‘Scumbag’ Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Obama Is Disconnected From Benghazi Reality


Sounding like a lunatic, and acting as sleazy as possible, Sen. Lindsey Graham said that President Obama and the White House are disconnected from reality on Benghazi.



BOB SCHIEFFER: This email only came to light this week following a lawsuit. It was not sent to congress as part of the continuing investigations up there. And you’ve called it a smoking gun. Senator, a smoking gun of what?

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: Well, I think a couple things. Twenty months after the attack, the most important thing really is that it required an independent judiciary to present this email to the American people. If it were up to the White House, you would have never known about this email.

Congress subpoenaed all documents relating to Benghazi in August, and 20 months later they’re hiding things. I mean, they say this email doesn’t matter. These are the same people that tried to hide it. What does it matter? Well, this is the messaging email. They’re trying to prepare Susan Rice for a Sunday TV appearance.

This email was on Friday, the 14th of September, three days after the attack. She was goin’ on all five shows on Sunday. And what was the purpose of this email? To protect the White House politically from the damage that could’ve been done from the truth coming out about Benghazi, six, seven weeks before the election. To underscore it wasn’t a foreign policy failure, that a protest caused by a video, and the consulate itself was strongly, substantially and significantly secured.

They were trying to create an impression to the American people that this wasn’t a broader foreign policy failure and it was totally disconnected from reality on the ground. They were trying to protect the President’s re-election. They saw Benghazi, I think, Bob, as a threat to his re-election. It wasn’t a fog of war problem they had. They created a political smoke screen.

BOB SCHIEFFER: As you well know, critics on the other side are saying that Republicans are just using this for political politics, that this is just all politics. It’s been investigated and investigated, and now Speaker Boehner is going to have yet another investigation. What do you say in response to that?

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: I would say that if it weren’t for an independent judiciary we would never know about this email, that clearly demonstrates the White House tried to shift the story away from a coordinated terrorist attack of an unsecured facility to a video that caused a protest of a strongly secured facility that they really couldn’t be held responsible to.

I would say to anybody who believes that this is just about politics, “Go tell that to the family members. Go explain to the family members how it’s okay for the White House to withhold information from the congress and the American people.” And thank God for an independent judiciary.

Go tell the family members that it’s okay for Susan Rice to get on national TV five days after the attack and claim that the facility where their people died, where their loved ones died, were strongly secured when it was a death trap. And explain to the families this video Internet story that helped the President’s re-election was so far from the truth it makes you mad.

So anybody plays politics with Benghazi is going to get burned. So if we’re playing politics with Benghazi, then we’ll get burned. If our Democratic friends are shielding the administration and trying to protect them and the administration tried to protect themselves, their re-election because they couldn’t stand the truth about Benghazi, then they’ll get burned.

Sen. Graham (R-SC) did a few things that all conspiracy theorists due. He asked lots of questions, and he no facts to back up his conclusions. Earlier this week Graham called President Obama and the White House scumbags, when the real scumbag in this situation is Lindsey Graham. Sen. Graham lied about his military service overseas during the first Gulf War, and now he is using the bodies of four dead Americans for political gain.

Republicans have no evidence to back up their Benghazi conspiracy theory. It has been nearly two years since the attack, and they have nothing to support their claims. The real scumbags in this situation are the desperate Republicans who are catering to the far right zanies in their party in order to keep their seats.

Lindsey Graham is being dishonest for the sake of personal political gain. His Benghazi spiel sounds crazy, but crazy is what gets a Republican elected in a red state, and Sen. Graham doesn’t care how scummy he has to get in order to keep his seat.

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29 Replies to “‘Scumbag’ Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Obama Is Disconnected From Benghazi Reality”

  1. I think Pres. Obama is one of the dwindling few lawmakers in Washington actually living IN reality.

    Heaven knows the GOP has been living in Fantasy Land for the last several years.

  2. Miss Lindsey is obviously the real scumbag in this situation. Shame on all the people who keep re-electing this closet queen. Pathetic!

  3. How can them republican jerks say any thing about anyone being disconnected when there was 60 people killed at embassies under W. Bush, none of them opened their mouth. The Twin Towers were on Bush’s watch, so are 2 wars we should of not ever been in and besides it was their choice to thin down the security that caused the 4 people to be killed at Benghazi. Of course they don’t have to convince anyone that takes the time to connect the dots, all they have to convince is fox news sheep.

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  5. Graham then looked at his pocket watch and screamed “I am late, I am late for a very important date!” He then jumped up and was heard saying, “I must hurry to catch the next UFO with the mad hatter to visit Alice!”.

