Please Hillary! You must save us from the horrors of the impending TrumpenReich. However, um, in order to do that I beg you to do me just one little favor. Please stop lying.
That pretty much sums up the plea of Ron Fournier to Hillary Clinton in The Atlantic magazine. What's really laughable is the idea that she can somehow just snap her fingers and actually do this like simply stop eating, say, kidney beans. Unfortunately for Fournier, asking Hillary to stop lying is more like asking her to stop eating...period. Or even to stop breathing. However, Fournier is so panicked over the idea of a Donald Trump presidency that he makes his doomed plea and asks, Why Can't Hillary Clinton Stop Lying?
...I’m not angry at Trump; I expect him to be repugnant. I am angry at Clinton, because she followed up her convention with another unnecessary lie; another excuse for people to distrust her; another thin reed upon which undecided voters could justify a belated allegiance to a man who former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called “a dangerous demagogue.”
On Sunday, the former secretary of state told FOX News’ Chris Wallace that FBI Director James Comey cleared her of misleading the public about her rogue email server at the state department: “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.”
That’s wrong and she knows it, which makes it a lie.
And to get an idea of just how blatant a lie, watch her interview below with Chris Wallace referenced by Fournier.
“Clinton is cherry-picking statements by Comey to preserve her narrative about the unusual setup of a private email server,” wrote Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler, who awarded Clinton the maximum four “Pinocchios” for her whopper. “This allows her to skate past the more disturbing findings of the FBI investigation.”
Should Pinocchio be awarded four "Hillaries?"
And now an amusing Fournier panic attack over lying Hillary:
Her dishonesty could push an unknown number of independent and undecided voters into Trump’s camp or toward a non-major-party candidate. If too many swing voters walk away from Clinton because she destroyed her credibility or because they don’t want to condone her behavior, the nuclear codes go to Trump.
That is why Clinton’s advisers, senior Democrats, and members of the liberal media need to stop covering for Clinton. Stop repeating her spin. Stop spreading her lies. Stop enabling her worse angels. It’s too late for Clinton to come clean, but honorable Democrats should at least insist that she stop muddying the water.
Um, Ron. The nuclear codes might go to Trump due to Hillary's lying but her husband actually lost them.
Okay, you may now give one final plea:
Please, for the sake of the country, tell her: Stop lying.
Fournier might be hilariously unrealistic in his Hillary hopes but at least he gives good beg.