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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:23 PM

Hillary faces down the angry men - by Joan Walsh


From simpleton Ron Johnson to delusional Rand Paul, GOP senators swung at the Secretary of State and hit themselves

BY JOAN WALSH


Three weeks after her release from a New York hospital with a blood clot on the brain – a health emergency mocked on the right as “Benghazi flu” — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave Senate Republicans their day of rage over the Sept. 11 Benghazi killings on Wednesday.

From the intellectually underwhelming Ron Johnson of Wisconsin to the ever-angrier John McCain, with cameos by unimpressive 2016 hopefuls Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, Clinton stood up to the raging bulls with grace and fire of her own.

The stature gap between Clinton and those possible 2016 rivals – OK, nobody’s announced they’re running, but I couldn’t help thinking about it – was enormous. When Rand Paul huffed “had I been President at the time and I found that you did not read the cables I would have relieved you of your duties,” it wasn’t intimidating but funny. President Rand Paul? Try to say that without laughing.

Steely yet sometimes emotional, Clinton defended the State Department’s handling of the Benghazi story while not denying the underlying Libyan unrest or security troubles that caused it.

“For me, this is not just a matter of policy, it’s personal. I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews,” she said in her introduction, with her voice breaking. “I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters, and the wives left alone to raise their children.”

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http://www.salon.com/2013/01/23/hillary_faces_down_the_angry_men/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:30 PM

1. Rand Paul would had been crying huddled up in his urine. The efn wussy

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:46 PM

2. Grace under fire while parrying scandalously phony charges delivered by domestic right-wing

extremist hacks wholly lacking in decency, civility, integrity, and patriotism. Please Madame Secretary, continue shooting tons of rockets up their reichous right-wing asses.

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Response to indepat (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:50 PM

4. Well said!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:49 PM

3. I watched some of it toward the end

 

And most of the republicans were downright rude and very dis-respectable, especially Duncan of North Carolina. They were accusing her of not giving a damn and making her actions all political. She certainly held her own gave much more intelligent answers which they probably were to ignorant to understand.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:06 PM

5. GOP is so obviously trying to pre-impeach.

These guys are going down.

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