Pay Us Back: Republicans Owe Taxpayers $4.5 Million Dollars for Phony Benghazi Probe

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Republicans have been going on for years, well, actually only since a Democrat took over the White House, about deficits. The deficit, they scream hysterically, will kill our children! Therefore, we need to stop feeding the children in poverty today, as well as taking money from senior citizens and our veterans. We just can’t afford these things, they tell us. We must be responsible.

But then last night Speaker-in-Hopes House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) spilled the Benghazi beans on Fox News as he was desperately attempting to do what poor, put-upon Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has been doing for years — calming the crazies on Fox News while selling total baloney to the public. McCarthy hasn’t Boehner’s presence or control, so when pushed about what he has done for conservatives, McCarthy proudly preened on about the fake Benghazi investigations being a political tool to steal the White House from Hillary Clinton in 2016.

McCarthy admitted that the Benghazi committee helped erode Clinton’s “unbeatable” aura. Huh.

It’s not as if we didn’t know this was the agenda, we’ve been writing this for years here at Politicus. And just yesterday we discussed the outrageous fact that the Benghazi probe has gone on longer than the Watergate probe.

But the party that sells itself as “fiscally responsible”, in spite of their claim that “deficits don’t matter” when they were in charge, would definitely want to reimburse taxpayers the $4.5 million they have spent on lowering former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers and manufacturing sound bites for free campaign ads against her, which they will all use since Republicans always have to run “against” a person since they can’t run on their own ideas.

We know they will never pay the taxpayers back, but it makes their justification for austerity transparent as the attempt to inflict their ideology without debate that it is. As we face yet another Republican shutdown due to their refusal to actually negotiate a budget the correct way, lest they lose the power to hold the country hostage, they should be called out for their wasteful spending. If we have $4.5 million to spend so Republicans can commit fraud against the people while manufacturing lies about a woman who has almost consistently been the “most admired” woman in the world for ten years, then we don’t need to be cutting SNAP or stealing from Social Security. Certainly not first on the list.

No, first on the list would be unnecessary spending, and campaign ads for Republicans are unnecessary spending. Not only is this an abuse of power that would have to be investigated by Republicans since they’re the majority (and we all know Republicans don’t hold themselves accountable so that’s not going to happen, unlike the weak-willed Democrats who would have already tossed themselves out of office), but it’s a total waste of money because it’s not going to work.

No matter what Republicans do, they do not have a single viable candidate. They are currently running Donald Trump first in the polls, so let’s just be honest — they’re up a creek without a paddle right now. The chances of them getting a sane candidate without the baggage of a last name and a team that started the Iraq invasion on a lie are slim, because their base won’t have it. The few candidates they have who are marketable to the public aren’t even making a blip in their primary polls. Poor Governor Kasich (R-OH), the lone person who could debate Hillary Clinton without looking like a complete lunatic, stands no chance. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FLA), for all of his compelling personal story and background, can’t hold it together in public and comes off like an infant. He’s just not ready.

So this Benghazi probe fraud is worse than just an abuse of power, it’s a total waste of money. Republicans would have been better served to have taken their 2012 post mortem to heart and worked on adjusting their current party of top 2% strategy to fit with the actual values of what used to be the Republican party. There are plenty of moderates who would vote for that party, but that party has turned into the Donald Trump Sarah Palin circus. It’s really hard to justify even taking them seriously at this point.

We want our $4.5 million back and barring that, I’m calling laughingstock on the next Republican to use “deficits” as an excuse to cut funding for programs they don’t like.

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30 Replies to “Pay Us Back: Republicans Owe Taxpayers $4.5 Million Dollars for Phony Benghazi Probe”

  1. 4.5 million is a bargain compared with the 100 mil they spent uncovering Blowjobghazi…

    or the billions they cost the economy when they shut the government down. I’m VERY in favor of handing the GOP an invoice.

  2. Well I suppose they could point out that some of us have been pushing for public funding of elections. IOKIYAR!
    Meanwhile, Harry Reid looks to be taking his Koch beating strategy on the road this cycle since he’s not running for re-election.

  3. Sociopaths. That’s all they are. They think nothing of cutting off poor people from the only lifeline they have between survival and living under a bridge. Yet they are totally beholden to their corporate overlords and propose cutting taxes even MORE so their wealthy recipients get even more fabulously stinking rich.

