HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Contrast pre-Iraq war vie... » Reply #30
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Response to cali (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 15, 2014, 10:49 AM

30. "Historical revisionism" is a generous description of her many "Misspeaks"

“I actually write about Rahm in the book,” Clinton said. “I asked him not to read it before we sat and did our interview! But it was in the very first chapter, the chapter I rightly call ‘Team of Rivals’ because that’s what it was in the beginning. A senator from Illinois ran against a senator from New York just as had happened way back with a senator from Illinois named Lincoln and a senator from New York named Seward. And it turned out the same way.”

Lincoln never was a senator. He lost that election to Stephen A. Douglas after the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

http://www.wlsam.com/common/page.php?feed=11&pt=Another+Clinton+gaffe+at+Chicago+appearance&id=102033&is_corp=0

Then we have the dodging sniper fire when landing in Tusla. “I certainly do remember that trip to Bosnia,” she said, in remarks that aides described Monday as not being part of her prepared speech. “I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/us/politics/25clinton.html?_r=0

Admitted "Misstatements"
• Chelsea was jogging around the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (She was in bed watching it on TV.)
• Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. (She admitted she was wrong. He climbed Mt. Everest five years after her birth.)
• She was under sniper fire in Bosnia. (A little girl presented her with flowers and read her a poem at the foot of the ramp.)
• She learned in The Wall Street Journal how to make a killing in the futures market. (It didn't cover the market back then.)


"Historical Revisions" she has never admitted to or corrected

• She didn't know about the FALN pardons.
• She didn't know that her brothers were being paid to get pardons that Clinton granted.
• Taking the White House gifts was a clerical error.
• She didn't know that her staff would fire the travel office staff after she told them to do so.
• She didn't know that the Peter Paul fundraiser in Hollywood in 2000 cost $700,000 more than she reported it had.
• She opposed NAFTA at the time.
• She was instrumental in the Irish peace process.
• She urged Bill to intervene in Rwanda.
• She played a role in the '90s economic recovery.
• The billing records showed up on their own.
• She thought Bill was innocent when the Monica scandal broke.
• She was always a Yankees fan.
• She had nothing to do with the New Square Hasidic pardons (after they voted for her 1,400-12 and she attended a meeting at the White House about the pardons).
• She negotiated for the release of refugees in Macedonia (who were released the day before she got there).

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/03/hillarys_list_of_lies.html

Now all the HRC supporters may take umbrage at these examples, but these will all be thrown in her face and spread across the net if she is the presidential candidate. Some of her errors are mundane, but many are not, and all are self-serving. With her Harvard law degree and her training and work as a lawyer, she well knows that words matter. Or as another well-trained and experienced lawyer famously said, "It depends on what the meaning of "is" is. Add to this the to-be-expected, painstaking review of why she was fired from the House Judiciary Committee staff investigating Watergate. She could have learned from that experience. Too bad she didn't.

http://www.eohistory.info/2013/hillaryHistory.htm

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 77 replies Author Time Post
madfloridian Jun 15 OP
KG Jun 15 #1
cali Jun 15 #2
VanillaRhapsody Jun 15 #13
cali Jun 15 #17
VanillaRhapsody Jun 15 #61
A Simple Game Jun 15 #20
LineLineReply "Historical revisionism" is a generous description of her many "Misspeaks"
Divernan Jun 15 #30
bigtree Jun 15 #36
Divernan Jun 15 #53
bigtree Jun 15 #56
Divernan Jun 15 #58
bigtree Jun 15 #59
MohRokTah Jun 15 #63
madfloridian Jun 15 #73
madfloridian Jun 15 #67
MisterP Jun 15 #46
bigtree Jun 15 #52
rock Jun 15 #64
WhiteTara Jun 15 #70
Turbineguy Jun 15 #3
cali Jun 15 #4
Turbineguy Jun 15 #7
KG Jun 15 #6
Turbineguy Jun 15 #9
madfloridian Jun 15 #10
madfloridian Jun 15 #5
Justice Jun 15 #22
tom_kelly Jun 15 #23
Justice Jun 15 #24
Vattel Jun 15 #8
A Simple Game Jun 15 #16
Vattel Jun 15 #26
Jim Lane Jun 15 #45
A Simple Game Jun 15 #65
Jim Lane Jun 15 #69
KeepItReal Jun 15 #11
madfloridian Jun 15 #40
ctsnowman Jun 15 #12
90-percent Jun 15 #14
madfloridian Jun 15 #15
Katashi_itto Jun 15 #18
wyldwolf Jun 15 #19
madfloridian Jun 15 #41
wyldwolf Jun 15 #43
madfloridian Jun 15 #44
madfloridian Jun 15 #74
TheKentuckian Jun 15 #42
Smarmie Doofus Jun 15 #21
Union Scribe Jun 15 #25
Iggo Jun 15 #27
sabrina 1 Jun 15 #28
Oilwellian Jun 15 #29
bigtree Jun 15 #32
Divernan Jun 15 #33
bigtree Jun 15 #34
Divernan Jun 15 #35
bigtree Jun 15 #39
Divernan Jun 15 #57
bigtree Jun 15 #60
wyldwolf Jun 15 #47
bigtree Jun 15 #31
madfloridian Jun 15 #37
bigtree Jun 15 #38
joshcryer Jun 15 #48
madfloridian Jun 15 #49
Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 15 #50
InAbLuEsTaTe Jun 16 #76
Drunken Irishman Jun 15 #51
Sancho Jun 15 #54
madfloridian Jun 15 #55
moondust Jun 15 #62
Enthusiast Jun 15 #66
grahamhgreen Jun 15 #68
FloriTexan Jun 15 #71
madfloridian Jun 15 #72
Hissyspit Jun 16 #75
madfloridian Jun 17 #77
Please login to view edit histories.