TEApublicans are frothing at the mouth about today’s hearing of the House Oversight Committee hearing on the September 11, 2012 attacks on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Idiotic Tea Party groups are gleefully predicting the end of President Obama’s administration. MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter and Professor James Peterson appeared on Martin Bashir’s show to discuss the TEApublican Tourette’s on Benghazi.
Expectations for this hearing are sky-high, due to what is said will be “explosive new testimony” by Gregory Hicks – at least if you’re a delusional Republican whack-job. Bashir began by asking Professor Peterson “Given how much we already know, how are the hearings supposed to live up to that kind of hype?”
Peterson hosed off TEApublican expectations about Hicks’ testimony, saying,
“it doesn’t seem to be too condemning, nor proof what their essential case is, which is the Obama administration is somehow covering up or obscuring some piece of information that will be explosive, and unveil some miscarriage of justice in the Benghazi attacks.”
Jonathan Alter told Martin Bashir that he expects the testimony to reinforce what we already know, saying, “It almost becomes like a dancing on the head of a pin, or something we learned about in philosophy class. How can you cover up nothing?”
Alter continued, saying, “What everybody is forgetting is that Leon Panetta testified to the events that Gregory Hicks is going to testify now to, in February. He explained that, tragic as it was, and nobody is minimizing how tragic these events were, the U.S. military felt like it didn’t have time to get forces from Spain and France, Spain and Italy, into Benghazi in time.”
“This notion that has taken root on the right that there was somehow an order to “stand down” as if some nefarious anti-American person in the US Government wanted these people to die. That’s the subtext of what they’re saying, that some horrible person wanted to not help Americans…this is really kind of disgusting,” Alter said.
Delusional TEAbilly idiot Mike Huckabee said, “I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term.”
Here’s the video, uploaded to YouTube: