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GOP: Gone Fishing

The speed at which the Republican party has pivoted off  an embarrassing thrashing and on to not one but two non-scandals is astounding. And shows that the GOP spin doctors are still operating at an incredibly high level of efficiency.

This grasping of straws is a sorry and thinly veiled attempt to tie the President to a wrong doing. With the end goal of impeachment, A result that would be devastating to the conservative cause in Washington and throughout the country, but more on that later.

Let’s take a look at these wannabe scandals  and why they have no legs. First up the Benghazi embassy attack. The claim is that the White House denied help to the embassy when it was under attack. Well besides just being a a flat out lie

“Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told Yahoo News by email.

is also illogical. According to the White House the only thing in the area was an unarmed drone. Fighters and AC130 gunships were purposed but seen as impractical.

The “basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” he said during a joint question-and-answer session with Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

To quote the movie The Siege.  ”The Army is a broad sword, not a scalpel.” You can see videos of the kinds of damage either fighter jets or AC130 Gunships can do all over youtube. It’s not exact and it’s not pretty. The collateral damage would have been tremendous.  That’s what being the President is about. Making hard calls when both choices are absolutely fucking terrible.

The second would be the resignation of General Petraeus. The reason he had to go as head of the CIA is because  you can’t be in a position to become a victim of  blackmail. So because of our social norms in the United States adultery is frowned on and could be used against you. Anyone that has done any security work for the government can tell you that they want to know everything about you. Up to and including you credit score. So when you work for the CIA  and you get caught cheating on your wife you’ve gotta go plain and simple.

So with these two non-issues the Right is looking to discredit and ultimately impeach the president for some yet to be discovered wrong doing. But the question you have to ask is. Is that what you really want? Do you want a disgraced Obama that hands the keys over to a President Biden with nothing to lose? If you don’t like the President then you are gonna hate Biden. Say goodbye to the “grand bargain”, and  bullying of the President that Obama allows (Which I can’t stand by the way) to keep the peace. And say hello to an unleashed pit bull that finally gets the keys to the car. Let it go neocon’s, let it go.



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