Benghazi Redux

Speaker Boehner has named former prosecutor Trey Gowdy to head the House select committee to investigate the tragedy at the Benghazi outpost.  Apparently the eight reports aren’t enough for the right to let this go.  Narcissist Gowdy, who changes his hairstyle more often than he changes his underwear has referred to these hearings as a “trial.”

To even the most casual observer this select committee is naked political partisanship.  Obamacare is working and the right needs a new cause.  Benghazi gives them a misguided excuse to impeach the President and  an opportunity to besmirch Secretary Clinton should she decide to run for the presidency.

This tactic is likely to backfire as the political motivation is blatantly transparent.

 

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  1. Every time a RFN asks a question of a witness about Bengazzi when a Democrat gets there time to ask their question they should somehow bring out the War Crimes committed by the Bush\Cheney War Crimes Family.

    Like asking, “Do you contribute the fact there are more attacks on Americans now because of torture and other War Crimes authorized by VP Dick Cheney?”

    While at the same time in the Senate Harry Reid should be talking about putting together a Select Committee to investigate the commission of War Crimes by those in the previous administration. Such as who instituted, authorized and committed those War Crimes.

    We could also start hearings into all the Americans killed at our Embassies during the Bush\Cheney years and why they failed to protect those Americans.

    Have a good day. AP

  2. I agree with Carville’s take on this, “bring it on”. Let them subpoena Clinton, she’ll rip em a new one!

  3. Doesn’t Trey Gowdy look like a surfer dude whose board is smarter?

  4. tempebev

    Another Rep coming out of the woodwork and letting his tongue do the talking instead of his brain. I predict that Karl Rove will show up again soon on Colbert as the “canned ham.”

  5. Off to Florida for a few days, my sister’s husband unexpectedly passed away yesterday. He had a heart attach about three weeks ago, open heart surgery two weeks ago, went home on Wend and shot a clot yesterday. Sad time.

  6. Very sorry to hear that, Brian. Best to you and your family. That’s a tough month for all.

  7. alleng1usa2013

    Sorry for your loss and my deepest condolences to your family Brian.
    Have a good day. AP

  8. tempebev

    Sorry for your loss, Brian. Losing someone is never easy. Take care of your sister.

  9. On topic: Andy Borowitz:

    “WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is an evil genius capable of masterminding the most elaborate cover-up in U.S. history and is also a frail old woman with brain damage, leading Republicans charged on Sunday.”

    They can’t have it both ways.

    Asshats.

  10. tempebev

    Better than most Republicans!

  11. tempebev

    Just came across this from a FB friend. Really? How come no other reputable publication has picked it up? I assume the “National Report – America’s #1 independent News Team” is an example of one card short of a full deck.

    Obama Announces Plans For A Third Term Presidential Run
    Posted about 6 days ago | 312 comments

    http://nationalreport.net/obama-announces-plans-third-term-presidential-run/
    Obama Press Release
    Obama held a press conference to announce his plans for a third presidential run.
    Washington, DC — President Barack Obama shocked the country this morning with news that he is running for a third term.

    “I can’t abandon the American people now when they need me more than ever,” Obama told reporters at a press conference this morning. “We’ve come this far as a nation, now is not the time to do something different. This is the change you wanted and this is the change you’re getting.”

    Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky told CNN he does not agree with Obama and his announcement. “This defies everything the Constitution stands for,” Paul said. “We can not let this man have a third term.”

    In the history of this country only two presidents have served more than two terms, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D, Roosevelt. The major problem for Obama when he runs in 2016, is the 22nd Amendment. In short, the 22nd Amendment states, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice…”

    The U.S. Constitution does make an exception in the 22nd Amendment though: “This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.” This means Obama’s third term presidential run is only valid if he receives 75% approval from the Congress.

    A bill to abolish the 22nd Amendment was recently introduced into Congress by New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano and is gaining popularity. This is exactly the kind of news that makes an Obama 2016 Presidential run possible.

