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(Hot Air)   On second thought, there was no Benghazi protest. You'd think a news site would understand the concept of new information being acquired over time   (hotair.com) divider line 343
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2012-11-28 09:03:55 AM  
By God, we will make this a scandal if we have to fark every chicken in the western hemisphere!
 
2012-11-28 09:04:29 AM  
Is Benghazi a scandal yet?
 
2012-11-28 09:04:58 AM  
i575.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-28 09:05:40 AM  
"Anyway, there are lots of reasons not to want her as Secretary of State even if you think her main failing in the Benghazi affair was being too willing to believe what the CIA was feeding her."

Man, that is the single most overpowering case of rightwing projection I've ever seen.
 
2012-11-28 09:05:41 AM  
Beaks down
Cloacae up
That's the way
We like to fark
 
2012-11-28 09:05:56 AM  
When you regard your politics in the same vein as your religion (GOP: Jesus, Constitution:Bible), it tends to make your patterns of thought very rigid and inflexible. It's not just an American problem. Iran, Israel, Saudi...all experience this same problem to one degree or another.
 
2012-11-28 09:06:07 AM  
Has someone mention scandal yet?
 
2012-11-28 09:07:04 AM  
I'll care when someone like NPR or BBC give a rat's ass about this and think there was some coverup. Until then, you guys are just kinda pathetic now.
 
2012-11-28 09:08:10 AM  
ROT AIR
 
2012-11-28 09:08:47 AM  

Kibbler: "Anyway, there are lots of reasons not to want her as Secretary of State even if you think her main failing in the Benghazi affair was being too willing to believe what the CIA was feeding her."

Man, that is the single most overpowering case of rightwing projection I've ever seen.


To be fair, they have cute bi-polar analysts running it and falling for sexy terrorists, so clearly you can see why they may put some doubt into the CIA
 
2012-11-28 09:09:37 AM  
Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is for Benghazi to be a scandal. And for Fartbonghit Obumner to be nailed to a (burning) cross for it.

Sincerely,

The GOP.
 
2012-11-28 09:12:28 AM  
Oh noes, not the talking points! Worst scandal ever!
 
2012-11-28 09:13:41 AM  

whistleridge: When you regard your politics in the same vein as your religion (GOP: Jesus, Constitution:Bible), it tends to make your patterns of thought very rigid and inflexible. It's not just an American problem. Iran, Israel, Saudi...all experience this same problem to one degree or another.


the same could be said for holding your politics in the same vein as your lack of belief in God.
 
2012-11-28 09:15:24 AM  
I think what I find most disturbing about this scandal is the complete lack of any evidence, which proves everyone is in on it and hiding the information.
 
2012-11-28 09:16:27 AM  
What i cant wait for is the temper tantrum republicans, Fox and the sites like hot air will have when they start shining a light that it was the republicans who cut funding for security. Something im sure will happen when the GOP blocks Rice.
Right now the GOP and Fox are in yappy annoying dog phase about it but when the shiat gets real I think they will get thumped
" How dare you turn our manufactured scandal on us! "
 
2012-11-28 09:16:43 AM  

Waldo Pepper: whistleridge: When you regard your politics in the same vein as your religion (GOP: Jesus, Constitution:Bible), it tends to make your patterns of thought very rigid and inflexible. It's not just an American problem. Iran, Israel, Saudi...all experience this same problem to one degree or another.

the same could be said for holding your politics in the same vein as your lack of belief in God.


It could be said, but it'd be a meaningless and stupid thing to say.
 
2012-11-28 09:17:11 AM  

Waldo Pepper: whistleridge: When you regard your politics in the same vein as your religion (GOP: Jesus, Constitution:Bible), it tends to make your patterns of thought very rigid and inflexible. It's not just an American problem. Iran, Israel, Saudi...all experience this same problem to one degree or another.

the same could be said for holding your politics in the same vein as your lack of belief in God.


