National View: Sycophants fail to boost Clinton’s image
Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state was a disaster, from presenting the Russians with a culturally insular “reset” button ignorantly emblazoned with the Russian word for “overcharge,” to failing to respond to the desperate requests for available backup from Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Manager Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty in Benghazi.
What’s truly stunning are the failing attempts by Hillary sycophants to rehabilitate her blotched reputation at the expense of their own.
Diane Sawyer nodded in empathy as Hillary stoically described the hardship she and Bill faced, leaving the “White House not only dead broke, but in debt.”
Yes, surely every American who suffered through the Great Recession aided and abetted by liberal fiscal policies can relate to the challenges she and Bill faced, barely surviving as they “struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it wasn’t easy.”
Sniff. Sniff. Oh, poor Hillary. My, she does have the common touch.
Reading this right now, you can feel their pain as you, too, have struggled on a mere $8 million for your book advance (like Hillary’s) plus Bill’s pauper pension of $200,000 a year and Hillary’s starving artist salary of $200,000 as secretary of state. Then there’s the $200 million in cookie jar money from both of their high-priced “speeches” to companies that do business with the federal government.
How well do you identify with her doe-eyed complaint that it took so much hard work to buy two houses? They’re actually multi-million dollar mansions. Like so many typical limousine liberals, Hillary actually believes she worked as hard as most ordinary Americans and that she’s entitled to sympathy since she and Bill left the White House with nothing but her $8 million book advance, Bill’s pension and the custom designer clothes on their backs.
Wheel in the sycophants! Politico, the left-leaning publication that recently sobbed over President Barack Obama’s well-earned, historically low popularity polls by tapping into their collective forlorn, brokenhearted inner teenager to ask, “Will Obama ever be popular again?” put Thomas Wright to the task of trying to create an “Impressive Legacy” for Hillary.
In doing so, he made the mistake of documenting actual accomplishments by former U.S. Secretaries of State George Marshall, George Schultz, Dean Acheson and Henry Kissinger, who opened China with President Richard Nixon.
So Wright redefines “accomplishment” as being perceived as a “shaper” of policies.
Thus, Hillary is “accomplished.”
Even MSNBC liberal Mika Brzezinski called out fellow travelers Jeremy Peters of the New York Times, Thomas Roberts of MSNBC and NBC, columnist Eugene Robinson and her own co-host Joe Scarborough for being too “afraid” of the Clintons to honestly assess their duplicity and fealty in the hopes of scoring an interview with Hillary or Bill.
Hillary actually said she believes her failure with the illegal Benghazi gunrunning debacle has even given her “more of a reason to run” for president in 2016.
Imagine that; being criticized for failing to answer the actual 3 a.m. call upon which she campaigned gives her “more of a reason to run.”
How has Hillary earned the trust of such craven liberals? What do they expect to get from her? Do they fear being listed in her personal “saints and sinners” (friends and enemies) book as being disloyal and deserving of punishment? OK. That actually is a very real threat.
Rick Jensen is a conservative talk-show host in Delaware. His columns are distributed by the Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate.