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Updated on December 14, 2012

By: Wayne Brown

Sadly, the 2012 election process is over and Barack Obama remains in office yet another four years assuming the traditional American process of selecting a president is in vogue by the end of this next term. Obama’s battle cry for the campaign was “forward!” although he never stated to “where”. Those who embraced that slogan made their own assumptions as to what it meant which is clearly the tactic Obama has employed from his first day on the political scene. Now, he will employ it once again in a fashion which any Americans with values and principles for our history should abhor.

The media is focusing on the upcoming financial standoff with the debt ceiling and sequestration as being the big challenge facing Obama and America in the coming months. The media, for the most part, is still ignoring the Libyan situation as if it never existed. Obviously, that is exactly what they want the American public to embrace and believe….it never happened! On that basis, and since Obama has been re-elected, we simply need to move on to more pressing matters like fixing the economy and curing the job situation which has been allowed to languish in the first four years for Obama. He was much too interested in getting the disastrous ObamaCare shoved down the throats of the American people.

Once again, Obama will use his campaign cry of “forward” to attempt to fend off the Benghazi situation claiming that while he is saddened by the chain of events, America cannot afford to await action on the economy and jobs. He has far more important work to do than to answer for such things as Fast ‘N Furious and the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. This will be his ploy and he will use it in every manner which he can to bring pressure on those members of Congress willing to prosecute either event. Sadly, those who gather around his feet and clamor over his empty rhetoric will be out there shouting for the same relief. “Let the Savior go so that he may do his work….it is he who must be free to exercise his judgment and save America.” Most of the lame stream liberal media will join in the cry hoping that Senators and Congressional Representatives will run for political cover and just forget the whole thing.

Americans should be appalled and outraged that this man has held on to his high office. He has taken a difficult economic situation and developed it into a full fledge disaster, raised unemployment levels to heights not seen since the Great Depression, stifled private sector growth and investment, squandered borrowed money, double-down on the deficit, expanded government by almost 20% in three years, increased federal spending by a factor of 140% since 2008, peppered the government with admitted socialist and communist in high positions of responsibility, and rubbed salt in the wounds of racial divide and class warfare throughout his entire first term. Anyone studying American politics and presidential elections would quickly conclude that such a man has not earned re-election….not if the best interest of America is concerned…which it obviously is not.

Four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya thinking until their very last breathe that America was coming to their aid. They believed in America and they dedicated their lives to serving her. When their lives were on the line, where was America? America was jetting off to a Hollywood party in Las Vegas with strict instructions already in place that nothing was to be done. The four Americans including our Ambassador to Libya, his diplomatic representative, and two former Navy Seals were slaughtered as they attempted to protect the bastions of American ground in that foreign nation while being attacked by terrorist zealots bent on showing America that the anniversary of 9-11 could be celebrated once again in American blood successfully. They were right.

Now Obama wants a pass based on his “savior” status and the “important work” which he is yet to do. There is no time for the nonsense of hearings and determination of responsibility. That energy must be employed elsewhere on things which he has only made worse in the past four years. He says the buck stops with him but that statement carries no substance in that his use of it is all he intends to offer in regard to any responsibility for the Benghazi debacle. To hold him accountable would be to disappoint the American people who are yet awaiting the miracles which he offers as we move “forward” to places unknown.

America, on the basis of principle and values, should want answers….details, facts, and supporting documents. Those four dead Americans deserved, in return for their lives, to have the truth exposed to the American people and to have those who were remiss in doing all that could have been done held accountable in every way. To see Barack Obama state that the buck stops with him and then have his Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, and the Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, stand before the American media and say that it was all a function of a protested reaction to a video. Further to that, Obama repeated that rhetoric multiple times in his recent speech to the UN….a claim, which by that time, was nothing more than utter fantasy. If we, as a people, do not have the courage to demand and get a full and detailed explanation, which surely exists, to this terrorist rampage, then it does not say much for us as a people going forward.

