I watched as much of the Benghazi “whistleblower” hearings as I could on Wednesday, but I had to cut out early as I had some testimony of my own that I had to give in an attempted homicide trial. I was able to watch the hearings up until Dem. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney launched into her completely misplaced Obama/Clinton protection speech. I did not see any of the hearings after that.
In addition to writing here, in my vast amounts of spare time (sarcasm) I run a page on Facebook (a political page, not my personal page) where I post much more frequently than I do here. When I returned home from testifying in court on Wednesday, I began reading articles and watching YouTube clips of shows talking about the testimony given, and some specifically on the ridiculously obvious way in which the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee were circling the wagons to protect Obama and Clinton. Some of the articles and videos, which I felt were worth reading or watching, I shared on that FB page I run.
I spent several hours yesterday (Thursday) morning doing more of the same. In total, over a period of about 15 hours, I shared a total of 13 articles or video clips related to Benghazi. I went about my household chores yesterday at about 10am and returned to the computer later at about 5pm.
I was surprised to find that one of my FB page contributors/moderators had been busy discussing/dismissing totally irrelevant Bush blaming, “he lied they died” statements in regards to the articles and videos I had shared. I was amazed at the liberal minions ability to shake off any and all sense of the reality of what occurred during the testimony, to ignore the blatantly obvious cover up that had taken place, to ignore the outright, egregious lies told repeatedly by Obama, Clinton and Rice, and to in turn, try and change the subject from the current topics of discussion to one of Bush bashing. The tone of the discussion was similar to the tone when I am scolding one of my young children who, in a juvenile form of defense of his actions, points out prior bad behavior of his brothers: “but, but, remember when he did that other thing…”. Completely juvenile!
I attempted to calmly intervene. I told folks to keep comments on the topic of discussion. I told them further comments would be deleted. I deleted ridiculous unrelated comment after ridiculous unrelated comment, and eventually, since the two primary problem children could not seem to get a clue, eventually banned them.
After dealing with that mess, I went to my main admin screen for that page and noticed that since I began posting the Benghazi stories, my FB page fan count had dropped by 13 (up to 20 as of this writing). I found that particularly odd since the fan count had remained steady at just under 5,300 for the last several months, during which we had discussed many things from abortion to gun control, and the FB page contributor’s and my conservative views were never hidden. Suddenly, start discussing the facts coming out of the Benghazi hearings and people were dropping like flies.
My faith in people, democrats in particular, was slightly restored later in the evening. It was actually refreshing to see that it was not just conservatives who saw the disgusting behavior at the hearings when Democrat Strategist Kirsten Powers, when appearing on The O’Reilly Factor, agreed that it was shameful. Too bad more democrats are not as open to the truth as it appears Kirsten Powers is.
Could it be that the liberal mindset is such that questioning their views on policy is acceptable, but questioning their choice of leaders is not? What suddenly changed? Is reality, that Obama and Clinton are lying, self-serving narcissists, finally breaking through the Fool-aid induced haze and that they don’t like it and would rather bury their heads back in the sand to avoid the truth for just a few more days? I honestly just don’t get it. That desire for intentional ignorance is beyond my ability to grasp.
Added 5-11-13: In writing this article, it was not my intent to promote my FB page. I just referenced it as it was pertinent to this article. However, since several people have asked, you can find it at www.facebook.com/CommonSensicalRamblings. Please keep in mind, that page is not affiliated with Joe’s page and nothing posted there should reflect on Joe.