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.

6 comments:

  1. Impeach, impeach, impeach.

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  2. I'm sure we can expect to see an "impeachment" attempt in the near future, just like they did with Clinton.

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  3. The other night Rachel Maddow highlighted the calls for impeachment that started literally right after he was elected. Amazing when you think about it. He is simply not legitimate in some people's eyes.

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  4. The desperation of the Republicans is the most amazing thing. Now I see they want to burn Hillary at the stake over Benghazi when five short years ago they were extolling her in the primaries against Obama, with Republicans crossing over to vote for her, and some right wing pundits even suggesting her as a write-in candidate at the convention because they were so unhappy with McCain. Ultimately, this boils down to a contempt for Obama and the embarrassment he has caused them by essentially succeeding as President despite their ardent opposition to virtually everything he has proposed, even when it was in their best interest, such as extending the Bush tax cuts, just so he could get a few cross-over votes to do away with Don't Ask, Don't Tell and I couple other relatively innocuous initiatives.

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  5. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/329231_664371650255187_999778580_o.jpg


    Not a word of praise from the RePUKEblicans about this.

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  6. Yep. I think what galls the Republicans most is that Obama has been able to accomplish goals he set. They haven't accomplished anything.

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