But anyone who's still skeptical need only look at the right's reaction to the report:
@TheCarlWoodward are you laughing at our complete and utter disgrace of a president or at the fact that 4 Americans needlessly died?
— Ivan Völter (@TheIvanVolter) November 22, 2014
@TheCarlWoodward @stephenfhayes haha four dead Americans! Hahahahahaha Douchebag. Crawl back under your rock fucktard.
— Brian Gutherman (@NJNuke) November 22, 2014
@chrislhayes laughing at 4 dead AmericansThis is crass and cynical dishonesty. The left is obviously enjoying a laugh at the expense of Republicans, not the dead. They see the House report as proof that Republicans tried and failed to take advantage of a national tragedy. They see this as humiliating for Republicans, who come off looking like deranged conspiracy theorists and callous opportunists. Whether leftists are justified in ridiculing Republicans is another question, but that is obviously what they are doing.
— Wade Warren (@Wadewarren1) November 22, 2014
By pretending that the left is ridiculing those who died in Benghazi, Republicans hope to take our respect and compassion for those who lost their lives, and to use those feelings as a political bludgeon against Democrats. The GOP doesn't see their memory as something sacred; they see it as an opportunity and a weapon. That, of course, is what the Benghazi scandal has been about all along. That truth may be lost in the obscurity of what happened in 2012, but it's quite plain here. Republicans are going to construe anything the left says as an insult to the dead - even when the only people being insulted are Republicans.