The all-American bitch….and other stories
I note with much sorrow that Hilary Clinton has thrown her hat into the ring to become the Democratic presidential candidate for next year’s general election.
Barring some as yet unexposed major scandal, or a ‘banana-skin’ of such huge proportions that not even the democrat-supporting media can sweep it under the carpet, it is a foregone conclusion that Hilary will win the Democrat Party’s nomination next year.
The deep and acrimonious divisions in the Republican party will almost certainly guarantee they come up with the wrong candidate which means that Hilary will be odds-on favourite to become the 45th president of ‘The Most Powerful Nation on Earth’.
Long-time followers of my blog will know that I am not a fan of Barack Obama. In my humble opinion, I read him accurately when he was still a lowly presidential candidate.
Nothing that has happened since has in any way changed my view that at the time Obama ran for president, he was a naïve, extreme left-wing politician, groomed by a cynical Chicago political machine and by a radical preacher who had no love for America, and was a man with a woeful lack of normal work-life experiences.
And so it proved. He has been totally inept in running ‘The Greatest Country on Earth’, and has led it to the point where The US of A may soon cease to hold that much-coveted number one position. Many people claim that this is something he would be only too happy to do!
But whatever I may have thought about Obama’s presidential credentials, I have never doubted his sincerity or his resolution of purpose.
Sure, he has had to ‘duck and dive’ a little and occasionally ‘miss-speak’ or be ‘economical with the truth’, (what politician hasn’t?), particularly with regard to his landmark healthcare legislation, but I have always thought that he believes in what he is doing; that he is on a well-intentioned mission to help the disadvantaged and the ‘have-nots’ in a profoundly polarised nation.
Whilst I do not agree with his left-leaning political philosophy, I admire his efforts to stick to his principles.
In fact, Obama is a positive angel when you compare him to Hilary, and this makes me deeply depressed.
Almost from the first time I saw this lady on camera during hers and Bill’s ‘Whitewater’ days, I felt that here was a very insincere and superficial woman.
I hesitate to say this, but sometimes I feel that you Americans are so used to all the “Have a nice day” bullshitters in your midst, that you are often unable to differentiate the honest ones from the liars, scammers, conmen, and those only out for themselves – of which there are so many – particularly in the political arena.
Right from her earliest days, I could somehow sense that Hilary only said what she needed to say, rather than what she believed in, and as time has gone on, I am not sure that she actually believes in anything – except a burning desire to be the first female president of the USA.
This insincerity came especially to the fore when she became Secretary of State. Every time she was interviewed, you could almost see her brain ticking over – trying to ensure that she gave the most politically correct response rather than the ‘right’ or an emotional response that was sometimes called for in difficult and traumatic situations.
The Bengazi Incident
I don’t have to remind my American readers of the Benghazi catastrophe when the American Ambassador and a second US Official were killed during a well-planned terrorist Al-Qaida attack.
It was the first time a US ambassador had been killed in the line of duty since 1979.
The Whitehouse, The US Ambassador to the UN and Hilary all tried to convince the world that the riot was the result of video posted on You tube by an American, and it was many weeks before the real truth slowly started to seep out.
It was like pulling teeth to get at the real facts, which had absolutely nothing to do with the aforementioned video, and everything to do with out and out Islamic terrorism.
The US intelligence services had warned of this pending tragedy, but the state department chose to sit on their hands, even when they could have sent in forces to rescue the trapped officials.
Meanwhile, during this deliberate obfuscation and before we knew for sure what actually happened, Obama was re-elected president for a second term.
But what made it so much worse was Hilary’s attitude when questioned by a congressional committee looking into events that led up to the killings. She famously said:
“What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?”
When she made this statement she was being pressured by congressmen to tell the truth and she was clearly rattled. So for once, she spoke from her heart, and her heart said:
“I don’t fucking care! Leave me alone!”
Hilary is no doubt counting on the mainly friendly, pro-Democrat media to play down this disturbing outburst during her forthcoming campaign.
The same goes for her recent ‘miss-speak’ about her immigrant grandparents.
