The Benghazi “witch hunt” is starting to resemble the horrific actual witch hunts that gripped tiny Salem, MA in 1692. Those events in colonial Massachusetts are seared into our human consciousness as a dark stain on our shared history. That small group of settlers, bending under the weight of financial and social strains, were looking for someone to blame for their woes. Whispered rumors about fantastic events happening for nefarious and wicked reasons abounded. Wild and unsubstantiated charges grew like wildfire. Calls for blood and retribution from the ill-informed masses filled the cold night air.
In 2008, Americans again found themselves in another stark period of financial and social strife. While some looked for logical and humane solutions to the problem, others searched desperately for a person to shoulder the blame for their sudden downturn in fortune. For many Americans of course, the obvious villain in this 21st century story, was the newly-elected and strangely different, President of the United States. Whispered rumors, wild charges, and calls for his head appeared from disparate sources ranging from the likes of Orly Taitz to more mainstream figures like Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Lindsey Graham.
Now it seems like the aforementioned Senator Graham (R-SC) is refusing to allow smoldering embers surrounding our modern-day witch’s stake to die. He’s found new life in an old torch, and he’s found a new weapon to wield against the warlock , Obama.
“Benghazi” had become a heated rallying cry for the witch hunters in the TEA party camp. A ceaseless barrage of accusations was suddenly unleashed on Obama and his administration. Charges ranging from benign neglect to outright murder and treason were leveled against the President. A succession of investigations and congressional inquiries found…nothing. According to a piece filed in Think Progress in May of this year, the top GOP witnesses themselves, were the main factors in debunking the Republican charges.
But never being a person to stop beating a dead horse, Senator Lindsey Graham has detected a glimmer of life in the old Benghazi story in a recently discredited CBS report on the same issue. Nothing in the new details in any way suggests new evidence of misdeeds in the Obama administration, but Mr. Graham heard the word “Benghazi” and he was immediately back on the scent. And in a recent interview with Candy Crowley, Senator Graham reveals his latest strategy — a new weapon to use in the Obama witch hunt.
The diminutive lawmaker from SC is doubling down on his plan to block all of President Obama’s administrative nominees, until he “gets answers”. Apparently, more than a year filled with GOP led congressional investigations, media coverage, and hearings did not satisfy Mr. Graham. Apparently his fellow Republican lawmaker Bob Corker’s admission that, at last, he was satisfied with the investigation results, did not satisfy Mr. Graham.
It’s beginning to look like Mr. Graham doesn’t WANT to be satisfied with the results and he won’t be satisfied until the President is impeached. It seems like Mr. Graham has his own private agenda and he wants the entire world to stop what it’s doing and appease him.
In the immortal words of Joe Welch when he was being mercilessly grilled in a different long-ago congressional hearing by Senator Joe McCarthy,
“At long last, have you no decency?”
Senator Graham, that question is now directed at you.
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h/t: Freak Out Nation