Republicans Are Absolutely Terrified of Hillary Clinton
But itâ€™s not just their mediaâ€”in January, Rand Paul called Benghazi the â€śworst tragedy since 9/11.â€ť
No, seriously, he said that.
Personally, Iâ€™d say the over 4,000 American deaths in Iraq, a war which produced exactly zero WMDâ€™s and had nothing to do with the attack on September 11, 2001, would be considered a worse tragedy.
But thatâ€™s how pathetic many conservatives have acted when it comes to the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
Now donâ€™t get me wrong, Iâ€™m not trying to diminish life. Whenever somebody dies at the hands of a terrorist, itâ€™s a tragic event. However, for the party which started 2 wars (sending thousands to their deaths) to seem disgusted and appalled because 4 Americans died in Libyaâ€”give me a break.
Especially when the vast majority of these people couldnâ€™t care less about those who died in Benghazi. Hell, they re-elected Bush in 2004â€”how many Americans had died in Afghanistan and Iraq by then? I promise you a few more than 4.
They also seem to completely ignore the fact that American embassies suffered 11 different attacks while Bush was Presidentâ€”again, the same man many of them voted for twice.
But their â€śoutrageâ€ť over Benghazi has nothing to do with the deaths of 4 Americans and everything to do with the fact Republicans are terrified of Hillary Clinton. Somewhere in the back channels of the political world, the â€śtalkâ€ť must be pretty definitive about Hillary and her plans to run for President in 2016.
And Republicans are flipping right the hell out.
See, Republicans did all they could to try and sabotage President Obama to get him out of the White House in 2012. This, of course, failed miserably. Their only recourse to this defeat was, â€śWell, weâ€™ve got 2016.â€ť
But let me break this down very simply; Hillary Clinton is popularâ€”very popular. How popular, you ask? According to Gallup, sheâ€™s more popular than both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
So, if Republicans got crushed by President Obama (someone whoâ€™s seen less favorably than Hillary Clinton) just how in the hell do you think theyâ€™ll do against her in 2016?
They know they stand absolutely zero chance at beating her. Thatâ€™s why theyâ€™re trying to make Benghazi into some giant conspiracy where sheâ€™s painted as the one who was incompetent. Itâ€™s the only thing they have that might be able to put some kind of dent in her armor.
Theyâ€™re absolutely terrified, and itâ€™s hilarious. Even a friend of mine who doesnâ€™t really follow politics at all (but does watch the news) said yesterday, â€śWhat is with Fox News and Republicans trying to create some huge thing about Benghazi? I donâ€™t even follow politics and you can tell the only reason they care is because they know Hillary is probably running in 2016.â€ť I just laughed and thanked him for being a great example to support my theory.
A guy with no political affiliation whatsoever, who doesnâ€™t really follow politics (heâ€™s novice at best), sat there and pinpointed exactly what the right-wing media has been doing with Benghazi. He identified exactly what is going on, with absolutely no bias at all in his political ideologyâ€”because he has none.