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June 3rd, 2014
12:39 PM ET

Jones: "Benghazi-azation" of Bergdahl?

Van Jones argues that Republicans are turning Sgt. Bergdahl into a Benghazi-type scandal. Sens. Hoeven and Whitehouse debate along with S.E. Cupp.

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Filed under: Benghazi • Debates • John Hoeven • S.E. Cupp • Sheldon Whitehouse • Terrorism • Van Jones
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  1. Smitty

    Fact is obumbles isn't and never will be up for the job. Since day 1 failure all fronts.

    June 4, 2014 at 1:01 am | Reply
    • david saint

      you, and the rest like you, are a disgrace to this country. You dullards whined and complained about how Bush got this raw deal with all the heat from the left..then you turned right around and went after Obama for far less things, 10 fold over. Including him bringing an American home..I mean, who in the he11 gets upset about bringing an American home from captivity???!!? Have we really become so political and vengeful that we will shame ourselves and be outraged over that?!?! Never mind, you dolts are too busy trying to convict the guy of desertion absent a trial. You lost your credibility at that point already smh

      June 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm | Reply
      • Smitty

        It has nothing to do with bringing home an American, in this case a deserter, it isn't about Bush either, fact is Obumbles has been a HUGE disappointment, no leadership skills.

        June 4, 2014 at 7:33 pm |
      • countingdown

        Six of his fellow soldiers died looking for him even though they knew he walked away! What has this administration done to find and rescue him? After all, liberals boast of Obama finding and killing osama. What about the rule of not negotiating with terrorist? The president needed something to overshadow the VA mess, this was designed to present Obama as a hero bringing home a hero, instead he got kicked in the nuts as usual. However, his Objective worked. As southerngent wrote below, How much have you heard about the VA, BENGHAZI, F&F, OBAMACARE, NSA, IRS, AND ALL OF THE OTHER FAILURES OFHIS ADMINISTRATION since this occurred?

        J

        June 5, 2014 at 10:55 am |
  2. Ddtgwt

    Van jones is a partisan hack that will defend Obama because he is black and a Chicago thug politician.

    June 4, 2014 at 12:25 am | Reply
  3. CALIFORNIA

    Obama broke the law, ANOTHER law he himself signed into law.He apparently can't even follow the very laws he passes into law.

    Nobody is above the law, not even OBAMA.

    June 3, 2014 at 11:24 pm | Reply
  4. Sharron

    The three girls kidnapped, starved, chained in different rooms and raped for 10 years by Ariel Castro in Cleveland went straight to a press conference when they were released but Bergdahl is quarantined and forgot how to speak English? Something is up..

    June 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm | Reply
  5. Ben Ghazi

    If I were on the ballot in Alabama, I'd win.

    June 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Reply
  6. REGinAZ

    It is often said that something “isn’t rocket science” when inferring that it just isn’t all that tough to understand once the emotions are set aside. Today’s politics really fits in that category. First, there is no “pure and holy”, there are short-falls everywhere with no one qualifying as perfect or even near perfect. Second, everywhere you look there is a whole lot of politics being played, which is always self-serving without any real consideration for the people, for the politician’s constituents, who they actually owe their total loyalty to. Third, there is a whole lot of effort by third party individuals and groups to influence the politicians and to seek favorable consideration from them. Fourth, the politicians and their supporters go to an enormous amount of effort and expense to con the people, the voters, including a constant barrage of propaganda that is very creative and emotional rather than factual and objective. All of these things together describe a status which leaves a whole lot of room for improvement but it is as American politics has been for awhile.

    Today however, there has really been significant change with the costs of running for office exploding and with that leading to money literally controlling politics. The fifth point, is that today the candidates have to have at their disposal very large sums of money, actually sometimes millions or more, just to compete and that has created the reality of “the money” owning and controlling “puppet” politicians who then together concentrate on spending mega-bucks (even billions) to propagandize, to con the people and manipulate public opinion, with the result then being that the “puppet” politicians cater only to “the money” and insultingly take the voters for granted to be duped, used and abused as “pawns”. Sixth, the people, the majority, the voters are then challenged to rationally recognize that “the money” and the “puppets” offer them NOTHING but to be deceived and that the people absolutely need to check their biases, prejudices, emotions and prior loyalties in order to avoid being conned and instead choose the option that will best represent them and not just “the money” (where they simply keep losing while being told it is for their best).

