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txradioguy
01-23-2013, 02:40 PM
http://www.nypost.com/r/nypost/2012/09/12/news/web_photos/513799514102342--525x370.jpg
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday lashed out over the claim that the administration misled Americans about the nature of the Libya terror attack by asserting that it was the result of a protest, raising her voice during a Senate hearing and asking: "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

Clinton, in what may be her final set of testimony as secretary, pointedly challenged Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson when he claimed the department could have "easily" determined what happened that night by interviewing staffers who were evacuated.

He was referring to the administration's initial claim that the attack sprung out of a protest. It was later determined there was no protest on the ground in Benghazi. Diplomatic security agents said as much to the FBI during interviews on Sept. 14, despite administration claims to the contrary two days later.

"That was a piece of information that could have been easily -- easily -- ascertained, within hours if not days," Johnson said.

"We were misled that there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that. ... The American people could have known that (there was no protest) within days, and they didn't know that."

At that point, Clinton began to raise her voice.

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans," she said.

"I understand," Johnson said.

Clinton continued to speak, raising her voice and gesturing: "Was it because of a protest or is it because of guys out for a walk one night and they decide they go kill some Americans?

"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

Clinton, lowering her voice, then said it is the administration's job to "figure out what happened" and prevent it from happening again.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/23/clinton-denies-delay-in-benghazi-response-despite-accounts/

Starbuck
01-23-2013, 02:51 PM
Oh, she's good!

But will she get away with it?

It does matter of, course, and the 'it' in this case is the possibility that she helped the Obama administration spin the truth - or even obfuscate the truth - from the American people. Remember, she told the father of one of the victims that "we going to get the person who made the video", and I think it was all part of the spin campaign.

The narrative from Obama was that the "So Called War on Terror" is over and they no longer are a threat. And Hillary was right in the middle of that spin.
So she gets sick; then she had a concussion; and now it doesn't matter. The only reason it "doesn't matter" now is that the President has been inaugurated, the new Sec of State has been nominated, and 4 months have passed.

Moveon.Org, remember, was formed to tell the people that Bill Clinton's misdeeds were in the past; it was now time to 'move on'.
So. What difference "at this point"? We'll see. But I suspect it will all be passed off as "lessons learned", and it won't matter that she was complicit in the Great Spin.

txradioguy
01-23-2013, 02:56 PM
Oh, she's good!

But will she get away with it?

It does matter of, course, and the 'it' in this case is the possibility that she helped the Obama administration spin the truth - or even obfuscate the truth - from the American people. Remember, she told the father of one of the victims that "we going to get the person who made the video", and I think it was all part of the spin campaign.

The narrative from Obama was that the "So Called War on Terror" is over and they no longer are a threat. And Hillary was right in the middle of that spin.
So she gets sick; then she had a concussion; and now it doesn't matter. The only reason it "doesn't matter" now is that the President has been inaugurated, the new Sec of State has been nominated, and 4 months have passed.

Moveon.Org, remember, was formed to tell the people that Bill Clinton's misdeeds were in the past; it was now time to 'move on'.
So. What difference "at this point"? We'll see. But I suspect it will all be passed off as "lessons learned", and it won't matter that she was complicit in the Great Spin.

I think the delays were done intentionally hoping the testimony would be forgotten about by the low information voters that are 44's base.

Her "at this point what does it matter" comment validates this train of thought. She would have been more honest if she'd just come out and said "personally I don't give a f**k".

Bailey
01-23-2013, 03:28 PM
I think the delays were done intentionally hoping the testimony would be forgotten about by the low information voters that are 44's base.

Her "at this point what does it matter" comment validates this train of thought. She would have been more honest if she'd just come out and said "personally I don't give a f**k".

She should not be allowed to hold another office again for the rest of her rotten life but oh no the MSM will gloss this over. I just wonder if this was Condoleezza Rice (sp) would the MSM give her a pass?

DumbAss Tanker
01-23-2013, 03:42 PM
"I take full responsibility for it, as long as that means there aren't any actual consequences to ME and everyone agrees to forget it by sundown tomorrow."

Bitch.

:livid:

Bailey
01-23-2013, 04:59 PM
"I take full responsibility for it, as long as that means there aren't any actual consequences to ME and everyone agrees to forget it by sundown tomorrow."

Bitch.

:livid:

lol You are 100% right and whats sad is there is no way a Republican can win the WH in 2016 so this piece of shit will prolly win.

Rockntractor
01-23-2013, 05:12 PM
Bitch.

:livid:

She may not be any longer, she may have had Willies wanker and what nots sewed on.

LukeEDay
01-23-2013, 05:25 PM
She will be elected President in 2016 from this.

