McCain, Graham, Ayotte: Susan Rice's Answers on Benghazi Leave Us Even More Troubled Than We Were

She met with the senators behind closed doors (not under oath), and they say they're "more disturbed" than they were before.

“Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before (by) the 16 September explanation about how four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya by Ambassador Rice,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). …

“We are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn’t get concerning some of the evidence that was overwhelming leading up to the attack on our consulate,” McCain said. …

Ayotte echoed Graham, saying she was “more troubled today having met with the acting director of the CIA and Ambassador Rice.”

More at the link, including video of the senators talking to the press.

Posted by: Ace at 01:56 PM



Comments

1
I have a bad feeling about this.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 27, 2012 01:57 PM (9Q7Nu)

2 So what you really mean is:

MCCAIN AND GRAHAM STILL RACIST AND SEXIST

17 paragraphs later: Sen Ayotte is also unfairly critical.

Posted by: Golan Globus at November 27, 2012 01:58 PM (7vSU0)

3

Who Didn't Send Help And Why?

Posted by: soothsayer at November 27, 2012 01:58 PM (9Q7Nu)

4 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 27, 2012 01:59 PM (5DR1j)

5 This is purely to show that they pretended to be objective before kneeling to the mighty Race Card

Susan Rice is protected by that inpenetrable substance;

Blackdemocratium

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2012 01:59 PM (wwsoB)

6
I assume she went in there shoveling the same. Apparently needed a bigger shovel. Rice is a subject we can afford to spend some of our political capital on. If there's a reasonable chance to block her, I'd take it. The fact she'd have to be grilled through confirmation hearings alone may be enough to get her withdrawn. She'd make Albright or Clinton look like Kissinger - even Obama can find a better appointee and he can be made to do so. Warm up the bus, Barky.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at November 27, 2012 01:59 PM (WLuv5)

7 The worse they get, the bolder they get. Leftists always track this way. Always


Posted by: Jerry Jack in Jacksonville at November 27, 2012 01:59 PM (Dll6b)

8 We already know the ball-less Republicans won't make any serious effort to stop her nomination, let alone bring charges against her and the administration, which is what should happen.

Posted by: shillelagh at November 27, 2012 01:59 PM (hRzu2)

9 Who Didn't Send Help And Why?

You mean: "Who prevented help from being sent, and why?" Which is a far more serious offense than merely not sending help.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 27, 2012 02:00 PM (5DR1j)

10 U no good ass crackas must stop hounding my bitch

Posted by: obumbles from the hood at November 27, 2012 02:00 PM (uFY4s)

11 Who Didn't Send Help And Why?

Who are you asking? Rice? She knows nothing about Benghzi, according to the President. If you are going to go after somebody, go after him. He welcomes the discussion.

Well, after they get done with that all important investigation, anyway.

Oh, and racist.

Posted by: Golan Globus at November 27, 2012 02:00 PM (7vSU0)

12
Anybody else feel like they're being stroked?

Posted by: soothsayer at November 27, 2012 02:00 PM (9Q7Nu)

13 Let It Burn

Laugh at them when the shit hits the fan and every "expert" will say "nobody could have seen this coming"

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2012 02:00 PM (wwsoB)

14 Time person of the year:

Vagina with a clitoridectomy

Allahu crack-bar!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 27, 2012 02:01 PM (vCK/R)

15 Unexpectedly!

Posted by: Golan Globus at November 27, 2012 02:01 PM (7vSU0)

16 This new development is unprecedentedly both misogynistic AND racist.

Posted by: jakeman at November 27, 2012 02:01 PM (96M6e)

17 Don't worry folks! Nothing to see here, let's move along now. I'll be caving in to the Democrats shortly. Thank you for coming.

Posted by: Miss Lindsay Graham at November 27, 2012 02:02 PM (sbV1u)

18 And, as Golan points out, unexpected.

Posted by: jakeman at November 27, 2012 02:02 PM (96M6e)

19 what a bunch of meanies

Posted by: JDP at November 27, 2012 02:03 PM (60GaT)

20 The war on women continues apace.

Seriously, Let it Burn.

Why shouldn't a dipshit like that be Secretary of State, it isn't like we have a foreign policy.

Posted by: Golan Globus at November 27, 2012 02:03 PM (7vSU0)

21 so, is this Germany 1923 or Germany 1933 ????


both, vielleicht?

Posted by: Jerry Jack in Jacksonville at November 27, 2012 02:03 PM (Dll6b)

22 Carryover from the last thread:

CNN reporting that Hillary Clinton has a 67% approval rating.

Your next candidate for president, ladies and gentleman.


They still think Bill is teh awesome. She's JUST LIKE HIM.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 27, 2012 02:03 PM (UK9cE)

23 I hope we're not being stroked. McCain's developed a butt-hurt streak at being lied to by Liberals (after his beloved media shit on him in 200. I'll rely on his ego and personal pique to outweigh his general lack of principles this time.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at November 27, 2012 02:04 PM (WLuv5)

24 well, we're not allowed to make fun of bill clinton. Whatever happened to the Path to 9-11 movie anyway?

Posted by: joeindc44 says choom on fuckers at November 27, 2012 02:04 PM (QxSug)

25 Think of it as a fireproof coating, good for the lifetime of the bureaucrat

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 27, 2012 02:04 PM (8sCoq)

26 McCain, Graham, Ayotte:Susan Rice's Answers on Benghazi Leave Us Even More Troubled Than We Were But We're Still Not Going to Do Jack Shit About It.

