Talk Of Obama Impeachment Over Benghazi Tragedy: Republican Insanity!

The Republican Party and the conservative movement have been out to get President Barack Obama from the day he took office, just as they were with President Bill Clinton.

The right wing was able to impeach Bill Clinton over his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky, but was unable to remove him from office, even with a majority Republican Senate in 1999.

Now, the tragedy of the death of the ambassador and three support staff in Benghazi, Libya, is being conjured up to be a scandal on the level of Watergate under Richard Nixon, Iran Contra under Ronald Reagan, and the sex scandal under Clinton.

And Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, now a right wing talk show host gone mad, are suggesting that impeachment of Barack Obama is possible, a totally lunatic concept!

NOTHING about Benghazi is worthy of impeachment, and it would simply be another “lynch mob” as occurred with Bill Clinton, making a mockery of the impeachment provision of the Constitution, by utilizing it for the third time in 40 years, when only the Richard Nixon case was worthy of impeachment!

It would undermine the ability of the government to deal with the many domestic and foreign policy issues this nation faces, and be a waste of time and money, as even with an impeachment, which would stain the reputation of Obama permanently, as it did with Clinton, the reality is that NO WAY would a two thirds vote of the Senate be possible to remove the President from office, any more than it was with Bill Clinton!

It is an exercise in futility, unjustified, and clearly is just a political ploy that would reverberate on the Republican Party and the conservative movement, leading to just more political confrontation, and cause disgust among the American people!

68 comments on “Talk Of Obama Impeachment Over Benghazi Tragedy: Republican Insanity!

  1. Maggie May 10, 2013 6:34 pm

    I have more to say on this topic but thought I would have some fun and be a little snarky. I’m taking bets (nonmonetary) lol on how long it takes Juan to jump in on this and on what he will say. Somehow I think none of us will be surprised with what our so called “attorney” will say.
    I think in about 90 minutes..we will hear from him.
    He will first insult me, then the professor then proceed to enlighten us dim wit Progressives, dazzling us with his rapier wit, and intellectual powers. I can hardly wait! LOL!!

  2. Engineer Of Knowledge May 10, 2013 6:43 pm

    Professor and Maggie,
    You can be sure that President Obama’s full 8 year tenure will be nothing but a mud slinging fest by the Republican Party trying to make ANYTHING stick to disrupt and throw the election in their favor for 2014, and ultimately 2016.

    I should add that I take great comfort in the professor’s analysis for the elections to come as he was so spot on accurate this past 2012 elections and ultimately in 2016.

  3. Engineer Of Knowledge May 10, 2013 6:48 pm

    the last paragraph was supposed to say I take great comfort in the professors analysis of the upcoming elections for the next few years as he was so spot on with the 2012 elections. I was surprised and pleased with how well he had predicted the outcome.

  4. Juan Domingo Peron May 10, 2013 7:22 pm

    For you Maggie! Here are the Obama administration email alterations, intended to deceive Congress and the public. Source ABC News:
    BREAKING: ABC News obtained 12 different versions of the Benghazi talking points that show they were extensively edited from the drafts first written by the CIA…

  5. Juan Domingo Peron May 10, 2013 8:07 pm

    Of course now the smearing campaign against Hicks and the other “whistle-blowers” shall begin!! Typical Alinsky.

  6. Princess Leia May 10, 2013 8:55 pm

    Who is Alinsky? %)

  7. Ronald May 10, 2013 9:16 pm

    Thanks, Engineer of Knowledge, for your compliment about my predictions for the Presidential Election Of 2012. I appreciate it!

    Princess Leia, Saul Alinsky was the “father” of community organizing, aiming to help the poor communities of America, and you certainly know that Barack Obama was a community organizer, and has been ridiculed as having done something worthless and a waste of time. Of course, helping the poor to survive difficult circumstances, brought about by the evils of Wall Street and American capitalism, makes right wing whackos say that Alinsky and Obama are Marxists, Communists, Socialists, radicals, left wing extremists, etc. Mitt Romney is admired for amassing wealth and promoting the top two percent in his career, but Obama is seen as someone to condemn, for devoting his life to concern about the other 98 percent, and particularly those in the ghettos of America, who have had little chance to escape their plight.

    So of course, Juan will condemn Alinsky, as he condemns Obama, because we finally have some people who CARE about the less fortunate, and are not captive to the elite upper class that has put us into two depressions, the Hoover Depression of the 1930s and the Bush II small d depression of 2008 to now. He does not care one bit about the suffering and poverty of the poor, as he sees the right wing extremism as the way to advance the elite and their poisonous rhetoric!

    But be assured, Obama is not in danger, although he could be impeached, but no way would he be removed by two thirds of the Senate. He will finish his term, as much as Bill Clinton did, and like Clinton, his public opinion rating will soar if impeachment occurs, and the GOP will suffer electorally, and show just how corrupt and bankrupt they have become, a party no longer the party of Gerald Ford and George HW Bush, but more like the party of Joseph McCarthy updated, with lunatics such as Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and Steve King!

  8. Ronald May 10, 2013 9:23 pm

    Juan, you seem worried about the “smear” campaign against Hicks and others, but NOT worried about the “smear” campaign against Obama, Hillary, Susan Rice, and others. But then, that is your life, to “smear” decent political leaders there for more than the elite, really trying to revive America to what it was before the disaster of Bush II and Cheney!

  9. Princess Leia May 10, 2013 9:37 pm

    Thanks Professor. Definitely agree that’s very typical of Juan.

  10. Ronald May 10, 2013 9:37 pm

    Princess Leia, I just looked at the article about how the GOP does not care about children killed by guns, but goes berserk over four deaths in Benghazi, as if the Obama Administration wanted it to happen. It demonstrates just how sick the Republican agenda is, and how the progressive battles against them MUST go on!

  11. Juan Domingo Peron May 10, 2013 9:50 pm

    Ron: Forget Obama, but are you actually affirming that Alinsky was not a radical leftist? Have you ever read Rules for Radicals dedicated to the first radical, Lucifer?
    “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer” – Saul Alinsky

  12. Ronald May 10, 2013 9:55 pm

    Juan, so you are telling me that Alinsky is the devil personified? Have you gone mad? You are making a total fool of yourself lately, Juan, and I suggest you find a better argument than this silly one! The TRUE LUCIFER is the power of the wealthy attacking 98 percent of the population without a care, as long as they add to their constant wealth gathering, and stomp on labor and the poor!

