Hillary Is Getting The Band Back Together!


Remember the scandalous old gang from the Nineties? Joe Conanson is down for a reunion tour!

The Fake Clinton Scandals Are Back

Haas Washington learned nothing from Whitewater? The Clintons have spent their entire political lives in the capital dogged by one fake scandal after another. And, as we’ve been reminded this week, the fake villain in many of their fake scandals always seems to be the same: Sidney Blumenthal

By leaking emails between Blumenthal and Hillary Clinton to the New York Times, the House Select Committee on Benghazi majority staff evidently aimed to frame Blumenthal into a sinister narrative of Libyan intrigue, encouraging dark suspicions about his work for the Clinton Foundation and his relationship with the former Secretary of State. The fact that Blumenthal was paid some $10,000 a month for working at the Clinton Foundation doesn’t change anything: This remains a fake scandal that will fail to turn up any real wrongdoing.

Having known Sid for nearly 40 years, I feel confident predicting that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the committee chair, will find nothing to substantiate the fantasies marketed by his staff to the Times, which set the stage for Blumenthal’s subpoena and deposition in a political show trial that will unfold sometime in the coming weeks. Sid passed along information that he thought might be useful to his friend, the secretary of state—someone he has known for nearly 30 years and with whom he worked closely in the Clinton administration.

There is a bunch more if you want to read it. It looks like they have added a few more verses to the old refrain of “Nothing to See Here, Let’s Move On”. You might recall that Joe Conanson had that solo hit “The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton” after the old band broke up.

It’s so exciting to see everyone getting back together to help Hillary. Sid and Joe are in, and I’m sure George and James will be happy to come along for another rollicking fun-fest of sleaze and spin.

Seriously though, I remember the Nineties. I supported Bill Clinton twice. I defended him while he was in office and then after his two terms were up. I supported and defended Hillary too. I do not suffer from Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

Those “fake” scandals involved quite a bit of corruption and criminal activity, even if nothing directly incriminating the Clintons was found. Close friends and business associates of Bill and Hillary went to prison. But I don’t want to rehash the Nineties.

Hillary Clinton took over as Secretary of State in January 2009. For the first few years of the Obama administration she mostly stayed out of the media spotlight as the attention was focused on domestic policy failures like the Stimulus and Obamacare.

That changed with Arab Spring:

The 2011 Egyptian protests posed the biggest foreign policy crisis for the administration yet.[306] Clinton’s public response quickly evolved from an early assessment that the government of Hosni Mubarak was “stable”, to a stance that there needed to be an “orderly transition [to] a democratic participatory government”, to a condemnation of violence against the protesters.[307][308] Obama came to rely upon Clinton’s advice, organization, and personal connections in the behind-the-scenes response to developments.[306] As Arab Spring protests spread throughout the region, Clinton was at the forefront of a U.S. response that she recognized was sometimes contradictory, backing some regimes while supporting protesters against others.[309] As the Libyan Civil War took place, Clinton’s shift in favor of military intervention aligned her with Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and National Security Council figure Samantha Power and was a key turning point in overcoming internal administration opposition from Defense Secretary Gates, security advisor Thomas Donilon, and counterterrorism advisor John Brennan in gaining the backing for, and Arab and U.N. approval of, the 2011 military intervention in Libya.[309][310][311] She later used U.S. allies and what she called “convening power” to help keep the Libyan rebels unified as they eventually overthrew the Gaddafi regime.[311]

We all know how that turned out. Four Americans dead, a consulate burned and a region in chaos. It was a major failure of policy as well as incompetent administration. Even worse, they lied to the American people.

That is a real scandal.

Benghazi was the tipping point for me. That was before all these new revelations about the Clinton Global Slush Fund and secret email accounts.

Considering all the new information that continues to be unearthed by reporters and investigators it boggles the mind that a journalist would declare that “This remains a fake scandal that will fail to turn up any real wrongdoing.

But then only an idiot would mistake Joe Conanason for a journalist.


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82 Responses to Hillary Is Getting The Band Back Together!

  1. leslie says:

    She has really nice teeth.

  2. votermom says:

    Today at 6

  3. swanspirit says:

    It is a Hillary hypocrite hullabaloo; which I am sure will get ample coverage over at hullabaloonjiuce😉, or not.

  4. Somebody says:

    At some point when it continues to walk like a duck and quack like a duck, you have to come to the conclusion it’s a duck.

    I’m right there with you with regard to the 90’s and also your feelings on Libya, hell the whole Arab spring. All of the foreign policy blunders, of which Clinton was at the helm…..no more excusing jack shit, I’m done. The secret email server just added fuel to the fire.

    I think Conanason is probably correct, little if any of this will actually touch the Clintons…..but again at some point you have to realize it’s a fucking duck in front of you waddling and quacking. Too many scandals swirl around them. They’re both very smart, in fact probably too smart to let anything lead directly to them, but does that make it OK? I think not…..quack, quack, quack!

