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(Greenville Online)   Sen. Lindsey Graham just can't understand why Benghazi persists in not turning into a scandal no matter how many questions he asks   (greenvilleonline.com) divider line 295
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2013-02-18 08:23:22 AM
This is what happens when you cry wolf too many times people start ignoring you.  I'm not saying there was a wolf this time either, but you they can't get traction anymore for their stories.
 
2013-02-18 08:35:32 AM
The problem is that the conspiracy theories aren't big enough.  The internet needs to make Benghazi the center of all Obama conspiracies. For example: Benghazi was the headquarters for the birth certificate forgers, which were backed by Qaddafi because he wanted to control America via a 'Manchurian Candidate' scheme. As Obama's power grew, Benghazi grew as well.  They wanted to control Libya, but they needed to practice so they overthrew Tunisia. That worked so well they started a revolution, which of course Obama backed because he's one of them. Then a problem arose when Obama saw how easy it was for an armed population to overthrow a government. So he had the Benghazi people create the Newtown shootings so Obama had an excuse to take everyone's guns away. It'll all makes sense if you really think about it.
 
2013-02-18 08:36:16 AM
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2013-02-18 08:47:19 AM
The only legitimate scandal over Benghazi is the way the GOP have played (and continue to play) politics with it.

Seriously, not kidding.

More people should be pissed by now at their obvious grandstanding over nothing real.

All of their questions essentially boil down to "Why didn't you tell the terrorists everything you knew and everything you were gonna do in your first press conference?"

If the GOP aren't getting kickback cheques from Al Qaeda over this they should be.
 
2013-02-18 08:58:00 AM
Are you kidding me? A Presidential Candidate said that there was a major cover-up. Criminal prosecution is starting any second now.
 
2013-02-18 09:02:01 AM
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2013-02-18 09:05:21 AM

WTF Indeed: The problem is that the conspiracy theories aren't big enough.  The internet needs to make Benghazi the center of all Obama conspiracies. For example: Benghazi was the headquarters for the birth certificate forgers, which were backed by Qaddafi because he wanted to control America via a 'Manchurian Candidate' scheme. As Obama's power grew, Benghazi grew as well.  They wanted to control Libya, but they needed to practice so they overthrew Tunisia. That worked so well they started a revolution, which of course Obama backed because he's one of them. Then a problem arose when Obama saw how easy it was for an armed population to overthrow a government. So he had the Benghazi people create the Newtown shootings so Obama had an excuse to take everyone's guns away. It'll all makes sense if you really think about it.



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2013-02-18 09:07:56 AM

EvilEgg: This is what happens when you cry wolf too many times people start ignoring you.  I'm not saying there was a wolf this time either, but you they can't get traction anymore for their stories.


That and the fact that people have died in many attacks on US Embassies/Consulates over the years, and the GOP didn't start going into a frothing rage until it happened during a Democrat's administration.  Nobody on the right side of the aisle seemed to care when it happened during the Shrub's tenure.
 
2013-02-18 09:08:10 AM
This is what every Republican should run on in 2014. Those that refuse must be primaried out, for the good of the country
 
2013-02-18 09:08:47 AM
Obama is laughing at them.

What they don't get is why.

/everybody else is just rolling their eyes...
 
2013-02-18 09:09:30 AM
At this point, the only worthwhile response the Graham, McCain, and all the other morons desperately trying to make this mole hill into a mountain is ridicule and scorn.
 
2013-02-18 09:09:55 AM
They are lucky its not a scandal. If it became a scandal they would have to explain why they cut funding to embassies while the threat against embassies were increasing across the globe and why before the shooting was even over they jumped on it with a big ol' grin on their faces expecting to use the bodies of 4 Americans to further their political agenda.

So yeah, if they want to have this "out in the open" lets have it.
 
2013-02-18 09:10:13 AM
I suspect this thread will become derp for 33 reasons and half of them don't count.
 
2013-02-18 09:11:07 AM
quatchi:
More people should be pissed by now at their obvious grandstanding over nothing real.

I just spent the weekend with my RWNJ family. They are pissed that there have not been more investigations into this. He's playing to his base.
 
