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pueno



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Fick-shun wrote:
There is no defense for the Benghazi coverup, nor for the coverup of the coverup. It is now proven to be a deliberate lie, orchestrated from the White House senior staff which is ultimately directed by the president, to salvage the ensuing reelection. Nixon merely spied on his opponents and lied about it until proven guilty; this administration lied about how and why its first ambassador to be murdered in 30 years died in order to cover up Obama's lie that radical Islamic terrorism was on the run. Anyone who doesn't understand the gravity of that is stupid, ignorant, or both.

Complete horseshit from the premiere purveyor of horseshit ==> Mikey.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He said on the run. They are. Did he say gone? No. Sour grapes.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is the righteous indignation for theses events?????

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_political_scandals_in_the_United_States

2001–2009 George W. Bush Administration[edit]
Executive Branch[edit]
PRISM (surveillance program) was signed into law on Sept. 11, 2007, by President George W. Bush after he signed the Protect America Act allowing the National Security Agency to start a massive domestic surveillance program known as PRISM on Sept. 11, 2007.[32] “I put that program in place to protect the country”, he said.[33]
Felipe Sixto was appointed by President George W. Bush to be his Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs as well as Duty Director at the Office of Public Liaison. He resigned a few weeks later on March 20, 2008 because of his misuse of grant money from the U.S. Agency for International Development when he had worked for the Center for a Free Cuba.[34] He was sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing almost $600,000 for personal use.[35]
Timothy Goeglein, Special Assistant to President Bush resigned when it was discovered that more than 20 of his columns had been plagiarized from an Indiana newspaper. (2008)[36]
Scott Bloch was appointed by President George W. Bush to head the United States Office of Special Counsel. On April 27, 2010 Bloch pleaded guilty to criminal contempt of Congress for "willfully and unlawfully withholding pertinent information from a House committee investigating his decision to have several government computers wiped ...."[37] On February 2, Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson ruled that Bloch faces a mandatory sentence of at least one month in prison.[38][39]
Lewis Libby, Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney (R). 'Scooter' was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in the Plame Affair on March 6, 2007. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000. The sentence was commuted by George W. Bush on July 1, 2007. The felony remains on Libby's record, though the jail time and fine were commuted.[40][41]
Alphonso Jackson The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development resigned while under investigation by the Justice Department for alleged cronyism and favoritism [42]
Karl Rove Senior Adviser to President George W. Bush was investigated by the Office of Special Counsel for "improper political influence over government decision-making", as well as for his involvement in several other scandals such as Lawyergate, Bush White House e-mail controversy and Plame affair. He resigned in April 2007. (See Karl Rove in the George W. Bush administration)[43]
Richard J. Griffin Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security appointed by George W. Bush who made key decisions regarding the department's oversight of private security contractor Blackwater USA, resigned in November 2007, after a critical review by the House Oversight Committee found that his office had failed to adequately supervise private contractors during the Blackwater Baghdad shootings protecting U.S. diplomats in Iraq.[44]
Howard Krongard, Republican contributor[45] was appointed Inspector General of the US State Department by President George W. Bush in 2005.[46] After he was accused by the House Oversight Committee of improperly interfering with investigations into private security contractor Blackwater USA, concerning the Blackwater Baghdad shootings. Krongard resigned in December 2007.[47][48]
"Lawyergate"[49] Or the Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy refers to President Bush firing, without explanation, eleven Republican federal prosecutors whom he himself had appointed. It is alleged they were fired for prosecuting Republicans and not prosecuting Democrats.[50][51] When Congressional hearings were called, a number of senior Justice Department officials cited executive privilege and refused to testify under oath and instead resigned, including:
Michael A. Battle Director of Executive Office of US Attorneys in the Justice Department.[52]
Bradley Schlozman Director of Executive Office of US Attorneys who replaced Battle[53]
Michael Elston Chief of Staff to Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty[54]
Paul McNulty Deputy Attorney General to William Mercer[55]
William W. Mercer Associate Attorney General to Alberto Gonzales[56]
Kyle Sampson Chief of Staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales[52]
Alberto Gonzales Attorney General of the United States[57]
Monica Goodling Liaison between President Bush and the Justice Department[58]
Joshua Bolten Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bush was found in Contempt of Congress[59]
Sara M. Taylor Aide to Presidential Advisor Karl Rove[60]
Karl Rove Advisor to President Bush[61]
Harriet Miers Legal Counsel to President Bush, was found in Contempt of Congress[59]
Bush White House e-mail controversy – During the Lawyergate investigation it was discovered that the Bush administration used Republican National Committee (RNC) web servers for millions of emails which were then destroyed, lost or deleted in possible violation of the Presidential Records Act and the Hatch Act. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Andrew Card, Sara Taylor and Scott Jennings all used RNC webservers for the majority of their emails. Of 88 officials investigated, 51 showed no emails at all.[62] As many as 5 million e-mails requested by Congressional investigators were therefore unavailable, lost, or deleted.[63]
Lurita Alexis Doan Resigned as head of the General Services Administration. She was under scrutiny for conflict of interest and violations of the Hatch Act.[64] Among other things she asked GSA employees how they could "help Republican candidates".[65]
John Korsmo chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board pled guilty to lying to congress and sentenced to 18 months of unsupervised probation and fined $5,000. (2005)[66]
Darleen A. Druyun was Principal Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force nominated by George W. Bush.[67] She pled guilty to inflating the price of contracts to favor her future employer, Boeing. In October 2004, she was sentenced to nine months in jail for corruption, fined $5,000, given three years of supervised release and 150 hours of community service. She began her prison term on January 5, 2005.[68] CBS News called it "the biggest Pentagon scandal in 20 years" and said that she pleaded guilty to a felony.[69]
Philip Cooney Bush appointee to chair the Council on Environmental Quality was accused of editing government climate reports to emphasize doubts about global warming.[70] Two days later, Cooney announced his resignation[71] and later conceded his role in altering reports. Stating "My sole loyalty was to the President and advancing the policies of his administration," .[72][73]
