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  •  Here's the problem: (8+ / 0-)

    the media is already paying attention to the Benghazi BS, whether we like it or not. I've been stuck in captive-audience situations watching CNN and the like, and they're not exactly shooting it down. Typical sensationalist bias.

    So in order to counteract it, we have to have a platform to fight back. Sure, we could boycott the committee and hold a daily press conference, but the media would get tired of reporting on that. This way, we get to smack them down, every single day. Cummings, of Issa-shaming fame, being on the committee - that's no accident.

    Isn't this what we've always wanted? Democrats standing strong and fighting back against GOP smears rather than hiding in a cave and hoping that they'll go away?

    •  Exactly. (3+ / 0-)
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      Isn't this what we've always wanted? Democrats standing strong and fighting back against GOP smears rather than hiding in a cave and hoping that they'll go away?
    •  Charlie Brown keeps trying to kick that ball (1+ / 0-)
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      The Democrats in the House aren't fighting back. They're not going to fight back. If Boehner believed the Democrats would fight back, he would never have gone through with it.

      Fighting back would have been Nancy Pelosi denouncing this completely unnecessary and totally bogus "investigation" in the strongest terms and forbidding anyone in her caucus from participating... when it was first brought up -- weeks ago.

      What we're going to see is Democrats getting "equal time" on the news networks to complain in quiet voices about rough handling and quietly sit there as Republicans get to use the people's time and resources to grandstand on yet another non-issue.

      The Democrats in the House have embraced their minority status and will predictably go along meekly with whatever lunacy the majority demands.

      Fortunately, as Kos points out, just as predictably the Republicans will overreach and implode all by themselves.

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