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GOP Congressman Spitty With Fury Over Susan Rice’s Benghazi ‘Lies’

by Doktor Zoom

What's the truth, Agent Mulder? Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-The Taliban) is very, VERY concerned about all the lies that the Obama Administration has been telling about Benghazi, and so to even things up, he has some lies of his own to tell! On Fox News, Rohrabacher told Greta Van Susteren that he was convinced that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice lied like crazy about the attacks when discussing them on Sunday talk shows five days later:

“They knew within a matter of hours, if not right away, that this was an organized, armed hit job by al-Qaida, probably, but an organized, commanded effort to murder our people,” Rohrabacher charged, dismissing Rice’s assertion that “movie rage,” as the congressman put it, was the catalyst behind the attack.

“That was a lie. They knew it was lie when they said it,” the California Republican said. “When they sent out Ambassador Rice to all the talk shows, they knew that was not the truth. When you tell something that’s not the truth to the American people, especially in the middle of a crisis, they shouldn’t expect to get away with it and be forgiven.”

Oh, except that’s kind of not really what Rice said? That’s probably all right, though, since it’s on Fox, so getting something only half right is a step up for them?

As Slate’s David Weigel notes, Rice did repeat the now-disproven claim that there was a demonstration against the anti-Muslim video in Benghazi, but she didn’t say that the attack with heavy weapons was solely related to the video. Much of the argument boils down to parsing Rice’s remarks on ABC:

But our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous — not a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo. In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated.

We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to — or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo. And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons, weapons that as you know in — in the wake of the revolution in Libya are — are quite common and accessible. And it then evolved from there.

As Weigel points out,

The question really hangs on the issue of spontaneity — and Rice, in a lawyerly way, differentiated between the “Innocence of Muslims” protest and the attack, saying that there was an “an FBI investigation that has begun and will take some time to be completed.”

Further, Rice, like pretty much everyone else at the time, was dealing with the assumption that the attack in Benghazi and the protests in Cairo were both motivated by the same thing — the video — which seemed, at the moment, to be the case. Even Mitt Romney thought so, as indicated by his statesmanlike statesment stating that the President of the United States “sympathized” with the people who attacked U.S. embassies. What a hero!

As to the notion that Rice denied that the attack was a pre-planned act of terrorism, she said no such thing. Speaking to Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation, Rice actually gave a fairly routine “non-denial denial,” which is not really all that surprising in a situation where information is still uncertain:

SCHIEFFER: But you do not agree with [the Libyan president] that this was something that had been plotted out several months ago?
RICE: We do not — we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned.
SCHIEFFER: Do you agree or disagree with him that al-Qaeda had some part in this?
RICE: Well, we’ll have to find out that out. I mean, I think it’s clear that there were extremist elements that joined in and escalated the violence. Whether they were al-Qaeda affiliates, whether they were Libyan-based extremists or al-Qaeda itself I think is one of the things we’ll have to determine.

Glenn Kessler has much more detail on all of this, comparing what Rice said with what Rice’s critics, particularly John McCain, have said that she said (or so we say).

It would appear that the huge scandal here is that the Administration may have known more about events in Benghazi than they immediately announced, although they were saying some of it right away, which is horrible because they either were confused and said they needed to find out more, or they were less confused than they let on, but misled the public by saying they were still finding out what happened. Such horrible lies. In any case, it is becoming increasingly clear that Barack Obama failed to be omniscient on Benghazi, and should therefore stop claiming to be the Messiah. INPEACH!

[Newsmax / Slate / WaPo]

 
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nounverb911 November 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

But it's still okay that Bush decimated the military with his Iraq folly.

actor212 November 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Well, no one could have forseen that. It was a failure of imagination that two nearly decade long wars would discourage volunteers from volunteering and drive tens of thousands out.

RedneckMuslin November 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Well,no. That's why Bush is being held inThe Hague waiting for trial. Isn't he?

