Hillary is also hitting the talk show circuit very hard on this so-called “book tour.” Many writers attempt to get on radio and television shows when they are promoting a book and they do. But there is a problem with Hillary in this regard: she is not there to promote a book. She shows up and the discussion immediately moves to politics and she leaves it there, not really giving a damn if there is any discussion of the book; the book is simply a façade, an excuse to show up and keep her face in America’s face. It is also an opportunity to have some of these slobbering television show hosts throw her some “softball” questions that she can bat around the park in an attempt to rectify her many sins during her stint in the Obama Administration. She wants to flaunt her time as Secretary of State while at the same time distance herself from the policies of Obama. I will give her credit—she could teach Obama about transparency; anyone with any brains can see right through this political façade.
She calls her book Hard Choices. Of course, it was probably ghostwritten by some Hillary-adoring poor soul far more capable of writing than she could ever hope to be. I have watched too many people write over the years, and I do not believe for a moment that she just grinds these writings out in her free time when she is not running for president. She missed on the title, too, which should have been Bad Choices—a far more apt description of things which Hillary has touched in the past few years.
Ms. Clinton is using her television face-time in an attempt to soften the Benghazi situation as much as possible before she issues her public declaration for the presidency. She talks of the fog of war and how difficult it made things for her in determining what was going on both in the time leading up to attack and during the attack itself. On the morning after the tragedy at Benghazi, she immediately began pushing the storyline about a video that had incited the spontaneous uprising of a crowd of demonstrators and sparked a sequence of events that ultimately led to the killing of four Americans including U.S. Ambassador, Chris Stevens. Now she has amended her story and claims that she waffled between “it was the video” and “the video had nothing to do with it” before finally going with former. She offers no reason for the waffling except to say that she was blinded by the fog of war. OMG! Do you feel like the burden of the world is resting on this woman? If not, keep listening to her—she’ll get you there.
Fixing Benghazi is a priority on Ms. Clinton’s list—probably the top one—but there are other things. Some of her statements are certainly designed to create a sense of simpatico with the little people. She talks of how she and hubby, Bill, were just flat broke after leaving the White House. Lawd, Lawd, Miss Scarlet, Mr. Bill and his lovely wife, Hillary, done spent every dime they done got serving us in the White House! What they gonna do, Lawd, what they gonna do? Yeah, it’s like a scene out of Gone with the Wind in which the plantation has burned and all the riches have been lost and everybody is “po’ folks.” Ms. Clinton conveniently never mentions the $8 million advance she received for her book, Living History, nor that she and Bill made over $16 million the next year on the speaking circuit. You can’t say things like that when you are on the sympathy tour. And you don’t buy five million dollar homes in New York just to set up residence to run for Senator if you are indeed “dead broke.”
You might remember back in the early days of the Clinton White House when it became known that Hillary had made over $100,000 just dabbling in “cattle futures.” My-oh-my, this is a smart woman! She was smart enough to take all the billing records for Rose Law Firm and hide them away in a closet in the White House. Those records countered her claim that she never worked on the Whitewater Scandal involving James McDougal and the failed Madison Guaranty Trust, revealing instead that Ms. Clinton, while employed as an attorney with the Rose Firm, billed Madison for over sixty hours of legal work. You might also remember that Hillary was the number one drum-beater and cheerleader for the Clinton Administration’s efforts to nationalize healthcare. I actually heard that at one point Hillary was once a Republican, but had a total change of heart after working as an intern with liberal Senator Eugene McCarthy. Can you imagine how stupid she must have felt when she realized that wanting a government to control spending, operate effective budgets, adhere to the Constitution, and protect our freedoms was an unpopular position in political circles? Looking at her today, I’m guessing it did not take much convincing.
So, let us review. Here is a woman who has claimed allegiance on both sides of the political fence, been butt-deep in Arkansas scandals while still holding a law license, promoted nationalization of public healthcare, moved to New York just to capture a Senate seat, jumped on the Obama bandwagon when it became apparent that she was not going to win the presidential election, turned her head the other way when her hubby got caught under his desk with women and cigars, wasted a lot of aircraft fuel and government dollars earning herself the dubious distinction of being the “Secretary of State who has visited more countries and logged more flight hours” than any of her predecessors, and, finally, managed to get four Americans killed at Benghazi and lied about it afterward. Now she wants to consider a run for the presidency? I don’t know about you, but I do not want her in my White House, ever.
Ms. Clinton has also talked about touring America with the purpose of creating a renewed trust in our federal government. One has to wonder just how she came to the conclusion that she should be the one to lead this charge. What about Hillary Clinton would have anything to do with trust in the federal government? From my perspective, just the idea that she would consider herself to be the person for that task smacks of self-indulgence and arrogance. Like Obama, she apparently has dreams of herself leading the little people back to the promised land. In truth, Ms. Clinton is cut out of the same bolt of cloth as Obama. Her beliefs and actions are motivated by a socialist perspective. She is a “big government” icon who believes that government should be all things to all people and thus justifies the continued growth of the federal monster now casting its shadow over us.
Over its history, America has made some bad mistakes. One of the worst was electing Barack Obama as President of the United States. Some believe that feat cannot be surpassed; others are convinced that electing Hillary Clinton to that high office would be the one thing that could surpass it, ensuring America’s descent into a socialist state. Given that premise, we would do well to remember the words of Karl Marx: “Socialism is only a temporary stop on the way to Communism.”
I, for one, vote that we keep Ms. Clinton on the “book tour” circuit and get us a president who can restore fiscal responsibility to the government, protect our freedom and rights, and honor our Constitution. Those actions are the necessary steps to regain the trust of Americans in the federal government. Hillary Clinton does not have that skill-set.
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