June 15, 2013
By Jeffrey T. Brown
the midst of the eruption of near-daily scandals involving the Obama
administration, let us not forget that until just a few months ago,
Hillary Clinton was the most significant persona within that
administration besides the president himself. Let us not also forget
that notwithstanding the scandal-grenades going off all around us, Mrs.
Clinton diligently plans her run for the presidency, even while several
of those scandals are obviously and entirely her responsibility,
exposing the State Department during her tenure as an utter sewer of
corruption, cronyism, and fatal incompetence.
as long as Hillary Clinton has been on the national scene, she has left
a path of destruction and wreckage in her wake that is both impressive
and terrible to behold. She is a testament to the extent of damage that
can be done by one person determined to conquer everything before her
in the quest for unlimited power and self-gratification. The only prize
left to her in American politics is the presidency, which she has
always felt is hers by right. Indeed, she would have attained it were
it not for the upstart community organizer, a fellow admirer of Saul
Alinsky, who spoke in volumes but said nothing.
While such determination comes at a staggering cost, we should remind ourselves that the bill is never paid by Mrs. Clinton or her equally arrogant husband. It is paid by the country. Before we ask yet again for the check,
perhaps we should remind ourselves of exactly who this woman is who
will soon attempt to seduce the country, and her history as the object
of an absurd and undeserved degree of national affection.
accompanying her husband to the White House as our first co-president,
Mrs. Clinton was working hard on becoming the person we now know her to
be. As with her husband, the goal has always been the attainment of
power masquerading as public service. Setting an example for the Obamas
to emulate, the Clintons put self-absorption and personal victory
before all else. The Clintons have always served themselves, and
you recall the slime that was Whitewater, in which the Clintons
dissembled and lied while their former business partners went to jail?
Do you remember Mrs. Clinton earning $100,000 in profit in 1979 on a
$1,000 investment over the course of only 9 months in volatile cattle
futures, about which she knew nothing, thanks to help from a highly
placed Tyson Foods connection? Tyson profited handsomely in Arkansas,
with state loans and appointments. We are to believe that Clinton
studied the Wall Street Journal to achieve a feat against which the odds were one in 250 million. Do you recall the Rose Law Firm billing
records that magically appeared in Mrs. Clinton's White House office,
years after they had been subpoenaed? Or the death of Vince Foster
under rather extraordinary and inexplicable circumstances, and the lies
and cover-up that followed? Do you recall that while testifying before
congressional investigators as first lady, she answered "I don't know"
or "I don't remember" 250 times?
you recall Travelgate, in which the Clintons destroyed reputations and
careers to reward campaign donors? What about the endless parade of
women, long known to Mrs. Clinton and laughably passed off by her as
"ministering" to a troubled young woman in the matter of Miss Lewinsky?
Nevertheless, when the truth came out, she was entirely happy to
exploit the illusion of victimhood for her own martyrdom in the cause of
Mrs. Clinton goes, destruction follows. Of course, like the current
president, nothing is ever her fault. She knows nothing. She is the
innocent victim of all around her, endlessly bemoaning her fate as the
victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy that somehow has directed the
events of her life even before there was a vast right-wing conspiracy.
no mistake: the Clintons, and Hillary Clinton in particular, hold the
American public in utter contempt, but especially so their own
supporters. How else to explain the countless frauds, crimes, and lies
they perpetrate upon their devotees, whose own intellectual honesty is
devalued to nothing by their loyalty? And how else besides intellectual
dishonesty to rationalize somehow being a Hillary Clinton supporter?
if Benghazi was not enough, and it should have been even with the
little that has come to light thus far, news broke this week about the
culture of pure corruption, decay, immorality, criminality, and scandal
that has been our Department of State under Mrs. Clinton. We were
regaled with liberal celebrations of the mythical "Greatest Secretary of
State" ever, while those paying attention could not identify a single
advancement in the image or policies of the United States during her
tenure. Certainly the blame for that does not fall entirely upon her,
given whose policies she was advocating, but she still opted to be the
person who advanced those destructive policies, putting our country at
risk and lowering its standing throughout the world. This reality was
recently driven home by the revelation that the Clintons and President
Obama struck a deal under which she accepted the post of secretary of
state in exchange for Obama's support in 2016.
of the means, we are now being provided a window into what actually
occurred under Mrs. Clinton's stewardship. No doubt we will once again
be treated to a river of alibis. Like the president, we will be asked
by Mrs. Clinton's public relations mercenaries to believe that the
structure over which she presided was entirely foreign to her, and that
despite her zeal to take credit for any exercise of power as head of
that structure, any wrongdoing by those carrying out her organizational
mission statement is somehow not attachable to her. Like the president,
her good name has been hijacked by those actively doing wrong under her
very nose. Also like the president, rampant wrongdoing and criminality
occurring in her very presence met with no censure whatsoever, which is
becoming increasingly difficult to reconcile with the real world in
which the rest of us live. Either she entirely failed morally as a
leader because she knew what was happening and ignored it (or worse,
actively participated in it), or she entirely failed in terms of
competence for not even being that pathetic.
those paying attention, we are being treated to a preview of coming
attractions. Indeed, every day under President Obama is a preview of
the presidency of Hillary Clinton, if we are so reckless as to accept
her self-serving proposal of figurative marriage. Unlike Mr. Obama,
however, about whom we knew nothing before his rise, the Hillary Clinton
preview of coming attractions has been running on a near-continuous
loop for the better part of 30 years.
the State Department scandal deepens, and as more people potentially
refuse to take the fall for the advancement of an utterly corrupt
politician, perhaps our knowledge of Mrs. Clinton will deepen -- as if
we really needed to know more to understand who and what she is. We
should be grateful as a nation for the gift of foresight. May it
finally enlighten those who so far have proved poor excuses for sensible