- - Monday, November 2, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

After the Benghazi hearing, Hillary’s sycophantic mainstream media launched into mission mode declaring her the “winner” and the congressional hearing focusing on what happened the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi a failed and the old, reliable right-wing conspiracy.

This spin was imperative as something remarkable was confirmed through email evidence: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was exposed as having known the attack on our consulate was not the absurd scenario of a protest against a video, but a terrorist attack launched by a terrorist “al Qaeda like group” in an email to her daughter Chelsea.

Yet, this exposure of a sitting secretary of state deliberately lying to the families of the fallen and to the American people is supposed to mean nothing to us. And it seems to mean nothing at all to Hillary.

The most shocking thing about the Benghazi Committee hearing wasn’t the evidence Hillary is so craven she lied to the families, or continued to deny the objective facts of the matter, it was her complete obsession about herself as she testified about the torture murder of a man she called a friend, and three other courageous Americans.

Hillary’s performance is a case-study in malignant narcissism with all the attendant paranoia and disturbing inability to consider other (now dead) human beings at the center of the inquiry.

Hillary answered questions about her responsibility for the massacre like a perfectly trained apparatchik. Any well-briefed bureaucrat could have taken Hillary’s place; she was removed, cold, and vague. We saw the occasional flicker of life only when her aide Cheryl Mills handed her a note with some new spin.

Hillary wasn’t there to find the truth for her dead friends, her mission was, ironically, to survive an investigation that she knew would expose her for what she truly is.

You see, the survival of Hillary’s and President Obama’s political narrative featuring the lie about a defeated al Qaeda was simply more important than the survival of Americans in danger.

So, voila, the lie about a YouTube video maker was offered to protect the big lie about al Qaeda being “on the run.” The ultimate, and deadly, vicious circle — more lies to cover up the earlier lies. When does it stop, nobody knows.

If there was ever possible evidence for the lack of a soul, Exhibit One could be Hillary’s reaction when faced with an email of Ambassador Stevens’ within which he noted he’d like to buy British barricades available in Benghazi in his desperate effort to increase security as terrorist threats increased. Hillary’s response? “Well, I think that showed their entrepreneurial spirit, congresswoman, and I applaud them for it.” The dead men. Her dead friend. “Entrepreneurs.” That is her response. Soulless indeed.

Soon after the hearing and as Hillary began what can only be described as ghoulish celebrations, syndicated cartoonist Glenn McCoy captured Hillary’s world, one which no one else seems willing to face: he draws her dancing on the graves of the Benghazi fallen, Doherty, Woods, Smith and Stevens, with a newspaper clipping about the hearing floating by as a gleeful Hillary shouts “I survived!”

Hillary’s macabre attitude was evident even during a break in the hearing when, according to Breitbart News, “Clinton was recorded by ABC News reporter Liz Kreutz during a break in the proceedings asking a man named Dave whether he would be joining her for the Katy Perry concert on Saturday. “Are you gonna come to my Katy Perry concert?” Mrs. Clinton asks Dave. “I hope so,” Dave replies, to which Mrs. Clinton responds: “I hope so too!”

She also made the rounds of television shows to celebrate surviving. On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” when asked about what she did after the hearing she noted she, “slept late” and had “tried to get away with as little as I could get away with.”

On MSNBC, Hillary described the party of wine and beer and Indian food she and her staff enjoyed celebrating her Pyrrhic victory. Then host Rachel Maddow asked Hillary what her mother would have thought about the hearing. Hillary mused, “At the end of it, she would have — you know, breathed a big sigh of relief, because she — she was someone who lived a really tough life, and she knows that everybody gets knocked down in life, and the question is whether you get back up, or whether you allow yourself to be — you know, not only knocked down, but knocked out.”

This woman’s vile self-obsession made her incapable of considering the disgracefulness of such a remark when the point of the hearing she faced was specifically because four Americans were indeed “knocked out” never to get back up again.

Hillary’s horrid nature was made clear as she paid never a thought to the families of the fallen who watched her repulsive display during and after the hearing, as she waxed sentimentally about her own survival.

The Benghazi hearing may have exposed Hillary as the liar she is, but Hillary herself confesses every day to a soullessness that condemns her, but we certainly have a choice next November making sure it doesn’t also condemn us.

Tammy Bruce is a radio talk show host.

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