Monday, November 02, 2015

Benghazi: Is the GOP Letting Hillary Get Away with Murder?

By Teri O'Brien

Four Americans were abandoned in Benghazi. It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that Mrs. Clinton, and by extension, Barack Obama, are getting away with murder. Why?

Predictably, the democrats, both elected and unelected, the latter often called “journalists” pronounced Hillary Clinton’s “performance” at what was supposed to be a Congressional hearing, investigating and attempting to learn the truth about the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, a smashing success. And quite a performance it was. Gone was the ear-splitting screech “What difference at this point does it make?” replaced with a somber countenance, seeming to hold back tears, as she scolded the committee over all the sleep she lost over the death of her “friend” Ambassador Stevens, the only ambassador killed on duty since 1979.

Never mind that, despite the Official Story from state-controlled media that “we learned nothing,” courtesy of Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) withering questioning, we got a second smoking gun, proving that Hillary’s knew she was lying when she tried to sell the ridiculous story that a YouTube video effectively killed these brave men. (The first smoking gun was 9/14/12 email by then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes, explaining how designated mouthpiece Susan Rice should be put together before her appearances on all the Sunday talk shows. This message, with the subject line “RE: PREP CALL with Susan, Saturday at 4:00 pm ET.”  written just two days after the attack, which incidentally happened on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil in our history, stated that the “goal” was “To underscore that these protests are rooted in and Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”) Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) effectively connected the dots on the need for Mrs. Clinton to pretend that the policy that she and Barack Obama pursued in Libya was a success when in fact it turned the country into a terrorist playground. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) exposed the fact that Ambassador Stevens made 600 requests for increased security prior to the attack, all of which were ignored by Mrs. Clinton’s State Department. In addition to those three crucial points, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) exposed the fact that Hillary violated an existing law when she didn’t sign a waiver required by Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA), 22 USC § 4865 2(B)(ii).

We knew in advance that the sycophantic media would slobber all over Mrs. Clinton no matter what she said. Of course, she didn’t really say anything new. She’s a cool, calculated congenital liar who repeats her lies over and over again until she wears everyone out, then declares her misconduct “old news.” Still, I fear that far too many members of the public accept the state-controlled media “nothing to see here” official story. These 4 Americans were abandoned, It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that Mrs. Clinton, and by extension, Barack Obama, are getting away with murder. Why? Did the GOP drop the ball at the hearing?

No, they didn’t, but I fear that the facts that they brought out will be drowned out, especially in the minds of the average low-information voter. The GOP still seems not to understand that it’s not enough to have facts, logic and law on your side, especially when the media will work 24/7 to deceive the public.

Every GOP spokesperson, and everyone who would like see Hillary’s lies highlighted in the eyes of the public, must take a page from the liberal playbook and repeat the following same talking points in every single conversation and/or interview about the Benghazi Select Committee investigation.

They must not be allowed to create a “Hillary v. The Evil Republicans” Show Hillary wins when she is a victim. She wanted a public hearing, not the committee. Why? Because she and her apparatchiks in the media set up the expectation that Rep. Gowdy and his fellow Republicans created this committee to “get Hillary,” a complete falsehood. Of course, imbecile Rep. Kevin McCarthy provided an assist there, which was extremely unfortunate. Trey Gowdy is an impossible situation. The media celebrates the fact that he never nailed her with a killing blow, which was never the objective of her testimony because this was NOT a prosecution, then says they never landing a killing blow to her story.

Talking point: Mrs. Clinton is one of approximately 75 witnesses we are interviewing to try to get to the truth. We are far from finished. We appreciate her appearance, and will continue our work on behalf the American people.

They must not continue to accept Hillary’s story about the YouTube video. I am aware that Rep. Jordan’s withering questioning exposed Hillary’s duplicity by highlighting previously-unseen emails between her, her daughter Chelsea, the president of Egypt and Libyan officials, and the statement she released that same night blaming the video. That’s not what I’m talking about. They accepted as a given that the video was the cause of the demonstrations in Cairo, which is also not true. As Andy McCarthy noted back in 2014, the whole “riots in Cairo” over a video, which makes the Benghazi lie easier to sell, is also a lie. Thanks to Obama’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood policies, Egypt had also become a haven for terrorists. From Mr. McCarthy’s piece:

"In the weeks before September 11, 2012, these jihadists plotted to attack the U.S. embassy in Cairo. In fact, the Blind Sheikh’s son threatened a 1979 Iran-style raid on the embassy: Americans would be taken hostage to ransom for the Blind Sheikh’s release from American prison (he is serving a life sentence). Other jihadists threatened to burn the embassy to the ground — a threat that was reported in the Egyptian press the day before the September 11 protests.”

Talking point: Thanks to Obama administration policies, these Islamic terrorists who are determined to murder as many Americans as possible have found sanctuary in a turbulent Middle East. They don’t need obscure internet videos to justify attacks on American facilities on the anniversary of 9/11. Not anticipating that it would happen shows either callous disregard for American lives or breathtaking incompetence.

They must not continue to allow Hillary, Obama and their various mouthpieces to repeat the talking point about the “7 investigations.”

Previous investigations were very limited in scope. The Accountability Review Board investigation that the bleat on about endlessly didn’t even interview Hillary!

Talking point: We appreciate that there have been some limited inquiries into what happened in Benghazi on 9/11/12, but can we really say the subject is closed when we didn’t even know about Mrs. Clinton’s private email server until March of this year? Just this month, over 3 years after the attack, we got Ambassador Stevens emails. How can we say we’ve had a thorough investigation when that’s the case? Forgive me for saying it, but we are serious people, unlike so many members of the media criticizing our work while knowing virtually nothing about it.

Sadly, in the age of the Kardashians, facts take a back seat to messaging. Don’t fight it, GOP. Get in the game.

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