The Progressive Cynic

© Josh Sager – October 2015

One of the talents that Washington politicians must learn is to identify the things that everybody knows, yet nobody is willing to admit to, and to find effective ways of skirting the truth. This skill allows politicians to talk about activities where the truth would be scandalous, if not illegal, and a simple careless statement has the potential to create political waves (ex. admitting that there is a connection between campaign donations and public policy results).

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Last week, while talking to Sean Hannity, Representative Kevin McCarthy made such a gaffe when he admitted that he and other Republican politicians manufactured the Benghazi select committee for the specific purpose politically hurting down Hillary Clinton. Here is what he said:

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right. But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are…

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