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Mile

Burnley, UK

#899158 May 8, 2013
So on the night of Benghazi, Clinton had a call with Hicks at 2am and was put fully in the picture of who was responsible for attacking the Embassy. On top of this the murdered ambassadors body was taken to the a hospital also controlled by these very same terrorists.

Looks like a spontaneous attack to me.

IMPEACH!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899159 May 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi, first woman Speaker and the most effective.
Boehner? HA! He's singing "No Boehner No Cry", he can't even get the votes from his own caucus.
Republicans appreciate having Nancy Pelosi as a punching bag.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#899160 May 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They have no intention of getting anything done, they know they can't win the Presidency, but will concentrate on controlling congress; and the money.
True. I think the presidency is no longer within reach for the Republican party. They would have to take a hard turn towards the center and the opposite appears to be true.

Although some are defecting towards immigration reform in attempts to win Hispanic voters. They can always go back to hating them after the election.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#899161 May 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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DeWitt Clinton in 1808.
He can't understand what he reads. That is why he is so confused all the time.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899162 May 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday afternoon on an amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that may add fuel to a conspiracy theory about President Obama’s gun control efforts that even the National Rifle Association has said is based on fiction.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/05/co...
The Coburn amendment, attached to unrelated water resources legislation and set for a 60-vote threshold, would require federal agencies (excluding the Pentagon) to report the number of rounds of ammunition they purchase. It would also require them to report firearms purchased as well as those that are stolen, lost or unaccounted for.

Sounds very reasonable, a form of gun control.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899163 May 8, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Harry Reid's Internet Tax Bill Easily Passes in the Senate...
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/05/07/harry-...
Democrats never met a tax that they didn't like.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#899164 May 8, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
And I don't want some nobody in the Obama administration "falling on the sword" in an attempt to appease the clueless and continue the coverup of protecting him and the next "heir" to the throne,.. I bet Aunt Bettie Lou had no qualms about Andy Card 'falling on his sword' in an attempt to appease the clueless and continue the [Valerie Plame Wilson outed] cover-up and protecting Bush and Cheney from going to jail instead?
You forgot Scooter
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899166 May 8, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Yes they did. Where have you been for the past year;on Mars or in the recovering addict ward ?
Socialist Democrats are never an acceptable alternative.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#899167 May 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Call back when Obama is willing to make real spending cuts in exchange for the tax increases he already received.
Meet the President halfway on cuts to the military(we can start with cutting Homeland Security's budget approved by Republicans for buying up all the damn ammo at home and throw in cuts for tanks and missiles that the Pentagon doesn't even want) Then, we might not have to cut as much from welfare benefits that help our most needy poor and senior citizens and keep funding for education and science that has proved to be prime movers on upward social mobility and economic progress.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899168 May 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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FOX can only hope.
add up all the viewers of left wing media against.....the lonely FOX.
you won't like the math.
Define "left wing media."

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#899169 May 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans appreciate having Nancy Pelosi as a punching bag.
John Boehner will have something to really cry about when Nancy Pelosi returns as Speaker of the House in 2014.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899170 May 8, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>True. I think the presidency is no longer within reach for the Republican party. They would have to take a hard turn towards the center and the opposite appears to be true.
Although some are defecting towards immigration reform in attempts to win Hispanic voters. They can always go back to hating them after the election.
Four more years of Obama failures will make for a Republican victory in 2016.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899171 May 8, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Meet the President halfway on cuts to the military(we can start with cutting Homeland Security's budget approved by Republicans for buying up all the damn ammo at home and throw in cuts for tanks and missiles that the Pentagon doesn't even want) Then, we might not have to cut as much from welfare benefits that help our most needy poor and senior citizens and keep funding for education and science that has proved to be prime movers on upward social mobility and economic progress.
Cut all federal spending, across the board.

Eliminate all DHS spending on ammunition.

National defense is Constitutionally mandated; welfare and education are not.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899172 May 8, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> John Boehner will have something to really cry about when Nancy Pelosi returns as Speaker of the House in 2014.
Not a chance in hell.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#899173 May 8, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> John Boehner will have something to really cry about when Nancy Pelosi returns as Speaker of the House in 2014.
Even Democrat Nate Silver says no chance.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#899175 May 8, 2013
This was thinking outside the Box…. How focused was Sanford on Pelosi? So focused that he staged a mock debate against a cardboard cutout of Pelosi!! Pelosi the Liberals village Idiot pushes Sanford to Victory!!
sonicfilter

Westfield, IN

#899176 May 8, 2013
Benghazi Again

The Republicans, apparently with nothing better to do, are still chasing their tails over the tragic events in Benghazi on September 11.

Actually, no. That’s not true. They’re chasing their tails over what happened after the tragic events of September 11. They’re mostly concerned that the Obama Administration tried to cover up the fact that this was a terrorist attack by a local militia (translation: local street gang) which aspired toward bad-butt Al Qaeda status. This is a pretty hard sell since, the day after the attack, the President called it an “act of terror.”

It does seem that the Administration’s talking points were massaged a bit after the President’s candor. This may have been attributable to the presidential campaign and the Administration’s desire to low-ball the Al Qaeda threat. If so, this was a venial, not a mortal, sin. It affected not one life. More likely, though, the wording was scrubbed as a result of the nature of the investigation going on at the time–it may have been deemed premature to announce that it was a pre-meditated act of terror. Perhaps the local militia lucked into a situation where they showed up at the consulate and found very little security protection. Hard to say. There were protests all over the middle east that night, ginned up by jihadis using the excuse of a near-unseen anti-Muslim You Tube video.

