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  •  minor quibble (3+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, wilywascal, wader
    All in all, though, I'm sure Issa thinks the four Pinocchio awards are a small price to pay for his true goal: Saying "Benghazi" to the Republican faithful as many times as he possibly can Before, during and after Hillary Clinton is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America.
    •  Seems rather gratuitous and premature (0+ / 0-)

      It could well have been worded differently to reflect the reality instead of merely the author's hoped upon outcome.

      An example of a better phrasing would be, "Saying 'Benghazi' to Republican partisans who care nothing for the truth of the matter as many times as Issa possibly can in an attempt to speciously and slanderously damage the reputation and prospects of Democrat's leading potential candidate for President in 2016."

      Of course, this still kind of neglects that Issa & Co. are actually trying to influence the pool of potential voters who might consider voting for Hillary, and are not simply playing to their own base. This isn't just being said to Republicans, nor are they the primary targets; while there is an element of self-promotion, there is little cause for concern they would lose their core fanatics who eat this stuff up.

      Regardless, there was absolutely no need to alienate those Democrats who might feel that such coronations aren't quite so pragmatic as some would lead us to believe. The author's statement as worded only serves as a distraction and divisive tool, which disservices the diary.

      •  I was thinking of how we still hear (0+ / 0-)

        about birth certificates

        •  That's fine. (0+ / 0-)

          Pardon my confusion, but you made no mention of Obama or birth certificates initially, and I haven't yet fully developed my mind reading skills, so there was some lack of clarity. I'm still unsure how that is supposed to constitute a "minor quibble." Apparently, it was just a bit of snark?

          Regardless, I stand by my comment; I thought it raised some valid points, though it now appears it was misplaced and should have stood alone here. I apologize that I misunderstood your comment for a like-minded sentiment, but hopefully it should now be discernable how it might easily have been misinterpreted, and my faux pas will be overlooked. I should probably inquire first before making any possibly erroneous presumptions, in order to avoid just these kinds of situations.

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