Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Huffington Post Says "No" To Hillary Clinton Being President

As a Facebook friend, Chris Dixon says: "When you're a liberal and the HuffPo posts something like this, you  have a problem."

Hillary Clinton Seeks U.S. Presidency -- Three Reasons to Say 'No'

No better illustration exists of the dysfunctional nature of American politics than the phenomenon of Hillary Clinton. Devoid of any measurable accomplishments that have unambiguously advanced the interests of the United States and her people, Mrs. Clinton's stature as the frontrunner in the upcoming 2016 presidential contest and virtual shoo-in for the Democratic Party's nomination is predicated entirely on her status as a political celebrity. And those who are utterly objective recognize that this celebrity power that has catapulted Hillary Clinton to within striking distance of the presidency is totally derived from the brand name that comes with being the wife of Bill Clinton. It is simply inconceivable that Hillary Clinton would have embarked on her journey towards the presidency, which began with her election as Senator from New York in November 2000, if her surname had been anything other than Clinton.

No doubt, millions will discard objectivity and project their hopes for the future on the public persona of Hillary Clinton, as it will be carefully constructed by professional political strategists and public relations experts, all funded by the billion dollars plus that the Clinton brand will attract through its fundraising apparatus. Those who are more sober and reflective in their political judgments should consider the following three points I raise as reasons to be wary of a second Clinton presidency.

1. Hillary Clinton plays loose with the truth, and has a record that raises serious ethical questions. The examples I could cite are numerous, but one stands out, because it displays a level of public cynicism that is alarming in any politician. During her unsuccessful 2008 primary contest with then-Senator Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton sought to "prove" her physical courage by repeatedly claiming in a number of stump speeches that she had braved sniper fire in Tuzla during the war in Bosnia. As she stated on one occasion, "I remember landing under sniper fire. 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."

When news footage emerged clearly showing no sniper fire or even a whiff of threatening activity as Hillary Clinton emerged from her aircraft, it became clear that the aspiring presidential hopeful had flat-out fabricated the story of her heroism under fire out of whole cloth. Caught in a lie, Mrs. Clinton claimed that because she was fatigued from the rigors of a long campaign she had merely "misspoke." In my view, her oft-repeated epoch of contrived courage was too specific to be a case of misspeaking, but is a clear indication of Hillary Clinton's capacity for engaging in untruths as a matter of political expediency.

2. Hillary Clinton was a full partner with her husband in unethical conduct during the presidency of Bill Clinton. A prime example is what happened at the very end of the Clinton presidency, when a series of questionable presidential pardons were granted that were so outrageously incongruent, the whole episode came to be known as "Pardongate." Among the rogues gallery of pardon recipients courtesy of President Clinton were four convicted swindlers from the town of New Square in Rockland County, New York. The largely Hassidic community of New Square voted for Hillary Clinton in her 2000 senatorial campaign in overwhelming numbers, at the behest of community leaders. Shortly after her successful senate campaign, Hillary Clinton joined her husband for a private White House meeting with supporters of the convicted New Square swindlers.

Though she has never revealed what was discussed -- or promised -- during the closed door meeting, Hillary Clinton maintained that she had no prior knowledge of her husband's intentions on granting presidential pardons to the four swindlers from New Square. However, the feeling of disgust that arose in the wake of Pardongate became pervasive and non-partisan. Then a liberal columnist for the New York Times, Bob Herbert wrote in a column published on February 26, 2001:
You can't lead a nation if you are ashamed of the leadership of your party. The Clintons are a terminally unethical and vulgar couple, and they've betrayed everyone who has ever believed in them.

3. As a U.S. senator, Hillary Clinton became complicit in America's disastrous war in Iraq. The most important vote Hillary Clinton cast during her two terms as United States senator from New York was undoubtedly Senate Joint Resolution 45, which authorized President George W. Bush to unleash military force against Iraq at any time, without further consultation with Congress, let alone a declaration of war. The disastrous impact of that hideous example of strategic miscalculation is still with us, witnessed by the tectonic convulsions ripping the Arab world, and the rise of the Islamic State, which emerged out of the caldron created by the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

At the time of her vote in favor of instigating America's war in Iraq, Hillary Clinton boasted that her decision was based on "careful consideration." If this calamitous decision is the best that Hillary Clinton is capable of, that alone should raise serious questions about her suitability to serve as America's Commander-in-Chief.

