Benghazi

The GOP keeps dropping their theocratic pants, and America gets mooned. Despite having no platform beyond trolling the Democratic party, and self-serving religious attacks disguised as culture clashes, America is sliding to the bottom of that shining city on the hill Republicans are so fond of talking about. Democrats have...

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  • July 20, 2022

With the news media lapping at the toes of the former Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, save for a few like MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, no wonder the GOP bar for redemption is set so low. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is fighting the headwinds of oversized media expectations, conservative propaganda, ridicule...

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  • November 17, 2021

The predictability of the Republican party is as thinly veiled as the Trump presidency, made of tissue paper, and lies. The tissue, because the former President was full of it and flush with lies. At the height of Hillary Clinton’s popularity, flip-flopping Kevin McCarthy, the now House minority leader, said...

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  • June 4, 2021

The past two days of Senate committee hearings about the Capitol riot have revealed that the GOP is openly excusing racists. From the unctuous Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) adopting the smug role of victim, Republicans are all but standing on their desk and yelling, but what...

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  • March 3, 2021

Like most of the rest of you, I’m a tad miffed at Democrats’ capitulation to evil. In agreeing to forgo impeachment witnesses and simply read the latest evidence of Donald Trump’s ghastly treachery into the record, congressional Democrats decided to get this all over with lest Republicans delay the proceedings...

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  • February 14, 2021

Mr. Naiveté is here to tell you he thought maybe, just maybe, the very people who suffered the brunt of Donald Trump’s bumblefuck putsch might stand firm in their revulsion. But of course they didn’t. The taste of spray-tan and pocky buttocks is simply too tantalizing for most Republicans to resist, and...

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  • January 23, 2021

Watching the depressing and alarming spectacle of 17 Republican states joining Texas’s bad faith, frivolous Supreme Court application to overturn the election in favor of Trump, I am reminded that in September 2015 I wrote a post titled “The Sad Truth of John Boehner’s Resignation” — which received 1,275 Recommends, 789 Comments and,...

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  • December 10, 2020

Because if 17 GOP states want to overthrow the nation’s choice of POTUS, they should? Trump thinks tenacity is more important than democracy, as the COVID death toll exceeds the equivalent of 9/11’s deaths each day now. President Donald Trump warned Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr not to rally other Republican...

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  • December 10, 2020

So what will the new conservative boogeyman be now that Republicans are finally starting to accept that Donald Trump is a lame duck à l'orange?  Well, conservative media have always played the hits from the ‘90s till today, so they’re bound to cue up a few oldies to keep the...

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  • November 25, 2020

Ann Coulter tells Texas crowd “a second term of Trump would have killed us”: “I'm glad he lost” “It's like he didn't know he was president..” He didn’t. These remain dangerous times, but they will get better. Looking back will always bring salty tears. x Robbie Kaplan, my attorney, is the woman who's going to make...

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  • November 16, 2020

Friday was the anniversary of both the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. On September 11, 2020 — to far less consternation and alarm — 1,094 Americans died mostly preventable deaths as a result of a...

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  • September 13, 2020

From High Times Magazine: The Yale-educated former aide to Rep. James Clyburn, Jaime Harrison, is challenging Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham for a US Senate seat in South Carolina. Harrison is a vocal supporter of cannabis legalization, and recently highlighted the disproportionate way that cannabis laws are enforced upon black...

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  • July 18, 2020

So much more than meets the eye, and then there’s stupid fruit of the loins. So much lying and falsehoods in a masque of masks. x Kellyanne Conway: “People are not wearing masks. And I don't think they're not wearing masks because the President of the United States is not...

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  • July 3, 2020

As part of actor Jodie Foster’s online Masterclass article on film writing, she offers instructive information about how to write a movie screenplay. She starts out talking about how to write a “film treatment.”  The piece states, “A treatment is a document that presents the story idea of your film...

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  • June 29, 2020

x Photos of Trump today – from @tru62. pic.twitter.com/dVVHvwUG9q — Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 27, 2020 x In white polo shirt and red cap, Pres Trump returns to WH from his Virginia golf club. pic.twitter.com/8hAWAvma8z — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 27, 2020 x The choice of messenger…. Irony and any...

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  • June 27, 2020
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More Trump lies and spin, and again he took no questions because it’s a pageant. It had the usual earmarks of such speeches, including a “sir” remark and the confabulation of facts. Michael Steele called this a “stopgap”. x 2 died of Ebola: They said Obama should resign. 4 died...

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  • June 16, 2020

I clicked on the below Super Bowl halftime interview of frmr. President Obama by Bill O’Reilly because I remembered that it got some notice at the time for how often O’Reilly interrupted and talked over Pres. Obama.  But watching it is also both a time capsule and a time machine.  Particularly after the...

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  • May 24, 2020

We should not get fatigued since there are only 185 days left. The GOP will go Benghazi/Hunter Biden until the election, even as with the attempt to free Flynn. it will only reveal all those Russian connections dispersed among the GOP. The GOP senate subpoenas will be greater nuisances as...

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  • May 21, 2020

Breaking news in the Washington Post: Targeting Hunter Biden, Senate panel approves subpoena for lobbying firm over Democrats’ objections A Senate committee moved Wednesday to subpoena documents related to the son of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in an escalation of GOP congressional scrutiny into Biden’s time as vice...

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  • May 20, 2020

So when four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya, following an attack on our embassy, Republicans spent the next four years acting as if the plague had come to America and the Obama administration had callously ignored it while brushing off the deaths as no big deal. Now, after a plague...

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  • April 9, 2020

In the wake of the firing of Fox News business host Trish Regan, who labeled the coronavirus an “impeachment scam,” it reminds me more every day of Republican hypocrisy. From Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, the finger-pointing and shouts of stop politicizing the COVID-19 virus...

