Marco Rubio just made Hillary’s Benghazi problem worse

posted at 9:31 am on June 10, 2014 by Noah Rothman

Hillary Clinton has a Benghazi problem, and she knows it.

She knows that a majority of Americans, according to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, support the formation of a congressional select committee to investigate the attacks. In spite of Team Hillary’s strategy of casting anyone who is concerned about the deaths of three American servicemen and a U.S. ambassador as a harebrained conspiracy theorist, only 42 percent said they believed the attack has been investigated enough. That same survey showed that only 38 percent of adults approve of how Clinton handled that incident and its aftermath.

Clinton’s Benghazi problem is part of what led her to prominently feature the September 14, 2012, casket ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base on her book’s back cover art. Clinton’s Benghazi problem is also what led her to make a series of flippant and dismissive statements to ABC’s Diane Sawyer about that attack. It’s all part of a critical effort to reclaim the narrative surrounding her response to that deadly attack.

When asked by Sawyer if the Benghazi probe would deter a White House bid, Clinton replied that it has made her even more inclined to run in order to prove a point. “Actually, it is more of a reason to run because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball,” she insisted. “We ought to be in the majors. And I view this as really apart from, even a diversion from the hard work that the Congress should be doing about the problems facing our country and the world.”

When asked if there was anything she could have personally done to ensure that those over whom she had responsibility could have been offered better protection, she said that there was not. “I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints, to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be,” Clinton said. “That’s why we hire people who have that expertise.”

Asked to respond to those comments on Tuesday on CBS News’ This Morning, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) exploited the obvious opening that Clinton’s strategy has created. Coldly, soberly, dispassionately, Rubio charged Clinton with an insufficient concern about threats to American national security.

“The State Department had at its disposal a steady stream of reporting about how dangerous – how much danger that facility in Benghazi was in,” Rubio began. “It is a fact they did not take sufficient security measures, and it is a fact that perhaps it shouldn’t have even been there, and it is a fact it should not have been there and it is a fact they did not have an extraction plan in place that was sufficient.”

“If she thinks it’s something we shouldn’t focus on, then perhaps that gives insight as to why it happened in the first place,” Rubio added, delivering the coup de grâce.

He concluded by noting that “no one has been held responsible,” a factor possibly accounting for the fact that a majority of Americans believe the attack should be investigated further.

Clinton’s remarks on Benghazi were not the only comments she made on Monday which caused a stir. In what one must assume was an effort to recast herself in a populist mold, Clinton asserted that her and her ex-president husband were “dead broke” and “suffered” after leaving the White House. This comment prompted political reporters to assert that Clinton had committed the first gaffe of the 2016 cycle.

“Let me just clarify that I fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans today,” Clinton said on Tuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America. Asked if she understood why her comments raised so many eyebrows, she said she could but “everything in life has to be put into context.”

You’re not winning when you are explaining, and appealing to context is the modern equivalent of the scoundrel’s last refuge. Clinton’s comments about her finances required immediate damage control. As Rubio ably demonstrated on Tuesday, it will be Clinton’s comments about Benghazi that she will have to put into their proper “context” next.


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Hillary and Obama are probably the two best things that could have happened for the 2016 and 2018 elections. They are going to double-handily take down the Democrat Party.

Walter L. Newton on June 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

I saw Mika Boobinski rip Hillary a new one this morning (telling rest of the typical NBC fools around the table “Quit defending her for an interview!) and it made me wonder – who’s the new Obama in the wings? Is it Pocahontas Warren? Oh, Hillary. Hope your heart can take it.

Marcus on June 10, 2014 at 9:39 AM

No. He just made it more difficult for her to pretend it isn’t as bad as it is.

platypus on June 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Given the latest lies from the White House over Bergdahl, why should we listen to another serial liar? She was told of the need for more personnel and turned them down. It’s not the tactics of where to place reinforcements, but the strategy of denying reinforcements that’s the problem. And that was her call.

rbj on June 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

She and her husband must have really suffered getting by just on her $8M book advance she received before leaving the WH and the $10M book advance her husband received just after leaving. Yes, getting by on paltry millions must be difficult in their rarefied air.
Did she really use the photo from the caskets returning to US soil for the back cover? Why would she want to politicize this moment? Seems she really does believe in what difference does it make.

