I’m Still Here

This may well turn into Hillary Clinton’s theme song as Gowdy Doody’s committee displays it’s slant and ultimate objectives

For all those monitoring the witch hunt, have at it.

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58 Responses to I’m Still Here

  1. Jamie says:

    Patd’s kickoff

    it’s showtime folks!

    now, live from the gowdy inquisition torture chamber
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/video/live-video-coverage-from-the-associated-press/ar-BBisrVh?ocid=ansmsnnews11

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  2. Jamie says:

    I’ve got transportation duties but will be back in an hour or so to monitor the whole hearing.

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  3. Jamie says:

    Following Twitter is fascinating. Let the partisan wars begin.

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  4. Ellen Roberts says:

    Mr Cracker says Hillary by a landslide and a friend of Mr C’s says he always hears the theme from Deliverance when Gowdy speaks

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  5. Jamie says:

    Benghazi Committee just blew up with a food fight … Yahoo!!!

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  6. jojovanb27 says:

    As long as Hillary doesn’t yell back at any of those fools, she wins.

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  7. patd says:

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-news/watch/cummings–i-want-all-the-transcripts-released-549518403857
    Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) clash over the reasoning behind releasing emails sent between Sidney Blumenthal and Hillary Clinton.

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  8. patd says:

    gowdy also looks like Voldemort, draco malfoy, silas, joseph and gordon gekko according to http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/congressman-trey-gowdy-movie-villains-article-1.2407292
    maybe throw in putin and that dog that looks like putin for good measure

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  9. jojovanb27 says:

    Sorry, I didn’t realize my TrailMix name wouldn’t appear here.
    EdVB

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    • Jamie says:

      We are still dealing with the WordPress idiosyncrasies. The good news is that Craig is working on a new site for himself, but when it will be available is still open to question but I will keep everyone up to date.

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  10. rebelliousrenee says:

    Jamie…
    that is great news about Craig and a new site…. I sorely miss him!

    And thanks for this column about yet another Benghazi hearing… I just couldn’t bring myself to turn on the tv and watch it. But at least I can keep up on the news by coming here.

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  11. tonyb39 says:

    What I’m struck with in watching this committee and Hillary is her strength.. To stand up to this and remain so calm.. When she talked about the other attacks on America and how the investigation committees carried themselves, amazing and touching.. I really don’t understand what Republicans are trying to charge her with?

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  12. Jamie says:

    I know I am partisan but the GOP members of the committee are doing their best to disprove Trey Gowdy’s contention that they weren’t out to get Clinton. It has been hours of attacks, slant, and outright lies. “It’s Gowdy Doody time” is becoming a thread of its own.

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  13. Katherinegrahamcracker says:

    the goopers didn’t do themselves any favors and she is doing very well
    they should pack it in the guy from Ohio is the biggest loser

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  14. whskyjack says:

    Locally they showed the guy from Kansas, She sent him to school. When it gets down to the local news and HRC’s version is taken as fact the Reps have lost. It is time to pack this one up before it does them more damage.

    Jack

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  15. tonyb39 says:

    Definitely Hillary is killing it.. Jim Jordan is an asshole.. I agree with the previous Congressman at this point it looks like their trying to wear Mrs. Clinton down.. Republican’s look so bad.

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  16. Disappointed Jim Webb dropped out…….means CC won’t be coming to SC………..

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  17. Katherinegrahamcracker says:

    Is it over we are now watching the 49’ers get their butts kicked

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  18. Jamie says:

    After watching the whole of the Benghazi Hearing it is obvious that several people who get elected to Congress are sadly lacking in any real world experience. There was Peter Roskam who didn’t seem to know the difference between an email account and the server on which it is housed. There was Martha Roby who didn’t see anything funny in asking a woman if she was alone the whole night after she testified she went home and was alone. There was Jim Jordan who spun fanciful tales of twisted conspiracy and then asked the witness if that was what she was thinking only to get a single word answer of “No”. All while Gowdy dripped in copious droplets of flop sweat.

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  19. whskyjack says:

    For Ms Hillary
    A little Tom Petty
    “though you stand me up to the gates of hell, I won’t back down”

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    • Flatus says:

      They didn’t. The boy’s name is Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III. I refer to him by epithets reserved for use by career NCOs.

