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Steve King: I Have No Idea What Happened in Benghazi but It’s Worse Than Watergate

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Iowa Republican caveman Steve King weighed in the Benghazi fake scandal today; he says he has no idea what took place, or who did what, but he does know it’s 10 times worse than Watergate and Iran-Contra put together.

‘I believe that it’s a lot bigger than Watergate, and if you link Watergate and Iran-Contra together and multiply it times maybe 10 or so, you’re going to get in the zone where Benghazi is,’ Mr. King said. ‘I don’t think the public has any idea, and I tell you, I don’t either, of the chronology of the events — what took place, and who was where doing what and why. And all the way down through — we still haven’t seen an autopsy report on the ambassador yet. Simple questions that you would ask in the first 24 hours have not been asked yet.’

There you have it — a clear statement of the utter derangement of the GOP. This isn’t government, it’s a pathetic circus, and Steve King is one of the clowns.

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76 comments

1 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:34:11am

from the "Throw enough spaghetti against the wall, some of it will stick" school of Rhetoric?

2 erik_t  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:34:21am

Why in the bleeding hell should you be privy to the Ambassador's medical records, you drooling creep?

3 Kragar  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:34:41am

Why is no one asking questions about Steve King's hooker scandal?

I haven't heard any news about any hookers, but that shouldn't stop us from asking questions.

4 Political Atheist  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:34:47am

I don't know what happened in that bar fight last night. I was not there. But it was much worse than the King riots.

5 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:35:03am

I keep asking, and keep getting stonewalled, on what crimes are being alleged. Even Watergate started with a burglary.

6 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:35:38am

And I don't know much about his college days, but I bet it is ten times worse than Aqua Buddha...

7 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:35:42am

re: #5 Targetpractice

I keep asking, and keep getting stonewalled, on what crimes are being alleged. Even Watergate started with a burglary.

It's criminal that there is a Democrat in the White House.
///

8 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:36:20am

re: #4 Political Atheist

I don't know what happened in that bar fight last night. I was not there. But it was much worse than the King riots.

Worse than the Siege of Stalingrad.

9 erik_t  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:36:40am

re: #5 Targetpractice

I keep asking, and keep getting stonewalled, on what crimes are being alleged. Even Watergate started with a burglary.

The conspiracy is so vast and sweeping that we don't even know.

10 dragonfire1981  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:36:53am

The term "Ass clowns" suddenly comes to mind for some reason...

11 Gus  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:37:15am

Knee. Jerk.

12 HappyWarrior  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:37:20am

I think I'd rather have the other Steve King's characters in Congress than this dimwit.

13 erik_t  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:37:29am

re: #11 Gus

Knee. Jerk.

No, just jerk.

14 Kragar  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:37:35am

re: #9 erik_t

The conspiracy is so vast and sweeping that we don't even know.

The fact that there is no tangible evidence proves the conspiracy exists!

15 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:38:17am

FRANK SAYS:

Don't mind your make-up, you'd better make your mind up.

16 makeitstop  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:38:29am

re: #6 Sol Berdinowitz

And I don't know much about his college days, but I bet it is ten times worse than Aqua Buddha...

I suspect lots of football without a helmet, and extensive meth usage.

/ #itwouldbeirresponsiblenottospeculate

17 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:38:44am

No. [Cartman voice] NOOOOO!

LANSING is the new BENGHAZI!

18 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:39:36am

re: #17 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

You need to add "Hot Dog Hating" to that new nick.
;)

19 dragonfire1981  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:40:23am

re: #18 Feline Fearless Leader

You need to add "Hot Dog Hating" to that new nick.
;)

Or how about "Vicious Michigan Union Terrorist Thug"?

20 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:41:23am

re: #19 dragonfire1981

Or how about "Vicious Michigan Union Terrorist Thug"?

Vicious Michigan Union Terrorist Thug in Dearbornistan!

21 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:42:15am

re: #20 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Vicious Michigan Union Terrorist Thug in Dearbornistan!

I think you have to keep Baba in there somewhere. Something about badass grandmas . . . .

22 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:42:46am

We need to establish a link between union thuggery and creeping Sharia in Dearborn...

I JUST DID!!!

23 makeitstop  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:44:13am

re: #18 Feline Fearless Leader

You need to add "Hot Dog Hating" to that new nick.
;)

Gotta work a 'tent' ref in there, too.

24 Kragar  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:47:08am

Assad losing Syria war, Russia admits for first time

One of Syria's key allies admitted for the first time on Thursday that the Assad regime was losing the ground war, as rebels told the Guardian they were occupying more and more territory and besieging government troops in many parts of the country.