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 27, 2012 02:04 PM (GrtrJ)

27 None of this will matter anyway

People see Free Shit, the deficit won't matter if someone else pays the bills, and Obama is offering refinancing at the lowest rates ever so whatever you don't get for free, you can borrow against your home to buy all sorts of shit that will be gone

Then they'll be the noble "victims" when they're broke, in debt, and unemployed and it was those greedy rich white guys fault

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (wwsoB)

28 Get back with me in January and we'll see if the repub senators are serious. They've fucked us over things like this before. I'll be watching.

I also feel this is going to be connected to the fiscal cliff talks.

Posted by: Soona at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (M1TuZ)

29 >well, we're not allowed to make fun of bill clinton. Whatever happened to the Path to 9-11 movie anyway?


down the rabbithole

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (8sCoq)

30 "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!!!"

Posted by: Optimizer at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (Mxt9o)

31 Gee fellas and ma'am ya think?

I particularly love jugears saying "there are no unanswered questions now."

Uh "yeah"

Posted by: Harlekwin15 at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (LRFds)

32 Again, missed opportunity wrt Clinton.

Obama tacked at last week of election to pretend he was bill clinton.

Except Romney could've been all like nuh uhn, you no Bill Clinton because Uncle Bill didn't run up trillion dollar deficits, asshole.

Posted by: joeindc44 says choom on fuckers at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (QxSug)

33
Smiley for eight-close paren ? What the hell ?

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (WLuv5)

34 I'll rely on his ego and personal pique to outweigh his general lack of principles this time. Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at November 27, 2012 02:04 PM (WLuv5)

As with most things colored John McCain - you'll be sorely disappointed.

Both McCain and Graham are sort of like the Palestinians.

They never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

And I do mean never

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (sbV1u)

35 More "troubled" than before?

You must mean, "more racist than before".

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (Y5I9o)

36 >>what a bunch of meanies

I vividly remember freshman year in college, when this dumb chick in my history class said, "Joe Stalin, what a meanie!" And she was serious, not being sarcastic.

Posted by: jakeman at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (96M6e)

37 It's kinda odd that at every opportunity Obama promotes incompetent AA's that are proven failures again and again.

Rice and Holder as prime examples.

Posted by: Mr pink at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (U+7RQ)

38 Susan Rice's Answers on Benghazi Leave Us Even More Racist Than We Were


FIFY

Posted by: Chris Matthews at November 27, 2012 02:05 PM (2jQGY)

39 But yet on the evening news there will be no mention of Ayotte, lest The Narrative of evil white men attacking a woman of color be destroyed.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at November 27, 2012 02:06 PM (NZeb5)

40 Luckily, free shit can be given out forever. right?

Posted by: joeindc44 says choom on fuckers at November 27, 2012 02:06 PM (QxSug)

41 CNN reporting that Hillary Clinton has a 67% approval rating.



Posted by: © Sponge at November 27, 2012 02:03 PM

CNN also reported that every American over the age of 14 went shopping on Black Friday

Must have been Moron-bots posting here that day

Posted by: kbdabear at November 27, 2012 02:06 PM (wwsoB)

42 Anybody else see the trial balloon where EVERY economist and banker in the world told the President that he needed to do mortgage forgiveness?

No one squawked. It's coming. Silly you for paying your mortgage.

Posted by: Golan Globus at November 27, 2012 02:06 PM (7vSU0)

43 Racism and sexism still abound in the club of rich white men that is the US Senate. Perhaps our beloved President, Barack Obama, who I support completely, could use sweeping emergency powers to make a Senate that looks like America
Why? Because fuck you, he won, you racist haters.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 27, 2012 02:07 PM (jCQ+I)

44 What of Chocodiles!?

Posted by: garrett at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (5ps3a)

45 RACISSSSSSSTS!!!!!!!

Posted by: joncelli, beating a dead meme at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (RD7QR)

46 .......and Harry Reid cares *why*?

Posted by: Rob McNeece at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (hNXHo)

47 Anybody else feel like they're being stroked?

Not me.

Posted by: Billy Squier at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (SY2Kh)

48 Rep. Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat and member of the
Congressional Black Caucus, was claiming that "incompetent" was the
latest code word for "black."

So exactly who has a copy of this book of "code words" ?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (e8kgV)

49 from Politico:

"In the course of the meeting, we explained that the talking points
provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon
which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: there was no
protest or demonstration in Benghazi," Rice said.



So why were so many steps taken to reinforce the "spontaneous
demonstration and film" narrative?



The arrest and perp walk of the filmmaker



Hillary's statement to one of the family's that they would "get" the
filmmaker



The $70,000 ad campaign refuting the film and free speech



Obama's UN speech with numerous references to the film

Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (L4CWX)

50 The federal government is a monster unchained. And the people have figured out how to vote themselves free stuff.

America is in her End Times.

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (8sCoq)

51 Anybody else see the trial balloon where EVERY economist and banker in the world told the President that he needed to do mortgage forgiveness? Posted by: Golan Globus at November 27, 2012 02:06 PM (7vSU0)

Well, the JEF doesn't own all the banks.

Yet.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (sbV1u)

52 So they made Jesse Jackson Jr resign because he was batshit and corrupt.

How much you want to bet he gets elected to the Senate?

