Liberals are in a celebratory mood following last week's appearance of Hillary Clinton before a special committee investigating the details of American deaths in Benghazi. Hillary is being declared "the winner" of the marathon session, not because she isn't responsible for gross negligence, professional incompetence, and quite likely criminal actions - but because she's going to get away with it.
In Liberal-land, there is no crime unless you're caught and convicted. This is true whether you're the IRS's Lois Lerner (who has officially been let off the hook for obstructing the first amendment rights of conservatives, conspiracy, and destruction of evidence), infamous "Fast and Furious" gun-runner Eric Holder, or the ghoulish officials from Planned Parenthood who were caught negotiating the price (and enjoying the texture) of fetal organs on video.
Evidence doesn't matter on the Left - only "getting away with it." Snarky liberal columnist Maureen Dowd took to the New York Times to declare Trey Gowdy's select committee a "Salem witch trial," staffed by a "blithering band of tea-partiers" who "crawled out of the ooze into a sea of cameras." And Hillary's unflustered performance put her on "the HOV lane of a superhighway to the presidency." I think we can assume "fair and balanced" isn't embossed on Dowd's business cards.
But Maureen's piece goes beyond burying the lede. In an unguarded moment of actual (and no doubt accidental) journalism near the end of her editorial, she concedes a few itty-bitty things which she believes only trivia buffs will care about: Obama and Hillary's policies helped destabilize Libya, Hillary showed no interest whatsoever in providing adequate security in Benghazi, and the former Secretary of State has no recollection of any contact with her "close friend" Ambassador Stevens (despite his many, many urgent attempts to get her attention and assistance) after she appointed him to the dangerous post which would eventually cost his life.
All of this matters, as Firewall's Bill Whittle passionately explains (click the link for his excellent video). But it doesn't matter to Democrats or the media. To them, "winning" is all that matters, regardless of right or wrong, or how many needless deaths were on the "losing" side.
Their new morality is no morality. And much like the "evil rich" they love to demonize, Democrats believe that - rules be damned - anything they can get away with is fair game.
Which is why, if Hillary does ride that "superhighway to the presidency," the last vestiges of what made this country great will become steaming roadkill.
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