What’s worse in your opinion?
1. being grossly negligent and incompetent in the handling of your responsibilities which ultimately led to the deaths of four people, and lying repeatedly about it afterwards to cover up your involvement, or
2. being unaware that some rouge employee working for you, without authorization, deliberately caused a traffic jam as a dirty trick to punish a political rival?
It’s a no-brainer, right?
Surely the person whose negligence and incompetence led to the deaths of human beings is far worse than the person whose employee, without permission, played a dirty traffic jam trick on a rival.
But no, unfortunately that’s not how the majority of American’s see it.
The person whose gross negligence and incompetence on the job, which led to the deaths of four human beings, people she was responsible to protect, is probably going to get a pass from her adoring gaggle of American dupes – in fact, she’ll probably be elected President of the United States -- while the person betrayed by a rogue employee who caused a traffic jam as a dirty political trick has probably seen his presidential ambitions totally destroyed.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally decided to come clean, now that she’s a candidate for president, regarding the September 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack on our diplomatic compound in Libya which resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty.
That incident was: “the most significant failure on [my] watch… [My] biggest regret,” she now admits. "They weren't the only people that we lost, but we lost them in such a terrible, senseless, terrorist action that, you know, it's just deeply sorrowful and it went on for hours, because the CIA annex was attacked after the State Department facility was attacked."
You see, now Hillary Clinton contritely admits what she has plainly known all along – that it was a well planned and executed terrorist attack which killed those four human beings in her charge – not a spontaneous protest over a movie about Islam posted on the Internet by an idiot Christian fanatic.
She knew all of that within minutes after the attack began. She knew that Ambassador Stevens had been begging her for months to provide him with better security protection at the compound. She knew or should have known that September 11 was a particularly dangerous date for a potential terrorist attack in that region. She knew that she was guilty of gross negligence and incompetence for not heeding his requests.
Then after the attack and the deaths of her subordinates she deliberately lied, and deliberately allowed others to lie for her, about what she knew. She claimed that she didn’t know about the potential danger. She claimed that the attack was a spontaneous protest about a movie on the internet.
"This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for our country. We've seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men,” she declared days later when the remains of the dead were brought home. “We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with."
Later, when she testified about her role to Congress, she tried again to minimize her responsibility: "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 that they'd they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?" she huffed.
But now she admits it was all a regrettable mistake. She wants to put the incident behind her; she wants forgiveness; she wants a pass. And I think she’s going to get it from the irrational American masses who believe that this woman walks on water.
Not so, however, for competent and capable New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, who is also running for President. His presidential ambitions, once soaring high, are now in the tank over a stupid political dirty trick one of his staffers perpetrated without his knowledge or permission. The staffer caused a multi-day traffic jam on a bridge in Ft. Lee New Jersey leading to NY City for the purpose of causing grief to the democrat mayor there.
When news of the scandal broke, Christie immediately took responsibility for what happened on his watch, apologized profusely, and fired the staffer. He swore that it was not his idea; he didn’t authorize it, and had no knowledge of it in advance. All indications as of today, including after intensive investigations into the facts, have vindicated Christie. He told the truth. He had no direct involvement in the scandal. He’s clean.
Even if he was involved – and I don’t believe he was – we’re talking about a measly traffic jam. As political scandals go, this is just about the most trivial scandal in the history of politics. Yet Chris Christie is not getting forgiveness. He’s not going to get a pass. The facts show that he’s entirely innocent of any wrongdoing but the irrational mob of sheep simply won’t believe him. So his presidential hopes are probably toasted.
Hillary Clinton, the grossly negligent and incompetent Secretary of State who lied about and tried to hide her responsibility for her role in the deaths of four human beings is going to have redemption from the sheep, while Chris Christie the hugely competent governor who did the right thing by firing a rogue staffer for causing a trifling traffic jam is going down the tube.
That’s death, lies, and traffic jams in America.