NOW Republican Senators Hold Benghazi Press Conference (WHI Related)

While I am thankful that a group of Senators FINALLY held a press conference and even went so far as to link the Obama administration’s actions with the term “Watergate”, I am doubly disappointed that this press conference came AFTER the election when a certain political operative putting themselves at great risk  both personally and professionally was assured it would take place days before the 2012 election.  Readers know well what I speak of.

As for that political operative – they remain silent.

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), center, and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), right, hold a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Building calling for a Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on the Benghazi attack, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 14, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

(Senator John McCain gave an emotionally-charged demand that the families of those slain in Benghazi be given justice.  Where were you two weeks ago Senator?)

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EXCERPT: (via Washington Times)

GOP senators to formally call for select committee on Benghazi

Republican senators plan to introduce a resolution Wednesday calling for a select committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

..Mr. Graham said that if people are uncomfortable with likening a select committee on Benghazi to one created after the Watergate scandal, he urged them to compare it to the 9/11 Commission or the Iraq Study group — studies conducted in the wake of shortcomings from a more recent Republican administration.

“I’ve been on the other side of this, when a Republican administration’s telling me everything’s fine when it’s not,” he said.

Mr. McCain, the committee’s ranking member, pointed out that nobody died as a result of Watergate or, as another example, the Iran-Contra scandal during the 1980s.

“The party in power never likes to have a select committee, but I’m hopeful that the American people demand it,” he said.  LINK

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12 Comments to NOW Republican Senators Hold Benghazi Press Conference (WHI Related)
    • Aussie
    • Since Graham Lindsay was one of those at the press conference, I think I know why it was delayed.

      Lindsey Graham is being blackmailed because he is in the closet. Yes. He is gay. Yes, his constituents already know that he is gay, but Lindsey Graham will not come out. What this means is that the Democrats are using their dirt file against him. In a situation like this, the person who has the dirt file (probably Harry Reid), only has to tell Lindsey Graham that if he goes ahead with the Press Conference then he will be outed and Lindsey Graham will roll over and play dead.

      Three people were at the press conference, and if one of them backed out prior to the election, then you can be sure that the person was Lindsey Graham on the orders of the holder of the dirt file.

      Lindsay Graham should simply come out of the closet, and admit that he is gay, and then he will no longer be blackmailed, and he can show his real stuff. When Lindsay Graham struts his stuff he is quite good, but when this is being held over him, then he wimps out.

    • ShainS
    • Well, WHI was confident that the Fast & Furious “hearings” and “investigations” were going to bear more fruit, considering they accomplished exactly nothing (except briefly raising our hopes).

      Regardless of whether or not this Press Conference event occurred before or after the election, what are the odds that — like F & F — nothing of consequence (only more wasted time and deflated hopes) will result?

      [No need to answer; rhetorical question ...]

    • E.A.B.
    • Where were these Senators two weeks ago?

      Well McCain and Graham were cooperating with the coverup, that’s where.

      Remember that McCain and Graham were two of the biggest voices pushing for military intervention in Libya. They stand to lose if they get any part of the blame for Libya going down the toilet.

    • Spartan
    • This Libya thing, all though it had great legs to be the thing that could help save us from the re-election of crapweasel, had potential. It is because of these kind of numb nuts that continue to blow it for our side! They never got ahead of the Fast & Furious debacle. They never picked apart the deceit on the solar companies and the billions wasted in these money pits! And I’m supposed to think these two guys will come charging into the fray and save the world? Poor Kelly Ayotte. She will never be taken seriously again for teaming up with the ‘we are the world’ twins!

      I’d like to think that the RI is endeared to our Conservative values? But my trust and faith for these guys in DC or in the so-called Republican Party is going to have to really prove to me that they are willing to not just listen to our ideas but actually ACT on them. Until that happens count me as skeptical. I’m tired of turning the other cheek! Now I’m slapping back the ‘friendly’ hand until I know for a fact I can trust it!

    • ginghamturtle
    • I am guessing that if we are to wait on McCain then we are totally screwed.. He should have pulled this trigger along time ago. This is the same old Republicans too frightened to pull the trigger.

      Wake Up…

      Saw this at Legal Insurrection

      Dear Republican Establishment: a letter from the conservative grassroots
      Comments
      Permalink
      Posted by Anne Sorock Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 10:30am
      88

      84

      The letter below is from a group of grassroots conservatives who got together to pen their frustrations with the GOP. While these individuals do not wish to share their names, their sentiments are ones many of us share, including myself. Some of them I know; others, whom I don’t know and whose careers preclude them from taking so public a statement, surely join my friends as being hardworking, genuine grassroots, committed Americans.

      They are committed to waking up the GOP, the best hope of returning of the country to the right path, before it is too late. Let’s hope they listen this time.

      Dear Republican Establishment:

      We hear you. We hear you blaming us for Mitt Romney’s recent defeat in the Presidential election. Now hear us.