Jack Abramoff Scandal in which the prominent lobbyist with close ties to Republican administration officials and legislators offered bribes as part of his lobbying efforts. Abramoff was sentenced to 4 years in prison.[74][75] See Legislative scandals.
David Safavian GSA (General Services Administration) Chief of Staff,[76] found guilty of blocking justice and lying,[77] and sentenced to 18 months[78]
Roger Stillwell Staff in the Department of the Interior under President George W. Bush (R). Pleaded guilty and received two years suspended sentence. [30]
Susan B. Ralston Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to Karl Rove, resigned October 6, 2006, after it became known that she accepted gifts and passed information to her former boss Jack Abramoff.[79]
J. Steven Griles former Deputy to the Secretary of the Interior pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 10 months.[80]
Italia Federici staff to the Secretary of Interior, and President of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, pled guilty to tax evasion and obstruction of justice. She was sentenced to four years probation.[81][82][83]
Jared Carpenter Vice-President of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, was discovered during the Abramoff investigation and pled guilty to income tax evasion. He got 45 days, plus 4 years probation.[84]
Mark Zachares staff in the Department of Labor, bribed by Abramoff, guilty of conspiracy to defraud.[75]
Robert E. Coughlin Deputy Chief of Staff, Criminal Division of the Justice Department pleaded guilty to conflict of interest after accepting bribes from Jack Abramoff. (2008)[85]
Kyle Foggo Executive director of the CIA was convicted of honest services fraud in the awarding of a government contract and sentenced to 37 months in federal prison at Pine Knot, Kentucky. On September 29, 2008, Foggo pleaded guilty to one count of the indictment, admitting that while he was the CIA executive director, he acted to steer a CIA contract to the firm of his lifelong friend, Brent R. Wilkes.[86]
Julie MacDonald Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior, resigned May 1, 2007, after giving government documents to developers (2007)[87]
Claude Allen Appointed as an advisor by President George W. Bush (R) on Domestic Policy, Allen was arrested for a series of felony thefts in retail stores. He was convicted on one count and resigned soon after.[88]
Lester Crawford Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, resigned after 2 months. Pled guilty to conflict of interest and received 3 years suspended sentence and fined $90,000 (2006)[89]
2003 Invasion of Iraq depended on intelligence that Saddam Hussein was developing "weapons of mass destruction" (WMDs) meaning nuclear, chemical and/or biological weapons for offensive use. As revealed by The (British) Downing Street memo "Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and the facts were being fixed around the policy" The press called this the 'smoking gun."(2005)[90]
Yellowcake forgery: Just before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration presented evidence to the UN that Iraq was seeking material (yellowcake uranium) in Africa for making nuclear weapons. Though presented as true, it was later found to be not only dubious, but outright false.[91]
Coalition Provisional Authority Cash Payment Scandal: On June 20, 2005, the staff of the Committee on Government Reform prepared a report for Congressman Henry Waxman.[92] It was revealed that $12 billion in cash had been delivered to Iraq by C-130 planes, on shrinkwrapped pallets of US $100 bills.[93] The United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, concluded that "Many of the funds appear to have been lost to corruption and waste.... Some of the funds could have enriched both criminals and insurgents...." Henry Waxman, commented, "Who in their right mind would send 363 tons of cash into a war zone?" A single flight to Iraq on December 12, 2003, which contained $1.5 billion in cash is said to be the largest single Federal Reserve payout in US history according to Henry Waxman.[94][95]
Bush administration payment of columnists with federal funds to say nice things about Republican policies. Illegal payments were made to journalists Armstrong Williams, Maggie Gallagher and Michael McManus (2004–2005)[96]
Bernard Kerik nomination in 2004 as Secretary of Homeland Security was derailed by past employment of an illegal alien as a nanny, and other improprieties. On Nov 4, 2009, he pled guilty to two counts of tax fraud and five counts of lying to the federal government and was sentenced to four years in prison.[97]
Plame affair (2004), in which CIA agent Valerie Plame's name was supposedly leaked by Richard Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State, to the press in retaliation for her husband's criticism of the reports used by George W. Bush to legitimize the Iraq war.[98] Armitage admitted he was the leak[99] but no wrongdoing was found.
Thomas A. Scully, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), withheld information from Congress about the projected cost of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, and allegedly threatened to fire Medicare's chief actuary, Richard Foster, if Foster provided the data to Congress. (2003)[100] Scully resigned on December 16, 2003.
NSA warrantless surveillance – Shortly after the September 11 attacks in 2001, President George W. Bush (R) implemented a secret program by the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on domestic telephone calls by American citizens without warrants, thus by-passing the FISA court which must approve all such actions. (2002)[101] In 2010, Federal Judge Vaughn Walker ruled this practice to be illegal.[102]
Janet Rehnquist (daughter of former Chief Justice William Rehnquist) appointed Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services by George W. Bush. In 2002, Governor Jeb Bush's (R-FL) Chief of Staff Kathleen Shanahan asked Rehnquist to delay auditing a $571 million federal overpayment to the State of Florida. Rehnquist ordered her staff to delay the investigation for five months until after the Florida elections. When Congress began an investigation into the matter, Rehnquist resigned in March 2003, saying she wanted to spend more time with her family.[103][104][105][105][106][107]
John Yoo An attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel inside the Justice Department who, working closely with vice president Dick Cheney and The Bush Six,[108] wrote memos stating the right of the president to –
suspend sections of the ABM Treaty without informing Congress[109]
bypass the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allowing warrentless wiretapping of US Citizens within the United States by the National Security Agency.[109]
state that the First Amendment and Fourth Amendments and the Takings Clause do not apply to the president in time of war as defined in the USA PATRIOT Act[109]
allow Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (torture) because provisions of the War Crimes Act, the Third Geneva Convention, and the Torture convention do not apply.[109]
Many of his memos have since been repudiated and reversed.[109][110] Later review by the Justice Department reported that Yoo and Jay Bybee used "poor judgement" in the memos, but no charges were filed.[111]
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mac



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nit Wit--you again fail to comprehend even the most basic aspects of human motivation and reasoning. There is a profound difference between defensiveness and outrage. You have posted false stories about Benghazi multiple times in your eagerness to besmirch Obama and Clinton. You have ignored the requests of the Ambassador's parents--without apology. You have consistently posted false stories from suspect sources, stoked by your deep and irrational paranoia and your hatred of all things to the left of Attila the Hun.

I am generally a cheerful and happy guy. But this pattern pisses me off. More than that, it outrages me. You do not have the decency to consider the credibility of your sources--instead you instantly repost something that will cast aspersions on Obama or Clinton. You have never apologized, or said my bad, when your stories--dozens of them by now--have turned out to be lies. That behavior is outrageous, whether or not your particular type of paranoia qualifies you for some type of disability or mental health counseling.

My parents taught me that lying was shameful. Think about it.
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techno900



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess your parents missed the name calling lesson.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bush is long gone.....And for a guy who was so stupid, he sure did a lot of sneaky things youwindsurf.

As for whether the Benghazi cover up was a cover up, over 80% of the American people think Obama lies. And 61% believe he lied specifically about Benghazi.
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"As for whether the Benghazi cover up was a cover up, over 80% of the American people think Obama lies. And 61% believe he lied specifically about Benghazi."


Total nonsense Bard. Where did you pick that garbage? Alex Jones' Info Wars?

What is the favorability rating of Republicans in Congress? If they keep up their utter depravity and the dishonest charades much longer, they will be in the single digits. But remarkably, they're your heroes. Doesn't the fact that they have been accomplishing nothing for the good of the country for years now bother you?
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bard resurrects the tired old, and blatantly unprincipled line of the GOP. It matters not what the truth is, what matters is if Fox and talk radio lie enough to have people believe it.

The specific lie on Benghazi? Specifics? Source?
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youwindsurf



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevenbard wrote:
Bush is long gone.....And for a guy who was so stupid, he sure did a lot of sneaky things youwindsurf.

As for whether the Benghazi cover up was a cover up, over 80% of the American people think Obama lies. And 61% believe he lied specifically about Benghazi.


Stupid people = stupid poll results:

Three and a half years into the presidency of Barack Obama, 17 percent of registered voters still believe that he is a Muslim despite the fact that he is a Christian, according to a poll released Thursday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Forty-nine percent correctly identified that he is a Christian, while 31 percent of respondents said they did not know.

The poll showed a striking increase in Republicans and conservative Republicans who say that Obama's Muslim. Sixteen percent of both groups in October 2008 said that he was Muslim, while in this survey, 30 percent of Republicans and 34 percent of conservative Republicans said so.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/obama-muslim_n_1706522.html
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
“Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument.” -Samuel Johnson-
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