Sure, it might be one of those things where the Republicans are essentially pointing fingers at the Obama Administration as if it was a case of Worst. President. Ever.* even though, as the above graphic and this post by Bob Cesca remind us, there certainly had been terrorist attacks on US citizens abroad under the previous administration without this level of concern--and all in order to...fund-raise? Or take shots at the reputation of the biggest perceived 2016 presidential threat the Dems have?
Well, that sure is what it looks like to me on both counts, but my outrage-o-meter over that sort of shenanigans was pretty well played-out during the Clinton Administration. Surely they can aim lower than that. And I don't doubt they will.**
* With respects to anyone having the title of W.P.E., though, the more I think it over, the more the Reagan Administration strikes me as truly corrupt, in ways that I was too young to totally comprehend back when it was "current events" and which only comes into focus after time has elapsed. They sold weapons to Iran to fund an illegal war. And Oliver North works for Fox News. And somehow, Fox News with a straight face would allege terrorists killing four people in Libya is a bigger scandal than Watergate.
I could take wingnut lessons, but I don't think I will ever gain fluency.
** Although on this matter, I think Sen. Inhofe sets the bar for tone:
“I think that she has gotten by with that type of a forceful attitude, something that’s not normally accustomed — that you don’t hear from women as much as you do men. And she came out so forcefully, and you could tell that it was orchestrated at the time that she said it,” Inhofe said in an interview Thursday on “The Rusty Humphries Show.”A low tone, right? Asso profundo, I believe.