  13. Juan Domingo Peron May 10, 2013 10:08 pm

    “We have to destroy her story.”
    The speaker: Hillary Clinton.
    The man who took note of her words: George Stephanopoulos.
    “I was with her” later wrote the man who is now the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, noting his agreement.
    At the time — early 1992 — Hillary Clinton was simply The Wife. The chief adviser and partner in the then-blossoming presidential campaign of husband Bill Clinton. Stephanopoulos was the devoted Bill Clinton aide and public face of the Clinton campaign, on his way to making his eventual media career.
    Today, Hillary Clinton is a former Secretary of State and the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Stephanopoulos is the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. A position which Stephanopoulos has used unabashedly to push the liberal agenda, whether trying to blame the murderous rampage in Aurora, Colorado on the Tea Party, hyping a “secret tape” of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, pushing an “urgent plea” for the Obama gun control agenda or fawning over Robert Redford’s movie glamorizing leftist terrorists and on and on.
    Close to the top of said liberal agenda, on the political side, is the preservation of Mrs. Clinton’s reputation and record as Secretary of State. A necessity for her presumed 2016 presidential candidacy that is thoroughly entangled with both the record and long-term historical legacy of the Obama presidency itself.
    Thus, the tactics used to smear Bill Clinton’s women — his “bimbo eruptions” as the phrase of the day went — are now being wheeled out to deal with Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi whistleblowers.
    First, let’s see how the Clinton game works, from bimbos to Benghazi
    Clinton Rule One: Dismiss the accusation as Old News.
    • Bimbos: This was a Clinton favorite in dealing with the bimbo eruptions. The allegation of an affair by a Little Rock woman named Connie Hamzy was “eight years earlier.” The allegation from Gennifer Flowers was both “old and untrue.” The news of an allegation from Paula Jones? The President told Stephanopoulos he “didn’t remember.”
    • Benghazi: White House press secretary Jay Carney is trotted out to say that Benghazi happened “a long time ago.”
    The Message: Both Bimbos and Benghazi are Old News, and therefore unimportant.
    Clinton Rule Two: Attack the messenger.
    • Bimbos: “I’m not going to comment on tabloid trash” was Stephanopoulos’s answer to the Star tabloid’s revelations of Gennifer Flowers’ relationship with Clinton. Paul Begala dismissed the Star story by saying it came from a paper that wrote stories of “alien babies.”
    • Benghazi: Three days ago on May 6th, comes this story from Media Matters, run by Hillary Clinton acolyte David Brock. The headline:
    Fox Hurls New Benghazi Attacks Full Of Old, Tired Falsehoods
    And like clock work, over at Salon, political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald writes:
    …those trying to fan flames of scandal have so embarrassed and discredited themselves by pushing bogus story lines on Benghazi that it may be hard for the media and American people to take any new allegations seriously. For instance, the last time we saw a “Benghazi whistle-blower,” it was an anonymous Fox News source, but he seemed to know so little about basic special operations that military analysts called him a clown and an embarrassment.
    Got that? The Clinton attack-the-messenger strategy once used to deal with bimbo eruptions in the Star now shows up at Salon, written by Alex Seitz-Wald. And who is he? Why, a former assistant editor at Think Progress. And what is Think Progress? A blog set up by the Center for American Progress, which in turn is run by ex-Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta. Wrote Robert Dreyfuss in the Nation:
    ” In looking at Podesta’s center, there’s no escaping the imprint of the Clintons. It’s not completely wrong to see it as a shadow government, a kind of Clinton White-House-in-exile—or a White House staff in readiness for President Hillary Clinton.”
    So the Center for American Progress and Media Matters are involved in this? Hmmm. Boasted Hillary Clinton back in the early years of the George W. Bush presidency:
    “I helped to start and support…Media Matters and Center for American Progress.”
    The Message: Hillary Clinton’s critics have no credibility.
    Clinton Rule Three: Call the accuser a liar and say they are doing it for money or publicity.
    • Bimbos: “She had a motive to lie,” Stephanopoulos decided of Gennifer Flowers. So Flowers was portrayed as a liar — until Flowers produced tapes of her conversations with Clinton. Paula Jones joined the list of women “whose stories were so suspect that their accounts shouldn’t be dignified by the media.” Not satisfied with simply calling Jones a liar, Bill Clinton’s campaign guru James Carville memorably said of Jones: “Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find.”
    • Benghazi: Now we move on through the years to Benghazi, and what do we get from the Hillary loyalists at the State Department? Sure enough, up steps State Department spokesmen Patrick Ventrell to accuse Greg Hicks’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, of lying, saying of the longtime attorney with an impeccable record for telling the truth that she had made “patently false” statements in representing Hicks. Designed, so goes the unspoken thought, to give Toensing free publicity.
    The Message: Hillary Clinton’s accusers have an axe to grind.
    Clinton Rule Four: Cover up inconvenient truths
    • Bimbos: What happened to those Rose Law Firm records that disappeared — only to be “found” looking lonely on a table in the middle of the White House Residence? How to deal with the story of Monica Lewinsky when it finally burst into public view? Send Hillary to the Today Show to tell Matt Lauer that not only is the story not true but that “…the great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.” Wrote the Washington Post of Bill Clinton’s decision to cover up his affair with Lewinsky:
    On Jan. 21, 1998, the day the Monica Lewinsky story broke in the mainstream press, (pollster Dick) Morris says Clinton called, explained that he had “slipped up” with Lewinsky and asked Morris to take a poll about the potential impact. When Morris reported that Americans would favor his impeachment or resignation if he lied under oath, he says Clinton replied: “Well, we’ll just have to win, then.”
    In other words? Just lie. Which, among other moments, resulted in this famous moment in the White House Roosevelt Room where, at the conclusion of remarks on another subject, Clinton looked directly into the television cameras, pointed his finger and memorably said:
    “Now, I have to go back to work on my State of the Union speech. And I worked on it until pretty late last night. But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you!”
    And thus the Clinton cover-up proceeded — until it finally unraveled in front of a grand jury, with an angry President forced to confess on national television.
    Benghazi: The astonishing statement made by UN Ambassador Susan Rice on five Sunday talk shows has now been revealed as a falsehood. Let’s check in with the Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes, who has managed to get his hands on the smoking gun: an exchange of emails that show U.S/ intelligence officials almost immediately understanding — while the Benghazi attack was still on-going — that “al Qaeda-linked terrorists were involved.”
    Writes Hayes:
    ” Even as the White House strove last week to move beyond questions about the Benghazi attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2012, fresh evidence emerged that senior Obama administration officials knowingly misled the country about what had happened in the days following the assaults. The Weekly Standard has obtained a timeline briefed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence detailing the heavy substantive revisions made to the CIA’s talking points, just six weeks before the 2012 presidential election, and additional information about why the changes were made and by whom.”
    Which is to say, Steve Hayes has put his hands on the thread that finally unraveled a cover-up.
    And note this. Hayes pointedly says that it was Hillary Clinton’s State Department that kept insisting the draft talking points for Rice be changed to reflect a decided untruth about the Benghazi attacks. Writes Hayes:
    “The talking points were first distributed to officials in the interagency vetting process at 6:52 p.m. on Friday. Less than an hour later, at 7:39 p.m., an individual identified in the House report only as a “senior State Department official” responded to raise “serious concerns” about the draft. That official, whom The Weekly Standard has confirmed was State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland, worried that members of Congress would use the talking points to criticize the State Department for “not paying attention to Agency warnings.”
    In an attempt to address those concerns, CIA officials cut all references to Ansar al Sharia and made minor tweaks. But in a follow-up email at 9:24 p.m., Nuland wrote that the problem remained and that her superiors—she did not say which ones—were unhappy. The changes, she wrote, did not “resolve all my issues or those of my building leadership,” and State Department leadership was contacting National Security Council officials directly. Moments later, according to the House report, “White House officials responded by stating that the State Department’s concerns would have to be taken into account.”
    And there is one more interesting point in the area of a Hillary Clinton cover-up on Benghazi.
    It turns out the frequently cited “Accountability Review Board” headed by Ambassador Thomas Pickering and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen — never bothered to interview Secretary Clinton. Who, of course, picked them to head the State Department’s internal investigation of Benghazi. Over at PJ Media, in an article tellingly titled “Clinton’s Republican Guard,” Andrew McCarthy writes — and I have put in bold print McCarthy’s last sentence here:
    ” How could the ARB report be a whitewash when its investigation was run by such Washington eminences as Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Admiral Michael Mullen?”
    The answer is simple: Pickering and Mullen were not chosen by accident; then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tapped them because, to insulate herself, she needed a pair of Beltway careerists held in high esteem by the progressive-friendly Republican establishment. As night follows day, Pickering and Mullen produced exactly the shoddy, politicized report that was expected of them — bleaching away the malfeasance of Clinton, a central figure in the scandal whom they did not even bother to interview.
    Mrs. Clinton is a master of this game.
    Say again: Mrs. Clinton is a master of this game.
    And what did we learn in yesterday’s hearing from Greg Hicks, the Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya who has been a career foreign service officer for 22 years? Right on cue, we learn that when the honest Mr. Hicks talked to investigators about Benghazi, he received a searing phone reprimand from one very angry Cheryl Mills. Cheryl Mills being then-Secretary Clinton’s chief of staff — and the deputy Clinton White House Counsel who defended President Clinton in his Senate impeachment trial. Ms. Mills is a card carrying member of Hillaryland. And Mr. Hicks was suddenly demoted from a deputy chief of mission — to a mere Desk Officer. Like the Clinton “bimbos,” Greg Hicks was learning the hard way about what happens when you tell the truth. There is a price to be paid if you mess with the Clintons.
    The Message: Cover-up is always, always the Clinton rule. Whether it’s bimbos — or dead Americans.
    What we have here is nothing more than a continuation of the Clinton ethic from the 1990s. And the mainstream media — now as then — is poised to go along. Wherever else Hillary Clinton is to face tough scrutiny, it won’t be on George Stephanopoulos’s ABC.
    The Clinton formula is as old as it is predictable. Let’s run through the Clinton check list.

    • Dismiss the charges as old news? Check.

    • Attack the messenger? Check.

