Remember Tommy Vietor? He’s the former NSC spokesman who declared Benghazi a “Throwback Thursday thing” and dismissively told Bret Baier, “Dude, this was like two years ago,” during a discussion of Benghazi talking points. Because, what difference, at this point, does it make?

In a Politico exclusive on the Benghazi chapter in Hillary’s forthcoming book, “Hard Choices,” Maggie Haberman reports:

And in a sign of the concerted effort to rebut the ongoing controversy in a cohesive way, Clinton’s camp has brought on former National Security Council spokesman and longtime President Barack Obama hand Tommy Vietor to assist in the response to the book, a source familiar with the plan said.

Dude, it was like a month ago, but Vietor’s Fox News appearance hasn’t been forgotten.


National Lampoon’s van driver”? What could go wrong?


Visual satirists take aim at that Tommy Vietor dude [pics]

Dude, Obama’s defenders are like ‘National Lampoon’s White House Communications Team’ [pics]

Dude: Tommy Vietor inspires rash of ‘that was, like, years ago’ excuses

‘Dude, this was like two years ago’: Tommy Vietor talks Benghazi with Bret Baier

  • JeffWRidge

    I understand that they also hired Jeff Spicoli to work with Vietor on this. It should be dudacious.

    • Winebabe917

      Now that’s funny! Hee, hee.

  • gold7406

    vietor and carney…bff… or was there more to it?

    • Utopia Can Never be Achieved

      More like FWB if you ask me.

  • alanstorm

    I can see political cartoonists everywhere grinning.

    • Kaya Hund

      And, Saturday Night Live — “The Tommy Vietor Show.”

  • Dirty Dutch

    She will not be held accountable. Word.

  • Mr_Popular

    The fact that the Clintons think he is a good spokesman says volumes for them.

    • conservativechick

      You just knew somehow they would pick an Alinsky scholar to do their bidding!

    • colonialmarine

      Fast tracked & carefully “groomed” to rise from a short bus to windowless van,
      Jim Messina is already eagerly awaiting the return of his special “little Tommy”.

      • Suzyqpie

        Of all of the 0bama camarilla, Messina wins The Most Emetic Award. Whenever I see his face, I grab the air sickness bag.

        • TugboatPhil

          He is anti-testosterone.

    • Kawfy

      The contempt he has for anyone questioning the Benghazi talking points proved to the Clintons he is loyalist.

    • Sharon Morgan

      Could be the only person stupid enough to take the job… Don’t think even Carney-barker would have taken the gig.

  • notenoughtime

    Instead of hiring spin control, shouldn’t the former Secretary of State put the lives of 4 brave Americans that include an ambassador first and foremost. Do the right thing and stop the stonewalling. Hillary is not qualified to be or deserves to be the the next President if her most pressing issues are to cover up her growing missteps until O’s leadership! Guess there is no one is Washington who is an adult if her go to damage control individual just stepped out of Fast Times at Ridgemont High!

    • Bill Phillips

      “Do the right thing and stop the stonewalling.” < This administration ….LOL Surely you jest!

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        A progressive? Do the right thing?

        Their distorted, twisted views of right snd wrong is exactly what led to a dead ambassador, two SEAL’s,.. security staff.. two score wounded…

        No way she could ever do the right thing, because when progressives do the right thing, as they “see” the right thing…

        People invariably suffer death and misery… every single time.

    • DaPicayune

      “Spicoli in Charge!” Have a care, Dude, and start channeling the ghosts of Vince Foster, Ron Brown, et al,… they wore the Patsy shoes you’re about to step into.

  • docflash9

    She will nominate that dude to be the next Sec.of State.Any takers?

    • Bill Phillips

      I’ll take that bet! Maybe she’d have a chance to make that nomination IN AN ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE! Ain’t gonna happen in this one!

      • Donny Zunker

        And IF Hillary is president is THAT alternative universe, I got no problem with little snot nosed Tommy as SOS…
        Just so that Hillary is a big nothing in this universe… and NEVER president, as in POTUS…

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      More than likely someone from Boko Haram or the group that killed Ambassador Stevens will be her first choices.

  • Bill Phillips

    I can hear him now: “What difference does it make, Duuuude!”