Kissmygrits on June 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Asked if she understood why her comments raised so many eyebrows, she said she could but “everything in life has to be put into context.”

Democrats keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

Johnnyreb on June 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Hillary received sniper fire don’t you know?

Bmore on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

On F&F this morning, they played a clip of her telling Sawyer that the Ambassador was there of his personal decision.

ladyingray on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Nice that Charlie Rose does try and provide cover for Hillary…”She did apologize”.

Yep, that should make it all better.

dirtseller on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Part of me thinks, “Rubio? Meh. Just jumping up and down and shouting ‘Pick me! Pick me!’

Another part of me thinks, “Go for it, Marco! Make these thugs have to respond! I don’t care why you’re doing it, as long as you’re doing it.”

CurtZHP on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

nothing she says is going to look or sound right until she tells the truth…which she will never do…..she just wants to wish it all away like a bad dream

clandestine on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

That same survey showed that only 38 percent of adults approve of how Clinton handled that incident and its aftermath.

I know that 38% in political terms is considered low, but as a human being, it’s shocking that almost 4/10 people approve of her handling of that horrible disaster.

The again, I’m puzzled as to how O is above 10% approval.

mankai on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Witch!

Patriot Vet on June 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

She knows that a majority of Americans, according to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, support the formation of a congressional select committee to investigate the attacks.

Sorry, but a majority of Americans don’t have a clue what a congressional select committee is. And they don’t care.

Witness the 2012 Presidential Election.

Tsar of Earth on June 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Hillary is trying to claim that it’s not her fault because she doesn’t have expertise in blast walls

hildebeast thinks its about blast walls

clandestine on June 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Hillary and Obama are probably the two best things that could have happened for the 2016 and 2018 elections. They are going to double-handily take down the Democrat Party.

Walter L. Newton on June 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Except that the entire country is going down in flames, too.

Rix on June 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

The 4 caskets ar on the back cover?

Oomph..

wolly4321 on June 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

She claims she handed off responsibility to those with security expertise. Sorry, that doesn’t work.

I used to run large trucking companies. If a major accident happened, corporate didn’t call the Safety Manager. They called ME. My Safety Manager was responsible for training, day-to-day monitoring and implementing new policies. It was MY job to ensure he was focused on the right things.

Hillary seems to think that delegating means simply telling someone else to do it, then forgetting it. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Delegating requires constant follow-up to ensure the subordinate understands the assignment and knows how to accomplish it.

jeanneb on June 10, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Hillary and Obama are probably the two best things that could have happened for the 2016 and 2018 elections. They are going to double-handily take down the Democrat Party.

Walter L. Newton on June 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Except that the entire country is going down in flames, too.

Rix on June 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Then you don’t have much faith in conservatives either.

Walter L. Newton on June 10, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Witch!

Patriot Vet on June 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

May we burn her?

Johnnyreb on June 10, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Nice that Charlie Rose does try and provide cover for Hillary…”She did apologize”.

Yep, that should make it all better.

dirtseller on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods tragically unavailable to accept that apology.

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Kudos to rubio

cmsinaz on June 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

On F&F this morning, they played a clip of her telling Sawyer that the Ambassador was there of his personal decision.

ladyingray on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Good God, she actually said that?! At least Obama has the decency to throw people under the bus who are still living.

Doughboy on June 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

If a chart was made now showing hillary’s approval rating among all citizens it had better have that approval starting point at the upper left hand side because from now on it will be a slow but steady downward slope towards the bottom right until the election. The more exposure she gets the less she appeals to anyone except the left wing nuts. She has the instincts of the character of Ms. Trunchbull in the move “Matilda”.

inspectorudy on June 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Part of me thinks, “Rubio? Meh. Just jumping up and down and shouting ‘Pick me! Pick me!’

Another part of me thinks, “Go for it, Marco! Make these thugs have to respond! I don’t care why you’re doing it, as long as you’re doing it.”

CurtZHP on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Heck yea! We should never let a Useful Idiot go to waste!

Tsar of Earth on June 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Gop needs to play the video of Hillary next to those coffins during the committee meeting

cmsinaz on June 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

So… the killing of 4 Americans is , “minor league.”
There she goes again saying stupid things and at the same time sounding so arrogant and self righteous. she is the best dems can offer us?