    • Call the accuser a liar and say they are doing it for money or publicity? Check.

    • Cover up inconvenient truths? Check.

    Hillary Clinton is indeed a master of this game.

    From Bimbos to Benghazi, nothing — absolutely nothing — has changed.
    By- Jeffrey Lord

  14. Juan Domingo Peron May 10, 2013 10:12 pm

    Ron: Have no capacity of discernment whatsoever? How am I going to consider Alinsky the devil personified? He was an SOB no doubt , but seriously…

  15. Ronald May 10, 2013 10:19 pm

    No, Saul Alinsky was NOT a SOB, but people like you who love to SMEAR, are SOB’s! If the shoe fits, then wear it! And it is clear that the anti Clinton attack machine is in full swing, and it sounds like you are on their payroll, including attacking your own ethnicity, Hispanics and Latinos, who are not as fortunate and privileged as you apparently are!

    NOTHING could be more despicable than to accept racist bull from the Heritage Foundation and other right wing extremists! You should be ashamed of yourself, but seem incapable of shame!

  16. Maggie May 10, 2013 11:29 pm

    Our Juan insists on wearing the mantle of ignorance doesn’t he?
    Actually Juan, you are demonstrating some very worrisome symptoms of a very disturbed individual. Good grief… Reading what you have written here tonight is the ramblings of a maniac.
    I am only going to discuss Benghazi because the rest of your rants are simply unintelligible BS!
    Ok What’s the real lesson of Benghazi? It’s that the right wing press works so well for Republicans that they’ve become too lazy to bother explaining their ideas, or doing the hard work of actual oversight. It’s all a media circus they are trying to creat.
    For sure Benghazi was a policy disaster: Four people died, and there’s every possibility that it didn’t have to happen. A normal political party could get some mileage out of that (yes, it’s crass, but that’s politics). In fact, the political system depends on the out-party demanding that the president, the White House, and the executive branch in general be held to account when things go wrong.
    Instead, we’ve had months ofgobbledegookshit about a set of talking points that supposedly were part of an effort to…you know, I don’t even want to bother. What matters is whether there were mistakes made that caused the disaster, whether people who made those mistakes were held accountable, and whether things have changed to make another disaster less likely. Unfortunately, Republicans don’t seem very interested in any of that…not one damn bit. Name one thing the rethugs have done to improve on the policies of security for our embassies. Don’t bother researching it. The answer is nothing.
    We all know exactly what the motive of the rethuglican party is and it has nothing to do with truth!
    2014 will be the downfall of the GOP with 2016 capping it off with getting rid of the rest of the morons in the house and senate!
    The thing is YOU KNOW IT! YOUR WHOLE PARTY knows you are hanging by a very thin thread.
    Back to you are definitely a very angry, narcissistic, very very disturbed individual who feels you have something to prove, I recommend psychistric evaluation.

  17. Juan Domingo Peron May 11, 2013 12:14 am

    Ron: Are you a blood relative, or something of Alinsky that you dare insult me? I would be careful if I were you with what you write and say. You are lucky I am a calm man, and that you didn’t say that to me when I was 20 years younger or better yet in another country that is not the US (here you get into trouble for sending big mouths to the hospital). Your whole blog is mainly about insulting and smearing conservatives or anyone who dares not agree with you radical leftist that have taken over the Democratic Party and in effect destroyed normal everyday liberalism. I was going to say your pastime is dedicated to smearing but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a full time job.
    With respect to the Heritage Foundation, they did not write or review that Doctoral thesis. Also the Heritage Report on the Immigration reform bill has nothing to do with this doctoral thesis. So if you want to accuse anyone of racism, accuse Harvard! They reviewed it and approved it not the Heritage! Furthermore we are talking about poor uneducated illegal immigrants who happen to be Hispanic! If they would have been illegal Irish, German, English or Italian illegal immigrants who have suffered generations of malnutrition and ignorance because of lack of education in their home countries, then they too would have had a lower IQ! Its the situation not the race. But I guess that is too difficult for some to understand.

  18. Ronald May 11, 2013 1:10 am

    Juan, I have to agree with Maggie that you are behaving in a very strange, odd manner, and you sound like you are threatening me. I do not accept that, and one more such posting like this one above, and I will permanently block you, meaning even if you get on the blog, as soon as I see it, I will eliminate it! 🙁

    I am no relative of Alinsky for your information. I am NOT going to apologize for my views, which are not anywhere near as nasty or confrontational as what you have been doing on here for the past few months, as you have been on a rampage. I have been too nice and too willing to let you vent, but it is getting out of control. You have insulted me constantly, but i have not been ready to punch you if I was younger. You need to control your temper and moods for your own mental health! I will NOT allow you to damage the hard work I put in daily for nearly five years, so you are forewarned, and the next time I have to refer to this, I will be telling you that you will NOT be able to have any entries permanently on my blog. Go find another blog to attack, but realize you are far more extreme than I have ever been or could be! So behave or else! 🙁

  19. Maggie May 11, 2013 8:03 am

    Juan are you freaking serious? I belive you have jumped into the abyss..
    It’s easy to make threats when you’re hidden by a fake name and the internet isn’t big man? I hope to God Professor Feinman dumps you because you add nothing to this blog. You have broght mothing but insults, poison and a very disturbed, confrontational polemic presence. You don’t seem to get that no one respects you and in fact laugh at your immature hysterics.
    It’s one thing to debate a point but when you start threatening anyone on this blog you need to go.
    Do you not recognize you are s huge joke? The more you rant the more of a cretin and more of a pompous ass you reveal yourself to be?
    LOL! You really are pathetic,

  20. juan domingo peron May 11, 2013 11:41 am

    I have never insinuated or called Ron an SOB, and that is what he has done. I just said that he was fortunate I am a calm person and not 20 yrs younger , that is no longer hot headed and immature, otherwise my reaction would have been different, as well as if we were in another country not the US where in this day and age for better or for worse one cannot take matters into his own hands when personally insulted with the SOB insult. If anyone considers this a threat then they surely have an IQ problem. As for u Maggie u have personally insulted me in a variety of ways and I have alwasys tried to respond to them with humor, but when one uses the SOB to personally insult not not only me but my mother I draw the line.

  21. Ronald May 11, 2013 12:10 pm

    Calling Saul Alinsky an SOB is unacceptable, but if you are ready to use that term about someone who cared about the poor and the powerless, then you deserve to be labeled for what you are! But your mother was not brought into this, except by your crazy head, so Juan, it is time to ship out, and find another blog to vent on! I am not removing you because you have been somewhat respectful in your post above, but I warn you any inciting rhetoric or threat, and you are done as far as this blog is concerned, and I am serious! You owe the other readers and commentators on this blog an apology and a promise to behave, while making whatever points you wish to make!

    And being a hot head is something I have NEVER been, even when younger, and is NOT an excuse! And as far as IQ, remember I am an author, a lecturer, and have taught at the college and university level for 41 years, and have multitudes who appreciate me and respect me as level headed and sensible, so look in the mirror and change your attitude, and act like a responsible attorney should act!

  22. Maggie May 11, 2013 1:29 pm

    Juan I didn’t refer to you as an SOB. I never use that because it is an insult to mothers. What I said is YOUR ARE MENTALLY DISTURBED!
    Professor Feinman has a hell of allot more patience than I would with you!
    You out and out insulted and threatened him.
    Boy you are some special kind of STUPID aren’t you?
    Since you’re so damn smart why not go start you own blog?

  23. Princess Leia May 11, 2013 2:34 pm


    I also have less patience with Juan than the Professor does.

  24. Engineer Of Knowledge May 11, 2013 3:58 pm

    Hello Maggie, Professor, and Princess Leia,
    Let’s just cut to the chase and disregurd Juano as he really is not a factor in any reality dealing with this current event. He is not invloved in any desision making process thus has no affect in what he sees as reality.

    I give you “The Benghazi Timeline”:
    1. House Republicans cut funding for Embassy security $459 Million in 2011 and 2012.

    2. Several months later during the Presidential election, Terry Jones and undisclosed conservatives release a hate video that sparks Muslim outrage and protests in many countries.

    3. Many attacks occurred in the very war zones that were affected by budget cuts such as the CIA Annex in Benghazi where 4 Americans were killed.

