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When all you’ve got is #Benghazi, everything looks like #Benghazi. Also: #BENGHAZI!

By TBogg
Saturday, May 3, 2014 14:23 EDT
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Conservatives have had a rough couple of weeks.

The IRS is ‘witch-hunting all our fake Tea Party non-profits to death’ hobby-horse they had been riding was gelded by reality when it turned out that the IRS was watching progressive groups in greater numbers. Progressives, it seems, don’t whine as much when faced with adversity or, more likely, they’re not as interested in personal enrichment as Tea Party folks, seeing as they’re communists and socialists and such and such.

Then all hope of death-panel repealing Obamacare died despite 54 time-wasting votes and now the Republican leadership has finally thrown in the towel because they are RINO’s and quitters and they want America to fail.

The Cliven Bundy booty call ended in a walk of shame when the common-sense plain-talking patriot of the plains was revealed as a garden variety racist and lunatic magnet, his compound turning into a petri dish re-enactment of Lord of the Flies.

The love boner for racist bad boys extended to Clippers owner Donald Sterling, including a brief break-up when it was fake reveled that he was a Democrat except not, but he still has a few fans on the fringes.

Sarah Palin’s NRA shriekathon created a schism within the conservative evangelical community, dividing the Godly into two camps: those who believe that baptism is a sacred act of regeneration and renewal symbolizing the washing away of sin and those who are tits and ass men.

With so many body blows to conservative ideals about freedom and self-reliance and small government, it’s a wonder a Tea Partier can get out of bed before noon each day  to check the mailbox for their disability check.

But Divine Providence [and a FOIA request by Judicial Watch]  provided them a sliver of hope when an email from White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes was released and in it he mentioned #Benghazi , providing irrefutable proof that something something something #Benghazi something something. Despite the fact that email showed that the White House’s explanation for attack was consistent with available knowledge at the time, this was seized upon as more evidence that there is aboslutely no G-damned  way that the black guy in the White House could have been reelected by beating that nice white man with the car elevator so, you know: Watergate.

Faced with whining from the base that there is nothing in the refrigerator to eat, House Speaker John Boehner threw them a little red meat by creating what Jed Lewison called “the first ever Congressional committee formed exclusively to investigate a hashtag.”

One might expect Boehner to select a level-headed long-serving statesman with an impeccable reputation for fair-mindedness to oversee this, possibly, game-changing GOP #Benghazi Info-Posse for credibility’s sake. But, no. Reportedly he ‘s leaning towards South Carolina’s Benghazi Boo Radley, also known as Trey Gowdy, who is gonna get to the bottom of this whole she-bang, because he knows things. Secret things:

He then added he has proof that documents relating to Benghazi and the alleged Obama administration cover-up have been deliberately withheld from Congress.

“Well, I have evidence that not only are they hiding it, there is an intent to hide it,” he claimed. “I can’t disclose that evidence yet, but I have evidence that there was a systematic, intentional decision to withhold certain documents from Congress.”

Gowdy is not trying to say that the four men killed in Benghazi  could have been saved, because even  Republican Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon said that is ‘bullshit.’ Instead he’s going to head up a multi-million dollar committee looking into how the White House shapes responses to events as they occur and information is still coming in.
This, like white shoes after Labor Day, is totally unacceptable as the Bush White House showed that a successful launch of disinformation needs to be massaged into shape before being delivered to the masses:

White House officials said today that the administration was following a meticulously planned strategy to persuade the public, the Congress and the allies of the need to confront the threat from Saddam Hussein.

The rollout of the strategy this week, they said, was planned long before President Bush’s vacation in Texas last month. It was not hastily concocted, they insisted, after some prominent Republicans began to raise doubts about moving against Mr. Hussein and administration officials made contradictory statements about the need for weapons inspectors in Iraq.

The White House decided, they said, that even with the appearance of disarray it was still more advantageous to wait until after Labor Day to kick off their plan.

”From a marketing point of view,” said Andrew H. Card Jr., the White House chief of staff who is coordinating the effort, ”you don’t introduce new products in August.”

Less nuance, Obama White House, more marketing people….
Also, too: #Benghazi!
Watch Trey in action in the video below:

 
 
 
 
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