I'm not sure that's the stinging rebuke you thought it would be.
 
2012-11-28 09:17:17 AM  
If they were going to send Rice out, then they should have provided her with the most accurate information and understanding they had at the time. Otherwise, the statement should have simply been "we're investigating and cannot comment further."
 
2012-11-28 09:19:39 AM  

ItchyMcDoogle: What i cant wait for is the temper tantrum republicans, Fox and the sites like hot air will have when they start shining a light that it was the republicans who cut funding for security. Something im sure will happen when the GOP blocks Rice.
Right now the GOP and Fox are in yappy annoying dog phase about it but when the shiat gets real I think they will get thumped
" How dare you turn our manufactured scandal on us! "


You're absolutely right, they should point this out. And, given that the state department could not meet the security requests, previous attacks on the consulate, Britain and the Red Cross pulling out, etc, someone needs to be held accountable and fired for allowing that consulate to stay open.
 
2012-11-28 09:19:59 AM  
I think the end is near: Chris Wallace gave McCain a light slap when he tried a version of the '14 DAZE!!!!' talking point on Sunday.

ItchyMcDoogle: What i cant wait for is the temper tantrum republicans, Fox and the sites like hot air will have when they start shining a light that it was the republicans who cut funding for security. Something im sure will happen when the GOP blocks Rice.
Right now the GOP and Fox are in yappy annoying dog phase about it but when the shiat gets real I think they will get thumped
" How dare you turn our manufactured scandal on us! "


This too. The legit questions all involve a lack of security, and they're not gonna like where that goes.
 
2012-11-28 09:20:57 AM  
Why were all of those people there? They weren't all armed attackers.

Did someone screw up and post an open party invite on facebook or something?
 
2012-11-28 09:21:40 AM  
Rachel Maddow put out an interesting "theory" last night. Her idea was this is to get John Kerry into the SoS and Scott Brown back to the Senate. I'm not sure if Republicans are smart enough to think that far ahead.
 
2012-11-28 09:21:58 AM  

Apocalyptic Inferno: ItchyMcDoogle: What i cant wait for is the temper tantrum republicans, Fox and the sites like hot air will have when they start shining a light that it was the republicans who cut funding for security. Something im sure will happen when the GOP blocks Rice.
Right now the GOP and Fox are in yappy annoying dog phase about it but when the shiat gets real I think they will get thumped
" How dare you turn our manufactured scandal on us! "

You're absolutely right, they should point this out. And, given that the state department could not meet the security requests, previous attacks on the consulate, Britain and the Red Cross pulling out, etc, someone needs to be held accountable and fired for allowing that consulate to stay open.


It was kept open to provide diplomatic cover for the intelligence operation going on right down the street. Is that really hard to grasp?
 
2012-11-28 09:22:55 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-28 09:26:04 AM  

Waldo Pepper: whistleridge: When you regard your politics in the same vein as your religion (GOP: Jesus, Constitution:Bible), it tends to make your patterns of thought very rigid and inflexible. It's not just an American problem. Iran, Israel, Saudi...all experience this same problem to one degree or another.

the same could be said for holding your politics in the same vein as your lack of belief in God.


It could also be said that we should switch to Nutella-based currency.
 
2012-11-28 09:26:12 AM  

coeyagi: Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is for Benghazi to be a scandal. And for Fartbonghit Obumner to be nailed to a (burning) cross for it.

Sincerely,

The GOP.


Dear GOP,

I normally don't reply to the letters that spoiled children send me, but your case was different.
This year I will not be giving you the usual coal, rather I will be stuffing your stocking with something that could help. I have enclosed a picture.

www.mememaker.net

-Santa.
 