3dpuzzman on June 10, 2014 at 9:51 AM

She is not going to be the Democratic nominee for President. We might as well be looking at who else might run and win, so we do not end up with another Barack Obama disaster in 2016.

Marco Rubio is looking better and better all the time to me.

rockmom on June 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Except that the entire country is going down in flames, too.

Rix on June 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Agree, but Dagny Taggart hasn’t boarded the plane. Yet.

Tsar of Earth on June 10, 2014 at 9:54 AM

The screencap for this Ricochet podcast is funny.

http://ricochet.com/podcasts/chappaqua/

BuckeyeSam on June 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Now I get it. Hillary was so distracted by her grinding poverty that it paralyzed into inaction in areas of lesser import.

vnvet on June 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

hillary and obama lied….4 people died…..

crosshugger on June 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Norah O’Donnell and Charlie Rose hardest hit.

BuckeyeSam on June 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Now I get it. Hillary was so distracted by her grinding poverty that it paralyzed into inaction in areas of lesser import.

vnvet on June 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Pretty much.

Tsar of Earth on June 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Did you notice that after the hillary interview, the show Mistresses was on. I wonder if bill opted out of watching the interview and watched a show closer to his life story. Maybe looking for a new pick up line or two.

crosshugger on June 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM

No sense of proportion on anything including purchasing
a 10M $ condo for their daughter .
Frauds !

Lucano on June 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Let me just clarify that I fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans today,” Clinton said

Wait. I thought everything was all Up Twinkles after 5 years of Obama.

faraway on June 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

If the GOP handles Hillary with kid gloves because she is a woman (like it handled Barack Obama with kid gloves because he is black), she’s going to be President.

Now, if Hillary were conservative, like Sarah Palin, the GOP establishment would be on full attack.

bw222 on June 10, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Heck yea! We should never let a Useful Idiot go to waste!

Tsar of Earth on June 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Idiot or not, I say let him make all the noise he wants.

CurtZHP on June 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Well, I guess that explains why her and Slick-Willy stole the WH china and silverware when they left.

Cherokee on June 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM

I turned on the interview with DS last night because I was reading comments about how terrible DS looked. I was just in time to catch the lead in to the Benghazi bit where DS says “…………and Hillary’s friend, Ambassador Stevens…….”
Like, her friend, Vince Foster, dead. God help friends of Hillary.

I just shut it off. I couldn’t stomach 2 minutes. I wonder who the next Obama is too. He or she is waiting. Hillary is going to be really easy to beat.

ORconservative on June 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Dear Hil,

Here is the UFC (Unified Facilities Criteria) in Anti-Terror Force Protection (ATFP). Maybe you’d like to be conversant with your experts.

http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/DOD/UFC/ufc_4_010_01.pdf

profits101 on June 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Heck yea! We should never let a Useful Idiot go to waste!

Tsar of Earth on June 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Me like.

faraway on June 10, 2014 at 10:07 AM

“Actually, it is more of a reason to run because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball,” she insisted. “We ought to be in the majors.

The followup question should be: “Would bringing the Benghazi terrorists to justice be minor league ball or major league ball?”.

Buddahpundit on June 10, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Clinton’s Benghazi problem is part of what led her to prominently feature the September 14, 2012, the somber casket ceremony on her book’s back cover art.

Are you happy with that sentence, Noah?

“…Clinton asserted that her and her ex-president husband…”

“…she and her ex-president” etc, not her.

Would you say, “Clinton asserted that her was ‘dead broke’”?

Also, cut down on the adjectives.

Akzed on June 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Hillary received sniper fire don’t you know?

Bmore on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

And she was named after a world famous mountain climber, too!

GrannyDee on June 10, 2014 at 10:14 AM

I’ve been saying all along that Republicans should be praying with all their might for the Butcher of Benghazi to run.

With so much baggage to choose from and ZERO accomplishments that anybody can point to, she makes the perfect candidate for a Republican victory in 2016.

Saverio on June 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Rubio is as skilled as Gingrich when it comes to political speak. The guy knows his facts and can articulate them as well as anyone. It’s a crying shame that he make the ill-advised decision to join the gang of eight. He could have been a contender!

cajunpatriot on June 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM

I’ve been saying all along that Republicans should be praying with all their might for the Butcher of Benghazi to run.

With so much baggage to choose from and ZERO accomplishments that anybody can point to, she makes the perfect candidate for a Republican victory in 2016.

