Now that Hillary Clinton has finally testified about Benghazi – after being accused on Fox of faking her concussion that delayed her Congressional appearance – Sean Hannity is accusing her of faking her emotions. Although many of the Republican Senators and Congressmen grandstanded while questioning Clinton today, Hannity singled out Clinton for supposedly staging the outrage she showed in response – supposedly orchestrated by James Carville. With a suggestion that that's what she had done in her sick time.
Before his TV show, Hannity said on the radio what he probably could not get away with saying even on Fox News:
She did what all Clintons do when they're guilty and when they're cornered: she attacked.
...As well as I know the Clintons and now the Obamas, let me just tell you what's going on behind the scenes here. What you saw in this answer, this anger, this outrage, I can tell you it was not spontaneous. I'm telling you it was staged, probably the direction of the ragin' Cajun James Carville himself or somebody else.
You don't need to be a political genius to know that the Republicans were going to use the occasion as a platform from which to attack her and the Obama administration. And no witness would go to such hearings unprepared. But if you want to talk about staged anger, how about Senator Rand Paul? The junior senator from Kentucky, whose only foreign policy experience probably comes from stocking eyeglasses from China in his former opthalmology practice – and who is reportedly interested in running for president in 2016 – made the splashy declaration that she should be fired. Or to be more specific, Paul said, “Had I been president at the time... I would have relieved you of your post. It was a failure of leadership not to be involved.”
In case there's any doubt that Paul deliberately tried to get noticed, he mailed video of his questioning to the media, or at least to USA Today. And guess what? He got a top spot on Hannity last night.
But Hannity paid no attention to Paul's ploys. Instead, he tried to prod Paul into joining him in the Clinton Cabal Conspiracy Theory.
Secretary Clinton had four months to prepare for this appearance today, before both committees. Did you get the sense, being in the room, that that indignation, that feigned outrage that she showed to Senator Johnson was pre-planned?
Remember how this was something Hannity just knew was a fact when he was speaking to his radio audience? Funny how it was just a question now, eh?
Unfortunately for Hannity, Paul didn't go along with that particular attack. He said Clinton feels “some guilt" and that her anger was “a way to sort of get off her chest, her feelings over this because I think it is, has taken an emotional toll on her and rightfully so.”
But in case you didn't know that we should all hate Clinton, graphics on the screen blared: HILLARY UNGLUED and THE COVER-UP.
It seems crazy to me that with Clinton's approval ratings sky high, with Republican Congressional members abysmally low and with the public already having yawned over Benghazi during the presidential election – that Republicans should seize on this. But maybe they just can't help themselves when the people involved are Hillary Clinton and, by implication, Barack Obama.
Which apparently isn’t too well — or else you wouldn’t bitch every year about not getting an invite to the White House Christmas Party . . .
My Hate Is Not Enough! But it’s all I have …
I viewed most of Secretary Clinton’s testimony yesterday. The contrast between her professionalism and the childish antics of the teabagging Repugs was startling.
KKKlannity was a hatemongering turd as usual.
The right is scared shitless of this woman.
There was a Senator named Johnson
Sent to DC by the Kochs from Wisconsin
He went off with a bang
But was left quite defanged
Hilary whacked him, channeling Charles Bronson.
He’s quite the stud-muffin!
Hannocchio portrays himself as a so-called “christian family man.” What he has done in the past does not qualify him to be a “christian.”
When he is around the public, he portrays himself as a “good guy.” But on the inside, he is a short-tempered, ambitious, cunning, scheming, and self-serving media hack.
Some of his conservative audience are tuning him out. He is no longer a influential figure in the Republican Party. They have moved on to other talkers.
He is toxic to the Republican Party. Almost every candidate Hannocchio endorsed has lost.
Aging Hannocchio is losing his mojo. He has reached his peak, and now he is on the decline.
NOTE TO GRAND PA HANNITY
We can’t wait to see you replaced by someone much younger than you.
He lost no time in playing a long audio clip of Hillary’s annoyed, angry response to Sen. Johnson at the Senate hearing Wednesday, followed (without missing a beat) her loud “I am sick and tired” outburst from 2003.
Hannity of course never mentions this is from ten years ago; it’s simpled tacked right onto the Senate clip from Wed, thanks to Hannity’s despicable deceptive editing (or that of his ProTools lacky under Hannity’s direct orders).
Slanthead knows his shrinking audience is at the bottom of the low information dung heap, so hell, maybe they’ll believe it was part of Wednesday’s testimony.
You’re right Ellen, he’s far more slimy on the radio than TV simply because you can doctor audio clips without the burden of mismatched images.
And a minute or so later, he explained to everyone that this was all planned by Carville.
At that point, there was such a foul fecal odor coming from my radio, so I switched right then and there to music for the rest of the afternoon.
Ten years from now, if he’s still on the air, who will Slanthead loathe more: the Clintons, or the Obamas?