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Say What?!: Actually listen to what you are hearing!

Most of us have seen the commercials that play and then automatically repeat. It looks like an accident at first. However, repetition is the mother of learning. At some point we notice that the same commercial does not even play. Once again it looks like an error. The beginning of the commercial will flash for two minutes perhaps. At this point you know the commercial. You have had musical and verbal stimulus ad maximum. So, this time when the commercial just flashes, you begin to sing the song in your head. The commercial is now in you. It really is quite fascinating. There is one thing you can be sure of, it is imperative that you scrutinize what and all information that it presented to you.

Conversing about Benghazi
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Consider the political landscape that we look at, daily. It consists of a series of advertisements. As with any commercial the presentation is well thought out. It is absolutely crucial how people are affected by the message. Following is an excerpt of an article from Crooks and Liars, it is an excellent example. This is a think tank for a commercial, if you will. Specifically, the main product to be sponsored is Benghazi. As with commercials, we will be hearing the word Benghazi repeated over and over again

The first 20 seconds of a secret audio is included, the last past was not clear, so it is explained below..

Groundswell Group Stoked Scandals With Help From GOP Leaders By Karoli, 7/30/13 at 6:00 am :

“An audio of a May Groundswell meeting obtained by C&L from a source who wishes to remain anonymous reveals Groundswellers met with top Congressional leaders to lobby for a select committee endowed with subpoena power to investigate the White House. Lobbying may be too mild a term, since they really are plotting with those same leaders to invent very real scandals with very real investigations in order to sink the country into a mire of inaction and sabotage the remaining years of President Obama's term.

‘Messaging is a part of their activity, but there is also an entire set of marching orders and demands made by this group and granted by Congressional leadership. It isn't limited to the Benghazi 'scandal', and it may not be limited to Congress.”

Groundswell Group Secret Audio Tape;

“Catherine Engelbrecht "facilitated" the May 8th Groundswell meeting. Engelbrecht is the president and founder of True the Vote, a Texas group dedicated to challenging voting rights among the poor, students, and minorities. In addition to their regular work attacking sections 4 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act via lawsuits, Engelbrecht was the media go-to person for the media on the phony IRS scandal. That story broke on May 9th, after the Benghazi hearings had more or less fizzled out the previous day.

‘There was wave after wave of headlines about these so-called scandals. Some people wrote about what an awful week the White House had. It wasn't coincidence. It was orchestrated and planned by this group of people, who had the will and the power to secure the participation of people like Darrell Issa, John Boehner and more.

‘True the Vote led the charge to sue the IRS and serve the highest-profile plaintiff among the "aggrieved" groups. Yet this audio recording shows their president "facilitating" a clearly partisan, right-wing activist group meeting of people who claim to be fighting a "30-front war." No big deal? When is the last time anyone you know could ring up the Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee and take a face-to-face meeting in the wee hours of the evening with approval from the wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice?

‘In the first 20 minutes of the meeting, a lot of ground was covered. The audio of the final hour or so is available, but the quality is not clear enough at this time to publish it. However, they helpfully provided handouts at the meeting relating to their voter suppression efforts discussed later on. Here are some highlights from the audio and then parts that came later.”

Benghazi "Scandal"
“At 3:45, Jerry Boykin advises the group of the meetings he and Frank Gaffney had with Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Darrell Issa concerning Benghazi on the evening of May 7th about how the Benghazi investigation is progressing. This was the night before the last Congressional Oversight Committee hearing was held on Benghazi, where the so-called whistleblowers were to testify.

‘In the late-night meeting with Gaffney and Boykin, Boehner advised both that they needed to allow the regular order of committee meetings to play out before he would push for a select committee. Issa told him the same thing. Boykin and Gaffney reported this to the group, along with a promise that there "would be answers." Both reiterated that they and former Rep. Allen West were very concerned about the lack of a military response and assured the group that "what we'll find today is that Hillary Clinton made some egregious decisions and the president was basically absent from his post and did not make the decisions that as the Commander-in-Chief he should have been making...because he was focused on some other things."

‘They further assured the group that they weren't backing away from their demands, but instead they "kind of have a pledge from...Issa and the Speaker."”

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