FlipFlopFuck November 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

2002: U.S. Consulate In Karachi, Pakistan, Attacked; 10 Killed, 51 Injured
2004: U.S. Embassy Bombed In Uzbekistan
2004: Gunmen Stormed U.S. Consulate In Saudi Arabia
2006: Armed Men Attacked U.S. Embassy In Syria
2007: Grenade Launched Into U.S. Embassy In Athens
2008: Rioters Set Fire To U.S. Embassy In Serbia
2008: Ten People Killed In Bombings At U.S. Embassy In Yemen

HELisforHEL November 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

YEAH WHERE WAS OSOMA-BAMA THEN? HUH?!1!1! HE LET THEM DIE!1!!11!

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

When you tell something that’s not the truth to the American people, especially in the middle of a crisis, they shouldn’t expect to get away with it and be forgiven.

If that was true, all governments would be unforgiven all of the time.

Obviously, he's been smoking crack again.

Callyson November 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

If he understood the meaning of his own words, he'd know why his party lost last week…

Crank_Tango November 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Romney did benghazi with mormon mujahedeen or something. It's just like nixon setting up teddy at chappaquiddick. Lotsa hard to spell words this morning, not gonna do it.

paris biltong November 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Susan Sarandon did Ben Gazzara? Who did Condoleances Rice do?

Crank_Tango November 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

She just sat their tickling her ivories.

actor212 November 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm

BARACK OBAMA IS NOT OMNISCIENT! HE MUST RESIGN!¹

¹But he knows that already…

FlownOver November 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

He learned it from #DrunkNateSilver.

Abernathy November 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Luckily, you wouldn't need to be omniscient to know Republicans would take any chance they get, no matter how slight, to create a shitstorm of lies and idiocy.

HELisforHEL November 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

How's that Shitstorm of Lies and Idiocy workin' out for ya, repugs?

LibertyLover November 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

No, they want his to resign because he's a blah.

nounverb911 November 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Do you know which other "Rice" told lies?

memzilla November 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Uncle Ben, about converting?

Abernathy November 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Basmati

glasspusher November 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Jim? Oh, wait, that's "shag flies"

ChillBill November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Glen Rice, when he said Sarah was a good fuck?

joshleefolsom November 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Please don't burst my bubble.

actor212 November 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Minute.

It takes three

FlownOver November 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Uncle Ben's?

FlownOver November 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Damn. Too slow.

eggsacklywright November 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm

The Tarzan guy made a lot of stuff up.

actor212 November 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

And John Carter sucked.

paris biltong November 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Cunnilingus Rice?

fishwharf November 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Good one!

Crank_Tango November 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Aroni? San Francisco treat, my ass!

actor212 November 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

San Francisco treat, my ass!

Did? Saw it.

Sharkey November 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

The San Francisco Treat?

SorosBot November 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

A-Roni? It doesn't seem any more popular here in San Francisco than anywhere else.

FlipFlopFuck November 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm

White?

BoatOfVelociraptors November 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Jasmine?

JadedPreppy November 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Snap, Crackle and Pop?

SuspectedDemocrat November 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Hitler! It was Hitler Rice what told all them lies.

Redgyal November 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Condolezza!

Dudleydidwrong November 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Grantland, about the Redskins were gonna win the Stuporbowl in 2012. (Mutter, mutter..lost a fucking dollar on that one…mutter, mutter)

Tommy1733 November 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

did you know that bluegrass legend Tony Rice has a brother named Wyatt? "Wyatt Rice"?? Come on!

Esteev November 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Jerry — he actually hates Joe Montana.

CrunchyKnee November 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Ben Ghazi is more dangerous than that Al Qeda guy. Help me Fox!

actor212 November 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

It's worse. It's pronounced "Ben Gay Zee"

nounverb911 November 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I loved him as Dr. Ben Casey, MD.

Lascauxcaveman November 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Yay, Rohrhbacher. Once you're done being a shitty congressman, you can go on to being a shitty writer of international spy thriller novels. You've already got the dust jacket photo for it.

Oh, that's not you? Well, I guess you look more like a night stocking clerk at a WalMart anyway.

sharethegrief November 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Rohrabacher gives new meaning to the term 'white on rice.'

shelwood46 November 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Too bad our government only hires brown Rice. (Boo)

ChillBill November 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Jesus, Dana…the election is over! Rub some Bengay on that butt, will you?

