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Paglia: 'Hillary Disqualified Herself for Presidency in Fist-Pounding Moment...."
NewsBusters.org ^ | August 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/21/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

The American media have been disgracefully ignoring the murder of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in Benghazi almost one year ago with some of them having the nerve to echo President Obama's claim that it's a "phony scandal."

Not Camille Paglia who in an interview with Salon Wednesday said, "I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi...As far as I’m concerned, Hillary [Clinton] disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, 'What difference does it make what we knew and when we knew it, Senator?'”

Not surprisingly, Paglia was asked about her views on the 2016 elections:

As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. It’s time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! We’ve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot. It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance. She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train. And what exactly has she ever accomplished — beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband? She’s certainly busy, busy and ever on the move — with the tunnel-vision workaholism of someone trying to blot out uncomfortable private thoughts.

I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi. In saying “I take responsibility” for it as secretary of state, Hillary should have resigned immediately. The weak response by the Obama administration to that tragedy has given a huge opening to Republicans in the next presidential election. The impression has been amply given that Benghazi was treated as a public relations matter to massage rather than as the major and outrageous attack on the U.S. that it was.

Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders. It’s even a key motif in “King Lear.” As far as I’m concerned, Hillary disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, “What difference does it make what we knew and when we knew it, Senator?” Democrats have got to shake off the Clinton albatross and find new blood. The escalating instability not just in Egypt but throughout the Mideast is very ominous. There is a clash of cultures brewing in the world that may take a century or more to resolve — and there is no guarantee that the secular West will win.

In fairness, Paglia has never been a fan of Hillary's.

In January 2008, Paglia came out strongly against Clinton's candidacy as Democratic presidential nominee.

April of that year she wrote "Why Women Shouldn't Vote for Hillary Clinton."

The following month she wrote "Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Has Done Feminism No Favors."

But don't hold any of that against her.

That said, wouldn't it be nice if other members of the liberal media would honestly assess Clinton's role and subsequent behavior surrending what happened in Benghazi as well as doing a dispassionate analysis of her successes and failures as Secretary of State?

Or is that just too much like good journalism?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016election; benghazi; clinton; corruption; democrats; elections; hillary; hillaryclinton; paglia; scandals
The rest of the title is: for Presidency in Fist-Pounding Moment at Congressional Hearing'
1 posted on 08/21/2013 10:48:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

While Paglia is a liberal herself, the fact that she atleast can see how reprehensible Hillary would be as a Presidential Candidate and she was right on the money about America’s (should have been) defense of Ambassador Stevens and company gives a nice change to the liberal drone.


2 posted on 08/21/2013 10:53:28 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: Kaslin
She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train...
3 posted on 08/21/2013 10:53:31 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kaslin

Hitlery disqualified herself when it was found she was covering for a serial rapist in the 90s.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 10:54:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Kaslin

Hillary disgraced herself by passing gas while seated on a whoopee cushion during her tirade in front of the Congressional committee investigating her incompetence regarding the Benghazi debacle.

You must admit that she and Obama make an excellent pair when one considers their outrageous lack of competence.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 10:54:40 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Kaslin

Devastating knife-thrust by one with whom I would just about disagree about everything, but Camille Paglia has it exactly right about Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless. Hillary! could not keep from repeating the lies when the truth would serve so much better.

Virtue is such a slippery concept.


6 posted on 08/21/2013 10:55:17 AM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: princess leah

Paglia is irrelevant - a crazy lezbo academic intellectual - of no interest to the ugly fatgirl magazine reading abortion-loving constituency of the Hildabeast.


7 posted on 08/21/2013 11:00:30 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals mock Christian women for thier hypthetical obediance.

Yet the hrdest core “prpgressive” women subject themselves to 2nd class status with thier cheating husbands.

See: Hillary Clinton and Weiner wife.


8 posted on 08/21/2013 11:03:07 AM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: Kaslin

Read the entire article.

I agree with her that it is time to put this baby boomer generation of liberals out to pasture. They have destroyed this country.


9 posted on 08/21/2013 11:07:14 AM PDT by Jvette
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To: Kaslin

I like Camille.

Always have.

Even though a lot of our politics are orthogonal.


10 posted on 08/21/2013 11:08:57 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Kaslin

As each day passes, Hillary’s chances to run in 2016 become less and less likely.


11 posted on 08/21/2013 11:12:28 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: kabumpo

She’s one of the very few on the left who actually has an honest bone in her body and isn’t afraid of telling an awkward truth, regardless of any other personal detriments.

