By The Right Scoop


Lindsey Graham is not my favorite Senator by a long shot, but he’s nailing it on Benghazi. Yesterday he was on with Bret Baier to discuss the CIA nomination of John Brennan, saying that he will hold up the nomination until we find out who changed the talking points and what really happened in Benghazi. He says this president is more interested in putting Benghazi in his rear-view mirror, politically speaking, than he is of even tracking down those who killed our Ambassador and CIA/State Dept personnel.

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  • 1tootall

    If we want to see what it looks like for our king to really pursue something, look at his rabid approach toward destroying the 2nd amendment and his attack on law abiding U.S. citizens. Now THAT is what it looks like when he really wants to be successful. On another note, Graham is one of the GOP senators who have a fungible backbone. We’ll see how it performs in this little confrontation. Hint: don’t hold your breath.

    • Dukehoopsfan

      Never fear, ol’ Lindsay is going to live up to his reputation as a “cave”man.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KYTC7EGQASGOTQYPY2KPC4XCZY Don

        Good point, Dukehoopsfan. Grahamnesty goes from being a groveling McCain lapdog, to at very limited times, representing the best interests of his constituents. That is his problem that you don’t now what you are going to get until his whining starts.

        • Dukehoopsfan

          He reminds me of one of those little yappy dogs … a little bark and no bite.

          • pdxlady

            I was thinking the same thing…he’s like a little dog that has sunk his teeth into your pant leg and won’t let go; an ankle biter.

            Graham has found something, in this Benghazi scandal, that he has sunk his teeth into, and he is not letting go.

            I don’t have much use for him either, but I am glad that he stays on this. Keep yapping Mr. Graham.

  • c4pfan

    I don’t trust Lindsey Graham. I just don’t.

  • c4pfan

    Totally off topic, but scoop when I look at your tweets there are some strange looking ones with foreign looking language on it. Do you know what that’s about?

  • StrangernFiction

    It’s called getting re-elected.

    Screw this POS.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Lindsey Graham sometimes talks a good talk.

    I’m kinda in the pessimistic camp in this case. The Ft. Hood shooter hasn’t been tried yet. Fast and Furious isn’t resolved. And there are many other things to reference. My point is that this congress hasn’t shown the stomach to play hardball, even though they talk tough… they usually cave after the media has rough sex with them and nothing ever gets resolved and justice is never served.

    And Jay Carney is, unfortunately for him, a tool and a fool. How can he live with himself after having to say the things he says. How can he stand it to defend a monster? Mike Rowe had to do the dirtiest jobs in America on his show, but even he wouldn’t tackle doing the crap that Carney does.

    • NYGino

      Great points S_T. The regime, with the aiding and abetting of the Criminally Negligent Media, are masters of buying time and all these unresolved inconveniences, to paraphrase MacArthur…just fade away.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Spot on. That’s how Obama governs.

    • NYGino

      Seems I vaguely remember a guy named Darrell Issa, but just vaguely.

      • Sober_Thinking

        :)

  • Godisright

    Reading our conservative, moral, God fearing, republic loving minds – you go Lindsey!
    Say no more until we get to the bottom of this massive cover up.
    Sure hope Hillary doesn’t go the way of Vince Foster before next week.
    Hopefully she is surrounded by armed guards that have “permission” to use their weapons as needed.

    • sjmom

      Do NOT count on Hillary to tell the truth and if she does then God bless her, but I wouldn’t trust her.

      PS. Love your name :)

      • NYGino

        The only time she tells the truth is when it is politically to her advantage; any other time she has no compulsion to do so.

      • aposematic

        Hilliarious won’t testify until, if even then, she is a civilian with best legal council corruption can buy.

        • sjmom

          I had read before the election Bill wanted her to spill the beans on Obama and had already gotten her counsel but the Hill wouldn’t do it lest she was accused of causing Obama’s loss to Romney. Now that Obama’s won I don’t know but I do know even though Bill campaigned for Barack there is no love lost between them and believe Bill would like nothing better than to see Obama go down.

