While it has long been known that Republicans would absolutely not talk to any Democrats it has recently become apparent that almost all Republicans also will not talk to 50% of the Republicans.
"....it seems likely that the GOP RINOs are not only hiding Communists under their umbrella but also a number of Socialist and even Democrats."
The power of TRUTH seem to be working on ya, to discern the prog infection in the GOP, Ya right, except that the GOP is not hiding RINOs, the GOP is actually infected with ACUTE progitis, that even exposed princess Nancy's pomposity, when sge bragged that the GOP would not only NEVER again win an election, but would also be extinct, in a not so distant future. She must know something conservatives and the rest of America are yet to know....hehehehe
Ya right to suggest that RINOs are the "guilty force in making the GOP House divided and trying to stand against itself!!!" It is what progs do, create chaos, divide and conquer. Acute progitis has fully engulfed D-rats, and many other facets of America. I see Nancy Hamster, pumping hard at the wheel.....hehehehehehehehe
The "Tea Party" on the other hand is about TRUTH and FREEDOM for the people, and is an immuno-resistant shell against Acute Progitis. I reckon this is why progs red and blue are wildly angry and hate the "Tea Party" types, because they cannot be infected and are disruptive of the prog process that is killing America. Ya right, America needs this saving Grace of TRUTH and FREEDOM defending Americans.......hehehehehehehehe
Not to worry, fraudney, this is just intended for you and your RWNJ pals to have another moment of: ...... hehehehehehehe
..."Will this revive the previous interest of Ted Cruz in becoming speaker of the House?"
That would confirm that Cruz is a doubledipsheeet.
notthat, interestingly it may turn out that no Republican will want the position of Speaker of the House.
We need to remind them again that the Speaker doesn't have to be a member of the House so there is always Vladimir Putin as the go to man. And he already is a Republican hero.
A REPUBLICAN PARTY IN TOTAL CHAOS
October 8, 2015 | Taegan Goddard
Matt Lewis: “The GOP’s presidential primary race legitimately risks nominating Donald Trump and descending into a parody. And now the Republican-controlled Congress is in total chaos. No one wants to be Speaker… All of this comes with the backdrop of a coming debt ceiling deadline in November that comes before another big budget vote in December.”
“What a mess. Could Republicans have imagined a more nightmarish series of political events a year out from a presidential election? Sadly, I doubt it.”
Another great point, notthat, the Repubs are now in the midst of a disaster wherein they cannot compromise with themselves. They are no longer functioning as a Party. Things fall apart and the center does not hold.
As bad as things were for the Repubs in 2008, which allowed Obama to win, their Party was not falling apart. Now it is. It truly is a development wherein the Tea Party should strike out on its own. The RWNJs not only want nothing to do with and do not want to compromise at all with Dems but now they don't want to compromise with their own RINOs and most other Repubs either. What do they have to lose by splitting away and forming their own Party?
Refusing to compromise with anyone is their defining core. If they go off on their own at least they can continue to feel totally sanctimonious and self-righteous and above breaking bread with anyone.
Dickw - if you were honest, you'd state the Repubs have done ZERO in trying to compromise or work toward a middle ground with the Dems and the American people. they prefer shutting the Gov down to then be reprimanded by Business Leaders who told them to stop the foolish gains. You want compromise, look within your own party. Dems are open to compromise. Compromise is NOT doing whatever the Repubs want.
Good point, notthat, every once in awhile those RINOs (who may very well be Communists) have a lapse into telling the truth. The RWNJs and Tea Party folk almost never make that mistake.
BENGHAZI COMMITTEE DEMOCRATS LAUNCH "ASKED & ANSWERED" WEBSITE AS WELL AS COST TRACKER
Eric Lewis / Daily Kos / 10-7-15
The hits keep coming. I'll let the Democrats on the House Benghazi Select Committee describe their new website. First, the quick description:
BROWSE THE ASKED AND ANSWERED DATABASE AND COMPENDIUM OF INVESTIGATIVE RESOURCES.
With links to a huge array of original sources—including reports, hearing testimony, and interview transcripts—this searchable website collects in one place as much information as possible regarding questions that have already been asked and answered about the attacks in Benghazi,
and now, the more complete version:
On September 11 and 12, 2012, the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya and a nearby annex were attacked, killing four Americans—Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods. Several others were seriously wounded, while others were successfully evacuated to safety.
On May 8, 2014, the House of Representatives adopted H. Res. 567, establishing the Select Committee on Benghazi. House Speaker John Boehner explained that a Select Committee was needed because “there are so many unanswered questions” about the attacks. Specifically, he said there were “three areas” the Select Committee would investigate:
“The events leading up to 9/11, 2012, the requests—the number of requests for more security and why it was not provided.”