      Over a year ago, we told you that Mitt Romney would not be able to energize the base. You responded that anger at Obama would provide all the energy we needed. You were told that affection FOR a candidate is always a better model than depending on anger AT another candidate. You disagreed. And now, the votes are in. You were wrong.

      We also told you the 2012 election would be centered on turning out the GOP base. You insisted the election would hinge on winning independents. We now know that Romney did, in fact, win independents. Congratulations. He won those who showed up. Unfortunately, 10 million 2008 voters failed to get up off the sofa to vote for Romney. Nice job picking candidates!

      The grassroots predicted Obama’s victory model: to pivot hard left and drive up turnout of his base, to make independents terrified to vote for Romney, and to dispirit the GOP base. We noted that Romney was the candidate who best fit the Obama victory model, the only candidate who could deliver the one thing a billion Democrat dollars couldn’t buy – a dispirited GOP base. You rejected that idea outright. Well, we have the results. Obama successfully delivered his own base to the polls….while doing such a good job of destroying Romney that 10 million 2008 voters failed to show up at the polls….while a dispirited GOP base complained about the lackluster Romney campaign which failed to attack, failed to defend, etc.

      So now you blame the grassroots for all that? We would remind you that State & National GOP leadership leaned heavily on the grassroots this election cycle NOT to repeat the tactics which delivered victory in the 2010 mid-term elections. We played along, and quietly did the hard, grassroots work of walking streets and pounding phones for Romney. And look what happened. We did what you asked, the way you wanted it. Rest assured, the grassroots will not repeat this mistake again. Until you figure out how to listen to us as equal partners, we will not play with you. We will attack as we see fit.

      We also warned you that the nomination of Mitt Romney would totally remove Obamacare from the election. It most certainly did. The single greatest policy vulnerability Obama had was totally neutered by virtue of Romney being the ideological godfather of the policy in question. Thanks.

      Oh. Stop hanging Akin & Mourdock around our neck. We didn’t know they didn’t understand how conception works. You didn’t know that the word “macaca” was part of George Allen’s vocabulary, either. And you didn’t blame him for the loss of the House and Senate in 2006. Interestingly, you put him up again this time around. We might make mistakes, but we don’t make them twice. So stop the scapegoating, please.

      A word about demography: Women aren’t the problem, although we need to (and can) do better with them. Hispanics aren’t the problem, although we need to (and can) do better with them. The biggest nut of the problem is this: our campaign inspired 10 million… 10 MILLION… voters from 2008 who decided not to vote for Obama to stay home rather than come out and vote for Mitt Romney. We lost because we did not present bold colors, big ideas that could inspire a nation to join us.

      We lost because Mitt Romney, a man we immensely admire and respect, was the wrong candidate on just about every level. Mitt’s failure to do the obvious and select Marco Rubio as VP makes it much, much harder to win the future Hispanic vote. It’s not impossible. It can be done. Don’t worry. The grassroots will fix this for you. Please stay out of our way. And don’t do anything stupid like granting citizenship to 15m illegals. We have to persuade Hispanics they are conservatives who belong in the GOP, just like that County GOP Chairman in New Mexico did with Susanna Martinez. We win Hispanics by persuading them that conservatism, that free enterprise rather than entitlement, is the path to the American Dream of individual liberty and prosperity.

      Let it be known that we were good soldiers. We got on board and worked as hard and cheerfully as anyone else on the team. But please let the most important lesson of 2012 sink in: If we don’t nominate candidates who can inspire the grassroots of this country, we are not going to win, no matter how excited we think the independents are going be about them. If you cannot fire up your base, you are not going to fire up independents.

      You cannot win without your base.

      You cannot win by attacking your base.

      Ok. Enough. We will not harp on it any more. You can poke us all you want. From here on, we’re working on 2014. And 2016.

      We hope you will join us. And LISTEN.

      Sincerely,

      The Conservative Grassroots,
      AKA Tea Party, 912, Liberty, precinct Republicans, silent majority Americans

    • ginghamturtle
    • I am guessing that if we are to wait on McCain then we are totally screwed.. He should have pulled this trigger along time ago. This is the same old Republicans too frightened to pull the trigger.

      Wake Up…

      Saw this at Legal Insurrection

      Dear Republican Establishment: a letter from the conservative grassroots
      Comments
      Permalink
      Posted by Anne Sorock Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 10:30am
      88

      84

      The letter below is from a group of grassroots conservatives who got together to pen their frustrations with the GOP. While these individuals do not wish to share their names, their sentiments are ones many of us share, including myself. Some of them I know; others, whom I don’t know and whose careers preclude them from taking so public a statement, surely join my friends as being hardworking, genuine grassroots, committed Americans.

      They are committed to waking up the GOP, the best hope of returning of the country to the right path, before it is too late. Let’s hope they listen this time.