      • Godisright

        At the least, watch her squirm. If she has everything written down, then she is probably lying. Just like her boss.

      • pdxlady

        I don’t believe there has ever been a time when either Clinton has told the truth.

        When/if Hillary does testify, she will be struck with “ARKANSAS ALZHEIMER’S” and bring up one of her famous, “I have no memory of that at all…” http://prorev.com/legacy.htm

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    I can’t get the video :-(

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie
      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Thank you Wolfie! I’m working on part 2 right now, so I’ll watch it a little later. Thanks brother wolf.

        • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

          You did a great job with part 1* and I’m looking forward to part 2! :-)

          *For those who haven’t seen it yet: Must Watch: #BENGHAZI Fantastic Timeline & quotes video – Never let people forget! http://youtu.be/Zpg16h_F1qI

          • NYGino

            Wolfie, thank you so much for this.

            • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

              You’re welcome NYGino, but as you know, I only provided the link, t’was ABiC that did all the work! ;-)

        • NYGino

          Just watched your Benghazi Timeline ABC. For once I’m speechless.

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            Thank you NY. Now you can see why the music conversation we had last week meant a lot to me and gave me a much needed break. Workin’ on part 2 right now downloading music. Thank you very much Gino.

            • NYGino

              You weren’t milking cows, were you. Can’t say enough about your work, ABC. You’re an extremely talented and informative woman. Proud to know you, and humbled.

              • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

                Seconded! Our Ducky is an very fine duck indeed! A gem! We’re lucky and blessed she’s on OUR Side! :-)

              • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                Stop making me tear up over here. seriously.

                • colliemum

                  You deserve it – the praise, that is, not the tears.

                  We all love what you’re doing and admire the sheer hard work you’re putting in.

                  So praise is due to you – and if anybody disagrees, send them over here (rolling up sleeves, looking for rolling pin …).

                  Meanwhile, lots of long-distance hugs {{{{{{{{{ * }}}}}}}}}

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  LOL. You go girl. I love a rolling pin wielding mum!! :-) You guys are so incredible. Thank you.

                • colliemum

                  It’s an ancient female weapon, usually wielded by wives on their men coming home drunk from the pub!
                  ;-)

                  Actually, come to think of – I shall take mine upstairs to the bedroom. A nice, solid-wood rolling pin isn’t a gun (which we can’t have), but it won’t shatter when applied with force to an intruder’s head while the housewolf is chewing his legs …

        • Godisright

          Watched and left a comment. Thumbs up!

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            Thank you very much.

  • aposematic

    Lindsey Graham. as usuall, is blowing smoke in a hurricane, poof, don’t blink, nothing there. Benghazi won’t get as far as F&F, what ever happend with that? I keep hoping this Government couldn’t get any more corrupt: I’m so tired of disappointment…4 more years, oh my!

  • sjmom

    I heard this last night and I pray the senator will do the right thing but I have lost faith the GOP will stand strong on any issue. The truth is so needed because 4 Americans have lost their lives and those responsible must be held accountable. If in any way the US govt is involved the guilty must be punished, no matter WHO it is.

    As for me I agree with Joe Friday: Just the facts ma’am, just the facts.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    I’ll make a guess, even without seeing the video. Graham might show a backbone once in a while, but too often he’s all bark and no bite like most in Congress now. If some of us can see the absolute arrogance, deceitfulness, lying, ignoring, unconscionable actions of the administration and the lame stream’s persistent willingness to cover up and shut up over Benghazi, then anyone in Congress with a conscience and a heart would have been on this a lot harder from the start.
    Lord I hope some justice will be done about this. Families of 4 murdered Americans deserve it.

  • Nukeman60

    I like the way Graham is talking. But we all know talking on TV and acting in Congress are two very different animals. Only time will tell if he folds like a cheap suit. I

    t irritates me to no end to hear Carney claim that wanting to know the truth about the murder of 4 US citizens (possibly the result of this administration’s actions) is merely being ‘highly politicized’. Enough already.

