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(Washington Post)   Special Ops were told not to respond to Benghazi attacks. It might actually be a scandal now   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 681
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2013-05-07 02:34:34 AM  

balloot: Lionel Mandrake: Zeppelininthesky: Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: It seems everything that Bush did was a scandal.  But there's a large fark faction that will defend Obama to the death, not matter what.  It's always black or white.

Defend him against what?  I still don't know what the scandal is.

So you wish to claim abject stupidity, instead?  Got it.

Oh look!  Another outraged FARKer who won't just come right out and say "The scandal is __________"

He does not know. Every time you ask, they come up with some excuse or just hate on Obama.

That's all this is.  More than 500 fkn posts and not one Real American can just  complete this sentence: "The scandal is __________"  Add those to the eleventy billion other threads in which they dodged the simple question.

In the time they take to tell everyone how gullible we are, or we don't dare criticize our Obamessiah, not one of these farkers has taken a few minutes to write a sentence or two plainly telling us that "the scandal is ________."

Truly fkn pathetic.

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The scandal is Republicans reeeeeaaaaaaallly don't want Hillary to become president and need to damage her.


And they're upset that a black Democrat had the GALL to beat a white Republican not once, but TWICE.
 
2013-05-07 02:39:20 AM  

balloot: Lionel Mandrake: Zeppelininthesky: Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: It seems everything that Bush did was a scandal.  But there's a large fark faction that will defend Obama to the death, not matter what.  It's always black or white.

Defend him against what?  I still don't know what the scandal is.

So you wish to claim abject stupidity, instead?  Got it.

Oh look!  Another outraged FARKer who won't just come right out and say "The scandal is __________"

He does not know. Every time you ask, they come up with some excuse or just hate on Obama.

That's all this is.  More than 500 fkn posts and not one Real American can just  complete this sentence: "The scandal is __________"  Add those to the eleventy billion other threads in which they dodged the simple question.

In the time they take to tell everyone how gullible we are, or we don't dare criticize our Obamessiah, not one of these farkers has taken a few minutes to write a sentence or two plainly telling us that "the scandal is ________."

Truly fkn pathetic.

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The scandal is Republicans reeeeeaaaaaaallly don't want Hillary to become president and need to damage her.


The timing isn't going to work out for the Republicans. They can spend the next few years beating this dead horse, and by 2016 they'll just look foolish and nobody but the True Believers will care. Or they can wait until 2016 and use it for an October surprise, when they'll just look foolish and nobody but the True Believers will care. Or, you know, they could do both.
 
2013-05-07 02:51:22 AM  

Notabunny: balloot: Lionel Mandrake: Zeppelininthesky: Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: It seems everything that Bush did was a scandal.  But there's a large fark faction that will defend Obama to the death, not matter what.  It's always black or white.

Defend him against what?  I still don't know what the scandal is.

So you wish to claim abject stupidity, instead?  Got it.

Oh look!  Another outraged FARKer who won't just come right out and say "The scandal is __________"

He does not know. Every time you ask, they come up with some excuse or just hate on Obama.

That's all this is.  More than 500 fkn posts and not one Real American can just  complete this sentence: "The scandal is __________"  Add those to the eleventy billion other threads in which they dodged the simple question.

In the time they take to tell everyone how gullible we are, or we don't dare criticize our Obamessiah, not one of these farkers has taken a few minutes to write a sentence or two plainly telling us that "the scandal is ________."

Truly fkn pathetic.

------------------------

The scandal is Republicans reeeeeaaaaaaallly don't want Hillary to become president and need to damage her.

The timing isn't going to work out for the Republicans. They can spend the next few years beating this dead horse, and by 2016 they'll just look foolish and nobody but the True Believers will care. Or they can wait until 2016 and use it for an October surprise, when they'll just look foolish and nobody but the True Believers will care. Or, you know, they could do both.


I think they are at that point. The True Believers are honestly the only ones who care, and everyone else are just pointing and laughing.
 
2013-05-07 02:52:06 AM  
Am I bad for thinking "Good maybe they won't run Hillary now?"

Should I feel bad?

/bad
 
2013-05-07 02:53:10 AM  
Hmmm... Read TFA, didn't read the thread.

It's been 8 months since the attack on the consulate in Benghazi. During that time, I've seen much rending of garments, gnashing of teeth and foaming at the mouth over the "Benghazi Scandal." Yet I still don't know what the supposed scandal is.

If it's the fact that 4 Americans died on President Obama's watch, including the Ambassador to Libya - That's not a scandal.

Serving as a diplomat or as part of the staff of an embassy or consulate in another country is a dangerous job. People die in the performance of those jobs from time to time. It's been true throughout the history of just about every country that's ever existed, and is particularly true of the USA because there are many people around the world who HATE the United States. It's sad that our diplomats and their staffs are in harm's way, but that's the world we live in. That, however, does not make what happened in Benghazi a scandal.

