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AP: GOP Fails To Show Scandal In Benghazi Deaths

From an irony proof Associated Press:

Dems: GOP fails to show scandal in Benghazi deaths

By CHARLES BABINGTON | May 9, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year’s fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats.

You see? That’s the only way in which Benghazi matters. How much it hurts Hillary or other Democrats.

History suggests it might be a tough lift. The issue is complex, the next presidential election is more than three years away, and a number of reports and officials have disputed criticisms of Clinton’s role when she was secretary of state.

That is, the Republicans will fail because the American public is too lazy to remember this. Besides, Hillary was a great Secretary Of State.

Still, Republicans and conservative talk hosts are hammering away at Clinton’s and the Obama administration’s handling of the 8-month-old tragedy.

You see? Those evil Republicans and rightwingers are only doing it for political gain. It has nothing to do with getting to the truth, or punishing the guilty, or preventing future such events. They are trying to exploit a tragedy for political gain. Which is something Obama and the Democrats would never do.

A daylong House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday starred three State Department officials invited by Republicans. Security was poorly handled in Benghazi, Libya, they said, and administration officials later tried to obscure what happened.

Yes, that is all that was gleaned from the hearings. "Security was poorly handled" and the administration tried to "obscure" what happened.

But the three men offered little that has not been aired in previous congressional hearings. Afterward, Republicans all but acknowledged they’re still seeking a knockout punch

What was the knockout punch in Watergate? There was none. In reality, there never are ‘knockout punches’ in real life scandals.

Aside from crippling Clinton in 2016, Republicans hope public anger over the Benghazi attacks and their aftermath will besmirch congressional Democrats in next year’s midterm elections.

This is a classic case of projection. What the AP is describing has been the Democrats plan for the midterms for a long time.

By late Wednesday, Democrats expressed confidence.

"The unsubstantiated Republican allegations about Benghazi disintegrated one by one," said Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the House committee’s top Democrat. "There’s no evidence of a conspiracy to withhold military assets for political reasons, no evidence of a cover-up." …

Well, if Elijah "death is a part of life" Cummings says so, it must be true.

Clinton, seen by many as the early Democratic favorite for president in 2016, generally drew strong reviews for her four-year stint as secretary of state…

From whom? Her record as Secretary Of State was a disaster even before Benghazi.

Her darkest moment was the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi… A major independent inquiry largely absolved Clinton of wrongdoing.

"Independent" in the sense that they were dependable lifelong Democrats and former State Department and government employees handpicked by Hillary.

The findings incensed many GOP leaders and conservative news outlets, who portray Benghazi as a simmering scandal about to erupt…

But, in reality, there is nothing scandalous about an administration allowing four Americans, including an Ambassador, to be killed by terrorists. And then lying about it.

Some Democratic campaign veterans say the Benghazi affair is too complex and too muddled to swing national elections next year and in 2016…

Again, that is what our one party news media is hoping. That is, that the US public is too lazy and stupid to care about this for very long.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, May 9th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “AP: GOP Fails To Show Scandal In Benghazi Deaths”

  1. I told you.

    This will result in zero




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