Posted by: Golan Globus at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (7vSU0)

53 >So exactly who has a copy of this book of "code words" ?


Posted by: Diogenes at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (e8kgV)


it's called 'the dictionary'

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 27, 2012 02:09 PM (8sCoq)

54 So exactly who has a copy of this book of "code words" ? Posted by: Diogenes at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (e8kgV)

If you're the only one hearing the racial dog whistle, then you're the dog.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 27, 2012 02:09 PM (sbV1u)

55 I'd do her, but I'd also kick her out of bed after.

Posted by: SFGoth at November 27, 2012 02:09 PM (dZ756)

56 But yet on the evening news there will be no mention of Ayotte, lest The Narrative of evil white men attacking a woman of color be destroyed.Posted by: John P. Squibob

Nor will there be, as Legal Insurrection pointed out, any note that Condeleeza Rice received the most nay votes by Democrats prior taking her Bush post. Chief among them a former Klansman and a drunk asshole who killed a woman.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 27, 2012 02:09 PM (ON54M)

57
I'm not going to bet against you being right, Sean. That's for sure. You'd think as he approaches 106 years old McCain would want to burnish his cred at some point. Too bad the legacies he wants to leave all seem to be to our Left.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blame at November 27, 2012 02:09 PM (WLuv5)

58 Racism and sexism still abound in the club of rich
white men that is the US Senate. Perhaps our beloved President, Barack
Obama, who I support completely, could use sweeping emergency powers to
make a Senate that looks like America

Why? Because fuck you, he won, you racist haters.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 27, 2012 02:07 PM (jCQ+I)


Obviously a sock of a sock.

Mary can't spell that good.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 27, 2012 02:10 PM (UK9cE)

59 This is all about the Obama/Khalidi Doctrine on Foreign Policy in the ME.
Rice is a team player when it comes to Obama's 'commitment' to (destroy) Israel.

Posted by: garrett' at November 27, 2012 02:10 PM (5ps3a)

60 McCain only bends over for big ones.

Posted by: Killerdog at November 27, 2012 02:10 PM (fNg2G)

61
I think they're just troubled because Rice showed up and was black.

That's probably it.

Posted by: Ben at November 27, 2012 02:10 PM (C2Y4l)

62 42 Golan G,

well wife can lose her career if she doesn't pay mortgage...damndest thing.

Posted by: Harlekwin15 at November 27, 2012 02:11 PM (LRFds)

63 Questioning Susan Rice = RACIST

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 27, 2012 02:11 PM (UOM48)

64 Anybody else see the trial balloon where EVERY economist and banker in the world told the President that he needed to do mortgage forgiveness? No one squawked. It's coming. Silly you for paying your mortgage.
Posted by: Golan Globus at November 27, 2012 02:06 PM (7vSU0)


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


Yup. We're going to get a butt-load of "social justice" for the next four years.

Posted by: Soona at November 27, 2012 02:11 PM (M1TuZ)

65 Why? Because fuck you, he won, you racist haters. Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 27, 2012 02:07 PM (jCQ+I)

I would like nothing more than to find an actual Mary Cloggenstein and bury a hatchet in her skull. You know, as a gesture of peace and reconciliation.

You've all heard the term "bury the hatchet", right??

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 27, 2012 02:11 PM (sbV1u)

66 John Kerry will be the next SoS because it gives the left two advantages:

1. Kerry is even more liberal than Rice; and

2. The left will get to wail and cry and claim that Republicans unfairly blocked the nomination of "a young, black woman."

Posted by: angler at November 27, 2012 02:12 PM (SwjAj)

67 I'm troubled by it too. The fact that nothing at all will become of this.

Forget it Jake....it's America Town.

Posted by: eleven - Go Raiders!! at November 27, 2012 02:13 PM (KXm42)

68 The really big void is, why haven't the 30 or so people who were there and rescued not been able to speak? It would seem that they would be the first people who could give a real time explanation as to what happened.

It would be like people in a mass shooting in a public place not being interviewed as to what actually happened...if they would be whisked away for over 2 months and not be able to talk to the press, it would be very odd.
Why is this any different?

Posted by: Sherlock Homez at November 27, 2012 02:14 PM (mq0tj)

69 The left will get to wail and cry and claim that Republicans unfairly blocked the nomination of "a young, black woman." Posted by: angler at November 27, 2012 02:12 PM (SwjAj)

Hey, I'm a "young black woman" Whys can't I have that job?!?! I be doin' it better dan dat bitch anyways

Posted by: LaQuanIsha TyRonA Washington at November 27, 2012 02:14 PM (sbV1u)

70
Believe me it's YOUR fault for asking all these questions!
We did nothing wrong or incompetent.


But if we did, then progress requires breaking eggs for the omelet while driving over those bumps in the road!

Posted by: Barky Ochoomba at November 27, 2012 02:14 PM (Cnqmv)

71 You guys really can't be arguing with Mary Cloggenstein. C'mon now.

Posted by: eleven - Go Raiders!! at November 27, 2012 02:14 PM (KXm42)

72 Remember this shit? While serving under Madeleine Albright in Bubba's administration, Susan Rice advised Bill to turn down Sudan's offer to give us bin Laden.

So she's partially responsible for thousands of deaths on 9/11:

http://tinyurl.com/clbajum

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 27, 2012 02:15 PM (UOM48)

73 71 Eleven-Go Raiders,

well...I have a different rhetorical flourish in mind.

