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The Faux Crisis

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by otis thorpe, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. otis thorpe

    otis thorpe Member

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    How many faux crisis can the republicans come up with this year. Issa Issa Baby is now threatening to subpoena people to get to the bottom of the website disaster?

    remember when the irs was picking on conservatives, Benghazi, and the justice dpt subpoenaing all those reporters for phone records to find who leaked the source of a terrorist plot broken up all came about at the same time earlier this year.

    nothing came about of those "scandals". no need to rehash Benghazi (I think and hope). the irs actually questioned more left leaning groups seeking exempt status. and the leak, which was probably the closest to political shenanigans, well Rachel Maddow reported the fbi leaker was actually found.

    so the closest thing to a scandal, the government actually caught their guy, tried him, and put him in jail. (click the link, in a strange twist, he was arrested for child pornography in a totally separate investigation)

    at what point do these congressional hearing are referred to as what they are, obstructionist policy. they do nothing but slow down the government and then the same people complain when a web site that they fought tooth and nail after it was affirmed by the SCOTUS isn't functioning properly.
     
  2. Commodore

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    Obama: "No one is more outraged than me about Benghazi/IRS/Fast and Furious/Healthcare.gov"

    Holder/Clinton/Sebelius: "I was not aware of anything, the POTUS was not aware of anything"

    No one knows anything, no one is fired. A few days later, declare scandal phoney. It's as if there is a playbook.

    Now, this only works with a media happily willing to look the other way, but it does work.
     
  3. eddiewinslow

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    republicans are sitting pretty, the top 5% are making more than ever lol. Look at executive compensations, business owners are making more. It's the average joe whose disposable income has been wiped out. The republicans have seen a soaring stock market, soaring real estate price, and leaner businesses churning out higher profits.

    So do tell me where republicans are suffering? O you mean politically lol like that matters anymore republicans are fighting a lost cause, eventually the US will implode as their wont be any tax dollars left to give laquesha and her kids bc there will be way more of them than the working class but for now the republicans are doing fantastic in reality outside of the political spectrum.

    Its the democrats and joe main street who are struggling in real life right now
     
  4. bigtexxx

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    the only people who believe something like Benghazi was a "faux crisis" are those who either:
    A) don't care about terrorism
    B) don't care about protecting our ambassadors from getting killed and drug through the streets
    C) those who have blind partisan support for the president (any guesses as to why?)
     
  5. mc mark

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    the only people who believe something like Benghazi was a “crisis" are those who either:

    A) would do or say anything to see this president fail, damn the facts
    B) are racist assholes who can’t see past their blind hate of the black
    C) those who have blind partisan support for destroying the president (any guesses as to why?)

    Hey that was fun!
     
  6. Dubious

    Dubious Contributing Member

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    It's the oppositions job to "oppose", it's the media's job to attract viewers.
    Nobody would watch if the news and no one would bother to vote everyone just said things were just their bumpy normal. But barring the occasional radical event things are going about as expected.
     
  7. rocketsjudoka

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    I am not that bothered by Congressional investigations of the executive. I think it is a necessary part of the the separation of powers. What bothers me though is the continued outrage even when an investigation comes up with little or nothing.
     
  8. otis thorpe

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    good point, Benghazi was the epitome of this.
     
  9. Commodore

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    utter incompetence and dereliction of duty led to the deaths of four Americans, and Hillary should be disqualified from higher office because of it.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>60 Minutes: Ambassador Stevens' #2 Greg Hicks says when he learned there was no military assistance coming to help, he had to call...</p>&mdash; Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) <a href="https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson/status/394604891965882368" data-datetime="2013-10-27T23:21:52+00:00">October 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>...the CIA annex under attack and tell them "there may not be any help coming."</p>&mdash; Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) <a href="https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson/status/394605017128132609" data-datetime="2013-10-27T23:22:22+00:00">October 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hicks says to hear "that our back isn't covered...it's a terrible terrible experience."</p>&mdash; Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) <a href="https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson/status/394605142076428288" data-datetime="2013-10-27T23:22:51+00:00">October 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>al Qaeda promised to attack the Red Cross, the British and the Americans in Benghazi...</p>&mdash; Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) <a href="https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson/status/394605925660516352" data-datetime="2013-10-27T23:25:58+00:00">October 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a class="hashtag" action="hash" title="#Benghazi">#Benghazi</a> 60 Minutes: witness says black al Qaeda flags were flying over government buildings in Benghazi at times prior to attacks.</p>&mdash; Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) <a href="https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson/status/394606204703350784" data-datetime="2013-10-27T23:27:05+00:00">October 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A CIA quick reaction force ignored orders to wait &amp; went into the compound, where they repelled 60 terrorists &amp; saved 5 Americans</p>&mdash; 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) <a href="https://twitter.com/60Minutes/status/394605510110240768" data-datetime="2013-10-27T23:24:19+00:00">October 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A security officer based in Benghazi says the State Dept wouldn’t allow guards at the U.S. Mission to carry guns: <a href="http://t.co/r2dlNxDxT1" title="http://cbsn.ws/16xYc7J">cbsn.ws/16xYc7J</a></p>&mdash; 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) <a href="https://twitter.com/60Minutes/status/394584982842138624" data-datetime="2013-10-27T22:02:45+00:00">October 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>“You are going to get attacked in <a class="hashtag" action="hash" title="#Benghazi">#Benghazi</a>,” a security official says he told Amb Stevens 3 months b/f the assault on the U.S. mission</p>&mdash; 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) <a href="https://twitter.com/60Minutes/status/394604389018501120" data-datetime="2013-10-27T23:19:52+00:00">October 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  10. Dubious

    Dubious Contributing Member

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    The story of Peter And The Wolf has been around for a thousand years because it illustrates a basic tenet of human nature. I think people understand the 'opposition' cries wolf at every occasion so that they can invoke outrage and when they get one right, take power back for themselves; and then the game will switch. But they always tread the line that their frequent cries will become disregarded white noise.
     
  11. BetterThanI

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    I hate to do this, but as a music teacher, I must:

    Peter and the Wolf is a musical composition and story written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936.

    "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" (what you meant, I'm sure) is a fable that has been around for centuries.

    Carry on...;)
     
  12. Dubious

    Dubious Contributing Member

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    As a music teacher you need to take every opportunity you can to lay down smack.
    Correction appreciated.
     
  13. krosfyah

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    By "every opportunity" you really mean a once in a decade event. He lives in the 100 year flood plane. Good job at ceasing the opportunity.

    I don't recall hearing the outrage from the right about the cost to human life or the financial cost of the Iraq war. Suddenly now, the loss of four lives is the grandest tragedy. Ya'll make it hard to take you seriously.
     
  14. TheresTheDagger

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    Which category is "60 minutes" in?

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A security officer based in Benghazi says the State Dept wouldn’t allow guards at the U.S. Mission to carry guns: <a href="http://t.co/UOPvGylxaB">http://t.co/UOPvGylxaB</a></p>&mdash; 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) <a href="https://twitter.com/60Minutes/statuses/394210772467085312">October 26, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  15. otis thorpe

    otis thorpe Member

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    what category is the security offiicer in?
     
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    I lol'd at the first paragraph. Second paragraph is spot on.
     
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    Let’s face it, Republicans are never going to get what they want from Benghazi because what they really want is for President Obama to go away and for the past 5 years to be wiped from history.
     
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    The category of the guy getting shot at and trying to not die due to the incredible incompetence of the State Department run by Hillary Clinton.
     
  20. Dubious

    Dubious Contributing Member

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    seizing

    smack
     

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