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The Last Clinton Lie Makes a Difference
Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell

Posted on 01/27/2013 4:55:44 AM PST by Kaslin

Let’s roll the tape:

"With all due respect, 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 they'd go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and to do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator."

It was a dazzling play, instantly destined to enter the lore of political hardball and be studied and dissected for decades.

Such a perfect eruption of concentrated, seductively appealing dishonesty had to have been crafted by the father of high-wire lies, the master distracter himself, the Big Bill. The formidable but workmanlike Hillary lacks the creative gift and mendacious flair to actualize the McCarthy-Hellman standard: “Every word is a lie, including “and” and “the.”

Let’s admire her bravura work. Roll the super slo-mo, please:

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans." Wait, read her lips. I think she said:  “Have you questioners no decency or understanding of the gravity here? Four Americans died! This is much too serious and difficult for you to be asking me serious and difficult questions about it!”

Poor Senator Johnson. Look at his head snap back with the hit!

Roll tape:

"Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans?”

“Or?” Just two options? Either it was an angry movie review that spontaneously spun out of control, or it was some guys out fitness striding who combusted really spontaneously?

That’s a new one. No one until our distraught, reputation-saving, would-be future president ever suggested anything remotely like it. A bloody attack on an American mission that materialized from nothing. The Big Bang writ small.

It’s not accidental the Secretary’s false A or B excluded the truthful C: It was a planned attack on America by Al Qaeda affiliates on the anniversary of 9/11.

The Administration cretins are still lying through their whitened teeth and the sleeping dogs of the press are still refusing to bark. There are times when you might be forgiven for understanding why Bill Ayers decided only some really loud noises might wake the people up.

Back to the tape:

“What difference at this point does it make?” 

That’s a powerful head fake: “Nothing can bring back the dead, you petty politician. Why are you asking these questions? Why can’t you just support the transformative vision of our historic president and stop trying to dig up inconvenient facts that our loyal protectors of the press have been so good to help us keep buried?”

Tape:

“It is our job to figure out what happened and to do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator."

Wow! Did you SEE Hillary’s neck-snapping spin and dive into the end zone?! Right over the flattened senator, across the goal line, and into the safe embrace of the media refs who raised triumphant arms, screeched “7!!” out their whistles, and immediately fed the highlight into the news cycle’s repeating loop.

Let’s break it down. “Why are you asking me about the nature and genesis of the attack? Or the motives, possible planning, and tactics of the attackers?  Don’t you know our solemn duty—the only thing we can do--is figure out the genesis and nature of the attack, the motives, possible planning, and tactics of the attackers?

That’s how we can be prepared to make sure nothing like this will ever happen again. So please! Stop asking irrelevant questions about the genesis and nature of the attack, the motives, possible planning, and tactics of the attackers. This is too important for politics!”

It was a show for the ages. For our age, anyway.

For the record, Madame Secretary, it makes all the difference. It matters for public accountability: Understanding how the attack developed sheds light on how reasonable or not the decisions were that preceded it. It helps the public gauge the magnitude of the failure and reasonable consequences for a diplomat or politician who claims “full responsibility.” Is that just a convenient phrase to survive the news cycle, or does it mean something?

It matters for the administration’s credibility: People have a right to know if their government dealt straight or if it maneuvered feverishly to conceal and mislead for advantage in the campaign’s closing weeks. Every lie advanced the president’s narrative and deflected criticism. Coincidence?

It matters for understanding the larger global context and US interest: A planned Al Qaeda terror attack on America runs counter to the president’s story of positive trends in the Middle East. Is America’s stock rising or falling? Is Al Qaeda dwindling or resurgent? Was the US mission as rumored an illegal conduit of arms to Islamist rebels in Syria?

When John F. Kennedy took a bath in the Bay of Pigs, he couldn’t blame it on a Cuban fiesta that got out of hand. He never dreamed of trying. He had to own his policies and their consequences. A more professional press of the day helped ensure it.

We’ve fallen far if we’re transfixed by temper and tears. What was the issue again, anyway?