  • nc ✓s & balances

    This is also the guy who spilled the beans that BHO wasn’t in the Situation Room on the night of the Benghazi attacks. Why would anyone want to touch this?

    • Bill Phillips

      Hillary’s a cougar!….LOL …Who knew?

      • FreedomRecon

        I just threw up.

        • Bill Phillips

          Sorry …. 😉

        • globalcrap

          Hopefully, not on the computer.

      • Emily B

        Gross. :(

      • Ghee!

        makes sense, since Bill is a cheetah.


        • FreedomRecon

          ba dum tish!

          • Donny Zunker

            is that how you type ‘rim shot?’

        • TugboatPhil

          I like what you did there!

      • Ken Alan Draper

        That cougar likes kitties.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Maybe Rove was right and Hillary really is brain damaged.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Oh, there’s something not right with her, that’s for sure. But Rove was badly misquoted and taken out of context, he said anyone with her health issues would naturally have serious questions about whether or not they were physically up to the rigors of the job.

  • #NeverHillary

    they’re just buying his silence at this point

    • Bill Phillips

      They better ask for a refund! Quick! This twit will unravel at the first tough question!

      Correction: This ‘dude’ will unravel at the first tough question!

  • dabhidh

    Dude, I’m getting a bad feeling about Hillary’s electability if this is the caliber of person she chooses to represent her.

    OK, enough concern trolling – I actually have a GOOD feeling that she won’t get elected if this is the kind of person she chooses to represent her. I had this great fear that she was going to surround herself with smart, slick people who would carry her to the Oval Office on a velvet pillow. Apparently the pairing of politics and competency is a thing of the past.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      She will USE, repeat USE…Young Thangs…Chesea’s group demographically. . .and the Huma and Weiner types. . .they are lovin’ it. . .as it is the path to the Government $$$$$$$ Strings. . .will they be blue collar workers, NEVER. . .

      She and Bill and the 0’s have strings attached to Chicago and NY and California like you just are unable to phantom. . .And remember she has Pelosi and her strings too. . .and of course Auntie DiFi in the Senate. . .

      None of these people would know what to do if they aren’t attached to other people’s money, and do keep in mind George Soros, and the Saudi’s. . .grease palms when things go their way.

      There is always a LINE in waiting of foreigners to get a handout from the Purse of the President, and then ones that are in the middle of the line get upset if they don’t get the cut that they think they deserve… Ex-S.S. Agent Dan Bongino wrote about it in his book. . .Life Inside The Bubble…And we, are having to put up with his ideals, versus our Constitution, as they are always manipulating us…!

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

    • Onyx

      At the moment she’s still polling double digits ahead of each plausible GOP rival. Save your concern trolling; your energy would be better spent looking for a less loathable Republican nominee.

      • dabhidh

        At this point, neither she nor any Republican has officially declared, so I’ll pass at polls making me sweat. She and Vietor are both pretty damn “loathable” in my opinion.

      • Republicanvet

        You mean a Republican candidate not responsible for the deaths of 4 Americans?

        • Onyx

          Oh, I guess. You saying that doesn’t make it so; more to the point, that being so doesn’t mean it’ll play out in the votes.

  • Bill Phillips

    Look for the new best seller at Barnes & Noble: ‘Hillary and the Dude Goes to Washington’

    • Ken Alan Draper

      No, it’ll be called “Hil and Ted’s bogus journey”

  • Bill Phillips

    Hillary’s just trying to make Bill jealous! …I wonder if ‘the Dude’ was bending over showing butt-crack when Hillary made her decision ….LOL

    • drw

      I thought shrillary was a vagitarian.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        with vinegar and oil dressing!? *Barf*

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    What better way to forget about all the past scandals than to hire people with obvious short term memory problems and complete indifference to anything which happened more than 12 months ago?

    • Bill Phillips

      You’re giving them too much credit …they haven’t forgot a thing! They just hope you and I have forgotten!

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        They haven’t, but Vieter probably has.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Nope. Saul Alinsky Soldier, Vietor or anyone else 0 or Hillary incorporates …Do NOT forget…Hillary was such a great student of Saul’s, and she turned down Saul’s job offer.
          She is “the victim” as she was born a victim and Bill and 0 owe her, and “the ringwingers” again are her Polarizing Attackers. She is STELLAR at this, and she knows nothing else. . .

