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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:00 PM

 

Republican obsession with Benghazi makes no sense

...What is the Republican theory of the case against Rice? It appears to boil down to the idea that leading Democrats covered up the involvement of terrorists in some way connected to al Qaeda in the Benghazi attack during the run-up to the close presidential election because President Obama and others in his administration had for some time said that al Qaeda was close to strategic defeat.

Does this case make sense? First, you would have to accept that Obama, Rice and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton all knowingly deceived the American public about what had happened at the Benghazi consulate.

When this notion was raised in October during the second presidential debate, Obama scolded Republican challenger Mitt Romney saying, "the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the secretary of state, our U.N. ambassador -- anybody on my team -- would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, Governor, is offensive."

According to a CNN poll released Tuesday most Americans agree with the president and do not believe that anyone in his administration intentionally tried to mislead them about what happened in Benghazi...

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/27/opinion/bergen-gop-benghazi/

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:04 PM

1. This really is about who they want as Secretary of State. They don't want Susan Rice.

 

They want Kerry of MA so that will leave his seat open and then Brown will have a chance to get back to the senate. That is what it is all about. Watch.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:26 PM

3. They are not that smart, and regardless, we need Kerry in the Senate, especially now. Let's see

what happens when the new Congress takes over, and they are behind by 10 seats in the Senate


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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:51 AM

10. Well it is something to think about. But I don't think the seat would go back to a republican.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:54 AM

11. Perhaps, but I want the experience of Kerry in the Senate at this time

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Response to still_one (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:07 AM

12. Well now I agree with that.

 

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:07 PM

2. John Kerry get to be Sec of State --> Scott Brown get another chance at the Senate.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:47 PM

8. Would they really be doing all this just for the chance at 1 Senate seat?

That they very well might not even win?

I think that might be part of their motive, but I think they also want to take down the president. Obviously, it did not work in the election, but that doesn't mean they can't cripple him and embroil him in scandal if people believe their nonsense about a cover-up. Luckily, a poll released today showed that 54% of Americans don't think there was a cover-up, although 54% also disapprove of how the Administration handled the situation. Honestly, I might count myself in the 54% on the latter question, only because I think it's insane that they haven't been able to put this to bed and grab control of the narrative on this.

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/27/public_sees_no_cover_up_on_benghazi.html

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:30 PM

4. they do not want to work on the budget and deficit

they would rather spend their time playing politics with dead people

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:31 PM

5. they know they'll never have a dress stain issue with Obama

so they obsess on what they can

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:38 PM

6. They are just building a record for impeachment, just wait, you'll see. nt

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:43 PM

7. Rushpublicans Have Lost Foreign Policy...

For decades it was assumed rushpublicans were "stronger on defense" and better at foreign policy. It's a big lie...as is much of the mythology the denizens of Bullshit Mountain spew...but it was accepted among the beltway stenographers and generally used to pummel Democrats in elections. That changed the moment President Obama took down bin Laden and Gadafi was ousted. All of a sudden President Obama and Democrats look strong on defense and this is what the rushpublicans are trying to diminish. The hope was some kind of scandal would arise during the campaign and when that faltered, now it's for "pride"...getting some kind of retribution for the election loss and try to keep President Obama from pushing forward with a second term agenda by bogging him down with investigation and manufactured "scandals"...

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:49 PM

9. Yes it does when you look at the bigger picture of "terrorism"...

Because if they can convince the people that it was done by al Qaeda and not some off-shoot group in Libya, then they can ask for more money for their defense contractor friends and thereby, help their own re-elections from the quid pro quo donations from the same.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:10 AM

13. it makes sense if you're a crazed, losing republican party on the verge of extinction

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