The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Saturday, September 15, 2007
UPDATED Hillary the Leftist Chameleon
After watching this video, you certainly can't claim that Rudy Giuliani doesn't have a great sense of timing. It is going to be very important to continue to hammer away at the angry MoveOn left, and to remind independents of just how far gone the Democrat party really is. But equally important will be to hammer early and often at Hillary's frequent flip flops and untrustworthiness; when Hillary's mouth is moving, it is a virtual certainty that she is either lying or that there is video somewhere of her taking the opposite position in another venue.
If the public can be made to understand just how often Hillary talks out of both sides of her mouth, it is going to make it easier for any of the Republican candidates to beat her next fall.
Don Surber has a lot more regarding MoveOn's monster miscalculation and the continuing questions about the New York Times' "discount".
HH: …well, first, let me get your reaction to the MoveOn.org smear on David Petraeus, or as they call him, General betray us. What do you think?
MS: Well, I think they have a…you know, you started with I’ve Got You Under My Skin. I think General Petraeus got under the Democrats’ skin at Congress in Washington this week, and I think they would have liked to be able to have a really fierce out and out go at him. But the fact of the matter is that Hillary Clinton and the others realized that in fact, you cannot attack and accuse a serving man in uniform of the sort of things that the net roots are accusing him of. I mean basically, for years, every time you make a criticism of a Democrat, as John Kerry did continuously throughout 2004, said how dare you question my patriotism. Well, the fact of the matter is if you say a man is betraying you, betraying you, that explicitly means he is a traitor, and you’re questioning his patriotism. And this was a very foolish strategy for Democrats to get mixed up in.
HH: Now he’s a four star general, recognized as Rudy Giuliani says in an ad tomorrow in the New York Times, if they accept it, as one of the 25 best leaders in America by U.S. News and World Report, four awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal for valor, two Defense Superior Service medals, the Defense Distinguished Service medal, and yet here’s Hillary on Tuesday, the day after the MoveOn.org ad, speaking to the General directly.
HRC: Despite what I view as your rather extraordinary efforts and your testimony both yesterday and today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief.
HH: How can you read that as other than her calling him a liar?
MS: Well you know, I would love it in these situations if he’s said oh, sorry, when you said the report requires a willing suspension of disbelief, I thought that was your latest quarterly fundraising report, and your mysterious foreign donors. I mean, I would love it if these guys who are hauled up to listen to these blowhard Senators in committee who do this usual thing where they give a 20 minute speech and then there’s a one minute question at the end of it, Obama basically ran out the clock with his kind of posturing, and didn’t have time for a question. I would love it if they were to just be scathing and withering back. But in fact, General Petraeus just answered these idiotic questions very, very calmly. The fact of the matter is the Democrats are the ones with the problem here. They’ve decided, they’ve decided that they’re willing to consider anything except victory. And so when a guy comes along and he’s not interested in kind of talking about enabling an American defeat, then they basically have nowhere to go. Their questions have nowhere to go. Their questions have no point.