Karl Rove Gets Mocked on Fox News Over His Continued Benghazi Conspiracies

karlrove1In the midst of the ongoing debate about Syria, it seems some Republicans are taking this as the perfect time to bring up other important issues—such as their ridiculous Benghazi conspiracies.

Karl Rove tried again to perpetuate the myth that the Obama administration simply sat by and did nothing, even though they knew our embassy was going to be attacked.

When the truth is we were made aware after the attack had already started, and orders weren’t given to send troops in because it wasn’t quite clear at that time what we might be sending our troops into.

Could you imagine the Republican backlash had President Obama sent troops in, resulting in numerous deaths?  They would have screamed from the rooftops about Obama naively sending American troops into a dangerous situation, resulting in some of their deaths.

It’s like with everything Obama does.  Whatever he did is wrong, because Republicans will always just support the opposite of whatever he does.

Well, Karl Rove (and to a lesser extent Brit Hume) felt the need to push Juan Williams on Fox News about these asinine Republican Benghazi conspiracies.  Watch the video of the full exchange (if you can stomach it) below:

In true Fox News fashion, Rove continued to try to shout over Williams to perpetuate the nearly year-long right-wing lies about what happened in Libya.

Rove, speaking over Williams said, “You may be comfortable with the American people being told a deliberate lie by the administration, but I’m not, and I think we need to get to the bottom of it.”

To which Brit Hume followed with, “The list of questions that remain unanswered to this day are what make this still a legitimate conversation.  Juan, I’m sorry to say, this is simply not over.”

So what did Mr. Williams have to say in response?  “It’s gone baby.  It’s in your head. That’s about the only place.”

Which is absolutely true.  Time and time again, the Republican “conspiracy” about Benghazi has been proven to be nothing more than their pathetic attempt to first attack President Obama, and now set up a future attack on probable Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Republicans need to keep this ridiculous conspiracy in the news somehow, since it’s about the only weapon they have against Clinton should she decide to run in 2016.

But just like with their other conspiracies such as fake birth certificates, microchips being required in the Affordable Care Act, death panels and a whole host of other right-wing fear mongering and rhetoric, Benghazi has been shoved to the far right reaches of their political party.  It’s now mostly supported by the fringes of the conservative base which reside far outside the realm of common sense and reality.

But it was just nice to see someone sit on Fox News and openly mock Karl Rove’s attempt to perpetuate some ridiculous lie.

Personally, I still don’t think Karl Rove has mentally recovered from the fact that President Obama won re-election.  I honestly believe he thought Republicans would buy that election, and when that failed, he’s been suffering from a complete mental breakdown ever since.

After all, the whole world is talking about Syria—and he’s still stuck on Benghazi.

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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  • katherine norton malek

    Karl Rover jumping up & down about some LIE. He’s the lyin’est most dishonest person there is. He kept lying all night long on election night, swaring Romney was winning. He’s such a LIAR he LIES to himself & believes it. And by the way – WHO gives a rats-ass what that fat-head thinks anyway. He’s a nobody. A fundraiser for the Republican scam machine.

    • MadameDelphi

      The American people were deliberately lied to about weapons of mass destruction to start a war where thousands of innocent civilians died as well as thousand of US military. Many more maimed forever, no one was charged in this country for that crime.

      • Steven Lee Ellis

        I believe Karl was a member of the Bush Administration at that time wasn’t he?

  • Aloanstar

    I think most Americans are uncomfortable about Rove, Bush, Cheney and their minions, lying about Iraq and WMDs, which we are still seeing/feeling/hearing the results of today and in many decades to come. I will NEVER understand how any of those war criminals can actually point a finger at anyone else in any situation. They should be behind bars, not on tv.

  • Glenna Jones-Kachtik

    Karl Rove – the mastermind of Iraq – talking about lying to the American Public???? He only thinks it was because it is what HE would have done. I am so sick of these manufactured theories. I am tired of Benghazi. Wonder how Karl would have handled the Democrats had they attacked Bush on even 1 of the 10 embassy bombings that happened or the 60 people killed under Bush’s watch?????

