I remember like it was yesterday my overwhelming sense of relief during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign when it became apparent that Hillary Clinton was not going to get the nomination of her Party. Barack Obama, by far the lesser of the two evils in my mind, had prevailed.
But the terrifying specter of President Hillary Clinton has arisen from the ashes once more and the thought of that serially incompetent, lying, smirking political hack actually becoming President of the United States is again causing my stomach to turn.
Yes, that’s how I’m feeling right now after reading the love-sick slobbering CNN editorial by David Rothkopf: “President Hillary Clinton? If she wants it.”
“There are few certainties in American politics. But you can write it down: If Hillary Clinton wants to be the next nominee of the Democratic Party to be president, the job is hers,” writes Rothkopf.
“Because, as the most popular politician in America -- who also happens to be married to America's most popular ex-president and who has in place a nationwide network of donors, campaign staffers and committed supporters -- Clinton has the power to keep potential rivals from raising money or gaining political traction simply by saying, ‘I haven't decided what my plans are.’ She's in control.”
“She has been the most successful U.S. secretary of state in two decades,” he deadpanned, explaining how her performance last week before Senate and House committees on her role in the Benghazi debacle was simply dazzling.
“She defended the president and revealed her character by accepting responsibility,” he gushed. “[s]he is likely to be the next president, the first woman to be president of the United States, because of the quality of her character and her work on behalf of the American people.”
Am I missing something important here?
This lady just candidly admitted under oath that she alone as U.S. Secretary of State is fully responsible for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, including our Ambassador to Libya.
That admission reveals her character all right. It confirms that she’s a lazy, incompetent, lying political hack whose dereliction of duty and lack of a proper response was the primary cause of that tragedy.
She should have been fired!
This politician is a consummate professional liar. That is her long suit. Her only qualifications for the high office of Senator from New York and later U.S. Secretary of State are the fact that she was once the first lady, the wife of former President Bill Clinton.
That’s how she acquired her political connections. Remember that she was from Arkansas, not New York, but with those connections and nothing else, she was elected senator from New York, her first and only elected political office. That’s how she launched her political career.
“A lot of people in Washington apparently forget how good Hillary Clinton is at not telling the truth,” opines Jonah Goldberg in the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Her Benghazi testimony, for example was full of lies.
Asked by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson to explain why she and her Department initially blamed the terrorist attack on a protest over an anti-Muslim video, Hillary yelled in an obviously rehearsed moment of spontaneous outrage: "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?"
So instead of answering the question truthfully and admitting she and her department lied about it for two weeks, she screamed at her questioners that it doesn’t make any difference.
Then she flat out lied, using the very same lie again: "I did not say ... that it was about the video for Libya." But we have it on video tape that she directly blamed the attack on an "awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with."
"We will make sure the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted," she lied to the father of one of the four victims.
Clinton was a big part of the State Department and White House strategy to brazenly blame the Benghazi attack on an obscure anti-Muslim video instead of al-Qaida terrorists until after the 2012 elections because their incompetence in the matter was so excruciatingly embarrassing.
Clinton, the President, the White House Press Secretary, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice all knew the whole truth right from the start but chose to deliberately and repeatedly lie to the American people.
Clinton, the most popular politician in America, true to her political nature, is still lying while planning her run for president in 2016.
And my stomach is churning again with Hillary scare.