I've been reflecting on the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. I'm trying to come to terms on why I dislike her so much. It's not because I don't like women in power - I thought Maggie Thatcher was a tremendously talented Prime Minister for England. I was saddened to see her go. If Hillary was a conservative - with strong moral character and a penchant for rolling back government - I'm sure I could support her. But, after doing some digging on her background, there is no way in Hell that I would.
I track my distain for the Clintons back to '92, when they first came to the national spotlight. Bill Clinton ran against Ross Perot and I remember watching the debates and noticing that, during the initial months of the campaign, Clinton had run on the standard Liberal Democrat campaign points: "government can do more for you" type of stuff. But during the debates, I noticed that Clinton began adopting ("stealing") items from Perot's campaign platform. By parroting Perot's "business approach" to government, he was able to drag some moderate voters over to his side. It was enough for Clinton to squeak by and win the election.
I didn't vote for Clinton back then but I supported him after the election because I recognized that he'd been duly elected by the people and, thus, was worthy of having my support. Clinton quickly forgot most of the promises that he'd made on the campaign trail and began turning the White House into his personal PlayLand. Even while he was campaigning, there is a photo of Clinton on an airplane with his right hand between the legs of a blonde flight attendant. That stewardess went on to work in Clinton's administration.
Back to Hillary: even back then she was eschewed as the "co-president" and made no bones about the fact that she was going to have a heavy hand in the day-to-day operations of the presidency. She was already softening up the ground for her own run at the Oval Orifice some day.
It is shameful that someone like Hillary thinks that she can just sweep all the negative baggage (ie. criminal acts and conspiracies) under the rug and no one will notice. Certainly the Mainstream Media will gladly help obscure the facts from you in order to put her on the fast-track to the White House.
That is the mark of the current spate of Liberal Democrats in our country. They think that you (The People) are incompetent dopes who have the attention span of a 5 year old. They think that if enough time passed by you'd forget all of the shenanigans that the Clintons (yes plural) pulled during their tenures in Arkansas and Washington D.C.
Having read quite a few books on the Clintons - "The Secret Life of Bill Clinton", "Women Who Make the World Worse", "Do As I Say - Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy", "The Seduction of Hillary Clinton" and "Legacy (by Rich Lowry) - I can safely say that bringing Mrs. Clinton into the White House would be disastrous.
You can see that the books I list above all lean to the Right of the political spectrum. I read those types of literature because if I want the opinions of "the other side" all I have to do is pick up the NYTimes or the LATimes or watch Katey Curic. The media outlets are hopelessly agenda driven Leftists. And if you want to get to the bottom of someone's history and character, the only place to go is to a conservative news outlet. Believe me, the MSM has never wanted to smear their "golden boy" Bill. He was (is) their "Messiah." The kid from Hope, Arkansas who would replace JFK as the new King Arthur and rediscover 'Camelot.' The mechanism of the MSMS's penchant for coddling and massaging the Clintons is much like we see them doing today to both Barack Obama and Hillary. They both receive preferential treatment by our "courageous" journalists that it amount to a virtual "free pass" from any MSM criticism.
With the Clintons we were perpetually told that criticisms of them were founded in a "vast right-wing conspiracy." They were constantly on the offensive because BIll and Hillary both know that a good offense is a good defense. Attack - attack - attack is what we saw again and again from Bill. His finger waving during his deposition during the Ken Starr investigation when he stated emphatically that "I did not have sex with that woman" which later was proven to be a bald-faced lie - and they found the dress to prove it. Or when Chris Wallace interviewed Bill after "The Path to 9/11" movie showed him to have done nothing in response to Islamic jihadist attacks on US citizens (the USS Cole, and the African embassy bombings) and the lies came right out - "I did everything I could to catch Osama bin Laden!" He then jabbed Wallace in the leg a number of times as he chided him for putting together a "right-wing hit piece" on him. It is telling that during radical Islam's ramp up in operations during the late 80's and early 90's Clinton was busy dismantling the US military. His "peace dividend" couldn't have come at a worse time (in hindsight). But that was classic Clinton - too busy womanizing, checking his poll ratings, putting together focus groups, and fretting about his "legacy" - an empty shell of a man who's only thought was to do whatever it took to retain power and put together a list of "accomplishments" that would guarantee him to be the rightful heir to the JFK mystique.
In Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's book "The Secret Life of BIll Clinton" he wrote eloquently about Bill and Hillary's dirty laundry that the Mainstream Press outright ignored. Writing about the Vince Foster murder and cover up, Pritchard points out that the Clintons were able to effectively lock down and hamper the investigation by using the FBI to stage the crime scene, and their own operatives inside the administration were able to obtain and destroy sensitive documents that would have linked the Clintons to even further dirty tricks.
A Clinton acquaintance and supporter [James Dale Davidson] was interviewed by Pritchard about the death of Foster and he had this to say (pg. 212) :
But at a deeper level Davidson is afraid that Foster's death, which he calls an "extra-judicial execution," is a sign of incipient fascism. He notes that the Clintons have mastered the art - described by Hannah Arendt in The Origins of Totalitarianism - "of turning all questions of fact into questions of motive." The Clintons do not try to rebut allegations. They use surrogates to muddy the waters and smear opponents, just as the National Socialists used to do. That they should be able to employ this practice to obscure the violent death of a top White House aide throws into doubt the durability of the republic.
Davidson went on to finance the first serious analysis of Vince Foster's suicide note. It was found to be a forgery. But the FBI and Park Police had their own analysis done and it was found to be "inconclusive." The Clintons were successful at casting the people who wanted to take a deeper look at the Vince Foster death as "Foster Crazies." That mantle was embraced by the MSM and they listened to it wholeheartedly. The Clintons also used their mouthpieces to settle any doubts about the Foster case. The media was admonished to accept the official reports, even though they were contradictory, and "out of respect for Lisa Foster and her children" to drop the investigations.
Foster's office was looted by Hillary - in fact, Secret Service agent Henry O'Neill watched as Hillary's Chief of Staff - Margaret Williams - carried boxes of papers out of Vincent Foster's office before the Park Police showed up to seal it. Clinton was even caught that night lying about Foster's death, when a makeup artist remembered an aide coming in before the show and telling Clinton that Foster was dead. He later denied knowing about it until 10pm - when it was about 7pm when he was told. This time discrepancy was what the Clintons used to collect any damaging information that Foster had on them. He was the Clinton's personal attorney and was park of the "Arkansas Group" that came with the Clintons from Arkansas.
When Ken Starr was appointed Independent Counsel and began investigating the Clintons and the Foster case, he botched the investigation into the White House's illicit use of confidential FBI files on 900 Republican opponents. He used FBI agents to probe misconduct involving the FBI itself. Needless to say, they came up empty handed. A civil suit on behalf of the victims has since uncovered evidence that the purloined files were part of a campaign of political espionage ordered by Hillary Clinton herself. The dirt in the files, including raw data on congressional leaders, was fed into computers.
Presumably it was later used for blackmail, or fed to media surrogates for the systematic smearing of Republicans. (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, London Telegraph)
More on the Vince Foster case can be found here.
As the adage goes, "birds of a feather, flock together" so let's look at all the people in the Clinton landscape who have been indicted or murdered :
• Webster Hubbell : convicted of embezzling $482,410.83 from Rose Law firm clients. ditionally, the media reported in March 1997 that Hubbell received $100,000 from Chinagate figures Mochtar and James Riady's Lippo Group after he was indicted in 1994.
Mickey Kantor, an official in the Clinton Administration, in sworn testimony to congressional investigators, described steps he took to help Hubbell obtain a $24,750 "consulting fee" from the City of Los Angeles at the same time prosecutors examining the Whitewater affair were seeking the cooperation of Hubbell. According
to the Independent Counsel, Hubbell "did little or no work for the money paid by his consulting clients." The Independent Counsel determined there was insufficient evidence to conclude that Hubbell had received the money as quid pro quo for refusing to assist in the Independent Counsel's investigation into the Whitewater controversy.
