JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: COMMENTS TO A REVIEW OF HILLARY’S NEW BOOK – “DON’T BLAME ME” IS ONLY A SMALL PART OF THIS POLITICIAN’S DREADFUL AND EMBARRASSING LIFE-LONG RECORD.   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO A BOOK REVIEW BY THOMAS FRANK IN THE GUARDIAN

Hillary Clinton’s book has a clear message: don’t blame me

Hillary has always been a ridiculous politician – that is, apart from being a dangerous one (i.e. her infamously ugly quote on video about Gadhafi’s death or her quote on Julian Assange, “Can’t we just drone him or something?”) and under-handed (i.e. cheating Bernie Sanders out of the nomination).

She is ridiculous precisely because she always tries to be all things to all people and often has been caught in her false and even contradictory claims.

Witness her claim about bravery under sniper fire in Bosnia in 1996. They were a complete fabrication, repeated many times on the campaign trail until we got the video of her actual arrival with a sweet young girl giving her flowers and not a shot to be heard. Her response: “I misspoke.”

There was her complete inability to say a word of truth about what she as Secretary of State achieved at Benghazi. She actually cried and melted down later trying to gain sympathy over her efforts in that murderous fiasco which only occurred because her administration was running a black-ops program of transferring weapons and thugs to use them from the ruins of Libya to try ruining Syria too.

Of course, in both cases, Libya and Syria, many women and children would be killed, but that seemed of little consequence to this self-proclaimed champion of women’s interests.

Remember her days, way back in the White House, swinging between speaking at times as though she were the President and then doing things like a photo-op baking cookies and wearing an apron?

Or witness the opening of her last campaign with the ill-considered, broad statement, designed to snare the votes of all young women, that a woman should always be believed in a rape case. Of course, there were several women making that exact charge against her husband, women she studiously ignored and often disparaged.

Now, all politicians are guilty in some degree of this kind of thing, but Hillary seems almost a screaming parody of the normal practices.

Of course, it cannot be any different with the responsibility for losing. She will not admit the truth we all recognize.

I think it fair, too, to remind readers that The Guardian gave her the strongest, totally-uncritical support during her campaign. Yes, Trump had some unpleasant behaviors and he has now proved a complete failure, but this woman had already proved herself a failure many times over and an extremely unpleasant person.

Posted September 12, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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