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Thu Oct 1, 2015, 07:36 PM

GOP Leader Booed While Defending Benghazi Committee



http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mcmorris-rodgers-mccarthy-booed

GOP Leader Booed While Defending Benghazi Committee
By Tierney Sneed
Published October 1, 2015, 3:17 PM EDT


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, was booed by the audience at the Washington Ideas Forum Thursday while defending the GOP's congressional investigations into the Benghazi attack, The Huffington Post reported.

According to The Huffington Post, the audience booed, hissed and yelled "You're lying!" while McMorris Rodgers attempted to deny that the Benghazi committee was politically-motivated. She had been asked by ABC's Jonathan Karl to weigh in on comments made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in which he boasted that the committee's investigation had taken a toll on Hillary Clinton's poll numbers.

"I do believe that the work that we're doing in the Benghazi committee is very important," McMorris Rodgers said, during which, according to the Huffington Post, the audience's disapproval only grew louder.

"We've not yet had important questions answered," she continued.

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Reply GOP Leader Booed While Defending Benghazi Committee (Original post)
babylonsister Oct 2015 OP
randys1 Oct 2015 #1
Todays_Illusion Oct 2015 #12
Adrahil Oct 2015 #31
Rex Oct 2015 #2
PatSeg Oct 2015 #33
Dont call me Shirley Oct 2015 #3
Kath1 Oct 2015 #6
Fred Sanders Oct 2015 #4
passiveporcupine Oct 2015 #8
malaise Oct 2015 #5
Lint Head Oct 2015 #7
spanone Oct 2015 #9
Botany Oct 2015 #10
Jim Lane Oct 2015 #14
Botany Oct 2015 #15
mobeau69 Oct 2015 #25
Jim Lane Oct 2015 #28
mobeau69 Oct 2015 #29
rtracey Oct 2015 #17
Botany Oct 2015 #18
JHB Oct 2015 #35
daleanime Oct 2015 #11
Capt.Rocky300 Oct 2015 #13
jmowreader Oct 2015 #37
Capt.Rocky300 Oct 2015 #40
maxrandb Oct 2015 #16
jalan48 Oct 2015 #19
wolfie001 Oct 2015 #20
usaf-vet Oct 2015 #21
smirkymonkey Oct 2015 #22
rladdi Oct 2015 #23
BuelahWitch Oct 2015 #34
dae Oct 2015 #24
Gothmog Oct 2015 #26
LoveIsNow Oct 2015 #27
DFW Oct 2015 #30
Adrahil Oct 2015 #32
DFW Oct 2015 #38
Yallow Oct 2015 #36
wolfie001 Oct 2015 #39
Boomerproud Oct 2015 #41
ejbr Oct 2015 #42

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 07:39 PM

1. Now when people figure out the email story is the EXACT same thing, we will be getting

somewhere

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:35 PM

12. The email story was from this committee.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 04:13 PM

31. See Post 12.

 

The email fishing expedition is the product of this "investigation."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 07:42 PM

2. YES!

 

People need to be booing these rotten criminals! The GOP is going to have to cheat real hard next year imo. They have pissed of everyone, but a tiny slice of America and that part doesn't vote half the time.

Keep it up GOPukes! I LOVE it when you fuck yourselves over!



And they will keep doing it, because ego and stupidity are the worst kind of mix.

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Response to Rex (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 04:19 PM

33. Unfortunately they are very efficient

at cheating. It seems that is the only thing they know how to do.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 07:43 PM

3. Boo them right on out of office!

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 07:45 PM

6. Agree 110%

Right on!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 07:43 PM

4. "You're lying" should be the first response to anything that comes out of the mouth of a Republican.

And it would be true.

Shame the GOP back to sanity and out of office.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:24 PM

8. I agree!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 07:44 PM

5. Most excellent

rec

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 08:10 PM

7. Karma is a .... well you know.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:27 PM

9. even republicans can smell shit when they see it

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:33 PM

10. "We've not yet had important questions answered," she continued.

The first 8 investigations haven't answered all the questions yet?

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Response to Botany (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 11:52 PM

14. The only unanswered question is exactly how much money has been spent on these investigations (n/t)

 

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 09:13 AM

15. I know this sounds crazy but .....

.... my own thought is that maybe Benghazi was a "false flag"
operation designed to hurt President Obama and or Hillary Clinton. I really
would put nothing past those jerks. The bottom line is that "they" are really
un-American and see going after the other side as their job.

Hell, Lindsey Graham and Lara Logan made up a phony story about Benghazi
and ran it on 60 minutes and Graham is still in the senate and Logan is back
on 60 minutes.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #25)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 12:06 PM

28. Thanks! That's a good start but it's still incomplete.

 

You've linked to a running tally of the Gowdy committee's expenditures -- now past $4.6 million and climbing. It's clever that they update it second-by-second by extrapolating from last month's spending.

But note this caveat underneath:

This calculation does not include the costs of: the independent Accountability Review Board; the eight previous reports by seven Congressional committees; the time, money, and resources consumed by federal agencies to comply with Select Committee requests; or the opportunity cost of not spending this money elsewhere, like improving security for our diplomatic officers abroad.


I guess adding all that up would be quite a job.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 02:22 PM

29. It has turned out to be an extremely deep rabbit hole.

On June 16th, the Benghazi Select Committee, meeting behind closed doors, questioned Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal for nine hours about emails he sent to the then-Secretary of State containing privately gathered intelligence reports from inside Libya.

The release of new emails from Mr. Blumenthal marked a milestone for the committee, characterized committee chairman, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, as “noteworthy,” because no Congressional committee that “has previously looked into Benghazi or Libya has uncovered these memos.”

Yet there was no explanation as to how these emails contained any new insights or information about the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA base in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.

Mr. Blumenthal himself noted “my testimony has shed no light on the events of Benghazi—nor could it—because I have no firsthand knowledge.”

While exact dollar amounts spent by federal agencies are unavailable, details released about other declassification processes shed light on these costs. In March 2014 the Defense Department informed Democratic Rep. Adam Smith, they had spent “millions of dollars” and “thousands of man-hours to responding to numerous and often repetitive Congressional requests regarding Benghazi.” Currently the State Department has 12 full-time staff members paid between $63,700 and $150,000 reviewing Hillary Clinton’s emails “a process that could cost more than $1 million” according to the National Journal. The total cost for these document queries could run well into the eight figures. For example, the IRS spent $14 million responding to Congressional investigations into accusations it politicized the tax-exemption application process.

In May of 2014 it was reported that Republicans worried that if they created a Benghazi Select Committee it would fail to produce tangible results. “Investigate and find nothing new, and the committee looks like a bunch of tin-hatted obsessives,” wrote Eli Lake. One House member told Lake, “This could be a rabbit hole.”

It has turned out to be an extremely deep one.

http://observer.com/2015/06/sticker-shock-calculating-the-benghazi-investigations-huge-price-tag/

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Response to Botany (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 09:59 AM

17. that is the true question

 

What has 8 other investigations not uncovered....

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Response to rtracey (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 10:14 AM

18. They did not uncover anything that would damage Sec. Clinton or President Obama

.... and that is what "they" wanted.

http://www.cfr.org/libya/accountability-review-board-report-unclassified-benghazi-embassy-attack-december-2012/p29691

the benghazi after action report ..... should have answered all questions and it was chaired by a republican too.

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Response to Botany (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 06:43 PM

35. The previous 8 never answered how...

...Hillary had Vince Foster murdered to cover up the changing of the Benghazi talking points.




(And if you need a sarcasm smiley for this, you just might be a Republican)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:33 PM

11. "We've not yet had important questions answered"....

if that true, then you're incompetent in addition to being a political hack.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:41 PM

13. Hard to believe she represents......

the same district that once elected Democrat Tom Foley who went on to be Speaker of the House.