“The events of the night of September 11, 2012, what happened, why there was no response.”
“Thirdly, why did the White House describe this in a way, I believe, they knew was false.”
Similarly, Rep. Trey Gowdy, who was appointed by Speaker Boehner as the Chairman of the new Select Committee, identified the top questions he believed the Select Committee should answer:
“If you ask me personally what’s number one to me, I would like to know why we, number one, were still in Benghazi when everyone else had pulled out.”
“Number two, why was our security footprint so light despite the repeated requests for more security.”
These and many other questions have already been answered. An independent Accountability Review Board and seven different congressional committees interviewed dozens of witnesses, reviewed tens of thousands of pages of documents, conducted numerous interviews and briefings, and held multiple hearings. These investigative bodies have issued nine separate classified and unclassified reports.
Benghazi on the Record was prepared at the request of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, to collect—in one place—as much information as possible regarding questions that have already been asked and answered about the attacks in Benghazi.
It includes an interactive Asked and Answered Database of more than 200 questions and statements by Members of Congress that have been addressed in previous investigative reports, interviews, and hearings. This database includes links to original sources, and it is searchable by keyword, date, and Member of Congress.
It also includes a 133-page Compendium of Investigative Resources that addresses each question in greater detail based on the wide range of already public investigative resources, including reports, interview transcripts, and hearing testimony.
BENGHAZI ON THE RECORD DOES NOT ANSWER EVERY CONCEIVABLE QUESTION, BUT IT ANSWERS MANY OF THE PRIMARY QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED ABOUT THE ATTACKS. THIS RESOURCE IS INTENDED TO BE USED AS A TOOL FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
WITH A BUDGET OF $3.3 MILLION FOR 2014, IT IS CRITICAL THAT THE SELECT COMMITTEE MAKE FULL USE OF THE EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED, WHICH ARE COMPILED HERE, TO DEFINE ITS SCOPE, AVOID DUPLICATION, AND CONSERVE TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO HELP IMPROVE THE SECURITY OF U.S. FACILITIES AND PERSONNEL AROUND THE WORLD.
Elk - no worries, he had a momentarily lapse of truth telling, and now has to pay the price. But, there are even crazier folks in the Repub wing that are more than capable of wreaking more havoc than him, and are eager to go to work with TNT and heavy machinery.
Just to extend my previous point a bit, dickw, it seems likely that the GOP RINOs are not only hiding Communists under their umbrella but also a number of Socialist and even Democrats. The RINOs need a very, very close looking at. The RINOs are most likely the guilty force in making the GOP House divided and trying to stand against itself!!!
This could be a terrible disaster for the GOP. Maybe it is the time for the Tea Party to become a Party unto itself. Our country may need this saving grace!!!
Eric Lewis / Daily Kos / 10-6-15
Committee on Benghazi:
How the Benghazi Committee Targeted Hillary Clinton
GOWDY CANCELLED ALL PLANNED HEARINGS OTHER THAN HILLARY CLINTON’S AFTER NYT EMAIL STORY
Before the New York Times broke its story on March 2 about Hillary’s Clinton’s emails, Gowdy had sent to Committee Members an investigative plan that set out monthly hearings with all the different agencies involved in preparing for and responding to the attacks in Benghazi, including the State Department, the Defense Department, and the Intelligence Community.
After the New York Times’ email story broke on March 2, however, Gowdy completely abandoned this plan and began focusing almost exclusively on Hillary Clinton.
Since then, Gowdy has not held any of the hearings on his schedule, and his upcoming hearing with Hillary Clinton is the only hearing now scheduled.
For example, Gowdy abandoned the hearing he had planned for April with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary Leon Panetta.
The Committee has never held even one public hearing with anyone from the Department of Defense. The Committee has held only one hearing with an intelligence official, but it was with the CIA’s head of Legislative Affairs regarding the status of document production.
GOWDY DROPPED KEY INTERVIEWS WITH TOP DEFENSE AND INTELLIGENCE LEADERS
Gowdy also abandoned plans he had made in February to start conducting interviews of the following top defense and intelligence leaders in April: former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former CIA Director David Petraeus, General Martin Dempsey, and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen.
He never invited any of these defense or intelligence leaders for interviews.
Gowdy then announced that he planned to start conducting the following interviews in June: former Defense Secretary Panetta, General Martin Dempsey, and General Carter Ham.
Those interviews were also abandoned.
