"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Empty Chair

It's amazing how accurate Clint Eastwood's "empty chair" speech at the Republican convention now seems, not just with regard to Obama, but also with regard to Hillary Clinton.   John Hinderaker at Powerline makes the connection here:

Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State was a disaster by any rational evaluation. It started with the mis-translated “reset” button and went downhill from there. The current fiasco that stretches from Iraq to Tunisia is, at least in part, the result of the stunningly incompetent Obama/Clinton foreign policy from 2009 to 2013. It is probably true that most Americans don’t pay enough attention to understand how poorly served we have been in foreign affairs by Obama and Clinton. But Benghazi: that is something that just about anyone can grasp. When the State Department needed a leader–the one time in Hillary Clinton’s life when she wasn’t holding on to her husband’s coattails, when she was actually supposed to be in charge of something–there was no leader to be found.
Hinderaker also linked to Michael Ramirez on the same topic.   So I might as well steal that too:

Note the small bottle of white-out on the desk and the plaque... "The Buck Stops."   But not here, apparently.

Shamelessness is now a prerequisite for higher office in the Democratic Party.   Consider:   Bill Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, Joe Biden... the list goes on and on.  

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