The truth and facts are funny things. No matter how hard people try to spin them to their advantage, they remain; they exist in their pure form unaffected by the rhetoric meant to paint them as not what they are. The Clintons have proved masterful at the art of the spin, but the facts remain, and this time the facts are potent in their damage to Hillary Clinton.
A new campaign ad put out by the Trump campaign scrapes off the Clinton spin on the truth on just a few issues, yet the bare reiteration of the truth and the facts opens old wounds the Clintons would have hoped had healed. In less than a minute, we are all reminded that Hillary Clinton is an adept liar and deceiver, willing to do and say anything in her lust for power. While she contends the accusations leveled against her are “unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks with no basis in truth; reality,” the facts and the truth prove the opposite.
When a politician’s own words are powerful enough to use as weapons against them, the historical line of deceit becomes apparent. And the Clintons’ historical lines of deceit are so long you could dock the Titanic from where it sits on the ocean floor.
The truth that came from Hillary Clinton’s mouth in the ad, albeit not in the context in which she meant, was her realization that, “there’s the ‘Hillary Standard’ and then there’s the standard for everybody else.” This truth is self-evident in many ways.
The Clinton email and server scandal alone saw the former secretary of state breaking so many federal laws that a prison sentence of a few decades would have been considered compassionate in nature, yet she is not wearing an orange jumpsuit and sitting behind bars. Instead, she is wearing her signature pantsuits and drinking mint julips with the Hollywood and New England elitist classes.
In the ad, Clinton asserts—straight-faced and looking directly in the eye of the interviewer without a blink—that she “did not send or receive any information that was marked classified at the time.” However, the FBI investigation proved that to be a blatantly false statement in that 110 emails in 52 email chains were determined by their owning agencies to contain classified information.
In 2000, Clinton’s senatorial campaign committed the biggest case of campaign finance fraud in the history of American politics in completely misrepresenting donations to the campaign by a then big-time player in Hollywood political circles, but her husband’s hand-picked appointments in the Justice Department deflected every attempt to hold her accountable.
These are just two of the examples of how the “Hillary Standard” has treated her differently where the law is concerned. She has committed crimes against the American people that would have seen anyone else imprisoned.
Then, there is the political Janus face she wears: a two-faced façade of deceit common to progressive politicians. While she finds no issue with “evolving” on issues, when her opponents do it, she brands it “flip-flopping.”
As Anderson Cooper pointed out in one of the many Democrat presidential debates, she has flip-flopped on same-sex marriage, immigration policies, and trade, and a plethora of other issues and tried to sell it as an “evolution” in her thought process.
And last but certainly not least, we have her intrinsic dishonesty toward the American people. The simple testimony to that comes in her asserting that she has “been straight forward and honest as I could be,” even in the face of this:
“Four dead Americans, was it because of a protest or was it because a guy’s out for a walk one night and decides to go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”
We all know that she knew it was an al Qaeda affiliated attack before she uttered those fateful words. Then, she had the unmitigated gall to call Sean Smith’s mother a liar.
Cooper was right when he asked Clinton on the debate stage, “Will you say anything to get elected?”
I think we all know the true and honest answer to that question.
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