2012-11-28 09:27:13 AM  

MFAWG: Apocalyptic Inferno: ItchyMcDoogle: What i cant wait for is the temper tantrum republicans, Fox and the sites like hot air will have when they start shining a light that it was the republicans who cut funding for security. Something im sure will happen when the GOP blocks Rice.
Right now the GOP and Fox are in yappy annoying dog phase about it but when the shiat gets real I think they will get thumped
" How dare you turn our manufactured scandal on us! "

You're absolutely right, they should point this out. And, given that the state department could not meet the security requests, previous attacks on the consulate, Britain and the Red Cross pulling out, etc, someone needs to be held accountable and fired for allowing that consulate to stay open.

It was kept open to provide diplomatic cover for the intelligence operation going on right down the street. Is that really hard to grasp?


I understand that, and it's not hard to grasp. It's also unacceptable and someone should be held accountable for actively putting the ambassador and non-military personnel in danger when it was obvious they could not meet the security demands.
 
2012-11-28 09:28:06 AM  

12349876: Rachel Maddow put out an interesting "theory" last night. Her idea was this is to get John Kerry into the SoS and Scott Brown back to the Senate. I'm not sure if Republicans are smart enough to think that far ahead.


"John Kerry came a whisker of being president of the United States, and that's working in his favor," McCain said. "But I would love to hear him make the case. I don't have anything in his background like this tragedy in Benghazi that would make me really want to carefully examine the whole situation."
 
2012-11-28 09:29:20 AM  

12349876: Rachel Maddow put out an interesting "theory" last night. Her idea was this is to get John Kerry into the SoS and Scott Brown back to the Senate. I'm not sure if Republicans are smart enough to think that far ahead.


Two problems with that theory. GOPers would have a perfect time ripping Kerry apart with his "Assad is a reformer" comment (hell, Hilary bashed him for it) and secondly, you never run for a seat you lost. Brown will run for the governorship, that's far enough away for him to lick his wounds and regain some of the lost political capital
 
2012-11-28 09:29:32 AM  

12349876: Rachel Maddow put out an interesting "theory" last night. Her idea was this is to get John Kerry into the SoS and Scott Brown back to the Senate. I'm not sure if Republicans are smart enough to think that far ahead.


How does that get Scotty Too Hotty back in? Special election?
 
2012-11-28 09:29:35 AM  

Apocalyptic Inferno: MFAWG: Apocalyptic Inferno: ItchyMcDoogle: What i cant wait for is the temper tantrum republicans, Fox and the sites like hot air will have when they start shining a light that it was the republicans who cut funding for security. Something im sure will happen when the GOP blocks Rice.
Right now the GOP and Fox are in yappy annoying dog phase about it but when the shiat gets real I think they will get thumped
" How dare you turn our manufactured scandal on us! "

You're absolutely right, they should point this out. And, given that the state department could not meet the security requests, previous attacks on the consulate, Britain and the Red Cross pulling out, etc, someone needs to be held accountable and fired for allowing that consulate to stay open.

It was kept open to provide diplomatic cover for the intelligence operation going on right down the street. Is that really hard to grasp?

I understand that, and it's not hard to grasp. It's also unacceptable and someone should be held accountable for actively putting the ambassador and non-military personnel in danger when it was obvious they could not meet the security demands.


And what does the obsession with Rice's comments on a TV show have to do with holding someone accountable for those decisions?
 
2012-11-28 09:31:52 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: 12349876: Rachel Maddow put out an interesting "theory" last night. Her idea was this is to get John Kerry into the SoS and Scott Brown back to the Senate. I'm not sure if Republicans are smart enough to think that far ahead.

How does that get Scotty Too Hotty back in? Special election?


same way he got in last time. My guess, he'll hold off for the run at the governor in 2014, and Bielat, Tasei or hell, even William Weld (former governor who's back in MA) may make the run for the senate
 
2012-11-28 09:33:14 AM  
this still doesnt explain why n0bama refused to send help to the benghazi embassy and told the ac-135 to not shoot at the people holding the gas cans
 
2012-11-28 09:33:36 AM  
This changes everything.
 
2012-11-28 09:34:16 AM  
To Fox, Bengnazi is a scandel because Bengnazi is not a scandel.
 
