I kept with the news of the Benghazi hearings today whenever I got the chance. I got enough to get a pit in my stomach and some veins throbbing on my temples. I can’t decide if I’m angered more by what happened or by what isn’t going to happen. President Obama and Hillary Clinton will not be harmed by this as far as I can tell. Worst case scenario is some of their aides will resign and everybody will just move on. Hillary will run in 2016 with most of the public blissfully unaware of what Benghazi is. I always knew she was a nasty person, but today I found out she might very well be evil.
Maybe we’ve been through this before. Maybe people in the 60′s and 70′s felt this helpless under LBJ and/or Nixon, but from everything I’ve read, it sure seems like the public was much more aware of things back then, even if a majority of the public was blasé. I dunno. Very emotional and hard to make comparisons when I wasn’t there, but the feeling that we’ve lost this country to a government that has devolved into a Putin-style autocracy is hard to get past. I hope something can crack my cynicism and give me some hope.
John E. over at Ace of Spades HQ shows us our destiny in 2016:
There is no hope.
MORE: Damn, that was fast!
So Hillary Clinton hasn’t been seen in public in weeks and went from having a concussion to now having a blood-clot as a result of said concussion. Naturally, many of us are dubious about these claims in light of the fact that she’s due to testify on her role in the Benghazi scandal. After all, Hillary’s honesty over the past 20 years has been, shall we say, less than stellar. Fold that into the Obama cult and it’s not a huge jump to make on my “Jump to Conclusions” mat.
That being said, let’s take the conspiracy theory to an even more ridiculous level. Let’s say that Hillary’s maladies are indeed real and become so bad that she is unable to run for President in 2016. That would mean the field would be wide open giving Obama his chance to repeal the 22nd Amendment, allowing him to run again in 2016. However, because there are no term limits, a desperate and revenge-minded Bill Clinton decides to run for the presidency…hell, maybe as the Republican candidate!
Absurd? Yes…maybe. Anyway, should it turn out that America is just a reality show produced by some alien race, just let it be known you heard it here first.
Mitt Romney made the right play in the last debate with President Obama which centered on foreign policy. While many like myself and even the cool cucumber Charles Krauthammer would have loved to see Romney go at Obama with a Louisville Slugger on the Libya debacle, it would have taken the debate into the tall weeds. As I’ve said many times, candidates running for president actually deserve our sympathy because they have to spend so much time – most of it in the home stretch – convincing really stupid people to vote for them. Maybe that’s a little harsh but what you have to remember about “undecided” voters is that they have no real ideology. They never spend their time doing any deep thinking, of giving much consideration to things outside of their domestic bubble. Romney’s message of “we’ll be a strong nation (i.e. safe) abroad by being a strong nation domestically (i.e. economically)” was a stroke of genius considering who he has to win over in the final days. A broad, macro approach to foreign policy appeals to moderate or undecided voters who he can put him over the top on November 6th.
That being said, us political wonks know that what has happened in Libya is a “big f-ing deal” to quote our Vice President who isn’t just an idiot, he’s an unfeeling and callous individual. I’m the type of person that speaks my mind and occasional bends the rules of decorum, but asking a dead-soldier’s father about his son’s balls is the height of social ignorance and utterly contemptible. You see, to Obama, Biden and Hillary, we aren’t even real human beings, we’re like game pieces, but not in a game of kings like Chess or even Risk. I’m afraid we’re all playing Sorry.
Be that as it may, all the evidence and ass-covering of the past weeks points to only one conclusion. President Obama left our people in Libya defenseless. The only question left is why? Was it a purely political decision? an avoidance of a possibly failed military mission before an election? Certainly the ghost of Jimmy Carter’s ill-fated rescue attempt of the Iranian hostages is still with us. But even if that’s so, it’s maddening to think that Obama and his inner circle would think that something like this could stay a secret.
Dick Morris thinks Bill Clinton wants Obama to lose the election. Normally I take Morris’ predictions and theories with a grain of salt but I think he may be right this time. Here’s why:
1) Clinton wants back in the White House. A six-year old can gather that. However, Edward Klein claims Bill wanted Hillary to challenge Obama this year saying he wasn’t sure he’d live long enough to wait another four years. Gossip, yes, but believable.
2) Clinton defends Romney on his time at Bain Capital.
3) Today, Clinton calls for extending the Bush Tax Cuts (temporarily).
4) Clinton’s goal is getting Hillary (and thus him) in the White House. Since the ship has sailed on option #1, it makes sense that the best play for Billary is to face Romney in 2016 rather than run for the office after an 8 year Obama/Democrat Party fiasco. Bill knows as well as any Tea Partier what a second Obama term will bring.
Either way, Hillary Clinton is running in 2016. How do I know? Because she’s said she won’t run. Simple. Easy.
UPDATE: Great minds think alike. Michael Walsh at NRO.
Rumors swirling that Hillary Clinton would like to segue from the Department of State to the IMF. Actually makes a lot of sense and would allow her to get back to her socialist roots: take other people’s money and give it to dead-beats.
She’s apparently trying to overtake Madeline Half-bright as the worst Secretary of State in modern history. As Karl at Hot Air puts it, this, coupled with Obama’s “America sucks” foreign policy is quite the combo. Absolutely disgusting.