Former Defense Secretary, Bob Gates,.....an unassuming man of few words who is respected bipartisanly......commenting on Benghazi-palooza....
....some critics of the administration have a "cartoonish impression of military capabilities and military forces."
"We don't have a ready force standing by in the Middle East, and so getting somebody there in a timely way would have been very difficult, if not impossible." Gates explained.
Gates was being kind. Because, you see, "critics of the administration" are not simply spinning a cartoonish scenario for the Benghazi-incident-in-their-heads. The cartoonishness is found in what Obama/Hillary critics are implying about the two Democratic leaders and their handling of the violence in Benghazi.
If you follow the Obama critic's script on Benghazi-palooza to it's obvious conclusion.....Obama and/or Hillary wanted the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi to happen, purposely ordering security personnel to stand down so the killings could take place. 'Hate for America' is the most-often heard justification. Political ass-covering is another. That "cartoonish" take has Obama and Hillary not as political incompetents.....but as traitors, bloodthirsty, soulless traitors. Monsters.
And of course, that's exactly the viewpoint of over half of all Republican voters. A February Public Policy Polling....poll....found that 66% of all Republicans support impeaching Obama. Over what, you might be asking? Doesn't matter. Not to Republicans. And here's why.....
If you want to fully comprehend Obama critics "cartoonishness", look no further than to the long list of already-stated reasons Barack Obama should be impeached.
GOP Rep James Sensenbrenner 2011.....“The thing is, if we don’t get to the bottom of this (Fast and Furious)— and that requires your assistance on that — there is only one alternative that Congress has and it is called impeachment..... "
Washington Times, last month....The Boston massacre was a defining moment. It exposed Mr. Obama's narcissistic and reckless approach to combating terror. There can be no illusions any longer -- we are in a clash of civilizations between radical Islam and the West. Mr. Obama has denied this painful reality long enough. By burying his head in the ideological sands, he has made Americans pay a terrible price. It's time he is held responsible for his gross negligence. It's time that he be impeached. Justice demands no less.
GOP Reps. Steve Stockman (TX), Trey Radel (FL) and Louie Gohmert (TX) over gun regulations ....Stockman plans to introduce articles of impeachment, calling Obama’s anti-gun violence efforts “an existential threat to this nation.” Florida Congressman Trey Radel, who said impeachment “should be on the table.” Gohmert, a Tea Party favorite who recently claimed an assault weapons ban would have to include hammers, charged that the president’s action is “illegal” and grounds for impeachment.
An unbalanced budget. January 2013.....Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) this week proposed a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution that would make the president's failure to enforce that amendment an impeachable offense.
Grover Norquist on extending Bush tax cuts......"Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach."
More of the same.....much more....can be found here.
The word "cartoonish" accurately describes the way Republicans in general have reacted to an Obama presidency. Death panels, euthanizing grandma, where's the birth certificate?, the birth certificate is forged, Obama the socialist, Obama the apologist in chief, redistributionist-in-chief, Obama as Santa, Obama the baby killer, Obama the friend of contraception-seeking "sluts", the destroyer of religious freedom.......and on and freaking on.
Further, cartoonish is exactly how Republican critics of Bill Clinton in the 90's acted. Whitewater, Filegate, Vince Foster "murder", Bill ran drugs, Travel-gate, devil in a blue dress......all of it is best described as frantic cartoonishness, not to be taken seriously, yet which finally led to impeachment proceedings for a popular Democratic president over a disagreement in wording in a civil suit deposition, later thrown out of court altogether.
Cartoonish. Ridiculous. Some might even suggest delusional. Yet, it appears that the cartoonish crowd is preparing to go full-metal-jacket-clown show once again. No, there is no there.....anywhere.....but why should that matter, right? The Founders wouldn't have included impeachment in the Constitution if they didn't want future conservatives to use it as a political strategy in order to regain the presidency when a Democrat sat in the White House....I mean, right?
Remember the Downing Street Memo? The Downing Street Memo was a report on the Bush-Blair early 2002 meetings where Bush was exposed as "fixing the intelligence around the policy (invading Iraq)."
The same applies to Republicans and their political strategy to impeach Democratic presidents. Impeachment of Democratic presidents is the "policy".....always the policy.....and all that's left to do to implement the "policy" of impeachment is to...."fix the intelligence" around that pre-determined policy.
Benghazi-palooza.....yes, is "cartoonish", like Gates said.....but make no mistake, it's purposeful. It's purpose is to "fix the intelligence".....muddy up and confuse U.S. consumers of corporate "news"....around the long-ago determined "policy" of impeaching President Barack Obama.
About This Blog