2012-11-28 09:34:54 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x582]


Stop trying to make this a meme. It's not gonna happen. Wait... is this a meta meme where you're making a comment on Fox trying to force Bengazi into a scandal? Wow! You're good.
 
2012-11-28 09:35:34 AM  

12349876: Rachel Maddow put out an interesting "theory" last night. Her idea was this is to get John Kerry into the SoS and Scott Brown back to the Senate. I'm not sure if Republicans are smart enough to think that far ahead.


I think thats a good point. But I also think it was a last ditch effort by the GOP and Fox news to win the election by going all in on Benghazi after the Senate hopfulls got all rapey and Mittens McMoneybags could not connect to the Poor and Middle class. Now its just sour grapes and axes to grind because Obama won
 
2012-11-28 09:35:41 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Apocalyptic Inferno: MFAWG: Apocalyptic Inferno: ItchyMcDoogle: What i cant wait for is the temper tantrum republicans, Fox and the sites like hot air will have when they start shining a light that it was the republicans who cut funding for security. Something im sure will happen when the GOP blocks Rice.
Right now the GOP and Fox are in yappy annoying dog phase about it but when the shiat gets real I think they will get thumped
" How dare you turn our manufactured scandal on us! "

You're absolutely right, they should point this out. And, given that the state department could not meet the security requests, previous attacks on the consulate, Britain and the Red Cross pulling out, etc, someone needs to be held accountable and fired for allowing that consulate to stay open.

It was kept open to provide diplomatic cover for the intelligence operation going on right down the street. Is that really hard to grasp?

I understand that, and it's not hard to grasp. It's also unacceptable and someone should be held accountable for actively putting the ambassador and non-military personnel in danger when it was obvious they could not meet the security demands.

And what does the obsession with Rice's comments on a TV show have to do with holding someone accountable for those decisions?


Nothing. I don't think she was sent out with the most accurate information they had at the time, but that's not related to my point about keeping the consulate open.
 
2012-11-28 09:36:26 AM  

physt: Nina_Hartley's_Ass.

 
I think I've seen that clip...
 
2012-11-28 09:37:24 AM  

Apocalyptic Inferno: Philip Francis Queeg: Apocalyptic Inferno: MFAWG: Apocalyptic Inferno: ItchyMcDoogle: What i cant wait for is the temper tantrum republicans, Fox and the sites like hot air will have when they start shining a light that it was the republicans who cut funding for security. Something im sure will happen when the GOP blocks Rice.
Right now the GOP and Fox are in yappy annoying dog phase about it but when the shiat gets real I think they will get thumped
" How dare you turn our manufactured scandal on us! "

You're absolutely right, they should point this out. And, given that the state department could not meet the security requests, previous attacks on the consulate, Britain and the Red Cross pulling out, etc, someone needs to be held accountable and fired for allowing that consulate to stay open.

It was kept open to provide diplomatic cover for the intelligence operation going on right down the street. Is that really hard to grasp?

I understand that, and it's not hard to grasp. It's also unacceptable and someone should be held accountable for actively putting the ambassador and non-military personnel in danger when it was obvious they could not meet the security demands.

And what does the obsession with Rice's comments on a TV show have to do with holding someone accountable for those decisions?

Nothing. I don't think she was sent out with the most accurate information they had at the time, but that's not related to my point about keeping the consulate open.


So then you agree that John McCain and Lindsey Graham are being utterly irresponsible with their never ending side show?
 
2012-11-28 09:37:56 AM  

Waldo Pepper: whistleridge: When you regard your politics in the same vein as your religion (GOP: Jesus, Constitution:Bible), it tends to make your patterns of thought very rigid and inflexible. It's not just an American problem. Iran, Israel, Saudi...all experience this same problem to one degree or another.

the same could be said for holding your politics in the same vein as your lack of belief in God.


