The most obvious problem with hyperventilating over every perceived "scandal" that comes your way, including the daily doses of faux outrage expressed over every hiccup in the news, is that after a few years people begin to yawn and ignore your cries that "the sky is falling!" You can only cry "Wolf!" so often before your warnings are seen as background noise, an annoying minor chord droning on behind the scenes, there only as a reminder that your party is still out of power and pissed about it.
So it goes with the scandals du jour being trumpeted on the cable news networks. Remember Fast and Furious? Remember how it was "worse than Watergate"? Remember the Socialist overreach of The Affordable Care Act? How it would end democracy and the free market as we know it? Remember those Death Panels the individual mandate would cause? Remember Shirley Sherrod at the Department of Agriculture? Remember the ACORN "scandal"? Remember when Obama used executive orders to stop deep-water drilling in the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig disaster? The War on Christmas? The War on the Easter Bunny? The bailout for General Motors? The Dodd-Frank financial reform law?
"OH MY GOD! HE'S RUINING AMERICA! WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?"
And in every single one of those cases we had talking heads pointing back to the darkest days of America's most corrupt and paranoid political administration: It's worse than Watergate!
Even if Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hunkered down in the Situation Room and watched the Benghazi attacks in real time (as some suggest they did), and even if they concocted an elaborate scheme to obfuscate and then cover-up the real reasons for the attack in an effort to protect both his and her political ambitions, this wouldn't be worse than Watergate. Even if Barack Obama directly ordered the IRS to target teabagger groups (and why WOULDN'T the IRS look into the tax exempt status of folks with "Taxed Enough Already" in their damn name?) it wouldn't be worse than Watergate.
So out from under his rock in his undisclosed, Google-Earth proof location crawls the Dark Lord himself, to point to the Benghazi tragedy and grumble, "I think it's one of the worst incidences, frankly, that I can recall in my career".
For Dick Cheney, the guy who helped out an active CIA operative, the guy who helped orchestrate the illegal and immoral invasion and occupation of Iraq, the guy who signed off on our Guantanamo Bay gulag, the asshole who smugly shrugged off the torture and abuse of detainees from Abu Ghraib to a hundred dark op sites around the globe, the guy who got stumble drunk and shot a friend in the face, then flew back to an undisclosed location while his aides sobered him up and hid him from public scrutiny, the guy who... well, I could do this all fucking day and not have time to eat.
So it's worse that Watergate? Where the White House directly ordered the break-in of a rival Party's headquarters to gain inside information, then micro-managed the ensuing cover-up. It's worse than Watergate, where the President of the United States had the director of the FBI conduct unconstitutional probes into that President's political enemies lives and finances. It's worse than Watergate, where a special prosecutor resigned after mass firings at the Justice Department left him no option to proceed with his duly-appointed investigation.
You can only cry Wolf, or Watergate, so often...
And you can only ignore your own Party's crimes against humanity for so long.
At some point, history will provide the needed perspective on the day's events, and when those books are written this administration's worst offenses will seem a whiter shade of pale next to those of the last.