June 10, 2016 at 1:22 am #20562radiodorkSpectator
When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. She couldn’t even get a vote in a Democratic controlled Congress. Her fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million
in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.
Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood. Both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration.
Next she chose Janet Reno. Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas, resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children. Even Bill Clinton later described the selection of Reno as “my worst mistake.”
Next, Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovery of Guanier’s radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration.
Apparently a slow learner, Bill then let Hillary make some more recommendations. She chose former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (supposedly) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.
Many younger voters have no knowledge of “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson, but the White House Travel Office refused to comply. Hillary managed to have the Travel Office staff reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and caused a 36-month investigation. Only one employee, Billy Dale, was charged with a crime, of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him in less than two hours
Still not convinced of her ineptness, Bill next allowed Hillary to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House Security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, Hillary and Bill suddenly denied even knowing Livingstone and of drug use in the White House. Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than 30 years of service to 7 presidents.
Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the “bimbo eruption” and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle were:
Hillary urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation, they settled with Ms. Jones.Hillary refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led
to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr’s investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs. Hillary’s devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for lying under oath to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives.Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” a total of 56 times while under oath.
After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen.
Now we are exposed to Hillary’s shenanigans as Secretary of State, including the destruction of possibly incriminating emails and the “pay to play” schemes of the Clinton Foundation.
And then, of course, there is her abandonment of her own State Department staff — Ambassador Chris Stevens and Information Officer Sean Smith — and two ex-Navy SEALs to die in Benghazi, about which she repeatedly lied was a “spontaneous” protest against an obscure little-known video on MuhammJune 10, 2016 at 5:47 am #20563duxruleParticipant
Yet, she’s still going to be the next president. Sucks to be you for the next eight years.June 10, 2016 at 7:05 am #20566edselehrParticipant
Dork, are you able to have any original thoughts of your own? (try citing your source next time)June 10, 2016 at 9:26 am #20572LurkingGrendelParticipant
Wow, Dork found a lunatic right wing opinion piece, making a host of either completely fabricated assertions or very selectively framed anecdotes, designed to argue that Hillary is somewhere on the terror scale between Freddy and Hannibal Lector.
Well done, you Titan of Intellect. Yet again, you’ve bedazzled the forum.June 10, 2016 at 10:25 am #20574Alfredo_TParticipant
It is too bad that the Republican party couldn’t offer a better choice. That is my final answer to the opinion piece (which, unfortunately, I gave up on trying to read all the way through).June 10, 2016 at 10:59 am #20576June 10, 2016 at 11:14 am #20577edselehrParticipant
I pity Dork a little. What horrible terror dreams he must be experiencing every night! I’m afraid that soon he’ll be found somewhere under a bridge in the fetal position, rocking back and forth muttering “Emails! Benghazi! Eeeemmmaaiiilllssss….”June 10, 2016 at 9:45 pm #20592skepticalParticipantJune 10, 2016 at 10:47 pm #20598mwdxer1Participant
There is no other choice. Clinton is our only choice. Trump? A very nasty guy. Talk about crooked? More stuff is coming out about him daily. I would like to have the old parties back where they would work together. If you want to blame someone, blame the voters. Bernie could be the nominee, but people do not vote in our country. With 30-50%, that is horrible. Until people wake up and vote and we have vote by mail as we do in Oregon, I do not see things changing. At least not now. Maybe when the young people get Middle Age, it might improve. But again, the voters are to blame. Elizabeth Warren would be a good choice too.
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