Posted by: Harlekwin15 at November 27, 2012 02:15 PM (LRFds)

74 t would be like people in a mass shooting in a public place not being interviewed as to what actually happened...if they would be whisked away for over 2 months and not be able to talk to the press, it would be very odd.
Why is this any different?
Posted by: Sherlock Homez at November 27, 2012 02:14 PM (mq0tj)


they are CIA and CIA contractors. They can't talk. Yet

Posted by: Thunderb at November 27, 2012 02:16 PM (Dnbau)

75
You guys really can't be arguing with Mary Cloggenstein. C'mon now.Posted by: eleven


Are you seriously suggesting that all trolls are Average Joe?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 27, 2012 02:16 PM (ON54M)

76 Earth to GOP: you cannot care more than the voters do. The American people knew the score on Benghazi prior to 11/6. They didn't care.
If a tree falls in the woods, and nobody gives a $#!+, did the tree really fall in the first place.
These senators need to stop wasting time on something that obviously doesn't concern voters.

Posted by: Sam In VA at November 27, 2012 02:16 PM (rFiOs)

77 Punked? By the RINOs, wtf, somewhere "the world turned upside down" is playing

Posted by: Jean at November 27, 2012 02:17 PM (g2ldK)

78 CNN reporting that Hillary Clinton has a 67% approval rating.

As if more than 25% of the population could even say what job Hillary has, let alone what her responsibilities are, and evaluate how she's living up to them.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 27, 2012 02:17 PM (4Lo/K)

79 The greatest service McCain could do for his country now is to resign before he screws us again and let Brewer appoint a conservative Senator to finish the term!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2012 02:17 PM (Cnqmv)

80
On a side note, the people who think it's likely that a deal will be reached on the so-called "Fiscal Cliff" are like the people who were sure that Holder would not be held in contempt of Congress.

They mean well, but they are operating on the assumption that you have normal people in the WH, behaving normally. They do not realize that we are dealing with a comitted socialist with narcissistic personality disorder. He considers it beneath him to talk to even members of his own party. There was no way he was going to budge on the Holder thing, and he won't budge on Fiscal Cliff (TM) either.

Obama has no prior experience with negotiation, and has blown deals before byagreeingto something and then demanding more afterwards.

The people have spoken!! They voted for Gridlock(TM), and so Gridlock they shall have. God help us.

It will be really intriguing to see what various pathological behaviors by Obama and his goonsare revealed regardingthe Benghazi thing.

Posted by: Optimizer at November 27, 2012 02:17 PM (Mxt9o)

81 Graham threaten to put a hold on Rice's nomination.


Can a Senator put a hold on a Cabinet nomination?

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 27, 2012 02:17 PM (wR+pz)

82 Sam some things are more important than elections and polls.

Posted by: Thunderb at November 27, 2012 02:18 PM (Dnbau)

83 Ayotte should be point on public comments with McVain and Cakeboy Graham shutting their pieholes for a while and out of camera shots. Won't happen though.

Posted by: eureka! at November 27, 2012 02:18 PM (UL+ny)

84 Buy new 'Troubled' today! Now with 50% more racism!

Posted by: MSM at November 27, 2012 02:18 PM (OOML8)

85 Are you seriously suggesting that all trolls are Average Joe?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 27, 2012 02:16 PM (ON54M)


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


I've heard tell that AJ always chooses to suck cock.

Posted by: Soona at November 27, 2012 02:18 PM (M1TuZ)

86 These senators need to stop wasting time on something that obviously doesn't concern voters.



No. They need to do exactly what they're doing. It's called morals....values....something in short supply in DC.


It's the least they can do for the families of these murdered men.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 27, 2012 02:18 PM (UOM48)

87 Germany is banning sex with animals, Barky can't take the mooch to Germany anymore.

Posted by: Killerdog at November 27, 2012 02:19 PM (fNg2G)

88 Mary can't spell that good. well.


Posted by: © Sponge at November 27, 2012 02:10 PM (UK9cE)

FIFY

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 27, 2012 02:21 PM (wR+pz)

89 What is the reason for the grouping of these three senators? Are they just like minded or are they part of the same committee?

CNN reporting that Hillary Clinton has a 67% approval rating.

Propaganda poll to create a preference. All part of the american pravda.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 27, 2012 02:21 PM (n/ubI)

90 they are CIA and CIA contractors. They can't talk. Yet Ever!


Posted by: Thunderb at November 27, 2012 02:16 PM (Dnbau)


An you think the movie maker is seeing the inside of a dank prison cell. These guys formally signed non-disclosure oaths which can land them in lots of trouble! I do find it passing strange that the intelligence committees are seemingly given the administration a pass on this rich source of information.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2012 02:21 PM (Cnqmv)

91 81 Graham threaten to put a hold on Rice's nomination.


Can a Senator put a hold on a Cabinet nomination?


In *this* Senate, probably. After Harry Reid gets through rewriting the rules in January, I seriously doubt it. I can't wait until someday far, far, far in the future when the GOP retakes that chamber and shoves those rule changes so far up the DNC ass tha....

FML, I just wrote that. Who am I kidding.

Oh yeah, myself.

