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Hillary: Riding Off Into the Sunset Or Bound For Glory
Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Brian Birdnow

Posted on 02/09/2013 7:07:54 AM PST by Kaslin

Last week Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped down from her lofty position amidst a sycophantic outpouring of hot air as journalists and fellow politicians abandoned their roles and assumed positions as Hillary courtiers, duly attending to the bidding of their lord and mistress. This would include, but was not limited to singing praiseful odes to her ladyship, ignoring her errors, helping to cover up her mistakes, and attempting to damage the reputations of any person who refused to play along with the charade. At the center of the love-fest was the former Secretary herself, appearing before a Senate panel to answer questions about the Benghazi consulate disaster. Hillary proved to be herself during these hearings, as she tried to minimize the debacle. She showed herself secretive and selective with the truth, she dismissed her critics and questioners, and she grew quite imperious when questioned, uttering the now infamous “…What difference does it make” remark in response to Senator Ron Johnson’s question regarding the murder of U.S. Embassy personnel last September 11th.

While the comments from the Left have been nothing short of obsequious and fawning toward Hillary, the comments from the Right have expressed a sense of bewilderment at the toadying of the Left. Should we be surprised? The answer to this rhetorical question is a resounding “No”! This is all par for the course in the eventful life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has spent the better part forty years living as the beneficiary of largess that came her way because of who she was…the First Lady of the Great State of Arkansas and the First Lady of The United States of America. She parlayed those positions into a Senate seat from New York, and accepted a consolation prize as Secretary of State after losing the Democratic nomination for President to Barack Obama in 2008. Along the way a sycophantic media covered up for her scandals, errors, half-truths, and evasions. They and fellow politicians, reduced to the role of courtiers, praised Hillary as brilliant and masterful, and allowed her to tiptoe through the minefields largely unscathed. The machine would then press on to the next item on Hillary’s agenda, which is now the Presidency in 2016.

In order to illustrate this point we must take a stroll down memory lane. Hillary graduated from Yale Law School in 1972 and went to work as the associate counsel for the select committee investigating the burgeoning Watergate scandal the following year. She could not make up her mind over whether she should stay in Washington or marry her law school boyfriend, a fellow on the make, named Bill Clinton. Despite serious misgivings she married Mr. Clinton and, somewhat glumly, she relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1974. While her husband’s political career soared Hillary benefitted through association. She was named a partner in the Rose Law firm, the most prestigious legal office in the old southwest, largely because her husband was the governor of the state. Hillary found herself deeply enmeshed in the various Whitewater scandals, and, as the General Counsel for Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan, she played a central role in the shady dealings surrounding an admitted criminal enterprise.

This mattered not a whit to Hillary’s media acolytes and her hired attack dogs, like James Carville. She was mentioned in the early 1990s as one of the best lawyers in America. She was reputed to be the most brilliant woman in the world and the “brains” behind the Clinton political dynasty. After a slip-up and a display of bad temper in a 1992 television appearance, media folks helped their heroine soften her image by portraying her as a doting mother and dedicated cookie baker.

As we all know, Governor & Mrs. Clinton went to Washington in late 1992 and took the Arkansas crowd with them. Rose Law associates Vince Foster and Webster Hubbell met sad fates, the “Travelgate” scandal ruined the reputations of innocent people, and James & Susan McDougal, the Clinton’s business partners went to prison. Hillary continued down the garden path, however, covering up the new Clinton scandals, apparently including her wayward husband’s extramarital affairs.

She schemed like Lady Macbeth, showed herself cold and calculating, and quite imperious when mere mortals dared to question her. Still, her cheering section never let up, and despite the fact that she remained fettered by marriage to a scandal-marred and impeached Administration, Hillary, incredibly was mentioned as a viable candidate for the highest offices in the land.