During a recent conversation on immigration reform, Hillary Clinton told a small audience in Norwalk, Iowa on Wednesday that:
“All my grandparents, you know, came over here.”
It turns out that only Hilary’s paternal grandfather was born in England and immigrated to the United States as a young child. Her paternal grandmother was born in Pennsylvania and her two maternal grandparents were born in Illinois.
So why lie?
Just for some unnecessary, cheap, political points scoring, suppose.
Who can forget back in 2008, when Hilary claimed that during a trip to Bosnia in 1996, that she had to land under sniper fire?
She told her adoring audience:
“There 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.”
Later, when called to account by witnesses who were with her at the time, she conceded that she “did misspeak” about landing in Bosnia under sniper fire, blaming tiredness for a dramatic description that was shown to have been significantly exaggerated.
So why did she lie?
To make her look like some kind of a latter-day hero…
Still at it…
Finally, just a few days ago, Hilary’s Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in Iowa has left many with a sour taste in their mouths. This was supposed to be an impromptu meeting with a few of the general public who she would meet ‘on spec’ at the cafe.
Crowds of people waited outside the cafe for her, including a large number of pensioners and handicapped people.
Hilary sailed into the car park in her huge, shiny black van and parked right outside the coffee shop, in the space reserved for disabled drivers.
The rest of the brief visit was was staged from beginning to end. This is according to Austin Bird, one of the men who was actually sitting at the table with her.
Apparently, a campaign staffer had called up Mr. Bird and asked him and two other young people to meet him on Tuesday morning at a restaurant in a nearby city.
After vetting them for about a half-hour, the three were then driven to the coffee house to meet Hilary where the three got the lion’s share of her time and participated in what news reports described as a ’roundtable’– the first of many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.
It now transpires that Bird is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama’s 2012 presidential re-election campaign and was a chauffeur to Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited town.
(Now we can really claim that: ‘a little bird told us….’)
Good on ya, Hilary – I see your honesty and integrity are still shining through – just like they did in the days of Whitewater and Benghazi.
God help us all if this totally insincere, serial liar with fanatical ambitions ever gets her hands on the White House.
Maybe the ‘truth’ will emulation ‘fiction’….It could be ‘House of Cards’ all over again.
The Greatest Nation on Earth?
And while we’re on the subject of ‘The Greatest Nation on Earth’, what on earth do you make of the latest amazing faux pas on the part of the American security services (‘the finest in the world’) in Washington?
A 61 year old mailman boarded a small personal aircraft called a “gyrocopter”, and flew an hour from Maryland into restricted airspace over Washington and landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol building, apparently undetected by NORAD, (the famed North American Aerospace Defence Command), and other homeland protection agencies.
The man had been previously interviewed by the Secret Service in 2013 after a tip was received that he wanted to land his gyrocopter at the Capitol or the White House. Yet he still succeeded in carrying it out!
Just imagine what may have happened if the gyrocopter had been packed with bombs….
OK, we Brits had a good laugh at ourselves when we learnt that some nutter managed to get into Queen Lizzie’s bedroom, but I really can’t imagine that anyone would succeed in landing in the back garden of No. 10, or maybe at Chequers.
If we had read about a gyrocopter landing on the Ugandan President’s front lawn, or maybe on the Prince of Monaco’s back lawn, we would all smile a knowing smile …
….but a postman landing on the lawn of the president of ‘The Greatest Nation on Earth’???
And it’s only a month or two since some guy succeeded in jumping over the wall, running across the lawn, entering the White House and getting right into the White house lift before he was apprehended.
I don’t know about you, but it really makes me wonder just what is going on in ‘The Greatest Nation on Earth’.
Maybe the unions won’t let Obama’s henchmen fire those responsible – just give them a warning letter – that’ll do the trick….
Incidentally, did you notice that during the seven years Obama has been in power, it doesn’t matter how much his staff screw up or how high their position, they never, ever get fired for incompetence.
The only thing that ever happens to these boneheads is they get promoted. The buck never stops anywhere and no one is ever held accountable. Screw up and get promoted – hmm…. sounds good to me…..
I must admit that the leader of the free-world has got me a tad worried about our collective futures.