I hate to admit it, but I couldn’t stop myself from watching Hillary’s Benghazi testimony before both Houses of Congress yesterday. Not because I expected she’d actually come clean – or that Republicans would be able to paint her into a corner from which she couldn’t escape – but because I wanted to see her lie, deny, obfuscate and pass the buck. I wasn’t disappointed – and can sum it up in one sentence:
I have never seen a politician NOT answer direct and incriminating questions so arrogantly.
Nearly as disgusting was the pathetic slobbering and fawning of Democrat after Democrat as they pretended to question Clinton – carefully phrasing their comments and questions as they worked their asses off to bolster her case and save her image. But, hey – that was to be expected; back to Hillary.
One of my favorite exchanges began when Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) repeatedly asked “Hill” whether the attack was carried out by an organized group of terrorists or whether it was a spontaneous riot caused by an anti-Muhammad video — as she and the Regime had initially – and repeatedly – claimed. (In later questioning, Clinton had the astonishing audacity to say she never blamed the attack on the video.)
“We were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact and the American people could have known that within days,” Sen. Johnson said. “And they didn’t know that.”
A bristling Hillary was not happy with his line of questioning:
“With all respect, the fact is we have four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans?”
She then shouted:
“What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator.”
I guess you’re right, Hillary; what difference does it make that you and the Regime misled the American people – from the beginning – on the death of four Americans – and continue to do so until this day?
Rush Limbaugh also took umbrage with Hillary’s performance – challenging her claim that she did “everything in her power” to help Ambassador Steven:
“This is flat-out bullshit! What did she do to save anybody? Can anyone cite a single thing? She didn’t do anything to save anybody!
The ‘difference’ is that you were lying through your teeth about it, Mrs. Clinton, and you knew it!
What difference does it make the administration lied to the American people?
What difference does it make the president lied to the American people?
What difference does it make Jay Carney lied to the American people?
What difference does it make that Susan Rice lied to the American people on six different shows (or five)?
What difference does it make that Hillary Clinton lied to the American people?”
Here’s Rush’s commentary in its full glory:
A Republican friend suggested this morning that we should have “a fair amount of compassion” for those in public service – given the often-thankless jobs they do. Yes, we should – and I do. BUT.
The day we fail to hold public officials accountable (which has happened from the early days of the Regime) is (was) an ominous day for America. This administration was not only guilty of gross negligence that led to the deaths of four Americans; it has misled the public on Benghazi from the beginning. The Bipartisan Senate Report said as much – and proved it.
And Hillary took “responsibility.” What does that mean, Madam Secretary? What is responsibility without consequences – particularly when you fell asleep at the switch – or worse – and have covered it up ever since?