Hillary Clinton, before the Senate at the Benghazi hearings, Janaury 24, 2013.
Hillary Clinton today began her testimony about Benghazi, before the United States Senate. She could not exonerate herself, or anyone else, haughtily, pitifully, and deceptively though she tried. Most everyone recognizes her complete failure to answer the most basic questions, and her predictable attempts to divert the issue, to distract from the basic concerns. Feigning genuine character, she premiered her serpentine remarks with the braggadocios presumption, “I take responsibility.” But she immediately began blaming others. Though in her forked-tongued English, her claim is tantamount to confessing Benghazi was her fault, she forthwith cast the responsibility on others. The death of four Americans in Benghazi was the result of her failure, but she passed the buck to the Republicans–whom she claimed have not provided funding for better security. This, somehow, was to be considered more important than all the lies she and the administration repeatedly told when Benghazi happened.
“I’m responsible,” she said again. But, obviously, that’s not what she meant by what she said. She meant quite the opposite of what she subsequently said. She blamed everyone else, especially the Republicans, for not funding diplomatic security around the world.
Defiant in foibles of feigned self-justification, Hillary Clinton blames others, i.e., Republicans, for the failures she just claimed full ‘responsibility’ for.
In 2016, there will be a generation of voters who don’t remember Hillary’s original antics during the Whitewater investigation, or during the murder investigation of Vince Foster. They will not have read Gary Aldrich’s Unlimited Access (1998), or Timperlake & Triplett’s Year of the Rat (1998). They may know nothing of the Bill and Hillary Clinton. The corruption and immorality of the Clintons has all been dutifully whitewashed by the media over the last decade or more. Their unprecedented audacity for ill and impropriety is virtually cleansed by propaganda. Their design to overturn the American Constitution is unbeknownst by many today.
Hillary Clinton, in a barrage of protests against accusations about her obvious failure.
And so American society is content to let Hillary Clinton be the real First Lady of unreliability, over and over again. Her emotional antics, her surreal recounting of facts (–when she can “recall”) is all lauded as the triumph of feminist values, apparently, but it certainly doesn’t represent anything original or improved in the way of female stereotypes. It is the antithesis of “progressive” claims. It is retrograde motion, culturally.
Getting used to evil style, wicked smiles, and immoral success doesn’t make anything less what it is. Established error doesn’t make it true. Age doesn’t make error truth. There are consequences for wrong doing. In time, the fantasy comes to a crashing end. The dream meets the cold concrete. That time is ahead.