Benghazi is not just a coincidence of some group of protestors responding to an insulting video…a video which had barely been seen before the incident of 9-11-2012. Benghazi is not just a botched diplomatic situation in which poor security measures were taken and a price was paid. Benghazi is far more and potentially has some of the same implications of Fast ‘N Furious as it ties the supply of U.S. weapons to terrorists directly to the U.S. Embassy in Libya, to the U.S. State Department, and to the Office of the President. Benghazi is a place where the evidence of a game gone terribly wrong came to bear, a game of weapons supplied to the wrong side of the equation, weapons tied back to the U.S. Government and the President of the United States. Benghazi is not just a series of coincidences gone wrong in a poor security environment…that perspective would be acceptable to the administration. Benghazi is far more and the more that it is looked into, the more apparent that it will be that this President was playing his chips on the wrong side of the table. This cover-up runs very deep and involves Libya, Turkey, and Syria in the process. It is passed time for the American public to know those details.

If we allow ourselves to be victims of deceit, we close our minds to any objective thinking in terms of our future welfare and the moral makeup of the nation. We give those who are in power even greater powers over us and the ability to continue lying about other events which will surely come with time. Benghazi is a more than adequate example of a failed leadership of this nation. It is representative of a man more than willing to trade four lives for his political security in an upcoming election. It speaks volumes about a man who has gone about telling Americans that terrorists are on the run and in a state of diminished presence in the world all hinged on a singular instance of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. It speaks of a man willing to offer you and your children a false sense of security when you go to bed at night as he works steadily to reduce our weapons arsenal, dismantle our military, and take guns out of our hands. This is not a leader and it is certainly not a man who has America’s best interest in mind.

What is done is done…the election is over and we are left with a rather desperate situation to say the least….a situation which America had the opportunity to rectify or so we believe. There are those who celebrate that outcome because they actually buy into the rhetoric which this President tosses about. This is America, and for this moment in time, they are still free to make that choice. The day may well come when that is not the case. Regardless, the four Americans who died waiting for America to come get them deserve a proper justice and the government which exists to serve the people of this nation will be remiss if that justice is not prosecuted effectively, efficiently, fairly, and with full focus and accountability on those who dropped the ball in the loss of these four brave souls.

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8 November 2012


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    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      5 years ago from Texas

      @wtaylorjr2001....I do not hate Obama but I truly fear what he is doing to this country and when he does it, he simply walks a way without accountability and leaving all those who should be holding him accountable hovering in fear of being labeled as a racist for going after him. The path to tyranny is quite insidious at the outset as the leader tests the limits of power. The conservative viewpoint in this country at the present has been lost on the media. We move from one disaster to another and the new covers up the previous one. This president gets most of what he wants by declaring things to be in a state of emergency which requires immediate action and little thought. Given the president's current fiscal plan for the impending cliff and comparing it to what the conservative side of the aisle is willing to offer, there is a cumulative difference over ten years of $400 billion dollars which amounts to nothing in light of a debt burden projected to be at or near $25 trillion dollars. Yet both sides act as if there is a vast difference in the much drama yet no concrete results...who are we fooling here? I have lived through the service of many presidents over the years including some who were just plain idiots. Never have I seen one who is so dedicated to dismantling the infrastructure of our republic as this one. Mark my word, his actions are the basis for the eventual descent of the middle income wage earner into the depths of poverty. This is key to breaking the will of America's backbone and fundamentally transforming it. The action is perpretrated on the back of class warfare and envy but it has little to do with the wealthy in the end and everything to do with eliminating the middle class. Given four more years of what we have already seen and possibly you may have a differen perspective as well. I appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by! ~WB

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      William H Taylor 

      5 years ago from Binghamton NY

      You really hate Obama and it shows through your writing like the light of the midday sun. That hatred shades your ability to see things as they truly are. Emotion always distorts perception, and that is not necessarily a bad thing, it helps us to deal with uncertainty in the world.

