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Hillary Clinton is a powerful woman who over the years has shown extreme grace under fire. She was her husband’s biggest supporter even when it was undeserved. She was one of the first women to run for president that had the credentials to actually hold office. She is a role model for strong women. She has been under fire since the Benghazi tragedy. The Republicans have been itching for an opportunity to let loose at the President or any of his representatives. Mitt Romney unsuccessfully tried to use the tragedy against the president. John McCain used it to successfully torpedo Susan Rice’s aspiration for Secretary of State. So today when Hillary Clinton appeared before the Senate they knew this was their time to shine. It was a time for the backbenchers to sit in the judgment seat as they took potshots at someone who has actually had to lead. No stone was too sharp and no blow too low, but when Hillary Clinton responded to one of their pointed questions by saying “what difference does it make?” I knew that would be the right wing takeaway. She meant at this point what difference does it make? She was saying we need to look at the situation and develop ways to insure that this does not happen again. She was not minimizing the incident she was trying to give it a perspective, and that was not on the agenda today. Today was about having a public flogging and they would have prefered if she had stayed silent as they hurled their verbal abuse, but if that was the expectation they have not met the unsinkable Hillary Rodham-Clinton.
John McCain is probably crowing with glee. He suceeded at driving Susan Rice out of consideration for the nomination to be Secretary of State. McCain has been nursing his hurt from 2008 like it is still a fresh wound, and his vendetta against Rice was ongoing and unfounded. This was personal, and sadly today McCain and his band of bullies scored a victory at the expense of a qualified black woman. The irony is she had not yet been nominated but she and the president knew her confirmation would be brutal and she did what was best for the administration she stepped aside.
John McCain and Lindsey Graham have been criticizing Ambassador Rice for weeks regarding the statements she made after the Benghazi attacks. Rice repeated the talking points that she had been given by the intelligence community. McCain has basically said she is unfit for her current office and definately not fit to be Secretary of State. Rice has requested a meeting with her two chief critics to discuss the Benghazi tragedy. Is this a good idea?
Senator John McCain stood up to extremism, but Mitt Romney invites you to sit down with it…Mitt Romney invites supporters to sit down with birther Donald Trump for a fundraising dinner. Note to Mitt Romney “you’re known by the company you keep.”
Sarah Palin and her entire family owe John McCain a debt that they will never be able to pay, but one thing they can do is stop talking about his family. Bristol Palin has written a memoir and please know I use this term loosely. What 20 year old do you know that has lived enough life to pen a memoir, but that is not the point of this post. The point is without John McCain we would not know Bristol Palin and she should not go after the man’s family. McCain is the one that unleashed the Palin brood on the lower 48. So his wife might walk around like she owns the world so what! “According to ABC, Palin writes that the first time she met Sen. John McCain’s daughter she “ignored us during the entire visit.” She also “had a sneaking suspicion I might need to watch my back. Palin goes on to say “Every time we saw Meghan, she seemed to be constantly checking us out, comparing my family to hers and complaining,” Palin writes. “Oh the complaining.” Palin also criticized the senator’s wife and said she carried herself “like a queen” and held “herself like royalty.” So Bristol Palin takes her shots at the McCains, but by doing it she makes herself look bad not them.
What a difference 3 years makes. Glenn Beck used to be the darling of the conservatives, but now they have abandaoned him and are criticizing him for just being himself. Beck made disparaging remarks about Meghan McCain. McCain has made some PSAs regarding skin cancer and Beck made fun of her size and suggested that she needed to put on some clothes. It is so funny to see his former friends deserting him. He was an asset in 2008 when he was carrying the GOP water bucket, but now he is vile. Where was the outcry for his head when he criticized the intelligence of one of the president’s daughters? Selective outrage is the bedfellow of hypocrisy. So yes Beck is vile, but this is not a new development. Now more of his former friends are calling him that.
Last night Sarah Palin got the opportunity to speak her mind. She selected the friendly confines of Fox News. Was she a victim of the “lamestream media” or is she simply getting exactly what she deserved?
Last week Sarah Palin made some disparaging remarks about fellow Republicans. She diminished the legacy of Ronald Reagan by saying he made movies like “Bedtime with Bonzo”. Whereas, this was factually correct this was way before he truly carved out his professional political resume. She also refered to the first President Bush and his family as “bluebloods.” This reference was made after Barbara Bush advised the former governor to stay in Alaska. Most Republicans are afraid of Palin and fear that any criticsm of her will alienate her base, but finally someone had the nerve to stand up and called her out. MSNBC Joe Scarborough wrote an excellent piece for Politico this morning. Tell me what you think. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45687.html
I read a number of headlines that said John McCain had dared to compare Sarah Palin to President Ronald Reagan. I thought that’s quite a stretch. Reagan had an impact on this country. Whether you agreed with him or not you had to respect him as a change agent. So I listened to the clip and McCain’s answer was to a specific question. Candy Crowley asked McCain if he thought Palin was “divisive”. He then said some people felt Reagan was divisive. So this is not a direct comparision as headlines have suggested. Sometimes you simply need to hear the soundbite for yourself.