Hillary Clinton’s Dodgy Testimony

Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 10.24.52 AMJ.Goldberg- A lot of people in Washington apparently forgot how good Hillary Clinton is at not telling the truth.

Wednesday, in her testimony before the Senate and, later, the House, Clinton brilliantly fudged, dodged, and filibustered. Of course, she’s a pro. Clinton was slow-walking depositions, lawyering up, and shifting blame when many of her questioners were still civilians down on the farm.

Aided by a ridiculous format, she outfoxed most of the Republicans with ease.

Meanwhile, the Democrats, almost uniformly, seemed singularly interested in celebrating Mrs. Clinton as a global diva who somehow manages to carry the burden of her awesomeness with humility and grace. If smoking were still allowed in the Capitol, one could easily imagine her removing a cigarette from a gold case and tapping it nonchalantly on the witness table, and the entire Democratic caucus leaping over their desks for the chance to light it for her.

The most dramatic moment came early, when Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson tried to get Clinton to explain why the State Department blamed the September 11 terrorist attacks in Benghazi on an impromptu protest over an anti-Muslim video. In a rehearsed moment of spontaneous outrage, Clinton yelled back, “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”

It is a measure of Clinton’s cult-like status on the left and among much of the press that this passed for a satisfactory, never mind impressive, response. But it’s also a tribute to Clinton’s gift for mendacity that it worked so well.

Read more at nationalreview.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/marie.dobbsbrasseit Marie Dobbs Brasseit

    I have always known the best defense is a good offense and that is exactly what she did…..with gusto! She turned it around and sttacked the questionnaire! Smart laf, that Hilary! Unfortunately, those of us who recognized her tactics were not in a position to counterattack! Evwn if we could, she would eat us up cause she is way more experienced! After all, she lives with (or at least is married to) one of the best!

    • Jaime Cancio

      You believe that the best defense is a good offense you are the easiest person to ambush. Every conflict is about winning and thinking second best is only setting yourself up for failure.

  • phunyfarm

    There is not enough soap in the world to clean up this filth that is the Obama “administration”.

    • Lynn

      So true even Ajax won’t touch that

  • luciteehee

    She, under OATH: (Fiction): “I said from the START it was a terrorist attack”! Fact: At Andrews AFB when she and 0’Bama met the dead bodies, (which they should not have, leaving the families to grieve alone) , in her self-serving speech, she echoed what Rice had already said about the video! And denigrating the man who made it! Saying “We had NOTHING to do with that video”! So she lied! Pure and simple! Not only did she lie under oath ONCE, but numerous times about that! She spent hundreds of thousands of OUR money on an AD to the Middle East AGAIN denying we had ANYTHING to do with that video, but would arrest the producer when he was found! And they DID! WHY? So how the hell can she OR the tandem liar say they insisted it was a terrorist attact from the start? If what’s left of Conservatives on both sides, and Republicans do not act NOW, these two Tasmanian maniacs will have a total of sixteen years of utter control! Financed and supported by Foreign and Domestic Factions who have invaded our Government, Washington, our White House, and make up ninety five perent of his Adminstration! OK! Ninety EIGHT! And his Chief Advisor is not just the CHIEF! They are ALL robots and SHE has the only remote!

  • john4637

    She lies about everything that comes her way. She is on video numerous times accusing a movie for causing the violence and MURDERS! Mrs Clinton is a despicable cur and she is now described by that other despot, President Obama as the greatest Sec. of State in the history of this nation!! I think the time for Congress to take hard looks at these people is far overdue. This country cannot survive as a Republic with these type of despots in positions of governance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.a.silver Bruce A Silver

    What difference does it make Mrs. Clinton, you are right four Americans died over this and you and Mr. Obama went on a campaign to lie and distort the truth by saying some obscure video that no one watched was the catapault that cause these murders to happen. When asked any pointed questions you tried to obfuscate and dodge them with your little specious rants. I for one am not fooled by your lies and I don’t believe anyone else either. Hillary please get lost and don’t come back we don’t want or need you or any of your friends to tell us how to live our lives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.a.silver Bruce A Silver

    Whenever you want to get to the bottom of something, start by looking at the top.

  • Jaime Cancio

    How come no one at this hearing simply stated, …’…now that is all and nice to know Hillary now let’s focus on and answer the questions!’ All I saw at this event was people bending over backward to kiss her rear end. Damn right Americans were killed and show those murdered men and the American people the respect due them and answer the questions. At the least she should be terminated from her position and with shame.

  • Lorraine E

    Spin, don’t answer questions, spin, cry, spin, get angry, spin . Hey, she forgot the old standby “can’t answer because it’s under litigation.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Barb Patton

    So Mrs Hillary MAGOO thinks that she was able to quickstep around some 313 million Americans because she is p#ssed off that only 4 Americans were killed at Bhengazi!!! Hells teeth!! Pontius Pilate washed his hands off the crucifixion of JC and Mrs Magoo thinks she can do the same with regard to killing of Americans. LISTEN UP Mrs Magoo – lest YOU forget…. we will NEVER forget the wholesale murder of Americans on YOUR watch…..

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