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Sen. Johnson: Shouldn’t have
‘speculated’ on Clinton’s emotions

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jonathan Easley

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/24/2013 12:16:34 PM

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Thursday stepped back from his claim that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became emotional at Wednesday’s Benghazi hearing in an effort to dodge his questions, saying he shouldn’t have speculated on her reaction. “I was responding to a question,” Johnson said on CNN’s “Starting Point” on Thursday. “I probably speculated, and I shouldn’t have.” Clinton showed flashes of anger as she delivered her long-awaited testimony on the terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, at hearings in front of the House and Senate Foreign Relations committees on Wednesday.

Oh puhleeze! Why do Republicans always have to back down?? He knows he is going to get flogged when he goes on CNN. He should know better. It´s outrageous.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rburns, 1/24/2013 12:29:30 PM     (No. 9136618)

Gheeze, DO NOT BACK DOWN! Don´t let the witch win!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/24/2013 12:31:02 PM     (No. 9136622)

The hag is only angry because she got caught.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/24/2013 12:31:45 PM     (No. 9136626)

We the People only asked for the truth.
You failed us, Senator Johnson and the rest of you Republican ass kissers.
We do NOT accept a government that lies to us.
We are not Germany.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/24/2013 12:32:34 PM     (No. 9136629)

Keep grabbing those ankles, Republicans. You won´t get hurt. You never do.

Ruling Class vs. Country Class. It always comes down to that.

When we take matters into our own hands, get ready.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: suziannr, 1/24/2013 12:39:32 PM     (No. 9136641)

yes please apologize for your faux display of courage

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Yosemite Sam, 1/24/2013 12:42:07 PM     (No. 9136646)


Way to standby your convictions Ronny

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/24/2013 12:44:56 PM     (No. 9136650)

Despicable, cowardly. I am talking about Senator Johnson.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LadyVet, 1/24/2013 12:50:07 PM     (No. 9136671)

He should have pointed out that old saying about lawyers: if you don´t have the facts, pound the table and raise your voice.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveracer, 1/24/2013 12:52:22 PM     (No. 9136675)

Stop apologizing Stop it Stop it the Liberals never do so why must you. Play offense you morons.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/24/2013 12:56:50 PM     (No. 9136686)

Yep, think of all the sports teams that have named themselves "The Fighting Republicans."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MickTurn, 1/24/2013 12:58:19 PM     (No. 9136691)

I don´t believe these wimps. SHE LIED repeatedly and you fell for the fake outrage...YOU IDIOT!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/24/2013 12:58:19 PM     (No. 9136692)

Another Republican apologizes for upsetting the lady. While we deal with the ruthless, Republicans play patty cake. Will the press love them more? No, the press will exploit their weaknesses and laugh.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/24/2013 1:01:14 PM     (No. 9136705)

According to the transcript online:

What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.

Who writes this stuff for her?

Obviously, if you want to find out what happened and how to prevent it from ever happening again ... wouldn´t it be a smart move to find out why it happened in the first place?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: artman1746, 1/24/2013 1:01:20 PM     (No. 9136706)

Just imagine this hearing if the roles were reversed and it was a Republican administration and Sec of State. The Dems would have gone wild accusing Republicans of murder. They would have been vile, accusatory, rude, unethical, and sanctimonious. The press would have piled on creating an anti republican circus. Hearings would have lasted days if not weeks with front page leading stories every day painting Republicans in a bad light.

And that is how tyranny uses propaganda to sway the ignorant and the gullible. The Democrats would have looked upon the Benghazi event strictly as a political opportunity. Republicans simply want the facts to prevent such events in the future. Propaganda will win every time.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 1/24/2013 1:03:00 PM     (No. 9136714)

Anyone with an eye and a brain can see that she faked the whole emotional outburst thing while reading from a prepared script.
I mean, face down reading the notes loudly while shaking fits in the air ?
That was sooo utterly lame a performance.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: master sergeant, 1/24/2013 1:04:33 PM     (No. 9136717)

Why are Republicans SOOOOO DAMNED WIMPY??? Hag Clinton KNOWS DAMN WELL why and what happened in Benghazi, Cyrenica that night. Senator Johnson Shouldn´t have wimped out. The so-called FBI investigation is a lousy smoke-screen!! Amb Stevens had his hand in some deep Sh%t in Benghazi. And- HE KNEW IT.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/24/2013 1:07:16 PM     (No. 9136723)

Once again, Republicans let the people down. But so did the Democrats on that panel. The American people deserved the truth and a full explanation. Now, we will never get it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/24/2013 1:08:11 PM     (No. 9136730)

This is how our Republic dies........not with a bang but a whimper.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 1/24/2013 1:24:51 PM     (No. 9136769)

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is a prime example of why the Republicans lost the WH.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dman, 1/24/2013 1:30:56 PM     (No. 9136782)

Johnson is only a Republican being a Republican. No spine.

Say what you mean, and mean what you say, Senator.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 1/24/2013 1:36:06 PM     (No. 9136792)

I agree with every post.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: miceal, 1/24/2013 1:37:10 PM     (No. 9136795)

I´ll say it again, sadly...the republican party left me.....

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Reply 23 - Posted by: old dinasaur, 1/24/2013 1:37:16 PM     (No. 9136797)

She fiddled with her glasses enough that I have to wonder if there wasn´t an audio feed for her to get appropriate responses from one of the overseers in the white house.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/24/2013 1:46:54 PM     (No. 9136824)

I am seriously beginning to think that Hillary is the next J. Edgar Hoover. Has she amassed a large file on every politician in DC? Seems everyone who speaks ill of her ALWAYS backs down later.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Lionshambles, 1/24/2013 1:53:16 PM     (No. 9136837)

Way to back down. Nancy.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: frenesi1, 1/24/2013 2:42:51 PM     (No. 9136953)

If Hillary ever told the truth, she would melt like the witch in Wizard of Oz.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/24/2013 2:48:07 PM     (No. 9136961)

Republicans and conservatives, being on the whole decent, honest, well-mannered people, often just do not seem to know how to deal with characters like Hillary Clinton and other Leftists. They suffer from denial. They do not understand their adversaries and those who support their adversaries, e.g. the news media.

It sometimes seems that the Republican party just does not want to get its hands dirty by mud wrestling the Democrats in the political sewer. The disastrous Romney campaign is one example of this elevated, dignified point of view. Romney chose to behave as though he were above it all, to claim the moral high ground, and to refuse to engage in vulgar, slanderous, ad hominem attack ads. We see how that worked out.

Where O where are the Republicans who can and will fight the Democrats the only way they can successfully be fought, by turning their own weapons against them?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/24/2013 4:04:01 PM     (No. 9137119)

Dear Sen. Johnson,
You might have seen her emotions, but wait till you catch her throwing her weight around.

A U. S. Citizen

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Reply 29 - Posted by: AGGW, 1/24/2013 4:13:00 PM     (No. 9137145)

Ditto #13. My thought exactly. Why has nobody in the media addressed this.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: snichols, 1/24/2013 5:16:12 PM     (No. 9137289)

Did y´all see that dredge of a person Durbin give his testimony about the lovely Hillary? UGH!

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