Benghazi, and our personal bullshit

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Watched some of the Benghazi hearing while at the gym today. Hillary Clinton was being questioned by a bunch of Republicans who want to be Hillary Clinton. Or at least have Hillary Clinton’s status and paychecks. Then I came home to see what people were saying about it on Twitter.

It’s a weird thing, perspective and the human cranial lobe. I probably viewed the back and forth for, oh, 45 minutes, and thought Hillary handled herself spectacularly. I’m not an especially big fan, but it was almost certainly her finest moment in months. The Republicans (and, in particular, Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo and Ohio congressman Jim Jordan) just seemed like a bunch of grandstanding toolbags, anxious to have their 15 minutes of on-air time to show how tough and feisty they could be. They threw in some charts, some groans, some incredulous pouts and smirks—and we had what, to me, seemed like college-level pitchers going up against Mike Trout. They were agitated, uppity, foaming. She was calm, professional. At one point, Pompeo said something like, “The people of Kansas want to know …” And I could see the invisible bubble forming above Clinton’s head—”Why do I give a shit about the people of Kansas?”

All of this isn’t to say I believe everything Hillary Clinton utters. I don’t. She reminds me of Alex Rodriguez, artful in the craft of information manipulation and detail soothing and selective emotional breakdowns. There are bad fabricators and good fabricators, and Hillary Clinton strikes me as the best/worst type of fabricator—the one convinced she’s telling the truth. See, if you convince yourself of that, you’re not lying. Or at least you don’t believe you’re lying. And that’s some powerful Juju. The Republicans seem to lack that Jedi mind fuckery thing. When they’re asked whether this whole inquiry is political, they have … what? A pause? A stutter? A slight smirk? Something that whispers just loudly enough, “Of course it’s political—but a brotha’s gotta pay the bills.”

Anyhow, back to Twitter. I came home, naively expecting 90 percent of Tweeters to agree that Hillary owned the day. Instead, as always in 2015, there was a complete split. Those on the right applauded the toughness of men like Pompeo and Jordan; saying it was about time Hillary had to face the music. Those on the left applauded Hillary for standing firm and being forthright and steadfast. She was the adult in the room.

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So … I dunno. We see what we want to see; what we’re trained to see; what generations of like-minded family and community thinkers have coaxed us to see. Do I think Hillary did well because I’m liberal? Do I think the Republicans did poorly because I’m convinced they’ve devoted seven years to ruining Barack Obama? Am I totally misreading this whole event? Is it righteous? Am I the tool here?

I don’t know.

But, unlike the majority of us these days, at least I’m allowing for some damn introspection.

6 thoughts on “Benghazi, and our personal bullshit”

  1. Pull your empty head out of your commie ass for the first time in your pathetically ignorant excuse for a life you brain dead subhuman Marxist POS pearlFAGGOT!
    KILLary is a lying waste of skin! Any THING stupid enough to believe ANYTHING that CUNT utters is too stupid to vote or breed! Only SOCIOPATHS are as convinced of the truth of their lies as KILLary is! You DEMONcrats are batshit INSANE to support a communist with sociopathic tendencies!

      1. Since I only hang out with decent people, I am. I don’t waste time with brain dead subhuman Marxist VERMIN!

  2. It really doesn’t matter to you that our government and Sec of State lied to us? Lied to the families of the dead? Blaming a video when she knew it was a coordinated attack all along.

    It doesn’t matter that she set up a private server in order to evade everything? Mostly for her “charity foundation” that is making money hand over fist.

    If you weren’t so blinded by, R or D, Jeff, you would see this more clearly. I thought you cared more about truth than propping up candidates who are clearly professional liars?

    1. No, pearlfaggot is a libtard. All IT cares about is the far left getting their way and causing more destruction. IT is severely allergic to the truth.

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