Ducksworthy November 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm

But it wasn't a crime to lie about the weapons of mass destruction so you could be a "war president" and privatize social security.

HELisforHEL November 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

And it wasn't proof of incompetence and dangerous and deadly hubris to ignore the "BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO STRIKE US' warnings the previous administration provided you.

Esteev November 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm

So you're saying you hate the troops.

kissawookiee November 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I have it on good authority that Vince Foster murdered Chris Stevens. INPEACH!!!!!

BadKitty904 November 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

It's pointless to bring up facts, reality, etc., in dealing with these close-minded bozos. As we saw last Tuesday, they're going to believe what they are going to believe, regardless.

"Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig."

edgydrifter November 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Republicans only regret that more Americans weren't killed. It's hard to have a full-blown international security freakout over such a low body count. Not that they aren't trying their best, but it's hard.

Texan_Bulldog November 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I miss the X-Files. Although Walnuts & his gang are way crazier than any X-Files episode. (Except maybe that one where the hillbillies kept their mother under the floor & just pulled her out to have sexy times with them. Yeah, that one was pretty out there.)

actor212 November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I miss seeing Stephen Baldwin on that show.

Mostly because he was too busy to spout his shitty political opinions on Breitbart.

Texan_Bulldog November 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Asshole needs to move to Canada like he promised the first time Barry was elected. (Unless it was one of the other crazy Baldwin brothers–all I know is Alec is the only sane one.)

actor212 November 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

No, it was probably Stephen.

A) He's not one of the brothers and

B) Billy's been having his own personal issues and has been keeping a low profile.

Texan_Bulldog November 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm

You know an awful lot about the Baldwins–I am both impressed & perplexed as to why.

SorosBot November 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

No, Stephen Baldwin is one of the brothers; and he is a crazy fundamentalist Christian wingnut. The non-brother Baldwin is Adam, and he's also a nutty winngut; but Firefly, the first three seasons of Chuck and the last few episodes of Angel are all still great.

smashedinhat November 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Reality. How does it work?

Abernathy November 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

For GOP, however you want it to.

HRH_Maddie November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

No one on the right has dealt with Benghazi in any kind of rational, fact-based way. This is taken from TPM and succinctly states how corrosive and dangerous the Fox News "investigation" actually is:
"It’s kind of a scandal that means whatever its proponents want it to mean: failure to secure the consulate, attempts to cover up nature of attack, attempts to downplay its significance, failure to call it terror. Related but distinct charges that get refreshed each day by people who know there’s no there there. Frankly it makes me nervous. The made-up scandals are hardest to resolve and most likely to expand in scope."

HistoriCat November 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Kind of like how Ken Starr's Whitewater investigation ended up being an impeachment over a blowjob?

HRH_Maddie November 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Pretty much. Scary stuff.

Esteev November 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

It was a really good blowjob, though.

glasspusher November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Never saw a cadaver with a cigarette before…

Dudleydidwrong November 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I guess Bernie had given up smoking before he got whacked.

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Interesting picture to display on hte Great American Smoke Out.

Roll another one!

Doktor Zoom November 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Har! Pure coincidence, I assure you!

FlownOver November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Some students get Fulbright scholarships. Rohrabacher had to make do with a Halfbright scholarship.

EatsBabyDingos November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I think I know who our new poopy head is.

Abernathy November 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

"When you tell something that’s not the truth to the American people, especially in the middle of a crisis, they shouldn’t expect to get away with it and be forgiven."

Bushes Sr. & Jr., Cheney, Condi, and Reagan beg to disagree.

SorosBot November 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Silly, It's OK If You're A Republican.

docterry6973 November 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Lying about Iraq and causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people and the waste of billions of dollars is not nearly as bad as saying that we are not sure if the Benghazi attackers were Libyan anti-American militias or al-Qaeda sympathizers or al-Qaeda itself. Naturally Obama must be impeached.

