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House Democrats Release Own Benghazi Report as Cover-Fire for Hillary; Mentions "Trump" 23 Times Throughout; Still Can't Confirm Cause

So anxious to counter the inquiries by "Republicans" (mentioned 200 times), Democrats do little in proving anything, and instead come off looking obsessed and outlandishly silly.

Hat tip to Gowdy's crew:

A quick Ctrl+F search of the Democrats’ 339-page “report” reveals these telling facts:  (link added by skinnydipinacid)

339 – Total pages
334 – Number of times “Clinton” appears
200 – Number of times “Republicans” appears
85 – Number of times “Stevens” appears
55 – Number of times “Blumenthal” appears
36 – Number of times “Smith” appears
23 – Number of times “Trump” appears - ?????
15 – Number of times “Doherty” appears
12 – Number of times “Brock” appears
8 – Number of times “Correct the Record” appears
6 – Number of times “Woods” appears

Soooo...  that means Donald Trump, who had literally nothing to do with what happened in Benghazi, was mentioned MORE TIMES in the Democrat's "report" than, not one, but TWO of the men who actually died there (Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty)...  

....COMBINED!     (psst... Lefties...  15 + 6  <  23   ...just FYI)

There are some crazy people out there... then there are the type of crazies that give psychologists nightmares.   The members of the Democrats' Select Committee on Benghazi appear to lurk somewhere in-between.   This so-called reports is just another session on America's big brown leather couch where they speak unthinkable things that only they can consider rational.  

It's another case of Trump Anxiety.

To further their case for a serious prescription they concluded that Hillary did a remarkable job handling the crisis in Benghazi (I assume by showing that YouTuber a thing or two) and that they still can't pinpoint what led to the attacks, or who caused them (apparently those "guys out for a walk one night who decided to kill some Americans" have been removed from the suspect list).


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Thanks for the post.. Gowdy announced yesterday they've asked Obama to discuss his decisions and actions regarding Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, 2012 but he's lawyered up and said piss off. In the history of the United States has a President ever essentially evoked the Presidential equivalent of the 5th to not incriminate himself over international events that effect our diplomatic corp?? "The Most Transparent Administration in History"

June 28, 2016 at 06:15 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

It's come out that radical Muslim and mass murder Omar Mateen was a registered Democrat... You can't make this shit up anymore... Really you can't....

June 28, 2016 at 06:23 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

The only thing worse than a useless Republican politician is a willfully dishonest Democrat politician. As if there is any other kind.

June 28, 2016 at 08:37 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Do you suppose cops called to Pulse night club in Orlando with a 'mass casualty' going on could withstand being indicted or at minimum fired for doing four uniform changes before they left... See Benghazi report and the State Departments indecision on how the Marines should dress for the rescue mission..

June 28, 2016 at 13:27 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

The day they deposed Hillary I expected Elijah Cummings to light a diversionary fire in the far corner of the hearing room to protect Hillary. He stopped just short of that level.

June 28, 2016 at 13:59 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

How many emails are we up to now AFTER Hilda swore under oath with penalty of perjury to the courts that she had turned every thing over? I know 120 pages just came in yesterday...

June 28, 2016 at 17:37 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

28 dead in Istanbul Airport. Allah Akbar chants, suicide bombers. ISIS propaganda... The Obama Administration will likely never know their intent...

June 28, 2016 at 17:59 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Lurch Kerry sure doesn't know. He called it "violent extremism" while scrubbing his comments of any mention of the real agenda of radical Islam. This administration is hell-bent upon doing everything wrong.

June 29, 2016 at 07:16 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Ah, yes. Insanity is in the air. Gay Islamic jihadist who was a registered Democrat murders 49 people, so a bunch of gay activists do a protest march to blame Republicans. Some folks just have NO idea how stupid they appear to be are.

June 29, 2016 at 08:06 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

So what would you choose Duff? Uniforms or no uniforms?

June 29, 2016 at 09:08 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Yes Duff. Uniforms or no uniforms does seem like a silly question to a civilian, but to someone in the military uniforms or no uniforms is indeed a very serious matter.

June 29, 2016 at 09:53 | Registered Commenterkwawk

OK, so uniforms matter. So does time. There should have been no dithering and delay. Pick an option quickly and decisively, and MOVE OUT. One more damning indictment of Hillary's State Department bungling.

June 29, 2016 at 10:06 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I have no idea what you are asking.

I made a comment about good old "Uncle" Elijah, and I have not read the Bengazi report about changing uniforms.

