Nancy Pelosi is upset that Benghazi is coming up again. The 2014 elections are getting closer every day, and the news is not good for Democrats. (They shouldn’t worry too much since the Republicans are apt to blow what chance they have of taking the Senate and expanding their lead in the House.)
New email revelations seem to embroil the White House in lies and a cover-up.
Pelosi sees it all slipping away. The media feel betrayed, so they are not acting like the usual Obama lap dogs they’ve been.
Pelosi’s panicking so she pulls the “there’s nothing to see here” diversion tactic. Here’s what she said about new email revelations about the White House narrative on Benghazi and the anti-Muslim film that Obama and Co. said was the cause of the uprising (as if that’s an excuse to kill people):
“I haven’t seen that, but what I will say is, again: Diversion, subterfuge. Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren’t we talking about something else? Whatever was in that, what I know of what I’ve read in the press about those emails, was very consistent with what was put out there before. I don’t think there’s anything new there.”
By the way, we are talking about other things. Where does Nancy want me to start?
I remember the Watergate hearings like it was yesterday. You couldn’t escape Watergate. It was everywhere. “Public Television aired all 250 hours of testimony that summer.” Here’s how ABC described what took place:
“Millions of U.S. households bore witness to the Senate Watergate Committee’s tactical destruction of White House subterfuge, methodically convincing Americans that perhaps ‘Tricky Dick’ was more than some absurd distortion of the president’s legacy-in-waiting.”
It’s no surprise that “a month after the televised hearings, which started May 17, 1973. . . , an astonishing 97 percent of Americans had heard of Watergate.” The media love a Republican scandal and will do everything to cover-up a Democrat scandal.
Watergate is so ingrained in our psyche that nearly every new scandal is a “-gate.” Wikipedia has an entire page dedicated to the topic.
There is one significant difference between Watergate and Benghazi. No one died during the Watergate break in. No one was dragged through the streets. Did people lie? Sure they did. Some even went to jail.
Here’s what John Boehner said about the ongoing scandal:
“Four Americans lost their lives in Benghazi, and this White House has gone to extraordinary lengths to mislead, obstruct, and obscure what actually took place. I am appalled to learn that the administration concealed relevant documents after the House subpoenaed all emails related to the misleading talking points. When four Americans die at the hands of terrorists, the families of the victims – and the American people – deserve the full, unvarnished truth and nothing less. Instead, this White House has been callously dismissive of our efforts to get answers. The House has a constitutional obligation to carry out oversight of the administration, and the president has an obligation to cooperate. This evasiveness must end. Our investigation into the events of that September night is going to continue until this White House owns up to the truth – and until these terrorists are brought to justice.”
Hillary and her election minions had hoped the Benghazi scandal would be ancient history by now. It still may be. At this point, it’s up to the Republicans and the alternative press to keep the pressure on.