Beghazi is bad. No doubt. The IRS scandal is bad. No question. The warrent to get the AP phone records for over 20 phone lines, while done legally (it would appear), is caue for concern. Clearly.
But the GOP cries against such epicly scaled scandals are not registering with me, nor should they with level-minded people.
Why do I say that? Well, to start with - where was all the outrage over the embassy bombings that happened between 2002 and 2008, under GOP rule? Some of those bombings were FAR worse than Benghazi. Additionally, what about the GOP legistlure shooting down proposed funding and support for over-seas embassies in recent years?
The IRS thing? It has become clear that the IRS targeted a lot of right-leaning groups with suspect motivces and anti-Government/anti-tax stances. Nevermind that some of them probably needed to be more closely investigated. Oh, no. The conversation isn't on questionable actions by those being targetted, but by the IRS for, perhaps exceedly, doing it's job. And then we can talk about the left-leaning organizations that have gotten the hammer from the IRS in the past, when the Dems were not in power. Nevermind that the IRS can do whatever they want, already have access to all that they want, and can do so unquestioned. But now? Now that is needed by the GOP to pile on the scandal wagon, it is a big deal.
The Associated Press scandal is a bit more concerning, since it has to do with freedom of the press. However, the same people who didn't blink when the Bush administration strong-armed telecoms to let them wiretap Americas illegally, and then declared that "national security" trumped privacy, are now up in arms about this.
Nope. It does not fly. Wrong is wrong, no matter who holds the Oval Office. And these jokers have ZERO credibility in their hysterical claims, simply because, when things were actually worse violations, they were silent. And so too were the Dems. To their fault as well.
As things continue to unfold, we now see that the Benghaze scandal is running out of air, and that the news media were selectively editing the communications about it, in order to fit to the scandal story, rather than uncover the facts.
Welcome to the "have it both ways" version of the GOP. And the typical spineless courage of the Dems.
I wonder when this nasty hangover of ugly will end in this long morning in America?