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(Think Progress)   Rep. Darrel Issa, in his quest for the absolute truth about Benghazi, may have sorta kinda possibly slightly accidentally forgot to invite the Democrats on the Oversight to join him on his fact-finding trip to Libya   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 499
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2013-09-21 07:21:29 PM  

thamike: notto: Was this during a bathroom break?

[cloudfront.mediamatters.org image 600x443]

I guess Issa wouldn't give the parents a bathroom break.  That monster.



"There's a C-Span 3!?  Foiled again!"


I usually watch C-Span 8: The Ocho
 
2013-09-21 07:24:13 PM  
What's more pathetic, the fact that the GOP won't let Benghazi not be a thing, or the fact that Farklibs will give any old GOP/Benghazi thread 200+ comments?
 
2013-09-21 07:26:31 PM  

Aristocles: What's more pathetic, the fact that the GOP won't let Benghazi not be a thing, or the fact that Farklibs will give any old GOP/Benghazi thread 200+ comments?


you go to thread with the stupid you have, not the stupid you wish you had.
 
2013-09-21 07:29:04 PM  

FlashHarry: freak7: Blame the White House for their refusal to admit that mistakes were made.

Login:    freak7
Account created:    2013-08-19 21:33:14


[cbsmancave.files.wordpress.com image 500x475]


He was originally created as a Zimmerman thread racist troll account.  It's nice that the owner has moved on to other tabs of trolling.
 
2013-09-21 07:29:11 PM  

Aristocles: What's more pathetic, the fact that the GOP won't let Benghazi not be a thing, or the fact that Farklibs will give any old GOP/Benghazi thread 200+ comments?


That the GOP won't let Benghazi not be a thing.  Clearly.
 
2013-09-21 07:31:35 PM  
Remember:

winkprogress.com
 
2013-09-21 07:34:41 PM  
I am not sure why the Republican Party chose this strategy. If you wanted to maximize the political damage to the Democrats among independents, this isn't how you go about doing it. If you want to maximize energizing your base, you do this. This didn't really make sense during the election - GOP turnout is always pretty good. And, empirically, we lost the election. Was it the idea that money would win the election? It wasn't a bad bet, certainly from a Democrat perspective, because the Democratic Party has been rather upset that Citizens United would lose elections. Maybe the GOP thought the same thing, and opted for energizing the base. Once committed, they can't back down elegantly. Then again, some people might be positioning themselves for 2016. Maybe not the presidency, but a promotion to either leadership positions or to the Senate.
 
2013-09-21 07:37:54 PM  

Ricardo Klement: I am not sure why the Republican Party chose this strategy. If you wanted to maximize the political damage to the Democrats among independents, this isn't how you go about doing it. If you want to maximize energizing your base, you do this. This didn't really make sense during the election - GOP turnout is always pretty good. And, empirically, we lost the election. Was it the idea that money would win the election? It wasn't a bad bet, certainly from a Democrat perspective, because the Democratic Party has been rather upset that Citizens United would lose elections. Maybe the GOP thought the same thing, and opted for energizing the base. Once committed, they can't back down elegantly. Then again, some people might be positioning themselves for 2016. Maybe not the presidency, but a promotion to either leadership positions or to the Senate.


take those considerations, fold them up, and put them in your pocket. that's better.

now consider the possibility that they actually believe their own delusions. they've climbed up their own echo-chambered assholes so far that they haven't seen daylight for years.

why apply reason or causality to a situation where the people being discussed have displayed neither?
 
2013-09-21 07:39:44 PM  

heap: Ricardo Klement: I am not sure why the Republican Party chose this strategy. If you wanted to maximize the political damage to the Democrats among independents, this isn't how you go about doing it. If you want to maximize energizing your base, you do this. This didn't really make sense during the election - GOP turnout is always pretty good. And, empirically, we lost the election. Was it the idea that money would win the election? It wasn't a bad bet, certainly from a Democrat perspective, because the Democratic Party has been rather upset that Citizens United would lose elections. Maybe the GOP thought the same thing, and opted for energizing the base. Once committed, they can't back down elegantly. Then again, some people might be positioning themselves for 2016. Maybe not the presidency, but a promotion to either leadership positions or to the Senate.

take those considerations, fold them up, and put them in your pocket. that's better.

now consider the possibility that they actually believe their own delusions. they've climbed up their own echo-chambered assholes so far that they haven't seen daylight for years.

why apply reason or causality to a situation where the people being discussed have displayed neither?