    • mcquestion5000

      He probably would have said “Why don’t you love the troops?” and walked away laughing.

  • DrDouglar

    The message is good but the writing needs some work. I suggest Clifton takes a few journalism and writing classes

    • Chomper Lomper Tawee

      Is Allen a journalist?

  • Frank Ambessi

    have to wonder if fox will even bother to mention the 3200 killed on bushes 9/11 in 2 days.

  • Pipercat

    Anatomy of a political straw man 101. Create an underlying fallacy, usually in the form of a red herring, then create new fallacies to keep tearing down the original fallacy. If you payed attention to Turd Blossom, that’s exactly what he was doing. Basic facts on what happened on 9/11/2012:

    Chris Stevens was in Benghazi to meet with a Turkish “diplomat.”
    With Stevens was the bulk of Mercs and Embassy Security Personnel in Libya.
    The “Consulate” in Benghazi was a converted private residence.
    Along with visa issues, passport problems and the like, gathering intelligence is a primary function of any diplomatic outpost.
    Stevens was not killed by the attackers, but was asphyxiated by fire during the attack.

    During Hilary Clinton’s testimony about the incident, Rand Paul made this, at the time, bizarre statement/question about selling arms to Libya by way of Turkey. Never heard him bring it up again because the Huckleberry probably divulged classified information.

    The “Consulate” was really nothing more than a CIA listening post. In the released memos, the ultimate arbiter of what was to be divulged was the CIA.

    State was running interference, at first unknowingly, for the CIA. All of the events that day were coincidental from Tripoli to Cairo. Someone took advantage of that to divert attention.

    So the real question was, why exactly was Stevens in Benghazi in the first place?


    If it was a routing diplomatic issue, why didn’t the Turk go to Tripoli?
    Why was there so many security personnel with Stevens?

    Last and most importantly, where the hell is Petraeus in all of this? If this was a botched CIA operation, time to say so. No details are necessary, just put an end to the fallacies, falsehoods and fear mongering…

  • John

    Karl Rove is nothing more than a Fox News patsy who adds nothing to an intellectual discussion. He is so wrapped up in his hatred for Obama and all Democrats that he can;t even begin to comprehend the facts…he has to twist and turn everything into some conspiracy theory that he insists exists. Karl lives in his own world and Brit Hume…sorry….he is only there because his wife is the VP of Fox News. He also adds nothing by consistently reporting information from a very obvious slanted point of view.

  • mcquestion5000

    Epic meltdowns of this sort: sticking your fingers in your ears and shouting “It’s not going away! I can’t hear you! Obama is the devil!” can be expected more and more from Rove, who’s probably still reeling from his epic meltdown on election night, which is always an entertaining view on youtube.

    Rove epitomizes the new Republican party line: We can lie. They can’t. Facts don’t matter. Obama is the devil.

    If it weren’t for the fact that he had a permanent and far reaching soapbox in the form of FOX news (i.e. the media outreach profram of the far right), this would have gone away long ago, because there’s nothing there to concern anyone except old, white, rich, fear mongering, fear filled Republicans who think Blackzilla is the devil.

    Posting this clip on a website like this won’t really change much, however. Those who get their talking points (Also called “shouting points” because it involves shouting over the facts and arguments made by the opposing side) from FOX will get their information ONLY from FOX, so why bother? You’re not going to change their minds. They’re like Rove, fingers stuck in their ears, shouting “Obama is the devil.”

    There’s a lot of things I’d love to change about Obama (Wayyyyyy too in bed with evil Monsanto and his foreign policies are almost as bad as Bush) but at least those are legitimate beefs. I’m not scared Muslim/Socialist/Nazi Kenyan Blackzilla President is coming to “take my guns” or “hook grandma up to a suicide machine.”

    Talk like that should IMMEDIATELY disqualify whoever says it (Palin, Limbaugh) from the adult discussion.

  • Liz

    I watched this live and it was pathetic to see an adult acting so childish. Asking a question then, screaming over the answer, berating the guests opinions and not letting him talk. And the best part is it was all bullshit!!

