Bruce Walker at the American Thinker notes that Sunday is the 10th anniversary of Hillary Clinton’s coinage of the infamous term we’ve come to wear proudly: “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.” Yes, it’s been a full decade of bitter Clintonian sniping, acute paranoia, and psychological projection against conservative talk radio, conservative authors, and conservative activists. Time flies, huh?
How amusing that the birthday week arrives as the desperate Clintons redirect their wrath from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy to the Vast Obama-Loving Media Conspiracy. Who are the Clintons’ worst enemies now? Why, the Obama-conspiring Former Clinton News Network and traitorous San Francisco TV reporters who “don’t care about the home mortgage crisis!” Always someone else’s fault. If you’re not with Them, you’re collaborating with their enemies…to kick people out of their homes. Belly flop into the fever swamp and deep-sea dive into sanctimony. That’s the Billary way.
Or, as a certain Democrat in the Clintons’ crosshairs, put it yesterday: “It’s the same old okey-doke.”
Ten years ago Hillary Clinton (then the First Lady) went on television with Matt Lauer and said: “This is the great story here for anybody willing to find 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.”
Thus was born the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. Hillary expected serious Americans to believe that the Whitewater convictions (which put a sitting Arkansas governor in prison), the suicide of the Deputy White House Chief Counsel under mysterious circumstances, the unconscionable firing of the White House travel staff, Hillary’s strange acumen in predicting the cattle futures market, an allegation of brutal rape against her husband, the perjury of Bill Clinton in a federal grand jury proceeding, his affair with a White House intern, and the countless other moral debauches of the Clintons were created by some cabal with power greater than the president, the Democratic Party and the huge phalanx of media flacks, fawning Hollywood starlets, militant activists and nihilistic academicians.
The truth, of course, is different. The “vast right wing conspiracy” or VRWC lives on today, and is vast — it includes tens of millions of intelligent Americans who have been systematically marginalized, demonized and defamed in the public debate about America. It has voices because technology, tenacity and innovation gave it voices, in spite of those who hold most of the levers of power in America.
Happy birthday, fellow conspirators. And many more.
Flashback: In Hillary’s own words, Jan. 27, 1998:
First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday firmly denied allegations that her husband had an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Mrs. Clinton blamed the sex allegations on a “a vast right-wing conspiracy” against President Bill Clinton.
She made the statement during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, where she was asked to comment on accusations and rumors that have caused a political uproar and even triggered speculation about the possibility of impeachment of the president.
“I do believe that this is a battle,” the first lady said.
“Look at the very people who are involved in this. They have popped up in other settings. The great story here for anybody willing to find it, 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,” Mrs. Clinton said.
The first lady called the sex and perjury allegations swirling around her husband part of an effort “to undo the results of two elections.”
An independent counsel, Kenneth Starr, has expanded his investigation to include charges that the president may have encouraged the ex-intern, Monica Lewinsky, now 24, to lie under oath about whether she and the president had an affair.
“That is not going to be proven true,” Clinton said. She said she was fighting the charges “not only because I love and believe my husband” but for the sake of the nation.
Yes, this same woman, who said those very silly things, wants to be the commander-in-chief of the United States.
She’ll say anything. And it ain’t just VRWC members who comprehend this now.