Sympathy for the devil

Sympathy for the Devil

So if you meet me

Have some courtesy

Have some sympathy, and some taste

Use all your well-learned politesse

Or I’ll lay your soul to waste, um yeah

Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, um yeah.

Sympathy for the Devil, the Rolling Stones


Hillary Clinton seems to have a political tin ear. Speaking at a campaign rally Oct. 24 she said,”Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”

She added, “You know that old theory ‘trickle-down economics,’ that has been tried, that has failed.”

OK, so she’s no economic genius.When she worked at the Rose law firm in Arkansas she had to have a Tyson chicken exec tell how to make a killing in the commodities futures market. The windfall didn’t seem to modify her socialist tendencies. When her husband was elected president she tried to force government health care on the country and it resulted in a huge defeat during the mid-term elections. Not as historic as the defeat Obamacare inspired, though.

Her most recent gaffe is a speech she gave at Georgetown University Dec. 3:

“This is what we call smart power, using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions. That is what we believe in the 21st century will change — change the prospects for peace.”

That is pretty broad. Empathize with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant? Empathize with North Korea? Empathize with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine; his invasion of western Georgia; his invasion of eastern Moldova?

This is the kind of economic and foreign policy that comes from a person with no moral compass. She spent four years as secretary of state just doing a world tour and accomplishing nothing. The major policy action was to lie to the families of those killed in the Benghazi terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate when she told them it was because of a crowd aroused by some obscure anti-Islamic video trailer on the Internet.

Either she ignored Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ request for more security at the consulate or she didn’t read her briefing papers. Either way, she didn’t take the 3 a.m. phone call she said in 2008 that Barack Obama wasn’t prepared for. Turns out neither one of them takes 3 a.m. phone calls. But Hillary Clinton seems to have the Devil on speed dial. Who else would make her say such crazy things as “empathize with their point of view” — empathize with the point of view of those beheading Westerners, Shiites and Christians and enslaving their women?

Ah, what’s puzzling you

Is the nature of my game, oh yeah


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