The TEApublicans must be getting nervous, as they are once again hung up on Benghazi. We haven’t heard a lot of talk about the non-existent “scandal” for awhile now, but in the last week we have heard it brought up as an explanation for the President’s decision to ask for agreement to an attack on Syria. First it was Joe “You Lie” Wilson (R-SC) and fellow South Carolinian, Jeff Duncan, another TEApublican who brought it up in the House hearings on the proposed action and now “Tail Gunner” Ted Cruz has weighed in.
On ABC’s This Week, “Tail Gunner” accused the President of using Syria as a “distraction” from the Benghazi attack, which is much more important and which he doesn’t believe the President is doing enough about. Noting that this week will be the anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers, he said:
One of the problems with all of the focus on Syria is it’s missing the ball from what we should be focused on, which is the grave threat from radical Islamic terrorism.
No one is ever going to say that bringing the perpetrators of the attack on the CIA station in Benghazi is unimportant, but neither is the situation in Syria. Both are important, but nothing can be done to bring back those killed in Benghazi, and there is a possibility that lives not yet lost may be saved in Syria. It is little more than political grandstanding to bring Benghazi into the discussion on what should be done in Syria. The reemergence of this issue which has been mercifully placed on a back burner by most of the GOP recently is exactly what they are claiming Syria is. It is a distraction, they do not want to talk about Syria and so they trot out the old stand by, BENGHAZI! This is not restricted to the politicians, ask anyone who identifies as a TEA Partier, they will all gladly bring up Benghazi any time you raise an issue that they do not wish to discuss. Of course we have to forgive “Tail Gunner”. He can’t help himself. He is a narcissist who must remain the center of attention at all times. However forgiveness does have its limits, and Ted is rapidly approaching the “Red Line.” Watch Ted “Tail Gunner” Cruz in action: