..the question. A question that minority leader Nancy Pelosi would ask each and every republican If I had my druthers.
My original idea was to have this happen at some point during the
trial Benghazi special committee on Benghazi. I've since changed my mind. Get it out of the way before the farce goes any further under the direction of republicans with F0X, Limbaugh, Beck et al, broadcasting the "narrative".
BBB has written a forceful piece on what should not happen and excellent reasons for it.
After reading Vyans Diary suggesting we Dems "PUNK IT" , something occurred to me. Although there is probably no precedent and perhaps no usual method to accomplish this within the committee rules that this layman (me) knows about, there is something that could bring this whole F0X sponsored republican funding extravaganza to an instant end. An end that F0X and republicans would insist on and even work to make happen themselves, not unlike what has happened on PPACA. Not a defensive move by the Dems, but pure offense to "shut this whole thing down" - (apologies - I can't get enough of that particular fail)
The GOP has shown countless times in almost every real way that they haven't the courage to face real competition in their so-called "free market" agenda, their electoral politics of voter suppression and pretty much everything they pretend to believe in, so it comes as no surprise that these so-called "investigations" would prove any different
So..my crazy idea
An arranged meeting between Dems and republicans negotiating the terms of this so-called "investigation" with Nancy Pelosi, Elijah Cummings and others in attendance coordinating this one sit-down session/negotiation. Minority leader Pelosi makes a request, a sort of test. Call it a polling of opinions; whatever would work to get republicans in a room without aids, staff, ipads, phones, iow's nothing but what they know - on their own.
Have this meeting recorded or live would be even better. C-span would do.
Have pencils and paper handed to each republican. Ask each republican to write down the names of the four Americans killed in the attack on the consulate in Benghazi.
They have one minute to write down four names (sorry about the typo in comment linked). Plenty of time to enter four names. Identify what this is really all about.
This test may seem to some to be unfair, requiring the republicans to know all of the names of those fallen Americans. I do not, which is why I scrapped my original poll which included more than a yes or no answer. A simple yes or no makes it plain
The republicans involved should know, not just the names of those that were killed, but what their job positions were, what they were up against. But to keep it simple and to make the fucked up motives going on here even more transparent, every republican; 100% of republicans involved should know the answer to, at the very least - their names
After the republicans fail, which they most certainly will, my guess 75 - 95% failure, the carnival is over.
Let's get to the bottom of this sham. Now. And move on to the many important issues we Dems have been fighting for
- end of Rant, with apologies to Sean Smith whose name in the tags is not in capital letters - the tag machine keeps editing Sean Smiths name and removes the capital letters
- thank you for stopping by on this crazy idea
P.S. Maybe Dems should arrange a day of ambush in lieu of the formal meeting I've suggested. Ask republicans to name the four names; like a walk up pop quiz. Nail republicans where they stand. Cameras, or any recording device - a big plus
This could work if coordinated. In fact this could make a twitter storm if people started cornering republicans on the street with this question.
Four names - you've got one minute to tell us what you know - let's see the GOP
"lick their chops" choke on that question