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    Katy; Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

    The following missive is for all our currently gloating Democrats. It is in response to an article written by Ms. Katherine Goldstein who warned her fellow liberals about the inherent dangers of nasty 'in your face' style gloating over supposed Republican misery in regards to Obama's re-election: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a...on_social.html

    So here's my reply to her and to Democrats who might want to stop and consider a few things while they are in the midst of fondling their genitalia over Obama's win:

    Nah, don't sweat the small stuff Katherine Goldstein. Let's put this into perspective. First, Republicans are by nature fighters and so while they might get angry over Romney's marginal loss and the gloating over Obama's win by two thirds of the nation's media outlets and by Obama supporters, they don't get handwringing, weepy and all angst ridden . . . because if that was the way they swung then they'd be leftwingers instead.

    Then too you need to comprehend that the Republican world really does not begin nor end with electronic communications. Those Republicans online where various electronic media are concerned simply shrug off the community gloating Obamagasm binges as just more of the same stuff from the utterly predictable Left . . . no different at all from their 2008 'in your face!' stuff. On the other hand, Republicans not on line haven't even noticed.

    So mostly all this gloating leftwingers are doing is happening in the vacuum of their own ideologically incestuous circles. Meanwhile Karl Rove and other GOP strategists and movers and shakers are dividing their efforts between already laying the groundwork for 2016 while taking full advantage of Obama's and his administration's ongoing problems . . . such as the immediate post election announcement tumble of the stock markets and General Petraeus' resignation from his CIA post and how that -- yep you guessed it -- ties into the Benghazi affair. Oh my!

    You see Katherine, intellectual and emotional children gloat and wallow whereas seasoned adults simply keep battling on. So do please allow your fellow gloaters their emotional and intellectual wallowing because already the Right can see that Obama is headed for the same presidential second term ending as was G.W. Bush's fate.

    When all is said and done the same swing voters and -- and low information voters -- who just barely eased Obama back into office in 2012 will be spitting on his name and memory by the end of 2016. GOP landslide election in 2016? You bet. So enjoy.

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    Unfortunately, if Obama gets to replace conservative justices on SCOTUS, it will no longer matter who the president is. It is very likely that the Founders' experiment is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Unfortunately, if Obama gets to replace conservative justices on SCOTUS, it will no longer matter who the president is. It is very likely that the Founders' experiment is over.
    There is that, yes. We will just have to wait and see how that plays out. It was one of the reasons I wanted to get Romney elected. [Shrug] But you deal with the emergency situation on hand not enjoy the might have beens that never happened. I miss Donald Rumsfeld for the pithy sayings if nothing else.

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    Sex, national security, politics, & the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi...

    The Petraeus affair: A lot more than sex
    Mon November 12, 2012 - FBI agents are at the home of Paula Broadwell, says a spokeswoman; Source: E-mails to Kelley raised questions about whether author had sensitive information; "Furious would be an understatement" for Petraeus' wife, says former spokesman; House Intelligence Committee leaders to meet with acting CIA director, FBI deputy director
    Unlike many stories about powerful Washington figures having secret affairs, the downfall of spy chief David Petraeus goes beyond sex. The scandal surrounding the decorated four-star Army general who once ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan involves questions of national security, politics and even the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. Petraeus, 60, resigned Friday after acknowledging he had an affair with a woman later identified as his biographer, Paula Broadwell, 40, a fellow West Point graduate who spent months studying the general's leadership of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

    FBI agents were at Broadwell's Charlotte, North Carolina, home late Monday, said local FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch. She declined to say what the agents were doing there. Video from CNN affiliate WCNC showed a handful of people getting out of vehicles, carrying boxes and bags into the house. None spoke to reporters, even when asked who they were. Days after Petraeus' resignation stunned Washington, information continues to emerge. Among other things, a video has surfaced of a speech by Petraeus' paramour in which she suggested the Libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the Benghazi consulate annex, raising unverified concerns about possible security leaks.

    The affair came to light during an FBI investigation of "jealous" e-mails reportedly sent by Broadwell to a woman named Jill Kelley, a government source familiar with the investigation told CNN on Monday. Kelley, 37, and her husband Scott released a statement saying they have been friends with Petraeus and his family for more than five years and asked for privacy. Although Kelley lives in Tampa, Florida, she's known as a member of Washington's social circuit, according to the government source. The source has not spoken to Kelley, but says friends describe her as feeling like she is an "innocent victim."