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  20. whskyjack says:

    Hillary Clinton’s 11-hour Benghazi testimony was her best campaign ad yet

    http://www.vox.com/2015/10/22/9600322/hillary-clinton-benghazi-hearing

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  21. patd says:

    can’t imagine the depth of her stamina. I was exhausted just watching those last 2 hours (which seemed more like days).
    is this some sort of record? how long were the longest of the watergate and contra testimonies? in fact, bet this even out did the waterboarding parties (salem or al qaeda, take your pick).

    the winners: hillary of course, elijah cummings, pickering and mullins
    the losers: the once proud and respected gop

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  22. patd says:

    from http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/clinton-faces-down-gop-in-endurance-feat-549901891598
    In feat of endurance, Hillary Clinton faces down House GOP
    Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about Hillary Clinton’s composure through 11 hours of testimony….

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  23. Wendy Davis had a comparable stamina test with her long filibuster in Texas…..

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  24. patd says:

    from http://www.mediaite.com/tv/trevor-noah-binge-ghazis-hillary-gop-showdown//
    Noah brought up comments by Republicans about a potential political motivation to the investigation and called it a “classic supervillain mistake” to give away the plan so early.

    and from http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/noah-rips-20-million-benghazi-probe-not-even-michael-bay-blows-that-much-on-something-with-no-plot/ Noah rips $20 million Benghazi probe: Not even Michael Bay blows that much on something with no plot

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  25. Jamie says:

    Favorite Tweet from yesterday: “The few testicles left in the GOP after the Cecile Richards testimony exited the building in the pocket of a snappy blue pantsuit.”

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    • Flatus says:

      I hope she shares them with Huma Abedin. I thought Hillary was magnificent (watched wall-to-wall, thnx MSNBC) and her support from the Dem committee members was wonderful.

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  26. patd says:

    hope the media show clips of when cummings talked about how much tax-payer dollars the committee has wasted (over 20 million considering costs to depts of state, defense et al) and what it could have been used for…..
    such as improving security at dos facilities as has been pointed out by several folks.

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  27. patd says:

    “Attacks on your character, attacks on your motives, are 1,000-times worse than anything you can do to anybody physically — at least it is for me.”

    guess who said that.

    hint: it wasn’t hillary
    ( http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/trey-gowdy-benghazi-214911 )

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  28. Tweet from yesterday: Trey Gowdy looks like Anderson Cooper if his head got left under a book overnight
    -Trevor Noah

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  29. patd says:

    check out what he says starting at 1:01 in the vid
    from http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/23/politics/rand-paul-hillary-clinton-benghazi/index.html
    Rand Paul: Benghazi failures happened on Hillary Clinton’s watch

    rant,
    thanks for backing me up about dubbya.
    the donald

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  30. Katherinegrahamcracker says:

    Might as well get used Madam President.
    Biden should put a sock in it — he and Obama and obama might as well have been snapping towels

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  31. patd says:

    “I wanted to rise above partisanship and reach for statesmanship, and that’s what I’ve tried to do.” http://www.salon.com/2015/10/23/hillary_clinton_takes_a_well_deserved_post_benghazi_victory_lap_at_the_dncs_womens_leadership_forum/

    the above quote from this morning echoed what she said in her opening statement at the inquisition: “Let’s be worthy of the trust the American people have bestowed upon us. They expect us to lead, to learn the right lessons, to rise above partisanship and to reach for statesmanship.”

    perhaps joe’s tsk tsking the “enemies” debate comment helped underline this sentiment for her.

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  32. Tony says:

    Hillary’s Best Week Yet
    The once-beleaguered candidate looks like a frontrunner again.
    By Todd S. Purdum

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/10/hillary-clinton-2016-debate-biden-benghazi-best-week-213285#ixzz3pQQRqbLH

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  33. Tony says:

    Benghazi hearing: The high-tech lynching of Hillary Clinton
    By Sophia A. Nelson
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/23/opinions/nelson-benghazi-hillary-clinton/index.html
    “As a fellow woman, I respect and admire her toughness. I do not always agree with her politics. In fact, 75% of the time I do not. I will not likely vote for her in 2016. But right is right. Fair is fair. And America must pass the test of how we treat women in public life as opposed to men.

    The way the GOP members of Congress spoke to her is appalling. We can do better, fellow Republicans. A search for the truth is always welcome. But in our efforts to uncover the truth, I hope that we will remember that we are all human. And that we all make mistakes. And that there is a huge difference between one who shirks her duties as a leader, or breaks the law, and one who did the best she could with what she had at the time, and has the grace and confidence to own her mistakes and grow as a better leader in spite of them.”

