SAN DIEGO, August 24, 2016 — Accusations of crime and cover up against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton are many and varied, but the response reverts to the defense, “It’s all a right-wing conspiracy.” This defense has resurfaced in response to new allegations about “pay-for-play” at the State Department and Clinton Foundation, and as part of the Clinton campaign attack on Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO.
Christina Reynolds, Deputy Communications Director for the Clinton campaign, sent two fundraising emails last week. In one she observed, “We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while. I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist.”
She went on to talk about a conservative outlet that she does not respect: Breitbart News. Her email came on the heels Steve Bannon’s appointment as new chief executive of the Trump campaign. Brannon stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart to take on his role in the Trump campaign.
“Breitbart is something different,” Reynolds explains. “They make Fox News look like a Democratic Party pamphlet. They’re a different breed altogether–not just conservative but radical, bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy peddlers who never have been and never should be anywhere near the levers of power in this country.”
Her implication is that Clinton would be viewed by any fair minded person as a solid presidential prospect if not for the fact that we are getting our news from people who are out to get her. She goes further, though.
“It goes without saying that we have to beat these people. But I want to beat them so decisively that their kind never rises again.”
Reynolds isn’t the only one in a mood to deliver a beating. In February, Clinton resurrected the right-wing-conspiracy mantra at a CNN-hosted town hall meeting in New Hampshire:
“At this point it’s probably not correct to say it’s a conspiracy because it’s out in the open … There is no doubt about who the players are, what they’re trying to achieve … It’s real, and we’re going to beat it.”
By now the Clintons and their surrogates should be ashamed to talk about right-wing conspiracies. Clinton originally put out this line in 1998 while being interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show.
Responding to the accusation that President Bill Clinton had an affair with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, Mrs. Clinton said, “The great story here for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president.”
Not long afterward, President Clinton admitted that his previous responses to the Lewinsky allegations had been misleading. “Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong.”
Hillary Clinton never apologized for her “right wing conspiracy” accusations.
This spoke volumes about her character long before Benghazi, before her private email server, before her lies about whether she turned over all the emails to the FBI or whether she dealt with classified information, and long before evidence of the connection between the Clinton Foundation and favors granted by the State Department under her leadership.
Long before any of the current news, Clinton’s allegations of right-wing conspiracy told us everything we needed to know about the potential presidential candidate.
The fact that her party still nominated her and that she is within a stone’s throw of the White House also speaks volumes. It tells us everything we need to know about the morally compromised mindset of America’s current electorate.
This is Bob Siegel, making the obvious, obvious.
WND contributed to portions of this article.
Bob Siegel is a weekend radio talk show host on KCBQ and a columnist. Details of his show can be found at www.bobsiegel.net.