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House Speaker John Boehner says he's not responsible for the House GOP's #Benghazi fundraising because he has nothing to do with National Republican Congressional Committee:

“Listen, I’m involved in this investigation, I’m not involved in what goes on at the campaign committee,” he said. [...]  I don’t know what the fundraising arm is doing.  All I know is that it’s time to get to the truth.”
So you can't ask Boehner about something the NRCC does because Boehner doesn't have anything to do with the NRCC. Oh really?
E-mail from House Speaker John Boehner sent by the National Republican Campaign Comittee
So who are you going to believe? John Boehner ... or John Boehner?

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  •  #Benghaziwatchdog (7+ / 0-)
    The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is inviting donors to become a”Benghazi Watchdog” by giving from $50 to $500.
    Gets its ass kicked by #realitybasedcat

    "Trust me... I've been right before." ~ Tea party patriot

    by Calvino Partigiani on Sat May 17, 2014 at 06:06:35 PM PDT

    •  If you needed more proof about #Brainghazi... (0+ / 0-)
    •  And it's pronunced "Boner" not "Baner" (0+ / 0-)

      because if he can call it the Democrat Party rather than the Democratic Party, we can call him Boner. It's always been a fundamental that you alone get to decide what you are called and how it's pronounced, but Boner has denied that for himself by failing to abide by it for others.

      GOP Wars against: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Immigrants, Mexicans, Blacks, Gays, Women, Unions, Workers, Unemployed, Voters, Elderly, Kids, Poor, Sick, Disabled, Dying, Lovers, Kindness, Rationalism, Science, Sanity, Reality.

      by SGWM on Sun May 18, 2014 at 01:23:15 PM PDT

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  •  John Boehner the Brand, like "the American People" (2+ / 0-)
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    Calvino Partigiani, Rikon Snow

    Boehner the person says "the American people" want what Boehner wants and that they "tell me" whatever he himself is thinking. It's obvious that he thinks of himself as a plural entity. Therefore, John Boehner (any given U.S. citizen) had nothing to do with the fundraising, while John Boehner (another U.S. citizen) did.

    He just hasn't gotten around to the royal plural yet.

    "man, proud man,/ Drest in a little brief authority,. . . Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven/ As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens,/ Would all themselves laugh mortal." -- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure II ii, 117-23

    by The Geogre on Sat May 17, 2014 at 06:07:29 PM PDT

  •  The Speaker has an email address (4+ / 0-)
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    Rikon Snow, JeffW, rabrock, cablecargal


    And he has "nothing to do" with NRCC fundraising?

    I think he needs a fresh, new, dead horse to whip.

    We've been spelling it wrong all these years. It's actually: PRO-GOP-ANDA

    by Patriot4peace on Sat May 17, 2014 at 06:27:56 PM PDT

  •  Most clueless and weakest Speaker ever!! n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    Rikon Snow, JeffW

    "Really nice, but also very serious about his job." Jackie Evancho on President Obama 6/7/12

    by BarackStarObama on Sat May 17, 2014 at 06:27:56 PM PDT

  •  "the fundraising arm" (3+ / 0-)
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    Rikon Snow, JeffW, 88kathy

    That belongs in a commercial.

    John Boehner referring to the Benghazi clown show.

    It's a fundraiser, and that's the truth.  Just ask John Boehner.

    Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

    by yet another liberal on Sat May 17, 2014 at 06:29:26 PM PDT

  •  Well it isn't like he actually sends the e-mails (2+ / 0-)
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    Rikon Snow, rabrock

    himself, but he's still a douchebag.

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy;the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness

    by CTMET on Sat May 17, 2014 at 06:35:55 PM PDT

  •  Boehner of Convenience vs Boenhmer of (1+ / 0-)
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    Deniability.  I think they are one in the same.  But I could be wrong.  In Opposite Land.  Maybe.  Nah.  Not gunna cross the deniality threshold usually achieved by Kindergartners.

    Once you put convenient, lethal force in the mix, liberty becomes a zero sum game. -- DIgby on open carry.

    by Rikon Snow on Sat May 17, 2014 at 06:36:26 PM PDT

  •  I believe Boehner is dim, Jed! n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    Pluto, 88kathy, BadKitties

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Sat May 17, 2014 at 06:37:54 PM PDT

  •  Well (1+ / 0-)
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    Not to defend the orange dude, but these days everything is a reason to fund raise. How many emails do we all get saying words to the effect of:

    OMG, the sky was falling, but your support helped us reach 2,167 donors in the last 17 hours, and now we can make our critical ad buy for the rest of the month to counter the evil dark sides vicious lies that are being spread against us when we took our courageous stand and now our republican opponent is quaking in his boots, etc. etc. etc.
    I've gotten about 2,500 emails since the first of the year like that looking for money, or to sign a petition.

    Also, too, how many of those emails come with one name as the sender, and then one or even two more showing up inside the email from someone completely different. That, unfortunately is the campaigning system we have since Citizen's United. The Benghazi hearings are bad because they are a sideshow where the republicans are trying to make Obama and Hillary Clinton look bad. That they might be used for fund raising is really a secondary issue.

    Do Pavlov's dogs chase Schroedinger's cat?

    by corwin on Sat May 17, 2014 at 06:41:22 PM PDT

  •  He said what? (1+ / 0-)
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    Boehner:  Are you gonna believe me or your lying eyes.

    Now that is a tough one.

  •  No doubt, money talks. (0+ / 0-)

    But I have the strangest feeling that the Republicans are going to drop the Benghazi attack.

    Or at least, scale it way back. The original plan was to run it all the way through the mid-terms. But I don't see that happening.

    To me, Boehner's reticence shows him distancing himself.

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