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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:26 PM

Ron Johnson: Hillary Clinton Planned To Get Emotional To Evade Questions


I think she just decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead Americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card, the senator tells BuzzFeed.

posted on January 23, 2013 at 3:41pm EST


WASHINGTON The Republican senator whose aggressive line of questioning prompted an eruption Wednesday from Hillary Clinton during a hearing on the Benghazi attacks suggested her angry outburst was just a dodge.

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson pressed Clinton on why her office wasn't able to immediately discover whether the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya were executed by terrorists or spontaneous protesters. He repeatedly asked her why she didn't pick up the phone that day and find out the facts, to which Clinton eventually responded sharply, "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. What difference, at this point, does it make?"

"I'm not sure she had rehearsed for that type of question," Johnson told BuzzFeed Wednesday afternoon, after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. "I think she just decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead Americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card to get out of the questions. It was a good way of getting out of really having to respond to me."

He said it was clear, at other points during the hearing, that Clinton was working off a set of talking points, but that his questions "got under her skin" because "they're just so common sense."

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/ron-johnson-hillary-clinton-planned-to-get-emotio

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Reply Ron Johnson: Hillary Clinton Planned To Get Emotional To Evade Questions (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #1
Beacool Jan 2013 #20
jberryhill Jan 2013 #2
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #11
Skittles Jan 2013 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2013 #4
Scuba Jan 2013 #5
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #6
yellowcanine Jan 2013 #7
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2013 #8
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #10
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #9
Justice Jan 2013 #12
cbayer Jan 2013 #13
BlueDemKev Jan 2013 #14
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #15
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #16
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #17
NPolitics1979 Jan 2013 #22
craigmatic Jan 2013 #18
Beacool Jan 2013 #19
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #21
Lil Missy Jan 2013 #23

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:27 PM

1. And Sen. Johnson planned in advance to be an assh***!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:51 PM

20. Naaahh, that just comes natural to him.

No planning needed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:27 PM

2. Me: Ron Johnson planned to be an asshole

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:46 PM

11. He doesn't need to plan that. All he has to do is to wake up every morning. POOF - instant asshole!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:28 PM

3. just like she made up her illness

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:31 PM

4. "they're just so common sense"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:32 PM

5. Proceed, Senator ....

... more rope?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:34 PM

6. Johnson doesn't have to plan ahead to be an asshole....

it's spontaneous for him.

And of course, a strong woman like Hillary Clinton would want to be remembered as "emotional"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:34 PM

7. How was she supposed to "pick up the phone and find out facts" which were not known?

If the facts were that well known they could have prevented the attack. It is a stupid question and Hillary Clinton could not have possibly "rehearsed for that kind of question" because she assumes that Senators are not going to ask stupid questions.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:39 PM

8. It's common sense, really

She should've picked up the phone and told the person on the other end just to tell her SOMETHING, ANYTHING. Maybe she should have even told the other person to LIE if they had to!

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:44 PM

10. Then there's this...

If she had done that, in the middle of an FBI investigation, Johnson would be demanding to know why she attempted to interfere in the middle of an FBI investigation.

This guy makes Bush looks the the President of the local chapter of Mensa.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:40 PM

9. I wonder whether Johnson ever watched the speeches made by Obama

and Hillary Clinton on September 12, 2012. Hillary Clinton clearly stated that there were heavily armed attacks. The lack of security was a budget issue, not a negligence issue.

In addition, after watching a little of Johnson's questioning this morning and remarks made by other Republicans about Benghazi, I am amazed at how little Republicans understand about diplomacy. Of course, Clinton was very cautious in her statements about the Benghazi attacks while they were being investigated. She needed the support and assistance of the authorities in Libya. She had to avoid embarrassing or threatening those in charge in that country. She was protecting the safety and security of the remaining Americans in the country.

No wonder we got into two wars and lost the hearts and minds of so many in the world during the Bush years. A guy like Johnson has no clue how things work in diplomacy.

I now understand why President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize nearly instantly when he took office. It was the world's way of saying "Thank you" for ridding us of that obnoxious guy Bush who doesn't understand how diplomats are supposed to function in the world.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:49 PM

12. I would respect this statement if he actually said it to her at the time

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:51 PM

13. Should read "Slapped down Republican legislator calls female SOS hysterical".

He lost. He needs to get over it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:10 PM

14. Ron Johnson...Another Consequence of Not Getting Our Base Out to Vote in 2010

We lost Sen. Russ Feingold to this jackass and the state (Wisconsin) elected Scott Walker governor. All because PROGRESSIVES STAYED HOME on Nov. 2, 2010.

WE CAN NEVER LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN.

EVERY ELECTION, EVERY TIME...get out and VOTE as if your life depends on it...because it DOES.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:11 PM

15. Elected the same year as Walker, what can you expect--another prick.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:25 PM

16. said by the party of the crying orange.

here, we should put all the pics of the repiglicans crying.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:26 PM

17. It would be so nice if Wisconsin had a woman beat him in his 2016 election.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:56 PM

22. I feel sorry for Tammy Baldwin.

She has to put up with this douchebag for another 4 years.
Can Gwen Moore do that job?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:32 PM

18. You gotta hand it to Hillary she's a master politician.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:50 PM

19. What a sexist POS!!!!!!

He gives himself too much credit. Hillary could have checked her brain at the door and still have handed him his ass on a platter. What a douche!!!!

You are right, Ronnie. The little lady couldn't handle the questioning so she got emotional to avoid answering the questions from the tough and virile men, typical female reaction. See ladies, that's why women shouldn't be in power. We are ruled by our emotions. Excuse me while I go bake some cookies and worship at the feet of my man.



I hope that Hillary does run in 2016 and one of these asshats is the Republican nominee. She'll eat him alive and spit him out.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:53 PM

21. Hillary Clinton: Ron Johnson Planned to be a Dumbass Just to Piss Me Off (nt)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:04 PM

23. In other news, Ron Johnson is a jackass. n/t

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