By: Marilyn Assenheim
When Business Insider chooses to spotlight political arrogance and stupidity by running a story, you know it’s got to be good. On Thursday former White House National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor was interviewed by Bret Baier on FOX News. Baier’s questions peppered an increasingly irate Vietor: “Vietor…wasn’t really able to answer Baier on various questions, telling him he ‘believes so’ or that he didn’t remember. ‘You don’t remember?’ Baier asked, to which Vietor responded, ‘Dude, this was like two years ago. We’re still talking about the most mundane process … we’re talking about the process of editing talking points. That’s what bureaucrats do all day long.’”
Baier should have been ashamed of himself for focusing on Benghazi cover-ups, a “mundane” topic. Perhaps Baier should have urged Vietor to talk about his own history instead of Benghazi emails…so two years ago. Vietor began working for The Lyin’ King by driving his press van. This, presumably, qualified him for White House National Security spokesman. Vietor started a “political communications” firm with former POTUS speechwriter, Jon Favreau, in 2013. Judging from Veitor’s keen display of the language with Baier one can only wonder how that’s working out.
Despite Baier having been reprimanded by Vietor, like some wingman in a 14-year old Ashton Kutcher stoner movie, Baier countered: “Dude it is the thing that everybody’s talking about!” Outrage over Benghazi is intensifying. Vietor’s riff on Hillary’s “what difference at this point does it make?” isn’t flying.
The White House is in full CYA mode regarding the recently uncovered email. Despite bald-faced denials, the email points squarely at the White House as the source of a premeditated cover-up of the Benghazi travesty. Caught in an outright lie, tarring everyone from The Lyin’ King, the less-than-troubled former Secretary of State, “Sir Edmund Hillary” Clinton to email recipient Susan Rice, they all indignantly parroted identical talking points assigned them in the email.
Jay Carney, such a bad liar one could only wish to sit across from him at a poker table, has reverted to the Democrat tactic of “deny, deny deny” which, let’s face it, has been a winner for the regime since The Lyin’ King first took office. He’s an inept liar but persistent. Failing to find a way to blame Bush this time, Carney mounted an offence instead. He leveled accusations against the GOP in The Hill: “…Jay Carney…accused Republicans of an effort ‘to claim a conspiracy when they haven’t been able to find one’ and said that members of the GOP had sought ‘to politicize a tragedy.’” Au contraire; it looks an awful lot like a conspiracy to everyone who’s seen it. It’s long past time to remove Benghazi from the Democrat spin cycle. A “tragedy” is a lamentable event that cannot be helped. Benghazi is not a “tragedy.” It’s a stretch to avoid believing that what happened in Benghazi was state-sanctioned “murder.” The White House never lifted a finger to keep Benghazi from turning into a tragedy. The Imperial President even began laying the groundwork for the cover up before 9/11, blaming Arab “unrest” on an unknown video, something the email instructions went into at length. The video was to be blamed, not the president’s policies. In fact, POTUS was supposed to be made to look good. According to the email’s content, if anyone was to reap political gain, it was supposed to be The Lyin’ King. Oops.
John Boehner reversed his stance on calling for Benghazi hearings. In light of the emails (which were not made available until Judicial Watch sued The White House for them), Boehner has called for a vote to establish a new investigative committee. FOX News is told that: “Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is among those being considered to lead it.” Bad news for the White House. Even worse news, according to The Washington Times the “c” word is being used: “House Republicans accused the Obama administration Thursday of ‘perhaps criminal’ behavior for having withheld for months key email that sheds light on how the administration framed its post-Benghazi talking points…” Even when diluted with the word “perhaps” it is refreshing that the word “criminal” is being linked to this presidency. Miraculous what mountains can be moved in an election year. Especially when GOP laggers want to retain their seats.
The regime may be peddling phony Benghazi ennui by struggling to create a statute of limitations on concern but Americans, in increasing numbers, aren’t buying. Putting it in language they might understand “Dude, why is our ambassador dead?”