We Democrats should have known better. We are totally guilty of what Santanna called “Failing to learn the lessons of history”. And to add insult to injury, we choose the wrong person to try and change that history.
By Larry Johnson, Clovis, CA
Hillary Clinton has been involved on front line politics for nearly 40 years. From the time she was a newly minted college graduate working as an attorney in a poverty law firm to her latest jaunt as Democratic candidate for President of the United States.
Her main opponent during this entire period has been the White Male Republican Establishment. They though their Republican National Committee have accused her continuously of misdeeds, criminal actions and incompetence in office. If you include the Whitewater investigations of her and her husband, a financial deal where they losta lot of their own money, the Republicans have spent literally hundreds of millions of taxpayer money on partisan investigations. The US House, run by the Republicans for the last six years has mounted seventeen investigations into her work as Secretary of State and spent untold tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and . . .
SHE HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ANYTHING, NEVER CONVICTED, NEVER REPRIMANDED. NOTHING.
If you bother to read such investigative reports, which I have scanned, you will nearly ALWAYS find in the conclusions section the words “We find no evidence of any wrong doing on the part of the accused” or a statement to that effect. Please remember that word “accused”.
Now, if you have any intelligence left and if you are able to think straight after the harrang by the right wing echo chamber over the years, you will please note that ALL of these investigations were partisan based and run by Republican operatives. These were NOT run by fair minded, neutral, nonpartisan officials. These were ALL run by hired right wing hit men AND none of them could find “Any Evidence of Wrong Doing”. Really? All of these professional investigators, with a vested interest in finding her guilty of something NEVER found anything? Is that really possible? Are they ALL totally incompetent investigators OR was there never anything to begin with and this was ALL the “Great Right Wing Conspiracy” in action as Hillary Clinton said after her husband left office? Remember that one which raised such a Republican scream of indignity? At that time the old Shakespeare quote “Me thinks thou doest protest too much . . “ came to mind.
HILLARY CLINTON HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ANYTHING DURING ANY OF THESE INVESTIGATIONS. NOTHING.
IF you have ever sat on a jury you will remember a question which was asked, usually of the jury as a whole, “Do any of you believe that just because a person (the defendant) is accused of something that they are automatically guilty of the crime just because law enforcement brought an accusation”. I asked an attorney once why this question was always asked and the reply was “because many people believe that law enforcement would never accuse or bring a case against an innocent person.
I believe that most of the normal low information voters, which are the majority of voters who report through polls that they are still distrustful of Hilary Clinton are suffering from “They accused her therefore she is guilty – of something” syndrome. Still have your doubts? At least base them on the Truth and not on a bunch of propaganda from the right wing echo machine.
Larry Johnson Clovis, California
Never, never vote for a republican – EVER – PERIOD
In a “Letters to the Editor” in our local newspaper a correspondent made the statement that while he was a Democrat he always voted for the person who he thought would do the best job or was best for the position being voted on weather that person was Democrat or a republican.
I nearly fell out of my chair I was so angry! How, I wondered, how could any thinking, self-respecting, knowledgeable Democrat be so DUMB as to EVER vote for a republican?? Of course, the answer was obvious almost instantly: this was NOT a knowledgeable Democrat and this person considered himself far too smart for his own good. In addition, he displayed one of the great weaknesses of Democrats: he was trying to be fair on all fronts. Won’t work folks and in fact this is why we fail as Democrats to correctly identify the conservative cancer which is infecting our society and threatening to destroy it from within.
I’ll say it again plainly and then explain why:
NEVER, NEVER VOTE FOR A republican – EVER – PERIOD!
The REPUBLICANS in the US House of Representatives, led by Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, are in complete agreement: Terrorists have the RIGHT to purchase GUNS to murder Americans.
This is obvious because they will not allow a vote to be taken in the US House of Representatives to LIMIT THE ABILITY OF TERRORISTS ON THE NO-FLY LIST TO PURCHASE GUNS IN AMERICA TO MURDER AMERICANS.
IF YOU VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN to represent your district in California, you are also in AGREEMENT that Terrorists have the right to purchase GUNS to murder Americans. The blood of those innocent victims is on your hands as well as the Representative.
Watch as Elizabeth Warren shreds Leonard Chanin in his ridiculous defense of his actions while a member of the Federal Reserve which led to this country’s financial meltdown.
Here’s the thing that all the angry Black people know, and no calmly debating White people want to admit: The entire discussion of race in America centers around the protection of White feelings.