Hillary Derangement Syndrome has struck. So deep in its grip are many conservatives that the only explanation they can imagine for Clinton’s rave reviews following her marathon testimony before the Select Committee on Benghazi last week is a liberal media conspiracy.

Here’s the truth: If Hillary Clinton is to be the next president of the United States, Republicans will have no one to blame but themselves. In fact, their bungling and bullying at Thursday’s hearing should count as an in-kind donation to the Clinton campaign.

What happened in Benghazi matters. Investigating security failures, especially those that resulted in the deaths of Americans, is a laudable endeavor. But does anyone really believe that’s what the Republicans were up to last week?