Monday, November 26, 2012

McCain and Graham Refuse to Retreat on Rice

As predicted, liberals like the Congressional Black Caucus and MSNBC are in full attack mode in their effort to help keep the lid on Benghazi gate. Their method? Play the race card, which is increasingly becoming an insult in itself to African Americans. Kudos to people like Michael Myers and Deneen Borelli for calling out the CBC and MSNBC for their own strains of racism. In fact, Myers isn't even a conservative, yet he sees it for it is. Kudos also go out to senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain for not buckling under to charges of racism and continuing to fight to get to the bottom of this disgraceful episode in American foreign policy that occurred September 11 in Benghazi, Libya and resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans

What is more despicable? Is it the criminal negligence in the months leading up to September 11 that enabled terrorists to attack our mission in Benghazi and kill 4 Americans? Is it the lack of any meaningful military response to rescue our people-an inaction that could only have resulted from the orders of someone who had authority over the highest levels of our military?  Is it the lying and cover up being practiced by our administration? Is it the collusion of the Democrats in Congress and the mainstream media in circling the wagons around this administration? Or is it using race and gender as a defense because so much of the bungling and lying is being carried out by people named Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, and Barack Obama?

Thank God I have singled out people like Joe Biden, James Clapper, and Tim Geithner for criticism. I guess I'm safe.

Or am I?


Siarlys Jenkins said...

What criminal negligence? None has ever been specified. All you and your favorite goons in the senate have done is raise insinuating questions about what negligence might conceivably have occured. Very speculative, and so far very insubstantial.

Gary Fouse said...

Never specified? How about right here on your favorite blog, Fousesquawk?

elwood p suggins said...

Four dead bodies look pretty substantial, fairly criminally negligent, and not overly speculative to me.

Gary Fouse said...


I have a hunch Siarlys was one of the OJ jurors.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

elwood, my solution to the O.J case was that Simpson, Furman, and Goldman pere, should have been sentenced to spend the rest of their lives sharing an efficiency apartment.

(Why Goldman? Because he launched a campaign to allow non-unanimous jury verdicts, which is not only bad law, but wouldn't have changed the outcome of the trial, since the jury WAS unanimous for acquittal.)

Sadly, I was not on the jury, so I did not have the opportunity to put this forward.

Gary, you haven't specified anything either. You've been the insinuator in chief about what might have happened behind the scenes... with little evidence that it did.

You enjoy this sort of speculation because it feeds your preconceived notions, and your sense of sour grapes over the election. elwood, of course, laps it up for the same reason.

1) We want it to be true.

2) Is there anything known which leaves open the possibility that it might be true?

3) Declare scandal!


Siarlys Jenkins said...

P.S. We aren't discussing whether Ansar al - Shariah committed a crime. We are discussing whether there was criminal negligence within the U.S. government before or after the fact. If you can't tell the difference, you need a remedial 9th grade civics class.

Gary Fouse said...


Don't bother to save me a seat.

Gary Fouse said...


You are defending people who cannot answer simple questions. Who sent Rice to the news shows? Who gave her those talking points? After 5 days, didn't she know better than what she was saying?


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Now that last is a good question, as a matter of general policy. Government officials should not GO to news shows and talk shows while information is still being gathered and assessed. They should have the courage to sit tight, ignore the hyenas of the press, and give a forthright account when they DO know.

But then, you and McCain and Graham would be howling that they aren't being accountable.

America needs leadership with the courage to resist the sound byte and the frenetic news cycle. Because when you give in to that, you are bound to say something stupid.