To say that this is an election year like no other is an understatement at best. The Republican Party is in a state of disarray the likes of which have not been seen in decades. Supporters of the two leading candidates have open hostility and hatred for one another. They are willing to lose friendships over politics, a state of mind that cooler heads can’t understand. But are we forgetting something? While Trumpsters and Cruzers are busy calling one another Nazis, have we lost sight of who the real opponent is, and is all of this infighting doing nothing but helping that opponent? Has it just slipped our collective minds that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are the opponent that must be defeated?
Since it appears that not only have we forgotten this very pertinent fact, we have also forgotten that part of the process of defeating the Clinton machine is teaching an entire generation of new voters about the 90’s. They are not going to learn about it in school and the media, especially the media they are attuned to will definitely not go down that fork of memory lane. In the spirit of having all of the information out there, let’s review shall we?
Most of us were first introduced to Hillary Clinton when her husband announced his run for the presidency. Shortly after, the next time we saw her was after a woman named Gennifer Flowers came forward claiming she had had a twelve year affair with then-Governor Clinton. While no one was surprised by the “stand by your man”, que Tammy Wynnette performance from Hillary, what we found out later was that not only was Flowers just one in a long line of extramarital romps by the Governor, but she had actively participated in keeping other women who came forward with claims of sexual abuse by Clinton quiet. Hillary quickly made a beeline for the “Today” show to proclaim that it was all “a vast right-wing conspiracy against my husband”. The gang at NBC dutifully nodded their pointy heads and let her ramble on.
Once the Clintons moved into the White House the “irregularities” continued. Shortly after Bill Clinton became president, several employees of the White House Travel Office were terminated and were replaced by friends of Bill and Hill to take over the business that did roughly $31 million annually. The Clintons claimed questionable financial practices. An FBI investigation ensued, and the former employees were not found guilty of any wrongdoing and were reinstated.
Another Clinton eyebrow raiser came to be known as “Filegate”. This involved the possible disclosure of FBI files of Reagan and Bush administration officials given to the Clinton administration, again of course, for political gain. If there is a way to make money at it, it seems the Clintons have no problem figuring out a way to do it. There were plenty of perks to be had in the Clinton White House if one was willing to pay for it. Big time donors to the Democrat Party enjoyed such things as staying in the Lincoln bedroom. According to a report at the time by CNN, some who stayed in the Lincoln bedroom had given around $5.4 million to the DNC, at least 24 shelling out $100,000 or more.
The stock market is a complicated thing. If one is not a student of it, it tends to make the eyes glaze over. Lack of knowledge was no sweat for the First Lady. With a meager initial investment of $1000, Hillary hit the jackpot with a six figure windfall. Never mind the fact that initial investment was well below the $12,000 required by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for first time trades. And just who did Hillary get her top of the line stock market advice from? Tyson Food’s outside counsel. As a major agricultural producer in Arkansas, it was to their advantage to keep the Clintons happy as there were many issues close to Tyson’s heart that as Attorney General, and later Governor Bill Clinton could effect.
Clinton era FBI investigations also turned up possible illegal campaign contributions by China to the Democrat Party prior to the 1996 presidential campaign. The Chinese denied the allegations, but do accusations like these bring to mind similar questionable donations by foreign countries to the Clinton Foundation?
Throw in what millennials already know, Benghazi, email-gate, and the fact that Hillary Clinton, who if she is the Democrat nominee will play the gender card every chance she gets, loves to portray herself as a champion of women’s rights actively participates in accepting donations for the Clinton foundation, who pays women 38% less than men, from countries who view women as second class citizens, where they have virtually no rights. Are we to conclude that blatant hypocrisy is OK with millennials?
It will be up to Republicans not only to inform young voters on the facts of Hillary Clinton’s track record, but remind older voters of the Clinton escapades of the 90’s as well.
This could be a case of Republicans creating jobs. Anyone charged with this task will be at it full time.