    Paul Horner who is a spokesman for the Obama Administration told reporters how amazing this news is for the country. “Obama is guaranteed to win in 2016 and then we’ll all be able to enjoy this great man for another four years. Things could not get any better for the American people. I’m so stoked!”

    – See more at: http://nationalreport.net/obama-announces-plans-third-term-presidential-run/#sthash.O0B4iSoS.dpuf

    • dnd

      LOL Bev. Apparently the people at nationalalreport didn’t see the “Between Two Ferns” interview with Zach Galifianakis.

  12. tempebev

    And it was so pleasing to see the friends apology on FB. haha

  13. tempebev

    Change of subject – the VA mess. I truly don’t understand the problem – there haven’t been any specific details. There have been reports of 40 people dying here in Phx because of lack of care. Are they new patients who have to wait for a NP appt like in the private sector? Are they established patients who are being denied follow-up appts? When I worked in the private sector, the physicians had specific times for new patients. Some people had to wait weeks to months to be seen by a physician for the next NP opening.

    There are numerous letters to the local paper both pro and con concerning the care at the local VA. Just recently in the Phx paper, there were some details about a man who had bladder cancer who couldn’t get an appt at the VA. Why? It didn’t indicate whether he was a new or established patient. A specific reason given was because there is only ONE urologist on staff at the VA. Other MD’s have quit because of low pay, overwork, and stress. One physician returned to help part-time to help out.

    Before I call for the Secretary’s head, and say this will be Obama’s legacy, I want to understand what is causing the problem. Is it because the lack of physicians for the number of veterans seeking help? if so, how is that part of the President’s legacy? There is a shortage of physicians all over. Primary care doctors are becoming a rare breed because there is more money to be made as a specialist. If the VA is a low paying position, why would a physician want to work there? If there is a true coverup of reasons other than above, I would like to know what the reasons are. I have read nothing other than the call for heads to roll, resignations etc. Is there really a problem, what is it, or is this another political game being manipulated by our Congressmen and Senators?

  14. Bev: I think the VA is not adequately funded. Republicans love to get their war on (defense contractors — yeah!), but are not so good on either the planning or the aftermath.

    Do not privatize it. Fund it. Respect our soldiers.

  15. Agreed, Large influx of patients and a GOP controlled House that believes in starving govt. agencies, recipe for disaster!

  16. tempebev

    Thanks for your replies. So it’s money and politics. Everyone criticizes and calls for resignations, but can’t admit that finances are a huge problem. Photo-ops and talking points takes precedence over actually fixing the problem. The advisors who have come to Phx and other cities will report to the President there is a shortage of physicians, there are more veterans seeking medical help, the staff etc., and facilities are overworked and at the bursting point with patients who did make it past the double appointment lists. The politicians will do nothing other than blow more hot air. They will hold the 51st vote on Obamacare, Mr. Issa will have enumerable committee meetings on Bengazi, and everyone will thank the vets for their service, but kick them in the ass because they refuse to back up their “public face.” Bullshit! This country sucks when it comes to taking care of their own.

  17. Maya Angelou, RIP. That one hurts.

    And I am loving Obama’s speech at West Point. I wish he could serve a third term, although he is due for a well-earned rest by then.

    President of a smarter planet. Gawd, I am tired of the shabby people and politicians in public life today. I think he’s more tired of them.

  18. Bev you pretty much summed it up, very sad but true. BTW I’m in Florida right now doing the drinking by the pool thing!

  19. tempebev

    The Phx VA report is out and it looks like the PHX VA pretty much screwed itself. Without reading the full report (I skimmed it) NP requests were ignored and left off the Electronic Waiting List. I can’t figure out the WHY – I don’t see any reference to lack of physicians. It must be Jan Brewer’s fault. 🙂

  20. tempebev

    PS: Maya Angelo was an icon that so many admired and adored. She will be missed. Her books and poetry were wonderful. I saw her at ASU once.

    Brian, make sure you wear your water wings. 🙂

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