Disclosure: I have never been a fan of Hillary Clinton, so I’m just going to wear my bias on my sleeve right here and now. My opinions are my own and are not to be construed as representative of Scholar & Rogues or any other group of civilized people. Am I trolling? You decide.
Policy differences aside, this, almost more than any other reason, is why I simply cannot abide the thought of a President Hillary:
Hillary Clinton calls Bosnia sniper story a mistake
Mistake is a funny thing to call a lie, I think.
If that’s not enough, here’s Chelsea Clinton weaseling her way through a ham-fisted support of that lie.
Chelsea Clinton lies about Bosnia
How is it possible for the two of them to have misremembered the same fictional event?
As a dear friend once pointed out to me, if opportunism alone were sufficient reason to dislike a candidate, I could never vote for anyone. There’s a difference here, in my opinion. “Falling back” on her Southern drawl to pander to a black audience is one thing. But to lie about being under sniper fire should be grotesquely offensive to any member of our armed forces that has actually been under enemy fire, should be repugnant to honorable members of our police forces that risk their lives day in and day out, and should be repudiated in full by any electorate that is sick and tired of being lied to by our “representative” government.
That said, let’s segue to a recent poll by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
Liberals Aren’t Buying Obama And Kerry’s Arguments For Action In Syria
By 73% to 18%, respondents oppose U.S. military action in Syria.
Further, in an email I (and a great many others) received from MoveOn.org:
Because this is such a big decision, we asked every MoveOn member to weigh in on whether MoveOn should support or oppose the congressional authorization to use military force in Syria.
The results are in, and they are unequivocal:
73% said MoveOn should oppose the congressional Authorization to Use Military Force in Syria.
Summary: progressives do not support President Obama in his quest to attack Syria.
Why, Hillary Clinton, of course.
Hillary Clinton backs President Obama on Syria
Ergo, Hillary Clinton is no progressive.
Ergo, progressives do not vote Hillary in 2016. Progressives need a horse in that race, and she just isn’t it. We desperately need to remember this if she shows her face in the primaries.
What do you think? Speak out, or the crickets win.
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