Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Boxer On Benghazi

My Senator. Thank you, Babs.

You don't need a degree in political science to know that the House Republicans' latest "investigation" of Benghazi is a political witch hunt.

It was clear before the Republican chairman of the new Select Committee on Benghazi suggested he wants to put the administration on "trial."

It was clear before the House GOP rejected House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's offer to have a fair panel with equal representation from Republicans and Democrats.

It was clear well before the National Republican Congressional Committee and top Republicans began fundraising off this tragedy.

Republicans have only one goal: to turn this tragedy into a scandal. Their relentless campaign to use the events in Benghazi to score cheap political points ahead of the midterm elections is appalling.
This is Plan B since Obamacare is succeeding. Those idiots don't think, if such is the word, very far ahead.

Here's another thing the GOP won't be investigating -- the tragedy and scandal of more than 4,000 Americans killed in the Iraq War based on phony intelligence.

Between 1998 and 2013, there were at least 501 significant attacks against U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel in 70 countries, which resulted in the deaths of 586 people, including 67 Americans. During the Bush administration, there were 166 attacks, which killed 116 people, including 18 Americans.

Those attacks were all terrible tragedies. The difference is that we never had a political party spend years exploiting them for political gain.

The New York Times had it right last week when they wrote:

"They won't pass a serious jobs bill, or raise the minimum wage, or reform immigration, but House Republicans think they can earn their pay for the rest of the year by exposing nonexistent malfeasance on the part of the Obama administration."

The Republicans' kangaroo court on Benghazi isn't just a waste of taxpayer dollars -- it's a national disgrace.

My 2¢: The only thing that will make these Repugs happy in their already-dead failed attempt to keep Hillary from being President is if a video surfaces of her with an AK-47 in either hand and a Quran in the other, wearing a hijab and ululating wildly, personally leading the attack on the Benghazi CIA facility.


CAFKIA said...

Why yes, it was a CIA op/facility. The traitors think that if they make enough noise then Obama will come clean about that and they can accuse him of playing fast and loose with NatSec. Or, he keeps quiet and they convince the public he is hiding something (which of course, he is in the interest of said NatSec). It isn't going to work. I expect that BO will be using all of his "spare" time to figure out a way to make this backfire. If he does it so that it happens immediately prior to the midterms, it could give the sane party the HoR and allow them to keep the Senate. It would also destroy every current potential GOP presidential candidate except the one sane one, Jon Huntsman.

Here's hoping.

Gordon said...

...it could give the sane party the HoR and allow them to keep the Senate

I don't think the Repugs need much help to have this deal backfire on them - "Please proceed,fools..." :-)