    4. Within 24 hours Mitt Romney goes on TV to ambush President Obama for not having immediate answers and solutions to a fluid situation. Conservatives decide to use these deaths to try and win the election. (They failed)

    5. Having lost the election, Republicans in the House hold many hearings attacking the administration with unsubstantiated claims and smears under the guise of seeking real solutions.

    6. Today House leaders continue to refuse additional funding for embassy security despite events and false outrage. (Here in lies the real problem)

    Here are the true causes and effects at Benghazi and elseware around the world.

  25. Juan Domingo Peron May 11, 2013 4:05 pm

    Maggie: I never said you did. But you have insulted me in other ways and as I said, I tried to take it with humor. And I never called or insinuated that Ron was an SOB, but he did. I of course made fun of him at time, criticized his view and ideology, and even made fun of him, but I never called him an SOB or insulted him personally (and if he thought I did well I apologize). In any event he has always made it clear that he despises not only conservatism but he despises conservatives as well, he hates us, he as well as the current crop of the radical left that took over the Democrat party simply believe that our intentions are evil, thus they cannot tolerate us, therefor debate is practically impossible.
    And I am not going to deny that I despise radical leftism and Statism as well, but I don’t hate people, I think they are terribly misguided and I do believe that overall rank and file intentions are well meaning,but that they are wrong, except for the “leaders”, politicians, and the media, who know very well what they are doing. But this should not come as a surprise because I have overall contempt for politicians in general, Republicans or Democrats, I just don’t trust them, I know they are necessary, but they should be controlled and held on a leash.
    Finally I did not threaten him, but I guess if you don’t realize that by just reading what I posted , then its useless.

  26. Ronald May 11, 2013 4:56 pm

    Juan, I will take what you have said above as an apology, and although I did not say you were an SOB, only that if you said that Alinsky was such then you must be, I regret any upset that caused you.

    I do not hate anyone personally, but I do despise what the Right has done to this nation, and do not apologize for that. And I will fight through this blog to expose what I see as the truth, because if not, why have a blog, as that is a definition of a blog.

    I hope you will stop your ranting and raving, as it is unbecoming you, but again, if you persist, then you will NOT be able to stay on this forum.

    Have a good evening and calm down, please!

  27. Princess Leia May 11, 2013 6:12 pm

    The Democrats are NOT radicals Juan. They are a center-left or moderate-left party. They are NOT far-left.

  28. Ronald May 11, 2013 6:22 pm

    Princess Leia, you are absolutely correct, as the “leftist” parties in Europe are far more to the left of the Democratic Party in America!

  29. Juan Domingo Peron May 11, 2013 8:34 pm

    Just putting the other point of view out there as food for thought. No need to get offended. I hope no ones takes this as a rant. Its just a piece that summarizes very well why we conservatives see the Democrat Party as being taken over by the New Left.
    “If Harry Truman and Jack Kennedy were somehow resurrected and transported in time to the present, they would not recognize today’s Democratic Party in comparison to the one which raised them up as successful presidents in earlier times.
    The two major political parties in the U.S. have always been fundamentally different. The Republican Party has been rooted in transcendent values and unchanging principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Democratic Party acknowledges that the starting point of the country was the Declaration and the Constitution, but has contended since Woodrow Wilson that progress requires constant adaptation, changing morals, and liberal interpretations of history.
    The progressive philosophy that the Democratic Party has come to embrace now has its roots less in transcendent values of life, liberty and the pursuit of individual happiness and more in the tenets of class identity and equal outcomes. Since the free market system of capitalism produces unequal outcomes of success and wealth distribution, Democrats are generally disposed to ideas and input that purport to redress this disparity.The notion of conflict of interest between labor and capital, class warfare and the need for government redistribution of wealth, which has made its way into the Democratic Party, has its roots in Marx.
    Of course the proletariat never rose up in any advanced industrialized state. Instead Marx’s political and economic solution was first implemented in the largely agrarian nation of Russia, carried out by Marxist revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. Lenin made major contributions to Marx’s theories, so much so that Marxism-Leninism became the dominant theoretical framework for advancing national liberation movements and communism wherever in the world secular radical revolutionary movements arose.
    Among Lenin’s contributions was the theory of the vanguard. Since the proletariat masses would never rise up, Lenin argued that it was necessary for a relatively small number of vanguard leaders—professional revolutionaries—to advance the revolutionary cause by working themselves into positions of influence. By taking over the commanding heights of labor unions, the press, the universities, professional and religious organizations, a relatively few number of revolutionaries could multiply their influence and exercise political leverage over their unwitting constituents and society at large.
    It was Lenin who introduced the concept of the “popular front” and coined the phrase “useful idiots” in describing the masses who could be manipulated into mob action of marches and protests for an ostensibly narrow cause of the popular front, which the communist vanguard was using as a means for a greater revolutionary political end.
    While Lenin was seizing power in Russia, Antonio Gramsci was emerging as a leading Marxist theoretician in Italy and would found the Italian Communist Party in 1921. Gramsci argued that power for the communist is best attained in developed, industrialized societies such as Europe and the United States through “the long march through the institutions.” This would be a gradual process of radicalization of the cultural institutions—“the superstructure”—of bourgeois society, a process that would in turn transform the values and morals of society. Gramsci believed that as society’s morals were softened its political and economic foundation would be more easily smashed and restructured.Cultural Marxism was also in vogue at the Institute of Social Research at Frankfurt University in Germany—that is until 1933 when the Nazis came to power. Many members of the Frankfurt School, such as Herbert Marcuse, Eric Fromm, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkeimer and William Reich fled to the United States, where they ultimately found their way into professorships at various elite universities such as Berkeley, Columbia, and Princeton. In the context of American culture, “the long march through the institutions” meant, in the words of Herbert Marcuse, “working against the established institutions while working in them.”
    The counter-cultural influence of radicals like Marcuse and Gramsci has been advanced more by insinuation and infiltration than by confrontation. Their “quiet” revolution was intended to be diffused throughout the culture, over a period of time, to remake society. Gramsci argued that alliances with non-communist leftist groups would be essential to the collapse of the capitalist bourgeois order. Marcuse believed in an alliance between radical intellectuals and the socially marginalized, the substratum of the outcasts and outsiders, the exploited and persecuted of other races and ethnicities, the unemployed and the unemployable. By the late 1960s Marcuse became known as the father of the New Left in the United States that rose up to oppose the Vietnam War.The New Left counterculture did not end when the troops came home from Southeast Asia. It went mainstream, with many of the 60s radicals becoming professional revolutionaries who would go on to work in the knowledge industry: the universities, foundations, and the media and special interest activist groups.
    By winning “cultural hegemony” acolytes of Gramsci and the Neo-Marxists of the Frankfurt School believed that the wellsprings of human thought could be largely controlled by mass psychology. Resistance to cultural Marxism and its entire secular progressive offspring could be largely silenced and negated by ridiculing and marginalizing people of opposing views. Allies in the media provided coverage and a framework of acceptance for radical issues and leaders. Traditional values of morality, family, the work ethic and free market institutions would be made to appear reactionary, unnecessary and culturally unfashionable. Ultimately this evolved into what has become known as political correctness.
    As the 1970s were coming to a close the counter-cultural alliances would include radical feminist groups, civil rights and ethnic minority advocates, extremist environmental organizations, anti-military peace groups, union leaders, radical legal activist organizations like the ACLU, human rights watch-dog organizations, community organizers of the Saul Alinsky mode, national and world church council bureaucracies, and various internationalist-minded groups. Working separately and together, these groups could count on favorable media exposure, which facilitated building bridges to the Democratic Party—becoming vocal constituencies deserving attention and legislative action.
    The New Left in America realized that it was neither necessary nor desirable to own the means of production as originally envisioned by Marx. Redistribution could be accomplished through progressive taxation that was enshrined by an enlightened Democratic Party. Corporate priorities could be redirected through sensational and biased media exposure, proxy contests, mass demonstrations, activist lawsuits and regulatory actions. No need to be responsible for the means of production, when you could advance Marx’s anti-capitalist narrative by indicting individual corporations and capitalism from the sidelines.
    By the 1980s a third of the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives supported the budgetary priorities and the foreign policy advocated by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), the leading revolutionary Marxist think tank in the United States, located Washington, D.C. Robert Borosage, the director of IPS, was advancing one of his key stated goals: “to move the Democratic Party’s debate internally to the left by creating an invisible presence in the party.” The particular genius of Borosage and IPS was their strategy to spawn a myriad of spin-offs and coalitions, a force multiplier that took propaganda and the Leninist popular front strategy to a new level.By 2008, the long march through the institutions resulted in the New Left being deeply entrenched in constituencies that provided a bedrock of support and policy positions for the Obama presidential campaign. And while Barack Obama had a very unconventional background punctuated by associations with Marxists and anti-American radicals throughout his life, and an extreme left-wing voting record, the major media–now enveloped with political correctness–made little effort to report on his background or examine his substantive qualifications. Barack Obama was both the culturally cool and articulate black candidate who provided a means for national redemption for a racist past and also the one who provided a blank slate upon which people could project their own desires for hope and change.
    Upon assuming office, President Obama had no problem bypassing the Constitutional advise-and-consent role of Congress in his appointment of a record number of czars, many of whom were so radical they would have failed to pass Senate confirmation. One of the offshoots of former IPS director Robert Borosage was the Apollo Alliance, an organization that he co-founded in 2001. Apollo saw its political clout increase dramatically with the election of Barack Obama. Van Jones, a self-described communist and an Apollo Alliance activist was appointed Green Jobs czar by President Obama. A month after inauguration, a centerpiece of Apollo’s policy agenda was packaged right into the $787 billion stimulus bill, which directed $110 billion to green jobs programs. At the time of the passage of that bill—what came to be known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute the strategy…”
    In a free society extreme and derivative ideologies from the destructive legacy of Marx can find some appeal to the disaffected. A constitutional republic like the United States should have sufficient strength to withstand most contradictions and absurdities. The problem today is that the American two-party system of checks and balances, which works best when compromise can be accomplished between the parties, has been thwarted. With the long march through the institutions having resulted in one of those parties no longer sharing much in the way of common ground—in terms of philosophical heritage and values of liberty, private property and limited government—compromise has become nearly impossible. The infusion of Neo-Marxism into the Democratic Party has so affected Congress and the current president as to render bipartisan solutions and leadership unworkable.
    The experimentation with a left-wing president, like Barack Obama, may be less an aberration than the logical outcome of the transformation of the Democratic Party. The Republic can survive President Obama, who will, after all, be voted out after one term or forced out after two terms. It may have more difficulty surviving and prospering if the culture remains fractured with a majority adrift from the heritage and values of liberty and personal responsibility that are at the heart of the Declaration and the Constitution.” – Scott Powell

