Friday, October 23, 2015

"We're Better Than That!"

As the end of Trey Gowdy's ridiculous 11-hour Benghazi hearing finally approached, it was clear that Hillary was doing exceptionally well beyond expectation and the Republicans were getting more desperate and absurd as each painful minute rolled by. It could have ended there and easily been counted as a win for Clinton.

But it didn't end there. It kept going until the clouds rolled away, the sun shined down, and Gowdy's sham committee melted into nothingness before our very eyes.

Watch this twelve minute clip of Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings and Hillary Clinton.

After a particularly noxious round of questioning, Schiff calmly and effectively dismantles the proceedings once again...but that's only the precursor to what Cummings has in store. "We're better than that!" is this generation's "At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" but his entire rant was the cathartic emotional apex of the day. And Hillary's beautiful response could not have been any more perfect.

If there's a lump in your throat or a tear in your eye as you watch it, I'll tell you from my own experience that you're not alone.

After Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November 2016, I believe that we might just look back at these twelve minutes from a year earlier as a key pivot point that helped make it possible.

I could certainly go on about this historic moment...but this post-hearing photo of Elijah and Hillary is worth several thousand more words.

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