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  34. blueINdallas says:

    Howdy looked like a Slestack from “Land of the Lost.”

    Glad to hear Craig is working on ramping up something new. I’m grateful to Jamie for being such a good host, too.

    Rain, rain, go away. I hear California might like you.

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  35. Tony says:

    At Benghazi hearing, Hillary Clinton laughs at Martha Roby’s ‘alone all night’ question
    Jeremy Gray
    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/10/at_benghazi_hearing_hillary_cl.html
    Oh i lost it as well.. The Congresswoman was so out of her league…

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    • Jamie says:

      What was so sad was that first Roby didn’t get the joke and then was practically crying as she so deeply cared about the deaths. You wanted to send her to a grief counselor or pass a valium.

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  36. whskyjack says:

    Hurricane Patricia with over 200 mph wind are hitting the Mexican coast at the state of Colima. They say it is one of the most powerful Hurricanes on record. A number of my neighbors and friends come from Colima so I know a few people in the path of the storm. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_ep5+shtml/205718.shtml?5-daynl#contents

    Jack

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    • Jamie says:

      As dangerous as it will probably be, Puerto Vallarta seems to have avoided a direct hit and our friends at Shelter Box are already stationed to go in as soon as it is safe to do so.

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  37. Jamie says:

    Not that any GOP with an axe to grind will actually pay attention, but this tweet tells you why Hillary’s emails are not at all important:

    Michael McFaul: As ambassador in Russia, I enjoyed multiple ways to communicate with Secretary Clinton. Email was never one of them.

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  38. whskyjack says:

    Patsi’s daughter posted on face book
    “Why doesn’t it surprise me the strongest hurricane on record is named Patricia”

    Hurricane Patsi,
    Wonder if it has anything to do with yesterdays hearing?

    Jack

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  39. patd says:

    from http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/24/hurricane-patricia-batters-mexico-with-165mph-winds-rain-and-storm-surges
    …. It moved past Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-biggest metropolis, late on Friday night, with strong winds and heavy rain bringing trees down and causing flash flooding across the city.
    At 10pm the National Hurricane Centre said: “Now that Patricia has moved inland, while the coastal threat is decreasing, strong and damaging winds, especially at higher elevations, will persist through Saturday morning.
    “Very heavy rainfall is likely to cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides in the states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero through Saturday.”

    pray indeed, jack, floods and slides more dangerous than winds.

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  40. rebelliousrenee says:

    I’ve been saying my prayers for those poor people in Mexico.

    Blue… glad to see you posting… stay safe, my friend.

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  41. blueINdallas says:

    W’Jack – Thanks for posting. It all makes sense now. Hurricane Patsi.

    I’m just wondering if the folks at our plant in Mexico got flooded out, again.
    If it sprinkles for too long, they have problems. The govt built in a flood plain & they are sitting ducks.

    The skeeters are never going to go away here, at this rate.

    Did Trump make a boo-boo by saying he could see Ben wanna-be-a-Jedi Carson as his veep? He sure did. He gave Carson his blessing & the wingnuts shifted away from Trump…so they’re still actually following Trump.
    Weird.

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  42. Tony says:

    Happy Birthday, Hillary Clinton
    Gail Collins
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/24/opinion/happy-birthday-hillary-clinton.html?ref=opinion
    “Monday is Hillary Clinton’s birthday. Don’t bother sending a gift. This week has given her all the presents she needs.

    What a time she’s been having — the debate, Joe Biden’s non-candidacy announcement and then the total meltdown of the Benghazi Committee. It’s not often these days that a special House investigatory committee makes Democrats sing, but there you are. In a speech on the House floor, Representative Steve Israel claimed Thursday’s marathon inquisition had been like an “I Love Lucy” episode — “same plot, same characters, same script and nothing new.” This seems totally unfair to Lucy. Remember the one with the candy conveyor belt? Vitameatavegamin? How many of you think that 63 years from now, anyone will be saying: “Remember the question about Sidney Blumenthal’s email?”

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  43. Jamie says:

    The one thing that was most noticeable in the hearing was the total (or pretended) ignorance of the GOP committee members as to size and functions of a major department of the US Government such as State. In fact, I’ve decided that the real problem with most Congress Critters is that they don’t have a clue about the size of anything … i.e. 11 million undocumented why just throw them all out (by whom, with what, who’s paying, who will replace them). In issue after issue they propose no solution that will even put a dent in the problem much less be effective in its correction.

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  44. rebelliousrenee says:

    NEW THREAD!

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