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1 posted on 01/27/2013 4:55:54 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

We know what happened.

A girl was in charge when a man was required.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 4:58:16 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Kaslin

Much like the GOP PhonyCon Liberals have wimped out on overturning ObamaCare, and going after Obama Eligibility...they will wuss out on going after Hillary, too

The PhonyCon Liberals in GOP Talk Radio and Media will blather a little, but eventually back down also.

But, hey, we are getting Illegal Alien Amnesty...


4 posted on 01/27/2013 5:09:49 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Tupelo

I read this in the VFW magazine in AUG 2012 - pretty important event in 1946...

http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/display_article.php?id=1112158

Liberals hate anyone questioning their outright and known agenda...these wolves want dead sheep - to conduct their propaganda — and anyone alive that speaks out against them usually ends up - well - like that guy on the park bench...Vince Foster!


5 posted on 01/27/2013 5:16:58 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: SeminoleCounty
It's because of people like you we lost the 2006 election.

It's because of people like you, the rats were able to shove the 0bamaCare that they didn't read down our throat.

It's because of people like you that the rats will succeed in taking second amendment rights away from us

It's because of people like you who totally ignore that it is the rats that want amnesty for illegals, and not the republicans they will get it

6 posted on 01/27/2013 5:31:36 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

what difference does it make? If it makes no difference then why lie about it for weeks, Hillary?


7 posted on 01/27/2013 5:34:43 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Kaslin

The difference, you cankled bitch, is between your moldy pantsuits and a prison term with jumpsuit


8 posted on 01/27/2013 5:43:01 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Kaslin; SeminoleCounty

Kaslin, you are exactly right.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 5:54:17 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Kaslin

A different scenario:

“With all due respect, the fact is we have four dead Americans. What does it matter if it was this family of four that was shot by home invaders or if the family had shot them with their B-52 assault things? What difference at this point does it make?”

OR the sensitive Stupid Republican version:

“With all due respect, the fact is we have an American woman who was raped. What does it matter if it was done by a crowd of militant Muslims or just a gang of black guys looking for something to do? What difference at this point does it make?”


10 posted on 01/27/2013 5:57:33 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Kaslin

So in the same breath she says “what difference does it make” and “it’s our job to find out what happened.”

Seriously? Those are two opposing statements.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 6:01:01 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Thank you


12 posted on 01/27/2013 6:06:54 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and to do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator.

The appropriate response to this statement, that she should have been immediately confronted with, is:

It makes a huge difference because it goes directly to the competence and honesty of the 0bama administration. You are right, it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, and that starts with you telling the truth, Madame Secretary. Now - let's start again.

13 posted on 01/27/2013 6:09:21 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: al_c
So in the same breath she says “what difference does it make” and “it’s our job to find out what happened.”

Exactly. How can you take steps to make sure something never happens again if you don't think it's important to find out why it happened in the first place?

14 posted on 01/27/2013 6:10:13 AM PST by randita
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To: Kaslin

Officer, unhand that man with the smoking gun. What difference does it make who did it and why. It won’t bring back his victim.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 6:12:57 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Kaslin

“What difference does it make, Madame Secretary? Your statements after the incident indicate that you were either lying or incompetent. We are here to determine how much of which and to what degree.”


16 posted on 01/27/2013 6:18:38 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: BCW

I too receive the VFW magazine and I missed the article; thanks for posting this dynamite article!


17 posted on 01/27/2013 6:20:56 AM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: BCW

I too receive the VFW magazine and I missed the article; thanks for posting this dynamite article!


18 posted on 01/27/2013 6:21:26 AM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: BCW

I too receive the VFW magazine and I missed the article; thanks for posting this dynamite article!


19 posted on 01/27/2013 6:21:34 AM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: Kaslin

What difference does it make?

If I had been on the panel I would have responeded to that with:

Let’s ask the loved ones of those killed what difference it makes. And in lieu of their answer let’s send Chelsea to Libya to replace the ambassador. While we’re at it let’s ask Vince Foster’s and Ron Brown’s loved ones what difference it makes how they died. And why stop there? Let’s ask Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick etc, what it matters that they were raped/molested?

