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U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice continued her “charm offensive” on Wednesday, and managed to offend several more Republican senators, including the famously moderate Susan Collins of Maine.  ”I still have many questions that remain unanswered,” said Collins, who is the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  Collins also said she was “troubled” that Rice was evidently willing to “play what was essentially a political role at the height of a contentious presidential campaign.”

That’s a reference to Rice’s infamous tour of the Sunday talk shows to spread the false Administration narrative about the Benghazi attacks.  All of the current drama surrounding Rice’s potential nomination to be Secretary of State is an absurd attempt by Team Obama and its media chums to avoid a very simple truth: Obama had a phony story he desperately needed to spread about Benghazi to “win” a couple of news cycles.  He didn’t want questions asked about why murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens was so poorly protected in a dangerous region on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, or how the supposedly “decimated” al-Qaeda could be strong enough to launch a massive, coordinated assault against the American consulate.  The President very definitely did not want probing questions asked about his Administration’s decisions during the attack, or his own behavior afterwards.  And his political team sensed an opportunity to hammer Obama’s opponent in the presidential race, Mitt Romney, for daring to voice what turned out to be entirely accurate and timely criticisms as the horrors of September 11, 2012 unfolded.

So the Administration cooked up a fantastical narrative about “spontaneous video protests” that no one could have foreseen, and sent loyal political operative Susan Rice out to spread it.  There’s nothing more to it.  The only reason this is a big story now is that Obama sympathizers are twisting themselves into intellectual pretzels to avoid the truth, and extend ridiculous amounts of consideration to the Administration’s flimsy excuses.  They’re trying to construct an alternate reality in which Susan Rice was out for a pleasant autumn stroll when she was waylaid by a pack of rogue booking agents, dragged into talk-show studios, and left to fumble her way through a couple of interviews with nothing but a set of heavily edited talking points – edited by persons as yet unknown, to remove everything the CIA knew from Minute One about terrorist involvement.

 

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  1. serfer62

    November 30th, 2012

    So what! They’ll cave. They always do. And hatch will be their ususal leader.

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  2. Anne

    November 30th, 2012

    What Senator Susan Collins and Greta Van Susterin brought up, too, was tt Susan Rice, under the Clinton Administration, was involved in the two Al Queda bombings in east Africa, also, which were eerily similar in the respects that those ambassadors begged for security and for protection, only to hve had their requests denied by – you guessed it – Susan Rice on both of those occasions, also, from which one might conclude that she lied about Benghazi to cover her own ass, and other Democrats have closed ranks to shield that incredibly incompetent liar, also …, and Hillary Clinton is in hiding and keeping a low profile now, because, as Susan Rice’s boss, she in in that mess up to fat, double chins, also.

    Senator Collins intrigued me. Until last night, U got the impressio that she is kind of dumb. But perhaps the way that she talks just gives that impression.

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  3. Anne

    November 30th, 2012

    serfer62

    November 30th, 2012

    So what! They’ll cave. They always do. And hatch will be their ususal leader.

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    I wouldn’t be so hard on them. Imagine their anxieties and their frusration whenever they find that either the slimy MSM refuses to cover the story, or they distort the facts – all to protect Obama and their other slimy fellow Democrats.

    It is the scumbags in the MSM who are destroying this country. Most of them are both immoral and incredibly dense, shallow and stupid. Too bad that those two planes flown by Al Queda terrorists didn’t fly into buildings at Rockefeller Plaza (NBC Headquarters), instead of the twin towers at The World Trade Center.

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  4. Nutjob

    November 30th, 2012

    I want to see Hillary questioned.

    Notice how the left shipped her off and out of the picture.

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  5. I Luv Bacon

    November 30th, 2012

    Godless.
    Traitor. Muzzy filth.

    It’s the new patriotism.

    Fuck.

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  6. I Luv Bacon

    November 30th, 2012

    I see what you did there, Annie.

    I like it. A lot

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  7. Nutjob

    November 30th, 2012

    These libs are fucked up people.
    You can go from being a failure, and underachieving to being rewarded for your non-accomplishments and fuck-ups.

    It all started with the participation trophies and everyones a winner shit.

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  8. beel

    November 30th, 2012

    Congressional oversight is a good thing, IF it’s used wisely. The death of a US diplomat overseas is serious, and we should be investigating security and the lead-up to the Benghazi attacks to improve embassy safety everywhere. But that’s not what congress is doing, the GOP is hell-bent on finding another conspiracy, proving that there was a coverup (when as far as I can tell it was more just miscommunication or internal disagreement over whether the attack was done by Al Quaeda or people who only claim to be Al Quaeda). I’m not convinced that immediate reporting that this was an Al Quaeda-sponsored terrorist attack would have swayed the election either.

