My bitter morning after pill

So many Republicans went to bed believing Hillary had to be thoroughly discredited after yesterday, but I believe their optimism is sadly misplaced. Here’s my bitter morning after pill, in comments, at the American Thinker already: “Ambassador Stevens is Dead, Hillary is Alive, and the Truth is on the Run” By Patricia McCarthy

susanholly  Friday, October 23, 2015 8:20 AM

She sailed through that hearing and the Dems on the committee never wavered from their talking points: “this hearing is a right-wing witch hunt” and “this is costing the American taxpayers $4.7 million.” A few of those Dems, to include Congressman Cummings, groveled so shamelessly, that’s it’s obvious they wanted to secure enough Clinton brownie points to merit consideration for cabinet posts in her administration

She knows the Obama Justice Dept. is not going to indict her. Bill Clinton must have done some really nasty backroom brawling to get Biden to come out and make that Rose Garden speech – Obama has surrendered to the Clintons. With Biden dropping out and the GOP field kept in constant disarray by Trump, sadly, the path is clear for Hillary.

Expect the Dems and their aiders and abettors in the press to talk about the wondrous Thomas Pickering and this ARB committee (Accountability Review Board) for several days to help bury this Benghazi hearing. That committee did not keep any written or videotaped record of any of its work – there are no transcripts or video of witnesses that appeared before this committee and as you heard yesterday one member (retired Admiral Mike Mullen) tried to tamper with having a witness testify to Congress .  That witness was Charlene Lamb – the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, who denied a request from the top diplomatic security officer in Libya to retain a 16-man military team for diplomat security – ( http://hotair.com/archives/2013/05/14/sen-boxers-latest-take-on-benghazi-mirror-mirror-who-cut-the-funding-for-diplomatic-security/comment-page-1/ ). – that’s your fair and impartial ARB Hillary and the Dems mentioned over and over and over. It is also Mullen who described that the ARB committee kept no record of its proceedings – just went off of personal notes to produce its report (pages 21-22): http://oversight.house.gov/wp-…

I can’t prove this, but after watching the Trump campaign for months, I believe he is following the Carville/Begala media plan, identical to how the Clinton spin machine saved Bill Clinton throughout impeachment – the endless repetition of his poll numbers and the slash and burn of opponents in an endless barrage in the media, where the opposition stays blocked out. Trump immediately alienated Hispanics and next women – two key demographics for the GOP in the general election. It reminds me of the military tactic of swarming. Now, we know Bill Clinton called Donald Trump weeks before Trump entered the race ( https://www.washingtonpost.com… )- did he recommend campaign consultants – like Carville and Begala?

The email server scandal threw Hillary off-base, but by her performance yesterday you can tell she’s confident and glided in like she is the Queen. This entire race is looking to me like the Clintons decided they weren’t taking any chances this time and launched a scorched earth strategy – Trump will keep the GOP race in disarray and if he is the nominee – Bill Clinton’s triangulation is masterfully set up – Bernie the kook on the left, Trump the kook on the right and the Queen prances up the middle to the Presidency.

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15 responses to “My bitter morning after pill

  1. JK

    All I saw of Gowdy’s hearings were clips from the media (news-show) … and just from memory I noticed was Hillary’d made a public release “the video” but to “family [Chelsea?]” something altogether different.

    “The question surfaced again on Oct. 25 — more than six weeks after the incident — when government emails showed the White House and the State Department were told even as the attack was going on that Ansar al-Sharia, a little-known militant group, had claimed credit for it.”

    http://www.factcheck.org/2012/10/benghazi-timeline/

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    Congressman Gowdy, y’all there in the House subcommittees doing any hiring? If so – can I stay here in Arkansas and not have to come out there to DC? Somehow I get the feeling fluoride in the water supply would be the least of my concerns. I was down at the main VA hospital yesterday and …

  2. JK

    From the transcript of Face The Nation airdate September 16, 2012, hosted by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer. Guests include: Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf …

    BOB SCHIEFFER: Where do you think the foreigners are from, Mister President?

    MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: They entered Libya from different directions and some of them definitely from Mali and Algeria.

