Mike Huckabee, speaking about the violence in Benghazi, on Fox News:
“It was a planned, coordinated, orchestrated attack led by terrorists,
terrorists, Bill, and this White House has to explain
why it hasn’t owned up to that. Why it can’t say it … Let’s go back.
Richard Nixon was forced out of office because he lied. And because he
covered some stuff up. I’m going to be blunt and tell you this. Nobody
died in Watergate. We have people who are dead because of this. There
are questions to be answered and Americans ought to demand to get
Let me remind you that Mike Huckabee is regarded far and wide as a responsible political commentator, has been the Governor of Arkansas, and finished second to John McCain in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2008. This is the voice of the current Republican establishment. It has become acceptable for them to champion the lunatic notion that Obama needs to be impeached. If this is how far they have deteriorated, is there anyone on earth who thinks that a tea party dominated House of Representatives will not once again find an idiotic excuse to file impeachment charges against Obama, as they did against Clinton?
Let me remind you of the history of recent Presidencies:
Nixon (Republican)- Forced to resign after massive corruption, including the first attorney general in history to end up in prison.
Ford (Republican)- For those who don't remember, it was under Ford, not Carter that interest rates exploded, although Republicans have spent the intervening decades blaming this on Carter. Here's a picture of Ford wearing a button that says WIN, for "whip inflation now."
Reagan-Bush 1 (Republican)- Tax policies, destruction of regulations, and moral insensitivity set the stage for the economic collapse of this country. Deified by Republicans.
Clinton (Democrat)- Eight years of peace and prosperity, resulting in a balanced budget, and a chance to pay off the national debt. Impeached by Republicans in the greatest Constitutional abuse in the history of this country. Victim of an ongoing attempt to portray him as a rapist, murderer, drug dealer, etc.
Bush 2 (Republican)- Destroyed the economy, destroyed the United States' moral position in the world, well, you know the rest. So far, Republicans have tried to obliterate his memory.
Obama (Democrat)- Saved the country from a depression, made the first real progress toward health care reform in decades, led a careful and highly successful foreign policy strategy. Savaged beyond anything we have seen before, subject to endless Republican racist attacks, lies and smears about him.
And they are not done yet. The Democrats have never held Republicans responsible in any way for the almost endless series of attacks they have perpetrated on our democratic system, and until a lot of these people are tried, convicted and punished, they will continue to act like the spoiled, infantile monsters they are.