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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

President Barack Obama derided the Republican Party’s obsession with the talking points used after the attack in Benghazi, Libya as a “sideshow” and labeled the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups as “outrageous” during a Monday morning press conference at the White House.

Speaking alongside United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama updated reporters on the leaders’ bilateral talks about the situations in Syria and Afghanistan, the upcoming G8 meetings in Northern Ireland and ongoing trade negotiations, before taking questions on the IRS and Benghazi controversies.

Obama said he does not want to judge the results of the investigation into the IRS misconduct prematurely, but he warned that — if the reports of political targeting are proven correct — he “will not tolerate it.”

“If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous and there’s no place for it,” the president said, adding that “they have to be held fully accountable.”

On Benghazi, Obama blasted the Republican Party for turning an important investigation into a “sideshow.” Noting that he referred to the attack as an act of terror the day after it occurred, and that his administration has provided scores of documents to Congress, he flatly rejected claims that he is engaged in any kind of cover-up.

“If this was some effort on our part to try to downplay what had happened or tamp it down, that would be a pretty odd thing that three days later we end up putting out all the information that, in fact, has now served as the basis for everybody recognizing that this was a terrorist attack and that it may have included elements that were planned by extremists inside of Libya,” Obama said. “Who executes some sort of cover-up or effort to tamp things down for three days? The whole thing defies logic.”

“There is no ‘there’ there,” the president added.

Obama went on to rip his opponents for trying to exploit the attack for political gain.

“We dishonor [the victims of the attack] when we turn things like this into a political circus,” Obama said. “What happened was tragic, it was carried out by extremists inside of Libya. We are out there trying to hunt down the folks who carried this out and we’re trying to make sure we fix the system so that it doesn’t happen again.”

Before the press conference turned to domestic matters, Obama and Cameron each made strong statements on the devolving situation in Syria. Obama said that he and Cameron had discussed the “appalling violence” in the country, and are seeking ways to increase pressure on the Assad regime to stop the killing, provide humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, and prepare the country to transition to a democratic government without Assad.

Cameron concurred, stressing that “there is no more urgent international task than this.”

President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron’s full press conference can be seen here.

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65 Responses to WATCH: Obama Talks Benghazi, IRS At Press Conference With U.K.’s Cameron

  1. Henry Decker, useful idiot du jour once again, goes on the rant to disseminate Obozo’s propaganda about his own cover up. Obozo and his minions, including Cankles Clinton, spent nearly 3 weeks telling the world that Benghazi was about a “spontaneous attack arising from a protest over a two-bit anti-muzzy film” when their own internal memos and the testimony from 3 whistleblowers PROVED beyond any doubt that the attack was a planned and organized terrorist attack by an Al Qaeda affiliate, Ansar Al Sharia. Now he’s caught and proven to be a liar, and he’s trying to make up and revise history. The useful idiots in this sewer called ‘The Memo’ are busy at work trying to spread the lies and propaganda instead of doing real journalism. Nice try, Hank, but no cigar.

    Have a nice day!

    “I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video,” – Barack Hussein Obozo lying to the world in speech to UN General Assembly following the Benghazi attack

    • Big deal. No one cares about what happened AFTER the attack other than the RWNJ conspiracy theorists who desperately need something to carry on about. You’ve got nothing, and are frantically trying to fluff it up into something grandiose to feed your base who demands raw meat every day. Yawn.

      Go peddle that line on Drudge, DeadBart, WND, or someplace else where the gullible and demented are eager for that sort of thing. For those of us outside of the Fox bubble, this is merely more hysterical paranoia and looney nonsense from Wingnut Central.

      • Siggy… Everyone carees about the attack DURING the 9 hour ordeal in which we had men fighting it out and begging for assistance. Where was Obuzo DURING the attack? Why did he order special ops guys in Libya ready to go help DURING the attack to stand down? Twice!
        Everyone cares that the President deliberately engaged in misleading America about the attack AFTER it happened. He knowingly lied about it multiple times in public. To buy your line, no one should have cared what happened after a 2-bit burglary at the Watergate Hotel back in 1972. Oh, wait… that’s right… we only care when it’s a Republican president, right? DemonRAT presidents are allowed be to corrupt because the leftist agenda is too important to care about petty crimes and misdemeanors.
        Don’t be such an Obozo zombie, Siggy.

