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    that the people who don't think Benghazi was that bad don't know where it took place.

    The point isn't that one side is more educated than the other, the point is that l'affaire Benghazi is more circus than scandal. Republicans have managed to kick up enough dust that many people make the connection that Benghazi = huge Obama fuckup, even though they don't know the basic details.

    In a sense, this is a worrisome prospect — it means that the GOP doesn't actually need a substantive scandal in order to smear Obama. They can actually just make shit up, and the lack of even the barest of fidelity to real-world facts won't matter. Remember, this is the party that got massive majorities of Americans to believe that Iraq was behind 9/11 — a claim similarly disjointed from the real world — without even saying so.

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    by Code Monkey on Mon May 13, 2013 at 10:51:38 AM PDT

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