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Dems blast GOP over "false, extremely irresponsible" Benghazi charges, demand apology to Hillary Clinton

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Which party was it again, that withheld all that money for embassy security improvements, the money that would have kept our diplomats abroad safer?

As I posted previously, per a fascinating post at Down With Tyranny, the loudest nonstop accuser, McCain, said that Ambassador Stevens “sent concerns about security, voiced them to me.” And then McCain himself chose to do nothing, instead doing his “look over there” routine with the help of his faithful sidekick Lindsey Graham. Why is that? Well, maybe because of his own failure to support an increase in the security budget, or maybe his story isn’t true, or maybe to divert attention away from the fact that he chose to do nothing when he got direct information from Ambassador Stevens about his safety concerns.

The Economist explained why a Benghazi cover-up by the administration would make absolutely no sense.

Now, per The Hill, Dems are blasting the GOP over the absurd Benghazi charges against Hillary Clinton. More like this, please:

Republicans should apologize to Hillary Clinton for the “false accusations” that she personally signed off on security cuts at the Benghazi mission prior to last year's attack, the top Democrat on the House oversight panel said Thursday.

The allegations are “false, extremely irresponsible, and lack even a rudimentary understanding of how State Department cables are processed,” Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) wrote in a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “I respectfully request that you retract your erroneous staff report and apologize to Secretary Clinton on behalf of your Chairmen and your Republican conference.”

Here are a few screen grabs of Rep. Cummings' letter. He put the Republicans in their place with a blistering exposé of their embarrassing and false claims:

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VIDEO: Ann Coulter calls Bill Clinton a "forcible rapist" at #CPAC2013

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Thank you @MzYun for linking me to this tweet from NBC's Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNBC):

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Ann Coulter:

"The keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention this year was forcible rapist, Bill Clinton."

Did you catch the audience reaction? Everything from gasps and ooohs to laughter and applause. Yes, you all heard it, many in the audience expressed their approval of Coulter accusing former President Bill Clinton of forcible rape, loudly and clearly.

So tasteful. So family valuesy. So rational. Add that to Sarah Palin and Jeb Bush commenting on the failures of their fellow Republicans and it is crystal clear that this party is in total disarray, and that CPAC has allowed them to strut their deranged stuff for the whole world to see.

Additionally, I'm sure rape victims everywhere (not to mention the Clintons) got a real kick out of Ann's little remark. Of course, she'd deny that there's a GOP war on women (or anything else, for that matter), but she's there for the attention and book sales, not political correctness. Sensitivity and taste have nothing to do with her self-serving agenda.

Coulter's oral flatulence urped up so many offensive things that I lost count. I will not post the entire video (nor did I watch it), so you'll have to find it for yourselves; but if you do, make sure you have some Valium and/or a good stiff drink and/or some Pepto Bismol handy.

family values my ass

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GOP Senate aide: "Opposing Susan Rice is a way to score points, even though it's a sideshow."

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Doyle McManus has an op-ed in today's L.A. Times about Susan Rice being targeted by Republicans until she felt she was becoming a distraction and withdrew her name from consideration to be the next Secretary of State. She didn't want time and energy to be spent on a bitter confirmation battle at the expense of other priorities on the president's agenda, like immigration reform.

He goes on in some detail about John McCain's role, the Benghazi excuse, and more, but this is the part that caught my eye:

A Republican Senate aide spelled out the situation for me more clearly, on condition he not be identified. "Voting for higher taxes is a tough vote," he said. "Opposing Susan Rice is a way to score points, even though it's a sideshow."

And there you have it. A moment of truth and repugnance all rolled into one big,  shameless, politicizing, obstructionist Ball of GOP.

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Susan Rice withdraws name for consideration as Secretary of State

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NBC's Brian Williams is reporting that Susan Rice wrote a letter to the president asking that her name be withdrawn and is saddened by the politicization of her possible nomination as Secretary of State.

President Obama said he would have withdrawn her name sooner, but did not want to back down in the face of all the political attacks. (If I heard that correctly, please let me know if not)

UPDATE: (more at the link)

“If nominated, I am now convinced that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly – to you and to our most pressing national and international priorities,” Rice wrote in a letter to President Obama, saying she’s saddened by the partisan politics surrounding her prospects.

“That trade-off is simply not worth it to our country...Therefore, I respectfully request that you no longer consider my candidacy at this time,” she wrote in the letter obtained by NBC News. [...]

“The position of secretary of state should never be politicized,” she wrote, adding, “I’m saddened that we have reached this point, even before you have decided whom to nominate. We cannot afford such an irresponsible distraction from the most pressing issues facing the American people.”

Brian Williams will have an exclusive interview with Rice on tonight’s “Rock Center With Brian Williams” at 10p/9c.

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