        Have a nice day!

        “Based on information that we — our initial information — we saw no evidence to back up claims by others that this was a preplanned or premeditated attack; that we saw evidence that it was sparked by
        the reaction to this video.” – Jay Carney on Sept 17th responding to questions about what caused the Benghazi attacks on the mission
        facility on 9/11, despite email evidence AND TESTIMONY BY MR. HICKS that shows Obozo knew it was a terrorist attack moments after it started.

        • Obama was in Washington, doing his job. What did you want him to do? Jump into a telephone booth and change into his “Barak the Magic Negro” superhero tights, fly to Libya at super Obama-speed, singlehandedly vanquish the evil Mooooslum attackers and save the day? And seriously, every one of your points has already been debunked by people whose job it was to investigate the affair. They released their report, and Obama was in no way involved. Nor was Hillary.

          Sorry if reality doesn’t agree with your WND based fantasy, but there you are. But by all means, keep beating this dead horse. All it’s doing is making you look more and more foolish. Yes, the base just eats this up. However, out in the real world, it’s becoming more and more apparent that this is just another GOP political hack job, the same thing they pull over and over and over. And trolls like you carry on about even when it’s obvious that it’s just puffery.

          • Short retort

            There was an obvious try for a cover story about the You
            tube video being the cause of the Embassy killings.This went on 3-4 weeks. Who were they trying to protect….Moslem Brotherhood and their sympathizers and that includes O’Bama. This was such an obvious scheme.

          • You might ask the CIA about that . . . not that they’ll answer you, of course.

          • It is also important to note that the first contingent of Special Forces arrived in Benghazi a few minutes before the two ex-Navy Seals in the Consulate Annex were killed by a mortar strike. The arrival of a second contingent of Special Forces personnel , consisting of four soldiers, could not depart Tripoli on time because of problems with the Lybian C-130 that was supposed to take them to Benghazi. A proposed aerial strike to at least intimidate the attackers had to be canceled because there were no refueling tankers in the region at the time. Detailed information has been provided to the Inquisitors by the Obama administration, the Pentagon and the CIA. They are well aware of what happened and of the need to avoid divulging classified information or exposing our informants and other personnel in Lybia. The reason for the inquisitorial charade has nothing to do with lack of information – based on fact rather than speculation – it is all about political gain by a party that has absolutely nothing positive to offer.

          • Oh, THAT’S right, go ahead and introduce FACTS into the conversation! What a buzzkill . . .

        • Only a moron like you would tell your enemy that you are investigating them before you start investigating them. Clintons approval rating is skyrocketing. Please keep this up. thanks

        • My, my, Obozo, your ability to twist facts and jump on half truths and unsubstantiated rumors continues unsurpassed. What 9 hour ordeal? The original attack started after 9:30 PM, the first rescue mission (from the CIA) arrived a little over an hour later but was driven off after losing ten men, and the second rescue mission flew in from Tripoli a little after midnight, was ambushed but succeeded in rescuing 32 and evacuating them to Tripoli before 3AM. Kindly note that 9:30 PM plus 9 hours is 6:30 AM.

          According to the people in charge at Tripoli the special ops people were told to stand down because they were not needed in Tripoli (which was the place that they were charged with defending).

          I guess you may be correct that President Obama lied about the Benghazi attack because he said that it was a terrorist attack the next day but he had no proof to back that statement up. .

          • Ralphie, Obozo did NOT say that Benghazi was a terrorist attack the next day. He referred to terror in general and NOT as a specific reference to the attack in Benghazi. To attempt to say that he did is nothing short of radical revisionist history. And in fact, his words and actions for 3 weeks following the attack all were directed toward the stupid video. Only now that they have been caught in the lie that I, and many others, knew was a lie from day one, are they going back and trying to rewrite history. And the more that Obozo keeps coming on TV to tell us that “there’s nothing to see here, move along, move along”, the more he keeps digging himself a deeper hole. What a tangled web we weave when at first we attempt to decieve.

