Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston





The U.S. was just downgraded from a “Full” to “Flawed Democracy.”

You can thank President Porn-Star Shagger, the one who praised a murderous North Korean dictator and insulted our closest ally, Canada.


Monday, November 24, 2014

This Is The Way BENGHAZI! Ends...

Just did a little surfing around the intertoobz to see if the extremists on the right who banged the drum loudly and incessantly about BENGHAZI! for the last 2 years are posting anything about the GOP's own House committee's report that concludes, for the gazillionth time, that there was no cover-up, no stand-down order, no intelligence failure, IOW, no there there, but a terrible tragedy that took the lives of our ambassador and three other people.  A tragedy yes, but try as they have for these past 2 years, the TeaPublicans could not dredge up any deliberate wrong-doing and cover-up by the Obama Administration, and that has enraged them to the point of spittle-flecking all over themselves.

Andrew Sullivan has this to say about the whole sorry debacle on the part of the TeaPublicans:


"At the Dish, we tried long and hard to find something in the Benghazi story that could really stand the test of moderate scrutiny … and failed. I even jumped the gun and impugned the honesty of Ben Rhodes at one point in trying to be as skeptical of administration assurances as any journalistic outfit should be. But after a while, we decided to ignore the issue unless something striking or new came up. In retrospect, that was the right call.

When you think of the staggering amount of time and resources devoted to chasing down this rabbit-hole, you have to wonder what is really fueling the GOP. I don’t think it’s a positive agenda to tackle some of our obviously pressing problems: eleven million undocumented immigrants, climate change, Iran’s nuclear potential, Jihadism in Iraq, soaring inequality. I think it’s rabid hatred of a president who does not share their priorities and a desperation to find some kind of quick and easy way of consigning him to a treasonous asterisk. They’ve failed on both counts."

Sullivan on Sen. Grahams' outburst on the GOP House committee's report:

Graham:  “I think the report is full of crap.” 

His only basis for saying that is that the report relied on the testimony of Obama administration officials – even though it also sought testimony from a bunch of Republican conspiracy theorists, even though it was packed with Republican ideologues, even though it had enormous reach and subpoena power.

So no, we won't find any self-reflection on their mob-shouting behavior or any reporting on the GOP's House select committee from the people who hammered away at this non-scandal that they so desperately wanted.  

We'll still read their ravingly mad outbursts, accusing President Obama or Secretary Clinton of something, something, anything, to keep this non-issue alive for their depraved pleasure.   And we understand why.  Their outrage isn't about the deaths of the four Americans, their outrage is about Mr. Obama and the fact that he's our American president.

G.O.P. Benghazi Panel Bolsters Administration

 Republican House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

Republicans Finally Admit There Is No Benghazi Scandal


Shaw Kenawe said...

I've put (O)CT(O)PUS's comment from the thread below here:

(O)CT(O)PUS said...
On CNN yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke about the recently released Benghazi report: "I think the report is full of crap." His comment made more sense after I turned the sound off.

Meanwhile, other members of the Pee Tardy are calling the report a coverup. They should check their PSA levels more often: You know there's a problem when your PSA test is higher than your IQ.

November 24, 2014 at 9:09 AM Delete

Hoosier Mommy said...

The wing nuts never admit they're wrong. I know. I'm a Blue Hoosier Mommy, in a Red State family.

Dave Miller said...

The GOP was hoodwinked. The report has been sealed do we can't know what is in it. Etc, etc, etc.

Anything that does not comport to previously held storyline by the right, must be wrong, because they are right!

When will you learn that Shaw?


By the way, the Nevada Speaker has resigned, claiming he was quoted out of context, in his own articles, and the victim of a hatchet job, by his own party.

A perfect example of extreme GOP logic.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Yes, Dave. Evidence of the extremist's mind is everywhere today:

The Republican House Special Select Committee's report is a cover-up of a cover-up!

The allegations of rape against Bill Cosby are nothing more than pay-back for Cosby's criticism of young black men. Also, why did the women wait until NOW! to report the rape and abuse?

And last, but not least is the Nevada Speaker of the House blaming others for his racist, sexist remarks.

Talking to people with the attitudes listed above is like talking to your dining room table.

Dave Miller said...

Please don't impugn my dining room table... we had a wonderful dinner of Mexican Alambre together last night...

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

The Love Song of Pee Tardy Republicans

Why their wimmen talk of Michelangelo?
Because their men no longer come or go.

I'm Skippy's Mom said...

They are so irrelevant just like the party they support are becoming.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Pee-Tardies, etherized upon a dining room table,

Muttering their re-tweets.

Rational Nation USA said...

It seems conservatives and liberal, or republicans and democrats are finally in agreement over something.

Both see the other as irrelevant. I call this progress. If true maybe non partisan folks can get something accomplished. ;-)

Dave Miller said...

Shaw... in an unrelated note, I was stunned by this from Geraldo Rivera...

“Bravo Mr. President for having the courage or political will or for doing the hard cold political calculation finally to do the right thing for five million undocumented, but otherwise law-abiding immigrants,” Rivera wrote on Thursday. “These people have been demonized by hard-right-wingers who have found in them convenient scapegoats to blame for whatever ails us from ISIS to Ebola. They have been cynically exploited to serve as a wedge to divide Americans. Get over them. They are here and thanks to Barack Obama they are staying. And America is better because of it."

Note that this is a response to the right wing extremists who have infested his Facebook page and even threatened his family.

Where have we seen this type of behavior before?