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Marie Yovanovitch Compares Herself
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 11/15/2019 3:06:46 PM

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch compared herself to the diplomats and contractors killed in Benghazi in her opening statement in the second public impeachment inquiry on Friday. “We make a difference everyday,” she said in a defense of herself and diplomats serving around the world. She continued: We are people who repeatedly uproot our lives, who risk and sometimes give our lives for this country. We are the 52 Americans, who, 40 years ago this month, began 444 days of deprivation, torture, and captivity in Tehran. We are the dozens of Americans stationed at our embassies in Cuba


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starboard_side 11/15/2019 3:14:54 PM (No. 236076)
So, if she may have felt intimidated by a tweet she didn't even know about, but was read by Rep. Bull Schiff to her, then she should NEVER have been sent to a hostile environment like Ukraine where corruption was well known, and oligarchs controlled much of what happened in Ukraine.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Laotzu 11/15/2019 3:16:24 PM (No. 236077)
"We are the people who die willingly for our Progressive, colonial-interventionist, big-government heros, but cry foul when our President says, 'America First.'"
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 11/15/2019 3:23:53 PM (No. 236083)
Yeah, but did you every ride in an airplane into a combat zone, and have to do circles and weaves on your final approach to avoid snipers and anti-aircraft fire?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cor-vet 11/15/2019 3:26:28 PM (No. 236086)
She really is full of herself, isn't she? What was she deprived of, what suffering did she endure and what difference has she made? Nothing comes to mind.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Heraclitus 11/15/2019 3:26:31 PM (No. 236087)
She had a job. She had a job for a long time. She was paid well. She'll get a large pension. She got fired. So?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mathman 11/15/2019 3:26:46 PM (No. 236088)
Yupper. She was dodging bullets in Kosovo. I was disappointed. I expected her to cry more, and to have dirty glasses. And she failed to speak in a little girl voice, and did not have two doors to her house. Smearing? Ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the President. If you are out, you are out. She had nothing to offer except for her self-imposed rectitude. She is so noble. She is so good. She is so loyal. She is so … whatever. Is this the best they've got?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: The Remnants 11/15/2019 3:27:50 PM (No. 236089)
Napolitano, Romney and this woman are all upset because they were ignored or, in her case, replaced by President Trump. She was not fired, she just was asked to leave, as the President has the perfect right to replace any Ambassador if he so chooses. Anyway, we learned today that she now has a pretty plum job as a professor in Georgetown University, teaching one class of fourteen students, and her compensation remains the same. The three of them should get over it and count their blessings.I believe it was said today that she requested the professorship at Georgetown.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: pros7767 11/15/2019 3:28:43 PM (No. 236090)
There are no words to convey my level of disgust with this statement! The only reason all of the CIA/State Dept operatives survived that attack was because of the bravery of their private contractors. President Obama and Hillary left them there to die in order to once again cover up their misdeeds. This woman is a disgrace! Good Riddance!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Avanti1 11/15/2019 3:31:44 PM (No. 236095)
Of you do not wish to be a diplomat you are free to resign and do something else; it is your choice. Why are you telling us how great you are or are you telling yourself? Grow up you elitist and accept responsibility
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Reply 10 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 11/15/2019 3:32:05 PM (No. 236096)
Amb dosshbaggovich....what exactly are you testifying to.....? Your feelings were hurt....or you got fired....?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: volksford 11/15/2019 3:34:47 PM (No. 236099)
Oh fer cryin' out loud ! A moving tribute to be sure , I'm surprised Schiff didn't have a fife and drum corps march thru at the end. Speaking of Benghazi, I'm sure Obama and Hillary would have preferred an omission.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 11/15/2019 3:35:05 PM (No. 236100)
Sounds like an echo of Hillary if you ask me. She never endured anything she was describing, just like Hillary. She failed in Somalia, she failed in Ukraine...Hillary failed in LIbya, failed in Syria.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Planononna 11/15/2019 3:37:56 PM (No. 236105)
How dare she compare herself to those brave men in Benghazi. They were killed unsupported by an impotent Obama adminsitration and a crazed Secretary of State. I know, her feelings were hurt.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: FleetUSA 11/15/2019 3:42:41 PM (No. 236107)
Drama queen
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 11/15/2019 3:45:07 PM (No. 236108)
