I have lost track of how many conspiracy theories the Clinton's have used to paint themselves as victims. "Vast right wing conspiracies" and most recently, left wing conspiracies that have now proven to be true.
When does it become crystal clear to a critical mass of people that the behaviors of the democrat (ic--not) and republican parties are based on manipulation and lies fueled by greed and insatiable hunger for power? (edit: part of the answer to that was just put out by Jake Johnson with his excellent article on CD today)
If only this were JUST a DWS problem! It is deep, wide and out of control (exhibit A: dying biosphere)
And the Clintons are manipulators at the cellular level. For HRC it goes back as far (+) as her cattle future days.
“Cheating can become self-reinforcing. When we cheat, we have a tendency to rationalize the behavior. We can’t change the past, so we change our attitude and justify our actions. But that adjustment, while it may make us feel better, also makes us more likely to cheat again: we cheat, we rationalize it, we accept it, and we cheat once more. Recent research suggests that people who behave dishonestly are more likely to become morally disengaged from their environment and to forget moral rules, such as honor codes. Cheating, it seems, can cause a self-justifying temporary block on ethical information.”
And this is something we have seen HRC excel at: casting herself as the victim of right wing (and recent left wing) smear attacks:
“Cheating is especially easy to justify when you frame situations to cast yourself as a victim of some kind of unfairness,” said Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, a neurologist at the University of Pennsylvania.