And So It Begins Again

 Posted by at 10:27 am  Politics
Nov 122012

For that last four years, the Republican Party has sabotaged America in an effort to make Barack Obama look bad, blame the Democrats, and return to power.  For their trouble, they lost their bid for the White House.  They also lost two Senate seats, despite their overwhelming advantage that the Democrats were defending 23 seats to their 10.  They maintained control of the House, only because they abused power to stack the deck, as Democratic candidates received over half a million more votes than Republicans.  Since voters gave Obama and the Democrats a clear mandate to govern, Republicans should have realized that their strategy will not work.


Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) implied he would block anyone President Obama appointed to lead the Department of State — especially current U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice — if they were at all involved with the handling of the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Speaking on CBS’ Face the Nation, Graham called the consulate “a death trap for months” and suggested he would prevent anyone involved in the Administration’s response to the attack from taking the top job at State…

…Watch it:


While it’s certainly true that Benghazi was a terrible tragedy, there’s simply no evidence that it was the sort of massive, disqualifying scandal that Graham says it is. Detailed, exhaustive reporting on the issue has shown that there was no “smoking gun” of a coverup nor any massive failure to respond to the attack with proportionate force. This wealth of evidence has led former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, no Democratic partisan, to say that the massive overreation [sic] from people like Graham is overblown and that “it’s probably better to let the relevant bodies do their work.”

Graham’s hard line on this non-issue is in line with the combative, obstructionist tone taken by his boss, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell, who said “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president” last term, is now ruling out any compromise with the President and Congressional Democrats on taxes… [emphasis added]

Inserted from <Think Progress>

The positions of  Graham and McConnell make so little sense that there must be some other explanation for it, and I think I know what it is.  Both Lindsey Poo and Bought Bitch Mitch face reelection in just two years.  I’ll just bet they are scared to death of being Teabuggered in the primary.  The fools should fear voters more than baggers, but it appears that they are intent on returning to what just failed.  Here we go again.


  18 Responses to “And So It Begins Again”

  1. Lindsay Graham really let THAT cat out of the bag?  That's hilarious.  As long as they keep thinking like that, the Dems will continue to win the hearts and minds of the people.

  2. Slow learners ?  But my question always is- what is under the surface ? Bitch Mitch needs to be more respectful of the people he wants to vote for him!

    • While I would never use the term "retards" to refer to people with mental disabilities, it does seem an appropriate term for Republicans.

  3. I just wonder if are going spend the next 4 yrs  listening to the republian/tea party act like cry babies and still not get anything done?  While President Obama does all the work?  Graham and well as most of the party seem to think all they need to do focus on immigration.  As far as Benghazi it would seem the smoking gun is information was not even told to the president   I wonder if this was not in the plan to un seat Obama.  Unusual suspects include Romney, FBI ,general Petraeus and his cover up, Cantor and of course Susan Rice.  To name a few the good the bad and the ugly.  And we still have the cliff,taxes and the nuts

  4. As I listened, I couldn't help think back to 11 September 2001 and the terrorist attacks on the WTC, the Pentagon, and the would be attempt on the Capitol building that fell short and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.  There were approximately 3,000 deaths plus economic damage that went on for months and years.  As I recall, there was a lot of who knew what and when, and that intelligence information was ignored until after the fact.  From Wikipedia:

    [The 9/11 Commission was] Formed from an independent bipartisan group of mostly former Senators, Representatives, and Governors, the commissioners explained, "We believe the 9/11 attacks revealed four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management" The commission made numerous recommendations on how to prevent future attacks, and in 2011 was dismayed that several of its recommendations had yet to be implemented.

    McConnell was elected a senator from Kentucky in 1985, while Lindsey Graham was elected a Representative from South Carolina in 1995 switching to the Senate in 2003.  So why did they not rant and carry on about the Bush administration failures in conjunction with 9/11,  as they they have so clearly done with the Benghazi incident and it's tragic loss of 4 Americans?  As Think Progress puts it: "While it’s certainly true that Benghazi was a terrible tragedy, there’s simply no evidence that it was the sort of massive, disqualifying scandal that Graham says it is."
    I agree that Lindsey, McConnell and others have blown the Benghazi incident out of all proportions in a fit of partisan politics, and definitely in no way as an attempt to get at any truth.  I also agree with you TC that these two probably fear the wrath of that rabid dog, the Tea Party, more than they do the electorate.  After all, look what happened to Dick Lugar.
    It is way past time that American voters actually looked at what their representatives do in Washington, and put some serious thought into discerning what is important to them and why, and how their representatives are helping them towards those goals.

  5. They didn't rant and rave in about inaction before the 9-11-2001 attacks because Baby Bush was in charge then.
    We didn't have a Black, Kenyan, Muslim as President. We had a Texan whose father just happened to be a former director of the CIA and former President.

  6. I'm looking forward to watching the rest of these obstructionists lose their seats in the Senate and the House during the next election.

  7. I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am that McConnell represents my state!

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