During the 2002 vote on authorizing military force in Iraq, only one Republican senator had the courage and insight to vote against President Bush's rush to war. He was Senator Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island. Chaffee is now a Democrat, and is seriously considering challenging Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination. This is what Lincoln Chaffee had to say to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell about Hillary Clinton and why her vote in support of the Iraq war should preclude her from becoming the next U.S. President:
It's relevant to what we read about every day in the papers in the Middle East and other areas of the world. ISIS and what's happening in Nigeria and how we confront some of these extremist insurgencies... Even though it's a long time ago, back in 2002, the ramifications are still felt today.
In 2008, support of the Iraq war was the key ingredient that led to Hillary Clinton's defeat at the hands of Barack Obama. However, as 2016 approaches, collective amnesia clouds much of America's political landscape. Hillary Clinton's vote in support of a calamitous military adventure, along with past ethical indiscretions by both she and Bill Clinton, are largely discounted by large sections of the voting public, who now view the Clintons with benign nostalgia. 

If this force of celebrity star-power and selective memory proves impervious to objective scrutiny and enlightened skepticism, than Hillary Clinton may very well win the next presidential election. In that case, the loser will be America, condemned to repeat the antics and machinations from a political pair that Bob Herbert rightly characterized as a "terminally unethical and vulgar couple."

Exercising Your 1st Amendment Right Now Can Get You Fired!

I not only find it absolutely ridiculous that a man was basically fired from his job for posting an open letter speaking truth about Islam, but also see this as the beginning of the end of American morals and values and the beginning of Muslim take over and extinguation of America itself! Sharia Law won't be far behind if we don't stop this now!

President Barack Obama has, on numerous occasions, made remarks promoting the Islamic faith, and attempted to play up the notion that Islam has played a vital role in the history of America.
Of course, there has been massive push-back against Obama’s comments, as Muslims played little role in the founding of America, or it’s initial greatness, other than providing the impetus for the formation of the Marines and America’s first war on foreign soil, against the Muslim Barbary Pirates.
Since Obama initially made these types of comments about Muslims in America back during a 2009 speech in Cairo, there has been something of an “open letter” making the rounds on the Internet, rebutting Obama’s statements with a list of facts he just doesn’t want to hear.
Recently, a high school lacrosse coach named Scott Lees was forced to resign his position at the Fryeburg Academy in New Hampshire, simply for sharing the nearly six-year-old open letter on his Facebook page.
“I just thought it was an interesting article,” Lees said, noting that none of his students interacted with the post.  “It’s not like it went viral,” he explained. “It’s not like everyone and their brother saw it.”
According to Western Journalism, Lees was informed by the school that he would be terminated from his position.  Instead, he offered his resignation, in order to keep the potential dismissal from following him on his quest for another job.
Here is the open letter that essentially got this coach fired from his job:
“Dear Mr. Obama:
“Have you ever seen a Muslim hospital?
“Have you heard a Muslim orchestra?
“Have you seen a Muslim band march in a parade?
“Have you witnessed a Muslim charity?
“Have you seen Muslims shak[ing] hands with Muslim Girl Scouts?
“Have you seen a Muslim Candy Striper?
“Have you seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life????
“The answer is no, you have not. Just ask yourself WHY???
“Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.
“Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.
“Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution? Declaration of Independence? Bill of Rights? Didn’t think so.
“Did Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from England? No.
“Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own half-brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as “pug nosed slaves.” Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family’s “rich Islamic heritage,” doesn’t it Mr. Obama?
“Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Not present. There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.
“Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t they?
“Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazis in killing Jews.
“Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East.
“No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day. Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims who’s asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.
“And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the “rich heritage” Muslims have here in America…
“Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates. They were Muslims.
“And now we can add November 5, 2009 – the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major, a doctor and a psychiatrist, who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“That, Mr. Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America!
“P.S. Now, you can add the Boston Marathon bombings, too…”
>>>Click on the Conservative Tribune Article link at the beginning for the original article.<<<