The GOP hates the black man in the white house so much that they won't stop making him a one term president even after he wins a second term.

Well, GOP, go ahead. Scream and rant and rave and hold the nation hostage again. The people won't support you.

HELisforHEL November 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

It's amazing how echo-y their echo chamber is. You would think that perhaps, possibly, maybe, one of them would actually determine that their ideology is not what the people want. But silly me, expecting reflection from this gang that can't shoot straight.
It's always 'blame the other guy' with them, especially if 'the other guy' sports a vagina. Or is Of A Darker Pigmentation.
I just wish the news outlets would actually call them on their bullshit and stop pandering in order to appear 'fair'. Did they not watch the 2nd debate and witness Candy Crowley stopping the Rmoney Lie-train in its tracks? IT CAN BE DONE.

memzilla November 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Obama also put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp. INPEACH!

gurukalehuru November 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Really? I'd like to shake his hand.

boskolives November 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

So we no longer have to ask "Who was that man?", I guess.

Hammiepants November 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

But Grandpa "Shouty Pantsload" McCain said this was the greatest atrocity in the history of Amurrica! And he got his ass kicked by the Cong, he knows from atrocity! #um911anyone?

bobbert November 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

FOUR AMERICANS DEAD!!!!

Ground Zero Mostel November 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm

If only there were some way of going back in time and viewing what Rice actually said, some kind of magical machine that would allow us to see and hear exactly what she told the reporter.

nounverb911 November 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Paging Mr. Peabody!

slithytoves November 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Like a tape recorder?

SuspectedDemocrat November 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Tape recorder? Nobody uses those anymore.

slithytoves November 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

What? I carry mine with me everywhere. So much better than that damn reel to reel….

ManchuCandidate November 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Dana would know about lying very well as he was one of Ronnie Raygun's speech ritters (sic)

TribecaMike November 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Oh, he's that Dana Rohrabacher. It all makes sense now. Thanks.

bobbert November 17, 2012 at 12:15 am

I saw the asshole on AC360 (a rarity for me, because I'm in a hotel tonite), and he must have used the phrase "I know, because I worked in the White House" a half dozen times. Fuck that scabby piece of fuck.

Slim_Pickins November 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I remember being skeptical of claims that the Iraqis had MWDs, but then Secretary Powell went to the UN and presented the evidence, not like the bold-faced lies of the Obummer administration.

SayItWithWookies November 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Gee, Mitt and the rest of the GOP — maybe you better wait to see if a scandal is actually happening before you jump on whatever comes over the news feed next and start yelling that it's a scandal. Of course you were running out of time and your candidate sucked ass and wasn't getting any better — but that's just politics, right? You know, making shit up that you know nothing about?

And Rove and all the rest of the pundits were whining about how the people weren't paying attention to their Benghazi nonsense — maybe they were paying attention, and Mitt lost support because he was so cravenly opportunistic over absolutely nothing. Ever think of that, smartasses?

FlownOver November 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Not how it works. The wingturds just need a self-proclaimed "scandal" at all timers, and it only needs to be something their own Useful Idiots™ will believe. It's the current incarnation of the five minutes' hate.

Hammiepants November 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Their desperation is palpable. It's really quite sad.

greenloner November 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Well said, all of it, but especially the second paragraph and the last question.

eggsacklywright November 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Rohrbacher – sounds furrin' to me.

boskolives November 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

If you think Rohrbacher sounds foreign, try the always popular "Issa". Then try to get him to produce an original (U.S., not Lebanon) birth certificate for himself.

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I think it sounds like some kinda psych test, with inkblots.

bobbert November 17, 2012 at 12:21 am

Yes, he's an immigrant from Planet Asshole.

Goonemeritus November 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Fuck it, if I were Obama I would nominate the Dalai Lama for Secretary of Defense and Rachel Maddow for State.

SuspectedDemocrat November 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

What did the Dalai Lama know and when did he know it?

Goonemeritus November 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

He has known everything for the span of 14 reincarnations.

eggsacklywright November 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Will Joe McCarthy never die? Zombie assholes.

