Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Is it Fair to Call Hillary Clinton “Crooked”?


Republican nominee Donald Trump has given Hillary Clinton a new “moniker”, it is the adjective “crooked”. The definition of “crooked” is a person being dishonest, evasive, or illegal. Does it apply to the persona of Hillary Clinton or is it an unfair designation?

Hillary Clinton has been in the political arena for over 25 years and has been the subject of scorn as well as idolatry. It depends on which side of the political spectrum you reside on.

Let's take a look at what has been her history.

Hillary attended Wellesley College and graduated in 1969. As part of her senior thesis, her theme was a positive critique of the works of Saul Alinsky, the author of the radical book entitled, “Rules for Radicals”. Alinsky is known as the father of the public policy of community organizing. Ironically, Pres. Obama also was a disciple of Alinsky and actually taught a class at the Univ. of Chicago on the methods espoused by Alinsky.

After she graduated from Yale Law School in 1973, she went to work for the Chief Counsel of the Senate Watergate Committee, Jerome Zeifman, a Democrat. During her tenure, Zeifman fired her for lying and being unethical. In Zeifman's 2006 book, “Hillary's Pursuit of Power”, Zeifman wrote, “Hillary is unfit to be Senator or President, the last vestiges of the traditional moral authority of the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Johnson will be destroyed”. Also in the mid-90's, noted N.Y. Times columnist, William Safire, called her a “congenital liar”. You could say that those comments about Hillary Clinton were not a ringing endorsement of her character.

From her marriage to Bill Clinton to the present day, she and her husband have been in the center of one scandal after another, but to be honest, they have avoided, up until the present, to not be held liable for most of the charges leveled against them. They have been labeled the “teflon couple” by being able to avoid most legal sanctions including Bill's impeachment, but he was assessed an $850,000 settlement to one of his female accusers, Paula Jones.

The list of scandals that have confronted Hillary and her husband have dogged them ever since their days in Arkansas up till their days in the White House and since, up until today.

Here's a list of some of the nefarious dealings of Hillary and her husband. She claimed back in the 1980's in Arkansas that she was able to turn a $1,000 investment in cattle futures into a $100,000 windfall by reading the Wall Street Journal (it was latter found out that one of Bill Clinton's political cronies did this hanky-panky deal for her as a political favor). While in the White House, she was involved in the “Travelgate” affair (firing, without cause, the people in the presidential travel office to install political cronies); as the person in charge of getting Universal Heath Care, she had secret meetings and in the end, failed to receive any support from either Democrats or Republicans; as her husband was being accused of sexual abuse of women, she was placed in charge of “bimbo eruptions” and tasked to keep these women accusers quiet by smearing them and by intimidation; as a Senate candidate in 2000, she was accused of working with her husband to grant pardons to some Hasidic Jews in New Square, N.Y. For their support for her candidacy in the N.Y. Senate race (the village voted 1,400 to 12 for Hillary, even though the Hasidic community voted Republican overwhelmingly in the past).

As Secretary of State, the scandals continued apace. It has been claimed that there was a “quid pro quo” with her husband's enormous speaking fees and donations to the Clinton Foundation, which resulted in favorable decisions to the donors from Hillary's State Dep't. The straw that broke the camels back was her blatant lying about the murders of 4 Americans in Benghazi (including our Ambassador, Chris Stevens). She, and other Obama Administration spokespeople claimed that the attack on the U.S. compound was because of an inflammatory anti-Islam video, which we now know was a bogus claim. As Hillary has shown, in a message to her daughter on the evening of Sep't. 12, that it was a pre-planned Al-Queda affiliate attack that had nothing to do with a video. She lied !

And finally, (although we could go on and on), her use of a private computer server to conduct official State Dep't. business, which she knew was illegal as she signed a document to that effect when she started as Secretary. She is now the subject of a criminal investigation by the F.B.I. We are now waiting for the F.B.I. report as to whether they will recommend that she be indicted.

With all these instances of the Clinton's dancing around the law for lo these many years, the label “crooked” seems to be a valid designation. What must be determined is whether character matters to the voters or will they overlook her indiscretions and elect her president. God help us if that happens.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann



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4 comments:

Bob Phillips said...

Could somebody please enlighten me as to what bit of inside information that Hillary Clinton offered to those Wall Street financial companies that was worth $250,000 a speech? Do you think she told them how to turn $1,000 into $100,000 by buying cattle futures? Nah, I don't think so. It was quite obvious that she was selling future access to the "future" president of the U.S. The Clinton Foundation is nothing more than a money laundering operation for the benefit of the Clinton's and their cronies. When is their "Teflon coating" going to wear off and they are held responsible for their sleazy, illegal activities? They and their actions should not be above the law. Watch for that documentary, "Clinton Cash" that will will hit theaters in July. It'll expose the Clinton's for what they really are - Grifters, par excellence.

George Giftos said...

Clinton lovers and their liberal friends, from Malibu to the Upper Westside in Manhattan, suffer a malady named mental refractive error.
It is a blind spot in logic that creates danger for anyone not with the Clinton view, or anyone attempting to cure their scheming and fraud. The afflicted, plus ignorance of the masses have been giving them immunity.

Chuck Lehmann said...

George, in addition to the malady that you described, the liberal is also afflicted with the malady called CRI (Cranial Rectal Inversion). It is practically incurable if you consider yourself a liberal (a/k/a Democrat, Progressive and Socialist). Motivation alone is not enough. If you have a liberal idiot and you motivate him, you now have a motivated liberal idiot.

James J. Pirretti said...

And sad as it is, Obama and his administration will give Clinton a free pass. They have refused to audit the Clinton Foundation despite all the evidence that it is being used contrary to the law. Plus, the AG will do everything in her power to protect her. The New York Post, hardly a conservative newspaper, reported that the head of the FBI is getting stonewalled, despite uncovering compelling evidence that Clinton broke the law.