With the election over and a resounding “Nah, we don’t want to go backward” asserted in the voting, I look forward to the country to moving forward and supporting the intent of the electorate by getting some work done. While a nice thing to ponder – I’m not sure compromise and getting things done is what is going to happen based on the lack of a new narrative from the conservatives. It is interesting to see how the conversation is moving forward or not so much in the conservative political narrative with no real discussions beyond Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!
Perhaps the challenge for the Republican’s is the absolute lack of meaningful things to talk about which won’t get themselves into trouble. Core platform considerations and beliefs seem to bring ire for the party of late from one faction or another inside the party, the conservative media complex or the general population. That makes Benghazi relevant and safe.
So since Benghazi is safe, it continues to monopolize the right wing discussion and it’s not a bad idea. So here is a list which examines why it might be better to stretch out Benghazi as long as possible, even when key party members are confirming that nothing of note really happened.
Why Republican’s Should Keep Talking about Benghazi
- Old men talking about lady parts just doesn’t seem to be going well.
- Math and experience makes it difficult to believe their ideas will work for people with public school education.
- They just can’t see how Atlas Shrugged is a bad book to base one’s ideals on.
- Corporate profits are at an all-time high, cash hoarding corporations is at high and taxes are at a low and the whole lowering taxes thing doesn’t make sense given the results of it historically for people paying attention.
- They may strengthen the Base with Benghazi! Conservatives love a good conspiracy theory. Birthers, Contrails, Obama is Muslim…
- Science is getting just a little to0 accurate and widely accepted. Apparently the earth is pretty gosh old. Never mind the whole weather thing lately and can you believe Chris Christie’s surge in popularity.
- People really don’t believe the family of the ’50’s and the wonder of the Reagan years are a good thing.
- Talking about increases in military spend is hard to justify when our budget is multiples of our rivals cumulatively and when technology is delivering on it’s promise: do more with less people, costs and resources. So Benghazi might help a little here.
- Saying people don’t deserve healthcare just looks mean. Is it a “war on poverty” or a “war on poor people”?
- It’s hard to reconcile the party’s stance on privacy, liberty and choice.
- The Constitution didn’t really mean separation of church and state is a tough argument to push forward some days to people with an internet connection.
Net-Net: It’s a whole lot safer to blame the President for some type of clerical error or purposeful edit in talking points around a terrorism event and creating potential scandal where one doesn’t exists than talking about their stance on issues.