One of this country’s greatest athletes ever, John McEnroe was entertaining to watch in his heyday–not only for his tennis prowess, but often times for his on-court antics and the manner in which he would berate the chair umpire for out-of-bounds calls. McEnroe’s “You canNOT be serious!” objections became so famous he titled his autobiography with that line.
Whenever I come across something that I find to be of such dubiousness as to border on ridiculous, I call it a “McEnroe Moment” and such was achieved last week when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) decided that the Democrats would participate in the forthcoming special committee to investigate Benghazi. The five members she appointed include the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), a critic of his committee’s Constitutionally mandated hearings to date, to say the least.
Last week both Pelosi and Cummings insinuated that many people on the left think Democrats should boycott the proceedings and leave their chairs empty and their reasons given led to some serious McEnroe Moments.
Pelosi argued that the investigation had “little to do with the truth”, which she pointed out had already been revealed through prior investigations and countless hearings. Cummings backed her up saying, “I believe we need someone in that room to simply defend the truth.”
The truth has already been revealed? The Democrats, vociferous defenders of the Administration, Obama and Clinton in particular, are actually now thought to be defenders of the truth? If this did not involve the assassination of a U.S. Ambassador and the murder of three other Americans, I would still be laughing at their statements.
These five, along with the rest of the party leaders, are going to continue to peddle the demonstrated false and patently absurd story that some obscure video, which had been translated into understandable language for that region only ten days prior to the attack, was the sole cause of Benghazi. They are hanging onto this lie, despite the revelation last month of an emails transmissions which proved the White House crafted Susan Rice’s Sunday morning talk show script. And last week we learned there is a still-classified email transmission that shows that during the actual armed assault Benghazi, the White House chose to reach out to You Tube, a private entity, rather than send military assistance to the diplomatic compound to rescue our American citizens. Lanny Davis, lifelong friend of Hillary Clinton, is going to re-create his role as the head of a Truth Squad.
You canNOT be serious!