Take THIS headline for instance: Likely House Speaker Praises Benghazi Committee For Hurting Hillary Clinton Politically. (Ladies and Gentlemen, Benghazi was really never about anything else except an attempt by the Republicans to give Hilary Clinton a hard time.)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the man likely to become the next speaker of the House, applauded the Select Committee on Benghazi for damaging the poll numbers of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
McCarthy said Tuesday that Clinton would have remained "unbeatable," had it not been for the committee.
"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee, what are her numbers today?" McCarthy told Fox News' Sean Hannity. "Her numbers are dropping, why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened."
Clinton responded to McCarthy's comments on Wednesday, calling them "deeply distressing."
When I hear a statement like that, which demonstrates unequivocally that this was always meant to be a partisan political exercise,” Clinton said in an interview with MSNBC, which will air in full on "PoliticsNation" on Sun. “I feel like it does a grave disservice and dishonors not just the memory of the four that we lost but of everybody who has served our country.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the committee, said McCarthy's comments were just further evidence that the Benghazi Committee was a waste of taxpayer money.
“This stunning concession from Rep. McCarthy reveals the truth that Republicans never dared admit in public: the core Republican goal in establishing the Benghazi Committee was always to damage Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and never to conduct an even-handed search for the facts," Cummings said in a statement. "It is shameful that Republicans have used this tragedy and the deaths of our fellow Americans for political gain. Republicans have blatantly abused their authority in Congress by spending more than $4.5 million in taxpayer funds to pay for a political campaign against Hillary Clinton.”
Kids, it's no different than the e-mail scandal they are fostering now, or the WHITEWATER crap when hubby Bill was the President. It's all about dirty tricks and dragging somebody through the mud for purely partisan political reasons.
HERE'S ANOTHER ONE FOR YA BUNKY: Planned Parenthood President Rips GOP For Political Grandstanding During Marathon House Hearing!
WASHINGTON -- After enduring a marathon House hearing on Tuesday during which GOP representatives frequently interrupted her, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards accused them of political grandstanding and using the hearing to demonstrate how "they are obsessed with ending access to reproductive health care for women in America."
"I'm being generous, calling it a hearing," she said in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. "I think the whole purpose of this hearing was to convince themselves that it is OK to deny women the ability to go to the health care provider of their choice, because 2.7 million women and men choose Planned Parenthood, and they were trying to say they wanted to take that choice away from them."
Earlier on Tuesday, Richards was questioned for five hours by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The GOP representatives on the committee, who are determined to eliminate federal funds for the organization, frequently turned combative, cutting her off and refusing to let her answer their questions.
They also scrutinized Richards’ salary and travel expenses, a move that Democrats called "inappropriate and discriminatory." Richards agreed the questions were sexist, but also said they were superfluous.
"I think it was because they didn't have anything else they wanted to talk about," she told Maddow. "It seemed like they didn't want to talk about any issues relevant to the topic at hand. Frankly, I was a bit dismayed at how little members of the committee even knew about women's health at all."
Indeed, most of Tuesday's hearing appeared theatrical rather than substantive, with even conservatives criticizing the GOP for making it about politics rather than an actual investigation into the organization.
Republicans have advocated to defund the family planning provider ever since an anti-abortion organization released several heavily edited videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood leaders endorsing the sale of fetal parts. Planned Parenthood has repeatedly denied the allegation -- it says it donates fetal tissue for scientific research and receives small reimbursements for transportation and administrative costs.
"It's never been something that Planned Parenthood has been deeply involved in. Right now, fewer than 1 percent of our health centers allow women the opportunity to donate fetal tissue for research," Richards said on Tuesday. "This is not a big area of work for Planned Parenthood."
She defended the organization's mission and chided lawmakers for trying to cut off federal funding for an organization that supporters say is a major health care provider for many women.
According to a report from the Congressional Budget Office, eliminating Planned Parenthood's federal funding would jeopardize the reproductive health care options of as many as 650,000 women, particularly those who live in low-income areas. For that reason, judges in several states have barred officials from trying to defund the organization.
OF COURSE, ALL THIS IS REALLY NO DIFFERENT THAN THE REPUBLICANS GIVING OBAMA A HARD TIME JUST BECAUSE HE'S BLACK! -Ed.