The deputy foreign minister of Russia – which has given Bashar al-Assad unstinting diplomatic and military support - said the regime faced possible defeat to the rebels, saying with unusual candour: "One must look facts in the face."

Mikhail Bogdanov said: "The tendency is that the regime and government of Syria is losing more and more control, and more and more territory. Unfortunately, the victory of the Syrian opposition cannot be ruled out."

25 JRCMYP  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:48:02am

So, the jobs are now no longer in my uterus, they're in Benghazhi?

26 Kragar  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:48:20am

re: #23 makeitstop

Gotta work a 'tent' ref in there, too.

NEVER FORGET!

[Link: s3.amazonaws.com...]

27 erik_t  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:48:35am

Quite frankly, anyone who hates modern mass-produced hot dogs is a person who loves America and her well-considered high-ingredient-quality tubular meat products.

28 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:49:33am

Have to be productive.

bbl

29 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:49:38am
if you link Watergate and Iran-Contra together and multiply it times maybe 10 or so...

...and then consider that those scandals were made by Republicans and Obama is a Democrat...IT'S JUST SO OBVIOUS!!!1!

30 Gus  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:50:30am

re: #26 Kragar

NEVER FORGET!

[Link: s3.amazonaws.com...]

Sad clown face.

31 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:51:22am

re: #26 Kragar

NEVER FORGET!

[Link: s3.amazonaws.com...]

They tore down a tent, my God! The horror! Imagine of they'd been openly carrying weapons to practice "second amendment solutions."

///

32 aagcobb  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:51:34am

re: #25 JRCMYP

So, the jobs are now no longer in my uterus, they're in Benghazhi?

Just think of all the investigators they'll have to hire to try to find something they can impeach the President for!

33 BongCrodny  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:51:39am

re: #12 HappyWarrior

I think I'd rather have the other Steve King's characters in Congress than this dimwit.

Pennywise for President!

34 Gus  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:51:41am

re: #29 wrenchwench

Combine Watergate with Iran-Contra with Whitewater and multiply it by one-million zillion billion trillion times or something and you have Benghazi!!!

35 Randall Gross  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:53:00am

They've got to put enough chaff in the air to distract people from the fact that they are seriously slacking on their congressional budget duties.

36 erik_t  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:53:34am

∫(WatergateIran-Contra)/log(Lincoln)

37 jaunte  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:54:08am
"...if you link Watergate and Iran-Contra together and multiply it times maybe 10 or so..."

Who needs math education?

38 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:54:36am

re: #36 erik_t

∫(WatergateIran-Contra)/log(Lincoln)

Hey, buddy--that looks like algebra. You shillin' for Sharia?

39 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:55:15am

re: #35 Randall Gross

They've got to put enough chaff in the air to distract people from the fact that they are seriously slacking on their congressional budget duties.

It's to keep folks distracted while the GOP caves in and passes the middle-class tax cuts before month's end. Keep the wingnuts interested in the shiny thing long enough so that they get bored right about the time we start watching the debt limit showdown.

40 Kragar  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:56:38am

GOP Threatens To Hold Disaster Relief Hostage To Spending Cuts — Again

A day after Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) called disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy “wasteful spending,” Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Steve King (R-IA), Raul Labrador (R-ID), and Jeff Landry (R-LA), all from the more conservative wing of the House GOP, told The Hill that they will demand offsets for disaster spending:

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), who sits on the Appropriations Committee, said she will need to see offsets on Wednesday as did Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho).

“We have these emergencies every year and we should prepare for that in our budget,” Labrador said.

“No pun intended, we should have a rainy day fund,” Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) said.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) rebuked conservative members of his caucus for demanding spending cuts for disaster relief. “It is right to borrow to pay for it,” he said. But since the GOP took over the House in 2010, it has routinely made such demands. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) promised to block disaster funding in the wake of tornadoes that devastated Missouri, an earthquake that hit his own state, and Hurricane Irene.

41 makeitstop  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:56:43am

re: #26 Kragar

NEVER FORGET!

[Link: s3.amazonaws.com...]

Oh, the humanity...
////

42 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:56:53am

re: #39 Targetpractice

It's to keep folks distracted while the GOP caves in and passes the middle-class tax cuts before month's end. Keep the wingnuts interested in the shiny thing long enough so that they get bored right about the time we start watching the debt limit showdown.

I hope your assessment is correct...they have to keep the Groverites from damning them to Tea Party primary hell. There are still a few among them who are more pragmatists than blindered ideologues...

43 Gus  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:57:52am

re: #38 wrenchwench

Hey, buddy--that looks like algebra. You shillin' for Sharia?

Maths. Arabs invented maths. Sharia. It's just that simple.

