Big thanks to the Benghazi committee for proving that Hillary Clinton is smarter than the best minds in the GOP. A Woman among boys.
— Nick Hanauer (@NickHanauer) October 23, 2015
Twitter suggests to me that Hillary Clinton has won back the enthusiasm of pundits who have been carping about her for most of 2015.
— Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) October 23, 2015
Luke Russert, asked how House Republicans are feeling about how things went today: "Not good."
— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) October 23, 2015
Benghazi comm. Chairman Trey Gowdy is asked what new information emerged in the hearing. His answer: pic.twitter.com/aZOwDz29xU
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) October 23, 2015
— Megan McCready (@McCreadyM) October 23, 2015
It's possible I (and McCarthy!) got the Benghazi Committee wrong – they aren't even trying to hurt Clinton for real https://t.co/NuBKDPUCqS
— Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) October 22, 2015
… I’m now leaning toward an alternate theory: The investigation is only superficially related to the 2016 election and is unlikely to harm the presumptive Democratic nominee. Instead, it’s a way of using government funding to furnish content for conservative media. That’s all.
I couldn't say it better than David Gergen. pic.twitter.com/hhy8LBlK35
— Guy Cecil (@guycecil) October 23, 2015
"I really don't care what you all say about me. It doesn't bother me a bit," Clinton says. #BenghaziCommittee
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) October 23, 2015
This is the GIF of the day pic.twitter.com/LjBo10DWt5
— Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) October 23, 2015
Political cartoonist Matt Bors, on “The GIF Bite Election“:
Yesterday’s marathon Benghazi hearing was designed to generate a negative sound bite that could be used against Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, one errant remark played on an endless loop during constitutionally protected attack ads funded by billionaires…
Theory: while Republicans were playing for the sound bite, Hillary was playing to the gif, perhaps the first politician in history to consciously do so.
HillaryBored.gif is the complete encapsulation of the all-day hearing in just two seconds, which is about all the time the hearing warrants of your attention. You don’t need write ups, hot takes, and CNN panels convened to know how it went. You just look at the GIF and pass it on…
I cannot overestimate how helpful this hearing was for Clinton to consolidate support among Democrats 12 months before the election
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) October 23, 2015
Fmr. CIA Director & Jeb advisor Gen. Michael Hayden on @HillaryClinton & Benghazi: "No moral or legal culpability. Mistakes were made."
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) October 23, 2015
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) October 23, 2015
“Stop Hillary PAC had spent $10,000 on robocalls last month to boost Gowdy in his district” https://t.co/HxuzgUGoEq
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) October 22, 2015
publications that have *received Benghazi committee leaks* writing about how Gowdy is very sad about the politicization
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) October 19, 2015
— POLITICO (@politico) October 18, 2015
His girlfriend gave up her toe! It's not fair! https://t.co/MNzDOSu4D4
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 19, 2015
"I've told myself over and over: DON'T LET THIS DEGENERATE INTO A POLITICAL FARCE! But I just refuse to listen to myself," Gowdy complained.
— Billmon (@billmon1) October 19, 2015
Everyone’s whining about it, but I think Peter Jackson is doing a great job directing the Benghazi hearings.
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 22, 2015
All in all I think I prefer Hamilton for my political theater though.
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) October 23, 2015
finally people will stop judging me for being "different" when i go outside in my 9/11 onesie pic.twitter.com/QCz7pZC1h2
— death by fomo (@Mobute) October 23, 2015
We could have spent those 11 hours with Paul Ryan's kids :(
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) October 23, 2015
I think we can probably stop worrying about Gowdy Doody dragging this thing into 2016 for political advantage, though…
— Jonathan Weisman (@jonathanweisman) October 18, 2015