2013-02-18 09:12:45 AM
Graham said Sunday that the FBI interviewed the Americans who were evacuated from Benghazi, but won't give copies of the transcripts to Congress.

"This is an ongoing criminal investigation is what they told me. We're going back to the law enforcement model where we're treating al Qaeda as sort of a Mafia, a criminal element rather than enemy combatants," Graham said on "Fox News Sunday."


No Lindsay; they're not giving you transcriptions of intelligence because it's a criminal investigation. They're not giving you the transcripts because they're really like to catch those guys and you repeating everything we know about them on the 6 o'clock news might be just a little detrimental to that mission.
 
2013-02-18 09:14:31 AM
Even IF Benghazi WAS a scandal, why hold up Hagel's nomination over it? Hagel didn't have anything to do with it, nor did the Department of Defense.
 
2013-02-18 09:14:55 AM

WTF Indeed: The problem is that the conspiracy theories aren't big enough.  The internet needs to make Benghazi the center of all Obama conspiracies. For example: Benghazi was the headquarters for the birth certificate forgers, which were backed by Qaddafi because he wanted to control America via a 'Manchurian Candidate' scheme. As Obama's power grew, Benghazi grew as well.  They wanted to control Libya, but they needed to practice so they overthrew Tunisia. That worked so well they started a revolution, which of course Obama backed because he's one of them. Then a problem arose when Obama saw how easy it was for an armed population to overthrow a government. So he had the Benghazi people create the Newtown shootings so Obama had an excuse to take everyone's guns away. It'll all makes sense if you really think about it.


Also arugula.
 
2013-02-18 09:15:18 AM
"This is an ongoing criminal investigation is what they told me. We're going back to the law enforcement model where we're treating al Qaeda as sort of a Mafia, a criminal element rather than enemy combatants," Graham said on "Fox News Sunday."

Is he one of the players crying about the drone program?
 
2013-02-18 09:19:24 AM

quatchi: The only legitimate scandal over Benghazi is the way the GOP have played (and continue to play) politics with it.


Not quite. I would say that this and this were both scandals that should have been investigated and discussed further at all.

Of course, neither of them have anything to do with Obama...
 
2013-02-18 09:19:48 AM

AngryTeacher: quatchi:
More people should be pissed by now at their obvious grandstanding over nothing real.

I just spent the weekend with my RWNJ family. They are pissed that there have not been more investigations into this. He's playing to his base.


Gawdammitsomuch.
 
2013-02-18 09:19:57 AM

vernonFL: Even IF Benghazi WAS a scandal, why hold up Hagel's nomination over it? Hagel didn't have anything to do with it, nor did the Department of Defense.


Why? I believe the question Graham and other Republican jagoffs are asking is actually, why not?
 
2013-02-18 09:20:45 AM
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2013-02-18 09:20:50 AM

AngryTeacher: quatchi:
More people should be pissed by now at their obvious grandstanding over nothing real.

I just spent the weekend with my RWNJ family. They are pissed that there have not been more investigations into this. He's playing to his base.


of course he is. but there's nothing there. no one changed their talking points to cover anything up.  jeez did Bushco ever come clean on the aluminum tubes? the mobile bio labs? the Yellowcake forgery and the ensuing outing of a CIA front company as political revenge?  The culling of US Attorneys by Rove for not engaging in political shenanigans?  I don't recall Graham being upset about any of these things. Nor did Fox News give it much consideration other than to defend it all.
 
2013-02-18 09:21:44 AM
Sane people just can't understand why lindsey graham persists in being a senator no matter how many questions he asks
 
2013-02-18 09:21:48 AM

vernonFL: Even IF Benghazi WAS a scandal, why hold up Hagel's nomination over it? Hagel didn't have anything to do with it, nor did the Department of Defense.


Party before country. Republican motto: Let it burn.
 
2013-02-18 09:23:02 AM
step 1: cut funding for embassy security

step 2: profit
 
2013-02-18 09:24:56 AM
they really need to pin this on Hillary. She's their opposition in 2016.
So they're going to keep this up and then try to use it against her.
 
