A lot of people in Washington apparently forgot how good Hillary Clinton is at not telling the truth. Wednesday, in her testimony before the Senate and, later, the House, Clinton brilliantly fudged, dodged, and filibustered. Of course, she’s a pro. Clinton was slow-walking depositions, lawyering up, and shifting blame when many of her questioners were still civilians down on the farm. Aided by a ridiculous format, she outfoxed most of the Republicans with ease.Meanwhile, the Democrats, almost uniformly, seemed singularly interested in celebrating Mrs. Clinton as a global diva who somehow manages to carry the burden of her awesomeness
Politics aside for a moment - sometimes you´ve just got to sympathize with Bill Clinton. While giving her testimony Miss Hillary managed to personify every single attribute that turns a man off in a woman, and any that could possibly turn a man on was utterly lacking. Imagine being married to this Robot of Chill, this Diametric Opposite of Sensuality, this Cheese Grater of Anti-Femininity. It´s amazing Bill hasn´t had hundreds of more affairs than he´s had. Poor guy.
When Kerry takes over her job, there really won´t be much of a gender change at the head of State.
I have concluded that the Republicans, whose principal activity seems to be serving as a foil to the ruthless, relentless progress of the Commiecrats, are too lazy or too stupid to learn from a trenchant column like this one. Very likely, they are both.
"...Obama was happy to watch the country argue new limits on free expression and the necessity of giving bloodthirsty savages and terrorists a heckler’s veto on what Americans can do or say. Clinton was in on that lie, and that makes all the difference in the world."
Best point made yet about this farce. And the entire MSM was in on it, too. And by the way, the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.
After three months of planning on what to say and how to say it, she artfully dodged every question they asked which were few. The Democrats showered her with sickening praise which really turned off the viewers. They did her more harm than she did herself. I had to LOL and even she just rested her head on her hand and listened. Then she had to throw a tantrum when someone dared to ask her a question. It was a Farce alright.
Ah, what difference does it make? I mean, at this point. move on. Right? I cried about it, or pretended to, so isn´t that what really counts. What matters now is finding out what happened so it doesn´t happen again but what difference does it make what happened.
Now, this is so incredible but I suppose nothing about Hillary should surprise me. But, social media is abuzz with people who think, SHE DID GREAT! It doesn´t matter what she did or said. Alll that matters is, "I am woman Hear me Roar. Speak truth to power. Fist in the air. Right ON!" That sentient free Americans should reduce themselves to 1970´s cliches is so dispiriting. Ah, maybe Hillary´s right. What difference does any to it make. The country is over.
Can one not hear a death rattle? The death of truth as a concept, the death of even a semblance of political or personal integrity, the death of logic, the death of leadership, the death of wisdom, the death of . .. the nation.
I feel for the family members of those killed in Bengazi. Our government officials who should be held accountable for this act, just skated away untouched, then closed the book on this story. This was no hearing, it was a scripted performance designed to make everyone forget about what happened on that day.
I for one am soooo looking forward to the day Jesus returns and brings God´s judgment and justice be done.
I am sooooo tired of the double, triple, or quadruple standards out there.
While the media, sports, Hollywood, liberal Dims, and anyone Anti-American get special treatment under the law, the rest of us have to deal with reality and the sharp rebuke of "justice."
We live in an unrecognizable and ever-worsening place. The people we continue to vote for do not do us any favors. They are more and more becoming a part of the problem rather than our staunch advocates.
I smelled the faint aroma of revolution in this morning´s air...
Bill and HilLIARy´s life has been full of nothing but lying, cheating and stealing.
Off they go - to a house in the Hamptons - millions in their pockets (her campaign debt paid the DAY BEFORE her hearing ?? - AND paid to self!) and millions to be made in the next four years before she makes the history books (her real intent from the beginning) by ANY means possible.....including murder.
If this were a Republican administration, leftists would be screaming about a conspiracy to misinform the public to cover for their role in the deaths of the four Americans, by ignoring the intelligence reports and repeated requests for better security. Hillary and Obama flagrantly lied to cover up their role in the death of these men, but they can constantly lie and break every law and their minions will still back them 100%, because their ultrapartisan leftism trumps everything else.
I loved the article.......one of your very best....I particularly liked the mental picture of the cigarette.....there are those of us who remember her testimony before Congress about White Water records......one still has to very carefully parse everything she says........
"First, why did the administration lie? Well, it wanted to conceal its utter failure to prepare for terrorist attacks on September 11 — which is like being surprised by Christmas falling on December 25. Also, the Obama administration, by which I mean the Obama campaign, was desperate to protect its hyped record of fighting terrorism."
