Instead of Scaring Hillary Clinton the GOP’s Benghazi Scandal Is Inspiring Her To Run


Republicans launched their latest effort at creating a Benghazi scandal with the intention of scaring Hillary Clinton out of running for president, but Clinton said the political attacks are motivating her to run.

In her interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, former Sec. of State Clinton said, “Actually, it’s more of a reason to run, because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball. We ought to be in the majors. I view this as really apart from — even a diversion from — the hard work that the Congress should be doing about the problems facing our country and the world.”

The scheme to use the deaths of four American citizens to frighten Hillary Clinton out of running for president is something that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus admitted last month on Meet The Press. Priebus said, “What I think is going to make her rethink whether she should actually run for president. By the way, I don’t think she will if she has another month like she just had, but the issues that I talked about are the issues that are going to make her unacceptable to the American people.”

If Republicans seriously believed that they could scare Hillary Clinton out of running for president, they really don’t know the Clintons very well. The whole harebrained plan to scare Clinton out of running appears to have been cooked up by Priebus and Karl Rove. There is no way that Hillary Clinton was going to let a scandal that Republicans have failed to get traction with through seven previous investigations derail her plans.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t scare easily, and she is playing a type of political hardball that Republicans have grown increasingly inept at over the ten years. The Republican Party couldn’t handle the tough and ten steps ahead of them Obama campaign machine, so it is frightening to think what they will do if they are up against the combined forces of Clinton and Obama.

Benghazi was never going to work as an attack on Clinton, because it has failed to work as an attack on President Obama. It is a non-scandal, waste of taxpayer funds, distraction that is meant to keep Republican voters from realizing that their party has completely given up on repealing Obamacare. Republicans thought that they could scare Hillary Clinton out of the race. Instead, she is going to come after them even harder.

This is only her first major interview, and Republicans are already freaking out. Their Benghazi scandal has backfired, and if they insist on making 2016 about foreign policy, there is a very good chance that Hillary Clinton will be the next president.

4 Replies to “Instead of Scaring Hillary Clinton the GOP’s Benghazi Scandal Is Inspiring Her To Run”

  1. I think they not only fear Hillary, they also fear Bill. He is still immensely popular and knows how to handle republican dirty tricks. I think the repubs fear them both.

  2. My personal thoughts are that the Republicans are also deeply concerned that if they can’t somehow win in the 2014 and 2016 elections, they will be on the sidelines for a long time.

    Also, IMHO, I think they will be on the sidelines starting in 2014 no matter what they do, the damage is done.

  3. These folks are ignorant and stuck on stupid. There’s no other reason for the fact that they keep repeatedly revisiting Benghazi in spite of the fact that using it against former S.O.S. Hillary Clinton has been an epic fail. I love the way that she refuses to be deterred, and that all they did was increase her determination to run. They hate the Clintons, but they also fear the political clout this couple has. It’s only one more example of how they double down on stupid in spite of clear evidence that what they do never works.

  4. The Republicans have wrung the Benghazi investigations dry, bury it, it is not getting them any where… The fact is Hillary is more composed and intelligent to be run off, she will fight back and they had better look out, she is a force to be reckoned with…

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