    Bush-Cheney clearly demonstrated all of this in using their offices and America’s resources for their private agenda to serve only “the money” and they proved beyond any doubt: that the “trickle down” theory is an absolute fraud with the wealthy always getting wealthier, while the majority pay the price, with it really just being aimed to solicit “the money’s” political support; and they clearly showed that “the money” have no conscience, only aggressive greed, as they continually push the country further into being a two class society with their competing in having it all, feeding their insatiable “more” (never enough) appetite, as the majority loses, including the total middle-class who loses more and simply keeps disappearing.

    Today’s Republican / Tea Party is consistently working hard to disguise their efforts, by creating excitement with criticisms, propaganda and fears, to effectively achieve a return to “more of the same”, Bush-Cheney style, which can only result in “more of the same” that brought this country economically to it’s knees, when only “the money” prospered. It hasn’t mattered whether deceptively manipulating the conservative Christian, using the Swift-boat propaganda or the Tea Party movement and now whether using Obamacare, Benghazi, the VA or the Taliban prisoner exchange issues, the intent is always just the same – scream, yell and excite in order to sway and control public opinion for their own self-serving purposes. It is really up to the voters but blind loyalty just won’t cut it, the people have to be willing and disciplined to see reality and then to firmly refuse to be used.

    June 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • 2017 WILL BEGIN THE PROCESS OF RETURNING AMERICA TO THE PEOPLE

      REGinAZ It is often said that something “isn’t rocket science” when inferring that it just isn’t all that tough to understand once the emotions are set aside. Today’s politics really fits in that category. First, there is no “pure and holy”, there are short-falls everywhere with no one qualifying as perfect or even near perfect. Second, everywhere you look there is a whole lot of politics being played, which is always self-serving without any real consideration for the people, for the politician’s constituents, who they actually owe their total loyalty to. Third, there is a whole lot of effort by third party individuals and groups to influence the politicians and to seek favorable consideration from them. Fourth, the politicians and their supporters go to an enormous amount of effort and expense to con the people, the voters, including a constant barrage of propaganda that is very creative and emotional rather than factual and objective. All of these things together describe a status which leaves a whole lot of room for improvement but it is as American politics has been for awhile.

      GARBAGE, A LOT OF USELESS DRIBBLE TO SAY NOTHING!

      Today however, there has really been significant change with the costs of running for office exploding and with that leading to money literally controlling politics. The fifth point, is that today the candidates have to have at their disposal very large sums of money, actually sometimes millions or more, just to compete and that has created the reality of “the money” owning and controlling “puppet” politicians who then together concentrate on spending mega-bucks (even billions) to propagandize, to con the people and manipulate public opinion, with the result then being that the “puppet” politicians cater only to “the money” and insultingly take the voters for granted to be duped, used and abused as “pawns”. Sixth, the people, the majority, the voters are then challenged to rationally recognize that “the money” and the “puppets” offer them NOTHING but to be deceived and that the people absolutely need to check their biases, prejudices, emotions and prior loyalties in order to avoid being conned and instead choose the option that will best represent them and not just “the money” (where they simply keep losing while being told it is for their best).

      GARBAGE, A LOT OF USELESS DRIBBLE TO SAY NOTHING!

      Bush-Cheney clearly demonstrated all of this in using their offices and America’s resources for their private agenda to serve only “the money” and they proved beyond any doubt: that the “trickle down” theory is an absolute fraud with the wealthy always getting wealthier, while the majority pay the price, with it really just being aimed to solicit “the money’s” political support; and they clearly showed that “the money” have no conscience, only aggressive greed, as they continually push the country further into being a two class society with their competing in having it all, feeding their insatiable “more” (never enough) appetite, as the majority loses, including the total middle-class who loses more and simply keeps disappearing.

      TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH TO BLAME BUSH AND CHENEY! GARBAGE, A LOT OF USELESS DRIBBLE TO SAY NOTHING, AND DUMB ENOUGH TO NOT REALIZE THERE ARESUPER RICH DONATING TO DEMOCRATS!

      Today’s Republican / Tea Party is consistently working hard to disguise their efforts, by creating excitement with criticisms, propaganda and fears, to effectively achieve a return to “more of the same”, Bush-Cheney style, which can only result in “more of the same” that brought this country economically to it’s knees, when only “the money” prospered. It hasn’t mattered whether deceptively manipulating the conservative Christian, using the Swift-boat propaganda or the Tea Party movement and now whether using Obamacare, Benghazi, the VA or the Taliban prisoner exchange issues, the intent is always just the same – scream, yell and excite in order to sway and control public opinion for their own self-serving purposes. It is really up to the voters but blind loyalty just won’t cut it, the people have to be willing and disciplined to see reality and then to firmly refuse to be used.

      TODAY'S DEMOCRATIC / PARTY OF LIES IS CONSISTENTLY WORKING HARD TO DISGUISE THEIR EFFORTS,

      EXCITEMENT WITH

      BY CREATING

      INTIMIDATIONS, CREATING

      UNINFORMED, NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORIST, CREATING DISTRUST FROM OUR ALLIES, CRUSHING NATIONAL DEBT, LACK OF FOCUS ON JOBS, CREATING A HOUSING BUBBLE THAT EXPLODED THEN BLAMED BUSH, ON GOING SYSTEMATIC DESTRUCTION OF THE BEST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD, PROPAGANDA TO EFFECTIVELY BRING THIS COUNTRY TO BECOME A THIRD WORLD NATION BY BLAMING BUSH ALTHOUGH OBAMA IS IN HIS FIFTH YEAR GOING ON SIXTH! IT HASN'T MATTERED THEY DECEPTIVELY BLAMED CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS, USING THE SLOW BOAT TO HELL OR SCREAM, YELL, AND EXCITE CLUELESS PEOPLE LIKE (((REGinAZ))) TO HELP THEM HIDE THE ABSOLUTE FAILURE OF THE WORST PRESIDENT AND ADMINISTRATION EVER IN THIS NATION. IT REALLY IS UP TO THE VOTERS, BUT HIS BLIND LOYALTY JUST WON'T CUT IT, THE PEOPLE ALREADY SEE REALITY AND WIL CORRECT THE NIGHTMARE WEARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING IN 2016. 2017 WILLBEGIN THEPROCESS OF RETURNING AMERICA TO THE PEOPLE!

      June 5, 2014 at 9:43 am | Reply
      • Buffoon Detection System

        Warning!!!!.......Warning!!!!!!!!!...........Warning!!!!.......Buffoon Detected!!!!

        June 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm |
      • Dumb Azz Detection System Warning

        Buffoon Detection System Warning!!!!.......Warning!!!!!!!!!...........Warning!!!!.......Buffoon Detected!!!!

        June 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm |

        HA, HA, HA, HA,
        Warning!!!!.......Warning!!!!!!!!!...........Warning!!!!.......Dumb Azz detection, typical liberal intelligence! Warning!!!!.......Warning!!!!!!!!!...........Warning!!!!.......HA, HA, HA

        June 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm |
  7. john w grittner

    excuse me....I was in intelligence in 1970-71 out of udorn Thailand and saw the many pow camps through out laos...we didn't bring them home!!! Nixon and kissenger decided big corporation were more important than a few 100 GI,s didn't matter then and this guy decides to take a walk!!!!!!!!! face it, Obama is forgetting the the past and putting other GI,s in danger...john w grittner

    June 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Reply
    • RWB1956

      Just curious. Why would the President do that? And you do know this for a fact?

      June 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm | Reply
      • southerngent

        How much have you heard about the VA, BENGHAZI, NSA, IRS, F&F, OBAMACARE AND ALL THE OTHER FAILURES OF THIS ADMINISTRATION SINCE THIS BEGAN? DUH!

        June 4, 2014 at 8:53 pm |

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