The recent McLaughlin Report of Public TV had McLaughlin putting US Rep, Republican "Trey" Gowdy video up in which Gowdy asks about a dozen irrelevant questions to which he believes the US Press and people need answers. Many years ago, when I was stirring some local politics, I figured out that asking questions was a way to phrase what otherwise might be slander or libel in a way that does not make such outright statements. Gowdy is fully aware of the tactic as a prosecutor. You can see a link to the McLaughlin Group with Gowdy questionable "points" below:
Gowdy is a former prosecutor from South Carolina and he had demonstrated all the offenses to truth and justice inherent in the prosecutorial flim-flam. He "slipped up" and actually said something much like he was "prosecuting" a crime rather than conducting a non-partisan real investigation. A few links below on this.
There is no " There" there in the GOP Kangaroo courts and procedures. This is the investigative version of the 30 House Republican votes against "ObamaCare".
The terrorist attack at BenGhazy killing four US diplomats or CIA operatives is a tragedy, but nothing at all like the tragedy of thousands of US soldiers killed and/or maimed in the GOP war on Iraq all based on lies and misrepresentation of facts to generate one of the most colossal fool's errands in history. The GOP was also deeply involved in slashing funding for US State Department security. Gowdy is not asking the question, "Why did the GOP vote to slash State Department funding by $300 Million?".
Thousands of US citizens are killed anually by drunken or impaired drivers. Why isn't Gowdy asking US Secretary of Transportation, "Why do you fail to better control drunken drivers on highways?" And why not ask AT&F, "Why do you fail to control sale of alcoholic beverages by using user licenses?"
While it is not probably fair, Gowdy in his photos apprears to have a tiny head. I suspect head size is not a factor in actual intelligence, but some of Gowdy's DNA might be useful for testing such a hypothesis.
This US House show trial has too many similarities to the House Un-American Activities hearings of the McCarthy days back in the 50s. It is a partisan slash-and- burn attack probably happening because more and more Americans are learning that the National GOP is an irrelevant bag of hot air with no real issues that should mean anything to any discerning Americans not blinded by GOP mythology and hype. The GOP now has a full component of clowns in Washington.
The only way to prevent the US from becoming an irrelevant backwater nation is to get these bone-headed Republicans into a minority howling in the wilderness for another 40 years. In the last 6 years or so, the National GOP has made itself irrelevant as an agent of progress and efficient, effective government. It is nothing more than a fund-raising operation making hundreds of GOP flunkies rich from corporate and wingnut-right mythologist contributions.
*** Stay tuned and don't miss the GOP circus parade in DC--- Doug Wiken