• Jim McDougal: d his wife, Susan McDougal (the former Susan Carol Hendley), were financial partners with Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton in the real estate venture that led to the Whitewater political scandal of the 1990s. Starting in 1982, McDougal operated Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan. On April 14, 1997, McDougal was convicted of eighteen felony counts of fraud and conspiracy charges. The counts had to do with bad loans made by Madison in the llate 1980s. As his savings and loan was federally-insured, the $68 million was paid by taxpayers. During the McDougal case, special prosecutor Kenneth Starr requested a reduced sentence for McDougal because of McDougal's assistance in the investigation.
• A drug dealer donates $20,000 to the DNC, attends a Christmas reception hosted by Hillary Clinton, has his photo taken with the Clintons and Al Gore and then -- three weeks later -- is arrested for smuggling 6,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States. It should have come as no surprise to anyone involved. After all, Jorge Cabrera had already served two prison sentences -- one for trying to bribe a grand jury witness and the other for filing a false income tax return. Later he will be back in the news when a businessman pleads guilty to laundering $3.5 million for Cabrera between 1986 and 1996.
• "I see the White House is like a subway -- you have to put in coins to open the gates." -- Clinton contributor Johnny Chung talking about the $50,000 he gave Hillary Clinton's top aide while seeking VIP treatment at the White House.
• Spilling some of the beans on her "close friend" Ron Brown, Nolanda Hill tells Prime Time Live that Brown used drugs while Commerce Secretary and considered taking a big payoff from Vietnam to get trade restrictions lifted but dropped the idea when he got a tip that FBI was on the case. Hill also says that Brown thought it was Hillary who placed John Huang in a Commerce Department job. Huang left the Lippo Group -- with a golden parachute of around $800,000 -- to work for Commerce. Brown orders a top secret clearance for Huang. While at Commerce, Huang visits the White House about 70 times, is briefed 37 times by the CIA, views about 500 intelligence reports, and makes 281 calls to Lippo banks.
• A federal judge issues a fine for a quarter million dollars because, "The Executive Branch of the government, working in tandem, was dishonest with this court." At issue is the composition of Hillary Clinton's health task force, a body stacked with those from the medical industry who would gain most from its faux reforms.
Although Ken Starr was vilified in the press for pursuing Clinton for official misconduct, he really did a lackluster job of investigating this cur. Starr overlooked, or failed to follow through with significant "persons of interest" who had valuable insight into various aspects of Clinton's misconduct while President, and before. Witnesses were either ignored or coerced into making statements to the FBI that fit the official version of events. If their stories gained "traction" in the press, the witnesses or victims were quickly denounced as being irrelevant.
As testimony to how shady the Clinton's are, just look at the latest scandal to hit them. Hillary was caught on tape back in 2000 soliciting donations for her campaign in direct violation of Federal election laws. She could be charged with multiple felonies. The story is here.
Here is a complete list of Hillary's scandals. Do you honestly believe that she is just some 'victim' who is being picked on, overly scrutinized by bandelleros with an agenda? Come on now. And it seems she just lies for the sake of lying. American Spectator reports in 1996 that on her Asian tour, Hillary Clinton told New Zealand television that she had been named after Sir Edmund Hillary. Sir Edmund, however, was an unknown beekeeper the year of Mrs. Clinton's birth. When she went to New York to run for the senate, she stated that she'd always been a Yankees fan. When it was pointed out that she'd always referred to herself as a Cubs fan - because she was from Park Ridge, Illinois - she said that she was a fan of both teams.
When it comes to Hillary, you reap what you sow. And this Sow needs to go back to Arkansas to work on her phony deep south accent. And let's not forget that back in 2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton called New York City police officers "murderers."
With "Weird" Al Gore now winning the Nobel Peace Prize, there is more buzz about him running for president. I hope and pray that he does. Hillary is shaking in her boots that Gore gets in the race because he would bring the Loony Lefties away from her and it'd split the Democratic vote. Run Al - Run!!!
The one source about Negative Hillary that has alot of veracity is Dick Morris. Here are some articles by DIck Morris all about HIllary: here,here, and here is a recap of her "paltry" Senate voting record.
And a 'must read' is Morris' article here where he shows her to be worthy of "Hypocrite of the Year."
I feel that if more people were educated on what the Clinton Machine is really all about, most would shy away from Hillary.
Spread the word.