Saverio on June 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter. Two elections of Obama should be proof enough of that.

cajunpatriot on June 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Hillary is trying to claim that it’s not her fault because she doesn’t have expertise in blast walls
hildebeast thinks its about blast walls
clandestine on June 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

No, she doesn’t think it’s about blast walls. She is lying through her teeth, hoping that LIV’s will think it’s relevant, and the press can pretend she has a point.

Akzed on June 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

I want to see Hillary’s head explode when Cory Booker is the Dem nominee for President in 2016.

Lothar on June 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Rubio began. “It is a fact they did not take sufficient security measures, and it is a fact that perhaps it shouldn’t have even been there, and it is a fact it should not have been there and it is a fact they did not have an extraction plan in place that was sufficient.”

Typical gutless GOP shill. The “facility” (it wasn’t an embassy, and it wasn’t even a consulate) was there to illegally run guns and other, heavier weapons to the islamists, and it is thought to also have functioned in rendition transfers. Rubio’s statement is a self-serving load of ingenuous cr@p. (“Look at me! Look at ME! Forget what I said about amnesty”)

When one of these establishment types has the stones to actually start asking the HARD questions, I’ll be the first to applaud them. For now, meh.

bofh on June 10, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Rubio against Hillary…? Interesting. Shameless liar vs shameless liar. Cant wait for the results!

Red Widow on June 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Rubio’s ‘brother’

Immigration: Republicans should take the president to task for unlawfully enticing thousands of “unaccompanied illegal children” from Latin America to cross the border. Instead, a GOP leader asks for an amnesty deal.

What is at the top of the Republican wish list? A vibrant economy? An America strong and respected in the world? Capturing the Senate? A Republican elected to the White House in 2016?

Nah. The GOP wants amnesty for illegal aliens.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., made that abundantly clear in an interview with a local Virginia TV station WTVR last Friday. He said he told President Obama that “we can work on the border security bill together. We can work on something like the kids.”

And Breitbart reports that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is secretly gauging House GOP support for action on amnesty legislation before August.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Clinton asserted that her and her ex-president husband were “dead broke” and “suffered” after leaving the White House.

Truman was dead broke when he left the White House. In the modern era, afterwards the President can virtually print money for himself. And since you get two for the price of one, they have two printing presses working at the same time. Their biggest challenge was probably driving a car again, though, do either of them ever have to even do that?

Her Benghazi attitude shows to her something is important only if she thinks it’s important, even getting to the bottom of the first death of a US ambassador in some 40 years, along with 3 others, all for whom she was responsible.

LashRambo on June 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Ambassador Stevens still unavailable for comment.

WordsMatter on June 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Hillary received sniper fire don’t you know?

Bmore on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

I still think this is the best political campaign add that we will never see…

Camera pans up to a helicopter, Sarah Palin hanging out the open door, Hunting rifle in hand…

Camera pans to the ground, Hillary Clinton is frantically dodging and scrambling between burning cars…

Announcers voice… Your President, your choice America…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM

On F&F this morning, they played a clip of her telling Sawyer that the Ambassador was there of his personal decision.

ladyingray on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Excuse me for bringing this up, but it brings to mind Hillary saying before the Monica scandal broke wide open that Monica was a troubled intern that Bill was ministering to. Or, her “vast right wing conspiracy” comment. Or how the 4 deaths were caused by a Youtube video. By way of explanation, especially to get herself out of a jam, she tells whoppers.

LashRambo on June 10, 2014 at 10:34 AM

In the Diane Sawyer interview, Hillary explains she has the same attitude as her mother, which is when you’re down, fight, fight, fight. I wonder if that’s the only mode she knows, to lash out at people when she’s been hurt (whether they’re responsible for that hurt or not). She’s the Joe Frazier of politics — only knows how to punch forward.

LashRambo on June 10, 2014 at 10:38 AM

A serial L.I.A.R. like Screwbio who has sold his soul to the US Chamber of Corrupt Crony Capitalism and Barbara Bush’s rolodex of Wall Street denizens has no room to talk.

God, do I have nothing but contempt for this despicable corruptocrat, Screwbio.

Even though I will be forced to vote for Wasserman-Dipshitz in 2016 who will be running against him, I’m ready to do it. Ef you Screwbio and the corrupt Bush Mafia horse you rode in on.

