Hillary Clinton is a documented liar. That fact was well established yesterday if it hadn’t already been engraved in stone. Back in 1996 William Safire labeled Hillary a congenital liar as a result of recollections of events regarding the Rose Law Firm, Whitewater, Travelgate and of course her mastery of commodity purchases in cattle futures. Hillary will say anything, to any audience, using any accent necessary to pander to that particular group, and her seething hatred of all things Republican was again on full display. She has no principles, no morals, no compassion, no integrity, no decency and considering her reputation as one of the most publicly cheated on woman in the history of marriage infidelity, it can easily be argued that she has no self respect. And this is who the Democrats offer up as their candidate for POTUS. So what did we learn yesterday:
- In 2012, Amb. Stevens sent 600 cables requesting increased security, none of which landed on the desk of Hillary Clinton, nor were any brought to her attention. However, every email sent by Sid Blumenthal did reach her, and were responded to.
- As the attack was unfolding, Hillary established the video narrative despite emailing her family shortly thereafter wherein she correctly identified the attack as a terrorist attack. Four days later, she again lied as she looked the parents of the victims in the eyes and promised to punish the producer of the video.
- Following the attack, Hillary sent Susan Rice out to lie to the American public, and then proceeded over the next 3 years to lie, spin, deflect, hide and erase relevant emails and information. She was not at all forth coming with information and in fact did have highly sensitive information on an unprotected server.
When questioned about the 600 cables from Amb. Stevens, Hillary said that she couldn’t be bothered with the numerous security requests the State Dept. receives and that those requests were the responsibility of the “security professionals”. So let’s review, Hillary sends an Ambassador into a dangerous country in which the leadership was recently toppled by a coalition brought together by Hillary Clinton and of which she gladly took credit for, and then proceeds to ignore those requests for additional security and admittedly has little to no direct contact with that Ambassador. That alone is a dereliction of duty that she should have been fired for, but to me the most important and disturbing aspect to Benghazi is Sid Blumenthal. Here is a guy that was forbidden to be hired by the President, was paid for by the Clinton Foundation and who was on the ground in Libya with direct access to Hillary providing her with intel and advice. This was a man who had no security clearance or position within the government who was directly influencing American foreign policy without any direct knowledge of the President as admitted by Hillary. I only wish the panel would have dug into the reason why Blumenthal was there. In my opinion, I believe the Clinton’s and Blumenthal saw a huge financial opportunity to partner with the new Libyan government, therefore Ghadaffi had to go. Not because he was an imminent threat to America, which was the standard for Iraq, but because the Clinton’s saw a big financial upside.
The Beghazi tragedy not only disqualifies Hillary as a POTUS candidate, it seriously brings into question her standing as a human being.
This summary over at American Thinker says it all:
The Left has a truly repellent double standard. Accuse Romney of killing a woman with cancer? Of not paying taxes? A OK. Invent things to take out Clarence Thomas? Or Robert Bork? Brilliant. Bush was AWOL! Fabulous idea. The excesses of the most prominent Democrats like Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, Carl Levin, etc. are legendary for the sheer malignancy of the fabricated personal attacks they wage. The truth does not matter to the Left. Any lie in furtherance of their agenda is a moral necessity. Hillary is just another leftist hack anxious to stay very rich, preserve and increase her power and the power of her party. Today’s hearing proved this without a doubt. Ambassador Stevens is still dead, Hillary is on track to be the President of the United States and truth apparently no longer matters to an ever-growing portion of an uninformed, amoral electorate.
What she’s done is sickening. Her flippant demeanor and total insincerity is just another slap in the face. I found it heartless that she would feign taking any responsibility for her actions while in the same breath blaming the dead ambassador for his own security. The violence had been escalating for months to the point where anyone with a brain had already pulled out of the area even with their security in order to protect their people. Why were we still there in the first place and why was the Marine security detail assigned to the ambassador pulled off their detail when there should have been an increase in personnel? Even if it was Hillary who made the decisions who got four good men murdered while they saved the lives of others, where the hell was Obama? No, this isn’t good enough. And the media and liberals who are trying their very best to stop or spin this investigation into a witch hunt and dishonor those who are trying to get to the truth should be charged with obstruction of justice. But with this administration, anyone trying to do their job, Inspector Generals, whistle blowers or anyone who takes their responsibility for oversight seriously gets crucified instead. This is why we will have no answers or justice for those whose loved ones have died. And for the clear message it sends to our foreign diplomats and soldiers that no one has their back? That’s as unAmerican as anything I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime. Hillary would have to be delusional to believe that we want another liar in chief as a leader and that she was not a dismal failure as Secretary of State.
I watched about an hour of her testimony yesterday morning. I was really impressed with the questioning by Indiana 5th District Congresswoman Susan Brooks. She’s a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, and that experience showed. The visual impact of the large disparity in the two stacks of emails she presented from 2011 and 2012 showed just how ridiculous Hillary’s claim was that she didn’t conduct much work via email.
I do find it an interesting commentary on how divided our country is that half the country thinks Hillary would make a good President and the other half thinks she should be in Leavenworth.
Brooks was great and so was Jim Jordan.
Hillary’s response does not hold up in light of the continuation of that bold face lie about the video to the families of those who died……at their funeral.
A great comment at National Review:
“At the end of the day, one wonders what level of misbehavior or incompetence the liberal press won’t tolerate from Hillary Clinton. Provided that she has a sufficient chance to offer a series of denials, adjust her story to new facts, and — above all — blame Republicans for her plight, she can do virtually anything. The media sellout is complete. She could shoot a man in Reno — just to watch him die — and the headlines in the Huffington Post would praise her for observational skills and intellectual curiosity.”
