Posts Tagged "benghazi"

“Think of this for one second, if it was Malia or Sasha or if it was Chelsea Clinton in Benghazi, pinned down with mortars coming in…don’t you think we’d be asking different questions?”

Fox News’ Eric Bolling asks the important questions, like how weird would it be if President Obama’s daughters were in charge of protecting the embassy in Benghazi.

Uh, we know exactly what the questions would be like:

MSNBC: “Why are children protecting our diplomatic compounds? Did Newt Gingrich become president and no one noticed?”

Fox News: “Why is the president spending taxpayer money to hang out with Muslims on vacation? Oh, it’s because sharia and socialism, impeach, impeach, impeach.”

CNN: “Who pooped on this poop cruise and when did they do it?”

(via ccindecision)

ccindecision:

If Darryl Issa (R-CA) thinks the only way he’s going to get people to pay attention to his Benghazi hearings is if he hypes them like a summer blockbuster, then this panel needs more Ryan Gosling,

shortformblog:

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) is currently investigating Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential campaign, on suspicion of improper usage of campaign funds, according to a new report from The Daily Beast. While Rep. Bachmann is not believed to have personally committed any criminal actions, investigators are trying to ascertain whether or not Bachmann was aware of under-the-table payments to several advisers and, if so, when she became aware of the cash transfers. While OCE has no real enforcement powers of any kind, the board does make direct recommendations to the House Ethics Committee, though we don’t suspect the threat of censure (a.k.a a stern talking to from Congress) particularly frightens Rep. Bachmann. source

When asked to comment on the investigation Bachmann said, “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.”

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Video: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson clash over Benghazi consulate attack (via Talking Points Memo)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holding back tears during Benghazi hearings today:

"For me, this is not just a matter of policy, it’s personal. I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to lead the men and women of the State Department and USAID. Nearly 70,000 serving here in Washington and at more than 275 posts around the world. They get up and go to work every day — often in difficult and dangerous circumstances thousands of miles from home — because they believe the United States is the most extraordinary force for peace and progress the earth has ever known.”