February 01, 2007

Lies, Damn Lies and Hillary Clinton!

As any reader of this blog will undoubtedly know, I'm no big fan of Hillary Clinton, in fact, there are fewer people in politics that I despise more for their politics. When the harridan from New York via Little Rock via Washington via Chicago announced for the Senate in 2000, no one who could think in coherent sentences doubted that her only goal was to run for president. Her constant lies about "not decided yet" not-withstanding, she was running from the first day her husband was running. Anyone remember the famous "two-fer" she uttered during the '92 campaign? That alone should have made it obvious.

Now, she is "officially" running and true to the ideals of Bill, she is lying up a storm and expecting no one to notice. In Iowa, she said:

I said that we should not go to war unless we have allies. So [President bush] took the authority that I and others gave him and he misused it, and I regret that deeply. And if we had known then what we know now, there never would have been a vote and I never would have voted to give this president that authority." [emphasis added]
Wow, the smartest woman in the world was duped by the dumbest president ever! Whoda thunk it? But wait, she has, on record, other statements about her vote, one that kinda, sorta, perhaps, maybe, ah hell, definately puts the lie to her statement in Des Moines when she justified her vote to Code Pink:
There is a very easy way to prevent anyone from being put into harm's way, that is for Saddam Hussein to disarm. And I have absolutely no belief that he will. I have to say that this is something I've followed for more than a decade. If he were serious about disarming, he would have been much more forthcoming. I ended up voting for the resolution after carefulling reviewing the information, intelligence that I had available, talking with people whose opinions I trusted, trying to discount the political or other factors that I didn't believe should be in any way part of this decision." [emphasis added]
There you have it, out of her own mouth. Yeppers, the big lie, repeated often enough will be believed (but only by those who can't think their way out of a wet paper sack (you sure are getting fond of that phrase Roper... ed!) I wonder if "I said that we should not go to war unless we have allies," includes her husbands foray's into Kosovo without UN sanction? Hmmm?

Posted by GM Roper at February 1, 2007 07:37 AM | TrackBack

Expect much, much more of this.

I loved the other day when she made the "mean, evil men" commet and tried to pass it off as humor. If there ever was a person lacking in humor, it is Hillary.

Wow, the smartest woman in the world was duped by the dumbest president ever! So true. He also duped all those other brilliant Democrats.

There's a lot of Hillary alerts going on right now.
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via Drudge

bad reaction to Hillary in the UK

Posted by DADvocate at February 1, 2007 10:37 AM

Yeah, I know that Hillary is fond of 'convenient' truth. And I don't 'like' her either. But with a handful of exceptions, I dare you to name a 'politician' that is really worthy of respect on a consistent basis. Which one really tells it like it is and is willing to walk the walk as well ? Hillary is merely a symptom of a problem not the problem itself.

The real disaster of US politics is that the 'political class' is bankrupt and almost entirely out of ideas, never-mind any semblance of 'political courage'. It concerns itself ONLY with getting elected and once elected with remaining elected. In this it is ably abetted by a population that considers American Idol to be the most important thing on their viewing schedule.
Immediately after the 2006 results ( a well deserved ass-kicking, I might add), EVERYONE started babbling about the 2008 elections. Not what could or should be done now but who was likely to run in 2008. Oh it's all such good fun, is it not?

I, and it's just me here, don't care who runs in 2008. It's 2007 and what I care about is Iraq, Iran, Oil Dependence, Health Care, and oh yeah, a vain, shallow, conspicuous consumption lifestyle which may or may not be physically destroying the planet.

Want to take any bets on any profound actions being taken on any of those fronts, between now and the next meaningless election?

Muddling through somehow has its merits, but you really can't muddle through crises. It looks as if things are going 'critical' in the wider World, and the US needs to get its act together ,and start bringing its "A" Game.

Hillary is merely a 'politician' in the worst sense of the word. But she has plenty of company.

Plenty of company.

ps--- Congrats on the 1 year anniversary. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Wishing you many many many more to celebrate just as heartily.

Posted by dougf at February 1, 2007 10:39 AM

Shouldn't you have said, "her husbands forays OVER Kosovo? How many American lives were lost in that expedition? (amswer, Zero).
Are you letting your hair grow back? I rather liked the shiny look. That was the soul of "no grass grows on a busy street" statement.
I think that dougf's comment was a superior statement of the present condition.

Posted by James S Melbert at February 1, 2007 02:50 PM

Damn! Dougf and I are really on the same page. Well said.

Posted by jim hitchcock at February 1, 2007 06:17 PM

Get used to it. She'll probably be the next president. And who was the last president that wasn't ambitious? I don't wan't a president who doesn't care. Think of a better rant than that.
Besides, Hillary has learned the necessity to compromise, which makes hated by the edges on botht h right and left...but is just what most americans want.

Posted by Craig Wille at February 1, 2007 08:21 PM

I have recently posted on what I think would be wrong with another Clinton presidency. But someone commented today that she's better than Chuck Hagel, and I'm hard pressed to disagree.

Craig, being hated by the edges of both the right and left is an encouraging, but insufficient sign in a politician. She is hated not because she is ambitious, but because she is merely ambitious. Not because she is deceptive, but because she is merely deceptive.

dougf's point about no-worse-than-usual is similar: an excellent starting point, but one that doesn't hold up under strain. There are politicians who have shown political courage recently. George Bush has bet his career and legacy on the GWOT (if he just wanted to be elected, he could have invaded in 2004 and ridden the political wave presidents always have early in a war, deserved or not). Newt Gingrich has certainly been idea-heavy, also taking political risks for the sake of them. And John McCain, who I frequently disagree with, has certainly taken political risks throughout OIF because he sincerely believes his positions.

It is easy to deplore vain, shallow, conspicuous consumption. It is actually less common in America than popularly supposed. We are working fewer hours, and our increase in leisure time has increasingly gone to education, travel, and community activities.

Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at February 1, 2007 09:40 PM

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