FLOTSAM & JETSAM: The Hllary trap

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Hllary trap

Sam Smith

 If and when, as now seems likely, Hillary Clinton is nominated as the next Democratic candidate for president, the nature of political debate will change radically.

Right now, the Republicans are keeping quiet, waiting for it to happen and then all hell will break loose.

The reason is that the true story of Hillary Clinton has been ignored, mythologized and repressed by the media, the Democratic Party and the fan libs pushing her candidacy. That works for now, but won't when a real campaign is underway.

This is why the Progressive Review has been reminding readers of the real Hillary Clinton in recent weeks and will continue to do so, albeit without hope that it will have any effect.

After all the Hillary Clinton myth has been nurtured by the same sort of liberal thinking that created the Obama campaign, even though - as with HC - there was plenty of evidence (some of it published by the Review before the election) that Obama was not the man he and his supporters said he was. 

There are two reasons liberals - or more accurately post-liberals - have been so easily misguided. First, they have moved significantly to the right. Liberalism no longer is based heavily on economic progress, civil liberties and a sane foreign policy. It has become class based and can often barely contain its contempt for Americans not sufficiently of its ilk.

Secondly liberalism assumes that with ethnic and gender equality only virtue is fairly distributed. In fact, so are dishonesty, incompetence  and corruption.

Once the Democrats have fallen irreversibly into the GOP trap, the story of Hillary Clinton will suddenly shift.

Instead of just being the heroic first woman headed for the White House, she will also:

 - become the first First Lady ever to come under criminal investigation and to almost be indicted according to one of the special prosecutors

- the candidate who, in providing testimony to Congress,said that she didn't remember, didn't know, or something similar 250 times

- the candidate who had three business partners end up in prison

- the candidate who - with her husband - ran a resort scam  in which almost half the purchasers lost their land because the financing scheme.

-  the candidate who got the White House to fire seven long-term employees so her favorite private company could get the president's travel arrangement gig. One White House staffer was even falsely accused of crimes but was acquitted in two hours of jury deliberation.

- the candidate came up with a healthcare plan that would have charged patients up to $5000 for failing to pay premiums on time and doctors up to $10,000 a day for faulty paperwork.

- the candidate who made nearly $100,000 on a suspicious cattle futures scheme that cost her $1,000.

And that's just a few to give a feel of the problem. It's one the Democrats could easily avoid, but right now it looks like they don't even want to think about it.