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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Video: Ron Johnson provides one of few bright spots during Senate Committee hearing on Benghazi

In an otherwise sycophantic exercise between the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and Hillary Clinton, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) was one of the few Senators who challenged the Secretary of State.

Unfortunately, short of Rand Paul, this kind of questioning was the exception, not the rule, today. Conversely, there was plenty of praise for Clinton.

Rubio v. Paul in 2016? Rand wins Round 1 BIG

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rand Paul (R-KY) are both considered to be frontrunners for the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 2016. They are also both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As such, both men had the opportunity to ask Secretary of State Hillary Clinton some tough questions today about the State Department's handling of the attacks in Benghazi on 9/11/12.

Contrasting these two exchanges becomes even more important if Hillary is the Democratic nominee in 2016. Assuming that reality comes to fruition, either Rubio or Paul could be the face of the Republican Party debating Clinton in four years. How did each Senator do while having the upper hand in today's Senate hearing?

Though Rubio asked relevant questions, he came across as rather dispassionate and gave Hillary plenty of room to give long, meandering answers. He did not stop her when she got off track. Rubio looked rather weak today. No presidential timber shown today.

How about Rand Paul? Arguably the best exchange of the day, though an argument could be made that Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) deserves that distinction. Two things stand out in Paul's exchange with Hillary.

  1. Paul stated clearly that if he were president during the Benghazi attack, he would have fired his Secretary of State.
  2. When Paul asked the Senator if the CIA Annex was being used as a hub for shipping weapons to Turkey "or any other country", Hillary told him to check with the CIA. Are we to believe that she didn't know the answer? Hardly. If the answer was no, there wouldn't be any harm in answering it. Not answering it at all only raises the legitimacy of the question.

If all of this was round 1 between Paul and Rubio, Paul won going away.

Video: the Barack Obama Messiah complex

This video Pretty much nails it. One very basic truth in all of this is that any and all who subscribe to this Obama worship must either necessarily be atheists or are consciously choosing to violate the very first Commandment (innocent children excluded).

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

No, it's really that bad.

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