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Does anyone remember the day the flag draped caskets of Ambassador Stevens and the other Americans, who fought off the Benghazi attack for hours, were met by BO and Hillary? Do you remember how they stood there and, with straight faces, told us this attack was caused by a 15 minute video? Both of them looked the American people in the eye and lied to us, not once but twice, all for political gain. The Obama administration, State Dept, et al just left them. Not one of those people had the courage or the honor to make any effort on their behalf. It’s totally unforgivable. After making Egypt and Libya a total mess, doubling down on a false narrative, Obama and his cohorts in crime have done nothing to secure the perpetrators of the Benghazi attacks. BO didn’t even want to call it a “terrorist attack” but, was finally forced to do so by some intrepid reporting (Sharyl Attkinson and FOX News). Nothing BO or Clinton, or anyone else in the current administration, can say will ever make them trustworthy again. The lies and obfuscation, the refusal to deal with the people in a straightforward manner, have made this not just a lame duck -residency, but a really lame one. Why the great need to hide the truth? Because the Leader-from-Behind knew how bad his decision was and knew the American public would think so too.  Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told “you can’t go” to Benghazi during attacks

Ambassador Susan Rice and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton initially indicated the attacks were not planned acts of terror, but an outgrowth of a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islamic YouTube video. Unidentified government officials removed references to terrorism and al Qaeda from so-called “talking points” released to the public shortly after the attacks……snip

The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday.

According to excerpts released Monday, Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”

Remember this, Nakoula is still in jail over the lies told by BO, Clinton, and Rice. The full force of the Federal Government came down on this man to perpetuate a lie told by the highest officials in the land. The cruelty of that act is beyond the pale, totally unacceptable behavior. The harsh part is, it could happen to anyone at any time. Being made a scapegoat by an abusive powerful government to cover up incompetence on a grand scale is a breach of trust.

The fast-tracking of Nakoula’s jailing was highly irregular.  Among other things, I’d like to see the Congressional investigators get Nakoula’s prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Dugdale — and perhaps his boss, U.S. Attorney André Birotte Jr. — under oath about communications from the White House or the Justice Department regarding this case.

Good luck on that 2016 run Hillary. If this is as bad as we know it is, you will have a very hard time staying relevant.  Hillary cut State’s counter-terrorism bureau out of Benghazi loop

On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department’s own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a “whistle-blower” witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned.

That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. Sources tell Fox News Thompson will level the allegation against Clinton during testimony on Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Fox News has also learned that another official from the counterterrorism bureau — independently of Thompson — voiced the same complaint about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October.

BO is off to the races…again. He’s planning a “campaign style tour” to talk about “JOBS”.  It costs $181,000 an hour to run AF1 to cart BO around to make ridiculous speeches and get the photo-ops he so loves. He’ll be visiting Austin, TX. Nothing like jumping on the bandwagon of a Republican run state that’s successfully creating jobs. Why not go to CA, IL or NY? Those Dem strongholds are following his ideas and creating lots of wealth for the masses, non?

From BO’s address at OSU, Columbus, OH.

 Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.

We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems. We shouldn’t want to. But we don’t think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. And as citizens, we understand that it’s not about what America can do for us, it’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government. And class of 2013, you have to be involved in that process.

I don’t know about you, but this governing style, and policies, seems pretty sinister to me. If that’s gumming up the works, so be it. I would rather see the works gummed up than to let BO get away with abuse and turn executive power into a slimy dictatorship.

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  1. Yes, please do make yourself sound like the flaming hypocrite you are…..

    [The first lady said that after delivering her speech on gun violence in April, she was amazed at the extent to which Chicago’s children were forced to live in subjugation to the fear of being shot. Thus, the unspoken premise of Michelle Obama’s comments is that the cure for children in Chicago being dominated by the fear of being killed by a stray bullet is to subjugate the entire nation’s Second Amendment rights.

    • To add insult to injury, Mrs. Obama then said “we” have an “obligation to these kids” to try again. When Mrs. Obama uses words like “obligation to these…” anything, it’s a clear sign that hubby, on behalf of some victimized group, believes he is bound to a higher authority than Congress and is probably out searching desperately for some way to circumvent the law.

      Michelle Obama, savior of America’s children, then pointed out, “We have millions of kids living in these kinds of circumstances who are doing everything right.” What she forgot to mention was that, despite restrictive gun laws already in place, children living in Chicago “who are doing everything right” will still be victimized by those in Chicago, children or otherwise, who will continue to do everything wrong.

  2. She also inferred that we, [‘the enemy]’, don’t ‘see’ these kids. Right Moo, the entire nation is blind to the deaths of Black children, only the White kids of Newtown matter..
    How dare she ? It seems to me she and BO were the last people on Earth who ‘noticed’ Chicago, and only when it was forced upon them.

    • It’s always a shock for elitists like MO when they do notice what’s happening around them. They assume because they have been blind everyone else is too.
      What happened in Newtown is a whole heck of a lot different than what happens on the urban streets every single day.
      Funny how they avoid Chicago and spend their down time thousands of miles away. One would almost think they deliberately avoided being in their home in Chicago.

    • dnr

      Really. Didn’t they live in Chicago (she grew up there)? Were things so different then that only in the last 5 years has gun violence been a problem? I’ve never lived there but I know that’s not the case.
      And anyone who can put 2 + 2 together knows she doesn’t give a fig about black children, either, or she and her husband-in-name-only wouldn’t be drooling over Planned Parenthood like they do. Despicable, just despicable.

  3. Miracles do happen….found, finally, alive and well.

    • the whole city of Cleveland is ecstatic over this….

