The Republican Party has been attacking the Affordable (Health) Care Act (A/K/A Obamacare) since it was signed into Law, in early 2010. In fact, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) brought a Repeal Bill to the House of Representatives Floor for a Vote some 50 times. The GOP has continually fought ACA at both the National and State levels.
When Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Resources resigned, the Republican Minority in the Senate pledged to turn-up the heat on her replacement, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, during the Confirmation Process. Today, however, the Senate Finance Committee recommended her Nomination, however there will be more to go.
If you noticed, lately there haven’t been many jabs or accusations about ACA being “Broken” recently. That is because the Republican Party seems to have shifted its focus to: All-Things Benghazi. In fact, the National Republican Congressional Committee seems to have been using Benghazi as a fundraiser.
If you go onto the NRCC web site, it opens with a picture of President Barack Obama and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); but, click on the picture of former Secretary Hillary Clinton on the linked site: http://www.nrcc.org/2014/05/01/former-obama-aide-benghazi-dude-like-two-years-ago/. As the presumed shoo-in Democratic Presidential Nominee in 2016, “Benghazi” seems to have become “Code” for Attack Hillary Now! And, you will notice the Request for a Campaign Contribution immediately below. The NRCC just can’t afford to pass-up an opportunity.
Back on September 11, 2012, Terrorists attacked the U.S. State Department’s compound in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador Christopher Stephens, who was visiting from Tripoli, and three other Men were killed. It is important to note that the Benghazi location is merely an “Outpost”, mostly for CIA Intelligence-Gathering Efforts. Still of course, everyone deserves adequate protection.
The real problem that I have with, once again, dragging-out Benghazi is that it appears to be the GOP’s Plan B, since they seem to have finally realized that they have struck-out in overturning Obamacare. Remember that there have already been seven Congressional Hearings–split between the House and Senate on Benghazi
Has anyone in Congress–regardless of the Politics–thought about the Families and Friends of the four Americans who were killed at Benghazi? How can they possibly have any sort of Closure when “Benghazi” is constantly bombarding them in the Press, Radio Political Talk Shows and TV News? Isn’t Enough, finally Enough?