//

44 bratwurst  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:58:20am

Bottom line: the gruesome deaths of four American public servants means nothing more to people like Steve King than an opportunity to continue the right's 40 year mission to identify something they can convince Americans is "worse than Watergate".

45 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:58:49am

re: #26 Kragar

NEVER FORGET!

[Link: s3.amazonaws.com...]

OMG! There were like 1000's of little handicapped orphans in that tent, waiting with tears in their eyes for the Santa-Koch to pass out their lumps of coal and hot dogs.

46 aagcobb  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:58:51am

re: #40 Kragar

GOP Threatens To Hold Disaster Relief Hostage To Spending Cuts — Again

Is the GOP evil, or stupid? You decide!

47 erik_t  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 11:59:51am

re: #46 aagcobb

Is the GOP evil, or stupid? You decide!

Yes.

48 A Man for all Seasons  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:00:12pm

Awww. Fuck! The Moose CEO has been accused of child abuse just like at Penn State. It make me sick. I'm not giving anymore more money until a resolution is reached

49 jaunte  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:00:41pm

re: #46 aagcobb

It's a tasty blend.
[Link: www.willitsnews.com...]

50 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:00:44pm

re: #42 Sol Berdinowitz

I hope your assessment is correct...they have to keep the Groverites from damning them to Tea Party primary hell. There are still a few among them who are more pragmatists than blindered ideologues...

There's rumor going around that Boehner's knowingly slow walking the process of making a deal until January, when he hopes to win enough votes to remain Speaker. Of course, it might have something to do with the TPers telling him if he makes a deal they're not satisfied, his ass is grass.

51 Kragar  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:01:14pm

re: #46 aagcobb

Is the GOP evil, or stupid? You decide!

Yes.

52 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:01:49pm

re: #43 Gus

Maths. Arabs invented maths. Sharia. It's just that simple.

//

Israeli students rank 7th in math scores, behind Asians but ahead of all Western nations.

53 Bulworth  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:02:13pm

Ah, the Republicons we know and don't love.

54 Bulworth  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:03:23pm

re: #9 erik_t

And the very fact, Fact, that you claim to not know is evidence that you are a key component of the crime and massive cover-up. /

55 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:03:43pm

re: #53 Bulworth

Ah, the Republicons we know and don't love.

October: "Obama's cutting all kinds of money from Medicare! Vote Romney and we'll restore that spending!"

December: "Obama's not cutting enough from Medicare! He's spending way too much!!"

56 Gus  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:03:49pm

re: #52 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Israeli students rank 7th in math scores, behind Asians but ahead of all Western nations.

China will take over the universe by 2030!

57 William of Orange  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:05:17pm

I don't know anything about Steve King's sexlife but it's ten times worse than Pee Wee Herman's.

#notintendedtobeafactualstatement.

Yeah, borrowed that one from Jon Kyle.

58 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:05:18pm

re: #53 Bulworth

Ah, the Republicons we know and don't love.

"I find the Law of Fives to be more and more manifest the harder I look."

59 jaunte  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:06:01pm

re: #52 Vicious Michigan Union Thug


Teachers' Association in Israel.

"In 2005 it had 100,000 members, making it the largest trade union in Israel."

[Link: www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org...]

60 Gus  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:06:25pm

re: #59 jaunte

Teachers' Association in Israel.

"In 2005 it had 100,000 members, making it the largest trade union in Israel."

[Link: www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org...]

Damn you!

61 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:06:58pm

re: #40 Kragar

Iowa and Louisiana GOP Representatives. States that never get natural disasters.

Oh wait.

Historic flooding and massive death tolls and carnage from Katrina and massive flooding and droughts on a periodic basis hit Iowa with damaging and lasting effects.

They're first up to secure aid when it helps them, but when NY and NJ (which historically pay more to the feds than they get back) need assistance, these guys are out there claiming fiscal responsibility dictates tying the aid to setoffs elsewhere? Really? What's the cost of doing nothing - it's far greater, because it is lost revenues from the thousands of businesses impacted by the damage, and families whose lives have been upended by the damage done to the states and their respective infrastructure systems.

And Wyoming and Idaho, you too have seen drought effects and sought aid. Don't think that we aren't paying attention.

We are. And I'm not amused.

62 Bulworth  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:07:05pm

One wonders how on earth Steve King has not been promoted to leading GOP presidential candidate based on all the derp.

63 Kragar  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:07:38pm

'God is Going to Really Turn Loose Judgment on us' over Gay Rights

Hutcherson said that if evangelical leaders like Warren and Americans do not begin to denounce homosexuality more fervently then God is going to get “sick and tired of America” and “really turn loose judgment on us.” LaBarbera added that Morgan is “obsessed” with homosexuality and that it is a religious “sacrament” to him, and Hutcherson explained that Morgan and others “promote homosexuality” and seek to “destroy God’s plan.”

