Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton's Allies Come to Her Rescue Over Benghazi
Posted on 05/10/2013 11:25:05 AM PDT by Zakeet
Paul Begala says Republican critics are close to wearing 'tin foil hats'. Ann Lewis blames right-wingers. Welcome to the 1990s.
Longtime allies of Hillary Clinton are coming to her defense amid new reports suggesting the State Department, under her stewardship, altered talking points about the attacks in Benghazi to remove references to terrorism and al Qaida.
Democratic strategists and former Clinton aides interviewed about whether the testimony this week from three State Department officials could prove politically damaging blamed right-wing groups for stirring up controversy, even as new information came out suggesting political motivation behind downplaing the terrorist links to the attack. Some of the defenses sounded reminiscent of Clintons own famed allegations of a right-wing conspiracy in the late-1990s after reports her husband had an affair with Monica Lewinsky.
It will probably help some right-wing organization build their direct mail list, said former Clinton campaign adviser Ann Lewis. Do I think it will change what people think about Hillary Clinton? I think at this point the American public has good perspective on who Hillary Clinton is.
Asked what political advice he would give Clinton if she were running in 2016, longtime Clinton strategist Paul Begala said her testimony to Congress in January serves her well.
"I think the way she has dealt with this has been admirable. And Republicans are treading awfully close to the tin foil hat," said Begala.
The stakes for Clinton are high, if she decides to run for president.
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Libtard supporters of the World's Smartest Woman think you Right-Wingers are wearing tin foil hats ...
Big Media will jettison Hillary before allowing their god to be hurt by this.
now that is scary LOL ... Hannibal is readying the elephants.
Paul, the “Forehead”, Begalla long ago ceased any relevance in the prospect of things. She, Hillary, and Bill used him, abused him and threw him to the wind a long time ago.
Poor fool puppy that he is mistook his masters’ beatings for petting I guess.
Begala and Ann Lewis (Barney Frank’s sistah)....ROTFL.
Wow when the Forehead and Lewis crawl out you know it is real war room time. Watch for Lanny Davis to get lots of TV air time soon.
From the article:
“That contradicts what White House spokesman Jay Carney has said — that the talking points were drafted almost exclusively by the CIA, a claim that gave cover to both President Obama and Clinton.”
Zero is the boss. The CIA is responsible to him. That certainly makes him culpable....
I guess I just don't understand it.....is there ANYTHING these people can do that would make their supports speak out and say "WTF, that's just wrong?"
There is a conundrum for the media in all this. Did Herself, the Cold and Joyless, do this all at the behest of the Current Occupant of the White Hut, and therefore was “only following orders” (and what a great defense THAT is, does nobody remember Nuremberg?), or is all this just incompetence on the head of Herself alone?
When does incompetence morph into outright criminal action?
has Lanny or what ever his name is davis been on air yet?
Every time a Clinton has trouble he;s out there giving talking points like a good little soldier
Well put the Piginapantssuit under oath and her testify instead of just a conversation! After I saw where she was on the phone @ 2:am with and eyewitness!
LOL and true too.
Hey supporters of either of these two; see ya on the trains to hell with the rest of us. Read your history. They will need to rid themselves of you as well. Regimes do this. Don’t fool yourself into believing you are important enough to be on a magic list. You aren’t. The fun thing about a regime and these people or whoever in a regime replaces them can get rid of you on a whim. They don’t need you. They just need to fool you like they are.
I’ve already heard “Right Wing Conspiracy” numerous times since she lied......
Chelsea was jogging around the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (She was in bed watching it on TV.)
Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. (She admitted she was wrong. He climbed Mt. Everest five years after her birth.)
She was under sniper fire in Bosnia. (A girl presented her with flowers at the foot of the ramp.)
She learned in The Wall Street Journal how to make a killing in the futures market. (It didnt cover the market back then.)
Whoppers She Wont Confess To
She didnt know about the FALN pardons.
She didnt know that her brothers were being paid to get pardons that Clinton granted.
Taking the White House gifts was a clerical error.
She didnt know that her staff would fire the travel office staff after she told them to do so.
She didnt know that the Peter Paul fundraiser in Hollywood in 2000 cost $700,000 more than she reported it had.
She opposed NAFTA at the time.
She was instrumental in the Irish peace process.
She urged Bill to intervene in Rwanda.
She played a role in the 90s economic recovery.
The billing records showed up on their own.
She thought Bill was innocent when the Monica scandal broke.
She was always a Yankees fan.
She had nothing to do with the New Square Hasidic pardons (after they voted for her 1,400-12 and she attended a meeting at the White House about the pardons).
She negotiated for the release of refugees in Macedonia (who were released the day before she got there).
Poor Hillary, shes the real victim here, its those viscous Republicans... and the sequester
Dumb question, I know.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
I wasnt involved in the talking points process.... As I understand it, as Ive been told, it was a typical interagency process where staff, including from the State Department, all participated, to try to come up with whatever was going to be made publicly available, and it was an intelligence product.
With all due respect,the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?Hillary Clinton