Her sycophants are at it again. They have launched a new fundraising website – READY FOR HILLARY. They are ready for her coronation to be the 45th President of the United States but are we ready for her?
Hillary’s supporters, a combination of third-wave feminists (since 1992), and liberal Democratic activists, are excited and confident that their gal will prevail. After all they point out “40 years” of political experience, including eight years as a U.S. Senator representing New York, and four years as the Secretary of State. The girl-power spittle is flying as they look forward to the first woman president.
After all Hillary Clinton fashions herself as a modern woman breaking all types of barriers. Just listen to part of her June 8, 2008 concession speech after loosing the Democratic nomination to the junior senator from Illinois:
“Although we weren’t able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it’s got about 18 million cracks in it…(a)nd the light is shining through like NEVER before…”
“When I was asked what it means to be a woman running for president, I always gave the same answer: that I was proud to be running as a woman but I was running because I thought I’d be the BEST president.”
Planet earth calling Hillary Rodham Clinton – let’s review the facts. 40 years ago you were a newly minted law school graduate, and the following year you were the proverbial potted plant with aviator glasses at the Watergate Hearings and when you became a partner in the Rose Law Firm your husband was Governor of Arkansas. Admit the obvious, a powerful man provided coattails for you and you had no political experience.
As first lady of the United States your tenure was ruined with the collapse of the 1993 Clinton health care plan – a plan that you were appointed to manage. Senator Kennedy tried to rehabilitate your reputation with passage of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in 1997. Your advocacy was only taken seriously on issues dealing with children because you were married to the president. Indeed, in 1999 you decided to run for the U.S. Senate from New York despite having never lived in New York and having never been elected to any office. With the help of the (Bill) Clinton machine, you were elected U.S. Senator – a remarkable feat for your husband rather than you.
Yet Mrs. Clinton and her gang tout this race as some feminist milestone rather than an extension of the Bill Clinton machine going into overdrive. And of course Mrs. Clinton’s stint as Secretary of State was an appointment by another powerful man this time to mollify Hillary’s disappointed feminist supporters – a move that worked and put Barack Obama in the White House – it’s called quid pro quo and not foreign policy experience.
Mrs. Clinton’s refusal to acknowledge the role of powerful men in her advancement is both dishonest and it makes her look childish – indeed, it makes her a first-rate phony NOT READY for the presidency.
Mrs. Clinton even plugged her years of First Lady the United States as evidence of her VAST political experience. In 2007 this claim was too juicy for candidate Barack Obama to ignore. Michelle Malkin reported: “Ever since Barack Obama suggested Hillary Clinton’s eight years as first lady were a glorified tea party a few days back, she’s looked for an opening to strike back. On Saturday night in Dubuque, Iowa she pounced, arguing she risked her life on White House MISSIONS in the 1990s, including a hair-raising flight into Bosnia that ended in a “CORKSCREW” landing and a sprint off the tarmac to DODGE snipers. ‘I don’t remember anyone offering me tea,’ she quipped. The dictum around the Oval Office in the ’90s, she added, was: ‘If a place was TOO DANGEROUS, too poor or too small, send the first lady.’ ” and if she was busy – send Rambo.
This episode showed Hillary Clinton delivering a whopper of a lie with the finesse of a middle-school girl trying to impress her friends. She then embellished this lie by adding, “I remember landing under sniper fire…(t)here was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but INSTEAD we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” Mrs. Clinton was so rattled by Mr. Obama’s comment that she took several days to think out this colossal lie – what would she do if presented with a real emergency if elected president. Would she reach for the nuclear football because someone unnerved her?
Alas, a video of the episode was found a few days later that “shows Hillary and her daughter Chelsea CASUALLY strolling off of an airplane, all smiles. Country singer Sheryl Crow and comedian Sinbad, who were on the flight as part of a USO tour to entertain the troops, recall no threat at all. The video clearly confirms this, showing a …lengthy discussion with a LITTLE Bosnian girl, who gave Mrs. Clinton a hug, a kiss and a BOUQUET of FLOWERS.” This is a shameful episode that demonstrates Mrs. Clinton’s pathological need to promote herself as a modern day Joan of Arc. The adulation of her sycophants is so intoxicating it clouds the judgment of this Wellesley graduate.
Mrs. Clinton did not think anyone would check on her Wonder Woman moment or she just didn’t care. Corkscrew Hillary lied trying to claim experience for being prepared to be president. This incident alone disqualifies her from being president. She does not have the metal nor the coolness to be chief executive. She also had the gall to say later that she simply misspoke – another lie from Corkscrew Hillary.
Now juxtapose Mrs. Clinton’s reckless lying compared to John F. Kennedy who was saddled with being the son of a rich man who was “buying” the presidency. Rather than lie about his privileged upbringing, JFK used humor to acknowledge the obvious and then he diffused the issue. This quote is from a 1960 press briefing: “I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy; Dear Jack, Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.”
