Hillary Clinton ask “what difference does it make?”…not the right answer

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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.

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  • elogam  On January 24, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Oh where do I begin with this? Maybe being asleep at the switch, then ducking accountability for months until after the election is fine with you EM, but I have a problem with it. When Democrats were grilling Rumsfield and asking for his resignation over Iraq, when that womanizing drunkard Ted Kennedy was saying “Week after week after week we’ve heard lie after lie after lie!” was that also “verbal abuse”? or was it simply the Senate “fulfilling their Constitutionally mandated oversight?” John McCain has served his country honorably since the days he was a pilot flying over Vietnam. He gave of his youth and health to this nation. He has more leadership in his arthritic left shoulder than Clinton has in her entire body. And let’s talk of leadership. General McChrystal didn’t disparage the president; his staff did. He didn’t hide behind them or send a lackey to do damage control, he flew all the way back to DC to take responsibility for what they did wrong. THAT is what leaders do. He offered his resignation and the president, who spent his youth smoking dope in taped up cars, while McChrystal spend his leading young men and women, was too ego addled to refuse it.

    EM, four people, including a United States Ambassador, were assassinated because the extra security they requested from the State Department-CLINTON’S State Department-was not sent. And because there was an election going on, the Obama administration sacrificed a pawn (Rice) and played for time with the hope that America would forget. We deserved better.

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