Now is the time for defenders of the current administration (and all reasonable people out there) to reshape the dialogue in this country. The iron it hot to make a firm push on climate change, while politically and ideologically isolating the tea-party and all who support an anti-science agenda.
It would be a very effective reframing of the argument about 'negligence' in Benghazi to point out that the real cover-up here is that orchestrated by the right wing about climate change. With the death toll rising to near 100 in the second tropical storm to hit New York/New Jersey in two years, isn't it fair to point out that the effects of climate change are caused by continual negligence of climate related issues? Isn't it the case that by either burying one's head, or proactively striving to lie about climate science, people are dying? Isn't it fair to say that the people who deny the science behind this killer are to be at least partially implicated in every subsequent death?
How do the lives lost in Sandy (and every subsequent northerly hurricane), and the billions of dollars lost compare the the four individuals murdered by terrorists in one of the most hostile regions of the world? Chris Christie was right to dismiss out of hand the absurdity of talking about Romney possibly visiting New Jersey at a time of so much suffering. Likewise, it would be appropriate and effective to dismiss out of hand discussion of relatively small issues like the Benghazi attacks compared to the massive rising toll of climate change. The lives lost in Benghazi were tragic, but even more tragic is the decades long "discussion" we have been having about whether or not climate change is real. The evidence is irrefutable.
If re-elected, President Obama should call on America to move on from this debate, make an official statement that the position of the President of the United States government is that climate change is real, it is caused by humans, and that it is one of--if not the--biggest threats to our national security and the security of all humanity. If Tea-Partiers want to hold discussions to say English should be the national language, Democrats should hold discussions to say that climate change is the official belief of our country.
It is time to take this "discussion" to the next level and use examples like the "evidence" that there was a cover-up in Benghazi to discuss the use of "evidence" overall, and apply it to the most important topics of our current situation.