  30. Maggie May 11, 2013 9:10 pm

    Empirical Evidence That Proves Conservatism is Destroying America
    by joelgp Mar 23, 2011 8:26am PDT
    The empirical evidence below shows just how deeply republican states have damaged this great country. Check it out and let me know what you think:
    Conservatism is bad for middle-class income
    10 poorest states with the lowest median household income
    State Income
    Montana $40,627
    Tennessee $40,315
    Kentucky $39,372
    Louisiana $39,337
    Alabama $38,783
    Oklahoma $38,770
    Arkansas $36,599
    West Virginia $35,059
    Mississippi $34,473
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau
    Conservatism is bad for your health:
    States with worst health-care systems:
    39 Texas
    40 Arkansas
    41 Kentucky
    42 West Virginia
    43 Georgia
    44 Tennessee
    45 Nevada
    46 South Carolina
    47 Louisiana
    48 Alabama
    49 Oklahoma
    50 Mississippi
    Republicans don’t care about improving the lives of average Americans.
    Conservatism is bad for your marriages.
    States with the highest divorce rates:
    1. Nevada
    2. Arkansas
    3. Wyoming
    4. Idaho
    5. West Virgina
    6. Kentucky
    7. Oklahoma
    8. Alaska
    9. Florida
    10. Maine
    Conservatism is bad for teenage pregnancy rates:
    States ranked by rates of live births among women age 15-19 (births per thousand):
    1. Mississippi (71)
    2. Texas (69)
    3. Arizona (67)
    4. Arkansas (66)
    5. New Mexico (66)
    6. Georgia (63)
    7. Louisiana (62)
    8. Nevada (61)
    9. Alabama (61)
    10. Oklahoma (60
    Conservatism is bad for education
    States with the fewest college graduates:
    1. Arkansas
    2. West Virginia
    3. Nevada
    4. New Mexico
    5. Oklahoma
    6. Alaska
    7. Arizona
    8. Texas
    9. Tennessee
    10. Mississippi
    Conservative presidents are bad for balancing the budget:
    “Dwight Eisenhower was last Republican President to preside over a balanced budget. He had a balanced budget in 1956 and 1957.
    Since then, there have been two presidents to preside over balanced budgets, LBJ in 1969 and Clinton in 1998 through 2001.
    During the last 40 years there have been five budget surpluses, all five were under Democratic Presidents: 1969, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.
    Conservatism is bad for news information:
    TV outlet with the most ignorant viewers.
    “Study: Fox News Viewers “Most Misinformed” Of All News Consumers
    “Researchers at the University of Maryland have released a study of news viewers entitled, “Misinformation and the 2010 Election” (.pdf) and found news viewers often get the wrong idea on major stories, and–according to the study–Fox News viewers are the “most misinformed” of them all.”
    Progressives, it’s crucial that we fight back “hard” over the next two years to keep these teacon nuts from totally destroying the middle-class.
    “In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.”
    H. L. Mencken

  31. Juan Domingo Peron May 11, 2013 9:50 pm

    The 10 most affordable states to live in, that is states with the lowest cost of living.
    “According to the study, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, and the West Coast continue to be among the most expensive places to live in the nation.
    Factors Affecting Your Cost of Living
    Across the United States, the cost of living can vary substantially. For example, what is widely considered a comfortable income in Iowa would be difficult -if not impossible- to find for the same cost in most areas of California.
    There are many different factors that can influence the cost of living in a particular area. Housing is the most obvious expense, whether you plan to rent or buy your home. Taxes, including both state income taxes and local property taxes, also have a significant impact on an area’s cost of living. Even the price of daily necessities such as gas and groceries can vary by location.
    The employers in an area can have an impact on the overall cost of living as well. For example, Seattle, home of Microsoft, consistently ranks at the top of the most expensive cities in the United States. Even though the majority of people who live in Seattle don’t work for Microsoft, the company’s high salaries help to inflate the overall cost of living. ”
    To make it simple, cost of living is not the same all over the 50 states, 38k in Alabama is the equivalent of 50K in California. Comparison should be made apples to apples.

  32. Maggie May 11, 2013 9:51 pm

    Readers..Another total cut and paste from Juan. None of Juan’s entry comes from him. He took it word for word from the Blaze
    The author is Scott Powell.
    Juan again demonstrates he cannot actually think for himself. He goes online and cuts an article and pastes it to make it appear it’s his thinking and words.
    Why not just make a statement and put the citation Juan? No lawyer would pull this nonsense.
    As for your half baked apology…I say bull! You made a clear threat to Professor Feinman. On most blogs that whole entry would have been blocked.
    You detest everything about Liberals Progressives, our ideology and everything about us. To why do you hsng around? Nothing you rant about will change our opinions and ideals. You spend an initdinate amount of time trying to best the Professor and or any one of us. You cut and paste articles, book chapters, anything you can find in the first 2 or 3 lines of your Google search. I doubt you even read then and most certainly cannot discuss them with any hint of intellectual comprehension. Most the time they don’t even relate to our topic!
    I’ve said it before, boy you need to get a life.
    ENGINEER: thank you for the time line of the Benghazi events. The whole republican obscession with Benghazi is their last ditch effort tobtry and “get” Obama. Of course now they have aimed it at Hillary Clinton because they are scared out if their wits that she might make a presidential run. The thing is…. the American people… and I beluve a good many republican voters see right through this silly dig and pony show.
    Anyone who pays attention is well aware that there wete 64 attacks on diplomatic posts under Bush. Everyone knows the repubs said not one word!
    But the thing that really angers me is that the repubs care more about “getting” Obama or Clintin than they do about fixing the problems that contributed to the tragedy. Libya is falling apart and the repubs simply don’t have that on their radar. Oh and they are hell bent on Obama taking us to war in Syria. The are wasting untold millions of dollars on witch hunts, obstructing, fillibustering , taking days iff with pay, trying to pass legislation that screws the muddle class worker such as the HR 1406, working Families Fecibility Act of 2013… Or more aptly called The Pay Working Families Less While Lining the Pockets of Employers Act.
    That’s conservatism in this country folks
    Please forgive typos… I usually am writing these entries very fast on my iphone on the fly LOL and with a 1 x 1 1/5 inch screen I don’t catch them. Sorry!