For all she is that conservatives dislike, there are aspects of Camille Paglia’s political belief and commentary that are favorable to conservatives.


12 posted on 08/21/2013 11:13:07 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jvette

.....It is time to find a conservative baby boomer to run.


13 posted on 08/21/2013 11:13:37 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Kaslin

bookmark


14 posted on 08/21/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Biggirl

I agree if he/she is closer to my age of 50 or so. I am at the end of the baby boomer era and those who are ten or more years older need to get out.

I know one thing for sure. Another Democratic presidency may be the death of our country.


15 posted on 08/21/2013 11:18:15 AM PDT by Jvette
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Hitlery disqualified herself when it was found she was covering for a serial rapist in the 90s.

+1

16 posted on 08/21/2013 11:20:55 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Jvette

I was thinking of someone who is closer to the younger end of the baby boomer or the tail end of it, such as myself who is only a few years up from you. Read somewhere there is a group called generation Jones.


17 posted on 08/21/2013 11:21:01 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: princess leah

I’ve read Paglia and I find her a dreary entrenched academics who occasionally has something incisive to say, although any jewels are well- camouflaged by endless pages of verbiage. She acknowledges abortion as murder, but acceptable murder. I find this honest, but horrifyingly so. Who were the last to find certain murders acceptable?


18 posted on 08/21/2013 11:24:28 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Biggirl

“Another Democratic presidency may be the death of our country.”

Death?

More like the ‘coup de gras’ ...one round to the back of the head!


19 posted on 08/21/2013 11:36:18 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: kabumpo

kabumpo - as a conservative, I am turned-off by your comment. Stop the name-calling and fight liberals with better ideas instead of acting like one.


20 posted on 08/21/2013 11:47:09 AM PDT by aragona
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To: Jvette

I did, and you are correct


21 posted on 08/21/2013 11:59:50 AM PDT 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: princess leah

There is a difference between a liberal and a democrat, and there is also a difference between a democrat and a democRat imo. If you know what I mean


22 posted on 08/21/2013 12:02:48 PM PDT 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: Jvette
<<<<< I know one thing for sure. Another Democratic presidency may be the death of our country. >>>>>

Especially if she wins, or the people are so stupid and elect Plughair Biden

23 posted on 08/21/2013 12:06:10 PM PDT 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: aragona

Some people just don’t know when it best to keep their thoughts to themselves.


24 posted on 08/21/2013 12:13:34 PM PDT 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; ntnychik; potlatch; onyx

"I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi...

As far as I’m concerned, Hillary [Clinton] disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said,

'What difference does it make what we knew and when we knew it, Senator?'”


25 posted on 08/21/2013 12:20:23 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Kaslin
The murder of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens in Benghazi does not yet resonate w the low info voters; however,

...Watergate didn't mean much for quite a while, until it eventually did.

Hillary has so, so very much of which a clever ad writer would take advantage.

Just off the top (and if memory serves) ...

- Travel Gate

- Stealing the WH silver

- Missing FBI files

- Her claim to be the namesake of Sir Edmond

- Whitewater

- Claiming to be a lifelong Yankee fan

- Claiming to be places and doing things on 9/11 that were apparently self-promoting lies

- Claiming to be in some sort heroic jeopardy overseas, when the she was completely safe

- Vince Foster

- and many, many, many more.

.

The fact that Benghazi happened under Hillary's SOS watch, and Hillary herself repeated the scripted "video" lie, and that she just doesn't seem to care about the lives of those lost is just the latest in a long, long ( and very sound-bitable) personal history of deception and deceit.

.

26 posted on 08/21/2013 1:14:01 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Don’t forget her ordering the records of the Health Care Task force to be shredded rather than release them under a court order. She was found in contempt of court, and fined ($800k, IIRC), and the taxpayers she screwed out of finding out what she’d spent their money on then got stuck with paying her fine for destroying the records.


27 posted on 08/21/2013 1:22:38 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Kaslin
'Hillary Disqualified Herself for Presidency in Fist-Pounding Moment...."

Bull!

America is RIPE for a fist pounder; after all the milque-toast 'politicians' we've been spoon-fed lately!

Sure we liked Sarah (still do) but how much was 'values' and how much was SPUNK!!!?

28 posted on 08/21/2013 1:26:36 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Seaplaner

Yeah...

all the above really has slowed her down alright!

BAH!


29 posted on 08/21/2013 1:28:12 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: PhilDragoo; Kaslin; ntnychik; dixiechick2000
I read Paglia's article early today and had already saved her quotes, she is spot-on!



