Ready For Hillary
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In a nation that desperately needs a Jefferson Smith, why are we chasing after Frank Underwood?
After all, it is her turn.
in one of the lamest campaign commercials of all time.
Personally, I can understand why millions of Americans are ready for Hillary?to go away. But I'm confused as to why anyone would want Hillary Rodham Clinton to be President of the United States. Heck, the only real reason anyone has thrown out for why Hillary should run for President is because after her stinging defeat in 2012, "it's her turn."
As a conservative, I find it comforting that the only legitimate reason anyone can seem to find for supporting Hillary is the same reason they had for Romney in 2012.
Although, to be fair, Hillary does have a long and storied history Washington politics. Prior to her marriage to Bill Clinton, she had no great claim to fame other than doing some work on the Watergate investigation?and rumor has it that she may have been fired for unethical behavior. She rode Bill's coattails all the way to the White House. Along the way, she became embroiled in a few scandals?Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, the "suicide" of Vince Foster, missing Rose Law Firm documents, and so on. In fact, her most notable accomplishment as First Lady was her talent for reciting the words "I don't recall" when questioned about her various scandals.
This is the biggest problem with Hillary: in a nation that grows more weary of corrupt politicians by the day, she represents the old guard. Her entire legacy is built on her ability to dodge the various scandals that have plagued her and her husband since they first won the White House. Her major initiative as First Lady, unofficially dubbed HillaryCare, was a monumental failure. Nobody wanted it, and so it died a quick death (only to be revived by Barack Obama, who signed his own version into law, and conclusively proved just how bad it really is).
Hillary rose to national prominence because she is married to Bill Clinton. She was able to carpetbag her way into a New York Senate seat because she is married to Bill Clinton. She served two rather undistinguished terms in the Senate because her primary qualification was that she is married to Bill Clinton. After losing the Democrat primary, she was handed the position of Secretary of State because she is married to Bill Clinton. She is the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee because she is married to Bill Clinton. In fact, much of the enthusiasm for Hillary is really nostalgia for the 90s and President Bill Clinton. It's still the economy, stupid. No matter how sleazy Bill may have been (and still be), no one can dispute the fact that America's economy was rocking in the '90s.
But Hillary is no Bill. While he was the congenial face of controversy, she was the rabid pit bull, lurking in the shadows. When scandal hit, she was the one in charge of the cover-up. When women came forward accusing Bill Clinton of his various sexual deviancies, she was the one going after the women making the claims.
Democrats across America have been asked time and time again to name Hillary's accomplishments, but they have yet to succeed. The only significant event to occur during Hillary's tenure as Secretary of State was the death of America's ambassador to Libya, and the convenience of her home-brewed email server has made it quite clear that America will never get any clear answers about Benghazi while Hillary has anything to say about it.
In a nation that needs a Jefferson Smith, why are we so intent on chasing after the next Frank Underwood?
Her campaign announcement borrowed heavily from the Barack Obama playbook: keep it vague. She said very little in her ad, all the while trying to make it sound like she was saying exactly what everyone wanted to hear. Her propaganda machine is in full swing: when it came to meeting "ordinary Iowans," her campaign picked up several Democrat operatives to meet with her. Meanwhile, when the opportunity came to actually talk to some real people in Ohio while grabbing lunch, she went incognito. But don't worry, she's killing it on social media...by stacking her profiles with a bunch of fake followers (something she was also caught doing at the State Department).
It seems as though when Hillary lost the Democrat primary back in 2008, she decided that she had learned her lesson, and now she is doing everything she can to emulate the man who beat her. She doesn't want to get into policies, choosing instead to "listen" and recite broad talking points that mean nothing.
She's stacking her "listening" tour with political operatives, and spreading lies to try and make herself look good.
We're coming up on the end of one of the most secretive, corrupt, partisan presidents to ever occupy the White House. Do we really need to replace him with someone whose history shows that she will be even more secretive, corrupt, and partisan? Are we really ready for Hillary?
Robert Cleveland, Senior Conservative Editor: Robert Cleveland is the IT Director for a document management services company. When he isn't working on computers and scanners, he's spending time with his wife and kids, or writing about just how jacked-up Washington politics is. He is a strong believer that hard work and freedom are what make America the greatest nation on the planet, and it is of the utmost importance that we never lose those values. Robert's other writing can be found at his blog, more...)