    • Annie's Mom

      What an amazing story! It will be interesting to follow the investigation…10 years, golly.

      • I’ve volunteered in the past for the Hispanic church vacation bible school….lunches for the kids. Dejesus’ father attends the church…a vigil held ever single year since she went missing. He drives around with a backseat full of fliers…..for ten years.
        I am so happy for her family .
        Amanda’s mother passed. She also has an extended family who never gave up hope.

  4. Does anyone else see Valjar’s fingerprints all over Benghazi? I remember reading that she had effectively halted earlier missions to get OBL, when it finally happened, she had been overridden.
    I suspect the plan for her very own Pinnochio was for him to give speeches, give away lots of cash to supporters, and get more power for Blacks in gov’ far, parts of that plan have worked out, but every house of cards is doomed to collapse eventually.

    • Not sure…but, since it does involve collusion….????

  5. More ‘narrative fail’…..mind their own business

    [Now comes early statistical proof that after reelecting Obama with fewer votes the second time and 1,567 days of his reign of government intervention and stimulation, many Americans are deciding that maybe the Obamas’ plans for their lives do not fit their plans for their own lives.

    Not to mention what the Obamas themselves do with their six Thanksgiving pies and Michelle’s predilection for fries and burgers.

    Gallup has just released a new opinion survey revealing that after regularly working out throughout 2012 when the hope of a new president was real, this year faced with 48 more grim months of know-it-all Chicagoans, more Americans are not sweating the exercise routine.]

  6. Another epic fail by BO’s appointed lackeys……illegally appointed lackeys

    [A federal appeals court has struck down a National Labor Relations Board rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the board went too far in trying to force employers to display the posters or face charges of committing an unfair labor practice.

    The ruling is a victory for businesses groups.]

  7. Lynnie, so happy for Cleveland today! The man who helped rescue the girls is both a hoot and a hero..

    • Me too!! The story has a darker side but, for now, we rejoice. My jaw dropped! 😀
      He’s as flabbergasted as the rest of us. LOL

  8. This teen lived next door to me. Some of the ‘facts’ being reported are just wrong.
    She ran away because of her step dad and his abuse. I saw her at the house after the “missing person” fliers went out.

  9. Hearings beginning on Benghazi….hold their feet to the fire until the administration stops lying to everyone!

    • Waiting for 2012

      I listened to the hearing on The Blaze radio station. All the Dems can do is point out that the Republications cut spending so much that it put the embassies in jeopardy. Uh, that’s not the real point of these hearings, Dems. It’s to determine whether our present prez and Wreck-a-tary of the State goofed up and/or deliberately let Americans die.

      Despite the truth coming out, I don’t think anything will stick to Barry and that woman. The mainstream media has not one mention of what I think is the worst political scandal in decades. Barry is so protected–and they can also cry “RAAACISSST” if we try to do anything to him. We’re stuck with this jackass for the duration. Sorry to sound so pessimistic, but the 2012 election taught me something–and it wasn’t something good.

      • Lamb and the State Dept office of Accounting both stated that funding wasn’t an issue.
        “It’s the right thing to do” falls out of BO’s mouth so easily…. until it comes time to do the right thing

      • You can tell when a DEM is asking the question, they are so poky and verbose- just wasting time.
        I, too, watched the hearings while working. At least people are questioning what happened, and the word Benghazi is on people’s lips.

        • From what I heard in the hearings, most were just defending BO and Hill ….trying to cocoon them.
          You can’t keep the trust of the people you govern if you spin and lie.

  10. Rep. Cummings did everything but call it a ‘high tech lynching’.. I was embarrassed for him.
    This was always about politics, wish they would call Valjar and axeman, not that they would tell the truth, but it would be fun to watch them squirm..

  11. Annie's Mom

    I don’t want to get hopes (especially mine) about Benghazi, but finally!! ABC does a serious story…Carney gets peppered with questions and answers with lies.

  12. Isee

    In 2011 a republican comprised committee pulled funding to the security funding of all embassies, against the objection of Obama. The next year, an attack took place and they were unable to defend properly.

    Yeah sure republicans, nice try.

    • On Sept 11 2012 extra security was posted at Embassies in Europe. Why?
      Where was the “extra security” in Libya?
      And, why did the State Dept buy 70,000 copies of BO’s book to be distributed as gifts to visitors at the Embassies? The cost of those books would have put security where it belonged, in Libya.

    • It also might interest you to know that Hicks, the whistleblower, (one of three) is a Democrat.

      [VICTORIA TOENSING: By the way, Mr. Hicks is a Democrat. He voted for Hillary – I’ve yet to announce this – he voted for Hillary in the primary and Obama twice. You know what? NBC spiked the story where I told it before the hearings. It’s just amazing what the press is still trying to do to cover this up…So they try to make this partisan because of the lawyer. Well I’m not the messenger, he’s the messenger…The modus operandi, you know, to find anything they can do to just attack.

      So why wouldn’t NBC News report this?

      Toensing told Malzberg by phone Sunday that she said this to Lisa Myers for a story that NBC was going to run Wednesday the day Hicks testified before Congress. Sadly, it never got aired.]

      Read more:

    • Oh, and Mr. Nakoula is sitting in a prison cell because of the Benghazi lies….Clinton and BO brought the full force of the Fed down on his head over lies they told. I find that most disturbing, don’t you?

  13. Isee

    House Republicans cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012….Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’ proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national security” — a charge Republicans rejected.

    Ryan, Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 billion from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security positions. Under Ryan’s budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than $400 million in additional cuts to embassy security.

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