  • Brandon Andrew-Van Patten

    Leave it to Rove and Repubs to concentrate on one mistake that took four American lives while we are still in Iraq and Afghanistan which has taken 1000’s of American lives and cost us trillions of dollars.

  • Virginia Trujillo

    Watching the Fox News teams uncomfortably maniacal giggle fest after being told their conspiracy rationale was ” It’s in your head. That’s about the only place.” just cemented my notion that it’s one of Rupert Murdoch’s pigeon assignments to keep the conspiracy talk alive.

    • stephen james

      Exactly. That laughter was sooo transparent. It just gave them away.

  • John Schmitt

    1. Jan. 22, 2002: Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami Attacks Indian U.S. Consulate

    2. June 14, 2002: Suicide Car-Bomb Outside U.S. Consulate in Karachi

    3. Oct. 12, 2002: String Of Bali Bombings Included U.S. Consulate

    4. Feb. 28, 2003: Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, Attacked For the Second Time in One Year

    5. May 12, 2003: 36 People Including 9 Americans Die After Terrorists Storm U.S. Compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    6. July 30, 2004: Islamist Attacks U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    7. Dec. 6, 2004: Five Staff and Four Security Guards Die in U.S. consulate attack in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    8. March 2, 2006: Third Attack on Karachi U.S. Consulate Killed U.S. Diplomat

    9. Sept. 12, 2006: Four Gunmen Stormed the U.S. compound in Damascus, Syria

    10. Jan. 12, 2007: Greek Terrorists Fired a Rocket-Propelled Grenade at the U.S. Embassy

    11. March 18, 2008: A Mortar is Fired at the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen

    12. July 9, 2008: Three Turkish Policemen were Killed When Gunman Fired on the U.S. Consulate Istanbul, Turkey

    13. Sept. 17, 2008: 16 People Including 2 Americans Die in an Orchestrated Attack on the U.S. Embassy Sana’a, Yemen

  • Alisoquoladi

    Well I for one am sick and tired of hearing about Benghazi. That tool lies every time his lips move so it’s pretty fantastic that he has the cajones to say Anyone else lied.

  • johnbuoy

    Their creepy laughs at the end of the segment made my hair fall out. These creeps need to crawl back under that rock with Cheney.

  • mre2000

    Stop talking about it, stop writing about it, stop responding to everything this blowhard says. All you’re doing is perpetuating the situation by responding. You respond, they argue more. Everyone recognizes the tragedy of the situation. Let it go. (But I gotta say, Karl Rove complaining about the American people being lied to? LOL thats rich)

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  • Suzanne Longo

    Apparently Rove has a selective memory. The American people were lied to about Benghazi? How about the Iraq War? Benghazi was a tragedy but there is no cover up. On the other hand, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld lied to the whole world. We were BushWHacked. Now, when we try to show the atrocities in Syria, no one believes us. Yeah, keep jumping up and down about Benghazi while another Mideast country slaughters their people. Perhaps other countries would be willing to help if our government did not lie to everyone about Iraq.

    • stephen james

      “Now, when we try to show the atrocities in Syria, no one believes us.”
      Exactly. That is the saddest part. Clinton was able to help put an end to genocide and war in Kosovo/Bosnia with cooperation and consent from NATO allies but after Bush’s cowboy tirade they don’t trust us. I was just saying this the other day, the big bad USA has cried wolf too many times.

  • Neptunus Rex

    Juan Williams has said it best: “It’s in your head”. That’s all, folks.

  • booker25

    A faux scandal that exists in Rove’s head and Fox’s network to drums up ratings.

  • gemma liar

    anyone notice how scurvy such as HANNITY are now calling the gas used by Syria WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION? they are attempting to make that phrase universal; thus assuaging the PHONY lie-based REPUBLICAN “weapons of mass destruction” ( I.E.; nuclear/etc) which saddam did NOT own. saddam DID have and use gas; but that’s NO WMD in relation to a “threat” to the us- it was and remains a LOCAL threat when used by the despots of the region. VOTE REPUBLICAN!!

  • MadameDelphi

    Turd Blossom bull shit