What Hillary did 8

The Democratic Party must be “in denial”. Is it really offering as its only candidates for the presidency an old communist – aka “a democratic socialist” – whose mind was badly made up never to change again way back in the last century; some other man no one knows or cares anything about; and, primarily, a hideously corrupt old female whose reputation is laden with more scandals than any other figure in modern American history, and is the subject of a criminal investigation by the FBI?

Yes, mirabile dictu, it is!

John Hawkins provides a useful summary of things the old woman has been and done:

Conservatives have been amusing themselves for months by watching Hillary Clinton supporters sputter out laughable answers when they’re asked to name her biggest accomplishments. You can’t blame them for not being able to come up with anything significant because Hillary has choked on the same question in interviews. That’s one of the reasons her staffers have been shielding her from the press like a mother standing between her child and Jared Fogle.

If you want to double down on the laughs, go read an actual list of “accomplishments” on her website.

All seven “accomplishments” are things Hillary didn’t have much to do with — like CHIP and the Family Medical Leave Act (Those went into effect when her husband was in office) or getting 9/11 first responders health care (Was that ever a question?). Alternately, they’re just ridiculous.

“Fought for children and families for 40 years and counting.”

“Told the world that ‘women’s rights are human rights’,” 

“Stood up for LGBT rights at home and abroad.”

The very fact that Hillary Clinton considers those things to be “accomplishments” that she should be applauded for as opposed to things that should evoke eye-rolling and “Is she serious?” comments tells you a lot about why she shouldn’t be President.

Of course, the real problem Hillary has isn’t that she doesn’t have achievements; it’s just that they’re not exploits that anyone would want to base a run at the Presidency on.

1) She has been willing to endure America’s most humiliating marriage to achieve wealth and power: It’s fun to guess what Hillary Clinton would have done with her life if she hadn’t married Bill and ridden his coattails. City council member in Little Rock, Arkansas? EPA bureaucrat? A lawyer for Planned Parenthood? She’s a very small person who latched onto her husband’s very big last name.

In return, she had to stay married to a man who cheated on her. Constantly. Worse yet, not only did she know it, the whole world knows it.

Bill Clinton was impeached by the House for perjuring himself over an affair with Monica Lewinsky. He settled a sexual harassment case against Paula Jones. He was accused of sexual assault by Kathleen Willey. He was accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick. Then there’s Gennifer Flowers, Dolly Kyle Browning, Elizabeth Ward Gracen and undoubtedly dozens of other women he’s slept with. Given that some of the troopers who guarded him in Arkansas claimed they procured women for him and his confirmed trips to “orgy island”,  the number may be in the hundreds and chances are, while you’re reading this, Bill is having sex with a woman who’s not Hillary Clinton. No normal woman would be so hungry for power over her fellow human beings that she would endure that and that does separate Hillary from the rest of us who aren’t as desperate for power.

2) Four people are dead in Benghazi because of her: It seems hard to believe that it’s even possible, but there were more than 600 ignored security requests related to Libya and the consulate in Benghazi. Had Hillary paid attention to those requests, it’s entirely possible that none of our men would have died in Libya. However, Hillary claims none of those requests reached her desk. Since it’s generally accepted that Hillary lies incessantly about anything and everything, maybe that’s another lie. On the other hand, given that she’s 68 years old, hasn’t driven a car since 1996 and clearly can’t handle her own email, maybe she just didn’t know what she was doing. Either way, if we had a different Secretary of State, those four men would probably be alive today. Most of us have made mistakes at work, but how many of us have the guts to ask for a promotion after four people DIED because we missed hundreds of requests for help from them?

3) She was one of the worst Secretaries of State in U.S. history: Donald Trump calls her “the worst Secretary of State” in American history, but this is an old country that has had a lot of people in that position; so that may be unfair. Maybe she’s just one of the worst Secretaries of State in American history. Look at what happened on her watch.

We helped radical jihadis take over in Libya and that country is falling apart. Benghazi also happened and while she was publicly telling the world a video caused it, she was privately telling people it was a terrorist attack. Additionally, we backed a radical jihadi takeover of the government in Egypt that thankfully fell apart. We pulled all our troops out of Iraq, which set the stage for ISIS to move in. Our relationship with the Israeli government deteriorated. So did our relationships with China and Russia. To top it all off, the State Department lost track of 6 billion dollars while she was Secretary of State. It would be easy to write Clinton off as a pitiable character whose ambition led her to take a job that was far too big for someone of her meager abilities, but unfortunately she’s trying to use her miserable failure as Secretary of State as a stepping stone to the presidency where she could do even more damage.

4) She managed to turn a career in government service into immense wealth: Hillary and her husband managed to become filthy rich one percenters because of their government service. Granted, they did cut a few corners in the process. For example, while Bill was governor, Hillary got away with taking a nearly $100,000 bribe from Robert L. “Red” Bone via sleazy cattle futures deals. While she was Secretary of State, money poured into the pockets of her husband and the Clinton Foundation from defense contractors and foreign governments that got fat contracts from the State Department. Among the governments that funneled money into the Clinton bank account via speeches are Iran, North Korea [actually, the State Department did not permit that one! – ed] the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia and China. They paid the Clintons an awful lot of money and if Hillary becomes our next President, people might be surprised at how much those foreign governments end up getting in return for making the Clintons rich.

