A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
It is looking more and more as if the Democratic candidate for President in 2016 will, indeed, be Hillary Clinton. Surprise, surprise!
The only thing I can see that MIGHT stop Hillary from running would be issues with her health.
Never mind Benghazi, the mainstream Media is already running interference for her on that and can be expected to smother any other scandal that may arise. Hillary will be, as was Obama, THEIR candidate and they will pull out all the stops to get her elected to the office of President.
Hillary is, like Obama, a Marxist. She loves and craves power as much as, or more than, Obama. She is relentless and ruthless. She will make the perfect female dictator.
Another troubling thought: If Hillary is elected there will be no chance of getting Obamacare repealed unless the Republicans manage to get a veto proof House and Senate. Remember — before there was Obamacare there was Hillarycare.
Remember, too, in 2016, Hillary will be 69 years old — with health problems. You may recall that she remarked that John McCain, who was 70 when running against Obama, was too old to be president.
More troublesome, however, is her health. Just a few months ago, Hillary was treated for a blood clot on the brain. we were told at the time that it was due to a concussion she received as the result of “a fall.” Later, we learned, this was not the first blood clot for which she has been treated.
It has also been noted that former President, Bill Clinton, has health problems of his own having undergone two heart surgeries in less than ten years. And he remains at risk. Some question if his health would become a distraction for Hillary as President.
Now — it is extremely important we recall her health on the auspicious occasion of her running for President of the US.
Consider this from the Washington Post dated January 2, 2013 and written by Chris Cillizza:
“1. Clinton would be 69 years old if she runs in 2016. (Her birthday is Oct. 26, 1947.) That’s the same age Ronald Reagan was when he was elected president in 1980. Reagan remains the oldest person ever elected president. (John McCain was 72 when he ran — and lost — in 2008.)
2. This is the second time in the past 15 years that Clinton has had a blood clot issue. The first episode, which was significantly less serious, was in 1998 when she was treated for a blood clot in her leg.
Add those two factors up and it’s clear that Clinton will have to answer lots — and lots — of questions about her health if she decides to get into the next race for president.”
Mr. Cillizza closes his article by saying: “…rest assured that if Clinton does eventually decide to run, her hospitalization for this clot near her brain will be a major topic of discussion. And she — and her political team — will have to find a way to come up with satisfactory answers.” –
For me, the thing that would most make me NOT vote for Hillary, I mean aside from her Marxism, is the fact that she is married to Bill. If Hillary is elected, that means Bill is back in the White House. There is no place om earth he had rather be than the center of power. The very thought of Bill Clinton back in the White House just makes me physically ill! (On the other hand — maybe they’ll return the White House china!)
Remember: This is the SAME Bill Clinton who kept the country roiled in scandal after scandal during his tenure and was the inspiration for the expression: “Jimmy Carter make the Presidency a joke. Bill Clinton made it a DIRTY joke!”
He’ll be BAAAack!
Let’s face it, Dear Reader. The only thing Hillary has done is hold several offices which she managed to skate through –leaving hardly a trace of her passing — had no major accomplishments as US Secretary of State, and really, she is famous for one thing — being Bill Clinton’s wife!
OUCH! Well. The truth is the truth.
Speaking of the truth — what about Benghazi? Well, truth be told, I don’t think it will have much affect on Hillary’s campaign. Don’t misunderstand. It OUGHT to have a tremendous affect, but I don’t believe it will be allowed to have an appreciable affect by the leftist media in America. Of course, when I say the “leftist media” in America that refers to, at least, 90% of the mainstream media.
Sarah Palin, the unofficial cheer leader of the political right in America, said in a recent Fox News interview, where she is also a contributor: “If (Benghazi) doesn’t have an impact on the 2016 presidential election, if she is a candidate, then America, I am very disappointed in our electorate,”
Palin went on to say: “anyone who would just throw away 200 years of military ethos and leave our men behind to be murdered” should “never be considered as a commander in chief.”
A Hillary Clinton administration, I believe, would be a carry-over of the Obama administration — except that Hillary would, in my opinion, demonstrate more determination, more boldness, more gumption, more backbone, more moxie … in other words — more guts. Only problem is — Hillary’s a Marxist! She’s an adherent of the left-wing group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Communist Party. She is an acolyte of socialism. She conceals her true identity, along with her fellow travelers, beneath the intentionally deceptive shroud of “progressivism.”
Should she win the presidency, she would not be the first Marxist to hold that esteemed position. Obama holds the claim on that dubious distinction.
The difference is that Hillary is distinguished by all the attributes mentioned above while Obama is not. Believe me, transitioning from a “gutless Marxist” to a “gutsy Marxist” is one we do not want to experience.
J. D. Longstreet