Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Horribles

My predictions might actually come true. When Rs took control of Congress, I've said, it'll become apparent how crazy they've become. Believing that the majority of the 38% electoral turnout went to them because most Americans agree with them (they don't; and the Ds in the Senate got twenty million more votes than the Rs, even as they lost their majority), they'll brazenly let their freak flags fly. They have been. Changing the way budgets are scored. Preventing experts from advising the EPA. And those are just warmups, letting the engine run a while in the cold, waiting to mash the accelerator.

The latest revelation, to be filed under "duh", is that since the previous eight investigations of Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi have turned up zilch, this time around they'll make damn sure they get the results they want:

WASHINGTON -- From the Department of Predictable Outcomes: The House select committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, appears to be falling apart. 
At issue are two complaints from committee Democrats. The first is that they have been systematically excluded from at least five witness interviews, and only discovered that Republicans had conducted those interviews after the fact through press reports. The second complaint is the committee chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), is downplaying or disregarding interview testimony that contradicts assumptions about the night of the attacks...

Honest to god/gods/FSM, and I'm dead serious about this, I don't see how any thoughtful person, conservative or not, could vote again for these people. They're not even trying to hide their awfulness anymore. And yet there are undoubtedly those who still revere Sarah Palin, even after the Crash in the Corn; who figure as long as their representative is a good Christian and against gay marriage nothing else matters; and there are undoubtedly those who still believe the Benghazi conspiracies, despite the fact that investigation after investigation, nearly all of which were headed by Congressional Republicans, specifically and thoroughly debunked them all.

But this one -- THIS ONE! -- will be different. Because, breeding true from their change-the-math, ignore-the-science, silence-the-expert genes, they'll do lots better than thumbing the scale: There'll be no scale at all.

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  1. Oh yeah, and they are going to lay waste to the Constitution.

    The key is lay waste to the voting laws. They are hot on that task. That's the one that scares me.

  2. The Conservatives will only do as mush damage as Americans allow them to do. Remember the British thought they could treat the colonist any way they wanted and they learned a hard lesson.

  3. That's my (faint, very faint) hope, Ray. Once they make it so obvious that even the Foxified might recoil, voters will start electing serious people. So far, though, Foxification has meant that these are, in fact, the ones they want.


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