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Some thoughts about Mr. and Mrs. Clinton below the fold so as not to overburden our front page with annoying Clinton links -
It's an issue of character. We all know not to look for high character in those inclined towards careers in politics but, policies aside, I think the Left can do better than these grifters and con artists. Even their "marriage" is a fraud, and so is the Clinton Foundation.
I think even the MSM press is weary of them and their endless BS. I am, anyway. Rejected once; why try again?
And I'll ask once again, How does one accumulate a $200 million bank account and a $2 billion slush fund in "a life devoted to public service"? Perhaps that trick can be listed as one of her major life accomplishments. I am impressed by that.
She is the "I went to Wellesley, and I married a sociopathic redneck politician" candidate. Wow.
From one of our links below:
Clinton's political career was launched based on the record and relationships of her husband. She has no accomplishments to speak of from either her time in the Senate or as Secretary of State. But her personal network has put her in the position as the overwhelming frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
Her financial success has been anticipated by a pundit from the turn of the 20th century
...and it hardly need be added that a great part of these enactments were worse than worthless because they were made hastily and without due consideration, though not always, perhaps, without what lawyers call a consideration.
She will retain a core of followers no matter what she does, as that is how human beings are wired. People wept at the death of Stalin, after all. There are also enough people who would never vote for a Republican that they would cast their ballot in her favor, no matter how much they disliked her. Or they would stay home (which is why down-ticket Republicans might be hoping for a Hillary nomination. Whatever happens, her coattails won't be long).
The target group must be those in the middle, who are largely (though not entirely) not undecided as in "thinking about my choices," but unexcited, as in "I'm waiting to feel something." We can hope that the groundswell of people thinking her too shady, too tired, too irritable grows.
Assistant Village Idiot
The Clintons were the beginning of the rapidly increasing downward slide of our country. They showed that dishonesty pays, whether financial, personal, political, ethical and moral. So long as you can lie with a straight face you can get away with it.
Literally the first speech I heard made by Bill Clinton when he first ran for office was him excoriating Bush the Elder for raising taxes. And then Clinton said, "you can read MY lips, I will not raise your taxes!" And that was pretty much the first thing he did when he got in office. And to this day, as far as I know, the press has NEVER called him out for this Big Lie.
"Bush's eventual opponent Bill Clinton used the broken pledge to great effect late in the campaign. In October 1992 a television commercial, designed by campaign strategist James Carville, had Bush repeating the phrase to illustrate Bush's perfidious nature. It was regarded as one of the most effective of all of Clinton's campaign ads. The tax reversal played a central role in reducing the public's opinion of Bush's character. Despite the variety of scandals that affected Clinton during the election, polls showed the public viewed Clinton and Bush as similar in integrity. Upon assuming office as president, Bill Clinton then proceeded to raise taxes and abandon a campaign promise to cut taxes for the middle class."
You guys are playing in the gotcha game. Go to VietNam and the Golden Triangle. That's what the Clintons did the second month they were out of office. Ever since then the money has been flowing in--of course, they opened up Viet Nam to our people before they left office--then after office they got in on the dope deals of the world. The TOP OF THE PYRAMID DOPE DEALS!