Ugh. I woke up feeling like my head was going to explode, along with this overwhelming sense of foreboding and a really bad taste in my mouth. I am experiencing something I like to refer to as the “morning after a Democrat Debate hangover.”
And you know what they say. The best thing for it is the hair of the dog that bit you.
So in an effort to recover from this crippling condition, I have decided to write about the Democrat Debate again.
Specifically the final question of the night.
John Dickerson asked each of the three comic relief candidates something along these lines:
As President, you often have to face some difficult crisis. What crisis have you faced in your life and how will that help you to face the crises of being President?
He first went to Hillary Clinton who, of course, laughed. Well, cackled. The joke being that boy, howdy has she faced crises in her life! Cackle Cackle Cackle.
Of course, most of the crises were of her own making, but let’s not pick nits.
But the “crisis” that Hillary decided to select as proof that she is President material was “the decision to take out bin Laden.”
That’s a crisis?!
In answering the question, Hillary prattled on about how difficult it was and how long she knew about it, and how she wasn’t supposed to tell anyone about it. She said Barack called the last five Presidents to get their advice (not sure if he held a séance to contact the Gipper). When he got around to calling Bill, Barry said, “I’m sure Hillary has told you about this…” but Bill answered, “No. She didn’t say anything.”
But let’s think about this moronic answer.
First of all, the purpose of using this (more than likely) fabricated story about not being able to talk about it and not even telling Bill was to try and counteract the accusations that Hillary played fast and loose with classified material.
“Why, she couldn’t have risked national security secrets with her home-brew server! Just look how she kept her mouth shut about the bin Laden raid!”
Hillary wasn’t trying to show how she could handle a crisis. She was handing a crisis right before our eyes. She was doing damage-control on a crisis of her own making — specifically playing fast and loose with classified material to the extent that she may be guilty of violating the Espionage Act.
The second thing that I found so preposterous about Hillary’s “crisis” is this.
How the hell is this a crisis?!
A crisis is something horrible and unexpected that arises that requires you to make hard decisions in which the fate of Americans is at stake.
You know. Something like, oh, I don’t know… this:
— Patriot Retort (@DiannyRants) November 15, 2015
Let me give you a scenario.
I’m President of the United States in 2011. After ten years of looking for that bastard bin Laden, my intelligence people tell me they’ve found him.
I wouldn’t need to call the last five Presidents (including hiring a psychic to contact the Gipper). I wouldn’t need to spend weeks hemming and hawing and swearing my Secretary of State to secrecy.
If I were President in 2011 and my intelligence people told me they found bin Laden, I would have said, “Take the bastard out.”
This isn’t a crisis.
Unless of course you think of something like playing the Power Ball for ten years and finally hitting the jackpot is a crisis.
Benghazi, on the other hand is a crisis.
The problem with Benghazi is it doesn’t show Hillary as being somebody who can handle a crisis. So of course, she doesn’t mention it.
To tell you the truth, I would have had more respect for Hillary if she had answered the question like this:
“Well, John. Let me tell you. One of the biggest crises I ever faced was trying to shield my husband from repeated accusations of rape and sexual harassment. It took a hell of a lot of scheming and plotting to destroy his accusers. And, just look! Not only did I manage to ruin their lives and reputations, but I was able to ensure that Bill became Governor of Arkansas, a two-term President of the United States, and, despite being impeached, the most respected and revered Democrat alive today.”
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