Posted by: Rob McNeece at November 27, 2012 02:21 PM (hNXHo)

92 Questioning Susan Rice puts sand in my vag! Racist womyn haters!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at November 27, 2012 02:22 PM (wIgpo)

93 Sounds like Leslie is hearing noise about a primary and has decided to take a stand.

Well, see how long that shit lasts.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 27, 2012 02:23 PM (wR+pz)

94 I'd love to see the answers to this CNN poll:

"What is Hillary Clinton's position in the Barkhole Administration?"

That'd be good for some lulz.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 27, 2012 02:23 PM (4Lo/K)

95 94 That'd be good for some lulz.

None of that multiple choice bullshit, either.

Posted by: Rob McNeece at November 27, 2012 02:24 PM (hNXHo)

96
"76... The American people knew the score on Benghazi prior to 11/6. They didn't care.
... These senators need to stop wasting time on something that obviously doesn't concern voters."


Point taken, but there are other things to consider:

(1) Most people were in the dark about Benghazi. Obama's propagandists barely covered it.

(2) People could begin to care if something significant gets uncovered. If a significant amount of law-breaking is involved, said propagandists might discover a need to cover the impeachment proceedings, albeit with the inevitable "you're just impeaching me because I'm black" theme.

(3) I know it sounds crazy to say, but it is actually THEIR JOB to investigate and oversee this sort of thing.

Posted by: Optimizer at November 27, 2012 02:24 PM (Mxt9o)

97 "Who Didn't Send Help And Why?
Posted by: soothsayerc"

The important issue is that Susan Rice is blacK AND a woman. Making her secretary of state is a twofer.

Competence? Not important. She has a vagina for gawd's sake.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 27, 2012 02:24 PM (jLiVY)

98
Sounds like Leslie is hearing noise about a primary and has decided to take a stand.

Well, see how long that shit lasts.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 27, 2012 02:23 PM (wR+pz)


Until he (Graham) wins or loses the primary. If Vic and his buds don't primary Miss Lindsay, Ace should consider downgrading Vic's AoS membership to Tin Basic.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2012 02:25 PM (Cnqmv)

99 FIFY


Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 27, 2012 02:21 PM (wR+pz)


I wasn't mentioning grammar, Mr. Teacher.......


Everyone's a perfectionist.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 27, 2012 02:26 PM (UK9cE)

100 McCain, Graham, Ayotte: Susan Rice's Answers on Benghazi Leave Us Even More Troubled Than We Were






MFM: A lot of code words and dog whistles there. Brings back images of the Confederacy!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 27, 2012 02:26 PM (1Jaio)

101 (3) I know it sounds crazy to say, but it is actually THEIR JOB to investigate and oversee this sort of thing.
Posted by: Optimizer at November 27, 2012 02:24 PM (Mxt9o)

Aw hell, just call it Fast and Furious 2. You remember fast and furious don't you? They never got to the bottom of it. Sacrificed a low level flunky or two but no real answers.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 27, 2012 02:27 PM (3Y7RV)

102 Competence? Not important. She has a vagina for gawd's sake.
Posted by: nerdygirl at November 27, 2012 02:24 PM (jLiVY)


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


Getting tired of all the vexing vaginas.

Posted by: Soona at November 27, 2012 02:27 PM (M1TuZ)

103 Who Didn't Send Help And Why? Maybe the President froze up while Benghazi played out in real-time. For awhile now I leaned toward the source of the coverup being Obama'scynical, ruthless decision not to escalate the newsworthiness of the incident by sending in military support, a cold political move donefor the sake of expediency in the last weeks of a closely contested campaign. Now, based on the behavior of his cabinet members and staff, spin and smoke everywhere, I'm thinking he didn't make any decision at all, which is even worse.

Here's a man who has never been in a life-or-death situation before. Iraq? Afghanistan? He skipped those briefings because professionals were on the job, taking care of things. Missile strikes on abstract targets don't count. But Benghazi was different. There's some conjecture we were arming Syrian rebels out of there. Al Qaeda was running freely all over the place. The ambassador was missing and probably dead. People were pressing him from all sides, asking for orders and authorizations and presenting him with options and outcomes and possibilities. Overwhelmed, out of his depth, he froze.

I was in the Airborne Infantry when I was young. I've seen people freeze in the door before. All of their training tells them to jump. Meanwhile, every cell in their body is telling them this is risky business and someone could get seriously hurt or killed doing this shit. So they lock up. They freeze.

After Benghazi, the President went to bed and then to Vegas for a fundraiser with Beyonce and JayZ.In his speech that night, he deliberately equated the dead ambassador and his staff to his campaign workers.He's downplayed and has been dismissive of their deaths, as if it was no big deal, not really. Who does that, and when they do it, why do they do it? They do it to rationalize their personal failure.

Posted by: troyriser at November 27, 2012 02:28 PM (vtiE6)

104
I think Graham will hold steady. He is up for re-election this year, and he needs to throw some red meat to the base to minimize a primary challenge in South Carolina. I also see very little downside in challenging Rice in any event. We get called out so much for alleged racisim anyway, the charge really stops being effective at some point.

Posted by: nc at November 27, 2012 02:28 PM (YvFZ3)

105
MFM: A lot of code words and dog whistles there. Brings back images of the Confederacy!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 27, 2012 02:26 PM (1Jaio)




McCain: Grrr!


Ayotte: Arf!


Graham: Whine!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2012 02:28 PM (Cnqmv)

106
Aw hell, just call it Fast and Furious 2. You remember fast and
furious don't you? They never got to the bottom of it. Sacrificed a low
level flunky or two but no real answers.




