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Re: Benghazi

Postby peripat » Wed May 08, 2013 9:01 am

Oh gosh, on the job deaths and injuries are just unfortunate accidents that hurt patriotic American businesses which just need more tax cuts, less regulation, and the power to cover up their mistakes/law breaking in order to enrich the corporate overlords. You should know that by now.

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Re: Benghazi

Postby wack wack » Wed May 08, 2013 9:01 am

minicat wrote:If they're sooooooo conceeeeerned about an incident involving loss of life and injuries, why aren't they up in arms about what happened in West, Texas?


Because that was the fault of the GOP's golden children, "Weak Regulation" and "No Enforcement," not TERRORISTS!!!

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Re: Benghazi

Postby Talon Newsman » Wed May 08, 2013 9:02 am

Now look at what these un-American leftists are trying to counter with:

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This can't possibly be true.

Can it?

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Re: Benghazi

Postby jman111 » Wed May 08, 2013 9:05 am

minicat wrote:If they're sooooooo conceeeeerned about an incident involving loss of life and injuries, why aren't they up in arms about what happened in West, Texas?
Simple. The West, Texas incident was a minor, unfortunate accident that could never have been foreseen or prevented by the beloved job creators. However, Bengazi is proof of the scheming ways of the Kenyan-led gubmint.

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Re: Benghazi

Postby peripat » Wed May 08, 2013 9:24 am

'Cause if Fox didn't tell them it was a problem, it's not a problem. If it ain't easy it ain't worth knowing

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Re: Benghazi

Postby pjbogart » Wed May 08, 2013 9:37 am

Talon Newsman wrote:Now look at what these un-American leftists are trying to counter with:

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This can't possibly be true.

Can it?


Maybe Sandi is deeply sorry about her lack of outrage at all of the other embassy attacks so she's dedicated herself to some extra outrage on this one.

That and FoxNews is telling her to be outraged, as peripet points out.

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Re: Benghazi

Postby Meade » Wed May 08, 2013 3:34 pm

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What difference, at this point, does it make whether or not we elect Hillary Clinton president in 2016?

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Re: Benghazi

Postby rabble » Wed May 08, 2013 5:14 pm

What difference does 10 embassy attacks, leaving 60 dead, make when we're talking about a Republican president?

No more difference than reading a children's book after you've been informed that the country is under attack.

We'd rather talk about the one attack that happened while a Democrat was president.

The cognitive dissonance just resonates.

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Re: Benghazi

Postby pjbogart » Wed May 08, 2013 6:38 pm

Man, the right-wing lunatics were really on fire today. Wall to wall coverage on FoxNews and Rush Limbaugh spent almost three straight hours hyperventilating over Benghazi, his lone break was to point out that "Cleveland voted for Obama". Oddly, most of the rhetoric surrounded "the video". Somehow, Obama blaming a video for the violence is worse than the death of an ambassador. Oh sure, they ran through their litany of second guessing about whether a rescue mission could have been successful, but what they've really got stuck in their craw is the fact that Obama blamed a video.

And Congress was in on the act too! You had congressmen basically throwing softball questions at their hand-picked witnesses to point out that Obama blamed a video. Even the President of Libya didn't blame a video! But Obama did. He blamed a video.

One of the stranger episodes in modern politics, that's for sure. I wouldn't doubt that "Benghazi" will be a permanent addition to our lexicon. As in, "boy, they totally Benghazi'd that guy!"

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Re: Benghazi

Postby rabble » Wed May 08, 2013 7:46 pm

You mean like Benghazi will be the opposite of swiftboat? Where swiftboating is a smear campaign with nothing to back it up that actually does damage, benghaziing is a shrill screeching smear campaign that does more damage to the side that uses it than the target?

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Re: Benghazi

Postby Huckleby » Wed May 08, 2013 9:50 pm

The central premise of Benghazigate is that the government lied to the American public, hoping to cover-up what really happened in the attack on the consulate.

Think about this theory for a minute: how could the administration ever think they had the capacity to hide such a dramatic series of events? There were hundreds of people involved, many of whom the White House has zero control or influence over. This is not a situation where the truth could possibly be hidden, a full and clear picture was bound to emerge over time.

With this in mind, the administration was not going to make definitive statements prematurely- and they did not. The right wing propaganda machine has repeated so often that the attack was blamed on a video, that this now has become a core "fact" upon which all FOX reporting is based. If you read Ambassador Rice's statements carefully, she left open all possibilities, and stated directly that the violence was orchestrated by extremist groups.

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Re: Benghazi

Postby Meade » Wed May 08, 2013 10:53 pm

Huckleby wrote:With this in mind, the administration was not going to make definitive statements prematurely- and they did not. The right wing propaganda machine has repeated so often that the attack was blamed on a video, that this now has become a core "fact" upon which all FOX reporting is based. If you read Ambassador Rice's statements carefully, she left open all possibilities, and stated directly that the violence was orchestrated by extremist groups.

Forget Fox, Huckleby. Just follow the NYT. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/us/po ... d=all&_r=0

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Re: Benghazi

Postby pjbogart » Wed May 08, 2013 11:17 pm

Well, there you have it. The New York Times reported on what Mr. Hicks said, therefore they must believe and agree with everything he said.

It's a good thing that stupid doesn't hurt.

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Re: Benghazi

Postby pjbogart » Wed May 08, 2013 11:19 pm

rabble wrote:You mean like Benghazi will be the opposite of swiftboat? Where swiftboating is a smear campaign with nothing to back it up that actually does damage, benghaziing is a shrill screeching smear campaign that does more damage to the side that uses it than the target?


Shush. Let 'em squeal.

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Re: Benghazi

Postby Roy » Thu May 09, 2013 12:08 am

pjbogart wrote:Man, the right-wing lunatics were really on fire today.


Yup. And left too... like several Dem representatives to said we need to find out more, and that the hearing must continue.


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