Oct 282015
 

That Hillary Clinton keeps supporters who seem to be otherwise rational human beings is one of the most deeply disturbing single truths of our current political climate. And if you’re in the tank for her, then I don’t think there is anything she could do that you wouldn’t decide was a dirty smear by those dastardly Republicans (or some other insidious faction of the vast right-wing conspiracy).

“It bothers me that if Hillary Clinton ate a live puppy on television while taking a bribe from a Klansman, some feminist would say ‘isn’t she wonderful’?” – Jonah Goldberg

But let’s get one thing straight. Just one.

It has unambiguously and irrefutably emerged in the Benghazi hearings that Hillary Clinton knowingly lied when she blamed that attack, resulting in the deaths of four Americans, on an Internet video:

The night of the attack, Clinton also called the prime minister of Libya, explaining that Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility. And in a call with Egyptian prime minister Hisham Kandil, Clinton deliberately rejected the video idea. “We know the attack had nothing to do with the film,” she says. “It was a planned attack, not a protest . . . Based on the information we saw today, we believe that the group that claimed responsibility for this was affiliated with al-Qaeda.” Jordan confronted Clinton about the discrepancy. “I’m reading what you said, plain language,” he said. ‘“We know the attack had nothing to do with a film.’ That’s as plain as it can get. Why didn’t you just speak plain to the American people?”

To this, Madame Secretary replied “I did. If you look at my statement, as opposed to what I was saying to the Egyptian prime minister, I did state clearly. And I said it again in more detail the next morning, as did the president. I’m sorry that it doesn’t fit your narrative, congressman.”

Read through that one more time.

Hillary Clinton is saying don’t pay any attention to what I said to the Egyptian prime minister, when I said “nothing to do with the film.” Just look at my statement. That’s all you need to know.

She is convicted as a liar here. She lied to the American people. She also looked right in the faces of the families of the four Americans killed, as they stood by their coffins, and said it was a video.

But, it’s clear that “I’m sorry that it doesn’t fit your narrative, congressman” is the intended takeaway. (How much time did she spend rehearsing that?) And the lapdog media, as well as the Clintons’ other armies of sycophants terrified of losing favor with them, dare not utter the truth, even though it’s right there in the public record.

Team Hillary, your hero is a shameless and willful liar, putting politics above principle in a calculated and thoroughly disgusting way. Hang with her? Good for you. But you’re doing some serious moral and ethical contortions to do so.

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