GOWDY SCHEDULED NEW INTERVIEWS AND DEPOSITIONS OF HILLARY CLINTON’S ASSOCIATES
By the end of this month, Republicans will have interviewed or deposed 8 current or former Clinton campaign staffers, compared to only a total of four Defense Department officials.
Gowdy sent armed Marshals to serve a deposition subpoena on longtime Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal despite the fact that he was completely cooperative and would have voluntarily appeared without a subpoena, but was never asked.
Gowdy later admitted that he “never expected Witness Blumenthal to be able to answer questions about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.”
The Select Committee asked Blumenthal more than 160 questions about his relationship and communications with Clinton, but fewer than 20 questions about the Benghazi attacks; more than 50 questions about the Clinton Foundation, but only 4 about security in Benghazi; and more than 45 questions about David Brock, Media Matters and affiliated entities, but no questions at all about Ambassador Stevens or other personnel in Benghazi.
GOWDY STEPPED UP AGGRESSIVE PRESS CAMPAIGN AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON
Since march, Gowdy’s press releases have focused almost entirely on Secretary Clinton.
Over the past nine months, he has issued 22 press releases related to Secretary Clinton (including one on Sidney Blumenthal’s emails with Clinton), but only 5 press releases on any other topic during that period.
Of the 5 non-Clinton press releases, three (1, 2, 3) are about the State Department’s compliance with document production, one marks the anniversary of 9/11, and one is Gowdy’s interim progress report.
The only documents Gowdy has publicly released over the past 17 months were Clinton’s emails with Sidney Blumenthal, and Gowdy did this unilaterally with no debate or vote by the Select Committee.
At the same time, he has blocked the public release of Blumenthal’s deposition transcript, which would reveal all the questions Republicans asked about Hillary Clinton and other issues that have nothing to do with Benghazi.
Almost immediately after the interview with Cheryl Mills, Republicans began leaking inaccurate information to damage Clinton with unsubstantiated or previously debunked allegations, while refusing to release the complete transcript.
Gowdy refused to investigate or condemn a leak that made more unsubstantiated allegations against Clinton despite the fact that Politico was forced to correct a front-page story that relied on apparently doctored information about an email produced to the Select Committee.
GOWDY’S TAXPAYER-FUNDED POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST CLINTON
The Committee was given an unlimited, taxpayer-funded budget, and it has now spent more than $4.6 million in one of the longest and least productive investigations in congressional history—focused on Clinton.
The Committee is being used by Republican fundraisers to attack Clinton.
The Committee’s attacks were described by the conservative PAC America Rising as a taxpayer-funded political activity: “This has all occurred without a single cent of paid advertising taking place.”
Gowdy’s name, image, and position has been used to solicit political donations by Stop Hillary PAC, which describes itself as “created for one reason only—to ensure Hillary Clinton never becomes President of the United States.
Gowdy appeared at a GOP political event in June where local Rep. Chuck Fleischmann explained: “Whether you are Hillary Clinton or any other lefty out there, you better beware because Trey Gowdy is out there and he is going to get you.”
Gowdy reportedly does not plan to release his findings until “just months before the 2016 presidential election.”
Gowdy’s approach has been criticized even by conservative commentators: “Whatever the findings are in this investigation—it will forever be plagued by allegations of unfairness, and politics if this investigation is dragged into 2016. That would not be fair to the American people.”
Great work on this, dickw. It is, however, beginning to look like the GOP RINOs might be protecting more Communists than the Democratic Party is. Do you think we should all start to bring a much more keen and critical focus on these RINOs? I hope you and the other RWNJs will let me know how you think we should proceed with respect to this possibly very great RINO danger. Our great country may be at stake here.
I guess we are destined to find out in short order. But will they have to keep Speaker John Boehner in place to hold it together even though everyone now knows he is a Communist disguised as a RINO?
In fact, I am starting to wonder if there might be more Communists in the GOP hiding out as RINOs then there are Communists in the Democratic Party.
Re: “.. Come on elk, time to stop pretending. The way he is running up the debt the economy is bound to implode and the responsibility will be his. ..”
I am totally serious, dickw. With the running start Bush+Cheney gave Obama he should have been able to destroy the economy of ur country and of the world half-way through his 1st
Administration at the least. But, NO, he revives the economy and gets the DOW up to a new high of 18,300. Well maybe now he is starting to focus on things because the DOW is back down 16,900 but he is still doing a terrible job of economy destruction compared to Bush+Cheney who got the DOW all the way down to 6627. I think Obama, even in the best scenario, has just about no chance to do anywhere near as well as Bush+Cheney even though, God knows, they gave him a fantastic shot at economy destruction.