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    April 11, 2008

    The Clintons' pants on fire again

    Posted by: Andoni

    I’m so over the Clintons and their followers making politics nothing but a series of purposeful misstatements and lies. That seems to be the only way they know how to do business, and I don’t want to go back to those days with them in the White House.

    Here are some the latest examples of the Clinton modus operandi. Yesterday Bill Clinton was trying to defend by revision his wife’s various statements on her sniper fire visit into Bosnia. In the course of his revisionist statement, he euphemistically makes eight false statements … or in plainer English... he tells eight lies. ABC’s Jake Tapper exposes them here.

    Just a few of the lies: Bill claims Hillary only told the Bosnia story once, that it was at 11 p.m. (she was tired), and she quickly corrected the story -– all whoppers! Then he goes straight to victimhood, claiming that the media is picking on her.

    Increasingly desperate Clinton surrogates are every bit as willing to engage in “bend the truth” politics, repeating something untrue or unproven often enough so that people eventually think it is true. Take the  column by Peter Rosenstein in today's Washington Blade:

    Rosenstein’s topic sentence/thesis is, “It is amazing that Barack Obama supporters continue to excuse his connections to anti-gay figures, yet attack Clinton for hers.” As apparent proof, he cites two previous Blade opeds: "It's still the audacity of hope" by David Pitts, and "An unfair assessment" by your's truly. The trouble is neither of these cited articles says anything attacking Hillary for her anti-gay supporters (his thesis). And Rosenstein says nothing in the rest of his essay to support his opening claim.

    The politics of misstatement and lying certainly  flow downhill in Hillaryland. How do these people think they can get away with this? Don't people remember Bill Clinton wagging his finger saying, “I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”

    Repeating a lie often enough and authoritatively enough, hoping people think it is true, is no way to run a country. After 15 years of this type of dishonest, duplicitous politics, I look forward to a new era of forthright leaders.



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    1. YeOldeFart on Apr 11, 2008 5:10:06 PM:

      Beautifully stated!

    1. Stephen Clark on Apr 12, 2008 7:44:34 AM:


    1. Paul on Apr 12, 2008 9:43:36 AM:

      Spot on!

    1. Michael Bedwell on Apr 13, 2008 6:20:51 PM:

      You mean like Obama's repeated lie that he was a "chief cosponsor of" & "passed" Illinois' gay rights bill? THAT kind of lie?

      Or do you mean "half lies" like Obama claiming he has a hard on for repealing Section 2, the "states rights" section of DOMA when he still thinks they should be able to do whatever the hell they want with or without DOMA?

      Just checking?

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