RUSH: Now, to the Democrat debate last night, this is interesting. Jorge Ramos. You know, for all the criticism we’ve had of this little guy here, he went both barrels at Mrs. Clinton last night and ticked her off. Now, I know some of you think it was probably a setup, and I don’t blame you. You have been wisely conditioned by brilliant people to suspect everything the Democrats do as staged and orchestrated, including things like this, including a setup where Jorge Ramos appears to go after her on her e-mails and appears to ask her about being indicted.
And she then gets angry and frustrated and shows that she’s not gonna take it, and that’s supposed to all redound to her benefit. But even so — and I don’t know what the audience for this was. But even so, it was brought up. He did ask these questions. In fact, some of the headlines here: “Jorge Ramos Corners Hillary on Claims She Lied to Families of Benghazi Victims.” “Clinton Asked About Potential Indictment During Debate.” “Clinton WonÂ’t Say if She’d Drop Out if Indicted.” So here we go. First the sound bite, Jorge Ramos: “Who specifically gave you permission, Mrs. Clinton, to operate your e-mail system as you did? Was it President Barack Obama? And would you drop out of the race if you get indicted?”
HILLARY: It wasn’t the best choice. I made a mistake. It was not prohibited. It was not in any way disallowed. And as I’ve said and as now has come out, my predecessors did the same thing and many other people in the government. I am not concerned about it, I am not worried about it, and no Democrat or American should be, either.
RAMOS: Secretary Clinton, the questions were, “Who gave you permission to operate…? Was it President Obama?”
HILLARY: There was no permission to be asked. It had been done by my predecessors. It was permitted!
RAMOS: If you get indicted, would you drop out?
HILLARY: Oh, for goodness… And it’s not gonna happen! I’m not even answering that question.
RUSH: Oh, did you see how irritated she got? Now, some people think the whole thing’s a setup here. Jorge’s second question was perhaps overshadowed there by the applause. “Secretary Clinton, the questions were, ‘Who gave you permission to operate…? Was it President Obama?'” She says (summarized), “I didn’t need any permission, you idiot! I didn’t need any permission! I’m Hillary Clinton; I don’t have permission for anything. It was done by my predecessors. It was permitted.” And I think right there is where her out is.
We know that John Kerry (who served in Vietnam) had his own server. We’ve learned that other Democrats did. If she has it out. I don’t want to jump the gun here. And then Ramos comes, “If you get indicted, would you drop out?” “Oh, for goodness…” But it’s the first time she’s been asked, because Crazy Bernie won’t go there. Crazy Bernie has still chosen not to explore any of that for whatever reason. But she did. She refused to answer it, and she acted so above it. “How dare you? How dare you ask me that? Like don’t you know what we’re doing here?
“Don’t you know that you’re supposed to help me win this nomination? Don’t you know you’re supposed to look like a supporter? Don’t you know you’re supposed to set me up to look good? What do you mean, asking me that?” That was the look on her face as she answered that question. Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post was also one of the moderators. She said, “Secretary Clinton, a Washington Post poll just yesterday found that only 37% of Americans consider you honest and trustworthy. Now, when you’ve been asked about this in the past, you’ve said that this is the result of many, many years of Republican attacks on you. But Americans have also had more than 25 years to get to know you for themselves. Is there anything in your own actions and the decisions that you yourself have made that would foster this kind of mistrust that people have for you?”
HILLARY: Obviously it’s painful for me to hear that, and I do take responsibility. When you’re in public life, even if you believe that it’s not an opinion that you think is fair or founded, you do have to take responsibility. I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed —
HILLARY: — like my husband or President Obama.
HILLARY: So I have a view that I just have to —
HILLARY: — do the best I can, get the results I can, make a difference in people’s lives and hope that people see that if I’m fighting for them.
RUSH: What does that mean, “I’m not a natural politician like my husband or President Obama”? What does that mean? (interruption) That’s exactly right. That’s exactly right. That means, “I’m not as good a liar as my husband. I’m not as good a liar as President Obama. I can’t fake sincerity like they can. When I don’t care about you, I don’t care about you. I can’t act like I do care about you like they can. When I think you’re a stupid fool and need to be put in jail for asking me that question, that’s what you’re gonna know when you look at my face. I’m not capable of smiling at you when you ask me if I’m going to get indicted. I want to put you in jail.
“So, no, I’m not as natural a politician, as my husband,” who, by the way, could not draw flies. They had to cancel another Bill Clinton event somewhere out in Kansas City or something ’cause nobody showed up. Take from that whatever you want. Jorge Ramos, the question is Benghazi. He… I mean, he cornered her on claims that she lied to the families of Benghazi. Here is the question, and I tell you what. You know, you might think that this is all setup and Hillary knows it’s coming, but I don’t know. This is… I haven’t heard any other Democrat reporters or moderators ask her about Benghazi like this.
