As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned, the buck stops…somewhere out there in the wilds of the internet. Still plagued with polls that show the majority of Americans view her as dishonest, Hillary said this week that biased websites were partially responsible for this widespread perception.
“A lot of what people read about me in certain corners on the internet and a lot of what Donald Trump says about me is just that same nonsense,” Hillary said at the International Women’s Luncheon. “Political opponents and conspiracy theorists have accused me of every crime in the book over the years. None of it’s true. Never has been.”
Well, now…some of it’s true, isn’t it, Hillary?
Like…it’s true that you knew that the attack in Benghazi was a coordinated terrorist attack long before you stopped publicly blaming it on a YouTube video.
And it’s true that you lied about being threatened with sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia.
And it’s true that you lied about sending and receiving classified emails on your private server.
Oh, and it’s true that you’ve given millions of dollars in speeches to Wall Street without revealing what it is you might have said on those occasions.
It’s true that you supported – and even helped craft – the Trans-Pacific Partnership before ultimately deciding to oppose it, and it’s true that you eliminated references to the TPP in the paperback edition of your memoirs.
These things are well-documented, proven instances of deceit. Not conspiracy theories.
Now, yes, there are other things that remain somewhat murky. There is, as of yet, no smoking gun linking Clinton to a quid-pro-quo situation at the State Department, even though there is plenty of circumstantial evidence to suggest that she traded political favors for charitable donations. There is no paper trail proving that she threatened any of Bill’s floozies to keep them quiet, though there are numerous witness accounts. So sure, there are things on the internet that haven’t quite risen to the level of proven fraud.
But at some point, you lose the benefit of the doubt. And for Hillary Clinton, that point came when her shenanigans surrounding that private email server came to light. For anyone on the fence about the former Secretary of State, that server was the last straw. With so many excellent presidential contenders, why should we give the White House to someone so blatantly scornful of the law?
“You know, you hear 25 years worth of wild accusations, anyone would start to wonder,” Hillary said.
Yeah, they sure would.