June 29, 2016 at 10:11 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

My apologies, I misread the name line. It was Mr. Miller on post prior to yours.

June 29, 2016 at 10:14 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Red - Uniforms matter because soldiers without uniforms are spies or saboteurs and have no Geneva Conventions protections. We helpfully reminded the world of this when we set up Gitmo and other black sites and proceeded to torture people and have decided we could detain them for the rest of their lives without trial or due process.

I can imagine though the State Department being worried that sending in uniformed soldiers might convince the locals that they were being invaded and thus spark a very violent reaction indeed. I can imagine the Lybian government not wanting to grant permission to us to send in uniformed soldiers for the same reason.

June 29, 2016 at 10:19 | Registered Commenterkwawk

I understand the concerns, kwAwk. What I don't understand, and do not accept, is the 3 hour uniform-changing cluster **** caused by a gaggle of civilian bureaucrats trying to run an emergency rescue operation like a friggin' committee meeting of the Tea and Literature Appreciation Society. Make a decision, and get going!

June 29, 2016 at 10:28 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

So what uniform to wear that won't insult the terrorists justifies the delay and death of four Americans? Wear the standard Marine uniform and get their ass on the plane...In the history of the American military this excuse by Obama's State Dept. has to go to the top of the list FUBAR... You think if Chelsea or the Obama daughters were in that consulate a hour+ discussion of what uniform to wear would have occurred??? Hell no... I recommend the 60 page Pompeo Benghazi summary from witness accounts... It was a Monty Python skit from start to finish... It's undeniable State was clueless and politics was used to shield Obama in an election year from his prize in the desert turning into a clusterf**k..

June 29, 2016 at 10:37 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

The truth is Red, that Christopher Stevens, who himself made the decision to place himself in Benghazi at the consulate there rather than the embassy in Tripoli, died of smoke inhalation from a fire set by people storming the embassy after his security detail locked him is a safe room for his protection. There was nothing Obama or Clinton could have done to save him once the attack began. Nor could they save the other man who died at the consulate.

The other two who were killed, were killed on a rooftop when a mortar round hit the roof of the CIA safe house where they were providing security. These two were former navy seals working for the CIA (not the State Department) and most definitely making way way more than Navy Seals dream of making. They were hired by the CIA especially because they were trained and were willing to take the risks associated with being in dangerous places where they may or may not have backup.

The two former Seals who died protecting their comrades are heros, not victims. They died doing exactly what they were hired to do.

June 29, 2016 at 10:52 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Well the good news for Hillary is CNN has decided she was blameless over Benghazi but the rest of America was at fault....

June 29, 2016 at 12:39 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Yep. The elite media got their marching orders from Camp Hillary. Roger. Wilco.

June 29, 2016 at 13:10 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Or you know, you could come to terms with the fact that there really isn't any great scandal to this whole Benghazi thing? You know it certainly was a clusterfuck but not much for nefarious stuff from our government. Simple human error.

June 29, 2016 at 13:55 | Registered Commenterkwawk

How about the deliberate lies told by Hillary and her administration accomplices? Those lies were so despicable, so willfully crafted, so egregious that they alone should disqualify her from the presidency.

June 29, 2016 at 14:38 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Is it common for the POTUS to lawyer up after an embassy or consulate is attacked which results in the loss of American military and government lives?

June 29, 2016 at 14:45 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

What you seem to be saying is that since the Obama administration reacted at times as a politician in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack, that this somehow disqualifies Hillary Clinton from the Presidency. Is this to say that you are convinced that had John McCain been elected in 2008 rather than Barack Obama a President McCain would have not thought about any political consequences? I highly doubt that.

Truth is the Obama administration is almost over and you've found pretty much zero evidence to support your allegations of a crooked administration, in spite of controlling the congress since 2011, and in spite of your allegation of his crookedness since before he took office.

We, meaning pretty much the 6 billion people on the planet who aren't self-identified American conservatives and talk radio junkies, figured out long ago that you're just caught in the throes of hated for Obama and the Clintons. You don't really care about the men who died on the ground in Benghazi, you really just are lusting for Clinton blood.

June 29, 2016 at 15:00 | Registered Commenterkwawk

The congress told you Benghazi was a nothingburger the first 6 times. Yep, 7th time is a nothingburger too.

