Desperately Seeking Desperation

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Obama Administration, Wingnuts Being Wingnuts

The New York Times editorial board gets shrill:

The hottest competition in Washington this week is among House Republicans vying for a seat on the Benghazi kangaroo court, also known as the Select House Committee to Inflate a Tragedy Into a Scandal. Half the House has asked to “serve” on the committee, which is understandable since it’s the perfect opportunity to avoid any real work while waving frantically to right-wing voters stomping their feet in the grandstand.

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. On Thursday, they voted to create a committee to spend “such sums as may be necessary” to conduct an investigation of the 2012 attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The day before, they voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service official whom they would love to blame for the administration’s crackdown on conservative groups, if only they could prove there was a crackdown, which they can’t, because there wasn’t.

It may be starting to dawn on some of them that Obamacare isn’t going to be the magic bullet to a midterm sweep that they had assumed, which has a lot to do with why Benghazi!!! is so important to them now. Because it’s all they’ve got.

You know they’re getting desperate when they start asking each other why the Democrats are so afraid of [fill in the blank]. This is something they do whenever the Democrats call bullshit on their grandstanding. (See? They aren’t cooperating. They must be afraid!)

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  May 9, 2014 @10:19 am

    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!

    MAHA,
    JAYZOOOOOOOOOS!
    HOW ABOUT A WARNING ON THE LINKS!!!

    I went to the one in your last paragraph, and was immediately sick.
    It was by that sociopathic cross-eyed moron and Judas Goat – Ron Christie.

    After that tragic accident, I guess Wingnut Welfare had to find a soft spot for him to land in media when he lost his last job – setting the sights on Dick Cheney’s guns.

  2. c u n d gulag  •  May 9, 2014 @10:21 am

    Conservatives/Republicans seem to think that the laughter coming from the Democrats is to cover for their fear and nervousness.

    But, sometimes, laughter is just laughter.

  3. Swami  •  May 9, 2014 @11:21 am

    Well, Ron Christe seems to know what the real reason for the Benghazi witch hunt is all about.

    The American people deserve to know the truth. That is hardly a partisan question, but it “could” expose incompetence once the real answers are uncovered.

    Seems to me that they could save a lot of time and money by accepting incompetence in any politician as a given. I think Hillary summed up the Benghazi question best when she essentially said.. At this point, what difference does it make? That’s the same question I keep asking myself. The only real difference I can see is that the Repugs want to make some political hay by portraying Hillary as incompetent.

  4. moonbat  •  May 9, 2014 @12:14 pm

    I remember how the GOP overplayed their hand with Monica Lewinsky – a four year, $70 million fishing trip that got many of the instigators kicked out office.

    And so it’s very tempting to let these clowns mount that horse again. For sure, they’re going to use it to try to nail Hillary to the wall, and this could well be their “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?” Joseph McCarthy moment, as the public has enough of the whole charade. Very encouraging that the NY Times is already calling BS on this before it really gets started.

  5. uncledad  •  May 9, 2014 @12:36 pm

    Midterm Sweep…..”which has a lot to do with why Benghazi!!! is so important to them now”

    I would argue the real motivation for being on the committee is what appears to be pure and craven lust for celebrity. These congressional tea-tards have become the Paris Hiltons of politics, they crave the spotlight and what better way than to be on this sham of a committee. If selected they will certainly be on FAUX news constantly and the more salacious they can be the more celebrity they will acquire amongst the dullards that watch. This committee will spawn a new generation of Louie Golmert’s, Michelle Bachmann’s and Caribou Barbie’s………. Gulag is right to bring up Christies wing-nut welfare, that is the pension plan for washed up political celebrities that the prospective committee members are hoping to become eligible for after the tea-tard fever has finally broke!

  6. uncledad  •  May 9, 2014 @12:57 pm

    So here is the list of republicants sitting on the “committee”

    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman
    Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
    Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
    Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)
    Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
    Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)

    The only real outward kook is the chairman Trey Gowdygee. Not one of them were in congress during the many scandal investigations surrounding 9-11 and the Iraq war, coincidence?

  7. JDM  •  May 9, 2014 @1:21 pm

    I think it would be best if the Democrats boycotted the thing (the Republicans will grandstand either way and those sounds are what will make the news)…

    UNLESS

    The Democrats spent every moment repeatedly asking why the Republican party repeatedly voted for decreases in funding for embassy defense. Well, every moment when they weren’t asking where the GOP outrage was after the 13 embassy attacks (with over 50 deaths) that took place during GW Bush’s presidency.

  8. JDM  •  May 9, 2014 @1:21 pm

    “sounds” should be “sound bites”

  9. Bonnie  •  May 9, 2014 @2:44 pm

    This is the best example of fraud, waste, and abuse of tax dollars.

  10. moonbat  •  May 9, 2014 @4:25 pm

    Read somewhere that Howard Waxman – who’s been on a ton of investigating committees – said that the Democrats should be on this committee in force, to be very vocal about the BS the Republicans will try to pull.

  11. Swami  •  May 9, 2014 @4:53 pm

    The only real outward kook is the chairman Trey Gowdygee

    Gowdy is all full of piss and vinegar. He’s champing at the bit to get a piece of Hillary. He has six years experience as a county prosecutor prosecuting drunks and wife beaters so now he figures that chairing the Benghazi investigation will complete his portfolio for a run of the Presidency in 2016.
    The Repugs have billed him as a mad dog who swears that he isn’t gonna let Obama or Hillary slip out of his clutches. Justice his credo and the muzzle is coming off.
    Something tells me were looking at another Whitewater investigation.
    Well, let’s see how Trey’s audition before his extreme right audience goes.

  12. c u n d gulag  •  May 9, 2014 @5:17 pm

    Swami.
    Take one look at him, and you’ll hear “Dueling Banjo’s” running through your head.

    And something tells me his family tree is ALL trunk, and NO branches!

  13. Swami  •  May 9, 2014 @8:18 pm

    gulag .. 🙂

  14. Swami  •  May 9, 2014 @8:34 pm

    They must have a farm league of Teatards waiting in the wings to be called into action. This Trey guy came out of nowhere. It’s amazing how fast your star can rise in the GOP. In the old days guys like Paulie, Eric Cantor, and McCarthy had to create their own myth as Young Guns in order to get any notice or standing within the party. Now you can become an esteemed power player by simply receiving the anointing from John Boehner.

  15. uncledad  •  May 9, 2014 @8:57 pm

    “Well, let’s see how Trey’s audition before his extreme right audience goes”

    Why does his head look like a silver pyramid? I think the dems should boycott the show, don’t give them one excuse, let it be 100% Gowdygee!

  16. moonbat  •  May 9, 2014 @9:10 pm

    Why does his head look like a silver pyramid?

    He does look like a space alien. Or a cleaned up James O’Keefe with a wife and a law degree.

  17. Swami  •  May 9, 2014 @9:28 pm

    Klaatu Barada Nikto ?

  18. Swami  •  May 10, 2014 @12:09 am

    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.

    What more can be said? Can I get an amen here, people?

  19. c u n d gulag  •  May 10, 2014 @7:59 am

    AMEN, brother!!!

  20. Swami  •  May 10, 2014 @2:07 pm

    Gowdy does a mean Jeff Foxworthy impersonation.

    “Well, if you chair a select committee on Benghazi…You might be a partisan hack”

  21. Swami  •  May 11, 2014 @11:42 am


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