Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi – Conservatives, Get Over It Already

screenshot-via-fox-newsBenghazi – the ridiculous Republican conspiracy that they just won’t let go. I swear, it’s their pivot on damn near everything. Especially if they’re discussing President Obama or Hillary Clinton.

And let’s be real, Hillary Clinton is the main reason why they’ve been attempting to keep this story relevant even though it’s been debunked countless times. The most recent being in the form of an official report from Senate Intelligence Committee which didn’t confirm a single right-wing conspiracy about Benghazi.

Then I love how Republicans continue to harp on and on about this, insisting people take their debunked conspiracies seriously. Then when they don’t, perpetuating the idea that there’s even more of a cover up going on which is why they’re not entertaining their fanatical conspiracies.

It’s the definition of conspiracy theory lunacy.

I had a professor give me some great advice once. He said never, under any circumstances, engage in a debate with a conspiracy theorist – you’ll never win. No matter how much evidence you prove, or how much reality is on your side, that they’ll simply believe it’s all a part of the conspiracy.

Basically the cliché line, “See, that’s what they want you to think!”

They believe that there are more sides to the story. That because they continue to perpetuate lies, because right-wing voters still believe in them, that the rest of the country should continue to entertain them to show impartiality against conservatives.

Well, I’m sorry, but there aren’t always two sides to every argument. Especially when your “argument” has been debunked numerous times already. Just because someone has an opinion on something that’s overwhelmingly been proven to be false, doesn’t give them the right to a debate just because they want to continue to act like fools.

What next, are they going to throw a fit because the world’s top scientists refuse to debate tea party creationists over evolution and their claims that the Earth is 6,000 years old?

Heck, they already kind of do that anyway with the science behind climate change.

And I’m sorry if I find it just a bit hypocritical that the party which supported George W. Bush (twice) – the man who sent thousands of Americans to die in Iraq based on a lie – wants to suddenly act appalled because of four deaths in Libya.

Not that I’m downplaying the tragedy of any death, but it’s just a bit ridiculous to continue this push for an “investigation” into what happened in Benghazi (even though the Senate Intelligence Committee already did one) when your party led the way on a lie which took us to war with another nation costing the lives of thousands of Americans and countless other human beings.

Any individual with any kind of common sense knows that at the root of all of this lies nothing more than the conservative preemptive attack on Hillary Clinton. Well, that and some cheap slander against President Obama.

Republicans are absolutely terrified of Hillary Clinton and they’re doing everything possible to try to get anything on her. Unfortunately for them, the only people who really care about their asinine conspiracy theories are the far right-wing voters who would never vote for Clinton in the first place.

It’s honestly become quite comical. It’s as if every Republican politician and member of the conservative media has been contractually obligated in some way to mention Benghazi at least once a week, otherwise they’ll be shunned from the GOP.

But this is what happens when you base “facts” off of made up propaganda – you can’t let it go. Their voters demand answers so they’ll keep pushing for them. There’s just one problem – we already have the answers.

They’re just not the ones conservatives want to hear.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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