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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Look Out Hillary, Here Comes the Benghazi Bus

The world of politics occasionally takes some surprising turns. One such turn that is taking place this week is the fact that the mainstream media seems to have finally realized that something wrong happened in Benghazi, that it had nothing to do with a spontaneous protest over a video no one ever saw, and that members of the Obama administration lied about their response to the attack. One would get the impression that a sudden outbreak of journalism had infected the Washington press corps, but I suspect that is not the case.

The first thing that makes me suspicious about the new revelations that are coming out is the press conference in which Ed Henry of Fox News asked the President about claims that witnesses were being threatened. Did anyone notice that Obama called on Ed Henry from Fox News for the first question? Okay, that’s not earth shattering, but it gave Ed Henry the opportunity to pose the question regarding the Benghazi witness intimidation, and it gave Obama a perfect opportunity to deny any knowledge of it.

White House spokesman Jay Carney, when asked about the allegations, responded by asserting that the attacks happened “a long time ago” and stumbled over a weak excuse that the Republicans were just playing politics. While I am not a fan of Jay Carney, it did surprise me to hear how poorly he handled the issue.

Now it seems that as the witnesses are coming forward, members of the news media have awakened from their Obama induced trances and are actually reporting their testimony. It is surprising and refreshing to see them actually reporting news that appears to cast a negative light on the Obama administration. Unless you knew otherwise, you might get the impression that the media has finally turned on Obama and is willing to report the news and let the chips fall where they may.

Or maybe not.

We really need to look at the big picture. If you will remember, this attack took place on September 11, 2012 during the presidential election. Had this story been thoroughly investigated and reported on at the time it may well have changed the election’s outcome, so needless to say there was no chance that would happen. The election is over now, and the details are beginning to come out, but the willingness of the media to report on it is still surprising. It is my belief that they know these revelations will not implicate Obama, but others are not going to be so fortunate.

One very important thing to consider in this is that there are currently two Democrats who have indicated they might run for president in 2016, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. As it stands, Clinton appears to be in the best position to win the nomination. It is no secret however, that there is little love lost between Clinton and Obama. This brings up the possibility that some old-fashioned Chicago style politics is at hand.

I have my doubts that Barack Obama is very excited at the prospect of Hillary Clinton taking over the reins at the end of his second term. He knows her well enough to know that she has her own agenda and isn’t likely to make it a priority to continue with his. Joe Biden, on the other hand, isn’t bright enough to develop his own agenda and would be more than happy to continue on the current path. After eight years of training under Obama, he would most certainly be Obama’s choice. I could be completely off-base, but it looks to me that Obama is preparing to throw Hillary under the bus to clear the way for Biden in 2016.


2 comments:

  1. Should O throw her under the bus, she will NOT go quietly. This would be the very best case scenario. SHe would blow O's cover.

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    1. My sent sentiments exactly. I think that's why O is being so subtle, he knows Hillary could very easily raise the question of why the coverup was necessary in the first place. I believe there was a lot more at stake than just some bad PR for the administration. If they are willing to risk this much, something was worth hiding. We need to know what that was.

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