Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Ain't Too Proud to Beg

So pathetic:
I’m angry at Clinton because I expect better. The country needs better. I say again: If Trump becomes president, the world will have Clinton to blame.
That's Ron Fournier, writing for the Atlantic, essentially begging Hillary Clinton to stop lying. He makes it clear from the outset:
This is a note to Clinton Democrats—a desperate plea, actually. 
Why would he beg? Well, because Hillary Clinton is a liar. Let Fournier explain his source of anguish:
On Sunday, the former secretary of state told FOX News’ Chris Wallace that FBI Director James Comey cleared her of misleading the public about her rogue email server at the state department: “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.”

That’s wrong and she knows it, which makes it a lie.

“Clinton is cherry-picking statements by Comey to preserve her narrative about the unusual setup of a private email server,” wrote Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler, who awarded Clinton the maximum four “Pinocchios” for her whopper. “This allows her to skate past the more disturbing findings of the FBI investigation.”

Read here if you want to know about the FBI’s findings. In addition, her actions were an assault on the Freedom of Information Act and the hallowed concept of legislative oversight.
Legislative oversight? That's been dead for years. We haven't seen effective legislative oversight since Oliver North. The Obama administration has been corrupt from the get-go, but there's been no accountability because the Democrats in Congress protect Precious at all costs. And when the Ron Fourniers of the world wring their hands in anguish instead of simply calling a thing what it is, they make it easy for the corruption to continue unabated. And Fournier knows it, just as Hillary Clinton knows it.

Let's put it this way. The country does deserve better than Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton is not better. I'm hardly the only person who believes this, but this election would improve immeasurably if the vice presidential candidates were at the top of their respective tickets. But the candidates are the candidates. And if Fournier expects Hillary Clinton to change, he's a liar, too.


Bike Bubba said...

A liar, or seriously deluded, no? Although I am not quite yet willing to accuse an entire political party, even one with which I disagree most of the time, of collective insanity.

Mr. D said...

A liar, or seriously deluded, no?

Lying to himself for sure, but also to his audience, I think.

jerrye92002 said...

I had a different take on such thinks, always have. I believe liberals truly believe whatever they are saying at the moment they say it. That it has no relationship to what they may have said 5 minutes, days, or weeks ago, is simply their "special gift." That it bears no resemblance to any objective reality would be called a delusion under normal circumstance, but when liberals say something the real world is expected to conform to it, so again, they are being "truthful" in their own special way. Their ability to hold two completely contradictory ideas in their head at the same time marks them as intellectually superior to you, you know.