By Geoff Metcalf
April 10, 2008
"Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady... is a congenital liar.” --William Safire, Blizzard of Lies
Abuse of Power under the color of authority is something the Clintons have crafted into an art form. Lies and obfuscation are synonymous with ‘Clinton Speak’. Mere hyperbole however is insufficient to service the Clinton pathology.
Former President Bill Clinton was/is very very good at it. Aided by a likeable, charismatic personality, and an abundance of personal charm he even dared to question the etymology and definition of the word ‘is’. THAT kind of finesse requires hubris to shame any Greek demi-god.
Hillary (although very comfortable lying) is really not good at it. She is frankly kinda/sorta the antithesis to Bill’s skill and adroitness. In literary terms, it is her tragic flaw…and like any Shakespearean play, that flaw will eventually, inevitably contribute to the corpse ridden 5th Act.
Several significant writers have been largely ignored as they have delineated, reiterated, and struggled to enlighten and educate both the unwashed masses and the shell shocked sycophants who watch the once upon a time inevitable ‘anointed one’ snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Unable or unwilling to learn the lessons of rhetorical excess that turned Al (“I invented the Internet”) Gore into the butt of jokes, Hillary keeps on telling whoppers AND getting caught.
Tip to Campaign staff: A guy goes into the doctor’s office and says, “Doc, it hurts when I go like ‘that’,” he said bending his wrist. “Don’t go like ‘that’,” said the doctor.
The latest chapter in the implosion of the ‘Hillary Myth’ is highlighted in the New York Times "Over the last five weeks, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has featured in her campaign stump speeches the story of a health care horror: an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care by an Ohio hospital because she could not come up with a $100 fee.” A tragic story…but a fiction.
Hospital administrators report the woman Hillary exploited was
under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital,
2. she was never refused treatment
3. she was, in fact, insured.
Another tragic case of facts that contradict a preconceived opinion prejudice or good story splashing cold water. A spokesperson for the not-for-profit hospital, said the Clinton campaign never contacted the hospital to check the accuracy of the story. The fact checkers must have been busy searching Obama’s elementary school writing assignments for the three months she spun the yarn.
Dick Morris has already delineated a host of Hillary lies in his book ‘Rewriting History’. However, Morris has been marginalized as a jilted lover turned Clinton hater. ‘Somehow’ (although it defies logic) that undermines his overwhelming compendiums of facts which prove Hillary was, is, and has always been a big fat liar.
Dan Calabrese wrote
in NorthStarWriters.com that Hillary Clinton was fired for Lies
and unethical Behavior by the House Judiciary Committee when she was
27. Long time Democrat, Jerry Zeifman, former general counsel and chief
of staff for the House Judiciary Committee fired her…and refused
to give her a letter of recommendation.
• According to Zeifman, “…she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality”…all that and a bag of chips.
• When she happened to run into Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first man to climb Mt. Everest she claimed that her mother named her Hillary after Hillary the climber. Cool! Except he didn't make news climbing anything until 5 years AFTER Clinton was born.
• The dodging sniper fire ‘whoops’ was BIG. CBS outed her in spades on that one.
• A good synopsis of serial Hillary prevarications can be found here.
Christopher Hitchens wrote in SLATE (arguably the gospel of Progressive Liberal Democrats), “The punishment visited on Sen. Hillary Clinton for her flagrant, hysterical, repetitive, pathological lying about her visit to Bosnia should be much heavier than it has yet been and should be exacted for much more than just the lying itself.” [Read]
It is odd that such a corrupt, lying, power-hungry maniacal, phony continues to be embraced by millions? It is counter intuitive.
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I confess I have been a harsh Clinton critic since 1991. Defenders of the indefensible may discount my words as prejudiced. However, again, I suggest it is not a question of WHO is right or wrong, but WHAT is right or wrong that really matters.
2008 was the Democrats to lose. If or when they do lose the White House (again) it will be largely because of Hillary’s tragic flaw.