GOOD MORNING WORLD
Yesterday I told you that I watched all the Sunday news shows. I learned a bunch of things and I call that a good morning. I love learning and information. I believe I have shared that often. I also believe I have shared my distrust of the current government led by President Barack Obama. Another President said, “The Buck stops here.” On Sunday former Senator liberal Democrat Dennis Kucinich said it best. He said, “The tone is set from the top.”
I learned that the ARB report on Benghazi was a report about the Security before and up to Benghazi not the whole incident. I believe we have been led to believe that the ARB report was a review of oversight of the whole Benghazi attack through completion. It was security alone.
I learned that if it is not heard on network news it may not be real. FOX News has been following Benghazi since Sept.11, 2012. It was not until this week when Jonathan Karl of ABC broke the news of the 12 talking point versions that Benghazi was important at all. Steve Hayes of FOX had reported a timeline in the Weekly Standard a few days earlier.
I learned and knew actually on 9/12/12 that Mike Rogers Chairman of the House Intel Committee called this a terrorist attack. I saw him do this in a Fox News interview from the House. He did that in 9/12 before the administration did. He never veered nor blamed a video.
I learned that former Senator Dennis Kucinich, a liberal Democrat, said that Benghazi was a “failure of policy”. When asked if the talking points were scrubbed he answered, “Of course they were.” He went on to say that this “had an impact on the 2012 election”.
Jonathan Karl of ABC said there is a “credibility issue with the White House”.
General Petraus said of the Benghazi Talking points that “I would just as soon not use them but it’s their call.”
There were three questions that concerned George Will, a newspaper columnist, journalist and author. He gave the questions and answers.
Q. The security A. was lax.
Q. The Rescue A. doubtful.
Q. Were we mislead A. certainly!
Many of the people on the panels believed there was much evidence of more than just scrubbing the talking points. Cover up was mentioned often. Even Sen. Diane Feinstein said we “should have moved faster to call it an attack.” When asked if she could see political motivation she said, “It is hard for me to tell.” I was surprised she did not simply say no.
Most poignantly Ambassador Chris Stephens’ mother was the most eloquent when she hoped Hillary had a nice Mother’s Day as she had her child with her. She said she has heard from no one since the incident and they told her it was a video. She is now angry. I wonder why we are not hearing as much from her as we did Cindy Sheehan? Both lost their sons in war.
NOTE: I wrote extensively about this on Sept. 29th in a ‘Thank you to Special Report and Brett Baier’ of Fox News who were on this from the very beginning much like the reporters during Watergate. They gave a very definitive timeline of when the word terrorist was used. Hillary first used it on Sept. 13 and Jay Carney on Sept. 20th. The day of Sept. 12th Obama referred to ‘acts of terror’ not being specific and in fact later that day in a “60 minutes” interview clearly said he was not sure and did not want to rush yet. He blamed the video up until Sept 25th at the UN!!!
Yesterday Obama referred to the talking points issue as ‘politically motivated sideshow’. Corrupt or Inept? The buck stops at his desk.
When asked about the IRS scandal Kucinich said it was “not tolerable”. He said “The tone is set from the top.” This was referencing the IRS scandal as Doug Shulman, the head of the IRS and Bush appointee, had testified before congress that they had absolutely been no targeting. If Kucinich thinks the IRS top sets the tone and lies occurred wouldn’t that also translate to the current Oval Office? I wonder if this impacted the 2012 election as well.
Mike Rogers form the House Intel committee said the IRS issue ‘should send a chill up your spine”. It needs to be investigated by and “external” authority and “fact based”.
George Will commenting on the IRS scandal asked, “How stupid do they think we are?” He went on to read item #1 of Article #2 of Nixon’s Articles of Impeachment remembering that this is the 40th anniversary of the Watergate summer.
No one was talking impeachment. Nixon was not impeached. Articles of Impeachment were drawn up however. George Will was simply making a comparison. When I went to look for the item to post I decided to include the beginning part as well instead of just #1.
Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.
This conduct has included one or more of the following:
1. He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.
Yesterday Obama spoke about the IRS issue in a presser.
“But I’ve got no patience with it, I will not tolerate it and we will make sure we find out exactly what happened on this.”
Didn’t he say the same about Benghazi?
Being so vocal I wonder if we will be audited soon? Making a note here just in case. Taxes from this house are nevere fudged – not even a penny!!!
Much discussion was about the ‘Red Line’. Remember I called it pink and fuzzy? The best quote was about a parent moving the line they set when they raise their children. Finally the kids do not believe there is any punishment at all. Due to the slowness of our willingness to act it was a general belief that few other countries seem to be interested in our policy in Syria.
BREAKING NEWS YESTERDAY – THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SECRETLY OBTAINS AP NEWS INFO – UNFOLDING NEW SCANDAL???
The Justice Department is getting phone info from the AP news without going through the proper channels?? It has just begun.
Sunday I was feeling refreshed that real news was available. We were no longer being fed the White House Wheaties. We were being offered a full meal deal finally! Disagreement over issues is upon what our America is based. Get it all out there and let we the people decide. I feared that was not done before the 2012 election. It appears in a number of areas sadly this could be true.
Yesterday the President was mudding the waters again by trying to use hit and run quick comments. President Obama your false outrage leads many of us to believe there is a ‘there there’!
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…