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Hillary Equivocates on Terrorism Bill

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 19, 2016

George Stephanopoulos, an ABC news commentator, in a previous life was a Clinton family apologist.  During a recent interview with Hillary Clinton even Stephanopoulos was taken back by her equivocation on an important pending legislation.  (See video below.)

The legislation would allow individuals to sue state sponsors of terrorism in federal court.  This bill has bipartisan support in the Congress, including Democrat Chuck Schumer, but is opposed by the Obama administration on the basis of national security interests.  When asked if Ms. Clinton supported the bill, she did the famous Clinton two-step indicating that she was not aware of the legislation’s specifics.  An incredulous Stephanopoulos questioned Clinton’s lack of knowledge on an issue that is been around for years.  After stammering a bit she incredibly said:

“…. unlike some people, I actually do,     do try to learn what’s at the core of any question before I offer opinion, because you know it’s not enough to say what’s wrong, I think you have a responsibility to fix it.”

It is interesting to review Hillary’s record when it comes to learning what’s “at the core of any question before I offer opinion”.  She certainly did not use this approach when blaming the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on an obscure video.  She also did not use this analytical approach during her husband’s presidency when Bill was caught with his pants down in the White House.  For those who forget her infamous claim of a great right-wing conspiracy when it came to Monica Lewinsky, the video below offers insight into how Hillary views facts and in this case a vulnerable young female intern.



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A Worthy Quote on Appeasement

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 5, 2010

“No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.”

Those readers who disagree with the logic of this quote may see it as coming from a right-wing tea partier intent on bashing President Obama for his foreign policy.  His initiatives have included apologizing to the world for previous American behavior and his “feel-good” approach to Iran and dictators like Chavez.  Those readers not in favor of Obama’s foreign policy might see the quote coming from Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush.  Both types of readers would be off the mark.

The quote was actually from Dean Acheson, a long time Democrat statesman who served in the Truman, Kennedy and Johnson administrations.  Yes, he was educated in Yale and graduated from Harvard Law Schools, today’s bastions of Progressive thought.  This pedigree is curious since anyone making that quote today would probably have their intellect impugned by Progressives.  It is sad what the Left has done to political discourse in more recent years.

It has been said that John Kennedy would be thrown out of the Democrat Party as it now stands ideologically.  That is sadly true.  It is not the Republicans who have gone further off center and to the Right.  In fact, just the opposite has occurred.  George W. Bush outspent all Democrats before him, only to be trumped by Obama.  No, the words from a dean of the Democrat Party in the 20th century conclude that it is the Democrats that have marched far off center and to the left.  More important, the failure of Obama’s charm offensive with Iran and others proves how correct Dean Acheson was.

Mr. President, spend some time reading Mr. Acheson’s writings.  To help get you started I supply additional Acheson quotes below.  While each generation narcissistically believes it invent something new, like sex, it’s all been done before!

More Dean Acheson quotes:

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.

I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.

Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role.

Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.

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