By: Marilyn Assenheim
It didn’t take long for the Democrat ruling class, infesting Washington’s corridors, to become habituated to saying something and having it accepted as unquestioned truth. When anything happens to disrupt their sojourn amongst the unicorns of their fancy, however, Democrats have a tendency to resort to doubling-down on didactic dogma to score points, relying on volume and repetition instead of facts. They had precedents; the Nationalsozialismus party set the standard: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” – Joseph Goebbels. Unlike WWII Germany, the Democrat party doesn’t have a coherent vision for combating perceived threats to their sovereignty. Democrats should heed the rest of Goebbels’ quote: “…The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.”
For years, despite the best/worst efforts of the Democrat party to mask the cause of the Benghazi attack, the “people” have remained outraged and have refused to be “shielded from” a Democrat political scheme that has yet to be laid bare. When emails, previously withheld from Congress, were exposed John Boehner reversed his previous stance on launching investigative hearings on Benghazi.
The White House immediately tried to defuse the bomb they’d launched; Jay Carney denied that he’d ever lied then denied that the emails were about Benghazi at all. But it was too late.
The story had exploded and demand for House hearings could no longer be ducked, even by Boehner. An undisguised antagonist of the conservative base, Boehner nevertheless appointed Congressman Trey Gowdy, R-SC, a hard-line conservative, to chair the committee. Gowdy’s appointment as chairman made matters worse for Democrats. Cue Democrat panic.
Depending on who is being quoted, Democrat strategy for containing the fallout embraces muddled vehemence, sanctimonious pity, and attempts to convince America that the committee is nothing but a political gambit…occasionally all of the above. “It’s a political ploy” seems to be emerging as the favored last gasp. FOX News quoted Nancy Pelosi. Her comments displayed equal parts projection and Dissociative Identity Disorder: “What we’ve asked for is as much bipartisanship as possible…”and “The fact is this is a stunt. This is a political stunt that’s what this is. We’ve been there done this over and over again.” Then there is CNN’s report, citing Steny Hoyer. Hoyer shares Pelosi’s afflictions. First: “If they (Republicans) want to have a substantive effort, it ought to be an equally balanced committee so this is not an exercise in partisanship.” Then he urged a Democrat boycott in the next breath.: “Hoyer said he would urge all fellow Democrats to vote against the bill creating the (committee).” Hoyer’s parting shot attempted to sell the idea that a House investigation proves that Republicans believe Darryl Issa is incompetent: “Either they (the House) think Mr. Issa is a competent chairman and is pursuing a competent investigation or they don’t…” Darryl Issa, who doesn’t think he is incompetent, supports the House hearing and is a huge advocate of Gowdy’s chairmanship.
Charles Rangel, D-NY contributed to the Democrat spin cycle, sharing his own Sybil-wannabe moments via CNSnews.com:
- Ennui…”I don’t think people, Americans, Democratic or Republicans, are going to lose sleep over Benghazi.”
- Pity…“I think it’s tragic that the Republican Party would destroy itself in 2016 by not having one issue that the American people believe should be a priority…”
- Deflection…“(Darrell Issa’s Oversight Committee) has had all of these hours and days and weeks and months investigating this, that now you`re saying you have no confidence in him, so you have to bring in a new member to head up a new committee to find the answers?”
The Daily Beast, long-time supporters of POTUS, expressed author Ron Christie’s disgust with the mounting tide of Democrat subterfuge: “I read…my Daily Beast colleague Michael Tomasky’s column Wednesday, in which he asserted that the establishment of a Special Select Committee to investigate Benghazi is nothing more than bulls**t…I’m troubled by the motivation of many on the left, who have sought to demonize anyone who questions the narrative the Obama administration has spun…I’ll tell you what’s BS, Mr. Tomasky: The Obama administration has misled, dissembled, and otherwise given the finger to the families of those who lost their lives that night in service to their country…We need a Special Select Committee on Benghazi …We need truth, not bullsh*t, from the president and his administration, but so far, that’s all they’ve been shoveling.”
One can only hope, in that misguided, arrogant Democrats will elect to boycott the Benghazi hearings. Unlike Obamacare, IRS and NSA scandals and a moribund economy, this is an issue with persistent “legs.” Americans remain infuriated at the off-handed and contemptuously clumsy arguments Democrats have thrown against the wall, hoping that something, anything, would stick.
Democrats only resurrect bipartisanship when they are at a disadvantage. If Democrats in the House want to take their ball and go home it would provide definitive evidence that they are craven frauds rather than persecuted victims of Republican injustice.