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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 11:12 PM

37. Compared to George Nethercutt, she's a definite improvement

Nethercutt was a teabagger before teabaggers were invented. He was part of Newt Gingrich's Overthrow of the Government, and he was fucking hideous.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #37)

Sun Oct 4, 2015, 01:35 PM

40. Oh yeah......

How could I forget about good ol' "I'm for term limits" then once he got in forgot all about term limits? He was a douche.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 09:45 AM

16. I wouldn't get my hopes up

With this crowd of Repukes, they were probably booing the questioner.

I mean, after all, this is the party whose supporters booed a Bronze Star, Purple Heart earning Marine, just because he asked about Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and gave a hearty, full-throated "LET HIM DIE" primal scream when asked about a man with no health insurance.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 01:13 PM

19. Great to see. All these right wing frauds need to be treated this way.

The Democrats on the 'Benghazi Committee' need to boycott the meetings. They need to call it what it is, bullshit.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 02:07 PM

20. Serves her right!!

Palling around with those neolithic simpletons! Ha Ha!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 02:19 PM

21. It is not about us the American people it is ALWAYS about GOP ideology.

They never govern in a way that benefits the majority of the American people. They only do what is good for themselves.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 03:02 PM

22. +1000

 

Thanks and welcome to DU!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 03:35 PM

23. The entire nation believes that Kevin was telling us the honest truth when he said they

wanted to lower Clinton poll numbers. He was right on, but now he denies it. Republicans back down daily on mis speaking the truth to this nation.

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Response to rladdi (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 06:19 PM

34. And they double down on their lies

Too bad we can't sue them for the money they've stolen from taxpayers for these debacles.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 04:00 PM

24. McCarthy let the cat out the bag, not that it was

news at DU. I just hope some of the "moderates/independents wake the hell up about ALL the freaking lies the GOP passes of as Gospel!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 10:23 AM

26. Kevin McCarthy's stupidity has consequences

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 10:54 AM

27. Nice!!

Not a Hillary supporter, but seriously? All parties have been more than forthcoming. What are they going to uncover?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 03:16 PM

30. Well, the committee work WAS very important

IF you're a member of the RNC frantically looking for a way to justify their actions at a moment when the whole country has just been treated to an admission that they were a sham from the beginning.

other than that, they have been the waste of time we said they would be before they even got started.

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Response to DFW (Reply #30)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 04:15 PM

32. The GOp wanted A way... ANY way to blunt Clinton's popularity.

 

They found it. Even some Democrats have been buying into their narrative. It needs to end NOW.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #32)

Sun Oct 4, 2015, 04:44 AM

38. It should have ended after the first round.

Its true purpose was obvious way before McCarthy blurted it out.

Both Republicans AND Democrats who buy into the narrative do it for obvious reasons, and they have nothing to do with an incident in North Africa.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 10:23 PM

36. I Live in Washington State - She Was My Rep

 

I have seen her do a few interviews.

Seems like she is dumb as a dog turd.

Can't even remember her memorized talking points.

I have seen the deer in the headlights look and not much more.

There are great people in Spokane, and the surrounding area.

They deserve a rep with an iq higher than a rock.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Oct 4, 2015, 06:25 AM

39. This tidbit was lifted from this RW kook Jonathan Karl's wikipedia page.

From his past:

'One of Karl's early media appearance was on C-Span2 on July 15, 1993 where he criticized Congress's deficit reduction plan as "myth", comparing Clinton's tax raise to King George's revenue on American Colonists as "heavy burden at the feet of the unrepresented." '

He's been a Reagan supply-sider his whole career. Clinton had balanced the budget and these Repukes become unhinged. He seemed so sensitive and offended by the minor catcalls but then again he's just providing cover for the latest RW smear campaign. ABC news is where Chris Wallace came from. Trained at ABC, promoted to Fux News.

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Response to wolfie001 (Reply #39)

Sun Oct 4, 2015, 02:11 PM

41. Karl has never pretended to be anything but a Repug spokesmodel.

ABC is full of right-wing producers and writers. It's Karl's spiritual home.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Oct 5, 2015, 08:01 PM

42. The host had some nerve!

"Respect our guest." Why? "Our guest" doesn't respect our intelligence!

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