Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wingnut Wrapup- BENGHAZI!!!!!!! Special Edition

All Benghazi, all the time!

So the deeply pathetic House Benghazi committee released its Repubicans-only report today, and guess what it contained?  Eight hundred pages of nothing.  What a surprise.  Even the miserable fanatics on the committee (with the exception of two of them, who produced their own "report" repeating every one of the long-discredited lies that have been all the Republicans have ever had) couldn't repeat the charges that they have been making for four years, in print for the world to see forever.  So, how did the wingnut blogs respond?  Well, pretty much as expected:

Guy benson, Town Hall:  " More Lies: Newly-Discovered Withheld Emails Highlight Hillary's Unaccountability, Possible Perjury"

No they don't.  But with Benghazi turning into such a bust, I guess they are going with a lie they think they haven't worn out yet.

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "FLASHBACK: When Hillary Stood in Front of Flag Draped Coffins And Lied About a Video"

Because maybe if we repeat a lying smear for the ten thousandth time, someone will believe it.

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  "Committee Report: Secretary of Defense Panetta Ordered Military Assets For Benghazi, They Never Moved"

Katie says later in the article that "they never arrived."  That's a lot different than "they never moved," isn't it?  They didn't get there in time.  Boy, Katie has been a busy little liar today.

'The question remaining is why the assets never made it. According to the report, President Obama said during the attack to "do everything possible to help our people...Could it be that military assets never left the ground because the State Department was arguing about which uniforms the Marines should have been wearing on their rescue missing? Wow. "

Could it be that the assets never made it because Obama and Hillary were in a meeting with lizard people from outer space?  Could be...

And this is a lie with some real staying power:

Streiff, Red State:  "When the Benghazi Phone Rang At 3AM, Hillary Clinton Was Obsessed Over What Clothing the Marines Should Wear"

The desperation with which the Republicans are trying to salvage some scandal from their disastrous House Benghazi hatchet job is spectacular.  By the way, by 3 am Washington time, the whole thing was over, but that doesn't stop the Republicans from adding this to their stack of Benghazi lies too.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Hillary Responds to Scathing Benghazi Report: “It’s Time to Move On”

"Scathing," in this case, being Republican speak for "absolutely nothing of substance; i.e. a complete rout of the Republican liars."  They should thank their lucky stars that Hillary is willing to walk away from this Republican disgrace, instead of grinding it in their faces forever.

"House Republicans released their final report on the Benghazi attacks Tuesday morning. The report concludes what we already knew. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton DID NOTHING to save US lives in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. They spent precious time instead during the attack concocting a lie they would tell the American public about the terrorist attack."

The report, of course, revealed nothing of the kind, but that won't stop pathological liars like Jim Hoft from repeating the same tired falsehoods forever, nor will it stop their ignorant, vicious base from lapping it up.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Rep. Trey Gowdy RIPPED the media after the Benghazi report was released today.  The media used the Democrat talking points to attack Gowdy and the committee on Tuesday. The first reporter asked if this was a wise use of taxpayer dollars. Democrats said no new information was presented in the GOP report.  Trey Gowdy let the media have it!"

Have what?  A trophy for telling the truth?  No, he was extremely angry with them for pointing out that he has spent two years making a gigantic, malicious fool of himself.  By the way, one more confirmation here that the phrase "Democratic talking points" is Republican talk for "the truth."

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Benghazi Report: State Dept Withheld Requested Weapons to Agents Because They Were Not “Aesthetically Pleasing” 

Oh, grow up, Jim.  As we might have expected, Jim has been a particularly busy boy this morning.

Breitbart:  "Sharyl Attkisson: Obama and Clinton Lied to the Public, ‘Impeded the Investigation’

This latest lie from Sharyl Attkisson, who, if you don't remember her, was pretty much drummed from the respectable media for promoting an entirely fictional account of what happened in Benghazi.  That's why she's hanging with the Breitbart people these days.

"In the end, Republicans say the White House “impeded the investigation” making it impossible to answer all outstanding questions. "

That must be the explanation for them coming up with nothing after a two year, multimillion dollar inquisition.  It just couldn't be that the whole thing was a partisan lie-fest from the beginning.

Breitbart:  "Exclusive — Sarah Palin: Administration Lies, Soldiers Die. Yes, Hillary, at Every Point ‘It Matters’

Sarah Palin.  Enough said.  As a sort of thought experiment, just imagine what it might have been like if Sarah Palin had been running security in Benghazi.  Maybe she could have had Todd and her sons go over there, get drunk and beat up the terrorists.

Neil W. McCabe, Breitbart:  "Exclusive: GOP Committee Members: Benghazi Report Proves Hillary Clinton Unfit For White House"

Apparently because she lied so much that she prevented the committee members from finding something to impeach her for.  This in the report from two Republican committee members who were infuriated that the partisan hack Republican report didn't tell enough lies.

Larry O'Connor, Hot Air:  "Benghazi report details Obama/Clinton failures before, during and after deadly attacks"

Just not very many of them, and none of any consequence.  Oh well, you've got to go to war with the lies you have, as I think someone once said.

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax:  "Newt Gingrich: Clinton 'Lied While Americans Were Dying' in Benghazi"

Well, with the opinion of that celebrated champion of the truth, Newt Gingrich, I think we'll have to leave this subject.  The garbage goes on and on, but you get the idea.  The Benghazi committee was a partisan hatchet job built on lies from the very day it started. We all know this, and yesterday's essentially content-free report was just the last dying gasp of a particularly unappealing monster.


Zog said...

I would not be so tough on Republicans for their repetition on Benghazi. I understand most of them are Christians, and they are merely trying to obey Proverbs 26:11.

--"As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly."

Damon Head said...
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Zog said...

Just how does someone post a comment that gets deleted, now that you're moderating them to stop the bad ones from getting posted?

Green Eagle said...

It happens like this: The comment was one of dozens of obnoxious remarks posted by Dikram under false names since I stopped rising to his bait. I accidentally allowed it by hitting the wrong button on my I-pad, while in the waiting room at the Dentist.