      Nevertheless you are correct in the case of these tragic American deaths. It is unacceptable and the truth will come out. I don't know when, but I do know that with voices like your's added to the chorus, the truth will come out.

      I have no idea what that truth is, but it seems Obama's administration has really dropped the ball here. I don't know when but at some point the truth will come out, and history will judge. It just may be that this is a blemish on an otherwise stellar career. Only time will tell as you cannot understand completely a system such as this from the inside.

      However this is an interesting article and I thank you for it as I vote it up.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      5 years ago from Texas

      @Kenja....I appreciate your perspective and have embraced as such many times over the years with Carter, Nixon, etc. is one thing for one to brace one's self against incompetence, sneakiness and outright stupidity. It is quite another when the person in the White House is challenging the very foundation on which this country is based at every turn while driving it into financial despair in the process. I see nothing intelligent about the the man at all and he has absolutely no attention to detail nor any ability to lead compromise. It's his way or the highway and he always wants to leave things looking like someone else caused them. The term community organizer could not be further from the truth. At best he is a divisionalist who is cutting America to pieces with his class warfare. This country can tolerate a lot of things but an outright in your face attack by progressive socialist who no one seems to want to challenge to any significant degree is outrageous. You may have all the patience and hope that you want for this regime but I see it as potentially destroying the country as we know it. Far too many believe that things can be changed without consequence to the freedoms and liberties we have always enjoyed. That is certainly not the case and by the time people wake up to that fact this guy will have driven the bus way too far down the road to socialist tyrannny. Thanks much for your comments. ~WB

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      Ken Taub 

      5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Let this pragmatic moderate say to an unhappy Conservative: have faith.

      First, the American people are always bigger, more creative, more dynamic and so ultimately more powerful than those in Washington, including the President. Second, Barry O. is not the horrific force for all things bad & un-American, as Fox, Limbaugh & Coulter make him out to be. Far from it. Finally, some perspective: we survived sneaky Nixon and Watergate, bonehead Ford, ineffectual Carter, Reagan's early Alzheimer-induced senility his last few years and his massive debt, Bubba's public BJ, Bush Jr's lack of brilliance and his big, costly mistakes -- we shall survive Obama's errors too.

      One of two things will happen: he will be a better President his second term, or worse. I remain optimistic. One may not like his policies, but he is a bright guy, a quick study, and he cares both about the country and his own legacy. What do they say? Optimism is better than the alternative. Besides, despite the Mayans (or Rapture fans) and their take, it's not the end of the world (see my It's the End of the World hub if you wish).

      Peace out brother. Both sides of the aisle love this country, and we still need patriotic conservatives and patriotic progressives, and that we have. Keep writing, and again, keep the faith. Ken

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      TIMETRAVELER2...I appreciate your perspective and your views in the political arena. I have certainly heard the accusations of attempted voter surpression in Florida and I can appreciate why people of any orientation would not like that. The thing which bothers me in Florida is how do you get 140 t9 150% turnout of the registered voters in a county with there being a manipulation? 100% of the registered voters are all that are qualified to vote in any given election. I also question how Obama can get 99% of the vote in those precincts in in PA in which the Republican observers were physically removed and barred temporarily from re-entering. The blindness which I refer to has everything to do with a socialist agenda. Far too many today have no consious awareness of the threats of socialism or where it leads. While it would be nice to use this eight year period a s a "learning experience" I really do not think our nation has that time to spare. As long as the runaway spending continues in Washing, and believe me, it will, there are no solutions to prevent a fiscal collapse. Taxation does not scratch the problem nor does an increase of inflowing revenue mean that the money will be applied to the debt. Fast n' Furious is no little concern to those who have put this administration in power and now, Benghazi, is being placed into the same classification. The president bears no responsibility because he claims that he is unaware. I do not doubt that but he is no less responsible in my eyes. The belief that a president and massive federal spending programs can save America from financial collapse will play right into the hands of those who wish everything but that for this nation. The key is to break the back of the middle class and once their will is gone, so will be America as you have known it. That is meant as not disrespect to you or anyone who believes as you do but it is certainly a highly likely reality. Thanks much for your comments. ~WB

