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  •  They might not want to subpoena the survivors (5+ / 0-)

    They better know what they are getting into before it blows up in their face. A bit of history from when Congressional Republicans wanted to smear Janet Reno over the Waco tragedy:

    Congress was getting ready to hold a hearing to go after Reno for the siege that resulted after the compound burned and took  76 lives. Republicans decided that there would be a limit of 20 witnesses testifying. They were getting ready for the horse trading that would decide how many witnesses would be called by Democrats and how many would be Republican witnesses. Would it be 10-10 or 11-9 or 12-8? The Democrats said they would call only one as long as that witness went first. Gobsmacked Republicans quickly agreed.

    That first witness was a 14 year-old girl that testified to the systematic molestation of young girls within the Dividian complex. Pretty much took the wind out of the remaining 19 witnesses since they were essentially defending the child molesters.

    Janet Reno went on to become the longest serving Attorney General in US history.


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    by bobinson on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:56:39 AM PDT

    •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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      What will they do when the facts from those on the scene don't mesh up with their carefully constructed conspiracy theories?

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      by Philpm on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 09:38:49 AM PDT

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    •  Who might the "14 year-old girl " equivilant be (0+ / 0-)

      in this Democratic scenario? And who are the "child molesters"?

    •  I DEMAND that they not do this! (1+ / 0-)
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      (I think they've probably caught on to "please proceed" by now.  Only demanding that they don't do this will assure that they will -- and end up looking like Wile E. Coyote after assembling a bomb from ACME.)

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      by Seneca Doane on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 04:13:35 PM PDT

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