    Petraeus has denied having an affair with anyone other than Broadwell, according to a friend of the former general who has spoken with him since news of the affair broke. The scandal also is rumbling through the halls of Congress, where leaders in both parties are seeking answers about the FBI investigation and there's much speculation about the impact Petraeus' resignation will have into the inquiry into the Benghazi attack. Petraeus was scheduled to testify on the attack and the government's reaction to it this week. Here's a look at the major threads of this still-unfolding story:

    Why does it matter? Security and Benghazi
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    Assessing security implications of Petraeus' infidelity
    November 12th, 2012 - While affairs may be commonplace in Washington, when they involve the director of the CIA, things can take on a different tone.
    A U.S. official has said there was no breach of national security as a result of David Petraeus' affair, but that hasn't stopped discussion that Paula Broadwell could have gained access to classified information as a result of what she has routinely described as "unprecedented access" to Petraeus. That discussion seemed to gain momentum Monday thanks to comments Broadwell made in a speech last month at the University of Denver. "I don't know if a lot of you have heard this, but the CIA annex had actually taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to get these prisoners back," Broadwell said.

    A senior intelligence official told CNN on Monday, "These detention claims are categorically not true. Nobody was ever held at the annex before, during, or after the attacks." Broadwell's source for that previously unpublished bit of information remains unclear, and there's no evidence so far that it came from Petraeus. Administration officials have said the Benghazi assault was a terrorist attack. The New York Times also reported Sunday that investigators found classified documents on Broadwell's laptop computer. The newspaper cited investigators as saying Petraeus denied he had given them to her.

    Retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks, for whom Broadwell once worked and who knows Petraeus, said he doubts security protocols were breached despite what seems an unlikely indiscretion on the part of Petraeus. "There's almost zero percent chance that national security was compromised or at risk," he said Monday. A senior U.S. intelligence official said an extramarital affair by a CIA officer is not automatically considered a security violation. "It depends on the circumstances," the official said. The official also said Broadwell did not have a security clearance from the CIA.

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    Sex, national security, politics, & the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi...

    The Petraeus affair: A lot more than sex
    Mon November 12, 2012 - FBI agents are at the home of Paula Broadwell, says a spokeswoman; Source: E-mails to Kelley raised questions about whether author had sensitive information; "Furious would be an understatement" for Petraeus' wife, says former spokesman; House Intelligence Committee leaders to meet with acting CIA director, FBI deputy director
    Yes, but Benghazi-gate could still go either way since the vast bulk of the press [the pro Obama press] know that whatever is uncovered could come back to hurt Obama, and so they realllllllllllllllllllllly do not want to pursue the Petraeus saga into Benghazi territory.

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    They'll bury this along with the rest. Count on it.

    The new demographic doesn't care about dead diplomats, deficits, jobs disappearing or loss of freedom. What they want is their checks to keep coming and while they're at it, sticking it to those hated white males. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoons View Post
    They'll bury this along with the rest. Count on it.

    The new demographic doesn't care about dead diplomats, deficits, jobs disappearing or loss of freedom. What they want is their checks to keep coming and while they're at it, sticking it to those hated white males. Period.

    Yes indeed. The only reason there is any hope at all left for uncovering the truth of what really happened and why it happened in Benghazi is the twined facts that there is now a sex scandal involved and the Leftwingers just adore lurid sex scandals that are in turn linked to top secrets and clandestine spy work.

    It would be incredibly ironic if when all was said and done it turned out to be the endless liberals taste for that sort of thing that forced the hand of their own media wonks [desperately trying to cover and spin for Obama] into temporarily resembling true investigative, politically neutral, reporters. Granted, it's unlikely at this point, but still it would just reek of irony if it happened that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Unfortunately, if Obama gets to replace conservative justices on SCOTUS, it will no longer matter who the president is. It is very likely that the Founders' experiment is over.
    Don't tell me the Worlds Ending ... Again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Yes, but Benghazi-gate could still go either way since the vast bulk of the press [the pro Obama press] know that whatever is uncovered could come back to hurt Obama, and so they realllllllllllllllllllllly do not want to pursue the Petraeus saga into Benghazi territory.
    If they exchanged 20,000-- 30,000 emails in 2 years, nobody was working.. but it seems pretty clear that Broadwell wants to take the general down..

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