Once upon a time, I admired Hillary Clinton. I respected the fact that during the trials of Monica Lewinsky and all the other “mistresses” that came out of the woodworks, Hillary chose to stand by her man and tried to make things work our for the sake of her family. I thought she was an advocate for women and that she would not ignore the toils and troubles of the regular wife, mother, single mom, working or stay at home. In addition, I admired her seeming independence to be her own woman. Thus when she was appointed to be the Secretary of State, I assumed that there would be some semblance of balance within this lopsided administration.
I was wrong. It was all for show.
Over the past several years, respect has turned into disgust as I’ve watched Clinton’s flip flops, lies, and scandals (including her Benghazi performance). Now I believe the only reason she stuck with her marriage contract was to predetermine and push her forward to possibly run in the 2016 elections.
Of course, only because they’re both women, people compare Hillary’s credentials to Sarah Palin’s. In my eyes, there is no comparison. Say all you want about Sarah Palin but she laid it all on the table. She also successfully ran a state, and when she felt her leadership abilities were diverted by her VP campaign, she resigned gracefully. The only thing Ms. Clinton seems to run is the constant cover up of scandals. There is no comparison.
Do you remember her words in 2008, “Shame on you Barack Obama!”? Well, shame on you, Ms. Clinton!
Of course, as usual the MSM is trying to protect her and shield her as much as they are with Barack Obama. Thus I write this to ensure that we do not forget what kind of person we want—and don’t want—as our U.S. leaders and this is certainly not Ms. Hillary Clinton. In this arena of politics, she has shown where she stands on integrity of an administration and the transparency it was supposed to be.
But mostly, we will never forget Hillary Clinton’s words: “What difference does it make?” and her strange, ongoing performance in the Benghazi hearings.
8 months following Obama’s re-election hoopla, the hearings still haven’t answered America’s questions including:
-Why this was blamed on a video?
-Why forces were told to stand down when they allegedly could have assisted?
-Why do they continue lying and saying they didn’t know anything?
So many involved in the horrifying fiasco that is Benghazi, have retired or have “disappeared”. Ironically Susan Rice, the one who relayed that the attack was due to a “video”, has been rewarded with an appointment as National Security Advisor on June 5, 2013.
All of this reminds me of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ad, asking America “who is coming out and answering that call in the middle of the night?” “It’s 3 A.M. and your children are safe and asleep. But, there’s a phone in the White House, and it’s ringing. Something’s happening in the world. … Who do you want answering the phone?”
Ms. Clinton is supposed to be the Champion of Women as the media touted her, but instead I feel the real “War on Women” is directed at my daughters, my female friends and myself. There are reports that Clinton allegedly ignored or “wasn’t aware” of many sexual allegations coming forth, including:
•An unnamed State Department security official in Beirut “engaged in sexual assaults” on foreign nationals hired as embassy guards.
•Yet another unnamed individual, this time an ambassador who “routinely ditched … his protective security detail” and the IG believes this was in order for him to “solicit sexual favors from prostitutes.”
•Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security detail “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries” — a problem the IG describes as “endemic.”
CBS News reported, “In one specific and striking cover-up, State Department agents told the Inspector General they were told to stop investigating the case of a U.S. Ambassador who held a sensitive diplomatic post and was suspected of patronizing prostitutes in a public park.” CBS also reported on June 10, 2013 that in an internal State Department Inspector General’s memo several recent investigations were influenced, manipulated, or simply called off.
Many of the above were children prostitutes. So when I heard Clinton’s statement that “we learned of it from the media” I was appalled as well as disgusted. How is it that as Secretary of Sate, Hillary Clinton seems to have known very little about what her duties entailed? How is it that she seems to have been completely in the dark about what anyone under her authority was doing? Did she ever actually work? She was paid $186.600 a year; her travel and expenses were all paid for by American tax dollars. So what did she do? Was everything done simply for photo ops prepping her for a 2016 presidential run?
During her husband’s indiscretions as President, Hillary’s mantra was “Stand by your man”. Now it’s, “Stand by your lies”. At least that is what it seems to me—but then again, “What difference does it make?”
As a woman and a mother, I would someday love to see a woman as President of the United States—but not her. Never her. In my eyes, she does not embody or represent what I am as a woman. I do my best to teach my daughters to live right and straight and to be accountable and to respect life and as a woman, it does make a big difference who will champion my life–and I know it won’t be Hillary answering anyone’s call at 3 in the morning.