No, he's not. Grow the fuck up.

64 Gus  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:07:53pm

re: #62 Bulworth

One wonders how on earth Steve King has not been promoted to leading GOP presidential candidate based on all the derp.

Nah. In that case they should pick Louie Gohmert.

65 erik_t  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:08:11pm

re: #62 Bulworth

One wonders how on earth Steve King has not been promoted to leading GOP presidential candidate based on all the derp.

White men just can't catch a break in today's GOP.

66 Targetpractice  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:08:23pm

re: #63 Kragar

'God is Going to Really Turn Loose Judgment on us' over Gay Rights

No, he's not. Grow the fuck up.

Yeah yeah, and God was gonna go apeshit over miscegenation too. He got over it then, he'll get over it now.

67 Bubblehead II  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:08:48pm

re: #46 aagcobb

Is the GOP evil, or stupid? You decide!

Both, in equal proportion.

68 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:08:52pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

I think I'd rather have the other Steve King's characters in Congress than this dimwit.

I'm not sure we don't have them there already.

69 Kragar  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:09:45pm

re: #62 Bulworth

One wonders how on earth Steve King has not been promoted to leading GOP presidential candidate based on all the derp.

I blame all it on all the hooker related scandals which I have absolutely no evidence to support.

70 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:11:43pm

re: #69 Kragar

I blame all it on all the hooker related scandals which I have absolutely no evidence to support.

Not to mention that incident involving the ankle braces and concertina accident while attempting "One a-Monkey, Two a-Monkey".

71 aagcobb  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:13:08pm

re: #67 Bubblehead II

Both, in equal proportion.

Correct, it was a trick question!

72 jaunte  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:16:39pm

P. M. Carpenter on Bob Corker's latest emission:

The How To Further Debase Your Already Miserable Ass in Tennessee Act

"...Let me see if I understand this proposal, made by an esteemed member of the world's greatest deliberative body. To spare the nation irreparable economic calamity and lift the threat of worldwide repercussions that could easily surpass the turmoil and human suffering of the Great Depression, President Obama must promise to slash future safety nets so that Timothy Geithner can pay the bills which Bob Corker & Friends racked up--which, just to repeat for emphasis, are due no matter what."

73 Kragar  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:16:49pm

House GOP still perfectly okay with rape

Eighty percent of Native American rape survivors were attacked by non-Indians, and these crimes are currently beyond the reach of tribal authorities. Meanwhile, federal officials have the theoretical power to prosecute sexual assaults on reservations, but they lack the resources to do so. The result is that many abusers quickly learn they are free to attack women without consequence:

“We have serial rapists on the reservation — that are non-Indian — because they know they can get away with it,” said Charon Asetoyer, executive director of the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center in Lake Andes, S.D. “Many of these cases just get dropped. Nothing happens. And they know they’re free to hurt again.” . . .

Overall, American Indians are two and a half times likelier to be victims of violent crime than the general population, according to the Department of Justice. But a 2010 report by the General Accounting Office found that there is an unusually high rate of refusals to prosecute by U.S. attorneys, who “declined to prosecute 46 percent of assault matters and 67 percent of sexual abuse and related matters.” The report noted that violent crimes actually had a higher rate of declination, possibly because the evidence was harder to come by.

A major step towards solving this problem is the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, which passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support last April. Among other things, this bill would restore tribal authorities’ ability to prosecute non-Indians who commit domestic violence against the members of their tribe. According to the Census Bureau, 39 percent of Native women are subject to domestic violence at least once. Many of these incidents involve rape.

In the House several top Republicans, including members of the House Leadership, proposed a compromise bill that would extend these protections to Native domestic violence victims while allowing defendants to remove their case to federal court. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), however, reportedly refuses to accept any protections for Native women that would expand tribal jurisdiction. As a result, there is a very real danger that Cantor will kill the bill by simply waiting out the clock until the new Congress is sworn in.

74 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:19:00pm

re: #73 Kragar

House GOP still perfectly okay with rape

If they learned anything about the rapey stuff, it was to keep quiet about it. But one of them will forget about that in his righteous ardor and derp it out all over again, hopefully just before another key election...

75 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:40:25pm

re: #43 Gus

Maths. Arabs invented maths. Sharia. It's just that simple.

//

Actually, it was the Greeks, and look what happened to them!!!11!!

76 Tigger2005  Thu, Dec 13, 2012 10:31:20pm

Watergate and Iran-Contral...two REPUBLICAN scandals. Note that no Democratic scandals come readily to mind for him. I guess Lewinsky-gate didn't make the grade.


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