Morning Must Reads: May 22

In the news: Oklahoma's tornadoes, a new L.A. mayor, the IRS drawout, Rubio vs. Cruz, Anthony Weiner's run, weaseling out of Obamacare, Fox News' phone records, and sequester part 2

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

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notsacredh
notsacredh

  • "Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner launches NYC mayor bid"
  • It wouldn't surprise me if he spurts into the lead. He may win by a head. 
  • ahandout
    ahandout

    Could this be why Barry rolled out two other scandal in the same week?  Wag that tail, little doggie.

    Stevens’ mission in Benghazi, they will say, was to buy back Stinger missiles from al-Qaeda groups issued to them by the State Department, not by the CIA. Such a mission would usually be a CIA effort, but the intelligence agency had opposed the idea because of the high risk involved in arming “insurgents” with powerful weapons that endanger civilian aircraft.

    Hillary Clinton still wanted to proceed because, in part, as one of the diplomats said, she wanted “to overthrow Gaddafi on the cheap.”

    This left Stevens in the position of having to clean up the scandalous enterprise when it became clear that the “insurgents” actually were al-Qaeda – indeed, in the view of one of the diplomats, the same group that attacked the consulate and ended up killing Stevens.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2013/05/benghazi-whistleblower-to-claim-hillary-clinton-gave-stinger-missiles-to-al-qaeda-2647798.html

    notsacredh
    notsacredh

    "Rubio vs. Cruz for GOP soul"

    Two rabid dogs fighting over a  scrap of rancid meat. Is there really going to be a winner?

    paulejb
    paulejb

    "Only Nixon Harmed a Free Press More"

    "The government's subpoena of The Associated Press's phone records was bad enough. But the disclosure of the search warrant in the Rosen case shows President Obama has delved into territory never before reached by previous presidents.

    Until President Obama came into office, no one thought talking or e-mailing was not protected by the First Amendment.

    The Justice Department obtained Rosen’s e-mail by using a search warrant in which it alleged that Rosen was a co-conspirator with a government adviser named Stephen Kim."

    http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/05/21/obama-the-media-and-national-security/only-nixon-harmed-a-free-press-more

    mantisdragon91
    mantisdragon91

    @paulejb If that is true when will he be joining the GOP? You guys seem to have an unnatural desire for stupid people of color.

    forgottenlord
    forgottenlord

    @sacredh 

    Way near the bottom of the comments is our collection while we waited for you to chime in

    mantisdragon91
    mantisdragon91

    @paulejb Good to see ole Darrell is prepared to tear up the Constitution for political gain.

    paulejb
    paulejb

    @mantisdragon91 

    The Iraq war was a success until Barack Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

    mantisdragon91
    mantisdragon91

    @paulejb And she is correct. But yet again its legal and the precedent has been established in the past. So perhaps she and the rest of the Press corp watchdogs should have kept a closer eye when Cheney and Yoo were rewriting the Constitution before our very eyes.

    mantisdragon91
    mantisdragon91

    @paulejb All president's push the boundaries of power established by their predecessors. You have a problem with that than acknowledge the precedent set in the presidential power expansion of 2002-2004 was illegal.

    ARTRaveler
    ARTRaveler

    Don't forget that GWB used the Patriot Act to basically intercept and monitor all phone lines.  Republicans led the charge to give up the Bill fo Rights under GWB and then get upset when the same activities are used by the next president.  Maybe Issa can do something that would be good and investiogate John Yoo for treason.  Never happen, of course, because all Republicans are so damn holy!

    mantisdragon91
    mantisdragon91

    @ahandout Yep you have precedent established by the last administration and now they are taking the logical next step to expand that precedent to technologies that were not in common use during the last administration's time in office. Yet again I'm not a fan, but it has precedent and has been proven to be legal.

    ahandout
    ahandout

    @mantisdragon91 @paulejb  Well that IS a racist remark.  All black conservatives are stupid.  And, you believe that they don't have their own mind, either.  How bigoted of you MD.

    notsacredh
    notsacredh

    I didn't wake up until after 5:30. Curse midnights.

    mantisdragon91
    mantisdragon91

    @paulejb @ahandout Or or it could just be pure right wing idiocy. I brought up this scenario to a family member in the Mossad the other day. His response was " How stupid do you have to be to think we would allow anyone to sell missiles in our back yard?"

    notsacredh
    notsacredh

    Now you made me think of the South Park movie.

    ARTRaveler
    ARTRaveler

    paulie, that was your hero, George Bush2, who negotiated the treaty to leave Iraq.  Can't blame that on President Obama.  He is just cleaning up GWB's mess as someone has had to do for his entire life.  The man might be a good used car salesperson but not much beyond that!

    ahandout
    ahandout

    @mantisdragon91 @ahandout @paulejb  In your twisted liberal brain, you believe that "we" trot out blacks.  So, once again, you believe that they are not capable of doing what they do by themselves. 

    ARTRaveler
    ARTRaveler

    Even if Weiner is elected mayor, the New Yorkers are still way ahead in smarts over the South Carolians who elected the "trail walker".

    notsacredh
    notsacredh

    New Yorkers would have their hands full with this guy.