That’s a good example of how far down the rabbit hole this country has gone. I am bewildered at how the press is praising Hillary’s poise and demeanor and the overall theatrics of the hearing and just completely dismissing the facts that were revealed. 600 requests for increased security in 2012 alone were ignored, and that fact means that Hillary is complicit in murder, at least in my opinion. Sid Blumenthal, a private citizen and someone of whom the POTUS did not want to be an influence, was a huge influence with unfettered access and ulterior motives. Then the lying in the aftermath of the attack. These actions are criminal and yet the press, and the legions of LIV’s fawn over her composure.
We knew all along that no matter what actually happened at the hearings, the MSM was going to declare Hillary the winner. She’ll also win all the debates if she’s the nominee next year. The MSM is even more in the tank for Hillary than they were for Obama.
But…I don’t think it will work, in the end. I could very well be wrong. I wouldn’t be surprised if I am wrong. But I sense that the sheer miserable dishonesty of Hillary will doom her chances for victory. One poll out shows Trump beating her in Pennsylvania, for crying out loud. First Woman President will not be enough to carry her to victory.
I can’t remember who the Congressman was but he questioned Hillary on responsibility to which she replied that she accepted full responsibility for the events in Benghazi. His response was excellent and Hillary had no answer – he said “but what does that mean?” And that question is really at the core of so many problems with our government and society. ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY. Hillary couldn’t answer that question because she doesn’t know what “full responsibility” means. Neither does Obama or for that matter the entire Democratic party and their base. Nobody is held accountable anymore. For anything. Obama has been a complete disaster on nearly every front of governance and has repeatedly lied to the American public, but no one has ever held him accountable for anything and he is still fawned over in the press. If a Japanese businessman had performed as badly as Obama has, he would jumped out a high rise window long ago. How many floors are there in the White House?
That would apply to someone with honor who takes responsibility for their actions. Obama appears incapable of either. The best we could hope is that one of the many times he tilts his chair back with his shoes disrespectfully propped up on the Resolute Desk he rocks back just a little too far.
I have always like Steve Hayes and he had this to say:
*She called the Accountability Review Board “nonpartisan” and “independent.” It was neither. Clinton hand-picked the co-chairmen. They never interviewed her and never saw her emails. They provided a draft copy of the final report to Clinton’s chief of staff for editing and tipped off the State Department about potentially problematic witnesses.
*Clinton downplayed her role in Libya policymaking, suggesting she was just a bit player in Obama’s decision to intervene. But an email from Jake Sullivan, a senior Clinton adviser, laid out her “leadership on Libya.”
*Clinton once again claimed that emails to her from Sidney Blumenthal were “unsolicited.” Asked to define “unsolicited,” Clinton explained: “It means I did not ask him to send” the emails. But her responses repeatedly show her soliciting more information from Blumenthal. In a July 7, 2012, email to Blumenthal, she writes: “…and thanks for keeping this stuff coming.”
*Clinton said of Blumenthal’s commercial pursuits in Libya: “I did not know anything of his business interests.” But Blumenthal laid out those interests in an email to Clinton previewing an upcoming meeting she was to have. Clinton’s response to that email indicates that she was not only aware of his business interests, she was eager to help further them. She wrote: “Anything else to convey?”
Ben Shapiro at Breitbart has pretty good recap of the Hildabeast’s testimony.
Ben nails it. And it is subhuman for Hillary to claim that she was so close to Chris and cared so much about him yet never answered his 600 requests for help, never had direct communication with him during his time in Benghazi, and actually blamed him for his own death. I would like to see Hillary meet the same end that her good friend Chris did. That would be a fitting end. Are there any embassy openings in Syria?
Cluster, I read your comment (“I would like to see Hillary meet the same end that her good friend Chris did.”) as saying you would like to see Hillary Clinton gang-raped and beaten to death, with her body (possibly still alive) dragged through the streets.
I think that is a remarkably ugly thing to say. I expect this from the RRL, but it is worse than even claiming Cheney should have been allowed to die, or wanting Bush shot, and this is just not acceptable rhetoric.
I don’t think Hillary is an acceptable human being and couldn’t care less what others think of that.
And the big lie just keeps on truckin’.
I am honestly stunned at how the media and Democrats are characterizing the hearings. It was clearly revealed in the hearing that Hillary LIED to the American people and more importantly, she LIED to the parents of the fallen heroes. It was also revealed that 600 cables, an astonishing amount of requests for increased security, were either ignored or dismissed by Hillary. And it was ALSO revealed she had a Clinton Foundation paid private citizen on the ground with direct access to her advising her. A channel of communication that our Ambassador did not have.
AND THE DEMOCRATS AND THE MEDIA FRAME THIS AS A WIN FOR HILLARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you see the posting somewhere, where attendees at a Hillary rally the day after the hearing were given a whiteboard and a marker and asked to write one word they thought described the hearing?
The answers were along the lines of “pointless”, “partisan”, “political” and “retaliation”, even “terrorism” (on the Hill). These sheeple have no dignity, groveling at the feet of the Hildebeast and refusing to acknowledge the ugly truths about her. Hillary failed to do her job, people died, she lied about what happened, and there is a demographic that believes that wanting to learn the truth is just “retaliation”. (For what??) Worse, one idiot woman called the hearings “terrorism”. Nice way to trivialize an important word.
It’s crude, but it’s true—if you never pull your head out of your a**, the view never changes.