Hillary Clinton still feels persecuted by the 'vast right wing conspiracy'
Hillary Clint was asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper during last night's Democratic town hall if she still believed in a "vast right wing conspiracy" working against her. The answer she gave is fairly chilling if you care whether the next president of the United States is a paranoid loon.
During the New Hampshire town hall debate on Wednesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Clinton if she still believes there is a "vast right-wing conspiracy" as she said there was during the late 90s to initially explain the Monica Lewinksy scandal.
Don't you?" Clinton replied, as the audience laughed. "Yeah. It's gotten even better funded."
"They brought in some new multibillionaires to pump the money in. Look, these guys play for keeps.
"They want to control our country."
Seconds before the conspiracy exchange, a supporter in the audience asked the Democratic front-runner how she would, as nominee and president, defend herself against right wing attacks.
"I've had a lot of practice," Clinton replied. "I can laugh up here but it's not easy.
"It is a brutal experience and when it first started happening to me...I was just stunned. I could not understand how they got away with it.
"So now that I've been through this for so many years," Clinton continued, "my understanding of the political tactics that the other side uses is pretty well versed. They play to keep. They play to destroy.
"I know I have to keep defending against them," Clinton added. "But I'm the one who has the experience to do that.
"It's unlike anything you've ever gone through, to be the subject of tens of millions of dollars of untrue negative attacks."
"Untrue"? While some attacks on the Clintons in the '90s were unhinged, the specific charges against Bill Clinton regarding Monica Lewinsky proved themselves true. And while some wild charges against Hillary regarding the Benghazi attack are the product of paranoia, the coming report by the select committee will show many of the charges to be accurate – and devastating.
And what about the email scandal? Two separate investigations have so far discovered that hundreds of sensitive emails were illegally sent over her unsecured server. There is word that a revolt is brewing in the FBI if she isn't indicted.
Those are not imagined accusations by right-wingers. They are the conclusions drawn by the intelligence I.G. and the state department she used to lead.
Her paranoid observations about the opposition mirror the tactics that she and her political machine have used for 25 years. She is hardly in a position to criticize tactics she herself employs to destroy her opponents.
Meanwhile, her own billionaire supporters continue to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for her campaign. Hypocrisy is a trademark of both Clintons, and, if anything, Hillary is even worse than Bill.