Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.
We’re watching Hillary Clinton make every effort to run this presidential campaign in the presence of lingering, nagging, and forever more troublesome tribulations tied around her neck, tribulations of her own making as this summer fell into autumn. After many, many years of Bill trying his best to convince the world that his wife is something she’s not, Hillary appears to finally think she’s a super hero.
We’ve all loved Batman from when he first left the Batcave . He truly fights for truth, justice and the American way. Batman has forever captured the hearts of us all. Batman can do no wrong. Now his sidekick is another story. Robin is the odd guy out with Batman. We don’t know for sure what Robin is even suppose to do. Now when it comes to saving the day, Robin is pure worthless. Robin never saves the day. Batman is the glory. We all love the glory side of life.
We’ve all now come to realize that Bill Clinton is now nothing more than a friendly, likeable liar, and that’s just the way it is. That’s just Bill Clinton. It depends on what is, is. For many years Bill has been trying his best to make Hillary into something akin to a super star.
Not everyone may remember back in 2007 Hillary was running for President, the first time. Bill made a 5 – minute TV political commercial for Hillary in which he starts out by saying he wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary’s background. Bill then proceeded to tell his version of the Hillary Story. It didn’t take much fact checking to confirm Bill’s effort to turn Hillary into Batman.
Bill says: “In law school, Hillary worked on legal services for the poor.”
The facts are: Hillary’s main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.
Bill says: “Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children’s rights project for poor kids.”
The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.
Bill says: “Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the lucrative job offers.”
The facts are: Hillary flunked the DC bar exam; yes, flunked. It is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. She had no job offers in Arkansas – none – and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there. She did not join the prestigious Rose Law Firm until Bill became Arkansas Attorney General and was made a partner only after he was elected Arkansas Governor.
Bill says: “President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of Directors and she became its chairman.”
The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill’s support for Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary then became chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter’s choice to be chairman.
Bill says: “She served on the board of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.”
The facts are: Yes, she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.
Bill says: “Hillary didn’t succeed at getting health care for all Americans in 1994, but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health insurance.”
The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It was included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott. The money came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals’ tobacco settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.
Bill says: “Hillary was the face of America all over the world.”
The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was running the White House. Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them.
Bill says: “Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for children’s and women’s issues.”
The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four substantive pieces of legislation. One set up a national park in Puerto Rico. A second provided respite care for family members helping their relatives through Alzheimer’s or other conditions. And two were routine bills to aid 911 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire NY delegation. She proposed to have the US memorialize the Woodstock fiasco of 40 years ago.
Here’s what bothers me more than anything else about Hillary Clinton: She’s done everything possible to weaken the President and our country (that’s you and me!) when it comes to the war on terror.
1. Hillary wants to close GITMO and move the combatants to the USA where they would have access to our legal system.
2. Hillary wants to eliminate the monitoring of suspected Al Qaeda phone calls to/from the USA .
3. Hillary wants to grant constitutional rights to enemy combatants captured on the battlefield.
4. Hillary wants to eliminate the monitoring of money transfers between suspected Al Qaeda cells and supporters in the USA .
5. Hillary wants to eliminate the type of interrogation tactics used by the military & CIA where coercion might be used when questioning known terrorists even though such tactics might save American lives.
One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. But, one can think of a lot of comments she has made that weaken our country and make it a more dangerous situation for all of us. Bottom line: She goes hand in hand with the ACLU on far too many issues where common sense is abandoned.
Despite his best efforts, Bill Clinton has been unable to produce a superhero.
Hillary’s not Batman, why she’s not even Robin. And we don’t even like Robin that much anyhow. Like Dick Morris, a former long time aid to Bill Clinton said, “this country may well be ready for a woman president, but not this one”.
But with the FBI fiasco aside, keep in mind the words of that great American, Harry Reid, who said “Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to ever seek the office of the President of the United States”. Guess that tread mill accident messed up more than Harry’s eye.
And so we set and wait one more day for the long anticipated debate between Clinton and Trump. I don’t think Donald Trump will agree with Harry Reid.
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