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5/8/2014

Reps Gowdy & Cotton Unload On The MFM & Dems

Filed under: General — JD @ 8:57 pm

[guest post by JD]

What say you, MFM?

Rep Cotton Lights Up the Dems

—JD

35 Responses to “Reps Gowdy & Cotton Unload On The MFM & Dems”

  1. Click the links. You are welcome.

    JD (f3b432)

  2. Meh, sounds good, but will go no where.

    BradnSA (e7f908)

  3. BradnSA–it keeps the Benghazi murders in the news and in the righty blogs and it excites the base in the months leading to a critical election. It annoys the Dems and keeps Hillary and Carney on edge and off balance. That’s not nothing. Cotton and Gowdy are studs.

    elissa (ac5d20)

  4. maybe, they are always playing offense:

    http://spectator.org/articles/59070/trey-gowdy-and-real-lesson-watergate

    narciso (3fec35)

  5. I just think we’ve lost the narrative for ever. Hope I’m wrong.

    BradnSA (e7f908)

  6. #5, have a nice glass of warm milk, pull the covers up over your head, and let the men do their jobs.

    ropelight (d71a57)

  7. #6, friendly Internet wager? Congress just instructed the attorney general, who’s in contempt of Congress, to go after Lerner, who was just put in contempt of Congress.

    Lol, What could go wrong with the select committee?

    BradnSA (e7f908)

  8. I just screamed fricken a right Mr. Gowdy.
    Thanks JD.

    mg (31009b)

  9. It is better the second time. I’ve been waiting years for someone to speak to the media in this manner.

    mg (31009b)

  10. I can’t wait until Hillary! pounds the table again and demands to know, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

    I bet Gowdy has a long list of answers.

    And if anyone says that was a long time ago, do you want to know what happened even a longer time ago?

    The Liberty Township Tea Party submitted its 501c3 application to Barack Obama’s IRS.

    The Liberty Twp. Tea Party was founded in summer 2009 and applied for the 501c3 tax-exempt status in May 2010.

    Steve57 (e86077)

  11. Here, you dropped this. Hands azz to all and sundry.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  12. Oh, that’ll happen, totally:

    http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/205537-brent-budowsky-clinton-can-win-45-states

    She can’t win 45 unopposed in the Dhimmi primaries, IMHO.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  13. Whistlin’ past the graveyard:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/05/09/Hey-Big-Boy-Bring-It-On-Snarky-James-Carville-Dares-GOP-To-Give-Clinton-A-Benghazi-Birthday-Present

    MFM will certainly be hoarse screaming RACISM! by November.

    The latest out of the WH? “Boko Haram has legitimate concerns”.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  14. ” Diplomat’s death avoidable.” Headline Chicago Tribune April 24 2014
    No, we’re not talking Benghazi this time. But apparently lessons were not learned by the State Dept. Again, family kept in the dark and/or lied to. Again we get Jen Psaki insulting our intelligence. And again, FOIA was necessary. Here are some key excerpts.

    A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest (Anne Smedinghoff) was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by the Tribune.

    The report, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act this week after it was requested in August, also found that:

    — A top State Department official, Jonathan Addleton, was at the book dropoff with Smedinghoff and may have been the main target, although insurgents were perhaps targeting anyone partaking in the mission. The report also notes that the planning and security that should be afforded such a VIP was not provided in this instance. Addleton’s presence at the event that day had not been previously disclosed.

    — The State Department shared too much information with Afghan officials, and the group may have been targeted because specifics on the event’s exact time and who would attend “had leaked out.”

    — The book event at the school was characterized in military briefings as a “Media Extravaganza.” One soldier wrote in a statement that he described the event as providing “Happy Snaps,” or photo opportunities, for top officials in Kabul. The company supplying the books also desired “more media reporting.”

    — The Army unit at the base didn’t want to provide security because it didn’t understand why it should be carrying out such a mission and the security platoon already had other missions planned for that day. What’s more, civilians were not wearing the proper protective gear.

    The document also offers a detailed description of the lethal attack and the confusion that followed.
    But the State Department, in an emailed response to questions, said full blame for the incident rests with the attackers. The statement also noted that security for its personnel at war zone military bases is the responsibility of the military.

    “The only people responsible for this tragedy were the extremists opposed to the mission,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said.