According to Fox this afternoon, Fast and Furious isn't over yet.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 27, 2012 02:30 PM (UOM48)

107
If we've learned anything about Republicans it's that they are bestest mostest conservatives during the period of the 9 months prior to their election.

All the other times, well...

Posted by: soothsayer at November 27, 2012 02:31 PM (9Q7Nu)

108 Evil happens when good men stand by and do nothing.

I don't see anyone doing anything about this. I wish I was wrong, but they held Holder in contempt and not only is he not in jail, he's still in office! Nothing will happen as long as the media has their fingers on the scale for the other side.
We need to target one of these companies and take it over. I prefer Disney because of its large cultural impact (ABC, ABCNews, ESPN, Lucasfilm, Marvel etc.) but we should pick one and take it before 2014.

Posted by: Iblis at November 27, 2012 02:31 PM (9221z)

109
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 27, 2012 02:30 PM (UOM4


Jane how is the D'oh boy doing these days?

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2012 02:31 PM (Cnqmv)

110 Memories of Marx Brothers Duck Soup.

If it wasn't so serious I would laugh.

Posted by: marcus at November 27, 2012 02:32 PM (GGCsk)

111 O/T
These adsense ads are getting really creepy following you around.

Posted by: Iblis at November 27, 2012 02:32 PM (9221z)

112 They already called McCain a racist. Where do they go from there?

It's like the publisher who prevented the editor from using a giant 72-point font size of a big news story: "What are you going to use to announce the end of the world?"

Posted by: CJ at November 27, 2012 02:32 PM (9KqcB)

113 Let the vagina burn down.

Posted by: marcus at November 27, 2012 02:33 PM (GGCsk)

114
They do it to rationalize their personal failure.

I don't think Obama gives a shit. All he and Hillary care about is their own political ass.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 27, 2012 02:33 PM (9Q7Nu)

115 but we should pick one and take it before 2014.
Posted by: Iblis at November 27, 2012 02:31 PM (9221z)


I think the FCC has to give a nod to any major media purchases. If you aint of the correct ideology, forget it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 27, 2012 02:33 PM (3Y7RV)

116 According to Fox this afternoon, Fast and Furious isn't over yet.

Press stop on the VCR, dummy. Preferably on a still of that sexy Vin Diesel. Now, why are you bothering me again?

Posted by: Super Holder-man, now with even more fact-evasion power! at November 27, 2012 02:34 PM (n2vS6)

117 "they are CIA and CIA contractors. They can't talk. Yet

Posted by: Thunderb at November 27, 2012 02:16 PM (Dnbau)"
Thanks.Where do you suppose they are after 2+ months?

Posted by: Sherlock Homez at November 27, 2012 02:34 PM (mq0tj)

118 If requiring competence of Ambassadors is racist, then perhaps we should abolish all ambassadorial positions.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2012 02:35 PM (Cnqmv)

119 >I don't think Obama gives a shit. All he and Hillary care about is their own political ass.


and they know a friendly press will cover said ass

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 27, 2012 02:35 PM (8sCoq)

120 113
Let the vagina burn down.


Posted by: marcus at November 27, 2012 02:33 PM (GGCsk)

You just need something to handle the constant friction and it's all good.

Posted by: Sandy "Vagina of the Year" Fluke at November 27, 2012 02:35 PM (RD7QR)

121
First rule: Whenever democrats put a woman in front of a camera it's bait.

They are trying to change the subject to sexist or racist depending upon the hue of the woman.

Posted by: MJ at November 27, 2012 02:36 PM (TR60b)

122 Disturbed because a black woman lied to you - you all must be racist!!!!

Posted by: izoneguy at November 27, 2012 02:36 PM (oKH8p)

123
btw, notice how Meghan McCain stood up for her dad?

oh wait, she didn't

do you know why? because she's smart enough to know to keep her trap shut.

Meghan knows her role. She's stupid, but she's not all stupid. The only reason the media puts her on tv and prints her nonsensical gibberish is because she's critical of the old white GOP.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 27, 2012 02:36 PM (9Q7Nu)

124 You just need something to handle the constant friction and it's all good.


Posted by: Sandy "Vagina of the Year" Fluke at November 27, 2012 02:35 PM (RD7QR)


Be sure to use a non-flammable lubricant!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2012 02:36 PM (Cnqmv)

125 no clue. Debriefing, home with families. According to Greta some were pretty badly hurt and required extensive medical care.

Another good question - What were 30 plus CIA personnel and contractors doing in Benghazi? Thats a lot of people

Posted by: Thunderb at November 27, 2012 02:37 PM (Dnbau)

126 Meghan knows her role. She's stupid, but she's not all stupid. The only reason the media puts her on tv and prints her nonsensical gibberish is because she's critical of the old white GOP.
Posted by: soothsayer at November 27, 2012 02:36 PM (9Q7Nu)


You mean Daddy could still write her vapid ass out of the will?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 27, 2012 02:37 PM (3Y7RV)

127 Thank you Jane @ 72. We need to plaster that on every right thinking blog. She and Gorelick cannot be tolerated.

Posted by: Jean at November 27, 2012 02:38 PM (pmDdf)

128 Another good question - What were 30 plus CIA personnel and contractors doing in Benghazi? Thats a lot of people
Posted by: Thunderb at November 27, 2012 02:37 PM (Dnbau)

Handling the weapons sales? Just a thought.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 27, 2012 02:38 PM (3Y7RV)

129 So exactly who has a copy of this book of "code words" ?


Posted by: Diogenes at November 27, 2012 02:08 PM (e8kgV)

I think they make them racist code words when they are used by a white person against someone that is a protected race, what ever that may be.