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      Sondra Rochelle 

      6 years ago from USA

      Wayne, I have always thought you were a wonderful writer, but I have to say that you are a bit too extreme for my taste in your political views. I know you belong to a group here on HP that feels as you do, but I think it's pretty arrogant for people to accuse those who feel differently than they do as being "blind".

      There are some very highly educated people on HP who do plenty of research whose views are just as valid to them as yours are to you. You should show more respect.

      If you look at what actually happened in Florida (where I happen to live), you would see that our Republican Governor did everything in his power to suppress the vote here and is now being investigated for doing so. This happened elsewhere as well across the parties, so there is plenty of blame to go around on both sides. Unfortunately, this type of thing has gone on for many years, and most voters, as with you, no matter their political affiliations, don't like it.

      The voter turnout in Florida was so high because our Governor enraged us with his actions, not because the vote was manipulated in any way. Another thing that enraged people was the horrible racist negativity that has been consistent throughout this entire debacle; Reps have accused Dems of negativity also, but I have never seen cartoons of Romney made to look like a monkey or pics of him kissing Bin Ladin with a subheading intimating that he was gay. As far as I'm concerned, this type of disrespect goes way over the line.

      Those who want to continue the negativity are only making things worse for America. If this country is to survive, it will only happen if we start respecting each other and working together. This doesn't mean people can't stand up for what they believe to be right, but there are ways to do that kindly and fairly. A true Christian knows that and behaves accordingly.

      I keep waiting for that to happen, but so far, I'm not seeing it on either side.

      One thing I think we all have in common here is that we love America and want to bring it back to its former glory. We should remember that the next time we want to start bashing our fellow Americans.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Pamela Kinnaird W....Somehow I feel the people may have voted but their voices were not really heard. When counties in Florida report voter turnout that is 140 to 160% higher than the number of registered voters in the the county, something is very wrong...especially in light of the fact that Obama just happen to handily win those counties. In PA where Republican observers were physically thrown out of the polling sites and the delay of getting court orders to return, the vote went 99% to Obama...something smells there and it ain't dead fish. If the election had gone the other way, the liberal media would be all over this and legal actions would be on the wind. But instead of people being outraged that our voting system has been tampered with, they are discussing whether or not Obama has a mandate in his second term. Something very wrong and very sinister is about in America. If we do not get some folks in powerful places to show some spine and take this actions to investigation, then our country has not a snowball chance in hell of changing direction. If you thought Obama was bad the first four years, just wait. Sorry I could not be more upbeat but the handwriting is on the wall and those who line up for the free gifts have no sense that socialism is taking us over with each passing day....once that stage fails and it is a given once the golden goose that produces the revenue dies, the communism is the most predictable outcome. Krushchev was right...they won't have to fire a shot. Thanks Pam! ~WB

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 

      6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Excellent, excellent -- truth after truth you've laid out here. Thank you for writing this.

      I know as Christians (or whatever one's belief system is) we must work to always have good feelings toward others -- to love our brothers and sisters....even if we feel they are blinded and even if they have been very rude in their dealings with us. My mind had sort of shut down. I didn't want to think about politics since the election. The headlines are a bunch of nonsense and filler. Every day the headlines ask: "What did Romney's team do wrong?"

      I think Romney's team was phenomenal. The American public has voted and the majority have been blinded on many fronts. It especially maddens me to think that as Obama gets into the debt ceiling debacle he and his people will find ways to make it seem that all Republicans are at fault if they just don't go along with everything Obama wants. But I've just been keeping all this tightly inside, trying not to put any of it into words.