          This is their bible. . .

    • TugboatPhil

      That’s also a good way to be elected President…twice.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Dust. Wind. Dude.

    Looks just like Bill S. Preston, Esquire

    • TugboatPhil

      Wylde Stallions!!

      • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ


      • Ken Alan Draper

        Be excellent to one another.

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      Bill was more intelligent and well-spoken than this loser.

      • TugboatPhil

        Not to mention “Sew-Krates.”

  • jwmiller

    At the rate this is going it will be ‘Dude, that was three years ago’.

  • DaPicayune

    Just like Killary,… this Vietor Dude don’t remember anything about her Benghazi security screw-ups, murders of our heroes by a planned AQ related Terrorist attack, or her video lies and cover-up to win a Potus election.

    Hey Kid, snark won’t cut it with Chairman Gowdy/Comm.,.. maybe falling on your head will help,… cuz lying to Congress is a Felony w/ jail time.

  • Jack Deth

    When Hillary calls this idiot in for a “Special Counsel Session”. who wears the brown paper Safeway grocery sack?

  • TugboatPhil

    I know the Dude. I’ve watched the Dude. You, Tommy, are NO Dude!

    • Pendog

      The Dude… abides.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I can’t abide the Tom Dude.
        And I take comfort in that.

        • Pendog

          And I doubt that ‘The Dude’ could abide him either!

  • Kawfy

    I swear….Put a cowboy hat on this “Dude” and he looks like Woody from Toy Story

  • Republicanvet

    This means Killery has no intention other that to continue this cover-up and treat this as a joke.

    That little [email protected]@rd could care less about truth, and now it’s clear, neither does she.


  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    To “dude” or not to “dude”, that shouldn’t be a question.

  • gotroy22


  • globalcrap

    All the O Bogus criminally that this regime committed ,is swept under the O Bogus alien rug. If a Republican was in the White House, These liberals would be screaming for justice. With Holder in charge , no justice will ever be served.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Vietor is Hillary, 0bama’s Alinsky Dude. . .She’s now, the VICTIM and she will play the part well, and she will POLARIZE the rightwingers and blame them coming and going.

    Mark your calendars.

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Has Vieter met Congressman Gowdy, yet?

    We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
    OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
    (Mr. and Mrs.)

    • Kawfy

      Can’t wait to see that match up…especially since he seems to have been the only one in the situation room that night….Which, BTW, makes me queasy that the press van driver was quite possibly making national security decisions on behalf of an absent president

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        We, too! And we too have the “queasiness and the skin crawls and the cringes”. . .As there is NO way we’d “trust” a pet frog (if we had a pet frog) in the care or the hands of any, any one of these arrogant, narcissistic, megalomaniac Alinsky Marxist Fascists Communist anywhere, anytime… The van driver supervisor was probably VJ, and that makes us cringe even more.

        We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
        OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
        (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Odie1941

    It’s a Clinton/Liberal Tactic. You hire the silliest, dumbest guy on the block as your “spokesman” – and watch him flail and babble to the point of being mocked. The target then goes to the clown, while Hillary just sits back.

    In the good ole days – crisis communication used to mean hire the brightest as a front, its now the opposite.

    See Jay Carney. See Jen Psaki

    • TugboatPhil

      James Carville, Paul Begala, Steffie Stephanopolous…

      • Odie1941

        While not popular, Carville is actually a pretty bright guy who brought a no name Arkansas family to the Mega Political Stars – the Clinton’s today. I may not agree or like him, but Carville has some savvy political chops. Agree with the other 2 on your list.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Actually, when Carville speaks slowly and you can actually understand what he’s saying in that thick Coonass accent, he’s almost bearable to watch.

          • FreedomRecon

            He has an accent?

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Yah Hee! Ah Garontee! He’da tell ya his self but he hadda went.

        • Hank_Scorpio

          All one has to do is take Carville’s precious and he’s done…..

  • ToyZebra

    The dude abides.

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The VA (and/or WWII)? Dude, that was like 78 years ago…
    HillaryCare? Dude, that was like 20 years ago…
    Monica Lewinsky? Dude, that was like 1,728 chicks ago…

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I take it any HillaryCare conversation will be covered by Sebelius and Shinseki.