I'a, Polish, should I be a protected race? There used to be lots of Polish jokes, I'm sure there still are. Do I get to call "racist" if someone mentions joke to me?

Who did CNN poll, dems that only watch CNN to give Hillary 67% approval rating? That would explain it for me.

Posted by: CarolT at November 27, 2012 02:39 PM (z4WKX)

130 55
I'd do her, but I'd also kick her out of bed after.


Posted by: SFGoth at November 27, 2012 02:09 PM (dZ756)

I don't believe I'd told that. (the doing her part)

Posted by: The Black Preacher at November 27, 2012 02:39 PM (wR+pz)

131 >Meghan knows her role. She's stupid, but she's not all stupid.


Her whole act is a con. The networks and publishers who pay her are the marks

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 27, 2012 02:39 PM (8sCoq)

132 I'm surrounded by burning vaginas.

Posted by: Soona at November 27, 2012 02:40 PM (M1TuZ)

133 For those keeping score:

Insulting the ambassador to the UN - racist and evil.

Letting the ambassador to Libya be torn to shreds and pretending he died in an accident - perfectly acceptable.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 27, 2012 02:40 PM (u5ozF)

134 meggie mac is the perfect example of useful idiot

Posted by: Thunderb at November 27, 2012 02:40 PM (Dnbau)

135
no, no, no

Meghan isn't worried about getting cut off from her mother's fortune. That's a lock.

Meghan likes to be "famous." And the way she's "famous" is by going on tv/internet and trashing the GOP.

Meghan would never ever come out against a Democrat to her father's defense. That would mean the end of her "fame."

Posted by: soothsayer at November 27, 2012 02:41 PM (9Q7Nu)

136 Leave it to Lindsay to bring Bolton into this thinking that he might wield this as some sort of political cudgel. If there's a legitimate point of precedence he wishes to make, then fine. But if his pissiness stems from having his man-thong hiked up too tight, he needs to take a deep breath and keep the politicking focused on Obama and current events.

Posted by: Fritz at November 27, 2012 02:41 PM (d8K+M)

137 I'm surrounded by burning vaginas.

There is no more pressing national issue our government must address than yeast infections.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows 47% got a fever and Uncle Sugar is the only cure at November 27, 2012 02:42 PM (Lxw+T)

138
Bwawahahah... McCain, Ayotte and Lindsay freaking Graham.
Watching that clip is like watching the old Benny Hill show where they all chase each other around to the tune of Yackity Sax. I just turn the sound down and play the Yackity Sax and it's like good ole Benny is still with us... *sigh*
Seriously, who gives a shit? Let here be effing SoS for all I care.
Heck, I'm warming up for the Barckies third term and the Re-education camps for Roman Catholics.

Posted by: keithp at November 27, 2012 02:42 PM (kduZC)

139 Handling the weapons sales? Just a thought.


Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 27, 2012 02:38 PM (3Y7RV)


I feel certain that these guys were on the pointy edge and were lead to believe that "someone" had their six 24/7. Alas, they got the shaft. The clearance level of all information related to Benghazi and known to these people is probably held at the Presidential level at this point.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2012 02:42 PM (Cnqmv)

140 Posted by: CarolT at November 27, 2012 02:39 PM (z4WKX)

Time for Cliff Clavin trivia. Did you know that the only word in the English language that can change meaning by capitalization is polish.

Posted by: polynikes at November 27, 2012 02:42 PM (m2CN7)

141 132
I'm surrounded by burning vaginas.

Posted by: Soona at November 27, 2012 02:40 PM (M1TuZ)

No you idiot, that the tuna canning factory.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 27, 2012 02:44 PM (wR+pz)

142 Time for Cliff Clavin trivia. Did you know that the only word in the English language that can change meaning by capitalization is polish.


Posted by: polynikes at November 27, 2012 02:42 PM (m2CN7)


What did you say doctor?

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 27, 2012 02:45 PM (Cnqmv)

143 Hey keithp, and Sam in VA, and Fritz some things are more important than personality, or polls, or elections.

I am no fan of Graham, but if he sheds some daylight here, I am all for it. Chances are they will cave again, but until then, I for one am glad some one is still at least making a show of giving a shit.

Cause I give a shit. Woods and Tyrone were heroes, real heroes. And somebody should give a shit. Attention must be paid.

Posted by: Thunderb at November 27, 2012 02:46 PM (Dnbau)

144 Kabuki. Underneath the kimono? They're all progressives.

Posted by: EROWMER at November 27, 2012 02:47 PM (kxlCQ)

145 Time for Cliff Clavin trivia. Did you know that the only word in the English language that can change meaning by capitalization is polish.
Posted by: polynikes at November 27, 2012 02:42 PM (m2CN7)


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My day will not be complete until I know this.

Posted by: Soona at November 27, 2012 02:47 PM (M1TuZ)

146 we reward bad behavior, we get more bad behavior.

