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Server, Serve Her: Clinton Crumbling

Posted on | March 5, 2015 | 29 Comments

EmailGate is reminding Americans of the scandalous Clintonian habit of deception and corruption. Ed Morrissey scoffs:

Hillary Clinton violated the Federal Records Act for four years, hid all of her e-mails as Secretary of State for nearly six years, and only began giving some of those communications to State a couple of months ago. Now that the FOIA dodge has been exposed, Hillary wants everyone to believe that she’s a paragon of transparency.
No one’s buying this, are they?

No, Ed. Nobody ever expects the truth from a Clinton. The question is whether she can get away with this particular lie:

Democrats and outside allies of the Clintons read that as an invitation to deride the investigation. Media Matters and Correct the Record, two of David Brock’s organizations—one that occasionally defends Hillary Clinton, and the other that does nothing but—have repeatedly called the e-mails story “false” and an extension of the “Benghazi hoax.”

Right: This is the familiar Vast Right Wing Conspiracy defense, wherein the question is not whether Clinton broke the law, but whether defeating Clinton’s enemies is of greater value to Democrats than enforcing the law. Every Democrat is expected to become a Clinton co-conspirator, so that the core principle of the party becomes Getting Away With It.

Is it time for Democrats to start hedging their bets?

Democratic primary voters are about to be reminded on a semiweekly basis of what left a lot of them so ambivalent about Hillary in 2008 — namely, the perception that the Clintons are like an unregulated industry within the party, impervious to scrutiny and contemptuous of anyone who would get in their way.
And this is why, if I were Joe Biden, and if I still harbored designs on the Oval Office down the hall, I’d be inclined to ignore what the insiders were saying. I’d run, and I’d run now.

You know the Democrats must be in a pretty desperate bind when they’re counting on Joe Biden to rescue their party.

(Via Memeorandum.)

 


 

Comments

  • Adobe_Walls

    Biden may not be bright enough to know that he can’t win the nomination let alone the presidency but everyone else is. Warren won’t consider a run and no one else who is, will get much traction until Hillary is damaged enough to be taken down several pegs. This requires a pile on from the left not the right. It might be prudent for the right to show some restraint in this instance in order to avoid triggering the defend each an every Democrat no matter what they do hive response.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Hillary Clinton’s defense invoking the use of private accounts by previous SoCs ignores the fact that the law’s requirements were made significantly more strigent in 09, in part I presume because of charges of secrecy made by Hillary herself in 07. The fact that she set up a private system with the server in her home is evidence in and of itself of corruption.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4095642368001/clinton-blasted-bush-admins-secret-email-accounts-in-2007/?playlist_id=2114913880001#sp=show-clips

  • Finrod Felagund
  • LoveCoates

    REPUBLICAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
    Ridiculousness about private emails, nevermind that Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Rick Perry, and George W. Bush are all on record as having used private email in their official roles, in part or in whole — I’m sure sexist selective outrage will sway voters hahaha #BENGHAZI

    HILLARY’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

    Hillary negotiated the Israel-Hamas cease fire that prevented a 2nd Gaza War and saw peace between Israel and Hamas during her tenure. She was responsible for making women’s rights and gay equality official US diplomatic and economic policy. She created the State Dept initiatives to 1) include energy independence in America’s national security portfolio and to 2) combat digital terrorism, recognizing Bush admin neglect.

    Hillary, along with Sec. of Defense Gates, was instrumental as a tag team in pressuring Obama to kill bin Laden and to remove Ghadafi. The cooperation between State and Defense during her tenure was unprecedented. She presciently warned House Republicans that cutting embassy security would expose ambassadors to threats.

    As a private lawyer, Hillary chaired the American Bar Association group instituted gender bias reforms in the profession. She was the only Senator asked to advise the Defense Dept. As First Lady, she was the driving force behind bills to extend health insurance to millions of children and the adoption reform movement.

    As First Lady of Arkansas, Hillary made Arkansas one of the first states to embrace early childhood education. She got Congress to triple the budget of Legal Services to aid the poor when she ran the program in the late 70s and early 80s, successfully fighting Reagan’s attempts to cut it. She was named multiple times one of the nation’s most influential lawyers in her private career.

    Hillary is the recipient of countless humanitarian awards on behalf of her efforts for women, girls, and the poor worldwide. And she is still standing, thriving, and popular after two decades of relentless attacks from the media elite and from conservatives.