Joshua Norton November 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Hey Wingnuts. Check this out:

"Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US"

Why don't you start with THAT investigation into why it was never acted on? Then you may be able to lend some kind of credence to your fabricated hissy fits.

T3rbo November 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Who gives a fuck, Mr. Congressman?

Slim_Pickins November 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Why can't the administration have perfect hindsight and use it in advance?

bikerlaureate November 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

If only they loved Jeebus more.

FlownOver November 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Nate Silver to replace Petraeus!

SorosBot November 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

"When they sent out Ambassador Rice to all the talk shows, they knew that was not the truth"

No, that is not true. Not only is Rohrabacher lying, he's lying to accuse the administration of lying, lying about lying, making him a big fat lying liar.

Tommmcatt_Again November 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I'm still having trouble grasping what the issue is, here. Let's say the worst is true, that the president knew it was Al Quieda but chose to tell the people it was a spontainious riot because… and this is where I run out of steam; what is the benifit to the president to tell that particular lie? Only in wingnuttia, where the president is considered a kind of midevil devil, does that make sense – Obama lied not because it had any kind of upside for him, but because he is unredeemably evil and lies are part of his nature.

The blind hatred and small-minded behavior of the right somehow manages to be both absurd and obscene at the same time, kind of like I imagine scat porn starring circus clowns would be. As usual.

bobbert November 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Very well put.

Hammiepants November 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

"Scat porn starring circus clowns". Brilliant. Followed.

HELisforHEL November 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

So true. And I don't get why, seeing as he ordered the strike on Bin Laden, they continue to think Obama is somehow a secret muslin!!1!! out to destroy our country with his secret Al Qadea ways.

Not_Mother November 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I don't get why, seeing as he ordered the strike on Bin Laden, they continue to think Obama is somehow a secret muslin!!1!! out to destroy our country with his secret Al Qadea ways.

I didn't get that at first until the FWD: FWD: FWD FWD: wingnut relative emails started showing up to explain it all. See, Bronco's got that Muslin gene thing going on no matter how much pork he eats or how many beers he pounds. This is Barack HUSSEIN Obama here. So, he's for the muslin, and agin merka, natch. So, he'd rather see merkin christians take the fall for pissing off the muslin hordes with their (free speech!1!) videos as he gleefully watched our diplomats and special forces die on his LIVE FEED from Benghazi! And Hillary? Just as bad cos her name's Clinton, therefore liar and murderess (Vince Foster.)

Makes perfect sense, no?

greenloner November 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm

"both absurd and obscene at the same time, kind of like I imagine scat porn starring circus clowns would be" Wonderful characterization of their shtick

Mumbletypeg November 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

In the time it took this new post to load, I sidebar-clicked in order to:

- vet and up-arrow a number of wonkville posts
- enroll in evangelical Regent U's online instruction, in the spirit of its pleasant-valley-alumnus Governor Bob McDonnell
- Found "What Color Is Your Pair Of Boobies?" coloring book too sad for words, unless two-dimensional crayola time-wasting is your idea of a substiute for p()rn in its many readymade palettes and dimensions online

Chow Yun Flat November 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

the Administration may have known more about events in Benghazi than they immediately announced

The real scandal is that they didn't immediately privilege the most extreme and unlikely speculations by calling a press conference and announcing that they were true.

ph7 November 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Apparently, certain arguments only make sense in an echo chamber.

JustPixelz November 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

When you tell something that’s not the truth to the American people, especially in the middle of a crisis, they shouldn’t expect to get away with it and be forgiven.

Rice was pretty fast — getting on those Sunday shows in the middle of an attack the previous Tuesday.

paris biltong November 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm

The good things about US politics is that you can stay away for several months and when you come back things are still at the same cretinous level. Like any good soap opera, even if you miss several episodes, it's easy to catch up.

SuspectedDemocrat November 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Yep, looks like Character X has amnesia again.

