Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pull the Other One, It's Got Bells On

 
If one has followed at all the Twitter output of @SpeakerBoehner, one might note that he's been working the pole hard for the Benghazi Committee. He's spinning on it, doing splits, taking it down low and trying to make folks believe and trust the Benghazi Committee. Bullshit, Orange John. There is no sex in that particular Champagne Room and there is a limit to the rain. Once again, a GOP Rep. has spilled just a little bit of the beans--this is about Hillary Clinton:
 
“Sometimes the biggest sin you can commit in D.C. is to tell the truth,” Hanna said in an interview on Keeler in the Morning, a radio show in upstate New York. The third-term congressman paused for a moment, perhaps recognizing the importance of what he was about to say, before going on to agree with McCarthy’s original statement.

“This may not be politically correct, but I think that there was a big part of this investigation that was designed to go after people and an individual, Hillary Clinton,” Hanna said.

He explained further why he believes the Benghazi Committee’s purpose has been in part to attack Clinton. “After what Kevin McCarthy said, it’s difficult to accept at least a part of it was not,” Hanna said. “I think that’s the way Washington works. But you’d like to expect more from a committee that’s spent millions of dollars and tons of time.”

After millions of dollars and tons of time? Yes. Yes, you would expect more--but this is what we're apparently getting:

With the slow progress, members have engaged in social activities like a wine club nicknamed “Wine Wednesdays,” drinking from glasses imprinted with the words “Glacial Pace,” a dig at Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland and the committee’s ranking member, Major Podliska said. Mr. Cummings used the term to question the speed of the committee’s work.

At one point, several Republican staff members formed a gun-buying club and discussed in the committee’s conference room the 9-millimeter Glock handguns they intended to buy and what type of monograms they would inscribe on them, Major Podliska said.

It's the House GOP social event of the ages. You compare and contrast that to the lip-quivering over four courageous dead in the embassy attack, and it certainly seems a little like...using those bodies for a campaign. Politicizing the dead. While not actually having all that many shits to give.

Oh--which just recently got done, in an incompetent ad by some asshats calling themselves the StopHillaryPAC. These numbnuts were so out to get at Hillary Clinton that they featured the actual grave of Ambassador Christopher Stephens in their ad, but they couldn't be arsed to get the spelling of Libya right the first time, going with "Lybia".

Tina Wong at Vanity Fair suggests that the misspelling may be a Freudian slip regarding their impression of "lying" or a (probably more Freudian, am I right?) subliminal suggestion of labia. That sort of thing has disgustingly been done before, of course. (Roger Stone has gone on to be Donald Trump's main man, by the way,.)

Anymore, after something like 25 years of being acutely politically aware, when people try to talk scandal about the Clintons, either of them, I smell the sharp tang of rodent buggery. If Speaker Boehner fears that the Benghazi Committee isn't bringing in the tips anymore, maybe he isn't really making it in this club and should bring that hustle to a close.

1 comment:

mikey said...

Look, the biggest lie that too many people believe is the infamous "both sides are the same". Both sides are NOT the same - the Democrats are typical garden-variety politicians and the Republicans are fascists, bigots and loonies.

But even so, at the end of the day politicians are politicians, and to think that any individual elected to public office will immediately and for the duration of their term cease and desist all political efforts is naive in the extreme. Every politician has done everything they can to advance their party's political advantage in every way they can, from floor speeches to committee hearings to investigations and even to impeachment.

So yeah, I'm glad to see that they've given Hillary a way to push back on their lies and distortions, but I'm not buying any claims of shock or outrage...