    Smedinghoff’s family said it was initially told that she had been in a convoy, and not on foot, at the time of the attack. Tom Smedinghoff, Anne’s father, said he had not seen the Army investigation before Wednesday.

    “I’m not sure what to say,” he said shortly after receiving the report. He noted that “there’s a lot more detail than I’ve ever known before” about his daughter’s death.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-23/news/chi-report-details-poor-planning-that-led-to-river-forest-womans-death-in-afghanistan-20140423_1_state-department-smedinghoff-river-forest

    elissa (b88a7c)

  15. Everybody better watch out, Trey’s down to his fighting weight -
    He got a haircut!

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  16. elissa, without “poor planning…and failed at all levels”, what record of accomplishment would State have?

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  17. 15- more….
    ..and, if you think about it, the questions he asked of the media are very relevant, and can also be asked of the Administration -
    The People have been asking Congress those questions for 18-months.

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  18. askeptic, how about an unbroken string of Jen Psaki humiliating the country and insulting our intelligence with embarrassing hashtags and selfies?

    Steve57 (e86077)

  19. Jen, and Marie, are a couple of morons.
    What more needs to be said?
    They are at State only because they’re overqualified to work for the Senate Majority Leader.

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  20. Greetings:

    I seem to remember President Clinton (the first) flying off to Vegas for a fundraiser immediately after the “Black Hawk Down” incident in Mogadishu (Somalia’s Detroit). Some kind of Democratic Party tradition, I guess. When the going goes badly, the smart go collecting. But, dude, that was two decades ago, right ???

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  21. Pelosi is trying just now to play the boycott card, bipartisanship and all that, to get assurances that Gowdy, et al., be deballed.

    They hope, having failed to stop the initiative, to thwart the Strap Ons rather than get exposure themselves.

    I almost feel sorry for the goons. What am I saying?

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  22. Yeah, I know, good men, just inadequately educated on the perils of faith in mankind.

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2014/05/you-know-that-totally-insane-benghazi.html

    You people are saps, admit it.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  23. Pelosi is trying to get the committee split 7-7 between the two parties rather than 7-5 in favor of the Republicans.

    That would, of course, destroy the subpoena power.

    Right now, Nancy Pelosi is supposed to appoint the (5) Democratic members.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  24. ==Pelosi is trying to get the committee split 7-7 between the two parties rather than 7-5 in favor of the Republicans.==

    Oh for heavens sake. Did Nancy forget that famous old saw that “elections have consequences”?

    elissa (b88a7c)

  25. The issue isn’t equality. It’s controlling what the committee does. She gave up on number of members, and now she’s looking for “standards” with respect to the need for concurrence by Democrats in issuing subpoenas, decisions on deposing and interviewing witnesses, decisions to release any report, document, or information by the committee or by committee staff. I suppose somethinbg like 2 Democrats have to agree, or somethng like that.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/9/pelosi-rejects-boehners-latest-benghazi-committee-

    She says she doesn’t want the “abuses” committed by Darrell Issa in his oversight committee to be repeated and right now there’s nothinbg to prevent that.

    The Republican members are Trey Gowdy of South Carolina (Chairman) Susan Brooks of Indiana, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mike Pompeo of Kansas, Martha Roby of Alabama, Peter Roskam of Illinois and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/9/pelosi-rejects-boehners-latest-benghazi-committee-/#ixzz31FcPi5qe
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

    Sammy Finkelman (bcd7c8)

  26. Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 5/8/2014 @ 9:30 pm

    Thanks for the leak link (Freud there).
    I never knew Johnson had tapped Goldwater and Nixon, and that it is apparently public knowledge, if you ask informed public.

    I periodically think there should be a book that has about a half a dozen items or so on what the majority of people think are true but are not, things with enough history and documentation to be doubted only by the most delusional. If anyone knows of such a book, please let me know.
    If no one does know of such a one, maybe we should write one-
    Patterico Pontificates on the History You Never Knew:
    Nixon was not a crook…compared to LBJ…
    “Silent Spring” is what millions of Africans had when their children died of malaria.
    Vietnam did not live happily ever after when the US withdrew and refused to honor its treaty obligation.
    Guess what, high fat diets don’t cause heart disease after all, but they’re still out to get rid of the cattle industry because of cow farts.
    Yes, sometimes flammable gases come out of wells, but it has nothing to do with fracking.
    Oh, we really did land on the moon once, even if no one knows how to do it today.”