    In the 90′s the GOP was trying to pin some controversy on Clinton, and wasted valuable time and money on investigations. Meanwhile bin Laden was preparing his forces and planning his attacks. And when Clinton fired missiles at various suspected Al Quaeda targets it was dismissed as deliberate distraction from the Lewinksy investigations.

    We should learn our lessons rather than repeat them.

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  9. I Luv Bacon

    November 30th, 2012

    The only thing the rhino’s are concerned about is if that slur does ass to mouth.

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  10. AbigailAdams

    November 30th, 2012

    Watching the congress and especially the Republicans mess around with this is like watching a bad “B” movie in which the woman is running away from the _________ (insert “monster”, “gunman”, “pod people”, whatever) and you just know she’s going to trip on that _________ (insert “unseen root, stone, etc.” and writhe around on the ground with a look of ___________ (insert “pain, helplessness, horror, etc.”

    It can only end one of two ways: Someone shoots the “monster, gunman, pod people, whatever” or the Republicans are last seen writhing around in “pain, helplessness, horror, etc.”

    Our congress is a bad “B” movie.

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  11. Anonymous

    November 30th, 2012

    I dunno, Anne. Maybe if the original 3rd plane hit paydirt we could have hit the reset-congress button sooner, and this time with term limits.

    These bums are all toxic waste.

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  12. anon ahole

    November 30th, 2012

    boy, it really hits ‘em like a fifty cal, don’t it???

    that sternly worded letter of great concern

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  13. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 30th, 2012

    Until the so-called Republicans finally ackowledge that the media hate them and will NEVER like them or treat them as they do democraps, we will always have the mealy-mush mouthed, spineless representatives who want desperately to be liked – and who get kicked in the head EVERY time they “play nice”.

    Democraps and the MSM do NOT play nice. It’s way past time for our so-called Repubs to stop playing nice and sharpen their elbows and tongues. Every one of the Senators meeting with Rice should be saying the exact same thing that John Hayward said in this piece.

    Stop sugar coating your comments and dancing around what you know to be true, and call a spade a spade. And for God’s sake, don’t give rat’s ass about what the MSM say about it! They HATE you and it doesn’t matter what you say, they will still hate you.

    Your constituents want desperately for you to grow a spine. You’ll be amazed at how positive the response will be if you stand up to the bullies.

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  14. Anne

    November 30th, 2012

    Beel, Bill Clinton had his opportunities, and he blew them, presumably because, in shirking his responsibilities, he was too distracted by the blow jobs that that irresponsible jerk was getting from Monica in the course of turning our dignified White House into the sleazy Playboy mansion.

    Not just once or twice, but on three different occasions when security agencies for three different countries offered to apprehend Osama bin Laden and to turn him over to our CIA or to our military, Bill Clinton did his thinking with his pecker, instead of with his brain again, declining their offers on the advice his favorite little sycophant at the DOJ, Jamie Garelick. You remember Jamie, don’t you, the cutsy and incredibly incompetent imbecile who came up with the bright idea to have a wall between the FBI and the CIA so that they couldn’t exchange intelligence about terrorists with each other, which led to 9/11, also, along with declining to take bin Laden prisoner – a violation of his civil rights, even though he was already known to be responsible for the bombing of the USS Cole and two of our embassies in east Africa.

    And the list goes on, Beel, too many examples to list here. The point of which is that you’re not informed on the facts or on any substance. You’re just giving your opinions, as ill-advised as they are. But hey, you’re entitled to your opinions, providing that you realize that’s all that they are, just your biased opinions, nothing more.

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  15. scr_north

    November 30th, 2012

    Wasn’t Collins the Senator that voted to let ObamaCare out of committee?

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  16. Eric

    November 30th, 2012

    The old democrat adage “you screw up you move up” is alive and well in DC.

    Unless there can be found a significantly more useless individual to fill the sHilliary shoes, I can almost guarantee she will be nominated, and confirmed, just as everyone else in this incompetant administration.

    Geitner, Holder, Sotomeyer, Chu, Jones, Kagan, Nappy, Solis, Trumpka, the list goes on and on.

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  17. Anne

    November 30th, 2012

    It was predictable that that jackass elected by jackasses would appoint only jackasses to his smarmy administration.

    That would qualify Romney to be in his administration, though.

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  18. -tracy t

    November 30th, 2012

    You remember Jamie, don’t you,

    i member jamie gorelick got a major payoff of $10-20 million of taxpayer money by getting appointed to the board of directors of freddie/fannie for a year or two worth of ‘work’

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