I can’t believe anyone would doubt the word of Hillary.
Wait a sec: …Hillary CLINTON?
Hillary “Rose-Law-Firm, Vince-Foster-suicide, Whitewater, New Square Four, Landing Under Sniper Fire, “I-was-named-after-Sir-Edmund-Hillary”, inventor of the “Vast-Right-Wing-Conspiracy”, Marc-Rich-pardon-orchestrating, and owner of a list of crooked friends-&-business partners (e.g. Webb Hubbell & Ron Brown) as long as King Kong’s arm” Clinton?
Yeah, what was I thinking…
At least it seems Ace of Spades is just as much of a heartless jerk as I am:
There used to be a time when the media was willing to entertain the possibility that Democratic politicians were lying, or at least fudging the truth. We all know that when someone quits office “to spend more time with his family,” he was fired, for example.
The conservative media expressed skepticism about Hillary Clinton’s concussion-by-falling, wondering if there wasn’t more to the story — like her attempting to evade testifying about Benghazi. (Which they’ve also decided we should express no skepticism about!)
The liberal media pounced — because its role is no longer to question Democratic political authorities, or express any skepticism whatsoever about their claims, but to act as their Public Relations arm simply claim that everything a Democrat says is true — “from a certain point of view,” as Obi Wan might say.
Thus, when a conservative expresses skepticism, the intellectually-insecure liberal must vehemently take the position of absolute guilelessness, absolute credulity. If a conservative doubts the word of a liberal politician, the insecure liberal demonstrates how rational he is by assuming — nay,insisting— that everything a liberal politician tells him is 100% true.
The whole point isn’t whether or not Hillary was/is lying. The point is whether we, as citizens, have the RIGHT to doubt her story, especially considering her past …dalliances… with the truth.
This is an excellent post, and I don’t want to copy the whole thing. Please go to Ace’s place and read the rest.
However, I will copy just one more thought of his, specifically because it’s almost verbatim of how I described this whole thing over the weekend:
“This is a dangerous moment. I keep saying this, but I do think Tyranny is in the air.
When the press decides that our Dear Leaders are above suspicion, and any suspicion is evidence of both mental illness and treason simultaneously, we’re living on the cusp of Chavez-like times”.
Very true. And if Ace (and I) are right, the journey from “cusp” to “Chavez-like times” won’t be gradual.
One day it will be ‘normal’, and the next day: not so much.
Change: it’s not always good.