    BOB SCHIEFFER: You have said that this does not– this attack did not reflect anti-American feelings by the vast majority of people in your country. Tell us about that.

    MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: Yes, these ugly deeds, criminal deeds against direct– were directed against them, Late Ambassador Chris Stevens and his colleagues do not resemble any way, in any sense, the aspirations, the feelings of Libyans towards the United States and its citizens.

    BOB SCHIEFFER: Was this a long-planned attack, as far as you know? Or what– what do you know about that?

    MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: The way these perpetrators acted and moved, I think we– and they’re choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, I think we have no– this leaves us with no doubt that this has preplanned, determined– predetermined.

    BOB SCHIEFFER: And you believe that this was the work of al Qaeda and you believe that it was led by foreigners. Is that– is that what you are telling us?

    MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: It was planned– definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who– who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their– since their arrival.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/face-the-nation-transcripts-september-16-2012-libyan-pres-magariaf-amb-rice-and-sen-mccain/

  3. JK

    And it’s not as if alot of this stuff couldn’t have been guessed at quite awhile back even without *official* investigations. Why I remember even one yahoo over on Diplomad’s site back on November 23, 2012 at 1:58 AM hypothesizing

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    “… things were not as should’ve been. [No US Marines] Had it been a regular thing, security should’ve been provided by Triple Canopy but, apparently Blue Mountain [UK – contracting Libyans] was doing the stuff.

    …figuring the Benghazi/Dernaa area was not to ever come to the attention of the US public-at-large. If forced to provide a guess, it’d be AQIM with a few AQAP guys providing the tactical stuff.

    …the Truth will come out – figure it’ll be “about” 15, maybe 20 years. …thinking we’ll just have to wait until a few guys retire. …

    Until then … the hypothetical Benghazi was primarily an Agency op funneling arms to (most likely) Syria, … hypothesizing further, during the confusion of “get rid of” [Gaddafi] some of those [arsenals] facilitated by McCain, Obama et al – some of the former operators noted in the Sinjar Files, took a sizeable portion of those same weapons stockpiles which were then turned on us in Benghazi. … Some portion of the weapons travelled … to places like Mali …”

    • Do you mind if I post the link to that yahoo comment on Diplomad, lol?

      • JK

        Nah LB. The time and date is noted. And the where. Besides kinda gives Dip a tip-o’-the-hat which – for some odd reason we both might be agreed is perfectly appropriate.

        And as I noted above – that *stuff* was pretty clear pretty early on. And though perhaps Mr. Schindler’s saying most of what was perhaps controversial back in November of Ought Twelve – was not so much by his post’s date of Spring 2014:

        ” … Benghazi was spiraling out of control, and moreover most of “his” Benghazi mission really belonged to Other Government Agencies, with whom coordination of security was problematic.”

        http://20committee.com/2014/05/03/ground-truth-about-benghazi/

  4. JK

    I hope you will allow me LB to “store a little something” here. It’s just I’m unsure whether the Wiki Editors have bothered to keep up with everything:

    “Clinton has been the target of criticism concerning her actions relating to the September 2012 Islamic militants’ attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The attack resulted in the death of two officials, including U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. That same day, a second attack at another compound killed two Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractors. Much of the negative publicity concerned Clinton’s initial claim that the attacks were a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, Innocence of Muslims, rather than premeditated terrorist actions. It was also revealed that State Department officials had denied additional security for the diplomatic mission in Benghazi prior to the attack; Secretary Clinton later took responsibility for this in a congressional hearing on the subject.”

    “Additional controversy relating to Clinton’s time as Secretary of State developed when it was discovered in 2015 that Clinton had used a personal e-mail account in conducting her everyday operations at the State Department and that no attempts were made to preserve her email records, as required by the Federal Records Act. The use of such a private account caused immediate concerns for national security, as well as the proper historical preservation of correspondence. Clinton stated in a press conference addressing the issue that she chose to use a private, secure e-mail server out of personal convenience.”

    Last Updated 5/9/2015

    http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=2744

    • Certainly JK, the “record” remain quite fluid since the advent of the internet – facts today, conspiratorial ramblings tomorrow, when the Wiki-editors update “facts’….

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