Isn't she the delicate, sensitive, little flower who took it upon herself to tell the Ukrainian prosecutor who NOT to investigate? Hands off George Soros and friends. These State Department people are going insane because DJT is upsetting their little world and their own, under the radar, foreign policy. Yovanovitch, that "whistleblower" Ciaramella and Soros are neck deep in the "One World Government" cabal supported by Obama and Hillary and, to some extent former presidents going back to GHW Bush, and his "New World Order." Getting Donald Trump out of office or preventing his reelection is essential to their survival. I really worry about the safety of the President.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: tsquare 11/15/2019 3:54:08 PM (No. 236114)
I thought I heard her say that she was pressuring the uke’s about uncovering corruption in the Ukraine. If so, in addition to dissing he nos, she violated the Geneva Convention. “Bad” does not stretch far enough to cover her antics
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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 11/15/2019 3:57:13 PM (No. 236115)
Such hubris. Breathtaking.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/15/2019 4:07:17 PM (No. 236121)
Drama Queen.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 11/15/2019 4:23:20 PM (No. 236130)
Hey Marie, Here's a rule of thumb. Never ever ever compare yourself to real heroes. It is a real give away to your narcissistic personality and your lack of total judgement.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: FunOne 11/15/2019 4:23:21 PM (No. 236131)
Stolen valor. She is full of herself. Full of Schiff also.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Clinger 11/15/2019 4:43:18 PM (No. 236144)
If you think that makes you a sympathetic character you are sorely mistaken. You don't know people, normal people outside of the swamp.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Sanddollar 11/15/2019 4:52:52 PM (No. 236153)
This woman didn't witness anything but still Trump should not be tweeting when people are appearing before the House impeachment inquiry. I wonder if this continues to flop if they will just vote to censure President Trump and avoid a trial in the Senate.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: 4Justice 11/15/2019 5:01:41 PM (No. 236162)
She was lucky President Trump allowed her to continue working as a U.S. ambassador. She is an Obama holdover. He could have sent her to the unemployment line years ago. If she didn't like her assignment, she could have resigned. But nooooooo...instead she has to play the victim and manipulate her audience. Why?? Because her real job is to work for the Democrats and keep their unsavory interests in the Ukraine safe and now to work on destroying the Republican President.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Edgelady 11/15/2019 5:15:00 PM (No. 236170)
For her to compare herself to Christopher Stevens is the height of Democrat idiocy! He's dead! He was abandoned by Hillary and Obama! Get her absurd butt out of here!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Omen55 11/15/2019 5:44:23 PM (No. 236177)
Well Marie at this point what difference does it make?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Janylou 11/15/2019 5:44:26 PM (No. 236178)
#5, she wasn’t fired. She still has a government job. It just isn’t as prestigious as being ambassador.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: udanja99 11/15/2019 6:10:27 PM (No. 236188)
I lived overseas and worked at an American embassy as a member of “staff”. In other words, I was not considered to be a diplomat. What she is not telling you is that she lived in a big fancy residence loaded with servants, had a driver and a fancy car to take her everywhere and spent a huge chunk of her time being wined and dined by the Ukrainians and diplomats from other embassies. Most of these career diplomats join up because they want to travel on the taxpayers’ dime. They mostly don’t do squat, much less make a difference.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: earlybird 11/15/2019 6:51:37 PM (No. 236209)
What a piece of work! Disliked in Ukraine, loyal to the old president, disloyal to the new president, messing about in local law enforcement (never mind the Geneva Convention rules) and getting herself involved in the impeachment of a fine American President. Shame, shame on her. Today she was just an older, more wrinkled, red-haired version of Christine Blowsey-Ford. And the same enablers put her there and coached her. More shame. She had the gall to compare herself to Ambassador Chris Stevens? I wish she had been at Benghazi. He would still be alive.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 11/15/2019 7:10:36 PM (No. 236221)
Marie, something you should seriously consider... Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton FAILED TO PROTECT Christopher Stevens and the others that were murdered at Benghazi. These people won't protect you either. If you get caught lying during your testimony, you are ON YOUR OWN if the Trump administration decides to prosecute. Have you noticed that the whistleblower isn't testifying? He is covering his rear end. That is something you aren't doing.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: anniebc 11/15/2019 7:56:40 PM (No. 236256)
Amen, poster #27! I was a trailing spouse with dip-status at two embassies. You are 100 percent correct! They and the DCM are the only ones in the Embassy who get to have the Marines come to their aid when there's trouble. Ambassadors live like kings and queens, and it's a very coveted gig with a boatload of benefits.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: bighambone 11/15/2019 8:01:09 PM (No. 236260)
