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Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 15, 2013 - 11:35am PT
IRS,,, AP,, Benghazi,,, so much to choose from this am.. But it "aint" lookin to gud....
Dr. F.

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SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 11:50am PT
What are the Republicans doing about fixing the Problems here in America?
where are the jobs? what about the economy?

no. instead we have to go down a hole to hell with all these fake scandals

you guys are just pathetic, is it the hate that you love?



and what most pathetic thing is, that these Republicans caused the scandals in the first place.

The Republicans defunded more embassy security
The Republicans can't get tax exempt status for political action groups
The Republicans voted against the bill to shield AP from investigations into terrorist intel
Ron Anderson

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May 15, 2013 - 11:52am PT
keep slingin doc,, but the hole your in is getting deeper by the moment. You may want to "switch" sides soon to save any face..


you REALLY and truly do not see past your "party".. sad that is..
Dr. F.

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SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 11:54am PT
My hole??

I'm looking down at you in your hell hole, and your fellow evil co-horts
Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 15, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
ppssst doc,, it ISNT "my evil cohorts" who are under the microscope now,, they are "yourun"...
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
prove it

big money, big oil, special interest groups, lobbyists, lies, propaganda, fake outrage, being wrong about everything, heroes that are disgraced felons!!

I can prove to you using critical thinking skills that your side is the source of almost every one of our problems; no jobs, debt, obstruction, taking away freedoms, the militarism of our police, ME meddling, race to the bottom....

you can't use enough critical thinking skills to get out of a wet paper bag
and learn how to type and spell above a 4th grade level, please..
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
The Benghazi story is over
The fake outrage was over a secret e-mail that turned out to be faked


Full White House Benghazi Email Undermines GOP’s Cover-Up Claims
By Hayes Brown on May 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/05/14/2009571/cnn-benghazi-emails/


(Photo: Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, Credit: Reuters)
CNN has obtained the full email from a White House official on the Benghazi talking points, which undermines claims that the administration acted deliberately to change the intelligence community’s assessment.

Much of the controversy surrounding the Obama administration’s response to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on a diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya has focused on a set of unclassified talking points provided to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice. Rice delivered those points five days after the attack, appearing on all five major Sunday news shows. Rice subsequently came under attack for not mentioning Al Qaeda and referencing an anti-Islamic video as the impetus for the attacks, becoming the symbol of the White House’s supposed goal of misleading the American public about what happened.

In recent days, the talking points have come back to the forefront of conservative outrage, as several outlets have released the full edits made to the document, along with the original version the CIA drafted. Alongside those edits were emails that these outlets claimed showed the White House engaging in a flurry of activity that would help President Obama gain reelection. One such email from Deputy National Security Director Ben Rhodes allegedly showed the White House insisting that State Department requests that references to terrorism and Al Qaeda be “scrubbed” from the draft be discussed more fully.

CNN’s Jake Tapper, however, obtained the full text of the email Rhodes sent to the email thread of officials across the government providing their input on the document. Viewed in full, the document shows a distinct lack of intent to maliciously change the narrative compared to paraphrased versions:

All –

Sorry to be late to this discussion. We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation.

There is a ton of wrong information getting out into the public domain from Congress and people who are not particularly informed. Insofar as we have firmed up assessments that don’t compromise intel or the investigation, we need to have the capability to correct the record, as there are significant policy and messaging ramifications that would flow from a hardened mis-impression.

We can take this up tomorrow morning at deputies.

Previously, the Weekly Standard and ABC News had reported that Rhodes intervened on behalf of the State Department, urging that the talking points be changed to scrub al-Qaeda references at Nuland’s request. The Standard paraphrased the email as Rhodes “respond[ing] to the group, explaining that [State Department spokeswoman Victoria] Nuland had raised valid concerns and advising that the issues would be resolved at a meeting of the National Security Council’s Deputies Committee the following morning.” Likewise, ABC paraphrased the email’s content as saying “[w]e must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.”

The elevation of the talking points to infamy has seemingly instead helped to undercut the Republican case that a cover-up occurred. In actuality, the only thing to be revealed during this latest round of investigation seems to be a turf war between the CIA and State Department to avoid further blame for the attack, one that played out in the editing process of the talking points. In the end, contrary to Republican claims, the intelligence community did have the last say in what went into the talking points, including that the attacks “were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo,” and immediately preceded by a demonstration.

Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 15, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
fairly PATHETIC..

This is either the MOST CLUELESS admin of all time,, or the loudest lying one of all time.


Billary: Gee i dont know what happened in Benghazi and what diff does it make now!


Obuma: Gee i just learned about the IRS from watching the NEWS! And he was DUMB ENOUGH to admit it..?



Obuma: gee i dont know what the DOJ is doing..




Now,, of course,, if this were in the bush area,, you leftys would be BAWLING like a sheep in heat calling for the arrest and public hanging thereof. I swear, i could beat you all with a bat and youd not notice the lumps left. Your submarine has a screen door... gurgle gurgle burble...
WBraun

climber
May 15, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Your submarine has a screen door... gurgle gurgle burble..