5) She’s better at surviving sleazy scandals than anyone else: Hillary Clinton has been tied into more scandals than any other five politicians combined. Where she goes, an ocean of corruption, sleaze and controversy always follows. It’s amazing in a horrific way that Hillary is still considered a serious candidate for the presidency despite having more gaffes and scandals than the entire GOP field COMBINED. It would take a book to fully detail all of them, but just to name a few, there’s Emailgate, Pardongate, Whitewater, Travelgate, using the IRS to attack her political opponents, looting the White House, illegally acquiring FBI files on her Republican opponents, the Boeing payoff, the Uranium One payoff, the Norway embassy payoff, the Congo payoff, ripping off AIDS patients in the Third World, taking bribes via cattle futures, lying about landing under “sniper fire” in Bosnia, laughing about tearing apart a 12 year old girl in court to get a child rapist off and Benghazi. There are mob bosses with cleaner records than Hillary Clinton and yet, not only has she avoided prison so far, she’s running for President.

An appalling record. Yet it leaves out the worst thing Hillary Clinton accomplished.

She it was who insisted that Libya be attacked from the air to help anti-Gaddafi rebels depose the dictator. That they did (and tortured him to death). Tritely she squealed, “We came, we saw, he died.” And since then, Libya has been in chaos. From its shores untold multitudes of “refugees” sail for Europe. Many drown. Families are torn apart. Europe sinks.

If she could do so much harm as secretary of state, how much more could she do as president?

  • whitecat31

    1. Stood by her man and worked things out. Good for her.
    2. She has been cleared of the Benghazi accusations by the Republicans. http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/21/politics/benghazi-attack-report/
    3. She is ranked as one of the 3 best secretary of states ever. Trump doesn’t know crap. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2015/02/05/scholars-votes-kerry-dead-last-in-terms-of-effectiveness/
    4. How dare people earn money that are not Republicans.. Also you lied about taking a bribe. What exactly would she be bribed for, seeing as she was not a government official at the time?
    5. Because people like you make up crap and pretend its real. Repeating a lie over and over again, still does not make a lie true.

    • C. Gee

      1. You think standing by a serial sexual predator is a good thing?
      2. No she hasn’t. I don’t think you know what the Benghazi accusations are.
      3. A poll of international relations scholars (40% of whom think global warming is the most important issue facing the world) ranking the “most effective” secs of state (and coming up with Henry Kissinger distantly followed by “Don’t Know,” followed by Albright and Clinton in percentages when taken together are less than “Don’t Know”) tells you a lot about international relations scholars. What does “effective” mean to leftists?
      4. Re-read item 4 in the article. There is also a book out which gives details of influence peddling while she was Sec. Do you understand what “hypocrisy” means? “Venality”?
      5. “Benghazi riots where caused by a video” “I did not send or receive classified emails.” Hillary’s repeated lies do not make them true. It is the left’s practice to accuse their opponents of what they themselves do. The “narrative” is the left’s reality. Leftism is a religion. You see Hillary as a High Priestess calling the Righteous to perform holy rites to appease the Gov, the God of all. We see her as a witch jangling ju-ju before the infantile and gullible. We invite you to take off the blindfold and see what slimy thing you have been embracing.

      • liz

        Well put!

  • Duke of Hazzard

    No one is in denial. I believe that there are three reasons why the lunatic left would vote for Hillary. 1) There are too many powerful people who are in bed with her, and don’t want to risk exposure if some one else is elected. 2) There are many who believe that it is time for a woman to take the office, no matter how corrupt she is. 3) Some people just want to watch the world burn. If we don’t get a conservative in the White House in the next election, I’m afraid it might just be over for our beloved country.

    • Yes, those are “reasons” why Democrats want her. But if you were in the DNC leadership, wouldn’t you think it might be prudent to put up a candidate more likely to appeal to (eg.) independents, than this trio? The thought did cross their minds when they sounded out Joe Biden. Imagine being at such a loss that you have to turn to him! When he said no, they were stumped. They have shut their eyes, they are squeezing their thumbs, and hoping Hillary will not be indicted, or drop unconscious again, or bore and irritate even their own dumb voters to the point of exasperation. Or perhaps some are on their knees to Elizabeth Warren … (Two whole years younger than Hillary! Can lie just as boldly! Also a commie! And is assumed to be also a woman, and healthier, and not under investigation by the FBI, and less dreary.)

      • liz

        “In denial”, and “lunatic” are both good probabilities, both stemming from the underlying root of “stupidity”.

      • Duke of Hazzard

        I would agree with you if the left had any idea how the world actually works. According to Forbes, the percentage of households receiving government handouts, is up to 52%. This almost insures the votes for a Democrat candidate, as most of them will not want to get off the gravy train. Combine that with the fact that our government has gotten so corrupt, that a close race in the Republicans favor could still result in a democrat winning. They believe they have it in the bag. Our only chance is if a Conservative wins by a land slide.

  • liz

    And we shouldn’t forget that, at least in all the disasters she presided over as Secretary of State, Obama shares equal blame.
    Both she and Obama (and Kerry, etc) are living examples of the disastrous consequences of allowing people with the worst possible combination of incompetence, corruption, and dangerously stupid ideology to run a country.
    And even worse, the most powerful on in the world. It has resulted in worldwide disaster and chaos. Of course, this was their goal – they’re having success beyond their wildest dreams! So of course they are going to try to stay in control through another election and administration.
    The sad thing is, it will come as a surprise to no one if they succeed at that, too.