  33. Juan Domingo Peron May 11, 2013 9:58 pm

    States ranked by rates of abortion among women age 15-19 (pregnancies per thousand):
    1. New Jersey (47)
    2. New York (46)
    3. Maryland (38)
    4. Nevada (36)
    5. California (36)
    6. Hawaii (34)
    7. Florida (33)
    8. Delaware (31)
    9. Connecticut (30)
    10.Illinois (27)

    Yes, the cultural and moral decay promoted by the progressive liberal “new” left hits everyone, especially the young. Though there is a difference, some choose to have the child anyway, a.k.a. live births, while others choose to kill their child, a.k.a. abortion.

  34. Juan Domingo Peron May 11, 2013 10:00 pm

    Maggie: Are you blind??? I put Scott Powell and the end!!!!! What is your problem? You seem desperate!

  35. Juan Domingo Peron May 11, 2013 10:16 pm

    “Southern states have a divorce rate of 10.2 per 1,000 men and 11.1 per 1,000 women, according to the Census Bureau. The national average is 9.2 for men and 9.7 for women.
    All told, these statistics seem to make sense. Divorce rates are higher in the South because the South has a higher marriage rate. Divorce rates in the Northeast are lower because “first marriages tend to be delayed and the marriage rates are lower,” says Diana Elliot, a family demographer at the Census Bureau.”
    Top 10 Marriage rates
    1. Nevada (Duh)
    2. Hawaii (again duh)
    3. Arkansas
    4. Idaho
    5. Vermont
    6. Tennessee
    7. Alabama
    8. Utah
    9. Wyoming
    10. Indiana

  36. Juan Domingo Peron May 11, 2013 10:17 pm

    But who said conservatives are against divorce in the first place???

  37. Engineer Of Knowledge May 12, 2013 11:08 am

    U.S. Embassy and Consulate Attacks Under George W. Bush

    January 22, 2002: US Consulate at Kolkata – 5 Killed
    June 14, 2002: US Consulate at Karachi – 12 Killed
    February 28, 2003: US Embassy at Islamabad – 2 Killed
    June 30, 2004: US Embassy at Tashkent – 2 Killed
    December 6, 2004: US Compound at Saudi Arabia – 9 Killed
    March 2, 2006: US Consulate in Karachi – 2 Killed
    September 12, 2006: US Embassy at Syria – 4 Killed
    March 18, 2006: US Embassy at Yemen – 2 Killed
    July 9, 2008: US Consulate at Istanbul – 6 Killed
    September 17, 2008: US Embassy at Yemen – 16 Killed

    Total Deaths: 60
    Outraged Republicans: 0

    Juan’s reaction: To attack the Professor, Maggie, and Princess Leia

    Current Food For Thought.
    “All truth passes through three stages.
    First, it is ridiculed.
    Second, it is violently opposed.
    Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

  38. Ronald May 12, 2013 11:21 am

    Thank you, Engineer of Knowledge, once again! 🙂

  39. Engineer Of Knowledge May 12, 2013 11:37 am

    The pleasure is mine Professor. 🙂

  40. Princess Leia May 12, 2013 11:47 am

    Some lengthy Guano Droppings this morning. 😉

  41. Maggie May 12, 2013 12:10 pm

    Since the title of this entry by the Professor discusses the lunatic tethuglican’s constant talk of impeachment of President Obama, I thought I would add this article in full from PoliticusUSA
    ~Obama Impeachment and the Republican Presidential Shoe Shine Boy Fantasy
    By: Hrafnkell HaraldssonMay. 12th, 2013
    We’ve been hearing a lot about the I-word lately from Republicans, from Glenn Beck, from Washington Times columnist Jeffrey Kuhner, from Sen James Inhofe (R-OK) . You know… ::whispers:: …impeachment. But for thinking people – that is, liberals – there are other possibilities and I think Rachel Maddow was on to something Friday night when she diagnosed the Republican obsession with impeaching Obama as a form of… ::whispers:: …incontinence.
    President Obama had barely been elected when Rethuglicans,…er, I’m sorry, I meant Republicans (honest, I did) began to call for his impeachment – as Maddow reminds us, just seven weeks into his presidency. “They didn’t want to impeach him for anything specific,” she points out. “They just liked the idea of impeaching.”
    I’m sure you all remember those heady days when Republicans discovered it wasn’t all just a bad dream, that they really were faced with a black man in the White House, and not in the role of a servant.
    Maddow traced the history of Republican impeachment fantasies from World Net Daily to Michele Bachmann and beyond. They wanted to impeach him over immigration, over his birth certificate, over gay marriage, over “fast and furious,” over the debt ceiling, over his agenda in general (to tie it up and retard its progress), executive orders – and this all by 2011. Then came 2012 and impeaching Obama to prevent thermonuclear war with Russia, over the Bush tax cuts, over gun-control, drones, recess appointments, “czars,” (never mind that Bush had more czars than Obama) the Dream Act, the new Black Panther Party. And of course, Benghazi. Inadvertently let out by Maddow was yet another excuse: the Boston bombing.
    At some point, doesn’t this discourse just prove its own silliness? Maddow concluded that “Republicans and the right love talking about impeaching President Obama even when they’re not sure exactly why. It’s almost like an involuntary tic. They sneeze and a little ‘impeach Obama’ just squeezes out without them meaning to. They love the idea.”
    The one thing we can be sure of as we plow ahead into 2013 is that Republicans have not run out of reasons to impeach Obama. Hell, as they’ve proven, they don’t even really need a reason. Evidence is not really an issue; they just manufacture that anyway in the bowels of Fox News, World Net Daily, and the Washington Times.
    By now, even Republicans should have a hard time keeping a straight face. But either they are very good actors or they are so consumed by racial hatred that they can’t see the humor in their relentless attempts to politically assassinate our president over one excuse after another. I’m laughing as I read the list. I don’t know what else to do. It’s funny. It’s pathetic. And yes, its more than a little bit creepy. Collectively, the Republicans have become that odd-uncle that nobody in the family wants to talk about. And maybe that’s the mainstream media’s excuse for ignoring the subject of the Republican Impeachment Obsession.
    Or maybe it’s just that the mainstream media is owned by Republican douche nozzles. Not sayin’. Just sayin’.
    As I sit here in my study, contemplating this fine day to be, I comprehend the vast gulf between me and the Republican politician. Yes, there are those nice fat checks I don’t receive from the fossil fuel industry for selling my soul and selling out my constituents. Yes, there is the issue of douchenozzlehood that separates us like Valles Marineris on Mars. But that’s not what I’m thinking about. No, I am thinking about integrity. Today I will engage in honest labor: not only writing about their douchenozzlery, but things like mowing my lawn as the words to the Monkees’ 1967 hit Pleasant Valley Sunday run through my head (full disclosure: I was 10), while they will be engaging in hypocritical asshattery, manufacturing attacks on President Obama over all the things they loved about President Bush (including czars and executive orders).
    They can couch their asshattery in any terms they like. The facts speak for themselves. They can’t stand having a black man in the White House. There is no other explanation since Bush was much more autocratic than Obama and they not only had no wish to impeach him over his actions/inactions but worshiped him as a true conservative hero, a new Barbarossa who could slay entire Islamic countries with his bare hands. That Bush’s shining qualities as a leader could now be seen as causes for impeachment leaves us only one explanation, and they won’t be happy until President Barack Obama is reduced to shining their shoes. The rest is just window-dressing.

  42. Maggie May 12, 2013 12:14 pm

    No Juanito, I’m not blind. I saw you added the author’s name at the very end. If you indeed went to law school… which we all know is an absolute lie, you would know how to cite a complete article that you copied and pasted.
    Sorry, you’re still a moron. : )

  43. Princess Leia May 12, 2013 12:32 pm


    Guano admitted in a topic, sometime back in March or April, to copying and pasting during his lunch hour.

