No vic­tory for women

Hil­lary still faces a ‘crim­i­nal’ in­ves­ti­ga­tion

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - By Tammy Bruce

Hil­lary Clin­ton clinch­ing the Demo­cratic Party nom­i­na­tion isn’t a vic­tory for women, it’s a betrayal. As a for­mer leader within the Amer­i­can fem­i­nist es­tab­lish­ment I cringe ev­ery time I re­al­ize that some­one as cor­rupt and in­com­pe­tent as Hil­lary Clin­ton filched this mile­stone from the na­tion.

Courtesy of Mrs. Clin­ton, we are now sad­dled with some­thing truly his­toric: the first time an Amer­i­can po­lit­i­cal party has nom­i­nated a per­son un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion.

More­over, two days af­ter that nom­i­na­tion and on the very day Pres­i­dent Barack Obama en­dorsed Mrs. Clin­ton, the White House it­self con­firmed the DOJ ex­am­i­na­tion into her use of a pri­vate server was, in fact, a “crim­i­nal” in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

But those aren’t the only his­tor­i­cal firsts for Mrs. Clin­ton. She is also the only nom­i­nee in his­tory to have a for­mer staff per­son, the IT per­son who set up and man­aged her home­brew com­puter servers, plead the 5th Amend­ment out of fear dis­cussing his work for her could lead to crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion.

When Mrs. Clin­ton won the New Jersey and Cal­i­for­nia pri­maries on June 7, she of­fi­cially hoovered up the nec­es­sary del­e­gates for the nom­i­na­tion, and the legacy me­dia made sure to hec­tor ev­ery­one. On MSNBC we were told we should pause in awe of the ac­com­plish­ment. Guest Maria Shriver agreed,

“I hope we pause not only to think about how this is his­toric and un­prece­dented for her, for women, but about all the peo­ple that made this mo­ment pos­si­ble, all the women who went be­fore her, all the women whose shoul­ders she stands on…”

As a news­flash for Ms. Shriver, those on whose shoul­ders HIl­lary stands in­cludes Rus­sia. Af­ter pre­sent­ing them a much-bal­ly­hooed “re­set,” her new friend an­nexed Crimea, went to war with Ukraine, threat­ens NATO, and ha­rasses NATO na­tions. Rus­sia also be­came the power-bro­ker in the Mid­dle East, fill­ing the power vac­uum Mrs. Hil­lary’s State De­part­ment left be­hind.

Then there’s ISIS, which needed a safe, un­governed space within which to grow, and Hil­lary gave them Libya. For some rea­son, em­bold­ened ter­ror­ists then thought they could at­tack an Amer­i­can con­sulate in Beng­hazi, mur­der­ing our am­bas­sador and 3 oth­ers, with no repercussions. And they were right.

Then there are the shoul­ders of Bryan Pagliano, Huma Abe­din and Ch­eryl Mills, a gag­gle of Clin­ton aides who are the en­ablers of a sec­re­tary of State so para­noid, con­trol­ling and care­less that she decides to set up a com­pletely au­ton­o­mous (and un­se­cured) email server sys­tem with which to con­duct fed­eral busi­ness.

The lat­est on the email server de­ba­cle? The As­so­ci­ated Press is re­port­ing Mrs. Clin­ton’s ex­posed emails could have re­vealed the names of CIA agents. The Wall Street Journal is also now re­port­ing Clin­ton home­brew emails dealt with CIA drone strikes in Pak­istan.

Rus­sia. ISIS. Beng­hazi. Col­lapse of the Mid­dle East. Geno­cide of Chris­tians. 250,000 peo­ple dead in Syria, a refugee cri­sis on the scale of World War II, and the in­ex­pli­ca­ble de­ci­sion to set up an email server that is likely still com­pro­mis­ing na­tional se­cu­rity. Big, bloody, dis­as­trous shoul­ders, in­deed.

Know­ing her his­tory will for­ever be es­tab­lished as what ‘the woman’ brought to the ta­ble, any woman with this track record, who truly wants women and girls to be in­spired and proud, would never have run for pres­i­dent.

For trail­blaz­ers the re­spon­si­bil­ity isn’t just the act of win­ning; it comes with the ad­di­tional re­quire­ment of a moral grasp of the stan­dard this per­son cre­ates as “the first.”

It is an ob­scene turn of events that the first woman nom­i­nated for the pres­i­dency is a per­son so morally bank­rupt she lied to the fam­i­lies of the Beng­hazi fallen, as she stood next to the cas­kets of the dead and their loved ones.

Mrs. Clin­ton is so de­void of con­science she claims her nom­i­na­tion is a vic­tory for all women as she brings to the ta­ble a his­tory of lies, aban­don­ment, fail­ure and ex­cuses. Yet, she be­lieves she de­serves a pro­mo­tion be­cause… Woman.

I also want a woman in the White House, and we’ll get one, and most of us know we’ll get one, but it doesn’t have to be Mon­ica’s ex-boyfriend’s wife.

I also know that woman had bet­ter know what she’s do­ing and do it well. Un­like Hil­lary, who is in­sist­ing that she as a woman can do what­ever a male pres­i­dent can do, but con­tin­ues to say she’ll put her hus­band in charge of the econ­omy “be­cause he knows how to do it.”

Hil­lary Clin­ton rep­re­sents every­thing that is wrong with the leftist Amer­i­can fem­i­nist move­ment and our dis­con­nected and cor­rupt po­lit­i­cal sys­tem. She’s a fa­vorite of the es­tab­lish­ment be­cause she’ll pro­tect the bu­reau­cracy’s secrets and con­tinue with the ex­pected wealth and power dis­tri­bu­tion amongst the mem­bers of their pri­vate power club.

Hil­lary Clin­ton may be the first women nom­i­nee by a ma­jor party, but there’s still time to make sure she does not be­come the first woman pres­i­dent. Why? Be­cause lit­tle girls, women, and the men who love them all de­serve a trail­blazer they can be proud of. Tammy Bruce is a ra­dio talk show host.

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