So many Republicans went to bed believing Hillary had to be thoroughly discredited after yesterday, but I believe their optimism is sadly misplaced. Here’s my bitter morning after pill, in comments, at the American Thinker already: “Ambassador Stevens is Dead, Hillary is Alive, and the Truth is on the Run” By Patricia McCarthy
susanholly Friday, October 23, 2015 8:20 AM
She sailed through that hearing and the Dems on the committee never wavered from their talking points: “this hearing is a right-wing witch hunt” and “this is costing the American taxpayers $4.7 million.” A few of those Dems, to include Congressman Cummings, groveled so shamelessly, that’s it’s obvious they wanted to secure enough Clinton brownie points to merit consideration for cabinet posts in her administration
She knows the Obama Justice Dept. is not going to indict her. Bill Clinton must have done some really nasty backroom brawling to get Biden to come out and make that Rose Garden speech – Obama has surrendered to the Clintons. With Biden dropping out and the GOP field kept in constant disarray by Trump, sadly, the path is clear for Hillary.
Expect the Dems and their aiders and abettors in the press to talk about the wondrous Thomas Pickering and this ARB committee (Accountability Review Board) for several days to help bury this Benghazi hearing. That committee did not keep any written or videotaped record of any of its work – there are no transcripts or video of witnesses that appeared before this committee and as you heard yesterday one member (retired Admiral Mike Mullen) tried to tamper with having a witness testify to Congress . That witness was Charlene Lamb – the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, who denied a request from the top diplomatic security officer in Libya to retain a 16-man military team for diplomat security – ( http://hotair.com/archives/2013/05/14/sen-boxers-latest-take-on-benghazi-mirror-mirror-who-cut-the-funding-for-diplomatic-security/comment-page-1/ ). – that’s your fair and impartial ARB Hillary and the Dems mentioned over and over and over. It is also Mullen who described that the ARB committee kept no record of its proceedings – just went off of personal notes to produce its report (pages 21-22): http://oversight.house.gov/wp-…
I can’t prove this, but after watching the Trump campaign for months, I believe he is following the Carville/Begala media plan, identical to how the Clinton spin machine saved Bill Clinton throughout impeachment – the endless repetition of his poll numbers and the slash and burn of opponents in an endless barrage in the media, where the opposition stays blocked out. Trump immediately alienated Hispanics and next women – two key demographics for the GOP in the general election. It reminds me of the military tactic of swarming. Now, we know Bill Clinton called Donald Trump weeks before Trump entered the race ( https://www.washingtonpost.com… )- did he recommend campaign consultants – like Carville and Begala?
The email server scandal threw Hillary off-base, but by her performance yesterday you can tell she’s confident and glided in like she is the Queen. This entire race is looking to me like the Clintons decided they weren’t taking any chances this time and launched a scorched earth strategy – Trump will keep the GOP race in disarray and if he is the nominee – Bill Clinton’s triangulation is masterfully set up – Bernie the kook on the left, Trump the kook on the right and the Queen prances up the middle to the Presidency.