House Speaker John Boehner said today that his special Congressional panel to investigate the 2012 deaths of former US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi is not going to be a "circus." The veteran politico knows better.

boehnerAll the world knows such a probe is singularly designed to weaken Hillary Clinton, front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. The former Secretary of State, undoubtedly, will be the star witness for Republican inquisitors into the murder of the Americans.

The National Republican Congressional Committee fundraising unit already has BenghaziWatchdog.com up and running with the vow to hold Clinton and president Obama accountable for the tragedy in Libya.

An email from the NRCC this morning promises GOPers "will make sure that no one will get away from [Rep.] Trey Gowdy and the Select Committee." To his credit, Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican who will serve as Benghazi circus ringleader, rebuked the RNCC and urged party mates not to raise money from it.

Benghazi has moved to the forefront as the Republican farce to vote for the millionth time to overturn Obamacare has run its course and the public begins to understand that Barry's health reform package is working, despite the repeated misinformation spread about the program by the GOP.

Would it be too much for Republicans to deal with issues that matter, such as yesterday’s report on climate change from the blue-chip National Climate Assessment panel?  Climate change is happening now, and not in the far off future.

On second thought, a levelheaded treatment of the report is pretty much impossible for the GOP, which delegitimizes and discredits everything from the government as a manipulation by Obama and an underhanded bid to expand federal regulation of the private sector.

Anyway, it’s more fun for the GOP to make fun of Al Gore than it is to deal with the tough decisions about global warming.