A few months ago, I enjoyed a thoughtful e-mail exchange with a reader, himself a former liberal, on a variety of subjects on a variety of subjects, including Mrs. Clinton and the 2008 presidential campaign. At the time, we both assumed she would win the Democratic presidential nomination and had a good shot at besting Rudy Giuliani, then then-likely GOP nominee.
While this wise man agreed that the former First Lady was not to be trusted (and feared her election to the White House), he took issue with my contention that her faith, like much else in her life, was not sincere.
I held she claimed to be a Christian so as to make herself palatable politically to Americans of faith. My friend, a Christian himself, while aware of the New York Senator’s numerous distortions and deceptions (this before the truth of Tuzla came out), citing his own spiritual awakening, was hesitant to discount the faith of another. I argued that she didn’t do anything without considering its political consequences, considering how every choice she made would effect her electoral viability.
Maybe she is truly a woman of faith. But, when you twist the truth as often as she does, people start questioning every position you take, every idea you espouse, even every doctrine you profess. It’s like the Boy Who Called Wolf, once you start lying, you start losing your credibility. After a while no one believes you.
Ms. Hillary is not the only deceptive Democrat. The “him” in the title’s parenthetical does not refer to her mendacious husband, but to her charismatic rival for her party’s presidential nomination.
David M of Thunder Run links neo-neocon’s piece on a few Obama’s deceptions. She notes (as did Powerline‘s Scott Johnson) how he, in his book, falsely claimed Karl Rove said the United States is a Christian nation, then denied (to Rove’s face) having said that.
What is it with leading Democrats and the truth?
Maybe that’s why so many on the left are so eager to brand George W. Bush a liar because so many of their leaders are so dishonest. They’re trying to show they’re no different from Republicans. Or maybe they just need to project their own party’s vices onto this object of their animosity.
UPDATE: Related–No One Left to Lie To.
UP-UPDATE: Â Another Hillary Clinton lie, this one even made the New York Times.Â