Liberal columnist Maureen Dowd of the New York Times summarized the real Mrs. Clinton when she wrote in September of 2007, “Without nepotism, Hillary would be running for the president of Vassar.”
In 1996, New York Times Columnist William Safire penned “Blizzard of Lies” – “Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady — a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation — is a congenital liar.” Yikes – now that’s hitting the nail on the head.
Safire continued: “(Federal) Investigators believe that damning records from the Rose Law Firm, wrongfully kept in Vincent Foster’s White House office, were spirited out in the dead of night and hidden from the law for TWO years…The records show Hillary Clinton was lying when she denied actively representing a criminal enterprise known as the Madison S. & L…By concealing the Madison billing records two days beyond the statute of limitations, Hillary evaded a civil suit by bamboozled bank regulators.”
Even Carl Bernstein grappled with the subject of Hillary’s truthfulness in his biography on the former first lady: “Since her Arkansas years, Hillary Rodham Clinton has ALWAYS had a DIFFICULT relationship with the truth.”
An additional liability for the would-be president is her temperament. In 1992 Mrs. Clinton exposed her feminist venom when she spewed: “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas…You know, I’m not sitting here like some little woman standing by my man, like Tammy Wynette. This bravado coming from a modern day Victorian wife trying to block out her husband’s infidelities.
In 1993 Hillary was caught in a telling Freudian slip: “I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through OUR papers. WE are the president.”
Hillary’s tendency to be unnerved and rattled was seen in its full force four years ago in the Congo when a student speaking through a translator, innocently asked her what “the president” thought about a Chinese trade deal with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The translator substituted Mr. Clinton for the president. “You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?” (Hillary) replied, clearly irked by the thought of being her husband Bill’s spokeswoman. “My husband is not secretary of state, I am,” she replied. The incident showed how Hillary is easily rattled and as a consequence her behavior only reinforces the stereotype of the emotional woman. The end result is Mrs. Clinton came across as churlish and silly.
Mrs. Clinton is always ready to attack when anyone mentions her hair or her clothes. Yet, Mrs. Clinton is infamous for having 27 different hairstyles. She even hired her own hairstylist, Isabelle Goetz to accompany her on her overseas travels.
“A woman’s haircut does not portend how she’ll run her country. And we need to stop talking about them as if they do” wrote an incensed Amanda Hess of Slate Magazine, THE XX FACTOR. Amanda Hess at 41 is a perfect example of a third-wave feminist eking out a living as a grievance commentator. Well Amanda, don’t put 27 different hairstyles in front of the public and then cry wolf when the public reacts.
It is the lack of graciousness that envelopes Mrs. Clinton temperament and the inability to maintain a cool head when she receives a public jab. Compare Mrs. Clinton to First Lady Jackie Kennedy who calmly climbed onto the trunk of the presidential limousine wearing high heels to recover part of her husband’s brain during the 1963 assassination of the president in Dallas. Indeed, look at the steely resolve of Margaret Thatcher during the Falkland War in 1982. The list of strong women goes on with Benazir Bhutto, Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir and former Prime Minister and über liberal Julia Gillard of Australia. It is simply unpresidential to have a hissy fit every time things get difficult Mrs. Clinton. Your antics only reinforce chauvinistic attitudes that women are incapable of leadership roles.
Left-leaning Democrats and political commentators don’t care about the many faults of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Like Barack Obama she is an empty (pant) suit that fulfills their desire to break social and cultural barriers rather than nominating a qualified candidate to lead our great nation.
Her eventually undoing may be linked to her stint as Secretary of State. With her propensity to lie, there is a reasonable chance that she sullied the truth vis-à-vis Benghazi. If that proves to be the case then her remarks before a recent Senate committee: “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they’d go kill some Americans,” Clinton said. “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?” audibly pounding the committee table with clutched fists, a gesture eerily similar to her husband audibly banging his finger on a podium while saying, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” January 28, 1998
While banging a table or a podium does not necessarily convey perjury, with Bill and Hillary Clinton one has to wonder. And by the way Mrs. Clinton, Charles Woods, the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, one of those “dead Americans” said, “I would say, what difference does it make? CREDIBILITY, because in a courtroom situation we have a rule that says if a person’s testimony is proven to be false in any part, the rest of their testimony is to be disregarded on that subject.”
To date Mrs. Clinton has not been interviewed by the president’s ARB (Accountability Review Board) on Benghazi. So what happen in Tripoli when a C-130 rescue plane and airmen were told to stand down during the attack? This is just one point that needs to see the light of day. Mrs. Clinton, you see the truth DOES matter to all of us including the families of the four Americans who were needlessly and viciously killed on your watch.
Geoffrey G. Fisher is a federally designated Highly Qualified state-certified history teacher living in southwest Florida. He holds a BA in History from the University of Connecticut and a MA in Public Policy from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. In addition to teaching he is a former elected official and speechwriter. Mr. Fisher now writes the political blog: THE THINKING CAP at