Tag: Benghazi


Polls are indicating this could be a big November for Republicans. They are poised to regain control of the Senate along with retaining leadership of the House. For some people, of course, this is viewed as a calamity. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in her usual understated manner, declared that a Republican takeover just might lead to the end of civilization as we know it: No, a Republican takeover would be more of a threat to Nancy Pelosi and her… Read more »

The Phoniness of Being Hillary Clinton

My final “catch-up” blog  on things I missed while on vacation in June centers on the astounding claim by Hillary Clinton that when she and her husband left the White House in 2001, they were dead broke. That comment was widely ridiculed by all segments of the political spectrum and further tarnished the Clinton image, reinforcing their reputation as tellers of tall tales. It also aroused the political cartoon class to new heights of humor. I can let those cartoonists… Read more »

Derailing Benghazi

No, I’m not going to let go of Benghazi. It’s too important. No matter how Democrats try to derail this investigation, it must proceed. Knowing their opposition to anything critical of the president (despite their own whispered criticisms of his actions), we can expect little or no cooperation as Republicans attempt to unearth the facts: And the lack of cooperation, of course, stems from the very top, on any number of issues: Meanwhile, the chief foreign policy architect of the… Read more »

About That “Smidgen” of Corruption

Newly revealed e-mails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show clearly that administrators and lawyers within the IRS headquarters in DC were actively engaged in targeting conservative groups. It wasn’t just some rogue agents in the Cincinnati office; it was orchestrated from the top. And where does the top get its marching orders? Who’s in charge of the IRS? Oh, yes, that would be the president. Yet even this revelation doesn’t shake the Obama administration’s response; full-denial mode is… Read more »

Hashtag Foreign Policy?

I feel compelled to do one more Benghazi commentary for this week. The inspiration for today is the new foreign policy created by the Obama administration lately. Let’s call it “hashtag policy.” Do you recall the photo of Michelle Obama holding up a sign with a hashtag on it regarding the abduction of Nigerian girls by an Islamic terrorist group? In case you missed it, here it is: Call me cynical, but for some reason, I don’t believe terrorists are… Read more »

The Democrats’ Investigative Angst

The new select committee to investigate Benghazi has the Democrats in a tizzy. What? Investigate why four men died in a terrorist attack at a consulate that didn’t have proper security despite repeated requests, where no one gave the word to send help when lives could have been saved, and a fanciful story about an obscure internet video became the excuse because we were in the middle of a presidential campaign in which the incumbent had said Al Qaeda was… Read more »

A Select Benghazi Committee

Today, the House of Representatives will vote on whether to set up a special select committee to deal with all the issues stemming from the Benghazi terrorist attack. Unless some unforeseen circumstance intervenes, this committee will finally become reality and may provide the answers that should have been forthcoming long ago. Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina has been chosen by Speaker Boehner to chair the committee; he already is receiving death threats from the Tolerant Left. Gowdy seems to… Read more »