Robert Ringer

Benghazi and America’s Distracted Citizenry

By Robert Ringer - Thursday, May 16, 2013

We keep hearing that the Benghazi scandal is only in its early stages, and that when all the facts come out, it could bring down the Obama administration.  Scary stuff, eh?  Well, I have news for you:  It doesn’t matter how much more information comes out — including information that leads directly to Barack Obama — there will be no serious consequences to the biggest political cover-up in modern American history.  Please quote me on that.

Darrell Issa made this clear when he recently said that it was important to find out exactly what happened in Benghazi “so policies can be put in place that will prevent it from ever happening again.”  Wow!  That Darrel fellow sure is tough:  “Put policies in place that will prevent it from ever happening again?”

Prevent what from ever happening again?  Obviously, Issa wasn’t talking about preventing a future cover-up.  Clearly, he was referring to putting policies in place to prevent another U.S. ambassador from being killed by terrorists.  No mention of impeachment, no mention of indictments, no mention of even a slap on the wrist.  Just “put policies in place that will prevent ‘it’ from ever happening again.”  It’s right up there with Hilla the Hun’s shouting, “What difference does it make?”

Can you imagine the laughter behind closed doors when Obama and his sleazy Marxist cohorts hear stuff like this?  There is nothing that brings about thundering guffaws from those on the far left like the words and actions (or nonactions) of their favorite human species — the Useful Idiotalia Phylum, which consists of humanoids with microscopic brains who pay homage to their slave masters.

The truth is that everyone is making this whole affair much too complicated.  As I have repeatedly said, where Obama is trapped in the Benghazi scandal is that he insisted, in his final debate with MittMan, that the day after the attack he called the Benghazi killings a terrorist attack.

Forget that he was talking in general terms when he used the term “terror.”  When CNN moderator Candy Crowley, addressing Romney, said, “He did, in fact, sir, call it an act of terror,” the Smart-Aleck-in-Chief quickly interjected, “Can you say that a little louder, Candy?”  That’s right, he arrogantly demanded credit for calling Benghazi a terrorist attack because it was helpful to him at the time.

The moment Obama made that wisecrack, the Benghazi cover-up was unveiled.  But today, neither Republicans nor pseudo-conservatives in the media get it.  In fact, they still argue the opposite — that Obama did not refer to Benghazi as a terrorist attack.  Big mistake.

If Obama himself was bragging that he called the Benghazi attack “an act of terror,” I say give him what he wished for.  Then, only one question is relevant:  Why did he (perhaps through a subordinate, but it was Barack Obama who gave the order) direct Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to appear on five major television shows and unequivocally state that the Benghazi attack had nothing to do with terrorism and that it was, in fact, a result of a “spontaneous demonstration” over an anti-Islamic online video?

Only Republicans would allow America’s number-one enemy to have it both ways.  If it was a terrorist attack — as Obama insisted it was during the CNN debate — Republicans should relentlessly remind everyone of what he said.  Then put Susan Rice and Hilla the Hun under oath and grill them unmercifully until they give the names — repeat, names — of those who directed them to spread the video lie on five major Sunday shows.

Right now, the best the Dirty Dems have been able to come up with as a defense is to have Jay Carney brush the whole thing aside as “old news.”  That’s right, poor Jay Carney, looking as though he’s about to break into tears while simultaneously wetting his diapers, no longer sees the need to defend what happened, because it’s “old news.”  And he’s right, because the average disinterested American doesn’t have a long enough attention span to ask the question, “But what does the fact that it’s old news have to do with explaining what happened?”

Plus, Carney insists that the whole thing is just politics.  Note to Jay:  Everything that happens in Washington is politics!  So, again, it’s something that is not relevant to answering the question.