June 29, 2016 at 15:03 | Registered Commenterkwawk


From the IRS, to illegal executive orders, to the politicization of nearly every branch of government, Obama has been pretty much what we thought he would be. An incompetent-thin skinned President who brought his Chicago Rules with him to D.C. to extract retribution for every slight real or imaginable wrapped in a blanket of it's racist to criticize him... His signature domestic legislation Obamacare is such a cluster-fuck Republicans have been elected by the thousands from city election to state over the electorates hatred of this legislation. Funny thing Republicans won't have to do anything to replace as it's on a death spiral with Obama taking the blame. It's passage was all done on lies. His nuclear outreach to a maniacal-hate filled regime in Iran who profess 'Death To America' every Friday was again built on lies and deceit. He's turned the Middle East into a nuclear region that one-day will see war with nukes. Thanks Obama..All trade marks of 7+ years of the way Obama does business, lies, lies and lies. History will mark Barack Obama has the "Worst President Ever." And it won't come from conservatives...

June 29, 2016 at 17:03 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

You would think an impartial DOJ or one sympathetic to appearances would be smart enough to not take a 'private meeting' with Bill Clinton when in months the FBI will be bringing a recommendation of felony charges for trial. No not DOJ head Lynch, she went right ahead with no staff present and met with Bill Clinton one-on-one the day of the Benghazi report. Her take? She and Bill were just discussing 'grandchildren.' Yep, grandchildren. Dems are that stupid; the rest of America is not.. So ok kwawk; tell me how this is ok for a former POTUS to have a private one-on-one meeting with a woman who will decide if Hilda will be indicted and her Presidential campaign stopped cold in it's tracks??? I mean my God this screams conflict of interest.. Is there no Federal judge this can go to??? Still believe this isn't the "Worst Administration Ever?" Anyone think a Reagan or Bush administration could get away with this? There would be five, maybe ten different impeachment hearings going on if this was a former Republican President meeting with the DOJ head 'privately' before that person ruled on his wife's staying in or out of prison...

June 29, 2016 at 17:30 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

TM - Republican majorities in the House and Senate are not based upon the net sum of the popular vote. It is based upon gerrymandering and inequities in representation distributed in the Constitution. Wyoming at 500k residents has equal representation in the Senate with California which has 38M residents.

Republicans won the election in 2010 as a backlash to Obamacare and proceeded to gerrymander the House such that 52% of vote in the off year 2014 netted them 57% of the house. That gave them a 60 seat majority rather than a 17 seat majority. Popular vote would have given the Democrats the house in 2014.

Obama's approval rating is now headed towards the mid-50's in his last year in office. In contrast Dubya's was headed for the high 20's in his last year. Obamacare keeps rolling along. You have been predicting it's death spiral for years now.

Loretta Lynch meeting Blill Clinton. So what? Do you have any shred of evidence that shows they talked about something inappropriate? No?

The email thing won't stop Hillary's campaign. Why? Because she didn't do anything wrong first and secondly it's been pointed out before that many people in the Dubya administration used private emails too.

June 29, 2016 at 18:07 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Ok Kwawk. Send us a post card from that alternative universe you just laid out

June 29, 2016 at 18:40 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

It's been 48 hours since the terrorist attack in Turkey. I'm sure Barack Obama thinks the motives of the attackers will never be known.....Really, never.... Ever....

June 29, 2016 at 18:43 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Hillary's dirty and blatant lies about Benghazi are a "nothingburger?" There's the problem; people who see Hillary being deceptive, devious, crooked, and nasty, yet none of that matters to them.

June 30, 2016 at 07:22 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Tom, our illustrious "leader" is a clear and present danger to our national security with his pathological refusal to acknowledge the enemy by name. His motives are the ones that are unclear. His actions and words, though, are quite clear, and frightening.

"We have no idea what motivated the invasion of Poland." -- Nobody, 1939

June 30, 2016 at 07:28 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Please, someone help me.

I can't stop shitting my pants.

June 30, 2016 at 09:09 | Unregistered CommenterDonald J Trump

CBS News;

"Bill Clinton, AG Lynch meet on AZ tarmac"

Lynch commented they discussed grandchildren, golf and travel..... CBS News Justice reporter Paul Reid called it "shocking, absolutely shocking."

Poor Paul Reid; look for a dead horse head in your bed... As for CBS News; expect a glorious piece from them on Hillary today or tomorrow after they get their minds right once volunteers for the Clinton campaign pay a visit.

June 30, 2016 at 09:54 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"OJ Simpson Meets with Judge Ito for Sushi and Drinks"

"Bernie Madoff Picks up Jurors Tab for Week Long Vacation in Tahiti"

"John Gotti's Work Associates Move In Next Door to Crime Witnesses"

It's all so innocent...

