The pundits have been busy since last week. Many political players have to decide if they will stick with the government and fight information, hoping low-information citizens won't understand, or if they will take the side of information, facts and truth. I already see some political rats scurrying pretending they've been on the side of information and truth all along.
There are Centrists in the Center-Left Alliance who smell scandal, so they're posturing in the middle feigning outrage over Benghazi when three or four weeks ago they were ridiculing those fighting for the truth about Benghazi. The Centrists would sarcastically chant Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, and they're admirers in media would yuck it up. The political class was sure Benghazi would fizzle.
Not only did Benghazi not fizzle, the administration is unraveling. It's one lie after another, and Jay Carney is twisting in the wind because he drank the kool-aid, and now the deception is coming back to bite him in the arse. Many in the political class are still trying to protect Obama, but this is not about individuals when we get down to fundamentals. Yes, individuals are lying and they should be punished for lying, but our statist system is the fundamental problem.
When we remove limits on government power, then a powerful State arises, protected by an unlimited government willing to do whatever it has to do to protect State power -- much is at stake as power grows, and the "State" becomes anti-social, concerned only with domination. Size of government is simply a result of power, but in reality, a smaller government could do just as much damage, mabe more since the ones in control would not have as much to control and could keep everyone playing the same game.
We now have a dominant State that's becoming increasingly tyrannical. This State machine picks winners and losers in ways that weren't possible before. The State machine has become sophisticated. Honest defenders of the Constitution, and independents who wanted only an honest government, were fooled by the election results in 2012, and they were accused of denying statistics. What the public has failed to comprehend is how far State power extends. The public had no idea how much manipulation and chicanery went on behind the scenes to achieve the results the State machine desired.
The public didn't know about IRS intimidation of what they perceive as political enemies. The public didn't know that the IRS targeted "patriots" and anyone who criticized government actions that go beyond Constitutional limits. The powerful State machine has taken on a life of its own, and it's tenacles reach into every nook and cranny in America. Benghazi was covered up because the truth offended the controllers in the State machine. Statists will still ridicule the use of "State machine" and try to marginalize such concepts, but the American people are learning the hard way.
This is an indictment on government with unlimited powers that protects an all-powerful, anti-social State.