Well, the tea party certainly believes in their crap. The question is why the Republican leadership is allowing it.
 
2013-09-21 07:39:54 PM  

Aristocles: What's more pathetic, the fact that the GOP won't let Benghazi not be a thing, or the fact that Farklibs will give any old GOP/Benghazi thread 200+ comments?


What's a Farklib?
 
2013-09-21 07:41:10 PM  

Ricardo Klement: I am not sure why the Republican Party chose this strategy. If you wanted to maximize the political damage to the Democrats among independents, this isn't how you go about doing it. If you want to maximize energizing your base, you do this. This didn't really make sense during the election - GOP turnout is always pretty good. And, empirically, we lost the election. Was it the idea that money would win the election? It wasn't a bad bet, certainly from a Democrat perspective, because the Democratic Party has been rather upset that Citizens United would lose elections. Maybe the GOP thought the same thing, and opted for energizing the base. Once committed, they can't back down elegantly. Then again, some people might be positioning themselves for 2016. Maybe not the presidency, but a promotion to either leadership positions or to the Senate.


If it's the GOP's plan to milk this for votes and money, then they peaked early. Nobody will care by the 2014 midterms, and nobody will remember by 2016.
 
2013-09-21 07:42:13 PM  

max_pooper: Gyrfalcon: Benevolent Misanthrope: While not actually visiting Benghazi itself, Issa will be flying out for North Africa on Sunday with stops in Italy and Egypt along the way.

I hear Rome is nice this time of year.

If he's looking for facts about Benghazi, howcome he's not visiting the one place where Benghazi actually happened?

Because Beghazi actually happened in 5 star resort hotel. You believe it happened at an American consulate out in middle of nowhere Lybia? You've been listening to the liberal lame stream MSM media too much. You need to study it out.


I'm sure the Conservative Media will react with EXACTLY as much vitriol and contempt as they did when they called President Obama's goodwill Africa trip a "vacation." Not even a "glorified vacation," a STRAIGHT-UP, put your feet up and relax vacation.

/but hey, I'm sure Issa will find PLENTY about Benghazi by staying as far away from it as possible
 
2013-09-21 07:42:22 PM  
Ricardo Klement:
Well, the tea party certainly believes in their crap. The question is why the Republican leadership is allowing it.

i think you  mistake what exactly republican leadership is.

it isn't the guy with the gavel.

make more sense now?
 
2013-09-21 07:43:12 PM  

Aristocles: What's more pathetic, the fact that the GOP won't let Benghazi not be a thing, or the fact that Farklibs will give any old GOP/Benghazi thread 200+ comments?


Which is wasting actual taxpayer money?

/that's the worse one
 
2013-09-21 07:44:07 PM  

Ricardo Klement: I am not sure why the Republican Party chose this strategy. If you wanted to maximize the political damage to the Democrats among independents, this isn't how you go about doing it. If you want to maximize energizing your base, you do this. This didn't really make sense during the election - GOP turnout is always pretty good. And, empirically, we lost the election. Was it the idea that money would win the election? It wasn't a bad bet, certainly from a Democrat perspective, because the Democratic Party has been rather upset that Citizens United would lose elections. Maybe the GOP thought the same thing, and opted for energizing the base. Once committed, they can't back down elegantly. Then again, some people might be positioning themselves for 2016. Maybe not the presidency, but a promotion to either leadership positions or to the Senate.


Except, what you're not realizing is the GOP isn't "trying to make Benghazi a thing." Obama himself said that he was going to hunt down those who were responsible.

I guess by "hunt down terrorists" he really meant "arrest a youtube d-bag."

Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-09-21 07:44:13 PM  

Aristocles: What's more pathetic, the fact that the GOP won't let Benghazi not be a thing, or the fact that Farklibs will give any old GOP/Benghazi thread 200+ comments?


Half of which can be contributed to you and the freak. Nice try, though. You gave it a couple of months, which is all anyone can really expect out of your ilk. Your just not cut out for it. Neither trolling or debate. There's no shame in admitting it and gracefully bowing out while you can save some face.
 