SarasotaRepub
01-23-2013, 06:36 PM
I just wonder if this was Condoleezza Rice (sp) would the MSM give her a pass?


You're kidding right??? A Condi would have been forced to resign.

Any Dem diplomat should take note of this. YOU may be sacrificed but your boss will get promoted.

Elspeth
01-23-2013, 07:43 PM
Oh, she's good!
The only reason it "doesn't matter" now is that the President has been inaugurated, the new Sec of State has been nominated, and 4 months have passed.


Bingo.

DumbAss Tanker
01-23-2013, 08:57 PM
She will be elected President in 2016 from this.

I don't see that at all, this whole affair is in her BEST CASE a 'No net effect' deal for her, there is no way in Hell it's actually a plus.

Janice
01-23-2013, 09:40 PM
I notice that teh Hildebeast retires last of $12M debt from 2008 campaign, (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/22/clinton-retires-last-12m-debt-from-2008-campaign/) just in time for the hearings.

Can you seriously construe the words Clinton and coincidence in the same sentence? I think not.

SaintLouieWoman
01-24-2013, 12:27 AM
I notice that teh Hildebeast retires last of $12M debt from 2008 campaign, (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/22/clinton-retires-last-12m-debt-from-2008-campaign/) just in time for the hearings.

Can you seriously construe the words Clinton and coincidence in the same sentence? I think not.

Rush today mentioned that "coincidence" that isn't a coincidence. Payoff, anyone? God forbid the Clintons would pay off their debts with their own money.

Rockntractor
01-24-2013, 12:35 AM
Rush today mentioned that "coincidence" that isn't a coincidence. Payoff, anyone? God forbid the Clintons would pay off their debts with their own money.

Liberals need to look long and hard at the picture of the ambassador being dragged through the streets, he was no conservative, he was a liberal like them. This is how Obama really feels about his friends, all your work and all your support will bring you nothing in the end.

Elspeth
01-24-2013, 03:15 AM
Liberals need to look long and hard at the picture of the ambassador being dragged through the streets, he was no conservative, he was a liberal like them. This is how Obama really feels about his friends, all your work and all your support will bring you nothing in the end.

Excellent point.

txradioguy
01-25-2013, 01:01 PM
http://funnydemotivationalposters.com/uploads/saved_posters/demotivational-poster-wq0c8m5s7m-BENGHAZI-LIBYA.jpg

Odysseus
01-25-2013, 01:51 PM
I think the delays were done intentionally hoping the testimony would be forgotten about by the low information voters that are 44's base.

Her "at this point what does it matter" comment validates this train of thought. She would have been more honest if she'd just come out and said "personally I don't give a f**k".

She did. "What difference does it make?" is about as blatant a statement of indifference as she could have made.


You're kidding right??? A Condi would have been forced to resign.

Any Dem diplomat should take note of this. YOU may be sacrificed but your boss will get promoted.

Except that none of them were sacrificed. They are on “administrative leave”:


Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Clinton “pledged not only to accept all 29 of the recommendations, but to have the implementation of those recommendations well under way before her successor took over. So I think she’ll want to give a status on that.”

Asked for the number of State Department employees fired for their handling of Benghazi, Nuland said four people were put on administrative leave. They included Eric Boswell, who resigned from the position of assistant secretary of diplomatic security.
But Nuland declined to say if Boswell and the others still are working for the department in some capacity.

txradioguy
02-03-2013, 06:15 AM
Rush today mentioned that "coincidence" that isn't a coincidence. Payoff, anyone? God forbid the Clintons would pay off their debts with their own money.

Interesting little note about Hillary's testimony that I found today:


WHI: What I think about Hillary’s show this morning? All bullsh-t. Every single second of it. Want to know something the media isn’t telling you? That neither the Republicans, the White House, or Hillary’s people are telling you?

EVERY F-CKING QUESTION WAS AGREED TO BEFOREHAND. Hillary had notes for every question. Watch her look down every time a question is asked. She sucks at hiding it. That’s the tell. They negotiated the terms of the questioning weeks ago. She was prepared. There is no real investigation by the Senate. There is no real search for justice here. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. Complete bullsh-t.

Normally there’s agreements between staff prior to this kind of thing, but this time the Hillary camp and the Obama White House locked down the questions. Hillary wanted to protect her ass, and the White House sure as hell was looking to protect their boy. And this was all agreed to at least two weeks ago. Probably longer.

http://theulstermanreport.com/2013/01/23/white-house-insider-hillary-clintons-benghazi-testimony-complete-bullsh-t/

Starbuck
02-03-2013, 12:34 PM
Long and short of it is, the episode is forgotten; they got away with it by kicking it down the road and stalling.