But let’s say the street gang had been casing the joint in advance. Who’s to blame for the lax security? This is the real substance of the case. Could it have been the Secretary of State? Undoubtedly, no. This sort of question is well below her pay grade. Could it have been the person in charge of embassy security issues? More likely, and that person resigned after the subsequent investigations…and even that might have been unfair for two reasons. Security was up to the Ambassador and Chris Stevens was well known for erring on the side of greater public access to U.S. facilities. Or, more plausibly, reason number two…

http://swampland.time.com/2013/05/08/benghazi...
sonicfilter

Westfield, IN

#899177 May 8, 2013
Could it have been the Republicans who consistently voted against funds for increased embassy security? Hmmm…that makes their current carping seem awfully political, doesn’t it? Again, sins of politics are not mortal. But one does wonder why the Republicans tend to fix on issues like this, which are defined by their absence of substance.(I haven’t noticed the Republicans clamoring to spend more on embassy security–which would be a matter of substance, happily embraced by the Administration.But that would require a budget deal, which would give the President a win.)

In fact, the Republicans are now, according to the Washington Post, back in their standard dilatory mode when it comes to producing a budget agreement because–wait for it–things are going pretty well in the deficit department. With recovery, there are higher tax revenues (up 16%) and lower government payouts for services to the unemployed, and the deficits are melting away. So the Republicans believe that they’ve lost their leverage to reduce government spending.

Reducing government spending–rather than speeding a recovery–was always the Republican intent. The evidence was just too overwhelming that reducing spending in a recession retarded, rather than speeded, a recovery. What the current, intellectually limited GOP really care about is: government spending=wasting money on the poor. Everything else is flummery and encrustation.

The sad thing here is that the Republicans are right, in part, about government spending. It is wasteful. There are far more efficient ways to do Medicare that would produce a better health care system for the elderly. Social Security disability is slouching toward scamdom. The Veterans Administration is a 19th century bureaucratic disaster. Unemployment benefits and food stamps should require some sort of return service from recipients. The list goes on…But rather than address the substance of those problems–problems that Democrats don’t seem very interested in solving–they obsess on the stupid: fixing on more-or-less budget debates, federal dictatorship fantasies and meaningless political ploys like Benghazi.

I suspect they won’t be a viable political party until they begin to focus on substance rather than emptiness.

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/05/08/benghazi...
sonicfilter

Westfield, IN

#899178 May 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The Coburn amendment, attached to unrelated water resources legislation and set for a 60-vote threshold, would require federal agencies (excluding the Pentagon) to report the number of rounds of ammunition they purchase. It would also require them to report firearms purchased as well as those that are stolen, lost or unaccounted for.
Sounds very reasonable, a form of gun control.
The most widespread of the recent rumors involves a Department of Homeland Security contract for a maximum of 450 million rounds of .40-caliber jacketed hollow-points, to be supplied over the next five years.

After receiving numerous questions from his constituents regarding the contract, pro-Second Amendment U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) and his staff set out in search of the truth. In a press release, Rep. Westmoreland's office explains:

If you take the number of agencies that will be using this ammunition – CBP, Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ICE, the U.S. Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, the DHS police force, and all the guards that protect the various buildings these agencies are housed in, and spread that out over 5 years, you start to see that 450 million rounds really isn't that large of an order. Especially considering it is used for training purposes like firing range and live fire exercises, on-the-job use (though that is very limited), and to shore up their supplies. In fact, there are 65,000 – 70,000 law enforcement personnel at DHS who would be covered under this … ammunition contract. If DHS were to purchase all 450 million rounds over 5 years, then that would equate to only about 1,384 rounds of ammo per year per law enforcement [officer]… assuming the lower estimate of only 65,000 law enforcement personnel at DHS. Considering those agents go through training exercises several times per year, that is not a lot of ammunition.

Perhaps most strangely, some have cited the purchase of hollow-point ammunition as evidence of the federal government's evil motives. Hollow-points are the defensive ammunition of choice for federal, state and local law enforcement officers across the country, just as they are for private citizens. These attacks are eerily similar to statements made by gun prohibitionists, who spent the much of the '70s,'80s and '90s complaining about "dum dum" bullets.(In fact, the Violence Policy Center's website still exhibits a publication lamenting that federal ammunition law "has no effect on today's generation of high-tech hollow-point ammunition.") The attacks also ignore the fact that federal agents, unlike average taxpayers on more limited budgets, normally train and qualify with their duty ammunition.

As most gun owners will agree, skepticism of government is healthy. But today, there are more than enough actual threats to the Second Amendment to keep gun owners busy. With two key Supreme Court decisions hanging by a one-vote margin, the Justice Department deeply involved in a cover-up of a disastrous Mexican gun smuggling operation, and President Obama touting a ban on popular semi-automatic firearms, there is no need to invent additional threats to our rights.

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/20...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#899179 May 8, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yes, and that was $50 million. They don't really care about those 4 Americans who got killed, they don't care about the 20 kids killed in CT either. This is the usual bullshyt show. Darryl likes to see himself on tv. The car thief runs the ethics committee!!!
What a riot.
Is it customary for FOX to cut away during much of the questioning?

This guy Hicks was not even in Benghazi yet he's telling his story as though he was there?

Republican grandstanding at it's best. Thompson refused to speak to any Democratic members of the committee.

LMAO Strickland has morphed into Wickland__suddenly, so much for the accuracy of the news agencies.

One (R) committee member actually asked Hicks to describe the feeling on the ground in Benghazi when Susan Rice went on TV the following Sunday. LMAO those who actually were in Benghazi had already been evacuated when Rice appeared on TV.

It is a riot lily__more fkn bs that on this thread.

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