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  27. Comment by MD in Philly (f9371b) — 5/9/2014 @ 4:29 pm

    I never knew Johnson had tapped Goldwater and Nixon, and that it is apparently public knowledge, if you ask informed public.

    Once something is not known contemporaneously, or at a later time when it would have been logical to mention it, it has a hard time becoming widely known later.

    I periodically think there should be a book that has about a half a dozen items or so on what the majority of people think are true but are not, things with enough history and documentation to be doubted only by the most delusional. If anyone knows of such a book, please let me know.

    There are a few books like that, but I haven’t got time to look one up. Try searching on Amazon.com for something with atitle like that.

    It might that some of what the book says is wrong is actually right.

    One book I don’t like is “Don’t Swallow Your Gum!” – supposed medical myths.

    But some of them I don’t think are incorrect, and some nobody believes.

    If no one does know of such a one, maybe we should write one-
    “Patterico Pontificates on the History You Never Knew:
    Nixon was not a crook…compared to LBJ…
    “Silent Spring” is what millions of Africans had when their children died of malaria.
    Vietnam did not live happily ever after when the US withdrew and refused to honor its treaty obligation.
    Guess what, high fat diets don’t cause heart disease after all, but they’re still out to get rid of the cattle industry because of cow farts.
    Yes, sometimes flammable gases come out of wells, but it has nothing to do with fracking.
    Oh, we really did land on the moon once, even if no one knows how to do it today.”

    Sammy Finkelman (bcd7c8)

  28. the Kennedy’s had a Gemstone type operation called Intertel, it was a private security firm, which managed affairs for clients like the NFL, it was stocked with former CIA, FBI, NSA, as well as working for the Administration,

    narciso (3fec35)

  29. The Onion books are awesome.

    JD (9cbc9b)

  30. Bat Whisperer cuts and runs:

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2548287/

    NRCC notwithstanding, this committee stands to get significant MFM coverage. Sure, they’ll be pouncing on anything looking like a misstep.

    Looks like ibn Dunham has pretty much just the black caucus in his corner.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  31. 30. And even there, Crack Whore is on shaky ground.

    http://weaselzippers.us/185525-mlk-iii-says-blacks-should-engage-with-the-tea-party-toure-left-speechless/

    Not what have you done lately, but just what.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  32. Here are a few comments President Lyndon Johnson made at the signing of the Freedom of Information Act on July 4th 1966:

    A democracy works best when the people have all the information that the security of the Nation permits. No one should be able to pull curtains of secrecy around decisions which can be revealed without injury to the public interest.

    At the same time, the welfare of the Nation or the rights of individuals may require that some documents not be made available. As long as threats to peace exist, for example, there must be military secrets.

    A citizen must be able in confidence to complain to his Government and to provide information, just as he is–and should be–free to confide in the press without fear of reprisal or of being required to reveal or discuss his sources.

    I have always believed that freedom of information is so vital that only the national security, not the desire of public officials or private citizens, should determine when it must be restricted.

    I signed this measure with a deep sense of pride that the United States is an open society in which the people’s right to know is cherished and guarded.

    ropelight (5e61bd)

  33. These questions by Trey Gowdy were very good. Like how come nobody knows why the Ambassador was in Benghazi that day.

    (one guess: Getting him there was part of the plot by Prince Bandar, then head of Saudi intelligence and also the person who murdered Vincent Foster to kill him)

    One or two caveats:

    Press freedom does not really exist for the purpose of government oversight.

    And we do know, and he should know, where the story of this being a spontaneous reaction to a video came from.

    It came from the perpetrators themselves.

    As for how this became the official U.S. government position after a few days, that’s a nicer question. A very important question.

    I think it involves SOOPER SEKRIT INTELLIGENCE.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  34. They didn’t leave the men behind. They took out their bodies.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  35. Trey Gowdy said we were “the last flag standing” in Benghazi.

    The January 15, 2014 report of the Senate select Committee on Intelligence (which I have some problems with, but not here, and which also has lines blacked out) makes a point of saying on page 27 that that’s not true.

    Although some countries and international organizations had reduced their presence in Benghazi, the United states maintained a diplomatic presence there similar to the UN, the European Union, and other western countries such as Italy, France, Turkey, and Malta.

    It cites an email to them from the U.S. Department of State, Office of Legislative Affairs, on December 6, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

    Sammy Finkelman (bcd7c8)


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