My new favorite word -- that Joe Biden put on the map for all-purpose muting of those Republican word-salad filibusters:

Malarkey --

Exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive.

As in "that’s a bunch of malarkey" -- Paul Ryan's accusations that the Benghazi Embassy attack "projects weakness ... to our adversaries ..."

Watch Joe Biden use today's new word "Malarkey," to stop the typical Republican BS cold in its tracks:

REP. RYAN: -- it makes us more weak. It projects weakness, and when we look weak, our adversaries are much more willing to test us, they’re more brazen in their attacks, and our allies are less willing to --

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey. In fact --

MS. RADDATZ: And why is that so?

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Because not a single thing he said is accurate. First of all --

MS. RADDATZ: Be specific.

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: I will be very specific. Number one, the -- this lecture on embassy security -- the congressman here cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for, number one. So much for the embassy security piece.

So Paul Ryan voted against the very funding that "would have increased embassy security?" -- the very same "lack of embassy security" that Romney-Ryan have been railing against for weeks? Ooops.

Nice vocabulary lesson there, Joe Biden!  Well done.

My "next" new favorite word -- "Projection" ... as in what Republican always do, to blame others -- for the very thing that they are "guilty of themselves."

Projection --


a) The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or suppositions to others.

b) The attribution of one's own attitudes, feelings, or desires to someone or something as a naive or unconscious defense against anxiety or guilt.

Once again the dreadful attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi serves to illustrate, that not only are Republicans "full of Malarkey" when it comes to wanting to protecting US citizens stationed in harm's way -- they are also "full of Projection" when it comes to accusing the current Administration of "showing a lack of interest protecting America's diplomatic personnel" overseas.

Libya attack: Congressmen casting blame voted to cut diplomatic security budget

by Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor -- Oct 5, 2012

Who's to blame for the Sept. 11 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi?

[... Republican Congressman Jason] Chaffetz has been among those leading the Republican effort to pin the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi on the Obama administration. Earlier claims from Chaffetz and fellow Republican Congressman Darrell Issa that the administration ignored pleas for more security from Libya embassy officials should be treated with caution until there's some proof.

The Worldwide Security Protection program (WSP), which the government says provides "core funding for the protection of life, property, and information of the Department of State," and a separate embassy security and construction budget, which in part improves fortifications, have both been under fire.

"In 2011 they came in and passed a continuing resolution for the remainder of that fiscal year. The House proposed $70 million cut in the WSP and they proposed a $204 million cut in Embassy security," says Mr. Lilly. "Then the next year, fiscal 2012, they cut worldwide security by $145 million and embassy security by $376 million. This year's bill is the same thing all over again. The House has cut the worldwide security budget $149 million below the request."

Numerous colorful colloquialisms come to mind regarding Republican temerity to "feign outrage" over the events at Benghazi -- colloquialisms involving kettle-like utensils and the colors black and grey.  As you might imagine ...

But I think I'll stick with Vice President Biden's assessment of this oh-so-tiresome Republican game:

It's just "a bunch of Malarkey" -- you know, "foolish talk intended to deceive."

Afterall, the Republican party wrote the playbook on "this stuff" ... that we're not supposed to talk about in "public rooms."

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