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Recently on CNN, Gloria Borger responded to the ABC news release on Benghazi. The release (of talking points surrounding the Benghazi attacks) shows there were different drafts, and that some words were omitted, as the talking points were edited by different agencies (CIA, State Department, and the White House). The main word omitted, that has the press in a tizzy, is the word al queda. However, this was already explained by former CIA director Gen. Petraeus, who wanted (references to) al queda removed, so as not to tip off al queda of any ongoing investigation. Well, this is where Gloria Borger thought she had a smoking gun. She accused the administration of a cover up. Now, in every CNN panel, everyone assumes that Borger is the "liberal" on the panel. She is not. She is a corporate shill. She is accusing the administration of a cover up. That is a serious accusation. There are some partisan republicans that are not making this accusation, at least not yet. But here's Gloria Borger, our liberal commentator, making this accusation. When can we get a real liberal voice on CNN??

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  •  CNN? Fuggedaboutit. / (5+ / 0-)

    There is no existence without doubt.

    by Mark Lippman on Sat May 11, 2013 at 02:58:21 AM PDT

  •  This is a warning, a shot across the bow (8+ / 0-)

    for every non-Movement Conservative in and out of office who cares about this country and good governance going forward. Don't be scared, be ready. Don't be afraid, be defiant and ready for the scrum.

    The GOP wants a rematch.

    Clinton Term Two. Part Two. Ratfuck Obama Boogaloo.

    The Village wants a show. An exciting new show.

    If the Republicans take over the Senate in 2014, they are going directly over the Clinton term two partisan impeachment cliff from day one. The biggest pieces of shit in the GOP will get gavels and be given a green light to bury this President in subpoenas and demands for sworn testimony. At best, they cripple his administration for the rest of his time in office, at worst, they get the indictment to claim Obama is tainted historically. They will never have the votes to convict him and remove him from office, so, they hope the indictment is a big enough black mark for history and they hope to pivot to smearing Hilary Clinton for 2016.

    They don't have the facts.

    They just have the crazy. And the media that will indulge them.

    The traditional media Village is going to go along with them with big shit eating grins on their faces. The GOP is the GOP. And the Village? Well. Our lives are their favorite reality tv show.

    There is no substance to Ben Ghazi or the Fast and the Furious. It's a ratfuck. Pure and simple.

    I think Democrats are taking a lot of comfort in how obviously unserious and nakedly transparently partisan the GOP is being. Too much comfort, frankly. There is no need to be afraid. There is no need to run around with hair on fire.

    But there is a real case to be made to recognize and be aware of just how shitty things could get if the GOP has a united Congress.

    The Village is going to play ball. You can see it coming from a mile away in how the Chuck Todd/Luke Russert crowd is already behaving. This is going to be fun for them.

    The truth of the matter is, to the GOP, Barack Obama's election and then re-election was what rises to the level of being the impeachable offense. You listen to the rhetoric, you listen to the House and Senate Republican caucus voices, and they sound the same. Teahadi.

    But also, as you listen to the Village, and you see some of the articles and segments on basic cable news taking the GOP seriously based on how passionate they are being about the version of Ben Ghazi that exists in their head, the warning signs are there that a tag-team is coming.

    We have to keep the Senate, but we also have to be ready for what comes next if we don't. The nonstop assault we have seen on Obama so far will pale by comparison, and every bullshit fishing expedition of the first Obama term will suddenly be more than smoke and noise when freaks have gavels and subpoena power.

    I am a Loco-Foco. I am from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

    by LeftHandedMan on Sat May 11, 2013 at 03:22:57 AM PDT

  •  Borger has never been a liberal, Just that on CNN (5+ / 0-)

    she has been given the role of being less Foxified than most of the rest of that wierd bunch.

    I'd tip you but they cut off my tip box. The TSA would put Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad on the no-fly list.

    by OHdog on Sat May 11, 2013 at 04:28:49 AM PDT

  •  Let's all play Benghazi: the current game of the (2+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, OldSoldier99

    Wash. DC, (gee I wish I was relevant).  A bore wrapped in
    bogus suppositions.  Can't we have a real issue well stated for a change like the CO2 level killing half the Earth soon.

  •  We Have to Follow the RW's 1960's-70's Example (4+ / 0-)

    and recognize we're shut out of the mainstream public square. We've got to come up with our own system to inform and the people. There is nothing we can do about the corporate press.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat May 11, 2013 at 04:59:10 AM PDT

  •  Yeah some liberul... (3+ / 0-)
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    OldSoldier99, fabucat, PrahaPartizan

    this is the same genius who said in the Mitt documentary before the election that in the late 60s early 70s, being in Paris as an American was a dangerous place to be.  I guess she forgot that it was not more dangerous than Vietnam.  

    Idiot.

    "We will never have the elite, smart people on our side."~Little Ricky Santorum

    by Dahankster on Sat May 11, 2013 at 05:57:44 AM PDT

  •  Petraeus' comment isn't credible. (0+ / 0-)

    Any time any bomb goes off, or other terrorism-like event occurs, anywhere in the world today, al Qaeda is always thought of first by many as being the likely perpetrators.

    So why would Petraeus (or whoever scripted his comment) try to deflect inquiry with such a lame, not believable from the get-go, excuse?

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

    by Neuroptimalian on Sat May 11, 2013 at 07:51:09 AM PDT

    •  Getting the blame because they're the (0+ / 0-)

      bogey-man du jour is one thing. Being named as a suspect is quite another.

      "The President is trying to make it tough on members of Congress. It's just sick." -- John Boehner (R-WATB)

      by OldSoldier99 on Sat May 11, 2013 at 07:56:00 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I seriously doubt "al Qaeda" members ... (0+ / 0-)

        would think about it that deeply.  To imply that "we're not saying al Qaeda members instigated the attack at Benghazi" helps us how?  Although they're no geniuses, al Qaeda members certainly knew they were suspected, whether it was formally acknowledged or not.  So what "advantage" was gained (or even anticipated) by such tactics?

        "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

        by Neuroptimalian on Sat May 11, 2013 at 08:28:46 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Gloria? A Liberal? No One Assumes That. (2+ / 0-)
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    fabucat, PrahaPartizan

    If you've ever listened to Gloria, she's right up there w/ the GOP.  Her body language is a dead give away.  Often she can barely stop herself from smirking when they have the Obama Administration in the GOP obstruction cycle.

    CNN also has James Carville on a lot.  Carville loves him some Ted Cruz.  He just said "he's the most talented of the GOP."  He loves Ted.  Absolutely loves the little weasel.  

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