Hillary Clinton´s angry flip-out at Senator Ron Johnson during her Benghazi testimony was a charmed moment. All at once, before the whole world, one of the highest ranking progressive authoritarians on the planet spilled the beans -- all of them -- about the left´s modus operandi. The revelation might be overlooked, however, if we focus too closely on Clinton´s easily quotable "What difference does it make?" The line as quoted merely shows Clinton to be a trapped liar trying to fake her way through an awkward moment with pomposity and bravado.
The Senate has yet to pass a budget? More children are killed by abortion (55 million and counting) than people in wars? The MSM lies about what Washington is really doing to Main Street? The accumulated deficit is over 16Trillion? Our unfunded mandates are over 120 Trillion dollars? Washington is bought each election cycle by Party and Lobby money? The US Constitution is being violated each and every day? We are now a Nation operating with “Taxation without Representation”? Progressives define a reduction in the growth of spending as a “cut”?
It makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE! In 1775, England was kicked out of the Colonies. There’s a storm brewing, America.
Freedom is at stake and the Freedom Fighters are leaving the Parties in droves. The pendulum will start to swing back from the Progressive left and get back to our Founding Father’s values!
Insightful article. Yes, this is how they do it and have been doing it for 100 years pushing, always pushing, always lying about their intentions fooling generation after generation until our backs are against the wall.
Reminds me of back when, when mention of such a bizarre concept as "gay marriage" (though still not even conceived, especially not by gays) would´ve been relegated to the loony bin by even the most open-minded of Democrats. Now, step by step by step, the Left has cleverly maneuvered it into a supposedly self-evident "right".
With their own twisted logic, Clinton is correct, in a way. "At this point" it really doesn´t matter that al-Qaeda was behind the Benghazi attack - Obama won reelection: that was what mattered, and nothing else.
At no point can honesty ever enter the modus operandi of the Left. They know it better than we seem to.
Had Condi Rice lost it and gone out of control with a childish tantrum the way Hillary did, there would have been a huge outcry in the media. Instead, the media is praising Hillary for her passion. "What difference does it make" directly contradicts Hillary´s earlier resolution to find who was behind the attack and bring him/them to justice.
What bothers me most is that the Obama Administration, its agencies and Hillary are permitted to stall by OUR SIDE. Once again, the GOP allows Democrats to set the guidelines, never questioning them, never putting the force of law behind their requests for information.
The Left is allowed to get away with stalling tactics, destroying evidence or not providing it, running out the clock, and generally being lawless. They wouldn´t do it if we did something about it.
It is long past time for the GOP to rise up and stick to the legal requirements they set for the provision of information from Democrats. If the GOP doesn´t begin showing some spine, they should not be surprised when a Third Party springs up to handle what they seem disinclined to dirty their hands with.
We know the Left are elitists. Now we know that too much of the GOP are, too. That must stop. Yesterday. The GOP, reluctant to do the hard things and fight dirty, will continue to lose elections until they get some cojones.
Man, what a fine article. One of the best. Lead America with bad progressive policies ´forward´ into the future. To waters so deep, no one can be saved and then shout ´what difference....at this point...does it make? We can´t change course, we must now suffer and die. The Titanic is going down,,,,what difference...at this point...does it make if the Captain made a mistake. "At this point" says it all.
Mr. Jonesu does a fine job of detailing the tactics of the Left. Of course, the antidote to this tactic is bull dog Congress that has the spine to say, “No dammit, we are not leaving this room until we have answers. Get the president over here if you have to.” Unfortunately, the clubby, chummy relationships in Washington don’t lend themselves to that. We badly need to install some pay-for-performance modalities in Congress.
To anyone normal, that moment "what difference, at this point, does it make" would be appalling. But that moment is actually being used by her acolytes as a fist in the air moment of triumph. It´s sick. They don´t care about its selfishness, its illogic, its hubris, its callousness. All they care about is, "a strong woman, roaring, speaking truth to power, sister!" For them, it doesn´t make a difference. She´s right.
And of course progressives like the Clintons and Obama will say it´s all to help us, for the children or some other lame statement, but as poster M2 pointed out. Where is the "loyal opposition" in all this ?? I expect Clinton, et al to pursue their goals but I also expect(ed) our side to challenge/counter them.
