I’ve sometimes joked that the movie Groundhog Day should be the official movie of the Republican party. The premise being that it just seems like nearly everything that comes out of their mouths is just the same old predictable rhetoric and talking points.
So when I saw that Karl Rove took a discussion about the bridge controversy going on in New Jersey concerning Governor Chris Christie and tried to make it into one about Benghazi and the IRS — I really wasn’t shocked.
When I read the headline, I literally did a “facepalm.”
Rove said on Fox News:
“The amount of attention paid to Chris Christie makes the coverage of Benghazi at the same time and the coverage of the IRS pale in comparison.”
He then pathetically said that due to how Hillary Clinton handled Benghazi, “I think it will be hard for Democrats to turn this into an issue.”
This entire segment was actually pretty comical as Rove is clearly a Chris Christie supporter and obviously was doing everything he could to avoid discussing the bridge controversy, continually trying to shift subjects to unrelated issues.
Even when another panelist tried discussing what the staffers who have been implicated with this scandal must have been thinking, Rove laughably brought up Benghazi and the IRS again, saying:
“So did Benghazi, and so did the IRS. It came out of appointees of Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”
First, when Benghazi first happened there was a ton of media attention on what happened. The only reason why the story went away (for everyone but Republicans) is because there is no Benghazi scandal. The “Benghazi scandal” has been debunked so many times that the real issue should be an investigation into the lies and misinformation many Republicans have perpetuated about the entire situation.
Now as far as the IRS issue from a few months ago, I’m not sure what Karl Rove saw, but from my end the media was all over that situation as well. For several weeks it made headlines. Oh, until more facts came to light showing that there wasn’t really any “scandal” to begin with. Facts showed that liberal groups were also targeted by the IRS, essentially ending any real “controversy.”
Well, at least for most people — but of course not for Republicans. They’re going to continue trying to perpetuate these fake scandals as long as possible because millions of their voters are gullible enough to believe them.
I just found it hilarious (and pathetic) watching Karl Rove do everything he possibly could to turn a segment about the New Jersey bridge controversy into a discussion about unrelated topics like the IRS or Benghazi.