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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:10 PM

Barney Frank Calls Out Republican Senator: Stop Using ‘Weasel Words’

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/11/25/1232521/barney-franks-calls-out-republican-senator-stop-using-weasel-words/

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HUTCHISON: I’m very worried about this. I’m very worried. I want to know a whole lot more about what these first emails really were and did it really trigger an FBI investigation of the CIA director and a low level and it wasn’t raised to a higher level? I mean, if anybody is investigating the director of the CIA, the President of the United States should know immediately, and I feel like a, we don’t know enough, and, b, I have great concerns about a lot of this.

FRANK: Are you suggesting there was some coverup, that the FBI are playing games? I think we ought to be explicit about this. I’m troubled by the implication of your statement and are you suggesting that something wasn’t legitimate here? Because that would trouble me.

HUTCHISON: I’m suggesting that I have great concerns about the legitimacy of…

FRANK: Excuse me, “great concerns” is kind of a weasel word….

Watch it:
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Barney Frank confronts Hutchinson for ‘weasel words’ linking Obama to Petraeus scandal

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“It seems to me, frankly, that you’re kind of hinting at something bad and I don’t see what that could be,” Frank pointed out. “I find those kind of implications very troubling. Do you distrust the FBI? Is FBI Director Robert Mueller lying? Who are you accusing of not having done the right thing?”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/25/barney-frank-confronts-hutchinson-for-weasel-words-linking-obama-to-petraeus-scandal/

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Reply Barney Frank Calls Out Republican Senator: Stop Using ‘Weasel Words’ (Original post)
cal04 Nov 2012 OP
Royal Sloan 09 Nov 2012 #1
brucefan Nov 2012 #2
dmr Nov 2012 #7
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #10
LineLineLineLineNew Reply I
John2 Nov 2012 #11
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #12
Scuba Nov 2012 #3
Sedona Nov 2012 #4
PearliePoo2 Nov 2012 #5
dmr Nov 2012 #6
freshwest Nov 2012 #8
malokvale77 Nov 2012 #9

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:25 PM

1. When weasels speak shouldn't

We be greatly concerned? As they seem to think they have some sort of valid statement to make which is complete gibberish most times, and of course the other weasels support each others distorted views also. Thanks to Sen. Barney Frank for trying to sort this out for Us non-weasels.

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Response to Royal Sloan 09 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:44 PM

2. Weasels usually

Use weasel words

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Response to Royal Sloan 09 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:42 PM

7. And, she had such a sincere look on her face -

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Response to dmr (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:14 PM

10. She looks confused.

Like she is working off talking points she doesn't understand, but DOES understand the implications if she gets the message wrong.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:23 PM

11. I

 

told you the Republicans are getting exposed. You can't trust them. You don't turn your back on a snake. You take your guard down and they will strike. President Obama needs to keep his guard. If they don't compromise, go off the Cliff. The first thing they need to do is pass that tax cut for the middle class and poor. And then we will talk. That is copromise enough. Back off Susan Rice and then we will talk. If you want to say the President,FBI and CIA are covering up, come out with it. We can talk about rigging the election because of gifts and suppressing the republican vote. We also can discuss rigging the unemployment numbers too. We can have that whole discussion in front of the American people. We got nothing to hide if you really want that talk?

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Response to John2 (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:46 PM

12. Yeah, they're not gonna do that.

Not yet. Maybe ANOTHER 4 years in the wilderness, if they lose the next election, we might see that. Maybe.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:58 PM

3. Can't wait for Barney to get a gig on the tube. He's gonna be terrific.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:15 PM

4. If Kerry goes to State

I'd like to see Barney run for his seat in the Senate

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Response to Sedona (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:39 PM

5. Oh MY...I hadn't thought of that!

We can hope. Barney is sooo smart and just plain cool.
He blew the others on this show away.
I love him.

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Response to Sedona (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:40 PM

6. He said he's not interested. He wants to enjoy his retirement.

Sad as I am, I can't blame him.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:33 PM

8. I wish he'd reminded the Repuke that Petraeus and eveyrone in the scandal are GOP.

The only fault Obama had was expecting honesty from this pack of lying weasels and opportunistic thieves.




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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:29 PM

9. Kay Bailey is a weasel...

and why is her hand on Liebermans leg?

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