Mrs. Clinton bowed to the political advisers who warned her of “Clinton Fatigue” in 2000 and decided to sit out the Presidential race, acceding to Vice-President Al Gore. Hillary opted, instead, to run for a U.S. Senate seat from New York, despite the fact that she had never lived in the Empire State and had no connection of any kind with the province or its people. During the campaign she played the faux populist card flawlessly by campaigning against the power of money in elections. She did, however, accept large donations from PACS and mocked her opponent when he challenged her to refuse out-of-state contributions. In this campaign the media fronted for her once again with the increasingly bizarre late night television host David Letterman actively assisting her efforts. The mainstream media also ignored the part she may have played in the 2001 pardons scandal and the stealing of furniture and artwork from the White House during the Clinton-Bush transition.

After serving one term in the Senate, Mrs. Clinton decided that she did not like the legislative branch of government and declined a re-election bid. She had her sights set on bigger things, anyway, and duly declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the President of the United States in 2008. This time, though, Hillary was up against another media favorite and did not automatically receive the benefit of the doubt. NBC television figure Tim Russert tripped Hillary up on a question about driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, and some media members called her out over an untruth about herself being caught under sniper fire in Bosnia. Due to the fact that she had been a media darling for a score of years she didn’t know how to handle any media criticism, and the look in Hillary’s eyes in the winter-spring of 2008 betrayed the rage of a simmering volcano.

President-Elect Obama proffered the olive branch of peace to Mrs. Clinton in December of 2008 when he asked her to serve as his Secretary of State. This was clearly a case of Lincoln-like political maneuvering in keeping one’s most formidable enemies on one’s own team. The position was meant as a balm to Hilary’s wounded pride, and the offer of the undeniably plum position and a promise to retire Hillary’s remaining 2008 campaign debt sealed the deal. Mrs. Clinton has proved to be a somewhat credible Secretary of State. She has been a very recognizable figure around the world, even though she has, at times, snapped at questioners who ask her about her estranged ex-President husband. Her tenure at State has been marked, however, by the return of the sycophantic media, and the courtiers willing to do her bidding. The media are calling her the greatest Secretary of State since Dean Acheson, with some comparing her with the giants of the office like John Quincy Adams, William Seward, and John Hay. Mrs. Clinton’s frequent travels, all on the public dime, are explained away as a part of her indefatigable work ethic. Hillary’s shills attack anyone who points out the fact that President Obama has kept her on a short leash, and has not allowed her any real power.

Hillary’s own unappealing character traits have surfaced occasionally during the last four years. In addition to snapping at questions, she has been secretive, such as recently withholding information about her mysterious illness. She has parsed the truth somewhat, such as backing Susan Rice and the bogus tale of the Benghazi attack being the end result of Muslim anger over an obscure video. She has misled the public about her Presidential ambitions, saying last year that she would never again stand for public office, while she waited for the paint to dry on the “Hillary for Preident-2016” yard signs. Finally, her imperious nature was on display again in the Senate hearings when she shouted her response to Senator Johnson about the murders at Benghazi.

Now we can look ahead and contemplate America and President Hillary Clinton. No one can really expect the leopard to change her spots. As the Chief Executive of the nation we can expect that Hillary will be cunning and secretive, she will be scheming and imperious. In short, she will be the same person she has been since the 1970s. We will also be subject to a media living in an alternate universe who will tell us that she is the most brilliant person alive today, and that we are lucky to be experiencing her moment of greatness. These people have been fronting for Hillary for a generation and will not take their eyes off the prize. The politicians who have acted as her courtiers will fall into line once again, as they jockey for favors and positions, and they will act as her enablers. Much can and probably will happen between today and 2016, but the disquieting possibility exists that there is once again a Clinton in America’s future.


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: benghazi; leonpanetta; libya; waronterror

1 posted on 02/09/2013 7:07:57 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

In some gospel songs, “bound for glory” isn’t all that different from “riding off into the sunset.” But, that’s not the way it’s meant here.


2 posted on 02/09/2013 7:10:20 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Kaslin
The lords at the RNC are obviously too stupid and corrupt to present a candidate that will motivate their conservative base. And the America hating commies have become expert at stealing elections.

