By Ben Barrack
If there is one thing all politicians must do to protect their hides in the face of scandal and controversy, putting on a happy face, even when everything around them is crumbling, is at the top of the list. Perception is everything. If the reality is terrifying, public perception has to be all the more manipulated. Enter the terrifying reality that Hillary Clinton cannot let people see. She is horrified at the truth about Benghazi coming out.
No, really. Horrified.
ABC’s Diane Sawyer asked Hillary about the latter’s now most infamous line, blurted out during her testimony in front of a Senate Committee last year. When given the opportunity to express regret about shouting, “What difference, at this point, does it make?!”, Hillary made the bizarrely irrelevant claim that it didn’t matter “in the moment” of the attacks themselves.
The problem is, that’s not the “moment” we’re talking about, Mrs. Clinton. The “moment” being discussed is one that took place four months after the attacks, in which YOU uttered those words. They even included the line, “At this point…”
At this point… you’re babbling Mrs. Clinton:
Perhaps more damning but also very often overlooked is what Hillary said immediately after gesticulating and shouting out those ignominious eight words. They directly contradicted the source of her supposed indignation:
“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.”
The first sentence implies no one should be held accountable. The second sentence implies someone should be.
Aside from the fact that in order to prevent something from happening again, someone must be held accountable for letting it happen in the first place, Hillary’s second sentence directly contradicted the supposed reason for the indignation she expresed in the first sentence.
In addition to being borderline schizophrenic, it may top her husband’s attempt to determine “what the meaning of the word is, is”.