You’ve heard this, of course. Now hear it again. All of it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR3XTOjZPfg
The legacy line out of this tantrum clearly is
“WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT, DOES IT MAKE?”
But you’ve been bamboozled.
Let’s look at the fuller statement:
“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?
(You’ll have to fill in the hysterics)
But then here comes the part no one paid attention to:
It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.
Huh? It is?
That was the point of the hearings.
On the one hand Clinton said that it didn’t matter what caused it but then asserts that it’s necessary to learn what caused it. Then she insists that we need to keep it from ever happening again but we can’t keep it from happening again if we don’t know what caused it. Saying “what difference…does it make?” about the cause is a pure dismissal of Clinton’s involvement (or lack of involvement) in the attack and dismisses the event itself. Then she hits the “reset” button immediately and seizes control of the exchange by asserting that we need to determine the cause of the event that she just dismissed.
This is classic Clintonism- take your query, stop it, seize it, take control of it and turn it around and escape the noose of responsibility.
Obama is a good politician. He is a grand liar but he is a good politician. He has placed women and persons of color in the most critical positions for a reason. Attack one and you are accused of misogyny. Attack the other and you are a racist.
On the other hand, Obama’s top advisors- mostly out of direct view- are mostly white men.
I posted this because I want you to pay close attention to what Hillary says and how she says it so, you know, you’re not bamboozled again. It’s going to be very important. We don’t need another four years of liberal disaster.