I routinely vote for moderate Republicans, so it doesn’t take a liberal to know that the endless Benghazi and IRS “scandal” investigations are just temper tantrums by those who couldn’t beat President Obama with votes.
Would these critics be so energized in investigating the Beirut embassy bombing and ensuing cover-up under President Reagan? They didn’t flinch after the many embassy attacks during G.W. Bush’s presidency, or at the unsubstantiated rhetoric (e.g. “mushroom clouds”) that shifted public opinion in favor of the trillion-dollar, bloody Iraq war.
Embassy attacks are not unique to the Obama administration, and vocal House Republicans such as Paul Ryan and Darrell Issa voted to reduce embassy security funding. Michael Hayden, former Bush CIA Director, said Obama’s war on terror is just like Bush’s, “but with more killing,” so they certainly can’t complain about Obama’s record on fighting terrorism.
With regard to the IRS, were these Republicans outraged when the NAACP was heavily scrutinized because of its vocal opposition to Bush, or when liberal groups like “Emerge America” were denied tax exemption? The only scandal here is that any of these right- or left-wing political groups are given tax-exempt status.