Speaking of delusional.
Stephanopoulos: David Plouffe, you’re actually on that e-mail that caused so much trouble this week. It was an e-mail to you and several others from Ben Rhodes. And everybody keying in on this line in the e-mail to underscore the goals of the Sunday morning appearance, to underscore that ‘these protests are rooted in Internet video, not a broader failure of policy.’ A lot of Republicans saying this is the smoking gun. I know you dismiss that, but was it a mistake not to release this earlier?
Plouffe: No. I think, lawyers have spoken to this and it’s out there. What Benghazi was was a tragedy. We have to figure out how to prevent it from happening again. And try and hold those accountable as we did with bin Laden — took a while, but after 11 years, we did. The USS Cole — 17 sailors died. The weeks before the 2000 election, what did then Govenor Bush say — it’s time for the nation to speak as one voice. Now, you couldn’t handle that in this party. This has been politicized like we’ve never seen before.
And I think what’s happening — Richard Nixon talked about a silent majority back in 1968 — there’s a very loud, delusional minority that’s driving our politics, that’s in control of the Republican Party. There is no conspiracy here at all.