            Have a great day, Ralphie!

            “I have made it clear that the United States government had
            nothing to do with this video,” – Barack Hussein Obozo lying to the world in his speech to UN General Assembly following the Benghazi attack

          • Well, Obozo, I certainly do not recall ever accusing you of saying that Benghazi was a terrorist attack the next day nor do I recall if you did however I do recall President Obama stating that Benghazi was a terrorist action the next day. I do remember seeing and hearing reports from Benghazi that the attack on the Consulate appeared uncoordinated and undisciplined and even reports from 2 members of a group that attacked the Consulate that they had originally planned an attack on a later date but decided on this day after seeing reports about the attacks in other places that day (those attacks were definitely triggered by the newly translated video). I don’t recall seeing any of those reports in US media but only in European media.

            I gather from your last paragraph that you think that the US government made the offending video and wonder where you got that extremely strange notion.

          • Ralphie… You must be one of those guys that catches his wife in bed with another man and then believes her when she tells you that what she is doing is not what it looks like. My goodness, Ralphie. How damned gullible can you be? For Pete’s sake, ABC News even admitted Obozo lied, and they are completely in the tank for Obozo. (Jay Carney is married to Claire Shipman, Sr. National Corresponded for ABC News)

            Why did the first CIA version of the memo on the attack discuss the planned and coordinated terror attack committed by Ansar Al Sharia, and the 12th version discussed a phony video lie? By the way, Ralph, that video had fewer than 100 views on YouTube prior to 9.11.12, so it wasn’t even the reason for a single protest anywhere in the world. NO ON HAD SEEN IT BY YOUTUBES OWN STATISTICS. So, when Obozo says their “best information at the tme indicated a spontaneous protest sparked by a video”, HE IS OUTRIGHT LYING TO YOU, RALPHIE! HE THINKS YOUR ARE AN IDIOT! Clearly, ABC News has proven that the best intelligence they had at the time was exactly what we have been saying it was since day one: a planned and coordinated terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11.

            Why did Obozo, Cankles Clinton, Carney, and Rice go on national TV for 3 weeks blaming a video if he said it was a terrorist attack the day after? BECAUSE HE SAID NOTHING OF THE SORT!!!

            Maybe you have not be taking your meds lately, Ralphie. You’re delusional today.

            Have a nice eventing, Ralphie!

            “I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video,” – Barack Hussein Obozo lying to the world in his speech to UN General Assembly following the Benghazi attack

          • Actually, Obozo, if you would pull your head out of your nether regions you would know that millions of people saw that movie after it was translated because it was featured on Al Jazeera and that directly resulted in demonstrations at many US Embassies and Consulates. For that matter, Obozo, if no one in the Middle-east had seen the movie then why were they carrying signs denigrating said “never seen” movie? Actually, I would be surprised if anyone other than those involved in making the movie had viewed it on YouTube prior to it being dubbed in Arabic and shown on Al Jazeera.

            I notice that you still claim that the offending movie was made by the US government (your last paragraph) and I still wonder what idiotic source you used for that conclusion.

          • Ralphie… you’re not a stupid man like many others on this site. So it confuses me where exactly you think I said the government made the movie. This does bring up an interesting point, though. The guy that made the movie, in a country with freedom of speech, is still sitting in jail on trumped up charges. Why is Obozo keeping him in jail for making a movie? And no matter what you say, Ralphie, Obozo LIED to the world when he blamed Benghazi on that video, and we all know he LIED. When it is 100% known from the CIA’s memo, the one that Obozo doctored TWELVE TIMES, that the attack was attributed to Ansar Al Sharia immediately following the attack, we all know that the story that Obozo pushed about a “spontaneous attack sparked by a video” is a flat out LIE!!! Face it Ralphie. I know it’s hard for you to accept because Obozo is your messiah, but he LIED to you because he thinks you are stupid. Your messiah LIED to you. There is no getting around it.

            Have a great day, Ralphie!

            “I have made it clear that the United States government had
            nothing to do with this video,” – Barack Hussein Obozo lying to the world in his speech to UN General Assembly following the Benghazi attack

          • Well, Obozo, I notice that in your second sentence you state “So it confuses me where exactly you think I said the government made the movie.” and then you close with a paragraph ““I have made it clear that the United States government hadnothing to do with this video,” – Barack Hussein Obozo lying to the world in his speech to UN General Assembly following the Benghazi attack””

            This closing paragraph makes it obvious that you are saying that the US gov’t/Obama did make the movie when you claim that President Obama was lying when he stated that the United States government had nothing to do with the video.

            I am happy to clear up a small iota of your massive confusion by pointing out to you that you are accusing the government of making the video in your closing paragraphs.

          • Come on Ralphie… you can’t be that foolish to confuse the use of Obozo’s own quote in the context of my proving that he continued to LIE about Benghazi being about a spontaneous protest over a stupid video FOR 3 WEEKS with the far out and whacky connection that I mean to say the government made the video. Don’t be such a fool, my friend. Besides, that’s Obozo’s words from his own fetid and lying pie hole, not mine.

            The fact is, Ralphie, that Obozo thinks you are an idiot and he willfully LIES TO YOU IN YOUR FACE because he knows you’ll still support him no matter what he does. His actions and cover up of Benghazi, his police state harrassmnent of political opponents, and his intimidation of whistleblowers by collecting records of communications of reporters at the AP are nothing short of criminal, and you know it. It’s indefensible, and you know it.

            Ralphie, you’re a good man and you have a good heart. I know that. At some point, you have to recognize when you are being played as a patsy. I feel sorry for you.

            Have a nice day, Ralphie!

            “There is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy.” – Barack Hussein Obozo lying to the world in his speech to UN General Assembly following the Benghazi attack

    • The whistle blowers are a joke. They told us nothing we did not already know. The only thing Hicks told us was that the committee would not interview him. That is explained by the fact that he did not have any information that they did not already know.He had all of our attention last week and told us nothing. If he has some info what is he waiting for?.In fact you may want to pull up the transcripts from Rices apperances on the talk shows that weekend. She was pretty clear when she stated intitially that this was still under investigation, they were not sure who was responsible and the initial intelligence indictaed this may have been a result of a protest of a video that had gone viral. This is not at all far fetched considering there were dozens of protests throughout the region that very night over that video. You are watching the last gasps of the republican party. They are acting with complete desperation and it is not working at all. I am enjoying watching your party relegate itself to the confederate states and rendering itself into obscurity. I hope you all keep this up, Thank god for Fox – the destroyer of the Conservative movement!

      • Last gasps of Republican Party ?

        The TEA Party etc has been a success by curtailing spending and
        pointing out the non-sense of the Sequester. There is still a 47/47 split in the nations voting habits. The issue is SPENDING and TAXES, as pointed out by NJ a radically Liberal State that voted in a Republican Governor. He played the TAX card and won. NJ lives on TV sound- bite type news , Seems journalist rely on short polling sound bites instead on investigative reporting.

        As been remarked ….low info News for Low Info Voters. Journalism is akin to Home Economics majors and seems to be a quick way for
        obtaining a college degree. These forum contributors produce more in depth reporting!!!

        • Inside.. you are 100% correct. I have to put more effort into most of my posts that the useful idiots that write on this site do for their articles. In fact, their articles are just reprints of the Obozo regime’s daily talking points. You can find the same sheet on all the other leftist freak sites out there. Almost word for word. These guys give yellow journalism a good name.

          Have a nice day!

          “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin

          • I am dumb? I believe it was you telling all of us how Romney was going to win by landslide and the repubs would take over the senate. Not even close , dumbass! Now you are going to get Hillary for 8 more years followed by Warren. Why not just kill yourself now?

          • No need to wonder, just google IQ by state. You will see that the top 10 ten states by IQ are very blue states. The bottom 10 states by IQ are heavily Republican. Romney learned that you can buy a republican primary but not a national election.He may have been the worst candidate ever! He wouldnt release his tax returns, engaged in money laundering in Switzerland and the Caymnes and then gets caught on tape disparraging anyone on Medicare or Social Security. He promisies everyone a 20% tax cut and still could not beat a black man with an 8% unemployment rate. How is that even possible?

