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…
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]
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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.