Republicans Are Absolutely Terrified of Hillary Clinton
But itâs not just their mediaâin January, Rand Paul called Benghazi the âworst tragedy since 9/11.â
No, seriously, he said that.
Personally, Iâd say the over 4,000 American deaths in Iraq, a war which produced exactly zero WMDâs and had nothing to do with the attack on September 11, 2001, would be considered a worse tragedy.
But thatâs how pathetic many conservatives have acted when it comes to the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
Now donât get me wrong, Iâm not trying to diminish life. Whenever somebody dies at the hands of a terrorist, itâs 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 Libyaâgive me a break.
Especially when the vast majority of these people couldnât care less about those who died in Benghazi. Hell, they re-elected Bush in 2004âhow 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 Presidentâagain, the same man many of them voted for twice.
But their âoutrageâ 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 âtalkâ 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, âWell, weâve got 2016.â
But let me break this down very simply; Hillary Clinton is popularâvery popular. How popular, you ask? According to Gallup, sheâs more popular than both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
So, if Republicans got crushed by President Obama (someone whoâs seen less favorably than Hillary Clinton) just how in the hell do you think theyâll do against her in 2016?
They know they stand absolutely zero chance at beating her. Thatâs why theyâre trying to make Benghazi into some giant conspiracy where sheâs painted as the one who was incompetent. Itâs the only thing they have that might be able to put some kind of dent in her armor.
Theyâre absolutely terrified, and itâs hilarious. Even a friend of mine who doesnât really follow politics at all (but does watch the news) said yesterday, âWhat is with Fox News and Republicans trying to create some huge thing about Benghazi? I donât even follow politics and you can tell the only reason they care is because they know Hillary is probably running in 2016.â I just laughed and thanked him for being a great example to support my theory.
A guy with no political affiliation whatsoever, who doesnât really follow politics (heâs 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 ideologyâbecause he has none.