          • Well, Dottie, this voter for Obama had an IQ in excess of 150 in a test 60 years ago and my taxes have gradually increased over the last few years due to my increasing investment income due to Obama being president from a low of barely over $10K because of extremely low investment return with Bush to $13K in 2013. That rather accurately reflects my income increasing from $52K (Bush) to $90K (Obama) but it is still far below the excess of $110K during the Clinton years. Over the last 5 years I paid over $78K in Federal Income Taxes.

        • The Republicans have not won the general vote in nearly 30 years. Denail is not just a river in Egypt. The dempographics and trends are working against you. Purple states are now blue. Red states like Texas and Arizona will be blue soon thanks to the latinos. Your best candidate Christie is no longer considered by the tea party as a Republican. Thanks to the tea party he will have to run for President as either an Independent or Democrat. Less people nationally are now Republican and the dems are growing faster then ever thanks to women and minorities. The day of the old white angry man party is over. GOP RIP!

      • Adam… Still dumb enough to believe that video excuse, are you? They knew within 2 hours of the start of the attack that it was a planned and coordinated military style attack that Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Al Sharia claimed credit for on Twitter. Mr. Hicks knew it. As well, he was the #2 man in Libya and the last person that Stevens spoke with before being murdered later that night. And he was not interviewed? And he was told by Cankles Clinton’s right hand woman NOT to speak to the Congressional committee which is obstruction of a Congressional investigation. THAT is a crime.

        The real questions are:

        1) Where was Obozo during the attack?

        2) Why did he order the military special ops guys in Libya to stand down TWICE?

        3) Why lie about the whole thing in the first place? What are they hiding? Arms deals to Al Qaeda terrorists…. errrr…. rebels in Syria?

        Too bad for you leftist freaks that have your heads stuffed up Obozo’s arse. You’ve been believing that sheet you’re smelling is roses for far too long.

        Benghazi and IRSgate will take Obozo down.

        Have a nice day!

        “I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video,” – Barack Hussein Obozo lying to the world in speech to UN General Assembly following the Benghazi attack

      • There is always the possibility that the GOP may have received insider information from the Koch brothers who have considerable financial investments in the Benghazi area. Maybe they do know who carried out the attack, why, and where they are hiding…

      • “The whistle blowers are a joke.”

        So was your post. Evidence abounds against the illegal alien usurper in the oval office and you STILL don’t see it. When you wake up from your obama-induced kool-aid drinking coma, it will be a very rude awakening indeed.

    • Fascinating, Bozo, I see that you now claim that Obama lied when he said that the government had nothing to do with that video. Where is your proof that our government sponsored that film.

      By the way, the “Day 9” statement was definitely true. The very first reports from locals observing the attack on our Benghazi attack was that it seemed very disorganized and started with a small group and gradually grew larger. There were also reports from Benghazi participants that the group had been planning an attack at a later unspecified date but, after watching TV reports on attacks on our embassies in Cairo, etc., decided to do it immediately. Rather akin to US sports fans seeing riots celebrating a victory deciding to join in on the fun.

      • Hi Ralphie! Long time no chat. I hope your are well, my friend. Have you signed up for Santa Clause gigs for this coming Christmas yet? You’d be a shoe-in and probably be a hit with the kids. 🙂

        Regarding Benghazi. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hicks testified that everyone there knew it was a planned attack and that there was no “protest” going on prior to the attack. Further, he testified that he and Cankles Clinton even spoke about the terrorist attack while it was ongoing. In addition, the URB (Unaccountability Review Board) did not interview a single witness to the attack, either American or Libyan. Face it Ralphie, Obozo and his minions LIED to you and the American people for 3+ weeks.

        The question is WHY? What are they hiding or protecting? Were they just playing politics during the election because a terror attack did not fit their narrative that Al Qaeda is dead? Or something else? Like arms dealing to Al Qaeda terrorists… errr… rebels in Syria? Why was Stevens even there at an outpost in the most dangerous city on earth where they fly the Al Qaeda flag with ZERO security, and why was his last meeting with the Turkish Ambassador so clandestine?

