That took longer that I thought. After nearly two weeks of tensions in Ferguson, MO, far-right radio has finally shoehorned the crisis into its ongoing Benghazi and IRS narratives. I’m seriously shocked that it didn’t happen sooner, a sign that perhaps the screechers are feeling a little slow on the uptake given the outrage-boner they’ve been struggling to maintain for so long.
Speaking of which, Rush Limbaugh attacked the administration for sending FBI agents to Ferguson after allegedly refusing to send FBI agents to Benghazi or to investigate the IRS.
How many FBI agents investigated the, uuuuhhhhhhhhhhh, the tea party scandal there with the IRS? How many — how many — none! Is there? That’s right there were no FBI agents investigating what happened with [True the Vote head] Catherine Engelbrecht through the phone or any of the other tea party groups. Ah, see, okay, uhhh, how many FBI agents went to Benghazi to investigate what had happened over there? That was, uhhhhhhh, zero again. At least in the first two weeks. Zip, zero — now we were told that sending the FBI into Libya would be bad, bad, bad foreign policy — would not be kind to the host nation — it would not inspire confidence — it would be seen as an insult. So. See how many, uhh, FBI agents we sent to St. Louis? 40!! Four zero. 40 FBI agents are pounding the pavement in Ferguson, in St. Louis.
Right off the bat, is it me or does Limbaugh sound drunk or stoned? If you listen to the audio, it sounds like he’s really wrestling with his zotzed-out brain to form his thoughts here. It could just be that it’s not as easy for him to make shit up as it used to be. And that’s precisely what he’s doing here. Of course we shouldn’t expect Limbaugh or his dittoheads to understand the considerably long series of differences between the IRS non-scandal, the Benghazi consulate attacks and what’s happening right now in Ferguson. If that’s the case — if law enforcement should treat everything the same way, then perhaps his parking-lot-Oxycontin purchases should’ve been investigated with the same tenacity as an international drug cartel.
So, what about the FBI and Benghazi?… CONTINUE READING