  5. Jeffhas says:

    It just boggles my mind how you could have a dead Ambassador (and three others) on your watch and no one bats an eyelash… ‘Fake scandal’… ‘Everything has been investigated’… Etc, etc,


    There’s a Dead Ambassador!!! – how often does that happen? And why hasn’t someone’s head rolled?… Or at least can we blemish someone’s record???… Oh no no no… It’s no big deal, nothing of any consequence… It is so infuriatingly insulting, and mocks every American.

    F*ck them!

    • Myiq2xu says:

      I like the concept that you have to prove guilt before you can investigate. “There is no proof . . .”

      Finding proof is what investigations are for.

    • leslie says:

      They’re probably all blackmailing each other on the dead ambassador. THAT was what sealed the deal for me.
      The email was a “meh” for me.

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  7. HELENK3 says:

    Like many here I did support Bill and Hillary Clinton during the 90s and in 2008 I supported Hillary. there are too many things going on in the world right now that are very dangerous to all. She has proven she can not handle the ongoing problems. The last thing this country needs right now is a president involved in so many scandals that there would not be enough focus on major problems for this country. Frankly I am very tired of the drama, it is like a one act play with different scandals involving the same two people over and over again.
    As Somebody said up thread, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is a duck

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  9. HELENK3 says:


    middle eastern men crossing in to US on southern border.

    isn’t one job of the commander in chief to protect and defend the country? Well why isn’t he?

    • HELENK3 says:

      I do not think Hillary would protect and defend the country anymore than backtrack does now. She wants more aliens to come on over

    • mothy67 says:

      When something happens here the media will be shocked. We have no clue as to how many might already be here. The JV team is for reals. We are going to feel something soon. A bunch of kids have shut down major cities what would it look like if as little as ten guys arrived in a small city armed with AK 47s? This is where I stand with Paul. What good is the Patriot Act if we have no way of knowing if someone is even here. 25 bucks can get you a disposable cell phone. Rolling Stone cover boy(will not use his name as I hope he becomes “oh what was his name” that and I can’t spell it) hardly was clandestine and he was successful.
      I am also exhausted by the whole refugee thing. Sorry how if you are fleeing oppression how can you open a small business within weeks. It takes a lot of money to open anything. Yet every new small business in my neighborhood is new immigrant owned. Not talking Greek diners or Irish pubs those were owner operated and filled a need. Today it is soooooo hard to open a small business. I had to prove and I kid you not that I had enough utensils to supply 70 in case a school bus broke down out front. I used real flatware but had cases of plastic. She counted out 70. I was are you kidding me the box says 1000 on the outside and 2 boxes were not even open. I got a fine for not having an employees must wash sign. I was painting the bathroom. She said I needed an out of order sign. The ladder, paint, drop cloth were not enough. I think that fine was around 100. On a good day a hundred clear was cause for celebration. You can’t fight because they can always find something wrong Not one person in the place bartender was having a smoke woman asked for something bartender got up handed it to her and then she fined me because the bartender did not first wash her hands. It was insane. I was on salary and was busy but a good week was 500 in the black. I loved having it but in the end it wasn’t worth the stress. Luckily I was able to sell liquor license for a nice sum. How do 5 new convenience stores open on one road that already has three in a one year period. Talking max 20 blocks. Who is the idiot that sets them up? Minimum 30 to open the doors. No bank would give that loan. Hi I’d like to open a store a block and a half away from an existing store that is part of a successful chain. I have no experience my English is limited there is no parking while the one a few store fronts away has an actual parking lot. Only a federal agency could approve that. Then eventually it fails and the clueless say it was racism. The fact that the nearby successful store is Nepalese owned is ignored.

    • Anthony says:

      Uh-oh…. This phenomenon usually occurs right before a candidate sticks their head up their own ass and loses touch with reality.

  10. HELENK3 says:


    Hillary doesn’t need to win in 2016. Republicans just need to lose

  11. HELENK3 says:


    what the media will not report about the so-called peaceful muslims in America

  12. SHV says:

    Feel good story for the day:

    “AR Couple Proves Love is Ageless, Celebrates 82 Years of Marriage”

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    • Lulu says:

      That may be disputable. Jimmah has a very high IQ and FDR didn’t. Lincoln obviously did but GW not so much. Personality and character have a big part to play in success as do work ethic. Of course Bronco is lacking in all.

    • Somebody says:

      ZING! ROFL

    • lizzy says:

      The delusional dolt is avoiding running the show. Who’s in charge of the dolt?