Posted by: joeindc44 says choom on fuckers at November 27, 2012 02:48 PM (QxSug)

147 McCain and Graham, live below the Mason Dixon line, obvious racist.

That NH guy? He just hates Black people, there are none in NH.

Posted by: WaPo Editors at November 27, 2012 02:49 PM (wR+pz)

148 ...the only word in the English language that can change meaning by capitalization is polish.

So, which polish word is it? Perogi?

Posted by: dupa jutka at November 27, 2012 02:49 PM (n2vS6)

149 Imma get up in dey grill, yo.

Posted by: Barack "Sugar Bee" Obama at November 27, 2012 02:49 PM (yZkiv)

150 Anyone think they maybe carrying water for a fellow Senator with a yacht and big jet?


Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 27, 2012 02:50 PM (wR+pz)

151 Posted by: polynikes at November 27, 2012 02:42 PM (m2CN7)

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Quit fuckin' around. What's the word?

Posted by: Soona at November 27, 2012 02:51 PM (M1TuZ)

152 I don't think Obama gives a shit. All he and Hillary care about is their own political ass.


and they know a friendly press will cover said ass


Posted by: Jones in CO at November 27, 2012 02:35 PM (8sCoq)



And that's it really. No matter how much they screw up or lie or cheat, the MFM will always cover for them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 27, 2012 02:51 PM (1Jaio)

153 Susan Rice for Ambassador to Libya.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 27, 2012 02:51 PM (4u2LN)

154 After Benghazi, the President went to bed and then to Vegas for a fundraiser with Beyonce and JayZ.In his speech that night, he deliberately equated the dead ambassador and his staff to his campaign workers.He's downplayed and has been dismissive of their deaths, as if it was no big deal, not really. Who does that, and when they do it, why do they do it? They do it to rationalize their personal failure.
Posted by: troy riser
at November 27, 2012 02:28 PM (vtiE6)

troy riser - Thank you for serving in airborne infantry when young. That TFG froze up because he had no idea what to do makes perfect sense. We all know he's in over his head and most of his aides are just as clueless
I doubt that he sees his own personal failure though.

Posted by: CarolT at November 27, 2012 02:55 PM (z4WKX)

155 Time for Cliff Clavin trivia. Did you know that the only word in the English language that can change meaning by capitalization is polish.

You don't say

Posted by: English/english at November 27, 2012 02:55 PM (7vSU0)

156 Posted by: English/english at November 27, 2012 02:55 PM (7vSU0)
Not quite spanky.

Posted by: polynikes at November 27, 2012 02:56 PM (m2CN7)

157 Jane d'oh, thank you for reminding us Rice couldn't come up with reason for taking Bin Laden when Sudan offered him to Clinton. I knew of offer and haven't forgotten about it, I did not know Rice was involved.

Posted by: CarolT at November 27, 2012 02:58 PM (z4WKX)

158 So, I step into the Senators' office and they give me a plate of fried chicken, collards, and a big slice of watermelon.

You think I don't know what's gonna go down?

Posted by: O Susannah Rice at November 27, 2012 02:59 PM (yZkiv)

159 Posted by: CarolT at November 27, 2012 02:58 PM (z4WKX)




Sort of amazing how the same cast of characters (and their spawn from hell) have been screwing the US citizens for some time. Worse yet, they seem to have convinced us that we like it because we keep electing the same worthless assholes time after time!

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD (for the Children) at November 27, 2012 03:01 PM (Cnqmv)

160 155
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jew/Jew

Posted by: Jesse Jackson at November 27, 2012 03:11 PM (eEfYn)

161 ort of amazing how the same cast of characters (and their spawn from hell) have been screwing the US citizens for some time. Worse yet, they seem to have convinced us that we like it because we keep electing the same worthless assholes time after time!
Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD (for the Children) at November 27, 2012 03:01 PM (Cnqmv)

Almost all of TFG's cabinet are Clinton retreads. Are there no other dems to put in cabinet positions?
Who is his next pick, Janie Gorelick? I think that's her name, spelling is probably wrong.
I did not vote for him and he picked his cabinet, or Valerie did it for him..

Posted by: CarolT at November 27, 2012 03:16 PM (z4WKX)

162
So how come these wheenie senators aren't saying, "Only over our dead bodies will this lyin' b*tch ever be confirmed!"

Because they've been Mau-Mau'd and have already decided to cave in, that's why.

Posted by: J. Moses Browning at November 27, 2012 03:34 PM (DAfG4)

163 Posted by: polynikes at November 27, 2012 02:42 PM (m2CN7)

You are a racist!

Posted by: CarolT at November 27, 2012 03:37 PM (z4WKX)

164 #58. I am the original. All other Marys are vile right-wing teabagging whores.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 27, 2012 03:40 PM (jCQ+I)

165 Why, politically speaking, are McCain and Graham even out there? Send out Ayotte only. Those two queens only mess things up and dilute the message. Practically speaking, they also have a tendency to betray you after you line up behind them.

Posted by: ejo at November 27, 2012 03:49 PM (GXvSO)

166 Joe Klein, who claims his son is in the diplomatic corps, fell all over himself to tell the world that Obama was telling the truth and it was Stevens' fault. Essentially, he would rather risk his son's life than criticize the president. That's the kind of scum those people are.

Posted by: ejo at November 27, 2012 03:52 PM (GXvSO)

167 So tell me again why she wasn't put under oath?

Posted by: Electric at November 27, 2012 09:54 PM (MA7nw)






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