Leftists cry “RIGGED!” after the latest with Hillary Clinton and the FBI (see BREAKING: Clinton Email Investigation REOPENED…Because Anthony Weiner?!and Mike Pence Silences Chris Matthews on Hillary’s Emails: ‘My Son Would At Least Be Court-Martialed!’). But in 1992? It was all smiles when an October surprise helped Bill Clinton
and interns/humidors into the oval office…
24 years ago, as former President George H.W. Bush was surging back against challenger Bill Clinton, a special prosecutor raised new charges against Bush in the Iran-Contra probe, prompting Clinton to claim he was running against a “culture of corruption.”
Many Republicans claimed that the indictment made by special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh against former Reagan-era Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger the weekend before the 1992 election cost Bush a second term. The indictment, later thrown out, challenged Bush’s claim that he did not know about a controversial arms-for-hostages deal that dogged the Reagan-Bush administration.
When it came, Clinton seized on it. “Secretary Weinberger’s note clearly shows that President Bush has not been telling the truth when he says he was out of the loop.” Clinton added, “It demonstrates that President Bush knew and approved of President Reagan’s secret deal to swap arms for hostages.”
Kind of like how everyone has the exact opposite opinion on James Comey and the FBI that they has last month? Everyone now has the exact opposite opinion on “October surprises” as they had in 1992. Intellectual honesty? Consistency? Objectivity? Basic human decency? Ha! All that matters is MY guy/gal/TBD winning. I get that this has always been the nature of politics. But never has the complete casting aside of truth been on such complete display for all to see.
That just politics, folks. Drink it in! Also, learn something on Wikileaks below.