Benghazi Special Committee: Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war

Benghazi Special Committee: Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war

Benghazi Sunrise | by Wisaam Salem for Flickr CC
Benghazi Sunrise | by Wisaam Salem for Flickr CC

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 – House Speaker John Boehner has given the green light to a Select House Committee to investigate what happened at the consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

He has placed Trey Gowdy in charge of the investigation.  The Democrats are screaming like stuck mules.

House Democrats are telling Nancy Pelosi not to appoint any Democrats to the committee and Jay Carney has refused to confirm that the White House would cooperate with the investigation. If the past is any indication, they won’t.

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The House issued subpoenas for Benghazi documents. The White House was not very forthcoming.  When Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, then sued, they finally received the emails. Shockingly enough, the emails released through the FOIA lawsuit included emails that the House had subpoenaed but amazingly enough did not receive.

If Benghazi is not a scandal, why did so many people in the Obama adminstration lie so often? Why is the Obama Regime so anxious to put this behind them without any investigation?

Certain things are obvious. The Obama White House lied. Instead of worrying about Americans dying, Obama was working on debate preparation, then flying off to a Las Vegas fundraiser.

The Obama camp was warned days before about a possible attack and the military knew immediately it was a terrorist attack. Yet there was no request for military assistance to rescue Americans in Benghazi.

Obama has treated congress with the same contempt that Vladimir Putin has for Obama. And Congress is just like Obama.  Obama won’t stand up to Putin and John Boehner won’t stand up to Barack Obama.

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The obvious question is why not?

Obama and his team do not want to cooperate.  That’s no great shock.

What will the House of Representatives do?  What they will probably do is nothing.

What should they do? The House of Representatives has had a nuclear weapon in its arsenal since the GOP took over in 2011.  But no one has the courage to use it.  They don’t even have the courage to threaten to use it.

The House of Representatives has the power of the purse.  Appropriations bills must originate in the House of Representatives.  If the House wants to, all it has to do is cut off the flow of money to the Executive branch. If the Republicans in the House of Representatives wanted to, they could cut off all of the money to the government or selectively do it.

The Republicans could and should cut off funding to the IRS just on general principles.  If the Obama Regime does not cooperate and help with the investigation, then all funding for Air Force One should be eliminated.

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The Republicans can and should eliminate the funding for Obamacare.  If Obama will not cooperate, eliminate the funding for the White House staff.

Republicans have the power to force the Obama camp to cooperate.  The Republicans need to start pretending like they are Congressmen and act.

There is good reason for the Obama administration to hide. The Benghazi scandal is far worse than most Americans realize.  Americans were left to die. Officials lied to the American people and to Congress to hide the truth. The truth of Benghazi is far worse than Watergate.  Nobody died at Watergate.  If Watergate happened today, it would not be a blip on the news radar.  We have the NSA snooping on all of America.

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Abuse of Americans through the IRS was enough to merit the impeachment of Richard Nixon.  What Barack Obama and his team did was far worse. It rates more than just impeachment, it rates indictment.

This is why Benghazi is so important.

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Judson Phillips
Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet. A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says. Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC. “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based. Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville. Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’ I did.” The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown. It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed. Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker. He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should. He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.