Skip to comments.Why the Benghazi Cover-Up is Not the Next Watergate
Posted on 05/08/2013 10:03:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Here we go. The House Oversight Committee hearings on Benghazi begin today, and do you know what were going to learn? Were going to learn that 0bama and Hillary Clinton were informed almost immediately that the attack on the Benghazi consulate was being waged by Islamic jihadists connected to al Qaeda. Then were going to learn that 0bama and Hillary immediately went into protective mode protecting 0bamas reelection efforts and Hillarys chances for 2016.
0bama had a narrative to protect. His diplomatic efforts in the Middle East had brought about a new era of cooperation and peace, right? Al Qaeda was on the run and all but decimated, right?
Hillary? She had incompetence to cover up. Almost immediately she came to understand that this consulate had requested additional security and protection, and that her chain of command had said no. Now she had four dead Americans, including one dead Ambassador to deal with. The 3:00 am phone call came, and her phone was turned off.
There was one current and one future presidency to be saved here, so a narrative had to be developed and presented to the American people that would clear 0bama and Hillary of any culpability. So not only did they come up with this phony YouTube video lie, they actually used the police power of the Executive branch of government to take an American citizen, an unknown video producer from California, and jam him in jail on spurious (at best) charges in order to support their phony and entirely contrived YouTube video narrative.
Now, as the hearings begin, we have luminaries such as Senator Lindsey Graham, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton and my friend Mike Huckabee all predicting, to one degree or another, dreadful times ahead for 0bama. The predictions range from a Watergate-style scandal to outright impeachment.
Forget it. Aint going to happen. Youre dreaming.
Only a minority of Americans give a flying widget about any 0bama cover-up of the Benghazi matter. They are more likely to buy into White House Spokesman Jay Carneys That was a long time ago narrative, or Hillarys What difference does it make rant than they are to actually care about a deliberate, lying cover-up of the reasons behind the death of four Americans.
Watergate? Gimme a big league break here. Theres a HUGE difference between 0bamas problems with Benghazi and Nixons Watergate mess. When the Watergate scandal broke we had a New York and D.C. press corps with a burning desire to destroy Richard Nixon. With 0bama and the Benghazi scandal we have the very same press corps ready to do anything it can reasonably expect to get away with to protect their God-like hero and preserve his presidency. But people died in Benghazi! you say? And you think thats enough to stop the 0bama hero-worship among the Fourth Estate?
But what about the American people? Really? Think about that for a few moments. Now youre not telling me that the same people who put this colossal failure back into the White House for four more years is going to get worked up over Benghazi, are you?
Let me tell you what the American people are concerned with right now and were talking about those who arent gunched up with 24/7 discussions about college football recruiting and gay NBA players. In a nutshell (and thank goodness for the few exceptions we DO have) the majority of the American people are more worried right now about acquiring and keeping their monthly checks from the government than they are about 0bamas lies or foreign policy failures. They think a Benghazi is a small yappy dog.
These people are more concerned about next Winters home heating assistance checks than they are about dead ambassadors. Theyre worrying about getting more federal dollars for child care to help them take care of the next tricycle motor theyre fixin to download without the benefit of a husband. Theyre wondering who is going to pay their medical bills, and how they can get their hands on one of those great Section 8 housing vouchers. Some are looking to upgrade their 0bamaPhones.
How many people do we have on Social Security disability right now? The figure is nearing 12 million Americans. These 12 million are principally worried about how to keep those checks coming, while another 12 million (at least) are wondering how to get on this bandwagon as well. After all, their backs hurt and you surely cant expect them to get out there and work for a living, can you? (Apologies to those of you with actual disabilities, but we could probably cram every one of you into a Jai Alai Fronton somewhere in Miami if we had to.)
Then theres millions more whos main concern is making sure their unemployment benefits dont run out (Me? Get a job?) and others who are waiting for 0bama to make their boss pay them more than theyre actually worth on their jobs.
Benghazi 0bamas Watergate? For that to happen you need concerned citizens who actually care and a media that will do its job objectively. Both ingredients are in short supply.
Its going to be a great show, to be sure. But in the end it adds up to nothing.
A political campaign break in, even its ‘coverup’, bears no SEMBLANCE whatsoever in the face of deliberate action to ignore, even confound potential current-event actions to lessen the impact of, events that occurred there in Benghazi.
Don’t even bring that bullshit up.
Sadly, my feelings too. Thanks Neal. Hoping I am proven wrong but not likely.
Who gives a crap about a few dead diplomats or carnage in some far-off land? Obammie keeps me in free phone minutes and food stamps. Makes him awwwww-riiight in MY book!
With Lindsey (folding Chair) Graham and John (remind me which party I’m this one last time) McCain taking a prominant public stand on this matter, Obama and Hillary not only won’t be touched, hell he’ll get a third term and she’ll get four when he’s done. She could be on life support, and still beat the spineless Republican of the day.
Not only is this evidence of a destroyed nation well on it’s way out, it fricken embarrassing.
I remember Watergate. Day after day, for months, of hearings on all the stations. Night after night of news coverage on all stations.
Same for all the print media.
Benghazi? Nothing on ABC or regular tv. One might ask, “What’s a benghazi?” “What difference does it make!”
No one die with Watergate, NR is beginning to annoy me.
You forgot “The man who cried wolf” Issa.
I hate to say it but I’m watching it now and I agree that it will totally indict Barry and the Hildebeast and nothing will be done about it.
Because the media does its 24/7 obsession routine ONLY when they want to destroy a Republican. When the truth can destroy a marxist who loves the middle eastern cult, the media are silent.
What the hell has happened to some of you people here on FR. Why do you accept defeat so easily? Just reading the doom and gloom on this board is becoming work in itself. Sorry... I may lose but they will kill me with my boots on and knees unbent (except for JESUS).
Has he folded too? Man, no wonder I don’t pay much attention to the Republicans any longer. They’re absolutely clueless. If they’re not bowing to the Democrats demands, they’re finding new love for illegal immigrants.
That was then. The media was left. But there were at least then some who were at least inquisitive and not intellectual puppets
It’s not the same as Watergate simply because the Democrat Party has no moral compass any longer. They proved with Clinton even verifiable criminal acts aren’t enough to remove one of their own from power.
It is not a question of accepting defeat for me. It is a question of recognizing who TRULY weilds power in this country and going after them with the same weapons they use to come after us. So far, the Republicans have failed to do this.
This is why NOTHING comes from these hearings : faced with the choice of throwing Obama under the bus and thereby admitting they have been wrong for 6 years and even helped Obama lie for the past eight month versus throwing Hillary Clinton under the bus and destroy her for 2016 the media will DO NOTHING. THEY WILL IGNORE THE HEARINGS until we stop talking about Benghazi which because Congressional GOPers are cowards won’t be long. Sorry but nothing will come from this - wish I’m wrong but it is what it is.
Have you made any phone calls? Have you sent any emails? Have you faxed anyone in DC? Have you called, faxed or emailed any networks? I have.
Why haven’t any of the GOP Reps asked for the names of who was in Benghazi when the attack went down? Eric knows which DS guys were there..
Then maybe they could request someone who was in Benghazi to actually testify
So far this hearing will not make a small ripple in the US body politic.
The press has already discounted that Hillary and Obama and Rice lied..so what.
Whats a benghazi
Ben Ghazi, he played on the Yankees team with Bei Rut ( Babe Ruth )
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