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  •  Playing into Republicans hands. (9+ / 0-)

    Can anything good come out of this ? Republicans get to trash the Administration, and the Dems cry "foul". Nothing new here. I'd rather keep my integrity and boycott.

    •  And blue dogs feel they now have 'questions" (2+ / 0-)
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      Capt Crunch, varii

      "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

      by merrywidow on Wed May 21, 2014 at 09:13:52 AM PDT

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    •  Yes it can (1+ / 0-)
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      by asking one Fundamental question:

      Why weren't there enough defense forces there to repel the attackers?

      Because the GOP cut the funding for security forces not once, but twice.

      And every time the GOP goes into smear Hillary / Obama mode, demand an answer to this question - why did you cut the funding twice, and turn around and hold this hearing? GOP, you knew from the start that the deaths would fall on your shoulders, but you tried to cover it up with half truths, lies and distractions.

      Yes, put Grayson on the panel and have him dig into the basic issue of inadequate defense, and who voted to cut the funding, then drag them before the panel and make them accountable.

      "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government" T. Jefferson

      by azureblue on Wed May 21, 2014 at 09:42:27 AM PDT

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    •  I don't agree (2+ / 0-)
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      SaraBeth, Rashaverak

      We cannot cede the entire discussion to them.  It's like whining about election outcomes and not voting.  We MUST be a part of these hearings.  

      If they don't give Dem's subpoena power, if they doctor evidence or mislead, if they cut mics - then THAT becomes part of the story.  Not showing up at all is not 'integrity' - it is political suicide.  

      You don't think they already have Luntz-created phrases to gut us with if we don't participate?  "What are Dem's afraid of?"  "They know they have no defense of this President".  yada yada.  

      You think c-span or Chuck Todd or CBS News is going to characterize these hearings as illegitimate just because we say so and won't participate?  The hearings will be covered as legitimate with no pushback from us.  

      Suicide, I tell you.  

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