The last several years have brought a parade of dark revelations about the Barack Obama administration, from the manipulation of intelligence in Benghazi to the IRS’ targeting of Conservatives to extrajudicial spying inside the United States.
But there are growing indications that these known abuses of power may only be the tip of the iceberg. Now, in the 2nd term of the Obama presidency, a movement is stirring in Washington for a sweeping new inquiry into White House malfeasance that would be modeled after the famous Church Committee congressional investigation of the 1970s.
Wow!! Did Salon really print that about President Obama? They’ve finally started covering this in earnest! That is unbelievable….
Honestly, it IS unbelievable, because the above passage is from an article back in 2008, and (with only the bold-&-italicized parts having been changed) all criticisms are directed at …George W. Bush.
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Tagged AP, Benghazi, Bush, DoJ, g w bush, IRS, media, Obama, politics, scandal
Back when I was still shorter than a regulation hockey net, I had an occasional issue with the truth. Although generally a decent kid, I periodically did things I shouldn’t (naturally), then made it exponentially worse by fibbing to try to extricate myself from the unpleasant situation I’d created.
Once when I was caught red-handed, my intricate lies having been systematically dismantled by my father (he’d have made an extraordinarily good cop), he told me this:
“Son, I want to be able to trust whatever you tell me, in any situation, always. But when you lie, and then tell lies to cover the first ones, you make it impossible for me to trust you.
No one expects you to never make a mistake, but a lie isn’t a mistake: it’s deliberate. A man takes ownership of his mistakes, every time. First you admit it, THEN you correct it.
Don’t ever forget that.”
And I haven’t.
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Tagged Benghazi, Dan Pfeiffer, government, IRS, Lies, Obama, politics, scandal, White House
The Media has been doing a masterful job of avoiding any-and-all discussions about Benghazi since the day after it happened, and it’s a job they are largely continuing.
However, in the rare instances that Benghazi does get mentioned, the comparison to Watergate is often made. Many on the Right have long made this connection, and just as many on the Left repeatedly call such comparisons ridiculous.
Personally, I think that comparison is imperfect, for a couple of reasons. First, the Press will never allow it to stand, since for many of them Watergate has been elevated to a sacred religious experience, to be celebrated and revered. Thus, they react to its being compared to other scandals in much the same way an Islamist does if you draw a cartoon of Mohammed, …minus the rusty scimitar and poor grooming habits.
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Tagged Abu Ghraib, Andrew Klavan, Benghazi, Benghazigate, bias, Hillary Clinton, media, national security, Obama, politics, Steven Crowder, valerie plame
When analyzing the Benghazi hearings, Shakespeare’s famous line from Hamlet, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”, seems to be playing out in front of our eyes.
I’d humbly add my own corollary, as well: “Methinks the Media doth protest too much, on behalf of the lady…”
That’s because, despite some tremendous revelations as to what actually transpired in Benghazi on 9/11/2012, the Media has decided upon their narrative and are sticking to it with their usual cultish zeal. Below, I’m including two examples of just how the Main Stream Media plans to portray these proceedings, for as long as they’re able.
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Tagged Benghazi, Benghazigate, eleanor holmes norton, Hillary, Hillary Clinton, Leftist, Libya, media, Obama, politics
This has been eating at me ever since Obama said it, back in October of 2012.
But before you watch it, do me a favor: don’t focus just on WHAT he says here, but also on HOW he says it. He is very deliberate. Haughty. Self-righteous. Barack was “in high dudgeon”, as a relative of mine used to say.
And despite all that, he was also lying through his expensively whitened teeth:
We normally don’t insist on stuff like this, but today’s the exception: if you didn’t read the previous post on these Benghazi talking points, you really, really need to.
Why? Basically, this finally answers the question that the Left USED TO ask: “WHAT did the White House know, and WHEN did they know it”?
It turns out that they knew quite a bit, they knew it immediately, …and they’ve been lying to our faces about it from Day One.
This is an important revelation, and all credit goes to The Weekly Standard here. Their report includes far more detail than any video clip can summarize in four minutes, but Fox’s coverage below makes for a great follow-up to The Standard’s findings.
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Tagged Benghazi, Benghazigate, cover-up, Fox News, Hillary Clinton, islamic extremists, Obama, politics, State Department, Weekly Standard
As I said just days ago:
“…And when (Obama) stands in front of the American people and offers the most amateurish of fibs, you know that it’s now not a matter of IF this is all going to come out, but merely WHEN.”
And here we go:
(From The Weekly Standard) – … The CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis prepared the first draft of a response to the congressman, which was distributed internally for comment at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, September 14 (Version 1 at right). This initial CIA draft included the assertion that the U.S. government “know[s] that Islamic extremists with ties to al Qaeda participated in the attack.”
The agency draft also raised the prospect that the facilities had been the subject of jihadist surveillance and offered a reminder that in the previous six months there had been “at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including the June attack against the British Ambassador’s convoy.”
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Tagged Benghazi, Benghazigate, cover-up, foreign policy, islamic extremists, jihad, middle-east, Obama, politics, Weekly Standard