That was a rhetorical question. If you thought the answer was anything other than “No f***ing way is there a lie so outrageous she won’t tell it!” I’m sorry to have to disabuse you of that idea.
Hillary “It’s not tertiary syphillis, it’s pneumonia” Clinton was on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. And the issue of transparency came up.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 15, 2016
Transcript via The Hill because Tom Joyner makes my teeth hurt:
“I think I’ve worked very, very hard to be more transparent than not just my opponent but really in a comparison to anybody who’s run,” the Democratic nominee told the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” in an interview aired Thursday.
“The medical information I put out, and we’re going to put out more, meets and exceeds the standards that other presidential candidates, including President Obama and Mitt Romney and others, have met.”
“My tax returns are out there, 40 years of transparency about my tax returns,” she said.
“So I think that the real questions need to be directed toward Donald Trump and his failure to even meet the most minimalistic standards that we expect of someone being the nominee of one of our two major parties.”
Right. Because when I hear the word “transparent” I immediately see Hillary Clinton’s face flash before my eyes.
I don’t even know where to start with this. For instance, we know that in 2012 Mitt Romney was 6’1″ and 185 pounds. Clinton did not divulge her height and weight. Isn’t that a bit more important that the wall of bulls*** about cholesterol she threw up when meta-analysis of cholesterol studies are indicating that cholesterol is not really a health concern. Height and weight are of interest and Clinton had her lackey David Plouffe on television yesterday slagging Donald Trump for having a BMI over an abritrary and malleable standard.
Transparency is much more than releasing a deceptive and misleading report prepared by a hireling. For instance, did you know Hillary Clinton has surgery back in January? Would a transparent candidate have hidden that fact from everyone for nine months?
What Clinton is confronting is a problem of her own making. She burned her credibility to the ground during the first Clinton administration. Everyone learned then that she is a greedy, grasping, amoral harpy who will do or say whatever needs to be done or said to get what she wants. Her tenure as secretary of state will, sadly, not be remembered for its epic incompetence and tradition of failure but for her hiding information, destroying government records, seemingly trading US secrets with private actors for personal gain, lying to the American people, and turning the State Department into a cash register for the Clinton family and Foundation. She has lied about every aspect of her life, from her grandparents’ citizenship to her name to her attempt to join the Marines. She only released her abbreviated medical history after she passed out in front of cameras not operated by CNN or MSNBC. Even then her first resort was a lie. She was overheated and dehydrated, she said. It was only much later that the bogus pneumonia story was ginned up.
And now she’s wondering why no one believes her or trusts her.