Most of that which you've cited happens on BOTH sides. Politics 101.<quoted text>Call it Conspiracy Fatigue. Perhaps some in the mix can't see the big picture, but over the last five years there has been a continuous conspiracy-gin cranking out product on the current President. From birtherism, to concentration camps, to death panels, to anti-colonialism, to ammo buy-ups, to rigging job numbers - the list is never-ending. Did you know that Obama "caused" the stock market to tank, and this announced on the same day that it hit an all-time high? Did you know that the Boston bombing was announced an "inside gov't job" before the perps were identified? Did you know Obama had a gay lover in college, who was later killed to silence him? All this and more can be found having been or currently being promoted by the most popular and influential right-wing organs, and living endless lives in email inboxes. Shoot, I barely scratched the surface.
Bless her heart, at least Laura Ingraham showed skepticism when Sen. Inhofe came on pushing the "gov't ammo buy-up conspiracy". His jeweled response? "...I know this for a fact because..." (are you ready?) "...because I know people who are concerned about this and so..." (here's he lets slip the real point) "....so
there's no downside if I'm wrong about this."
'Nuff said, Senator. Thank you.
There's a real market for continuously cranking out this stuff to 10-30% of Americans who feel all cozy when they wrap themselves up in it like a security blanket. It's that simple.
But you shouldn't be so all surprised when the other 70-80% of Americans yawn and turn the page. The hell of it is, one of these times they might actually stumble on a real one, but Peter already done cried wolf a few dozen times too often.
But unfortunately, many of the 70-80% of thefolks rely on the internet for their daily news, and many others (especially young people) have NO clue about what transpired in Libya. They've shut themselves out, and not just about Libya. Pretty much ALL current events in general. I was the same way at that age. This time it works in the Dems (and Obama's) favor.
Even if the news that Obama was personally responsible for the 4 deaths in Benghazi, and that news made national headlines in radio, print, TV, and interweb, plus somehow filtered down to youngsters from 18 to 24, Obama is so beloved by his adoring fans and supporters, he would NEVER suffer any ill effects. That's disturbing.
I believe H Clinton to be the one responsible for the tragedy in Libya. But she is also beloved, & protected, and eventually one of her high ranking State Dept aides will take the fall. That's disturbing.
A cover-up regarding Benghazi was agreed upon by the State Dept, and the WH, as they knew by Sept 13 it was an organized terrorist attack, yet continued to spin it as a demonstration over a video tape for several weeks. Someone in the WH sent UN Amb Susan Rice oou on the talk show circuit to downplay the attack as a demonstration over the video. That's disturbing.
When it was learned Hicks would be testifying on Capitol Hill, he was demoted, likely by H Clinton herself or at least signed off on it. That's disturbing.
A 4th witness has been delayed over a security clearance, and now only gets low-level clearance. An obvious attempt to throw a wrench into the spokes. That's disturbing.