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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

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    Strawman noted
    That's your usual snappy comeback, and I doubt you know what it really means.

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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    The real issue here is what was told to the people. Obama and his admin rode that Internet Video meme and the 'Spontaneous Demonstration' meme as long as was humanly possible, even though they already knew from the CIA that it was a planned and coordinated terrorist attack.

    This misleading of the people may acceptable to some, and granted, as we have grown to know this president better, it becomes less and less of any sort of surprise. But I hardly think that it is acceptable, as do many others.
    The CIA provided that story so why don't they investigate the CIA? Because this is a vendetta against the President and nothing more.

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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    LOL

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    The paper reported that the probe was commissioned by Christie, who selected a legal team from the firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. The story notes the firm “has close ties” to the Christie administration.

    The lawyer leading the review, Randy M. Mastro, dismissed any speculation of sugarcoating and said the review will lay out a timeline of events as well as communications leading up to the closures.

    Christie’s review, announced in January, included 70 interviews — among them, Christie, his lieutenant governor and senior staff— and cost nearly $1 million in legal fees that will fall upon taxpayers. The review did not include interviews with key former staffers Bridget Anne Kelly or Bill Stepien, whose emails linked the administration to the scandal and ultimately led to their departures from the governor’s administration. Along with Kelly and Stepien, David Wildstein, an ex-Port Authority official appointed by Christie, also declined to be interviewed.
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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

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    Otherwise he would have had your vote, huh?
    I am sorry but I did not realize one could not comment on the topic unless they were a confirmed supporter of Christie.
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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The CIA provided that story so why don't they investigate the CIA? Because this is a vendetta against the President and nothing more.
    No, it's not. And I'll tell you why.

    It was the President and his administration that went forward with both ridiculous and untrue memes of spontaneous demonstration and Internet video. This continued weeks after the attack, all the way up to, and beyond, Obama's UN speech.

    The CIA's original talking points called it a terrorist attack, and the administration saw it fit to alter those talking points for political reasons: the election.

    Are we now to believe that sacrificing the truth for political reasons is acceptable?
    That expecting honesty from the President and his administration is beyond a reasonable expectation? (Obama's track record of lying already shows that it is)

    Surely this is a new low that politics and elected officials have sunk to, and it's only happening because we allow it to happen without any repercussions or consequences. Is this really the path forward into the future that we want to follow? More of the same?

    Will this continue to be your position should a Republican hold the office of President? Somehow I don't believe that you would be.

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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    No, it's not. And I'll tell you why.

    It was the President and his administration that went forward with both ridiculous and untrue memes of spontaneous demonstration and Internet video. This continued weeks after the attack, all the way up to, and beyond, Obama's UN speech.

    The CIA's original talking points called it a terrorist attack, and the administration saw it fit to alter those talking points for political reasons: the election.

    Are we now to believe that sacrificing the truth for political reasons is acceptable?
    That expecting honesty from the President and his administration is beyond a reasonable expectation? (Obama's track record of lying already shows that it is)

    Surely this is a new low that politics and elected officials have sunk to, and it's only happening because we allow it to happen without any repercussions or consequences. Is this really the path forward into the future that we want to follow? More of the same?

    Will this continue to be your position should a Republican hold the office of President? Somehow I don't believe that you would be.
    LOL You made the same mistake that made a fool of Romney in the debate. Obama called the event "an act of terror" the very first day. This is all about the difference between words "terrorist attack" and "act of terror? Could that be any more petty? Thanks for proving my point.

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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Well, I'll be. Imagine that. An occasional bit of honest from the press.



    And when Obama investigates himself, via his DOJ and his AG, the left believes it. I'm not seeing your huge difference here.
    Darrell Issa has been investigating Benghazi since it first happened. What are his findings and how much did it cost the taxpayers?
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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    In politics guilty or innocent are not the issue. Simply attaching a name to a dirty deed convinces a percentage of people to one or the other. It is a very old effective trick.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Darrell Issa has been investigating Benghazi since it first happened. What are his findings and how much did it cost the taxpayers?
    Don't forget to add the IRS investigation too. Money is no object when it comes to digging up dirt about the President. It is a disgrace.


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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    LOL You made the same mistake that made a fool of Romney in the debate. Obama called the event "an act of terror" the very first day. This is all about the difference between words "terrorist attack" and "act of terror? Could that be any more petty? Thanks for proving my point.
    So what was all the talk in the media by the administration about the spontaneous demonstration and Internet video? This was nothing more than the typical Obama and his administration misleading the public, which, in the mean time, we've all grown accustomed to.

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    Darrell Issa has been investigating Benghazi since it first happened. What are his findings and how much did it cost the taxpayers?
    It's all right here in their report: http://oversight.house.gov/wp-conten...bers-final.pdf

    So far their conclusions are:
    Conclusion
    The unclassified ARB report begins with a quote from George Santayana’s 1905 book, Reason in Common Sense: “Those that cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Notwithstanding this promising start, the gaps in the ARB review and final report identified by the Committee signal that the State Department may very well be doomed to repeat its past mistakes.

    In response to a question about Benghazi at a May 13, 2013 press conference, the President pledged to the American people to “find out what happened.”

    To this day, more than one year after the attacks, not a single person at the State Department has actually been fired or formally held accountable for the at tacks in Benghazi. More importantly, those most accountable for the attacks in Benghazi the terrorists who attacked U.S. facilities and claimed the lives of four Americans have not been brought to justice.

    The gaps in the ARB’s work are particularly troubling because the Obama Administration has repeatedly touted the ARB report as the final word on failures by the State Department that contributed to the inadequate security posture in Benghazi. The limitations inherent in the ARB’s mandate and the weaknesses in the ARB’s methodology show that a more thorough investigation is necessary. The Committee will continue to examine the events before, during and after the September 11, 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities to properly assign accountability and to make findings that will inform legislative remedies.

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