Hillary Clinton hands teabagger Ron Johnson his balls (video)

UPDATE: Ron Johnson now claims Hillary Clinton “faked it” when she ripped his head off at the Benghazi hearing.  Johnson’s concern is understandable. I suspect he has that problem a lot with women.
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Hillary Clinton taught Wisconsin Republican Senator, and Tea Party favorite, Ron Johnson a valuable life lesson at yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about the Benghazi attack: It’s hard to teabag if someone cuts your balls off.

As you may recall, the latest conservative conspiracy theory is that somehow the Obama administration knew within hours of the September attack on our consulate and CIA station in Benghazi, Libya (in which four Americans, including our ambassador, was killed) that the attackers were “terrorists” rather than “a mob.”

It’s not clear how the Republicans “know” that the administration “knew” this, but that’s the conspiracy theory in a nutshell: that Team Obama knew, and refused to call the attack “terrorism” because the elections were coming up.  And apparently, per the theory, the President knew that a terror attack right before the election would be bad politics – even though the Bush administration and Republicans on the Hill used to love to milk terrorism for political gain, so it’s not clear why the attack would hurt Obama, rather than help him. But don’t expect consistency from crazy.

Hillary Clinton talks to Ron Johnson Benghazi

“Do you speak Italian, Senator?”

Anyway, Republican Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin, a Tea Party-er who has issues with women, thought he was going to school Hillary Clinton in how a good ole Washington smear works.

Heh.

Poor guy didn’t know what hit him.

You see, smart chicks are like Kryptonite to losers like Johnson.  Hillary Clinton was supposed to cry, or get flustered, or demand a time out to touch-up her make-up.  At least that’s what Ron Johnson was taught women do when men mansplain the world to them.

But Hillary Clinton didn’t crumble in the face of aging testosterone.  Instead, she took out the long knives and brought home a trophy.

(The fun starts around 2 minutes into the video.)


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001582873654 Shane Wielding

    Again, don’t be naive. Very wealthy people have investments within investments and sometimes, it cannot be helped. She is still the best choice in 2016—bar none.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001582873654 Shane Wielding

    And this is why the gay community should start now to help make sure Hillary is on that ballot in 2016. I know I’m going to do everything I can to help her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001582873654 Shane Wielding

    Don’t be naive. All politicians have to say they’re against gay marriage until they get into office. It’s what Obama did and it’s what Hillary will do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=544077336 Brett Zink

    How bout E. Warren/D. Kucinich in 2016? Or Vise Verse? There’s two fighters! Not afraid to stand up to anyone (including their party)!

  • Jafafa Hots

    Just think of the power that would be unleashed.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    About the only time it happened was Dubya Bush wearing a cod piece.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    She lost me when I discovered she was on the Board of WAL*MART.

  • http://twitter.com/LisaGemini Lisa Cunningham

    That’s right, Nicho. Plus the media always feel the need to comment on Hillary’s (or any other women politician’s) cleavage or the outfit she’s wearing. You never hear them describe the lousy tie a man has on.

  • http://twitter.com/LisaGemini Lisa Cunningham

    If W. was so stupid, why has Obama agreed with so many of his policies, starting with the Patriotic Act?
    I foresee that we will see this clip, taken out of context, on an anti-Hillary commercial in 2015 or 2016. Joe Biden, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio…take your pick of candidates on either side…will use this for the usual storm of negative campaigning B.S.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Bosse/608235497 Joe Bosse

    Yep, and I’d probably find myself agreeing with him, but her rather in-artfully stated theme sounded more like trial and discovery to me.

  • Sweetie

    It looked like routine partisan posturing to me, from both sides.

  • cole3244

    there isn’t a goper that cares or respects anything about govt process, because the only thing republicans are in office to do is throw road blocks in the way of govt so they can attack the govt they are supposed to be running in the hopes of convincing others that govt is the enemy, when in reality the gop is the enemy of everyone but the very wealthy and tearing down the safety net is their goal along with turning or democracy into a fascist impersonation of liberty.

  • planetwingnuttia

    you know Hillz wasn’t for gay marriage either right?

  • ComradeRutherford

    This is exactly why far-right extremists want women to be returned to property status: so they can’t point out when men are lying.

  • nicho

    Corporatist and corporate critic is not a good mix.

  • Myrddin

    Hey I did try to tell people at the time…

    The reason I am not as disappointed with Obama as the rest of y’all is that I was never as much into him.

    But it’s probably not a real problem as the #1 job of whoever followed W. Bush was always going to be fixing all of his stupid. And there is still plenty of stupid left to fix.

  • Myrddin

    Time to hit EBay with ‘Ron Johnson balls in a jar’.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    good one Nicho

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    LOL!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Funny, snarky writing—-took the words right of my brain. Well done.

  • Naja pallida

    It seemed out of character, but we all fall for the text-monotone once in a while. :)

  • Island In The Sky

    “It’s hard to teabag if someone cuts your balls off”

    OMG…John, did you really just write that?
    I’d be howling in laughter at that line except my jaw has to be able to move!

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    It’s been both amusing and dismaying to hear how the GOP members of Congress — both houses — apparently get their news and information exclusively from Fox News, hate-talk radio, and hack tinfoil-hat blogs like Breitbart(dot)com.

  • nicho

    Ball-less? He has stood up to progressives quite well. Puts them in their place every chance he gets.

  • nicho

    What John said.

  • nicho

    Just look at the headline on the video — Hillary “erupts.” I can guarantee you that men don’t “erupt.” Men are forceful — women are contentious. Men are bold — women are bitchy. Men respond firmly — women erupt.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Nicho was being sarcastic, as evidenced by the last sentence :)

  • Sweetie

    “What matters now is not so much figuring out why they did it but finding them and (killing them) bringing them to justice.” (paraphrase)

    I’m sure Greenwald has something to say about this mindset.

  • sunmusing

    There seems to be a real shortage of Balls in our esteemed media…Hillary has one of the largest sets…hence the “envy” of her questioners..maybe when they crawl out of their gutter politics they may ask nicely for them back….tea bagging the republicans is a waste of a good idea…

  • sunmusing

    No…not especially…

  • sunmusing

    There is much work to do for the 2014 elections…Watch the State Houses for GOP corruption of our voting rights….2016 will take care of itself if we take care of bidness now…

  • Naja pallida

    I don’t know, I think her response was fairly appropriate. You’d probably be rather bitchy too if a bunch of partisan know-nothings were on a witch hunt to pin a conspiracy theory on you, despite having the answers to their questions already in the documents in their hands, and the results of a real comprehensive investigation pending.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Did anyone besides Fox get on Hillary’s case?

  • http://www.seriouslyspain.com/ Seriously Spain

    It’s why we should have had Hillary as president in the first place instead of Obama, the ball-less wonder.

  • mgardener

    If we want the Democrats to win in 2016, we need to pay attention to what the republicans are doing to the electoral college. We need to keep, start the change at the local state level.

  • nicho

    I think you have it all wrong. The GOP senators were asking reasonable questions and Hillary was being a total bitch. Don’t you pay any attention to the mainstream media?

  • nicho

    Matter/Anti-Matter 2016

  • Naja pallida

    They’re just talking in circles, asking the same questions over and over with slight variances in wording in hopes of catching some discrepancy in her responses. It’s like watching a bad cop show from the 1970s, just with less mustaches.

  • AdmNaismith

    Hillary/E. Warren 2016!

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