SorosBot November 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Really, this is an even more blatant and shameless Republican attempt to turn something innocuous into a scandal based on absolutely nothing than even Whitewater. Or the suicide of Vince Foster, once again reprehensibly trying to make political attacks based on tragic deaths. This is vile.

weejee November 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

It was John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Sarah Palin who conducted the Benghazi attack wearing burqas and riding on flying pigs. If we want a conspiracy, let's get realz.

hillarysleftone November 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Fucking Kessler and his two fucking pinocchios.

SigDeFlyinMonky November 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Smooth as silk.

Not_So_Much November 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

They're bound and determined to skull-fuck this thing right into the ground. Reminds me of Slim Pickens a-whoopin and a-hollerin' on the bomb.

CommieLibunatic November 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

What was this post about? I saw "Dana Rohrabacher" and immediately started barking like a rabid dog.

gullywompr November 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Wait… We're friends with Dave Weigel again?

Dr. Matt November 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Was there a fray?

gullywompr November 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm

It's been posited that he is a crazy bitch. Theoretically.

Dr. Matt November 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Empeach da Mosslimem! Dunt Thread in Mea Culpa!

Terry November 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Rohrabacher's puka bead necklace is too tight and has been cutting off the flow to his brain.

MonkeyMotion November 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Yeah, sure. Likely Barry Bamz received a Presidential Daily Briefing entitled Al Queda determined to strike consulate in Benghazi, which he then summarily dismissed with an "OK — now you covered your ass…" and then when on vacation to cut brush at some dumb ranch in Texas. Cuz that really pisses off Republicans.

Right Dana?

DahBoner November 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I absolutely loved Ben Ghazi in Ghandi

TribecaMike November 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Isn't that the "make it so, Number One" guy?

DahBoner November 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I loved that part…"Is this homespun? What? MAKE IT SO"

gullywompr November 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Too bad Congressman Spitty is all irrelevant and stuff – all Rice needs is a simple majority in the Senate, and we haz that. House members are kindly invited to return to the work of passing legislation in service of US Americans.

BadKitty904 November 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I think that's EXACTLY why these un-American cretins are foaming at the mouth. They're irrelevant, they know it, and it makes them even CRAZY (er)…

gurukalehuru November 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Dana Roaring Bonkers

poorgradstudent November 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

By this point I have nothing more coherent or snarky to say about this than "OMFG just STFU about Benghazi!!!11!!!"

LibrarianX November 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Straw (wo)men make me mad too!

poorgradstudent November 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Well, okay, one more thing: I am *this* close to yelling at my conservative friend on Twitter that, even if Obama (somehow, someway) dropped the ball on Benghazi, then by the same standard shouldn't Bush be in jail for 9/11?

Blueb4sinrise November 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

"…same standard…"
heh.

SuspectedDemocrat November 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

According to Facebook friends I went to school with, who decided to stay in the small town where we grew up and become wingnuts instead going out and living in other parts of the world, it all comes down to who loves America more, and who posts the most "support our troops" pictures on Facebook.

Oblios_Cap November 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Bazinga!

TribecaMike November 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

It's just like that old Ferlin Husky song about the guy who's drinking in a honky tonk and trying to figure out if his wife and kids left him because of his drinking or if his drinking made him leave his wife and kids.

GoodDogThor November 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

STFU, Dana.

For rebuttal, see the entire Rmoney campaign, 2012. His prevarication subroutine was apparently in an infinite loop.

Misty Malarky November 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

No hot snaps of Walnuts yelling at things today?

That's why I come here, dammit.

rickmaci November 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

OK fellow snarkers. Listen up. We need to stop legitimizing this BS by trying to explain why they are wrong and instead crush the RepubliCons so they will not continue with it. This "Benghazi" meme is nothing less than a birth certificate type distraction for the second term. They can't beat BHO at the polls so they will again try to keep him from governing by ginning up phony controversy that distracts from their real agenda, which is to prevent the tax reforms and budget realignments proposed by the President. We need to call it for what it is and the President needs to go back out to the American public that just voted for him and rally them again to rise up and protest the continuing bullshit. And we need to support him by banging on every door in DC, actual and virtual, and tell these MF'ers to get to work on the real American Agenda for the 21st Century that we again voted to implement with this President. The President tried to ride out these distractions in his first term and instead he was totally hamstrung. That must not happen again. Peace out.

