I don't know how many people Jordan Klepper interviewed for Comedy Central before arriving with the selection of folks in the video above. I would like to think that they are anomalies, but then I see similar exchanges in other videos. Just go to YouTube and search "comedians interview Donald Trump supporters." My own exchanges with Donald Trump supporters have been disappointing, too. These exchanges have mainly been with men on Facebook, men whose language immediately descends into name-calling ("libtard," "sheeple"), swearing, or condescension. If I introduce facts, they don't respond with any reasonable facts of their own. Instead, they turn to a diversionary tactic--changing the subject to a Fox News talking point such as "Benghazi."
After eight investigations, none of which showed that Hillary Clinton was personally culpable for"Benghazi," people against Clinton still vomit up "Benghazi" as if it's a trump card. (ha ha)
Here is the opening paragraph on one report of one of the eight investigations:
A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.Politifact provides a very simple rundown of seven of the investigations and concludes that Hillary Clinton's claim that all found no "wrongdoing, just room for improvement," as a rather rosy assessment, but, nonetheless, mostly true. And the eighth extended and partisan investigation by the Republican led House Select Committee on Benghazi added nothing much to the seven other investigations. Since the Benghazi attack, the State Department and other government entities have initiated several changes in response to the criticism:
The State Department has taken a maximalist approach to security that some diplomats now say makes it difficult for them to carry out their responsibilities. The Defense Department has increased the number of Marine guards at diplomatic posts and created new crisis-response teams.In all these investigations, of "Benghazi" and then the ensuing private e-mail server controversy, Hillary Clinton has been shown to be self-serving and sometimes secretive but not treasonous or ill-suited to serve in government. She's probably been more scrutinized than any government employee.
But none of this flies with those who cling to "Benghazi" as if it's the final word in every argument. Their minds are made up, and no amount of logic or facts will convince them that Hillary Clinton is fit to serve as president of the United States.