No matter what the Democrats are saying this lady was not fired, she was recalled to DC and was reassigned another job at the State Department. She is a career State Department employee and she did not own the Ambassadorship to Ukraine. If there was a mistake made at the beginning of the Trump Administration it was Trump not asking for all US Ambassadors to tender their resignations. No doubt in this case the lady’s feelings were hurt when she was recalled as she believed that she was carrying out “established” State Department policies towards Ukraine. A President is entitled, no matter what the Democrats are insinuating, to have Ambassadors who he has confidence in to professionally carry out his foreign policy initiatives. In this case he lost confidence in this lady to do that and told the Secretary of State to recall and replace her. Also foreign governments are under no law or obligation to accept or keep a foreign ambassador who they do not like for their own reasons. In this case both the US President and the President of Ukraine wanted this lady to be recalled, so that they could start fresh with a new ambassador. The decision to recall this lady and replace her was totally within the US President’s constitutional prerogative for which the President is not required to give any reasons for him taking that action. The Congressional Democrats who are holding their impeachment inquisition have nothing to say about that. Just as the selection and confirmation of ambassadors is the business of the President and the US Senate Clearly Trump has discombobulated a lot of career bureaucrats around DC who are still carrying out “established” bureaucratic policies, many of which were created during the Obama era. The problem is that Trump was elected by the American people to put American interests first over the interests of foreign countries and entities many of which are known to be corrupt. Remember Trump makes reference to that frequently when he says that he was elected President of the USA and was not elected to be President of the World to maintain “established” bureaucratic and diplomatic policies that have the USA being the policeman to the world, and financially sending huge amounts of money and supporting faraway foreign countries, as American workers are left behind, and American cities ruined. That is a big problem for much of the “established”DC political UniParty and both the civilian and military “Deep States” DC bureaucracies that have completely different agendas then the American people who elected Trump.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/15/2019 8:04:03 PM (No. 236264)
Oh give me a pearl-clutching, hair on fire, pants wetting break! You got fired. Tough crap. It happens every day to people a lot more worthy of the job than you.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 11/15/2019 8:34:13 PM (No. 236283)
They are dead and she is alive. What say you Hillary?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: XCenturion 11/15/2019 8:42:44 PM (No. 236289)
Really lady? If we've learned anything from the testimony these past two hearing sessions is that there are so-called "career" diplomats that feel they make foreign policy, not the President of the United States. The President has exposed the "deep state" and they cannot handle it.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: watashiyo 11/15/2019 11:38:13 PM (No. 236361)
....and if that's true, then why oh why is she still alive?!!! She should've been paid minimum wage for just breathing and napping at the embassy.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 11/16/2019 2:27:02 AM (No. 236397)
I asked the question as to why Schiffty was checking his twitter during the testimony of this "very Important" witness. The answer my husband came up with was probably the best. "He was bored, like the rest of us." I think that about sums up this narcissists appearance. Useless and boring. "Were you there? No. Did you hear the call? No. Do you have anything of relevance to offer to the committee? No. Thank you, goodbye."
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/16/2019 3:34:35 AM (No. 236420)
She's got a superiority complex, that's for sure. It goes along with "I know what to do with Ukraine better than the President does" too.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Muguy 11/16/2019 10:52:41 AM (No. 236663)
Oh, what a Martyr she is-- except her body was not violated and dragged through the streets by anyone!
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TAMPA — From the moment the NFL announced its hasty plan for a Colin Kaepernick workout this weekend, the questions have been flying. After all this time, why the sudden rush? Did some team request this? How many general managers will show up? Is this simply a ploy for atonement by the NFL? Yet, around here, a more important question needs to be asked: Can Kaepernick help the Buccaneers? It’s an interesting and legitimate question with, at this point, no clear answer. Kaepernick has not been in an NFL uniform in nearly three years so it’s worth wondering if his skills have atrophied.
Report: Hollywood Adds
More LGBT Characters to TV,
Cable, Streaming – Now 488 Total
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Posted by M2 11/15/2019 6:28:57 AM Post Reply
GLAAD, an organization that seeks to accelerate “acceptance of the LGBT community” in American culture, released its 2019 report, Where We Are on TV, and applauded the TV and cable entertainment industries for adding more LGBT characters to their programs. “Of the 879 regular characters scheduled to appear on broadcast scripted primetime television this season, 90 (10.2 percent) are LGBTQ,” states the report. (Emphasis added.) There are also some 30 recurring LGBTQ characters, making a total of 120. That’s up from last year’s 113 regular and recurring LGBTQ roles.
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