Instead, we get so called future leaders of the GOP like Sen Rubio backing off, and even worse, praising Hillary. Did all these members (of all parties) of Congress sign some kind of pact with the Devil to sell out We the People and the Constitution for power and wealth?
Did anyone else notice Hillary glancing back and forth at her notes while she was wailing "What difference does it make?" These (can I resurrect an old term?) Pinkos are as dangerous as ever when their lies are not confronted.
If only we could resurrect the McCarran Internal Security Act to ferret out the Communist sympathizers. Put some Conservatives in charge and we just may. Dreaming... Mr. Obama, are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?
Not only will Hillary win, but it´s going to be a landslide. GOPs decision to go the amnesty route means that Rubio is the establishment´s candidate. I suppose the wizards of The Stupid Party expect long lines of Latinos to vote for the slick Cuban rather than the free goodies offered by Miss Clinton. I think Paul Ryan has already endorsed Miss Clinton. The GOP is disintegrating as we speak.
On KFI640 one caller said that that type of drone is armed. so lets say the Caller was wrong or only half-correct. Then lefts find out what kind it is on drone, and as for ´what difference did it make´,lets find out if it was armed ,if the rockets were fired and under whose orders. Like the Wategate question: "what did the Regime know and when did they know it." At the least then lets subpoena the guys/gals that operate the Drones and elicit their testimony.
FTA -- "FDR rammed New Deal legislation through an intimidated Supreme Court"
Really? Legislation goes through Congress. It only goes to the Supremes as a result of lawsuits after various appellate courts have an earlier crack at it.
The Supreme Court and its "nine old men" as FDR complained, voided some of the New Deal. (Works Progress Admin or somesuch, for example.)
After his 1936 landslide re-election, FDR blew all his second-term political capital on a doomed scheme to expand the Supreme Court to 15 members and, after that, "pack the Court" with his own appointees in the newer slots.
This failed, and FDR´s mojo was revived only by facing off against Fascists by running for a third term. His domestic policies were a failure -- unemployment was 16 percent when the Japanese attacked the U.S. Navy fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo saved FDR´s career and reputation as a prez, as he opposed them effectively.
The Supremes -- SCOTUS -- flummoxed FDR quite successfully, in fact. In his second term they had him whipped.
Can you even imagine how horrible those words sound to the families and friends of those brave men who were murdered in Benghazi under Hillary´s watch? Or how it sounds to American diplomats who are currently posted in dangerous places? Or how it sounds to us, citizens of a republic whose government is charged with protecting its diplomats?
Hillary as one of the great secretaries of state?!? Barry is kidding, right? Right???
Compared to George Shultz, James Baker, Condi Rice, Dean Acheson, John Foster Dulles, and George Marshall, Hillary is a profoundly unserious, rank amateur and a transparent phony.
ok....I´ll say it again...those pubs and indies (male/female) who would not/could not vote for Romney last November for whatever reason have this on their neck. First lesson for them is to understand that elections..do..have..consequences. Sadly, Hill´s game represents an example of how things will be in the Obamanation until at least 2106.
The only way to fight back and win is to push back constantly and never give up. Liberalism grows worse when people surrender in the face of its "charm". I see this happening right now on the issue of immigration.
It isn´t just a person-to-person battle but a conceptual one. Concepts are everything. Liberals use slogans like "everybody else is doing it so why can´t we?" or "we know what´s best for you" to charm their way into our hearts. Then, they´ve won us over to their concept of permissiveness - a world without boundaries, without morals, and ultimately without truth.
Perfect headline. Yes it is a game. And making Progressive gains is all about Gamesmanship. No principles whatsoever. The idea for them is always, ´´What sort of strategy or tactic will work this time?´´ ´´Should we bamboozle, or should we take great umbrage and guilt the country toward our goals, or should we demonize our opponents, or should we just shove our policy down their throats ´ cause we can´´, or [insert another angle here], etc., etc., etc...
Obama and Hillary´s game was obviously to fog the Benghazi issue, delay the fact finding, until a point that they could say, ´´What difference does it make, NOW?´´... Just another game out of their gamemanship playbook.
And once again the dumb Republicans are surprised like Charlie Brown and the football... Lucy knows the game, and so does Hillary.
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