Dr. Matt November 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Benghazi will fade away just like Fast and Furballs did after the facts were revealed.

ibwilliamsi November 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Why do we need hearings? They already KNOW that everything was a lie, and it's all O-bummerz fault. Strap an empty chair to a tree and call it "good".

Troglodeity November 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Who the fuck is Dana Rohr-bacher-bacher-bacher-stan-stan? And who gives a shit what he thinks?

ttommyunger November 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

The real irony: George Tenant, HEAD of the CIA got it totally wrong with his "slam dunk" report that Iraq had WMD which helped propel us into war. What did his "lie" get him? The highest civilian award attainable, presented personally by George W. Bush. Did not hear from Congresswoman Dana on that one.

Tangled sin tax November 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

But he was actually pretty good as the 10th Dr. Who

Anne_Athema November 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Funny how these dicks assign blame to the White House when it was their shitty-ass party who, to date, has cut over $400 million dollars from embassy security funding in '11 & '12.
Let's as Ryan how he can criticize OHJB about embassy security when he proposed evn more drastic cuts in the next two years.
These fuckers need to be pilloried, and force-fed feces until they choke.

Dr. Matt November 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

The more I look at the picture, the more I have an urge to smoke.

barto November 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Let's just accept that no matter what the Nobama administration does the refrain from the GOPers will ALWAYS be

"Yer doin' it WRONG!"

OneYieldRegular November 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

And yet not a word about Darrell Issa's shameful compromising of the safety of CIA personnel who first responded to the attack.

axonneuron November 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Kudos on the pic, BTW

Come here a minute November 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

This can all be solved by appointing Susan Rice to be CEO of Solyndra.

Noah_Hegemon November 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I read a book one time . . . Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them. I think this guy was on the cover. Or should have been.

valthemus November 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

With the administration all knotted up and spending time and money over phony Benghazi folderol, they can't make us do Obamacare, expand the gubmint or collect taxes! Genius!! How ever did the GOP lose the last election with such mighty, big brains??

mrblifil November 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm

The Brownz will pay!

TribecaMike November 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

With votes!

Esteev November 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Lookie hear, Libtards. It is painfully obvious that Obama knew what was going on because he said he didn't. I assume that you all know that he's the AntiChristo; do you really think Lucifer is going to tell the truth?! I mean, let's look at the facts — because you Libtards seem to love those so much. Lemme break it down:

1. A group of people (we all assume turrusts because all Muslins want us dead. That's why I check under my bed every night before bed) attacked the consulate
2. There was no communication with the consulate besides some very vague but certainly incriminating emails
3. CIA ninjas were at the compound in 25 minutes — the CIA!
4. While gathering all the facts, Obama and his minions ranted and raved about "possible" reasons for the attack.
5. Obama is reelected because of this lying
7. INPEACHment is the only option because Tyranny and/or a moderate tax hike on jerb creators

TribecaMike November 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm

A modest refutation of your points:

1. According to Margaret Thatcher, there is no such thing as "society," which nullifies any such construct as "a group of people." Why do you hate Brit blowhards with Alzheimer's?
2. Buildings have feelings too. Just ask Frank Gehry and those who are forced to look at his buildings.
3. As much as I hate to admit it, I agree with Ron Paul that every citizen has a right to bear glockenspiels (though I would draw the line at owning at most thirty glockenspiels. That's just plain sick).
4. [This space intentionally left blank.]
5. Ibid.
7. Why is it called the CHESapeake Bay when you can't possibly play chess on water, particularly during high tide? No wonder there's an oyster crisis — oysters prefer the gentlemanly game of checkers.

Esteev November 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I appreciate your candor but you fail to take into account Obama's blackness.

BZ1 November 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Dana Rotoarouter never lets facts get in the way.

fishwharf November 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Is that a joint he's Bogarting?

actor212 November 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Local boys.

And that's all I'm permitted to say under the terms of the TRO.

shelwood46 November 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Also too, it's Daniel with the personal problems and keeping a low profile. Billy's fine and still acting.

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