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Lynn Westmoreland accuses NYT of aiding in Clinton / Benghazi conspiracy

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
Fayette County Tea Party

Conspiracy theorists are impossible to deal with by the simple virtue of the fact that your pointing out the sheer stupidity of their theories will instead be chalked up as further proof that their conspiracy theories are true by attributing you to be a part of it.

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), who, despite being a special kind of stupid, somehow managed to get a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, demonstrated this perfectly in response to a comprehensive report by the New York Times on the far-right's favorite subject: Benghazi.

While their report was hardly flattering of the Obama administration, the report discredited many of the G.O.P.'s criticisms, including their favorite conspiracy theories that the Obama administration both deliberately left the Benghazi consulate staff for dead and then tried to cover it up.

But instead of conceding that their theories may have been ill thought, Westmoreland has accused the New York Times of being involved in the conspiracy.

"Of course Secretary Clinton was in charge at the time, and you know there are just now a lot of rumors going and pushing about her running for president in 2016," Westmoreland said on Fox News. "So I think they are already laying the groundwork."

"We are not quite as used to this kind of political machine as the president and the Clinton's have," Westmoreland also stated, "and so I think they are just laying the groundwork and trying to absolve [Clinton] from the lack of security that was sent over there, the number of requests for security that was turned down."

Back in reality, the reason Westmoreland is "not quite as used" to such a political machine is because it doesn't exist. Unless, of course, you count FreedomWorks.