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  •  Romney started the whole thing. (14+ / 0-)

    "Benghazi-gate" began with Romney's stumbles the night of and the day after the tragedy.

    Romney was getting pounded for his weird, opportunistic response, even after we knew there were Americans dead.

    Then Karl Rove ginned up a deflection maneuver to take the focus off Romney, and the gop fell in line behind him.
    Thus "Benghazi-gate" was born.

    No wonder Romney didn't want to revisit it. It would have inevitably failed and cast a spotlight back on his weird attempt to leverage the tragedy for his personal benefit.

    Now they think they can completely nullify Pres. Obama's second term and bring down Hillary.
    A two-fer.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Thu May 09, 2013 at 03:01:00 PM PDT

    •  The call came on May 2, 2011 too. (1+ / 0-)
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      And Romney knew it.

      If Jesus had a gun, he'd be alive today. Homer Simpson, 2013

      by quiet in NC on Thu May 09, 2013 at 04:11:19 PM PDT

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    •  Oh man (2+ / 0-)
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      Anima, David54

      It was painful watching Romney then. I think your assessment may actually be a little generous, as Romney and his team were actually tweeting and making critical statements even before the killings took place. It just wreaked of opportunism and recklessness.

      •  I think eventually there will be a link proven (0+ / 0-)

        between the makers of that video and Romney, through Pamela Geller and Karl Rove.
        Romney's comments in his press conference the next day were scripted and didn't even take into account the American dead. There was a palpable scent.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Thu May 09, 2013 at 09:48:26 PM PDT

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