Still a religion, in my opinion :p
 
2012-11-28 09:39:06 AM  

somedude210: Three Crooked Squirrels: 12349876: Rachel Maddow put out an interesting "theory" last night. Her idea was this is to get John Kerry into the SoS and Scott Brown back to the Senate. I'm not sure if Republicans are smart enough to think that far ahead.

How does that get Scotty Too Hotty back in? Special election?

same way he got in last time. My guess, he'll hold off for the run at the governor in 2014, and Bielat, Tasei or hell, even William Weld (former governor who's back in MA) may make the run for the senate


Right. Forgot he was a special election after Teddy. Not sure how I forgot that.
 
2012-11-28 09:39:32 AM  
At this point I think the GOP just wants push Obama into to picking Kerry for Secretary of State so he'll vacate his Senate seat and Scott Brown can run for it in the special election -- holding what is a safe Dem. Senate seat is key to winning control of the Senate.
 
2012-11-28 09:42:57 AM  

whistleridge: Waldo Pepper: whistleridge: When you regard your politics in the same vein as your religion (GOP: Jesus, Constitution:Bible), it tends to make your patterns of thought very rigid and inflexible. It's not just an American problem. Iran, Israel, Saudi...all experience this same problem to one degree or another.

the same could be said for holding your politics in the same vein as your lack of belief in God.

Still a religion, in my opinion :p


Kinda. Not very organized.
 
2012-11-28 09:43:23 AM  
What the hell are the Republicans trying to pull here? Hearing news stories about how they are all upset about this is like hearing that they are very concerned about plaid zebra shorts. Almost like the mad libs of scandals. They apparently need something to sooth the butthurt of the elections.
 
2012-11-28 09:44:26 AM  

thornhill: holding what is a safe Dem. Senate seat is key to winning control of the Senate.


Look at how well that worked out last time.

To those non-MA farkers pushing this idea, it's not gonna happen. Brown is not going to go for the senate seat, he'll go for the governor's seat if anything. He got his ass kicked running for re-election to a professor. He lost too much popularity during the race, he'll need to rebuild it and it's not going to happen before 2014. The state GOP doesn't want to put him back up, he doesn't want to get put back up for the senate (he'll stay in politics, but not senate), he's not going to run for the seat if Kerry gets SoS. Stop trying to believe a fantasy since you're not living in state
 
2012-11-28 09:44:31 AM  
I hear they are coming out with a new toy for Christmas. It's called the Susan "the mouthpiece" Rice doll. Just wind it up and send it on its way. It'll say whatever you tell it.
 
2012-11-28 09:44:38 AM  
Inevitably. Simple cases first. Without any doubt, malfeasance and so forth. Ben Ghazi en toto. One doesn't simply walk into a US consulate, n'est pas? Forthwith, and so forth. Was there a protest? Evidence and CIA outpost? Simply stated. Clearly the onus is on the Obama administration, clearly.

I rest my case.
 
2012-11-28 09:45:38 AM  

somedude210: thornhill: holding what is a safe Dem. Senate seat is key to winning control of the Senate.

Look at how well that worked out last time.

To those non-MA farkers pushing this idea, it's not gonna happen. Brown is not going to go for the senate seat, he'll go for the governor's seat if anything. He got his ass kicked running for re-election to a professor. He lost too much popularity during the race, he'll need to rebuild it and it's not going to happen before 2014. The state GOP doesn't want to put him back up, he doesn't want to get put back up for the senate (he'll stay in politics, but not senate), he's not going to run for the seat if Kerry gets SoS. Stop trying to believe a fantasy since you're not living in state


what if he gets a hybrid truck
 
2012-11-28 09:46:06 AM  

rev. dave: What the hell are the Republicans trying to pull here? Hearing news stories about how they are all upset about this is like hearing that they are very concerned about plaid zebra shorts. Almost like the mad libs of scandals. They apparently need something to sooth the butthurt of the elections.


When all you want to do is fling doo-doo, any doo-doo will do.
 
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