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:
THIS IS THE WAY BENGHAZI ENDS...
"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
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