2013-09-21 07:45:13 PM  

Notabunny: Ricardo Klement: I am not sure why the Republican Party chose this strategy. If you wanted to maximize the political damage to the Democrats among independents, this isn't how you go about doing it. If you want to maximize energizing your base, you do this. This didn't really make sense during the election - GOP turnout is always pretty good. And, empirically, we lost the election. Was it the idea that money would win the election? It wasn't a bad bet, certainly from a Democrat perspective, because the Democratic Party has been rather upset that Citizens United would lose elections. Maybe the GOP thought the same thing, and opted for energizing the base. Once committed, they can't back down elegantly. Then again, some people might be positioning themselves for 2016. Maybe not the presidency, but a promotion to either leadership positions or to the Senate.

If it's the GOP's plan to milk this for votes and money, then they peaked early. Nobody will care by the 2014 midterms, and nobody will remember by 2016.


Sadly, they could have just walked away and Benghazi would be a little remembered misfire against Obama - one of many. Too late now.
 
2013-09-21 07:45:38 PM  

Aristocles: Thanks, Obama!


Who's Oba...wait, dammit.
 
2013-09-21 07:46:39 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Aristocles: Thanks, Obama!

Who's Oba...wait, dammit.


Snert.
 
2013-09-21 07:47:12 PM  

Empty Matchbook: Aristocles: What's more pathetic, the fact that the GOP won't let Benghazi not be a thing, or the fact that Farklibs will give any old GOP/Benghazi thread 200+ comments?

Which is wasting actual taxpayer money?

/that's the worse one


Since he can't help but post easily debunked bullshiat in Benghazi threads and he is a lazy bum sucking government teet, I would say both.
 
2013-09-21 07:48:33 PM  
I know this is hard for Farklibs to understand, but please try to follow....

The GOP actually cares about the Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi because of Hildawg and BOB's blunders. This isn't political, it's about finding answers for the families of the slain.
 
2013-09-21 07:51:06 PM  

Aristocles: I know this is hard for Farklibs to understand, but please try to follow....

The GOP actually cares about the Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi because of Hildawg and BOB's blunders. This isn't political, it's about finding answers for the families of the slain.


dude, just step out of character for a minute. being this blatant amounts to the same thing, but is much less respectable.
 
2013-09-21 07:51:41 PM  

Aristocles: I know this is hard for Farklibs to understand, but please try to follow....

The GOP actually cares about the Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi because of Hildawg and BOB's blunders. This isn't political, it's about finding answers for the families of the slain.


Who is Bob?
 
2013-09-21 07:52:10 PM  
Aristocles:

I can't decide if you are adorable, or pathetic.
 
2013-09-21 07:52:35 PM  

Aristocles: I know this is hard for Farklibs to understand, but please try to follow....

The GOP actually cares about the Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi because of Hildawg and BOB's blunders. This isn't political, it's about finding answers for the families of the slain.


Who's Hildawg?
/amidoinitrite?
 
2013-09-21 07:54:35 PM  
Aristocles:

I guess by "hunt down terrorists" he really meant "arrest a youtube d-bag."

Thanks, Obama!


Just so we are clear and you can't later move the goalposts, are you claiming this is the only thing that has been done to hunt down the perpetrators of the Benghazi attack?

Please be clear.
 
2013-09-21 07:58:43 PM  
"And number three, we are going to find out who did this and we're going to hunt them down, because one of the things that I've said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them. " - BOB

I must have missed the Fark.com thread about Obama hunting down the terrorists. Does anyone have a link?

Or has Obama broken yet another campaign promise?
 
2013-09-21 07:59:58 PM  
I think I found  halfof33's new handle.
 
2013-09-21 08:00:41 PM  
Perhaps Rep. Issa will be able to meet with and shmooze some Ansar al-Sharia members and question them about how the events really went down, that night.

Preferably, in a dark alley, with no witnesses.
 
2013-09-21 08:01:42 PM  

netcentric: Democrats are looking pretty bad these days.


i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-21 08:02:02 PM  

Aristocles: "And number three, we are going to find out who did this and we're going to hunt them down, because one of the things that I've said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them. " - BOB

I must have missed the Fark.com thread about Obama hunting down the terrorists. Does anyone have a link?

Or has Obama broken yet another campaign promise?


Link
 
2013-09-21 08:03:39 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: I think I found  halfof33's new handle.


It took you this long?
 
2013-09-21 08:05:29 PM  

SurfaceTension: King Something: SilentStrider: What are the odds he finds any actual facts?

I'd wager it's about as likely as me voluntarily eating a Chicago-style pizza.