    These people are a disease on this nation. There is no other word for them.

  4. You could not be more correct. They are a virulent and contagious stinking, blistering, festering, pus spewing, brain consuming disease on all of America. Thank God Democrats have natural immunity.

  5. If we’re going to start charging congressional Republicans for being stupid, let’s not forget the time wasted on 60 (and counting) votes to end Obamacare.

    $24 billion lost in the last shutdown.

    Financial losses resulting from the failure to act on the 9/11 warnings, including the trillions spent on warfare in the Middle East. We can’t begin to put a price on the lives lost and damaged from these failures.

    The money currently being wasted to “investigate” the so-called crimes of Planned Parenthood.

    Of course, there’s also the immense damage caused by Republican politics, at the federal and state levels

    Why go on though? They aren’t going to pay back sh!t.

    Just remember that the rest of us are complicit by past or future votes for these yahoos, or failing to vote at all. So none of that “My candidate or else” bullcrap.

    2016: United we stand, divided we fall.

  6. We always knew these fake hearings were costing we the taxpayers loads of money and were political. But no one seems to care. The media is pathetic letting the RW spread lies and manipulate the public! Congress is our employees, they work for us. What would you do, if your employee continued to lie and waste your money?

  7. I think any American= Non Republican, should send every R Congressman and every R Senator a bill for their portion of the tax dollars that they Reich Wing has wasted on the Benghazi crap and the 61 times they have wasted OUR money on a futile repeal of REALITY.

  8. That’s a awesome idea. Someone needs to come up with a amount and then a large movement i.e. Move on.org could send out to all the members a form letter to email their congressmen and women that has wasted our money. And then spread like wild fire on social media….

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    Click here to enter to win dinner with David Brock and James Carville.

    Can you imagine sitting between those two?

  10. Since they haven’t actually spent any of their time since 2010 conducting the nations business I would suggest that each member of the gnop party serving should be billed an amount equal to the salary WE PAID THEM!!!

  11. Brilliant Piece Sarah Jones!

    Nobody can Schmooze like Boner, he was a GOP Asset!
    McCarthy’s claim to fame was Winning a Scratch-Off:
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/06/20/kevin_mccarthy_s_faith_and_freedom_coalition_speech_shows_his_belief_that.html

    “Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has been doing for years — calming the crazies on Fox News while selling total baloney to the public. McCarthy hasn’t Boehner’s presence or control”,
    Thank you…Sarah Jones!

    NYT blurb on this:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/01/us/politics/house-leadership-race.html?_r=0

  12. Very sad that 4 Americans died in Benghazi. Too bad these clowns are not concerned about the over 4,000 Americans who gave their lives for a lie about WMDs. How many people died when Sarah Palin put crosshairs on districts of Democratic policians, and Abby was shot in the head? A 10 year old child died, also some adults. Why no inquiry about THAT?

  13. Sorry. Gabby Giffords had her life altered forever on that day. Palin is responsible for that, plus the deaths that happened there in Tucson.

  14. Hey!

    Bernie Sanders immediately released statements criticizing and denouncing despicable actions and remarks from Republicans about Latinos, Muslims, President Obama, attacks on Planned Parenthood and other unacceptable policy issues or outrageous comments made by Republicans.

    Where is Senator Sanders’ statement condemning Kevin McCarthy and the Republicans for organizing an unethical plot to attack and lie on Hillary Clinton and deceive the American people he cares about so much?

  15. Palin should have been charged with conspiracy to murder politicians. Thats a hate crime. You know if you or I sent out propaganda aimed at gunnuts calling for someones death, wed be in jail.

  16. Class action lawsuit on behalf of every American citizen. We need to recoup every dime of the money we paid them to do a job they didnt do. No work, no pay.

  17. Harry Reid needs to reconsider and back off his support for Charles Schumer as Democratic leader in the Senate. That job rightfully belongs to Dick Durbin. Durbin is the one who secured the votes for the Iran agreement while Schumer was kissing Netanyahu’s ass and pushing for more ME war on behalf of Israel.

  18. Sanders isn’t a Democrat. He shares the GOP’s interest in keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House.

  19. Let’s not forget the Whitewater in 1990s against the Clintons.

    $50 million and that was 20 years ago. No wrongdoing was found.

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