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Video- Hillary Clinton Chokes Up At Benghazi Hearings

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A very human moment. Via.

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Video- 2012 Presidential Debate: Candy Crowley Interjects: Obama 'Did In Fact' Say Libya Attack Was Terrorism

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VIDEO-- Rudy Giuliani: Romney "should be exploiting" Libya tragedy for political gain

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Mitt Romney and his GOP gang have been going after President Obama for not providing enough security in Libya, and now Rudy Giuliani is accusing the administration of intentionally delaying investigations until the election is over, trying to "run out the clock" and “cover up."

Christopher Stevens’ dad has said that the Libyan ambassador’s death should not be politicized. But that won't stop Republicans from using the Benghazi attack for political gain, exploiting the tragic deaths in order to get a few more votes.

If President Obama and his surrogates pulled something as shameless as this, imagine the 24/7 outcry.

Here's what Rudy Giuliani said on CNN, via Think Progress:

Rudy's sensitive little feathers got ruffled and he accused Soledad O'Brien of being biased toward Democrats when she tried to get him to back up his accusations. How dare she?!

O'Brien:

"The one thing I’m debating with you is just specifics. When you quote someone or you paraphrase them the only thing I ask is that you get that accurate. That’s all I ask..."

Giuliani:

"We’re also entitled to interpret what the president is saying without this, like, massive defense of everything he says."

"Excuse me if being the fact that I’m a Republican, I don’t give them as you do, all the benefit of the doubt."

And here's what Rudy said on Fox:

 

Bill Hemmer:

"David Axelrod made the claim Mitt Romney is doing his best to exploit this. Is there argument to be made there? How was this handled on Tuesday night?"

Giuliani:

"Well he should be exploiting it. I mean, the fact is, there is real chance, there is a cover-up here."

Here's what Joe Biden said about Rudy Giuliani repeatedly politicizing terrorist acts back in 2007:

Keep the truth and those smiles coming, Joe.

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Christopher Stevens' dad: Libyan ambassador’s death should not be politicized

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Mitt Romney and his gang have been going after President Obama for not providing enough security in Libya, trying to gin up anger at the administration to swing a few more votes their way.

Howard Dean assured MSNBC viewers that the Obama administration has been completely honest about Benghazi (he talked to officials "very high up"), and came down hard on Republicans who are using the attack for political gain.

"I am sick of Republicans trying to second guess the president of the United States!" said Dean emphatically to Alex Witt and former RNC chair Michael Steele just now, reminding everyone that when Bush was in office, criticism of President Mission Accomplished was verboten. Howard Dean called Obama's critics "congressional hacks." Gee, ya think?

Team Romney playing politics? Oh come now. When has Candidate Etch A Sketch ever resorted to that kind of thing?

If you answered, "Always," you were right.

And as that Moment of Righteous Dean Indignation was taking place on the Tee Vee Machine, this came to my attention from Bloomberg. Timing is everything:

The father of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed in the attack in Benghazi last month, said his son’s death shouldn’t be politicized in the presidential campaign.

It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue,” Jan Stevens, 77, said in a telephone interview from his home in Loomis, California, as he prepares for a memorial service for his son next week. [...]

The ambassador’s father, a lawyer, said politicians should await the findings of a formal investigation before making accusations or judgments.

The security matters are being adequately investigated,” Stevens said. “We don’t pretend to be experts in security. It has to be objectively examined. That’s where it belongs. It does not belong in the campaign arena.” Stevens said he has been getting briefings from the State Department on the progress of the investigation.

Mitt Romney, you have an embarrassing history of jumping the gun. You and your surrogates would be wise to shut your pie holes until you have the whole story, not just the one that serves your purpose.

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Video- Soledad O'Brien Pins Rep. Chaffetz Down On Vote To Cut Libyan Embassy Security Funds

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Not even the least bit ashamed of the hypocrisy and bull shit. Now off to the hearings to play Election Year Politics Bingo!! Via.

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Video- Guiliani: Americans died in Libya due to Obama Administration's 'political spin'

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They'll twist themselves into any position possible to get President Obama. Via.

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Video- Megyn Kelly And Panel Ask: Will Obama’s Handling Of Libya Be This Year’s ‘October Surprise’?

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What kills me is that Kelly seems rather normal most of the time, then she gets the crazy ramped up and goes for gold. And really, Ed Rogers? Via Mediaite.

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