LOL Hahaha

What a great line .....
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
May 15, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
government is so "vast" the president can't possibly know what's going on

so says...david axelrod???
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
rong is either the MOST CLUELESS idiot of all time,, or the loudest lying one of all time.

whoops, add bookworm

Why the hell would Obama know what the IRS is investigating?
Are you really that stupid?

are they supposed to send him an e-mail everytime they do something?
dirtbag

climber
May 15, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
I like Ron.


Credit: dirtbag

(over 18, and no nips, vag, or dildos)

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 15, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
"like" right backatcha Dirt!
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
rong. us liberals are only concerned with Real Scandals that have facts to back them up, not fake BS stories that give Retards a woody

Like Iraq has WMD
I don't care about Bin laden anymore
Al Qaeda determined to strike using airliners as bombs
wiretapping every American before 911
Writing the Patriot Act before 911

photo not found
Missing photo ID#303263
Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 15, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
all things i too disagreed with doc. But surely you see this ADMIN continuing the previous admins dealings..? We didnt trade up, just across.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 01:32pm PT
rong

we had a choice,
McCain or Obama
Mitt or Obama

we made the right choice
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
And we really know who outed Valerie Plane
Dick Cheney, which is an act of Treason, and if the investigations went on, they would have led directly to Cheney

Why no investigations now rong?
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
May 15, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
can't we just get along?
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
IRS Audits, Benghazi, Sebelius: Obama’s Second Term Is Scandal Heaven
by Eleanor Clift May 14, 2013 4:45 AM EDT

IRS Tea Party audits, Benghazi, oh my! The events unfolding in Washington may have journalists seeing blood in the water, but Obama’s second-term scandals are no Watergate, John Dean tells Eleanor Clift.

If you were setting out to provoke the scandal machine that has bedeviled every recent second-term president, having the IRS conduct audits using such key words as “Tea Party” and “We the People” is sure to get it going. The revelations about the IRS, coming on the heels of the controversy over Benghazi, has Republicans and some Democrats asking those familiar questions, what did the president know and when did he know it? The media see blood in the water, another phrase that conjures up Watergate, the scandal that forced President Nixon’s resignation and is remembered in Washington as a high point for American journalism.


Reached by phone on the West Coast and asked if the events unfolding in Washington were giving him déjà vu, John Dean, who testified before Congress about “the cancer” on the Nixon presidency, told The Daily Beast, “No, not yet, it’s not even close to Watergate at this point.” The former White House counsel dismissed the flap over Benghazi as “loose charges” in search of a scandal, and the battle over the talking points “a CYA [cover your ass] operation between two different agencies,” with the State Department and the CIA seeking to shift blame for the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans.

“When you have a good scandal, one that has legs, you know what the underlying problem is,” Dean said. Benghazi fails that test, “and with no clear charge, the public is confused and bored and not terribly interested,” he says, a judgment that is borne out by a Pew survey that finds fewer than half of Americans, 44 percent, say they are following the hearings in Congress very or fairly closely.

The IRS is another matter, says Dean, and it will capture the public’s interest, though he adds the facts bear no resemblance to what he saw when he was in the Nixon White House. At a news conference Monday with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama said he first learned from news reports Friday that the IRS was improperly targeting conservative groups, a procedure that began in 2010 when the agency was headed by a Bush appointee. Speculation that the scrutiny of Tea Party groups might have been directed out of the White House is “baloney,” says Dean. “If that were the case, it wouldn’t have come out this way [disclosed by the IRS itself].”

Nixon’s infamous enemies list targeted political opponents and journalists for audits, working directly with a person in the IRS whom the White House had planted there, says Dean. “He fed [John] Ehrlichman information when asked, and sometimes when not asked.” Nixon was irate when he discovered that an IRS list of people scheduled for audits included Billy Graham and John Wayne. “Why are our friends getting audited?” he demanded. This was personal. He had been audited when he was out of office, and now he had no compunction about using his power as president.

It’s a different era today, in large part because of Nixon’s abuses, and if it’s any solace to the Obama White House, what they’re experiencing is nowhere near the magnitude of what other second-term administrations have faced. But the way the media works, with cable news round the clock and bloggers at the ready, there’s nothing like scandal to hype interest. And with Republicans looking for something they can agree on and that can rally their base, the confluence of Benghazi, the IRS, and a third pseudo-scandal bubbling to the surface, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rattling a tin cup to suggest donations from corporate interests to help implement Obamacare, it’s suddenly scandal heaven in Washington again.

read more

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/14/irs-audits-benghazi-sebelius-obama-s-second-term-is-scandal-heaven.html
Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 15, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
Ron Paul has it correct: Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul criticized Democrats and Republicans Monday for ignoring what he sees as the true cause of the Benghazi attacks: their mutual support of military interventionism overseas and its unintended consequences.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/13/ron-paul-benghazi-result-us-interventionism/#ixzz2TNyp40Z0
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