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  • JeffS

    You forgot the “/sarc” tag.

  • kilo6

    Peddle your Package deal and red herring garbage elsewhere.
    LOL, Hitlery for Dictator !!!11!!
    3rd rate political hack for people who outsource their critical thinking

  • Adobe_Walls

    *obligatory downtwinkles*
    Negotiating a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel is a failure not a success.
    Nobody gives a rats ass how many humanitarian awards Hillary or her foundation bought for her.
    Removing GoDaffy while perhaps a laudable goal in the abstract, the aftermath is an unmitigated disaster. That’s on her, the other two harpies and President look at me looking at me.
    As for the rest of your list, they are either negatives or superfluous as are you. As to how popular she is, well that remains to be seen.

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  • TotallyPeeved

    Warren will be the nominee. And she will win.

  • Art Deco

    She’s not running, and a candidate from the incumbent party will have a headwind.

  • Art Deco

    And how long have you been an employee of the Clinton Foundation?

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    #BushDidIt

    Apparently that never gets old.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Fun thing to do is look at it via Google Earth.

    Also, image search on [ Maldives ] is really cool.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Yeah, but I’m pretty sure it was all Bush’s fault. That’s what they keep saying on the TeeVee.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Not in a million years. She’s a one trick pony. Her opposition to crony capitalism and many statements on how the system is rigged against average Americans are generally correct. However her prescriptions for solving these problems are generally unacceptable to most Americans. Her solutions are mere wealth redistribution and more top down government involvement in our economic and social lives, She’s a Progressive Socialist and unlike Obama doesn’t have enough sense to hide it. She would scare the sh!t out of a great many people including Democrats. She has little or no background in other policy area and if she tries to develop any they will be equally moonbatty.
    But here’s her greatest weakness, a weakness which many other Democrats share. She’s a Progressive posing as a Populist. Historically progressivism and populism are antithetical political movements.

  • TotallyPeeved

    And yet she was elected senator after all this and her fauxcahantas BS was known. Plus fraud. She will run and she will win. killary is just a distraction until they are ready to spring warren. And she’s a commie. Nothing “progressive” or “liberal” about insane commie control freaks.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Winning in Massachusetts is very different than winning in the United States. Ask President Kerry and President Dukakis about that.

  • OregonMuse

    You forgot the “flew over 325,000 miles” talking point. Boy, that’s a REAL accomplishment, isn’t it?

  • Adobe_Walls

    Commie, liberal, socialist, fascist, Khmer Rouge, progressive all merely different points on the same arc leading down into serfdom and darkness. The disguises may change but the disease remains the same. But if you think she’s going to be president you’ve been drinking their koolaid. She’s just not a good enough liar. As for beating Scott Brown in Massachusetts that just proves she smarter than Martha Coakley. As for Fauxcahantas that was only an issue for the right the lefties in Massachusetts loves them some Fauxcaanthing

  • Matt_SE

    The lefty chatter seems to be turning toward Warren and some guy that I can’t remember (governor of a Northeastern state, maybe?).
    NOBODY is pushing for Biden.

  • Squid Hunt

    Also, breathes consistently. Mostly without even thinking about it.

  • Squid Hunt

    You bring up another interesting point. Wasn’t she directly connected to Weiner?

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    *trying to avoid disturbing mental image*

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  • Steve Skubinna

    I am really thinking now that this whole e-mail thing is the result of an internecine struggle within Progressivedom. Consider that it was the NYT that broke the story. I think the DNC/media party is suffering internal strains and what we’re seeing here are the outward signs of a power struggle.

    Biden’s dumb enough to think he has a shot at the Oval Office but too dumb to run this, and Warren is obtuse enough to think her faculty lounge Marxism in a populist hat is a winning ticket, but I doubt that she has the access to manage this. So it’s a proxy fight.

  • arcadius

    “gay equality official US diplomatic and economic policy”

    A.k.a. coercing impoverished nations to teach their kids that anal sex is really great.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Ha! I’ve never heard of the guy, and I seem to recall a flap over Kerry being denied communion. As long as they’re in the party of abortion, Catholic Democrats might make it at the state level, but not nationally.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I like how they emphasize his daddy and grandpappy’s service records (I din’t see any mention of him serving). He’s an almost soldier!

    (So am I–on both sides of the family, all the way back to WWI–but I wouldn’t put that in my bio if I were seeking office. It looks pathetic using the heroics of others that way.)