June 30, 2016 at 10:03 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

As I wrote in response to kwawk's defense of Obama; "History will mark Barack Obama has the "Worst President Ever." And it won't come from conservatives..." His incompetence and criminality was part of the Paris slaughter... Great job Barry...

June 30, 2016 at 10:14 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

It never seems to occur to you guys that the reason the Obama administration downplays works like Islamic Extremism is to lessen the chances some red neck with a hero complex walking into a Mosque in this country and extracting revenge thus sparking a downward spiral of tit for tat as people on both sides compete to see whether Jesus or Mohammed has the bigger dick.

I've come up with a theory that the reason right wingers have such a hard on for attacking ISIS isn't that they believe that ISIS is an existential threat that requires great sacrifices to defeat. It's because it is an easy way to feel like a tough guy. If this were the Russian, North Korean or Chinese armies, they wouldn't be so quick to talk about invasion.

June 30, 2016 at 10:15 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Ask the 49 dead people in Orlando if ISIS is a threat.

Ask the 129 dead people in Paris if ISiS is a threat.

Shall I go on? ISIS is stacking up the bodies like cordwood, and our hapless idiots in D.C. can't even bring themselves to state the motivation. Pathetic and dangerous.

June 30, 2016 at 10:32 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Christianity and Islam both have well documented histories of being used by extremists to justify the slaughter of those the extremists deem insufficient. ISIS is a threat to individuals. It's not a threat to nations.

A thinking man might be inclined to figure out that if any religion can be used to justify savage acts, the religion the extremists choose to identify with isn't terribly important to the equation.

June 30, 2016 at 11:01 | Registered Commenterkwawk


You're on point for Christianity; a thousand years ago.. As for that 'mythical red-neck threat' to mosque's, still waiting...

June 30, 2016 at 11:20 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I'm not off point. Christianity has been used as the justification for everything from the Spanish Inquisition to the Extermination of the American Indian to Slavery and Jim Crow to the bombing of abortion clinics.

June 30, 2016 at 11:38 | Registered Commenterkwawk

I didn't even mention the Holocaust.

June 30, 2016 at 11:40 | Registered Commenterkwawk

I realize that you will continue to minimize the problem of radical Islam, but I do hope that at some point you stop, look around, analyze, and wake up.

The threat isn't just the bloody part; it's a continuing assault on Western civilization by every means available. What do you think the radical Islamists mean when they say that universal sharia law in a global caliphate is the ultimate goal? It's total domination worldwide, total rejection of freedom, democracy, and secular constitutional law.

Listen to the words; they mean what they say. And they will do anything they can, politically, societally, or via terrorism to accomplish the goal. And all we have between us and the savages is a weak and unmotivated government led by boot-licking apologists, aided and abetted by compliant media.

June 30, 2016 at 11:43 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

We're not still waiting. We've seen it before.

June 30, 2016 at 11:45 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Red - The people you call boot-licking apologists are the same people who sent a Seal team into a nuclear armed Pakistan without their permission and killed Osama Bin Ladin. They are the same people who are authorizing drone and air strikes every day on targets from Afghanistan to Africa to combat extremist groups.

By refusing to say Islamic Extremist, our government is trying to isolate ISIS and it's ilk from the rest of the Muslim world. We don't want every kid growing up in a Muslim country to think that ISIS is simply another expression of Islam or to believe that Islam really is at war with the west.

June 30, 2016 at 11:54 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Another way to think of it. The KKK essentially considers itself a Christian organization. Would you like it if every time the KKK was mentioned by the press or our political leaders, they identified it as a Christian Extremist Group?

June 30, 2016 at 12:03 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Tell that to the imams who use mosques as staging platforms for hate and violence and terror. They don't need to hear anyone in the West say "radical Islam." It's being taught to them every day.

June 30, 2016 at 12:04 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

There are plenty of Christian churches in this country that teach hate. Every time we have a disaster in this country whether man made or 'act of God' we can count on Pat Robertson and his kind to blame it on gays or some other such group.

That pastor in Florida who decided to burn Koran's wasn't doing it in the spirit of love and understanding.

June 30, 2016 at 12:27 | Registered Commenterkwawk

kwawk; what's the expression I'm looking for; oh' I know Keep Fucking That Chicken trying to equate modern Christianity on a violence level with radical Muslims..

I did se the picture in Germany of the weapons haul German police made from a mosque that was hording weapons. Full auto-AK-47's and rocket launchers... I'm sure their second stop is today at the Catholic church in search of stale communion wafers...

June 30, 2016 at 12:40 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

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