      Dear Republican Establishment:

      We hear you. We hear you blaming us for Mitt Romney’s recent defeat in the Presidential election. Now hear us.

      Over a year ago, we told you that Mitt Romney would not be able to energize the base. You responded that anger at Obama would provide all the energy we needed. You were told that affection FOR a candidate is always a better model than depending on anger AT another candidate. You disagreed. And now, the votes are in. You were wrong.

      We also told you the 2012 election would be centered on turning out the GOP base. You insisted the election would hinge on winning independents. We now know that Romney did, in fact, win independents. Congratulations. He won those who showed up. Unfortunately, 10 million 2008 voters failed to get up off the sofa to vote for Romney. Nice job picking candidates!

      The grassroots predicted Obama’s victory model: to pivot hard left and drive up turnout of his base, to make independents terrified to vote for Romney, and to dispirit the GOP base. We noted that Romney was the candidate who best fit the Obama victory model, the only candidate who could deliver the one thing a billion Democrat dollars couldn’t buy – a dispirited GOP base. You rejected that idea outright. Well, we have the results. Obama successfully delivered his own base to the polls….while doing such a good job of destroying Romney that 10 million 2008 voters failed to show up at the polls….while a dispirited GOP base complained about the lackluster Romney campaign which failed to attack, failed to defend, etc.

      So now you blame the grassroots for all that? We would remind you that State & National GOP leadership leaned heavily on the grassroots this election cycle NOT to repeat the tactics which delivered victory in the 2010 mid-term elections. We played along, and quietly did the hard, grassroots work of walking streets and pounding phones for Romney. And look what happened. We did what you asked, the way you wanted it. Rest assured, the grassroots will not repeat this mistake again. Until you figure out how to listen to us as equal partners, we will not play with you. We will attack as we see fit.

      We also warned you that the nomination of Mitt Romney would totally remove Obamacare from the election. It most certainly did. The single greatest policy vulnerability Obama had was totally neutered by virtue of Romney being the ideological godfather of the policy in question. Thanks.

      Oh. Stop hanging Akin & Mourdock around our neck. We didn’t know they didn’t understand how conception works. You didn’t know that the word “macaca” was part of George Allen’s vocabulary, either. And you didn’t blame him for the loss of the House and Senate in 2006. Interestingly, you put him up again this time around. We might make mistakes, but we don’t make them twice. So stop the scapegoating, please.

      A word about demography: Women aren’t the problem, although we need to (and can) do better with them. Hispanics aren’t the problem, although we need to (and can) do better with them. The biggest nut of the problem is this: our campaign inspired 10 million… 10 MILLION… voters from 2008 who decided not to vote for Obama to stay home rather than come out and vote for Mitt Romney. We lost because we did not present bold colors, big ideas that could inspire a nation to join us.

      We lost because Mitt Romney, a man we immensely admire and respect, was the wrong candidate on just about every level. Mitt’s failure to do the obvious and select Marco Rubio as VP makes it much, much harder to win the future Hispanic vote. It’s not impossible. It can be done. Don’t worry. The grassroots will fix this for you. Please stay out of our way. And don’t do anything stupid like granting citizenship to 15m illegals. We have to persuade Hispanics they are conservatives who belong in the GOP, just like that County GOP Chairman in New Mexico did with Susanna Martinez. We win Hispanics by persuading them that conservatism, that free enterprise rather than entitlement, is the path to the American Dream of individual liberty and prosperity.

      Let it be known that we were good soldiers. We got on board and worked as hard and cheerfully as anyone else on the team. But please let the most important lesson of 2012 sink in: If we don’t nominate candidates who can inspire the grassroots of this country, we are not going to win, no matter how excited we think the independents are going be about them. If you cannot fire up your base, you are not going to fire up independents.

      You cannot win without your base.

      You cannot win by attacking your base.

      Ok. Enough. We will not harp on it any more. You can poke us all you want. From here on, we’re working on 2014. And 2016.

      We hope you will join us. And LISTEN.

      Sincerely,

      The Conservative Grassroots,
      AKA Tea Party, 912, Liberty, precinct Republicans, silent majority Americans

      • Ben
      • Wow, yeah that’s about all there is to say. Romney seems like a great guy, and I think subtracting romneycare and adding a little more fighting attitude would have made him the right candidate. Otherwise completely dead on.

        • JSBACH Lover
        • I have to differ. Why is it that the Democrats seem to be able to unite behind their candidate — whoever that is, in whatever national election — and Republicans (those who call themselves that and those who don’t/no longer do) just can’t do it. There is no such thing as a perfect candidate. A lot of people apparently think there is. In my view, Romney himself was better than all the other Republicans, but there were things he should have brought up, should have talked about, should have hammered on Obama about that he didn’t. And then there’s the voter fraud issue. Between fraud and perfect-conservative-seeking Republicans staying home, yeah, he lost the election.

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