  6. Burn, baby Lindsay, BURN. ACA, Benghazi, ACA, Benghazi, IRS, BENGHAZI. And nothing, nothing implicates the WH in any of these fake scandals. Meanwhile, think how much people would have loved the GOP by now had you passed a Jobs Bill, fought to make the ACA better, not told your GOP states to ignore Medicaid. I mean, the American people would love you. And what if our crumbling roads and bridges, sewers and schools, were now being fixed by people who need good jobs? Why, people wouldn’t think twice about denying their GOP rep another term. As it is, you and your party are doomed. So burn, Lindsay. And I hope the fire dept where you are is funded, unlike mine. You built that.

  7. The Republicans have nothing on this administration, so they need to return to Benghazi. How people can vote for a Republican is beyond me.

  8. Scumbag Lindsay Graham has been disconnected from “reality” for a long time. BENGHAZI is the GOP/Teabagger battle cry for this week, next week it will be on immigration, following week it will be Obama Care. Of course we all know by now, it is their stall tactics when they have nothing else to talk about. If you remember when Boehner stated that it’s not about how many bills we pass, but how many we repeal, they know they are in trouble. To be truthful I wake up each morning wondering which one will say something stupid. And I’m never disappointed.

  9. Tim Robbins 98 DIED under POS Bush-Cheney.Republican Logic: They don’t care that there were 98 people that were killed @ US Consulates & 64 people were wounded during G.W. Bush. DEAD – U.S. Diplomat David Foy, @ the US Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, 3-2-2006 + 3 others were killed during this attack! Remember? These 162 people don’t mean SHIT, to republican’ts! Nor did U.S. Diplomat David Foy! On 10-10-2012 Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said he voted to cut funding for U.S. embassy security amid political attacks from Republicans that the Obama admin. did not do enough to secure the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Hidden beneath the GOP Cover-Up Campaign, is the fact that House Republicans voted to cut nearly $300 million from the U.S. embassy security budget. When asked if he voted to cut the funds on CNN, Chaffetz said, “Absolutely” Washington Post’s Dana Milbank: For fiscal 2013, the GOP-controlled House proposed spending $1.934 billion for the State Department

  10. I can’t help wondering if this lunatic is getting too senile to be in office of any kind. Seems he has some dementia problems. I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering about that. He is one lying, nasty-mouthed dude. Why are they slamming the President so much? He isn’t running for any office. Geesh, stupid is as stupid does, and this one and old man McCain seem to be dipping into the sauce or they have dementia problems. Hope their voters are waking up.

  11. As a Republican, i say, Miss Lindsaaay is a S-bag, ‘it’ is always going across the Isle to sell his vote to Progressives . . . . . Time for it to END!

  12. I would LOVE to hear Ms. Lindsey’s opinion of his bff McCain, choosing the Alaskan dingbat for his VPImagine HER being in high office, yet nobody on the “right” dares question THAT.

  13. Lindsey Graham is the one who has a reality disconnect. Why aren’t are Democratic Senators conducting an investigation of the previous embassy killings and lack of security?

  14. What a waste of taxpayer money. Taxpayers would like a special investigation into why the gop promised to work on “Jobs, jobs, jobs” then totally forgot. Poor lindsey must be missing his bff McCain, he is certainly in a snit.

  15. I agree! Senator Lindsey “Blanche DuBois” Graham definitely has the vapors. He feels that Washington DC has lost all customs of Southern decorum. He just needs to lie down on his fainting couch and have one of his servants bring him a fan and a glass of sweet tea.

  16. http://nymag.com/news/features/lara-logan-cbs-news-2014-5/index7.html

    Article that CBS correspondent had contact with Lindsey Gram as also did the guy that said he was at the attack the night it happened, but lied. Both had communicated with Gram immediately. Collusion.

    “The two met two or three times to talk about the Libya attack, with Graham telling Logan that from his point of view, it was “a fair thing to say” that there was a “build-up of Al Qaeda types” in the area—a major talking point for the right in arguments that the Obama White House tried covering up alleged terrorist links.”


  18. I wrote Sen. Graham yesterday to voice my opinion on Benghazi and why no outrage from the Americans that died in attacks in the prior administration. Here is his response…..lol
    Notice he NEVER answers my original question!

    Dear Mark:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. I appreciate the opportunity to hear from you on this issue.

    The American people deserve to know all the facts surrounding the terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the tragic murder of four brave Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. It is already clear that there was a failure in leadership before, during, and after the attack. The Senate has a responsibility to conduct oversight and learn what happened. I will not rest until we uncover all of the facts in this matter.

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