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You seem blinded by your ideology. I guess I can't blame you. My knee-jerk reaction is mostly to defend the Republicans, and I've been embarrassed a few times. But this one, vanman, is one that doesn't seem defensible on any logical or factual basis. Of COURSE the Republicans aren't swearing out warrants for arrests...the hearings haven't even begun. The ONLY hope for your side now is that it will be found to be utterly incompetent. As an American, though, I hope that it will not be found to be criminally responsible for the deaths of three Americans, although I have to say that there is no fact in this episode, so far, that indicates otherwise.
Do you work for the administration, perhaps? If not, you're a good candidate for a job, taking a page out of their playbook by making a complete and utter fabricated statement and trying to get people to wonder if it's true. Darrell Issa never said this and I challenge you to put up or shut up.
What do you want, man? The people who were in positions ready to provide support have testified that they were told to stand down. Further, it is a matter of record that Ambassador Stephens requested enhanced security, and was denied. Want more? it has been universally agreed that the video that our leader referred to in his UN address had nothing to do with the attack. White House e-mails have been placed in the record that showed that the administration immediately looked for ways to misdirect the public and the media from the real reasons for the attack and onto the ridiculous anti-Islamic video. How much substantiation do you want? If this went to a grand jury, they'd probably vote to convict before it ever went to trial!
Seriously, you have to be smarter than that. Regardless of your political orientation, you have to see that this has been a Class A cover up, with the only responses to Republican questions have been eye rolls, and such quotes as "What difference, at this point, does it make"? Far from being answers, wouldn't you say? Here we had a diplomatic compound with a US Ambassador who had been begging for beefed up security for months, and not only was he denied, but security was diminished instead. Then, when it was clear that the compound was being attached, Ambassador Stephens begged for help, and when this plea was related to those in positions to do just that, they were ordered to stand down! Then, when Ambassador Stephens was killed, along with two CIA operatives, the White House and State Department went into full CYA mode rather than taking responsibility. ALL to ensure that Obama didn't look foolish just before the 2012 elections, which surely would have produced a different result had the truth actually been known at the appropriate time. THEN, the president had the unmitigated gall to stand up at the UN and say, not once...but SIX TIMES, that the attacks were attributable to a B-rate video. As though we got what we were asking for. This is such a national embarrassment on so many levels, van1man. It is hard to fathom how any nationally-elected group of so-called smart people could have bungled ANY situation this badly. However, they certainly have given a run at it in their handling of ISIS, Fast and Furious, the NSA spying scandal, the IRS targeting scandal....
More like, "Stand by, men".
How could anyone ever believe anything she says from now on after that ridiculous response? That's beyond belief. The Left tosses aside four dead Americans by telling us that they were all grownups and knew what they were getting into when they signed up for duty. Yet they howl and scream when soldiers die in an all-out war in Iraq and Afghanistan. This shows that it's not about American lives at all. It's all about defending their failed ideology.
Hey, I'm all for states' rights, and I hope all 50 of them opt out of Common Core in the long run. But can you be serious, Ms. Barkoukis, when you object to the feds collecting data such as the Social Security numbers of students? I mean, doesn't the federal government ISSUE these numbers?
I have no idea what you just said. But man, it was well written, Rob.
Sad, but true...Robinson's going to win this debate because the average American voter understands only what is presented at face value. Unemployment rate's down? OK, the economy must be good and getting better. We can try educating the low-information types with concepts like the workforce participation rate and watch their eyes glaze over as they go to the voting booth and vote Democrat, just like they've been told is good for them.
Dude! Rutgers is the New Jersey State school. I'm not here to tell yo that Harvard and Princeton have intellectual luminaries any more, but come on...Rutgers is the equivalent of 13th grade.
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