A ruse used to distract the public when your "facts" don't support your argument. Often used by public servants who only work 78 days a year.
An obstruction tactic used by regressives to avoid doing real work. A way for the opposition party to divert attention from obstructionism and a failed legislative record.
(adj.) The Congressman's IRS investigation was going nowhere so he needed a Benghazi style distraction.
(Verb) The Politician decided to Benghazi his opponent because he was losing the debate.
(Noun) Benghazi: translation-"I got nothing"