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Can American democracy survive the madness?

obama girl lincolnBy Alan Bean

Last Tuesday night, David Dewhurst called for Barack Obama’s impeachment.  Like most politicians on the right, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas sees Obamacare as a kind of socialist overreach, but the “high crime” topping his syllabus of errors is the president’s handling of the Benghazi affair.  Contacted by reporters, Dewhurst elaborated on his outrage:

I’m very concerned about Benghazi, in which all of the national news reporting indicated that live video was streaming into the White House.  That means that there was an overhead platform, probably a drone in the area. At least that’s what it tells me.  And for not mobilizing some response to protect the ambassador and those three Americans is just outrageous to me. Just outrageous.”

It probably wouldn’t interest the Lieutenant Governor to learn that the “live feed theory” was debunked months ago.  Calling for Obama’s impeachment has become an article of faith in southern state politics.  When you’ve got Tea Party candidates running for your job you can’t afford to be out-outraged.  If it takes false facts to gin up the required level of vitriol, Dewhurst will pay the price. (more…)