Clinton Derangement Syndrome: The Evidence
Hillary Clinton's presidential run has inspired the ConWeb to spew all manner of hatred at her and her husband (again).
By Terry Krepel
Given that the core of the ConWeb as we know it today was founded in the late 1990s with a prime objective to attack the Clinton administration, it should be no surprise that Bill and Hillary Clinton have arguably the leading targets of ConWeb invective. With Hillary Clinton's presidential run, such hatred was destined to resurface with a vengence.
We saw a taste of that in mid-2006, when NewsBusters' Mark Finkelstein likened Hillary to Kim Jong Il, referencing her supposed "best North-Korean-parliament rhythmical clapping." We saw more at the start of 2007, when Joan Swirsky, an occasional Newsmax columnist writing for the conservative site Family Security Matters (a favorite of Accuracy in Media, which lifts many of its guest columns from there) wrote:
It is in Hillary’s masochistic nature that once an abusive man apologizes or sweet-talks or threatens or charms or wields his real power, she will cave. When such a tyrant promises her even a smidgen, it is safe to say that she will stop representing the women and men and children of America and instead be in his thrall. Historically, she has been there, done that.
Let's take a look at how this Clinton Derangement Syndrome has manifested itself across the ConWeb over the past several months:
Their primary standard bearer Hillary Clinton a woman to whom honesty, openness, and forthrightness are strangers studiously avoids direct answers to questions, preferring instead the comfort of scripted platitudes, dissembling, planted questions and feigned umbrage when blindsided by unprepared-for challenges.
-- Barrett Kalellis, Nov. 12, 2007, Newsmax column
Let’s put aside for a moment the point that Hillary doesn’t come anywhere close to Betty Crocker (she wouldn’t be caught dead making Bill’s dinner every night, when there are servants for that).
-- Tim Graham, Nov. 14, 2007, NewsBusters post
The Clintons poll, test, and focus-group everything. So when Bill Clinton aims a racially-loaded word like “boy” at Barack Obama, this is no accident. It is a calculated attempt to evoke white racist feelings at an almost subliminal, subconscious level as a way to help elect Hillary.
-- Lowell Ponte, Nov. 13, 2007, NewsMax column
Clinton campaign Communications Director (and KGB enforcer look-alike) Howard Wolfson claimed that the campaign had “no idea” what Novak was talking about. Absolutely!
-- Dick Morris, Nov. 19, 2007, Newsmax column
Last week’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas aired on CNN proved one thing: For the second consecutive decade, CNN stands for Clinton News Network.
-- John LeBoutillier, Nov. 21, 2007, Newsmax column
Having staged questions at campaign events and debates, is it possible that Hillary, in the midst of several very bad weeks on the stump, orchestrated this entire crisis [of a gunman who took hostages at a Clinton campaign office in New Hampshire] to make herself look battle-hardened?
-- Noel Sheppard, Dec. 1, 2007, NewsBusters post
Maybe the question should not be whether Jesus and the devil are related, but Hillary and the devil.
-- Craig R. Smith, Dec. 15 WorldNetDaily column
First came Hillary at her platitudinous worst, somberly informing the crowd that "the road to the White House for the next president begins here in Iowa." I'm guessing Hawkeye State caucus-goers didn't need that pointed out to them.
-- Mark Finkelstein, Dec. 16, 2007, NewsBusters post
They may be the most corrupt, unhappy, unsatisfied, miserable, power-mad, ambitious, immoral people in public life. But they don't seek to change themselves. Their genius is in manipulating others, forcing them to change their ways.
-- Joseph Farah, Dec. 29, 2007, WorldNetDaily column
She got rocked in Iowa last week, and things aren't looking good in New Hampshire tomorrow.
-- Noel Sheppard, Jan. 7 NewsBusters post
We predicted Nov. 1, that at some point, tears would be a weapon in the Clinton campaign; however, modesty requires us to admit we picked the wrong Clinton for weepy duty. We thought Bill would be appointed to get teary over the rough treatment accorded his wife, but it was Hillary herself who played the sensitivity card.
-- Michael Ackley, Jan. 14 WorldNetDaily column
[WorldNetDaily managing editor David] Kupelian had harsh words about Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., stating if she were to be elected in November, American culture would descend into "a level of hell."
-- Jan. 15 WorldNetDaily article
In New Hampshire, [Chris] Matthews tried desperately to pin down the would-be commander-in-chief on how her Iraq policy differs from that of Barack Obama. She quipped, “You know, I don’t know what to do with men who are obsessed with me.” (True enough; ask Vince Foster.)
-- Ben Johnson, Jan. 21 FrontPageMag article
Mrs. Clinton, will you pledge that as president you will never appoint to any federal court, including the U.S. Supreme Court, anyone who has had a law license suspended for unethical behavior? Of course, your husband Bill Clinton’s license to practice law was suspended for five years for lying under oath in a court case.
-- Lowell Ponte, Jan. 25 Newsmax column
The Democratic Party has paid a terrible price for its embrace of Bill and Hillary Clinton, a demented and devious duo of egomaniacs who will go down in history alongside the crazed Emperors Caligula and Nero of the late Roman Empire.