30 posted on 08/21/2013 2:05:19 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Da Coyote
Same here....I enjoy her writing style and have a couple of her books.

Rush said one time he was at a swanky gathering and Paglia walked up to his table, took a chair and lit up a cigar.

I think he liked that; he joked about it in good fun! They may not agree with each other but he liked her style and sassiness!

31 posted on 08/21/2013 2:38:29 PM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
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To: NoLibZone
"Liberals mock Christian women for their hypthetical obediance."

Liberals pride themselves for being individualist who do anything that feels good. However, I find them to be the most rigid followers of the liberal dogma and the latest fad ideology. The are what I call slaves of liberal indoctrination. There is no individuality or freedom with them--just politically correct carnal indulgence.

32 posted on 08/21/2013 2:47:58 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Kaslin

She should have been disqualified with her first mur der victim.


33 posted on 08/21/2013 3:38:48 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: Seaplaner

Add Waco to that list.
I will post the article someday a column I read in a gun magazine, a statement made by the filmmaker of Waco and Flir, can’t remember their movie names exactly. The filmmaker states with absolute certainty that Hillary ordered the tanks and gas, not Janet Reno, and that is why Vince Foster killed himself!!


34 posted on 08/21/2013 4:02:47 PM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: kabumpo

As I recall Paglia had pretty good praise for Sarah Palin.

Don’t think Paglia is all that crazy.


35 posted on 08/21/2013 4:32:30 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Seaplaner

Add her unethical/illegal behavior as part of the Watergate investigation.

http://patdollard.com/2013/05/flashback-hillary-clinton-fired-from-watergate-investigation-for-lying-unethical-behavior-conspiracy-to-violate-the-constitution/


36 posted on 08/21/2013 4:42:48 PM PDT by machman
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To: Kaslin

It doesn’t take long to count the honest liberals out there. Camille Paglia is one of them.


37 posted on 08/21/2013 5:42:47 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: princess leah

Exactly which Democratic politicians in their ‘40s can go toe to toe with the Republican pool in that age group?


38 posted on 08/21/2013 9:05:35 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: potlatch

The media have on their calendar comprehensive coverage of the first anniversary of the Benghazi Massacre on 9/11 this year, right? I’m looking for coverage of the Hillary table pounding moment, evidence that the best defense is a good offense. And offensive, she is.


39 posted on 08/21/2013 9:44:13 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Da Coyote

Great word. Thanks.


40 posted on 08/22/2013 6:09:01 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: princess leah

There’s a lot of “names” she can be called, but “irrational” is not one of them.


41 posted on 08/22/2013 10:26:01 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: thirst4truth
The first is Waco: The Rules of Engagement.
42 posted on 08/22/2013 10:30:01 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ntnychik
I honestly can't think of one single achievement of any importance that Hillary has done. The media will continue to be her biggest supporters - I have already seen some other dems who question her probable selection.
43 posted on 08/22/2013 10:39:52 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: Da Coyote

Concur. At least she displays intellectual honesty, which is more than you can say for about 95% of our Left.


44 posted on 08/22/2013 10:49:59 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: thirst4truth; ntnychik; potlatch; onyx; Alamo-Girl
Linda Tripp - Hillary Ordered Waco Slaughter

Hillary Clinton pressured the late Vince Foster to resolve the 1993 Waco standoff in a move that led to the deaths of more than 80 men, women and children, former White House aide Linda Tripp charged in an interview Friday night.

~~~

Tripp was stunned by the contrast between Foster's heartfelt emotion at the Waco tragedy and what she observed from Mrs. Clinton.

"Her reaction, on the other hand, was heartless," Tripp told King, adding, "I can only tell you what I saw."

~~~

Tripp's new charge corroborates allegations first leveled in the 1999 documentary on the deadly confrontation, "Waco: A New Revelation."

In the film, director Michael McNulty included the account of former House Waco investigator T. March Bell.

~~~

"And we in fact received anonymous phone calls from Justice Department managers and attorneys who believe that pressure was placed on Janet Reno by Webb Hubbell, pressure that came from the first lady of the United States."

~~~

WACO: A New Revelation youtube player on page: Watch the full documentary now


45 posted on 08/22/2013 12:59:07 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: PhilDragoo; ntnychik; thirst4truth; DuncanWaring; Kaslin

46 posted on 08/22/2013 3:00:29 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: PhilDragoo

Thanks for the ping!


47 posted on 08/22/2013 8:16:04 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: onedoug

ping


48 posted on 08/23/2013 11:58:27 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

Interesting.


49 posted on 08/23/2013 12:09:53 PM PDT by onedoug
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