I know all the above wouldn’t have made it out because her head would have exploded at some point.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 6:35:42 AM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Kaslin
“Poor Senator Johnson. Look at his head snap back with the hit!”

It may have been the sheer effrontery of it. Such brazen mendacity, in real time, may leave one breathless.

However Sen Johnson should then have taken a breath and then TAKEN HER DAMNED LYING HEAD OFF. He dropped the ball. Left it there and walked away. SHE was RESPONSIBLE for those lives, period.

21 posted on 01/27/2013 6:37:05 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Kaslin
“Poor Senator Johnson. Look at his head snap back with the hit!”

It may have been the sheer effrontery of it. Such brazen mendacity, in real time, may leave one breathless.

However Sen Johnson should then have taken a breath and then TAKEN HER DAMNED LYING HEAD OFF. He dropped the ball. Left it there and walked away. SHE was RESPONSIBLE for those lives, period.

22 posted on 01/27/2013 6:37:15 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Kaslin

The Law of Effect shows us that you generally receive more of the behavior that is rewarded and less of the behavior that is punished. The important point is that there has been no punishment for Hillary Clinton’s negligence. Thus, we can expect more negligence from this administration. How many dead Americans before this administration is called to task? My God, it just hit me. The progressives think there are too many people in this world. They don’t care. They take comfort in dead Americans.


23 posted on 01/27/2013 6:42:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bert
A girl liberal who cares noting about the job was in charge when a man skilled professional was required.

Fixed it - this has much less to do with her gender than her politics. What was done is exactly what she wanted done. It's just that her decisions were not based on the best interests of the USA as they should have been.
24 posted on 01/27/2013 6:52:53 AM PST by gatechie
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To: gatechie
"When John F. Kennedy took a bath in the Bay of Pigs, he couldn’t blame it on a Cuban fiesta that got out of hand. He never dreamed of trying. He had to own his policies and their consequences. A more professional press of the day helped ensure it.

The fact that the press is no longer interested in doing their job is what we should be repeating at every opportunity.
25 posted on 01/27/2013 7:00:51 AM PST by gatechie
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To: TalBlack
However Sen Johnson should then have taken a breath and then TAKEN HER DAMNED LYING HEAD OFF. He dropped the ball. Left it there and walked away.

Yup. Johnson could have nailed her and he didn't.

Fail.

26 posted on 01/27/2013 7:02:23 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Kaslin

Don’t pick on her, because she has ‘optic nerve damage’ from wearing Nancy Pelosi’s coke bottle glasses all day.


27 posted on 01/27/2013 7:12:53 AM PST by STD ( People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face' but none of us can see theirs!)
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To: Kaslin
Actually what he said is true.

Following the House hearings the Chairman of the committee was on Fox News.

He lied through his teeth.

He said they had finally put to rest the notion there was any connection between the video protest in Egypt and the attack in Libya.

The “spontaneous” lie wasn't created AFTER the attack, the attack was planned and carried out to create the “spontaneous” lie.

The “spontaneous” lie is nothing more complicated than trying to make it appear as if the terrorist are so in tune with the news they can pick up on a news story, plan and carry out a terrorist attack immediately. In other words “spontaneous”.

The truth is the news is being orchestrated for the terrorist attacks, which means out little lefty friends which control the news, are collaborating with the terrorist.

That's the reason the “spontaneous” lie was created. Our little lefty friends, including the Zippo WH, have been caught orchestrating news for terrorist attacks, so they created the “spontaneous” lie to make it appear as if the terrorist are planning terrorist attacks AFTER news events.

You can't create the spontaneous lie without there being a coordination between the protest in Egypt and the attack in Libya.

The fact they used the word “spontaneous” is a dead give away Hillary and Zippo planned the attack.

Rush has started a campaign to try and make people believe Hillary is lying to cover up for Zippo, which is complete nonsense when you know the first time the “spontaneous” lie, or something very similar, was attempted was by the ACLU in January of 2006. Zippo wasn't even around at that time, and the ACLU didn't try and create the lie for Bush.

