"PBS Newshour" just featured interviews with four freshmen congressfolks, one of whom was some crewcut and utterly clueless-looking Georgia Republican by the name of Doug Collins, who said in all seriousness--and I kid you not--that he was disappointed that President Obama didn't raise the issue of Benghazi! in his State of the Union address.
Talk about fearing for one's country. A minute of Doug and I was quaking in horror. Could he, a United States congressman, really be that dense?--did he really think that the president's SOTU address should have been reserved for litigating peurile, GOP pettiness? Or are his constituents simply so tethered to the nightly ravings of Sean Hannity's Benghazi fixation that he thought it advisable to humiliate himself on national TV by commenting on it at the most inappropriate opportunity?
Doug may have looked clueless, and indeed he may be profoundly without wits. But no one is so dumb as to authentically believe that Obama should have raised Benghazi in the SOTU address.
That leaves pandering. To a base that believes Sean Hannity. And there are dozens like Doug. In Congress.
As I said. Talk about fearing for one's country.