    Everything single thing this administration has done since 2007 has been ‘highly politicized’. One would think they would understand what that phrase consists of by now. I’m tired of the same old rhetoric. Graham, get the job done or get out.

    Come to think of it, get the job done and then get out anyway.

    • sjmom

      4 dead Americans is not newsworthy for this WH because there is a lack of respect for life on every level. It’s all about an agenda to deconstruct our way of life.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Just bumps in the road… move along there’s nothing to see.

        Lord this hurts.

  • aposematic

    Good article over at American Thinker on Benghazi…

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/benghazigate_the_cover-up_continues.html

    Forgot the code for inserting a hyperlink so copy and paste…

    • Nukeman60

      It appears that Obama’s administration is getting very good at ‘Gun Running’ operations, first with Fast and Furious, then with Benghazi and Syria, right down to potentially causing the various gun shootings in the US that are becoming more and more suspicious.

      One would not be surprised to see more Executive Privilege thrown around if the Benghazi investigation gets too close to the truth. If this should happen, we should be able to pronounce guilt, no matter what the LameStream will try to cover.

      And then it’s on the the various gun shootings here in the US. Obama’s plan to eliminate the 2nd Amendment should be considered tantamount to an act of war against the American people and should be dealt with accordingly.

      “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance” – Thomas Jefferson

  • NYGino

    The impostor will just declare that Congress is in recess and appoint him anyway. He’s done it before, he will do it again.

  • MadAsHellJack

    We’ll get to the bottom of Bengahzi when PIGS FLY!

    • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

      That’s why we have to keep pushing and pushing. The media won’t do it, so we have to! There are thousand of people on social networks like Facebook, and blogs, and on Twitter keeping this story from slipping into oblivion. We must seek justice for the victims and answers for their families.

      • MadAsHellJack

        Wolfie, if we had anyone in Congress that had a pair to investigate this I’d feel much better. Graham I fear is blowing his usual smoke. We have to get that one person in government who has no fear of Obama and his cronies who has the power to get to the bottom of Benghazi.

        • sarahsupporter

          And who might that be? Is there anyone?

          • 2yves

            I know someone. If only another 70 million knew this person too.

            • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

              Who?

        • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Wolfie

          Good point MadAsHellJack!

          (looks about waiting for someone with the intestinal fortitude to step up)!

  • mikeinidaho

    I hope he’s not just talking out of his butt here. He’s been known to say one thing and do another for a long time. I think NOTHING should be done on ANYTHING until we get straight answers on Fast & Furious and Benghazi AND the Senate passes a budget. If the Repubs want to show their backbone,now is the time to do it.
    No compromises, and vote NO on EVERYTHING until the items listed above are accomplished.

  • MadAsHellJack

    I really think Impeachment proceedings must begin in the House to get the ball rolling on this. The republicans have enough votes for Impeachment so let’s all write and call our Reps and get this going. It won’t go anywhere in the Senate but maybe just maybe the whole truth will come out in the House.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I’ve been a bit busy MadAsHe!!Jack, but have you by any chance seen this? http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/2012/10/an-open-letter-to-us-congress.html I’ve been sending it e mail and tweeting it since day 1. Even faced booked it. They aren’t listening. We need everyone to flood their offices and make them listen.
      Damn this is pi$$ing me off.

      • MadAsHellJack

        @AmericanborninCanada, sorry I just now saw this. I have read the letter and agree 100%. I have written my Senators and House Rep demanding something be done about this, about Obama’s assault on the 2nd Amendment, ObamaCare and his total disregard for our Constitution.. I have gotten responses from all of them but I can’t help but think it is only lip service with no teeth. We shall see.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          at least you’ve gotten responses, even if it’s probably form letters. Its a start I guess. I hope more will start writing and calling too. Thanks MAHJack.

  • barney59

    Methinks the Senator is (at best) an opportunist…

    • sarahsupporter

      Yeah and if him being an opportunist is what brings the truth out about Benghazi then so be it. We need the truth, there is a lot of hidden stuff here with Obama.

