Constitutionalists are wondering if the Benghazi cover-up will bring down the most corrupt and immoral presidency in America’s history.
Don’t count on it.
The Examiner opens its article on the Benghazi affair with the following:
“Although the Benghazi debacle is far from the only scandal that has rocked the Obama administration, it has a very real potential of being the one scandal that could explode, blowing up right in the faces of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other top administration officials.”
Barack Obama is not George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, or Richard Nixon. As long as the welfare checks keep coming, food stamps are available, abortion remains legal, homosexuality is pushed as a new civil rights cause, and Republicans don’t have an alternative conservative platform they are willing to run on, Benghazi will not affect the president.
The Republicans won’t get any public traction for at least six reasons: (1) Barack Obama is not Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, or Bush 1 or Bush 2, (2) the Justice Department and State Department will drag their feet and obfuscate, (3) the Obama administration will not cooperate, (4) the Democrats will circle the wagons after initially expressing outrage on the Benghazi debacle, (5) the media won’t report aggressively on the story, and (6) the media, Democrats, and Obama will find a scapegoat to blame.
If Fast and Furious had happened under Bush’s presidency, it would have been reported as a mega scandal. Benghazi would still be a front page story. Exposes would be written, and a Pulitzer or two would have been awarded by now. There would have been resignations by the score
We’ve seen how the establishment media have virtually ignored the abortion-butcher story of Kermit Gosnell. Compare the media’s relative silence on this very public act on American children with the way the media covered interrogation techniques at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad during Bush’s presidency. Pictures of the abuse were everywhere. In fact, the media are still publishing articles on interrogation techniques used on prisoners at Guantánamo.
The Examiner’s comments later in the article bring us back to political reality:
“The Fast and Furious scandal is in all likelihood far worse than Benghazi. But due to the current political landscape where politicians and the news media are determined to keep the administration’s dirty little gun smuggling issue out of public view, Benghazi appears to be the one that has the most potential in unraveling public confidence in Obama, which already has been slipping in the polls over the past two months.”
If Republicans believe Benghazi is going to be Obama’s political Waterloo, they better wake up before it’s too late. Counting on the president being savaged by the press is a pipedream.
The GOP needs to learn that they can’t beat something with nothing. American voters need to see a true conservative alternative. So far, the Republicans don’t have a thing.
They’re pinning their hopes on a falling star. It’s not going to happen. They can’t win a game hoping the other side will lose.