Lowell Ponte, Jan. 29 Newsmax column
Maybe McCain will try to fight back by confirming Hillary's well-known bisexuality and her lesbian affair with her beautiful assistant, Huma Abedin. Google "Hillary" and "Huma Abedin," and you'll get almost 6,000 hits.
-- Jack Wheeler, Feb. 4 WorldNetDaily column
Nothing can be more threatening to these politics than a successful, talented black man like Obama running as an American candidate rather than as a black candidate.
-- Star Parker, Feb. 2 WorldNetDaily column
Have you ever hosted a party and had that one couple that just wouldn't leave?
-- Doug Powers, Feb. 11 WorldNetDaily column
When the campaign trail gets tough, Hillary turns on the public waterworks. She has recently cried three times to gain voter sympathy.
-- Chelsea Schilling, Feb. 11 WorldNetDaily, column
It's time for Hillary to hoist up the trousers of her sansabelt suit, stiffen the old upper lip and make the iron maidens and harridans of the world proud. Hillary possesses all the charm of Grendel's little sister, would he have had one a trait that would not go unnoticed in dealing with radical Islamic factions, should she employ her true nature.
-- Mychal Massie, Feb. 12 WorldNetDaily column
It is indeed wonderful to smell the stench of death around Hillary’s campaign: the infighting, the leaks, the firings, the resignations, the money troubles, the media speculation.
-- John LeBoutillier, Feb. 14 Newsmax column
Shrillary is anything but likable and her voice sounds like a rusty nail scraping a blackboard. I won't comment on her looks except to say most people are sick to death of seeing her. Period. End of story.
-- Joseph Farah, Feb. 14 WorldNetDaily column
Hillary looks like a robot like a Stepford Wife. Her latest stand-up stance with the microphone in one hand and her other arm stretched out like a minister giving a blessing is yet another phony stance.
-- John LeBoutillier, Feb. 19 Newsmax column
If Ms. Clinton is both resignedly sweet and explosively sour, we need to ask hard, harsh questions.
-- Lowell Ponte, Feb. 26 Newsmax column
Like him or loathe him, you get the feeling that you could enjoy having a beer with Bill Clinton, you don't get that feeling that you could enjoy anything with Hillary Clinton except maybe anesthesia.
-- Brent Bozell, as quoted by Phil Brennan, Feb. 26 Newsmax column
Underneath the veneer of the practiced smile and the strategically used giggle, there is a rage that is always close to the surface. It was on display in the debate.
-- Dick Morris, Feb. 29 Newsmax column
So the questions for Ohioans who vote Tuesday for Clinton will be a choice of three alternatives:
-- Lowell Ponte, March 3 Newsmax column
At least Eliot Whoremonger paid for his adulterous sex. Bill Clinton, in only one of reportedly hundreds of extra-marital affairs, paid nothing to a White House intern whom he had perform oral sex on him while he was telephoning a congressman in the Oval Office.
-- Les Kinsolving, March 18 WorldNetDaily column
But ethics and morality died in America when President Clinton brazenly refused to resign after being caught lying under oath, losing his law license, committing sexual acts with an intern almost as young as his daughter, and being the first elected president ever impeached.
-- Lowell Ponte, April 18 Newsmax column
Still, some Americans can't imagine Democratic politics without Hillary. They need to get over it. She's a bad habit, like smoking, doing drugs or chewing your fingernails.
-- Jane Chastain, April 24 WorldNetDaily column
Although Hillary Clinton likes to compare herself with the movie character "Rocky" claiming that, like the underdog prizefighter, "I never quit, I never give up" many longtime Clinton observers say a more apt comparison would be with "The Terminator."
-- April 28 WorldNetDaily article
But try to imagine Hillary Clinton as president and Bill as first lady. The toxic cultural/governmental environment would be almost beyond imagination with the elevation of "the queen of darkness" as "father of our country."
-- David Kupelian, May 2 WorldNetDaily column, also appearing in above issue of Whistleblower
Most of the experience political pundits have been counting out the Lizard Queen for months now. But as with any epic horror star, it's unwise to assume she's done. Those who fail to learn the lessons of "Halloween" and "Friday the 13th" may regret counting out the Lizard Queen too soon.
-- Vox Day, May 5 WorldNetDaily column
A prostitute is whatever you need her to be. While Hillary's price may be a bit higher, possibly the future of America, she is nothing more than a prostitute. Give her what she wants, and she will give you what you want.
-- Craig R. Smith, May 12 WorldNetDaily column
HILLARY CAN still win the Democratic nomination, provided the superdelegates vote for her. I think they will. Over 60 percent are men, and men cannot resist Hillary.
-- Richard Poe, May 17 blog post
Hillary claimed the assassination comment slipped out because the Kennedys were on her mind ever since the announcement of Ted Kennedy's brain tumor. Gee, if Hillary gets anymore concerned with Ted's well-being we'll all be targets of a fantasy assassination.
-- Doug Powers, May 26 WorldNetDaily column
Now, trusting Hillary to keep her word and make way in four years might seem insane, but then, with the woman already musing openly about assassinations, it's arguably the prudent route for Sen. Obama.
-- Vox Day, May 26 WorldNetDaily column
As she exits stage left, we hear the haunting melody of Hillita’s fading farewell:
-- John L. Perry, June 4 Newsmax column