Saturday, May 11, 2013
Will it ever end?
I couldn't resist this image from facebook, as once again the Republicans try to drag Obama through the mud on Benghazi. It seems that with the immigration bill virtually a done deal and the gun bill that would call for tighter background checks coming around for a second time, the Repugs have to find some way to distract the public's attention from their failures, jumping all over a puff piece "reported" by ABC that the Obama administration doctored the "talking point," on Benghazi, covering up warnings of an imminent attack.
Since this story broke, it has widely been discredited, as has Boehner's call for the White House to release unclassified e-mails which he and fellow House members were made privy to months ago, but weren't allowed to keep a record of. The White House staff was similarly not allowed to keep any hard copies. So far, the White House has done a pretty good job of deflecting this latest broadside from the Republicans, who simply refuse to give up on Benghazi, determined to make this into a "security issue" they can exploit in the midterms and in 2016 should Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden decide to run again for President.
The childishness of the Republicans never ceases to amaze me. I don't recall the House Republicans launching any such investigation following the 911 attacks, or anyone of the embassy attacks that occurred during Bush's term, or Clinton's term for that matter. The highly criticized 911 commission was called by the White House. The attempt to discredit the Obama administration appears to know no bounds.