Jayrae on June 10, 2014 at 10:54 AM

“Will you testify on Benghazi?”

“It depends what the format will be”, or some such.

Scumhag, it’s not up to you.

One words, subpoena.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Clinton’s Benghazi problem is part of what led her to prominently feature the September 14, 2012, casket ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base on her book’s back cover art.

The scumhag and obama lied to the families, with the caskets right there.

They both fed on carrion, literally.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM

You’re not winning when you are explaining, and appealing to context is the modern equivalent of the scoundrel’s last refuge.

Oh, Verbaluuuuuuuucy…!

de rigueur on June 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Hillary’s role in American foreign policy failure is as much about what she did do as what she did not do in Benghazi.

Has anyone asked her what “we came, we saw, he died” meant with respect to the butchering of Gaddhafi in Libya? You don’t have to love middle-eastern dictators to know that initiating a US policy of political assassination was unwise, at the very least. Has it brought any stability to the region?

Egypt, Libya, Syria, Crimea. That’s quite a resume, there, Hillary!

virgo on June 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Hillary Clinton: The “New Dick”.

jbspry on June 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

“I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints, to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be,” Clinton said. “That’s why we hire people who have that expertise.”

You know, I’m not a pediatrician, I’m not qualified to diagnose childhood diseases or prescribe treatment. But if I let my toddler drown in the backyard pool while I was in the parlor playing drinking games with the neighbors and their wives, I would be held responsible just the same.

jbspry on June 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM

He concluded by noting that “no one has been held responsible,” a factor possibly accounting for the fact that a majority of Americans believe the attack should be investigated further.

If the House panel is smart, the security will be just one big item.

1. Why was the ambassador officially in Benghazi on the anniv. of 9/11, when all ambassadors are to be in the bunkers of the embassy, Tripoli?

2. Why was he unofficially in Benghazi on that day?

3. What was the meeting with the Turkish guy about?

4. Security and etc.

Overall, why did Hillary orchestrate the Libya gov’t change? Quadafi didn’t care about America any more and fought the terrorists. He, however, wanted to dump the US dollar in his oil trades. That is why obama got rid of him

Today Libya is run by terrorists of the Osama kind.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Egypt, Libya, Syria, Crimea. That’s quite a resume, there, Hillary!

virgo on June 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Anyone, left or right, please name one single land/people who are free/freer, due to obama/Hillary, I triple dare you.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM

You mean Rubio is actually acting like a Republican instead of a Whig?

Be still, my beating heart.

formwiz on June 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM


I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints, to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be,”

So there…she admits it. Women like her are just not capable of understanding such “complicated” things like blueprints? Bet she can read them when she’s spending millions for an upgrade on their numerous properties / digs, right? Another reason why it’s absolutely insane to have a woman as Sec of State in a world dominated by misogynistic dictators and islamic rulers who hate women. And it explains her complete failures at “diplomacy” in the ME that we’ve lost forever to our enemies. We’ll never learn, will we? We need to stop forcing “diversity” on cultures that don’t understand or tolerate it. It makes us look weak and foolish.

FlaVet on June 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM

You mean Rubio is actually acting like a Republican… ?

formwiz on June 10, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Well, not exactly. He appears to be on the attack.

de rigueur on June 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Wait, she put the casket ceremony on the back cover…? Does it have bold font, “it was a horrible youtube video” as well….?

d1carter on June 10, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Everything about Hillary’s conduct of l’affaire Benghazi, from the fact that it should never have happened in the first place to the pathetic fumbling for excuses and butt-covering afterwards, renders her unfit to be CIC. Period. Full stop.

Keep digging, HRC, keep digging.

dissent555 on June 10, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Yeah, right. You know what low-info voters and libs hear with all of this? Charlie Brown’s teacher. Waa, waa, waa, waa, waa.

HiJack on June 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Anyone, left or right, please name one single land/people who are free/freer, due to obama/Hillary, I triple dare you.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM

I don’t know about that, but it certainly isn’t US.

HiJack on June 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Hillary and Obama are probably the two best things that could have happened for the 2016 and 2018 elections. They are going to double-handily take down the Democrat Party.

Walter L. Newton on June 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

If by this you mean that Hillary will win the election, then yes you are correct. It will surely “take down” the Democrat Party.

