Speaking of “Fast and Furious,” the GOP has its own version starring Attorney General Eric Holder as Harvey Dent (Two-Face) and Obama as The Joker, or is it the other way around. It is difficult to keep up considering the latest scheduled hearing on Benghazi represents number six or seven. You would think that after nearly two years of investigations, twenty-five thousand pages of documents and GOP House Intelligent Committee Chairman Mike Rogers admitting his investigation uncovered no evidence to support White House conspiracy theories republicans would cease production of this forced and boring story (no offense to the victims). But then again, we are talking about republicans are we not?
That said we all know where this is going do we not? There is no doubt what the republicans hope to achieve provided this fall’s election yield the desired results in the senate. Many on the right, pundits and politicians alike it seems have floated the idea of impeaching President Obama even before the president lowered his hand after taking the oath of office. Charges Obama is soft on foreign policy dominate republican talking points one week asserting that he (Obama) did little or nothing to defend Ambassador Chris Stevens who along with three other American diplomats were killed during the attack on the American embassy in Libya 9/11/12. Moreover, that Obama along with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conspired to hide their alleged blatant disregard of American lives.
However, the next week’s talking points accuse Obama of being a tyrannical dictator strong-arming the American people with threats to take away not only their right to bear arms but also their right to oppress their fellowman. It’s one thing to be called out by your opponent but to be called out by a uppity negro is another thing entirely. How dare he? Speaking of daring, the Joe McCarthy wannabe of the 21st century Texas Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz recently released his latest nonsensical ramblings regarding President Obama’s administration. Titled “The Legal Limit Report No. 4,” the paper outlines 76 separate abuses of power. Cruz writes that no aspect of Obama’s presidency is more troubling than his “persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat.” Not surprisingly, Cruz sees as the most egregious example of Obama’s tyranny being of course, ‘Obamacare’.
Preceding his fellow Texan (Cruz) in impeachable rhetoric, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas October of last year distributed to every U.S. House member a copy of his book, “Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office.” Stockman argued that, “From Benghazi to Fast and Furious to crony deals for ‘green’ energy to Obamacare the lawless Obama administration must be reined in. I am calling on Congress to establishment Select Committees on these scandals with full subpoena power.” Although Stockman’s call for the formation of a select committee met initial skepticism, a recent discovery of White House emails purportedly gave Speaker Boehner cover to form said select committee.
Emails notwithstanding, the fact the families involved are against further investigation and perhaps a desire on the part of the GOP to respect their (families) wishes should one would hope, tamp down the GOP’s thirst for Obama blood. But then again we are talking about the GOP are we not? As a proud card-carrying member of the Fourth Estate, I cannot help but be somewhat disappointed in TV journalists. I mean really, if someone is constantly telling me the White House is lying, this is what I would ask.
Me: Congressman or Senator, do you for a certainty know what took place at the embassy? Do you sir have any direct knowledge concerning the actions of President Obama and Secretary Clinton immediately following the attack? No? Well Congressman or Senator if you do not know with any certainty or have any direct knowledge, how can you say sir the American people have been lied too? Cutttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt. That’s a wrap.
~~~ by Jay Arrington, The Maryland Daily Examiner