The sad truth is that neither BHO nor Hilla need to worry about a serious investigation into the Benghazi cover-up so long as useful idiotalia Johnny Boehner has their backs.  Boehner, of course, continues to insist that a select committee to investigate the Benghazi affair is unnecessary because it hasn’t “risen to that level.”  Sounds eerily similar to Geraldo Rivera’s favorite line, “It doesn’t rise to the level of impeachment.”  What a splendid couple Johnny and Geraldo would make if they ever decided to run off to Brazil together and set up housekeeping.

Boehner, in fact, insisted that such a committee would be a waste of time and money.  Note to Johnny:  Everything Congress does is a waste of time and money!

With no serious effort being made to get to the bottom of the Benghazi cover-up, it’s quite easy for the Master of Distraction to have Republicans foaming all over themselves, chasing down irrelevant information to avoid zeroing in on the fact that he himself wanted credit for calling Benghazi a terrorist attack long before Susan Rice was sent out to tell a totally different story on five major talk shows.

Fortunately, the bodacious boy wonder in the White House doesn’t have to worry about the truth coming out about a mundane issue like Benghazi, because he knows he can count on circus fare like Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men, and Swamp People to keep the citizenry distracted.  And you wonder why they call this a great country?

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20 Responses to “Benghazi and America’s Distracted Citizenry”

  1. paul whitfield says:

    enjoy your commentary always. ranks with Mark Levin and Glenn Beck. is there anytone in your opinion willing or able to turn the tide for this government? will Boehner and co never get the job done?

  2. Harley says:

    In answer to your question Paul, sadly, NO!

    • Quo Vadis says:

      This administration is corrupt from the top down. I agree; nothing can be done
      other than to let the whole sordid litany of scandals go on and on and on.
      In the meantime, we are supposed to be placated with ongoing lies that are
      plainly exposed as such. Nixon was crooked. Carter was incompetent. Now
      we have a practitioner of both attributes.

  3. Larry says:

    You couldn't write a movie script like the one we watch from DC everyday. It has actually become humorous to see such blatant disregard for the truth and actually doing what's best for this Country. My wife and I laugh through our tears as we watch our Country decend into this sesspool. I have the solution to all this nonsense. The movie "Shooter" with Mark Wahlburg had a novel solution to dealing with dishonest, evil and downright filthy politiicians. Ah….where is Marky Mark when you really need him……..

  4. Reality Seeker says:

    "There will be no serious consequences…..Please quote me on that."

    If you don't mind, I'd rather quote Shakespeare:

    "To whom do lions cast their gentle looks?

    Not to the beast that would usurp their den.

    Whose hand is that the forest bear doth lick?

    Not his that spoils her young before her face.

    Who 'scapes the lurking serpent's mortal sting?

    Not he that sets his foot upon her back.

    The smallest worm will turn being trodden on…

    ….and doves will peck in safeguard of their brood"…..

    Right now, Obama is having a Shakespearean moment, i.e., the worms are starting to turn.

    There is cumulative pressure mounting on BHO. BHO is already a lame duck, but most people don't know it, yet. The turning point in BHO's presidency was his failed effort in winning the gun-control fight in the Senate.

    Benghazi, the AP affair and the revelations about the IRS targeting the Tea Party has now put BHO on the defensive—-and all of this, just months after beating the shit out of Shitt Romney. My, my how the worms have turned…..

    • Reality Seeker says:

      And don't forget that soon the dimwitted worms are going to get a real taste of Obama-Care, and when that happens, millions will turn on their Worm-in-chief, BHO.

      Furthermore, the biggest event has yet to unfold; namely, the sovereign debt-bubble going POP! And the chances are very good that BHO will still be president when that cataclysmic event happens….. Talk about consequences… No Worm-in-Chief is going to wiggle out of that event— no matter how slick he is….lol

      • Dan says:

        RS, nice to see you here. I'm not as confident as you are about BHO getting his well deserved "credit" for the destructive nature of his policies. He's a folk hero to knaves and fools everywhere. A little dancing and finger pointing seem to carry him far in today's world. I've become a cynic… ya think?

