The lack of trust for Hillary Clinton and her party may be catching up. The mere mention of her name conjures up images of deceit and lack of trustworthiness. As of this writing, she’s nervously neck to neck with Bernie Sanders, a declared socialist she once dismissed but can no longer afford to ignore. Her husband Bill envisions being back in the White House but that notion isn’t as appealing as it once was. Together, they’re besmirched in a cloud of seaminess. Their hypocrisy, so well executed by this duo, is all too apparent even to diehard Democrats who know the truth but still can’t look away. The electorate is fed up with dishonesty. So what will it take to make her unelectable?
Her opponent must confront the Clinton duplicity with a persistent barrage of offensive tactics. Not all will be inclined to do it adhering to a nonsensical code of ethics that Republican candidates don’t stoop that low – an out-of-step perspective that hurts conservatives. The lack of it was devastatingly apparent during McCain and Romney’s nonassertive campaigns. The facts make clear the Clintons present a stunning panoply of corrupt acts that are grossly understated by the mainstream media. It is wholly incumbent upon the Republican nominee to do it.
Does Benghazi still have legs? Yes if the voters are reminded convincingly and they will be with the up and coming film 13 Hours which promises to reveal the true account of what happened on September 11, 2012. Depending on how well the film performs, this could and should affect Hillary. Her performance as Secretary of State has left our foreign affairs in shambles. America has lost credibility turning against its allies and gutting its own military strength in both size and morale, The new year reveals ISIS terrorism on the move in Europe and America too. China is in an economic free fall as is our stock market and North Korea claims to have recently tested a hydrogen bomb, a far more powerful explosive than anything they’ve tested before. If true it poses significant danger to South Korea and America, a threat we cannot ignore. Russia is unopposed asserting its power in the Middle East and as well, an occupier in the Ukraine. Saudi Arabia and Iran are at each other’s throats largely because of Obama’s surrender to Shia Iran and America’s absence as a force for stability.
The Clinton Foundation presents a startling assortment of dubious donors. We know Hillary stood by if not ably assisted the Clinton Global Initiative which benefited while she was Secretary of State. And then of course, there’s Hillary’s dogged email debacle which denotes lack of transparency and has escalated with the recent finding of declassification of information and even now suggests she could be indicted for federal crimes. The FBI has assigned 100 special agents to the investigations in addition to another 50 on temporary duty assignment. That’s a total of 150 full-time agents – a huge manpower commitment and an indicator that this case is very serious.
But there’s more. Hillary’s righteous accusations of an underhanded fictional war on women and gender related attacks on Trump has been harpooned by Trump who has rightfully criticized Bill Clinton’s treatment of women. Hillary it should be noted intimidated women who claimed to be sexually violated by her husband Bill. Carly Fiorina describes Hillary’s use of the woman card as justified but goes on to say we need an honest woman as president raising Hillary’s lack of trustworthiness once again.
Is this a woman our country would choose to elect to the highest office in the land? The misinformed and ideologically confused could. That includes mostly uninformed Jews who side consistently with the Democratic Party despite Hillary’s well documented anti-Israel sentiments clearly in evidence for decades. Much needed awareness can turn independents against her. The changing demographics make that imperative.
As bad as things are in the splintered GOP camp where we’re witnessing a people’s coup being staged against any establishment nominee who in their view stand only for the wealthy donors while continuing to ignore the hard working class conservatives disgusted with their lack of progress. This unprecedented coup elevates non-establishment candidates which the GOP, like it or not, had best abide. On the other side and far more discouraging are the Democrats who despite their electoral college advantage and demographics are a bankrupt radically left party whose strongest contender is a tired dishonest also-ran candidate who has little to show for all her touted experience. That’s called desperation.
The truth is, our distressed political system on both sides presents obstacles to success that could result in the worst candidate walking away with a win due to an out of touch GOP breakdown that if not bridged, could further dismantle America.
In spite of this mess, Republicans to their credit present knowledgeable candidates who outshine the few contenders on the left. The Republican debates reveal impressive candidates anyone of which could carry America forward persuasively. The Trump phenomenon, impossible to ignore, is largely attributable to perceived deceit on both sides that permeates public policy and politics.
The show must go on which translates to respect for the people’s choice for nominee. Alienating one’s electorate can result in a less desireable opponent winning the election. Rebellion in politics happens. Voters simply don’t show up.
It’s worth stating, Trump believes voters will show up for him in unprecedented numbers. His contention if he wins the nomination, is hard to dispel given the large numbers of people who turn out enthusiastically for his speeches and listen to the GOP debates which is also motivated in large part by Trump’s presence. The upcoming Iowa and New Hampshire primaries will soon disclose their preferences for our next president.
Above all and importantly, voter registration reveals self-identified independents are the fastest growing voting bloc in America. They will soon outnumber Democrats and Republicans combined. More than half of independent voters do not approve of Obama. Only with their support can a presidential nominee be victorious.