Category Archives: Benghazigate
How quickly they forget
I think it almost goes without saying that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is an idiot, and he most recently proved this point while making a big splash in the little pond of far-right American conservatism for his disrespectfully unprofessional heated confrontation with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
It was during that hearing this moron alleged President of the United States had “purposefully misled” about the nature of the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012 that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
What is there to mislead about Senator? It was a terrorist attack, by a small group of individuals, which killed four Americans on a consulate building which had inadequate security because the GOTP House had cut spending for such frivolous things. By-the-way, the President said it was a terrorist attack as soon as the very next day after the attack, but of course when it comes to GOTP Senators facts are merely inconveniences in today’s world.
Concerning Johnson’s open criticism; how quickly the weak minded forget what they’ve said in the past; in fact during his senate bid in 2010 against Democratic Senator Russ Feingold, a very outspoken critic of the Bush Administration’s mishandling of two wars, then candidate Johnson disapproved of criticizing foreign policy publicly when there are troops in the field. “There’s an appropriate way of opposing a policy and an inappropriate way,” he told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “The appropriate way if I’m a U.S. senator is going to be not public. If I’m opposed to something, I’ll make those views known very, very well, but privately with the administration.”
Johnson obviously has forgotten he ever held such a view, and even called Secretary Clinton’s answers a “good excuse,” to which Clinton replied, “Well no, that’s a fact.”
Eventually the Secretary of State had enough of the Senator’s sophomoric behavior and told Johnson, “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk last night who decided to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.”
“Senator” Johnson’s a bully plain and simple; he’s a disgrace and embarrassment in an ever growing long line of disgraceful and embarrassing conservatives currently serving Washington. But that’s OK; keep it up, eventually there’ll be enough sound bites and video clips for your next opponent to be able to show what an absolute waste of space you’ve been. The people of Wisconsin, and certainly the American deserve better than this.
McCain and Graham continue to whine about Benghazi?
According to the Associated Press (AP) Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain are continuing to whine about wanting answers from the Obama administration over Benghazi and are threatening to oppose (yet again) the administration’s choice for another cabinet level appointment, this time it’s the new CIA director.
Graham mewed during CBS “Face the Nation”, he and his buddy, “are hell-bent on making sure the American people understand this debacle called Benghazi.” He also said wants to understand what happened in September at the U.S. consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.
Perhaps the Senators should have been attending security briefings on Benghazi in November where everything was discussed instead of holding a press conference complaining about not receiving all the information on the attack? Just a thought.
McCain says he also wants answers about policies on torture and the Arizona senator says he deserves answers.Poor Senator McCain, perhaps in a more lucid moment he’ll remember President Bush is no longer in charge; but then again he was also heard saying, “I also want answers on who took the Strawberries, and, by-the-way, I like cheese.”