Charles Krauthammer had a moment of clarity tonight on Fox News. Too bad it's lost on the audience, who is thirsty for the blood of someone -- anyone -- in the Obama administration, regardless of whether they actually deserve to be ripped apart by Congressional wolves.
Via Media Matters:
Look, this not going to end well. Republicans have demonstrated, if they ever demonstrated anything, Republicans in the Congress have shown that they have no ability to conduct successful investigations of this administration. Everything they have touched has failed or backfired.
Even Benghazi, where they had prima facie evidence of new data showing that Hillary Clinton had said to the Egyptian ambassador, a day after the incident, it had nothing to do with the video and then spent the next week or two telling that to the country and to the father of one of those who fell.
The most damning evidence I can imagine, it's something you would have started a hearing with and would have had tremendous impact, and they didn't succeed. They ended up, the image is the way it's been received is she had a triumph.
If you can't score on that you're not going to score on this. George admits it's not going to pass in the Senate. This is a waste of energy. If the intent is, as Chaffetz says, to restore confidence in the IRS, you know how you do that? You win the White House, you appoint a new IRS commissioner, and then you get an uncompromised DOJ to go in and to prosecute Lois Lerner.
Krauthammer is a realist. George Will, on the other hand, is far more concerned with donor management than public image.