Originally posted by vistesd to Whodey
[b]Now you have joined the ranks of Marauder and company You have shown your true partisan colors as you lick the boots of Hillary.
LOL. You stupid s**ite! Marauder has never supported Hillary Clinton! But he has been honest enough to refute—in detail—the lies levelled against her by whores like you.[/b]
When it's expedient for his cause, the lawyer No1Marauder typically likes to make hyper-legalistic
arguments (He's not a rapist; he was convicted of sexual assault.) looking for any convenient loophole.
When it's not expedient, No1Marauder can be extremely dishonest and abusive.
Caveat: as a non-American, I have not obsessively scrutinized Hillary Clinton's record.
I lack the emotional investment that most Americans seem to have in her character.
To what extent is Hillary Clinton dishonest? Well, to a significant extent, almost all
politicians are calculating enough to put their own interests ahead of sticking to the truth.
Hillary Clinton is no exception. She's far from being a selfless saint or a paragon of virtue.
But I know of no evidence that she's more dishonest than her husband, Bill Clinton,
even though there's a popular perception (largely based on misogyny) that she's
much more dishonest than him.
Is Hillary Clinton deceitful? I think it's fair to say that she can be quite disingenuous.
Here's a comment by Nicholas Kristof, a journalist who's sympathetic toward her.
"All [her E-mail scandal] is self-inflicted damage, which [Hillary] Clinton compounded
with evasions and half-truths, coming across as lawyerly and shifty. A more gifted
politician might have got away with it, but Clinton is not a natural politician. Her warmth
can turn to remoteness on the television screen, her caution to slipperiness."
--Nicholas Kristof (23 April 2016, 'New York Times' )
To sum up, my impression of Hillary Clinton is that she seems to fall within the expected
range of most mainstream Democratic politicians in dishonesty. There's no question
whatsoever that Donald Trump (a pathological liar) is far more dishonest than she.
But many Americans seem far more accepting, even admiring, of Donald Trump's lies.
"Regardless of the public perception, experts see Trump as taking common political deception to another level."
--Kim Soffen (27 July 2016, 'Washington Post' )
So it's a contest between Hillary Clinton, a politician of about average dishonesty,
and Donald Trump, a transparent pathological liar.