What did Hillary do? She didn't resign in protest. She did her duty, not to the United States of America, whose highest office she craves, but to President Obama and to her own presidential ambitions. Shortly after 10 p.m. on Sept. 11, she released an official statement blaming the attack on an "inflammatory (video) posted on the Internet."
So please don't twist this report into some perverse positive for Hillary Clinton. She completely rolled over to Obama's dictates and, with him, attempted to deceive the American people she has the audacity to claim she serves. The media then dutifully presented the story as if it were credible -- and darn near got away with it, which shows just how low they've sunk.
Hillary has more recently made headlines with an absurd offhanded comment concerning her and Bill's relative wealth. When The Guardian asked her whether voters would see her as credible on the issue of income inequality -- given her vast personal wealth -- she replied, "We pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well-off -- not to name names -- and we've done it through dint of hard work."
Arrogant, self-serving and hypocritical don't do that justice. Is she implying that many others deserve to be punished if they haven't worked so hard as she has? I thought she was a champion of those who don't work that hard. This liberal idea that there's something immoral about people earning money from their investments is just outrageous. Liberals never bother to mention that these people have already paid taxes on the income used to acquire the assets now producing capital gains.
What this illustrates is the unstated liberal credo that liberals demand to be judged on their policy advocacy rather than on their personal behavior. It doesn't matter that Hillary is rich and attacks the wealthy, that Al Gore rails against carbon footprints while making full-fledged body prints of his own, that Barack Obama does the same -- luxuriating in Air Force One while excoriating private jet owners and playing golf while people are suffering -- or that Bill Clinton serially abused women and Hillary handled the "bimbo eruptions" while crusading for "women's rights." Judge them not by their behavior but by their ideology and party identification.
Hillary is doubtlessly a very smart woman who talks a good game about her passion for liberal causes and her compassion for the downtrodden, but her personal life contradicts her public stances and reveals her lack of empathy for those she claims to represent.
Should Hillary get her party's nomination, I believe she will not be nearly so formidable as Beltway elites would have us believe, because her lack of genuineness is rather easy to demonstrate, as is her joinder at the hip with the worst president in American history -- and I'm not referring to Bill Clinton.