Isn’t public masturbation against the law in most places? If so, what is it with Republicans – Mike Huckabee and Fox News in particular (but let’s not forget World Net Daily), beating themselves off to the tune of “The Benghazi Whackadoodle Blues”?
Determined that there is some sort of nefarious cover-up going on at the White House over the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead, Republican masturbators are completely forgetting almost 3,000 people left dead by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 on the watch of George W. Bush.
They are convinced that it makes perfect sense to them that the wholesale slaughter of 9/11 made Bush a hero but that because of four dead, Obama should be impeached. This might make more sense to us, if, like Republicans, we could convince ourselves that no terrorist attack in fact occurred on Bush’s watch. Or that the attack took place on Obama’s. Or that three teenage girls kidnapped ten years ago can be blamed on Obama.
Bun Unruh over at WND ejaculates the following:
Now, Congress is investigating an alleged cover-up of the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2012, on the U.S. foreign service facility in Benghazi, Libya, amid predictions from prominent voices that the scandal will bring down the Obama administration.
Look, all Republicans in Congress are doing is masturbating to their fantasies. Any person with their wits about them knows that.
But it’s Mike Huckabee’s money shot that marked the week’s orgasmic high for conservatives: “I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term.”
Now I know I’ve used the word “spew” before with regards to the Republican message, but, ewwwww.
The comparisons to Watergate are patently ridiculous. Huckabee says, ominously, “But, I remind you – as bad as Watergate was, because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because four Americans did in fact die.”
At Watergate, a Republican President oversaw a break-in of Democratic headquarters by his special action team. At Benghazi, we saw some people – foreigners – who really hate America attack our embassy.
To hear Republicans talk, you’d think it was Obama who ordered the hit on our embassy, and that it was carried out by Democrat shock troops.
The real comparison – and one Huckabee really does not want you to make – is with the attacks on the World Trade Center, an incident where cover-ups abounded. Where almost 3,000 people died.
All of this amounts to one thing, and one thing only: a bunch of really hateful, racist whack-jobs who will say and believe anything to get rid of our first black president. The credibility gap is only heightened by who’s doing the accusing: Fox News, Mike Huckabee, World Net Daily.
And along the way, they’re hoping to preemptively abort the 2016 victory of Hilary Clinton. Oh, and by the way, set Huckabee up for another run – hardly coincidentally – that same year.
Not a lot of thought has gone into this conspiracy building. Not that there is a lot to build a conspiracy with. It’s better, Republicans have learned, to shoot from the hip like Bushie and let faux outrage (and Fox News) do the rest.
Anyone stopping to think will realize how ridiculous this dog and pony show is, so they don’t want anyone to stop and think. They know their audience will obediently jump through all the hoops because this is what the audience wants to hear. As Steven Taylor wrote on Outside the Beltway, “First, he [Huckabee] is not out on a limb insofar as he is telling his audience what they want to here [sic].”
That fewer and fewer people want to hear this message seems to matter not at all. We watch first Glenn Beck’s, then Rush Limbaugh’s audience fall away to nothing, Fox News’ ratings drop, but the smaller the audience the shriller the message. They must be snapping their zippies at a truly astounding rate.
Surely, mission accomplished by now!
I just hope they clean up when they’re done.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.