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August 8, 2013 - 12:05 am
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Before taking up the mantle of running the Texas Senate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was a Central Intelligence Agency officer. It was one of those jobs he could tell you all about, but…well, you know how that ends.

While he doesn’t go into many details about life with the CIA, both that and his United States Air Force experience help inform his opinions on foreign policy. During a wide-ranging interview with PJTV/PJM Wednesday afternoon, Dewhurst directly addressed the foreign policy issue of terrorism, as it relates to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi and the trial of Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan.

He has strong opinions on both, saying that they represent “evil mistakes” made by the Obama administration.

“The lack of protecting those four Americans in the consulate in Benghazi…that is a sin. We know, we’ve seen reported, that there was live video streaming into the Situation Room at the White House. That means there were platforms, aerial platforms, that could’ve been used. … Where do you draw the line? Being PC — politically correct — and you don’t want to offend the leadership in Libya? So you let four Americans be killed and, be mutilated? Outrageous!”

One Obama administration answer to critics has been that it could not send air support for the besieged Americans because it did not have overflight rights from the Libyan government. The Libyan government after Gaddafi’s fall barely controls the capital Tripoli, and its writ in Benghazi last fall was quite weak. Beside that, the U.S. put that government into power when it helped rebels oust Gaddafi in the first place.

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Yes, yes, and (tiredly) yes.

I am so sick of people talking about Obama's mistakes and how stupid he is that I could just SCREAM!

They are NOT stupid, and they are NOT making (many) mistakes.

They are EVIL, and they INTEND to harm America.


Those who are still saying they are stupid, are STUPID!
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As opposed to Democratic public servants selflessly sacrificing themselves
for the good of the people instead of selfishly becoming part of the top 1%.
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Those weren't "evil mistakes," Dewhurst, those were "evil on-purposes." Everything this man and his thugocracy do is on purpose. He and his owners have plans for this country and they are working their plans, while we all stand around with our mouths gaping. We're like the Jews of Europe during the build-up of the Holocaust, not wanting to believe, despite all the evidence. Like them, by the time we do believe and realize we need to fight back, it will be far, far too late.
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Hasan. He wants to be convicted and given death so he can become a martyr. He SHOULD be given life - no parole - , sent to Leavenworth, and placed in the general population. They will furnish the punishment he deserves. And, being in a wheel chair, he can "run away" very well. I want him to suffer every day for at least the next 30-years. Then the gang at Leavenworth can give him what he wants, death.
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No, I agree he should be given his wish. Martyr, shmarter - in two weeks no-one will remember his name.
I've already forgotten.
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Libyan overflight rights?
Fly first, ask permission later.

One of the niceties of having a Blue-Water Navy, and using it, is when the U.S. Ambassador walks into the office of the tin-pot president in a capitol along the coast, tells the president what's happening, and casually says "If you have a problem with that, tell him!" as he points out the window towards the elements of the carrier task-force steaming off the coast.

But, that would require a National Command Authority with "attachments" - significant or otherwise.
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I don't think Obama worried too much about Libya's Sovereign airspace before Benghazi. He thought it the perfect place to fly NATO planes.

They also argued that they didn't think any military assets could arrive at Benghazi in time to be of use. They still could have tried.
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Dewhurst the selfish Republican or Obama the self-destructive Democrat ?
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Those weren't "evil mistakes," Dewhurst, those were "evil on-purposes." Everything this man and his thugocracy do is on purpose. He and his owners have plans for this country and they are working their plans, while we all stand around with our mouths gaping. We're like the Jews of Europe during the build-up of the Holocaust, not wanting to believe, despite all the evidence. Like them, by the time we do believe and realize we need to fight back, it will be far, far too late.
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Yes, yes, and (tiredly) yes.

I am so sick of people talking about Obama's mistakes and how stupid he is that I could just SCREAM!

They are NOT stupid, and they are NOT making (many) mistakes.

They are EVIL, and they INTEND to harm America.


Those who are still saying they are stupid, are STUPID!
49 weeks ago
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When the unintelligent low information voters outnumber the intelligent voters then we will have the type of leaders described above.
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Dewhurst ... just another of the Texas RINO Bush-machine perpetual government officials that can't seem to find a job in the private sector.

It's like these guys have formed a club or something.
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As opposed to Democratic public servants selflessly sacrificing themselves
for the good of the people instead of selfishly becoming part of the top 1%.
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How many of these selfless public servants are multimillionaires? Try naming a few Democrat Legislators, either state or federal who aren't millionaires. Hard to do, isn't it? How many have thousands or millions of their constituents in poverty? How much of THEIR own money do they use to help those in need? It is very easy to sacrifice for the good of the people when you are rich and you are using other people's money. I'm betting percentage wise, a lot of the people selfishly trying to be the top 1% are giving more free and un-coerced donations to help the poor, needy and sick than your selfless public servants.

"Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." -John Locke
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No, not "as opposed to". Just like.

Dude, take the express train. Please.
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I approve David Dewhurst's message.
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Dewhurst clearly sees what is in effect the pro-islamic strain in this nauseating administration. Of course caution and some side steps are required by the trash in the WH and the media that keeps them politically alive, but they never waver.
Plainly put, they are culpable in the death of Americans, but the arrogance is the same.
I wish Dewhurst good luck.
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=“They’ve gotten busted so many times, it’s clear, there is nothing this administration won’t do in violating, stretching, avoiding, not paying any attention to federal laws and American values.”
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"...in the Reporters Gallery yonder, there sits a fourth Estate more important far than they all."
attr. Edmond Burke
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as long as government is protected by the media the problem will get worse.

where does this lead? we need to reduce taxes and ease up on regulations to regenerate industry. Reagan did this for us during his term, incurring a lot of added debt. the benefits we realized during Clinton's administration which the Dems love to crow about.

Today the debt problems are much bigger. reducing taxes -- to re-start domestic industry -- will put an tough question before us: cut spending or face inflation.

politicians tend to prefer inflation -- which steals the savings of the people. the failure of the government to maintain sound money is one of the greates crime government foist upon the people -- and more than enough reason,... for some reforms.
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Government sponsored inflation is theft.
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God bless Texas.

Here is something to ponder: Huma Abedin is the daughter of people connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. She was over the last four years an integral part of the foreign policy establishment of the Great Satan. She is married to a Jew who is making a fool of her before the world.

So, where are the calls by the fruitcakes that she surrender herself to an Islamic authority and submit to voluntary stoning as per Sharia law?
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This guy sounds like a fighter and a truth teller - the Republican establishment is probably already plotting against him.
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Dewhurst has been Lt. Governor of Texas since 2003. It is often said that the Lt Governor is the most powerful politician in Texas due to our weak governorship and the Lt Governor's perch atop the legislative establishment.

Dewhurst was the establishment candidate for the Texas Senate seat won last fall by Ted Cruz. Dewhurst has been faulted here for "moderationist" tendencies, but since that senate campaign nary a moderate word has issued from his lips.

Really, the only downside to electing Cruz was that a good man an loyal trooper like Dewhurst had to lose.
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"Dewhurst was the establishment candidate for the Texas Senate seat won last fall by Ted Cruz. Dewhurst has been faulted here for "moderationist" tendencies, but since that senate campaign nary a moderate word has issued from his lips. "

I don't know Dewhurst but just that description of him makes me VERY suspicious. He sounded like a RINO but got beaten by a conservative, so now he sounds like a conservative?

That just doesn't inspire much confidence.
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"I don't know Dewhurst but just that description of him makes me VERY suspicious. He sounded like a RINO but got beaten by a conservative, so now he sounds like a conservative?

That just doesn't inspire much confidence."

David Dewhurst is an extremely wealth man in his own right. He outspent Ted Cruz at least 3 to 1, and still lost. Too many Texans remembered Dewhursts fiasco with the TSA bill where he allowed TSA agents access to the Congressional floor to lobby against the bill. He also showed he has zero cajones when he caved to a letter by a U.S. attorney that threatened to shut down Texas air space if the anti-TSA bill passed.

We were screaming "Let them shut the air space down." When those Texas Dems in D.C. can't get home on the week ends, it would not have lasted more than a week. And that includes the weasel, Lloyd Doggett.

Dewhurst, once again, showed he is not capable of maintaining control when he allowed the Wendy Davis fiasco. He was in control of the Senate, or should I say, out of control of the Senate?

Both Dewhurst, and his buddy, Joe Strauss, need to be replaced. Texas has no need of RINOs with cooked noodles for spines. All his bravado now is trying to cover his arse for the elections next year.
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Dewhurst is just another perpetual government official in the good-old boy Texas RINO Republican club. Come election time, you can expect them all to bash Obama and Democrats. After the election, it's all "send in the shoeshine boy". Follow the true Texas Tea Party folks ... they're onto the Texas Republican Machine and it's self-perpetuating game. Show me the smaller government and the serious, deep cuts in Texas state government or get out. Now.
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