Can someone, anyone, who claims that something regarding the attack on the consulate in Benghazi is worthy of the title "scandal" please explain what the scandal is? What about the attack in Benghazi and/or the Obama administration's response thereto and thereafter is the scandalous action(s)?

If, however, no one who claims there is a scandal can explain it in simple "here's what happened, here's why it's a scandal" terms, then I'm at a loss to understand your position. If that is the case, then I will continue to believe this is a political game being played with the bodies of dead Americans as props to advance an agenda. Just the possibility that this is the case sickens me. Craven partisanship while using the graves of dead Americans as a dance floor is about as low as anyone can get, even when the dancer is a politician.

So, I reiterate: Can someone, anyone, who claims that something regarding the attack on the consulate in Benghazi is worthy of the title "scandal" please explain what the scandal is? What about the attack in Benghazi and/or the Obama administration's response thereto and thereafter is the scandalous action(s)? I'd like to know. Thanks.
 
2013-05-07 02:56:02 AM  
GOP: BENGHAZI SCANDAL LIES!
Regular people: Why is this a scandal?
GOP: YOU WORSHIP THE 0BAMESSIAH! HE LIED AND PEOPLE DIED!
Regular People: Where were the lies?
GOP: OBAMA IS EVIL AND HE LIES!! WARGGABBBLE
 
2013-05-07 03:01:19 AM  

whidbey: Am I bad for thinking "Good maybe they won't run Hillary now?"

Should I feel bad?

/bad


it depends on who else is running.
 
2013-05-07 03:02:45 AM  

log_jammin: whidbey: Am I bad for thinking "Good maybe they won't run Hillary now?"

Should I feel bad?

/bad

it depends on who else is running.


Yeah it usually does. But I don't want to have an Al Gore moment where I go running to Ralph Nader. Especially if he isn't there this next time around.
 
2013-05-07 03:11:27 AM  

whidbey: Yeah it usually does. But I don't want to have an Al Gore moment where I go running to Ralph Nader. Especially if he isn't there this next time around.


If she runs I'll hold my nose and vote for her.

actually I'll probably vote for whoever ends up being the D ticket. i don't see myself voting third part anytime soon.
 
2013-05-07 03:13:27 AM  

Somacandra: Gyrfalcon: log_jammin: there's so much derp in this thread that I don't know where to start.

Begin at the beginning, and go on until you get to the end. Then stop.

[i.imgur.com image 600x320]

Go that way...real fast. If something gets in your way, turn.


affordablehousinginstitute.org

Trolls... very derpy. You go first.
 
2013-05-07 03:14:29 AM  

log_jammin: whidbey: Yeah it usually does. But I don't want to have an Al Gore moment where I go running to Ralph Nader. Especially if he isn't there this next time around.

If she runs I'll hold my nose and vote for her.

actually I'll probably vote for whoever ends up being the D ticket. i don't see myself voting third part anytime soon.


I'd sure hate to have to vote for Hillary. Elizabeth Warren would be a much smarter choice. Of course, I didn't think Obama was going to run, either.
 
2013-05-07 03:15:58 AM  

whidbey: Elizabeth Warren would be a much smarter choice.


agree 100%.
 
2013-05-07 03:16:28 AM  

log_jammin: whidbey: Yeah it usually does. But I don't want to have an Al Gore moment where I go running to Ralph Nader. Especially if he isn't there this next time around.

If she runs I'll hold my nose and vote for her.

actually I'll probably vote for whoever ends up being the D ticket. i don't see myself voting third part anytime soon.


Same here. Not that I'm particularly devoted to Democrats, but no third party has a strong enough base to win a national campaign. So I'll keep voting D at the national level, and whatever left-wing third parties I can find at the local and state levels.
 
2013-05-07 03:23:45 AM  

LordJiro: at the local and state levels.


Locally party means nothing to me(for the most part), but I live in a rural area where if I don't know the person, I know someone knows them, so I can usually base my vote on that. state level...barring a person who is particularly sleazy, D all the way.
 
2013-05-07 03:30:49 AM  

LordJiro: log_jammin: whidbey: Yeah it usually does. But I don't want to have an Al Gore moment where I go running to Ralph Nader. Especially if he isn't there this next time around.

If she runs I'll hold my nose and vote for her.

actually I'll probably vote for whoever ends up being the D ticket. i don't see myself voting third part anytime soon.

Same here. Not that I'm particularly devoted to Democrats, but no third party has a strong enough base to win a national campaign. So I'll keep voting D at the national level, and whatever left-wing third parties I can find at the local and state levels.


That's probably the case for most people with progressive leanings. If it weren't for the Republican Party being so far off the deep end, I imagine more third party candidates would get votes if for nothing else than to get the Democratic Party to take progressive stances on issues more seriously.
 
