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  •  oddly, the Issa committee didn't issue any such (0+ / 0-)

    obituary . . . . . . .

    But then, nobody paid the slightest attention to anything it DID issue, anyway.  (shrug)

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Wed May 21, 2014 at 11:31:00 AM PDT

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    •  Wrong. (1+ / 0-)
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      Every press release Issa made was reported as true. It wasn't until Cummings sent out full testimony that the truth was learned and in typical fashion it received far less coverage.

      Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

      by Mike S on Wed May 21, 2014 at 11:40:26 AM PDT

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      •  stop twenty people on the street outside (0+ / 0-)

        wherever you are right now.

        Ask them who "Darrell Issa" is.

        Let us know what you find.

        In the end, reality always wins.

        by Lenny Flank on Wed May 21, 2014 at 12:08:33 PM PDT

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        •  I work in radio news. (0+ / 0-)

          I know how these things are covered, who listens and what would happen if we took your advice. If Pelosi followed your advice you would be very upset by how it is covered.

          Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

          by Mike S on Wed May 21, 2014 at 03:14:38 PM PDT

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          •  so how many of the 20 people you stopped and asked (0+ / 0-)

            knew who "Darrell Issa" is . . . . ?

            In the end, reality always wins.

            by Lenny Flank on Wed May 21, 2014 at 03:36:54 PM PDT

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            •  I like the way you ignored my point. (0+ / 0-)

              No one needs to know who Issa is to know about Benghazi. When a top 10 news station, not news/talk, in the number 2 market broadcasts a report on what the GOP claims they found they will hear one side of the story.

              I think my favorite thing about people like you is that you have seen this script run time and again for the last 20+ years yet somehow think this one will be different. When someone who actually works in the industry tells you differently you give some half assed snide answer while ignoring the actual point.

              Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

              by Mike S on Wed May 21, 2014 at 05:28:56 PM PDT

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              •  stop 20 people on the street at random (0+ / 0-)

                Ask them what "Benghazi" is.

                Tell us what you find.

                Yes, I know it's a big fucking deal for the political junkies anbd all that.

                But alas the rest of the world doesn't give a flying fuck about it.

                Just ask them.

                In the end, reality always wins.

                by Lenny Flank on Wed May 21, 2014 at 05:38:18 PM PDT

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                •  Clueless. (0+ / 0-)

                  Ask twenty voters in the midterms if they have heard of Benghazi and the majority will say yes.  If we follow your advice they will know it as a scandal that is bad for democrats because that is all they heard. And they only "know" that because the republicans lied about the testimony and the democrats just stood there yelling that's a lie without the actual testimony to back them up.

                  FOX news is proof that that works.

                  Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

                  by Mike S on Wed May 21, 2014 at 09:18:12 PM PDT

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              •  in fact, since you work in radio, you can (0+ / 0-)

                have even more fun and make an even more profound point about just how pig-ignorant and uninformed and uncaring people really are--and even have a nice bit to put on the air:

                Stop 20 people at random, in a "man on the street" piece, and ask each of them:

                "Who do you think is handling the Provolone Scandal better, the Democrats or the Republicans?"

                Sit back and watch the fun.

                (Fans of Flip Wilson will no doubt recognize this one.)

                In the end, reality always wins.

                by Lenny Flank on Wed May 21, 2014 at 05:43:06 PM PDT

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                •  Charles Pearce says it better than I can. (0+ / 0-)
                  Nancy Pelosi did a smart thing and appointed her full allotment of Democrats to the upcoming Fox News special and general kangaroo festivities regarding Benghazi, Benghazi, BENGHAZI! I am sorry that all the Alan Grayson fans out there may be disappointed, but it's not like Elijah Cummings hasn't been fighting the good fight on this issue for a while now. The idea of a Democratic boycott of the committee was politically maladroit and pragmatically stupid. It is going to be of paramount importance to have someone in there, the way Barney Frank and Robert Wexler were there on the Judiciary Committee when it was considering the impeachment of Bill Clinton, and the way Richard Ben-Veniste was there to demolish the entire premise of the phony Whitewater scandal a few years earlier. Without participating, the Democrats would have been conceding the development of the narrative to the Kangaroo Kaucus not only among the Beltway opinion elite, but out in the country as well. As it happens, that's where the case for impeaching Bill Clinton truly fell apart. The Democrats who participated in that particular series of charades from 1992-1998 did a lot to hijack the issue in the dim frontierland beyond Washington. In a situation like this, the Democrats have one advantage -- they can illustrate the essential absurdity of the exercise until the country gets heartily sick of it.

                  Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

                  by Mike S on Wed May 21, 2014 at 09:27:46 PM PDT

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                  •  that's nice (0+ / 0-)

                    I'm still willing to put money on it.

                    Go stop 20 random people on the street.  Ask them what "Benghazi" is. For every one who answers correctly, I'll give $100 to the charity of your choice.  For every one who answers wrong, you give $100 to the charity of my choice.

                    Are you game?

                    In the end, reality always wins.

                    by Lenny Flank on Wed May 21, 2014 at 09:35:58 PM PDT

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                    •  It's like talking to a really stupid wall. (0+ / 0-)

                      Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

                      by Mike S on Thu May 22, 2014 at 08:57:48 AM PDT

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                      •  so that would be no bet, then . . . ? (0+ / 0-)

                        Wouldn't it be a lot easier to answer the matter simply by stopping 20 people on the street and asking them?

                        Or are you a wee bit apprehensive of what you think you'll find if you do that---> that nobody knows or cares about the whole "Benghazi!!!" thingie. And you are just peeing your pants over nothing.

                        In the end, reality always wins.

                        by Lenny Flank on Thu May 22, 2014 at 09:28:40 AM PDT

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