Thursday, May 01, 2014

Having Breathlessly Reported One Benghazi Lie After Another For A Year And A Half...


...the unholy nexus between Bloody Bill Kristol's Weekly Standard and Roger Ailes' GOPTV now reports:

Hayes: Americans believe there is 'some kind of a cover up' on Benghazi

Steve Hayes, senior writer for the Weekly Standard, told viewers Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the American public is “fascinated” by the Obama administration’s handling of the aftermath of attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

“They do believe that there was some kind of a cover up. I think they have reason to believe,” Hayes said.
They invent the story.

The catapult the flaming shit out of the story 24/7 for a year and a half with every means at their disposal.

Then they report on "the Murrican people's" belief that there must be something going on here!

You want to know why the Pig People keeps harping on the same, ghoulish lie no matter how many times Reality punches their teeth down their throat? Why the same people who humped every Conservative bigot, cheered every traitorous, blood-soaked, Republican war criminal, slept through thirteen -- Count!Em!Thirteen! -- Bush "Benghazis" and got everything wrong for 30 years are now suddenly so deeply, impeachment-ly concerned about four American dying in a dangerous place far, far away?

Because Vince Foster.

Because Whitewater.

Because it fucking works.

And as one, long-discredited hack once said:
They are a cultural deadloss and their beliefs are a pestilence, and until the plague rats of the Right
are directly confronted, quarantined and driven into the sea, there will be no end to the havoc they wreak on our civilization.


Bob Munck said...

Man: Well, what've you got?

FOX Anchor: Well, there's egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and Benghazi; egg bacon and Benghazi; egg bacon sausage and Benghazi; Benghazi bacon sausage and Benghazi; Benghazi egg Benghazi Benghazi bacon and Benghazi; Benghazi sausage Benghazi Benghazi bacon Benghazi tomato and Benghazi;

Krauthammer: Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi...

FOX Anchor: ...Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi egg and Benghazi; Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi baked beans Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi...

Krauthammer: Benghazi! Lovely Benghazi! Lovely Benghazi!

FOX Anchor: ...or Lobster Thermidor a Crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Benghazi.

Wife: Have you got anything without Benghazi?

FOX Anchor: Well, there's Benghazi egg sausage and Benghazi, that's not got much Benghazi in it.

Robt. said...

Besides the loudness of the FOX Benghazi chain gang. One Darryl Issa who commands the House investigatory oversight committee. Issa has perpetuated the schizophrenic conspiracy GOP;s feeling of entitlement to propagandizing the American people.

I have a fellow at work. jack, who I now call Benghazi Jack. Because mimics the FOXY word for word.

I waited one day when he was with a a Ditto-Headed like minded pal and when he brought it up. I confronted him with his relentless passion on the Benghazi. Four people died he bellowed (again) in front of the security of his like minded pal.

So I asked him,
Your so passionate in what you think you know or believe, You say you care about the four dead Americans.
We all know the Ambassador's name was Stevens. So what is the names of the other three??
Duh-- don't know, replied Beghazi Jack.

sensing Benghazi Jack's embarrassment in front of his Tea party pal, I decided to plow the field further.
I then asked, as real American Patriots, how many Americans died in Afghanistan last week? Last Month?, Last year? Died since the War began?
How many wounded?
How many died in Iraq? How many Americans were wounded in Iraq?

"I don't know, but you don't either" he spewed.
Well, I happened to have the current figures and thumped them. AS the Tea Party pal stood silent.

How many Americans died in the West coast mud slide?
How many died in the Glenn Miller racist attack on the Jewish?
"I don't know, are you going to tell me" he asked?
No I replied, but when you get all irate and passionate and start blathering slurs at our president, you better have the facts, when you rant in front of this veteran that served under 4 presidents..

--Sometimes I just have to confront some of this and although I come off aggressive, almost angry. one can only take so much.

So Benghazi Jack has since gone back into his Sean Hannity's closet for now.

The rancid aroma in the work area has dissipated for now.
Benghazi Jack will return as soon as Representative Issa convenes another campaign photo op with tax payers money with his committee.

Does anyone else find themselves in a space time warped ground hog day over Benghazi, as I described?

gratuitous said...

