Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The bullshit artists of distraction: Exhibit B(enghazi)

It just hit me, the absurdity.  Here Rush Limbaugh is complaining and alleging once again that Democrats and of course the media don't care about the four people who were killed in the attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.  

Now the GOP House is having hearings about Benghazi.  They're out to prove the Obama Admin. perpetrated a big cover up of... something.  I'm still not sure what.  (Usually the best way to trip up any conspiracy theorist is to ask him to describe to you, in less than four sentences, what the conspiracy was about.)

That's also absurd, but that's not what I meant.  I meant that Republicans all over our country are outraged -- OUTRAGED! -- that four career government employees who signed up voluntarily for a dangerous job were killed in a chaotic post-Qaddafi environment, and yet, and yet... these same Republicans don't get angry enough to do anything after 20 six- and seven-year-old kids were gunned down in one of America's "safest" public schools.  (Public schools are always safe until they're not.)  In fact, when we mention stats such as, from 2007 to 2010 America suffered 121,084 firearm fatalities, they immediately go on the defensive, clinging to their guns and religion.  

We have Republicans in the House holding hearings on Benghazi; meanwhile they call for teachers to carry guns; meanwhile, Congress doesn't allow anybody except law enforcement to carry firearms into the Capitol Building.  (Hey, Congressional Republicans may be crazy but they're not stupid.)

How absurdly absurd!  This is exactly what I meant the other day when I talked about the cable-radio media trying to distract and divide us by shouting endlessly about stupid shit.  This is Exhibit B right here, folks.  

There's stuff that matters and stuff that doesn't.  Can't we tell the difference anymore?

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