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Listen guys.  I know what you're thinking:  You're thinking that NY Times article was insightful.  I understand but I know there's greater evidence of an Al-Qaeda-Benghazi attack.  The quotes I provide from the people who say there is such a connection are golden.  I don't have the documentation yet but the quotes are gold, pure gold!
So the explosive New York Times article came out recently disproving the possibility of a connection between Al-Qaeda and Benghazi.  You read it.  I read it.  We got insight from it, correct?

Well, Darrell Issa appears to have read it and as you might have heard recently, he's still insistent on there being an Al-Qaeda connection to Benghazi.  As you might have suspected, Issa continues to be like the Energizer Bunny on the Benghazi issue.  He just keeps going, and going, and going.  And it's certainly working for his campaign contributions and fundraising among the GOP & Tea Party base.

Which is why you can see, below the fold, how Congressman Issa took the time out of his lovely day to write an Op-Ed piece in the Sacramento Bee still insisting, no matter the odds, that there's FULL proof of a link.


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The prime minister of Tunisia, a neighbor of Libya, also recently noted the connection between Ansar al-Sharia and al-Qaida noting, “There is a relation between leaders of Ansar al-Sharia, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and Ansar al-Sharia in Libya. We are coordinating with our neighbors over that,” according to a report by Reuters.
Uh huh.  Uh huh.  Keep going.


Even intelligence information in the White House’s own hands when Ambassador Susan Rice made her infamously false claims about a “protest” noted, “The crowd almost certainly was a mix of individuals from across many sectors of Libyan society. That being said, we do know that Islamic extremists with ties to al-Qaida participated in the attack.”

The Times report included meaningful information on the view from the streets of Benghazi about the terrorist attack that killed four brave Americans. But the reporter’s inability to find Benghazi residents who would or could second conclusions reached by our intelligence community far from disproves them. Unfortunately, The Bee’s editorial view appears limited by a journalistic cocoon in which The New York Times is undeservedly worshipped and contrary information is simply omitted.

Sure.  Sure.  Keep going.  Uh huh.


I remain committed to pursuing the facts about the attack on our diplomatic compound so it never happens again. Essential oversight will continue unchecked by partisan criticism and other efforts to mislead the public.
Hear that?  He "remains committed" to "pursuing the facts."  Outstanding.

How long has this Benghazi investigation been going on?  Gosh, well over a year.  What have we learned about the Al-Qaeda - Benghazi connection?  You know the answer of course, right?  :)

If you're tired of Darrell Issa and want more information on his Democratic challenger, Dave Peiser, and voter registration statistics numbers of CA-49, links are below:

Dave Peiser for Congress:  http://www.peiserforcongress.com/


ActBlue: https://secure.actblue.com/...
Nationbuilder:  https://peiserforcongress.nationbuilder.com/...

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/...

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/...

Dave Peiser on the Issues:  http://www.peiserforcongress.com/...

Contact Information:  http://www.peiserforcongress.com/...  

Here's the voter registration as of February 2013 by the actual CA-49 Congressional District, which combines parts of San Diego and Orange County.  Note the number of Decline-to-State/Independents:


Orange County:  
Democrats:  22,239
Republicans:  44,833
Decline-to-State/Independent:  19,077

San Diego County:
Democrats:  84,282
Republicans:  107,221
Decline-to-State/Independent:  70,938


Democrats:  106,521
Republicans:  152,054
Decline-to-State/Independent:  90,015

Here's the recent polling per PPP showing Darrell Issa vulnerable thanks to the government shutdown:


Disapproval:  49%
Approval:  43%
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Originally posted to Knowledge Democrats on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 02:32 PM PST.

Also republished by California politics.


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