      • barney59

        Truth is a relative minority in our government nowadays. Grahams’ track record is best described as Liberal RINO. I don’t believe he’s had a radical change of heart on any of these issues but rather is being advised to make a public comment to “improve” his erstwhile Republican credentials.

        Call me cynical…

    • 2yves

      Is he up for re-election in 2014? I think Mitch McConnell is. Watch these guys.

      • pdxlady

        They both need to be primary-ed out. As well as Boehner, who always runs unopposed.

  • Biggbear52

    Based on recent history as well as proclivities, here’s praying he stands firm. Because he and most of the presumed REPUBLICAN PARTY did not.!

  • Constitution Lover(underconsta

    Cant stand Carney..uuugh

  • Edward La Guardia

    You people here can be so ridiculous. You act as if someone doesn’t fall in line with conservative principles all the time then they are a bad guy. Lindsey Graham along with John McCain are two senators that you hard right guys criticize and hate on all the time.

    Just because they have minds of their own doesn’t mean they aren’t good guys. In fact it is only because of these two men (in addition to Kelly Ayotte) that Benghazi has continued to be brought up when all the other “conservative” saints in the Senate have moved on. I want answers about this scandal and we are only going to get it through constant pressure!

    Come on guys we all need to band together against this corrupt and despicable president and his thugs.

    • Conservator1

      Is it a case of being “ridiculous” as you suggest or is it a matter of age?

      During most of my lifetime, the GOP’s ‘Big Tent’ included many moderates and liberals. President Nixon was an excellent example of the definition of conservatism among Republicans – hawks on defense, but liberal on many domestic policies.

      At the heart Nixon’s “New Federalism” policy was revenue sharing. Congress passed revenue sharing legislation in 1972, which allowed Washington to provide grants to states and cities to use as they saw fit, rather than having the federal bureaucracy set the priorities. Nixon supported programs that increased federal regulatory authority. He backed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was passed in 1969 and established the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970, and he endorsed the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1971 to enforce appropriate workplace standards to protect labor.

      Source:

      http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/The-Nixon-Presidency.topicArticleId-25238,articleId-25231.html

      Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain represent the conservatism during Nixon’s presidency. And there are many others in the GOP today. In fact, a top leading candidate for the presidential race in 2016 is Gov. Christie who’s more like Graham and McCain on domestic policy. Yet, all of them are hawkish on foreign policy.

  • http://twitter.com/ember_george Ember George

    I hope he stands firm. Its time someone did.

  • jrt1031

    We were attached on 9/11/12. The president and secretary clinton knew this and hid it and made up a coverup story. Why they did this is unknown. Probably has more to do with this administrations willingness to accept radical muslim terrorist and allows them to do what ever they want. They are sending a message to these countries and americans stand back and do nothing but reelect these corrupt leaders. Its a sad day and all we can do is pray that what they reap will be what they know have to sow.

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    Graham actually shows some backbone. Go figure. He’s absolutely right, though. Confirm NOBODY until Obama and his minions come clean about what exactly happened in Benghazi and who was responsible for it. To date, NOBODY has been held accountable for it. Even the people who “resigned” at the State Department were simply given different jobs. This is NOT acceptable. Somebody messed up here and somebody needs to be held accountable for it.

  • http://twitter.com/stuarthall2010 Stuart Hall

    he will cave remember he is the founder of the group of 6 – 12 are whatever just get along no matter whats right.

  • kloyd0306

    Graham has little or no credibilty these days.

    He was in the forefront of the Clinton impeachment proceedings and we all know what happened to that.

    Graham would be more confident running as a Democrat.

  • S K

    It’d be nice if he backed it up. The R’s are great at acting fierce until it comes time to tow the line.

  • stage9

    GOOD!

    NEVER FORGET!

  • aZjimbo

    The question is does the GOP have the gumption to stick to his words?

  • WordsFailMe

    Is this the only candidate for hero we’ve got?

    We are in deep kim-shee, my friends.