Posts Tagged ‘State Department’

Hillary Street Blues

April 13, 2015

There was no “news” in Hillary’s announcement to run for president; though the media treated it is as news. It was a foregone conclusion that everyone knew was coming but her announcement may have caused more gloom than jubilance, even for some Democrats.

In the 1993 documentary “War Room”, James Carville sarcastically assessed George Bush as having “the stench of yesterday”. Hillary, one year older and with as much time on the political scene as Bush had at the time, seems to exude that stench along with the stench of scandal. She comes to this presidential race with lots of smelly baggage.

If Hillary was more personable, like Bill, and had accomplishments she could point to, she would probably be a shoe-in. However, she is not and she has accomplished very little, especially while Secretary of State, the job she took to qualify her for president. Instead, she failed with her “reset” with Russia, displayed a lack of critical decision making with Benghazi, and spent too much time distancing herself from Obama by traveling around the world like an uninvited ambassador – accomplishing nothing.

Her latest scandal, the e-mail fiasco, emphasizes her overwhelming propensity for secrecy and her dictatorial management technique. Her lame excuses mirror the excuses she used in White Water, another scandal displaying arrogance and assumed privilege.

Asking voters to once again “make history” by electing a woman president reeks of the false “war on women” meme and it plays to voter’s emotions rather than sensibilities. Her past vicious attacks on the women who accused Bill of sexual misconduct show that she is more than willing to wage her own war on women when it suits her needs.

Considering all this along with Hillary’s adversarial relationship with the media and anti-Hillary tweets going viral after her announcement, her campaign should be a series-ending episode of “Hillary Street Blues” where she fades away forever. The American public, however, is too easily persuaded by the media, so, once again, the media will be the determining factor. Sad, but true.

David J. Hentosh

Hillary Hogwash

March 12, 2015

Once again, Hillary is spitting in our faces and telling us it’s raining. At a press conference where she answered only handpicked questions, Hillary said she handed over all pertinent e-mails from her server and deleted her personal ones. She then dug an even deeper hole stating many of those personal e-mails were between her and Bill, who we now find, doesn’t even use e-mail.

It is certain that there will be more hard-to-believe “facts” coming from Hillary as this e-mail fiasco continues to grow. Many Democrats are trying to say there is no story here, but that’s just their standard tactic – like Obama’s “no smidgen of scandal” at the IRS. They will repeat what they want everyone to believe over and over until the mainstream media reports it as a “fact”.

This time it seems Hillary may be in real trouble. Jack Gillum and Stephen Braun of the Associated Press (AP) tore her story apart, finding much of it to be pure bunk and the AP is now suing the State Department to force the release of Hillary’s e-mails. Since the AP is known to lean left, she will not be able to blame a “vast right-wing conspiracy”.

Hillary is well known for hiding and/or denying anything that can cause her damage so she is conducting business as usual. She fit well with an Obama administration operating above the law with no accountability, but her pathetic press conference may be a reality check for many Democrats who have been blindly accepting everything the administration has been doing. Hopefully, those who were on the fence concerning Hillary’s presidential run may now find it harder to support her.

Unfortunately, there are far too many people willing to believe the far-fetched rationalizations and lies this entire administration has been spewing and don’t care about any of this. They will vote for Hillary no matter what happens but if she drops out, they will be just as happy to “make history” by voting for Elizabeth Warren. Even they aren’t delusional enough to vote for Biden. Or are they?

David J. Hentosh

What Difference Does It Make?

January 24, 2013

With that inane response to questioning at a Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Hillary Clinton put forth the far left’s attitude about every hypocritical position they take and about anything that proves them wrong. Nothing matters to one self-righteously convinced of being right. Facts are useless and reality doesn’t exist.

To keep a proper perspective and context, Hillary’s response was: “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.” Interestingly, she contradicts herself with this arrogant and flippant remark.

“Figuring out what happened”, as she agreed “our job” was, actually does depend on the difference she sneeringly dismissed. That’s why the hearing was taking place. Of course, Hillary came to this hearing fully intent upon an offensive approach. Her tactic was to take the high road, aghast at the very idea of her competence, experience, professionalism or politics being questioned. In other words, she came as a hardcore liberal.

Sadly but unsurprisingly, the liberal media loved her for being obstinately aggressive and unforthcoming. A terrorist attack on a US embassy resulting in the murder of four American citizens doesn’t matter as much as toeing the political line. That line includes protecting a possible future presidential candidate from having to take responsibility for actions or inactions that contributed to the debacle.

No one died or was injured in the Watergate scandal, but Nixon was held to the fire and forced to resign. Bill Clinton’s lying under oath brought the same “What difference does it make” attitude espoused by Hillary. Could there be two different and hypocritical standards working here? You be the judge.

David J. Hentosh