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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Dems who matter are using this to get Hillary out of the way.
She’s too white, too old and too corporate for 2016 in their view.
Lest we forget there is no love loss between the president and the Clintons. Their two factions are fighting for control of the Democratic Party and it looks like the media can no longer cover up this fiasco so someone is going to be thrown under the bus.
their comebacks in 2016 are at risk......panic has set in.
I think her time of evading the snare is about up.
She doesn’t know the difference between a terrorist attack and a protest or “just some guys out walking around who decided to kill some Americans” and she wants to be president. I didn’t think America good go any lower than Barry Benghazi but I guess I was wrong.
Democrats should agree that it is time to get hearings together to go after these rogue CIA agents that put out false reports. I want them to explain why they put out these talking points without any input from State or the White House.
Save that quote! It will make a perfect caption for dozens of different campaign ads.
Thick,slimy, mucoid Republicans?
They’re getting the band back together . . .
Paul Begala says Republican critics are close to wearing ‘tin foil hats’.
The only avenue left to these extreme left-wingers. The facts can not be ignored and the American people know them and are pissed.
1. 4 Americans were slaughtered.
2. The Obama administration did not do enough to prevent that possibility.
3. Once under attack, the Obama administration lied about what was happening and did not do everything possible to rescue the under siege Americans.
“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.”
Why do I have this sudden urge to pull out a can of Raid! Or, get a Roach Motel!
Feels like the late nineties again.
Hillary is playing the role of Monica’s dress.
That's a great line...