From the Jan. 24, 2013, edition of “Viewpoint.”
After the dust settled, of course, from the hearings with Secretary Clinton on the Benghazi attacks, I was left with only two thoughts.
First, the only way the GOP could further exploit the Libya deaths for political gain would be to physically shoot Benghazi T-shirts out of a NASCAR gun, and second, this is our most terrifying look yet at a public health issue affecting Washington, D.C. — Republican airborne amnesia.
See, way back in the foggy mists of 2001, the GOP told us it was treason to ever criticize a president following a terrorist attack. So how is it possible that in 2012 the Democratic president should be impeached for not acting quickly enough when our overseas consulate was attacked, while in 2001, a GOP POTUS who sits numbly in a nursery school classroom as the nation is under attack is somehow more manly than John Wayne freebasing AndroGel?
Well, the brain that accepts this has the attention span like the guy from “Memento.”
If you’re still not convinced that the party of Reagan has trouble recalling things: Remember in the ’90s when Hillary Clinton was demonized by the right for eight years, but then once she became a senator and secretary of state, they couldn’t stop celebrating how awesome she was? Remember? They loved her for 12 years. Even Rupert Murdoch hosted a fundraiser for her before her presidential campaign.
Well today, it’s like the right-wing media that loved her for the last 12 years stepped into a time machine. Today’s New York Post is more 1990s than a Gin Blossoms/Faith No More mixtape.
That’s the same paper owned by the same guy that gave her the fundraiser. But now Hillary Clinton’s a shrill, shrieking shrew who drives her poor defenseless husband into the arms of interns. Not to be outdone, that other piece of Rupert Murdoch real estate, Sean Hannity, actually accused the secretary of faking her emotional response over the Benghazi deaths and then ran this graphic:
“Hillary Unglued.” Ha, ha. Sexist much, Hannity? So, she’s a cold calculating phony who has no real feelings — and an emotionally unhinged train wreck.
But good news, congressional Republicans — Barack Obama has heard your complaints he didn’t do enough when the Benghazi attack was in progress, and now in the event of another terrorist attack, the Secret Service is authorized to give the president a copy of “My Pet Goat.” That’s today’s GOP: Come for the hypocrisy, stay for the misogyny.