  • mndasher

    And here I thought Tommy Vietor was an Oompaloompa..

  • jaded

    Dude…. she’s serious! No, really serious, dude.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Hillary is like, SO two decades ago…..let’s move

  • gracepmc

    So that Obama Clinton lunch meeting. Negotiation over former Obama van driver Dude Tommy moving onto the Clinton campaign? Promoted to Hillary Personal Chauffeur or answering the 3am phone call?

    • Acethepug

      How to handle Benghazi to protect President Boyfriend AND somehow preserve the Hildebeast’s chances in 2016 is my guess.

  • Super Marsupial

    Dana Perino is right, Democrat job welfare. Just keep hiring the same useless hacks, they will never survive in the private sector…accountability you know.

  • Julescat

    this is all due to a youtube video. right?

  • Mike

    Tommy Vietor starring in “Dude! Where’s My Credibility?” Coming soon to a campaign near you!

    • Tommy Maq

      “Coming soon to a campaign scandal coverup near you!”

      Fixed that for ya!

  • redstilettos

    This is going to be comedy gold. 😀

    • Perso Nasplit

      if it weren’t so tragically sad….

  • Acethepug

    It’s bribes and being kicked upstairs in Obamaville and Clintontown …

    How else do you keep people from rolling over on you, you bribe the crap out of them (Vietor) or you toss them under the bus, where they might squeal on you.

    Or, there’s always the Vince Foster option …

  • Houmid

    Tommy Vietor doesn’t look like he’s out of diapers yet, much less old enough to vote.

  • Dylan Young

    Dude, pajama boy is back! Good times.

  • HarlemGhost

    that’s just to buy his silence …

  • Chip


    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Also, why is it “Benghazi happened a long time ago,”

      but liberals are still whining about the white man needing to pay reparations to black people for slavery?

  • ceemack

    Action movies need comic relief. Political spin operations, not so much.

  • JR48



  • disappearing moderate

    He’s the full hot orator. All he needs are some tasty waves and a cool buzz.

  • Roadster73

    I guess Rush is proven right again, failure is cause for promotion in the democrat party

    • old motorcycle enthusiast

      And Unions too!!!

  • sukietawdry

    The Clinton administration was full of girly men and butch women. I see the trend continues.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    And the hits just keep on coming from the jackass party…

  • Guest

    The sequel to “Dude Wheres my car ?”

  • trucorgi

    After he let it slip that he was in the situation room that night, they know Gowdy will subpoena him. She had to hire him to control what he says under oath.

  • Macranthunter

    Boy THIS is going to end poorly.

  • OldmanRick

    Wear your hip boots. The processed bull fodder is going to get deep.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    WTH is wrong with this guys face? It looks like it’s plastic.

    • Tommy Maq

      Singed off his eyebrows in the 90s with a bad bong hit.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        LOL. DUDE!!! This weed is like 2 years old.

        • Tommy Maq


          >koff koff<

          "My cough is like, 2 years old!"

  • Tommy Maq

    How non, non, non, non-heinous.

  • Stratosåurus®

    Hildabeast goes on the offensive? Frankly, I find HER offensive.

  • DANEgerus

    Tommy Vietor(D-ude)

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Can any liberal list any real reasons why Hillary deserves the Presidency? Besides the left’s sheer enjoyment out of the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 men?

  • LR99

    Like Dude she’s old enough to be your great grandma!!

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Did he lose his job in the administration to Alex Winter & Keanu Reeves? (BILL & TED)

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Tommy Vietor- the Jar Jar Blinks of politics.

    (Waiting for the “what did jar jar do to merit such an insult” remarks….three…two…one….)

  • Montesquieu

    Each of us should remember that our mind is our sharpest sword. Hone your blade:

  • Cat

    Wasn’t this the guy who started out as a driver during Obama’s campaign?

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      Yes he is

  • ConcernedOne ✓ Get ‘Em Out!

    Yet another of the Clintons team doing the devils work.

    • Elizabeth Fisher


  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    What difference, at this point, does it make, dude?

  • disqus_BktOMwqkBg

    Bush? Dude! that was like 6 years ago!