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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    If it was even-handed it would be bipartisan, 6-6 evenly split between democrats and republicans, not 7-5 GOP.

    It's a slobber fest pandering to the base, just in time for fundraising. Get your checkbooks out, boys.

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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Do some research, then get back to me. There have been a dozen congressional and governmental investigations, some of them televised. The words "select committee" were chosen by the Republicans who decided to re-do everything that had already been done because... *gasp!*... it's an election year!

    If you can come up with a governmental law that says the words "select committee" can only be used for certain occasions and under different congressional rules, then by all means post it. Otherwise, you're whistling in the wind.
    A select committee is much different than the typical committee hearing. I am well aware of the dog and pony shows that have been held thus far. They served no purpose because they were ineffective at getting the answers to basic questions. This committee has broad authority, subpoena power, and is more difficult to dodge. This should be informative and depending on their findings the final inquiry. That is unless criminal activity is uncovered in which case a special prosecutor will be requested.
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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I could care less about Benghazi. It's a GOP witch hunt. If the D had balls, they'd boycott the hearings, and the principle witnesses would challenge each and every one of the subpoenas.
    Maybe you could find it in your heart to care about the four dead who were left with no support? You can't answer any of the questions I listed because the inquiry was stonewalled. That's why a select committee was formed. By saying you could care less, even though you don't know the answers, you show yourself to be the political partisan hack. Its not the repubs on the committee, its you.
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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    elections have consequences.
    Ironically the GOP has no idea how to wield power. By now most people have shut them out. THe only people listening are the base, which may be just enough to win them a few seats in November since the D's notoriously suck at getting the vote out during the midterms.

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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Ironically the GOP has no idea how to wield power. By now most people have shut them out. THe only people listening are the base, which may be just enough to win them a few seats in November since the D's notoriously suck at getting the vote out during the midterms.
    Most people

    another thing you have made up.



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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Maybe you could find it in your heart to care about the four dead who were left with no support? You can't answer any of the questions I listed because the inquiry was stonewalled. That's why a select committee was formed. By saying you could care less, even though you don't know the answers, you show yourself to be the political partisan hack. Its not the repubs on the committee, its you.
    4 dead? Yeah, right. The GOP doesn't care dead people.


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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    4 dead? Yeah, right. The GOP doesn't care dead people.

    But do you? That's the question. Do you? Or is protecting certain politicians more important?
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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    A select committee is much different than the typical committee hearing....
    Prove it, please. Link a source that credibly tells me that congress cannot just form its own committee of majority members and call itself anything it wishes, including "select committee". Until there, our discussion is going nowhere.

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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Most people

    another thing you have made up.
    Read it and weep...or ignore. I don't care.

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    Re: GOP Benghazi hearings a partisan disgrace?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Maybe you could find it in your heart to care about the four dead who were left with no support? ....
    Don't you dare even try to play that empathy card here, sir. Chris Stevens was born in my hometown, he is buried in my hometown, and his grieving parents... who begged that their son's death not be used for partisan politics... still live in my hometown. Do not even go there.

    I've changed my mind. Don't bother finding a source for your silly allegations about "select committees" being so very "special." We're done here.

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