By David A. Franklin, Jr.
Can we not see the fear in their eyes, the panic in their utterances and the disingenuous, deceitful analysis/treatment of the Benghazi attack? The GOP conspiracy theorists and their ‘hangers-on” in the likes of Fox News, Rush
Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, et al keep on being those “best players” who are nothing but hot-headed spectators at a game who always sit in the stands criticizing the actual players who are sweating it out on the field giving the game their all to make a win.
These sideliners are espousing what they think the military should have done although the military explain why they made the decisions they did. These men (and women) are nothing but educated dunces choked up with greed who keep thinking they can play the game better than the experts in the military as is the case with spectators sitting in the stands. They need to answer to themselves firstly what could be the motive of the military not to respond forcefully. Do they think it was cowardice on the part of the military, a characteristic which is the embodiment of each and every one of these pundits since almost none of them can say they had served the county in any of the Armed Forces.
Only a fool never learns and those on the GOP bandwagon are such fools. As Andy Williams sang “A fool never learns to get away, just run away before his heart begins to break. A fool never learns”.
For Obama’s first term- four long years they have tried to sink his presidency and failed miserably and embarrassingly so at the 2012 polls when the very audience they were trying to convince voted against their stupidity. Instead of working to make America progress, they keep pummeling the Administration’s second term with these injudicious claims, calling for impeachment. When you think they have given up and found the folly of their ways they begin to go after future Democratic Administrations - to Hillary Clinton’s Administration which is only a figment of the imagination at this point. Although I must admit there is no illusion in this thinking if Hillary does decide to take up the mantle, and if
she does, they have a right to be scared sh*tless!!!
School children around the globe (and if there are school children in Mars they too) can see through the GOP’s transparent efforts which they put forward as being responsible. It is obvious that all these head-spinning inquiries and indictments and conspiracy theories amount to, and are nothing but cheap dirty politics.
GOP has decided that if they cannot render President Obama impeachable, then they will endeavor to emaciate his legacy by starving his administration of any passage of meaningful bills that would bring the country to recovery from the recession and to success. Since 2011 when the GOP took over the control of the House, Congress has earned the trophy for being the most unproductive since 1947. Republicans are known to vote against bills that they themselves put forward. Isn’t this just plain playing dolly house with the lives of Americans who are paying their salaries, providing the best health insurance for them and their offspring while ensuring a gravy-train of a retirement package for each and every one of these non-performers?
REPUBLICANS - TRY A LITTLE HONESTY, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT!!!!
There is a Jamaican proverb that says “If yu kyaan ketch Quaqu yu ketch ‘im shut” – meaning if you cannot get the guy you are chasing to cause him harm, then be satisfied with holding on to his shirt. Hold on to emblems of who he is or what he stands for. To really appreciate the translation you have to paint a mental picture. Picture a boy/man named
Quaqu or Barak being chased by an enemy namely the Republicans. In flight Quaqu’s shirt is out of his pants and his chaser can only hold on to his shirt which Quaqu promptly sheds and his pursuer then is left with only his shirt in hand. The pursuer can only be, and is willing to be satisfied with his shirt. So it is with President Obama (Quaqu) and Secretary Clinton (Quaqu’s shirt). If they cannot get President Obama who in the midst of all their smear campaign and demolition derby his job ratings and popularity remain firm…. then let’s get his shirt (Hillary).
HEY REPUBLICANS - YOU CAN'T TOUCH THIS!!!
It has been the better part of eight months that these conspiracy theorists have been trying to stick Benghazi “cover-up” to this administration and they are fools, they cannot and will never learn that trumped-up accusations, twisted logics, repetitive inaccurate reporting of their evil schemes have never in the past worked, is not working and will never work! I repeat what my grand-mother and mother rivet in my head “good always overcomes evil”.
I have over my life proven this to be true but when you are infested by bile, vitriol, anger and sourness as the Republicans are at the effrontery of a black man to be president of the country that they “must take back” then you are blind. And I refer this as a case that fits plumb with the saying that Matthew Henry’s (1662-1714) an English Presbyterian minister and writer polarized “There is none so blind as those that will not see.” Does America really want or need these blind Republicans – a party which is not just divided, it is not just broken but it is a party that is splintered, to be in charge?
way”. Is the commander-in-chief of present day not deserving of their respect and if not, why so? Are they not now concerned about the troops being put in “harm’s way” now as they did during the Bush Administration? What is the difference? The truth to be told is that they really do not care about the troops. Their utterances of concern for the
troops are nothing but lip service, because most of them have never served their country in the ‘battle field” defending their country and have never given up or encouraged their loved-ones to serve - the troops are nothing but pawns to be used as they see fit to embellish their political ambitions.
Let us take a brief look at the George Bush’s and the Republican Administration’s Benghazi equivalent. Excerpt from
“13 Benghazis That Occurred on Bush’s Watch Without a Peep from Fox News” and I will add not a peep from Republicans! The Daily Banter - Bob Cesca, 5/8/2013.
June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan.
Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate. 12 killed and 51 injured.
October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of
“Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.
February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. 2 killed.
May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb. 36 killed including 9 Americans
July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy 2 killed.
December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. 9 killed.
March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan A REPEAT ATTACK. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate. 4 killed, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers. This was the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.
I join Mr. Cesca in asking if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.”
September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. 4 killed, 13 wounded.
January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a
rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities – attack none-the-less. Did Republicans question security at this facility?
March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school. 2 killed.
July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. 6 killed.
September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. 16 killed, including an American student and her
husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). The second attack on this embassy
in seven months.
In the witch hunt the ‘hunters’ so far over the eight months have been unable to unearth the witch of “Cover-up” or the witch of “Scandal” but they refuse to give up and go do the job they are being paid to do!!! This is the group who are advocating “Pay for Performance” for teachers who are provided with little or nothing in the form of supplies, salary, health insurance and the likes. Would they apply the very same evaluation criteria to themselves? Because if they dare to do, I know even the least performing teacher who has not been provided with the tools to perform would fare much better than this bunch. Republican members of Congress would all be (and should be, and must be) fired.
Should Hillary decide to go for the presidency in 2016 and I sincerely hope she does, I dedicate Bob Marley’s song “Bad Card” to her efforts and to her opponents – the Republican Party, the Tea Party, the Mad-Hatter Party, the
Alice-in-Wonderland Party, et al.
You a-go tired fe see me face;
Can't get me out of the race.
Oh man, you said I'm in your place
And then you draw bad cyard
Propaganda spreading over my name;
Say you wanna bring another life to shame.
Oh, man, you just a-playing a game
And then you draw bad cyard (draw bad cyard);
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