The government shutdown is over (for now) and Congress is back at "work," which means they can return to the difficult business of whining about the Affordable Care Act, undermining immigration reform, and reviving all the Benghazi conspiracy theories.
Never fear, Sen. Lindsay Graham is all over that bad boy. South Carolina's favorite Neocon has vowed to block every Obama nominee until he gets the answers he wants. Again. And again.
Has there ever been a more obstructionist, less pro-active group of Gopers? ThinkProgress has this to say:
"On Sunday evening, CBS' 60 Minutes aired a new report on the attack in Benghazi, Libya that took place last year, examining the nature of the attack, which analysts are now calling pre-planned. This differs greatly from the early days and weeks after the attack, when members of the administration were still attempting to find out what went wrong and what led to the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
"In that light, and still on the hunt for a White House cover-up, Graham was on Fox News on Monday, advocating for yet another look into the tragedy, echoing the demands of the most conspiracy-minded members of the House of Representatives:
"GRAHAM: So I am calling for a joint select committee. But for God's sake, let the House have a select committee where you get three or four committees together to look at this situation as one unit rather than stove piping. And where are the survivors? 14 months later, Steve, the survivors, the people who survived the attack in Benghazi, have not been made available to the U.S. congress for oversight purposes. I'm going to block every appointment in the United States Senate until the survivors are being made available to the Congress. I'm tired of hearing from people on TV and reading about stuff in books.
"'We need to get to the bottom of this and to my house colleagues, Darrell Issa has done great job,' Graham continued in his Fox interview, referring to the many House Oversight Committee hearings that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has held related to the attack. Issa himself, however, has admitted that he did not learn much in his last major round of public hearings."
And if his blocking tactics don't work, he then vowed to hold his breath until he turned blue, refuse to eat his broccoli, and won't brush his teeth.
You know it's getting serious when they take to the airwaves to beg their colleagues in the other house to join them on their kooky quests. Graham appeared on Fox (of course) to amp up the pressure on Mr. Merlot to do something -- anything -- to keep the Benghazi train rolling down the tracks to Crazyville.
"To Speaker [John] Boehner, please for God's sakes, form a joint committee to get away from this blame game and find out exactly what happened," Graham said.
Ah, Lindsay. You sure put the "fun" in dysfunctional.
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