/New Yorker
//Brooklynite

Well, Chicago style IS better


meh, i'm not a NY/Chicago partisan, but my dad's got an AMAZING recipe for chicago-style deep dish...  personally for me it's more a convenience thing.  if

Satanic_Hamster: max_pooper: That is some furious masturbation.

I'm named my technique "Furious Two Fisted Monkey Style."


"double-fisting-monkey-steals-the-peach?"
 
2013-09-21 08:07:29 PM  

quatchi: notto: freak7: notto: Why are you changing the subject from your claims that the administration didn't admit they made mistakes when they did admit that?

They admitted to a couple of minor mistakes, only after it blew up in the media and they could no longer deny them without looking like idiots. Since we know they were so willing to lie about something as minor as the reason for the attack, why are you so sure they're telling the truth about everything else?

So, they were willing to admit that mistakes were made?  Doesn't that directly contradict your earlier claims that you repeated until you changed the subject?

Yeah, the "lie" thing again?

Okay, let's do this.

The attack against the American consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi was an act of terrorism that was perpetrated by AQ and backed up by local militias who *were* incensed over the release of that agit-prop video.

The reason for the attack remains AQ's ongoing war against America and America's lethal response to that.

That noted, among the reasons it was able to take place successfully (from the terorist's POV) was A) because many local militias *were* in a tizzy over the video and were ready to assist AQ in their plans and B) Because the protests against that video (that took place not only in the middle east but all over the world resulting in many deaths and injuries) had stretched thin America's ability to protect all of it's assets at once.

Pretending that the video wasn't a factor shows you aren't taking this seriously at all.


The other thing is that Youtube video was also the cause of protests in Cairo and Afghanistan in which the US Embassy's there had violent protests as well.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/09/11/c ai ro-us-embassy-protesters-prophet-mohammad/70000126/1#.Uj4wKtKsh8E

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactions_to_Innocence_of_Muslims#Prote st s_at_diplomatic_missions

It wasn't like this Youtube thing was made up out of thin air. That's why I find it stupid that people think the videomakers are somehow innocent.

It was easily believable that the Benghazi attacks were because of the same thing when similar incidents happened throughout the Middle East and South Asia.
 
2013-09-21 08:07:43 PM  

Somacandra: Almost Everybody Poops: I think I found  halfof33's new handle.

It took you this long?


ಠ_ಠ

yes....
 
2013-09-21 08:08:06 PM  

Aristocles: "And number three, we are going to find out who did this and we're going to hunt them down, because one of the things that I've said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them. " - BOB

I must have missed the Fark.com thread about Obama hunting down the terrorists. Does anyone have a link?

Or has Obama broken yet another campaign promise?


Who is Bob?
 
2013-09-21 08:09:03 PM  
I'm amazed that Troll7 isn't suffering from a stomachache and throwing up right now.
 
2013-09-21 08:09:14 PM  

max_pooper: Aristocles: I know this is hard for Farklibs to understand, but please try to follow....

The GOP actually cares about the Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi because of Hildawg and BOB's blunders. This isn't political, it's about finding answers for the families of the slain.

Who is Bob?


www.station292.com
 
2013-09-21 08:10:43 PM  

Aristocles: The GOP actually cares about the Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi because of Hildawg and BOB's blunders. This isn't political, it's about finding answers for the families of the slain.


Funny'd.

Would the GOP give a shiat about the families of the slain if Romney won the election?

I think we all know the answer.
 
2013-09-21 08:11:48 PM  
A whopping 41 percent of Republicans polled think the Obama administration's handling of Benghazi is the greatest scandal in U.S. history. "One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history," PPP adds, "is that 39% of them don't actually know where it is. 10% think it's in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea and Liberia with 4% not willing to venture a guess."

Good grief.
 
2013-09-21 08:12:13 PM  

Aristocles: I know this is hard for Farklibs to understand, but please try to follow....

The GOP actually cares about the Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi because of Hildawg and BOB's blunders. This isn't political, it's about finding answers for the families of the slain.


Are you still really trying to invent new nicknames and memes?  How's that goin' for ya?  Doesn't seem to be sticking.

But then again, you're probably just coming up with this stuff to increase the reply count so then you can complain about it, right?
 
2013-09-21 08:13:17 PM  
Yeah, what's this bob thing, some kind of new freeper/teaderp code word?
 