The salient point, I think, is "because it works." With that in mind, I've seen any number of folks wondering why the Senate went to the bother of voting on an increase in the minimum wage yesterday, when they knew it would fail, and the House isn't going to take up the issue anytime soon.

Sometimes you have to thump the tub to make a little noise and get people's attention. Cf. endless Benghazi (by the way, for additional fun with the hatriots who are sure something else is going on, ask them to find Benghazi on a map). Bringing up the fact that Democrats want to give Americans more money and Republicans don't (it's that simple) forces all kinds of convoluted explaining. And when you're explaining, you're losing. I've heard.

DeistPaladin said...

I'm fascinated by Benghazi as well.
I'm fascinated by how a conspiracy theory can be kept alive for almost three years without any one explanation for what exactly the conspiracy is. At different times and from different people, I hear different accusations.
Sometimes, it's about the alleged lack of readiness and security. Obama was supposed to have protected the ambassador. These are the same people who gave Bush a pass for 9/11, where there were warning signs that were missed, to say nothing of the 13 embassy attacks that DG pointed out.
Sometimes, it's about the alleged negligence during the attack. I can only assume that Obama was supposed to have personally parachuted into Benghazi leading a commando team to rescue the ambassador. The charges with this version are that he heard about the attacks and did nothing. These charges went silent after it came out that there were no forces in the area that could have gotten there in time.
Then there's the "phony spin" charge, that this scandal is all about the alleged "lies" told to the American people for political gain. The accusation is that Obama said it was an attack that came from an outraged crowd over an anti-Islam video when it turned out to be an Al-Qaida attack. Why this makes such a difference was hard to understand but the theory is that the lie was to cover for an "Al Qaida on the run" narrative. Obama apparently campaigned in 2012 on the claim that Al Qaida was completely destroyed and could never launch another attack ever again and I missed it.
You know, at least with Whitewater, you got the same crazy story as to what it was supposed to be about. Sure, it was nuts. Sure, it had no evidence to back it up. But at least it was a coherent and consistent accusation. We don't even have that much here. We're almost three years into this zombie conspiracy theory and I still don't have the story of what it's even supposed to be about.
Someone PLEASE correct me if I got anything wrong. I am just scratching my head over what the charges even are.
GOP, please complete this sentence:
"Regarding Benghazi, Obama (should/should not) have _______"
Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

Behold the crazy:

n1ck said...

Get a few thousand Americans killed in a war based around lies.

Conservative patriotism.

C̶I̶A̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶p̶o̶s̶t̶ US Consulate outpost attacked by natives results in 4 dead Americans.

Crime of the century.

One of the things I always try to remember is that Republicans and conservatives in general have absolutely no policy to run on that the American people give a shit about.

It's all message, message, message, and no substance. Substance is policy, and they don't have any.

So any and all messages will be repeated over and over and over again.

Birth Certificate.
College transcripts.
Reverend Wright.
Death panels.
Fast and Furious.

Ad nauseum.

It's how you know your opponent has already lost, and is simply in a prolonged decline.

Anonymous said...

""Regarding Benghazi, Obama (should) have _______""

Used his Kenyan Muslim Witchcraft to ride is flaming Pegasus, named "Chuck Norris", down from the sky to shoot all the evildooers in the dicks with machine guns that shoot tiny Chuck Norris clones, before giving beer and hamburgers to the freedom-protecting marines, and then flying back to MURICA! to resign and give the presidency to Sarah Palin.

For Freedom!


Joseph Nobles said...

Concerning the matter of why they keep doing it, "Thinking, Fast and Slow" is the book you next want to read if you haven't read it yet. As a matter of fact, there aren't many books I'd recommend you keep reading if you haven't read Kahneman's book yet.

Well, unless you've got Piketty's book on capital queued up next. That one is coming off rather well for me.

J-Phresh said...

Thank God we had a Congress that didn't have such a hard on for getting rid of deficits (meaning only deficits that existed post-2008) that it slashed the State Department's embassy security budget in the lead up to the attacks.

Oh, wait.

Monster from the Id said...

"Flaming Pegasus" would be a great name for a rock band, particularly of the "Heavy Mithril" type.