Welcome back to the David Dorer Show! This week is the “Why Bother? It’s Gonna Hurt Me” Edition where we will discuss the eighth round of congressional investigations into the Benghazi scandal, the inevitable, irreversible destruction of the polar ice caps at the hand of global warming, and predictions for Georgia primary elections this Tuesday.
My panelists this week include T-Bone (@tboneafterkdark), Jimbo Kurhajian (@RaginKurhajian) and, Andrew, CEO of @RedClayTees.
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BENGHAZI: WHY BOTHER?
Congressional Republicans are back at it again, this time with what they are certain is a tried and true “smoking gun” in the alleged Benghazi Scandal of 2012. Specifically, this smoking gun is an email from Benjamin Rhodes to Susan Rice, stating that a goal of Ms. Rice’s appearances on Sunday morning talk shows following the attack on the Benghazi consulate was “To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.” Read the email here:
Here are a couple of things we will go over: first, is this really a smoking gun? The Senate Intelligence Report has already concluded that the video was a factor in the policy points because
press reports on protests…were simply copied into intelligence products” of the intelligence community and that these “erroneous reports” “caused confusion and influenced the public statements of policymakers.
We know the video was a talking point, and we know that this talking point was a failure of the intelligence community. We also know that this attack was avoidable. Which brings us to our second talking point on this issue, what really is new here, and what warrants yet another congressional investigation?
GLOBAL WARMING: IT’S GONNA HURT US (ME)
The science is in, Al Gore was right, and we are doomed to suffer the serious consequences of global warming in the next couple hundred years, regardless of a change in energy policy, a new report shows.
This is interesting to me because now the dialogue has changed. Instead of preventing and reversing the long term effects of “man-made global warming”, a debate that conservatives were unwilling to participate in because of the alleged “questionable science”, there is allegedly no real reason to substantially change our energy practices, since there is no changing the fact that eventually huge portions of coastline all over the world will be swallowed by the rising oceans.
We can slow the effects, but there is no turning back the clock.
We will discuss the consequences of this new report to our national energy policy, and will discuss real estate speculation in the near future, when Kevin Costner and his webbed feet battle pirates on sea-doos.
(WaterWorld is the best movie ever).
GEORGIA PRIMARY ELECTIONS ARE ON TUESDAY!
That’s all that need be said. My panel and I will make predictions on whom the parties are going to pick to vie for significant U.S. House, Senate, Governor, State House, State Senate, and other key local political positions. Then, we can have on the record who was right, and who was wrong!