Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Did Kevin McCarthy Just Save Hillary Clinton?


Mark down September 29 on your calendar and remember it. Because that's the date that could well end up proving to be the turning point in the 2016 presidential election. Kevin McCarthy went on Sean Hannity's show and said this:

"What you'e going to see is a conservative speaker, that takes a conservative Congress, that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example. Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's unstrustable."

Okay, two things. One, there's no such word as unstrustable in the English language; or any other language that I'm aware of. I typed the word out three times and each time my spell check underlined it in red. Finally my computer typed out, "Are you fucking kidding me?"

Secondly, McCarthy had absolutely nothing to do with that committee. His soon to be former boss, John Boehner, was the one who set it up. You know, the guy nobody in the House conference thinks is conservative enough. Yes, that guy. So far as I can tell, McCarthy has done diddly-squat.

But getting back to his brain fart, and I use the word brain loosely. If Hillary Clinton ends up winning the election next year, she should buy Kevin McCarthy a car. A very expensive car! Because in his zeal to prove his bonafides - hint, he has none - to shit for brains, he just gave away his party's entire game plan.

Not that it was a big secret, mind you. Including this one, there have been eight investigative committees on Benghazi. And none of them turned up anything incriminating on then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Indeed a two-year investigation by the House Intelligence Committee exonerated the Obama Administration and the State Department of any wrongdoing. Of course, the fact that the report was released the week before Thanksgiving 2014 I'm sure was just a coincidence.

Seriously, for the better part of the last six and a half years the Republican Party has engaged in all kinds of fantastic conspiracy "scandals" from Fast and Furious to the I.R.S. Not once have they uncovered a smoking gun. They've wasted millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars all for nothing.

I don't know whether Kevin McCarthy will become the next Speaker of the House, but based on his performance so far, I'd have to say Mark Levin was right. He is Eric Cantor with ten less I.Q. points. Hell he'd make Jon Boehner look like Tip O'Neill.

Look, four Americans lost their lives in the Benghazi attacks that September evening in 2012. Their deaths should not be trivialized in this manner. Hillary Clinton, should she win her party's nomination, will be a formidable opponent for whomever the GOP nominee is. She and the nation deserve no less than a forthright and honest evaluation of her qualifications for the office of the presidency. Not this buffoonish charade.

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