2013-05-07 03:36:13 AM  
balloot:
The scandal is Republicans reeeeeaaaaaaallly don't want Hillary to become president and need to damage her.

When a pretty white girl runs into the arms of a black man, you know there's something wrong. That's a dead giveaway! She's either got problems or she's homeless! You know there's something wrong! Dead giveaway!
 
2013-05-07 03:44:11 AM  

Walter Paisley: If it weren't for the Republican Party being so far off the deep end, I imagine more third party candidates would get votes if for nothing else than to get the Democratic Party to take progressive stances on issues more seriously.


Here is what we have. The democratic party is comprised of liberals, moderates, and conservatives. there is a push and pull between the three as to where the party is at any given time. More progressives in the party would defiantly mean more progressive legislation. but those other two elements would still be there to some extent.

the republican party is comprised of people who will do anything they are told will help business and will be against anything they are told will hurt business. that's it.
 
2013-05-07 03:45:16 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: balloot:
The scandal is Republicans reeeeeaaaaaaallly don't want Hillary to become president and need to damage her.

When a pretty white girl runs into the arms of a black man, you know there's something wrong. That's a dead giveaway! She's either got problems or she's homeless! You know there's something wrong! Dead giveaway!


I freaked out for a minute and thought I posted in the wrong thread.
 
2013-05-07 04:35:45 AM  

OgreMagi: Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: It seems everything that Bush did was a scandal.  But there's a large fark faction that will defend Obama to the death, not matter what.  It's always black or white.

Defend him against what?  I still don't know what the scandal is.

So you wish to claim abject stupidity, instead?  Got it.


In other words, you have no idea. Got it.
 
2013-05-07 04:39:37 AM  

MustangFive: *Logic and well-thought-out questions*


You can't reason someone out of an opinion that they didn't reason themselves into. American politics has become so enmeshed with religion over the last few decades that it's become a religion all its own.

And as most everyone knows, you can't argue logic with a religious fanatic.
 
2013-05-07 04:44:12 AM  

LordJiro: log_jammin: whidbey: Yeah it usually does. But I don't want to have an Al Gore moment where I go running to Ralph Nader. Especially if he isn't there this next time around.

If she runs I'll hold my nose and vote for her.

actually I'll probably vote for whoever ends up being the D ticket. i don't see myself voting third part anytime soon.

Same here. Not that I'm particularly devoted to Democrats, but no third party has a strong enough base to win a national campaign. So I'll keep voting D at the national level, and whatever left-wing third parties I can find at the local and state levels.


Instant. Runoff. Voting.

I can dream, can't I?
 
2013-05-07 04:51:12 AM  
My parents watch a lot of Fox News.  They get sooo mad watching it.  I often ask them to explain why they are so mad about certain things and they really can't make sense.  Sometimes they figure it out.  They're not dumb, they're just brainwashed.
 
2013-05-07 04:53:49 AM  

whidbey: Am I bad for thinking "Good maybe they won't run Hillary now?"

Should I feel bad?

/bad


I don't like her, either. And it doesn't even matter. My state is as red as they come.
 
2013-05-07 05:20:40 AM  
Obama isn't the intended target of all this, he just happens to be a (D) while president. The real purpose of the stink is to kick a leg out from under the Hillary table.
 
2013-05-07 05:57:08 AM  
If you smell crap long enough you get used to it, and then suddenly you lose the ability to smell crap anymore.
 
2013-05-07 06:05:32 AM  
REMEMBER FOLKS,

The Scandal is Romney farked up, got called out on it, and the GOP / Conservatives couldn't let it go.

All this Whargarble and Butthurt is a chain reaction from that ONE Event. That one talking point.
 
2013-05-07 06:54:03 AM  
The scandal is that several people stepped on the grass even though there were clear signs that said "Do not step on grass." The problem is that the translation budget was cut and the signs were only available in English.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-05-07 07:00:33 AM  

OgreMagi: Somacandra: OgreMagi: It seems everything that Bush did was a scandal.

[i.imgur.com image 203x152]

Not really. Its just that starting a major war under Doug Feith's false pretences that led to the simultaneous death of tens of thousands of American soliders, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civlians and then mocking the very stated reason for going to war in the first place was pretty much enough to overshadow everything else that happened, not to mention the war profiteering that led to the personal enrichment of the Vice President's former corporate friends and the deliberate sabotage of CIA covert operations in order to humiliate those who challenged the official narrative and the confirmed loss of over $9 Billion dollars in mismanaged funds in Iraq....that was a serious lot of entangled nasty shiat, you'd have to admit.

Yes.  I get it.  "But Bush!"


Did...did you just introduce Bush to the conversation and then criticize someone for using Bush to reply to your Bush comment?

But according to you, its the OBAMA supporters who will defend their preference to death no matter what?

