Georgia Voices: President Hillary: Why should female (or other) voters support her in ’16?
by The Augusta Chronicle
June 03, 2014 12:34 AM | 2168 views | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Conventional wisdom suggests women voters overwhelmingly will support Hillary Clinton in her presumptive presidential bid in 2016.

But should they?

That’s a question all voters need to ask themselves before marching in lockstep to a Clinton candidacy.

More to the point: What, exactly, has she done during her many years as a national figure to demonstrate strong and capable leadership?

Start with her role as first lady, where she failed early on to sell the far left’s dream of universal health care and spent the rest of her husband’s presidency on the arm of history.

Yes, her tenure as secretary of state made her America’s top diplomat and gave her a taste of foreign policy experience. The four-year assignment no doubt will feature prominently in her upcoming memoirs and presidential campaign.

But what did she do?

The “accomplishments” Clinton is most remembered for actually are horrible failures of policy: her negligence in the deadly Benghazi attacks and her refusal to place the African Islamist group Boko Haram on the terrorist group watch list.

Based on what is known about the Benghazi scandal and cover-up, Clinton’s leadership was abysmal — an assessment unlikely to be improved by revelations from the latest congressional inquiry.

Then there’s Boko Haram, the radical Islamist group currently receiving international attention for its heinous abduction and threatened sale of several hundred Nigerian schoolgirls. Clinton could have dealt the organization a major blow by placing it on the terrorist watch list.

Instead of displaying fortitude and esprit de corps for abused women and girls, Clinton chose to emulate the administration’s dodgy, lead-from-behind strategy, which has weakened America’s relations with allies and emboldened its enemies on the world stage.

Finally, women should question the legitimacy of Clinton’s feminist street cred.

This is the woman who, after all, not only protected her husband’s philandering for decades, but lashed out at his most high-profile victim, a then-22-year-old Monica Lewinsky, as “a narcissistic loony toon.”

In 2016, America will need a chief executive to pull it from the morass wrought by eight years of muddled Obama policies.

That’s a tall order. And Hillary Clinton falls woefully short.

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Honest Abe
June 03, 2014
It is said that making the same mistake over again and expecting a different result is the definition of mental ineptitude.

Hillary has already made a Presidential bid against that Obama/Biden hydra beast and lost miserably.

The reason she lost is because she thought she could ride into the Presidency on the female vote alone. She didn't get the male vote which she didn't solicit or care for anyway.

Sounds like she is going to try the same epic fail strategy again and with the same predictable result. And there is some talk on the media that she became brain damaged in an accident not too long ago. Sort of ties things together.

why not
June 03, 2014
Funny wasn't the people who were reporting her injury's were fake the same people who are now reporting she has brain damage. I guess Fox just can't get its stories straight.
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