2013-09-21 08:13:46 PM  

Ricardo Klement: I am not sure why the Republican Party chose this strategy. If you wanted to maximize the political damage to the Democrats among independents, this isn't how you go about doing it. If you want to maximize energizing your base, you do this. This didn't really make sense during the election - GOP turnout is always pretty good. And, empirically, we lost the election. Was it the idea that money would win the election? It wasn't a bad bet, certainly from a Democrat perspective, because the Democratic Party has been rather upset that Citizens United would lose elections. Maybe the GOP thought the same thing, and opted for energizing the base. Once committed, they can't back down elegantly. Then again, some people might be positioning themselves for 2016. Maybe not the presidency, but a promotion to either leadership positions or to the Senate.


It's obviously much too late for this to prevent Obama from beating Romney, but they keep raping the dead horse in hopes that it either leads to Obama getting impeached or that it taints Hillary's chances of winning in 2016, since the GOP is scared sh*tless of her.
 
2013-09-21 08:15:44 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Yeah, what's this bob thing, some kind of new freeper/teaderp code word?


It's short for Robert. Which Robert he is talking about I'm not sure.
 
2013-09-21 08:16:21 PM  

LeoffDaGrate: Aristocles: I know this is hard for Farklibs to understand, but please try to follow....

The GOP actually cares about the Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi because of Hildawg and BOB's blunders. This isn't political, it's about finding answers for the families of the slain.

Are you still really trying to invent new nicknames and memes?  How's that goin' for ya?  Doesn't seem to be sticking.

But then again, you're probably just coming up with this stuff to increase the reply count so then you can complain about it, right?


Hil-dawg is from South Park
BOB is from Brick House
"Read a book sometime" is from another Farker

My only original contribution of late, that I know of, is "Jesus H.W. Christ," and I've been saying that for years.

Folks who are still harping on "potatoe" don't really have a lot of room to talk.
 
2013-09-21 08:16:36 PM  

Mrtraveler01: The other thing is that Youtube video was also the cause of protests in Cairo and Afghanistan in which the US Embassy's there had violent protests as well.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/09/11/c ai ro-us-embassy-protesters-prophet-mohammad/70000126/1#.Uj4wKtKsh8E

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactions_to_Innocence_of_Muslims#Prote st s_at_diplomatic_missions

It wasn't like this Youtube thing was made up out of thin air. That's why I find it stupid that people think the videomakers are somehow innocent.

It was easily believable that the Benghazi attacks were because of the same thing when similar incidents happened throughout the Middle East and South Asia.


Yup, but ya try to tell a teahaddist that and it's all "Herpa Derpa Doo! Obama lied and peoples died!11!"

Add into the mix the fact that the GOP voted to cut monies for embassy security before hand and their crocodile tears here are more transparent and pathetic than usual.

Insert chart showing number of embassy attacks and deaths under Bush here.

Aristocles: I must have missed the Fark.com thread about Obama hunting down the terrorists


Look at you pretending to care.

Here's me guessing that we never see you show up on "Inside the Actor's Studio".

Hunch thingy.
 
2013-09-21 08:18:15 PM  

Aristocles: LeoffDaGrate: Aristocles: I know this is hard for Farklibs to understand, but please try to follow....

The GOP actually cares about the Americans brutally murdered in Benghazi because of Hildawg and BOB's blunders. This isn't political, it's about finding answers for the families of the slain.

Are you still really trying to invent new nicknames and memes?  How's that goin' for ya?  Doesn't seem to be sticking.

But then again, you're probably just coming up with this stuff to increase the reply count so then you can complain about it, right?

Hil-dawg is from South Park
BOB is from Brick House
"Read a book sometime" is from another Farker

My only original contribution of late, that I know of, is "Jesus H.W. Christ," and I've been saying that for years.

Folks who are still harping on "potatoe" don't really have a lot of room to talk.


So who is Bob?
 
2013-09-21 08:19:11 PM  

Mrtraveler01: It wasn't like this Youtube thing was made up out of thin air. That's why I find it stupid that people think the videomakers are somehow innocent.


Jesus H.W. Christ, you're actually holding the youtube douche responsible?

Are you from Canada or something? In America, we have this thing called the U.S. Constitution.

Read a book sometime.
 
2013-09-21 08:19:44 PM  

Aristocles: BOB is from Brick House


So you're unable to tell us what BOB is?
 
2013-09-21 08:20:02 PM  

quatchi: Insert chart showing number of embassy attacks and deaths under Bush here.


Non-American deaths don't count and are therefore voided, you're argument is invalid.
 
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