Hillary Clinton’s popularity seems to have hit a new low.
A new YouTube video, purportedly showing the Democratic front-runner lying on various occasions throughout her political career, went viral on the internet after newspaper and media titan Matt Drudge came to know about its existence.
The video, titled “Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight,” was uploaded on YouTube in January by Michael Armstrong, and although it failed to garner much traction in the beginning, it has now received more than seven million views at the time of writing.
The 13-minute-long video was given new life after Kathleen Parker, writing an op-ed in the Washington Post, speculated on the reasons for its sudden popularity.
“Hillary Clinton’s vast résumé of, shall we say, inconsistencies, is the dog that caught the car and won’t let go. A viral video collection of her comments on various subjects through the years is bestirring Republican hearts. To those who’d rather vote for a reality show host than a Clinton, the video merely confirms what they’ve believed all along. For independents and even Democrats, it’s a reminder of how often Clinton has morphed into a fresh incarnation as required by the political moment.”
You can watch the viral video here.
As the Washington Times mentioned in its report on the video, it is a visual documentation of the many times that Hillary Clinton has contradicted herself on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to Clinton’s now-infamous comments during the Benghazi hearings, where she unabashedly opines that 95 percent of her work-related emails were turned in, whereas the actual figures showed that she was responsible for deleting an estimated 30,000 emails from her private server.
Moreover, the video also draws attention to Clinton’s contradicting stances on health care reform and her shifting memories of the time she allegedly risked “sniper fire” in Bosnia.
In 2013, for instance, Hillary Clinton first announced her approval for same-sex marriages, adding that she had always been a supporter of the reform. However, clips edited into the video show that Clinton has had a long history of opposing same-sex marriage, at one time saying that it was not “sacred” for a person to marry another person belonging to the same sex.
The video further casts a worrying eye on Clinton’s varying ideological stances, in effect pointing out that she has changed ideological positions several times in the past to suit the occasion.
The video appears to have struck a chord with Republican voters, with many claiming that the video just puts together what the American people have been witness to over the last few decades. For example, conservative website Hotair responded to the video in the following manner.
“Two things are most striking about this video. The first is just how long Hillary has been stringing America along with whatever story suits her at the moment. It’s not as if there was one lie or one bad moment in a long career.
The second striking thing is the brazenness with which she tells stories that are not remotely accurate, such as the Bosnia airport trip.”
However, in a stinging note ostensibly to Republican voters, the creator of the video added that his effort was not a pro-Trump video by any means, before promising that he will edit a video that will show the many times Donald Trump has lied over the duration of his successful campaign.
It is something an overwhelming number of viewers seemed to concur on.
“We don’t have to go back 30 years for Trump’s lies. We just have to go back less than a year — and it will be way more than 13 minutes,” added one viewer.
If Hillary Clinton manages to beat Bernie Sanders to the Democratic nomination, which, at this point, appears likely, one can be sure that we will be heading to a mud fight between two candidates who are not only hated by their rival party voters but by many voters within their own parties.
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