Are you playing any movies on that big ass projection of yours?
 
2013-05-07 07:06:18 AM  

quatchi: So... 8 months later, a youtube video whips Fark trolls up into a fine froth and out they all come to assail and try to conquer Mount Molehill one last time only to all come tumbling down on their asses as usual by failing to make any kind of cogent argument as to what the scandal is here and how things coulda woulda shoulda been done differently.

A'ight, since we're doing this... for the umpteenth time.

The only real scandal over Benghazi is how the GOP have tried politicize the deaths of 4 Americans for purely partisan purposes.

It's not their first manufactured outrage by far but it is the biggest and the most egregious to date.


LOL really the GOP is the only party that politicizes tragedy? Doesn't the Democratic party have to wheel out the Newton, CT parents and Gabby Gifford for a press conference on banning guns from law abiding citizens?
 
2013-05-07 07:12:01 AM  
I read this whole farking thread and I still have no idea what the "scandal" is supposed to be. I also think I need a shower now.

Can't wait to vote for the first woman president in 2015 though.
 
2013-05-07 07:12:24 AM  

NeverDrunk23: Did...did you just introduce Bush to the conversation and then criticize someone for using Bush to reply to your Bush comment?


It was a thing of beauty, wasn't it?
 
2013-05-07 07:13:33 AM  

ginandbacon: I read this whole farking thread and I still have no idea what the "scandal" is supposed to be. I also think I need a shower now.

Can't wait to vote for the first woman president in 2015 though.


Might have to wait a little longer than that. ;)
 
2013-05-07 07:21:23 AM  

fusillade762: Instant. Runoff. Voting.


Where do I sign up?
 
2013-05-07 07:22:50 AM  
Wow. 8 months and counting.

Does anyone remember how long they farked that Whitewater chicken? Is this some kind of new record?
 
2013-05-07 07:23:34 AM  

gadian: ginandbacon: I read this whole farking thread and I still have no idea what the "scandal" is supposed to be. I also think I need a shower now.

Can't wait to vote for the first woman president in 2015 though.

Might have to wait a little longer than that. ;)


LOL oh fine! (I was told there would be no math.)
 
2013-05-07 07:28:18 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Benghazi: Not even once.


Never stick your dick in Benghazi.
 
2013-05-07 07:30:17 AM  

kingoomieiii: feckingmorons: It was a scandal then. Did you actually believe it was because of some youtube video with less than 50K views?

Really?

Your government lies to you constantly. Expect it, don't be surprised by it. They think they know better, they don't realize they work for us, the think it is the other way 'round.

As we've been over, if they'd shown up as soon as they could have, they would have arrived just in time to be killed by mortar fire.

And then Republicans would be talking about how Obama didn't just sit and watch Americans die, he ORDERED them to die.


Done in three. Thread closed.
 
2013-05-07 07:30:31 AM  
Nobody cares. Conservatives are already showing their cards by talking about impeachment. Just a bit of ginned up horseshiat for the base, maybe they'll get their show trial out of it.
 
2013-05-07 07:31:10 AM  
Someone needs to look into the resignations and retirements on the military side. Odds are some of those people have some good info.
 
2013-05-07 07:37:52 AM  
This thread:

1.bp.blogspot.com
"Benghazi! Scandal!!!!!!"

blog.talkingphilosophy.com
"Uh huh..."

policyonpoint.touchfresh.com
"Obamaaaaaaaa!"

images.wikia.com
"OK, what new evidence do you have that this is a scandal of some sort?"

1.bp.blogspot.com
"Benghazi! Scandal!!!!!!"

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
"Dumbasses."
 
2013-05-07 07:53:19 AM  

keylock71: This thread:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x450]
"Benghazi! Scandal!!!!!!"

[blog.talkingphilosophy.com image 300x240]
"Uh huh..."

[policyonpoint.touchfresh.com image 572x382]
"Obamaaaaaaaa!"

[images.wikia.com image 258x320]
"OK, what new evidence do you have that this is a scandal of some sort?"

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x450]
"Benghazi! Scandal!!!!!!"

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 307x400]
"Dumbasses."


It's the lack of outrage that makes the outraged even more outraged.
 
2013-05-07 07:57:48 AM  
hti.qkme.me
 
2013-05-07 07:58:59 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-05-07 07:59:03 AM  

CarnySaur: It's the lack of outrage that makes the outraged even more outraged.


It's a vicious cycle... : )
 
2013-05-07 07:59:52 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-05-07 08:00:41 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-05-07 08:01:36 AM  
i.qkme.me

//admittedly a little dated now
 
2013-05-07 08:02:33 AM  
ji.qkme.me
 
2013-05-07 08:03:34 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-05-07 08:10:51 AM  
Didn't the GOP vote for decreasing funding for security before this event?
 
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