2013-02-18 09:26:41 AM

Almost Everybody Poops: I suspect this thread will become derp for 33 reasons and half of them don't count.


Please, don't talk up the moron.
 
2013-02-18 09:30:25 AM

Hobodeluxe: step 1: cut funding for embassy security

step 2: profit


Is Step: 2 a scandal YET!!1!
 
2013-02-18 09:30:44 AM
At this point with last week's filibuster-by-proxy, what more can Obama do? Graham is just out of his mind and unless his republican brethren reign him in, he is going to keep up with it as he apparently has no idea just how ridiculous he appears. In the meantime, I would bet the WH is looking to twist the knife a little bit so the GOP idiots squirm and sink themselves even further. It's a political troll, but not the first time Team Obama has played the Republicans against themselves with their own stupidity. And given there will likely be no rational resolution to the Benghazi issue, there is not much left than just to let people like Graham (and even McCain, although he seems to have wised up a bit and shut up) dig their holes even deeper.

Then again....there is always Kelly Ayotte to take up the flag should Lindsay falter.

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Kelly Ayotte Parrots Lindsey Graham Ignorance on Benghazi
by Taylor Marsh
The Moderate Voice
Feb 12, 2013
(themoderatevoice.com)
 
2013-02-18 09:32:10 AM

homelessdude: And given there will likely be no rational resolution to the Benghazi issue, there is not much left than just to let people like Graham (and even McCain, although he seems to have wised up a bit and shut up) dig their holes even deeper.


You might want to check the thread above this one.
 
2013-02-18 09:34:00 AM

Hobodeluxe: of course he is. but there's nothing there. no one changed their talking points to cover anything up.


The more he says it, the more they believe it.  Until the cover up is disproven, it is proof that there is a bigger cover up. The absence of proof is the proof in their eyes.

(Sorry, I tried to make their thought process make sense. It's unpossible.)
 
2013-02-18 09:35:29 AM
No story or fake scandal can stay alive without new angles being introduced.  Whatever, Benghazi was it was all resolved early in October 2012.

The scandal in a nutshell:  "terror attack did not arise from protest as originally reported by Susan Rice".
 
2013-02-18 09:41:26 AM

WTF Indeed: The problem is that the conspiracy theories aren't big enough.  The internet needs to make Benghazi the center of all Obama conspiracies. For example: Benghazi was the headquarters for the birth certificate forgers, which were backed by Qaddafi because he wanted to control America via a 'Manchurian Candidate' scheme. As Obama's power grew, Benghazi grew as well.  They wanted to control Libya, but they needed to practice so they overthrew Tunisia. That worked so well they started a revolution, which of course Obama backed because he's one of them. Then a problem arose when Obama saw how easy it was for an armed population to overthrow a government. So he had the Benghazi people create the Newtown shootings so Obama had an excuse to take everyone's guns away. It'll all makes sense if you really think about it.


What I want to know though, is what was Obama covering up in Russia when it was conveniently attacked with a "meteor" which was most definitely not from one of our military satellites...
 
2013-02-18 09:41:31 AM
Graham is desperate to avoid being primaried by noted derpmeister Joe "You Lie" Wilson, and knows that Wilson will stop at nothing to smear Graham as a RINO, so Graham trying to seize the high ground early.  And by "high ground", I mean Bullshiat Mountain.
 
2013-02-18 09:43:14 AM
A week ago, Graham went on national TV to ask whether the president called the Libyan government during the attack. He pledged to hold up the nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense until he got an answer, and Republicans in the Senate have blocked a vote on Hagel.

This has been a conservative tactic almost from day 1 of Obama's first term. Come up with something you think he should have done and then criticize him for not doing it. WTF does it matter if he 'called the Libyan government' DURING the attack? Does Lindsay Graham think that diplomacy was going to stop the attack in its tracks? Why in the hell does that matter?
 
2013-02-18 09:51:54 AM
Why did they include, what appears to be, a picture of Bea Arthur at a table-read with this article?
 
2013-02-18 09:53:40 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: quatchi: The only legitimate scandal over Benghazi is the way the GOP have played (and continue to play) politics with it.

