Over at BagNews Michael posted some pictures of Mark Sanford’s victory celebration at the Republican primary. His point was to note the sadness of seeing Sanford’s children on stage with his mistress. A conservative “troller” responded in a predictable comment:
The photos are really painful, Sanford’s two sons on that stage not only having to emotionally contend with the fiancé[e] and the cameras but Sanford praising his God, then his flame back-to-back.
aSouthernMan • an hour ago
As dumb as the Sanford debacle is/was, the new low will come on Wednesday when the formal accounting of the Benghazi coverup is finally shown. The President’s directive lie to the entire country on the 4 major networks by Susan Rice, in the face of the deaths of 4 people including a US Ambassador is treason, not just embarrassing. I hope that will be covered here as well. That story will definitely provide much more important photo ops than the titillating story of a buffoon forsaking his state and family for a piece of ass, then trying to ‘re-invent’ himself just as the sexting Anthony Weiner is (also) doing… Or will that be ignored, too?
Remember Joe Biden’s witty comment about Rudy Giuliani, that essentially everything the guy said could be boiled down to this: “Noun, verb, 9/11″? About the far right these days one might boil down most of the talk to “noun, verb, Benghazi.”
“Wow, Rufus! Look at that beautiful sky!”
“Yeah. Reminds of how the sky over Benghazi must have looked on the afternoon when Obama murdered four brave Americans, and Clinton put in place the huge cover-up now destroying our constitutional democracy.”
“Come along, now, Rufus. You don’t really believe such nonsense, do you?”
“Damn right, I do! Rush said it; Glenn said it; and Sean said it. That means it must be true. Those good ol’ boys all have secret inside sources. They never lie, and they’re never wrong!”
In the image below I’m not comparing Republicans to enemies who tried deliberately to cripple us. I’m just suggesting that we should try to learn from history; and saying that assaults based on hubris, with incomplete consideration of likely consequences, can be destructive to everyone — both those who are attacking and those who are being attacked.
This is not a game, or a “major movie.” This is real life, right now. Actions have consequences. “Victories” can seem sweet. But their consequences are often quite different from what the gleeful attackers anticipated. Ask your favorite medium to summon up the shade of Pyrrhus, and ask him.