RAMOS: On the night of the attacks in Benghazi —
AUDIENCE: (angry boos)
RAMOS: — you sent an e-mail to your daughter Chelsea saying an Al-Qaeda-like group was responsible for the killing of the Americans. However, some of the families claimed that you lied to them. Here’s Pat Smith, the mother of information officer Sean Smith. Let’s listen…
SMITH: Hillary and Obama and Panetta and Biden and all — Susan Rice all told me it was a video when they knew — they knew — it was not the video. And they said that they would call and let me know what the outcome was.
RUSH: Do you recall ever having heard a Drive-By Media reporter challenge Hillary Clinton this way? And then do you ever recall the Drive-By Media reporter actually playing audio from Ms. Smith for Hillary Clinton to react to? Do you hear those audience boos when Jorge was asking the question? What do you think that means? They’re ticked off that this came up, ’cause they know this is bad news, and they think Jorge’s on their side. They think Jorge is in the tank for Hillary, and he’s not supposed to be asking this kind of stuff.
They’re booing him for bringing this up.
He’s not there to make her look bad; they don’t understand it.
Remember, this is… What is this, Univision? That’s Jorge’s network. The audience here was a lot of people that watch Univision, Jorge fans. So Jorge’s getting booed off the stage during, but he hung in there. And then they played the Pat Smith video, and everybody knows that Hillary lied to her. Hillary and Obama. She’s right. Everybody lied. They lied knowingly for weeks that it was a video on the Internet that caused what happened in Benghazi, when it wasn’t. They knew the night of the event it wasn’t the video. The whole thing was made up. So they played a clip of Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, and then Ramos comes back and says (impression), “Secretary Clinton, did you lie to them?”
HILLARY: Certainly can’t even imagine the grief that she has for losing her son. But she’s wrong. She’s absolutely wrong. At the time I e-mailed with my daughter, a terrorist group had taken credit for the attacks on our facility in Benghazi. Within 16, 18 hours, they rescinded taking credit.
RUSH: Oh, come on.
HILLARY: They did it all on social media.
HILLARY: And the video did play a role. We have captured one of the lead terrorists, and he admits it was both a terrorist attack —
HILLARY: — and it was influenced by the video.
HILLARY: This was fog of war. This was complicated.
RUSH: Folks, this is… This is such BS, I feel like using the full word! This is such a crock. She is lying through her teeth on this. So now a terrorist group claimed credit and then rescinded it? When have you ever heard of that? (impression) “By the way, we rescind credit for the suicide bombing in Benghazi. We did not do it after saying we did! It is now the video that made us mad.” You ever heard anything like this? So the terrorist leader becomes the source authority? That’s who Mrs. Clinton has to rely on to bail her out of this?
“Oh, yeah! The terrorist leader, he said it was both! It was a terrorist attack, but the terrorist attack was inspired by the video!” They had not seen the video. They are still lying about this. This lie was created to protect ’em in the 2012 reelection. Here we are four years later, and they’re still lying about it. And I was not gonna let this show end without you hearing that today.
Now, Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders hit a home run. He’s very proud of his finish in Michigan. The polls were wrong there. They were 27 to 37 points wrong! Karen Tumulty: “Senator Sanders, you have demanded that Secretary Clinton release the transcripts of her paid Wall Street speeches. Why is that important? You have reason to believe that she says one thing in private and another in public?”
SANDERS: When you get paid $225,000, that means that that speech must have been an extraordinarily wonderful speech.
SANDERS: I would think that a speech so great that you got paid so much money for it you’d like to share it with the American people, so I think she should show us the transcript.
AUDIENCE: (laughter and wild applause)
SANDERS: The secretary said, well, she will do it. “If other people do it. I will do it.” I didn’t give any speeches. There is no transcript!
RUSH: That’s a great point. She said, “Hey, if everybody release their speech transcripts to Wall Street guys, I’ll release mine.” And Bernie says, “I’ve never been invited to give a speech to Wall Street.” Everybody knows what’s what. She’s going to Wall Street and she’s praising them. They’re paying her a quarter of a million dollars, and not because she’s interesting, and not because she’s fun to have a drink with. It’s just the opposite.
They’re paying her a quarter of a million dollars to come in there and say wonderful things to them about their business, and then they’re paying her money for influence later. Bernie knows it and everybody knows it. It’s not gonna matter at the end of things, but it’s important for people to hear. These are the result opponents here. When all this is said and done, this is who we’re gonna be up against, and they haven’t changed. They’re just as radical. They are just as big if not bigger liars than they’ve always been, and it serves us well to keep that in mind.