The trouble with Hillary Clinton is not just that she lies a lot. It’s that she lies practically all the time, even when there’s no reason to, like the lie she told about coming under sniper fire at the airport in Bosnia.
Surely she had to know that the media, upon hearing that statement, would be falling over themselves to check out visuals of her arrival at the airport.
But it seems Hillary Clinton can’t help herself, maybe because she’s a compulsive liar.
And her lies have caught up with her. Now, only die-hard Democrats believer her anymore — or pretend to.
An article in the Washington Post — titled “Hillary Clinton, who tells dreadful lies” — uses an excerpt from a 1907 classic as a metaphor to describe the consequences of lying too often:
Hillary Clinton tells us she is recovering from a mild case of pneumonia, but less than half of American voters believe her belated explanation of why she appeared to faint leaving a 9/11 commemoration. If she wants to understand why, she can find the answer in a children’s poem.
In his 1907 classic, “Matilda Who told Lies, and was Burned to Death,” Hilaire Belloc tells the story of a young girl who “told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes.” One day Matilda calls in a false alarm to London’s fire brigade, and as punishment is left home alone while her aunt goes to the theater:
That Night a Fire did break out–
You should have heard Matilda Shout!
You should have heard her Scream and Bawl,
And throw the window up and call
To People passing in the Street . . . but all in vain!
For every time She shouted “Fire!”
They only answered “Little Liar!”
And therefore when her Aunt returned,
Matilda, and the House, were Burned.
Today, it is the American people who have been burned, time and again, by Hillary Clinton’s dreadful lies.
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So if Clinton wonders why so many believe she is lying about her health, it is because she has lied so many times, about so many things, that most Americans no longer believe a word she says — even if she’s telling the truth.
When she opens her mouth, people look at her like Belloc’s Matilda and say, “Little Liar.”