      Your hub has said much of what I felt and much more that I couldn't possibly have articulated.

      Voting up, awesome, useful and sharing.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @50 Caliber....We have Benghazi which was and is a train-wreck. No doubt the President hopes to have everyone involved just resign and try to be done with it. Likely, the bulk of the media, will go along. Then we have the election results will Florida counties exceeding their registered voter rolls by 40-50% and those counties. These are counties which Obama won handily. In the Rust Belt, in those precincts where the Republican observers were tossed out, Obama got 99% of the vote....amazing....No! Rigged. And what do you think will happen? I am guessing nothing based on the follow-ups today by Congress. We are quickly losing our structure and no one seems to care. Thanks much, Dusty. ~WB

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      50 Caliber 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Wayne, Benghazi has been politicized dragging past the elections, as well the media? ignored it as well as the 11/01/2012 attack against America by Iran reported solely by Fox News

      Something wicked this way comes........

      Peace and Blessings,


    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      This administration should be nicknamed "Fast & Loose" as it will be scandal riddled if the country can survive it. It already looks like Jimmy Carter, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and Clinton's impeachment all roll into something far more dangerous. The media lets it slide....Jesus Christ would get more criticism and questioning from them if he showed up and likely would be declared a fraud. I totally question either the results of the election or the dimwit intelligence of the American one can get elected with his record. America likes having the wool pulled over its get the same effect as if you stuck your head in the sand and every thing just look rosy because Mr. Obama wants to give us more and more and we like free things. What a sad-sack mess. ~WB

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      You always tell it like it is, Wayne, and this very informative hub is no exception. Will we ever learn the truth about the Benghazi massacre? Will the real instigators of the 'Fast and Furious' debacle ever be identified and punished? I sincerely doubt either of those two disastrous events will be further explored by this administration nor the mainstream media. Sadly, it is what it is.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @rfmoran....If spineless political incompetence does not rule the day in Congress, hopefully this event will gain traction. You might notice that the election is over and we still do not have the results of the investigation which I believe were promised by today. More ducking and weaving to buy time....Thanks much! ~WB

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      Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 

      6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Thanks for keeping alive the question of what happened at Benghazi Wayne. It is a stain on the Oval Office and must be shown the bright light of day. I'm sure the mainstream media will help (that last sentence was a very sick joke). A I write this I just heard 2 hours ago that CIA Dir Petreus has resigned over an extramarital affair. I heard that he will not be testifying. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but this timing is very weird.

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Justin life's just's your over there in that socialist utopia?

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      Justin Earick 

      6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      So... how's life out there in your alternate universe on AM talk radio and fox news?

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @CMerritt...Enough with the mandate...all Obama has earned is the first spot in line to be prosecuted for his coverup. Thanks much! ~WB

      @ibradmasters....Amen! You can say that again and actually, I think this one trumps Jimmy Carter. Thanks much! ~WB

      @Davesworld...Yes, what a shame there is no ability to reason their way out of such fodder. Well, we now know the big lie on Benghazi cannot be the video so let's move to the next level. Thanks Dave! ~ WB

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      6 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      "Writing on HP has really opened my eyes as to the many warped perspectives which are out there with folks."

      Me too. It amazes me how some otherwise intelligent people can spout such political nonsense. Shows to go yah the truth of propagandists: repeat the big lie often enough and people will come to believe it.

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      ib radmasters 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      The American voters haven't been this stupid since they voted in Jimmy Carter.

      Comparing God with Obama in light of Sandy, I wouldn't want to live on the difference.

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      Chris Merritt 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      As always, very well said.

      The left now believes it has a pass on everything they beleive....that there is a mandate on global warming, gay marriage, abortion, evolution, raising taxes and the destruction of conservatism.

      We must stick to principals and protect the Constitution.

