Happy Mother’s Day!
I’ve been following this lastest round of Benghazi bullshit from the wingnuts (apparently their All Obamacare, All of the Time strategy is bombing), and was intrigued by this story from Major Garrett (former Fox Noise WH reporter) on CBS. Apparently the Republicans changed the quotes from the email that they point to as a smoking gun — meaning that they lied to re-ignite this thing and get the attention of the media. Of course, the media will bypass the fact that they were lied to in order to get their front seats to all of the falsified spectacle (It doesn’t appear to me that CBS even tweeted out their own story on this.) Take a look:
On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes: “We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation.”
But it turns out that in the actual email, Rhodes did not mention the State Department.
It read: “We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation.”
Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an email written by State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland.
The Republican version quotes Nuland discussing, “The penultimate point is a paragraph talking about all the previous warnings provided by the Agency (CIA) about al-Qaeda’s presence and activities of al-Qaeda.”
The actual email from Nuland says: “The penultimate point could be abused by members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings.”
So how does anyone think that this isn’t a charade when Republicans have to rewrite the evidence to be able to get attention?
And while I’m talking about Benghazi, where are the Democrats on this? I get that they are weighing their options for participating in this charade, but what I want to know is when they start running against a Congress that has multiple sham hearings on Obamacare and on Benghazi and still doesn’t care about employment for Americans or bettering the economy. There are no polls that show that Americans think that Benghazi is a top problem and tons of them that show that Americans to think that the economy and employment are. The GOP is hugely vulnerable on this and I want to know when they get beat up for not doing their jobs.
What interests you today?