Monday, May 12, 2014

Who Do I Hafta F**k To Get A Decent Politician For South Carolina? Part Five: Congressman Trey Gowdy

Down here in South Carolina, where it not the heat, it’s the stupidity, we have had our share of asshatted politicians, like, well, y’all remember Congressman Joe Wilson? He’s the guy who shouted “You lie” when President Obama spoke about health care reform during a State of the Union address.

But we’ve had Governor Mark Sanford who actually disappeared from the state for several days and we were told he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail” when all that really meant was he was schtupping his mistress in South America.

South Carolina. South America. Perhaps he was just confused.

Of course, Sanford was replaced as governor by Nikki Haley who faced her own cheating scandal during her first run at the Governor’s Mansion, and we also endured the wingnuttiness of Senator Jim DeMint, a Tea Party darling a la Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, and Christine O’Donnell.

And the queen — no pun intended, maybe — of all our wingnuts here in South Carolina is Senator Lindsey Graham, who is still trying, after seven other unsuccessful attempts, to blame Obama for the attacks on the embassy in Benghazi even though he sat on his hands and said and did nothing during all of embassy attacks that occurred under George W. Bush.

Yeah, not the heat, the stupidity and then came this ….

Last week Congressman Trey Gowdy, the Republican, of course, from South Carolina, of course, who leading the House Select Committee on Benghazi, warned his colleagues not to use this issue as a fundraising ploy while actually using the issue as a money-raising tool.

Well, of course, it was an attack, and people died, why use that to raise money? Except …

But right before he asked Republicans to not use the attacks to make a little extra cash for their campaign chests, the National Republican Congressional Committee [NRCC] sent out a fundraising email featuring Trey Gowdy and his committee as the hook:
“You’re now a Benghazi Watchdog. Let’s go after Obama and Hillary Clinton.”
And then it asks for money.

Later on, when his own hypocrisy came to light, Gowdy said the NRCC should stop the campaign, though it has not. But this is apparently nothing new, because Gowdy has raised money on the backs of those dead Americans before, so, yeah, his Please stop doesn’t seem genuine.

Last September, Gowdy attended a “barbecue fundraiser” for Congressman Mick Mulvaney, another South Carolina Republican, and spoke at length about Benghazi to those in attendance. he talked about the “phony scandals” — a phrase used by the Obama Administration — involving the IRS and NSA, but then, referring to the scandal surrounding the murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Gowdy said this is not the case:
“It is a scandal. But it is not a phony scandal. … There is nothing phony about (citizens) not trusting the people they put in positions of leadership.”
Ka-ching went the Mulvaney coffers.

And a few weeks later, Trey spoke at a campaign fundraising event for Lindsey Graham — the ringleader of Benghazi conspiracy theories — where he praised Graham on Benghazi:
“There is no one in Congress who has done more on the issue of Benghazi than your senior senator.”
Ka-ching went the Graham coffers.

Trey Gowdy also praised Utah GOP wingnut Congressman, Jason Chaffetz, saying he has done more than anyone else in the House to hold Obama accountable on Benghazi at a private fundraiser for Chaffetz.

So, Trey Gowdy, pot, kettle, black. And when this latest investigation into Benghazi, and any attempt to blame the whole thing on Obama and/or Hillary Clinton, come up empty again I wonder how long it will take before Trey Gowdy and his ilk use the deaths of Americans as a fundraising issue all while decrying the very idea.

Seriously, who do I hafta f…….


designing wally said...

I just wanted to thank you for being over there in South Carolina because every time I read a post like this I feel a little better about being in Georgia...!

Ron said...

Trey Gowdy will conduct his "trial" (his own words) on the "Obama Administration Coverup" without shame and he and his cohorts will raise money off the the deaths of four Americans also without a trace of guilt or shame. And Lyndsay Graham, he's prostituting himself with his ridiculous statements just to get himself reelected. McCain lied ("Tear down this dang fence!") and Graham will lie and they know it just to stay in power with all the perks and ass kissing. What makes it really reprehensible is they know exactly what they're doing, a disservice to the American people and a disgrace to the memory of four dead Americans and their families.

the dogs' mother said...

This week is filing week for our open congressional seat. 13 people have expressed an interest in it. Hmmm... 13...

Bob Slatten said...

Um ... glad I can help?