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @LABrashear....I too am taking a similar stance to the best that I can. Certainly there have been presidents and times in America which I considered less than optimal (to use Obama's phrase) but even in those times, my sense was those presidents still had America's best interest at heart. That is not the case here with this guy and we have little time and room to wiggle as we are already near the cliff financially yet he continues to seek division among us rather than creating a synergy. The media was all over Watergate as well as Iran-Contra yet (other than Fox), this situation is being ignored and swept under the rug. That cannot be allowed to happen if Americans value truth and hold their freedoms dear. Writing on HP has really opened my eyes as to the many warped perspectives which are out there with folks. For some unbelieveable reason they can rationalize that the government can make things free if it wants to and corporations should exist for the welfare of man as opposed to being an investment for profit. Someone has really messed with their minds and 2 + 2 no longer equals 4 but that's not a problem for them. Thanks much! ~WB

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      6 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Great job Wayne. I try to steer clear of discussing politics because of the obvious. There are those that cannot have a civilized discussion and I don't care to engage in useless arguments. Sometimes, when you choose to roll in the mud with pigs, you both get dirty, but the pig likes it. I'm not saying those that disagree with my views are pigs, but there are those with same and different opinions that are rude, hateful and cannot discuss like an adult. You are brave to stand and speak your mind.

      Back from my rabbit trail, I will say I am completely disappointed in the way things turned out - ESPECIALLY in my state! I was upset and disheartened. But after a long discussion with my husband, we decided to not participate in the negative. We are going to move forward as capitalist, patriotic Americans. We are proud of what this country was originally built on - NOT what it is today. We know the only way we can get our country back is to move forward in our own direction. We need to make sure we are producing, supporting, encouraging small businesses. We need to educate our fellow Americans. So many do not understand their own government. I had a couple of people ask what the electoral vote was versus the popular vote. I had one girl say she liked one of the candidates (THANK GOD she was underage and unable to vote!) because a particular celebrity was endorsing him. Another "friend" on Facebook commented that she was glad how things turned out because the rich didn't deserve to be rich. It is the rich's job to support those (and she put herself in the mix) that were disabled, down, and otherwise less fortunate. It is a sad, uneducated, unmotivated country we are in right now. It is our job as Americans to get out there and create a grassroots approach to educating the masses. And your hub is a great start! Well done.

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Pamela99...Much will depend on whether it gets prosecuted and that depends on a lot of people. In the charged political environment of Washington I am not sure we have leaders on either side of the aisle willing to take up the gauntlet. Thanks much, Pam. ~WB

      @fpherj48....Little has been said about the weapons situation in both Libya and Syria and therein lies the troubling scenario well beyond the poor security issues and the lack of effort to rescue the four Americans. Without an in depth investigation by Congress, likely little will happen especially if the American people shrug it off and the majority of the media ignore it and fail to demand answers. Our media no longer represents the people in that is nothing more than a propaganda machine of liberal thinking only litmus testing those politicians of conservative genre. The public is left to sort it out for themselves or to be twisted by the doublespeak coming out of Washington. I will send you something under seperate cover to consider via email. Thanks much! ~WB

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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Wayne.... I would hope that all you have said here, cannot and will not be argued by any respectable and/or rational American. If I may, though, my question is, While "agreeing," with what you have presented is simple, agreeing is not very helpful...what do you believe can/will be done, in terms of who will begin this mission and force the issue for ANSWERS and accountability, HOW, and when? The longer it is brushed aside, the sooner it will become just another horrid memory....and if no one ever does take action, this will be forgotten by American short-sightedness...and then what?

      Do I hear a very dire situation that may possibly jeopardize the very "office" of the POTUS?......Sorry for my curiosity, but like I said....if all of us simply continue to say, "Yeah, you have a great point there..." to what concerned patriots say.... the point gets lost.............Paula

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      We should have answers but I am not so sure that will happen. he does not have a mandate with this election, but he may think so. Hillary will step down from what I've heard. I doubt we will ever know the truth. It is a heartbreaking state of affairs.


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