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Roger L. Simon

Only Benghazi Can Save Us from Hillary

August 2nd, 2013 - 12:11 am

Is it time for the GOP to start ignoring Obama and concentrating on Hillary? After all, Peggy Noonan has informed us that most of the country is tuning him out already.

Well, not quite. As Daniel Henninger pointed out the other day, there’s plenty of damage our increasingly authoritarian president can yet do in his remaining time in office.

But because of the extra-constitutional power grab Henninger describes, it is all the more imperative that Hillary Clinton not step into Obama’s shoes for eight years, cementing policies and programs never voted on by the Congress or approved by the public. The nature of our republic would be altered forever.

But how to stop her? Hillary is the solid frontrunner for 2016 not only for the Democratic nomination but in the general election. Of course it’s yet several years away, but no one is even close. And given the heavy propagandizing — the endless “War on Women” smear exploiting every soccer mom from Maine to Maui, plus the usual dollop of the right is racist, coupled with the inevitable mainstream media “wisdom” that it is past time for a female president — she seems a shoo-in. And this is before NBC produces its four-part hagiographic extravaganza of the type normally reserved for the pope.

And don’t expect the recent Huma/Weiner hijinks to have any affect. That will be far in the rear-view mirror. And the rest of the scandals — Whitewater, etc. — will seem even further away.

No, there is one real hope to stop Hillary and that is Benghazi.

Benghazi is Hillary’s Achilles’ heel, but the news Thursday — broken by CNN’s Jake Tapper — that the CIA has been administering lie detector tests to agents who were there, obviously to prevent them from talking, threatens to turn the attention away from Hillary’s State Department to the CIA. It seems the CIA was up to its neck in Benghazi, many more of its personnel at the so-called annex the night of the terror attack, with several of them severely wounded.

Some quick questions come to mind. With more than twenty CIA people at the annex (we can assume they were armed), far more than we had been told or led to believe, why did they fare so poorly against their Islamist attackers? Is this the reason the military wasn’t called? Did Langley assume their men could defend themselves?

I certainly have no idea, but we must be careful not to let the natural inquiries into the CIA’s activities obscure Hillary’s role. She still was the woman who told Tyrone Woods’ father — at the dead SEAL’s funeral — that they would get the maker of that “terrible video.”

This seems all the more ridiculous with the new facts coming out. The secretary of State must have known at this point there had been a full-scale — and rather successful — assault on a significant CIA installation, not to mention the first death of U.S. ambassador in years.

Why was she lying to Charles Woods and why was she lying to us? It’s one thing to smirk at the camera and blame your husband’s infidelity on the “vast right-wing conspiracy” and another to tell a man whose son just died for his country, our country, a despicable, self-serving untruth.

It’s unconscionable and immoral. A woman who does that cannot be allowed to be president. It is the responsibility of all of us to stop it. Benghazi is the key. Keep the pressure on.

And John Boehner, let’s get that select committee rolling.

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It's generally understood, General, that a sitting US president telling a baldfaced lie for 2 solid weeks, all over the airwaves and even (September 25) in a highly publicized speech at the United Nations still pumping the video ("the future doesn't belong to those who insult the Prophet of Islam") all his surrogates and underlings doing exactly the same, including but not limited to his Secretary of State, doesn't bother sycophants on the Left.
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Of course you are correct that she must be hounded with her baggage - which is more than ample to topple any politician. But these are extraordinary times. In particular with a now extinct television journalist reporting function the simple job of reminding the public of the facts is smothered by celebrity media sycophants with an agenda.

I'm still skeptical the Republicans will be able to figure out how to not get punked again on something as important and seemingly straightforward as Presidential debate formats and moderation.
36 weeks ago
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Roger I don't think we are going to make it to 2016 as a viable constitutional republic. The economy is in far worse shape then most people realize.When the American people re-elected this clown they voted for the demise of this once great country.Think Argintina under Juan Peron.
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THE ANTI-CHRIST & HIS PROPHET~ THE W.... OF BABYLON!The TRUTH HURTS...
33 weeks ago
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"DEMOCRACY'S GET THE LEADERS THEY DESERVE"...ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE...Deus Vult!
33 weeks ago
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Current polls show Hillary ahead or even with every GOP contender. If you concurrently asked Hillary supporters polled: "What did you think of Benghazi?", I would wager the most common answer would be "I don't know him."
36 weeks ago
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The problem is that the Left narrative of PC is now generally accepted and has cemented the Democrats into power.

The last election proved that - unless it was rigged, which we now have ample evidence that it was at the very least, manipulated (IRS, Benghazi)

We need a new narrative, not based on PC victim status. Let's demonstrate how the alleged victim groups are now the mightiest of oppressors, Hilllary and Obama being the finest examples.
36 weeks ago
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hillary has a much longer history than benghazi . ask arlen or monica .
36 weeks ago
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If there were many CIA operatives in Benghazi, as being reported, why didn't they stop the attack on our embassy? What in the world were they all doing? Hiding?
36 weeks ago
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and tell me again why a video maker is still in jail, while Hillary and B.O. are not.

And tell me why those on the ground are now being intimidated about speaking up about what went on that day?

And tell me again why B.O. and Hillary had lunch save to get their stories straight about where they were that day, something that somebody should be able to find out easy enough.

But heck, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE if 4 US Citizens are being murdered, if B.O. has to get ready for a fund raiser in Vegas. And this libs call an astute C in C. why because navy seals got Bin Laden, and then a couple weeks later were dead
36 weeks ago
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Pinning our hopes on what will be by then a five year old scandal - that Conservatives in Congress have even given up on investigating and the media stopped being interested in months ago - sounds like a pretty pathetic way to win the Presidential election. How about putting forward the positive Conservative agenda that actually makes Americans want to vote for our side rather than against the other side?
36 weeks ago
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I remember seeing hillary get on the stand and make a big scene about there was nothing to Benghazi. The 4 Americans that died (murdered) was small stuff. I commented that all we wanted was for her to tell the truth (impossible) and someone replied that she was telling the truth. Scary, ain't it.
36 weeks ago
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Isn't this like saying "only a double murder saved us from OJ?" Any American who would vote for Hillary, at this point, is too stupid to be an American. . oh, there are millions of them, but don't see what more she can do to totally disqualify herself from even running for president. Clearly, she is not fit to be president. . .of course that didn't stop our resident muslim now occupying 1600 . . .
36 weeks ago
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The stupid voters in America is what is scary. Scarier than hillary.
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