Her Republican questioners should have been ready when she asked "What difference does it make" with this kind of response. Instead, they folded up and were left muttering in the corner. (I like Marco, but he had nothin´.)
Every question Hillary got was agreed to before...the questions were arranged and telegraphed to her so she would be ready. The whole thing was a lying farce...both by Hillary and the lying Senators, except for Paul, and Johnson. Rubio was a joke.
Hillary lied and lies without shame or remorse. SHE IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR who should not be in politics. In 2008, Hillary accused the Bosnian Serbs of shooting at her, and she and Chelsie had to run for their car, and it was not true. Yesterday, Hillary said that the way the four brave Americans died makes no difference, and she pounded on the table. I am very skeptical about people who pound on the table to make a point The way the four Americans died makes a huge difference to the poor widows and children. If Hillary had alerted the Army and took the proper rescue measures perhaps the four men may be alive today. Is it possible that the reason why Hillary did not get their frantic calls for help BECAUSE SHE WAS DRUNK????
The hearing was a disgusting display of fawning incompetence. Why even call for a hearing when the outcome is known in advance, and I think we all knew what would happen in that room. There is no accountability in Washington. Mrs.Clinton skated and Republicans for the most part were ineffective. The questioning was weak and rambling. She filibustered and totally ignored what she didn´t care to answer. The men and women tasked to find out what happened and why should be ashamed. They failed the country and those families.
Hillary has a "tell" when she´s lying. She looks down while she´s talking and moves her head side to side until the lie has been delivered. She didn´t roll out that phony indignant scream until someone actually got too close for comfort.
Hillary learned well as an assistant to the prosecution at the Watergate hearings. She learned what happens to people who give honest testimony at a politically-directed lynching. So she approaches the hearings with a barrage of earnest doubletalk, baffling bull[bleep], airy generalities, and answering questions with the answer to a question that wasn´t asked -- all the tools of evasion were employed. Her testimony revealed her to be a skilled Artful Dodger and a lousy Secretary of State.
Saw Glenn Beck give a terrific insight into the (w)itch´s performance.
It was trained counterintelligence. Delay, distract, evade and delay, and lie and delay. Did you notice how many times she said she would give her answers later in a written response?
Hillary didn´t answer the questions that were about her lying about the video, etc. She would talk about something else.
Sen. Johnson asked about why they lied to the American public. She didn´t answer the question. She talked about who killed the Americans. That wasn´t the question. The question was why did you lie the to American public?
Another example of the poor excuse for Republicans we have in Congress: If Jonah Goldberg could come up with at least two occasions where PIAPS blamed the video for Benghazi, why couldn´t a republican on the committee say, "excuse me, Madam Secretary, but you DID say this video was to blame. Let me refresh your memory..." and feed her the quotes? Republicans have had at least three months to construct a strategy for this hearing and they didn´t even have the simplest of tactics to counter this harpie. Obama is succeeding: I am virtually assured of registering as an independent from now on. Get a set, Republicans! These people have openly declared war on you, and it´s time to fight back!
Great comments! #6, love that string of sobriquets. "HiLIARy" very good, #16.
Still laughing, #30.
#12, i weep with you.
The media will not do the job of journalism. We have to pick up the slack, i.e., talk to those uninformed voters out there.
Collect the videos of her drinking, of her laughing about the murder of Gaddafi, "We came. We saw. He died. ha ha ha ha." Her faux emotion during the session this week both the "tears" and the "rage." all of it. AND the four years of wreckage left in her wake.
Remember when she was running for the Senate, and her male opponent (name slips my mind) dared to approach her podium, her "space"?
Jonah Goldberg: Hillary Clinton did not tell the truth!
Hillary ClintonIn a cackling hen grating and annoying screech):"WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE"???
And thus the dilemma we L-Dotters face now every day in America...the liars are in charge, the lap dog ass-press rump swabs cover for them, and the idiot low-information voters dont have a clue what we´re talking about!
I thought on 9-12-12 why dida back water like Benghazi warrant theattention of an ambassador. so I looked up on Wikipedia the embassy list ( about 15 seconds) found out that there were 70 embassies in Tripoli. That is the capitol (another 15 secords). So what else was in Benghazi? So I looked down a list of Govermental Offices other agencies. A ha! I found the Transitional council for the Liberation of Libya.(10 seconds). This was the group we were armingto fight Kadaffi. Might w still be arming them? How bout a few answers on that? All this was really hard to find, right?
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Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
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