  44. Ronald May 12, 2013 1:37 pm


  45. Juan Domingo Peron May 12, 2013 2:56 pm

    It’s not the first time an embassy was attacked under the Obama administration.
    1. On July 11, 2011, supporters of the Syrian government stormed the US embassy at Damascus, smashing windows and raising a Syrian flag at the US diplomatic compound. The office building was damaged as the Syrian security forces were slow to respond. Following the embassy assault, the residence of the US ambassador, Robert Ford, was also attacked by a mob.
    2. On September 13, 2011, Taliban attacked the US embassy and the NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters at Kabul with small arms and RPGs.
    3. On October 28, 2011, a man armed with an automatic weapon fired shots at the US embassy at Sarajevo, hitting a police officer before authorities shot and wounded him.
    4. On April 5, 2012, eight people lost lives when the US Consulate at Peshawar was attacked.
    5. On September 11, 2012, Islamist terrorist linked to Al-Qaeda stormed the US consulate at Benghazi (Libya) killing the US Ambassador and three staff members.
    6. On September 11, 2012, the US embassy at Cairo was also attacked.
    7. On September 11, 2012, the US embassy at Sana’a too came under an aggressive assault.
    So, attacks do happen and probably will continue happening. Notice there was no Republican outrage or call for impeachment regarding the other previous attacks, either under Bush or Obama. The difference is that during Benghazi, the Administration lied and continued to lie in numerous occasions blaming it all on a video. And no matter how you try you cannot spin around that fact. All they had to do is say, we screwed up, this was a planned attacked by Al-Qaeda linked Islamist terrorist, the video has nothing to do with it, and there were no demonstrations in Benghazi which the terrorist used as shield to attack us. Period and that would have been the end of it. But no, it was election time and the Administration politicized Benghazi and lied, covering up what actually happened.

  46. Juan Domingo Peron May 12, 2013 2:59 pm

    The Benghazi Lie
    A failure of character of this magnitude corrodes the integrity of the state.
    By Mark Steyn
    Shortly before last November’s election I took part in a Fox News documentary on Benghazi, whose other participants included the former governor of New Hampshire John Sununu. Making chit-chat while the camera crew were setting up, Governor Sununu said to me that in his view Benghazi mattered because it was “a question of character.” That’s correct. On a question of foreign policy or counterterrorism strategy, men of good faith can make the wrong decisions. But a failure of character corrodes the integrity of the state.
    That’s why career diplomat Gregory Hicks’s testimony was so damning — not so much for the new facts as for what those facts revealed about the leaders of this republic. In this space in January, I noted that Hillary Clinton had denied ever seeing Ambassador Stevens’s warnings about deteriorating security in Libya on the grounds that “1.43 million cables come to my office” — and she can’t be expected to see all of them, or any. Once Ambassador Stevens was in his flag-draped coffin listening to her eulogy for him at Andrews Air Force Base, he was her bestest friend in the world — it was all “Chris this” and “Chris that,” as if they’d known each other since third grade. But up till that point he was just one of 1.43 million close personal friends of Hillary trying in vain to get her ear.
    Now we know that at 8 p.m. Eastern time on the last night of Stevens’s life, his deputy in Libya spoke to Secretary Clinton and informed her of the attack in Benghazi and the fact that the ambassador was now missing. An hour later, Gregory Hicks received a call from the then–Libyan prime minister, Abdurrahim el-Keib, informing him that Stevens was dead. Hicks immediately called Washington. It was 9 p.m. Eastern time, or 3 a.m. in Libya. Remember the Clinton presidential team’s most famous campaign ad? About how Hillary would be ready to take that 3 a.m. call? Four years later, the phone rings, and Secretary Clinton’s not there. She doesn’t call Hicks back that evening. Or the following day.
    Are murdered ambassadors like those 1.43 million cables she doesn’t read? Just too many of them to keep track of? No. Only six had been killed in the history of the republic — seven, if you include Arnold Raphel, who perished in General Zia’s somewhat mysterious plane crash in Pakistan in 1988. Before that you have to go back to Adolph Dubs, who died during a kidnapping attempt in Kabul in 1979. So we have here a once-in-a-third-of-a-century event. And at 3 a.m. Libyan time on September 12 it’s still unfolding, with its outcome unclear. Hicks is now America’s head man in the country, and the cabinet secretary to whom he reports says, “Leave a message after the tone and I’ll get back to you before the end of the week.” Just to underline the difference here: Libya’s head of government calls Hicks, but nobody who matters in his own government can be bothered to.
    What was Secretary Clinton doing that was more important? What was the president doing? Aside, that is, from resting up for his big Vegas campaign event. A real government would be scrambling furiously to see what it could do to rescue its people. It’s easy, afterwards, to say that nothing would have made any difference. But, at the time Deputy Chief Hicks was calling 9-1-1 and getting executive-branch voicemail, nobody in Washington knew how long it would last. A terrorist attack isn’t like a soccer game, over in 90 minutes. If it is a sport, it’s more like a tennis match: Whether it’s all over in three sets or goes to five depends on how hard the other guy pushes back. The government of the United States took the extremely strange decision to lose in straight sets. Not only did they not deploy out-of-area assets, they ordered even those in Libya to stand down. Lieutenant Colonel Gibson had a small team in Tripoli that twice readied to go to Benghazi to assist and twice was denied authority to do so, the latter when they were already at the airport. There weren’t many of them, not compared to the estimated 150 men assailing the compound. But they were special forces, not bozo jihadists. Back in Benghazi, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty held off numerically superior forces for hours before dying on a rooftop waiting for back-up from a government that had switched the answering machine on and gone to Vegas.
    Throughout the all-night firefight in Benghazi, Washington’s priority seems to have been to do everything possible to deny that what was actually happening was happening at all. To send “soldiers” on a “mission” to “fight” the “enemy” was at odds with the entire Obama narrative of the Arab Spring and the broader post-Bush Muslim world. And so the entire U.S. military was stood down in support of the commander-in-chief’s fiction.
    As Mr. Hicks testified, his superiors in Washington knew early that night that a well-executed terrorist attack with the possible participation of al-Qaeda elements was under way. Instead of responding, the most powerful figures in the government decided that an unseen YouTube video better served their political needs. And, in the most revealing glimpse of the administration’s depravity, the president and secretary of state peddled the lie even in their mawkish eulogies to their buddy “Chris” and three other dead Americans. They lied to the victims’ coffins and then strolled over to lie to the bereaved, Hillary telling the Woods family that “we’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video.” And she did. The government dispatched more firepower to arrest Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in Los Angeles than it did to protect its mission in Benghazi. It was such a great act of misdirection Hillary should have worn spangled tights and sawn Stevens’s casket in half.
    The dying Los Angeles Times reported this story on its homepage (as a sidebar to “Thirteen Great Tacos in Southern California”) under the following headline: “Partisan Politics Dominates House Benghazi Hearing.” In fact, everyone in this story is a Democrat or a career civil servant. Chris Stevens was the poster boy for Obama’s view of the Arab Spring; he agreed with the president on everything that mattered. The only difference is that he wasn’t in Vegas but out there on the front line, where Obama’s delusions meet reality. Stevens believed in those illusions enough to die for them. One cannot say the same about the hollow men and women in Washington who sent him out there unprotected, declined to lift a finger when he came under attack, and in the final indignity subordinated his sacrifice to their political needs by lying over his corpse. Where’s the “partisan politics”? Obama, Clinton, Panetta, Clapper, Rice, and the rest did this to one of their own. And fawning court eunuchs, like the ranking Democrat at the hearings, Elijah Cummings, must surely know that, if they needed, they’d do it to them, too. If you believe in politics über alles, it’s impressive, in the same way that Hillary’s cocksure dismissal — “What difference, at this point, does it make?” — is impressive.
    But the embassy security chief, Eric Nordstrom, had the best answer to that: It matters because “the truth matters” — not least to the Libyan president, who ever since has held the U.S. government in utter contempt. Truth matters, and character matters. For the American people to accept the Obama-Clinton lie is to be complicit in it.

  47. Engineer Of Knowledge May 12, 2013 7:42 pm

    Hello Maggie and Princess Leia
    Of course Guano just copies and pastes…..that is why he can’t answer the simple 7th grade and yes, even the 4th grade math problems. HE cannot find a source on the web to copy and paste the answers from. Bottom line, they will sell a computer to any Elementary School Drop Out.

