Commentary: Benghazi Hearing

original_93625122The Republicans made so much of the much-publicized hearings on Benghazi, promising more facts would be revealed. Rather, what we saw was more like a sad, tragic comedy, and all the public got was theatrics when Clinton came before the committee. Well she came, they fizzled, and did not produce a thing. At the end of this fiasco, they looked like bumbling idiots and Clinton was laughing! I can imagine Hitler holding this kind of thing.

The so-called fiscal conservatives and the self-proclaimed real Americans showed how biased and ridicules they were. Damn Republicans you should be ashamed, for sure embarrassed. The resulting insanity should have caused them to realize just how stupid they appeared. Yes, I am talking about what was covered from gavel to gavel in the Benghazi hearings. I am not a political science major or attorney, but I do have common sense, which told me that for four-million dollars plus that was a damn shame.

The GOP’s second in command, Kevin McCarthy, who infuriated many of his GOP compatriots when he told the truth about what the hearings was created and designed to do. His deviating truth was on full display as the endless and relentless GOP contrived and manufactured Benghazi hearings seemed blatantly partisan in their effort to torpedo Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. His exact quote: “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee and what are her numbers today. Her numbers are dropping.”

Since that was the GOP’s intent to drag Clinton down before the witch hunt committee to testify about Benghazi for the eighth time – it was a stunning failure. Let me be clear, my only purpose for commenting on this matter at all is because all of this precious time and money could have been more productive if it was spent on jobs, criminal justice, or the Nazi-like police killing of black people in the streets under cover of law. Sounds practical right!

Look at it this way, if dogs were being shot and killed in the streets like unarmed black people are today, they would be outraged! For example, Michael Vick was sent to prison and demonized for life for other people operating a dogfighting ring with no evidence he participated. They seem to find a way to go after and politicize what they want. They seemed to do this for ten hours yesterday. Having said that, you would think I might play the race card but Clinton is a blond white woman. So then there must be another reason for the GOP’s near maniacal frenzy to stop Clinton.

They say it’s the emails that supposedly contain classified material that can be crucial to establishing the GOP’s bogus case against Clinton. No, then they said, the real reason for the four-year investigation is that four white people were killed in this place called Benghazi. Let me propose another suggestion as to what they could have been doing – investigating Bush and his gang for war crimes, but no that doesn’t matter to them.

Rather, it’s the relentless GOP narrative that Clinton illegally used her private email account to conduct State Department business and that those emails will show a pattern of neglect, incompetence, and cover-up. It didn’t! The story got even bigger when an enticing hint was dropped that there could even be a criminal probe into Clinton’s supposed misuse of her emails. In other words, reaching for straws!

However, the point about the GOP’s supposed Hillary email obsession is the same as it’s pounding of her for her alleged missteps and conniving on Benghazi. It seemed clear that it was to embarrass and discredit her as a 2016 presidential candidate. The contrived email and Benghazi flap fit neatly into the GOP’s now chosen point of attack on her. Nothing more than to tar her as someone who is totally untrustworthy, even a congenital liar, and a potential threat to national security. This was all about inferences, innuendos, unfounded and unproven accusations against Clinton. At the end of the hearing, the GOP did not make their case against her.

Let’s revisit McCarthy’s very astute statement made in a very uncharacteristic moment of candor where he said, it’s not about Clinton’s alleged lies, cover-up, and dereliction of her duty in the death of four Americans at Benghazi. He went on to say, it was to bring her poll numbers down. Let me say, I am not a Clinton fan but this farce was public and seen around the country and the world, and the GOP looked like fools! Clinton TKO!!! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

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