For once, I am inclined to believe Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Secretary of State, suffering from a sick stomach, has reportedly fainted and bumped her head. As a result, her spokespeople have already announced that she will be unable to testify at the Benghazi hearings, although she was not due to appear until December 20, many days after the vaguely reported fainting spell. Already, the internet is resounding with a chorus of "How convenient!" (See here and here, for example.) Many, upon hearing this news, are assuming that Clinton, who has been hedging for a month on whether to appear
Hillary is first and foremost a lawyer and knows very well the high cost of committing perjury before Congress. She wants so badly to avoid accountability for this mess that she is throwing away her chance to be president by throwing the "weak and fragile woman" card. This should embolden the house investigators to know that she is hiding something really big and the pursuit will be worth their efforts.
Wonder who else will take the fall for the incompetent higher ups? Rice, if she had any brains, should have figured out she was disposable when SHE was sent out to the tv programs and clinton remained in seclusion. As for being disqualified for running for potus because of illness....clinton has done nothing to warrant being a senator OR a secretary of state...other than being married to bill and being placated by putting her in these positions. Illness will not disqualify her in a liberal´s mind. Only death will disqualify her. And she will probably live a long, unhappy life.
I find it interesting that this woman has been involved in situations with two men that are considered Impeachable offenses. BJ barely escaped impeachment and removal from office for blatant perjury, while Zero will skate by without anybody even mentioning impeachment, despite his actions (and inactions) costing American lives.
And some people think she would be a presidential contender? Republicans are unfairly held to a higher standard, while Democrats just la-de-da along in political life and get the world´s hugest pass.
Face it, Republicans are weak. Benghazi should be the downfall of the Obama administration. No one will be held accountable for the deaths of these four Americans. Neither will Obama be held responsible for the state of our economy. Our leadership is weak and more than willing to go along to get along. Man up, Republicans! Hold this corrupt administration accountable for its deed. Get tough. Do not let Mrs. Clinton off the hook even if she is having a case of the vapors. And this woman wants to be President? Really??
Let´s not underestimate the threat that stomach-flu- related concussions pose to our society. It´s just bad timing that Hillary can´t come to school today and give her book report. Maybe next week? Let´s hope the concussion hasn´t damaged the memory, though there´s always the possibility of that sad side effect.
It´s all a scam IMO. Her boss doesn´t want her to testify, so she won´t. No virus, no faint, no concussion. It´s a typical liberal fraud. If she´d had a concussion you KNOW she would have been hospitalized.
sooooo, what emergency room did she go to...name the hospital please...no biggie press conference to tell Amerika how she is doing...and what her recovery time will be.,no doctors name that made the diagnosis... and people wonder why some just dont believe this garbage....
A consussion at her age is not a good thing. Heck, NFL´rs are force to sit out games but at least they get a check up and maybe a trip to the hospital. If she hit herself in the head, there is the danger of bleeding under the skull, so she should have gone for Xrays. Did she?
And finally, let´s say she really has a concussion. Then subpoena her back in Feb, April, June, Dec of 2013. This investigation shall never be closed until she testifies. And if she does not, we need to hang this albatross around her neck come 2016.
"But she isn´t feeling well, and wants to stay home this week, so you should just forget the whole thing; goodness knows she´d like to forget it. (By the way, is this not the kind of fragility in the face of duty that ought to disqualify her as a presidential candidate?"
This is a very good article. A definite MUST read! It should be posted on every blog, site, billboard, bus, shared with family and friends. We need to send it to our Senators and Representatives.
Gertie Grinder, Preezy Down Low and Eric the Red all belong in jail for the Fast and Furious debacle, let alone this one. And I´m wondering how many taxpayer $$´s went to buy these weapons to give away, not that anyone seems to care.
Y´know it occurs to me that I don´t know any old drunks anymore. They all died- in their fifties. If she´s foolish enough at her age to risk an alcohol problem - she is too much of a fool to be SOS, let alone run for president. As a previous poster pointed out, she hasn´t been qualified for any gov´t position she has held - I understand that she just barely passed the bar & had to take it more than once. I´ve never seen brilliance in her, just intimidation tactics against anyone who doesn´t kiss her big butt, sing her praises & hand her what she wants - all by virtue of who she is married to. I think I´ll start using her" tummy ache/bumped my soft head" excuse when my lib relatives start in over the holidays.
