“What Difference Does It Make?” to Replace “Can’t We Just Move Forward?” as Favorite Clinton Family Motto
Recall when the nation was in the throes of President Clinton’s impeachment scandal that there was a certain refrain repeated by Democrats, when they would constantly ask, “Can’t we just move forward?”
What beautiful political rhetoric! Clever and simplistic. Who doesn’t want to “move forward?” So hopeful a request! Yes! Yes, everyone! Let’s “move forward!” Progress! What obstructionist dares speak against moving forward?
It was infuriating. It was Bill Clinton pleading with the country not to look back, because there was nothing but trouble and work back there; certainly nothing good for him at least.
The Clinton family spokespersons (aka American media) could turn attention away from that whole “President lying to a federal judge” business and keep the topic on why Republicans refuse to move forward. Why were the Republicans not letting the country go forward? Just brilliant.
Now the First Lady cum Secretary of State is in the midst of the latest Clinton scandal. I blame the Islamo-fascist terrorists who killed Ambassador Stevens and the others, because they were the attackers. However, what should be a headline story is that the Administration, with Hillary Clinton taking the lead, blamed a Los Angeles filmmaker for the attack, when he had nothing at all to do with it.
Blaming the Islamo-fascists is easy because they did it. To blame the filmmaker who didn’t do it took effort. A lie always takes more work than the truth – that’s what a lie detector does – it looks for the mind and body doing the work of building a lie.
Instead of blaming those who have declared America their sworn enemy and have been killing Americans for years, President Obama and Secretary Clinton falsely blamed a Coptic Christian, a group who are not America’s enemy. Blaming anyone but Islamo-fascists for the attacks puts Obama and Clinton in the same company as mentally deficient “truthers” who blame George Bush for the first 9/11 attacks. It’s the same lame allegation, isn’t it? Blame someone here in America for an Islamo-fascist attack against America.
Unfortunately Hillary Clinton, during her Capitol Hill testimony, gave American media their marching orders on the issue of the Administration falsely blaming a filmmaker for a terrorist attack: She said, “What difference does it make?” which is nothing more than a bastardization of her husband's request, “Can’t we just move forward?” The Clintons will not face their misdeeds and, according to them, neither will you.
This morning, I turned on Good Morning America at 8 am to see how much coverage they would give to the unprecedented news story that the American government, through the Secretary of State, was being questioned about blaming a filmmaker for a terrorist attack, instead of blaming the terrorists.
GMA’s lead story for the second day in a row was: The all-important Beyonce lip-syncing scandal. Following that was the emergence of a new Justin Timberlake video. Then they spoke of a new “wives of plastic surgeons” reality segment. Then they ate strawberries.
After that George Stephanopoulos threw it to the news guy and I was ready to give GMA a break. “Ok” I thought. “So they didn’t lead with hard news. I’m sure Hillary’s testimony is coming next.” But I was wrong. It was the third story.
The lead story was about Leon Panetta lifting the ban on women in combat (great timing to steal the headlines there, Mr. President. I hope it was worth the goal of misdirection when Franny finds herself in a foxhole). The second story was that John Kerry will have “smooth sailing” in his Senate confirmation hearing to become Secretary of State. Yeah!
Then finally, they got to it. They gave it one sentence. Just one. It took 5 seconds (I timed it). The sentence was a defense of Hillary – that she “vehemently” denied misleading the public on the Benghazi attack while testifying on Capitol Hill.
That was it. No background. No context. Nothing to tell Americans watching why she had to make the denial (which is a lie anyway, since she is on video misleading the public about the filmmaker).
On the video of Hillary misleading the public by blaming the filmmaker for the Benghazi deaths, she blames him for all current Middle Eastern unrest. Who knew that the secret to the centuries-old problem of creating peace in the Middle East was to simply appeal to the Islamists' hidden desire to become movie critics?:
In fact, so committed was the Administration to the story that Middle Eastern hostilities had nothing to do with Administration policy, but instead were the fault of an unknown filmmaker that Hillary even promised to arrest him (That he was later arrested on a probation violation for denying his role in the film is surely just a coincidence. Please ignore the timing of Hillary’s promise to arrest him. Nothing to see here. The Clintons ask you to please “move forward” now. After all – what difference does it make?):
It appears the mainstream media, led at 8 AM by America’s most popular news show, got Hillary’s message. So what if the Secretary of State falsely blamed a filmmaker for an Islamist led terrorist attack? “What difference does it make?!” ABC reads you loud and clear, Madame Secretary. They did treat the story of the Secretary of State becoming a “truther” and falsely blaming someone in America for an Islamist-led terrorist attack as if it makes no difference at all.
Because a Clinton says so.