The conservatives just don’t get it. They are still trying their best to convince themselves that Romney was cheated out of the Presidency by a totally unscrupulous Obama Campaign. They refuse to accept that Romney did a great job of unraveling his own candidacy and they just don’t understand that the majority of American voters look on the election as a popularity contest Now, to add salt to the wound, they are claiming that Obama would have lost the election if the Petraeus scandal had been revealed prior to the election.
Cliff Kincaid, conservative pundit and Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, went on at length today in his column for GOPUSA. Strangely enough, Kincaid reveals that it was two Republicans that had the information about Petraeus dumped in their laps by an FBI whistle-blower weeks before the election. After dutifully passing the tip on to the FBI, the two Republicans clammed up and kept the information to themselves.
“Despite the explosive nature of the allegations, two Republican members of Congress, Dave Reichert and Eric Cantor, decided to pass on the information to the FBI director and take no action themselves. They didn’t even inform their colleagues on the House Intelligence Committee or in the House leadership. It was a terrible mistake on their part that enabled Obama to escape the damaging repercussions of the scandal right before what many conservatives called the most important presidential election of our lifetimes.”
Several serious allegations have arisen about who knew what and when. The Washington rumor mill is in full destroy mode and all bets are off on what they will come up with next. There have been accusations that the beleaguered General may have compromised national security by revealing classified, top secret information to his mistress. There have been claims that Holder knew about the affair weeks before the election and deliberately withheld information from the White House, the military and the Justice Department.
Even Rush “blame it on welfare” Limbaugh got into the act with his paranoid comments. Rush seems to be hoping and praying Petraeus will reveal some damaging testimony about Obama now that he is no longer head of the CIA.
“It’s a reasonable thing to think he might have been blackmailed over this. And it’s reasonable to think he might have wanted to get out from under the blackmail by resigning, and so now everybody’s waiting with baited breath for his testimony.”
Limbaugh was just getting warmed up and he had several more startling accusations to spew before he was done with his attack.
“If Petraeus goes in there and says anything different than what he said on September 13th, do you know the world of hurt that he’s in?”
“He’s going to the get the question, ‘Were you lying then or were you lying now?’ … ‘Are we to believe you now, or are we to believe you then?'”
“If you have some hope or prayer that there’s gonna be some huge treasure trove of ‘Gotcha Obama’ from Petraeus’ testimony, it isn’t going to happen. A, he’s not gonna commit perjury, he’s not gonna say something different than he said last time; and B, whatever they’ve got on him, they’ve got on him.
“They were able to kick him out of office, they were able to blackmail him, do whatever with this affair business. They kept it. They knew what was going on. They held it in check until they needed it. But the idea that somehow Obama’s going to be made to take the hit on this Benghazi thing, it isn’t gonna happen. The Democrats get away with it. That’s the lesson. No dispute will be finished and resolved until the Democrats win it.”
“There is not gonna be one kernel of truth of what happened at Benghazi come out of any of this. It ain’t going to happen. I mean within two weeks of Obama being re-elected, you think they’re going to open the doors and the floodgates for people to go in and get to Obama? It isn’t gonna happen. … You have to understand what’s going on here, folks. There is a circle-the wagon operation around Barack Obama that nobody’s gonna penetrate. That is abundantly clear.”
So the beat goes on, the conservatives get even more paranoid and it looks like we are in for several more years of stalemate in Washington, D.C. The saddest part of this whole demented episode is that while the Republicans and Democracts continue their incestuous warfare, it is the American people who are the real losers. We really to get our country working again, but it looks like America will have to plunge off the proverbial cliff before anyone in government even realizes that we have struck the bottom.