In gleaming bleached smiles, they preened in tuxes and designer evening gowns, hangin’ with the likes of Robert DeNiro and dining as only one-percenters can, on “onion brulee crostini paired with herbed crab cake on white corn fondue.”
As usual, the President, profoundly amused at his own wit, slung petty barbs — guised as “jokes”— at his professed nemeses:
“Of course there is one thing that keeps Republicans busy, they have tried more than 50 times to repeal Obamacare. Despite that, 8 million people signed up for health care in the first open enrollment.
Which does lead one to ask how well does Obamacare have to work before you don’t want to repeal it? What if everybody’s cholesterol drops to 120? What if your yearly checkup came with tickets to a Clipper’s game — not the old Don Sterling Clippers, the new Oprah Clippers? Would that be good enough?
What if it gave Mitch McConnell a pulse? What is it going to take?”
Yup. The audience enthusiastically clapped. And guffawed. Not at the President, but with him as he made fun of the collective enemy of the progressive thought police: Conservative Americans.
Problem is, the toadying audience was the Washington press corps, the very people who are supposed to be the watchdogs over our powerful elite. Problem is, they are members of the powerful elite.
This excessive gala is self-deprecatingly nicknamed the “Nerd Prom.” But don’t kid yourselves: The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a narcissistic love-fest of sycophants masquerading as earnest geeks.
…Meanwhile, while our loyal watchdogs suck on mousse lollipops, something else continues to percolate in the consciousness of attentive Americans. Something about lies, incompetence and the cover-up of the horrific deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya; lies, incompetence and cover-ups that conveniently helped reelect President Obama and protect 2016 hopeful Hillary Clinton.
With media collusion, for 20 months the White House smugly buried the story along with the four bodies, labeling those digging for answers as conspiratorial crackpots. Nothing here, they said. Move along…
Then, the smoking email was released last week via a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch.
Written by White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes days after the attack, the damning email spelled out what was to be the ongoing administration narrative tying the terrorist incident to the broader regional protests at that time: “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”
It was a malicious lie then. It’s a malicious lie now.
This latest revelation has, at long last, forced a reluctant Speaker of the House to call for a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi matter. Further, it has restored credibility to the millions of Americans who never let this issue die.
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has been a consistent and passionate advocate seeking justice for the victims and families of the Benghazi killings. She never gave up, even when most others, even on the right, moved on just like the White House planned.