        These are legitimate questions, Ralphie. You know they are. And you know that those who were murdered without any attempt to rescue them while special ops men IN LIBYA were told to stand down TWICE. Why? America deserves to know. The families of the dead deserve to know. And you know I am right, Ralphie. Take your head out of the sand and start to seek the truth.

        Have a great day, Ralphie! Nice chatting with you again.

        “I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video,” – Barack Hussein Obozo lying to the world in his speech to UN General Assembly following the Benghazi attack

  2. Itr is a shame that the Republicans are so concerned with playing politics rather than the safety of the brave Americans that serve abroad. We already know that the talking points were scrubbed (they all are) for national security purposes and to protect the validity of the FBI investigation. Nobody is denying that this was not an act of terror.We should talking about why the embassy security budgets have been cut to the bone and what we can be doing to avoid tragedies like this in the future. Restoring those budgets to protect our heroes may a good start. Partisan witch hunts will not solve anything.

    • The American People Should Have Had Enough Of The Witch Hunting, Lying And Do Nothing But Keep Up A Bunch Of Bullshit That These No Good Ass GOP/Tea Party American Taliban Members Have Been Doing Here In America!! We Are So Ready To Vote Their Asses Out Of Offices In 2014 And Beyond!!!

        • It’s A Witch Hunt Bitch Get Over The Bullshit You Are Being Fed!! Congress Cut The Funding Twice !! Don’t Talk To Me With That Fox Fake News Bullshit!! I Don’t Play Well With Lying Trolls !!

          • The Fact That They Are Grasping At Straws!! Throwning Everything They Got At The Wall And Hoping Something Will Stick!!! In Other Words A Witch Hunt!! Duh??

        • Only the socialist can use those words, and those of us that want FACTS and won’t parrot the party line are called all sorts of names. These people are also tolerant – just look at Ferns response. So tolerant, so pleasant so many names for those of us that can think for ourselves. When you don’t have any facts start the name calling.

          • Your Opinion Means Nothing Cause You Too Are Nothing But A Lying Tea Bagging Koch Brothers Ass Kissing Troll!!! Now Just Ease On Down The Road With Dorothy!! I Don’t Play With Trolls Very Well, No Tolerant What So Ever!! Bye Bye!! You Had A Good Chance To Mind Your Own Damn Business!!!

          • Go ahead Fern keep talking. You prove you have nothing but mud to sling – no facts no thoughts no tolerance for others start juvenile name calling – just mud. Sad when a civil discussion cannot be had, but when you have nothing just start slinging mud and derogatory names.

          • What Part Of Don’t Talk To Me ASSHOLE TROLL Do You Not Understand???? I Don’t Discuss Nothing With Racist , Lying Tea Bagging TROLLS!!! NO TOLERANT FOR YOUR BULLSHIT GET IT??? TROLL!!!

          • LOL you remind me of the racists of the 60’s and prior, no tolerance of people with color – you no tolerance of people with different opinion. Your just as intolerant of different opinions as the racists are of people of color. So that makes you??? I said nothing racist as I am not but you????

          • You Remind Me Of An Ignorant Asshole That Just Can’t Understand I Don’t Have NOTHING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT!! SO FUCK OFF TROLL!!!! I Have A low Tolerant For Bullshit So Go Talk Your Bullshit To The Other Trolls Here!! Bye Bye And Good Ridden!! TROLL!!!

          • Like I said you and people like you are a new form of racist. (The people liking your comments have the same mentality.) You’re intolerant of others and have a limited vocabulary just like the racist of the past – ie name calling, prejudice fomenting anger among among people that follow instead of think for themselves. Yep if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck – its a duck.

          • Like I Said To You , You’re Nothing But A Koch Brothers Ass Kissing Troll And I Have No Tolerant For Your Bullshit GO FUCK YOURSELF ASSHOLE!!! No Doubt You’re A Rapist Also!! No Means No!! TROLL!!!

