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Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in 2012 Elections, Featured, International, Politics, War | 5 comments

Hillary Roast Scorches Tea Party Pygmies

John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

On a day that Congressional Democrats pushed to expand legal protections for women against violence, Tea Party members were abusing the most admired woman in America.

Hillary Clinton’s day-long grilling on Benghazi was a weird composite of farewell testimonials by her own party members and hostile Comedy Central roast by Republican pygmies.

After blocking the nomination of Susan Rice as her successor, John McCain and his cronies at one point reduced Clinton to tears with their carping, only to be outdone by Colorado Sen. Ron Johnson who kept badgering the Secretary of State as she raised her voice:

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,” she said, raising her voice at Johnson, who continued to interrupt her. “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk last night who decided to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.”

Johnson capped the day by accusing Clinton of “theatrics,” telling a reporter afterward that “she just decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead Americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card to get out of the questions.”

Rand Paul harrumphed that as President he would have “fired” Clinton for her Benghazi failure which, in view of today’s approval ratings, may have been the sickest joke of all.


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  • slamfu

    They are just hacks, the lot of them. It is unbelievably hypocritical to accuse Clinton of milking the emotion of the event for political points.

  • roro80

    The amount of projection going on is unbelievable. The GOP spends months on Fox news pounding their fists about wanting answers on the tragedy. They make up conspiracy theories about how everyone around HC is faking her illness so she can get out of answering questions. Then she gets in there, answers every question with grace and maturity, and the jerks questioning her continually interupt, shout over her, talk about firing her, and then have the audacity to say that Clinton is the one engaging in “theatrics”? That’s some pretty amazing projection there, dudes. Theatrics indeed.

    It’s quite clear from the procedings that they are not and never were interested in “answers” or “questions”. They just wanted to make sure to have one last shot to bring in this woman, now well-respected the world over, and let her know that she’s a lying b*tch and will be treated as such should she have any ambitions of continuing her public life. One final FU to Hillary Clinton, as well as a warning.

  • clarkma5

    Projection is the exact word I thought of, roro80.

  • roro80

    Another bit of unbelievably transparent projection from the GOP leadership I ran across today:

    I mean, the GOP spends 4 years telling us that their entire goal is to get Obama out of office, and work toward that goal by couching everything in explicit and implicit eliminationist rhetoric, and we’re supposed to buy it as just a policy thing. Then Obama’s 2nd term inauguration speech details progressive policy goals he wants to make his focus, and the GOP hears “annihilation of the GOP” as his goal. Projection.

  • zephyr

    I’ve commented often in the past about how republicans suffer from projection bias, in fact it’s become epidemic in thier ranks. This is yet another example.

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