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  • April 1, 2020

At the Democratic Presidential debate Wednesday night, former NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacted as if Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought a nice chianti and fava beans to the event; she ate him alive.  Ms. Warren chewed through Mr. Bloomberg’s political and moral résumé like Hannibal Lecter. There were moments made...

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  • February 21, 2020

One day after he cast his historic vote to remove President Donald Trump office, Utah Senator and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has continued to receive accolades for his principled and lonely stand. But Romney didn’t merely buck his Party of Lincoln in becoming the first Senator to ever vote...

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  • February 7, 2020

Darn that Trump, he lied again. So much imminence, so little evidence for a targeted air strike that was meant to distract from an impeachment trial. President Trump said on Friday that a senior Iranian general killed by a U.S. drone strike had been planning attacks on four U.S. embassies, a...

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  • January 11, 2020

Uh … Nada. Zip. Bupkis. The Washington Post: A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce...

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  • January 10, 2020

Over sixty hours of golf over the past two weeks. His ‘head’ is worth less than his federal golf expenses, but enough to buy a lottery ticket for everyone in Iran Trump now on the golf course; his 257th day at a Trump golf club and 338th at a Trump property...

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  • January 5, 2020

There are misnomers in this great big wide country of ours. One is that non-voting minorities, young people and women, are responsible for the election of Donald Trump. Barack Obama was elected with unprecedented numbers of blacks, Latinos, and young people between 18-29.  That record-breaking support returned to normal levels...

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  • December 2, 2019

So if the impeachment hearings have proved anything, it’s that congressional Republicans — after endless (and fruitless) Benghazi and email server investigations — don’t really care about official misconduct after all. Kind of like the deficit only mattered when a Democrat was in the White House. Now high crimes and misdemeanors...

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  • November 22, 2019

In January 2016, Catherine Herridge, Fox News' longtime chief intelligence correspondent, reported a huge scoop: No fewer than 150 FBI agents were investigating Hillary Clinton's emails and the private server she used while serving as secretary of state. The number, as part of Herridge’s exclusive report based on anonymous sources, was...

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  • November 3, 2019

Mitt Romney has never missed an opportunity to be an opportunist. Romney the leveraged buyout pioneer took advantage of the U.S. tax code to pocket tens of millions of dollars from investments in companies that failed. Mitt the mythical Massachusetts moderate transformed himself into the “severely conservative” 2012 presidential nominee...

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  • October 14, 2019

The first oversight hearings of the Benghazi affair were held two days after the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others at the Iraqi Consulate in September of 2012. The calculated misstatement of fact and intent of the Republican Party was to first disrupt the re-election of Barack Obama...

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  • September 23, 2019

Two corroborating witnesses, both prominent members of New York’s media establishment, recently came forward in a NY Times podcast to say that E. Jean Carroll called them after Donald Trump allegedly sexually assaulted her in the Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s. One of them told her to file...

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  • July 1, 2019

This is why elections matter. Instead of two more years of useless Benghazi or email hearings, we get this. From Bloomberg: Democrats in Congress may seek to subpoena Special Counsel Robert Mueller or the results of his Russia probe if the results — expected to be submitted to the Justice...

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  • February 21, 2019

Well, the walls are closing in on Der Gropinfuror at long last. Which will put the Pampers President under even more pressure. But if there’s one thing that can be said about Trump, it’s that he is grace under pressure. By that I mean that he says grace, and then...

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  • February 7, 2019

Rachel Maddow reported last night that after Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin finished  briefing a bipartisan group of House members yesterday about the admin’s decision to drop sanctions against Manafort’s BFF Oleg Deripaska, he complained to reporters about having having to take a whole 1½ hours out of his Snidely Whiplash day to schlep...

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  • January 11, 2019

Or maybe he was still pissed about that tan suit. I really can’t figure out what these people are saying anymore. It’s like I’m on acid and they’re all off their meds. From Newsweek: A former CIA contractor threatened former President Barack Obama during a television interview with Fox News on Sunday....

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  • September 10, 2018

Does it strike anyone as just bizarre or fantastical that Republicans have compiled a spreadsheet of what they think Democrats are going to investigate about the Trump Administration if Democrats retake the House this fall?  Let’s pause for moment.  You only make an Excel or Google spreadsheet when you have multiple...

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  • August 28, 2018

Memo To: Rod Rosenstein Subject: House congressional testimony Dear Rod At your earliest convenience, but by the close of business tomorrow, please carefully review the testimony of FBI agent Peter Strzok in front of the combined House committee yesterday. This should serve as a tutorial for your future dealings with...

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  • July 13, 2018

When it comes to the culpability for the dismal state of American politics and the accelerating erosion of our governing institutions, failure has a thousand fathers. At the top of the list of the usual suspects is Donald Trump, whose presidency of staggering incompetence, unsurpassed corruption, and lying at the...

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  • June 3, 2018

Originally posted Eclectablog.com. The Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington, D.C. is Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. He has been a fierce progressive advocate during his tenure as Ranking Member, standing up to Republican absurdity and malfeasance during the Benghazi Inquisition, the Planned Parenthood...

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  • June 24, 2016

An increasingly frequent refrain appearing in the media casts the democratic primary as a Manichean struggle between Sanders’ unrealistic goals and the staid pragmatism of Clinton.  Clinton, we are told, can “get things done,” while Sanders’ pie in the sky thinking leads nowhere. I can understand the doubt that Sanders’...

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  • January 28, 2016

Why hasn’t Barack Obama endorsed his former Secretary of State?  There’s precedent. Bill Clinton endorsed and was giving speeches for Gore by this point in the 2000 election. There’s no doubt that Clinton would want the endorsement. She already has a former President campaigning for her. She’s already running on...

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  • January 25, 2016
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