          • Sure I can do that.
            Just a few facts that hit today and they are still coming out by the hour as this is a developing story. Washington Post reported earlier today Washington DC and two other offices were involved in this -El Monte and Laguna Niguel California and Cincinnati is third office. How many more will come to light? Applicants with tea party, patriot, Constitution or the Bill of Rights were key words for the search of organizations to be flagged. Miller had been briefed on May 3, 2012( he became Commissioner November 2012 when Bush appointee term was finished ) that some specific applications
            were improperly identified by name and sent to the (exempt
            organizations) centralized processing unit for further review. It is not clear at this point if Douglas Shulman – Bush appointee knew anything. Also the IRS acknowledged, agents inappropriately asked for lists of donors. On another note Holder has also recused himself from the investigation on the tapping of reporters.

            My opinion is go back as far as you have to and clean house this is criminal and a deliberate attempt to squash the 1st. I don’t care what political party did what if its illegal its illegal and people need to be fitted for orange jumpsuits. Makes no difference if tea party – green party or any other group was targeted. It is not the IRS’s job to determine whether your ideas are “proper”.

            I find it very peculiar whether this administration or Bush administration its always some low level person that did wrong and the big shots pull a Sargent Schultz – I KNOW NOTHING!

            That’s hogwash both administrations were/are full of control freaks so I’m not buying they did not know.

            Without honesty their is no integrity and without integrity their is no honesty. Right now we have been treated to decades of niether.

          • I don’t see a lot of facts in your posts either. Did you just forget to put them down?

    • Bear in mind that the same inquisitors that are criticizing the fact that some details were omitted, are the same ones that would hang any member of the Obama administration for blowing the cover of our personnel in Lybia and other countries. Republicans can get away with issues such as the Valerie Plame fiasco, Dems would not be as lucky if they tried it.

  3. this is just the kind of thing the GOP idiot party dose to direct thing away from the thing’s thy should be doing . thy pile the bull chit up on things that didn’t happen the way thy wish it did anything at all to stay away from doing what thy were voted into office to do . as sad as it is that those 4 ppl. were murdered in Benghazi and that is a very sad thing . where was the stupid GOP party when the DIRTY BUSH and CHEEZY CHAINEY started the was in Iraq ? there 1000’s of just our own troops were killed there on bull chit info that wasn’t even true . where was the GOP then ? thy do anything the can to block or stop anything thy can that will make their jobs for the country be at a stand still . worthless pieces of chit . and the ones to blame are the dumb ppl. of the country that keep voting them in to office

  4. President Obama is right, if the GOP spent 10% of the time they spend on conspiracy theories and demonization designed to achieve political goals, on issues germained to our economy and well being, the USA would have recovered from the economic malaise they created long ago.
    Their problem is not ineptitude, that would be too benign to descripe their refusal to comply with their Oath of Office. The real problem is that they put their narrow political goals ahead of the well being of the American people and our national security. A better term to define their behavior is treason, and that is an impeachable offense that can be proven.

  5. Make no mistake. Bammy is full of it. It is just utterly amazing how he LIES and puts the blame elsewhere. And YOU guys here support a LIAR? The buck stops with yo’ boy OBAMA.

    The hot seat is getting hotter, Mr. Illegal POTUS, isn’t it.

    • When you wake up from the wet dream you are having remember to clean yourself.
      Also Bammy is not the one you need to get all hot about. He does not face reelection. You should be worried about Clinton and her 65% approval rating. Very worried indeed.

  6. “1) Where was Obozo during the attack?”

    He was comfortably watching it live stream while the whole thing was going on.

    “2) Why did he order the military special ops guys in Libya to stand down TWICE?”

    They didn’t want it found out that obama was, again, involved in illegal gunrunning. (don’t people go to jail for that? I mean this is TWICE now that we know of)

    “3) Why lie about the whole thing in the first place? What are they hiding? Arms deals to Al Qaeda terrorists…. errrr…. rebels in Syria?”

    See #2

  7. Reading some of these far left and far right wing comments really scares me. I just hope the independents wake up to the necessity of what is needed to preserve our Democracy.