We´ll never get the truth from this administration. Benghazi has to be filled with spies and bad actors who would sell information. We could find out the truth in two days with a little Libyan vacation.
Not surprising - wondering when something was going to show up so she couldn´t testify. One can´t hold this president to the same standards as a republican because then you are called a racist. This is so sad because he should be held to the same standards as any president. I think he´s the only one who points out the color of his skin. To most Americans it doesn´t matter the color of skin.
Hillary sickens me. She always has. The supposed feminist got where she was because of who she was married to. Period. She becomes Senator in NY because why? She´s Hillary? She´s a girl? Because New Yorkers are nuts? As a New Yorker I can say they are. Then with absolutely no experience is named Secretary of State by a clown with even less experience. What a woeful job she has done over these past 4 years. And now, she is inevitable for the presidency? She watched as her staff was slaughtered. She is now trying to save her sorry ample posterior on the graves of her staff. If a little flu virus will keep her from testifying in a few days, how can she ever perform as president? Although the standards for presidential performance have been seriously diminished. As president, she will need to be up to the task, flu and all of running the country. But, she was never qualified for any of the jobs she was given and now behaving as a "girly girl" is oh, too sick to appear in Congress.
Can you imagine if this was Condi Rice and she was going to run for president? The press would be all over her. The press sickens me as much as Hillary does. PULEEZE.
How come we don´t hear anything about Bill rushing to her side and giving her comfort? He surely is concerned about her health. One would think he would be interviewed about how she is doing and what the prognosis is for a complete recovery from the concussion. Why the silence from the MSM on Bill? hmm, hmm? Didn´t she stand by him in his darkest days?
I´ve never spared Shrillary any quarter, but I´m going to cut her some slack on this one. There is a nasty virus going round the DC area. I´ve got right now, my son had it over the weekend. If she has it too I know she has no desire to prep for a hearing, much less attend. But that doesn´t excuse completely bailing on the hearing. The right thing to do would be reschedule, but then expecting a lib to do the right thing is expecting too much.
If Hillary really cared about US, she would say that she would willingly testify to the best of her knowledge and be honest.
This is all we are asking for - honesty!
Is that too much to ask for?
Seems the liberal media is not concerned whether or not she testifies or even if it is important!
America suffers from those who are too politcally correct than be just plain honest and caring about this land we love.
Our forefathers would be totally ashamed of the politicians of today - not wanting to be responsible for their own actions, carng more for themselves than the country they are paid to defend and represent!
News to Hillary - God will ask and He will get an answer. Sadly, He might reply - Depart from me for I never knew you! That is the end for those who decide to evade the truth to save their mortal hides!
Funny how the corrupt MSM kept telling us how Hillary "fell on her sword" for pResident Obama when she said she would take "responsibility" for Benghazi. It seems she had a phony fall on her head instead and is now in constant hiding from the committee where she claimed she would give testimony on Benghazi. What a wortheless sack of potatoes this phony liar Hillary turned out to be. Disgusting.
Bilary´s life is an unending series of lies, big ones involving crimes, fraud, murder, theft, impeachment, betrayal of sovereignty, it goes on and on. Now she has to re-coverup one of the grand murder lies of the century with the guy she´s supposedly working for. She´s not lying for Willie or herself, she´s lying for a raging, vindictive, troubled person who can easily throw her under the bus. Her life is on the line. She´s seen too many guys go down in flames. The heat is on!
Before "if you like your plan, you can keep it," the Obama left made a whole spate of false promises in the realm of sexuality. It´s worth connecting the dots between the folly of ObamaCare, an issue for which I wasn´t personally on the front lines, and the sweeping folly of sexual radicalism, an issue for which I was. In the rhetorical battlefield over sex and sexuality, the left rehearsed and perfected public-opinion warfare. These seasoned tactics led to the triumphal hubris of ObamaCare and the collateral damage of its inexorable implosion. Pick your antique allegory of overconfidence: the Tower of Babel,
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