The GOP will betray you

True_King on June 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Hillary and Obama are probably the two best things that could have happened for the 2016 and 2018 elections. They are going to double-handily take down the Democrat Party.

Walter L. Newton on June 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

If only there were an opposition party that was:

a – worth a shit;
b – not intent on destroying its own base;
c – not intent on providing the Dems with millions of new voters before 2016;
d – not intent on helping the Dems destroy the country;
e – not intent on doing everything it can to help the Dems avoid their own self-immolation.

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 11:28 AM

People in America (notice I did not say Americans) are VERY STUPID now.
They believe the most persistent voice which has always been and shall always be the MSM.

Welcome your new Insect Overlord, citizens of Earth, do not risk getting the Vince Foster treatment.

Tard on June 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Clinton’s Benghazi problem is part of what led her to prominently feature the September 14, 2012, casket ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base on her book’s back cover art.

I can’t describe how much this pisses me off without getting banned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barred on June 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Hey, you have to make a lot of money to afford mortgages on two mansions. I can barely afford one mansion.

Techster64 on June 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

And, wow – she actually included the Andrews casket shot on her f*cking book?

Holy shit. That would be incredibly crass and cold by itself, but exponentially worse with the fact that she was standing there over those caskets and LYING through her teeth.

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Egypt, Libya, Syria, Crimea. That’s quite a resume, there, Hillary!

virgo on June 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Anyone, left or right, please name one single land/people who are free/freer, due to obama/Hillary, I triple dare you.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Al Qaeda?

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

“Actually, it is more of a reason to run because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball,” she insisted. “We ought to be in the majors.

Killary Kankles, you wouldn’t even make the Pony league.

#BuckFarack

#HuckFillary

Nutstuyu on June 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Anyone, left or right, please name one single land/people who are free/freer, due to obama/Hillary, I triple dare you.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM

But, but, but Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh!!!!!!111!11!!!

#BuckFarack

#HuckFillary

Nutstuyu on June 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Welcome your new Insect Overlord, citizens of Earth …

Tard on June 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM

SSHHHhhhhhh!! We’re not quite ready to make that announcement.

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Welcome to Hotair, Noah.

Recon5 on June 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Anyone, left or right, please name one single land/people who are free/freer, due to obama/Hillary, I triple dare you.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM

No, I think I got it this time — Iran.

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Clearly Clinton’s biggest detriment going forward is her own self righteousness of feeling she is owed the presidency.

Tater Salad on June 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

The woman is a dolt, who also happens to have a talent for lying. Bill taught her well.

RebeccaH on June 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

“I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints, to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be,” Clinton said. “That’s why we hire people who have that expertise.”

The Dems’ line about Benghazi has always been that they want to make sure it never happens again. This quote doesn’t sound like they care about preventing it from ever happening again.

lea on June 10, 2014 at 12:17 PM

No, I think I got it this time — Iran.

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Liberty, freedom…I didn’t say “free do piss on America”.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

And, wow – she actually included the Andrews casket shot on her f*cking book?

Holy shit. That would be incredibly crass and cold by itself, but exponentially worse with the fact that she was standing there over those caskets and LYING through her teeth.

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Something she learned from Bill. If you’re going to lie, you’ve got to lean into it to make it believable.

WisRich on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Part of me thinks, “Rubio? Meh. Just jumping up and down and shouting ‘Pick me! Pick me!’

Another part of me thinks, “Go for it, Marco! Make these thugs have to respond! I don’t care why you’re doing it, as long as you’re doing it.”

CurtZHP on June 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

I agree. But at some point in time, hopefully sooner than later, the GOP must come together and start harping on the democrat failures over the last 5 years. I remember in the year leading up to the 2008 election, every time a democrat was on TV, they were lambasting something Bush did, or Romney would do if he got elected. They all sang off the same songsheet. I don’t agree with certain things Rubio, or Boehner or Paul or McConnell say, but for goodness sakes, guys, get it together and go on the attack!

OccamsRazor on June 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Never underestimate the stupidity of liberals

ama on June 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Minor League Ball.

kcewa on June 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Rubio began. “It is a fact they did not take sufficient security measures

…sort of like the southern border…huh Rube?

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Where is Rand? Mosul perhaps?

kcewa on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Awesome job Mr. Rubio.

Side note…- hope he doesn’t continue to spray tan.

terryannonline on June 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM

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