Sunday, June 7, 2015

It’s Time For a Woman President, Just Not Her

It’s been almost two months since Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her candidacy for President. If you visit her website, you will see very little of what she is bringing to the table. In fact, there is not even a tab for Issues. Zilch, nada, zero. There is a tab for her biography, where you will learn her life story (I can hear violins playing in the back of my mind). You will learn her father was a Republican and that her mother had a very difficult childhood. Nowhere on her website will you learn about the issues she will be fighting for during her campaign. There are no tabs on her website to clarify some of the questions raised by the media ever since she announced her candidacy. You can’t even access it unless you “join” her. Why the secrecy?
The above video is from her campaign website. Even in her video, she briefly touches the subject “economics” but offers no glimpse at a solution. She makes sure there is a pair a gay couples to ensure that people know, without her saying it, that she is pro same sex marriage. Damn, even  her iconic phrase “human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights” was changed to “human rights are gay’s rights and gay’s rights are human rights” well, that sure took a lot of thinking!
Too many things have come up since her announcement. The compromising of security by practically giving to the highest bidder weapon deals in exchange for a donation to her family’s foundation has no precedent for a Secretary of State. Making deals with countries known for they tyranny and lack of human rights, which she was willing to overlook for a fee; if they were willing to pay, she was ready to play. One can only wonder what will be for sale if she becomes the president of this great nation of ours.
Given the questionable legality or morality of the above, I had my doubts about its veracity. As any Hillary supporter would think – which I've never been – I thought it was a dirty attack by the Right Wing media in an attempt to taint her image because they feared her. Then, the same thing was published in Mother Jones, a magazine with a pretty solid reputation among progressives. Then, it was also mentioned by The Daily Kos, so it was not trash from the Right after all, it seemed to be real.
What made me think without a doubt that there was something very dishonest about the “pay-to-play” deal, was the conveniently erased emails that could incriminate her without a doubt. Hillary not only used her personal email exclusively for governmental issues, but she went as far as using a personal server, conveniently located at her home in New York. The exclusive usage of a personal email is against the Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 but she claims it was an option available to her… Cmon! She is not an inexperienced person. She was a Senator and before that she was a First Lady for eight years. She is also a lawyer, and we are to believe that she had the option of streaming her emails, the federal business she conducted to be private, 100% private and under her exclusive control? It bothers me that she says all this with a smirk on her face. She continues to say that her emails were all to personnel at the government offices and therefore immediately captured by the government’s servers. Really? Even those emails sent to other governments, to dignitaries from faraway lands? And then, she erased them, and we are to think that there was nothing to hide? How stupid does she thinks we are, how stupid does she thinks her base is?
Still, I'll grant her the benefit of the doubt maybe she used her own server, her personal email, etc. for the convenience. Let’s assume that, as ridiculous as it may sound. But why didn’t she send copies to her official governmental email so there would be a record of what was transpiring? Even I do that when I send an email from home related to work and vice versa. The fact that she didn’t, makes me wonder what was she hiding. If you are hiding something, I bet anything it’s because it is not good. I am sure they can access those emails, and that probably will happen in due time but, by then, she might already be president. If we find out what those emails were, we are then in deep trouble because that could only mean a Republican is occupying the White House. No Democrat will ever throw her under the bus, or so I hope.
Regardless, she is running on air. Nothing on her page tells us what she will do to change the course of this country. She doesn’t have a platform other than she is Hillary. Period.
People are voting for her to continue a dynasty. They are voting for her because they want to relive Clinton’s era. That will never happen and in all honesty, Clinton’s era was great but, in the long run, we are where we are in part thanks to his policies. He opened the door for corporations to move their factories overseas, for corporations to take their money offshore and for China to invade us. We are parasites, and we produce barely anything, even our budget depends on what we can borrow from China, and we have Bill Clinton to thank for it.
We need to stop romanticizing imperial masters, envying England and their royalty. No more Bushes or Clintons, there are far more intelligent and capable people than these two families. Enough is enough.
Clinton, both of them, are corporatists that will never bite the hand that feeds them, they will always protect and work for Corporate America, not blue collar America.
It’s time to close the Clintons and Bushes chapters. They are and forever shall be history.
If she wins the primary, I will vote for her, but I will do it with a hefty heart.