Not quite. I would say that this and this were both scandals that should have been investigated and discussed further at all.

Of course, neither of them have anything to do with Obama...


You make good points.
 
2013-02-18 09:55:04 AM
Former US President George W Bush, his Vice-President Dick Cheney and six other members of his administration have been found guilty of war crimes by a tribunal in Malaysia. Victims of torture told a panel of five judges in Kuala Lumpur of their suffering at the hands of US soldiers and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The real scandal is that a U.S. President has been convicted of war crimes, and congress has not requested a budget for Bush's airfare to The Hague.
 
2013-02-18 09:57:20 AM
Its a scandal that its not a scandal. How meta.
 
2013-02-18 09:58:23 AM
It ain't got legs, Lindsey.
Give it up.

/Lindsey's just pissed because Chris Stevens was gay and he wanted a piece of that tooshy.
 
2013-02-18 09:59:12 AM

Hobodeluxe: they really need to pin this on Hillary. She's their opposition in 2016.
So they're going to keep this up and then try to use it against her.


They're idiots if they think that, although it would be awesome if Hillary starts making noises like she's going to run just to fark with the GOP.
 
2013-02-18 10:00:58 AM
all i know from watching him on fox news Sunday this weekend is that him voice and demeanor come across as exceptionally punchable.

... and thats before factoring in that what is coming out of his mouth is pure buffoonery.
 
2013-02-18 10:02:15 AM
Got to watch Fox News for a few minutes this morning; was at the mechanics waiting to be picked up by Enterprise.  Rep. Louie Gohmert was on with a "reporter" both gushing about how Benghazi was a scandal and how the MAINSTREAM MEDIA is complicit covering it up and yadda yadda.  Claims they made:
Obama and Hilary have been lying about being in contact with anyone past 3 pm that day.  They all just went to sleep and ignored it.
Despite being asleep and ignoring the situation, Obama personally ordered a spy drone to hover over the consulate so he could watch it in real time.
Obama was willing to use US air power to help "his Al Qaeda friends" against Col. Qaddafi but he personally stopped them from using to help Americans. 
US air power that could have saved everyone was only 30 minutes away.
There was a C130 gunship that was there but Obama ordered it away.
It would have taken 3.5-4.5 hours to get a combat plane there but he should have ordered air strikes immediately.
Why is Obama lying about phone calls?

This was only a few minute "interview."  I was surprised how much they could contradict themselves in that time period.  Just about every point/claim they made (besides Obama bad) they would contradict almost immediately, sometimes in the same damn sentence.  I don't understand how anyone can watch that crap.
 
2013-02-18 10:14:41 AM
A Bengazi thread without Half of 33?

/must be his day off
 
2013-02-18 10:16:40 AM
Good luck with that.
 
2013-02-18 10:16:41 AM

Satanic_Hamster: This was only a few minute "interview." I was surprised how much they could contradict themselves in that time period. Just about every point/claim they made (besides Obama bad) they would contradict almost immediately, sometimes in the same damn sentence. I don't understand how anyone can watch that crap.


It helps if you only watch the  morning shows & have the sound muted.
Being a leg man doesn't hurt either.
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2013-02-18 10:16:47 AM
The tactical utility of air power in this kind of situation is a myth.
 
2013-02-18 10:21:18 AM

WTF Indeed: The problem is that the conspiracy theories aren't big enough.  The internet needs to make Benghazi the center of all Obama conspiracies. For example: Benghazi was the headquarters for the birth certificate forgers, which were backed by Qaddafi because he wanted to control America via a 'Manchurian Candidate' scheme. As Obama's power grew, Benghazi grew as well.  They wanted to control Libya, but they needed to practice so they overthrew Tunisia. That worked so well they started a revolution, which of course Obama backed because he's one of them. Then a problem arose when Obama saw how easy it was for an armed population to overthrow a government. So he had the Benghazi people create the Newtown shootings so Obama had an excuse to take everyone's guns away. It'll all makes sense if you really think about it.


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2013-02-18 10:22:37 AM
Looks like someone is taking a holiday today.  He must be on the federal payroll.
 
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