One of the most frustrating things we continue to hear in relation to the ongoing Benghazi scandal is leftists claiming that it doesn’t matter. The excuses are coming from all over the place, from Bob Beckel to Jay Carney.
According to Jay Carney, who as White House Spokesman, gives voice to the official White House policy positions, the upcoming Congressional investigation is nothing more than “a highly partisan exercise.” Carney has also criticized the investigation as stoking “conspiracy theories.”
Of course, it’s convenient for leftists across America to dismiss the Benghazi scandal as illegitimate, “conspiracy theories,” or “a highly partisan exercise.” After all, “dude, this was like two years ago!”
Since September 12, 2012, the day after four Americans were killed, the Obama administration has done all that it can to minimize the scandal, from blaming it on an anti-Muslim YouTube video to calling it a “bump in the road,” to “what difference, at this point, does it make,” because to the Obama administration, the attack was nothing significant. The cover-up was just election-year politics. In their minds, this isn’t a big deal, because they didn’t do anything that any other of the Washington Elite wouldn’t do.
But the bottom line is that the Obama Administration was responsible for the events in Benghazi from beginning to end. They armed Libya’s Al-Qaeda militants. They joined NATO in attacking and killing Gaddafi. The evidence points to yet another gunrunning scheme, this time to provide weapons to Al-Qaeda militants in Syria, that brought Ambassador Stevens to Benghazi in the first place. The State Department admitted that it had denied requests for additional security in Benghazi.
Since then, none of the terrorists have been brought to justice. The only person who faced prosecution was the man who created the YouTube video, which we now know conclusively had nothing to do with the attack. CNN was able to catch up with and interview one of the Benghazi terrorists, yet the United States government has done nothing. Perhaps they haven’t been willing to investigate because they don’t want the truth of where the terrorists obtained their weapons to come out.
Covering up and minimizing this scandal not only protected Obama’s chances of winning the 2012 presidential election, but also protect Hillary Clinton from scrutiny as we get closer and closer to the 2016 presidential election.
But looking at the big picture, Benghazi was just one of many efforts wherein President Obama used the Executive Branch to unfairly influence the 2012 presidential election.
Congress’s investigation into the IRS is still ongoing, as they plan to vote on charges of contempt against Lois Lerner, and are pushing for the appointment of a special prosecutor. But at this point, enough evidence has been gathered to make it clear that IRS officials committed illegal acts, and were colluding with other government agencies – quite possibly even with the White House – to prevent conservative groups from mobilizing prior to the election. At least one Democrat Congressman, Rep. Elijah Cummings (a vocal opponent of the Congressional investigation) was also involved, and may be facing his own criminal charges when all is said and done.
In September of 2012, the unemployment rate took a drastic drop from 8.1 to 7.8 percent – great news for President Obama’s campaign. As it turned out, the drop was fake. Census employees had faked the numbers, reportedly on orders from above, to give President Obama some extra momentum going into the election. Of course, an investigation by the Commerce Department found absolutely no evidence that the numbers had been faked, but given how great this government has been at policing itself, the word of the Commerce Department is worth about as much as canine excrement on the bottom of your shoe.
Put it all together, and the Obama administration used the mechanisms of the federal government to illegally influence a presidential election, using the State Department to cover up a major foreign policy failure that lead directly to the deaths of Americans, using the Census Department to fake unemployment numbers to make it look like the economy was doing better than it actually was, and using the Internal Revenue Service to keep their political opposition from mobilizing.
Back in the 2000 presidential election, the United States Supreme Court was forced to uphold Florida’s election laws, thereby stopping the Gore campaign from illegally forcing endless recounts and free-form interpretations of hanging chads until the results finally ended up in Gore’s favor. Since then, we have been deluged with seemingly endless diatribes about how “Bush stole the election,” despite a complete lack of evidence to back up those spurious allegations.
Today, we have a president who truly did steal an election, yet no matter how much evidence is out there, the Left and their media allies simply don’t care, because their guy won…and winning is everything to them, even if it means the eventual destruction of our republic.