America’s mainstream liberal media were just giddy Tuesday night when Hillary Clinton broke through that last glass ceiling.
You’d think she was being crowned Queen of the Democratic Party the way pundits and the headlines fawned and glowed over her. “Clinton Celebrates Victory,” read the Washington Post lead story above the fold in its print edition.
Forget that Bernie Sanders refuses to concede defeat.
After spending over 30 years working as a “government servant” and forging a second presidential run, Clinton finally won her party’s nomination. She made history in many ways.
“Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone, the first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee,” roared Clinton in a victory speech after she won New Jersey’s primary, effectively winning enough delegates for the nomination.
Clinton is also the first woman to use her marriage to a former president and philanderer to climb the rungs of political power. After being publicly humiliated by Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, she became the first First Lady to campaign and win a Senate seat. In turn, she used her Senate seat to launch her first unsuccessful run for the presidency in 2008 where Americans passed over her and made history with a black man.
Finally, Clinton also made history by becoming the first presidential candidate under an FBI investigation over her use of a personal server and email account while secretary of state. It’s also worth repeating that the State Department Office of the Inspector General found Clinton violated federal record keeping by using a personal email. In doing so, and deleting 30,000 emails she deemed personal, Hillary avoided accountability to Americans for whom she worked.
Yes, Hillary’s making history, and not much of it is good.
Scandal and conflict follow the Clintons and Hillary’s a chip off the old block. Her husband became the first president to undergo impeachment proceedings since Richard M. Nixon.
“They have made hundreds of millions of dollars selling access, selling favours, selling government contracts and I mean hundreds of millions of dollars,” said presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
After winning several more state primaries and punctuating his GOP nomination win, Trump gave his most impressive, cogent speeches to date.
“The Clintons have turned politics of personal enrichment into an art form for themselves!” he remarked.
How right he is. Both have spent their entire careers becoming wealthy off a life of public service. From books to speeches, the contents of which Hillary will not disclose, to the Clinton Foundation, Bill and Hillary have become multimillionaires whose net worth is nearly $100 million.
“Hillary Clinton turned the State Department into her private hedge fund. The Russians, the Saudis, the Chinese, all gave money to Bill and Hillary and got favourable treatment in return,” Trump added.
While Hillary was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received donations from foreign governments with interests before the U.S. government. In many instances, a corporation or foreign government would pay Bill Clinton for a speech and give money to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation at the same time, enriching the Clintons personal and charitable coffers.
As a woman, I have no issue with a woman becoming president of the United States of America. I have every issue with a self-serving woman like Hillary becoming president.