Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton Channels George Costanza

"It's not a lie if you believe it." George Costanza of Seinfeld fame

Listening to Hillary Clinton speak on anything---any issue---I'm always reminded of George Costanza's now famous quote. But with Clinton, she always manages to go even further. Her first impulse is to always reach for a lie.

In the past, I and others have written about her countless lies. In fact, I often remind my readers of what the late, great William Safire of The NY Times once wrote of her. He called her a "congenital liar." And that was in 1996.

Clinton did it again yesterday while campaigning in W. Va. As a reminder, in a town hall meeting last March in Ohio, she said: "We are going to put the coal miners and coal companies out of business." In fact, Obama made a similar promise when he was campaigning.

Well, as most know, W. VA. has been a huge coal mining state for decades. I recall traveling on business through the state many times some years ago, and I remember seeing  the coal dust on many country roads. So yesterday, she met with some coal miners in Williamson, W. VA. and was challenged about her earlier remarks last March. She replied regarding those earlier statements: "....that is not what I intended at all."  Say what?  Her March statement could not have been more clear. It's exactly what she intends to do if she were ever to be elected president.

Yet, even with all of her baggage, she has millions supporting her. Author Michael Walsh once wrote of the Clintons: "...Clintons and the Kardashians...forever playing the same shell game on the American people and laughing as we fall for it."

Well, I'm not laughing, and I've never fallen for it. Never Hillary!

Postscript:  And this week, WikiLeaks proved---beyond a shadow of a doubt---the DNC rigged the campaign for Hillary Clinton.