        • Reality Seeker says:

          A "folk hero".


          At the end of BHO's second term he will still be a folk hero to some and a messiah to others, but just another statist worm, nonetheless and none-the-more, to millions upon millions of disapointed amerikans.

          To be clear, I don't think that anything much in amerika is going to get better before it gets worse; and I don't believe for a minute that the GOP is going to improve the average worm's day-to-day situation, but I do believe, however, that the majority of amerikan worms will dislike Obama by the time his second term has expired. This will open a small window in 2016 for somebody to squeeze through— somebody like Ted Cruz and/or Rand Paul….Yes, it's a long, long shot, I know.

          Of course there will be an attempt by BHO's worshipers to portray him as a neo-FDR, but that's going to be a losing proposition. Meanwhile, BHO is still very dangerous, indeed, no doubt about that.

  5. texas wolfie says:

    If lying is indeed a mortal sin, it seems God will need a high speed freight elevator to send Jay Carney and company to that awful place reserved for liars.

  6. Rocketman says:

    Mr. Ringer while we are normally in agreement your forgetting one important detail, the Obama administration tapping the AP' phone lines for two months. A lot of the older reporters remember Watergate and remember Richard (I am not a crook) Nixon personally and they see the similarities to it. It's one thing to tap the average person's phone and it's another to tap THEIRS. They MAY not give him any kind of deference now. And that also may apply to his birth certificate and draft registration card which Sheriff Joe Arpiho has investigated and found to be fraudulent.

  7. Pitch says:

    "As the Worm Turns!"
    That has a nice twisting twang to it? Sounds as if it could easily be made into America's next big blockbuster daytime TV distraction for the dumbed down masses. Perhaps in conjunction with Swamp Man looking for fish bait while making plans to do a little gold claim jumping in them thar hills…Damn, ain't it a shame to be living in the last days of Amerika; just waiting for George (that famous Jew) Soros to bring the whole damn mess crashing down for his final pay-off…

  8. John Fallon says:

    You all seem to forget the dozen or so embassy attacks under the prior crook to live in the White House. He allowed more deaths without a cover up since no one in congess had the guts to ask.

    • texas wolfie says:

      Please explain how Mr Bush "allowed deaths". Are you saying he was a conspirator? If you have that news, the FBI would be very interested in talking to you. But of course you don't, you just love to hate on a man long gone.

  9. Lawrence Ekdahl, says:

    Face it! our president could not have done these things along with the cover up lies without a lot of help from the so called news media and both parties in the senate and the house.
    America is doomed. God has given us these bums because we as a nation have commited heinous sins and are getting what we deserve.

  10. PitBull says:

    All form. No substance. That's the mantra the 'distracted citizenry' likes…voted for…watches on tv….goes in for at the t.h.e.a.t.e.r…couples with….and now totally believes. The pc culture of 2013 has been brewing since the sophomoric '60s. This is its finest hour! BHO and Michelle and Hillary and Bill and the libs and the academic and administrative elites – this is their country as of May 16, 2013.

    Regrets anyone?

    • Dan says:

      You're right PitBull, this is their country. The election-show-commercials and "debates" have the substance of 3rd grade cartoons. The fact that so many people apparently find them appropriate for serious consumption… well can I say? It's so far beyond pathetic and silly, it's embarrassing.

  11. Phil says:

    "Only Republicans would allow America’s number-one enemy to have it both ways."

    -Amen Robert. I would say that the GOP might even be a more sinister enemy of freedom than the Democratic Party, inasmuch as the former pretends to believe in liberty but is either too stupid to "move forward" towards reaching that goal or too corrupt to give up its share of statist power to do so. Either way, an abominable group of people.

    • Dan says:

      "I would say that the GOP might even be a more sinister enemy of freedom than the Democratic Party…"

      I absolutely agree.

      Ayn Rand considered the republican party responsible for the demise of liberty in America for the reasons you stated.

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