It was so cute to watch Democrats on the Committee like Elijah Cummings and Lynch accuse others of politicizing a tragedy when that's what they were doing. I don't just mean that's what the White House did, I mean that's what Cummings and Lynch did today.
They took a hearing and acted like insane lunatics as they exploded and yelled and hollered and tried to deflect from the answers the Committee was getting.
It was shameful.
There was no interest in finding out what happened, only in covering for the administration.
To Cumming and Lynch, the four dead Americans are not worthy of questions or answers. To those two members of Congress, whatever happened must be hidden to protect Barack.
That's really telling. And I wonder if that's the opinion of their constituents? I wonder exactly when it became okay to use Americans as political fodder, to hide the reasons of their deaths to protect politicians?
And if that's the new policy, where exactly does it end?
Maybe we should all stop telling the truth about what really happened, for example, to Pat Tilman? Telling the truth was embarassing to George W. Bush.
I didn't give a damn becaue (a) I value the truth and (b) I don't think politicians are more important than the American people.
But to watch Cummings and Lynch behave so insanely, to watch them repeatedly attempt to distract from the events of the hearings, was to grasp just how crass and vulgar those two are.
In a functioning society, both members would lose their re-election bids. They are not representing the American people, they are protecting a politician.
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