Skip to comments.Does Hillary Clinton Take Us for Idiots?
Posted on 06/14/2014 1:24:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
Hillary Clinton gets bashed frequently from our side of the aisle. But among the many, varied and colorful descriptions applied by her political enemies to our former First Lady and former Secretary of State you dont often find dumb.
Apparently she reserves that one for us. As if we need more proof of her disdain for our sense than the Benghazi cover-up now come the revelations in her book Hard Choices. Turns out, the former Smartest Woman in the World somehow found her husband and herself dead broke upon leaving the White House in 2000.
So they promptly bought a house worth $2.85 million.
Another revelation was her prodding of President Obama to lift whats left of the so-called Cuba embargo. The embargo is Castros best friend, Clinton chanted to an extremely friendly audience at the Council on Foreign Relations last week while citing and promoting her book Hard Choices.
I write friendly because on top of David Rockefellers own affection for Fidel Castro, his CFR also houses as its Senior Fellow and Director of Latin America Studies Julia Sweig, probably the Castro regimes top U.S. agent of influence as revealed by the Defense Intelligence Agencys top Cuba spycatcher, Christopher Simmons.
Normally such agents are very discreet about their Castro-regime connection. Instead Ms Sweig blew her cover into a billion tiny pieces when in the very acknowledgements to her book Inside the Cuban Revolution, she thanksfor their warmth, for their friendship, for opening Cuban doors and championing her project : Elsa Montero Jose Gomez Abad, Ramon Sanchez Parodi, Jose Antonio Arbesu, Fernando Miguel Garcia, Hugo Ernesto Yedra and Josefina Vidal. Every one of these Cubans has been identified by retired Lieut. Col. Chris Simmons as KGB-trained Cuban agents.
In 1962 two of these Cuban spies (Elsa Montero, Jose Gomez Abad) were planning a terror bombing in Manhattan would have easily dwarfed the 9-11 death toll. Most of the rest were expelled from U.S. shores after Lieut. Col. Simmons himself outed them.
Despite the gaffe, Sweigs prime position from which to influence U.S. policy (the CFR!) probably forced her Cuban case-officers to wince, grit their teeth-- but ultimately forgive and move-on. I havent checked Guinness, but effusively thanking the warm support of 7 different spies from a Terror-Sponsoring enemy nation in your books acknowledgements-- three of whom were expelled from the U.S. for terrorism and/or espionage-- must be some kind of record, at least for someone outside a maximum-security federal prison.
Another indiscretion: When the CFRs Julia Sweig visited Cuba in 2010, accompanied by The Atlantics Jeffrey Goldberg, something caught Goldbergs eye:
We shook hands, Goldberg writes about the meeting with Fidel Castro. Then he [Fidel Castro] greeted Julia warmly. They [Fidel Castro and the CFRs Sweig] have known each other for more than twenty years.
Awwwww! How sweet!
At any rate, parroting this KGB-mentored meme (the embargo only hurts the Cuban people, Castro secretly likes it so he can use as an excuse blah blah) is hardly unique to our former Secretary of State. This transparent idiocy ranks as the favorite talking point of Castros agents, on the payroll and off. Naturally its a favorite of the CFRs Julia Sweig herself. Sadly, its widely believed by the superficially-informed on Cuban matters.
I say transparent referring to the memes obvious nonsensicality when heard or read by people who actually bother looking past the bumper-sticker and T-shirt slogans on the Cuba embargo and actually study the issue. Such folkslets face it-- arent many. Indeed the Cuba embargo T-shirt slogans have much in common with the Cuban regimes T-shirt icon himself, Che Guevara. Both appear superficially cool, to the willfully ignorant and to imbeciles. Both began as KGB-mentored disinformation campaigns. And both fables explode on actual contact with actual facts.
