Hillary Blames Russia
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Hillary Clinton has not held a full-fledged press conference in roughly 275 days. Why?
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Hillary Clinton's Jet
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is officially launching her personal private jet, dubbed “Hill Force One,” even allowing reporters to ride with her on the trip to Cleveland, Ohio. The plane is a 14-year-old Boeing 737 that used to fly for Air Berlin.
Putin has repeatedly said that Moscow wasn’t involved
Directly from the old, tired, and dusty playbook of "how to dodge blame and responsibility," the former Secretary of State repeatedly deflects and redirects. She compared the security breach of her home computer (where she wrongfully stored extensive classified data) to modern-day version of Watergate. She has used Republican nominee Donald Trump’s remarks "urging the Russians to find emails her office had deleted," as if they were a specific instruction, representative of Trump's leadership. Although Trump’s campaign later said his comments were taken out of context, simple common sense shows that his remarks were press conference humor, typical of a casual conference.
We Came, We Saw, He Died
I'm reminded of the October 21, 2011 CBS interview where the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said "We came, we saw, he died," in reference to news reports of Mummer Gaddafi's death. How Clinton supporters can tolerate this repugnant insensitivity from and acting Secretary of State and former First Lady is beyond me. While Trump's campaign Tweets can be absurd, the on-camera statement by Clinton is unforgettable and simply inexcusable, regardless of how horrific the Libyan leader may have been.
No joking matter
The substance of the emails, their insecure location, and the proven corruption of the Democratic party, is no joking matter however.
“We’ve never had a foreign adversarial power be already involved in our electoral process with the DNC hacks,” Clinton said. “We’ve never had the nominee of one of our major parties urging the Russians to hack more. So I am grateful that this is being taken seriously and I want everyone—Democrat, Republican, independent—to understand the real threat that this represents.”
For some time, I feared that I was the only one who saw this repugnant deflection of issue and guilt. My arrogance was soon extinguished by the global blowback of Clinton's statements. Her polls tumbled. Her party coworkers scrambled to disassociate, and her former multi-national counterparts immediately began condemnation.
The lesser of two evils?
The liberal side of the election has now become a sea of fleeing voters who despise Donald Trump solely because of his persona, and can't bear the guilt of supporting a corrupt Democratic representative. The conservatives are equally conflicted with Trump, who is largely on-track in his platform, but so far from 'acting' presidential, he's almost impossible to back.
It should be noted that Putin has repeatedly stated that Moscow had no involvement in the hack of the DNC servers, but called the cyberattacks a public service. The Russian leader stated “There’s no need to distract the public’s attention from the essence of the problem by raising some minor issues connected with the search for who did it. But I want to tell you again, I don’t know anything about it, and on a state level Russia has never done this.” While I rarely agree that one crime justifies another, there's an tremendous scale of offense that is unavoidable. Yes, those who hacked should be held accountable, period. So should Julian Assange. But furthermore, (and more importantly) the substance of Mrs. Clinton's emails, the inexcusable mishandling of national security, and her repeated dishonesty with officials should be addressed with great vigor.
Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data? The important thing is the content that was given to the public.--Vladimir Putin
Many of Clinton’s recent comments came in a suspiciously overdue question-and-answer session with reporters where she continued to dodge her handling of confidential material as Secretary of State. The news media, Clinton critics and others have argued that Clinton has not held a full-fledged press conference in roughly 275 days. The Q&A was held outside her new Boeing 737 campaign plane.
Before you hate
If you are part of Mrs. Clinton's rapidly declining support, I ask you to remove emotion from your immense responsibility as a voter. Forget about Mr. Trumps hair or bombastic manner. Look at clear and undisputed facts. Quietly, and without ego, ask yourself if you are defending a person out of stubborn devotion to your party or your ideals. Ask yourself if Mr. Trump is so annoying that you'd allow an immature emotion to change how you vote. Ask yourself if you genuinely see an improved country, and improved life after this leadership, and if you think Mrs. Clinton will improve anything. Ask yourself if you're tired of corruption, declining economy, declining security, and being manipulated on a biblical scale. Then look at your alternative. Is he worse?
My grandmother used to say "If one person calls you an ass, ignore them. When ten people call you an ass, buy a saddle." No country should be led by a person who has systematically proven she is irresponsible and dishonest. Is Donald Trump perfect? No. Does he lack Presidential decorum? Yes. Is this a personality trait that should be corrected? Easily. Is it worth ending America' decline and avoiding an irresponsible liar from leading our country? Absolutely.
Making a change requires making a change.
Aaron Stipkovich, Publisher: With an education in information, technology, business and related disciplines, Aaron entered business on radio. Beginning as a disc jockey in Southern California, a nationally syndicated talk show host position soon followed. During the transition from regional to national, he launched a national print magazine in several countries, and was distributed by Time Inc. Having a handful of humble business media entities, a decade or so later he has divested himself from most of his companies... (more...)