During a recent interview with CNN, Hillary Clinton’s senior spokesperson, Karen Finney, stated that people do not really know Hillary Clinton. She went on to say, “You know, she is one of the most unknown well-known people.” That’s a very scary thought when you consider Hillary has spent the better part of four decades in the public eye. To be an unknown entity at this stage of the game is a bit disturbing. At the same time, Mrs. Clinton is trying to convince us that she is all about transparency. Apparently, the Clinton version of transparency includes lying under oath, deleting more than 30,000 e-mails, non-disclosure of secret e-mail accounts, non-disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, destruction of evidence, insider trading, and numerous cover-ups. Imagine what we don’t know. I’m reasonably certain that full disclosure, at this point, would result in an all-expense paid trip to Leavenworth.
Unfortunately, Finney is correct. Because of a mainstream media that has been exceptionally kind to the Clintons, the average American knows little of the Clinton underworld. True transparency would spell the end of Hillary’s campaign. No sane American would vote for her given her litany of transgressions. However, as sure as the sun sets in the west, there will always be a liberal mouthpiece in the media eager to smooth out the Clinton wrinkles.
As far as accomplishments, the list is comparable in size to that of famous Jamaican ice skaters.
Hillary Clinton has been First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, U.S. Senator from New York, and Secretary of State. In all, her political career has spanned 30 years. Those 30 years are remarkable for one reason – she accomplished virtually nothing of significance. Ask any Hillary supporter to name even one significant accomplishment she achieved during that timeframe. You will likely get that “deer in the headlights” look, followed by opaque talking points, in an effort to avoid the question completely. Even Hillary struggles to provide the answer.
At the recent relaunch of her presidential campaign, Mrs. Clinton cited one of her major accomplishments as having been in the situation room when Osama Bin Laden was killed. Well, I was in my living room, and from what I can gather, I did as much to get Bin Laden as she did. She seems to have no problem taking credit for the accomplishments of others. She has to. Her list of “accomplishments” is not something a presidential candidate would want on their resume.
As a senator, Hillary did nothing of significance. Other than a few of the cursory dedications and ribbon-cuttings, there is little to tout. There is no signature legislation of hers that was passed in the Senate. Hillary was an empty seat, which in hindsight was probably a good thing. Bad things happen when Mrs. Clinton actually makes a decision.
As secretary of state, virtually every decision she made was wrong. Hillary’s foreign policy decisions have been a collective disaster. Despite warnings from experts in Middle Eastern affairs, Secretary of State Clinton and the Obama administration facilitated the ouster of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. Yes, these men were bad. But, they were the lesser of two evils and posed no direct threat to Western interests. Mubarak was replaced by the Muslim Brotherhood, a result that has cost thousands of Christians their lives. Libya became a terrorist stronghold, which ultimately resulted in the death of an American ambassador and three other Americans at the U.S. Embassy. Then Mrs. Clinton lied to the American people and the victim’s families about the cause of the attack.
Decisions regarding the Middle East made while Hillary was secretary of state helped pave the way for ISIS. We made a bad situation much worse. The same is true outside of the Middle East.
The “Russian reset” was an embarrassment. It underscored just how much of an amateur Hillary really was. Russia has since invaded Crimea and our relations with Russia are at their lowest point since the cold war. Vladimir Putin has no respect for Clinton or the Obama administration. The same is true for China, North Korea, and Iran, who have continued to increase their military capabilities. Overall, the United States has gone from the world’s only true superpower to a maligned “also ran.”
Our relationship with Israel, our only true ally in the Middle East, has been seriously compromised. We have absolutely nothing positive to show in the foreign relations arena for Hillary’s time as secretary of state.
However, Mrs. Clinton’s time in office was not without some success. She did set records for the most miles traveled (956,733) and most countries visited (112) by a secretary of state. It’s not easy to log that amount of travel without accomplishing anything positive. She was also successful in setting up her own private e-mail accounts to avoid scrutiny of questionable transactions and associations. At the same time, she was able shake down numerous countries, corporations, and individuals for hundreds of millions of dollars, under the guise of the Clinton Foundation. And, most importantly, she was able to avoid prosecution. That, my friends, is real talent (at least in the liberal sense).
Almost all Americans want a president that is trustworthy and transparent. They want a president with a history of getting things done and who acts in the best interests of the American people. Yeah, I know . . . what were we thinking in 2008 and 2012? Let that be a lesson. Hillary Clinton is none of the above. Hillary Clinton is only concerned about what is good for Hillary Clinton. Even the most diehard Liberal has got to be thinking “Is this the best we can do?”