find some reason to impeach him and ruin his second term like they did Clinton's....

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:39 PM

4. If he did know, he knew that firing the man would likely strip

him of his pension and throwing such a man into penury makes a very bad enemy. He knows too much.

My guess is that Petraeus was told to get his shit together and given a decent period in which to resign and thus keep his pension.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:11 PM

6. That's a possibility.

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Response to EC (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:34 PM

2. The R's will rub anything and everything against Obama's leg in hope of starting a fire.

So far there isn't smoke or fire, but they may have produced some irritation or annoyance in Obama with their 'Dutch' rub.

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Response to EC (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:37 PM

3. it's a lie trap. They are trying to catch the president in a lie

so they can impeach him. If they can't actually catch him in a lie, they will just make it up and furiously promote it, as if it were true. Like now.

All the doubt- casting helps with eventual impeachment charges, which, like Clinton will revolve around a slip of the tongue (since Obama has committed no crimes or actionable "gaffes")--If they can hold hearings over something (Benghazi) and somehow get Obama under oath (you would NEVER catch Bush or Cheney doing this) then they can trap him. Like they did Clinton.

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Response to librechik (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:13 PM

7. Even if he had lied, they can't impeach him just for lying

He would have to have lied under oath, I would think. I know the constitution doesn't say what constitutes grounds for impeachment, but I would think the president would have to commit some sort of crime. Lying in public speeches isn't really a crime, unless it's directed to a govt. agency.

Obviously I am not saying the president did lie. All of the evidence indicates that he wasn't told until a day before Congress was. Even if he did somehow know, he never lied about it...nobody ever asked him if Petreaus was having an affair.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:18 PM

8. right, they want to get him under oath, and until they do, they call him a liar repeatedly

to support the "Liar" meme when they finally get him under oath. They impeached Clinton because he was said to have lied over a private affair. It had NOTHING to do with how he did hid job or a crime.

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Response to EC (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:42 PM

5. I'm tired of the "affair"-gate things. People can fuck whoever they want.

 

That's a matter between the person doing the fucking and their SO. It's nobody else's business. Shit, they impeached Clinton over a blow job! Who gives a shit if he gets some head other than Hillary? It doesn't matter. I don't care if Obama knew or not, unless he was video taping it. It's a stupid thing to even make the news. Don't they have something better to do?

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Response to EC (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:00 PM

9. The right wing is looking any scandals they can!

This has been going on since 2010. They keep digging themselves in to a rut, because no cares and are getting tired from them going after President Obama! Even some of the republicans want them to stop and work on getting this country going again!

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