Hitlery's a lock for potus.

3 posted on 02/09/2013 7:13:14 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: Kaslin

Either way, just GO, Hillary! *SPIT*


4 posted on 02/09/2013 7:13:26 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Kaslin

I sure hope that, should Hillary decide to run for president, her opponent will play the video where she says, “what difference does it make?” People should be reminded early and often of her callous disregard for the lives of four Americans in Libya.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 7:15:52 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Kaslin

The American public is too stupid to realize that:

1 ) Americans died at Waco due to Billy Jeff

2) Americans died at Bengazhi due to Hillary

And we want another Clinton presidency ???????


6 posted on 02/09/2013 7:15:52 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: Kaslin
Hillary: Riding Off Into the back of a Police Van Sunset Or Bound For Glory Prison

That's better


7 posted on 02/09/2013 7:20:45 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Kaslin

She has been beyond terrible at everything she has ever done. I am not sure, why people keep wanting her to be President. I honestly think it would be worse than what we have now.


8 posted on 02/09/2013 7:31:49 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Kaslin

She can’t pass the physical.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 7:37:01 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

Why is it impossible to put this criminal in prison? What hasn’t she done? Murder, abuse of a corpse, theft in office, perjury, suborning perjury, tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice, lying to congress, deviant sexual behavior, etc.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 7:40:50 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Kaslin

Hey! Hillary! See this? Yeah! You and that little Shetland pony you rode into town on!


11 posted on 02/09/2013 7:54:53 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: laweeks

Exactly right!


12 posted on 02/09/2013 8:15:46 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Kaslin

I would not call it bound for glory but she is running and will win in a landslide...Because there is little chance the GOP will run a conservative.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 8:18:06 AM PST by montanajoe
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To: Kaslin

She should be bound and gagged for Leavenworth penitentiary.


14 posted on 02/09/2013 8:22:13 AM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high cap piece a chance.)
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To: LouAvul

Hate to say it, I think she’s a lock for POTUS too. The GOP does not know how to run presidential campaigns anymore, and as long as we play out of the Karl Rove playbook we will continue to lose the Presidency.


15 posted on 02/09/2013 8:24:23 AM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Kaslin

3 months at a fat farm, more plastic surgery, a boob job, and teeth whiteners, and she’ll be all set to go


16 posted on 02/09/2013 8:27:14 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: Kaslin

I don’t feel “bound for glory” fits. She should be bound in chains and taken to a solitary cell in a SuperMax for the crimes she has committed.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 8:39:21 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

We already have an incompetent in the White House, we don’t need another one.


18 posted on 02/09/2013 8:48:41 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: Kaslin

Hopefully she will stroke out before the 2014 election season !


19 posted on 02/09/2013 8:51:55 AM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Kaslin

According to the low information voters, Hillary would make a great president. “Historical” too!


20 posted on 02/09/2013 9:13:22 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: Kaslin

lofty position
1.Free ride on planes
2,Free food
3.Blow hot air (BS)
4.And get paid for it


21 posted on 02/09/2013 9:30:08 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

We all know the American Sheeples are just plain dumb, stupid and easily led. Just WTH anyway has Hillary Clinton done to benefit America? Yet her fellow ignorants are so eager to crown her as queen. Its all puke and bile.


22 posted on 02/09/2013 9:34:00 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Kaslin

Does Hillary have a drinking problem?


23 posted on 02/09/2013 9:40:23 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Kaslin

Ping for later.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 10:05:04 AM PST by Parmy
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To: Kaslin

Didn’t she get fired from that Watergate panel for doing something unethical?


25 posted on 02/09/2013 11:12:00 AM PST by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: LouAvul

Hilary is done—she can’t fight father time. She might be able to do a Governorship or something but—she will never see the inside of the White House again. Only if Obama is taken out of the picture does she have a chance....


26 posted on 02/09/2013 4:28:53 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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