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  20. mothy67 says:

    AAAH the Arab Spring. I called bullshit on that immediately. Facebook guy there saying it was some gobblygunk bull shit. How social media was changing the world. TOOL People earning 5/day donot have smartphones. The events were scripted best was two different memes. the uprising of the poor where 90% make less than 5 a day but somehow all had access to twitter and by chance out of the blue we have a facebook person right there on site. What a load of tosh..

  21. foxyladi14 says:

    Amen!!!! 🙂

    • lizzy says:

      Perhaps meeting of minds. They all hate gays. Wish the Westboros a good trip.

    • Somebody says:

      What a bunch of morons, but we already knew that. ISIS will torture and behead every single one of them.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Since the WBC is only a single extended family of fewer than 30 folks, someone or something must be making it worth their while to “protest”. They’ve turned it into an industry and it would be interesting to follow that money.

  22. Jadzia says:

    Speaking of a blast from the past, Denny Hastert just got indicted, apparently for withdrawing his own damn money from his bank account.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Paying off a former student to keep his mouth shut for inappropriate touching is what’s leaking out.

      Is Hastert running for President too? Or just could be a Friday Squirrel News dump.😉

      • Jadzia says:

        Right, but what he is actually charged with is structuring. (I read the indictment, it’s at Vox.) I don’t doubt that there is something VERY icky underlying the transactions and I think we all know what it is. But he should be charged for THAT. Not for withdrawing money in an amount that didn’t violate the law. The structuring law is basically whatever the government says it is, and it’s really abusable.

      • Jadzia says:

        Jeez, I didn’t even realize it was Friday. I am working TOO DAMN MUCH.

      • 1539days says:

        Hastert used to cover up some Friday news dump we’ll never know about from the Democrats.

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        • leslie says:

          Does anyone remember when a translator for the FBI (Sibel Edmonds) blew the whistle on some dirty doings in which Turkey and then- Speaker Hastert and some money were involved? She predicted that he would become a lobbyist for Turkey “before long”. She was rapidly shut up and as good as she was, and as much as the FBI needed translators, she was not going to work for them. It was pretty clandestine. So when you read or hear that “There’s never been a whiff of drama or scandal about Hastert”, just remember Sibel Edmonds.

  23. HELENK3 says:

    off topic
    I am watching an old movie from 1943. It might have been propaganda and hokey but the movies helped pull us together and work together to defeat a common enemy. They showed love of country not contempt for the people of this country. I cry for the loss of that today. Our kids are being brought up not to respect the country and when is the last time we worked together to defeat a common enemy? now many make excuses for the enemies of this country those within and without.
    Sorry I just needed to express how I feel about the changes in the country today

    • Dora says:

      I agree. Some of those old movies were great. The more I see them, the more I believe that what we have now is crap!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Has he even actually said he was running or is this a way to make it look like someone actually wants him in the race so Mr Taxman Cometh does not look so clueless when he announces?

      I did not even consider voting for him for governor because – well Baltimore really did show what he would do for the state. His successor just happens to even worse. He lucked out on that one.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I think he’s announcing tomorrow ? Caught a blurb on the news with his teaser … found it….

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Clarification: successors as Mayor of Baltimore not Governor of Maryland.

        Oh my – no one here has shown that clip – just the still picture with the weird expression as the end.

        Supposedly he is tossing his head in today (Saturday).

  24. Myiq2xu says:

    That is the ugliest woman I have ever seen.

  25. lurker says:

    Wasn’t there a green rev(student, pro-democracy) in Iran before arab spring? The one that Obama did nothing to help. Or, did that give this admin the idea to start similar ones, but pro-theocracy?

    • 1539days says:

      The Green revolution was trying to overthrow Iran, which Obama considered bad for business. I imagine that when the US didn’t help, ISIS offered to overthrow the leadership and revolutionaries joined them.

      Remember when the Shah was overthrown? Those Iranian students were convinced Khomeini was some kind of reformer.

  26. Dora says:

    Yesterday Hubby and I went into the city to see an exhibit showing at the Morgan Library called “Lincoln Speaks”. It included a collection of Lincoln manuscripts and letters. Also there were books owned and used by Lincoln. It’s was a wonderful exhibit and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We first sat through a short film in which the exhibit was introduced by Bill Clinton. The credits at the end gave special thanks to the Clinton Foundation. It seems I can’t get away from that name!

    BTW that report I posted the other day about Gov. Cuomo sending NYS Troops into the city seems to be true. We noticed several State Troopers walking around in Penn Station when we got off the train. Closer to the exits of the station there were many more National Guard troops. They were all carrying heavy guns! Makes you wonder what they expect to happen. Yikes!

    • cynic says:

      Sydney Blumenthal is writing a trilogy of books on Lincoln. The first volume will be out this year:
      Sidney Blumenthal has a deal with Simon & Schuster, the publisher announced Tuesday. The three-volume biography has the working title “Abraham Lincoln: A Political Life.” The first book, “A Self-Made Man,” is scheduled to come out in 2015.

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