    If I were you on this post, I would insist and hold his feet to the fire to first start with these simple tasks.

  48. Juan Domingo Peron May 12, 2013 7:44 pm

    “He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner. ” Section 1 Article 2 of the Impeachment charges against Richard Nixon.

  49. Juan Domingo Peron May 13, 2013 7:42 am

    “A BEDROCK principle of U.S. democracy is that the coercive powers of government are never used for partisan purpose. The law is blind to political viewpoint, and so are its enforcers, most especially the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service. Any violation of this principle threatens the trust and the voluntary cooperation of citizens upon which this democracy depends.
    So it was appalling to learn Friday that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups for scrutiny. It was almost as disturbing that President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have not personally apologized to the American people and promised a full investigation” WP
    “Now Americans have been reminded that not only is big and intrusive government inefficient, it is also often corrupt. The Obama administration and its all-star cast were supposed to be progressivism’s 21st-century proof of concept. Instead, they may have set progressivism back for another generation.”- James Pethokoukis

  50. Juan Domingo Peron May 13, 2013 7:57 am

    “It’s a cliché, of course, but it really is true: in Washington, every scandal has a crime and a coverup. The ongoing debate about the attack on the United States facility in Benghazi where four Americans were killed, and the Obama Administration’s response to it, is no exception. For a long time, it seemed like the idea of a coverup was just a Republican obsession. But now there is something to it.” –

  51. Ronald May 13, 2013 8:07 am

    This author is appalled at the use of the IRS or the FBI to target any legal, legitimate organization, as it brings back memories of Richard Nixon and Watergate, but meaning the abuse of power by Nixon even before the Watergate break in itself!

    The Obama Administration needs to apologize for and promise a full internal investigation, as this is not acceptable, whether a progressive or conservative administration in the White House!

    At the same time, it does NOT mean that impeachment is a proper weapon to be used, but certainly the executive branch must be held responsible and this kind of action NEVER repeated again now or in any future administration! This is a self induced wound which is totally stupid, and some heads MUST roll!

  52. Juan Domingo Peron May 13, 2013 8:41 am

    I don’t think this IRS calls for impeachment because I doubt Obama had anything to do with it or that he knew, so far none of that is implied or even suggested. Sometimes people surrounding a President over do it in their “struggle for the cause” and to “help out”.

  53. Princess Leia May 13, 2013 8:51 am

    It’s easier for the Regressives to smear their opponents than to do work that will help citizens, such as passing jobs bills, etc.

  54. Juan Domingo Peron May 13, 2013 9:49 am

    Bipartisan jobs bills that were passed by the House and blocked by Senate Democrats, that is by Majority Leader Harry Reid. There are 40 jobs bill stuck in the Senate.
    Empower Small Business Owners
    Small business owners are being bogged down by burdensome regulations from Washington that prevent job creation and hinder economic growth. We must remove onerous regulations that are redundant, harm small businesses, and impede private sector investment and job creation.

    Review of Federal Regulations
    H.Res. 72 – Passed by the House (391-28) on February 11, 2011
    This legislation has passed the House

    Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act
    H.R. 872 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Energy Tax Prevention Act
    H.R. 910 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Disapproval of FCC’s Net Neutrality Regulations
    H.J.Res. 37 – Senate has blocked a companion measure by a vote of 46-52
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act
    H.R. 2018 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act
    H.R. 1315 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act
    H.R. 2587 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on The Nation Act
    H.R. 2401 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act
    H.R. 2681 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    EPA Regulatory Relief Act
    H.R. 2250 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
    H.R. 2273 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
    H.R. 3094 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Regulatory Accountability Act
    H.R. 3010 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act
    H.R. 527 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    REINS Act
    H.R. 10 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act (Believe it or o not the EPA actually is regulating farm dust! That must be stopped!)
    H.R. 1633 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act
    H.R. 1837 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Land in Accomack County, Virginia
    H.R. 2087 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Fix The Tax Code To Help Job Creators
    America’s tax code has grown too complicated and cumbersome. We need a tax code that is flatter, fairer, and simpler to ensure that everyone pays their fair share, lessen the burden on families, generate economic expansion, and create jobs by making America more competitive.

    Small Business Tax Cut Act
    H.R. 9 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act
    H.R. 4 – Signed into law by the President on April 14, 2011
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    Health Care Cost Reduction Act
    H.R. 436 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is in process.

    3% Withholding Rule Repeal
    H.R. 674 – Signed into law by the President on November 21, 2011
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012
    H.R. 3630 – Signed into law by the President on February 22, 2012
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    Increase Competitiveness for U.S. Manufacturers
    The more that American businesses export, the more they produce. The more businesses produce, the more workers they need. This means job creation. Expanding market access for U.S. made products will be a shot in the arm for businesses small and large and will create jobs.

    U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
    H.R. 3078 – Signed by the President on October
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
    H.R. 3079 – Signed by the President on October 21, 2011
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
    H.R. 3080 – Signed by the President on October 21, 2011
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act
    H.R. 1904 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    FAA Modernization and Reform Act
    H.R. 658 – Signed by the President on February 14, 2012
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    Apply Countervailing Duty to Nonmarket Economy Countries
    H.R. 4105 – Signed into law by the President on March 13, 2012
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    Encourage Entrepreneurship and Growth
    America has historically been on the cutting edge of innovation and technological development, but we are increasingly falling behind our global competitors. We must make it easier for existing businesses to grow and allow more start-up companies to flourish.

    The America Invents Act
    H.R. 1249 – Signed into law by the President on September 16, 2011
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    Veterans Opportunity to Work Act
    H.R. 2433 – Signed into law by the President on November 21, 2011
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act
    H.R. 3606 – Signed into law by the President on March 3, 2012.
    This legislation has been signed into law.

    Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act
    H.R. 3012 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    FDA Safety and Innovation Act
    S. 3187 – Passed the House.
    This legislation has passed the House and Senate

    Maximize Domestic Energy Production
    The energy sector is crucial to our economic growth, and high energy costs have a major impact on job creation. We need policies that allow us to harness our abundant supply of natural resources in America, develop new sources of energy, and create jobs here at home.

    Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
    H.R. 1230 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
    H.R. 1229 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act
    H.R. 1231 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Jobs and Energy Permitting Act
    H.R. 2021 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    North American-Made Energy Security Act
    H.R. 1938 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Protecting Next Generation Energy Security (PIONEERS) Act
    H.R. 3408 – Passed by the House (237-187) on February 16, 2012
    This legislation is in process.

    Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act
    H.R. 2842 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Conservation and Economic Growth Act
    H.R. 2578 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
    H.R. 4480 – Senate has taken no action to date
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Pay Down America’s Unsustainable Debt Burden
    The federal government is spending and borrowing so much that the United States will soon go broke. Washington’s spending binge has put our nation in debt, eroded economic confidence, and caused massive uncertainty for private sector job creators. It’s time to live within our means.

    Budget for Fiscal Year 2013
    H.Con.Res. 112 – Senate has not yet considered a budget of its own
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Budget for Fiscal Year 2012
    H.Con.Res. 34 – Senate has not yet considered a budget of its own
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

    Cut, Cap, and Balance
    H.R. 2560 – Senator Reid tabled the bill by a vote of 51-46.
    This legislation is stuck in the Senate

  55. Ronald May 13, 2013 5:01 pm

    Thanks, Princess Leia!

  56. Engineer Of Knowledge May 13, 2013 6:43 pm

    Oh Professor, Maggie, and Princess Leia:
    We all owe a lot to FOX NEWS for putting the pieces together for us about what really happened in Benghazi.
    It seems that Hillary flew to Benghazi dressed as Gaddafi and rented a Toyota, loaded it up with explosives and then went to have lunch with Ambassador Stevens, things quickly went down when Stevens taunted Hillary about Monica. Outraged Hillary then shot and killed Stevens, then went and blew up the Embassy and blamed it all on a Justin Beiber video. I just saw this on Fox News, so I know it is the TRUTH.

  57. Ronald May 13, 2013 6:52 pm

    HAHAHA! 🙂

  58. Ronald May 13, 2013 6:58 pm

    Thanks for this, Princess Leia!

  59. Ronald May 13, 2013 7:03 pm

    Yes, the GOP stops at nothing to destroy working people and their rights and ability to survive economically! 🙁

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