If you were following politics at all 25 years ago, you may remember Hillary Clinton eschewing that her problems stemmed not from her lying, not from her untrustworthiness, not from her mistakes, but this “vast, right-wing conspiracy” that was out to get her. Remember that? Well, it’s a quarter of a century later, and apparently nothing has changed. Hillary Clinton was on Meet The Press this past weekend, and was telling Chuck Todd that the Republicans are up to the same old tricks that they pulled back in the 90’s. They’re attacking her with this vast, right-wing conspiracy.
I have one question to ask. Does America really want to elect anybody, Republican OR Democrat, that doesn’t take the blame for their own mistakes in life?
In 25 years, Hillary Clinton has learned nothing. It’s apparent from her interview, as Todd tried to get answers out of her regarding her email scandal, that she’s dusted off that grimy old playbook that she used back then, and is trying it all over again. The thing is, it didn’t work then, what makes her think it’s going to work now? Answer: It’s the only thing she’s got in her arsenal.
And of course, the mere fact that Hillary has changed positions and tacked hard left to try to compete with Bernie Sanders, by going back on positions like same-sex “marriage”, the Iraq war, and Keystone XL Pipeline are signs that she has “evolved” as a person, not flip-flopped to react to the liberalization of the Democratic party.
So, what can we take away from this interview on Meet The Press? Well, a couple of things. First thing I took away was Chuck Todd is a lousy interviewer. Do you think someone like a Geraldo Rivera would have allowed Hillary Clinton to strap on a pair of skates and diddy bop around the studio like that? Nope. Real reporters, real interviewers sometimes have to ask, re-ask, and box people into corners in order to get answers. That is what Chuck Todd was hoping to do. That’s not what he did. He let the fish off the hook because he didn’t reel it in. He let her take the bait and swim away.
The second thing that I took away from this is that Hillary Clinton still can’t admit when she’s done something wrong. She couldn’t in the 90’s and she can’t today. In her mind, it would be a sign of weakness, and that’s something she can’t afford to let the American public see. After all, she’s a woman, and she’s trying to become the first female president. And America feels that all women are weak to begin with, right? Again, she’s dead wrong.
Look, I’m positive there is not “right-wing conspiracy”. I can prove it. One of the most liberal newspapers in the country is the New York Times, and they are going after her tooth and nail on this email server scandal. Are you telling me that if this were a “right-wing scandal” that they New York Times would be involved? Or Chuck Todd? Or NBC? That I find very difficult to believe. Fact of the matter is, Hillary Clinton has lied, has shown her untrustworthiness, and is stuck in the past on every issue. She is willing to change her “public position” of issues so she can beat a rival candidate. Does she really feel that way? Who knows. I’m not inside her head, and that’s one of the last places on earth I’d ever want to be!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!