First off, if Castro secretly favors the embargo, then why did every one of his secret agents campaign secretly and obsessively against the embargo while working as secret agents? Castro managed the deepest and most damaging penetration of the U.S. Department of Defense in recent U.S. history. The spys name is Ana Belen Montes, known as "Castros Queen Jewel" in the intelligence community. In 2002 she was convicted of the same crimes as Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and today she serves a 25-year sentence in Federal prison. Only a plea bargain spared her from sizzling in the electric chair like the Rosenbergs.
Prior to her visit from the FBI and handcuffing, Ana Belen Montes worked tirelessly to influence U.S. foreign policy against the embargo. The same holds for more recently arrested, convicted and incarcerated Cuban spies Carlos and Elsa Alvarez and Kendall and Gwendolyn Myers. All of these worked tirelessly to influence U.S. policy against the "embargo"-- while working as secret agents.
Its one thing for some talking heads with their typically overworked and harried research staff to remain ignorant of these vital matters. But shouldnt a former U.S. Secretary of State be familiar with matters so vital to U.S. security?
Oh! And while were on the topic! Will some you libertarians out there kindly inform the (anti-embargo) CATO Institute that a good friend of most of their work (me) has a suggestion? CATOs anti-embargo page showcases a Defense Intelligence Agency estimate about Cuba no longer being a threat to U.S. interests. Well, this quote is lifted straight from a policy paper authored by none other than Ana Belen Montes.
So could you please inform CATO that there are probably more effective lobbying techniques than quoting the policy recommendations of an enemy spy from a terror-sponsoring nation who was convicted of the same crimes as Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Because Id really hate to think CATO regards the American people in the same manner as does Hillary Clinton. Thank you.
The people who elected the lyng king twice will believe anything.
She has every reason to, after seeing Obama elected twice, and her husband re-elected.....
You CAN fool all of the Democrats ALL of the time.
The simple fact that she is a viable political candidate for the Demonic Party is all the evidence needed to confirm the overwhelming majority of the U.S. population are idiots.
I see a strategy emerging here: “If only we had elected Hillary in 2008, we wouldn’t be in this mess now.”
On CSpan the other day, she was being interviewed, and she vaguely passed on that she worked on that book at their “Old farm house”, in New York. Just common folk ya know!!!
She correctly takes most of her supporters to be idiots.
Yes, she does.
The only question that remains is is she right?
Her corrupt husband and Ø got elected twice.
Yes, it is an idiocracy.
Yes, she does take us for idiots.
Why wouldn’t she? The American people elected her husband to the Presidency TWICE, and there’s a reasonable chance that they’re going to elect HER.
I don’t know how to post pictures so here is a link to justice Sodamayer at the Hillary book signing.
No, she desperately, desperately hopes we are.
I see a strategy emerging here:
If only we had elected Hillary in 2008, we wouldnt be in this mess now.
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Followed up with (as an answer to ‘WHY did you go along with ‘him’?’)
“The only reason I ‘worked’ for him was to try and get in the inner circle and inject my help and expertise wherever possible.
When he ‘rejected’ my help and advice in regards to Benghazi, I tried to resign and ‘he’ made it difficult so I had to fake an injury to make it appear I was unable to carry on.
I also had warned him of the IRS mess and the problems it may bring him.
I warned him of the ‘gun running’ and reminded him of the trouble that O North caused Ronald Reagan (AND PEOPLE LOVED HIM).
THAT should also clear up any problem of my stamina and charges of mental illness.
It was all made up so I could get out from under his evil clutches.
Why, if he were White, we(my Arkansas Machine) would have buried this fool.”
This is really an old strategy.
Remember when ANY House of Ill Repute, Porn movie theater or Gay book house or theater was either raided or caught fire or whatever - 99% of the people in the building were ‘writing a book’ to see what it was all about.
When you believe you are perfect then everyone else is an idiot. And maybe is many cases she is correct.
Maybe she should have bought more cattle futures.....
We have elected dumBO twice, there is little evidence against it.