Dowd: When Myths Collide in the Capital (10)

The administration’s behavior before and during the attack in Benghazi, in which four Americans died, was unworthy of the greatest power on earth.

THE capital is in the throes of déjà vu and preview as it plunges back into Clinton Rules, defined by a presidential aide on the hit ABC show “Scandal” as damage control that goes like this: “It’s not true, it’s not true, it’s not true, it’s old news.”

The conservatives appearing on Benghazi-obsessed Fox News are a damage patrol with an approach that goes like this: “Lies, paranoia, subpoena, impeach, Watergate, Iran-contra.”

(Though now that the I.R.S. has confessed to targeting Tea Party groups, maybe some of the paranoia is justified.)

Welcome to a glorious spring weekend of accusation and obfuscation as Hillaryland goes up against Foxworld.

The toxic theatrics, including Karl Rove’s first attack ad against Hillary, cloud a simple truth: The administration’s behavior before and during the attack in Benghazi, in which four Americans died, was unworthy of the greatest power on earth.

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See Also:

#1 — Will Obama suffer the ‘second-term curse’?

#2 — Spinning Benghazi

#3 — Republicans call for depositions in Benghazi probe, amid revelation Clinton barely interviewed

#4 — Review chairman: Clinton didn’t make Benghazi call

#5 — McCain calls Benghazi ‘a cover-up’

#6 — Benghazi lies exposed

#7 — Benghazi: Another State underling is thrown under the bus

#8 — Republicans call for depositions in Benghazi probe, amid revelation Clinton barely interviewed

#9 — Right Mauls Hillary Clinton Over Envoy’s Murder in Benghazi

#10 — Earthquake: Did Carney Presser End MSM Monolith?

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  • fernstalbert

    Is there anyone not under surveillance in Obama’s world? Apparently not satisfied with targeting “conservative groups”, the Justice Dept. has gone after AP reporters and their sources!!! Delicious – all that fawning and water carrying didn’t protect the 5th estate from the long arms of Chicago thuggery. Don’t you just love it when the scorpion bites the frog. My apologies to Aesop. Cheers.

  • Jack

    Dowd’s column makes for interesting reading when you consider she was one of the pundits highly supportive of “Billary” and Obama over the years. Could it be that she is not so quietly screaming “Don’t you dare get me mixed up in this mess” (strong “LSM” echo in the room)?

    Possibly. “What goes around comes around” (old police truism) springs immediately to mind because as has been proved countless times — it IS true.

    The sub-links help to illustrate my position regarding Obama’s ‘goll darned, no good, very bad week’ with, I suspect, much more to come in the days ahead as his inept administration tries to deal with numerous scandals now just beginning to take off (see #10).

    Think IRS, Boston, Newtown (gun control), Obamacare and a host of others all in play and being bandied about by a large gang of very unhappy “newsies” who have in recent days been caught pandering decidedly false information to an unsuspecting country and are now in deep trouble as their credibility evaporates.

    Indeed, to coin a phrase “between a rock and a hard place” (video).

    It couldn’t happen to a more deserving crowd and that includes all the completely mindless pundits who have covered for this government over the years. It appears to me even they are going “wobbly” as they watch their credibility and possibly their jobs end up in the tank as they, in their turn, get “thrown under the bus” — unless of course they quickly get their “kak” together as they begin to realize the harm that can result to them and their employers.


    The short story: Today’s “turn about”is astonishing, not least to “The One” if I have it correct.

    “Fair weather friends” and all that or perhaps they are finally coming to understand political bullshit when they hear it. Either way, it works for me.


    Pay very close to Judge Jeanine in the sidebar today (I’ll bring her back again when the time is right). I have never heard an administration ripped as publicly in my lifetime and the problem is this: While not entirely correct at the time the video was made (more facts have since emerged) she gets the basic picture right and as she notes it’s all about “facts”.

    They are important. Truth matters and just as the recent “whistle blowers” testimony rang true (I watched them) her reasoning also rings true and I agree. Therefore the ongoing media panic. There is no doubt about any of this at all.

    They can’t have it both ways and Jeanine nails it when she notes that point. It’s all downhill for Obama and his lieing party from here. I have no doubt as American outrage continues to build. I will add that Jeanine is correct on another point as she notes her pride in her country. America has survived far worse than “Obamaniacs” and will rise again. I’m not certain that the US Democrats will do as as well. I think the party, in the near future, will end up “stone, cold dead” just as the Canadian Liberals find themselves this very day.

    That is a “given” and I say this because the “net” will see to it. It is long past the time when the “Gray Lady” ruled the roost. That’s over and they can either deal with it or bugger off.

    New York needs more public parking lots if I have it correct.

    Finally — “pick up“. If I’m correct Obama is not in charge — he’s being used and is so politically “stoopid” he doesn’t even realize it. Which, if I am correct and as I have long believed, may be right on the money.

    Pelosi and Biden know that stuff.

    He doesn’t.