Poor Hillary. While the former Secretary of State seemed a shoo-in for a White House run in 2016, she has looked – and sounded – increasingly un-presidential of late. From the Diane Sawyer interview and Clinton’s curious response regarding Benghazi, to Hard Choices, to a “disastrous” NPR interview and now an automatic weapons ban, the Teflon Queen seems to have lost her sheen.
Clinton’s “newsless snore” of a memoir is bombing so badly, she may have to blame it on a bad You Tube video. Ms. What difference does it make? is also taking heat over a “disastrous” NPR radio interview over her supposed “evolution” on gay marriage.
Another telling moment came when Sawyer placed before Clinton all the warnings that bad things were afoot in Benghazi. “Did you miss it? Did you miss the moment to prevent this from happening?” Sawyer asked. Clinton’s response started with these two words: “No, but …”
The accountability-heavy moment came when Sawyer’s slow and steady line of questioning on Benghazi security prompted Clinton to utter this self-contradictory and sure-to-be-repeated statement: “I take responsibility, but I was not making security decisions.”
For the record, possible-presidential-candidates-in-abeyance should never attach conjunctions to their declarations of responsibility-taking.
Does she not realize that “automatic weapons” weren’t used in school shootings and are illegal already? Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) of the failed Manchin-Toomey gun control bill admitted that his bill would not have stopped the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Breitbart News has reported that the bill would not have stopped the attacks at Santa Barbara, Fort Hood (April 2014), Troutdale Oregon, Arapahoe High School, LAX, Fort Hood (Nov. 2009), or the Aurora theater.
A disastrous memoir and book tour. Bungled interviews. Dodging responsibility. Saying Second Amendment defenders hold a “hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”
Can you imagine what Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Ed Shultz would be screaming if Sarah Palin made this many blunders and boo-boos? Then again, these reliable Lefty mouthpieces/Obama shills rarely have anything to say worth listening to in the first place, so who cares?
Is Hillary over-exposed, off her stride, in need of a nap, or just not up to snuff as a potential presidential contender? Will these gaffes be relegated to the dust bin of history by 2016? And if Hillary’s not quite ready for presidential prime time, who’s on the Democrat bench for same?
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