"It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few..... And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."--Hillary Clinton
In some respects, I totally get Hillary Clinton. Truly, there are aspects of her that I completely understand. For instance, I never wanted to be a princess. It was always the Presidency of the United States of America that tickled my ambitious fancy. Who needs a prince when you can be the leader of the free world? Glass slippers would be really uncomfortable while I was kicking through glass ceilings. Who needs a "Happily Ever After" when you will determine the content of the history books?
But still, I get her ambition and I understand her goals.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has climbed to the top of a man's world. She is successful and most definitely a political force to be reckoned with. She is accomplished, intelligent and incredibly good at playing the game. Some compare her to Teflon: nothing sticks to her, nothing.
She is hot-tempered but surprisingly emotionless. She is impervious to scandals, whether personal or political. She is a master strategist and a seemingly devoted wife and mother. Early on, she committed her adult life to politics and aspires to be something that no other American woman has ever been: president. She wants to prove all the naysayers wrong. She is determined to prove that not only can a woman be president, but that a scorned and publicly humiliated woman; the wife of a former philandering president, can rise from the ashes of national disgrace and be better at the executive job than said husband was. She would of course deny this desire but rest assured, I am a woman and I know how women think. She hasn't forgotten what Billy-baby did to her and how the scandal of the cigar, the navy blue dress, and subsequent impeachment made her feel. She seeks revenge in the form of presidential success that surpasses his own.
She is, in my opinion, destined to fail at this endeavor. She won't fail because she is ill-equipped or unintelligent, but because she is so incredibly divisive. She is polarizing and to many, the epitome of Washington, trench politics.
She IS the establishment and has been waging political and class warfare since the early 1990s. She is a feminist and a socialist. Let's not forget, universal healthcare was her political love child and I believe that she sees herself as the going-to-fix-his-mistakes successor of our current presidential nightmare.
And then there is the tragedy of Benghazi. I don't blame Hillary Clinton or the State Department for the violent and deadly acts a group of radical Islamic terrorists in Libya. However, I do blame them for an attempted cover up, for misleading the American people and the devastated families who lost loved ones, and for their unwillingness to be COMPLETELY forthcoming during the previously held seven Congressional hearings. I think we can all agree that there was tremendous failure during the night of September 11, 2012 and in the early morning hours of the 12th. The attacks at Benghazi, Libya were well-planned terrorist assaults on American citizens on the anniversary of 9/11. Coincidence? I think not. Theses attacks were not the result of some random protests sparked by an Internet video. And the State Department's attempt through Susan Rice to cast these actions as random acts of violence and not blatant terrorism was not only untrue but terribly insulting. I don't know why the initial response of this administration was to downplay the terroristic nature of these attacks but it was wrong, unfair and misleading. And the families of the victims and the American people deserve to know why we were misled, what really happened before, during and after the attacks, and who knew what, when. Hillary Clinton owes the families of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty a full explanation. These men, like our brave men and women in uniform, were in a foreign land representing American interests. Their lives were lost in service to this nation. They were American heroes and their sacrifice and memory demand and deserve answers, indictments and justice. In her highest appointed position, Secretary Hillary Clinton failed these men, their families and the American people.
And then, most recently, there is the whole issue of a private email server. Yeah, basically what all that boils down to is her thinking she is above the law and that the rules that apply to all of us don't apply to her. It's simply more of the same Hillary Clinton crap.
Yep, she announced. She wants to be President of the United States.
This country is absolutely ready for a female president. There are capable women who are equipped and willing to take on the challenge of leading this nation and the free world. There are most definitely females strong enough, determined enough and smart enough to bear the title of Madame President. Of this, I have no doubt.
However, Hillary Rodham Clinton is NOT one of those capable women. Her time has passed, her season ended and her influence waned. She certainly has a place in the political landscape of our country but it isn't within the Oval Office. A Hillary Clinton presidency would undoubtedly be similar to what we are seeing with Obama's: a tragic failure that not only harms and cripples the nation but deeply damages the minority or gender groups they represent. Their administrations, policies and personas are so incredibly polarizing and divisive that the nation is now, and would continue to be, stuck in a political quagmire. Currently, we aren't able to move forward or compromise because each sides heels are so firmly dug in. Obama has angered more people than he has empowered. And lest we forget, that 6 years ago when the race was between Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the elite media and the far left dropped her like a hotcake! She was not their heroine when they found their messiah.
Hillary Clinton is no Margaret Thatcher. She is not able to moderate or compromise and will therefore, be ineffective at leading. However, she is loved by many and has secured her place in American history. She desires to be the president of a country that has been fundamentally transformed since her reign as First Lady. In some ways, Hillary is an American princess...she is most definitely political royalty. Unfortunately, she isn't satisfied with that. She wants the Oval Office and to kick this glass ceiling wide open.
So, yeah, she made what most of us suspected official this weekend.
She's in. She has thrown her hat in the ring with that terrible logo and insulting "I want to be your champion" slogan. And y'all, she will be a formidable opponent. Because she is capable of being elected...she just shouldn't be.