Also there is 2 parts to the “spontaneous” lie.

Go listen to Hillary's statement after the attack and see if you can figure it out.

28 posted on 01/27/2013 7:27:01 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Kaslin
What difference at this point does it make?

Four people were killed; murdered; butchered.

Can't bring them back, so according to Hillary, let's just move forward and maybe investigate and learn some lessons to prevent such incidents in the future.

Imagine the chief of police in Newtown Connecticut, after the murders of 20 children and 6 adults. Imagine the chief saying the same as Hillary: "What difference does it make at this point? There were 26 people murdered and we can't bring them back." Would any of that be considered insensitive? What about the families and the community? Would they just accept that it happened, it's over, and we just need to move on?
29 posted on 01/27/2013 7:39:20 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: BCW

Nice article, worthy read. I believe similar things happened in West Virginia with coal miners and the mine owners just after WW-1.


30 posted on 01/27/2013 7:53:47 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: Kaslin

“What difference does it make?” So we might say that Her Majesty Secret- ary is showing “indifference”.


31 posted on 01/27/2013 8:01:39 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: Kaslin
The Administration cretins are still lying through their whitened teeth and the sleeping dogs of the press are still refusing to bark.

...and the supporting actors not questioning the Sociopath of State have pissed on all of us.

Representation for Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods and the rest of us? None.

Bumps in the road for the back-slapping political class.

TREASON...in real-time, pre-meditated, unquestioned, in-your-face, indignant, continuous, unchecked, ongoing...

32 posted on 01/27/2013 8:05:56 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Anima Mundi
“What difference does it make?”

Translation: It does not matter because we won, and, if we had lost, then, it would have mattered that we tell a better lie.

33 posted on 01/27/2013 8:56:07 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
The Coal Mine Wars - which brought about the conception of the WVSP - the WWI uniform is the same color as the WWI issue one...you actually had to be a veteran that still owned your uniform and could ride a horse to get hired back then...still get horse pay on your salary check of a $110 a month...pretty interesting history...
34 posted on 01/27/2013 9:24:49 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Kaslin

More of “it’s all relative” doctrine.


35 posted on 01/27/2013 9:30:31 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Kaslin

More of “it’s all relative” doctrine.


36 posted on 01/27/2013 9:30:42 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Kaslin

What difference did it make to Vince Foster, Hillary???


37 posted on 01/27/2013 9:31:50 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Kaslin

This reminds me of something Glenn Beck said a couple of years ago in pointing out how they play their game. He said they just go back and forth and ultimately say, “so what, it doesn’t matter.” His example was Bill Clinton and the Monica Lewisnky affair. At first the argument was, “yes he did/no he didn’t, yes he did/no he didn’t” THEN, when the blue dress gave up definitive proof, the argument shifted to, “so what? why does it matter, it is a private matter”....this is similar to this “what difference does it make at this point” strategy.


38 posted on 01/27/2013 9:35:56 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: Kaslin
[Art.] The formidable but workmanlike Hillary lacks the creative gift and mendacious flair to actualize the McCarthy-Hellman standard: “Every word is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.' ”

Classic line of Mary McCarthy (authoress of "The Group", a roman a clef about Communist propagandist and lesbian Lillian Hellman and her college circle) that caused Hellman to sue her into penury. The day after McCarthy filed personal bankruptcy, Hellman, who was much wealthier and older, dropped the lawsuit. It was a classic example of financial bullying -- executed by a Communist against an anti-Communist.

McCarthy made the original remark in answer to a question directed to her by Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show".

39 posted on 01/27/2013 12:52:24 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

The truth is, she’s right. It makes no difference. It made no difference when it happened and it made no difference on election day.

Johnson could have counter punched the ugly old hag but he didn’t. Why? Because it makes no difference.

I’m convinced this election was rigged from the start. In fact, I’m not sure he even got 40% of the vote. The results sure slapped Romney back into reality.


40 posted on 01/27/2013 5:19:57 PM PST by Terry Mross
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