  8. Like all bureaucratic processes they must first and foremost confirm their conclusions and as has always been, this takes time.. Imagine for instance that he would have come straight out and declared that it had been a terrorist act then a few days later proven that in reality it did indeed have to do with the video.. The GOP would have then had a heyday accusing this president of ‘fear’ tactics.. (damed if you do, damed if you don’t).. This need for instant exposure on a subject that may had jeopardized certain agents is exactly what the pubs want to finally oust their mortal enemy. Yes, it was just as bad when they reported what they did so early in the investigation but understand that it was part of the possible intel they received, not conjecture from one individual (I mean, I can tell my boss that the current working conditions will bring down his empire and ONLY if that happened would I have been correct, otherwise it would have only been my opinion regardless of my position on the job) and with the media pressure of “accusing one well before the trial” was the manna that the right was salivating over.. Obama fell into their web and now no matter what he does, no matter how much proof behind what he’s now saying, the neocons will milk the disinformation for all it’s worth in the hopes that FINALLY they get their revenge from Watergate. I mean, calling it “Benghazigate” kinda proves my point. Oh! and bozo? We know who you really are..

    • It is also important to remember that any act that causes terror, regardless of motive, is an act of terrorism. Unless the GOP has insider information that identifies the motive for the attack, why are they disregarding the distinct possibility that the Libyan radicals that attacked our consulate in Benghazi were not enraged by the same film that enraged thousands of Muslims throughout the Islamic world? Should we assume the GOP inquisitors have contacts in the Benghazi area, know the reason for the attack, know who carried it out, and know where they are hiding? It would be nice if Mr. Issa, the GOP Grand Inquisitors whose roots are from the Middle East, would share with the rest of us who his sources are and what he bases his accusations on?

      • I wouldn’t put it past them to have planned it but I doubt any of them could have thought it through.

      • For the simple fact that it happened to have occurred on 9/11/2013 (an anniversary that the pubs jumped on). Had it happened days before or later they would still have conjured up some reason to blame the president but on this date they certainly felt they had manna for more inquisition. Their pathetic fools who want, no!, need to even the score on presidential corruption and they won’t rest until they find a way.. The Clitongate failed, now on to Obamagate.

  9. In 2011, Republicunts cut funding to the military and chided the Obama/Biden administration for the continuing war in Iraq/Afghanistan. Those cuts were the reason for the lax protection at the consulate in Benghazi and all over the Middle East, making them easy targets for extremists and militants of the anti-American sentiment. This sentiment stems all the way back to 2002 from Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld. So, primarily, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld is directly responsible for opening the window for the attacks at the consulate in Benghazi where four brave Americans were murdered. Obama/Biden/Clinton did what any administration would do to send aide and forces to rescue diplomats in the compound, and are providing measures learned from that sudden and opportunistic attack to see that it won’t happen again at Benghazi and any where else in the Middle East. If Republicunt/neo-Confederate Tea Bags think this will darken Mrs. Clinton and Senator Warren’s campaign in 2016, all it’s managed to do is pissed them off! . . CLINTON/WARREN 2016 FOR AMERICA!!!!!!!

  10. Republicans love to push that self-gratification button! It’s the only thing that stimulates their prostate except money!

  11. The Republicans had best tend to their own house. If they want to go after Obama for either Benghazi or the IRS fiasco, they need to bear in mind that George W Bush is still alive, and the statute of limitations has not run out. Some countries still have Henry Kissinger on their list of war criminals, and many more are still looking a George W as a person of interest.

  12. How ironic you sheep elected a black Richard Nixon. By the way, in Nixonian fashion, he is lying when he said he referred to the attack as an act of terror the next day. In a Steve Croft interview TWO weeks later, when asked, he still refused to call it an act of terror. He is pathetic.

  13. You sheep have elected a black Richard Nixon. In Nixonian fashion he lies when he says he called the attack an act of terror the next day. Two weeks later in an interview with Steve Croft, when asked, he still refused to call it what it was. This administration has turned in to a car full of clowns. Obama is pathetic.

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