The inevitability of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run at the Presidency has taken a hit, thanks in large part to how the public views her role in the Benghazi scandal. According to a recent poll by Quinnipiac University, 48% of respondents lay some blame at her feet for the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in the Benghazi attack.
Complicating matters further is that the issue doesn’t seem to be fading away anytime soon. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) seems keen on recalling Secretary Clinton to testify again before Congress in light of much of the new information that has come up since her last visit to give testimony.
Republicans in Congress smell blood in the water with the Benghazi incident — the scandal seems to point directly to the State Department which Secretary Clinton was running at the time of attack. Clinton’s deputy, Susan Rice, did her boss no favors in repeating talking points that seem now to have been manipulated to show the State Department and White House in the best light possible.
At worst, the talking points may have been manipulated to ensure Benghazi would not become a scandal before the 2012 elections. People dismiss lying in making campaign promises that never come to pass, but lying about dead soldiers and civilians is another matter all together.
The lies and cover-up could be a devastating blow to the Democrats’ hopes in 2014 and 2016, so expect Republicans in Congress to continue to pursue the truth in the Benghazi cover-up until they get some reasonable answers.
Clinton still stands out as the force to be reckoned with in any 2016 potential Presidential match-up. Her favorability among women is still high, and Democrats across the country love her because they know they’ll also get Bill. The Republicans have their work cut out for them. But there is hope as this latest Q-poll shows us: Clinton is not untouchable, and while her family name may coat her in Teflon, there are still gaps in her armor.
You know the media sycophants are worried, since they’re talking about “Republican overreach” in order to dampen further pursuit by the GOP. It’s the new media meme. The use of “overreach” is everywhere. Even some Republicans worry about “overreaching” on these scandals. MSNBC’s new token Republican Michael Steele is fearful of “overreaching” by Republicans that could bring about a “black backlash.”
Anyway, here are some important comments by Michelle Malkin on the Benghazi hearings and what most Americans are not getting from the mainstream media. Keep in mind that the voting public has a short memory: