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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:07 PM

Really, Mr. Paul?

"...worst tragedy since 911"???

Mr. Paul you owe every victim and family member of the Newtown tragedy an apology.

http://crooksandliars.com/blue-texan/rand-paul-calls-benghazi-worst-tragedy-

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Reply Really, Mr. Paul? (Original post)
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 OP
kairos12 Jan 2013 #1
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #2
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #5
RichGirl Jan 2013 #3
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #6
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #4
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #7
abelenkpe Jan 2013 #8
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #10
OneMoreDemocrat Jan 2013 #18
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #19
Ganja Ninja Jan 2013 #9
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #11
Old and In the Way Jan 2013 #12
napkinz Jan 2013 #13
G_j Jan 2013 #14
PeaceNikki Jan 2013 #15
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #16
kentuck Jan 2013 #17

Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:12 PM

1. Disasters Only Rethugs Could Love

In the GOP playbook disasters only count if they embarrass democrats. Examples: 9-11-2001 not a disaster because of Cheney and Shrub culpability,Katrina-Shrub again, Newton-nope involves guns and NRA, Marine Barracks 1983-nope because it involved Reagan, et al. Same old tune by Paul.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:12 PM

2. It is just my opinion

however, I believe the likes of the Esteemed Mr. Paul would have to improve by several magnitudes to reach the level of reprehensible.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:14 PM

5. +1

You said it! And he's headed at warp speed in the wrong direction!

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:12 PM

3. Yes...

And we need to focus on keeping our elementary schools safe...before worrying about keeping violent middle eastern embassys safe. Those who work there, do so my choice...they know it's dangerous and know there's a risk to their safety....unlike kindergarten kids!

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Response to RichGirl (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:17 PM

6. This how we know with certainty

it's political grandstanding by Paul. He completely ignored/dissed/forgot about the Newtown tragedy before he opened his mouth!

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:12 PM

4. His boy Bush was given dozens of warnings regarding 9/11.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:22 PM

7. Reagan too, was warned about the placement of

the marine base in Beirut and look what a Republican icon he remains after 241 Americans were killed there. It's sad that 4 people died but Republicans are clearly trying to take political advantage of Benghazi.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:22 PM

8. He's shameful

Really hope that when he's up for reelection democrats run someone against him.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:29 PM

10. He should be asked to resign after this

Proclaiming this as worse than a Newtown or an Aurora is clearly indicative of a representative who doesn't have the safety and sufferings of the American people on his mind but is in Washington to play politics. As bad as 4 deaths are, you cannot say Benghazi was the worse tragedy since 911 and not be playing politics. You just can't.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:50 PM

18. Did he mean a tragedy having to do with terrorist/war/international incidents...

 

or tragedies in general?

Or should I be outraged regardless?

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Response to OneMoreDemocrat (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:00 PM

19. He never specified

so he is fair game in my book, and deservedly so. Even to insinuate that this is worse than Katrina, worse than Aurora, worse than Sandy or worse than Newtown is totally offensive. Plus he used 911, which was an attack on mostly private American citizens, as the basis to compare tragedies. The oath of office specifies protecting America from its enemies, both foreign and domestic. I take that to mean all tragedies are equal from the perspective that Americans are harmed. Mr. Paul's statements completely belittles the suffering of countless Americans as not important enough to be included in any accounting of them.

He should be asked to resign.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:27 PM

9. How many times have we had more than 4 Americans killed by a single ...

suicide or roadside bomb in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:00 PM

11. I'm not sure but

every now and then I hear of helicopter accidents in Afghanistan. That would most probably involve multiple casualties and seems to be a common occurrence, as far as military casualties go.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:04 PM

12. What's really sad about this "inquiry"....

the Republicans are reducing the seriousness of their office by using the process to create cheap political theater. Their clown show was funny when they were trying to conduct a primary. It's pathetic when they bring their clown show into the official business of the USG and reduces the seriousness of what should be a bi-partisan attempt to understand what went wrong. But they already know what went wrong and how their votes to defund embassy security may have directly contributed to the Benghazi disaster. But this is not a quest for knowledge or insight to learn from this event...just cheap political theater orchestrated by the Party of Cheap Political Theater.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:16 PM

13. FU Rand Paul








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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:20 PM

14. "Mean" just radiates from this arrogant

man.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:05 PM

15. And Katrina and Aurora and, and, and...

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:14 PM

16. and Sandy...

The bodies are still warm, the clean up still awaiting on some of these other tragedies and Paul cites Benghazi as the worst.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:42 PM

17. I heard that moron...

So he's the foreign policy expert now? What a sorry excuse for a Senator!!!

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