Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Whatever Happened to the Hillary Clinton Who Nearly Every Republican Admired

July 5th, 2016

My Dear America:

Today is a great day for Hillary Clinton. 

She and her followers (Including me) can finally breathe a little easier after FBI Director, James Comey today issued the pronouncement that Hillary was Careless but Not Criminal with regard to her E Mails while serving as Secretary of State.  

Anyone with half a brain could have predicted that this day would come and Thank God it has come prior to the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia. Today's Announcement by FBI Director Comey has certainly not put the issue of Secretary Clinton's E Mails to rest because his announcement of "No Charges" was not without harsh criticism of how Mrs. Clinton conducted her E Mail affairs at the State Department.

Of Course, Donald Trump immediately started Tweeting about the "Rigged System" that has kept Hillary from being indicted.  Trump, whose own offenses are many and diverse, must be beside himself today as Hillary Clinton boards Air Force One along with President Obama to go to North Carolina where the Dynamic Duo are having Dueling Campaign Rallys with Donald Trump.

Certainly Trump will not accept today's decision by Director Comey and will try to continue his character assassination techniques against Secretary Clinton.  

I, for one, am tired of hearing Donald Trump continue to refer to Hillary Clinton as "Crooked Hillary."  I would love it if Hillary would respond to Trump by calling him "Dumbass Donald" although if she did that she would probably be accused of being Shrill and Unladylike, among other Rude Republican Epithets that would be thrown her way.   I would suggest that it might be semi acceptable for her to call Trump "Dumb Donald."

I have been thinking lately of a time not so long ago when Hillary Clinton was not only accepted by most Republicans but I would go so far as to say that she was actually admired by many, if not most Republicans.  

In truth, Hillary Clinton deserves to be admired by most Americans.  She has done much in her lifetime to deserve that admiration.  In her early career following her graduation from Yale University Law School she fought for Children's Issues and was even a staffer on the famous Senate Watergate Committee that investigated and in truth was responsible for exposing Richard Nixon as a shameless paranoid criminal.

Later on she was a respected Lawyer, Law School Professor and First Lady in Arkansas.  Following that she was a highly admired and respected First Lady in Washington.  After the Clintons left the White House Hillary ran for the Senate in her new home state of New York and won the Senate Seat in which she served with distinction and was admired by her Congressional Colleagues for her bipartisanship back when bipartisanship was still a good thing.

Then Hillary ran for President in 2008 and although at first the Democratic Nomination seemed to be hers for the taking, a young upstart former Community Organizer and newly minted Illinois Senator named Barack Obama fought Hillary for the Democratic Party Nomination and after a hard fought Campaign, Obama eventually won the Party Nomination.  Both Hillary and Bill Clinton to their credit fully endorsed and worked hard for Barack Obama's Election and were certainly at least partially responsible for Obama's eventual successful Presidential Democratic Election to the highest office in the land.

Following in the tradition of Doris Kearns Goodwin's book about Abraham Lincoln,"Team of Rivals," President Obama after his Election in 2008 reached out to Hillary Clinton and to her surprise, as well as the country's, Obama asked her to become Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.  

Hillary's book, "Hard Choices," details her frenetic but successful time in office as she served as Secretary of State.  

During the time she served as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was highly praised and admired by Republicans, as well as Democrats everywhere. Although Republicans had almost nothing positive to say about President Obama, almost everything said about Mrs. Clinton was very positive.  But that all changed when Hillary Clinton announced her Candidacy for President.

Following her announcement that she was going to run for President suddenly Hillary Clinton has been turned into a Republican Boogeywoman of epic proportions.  

Republicans who have claimed to be fiscally responsible have inexplicably squandered millions of dollars in at least 8 congressionally authorized investigations of Benghazi in an incredibly brazen and boldly partisan attempt to tarnish Hillary Clinton's reputation.

Even Donald Trump had words of praise for Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State.  Today Trump calls her "Crooked Hillary" and Republican partisans call her far worse than that.  

It will be interesting to see what Republicans call her when she is the President of the United States.  It will not be surprising, however, to see Hillary once again proving to be a Competent and Praiseworthy Leader once again.


Jerry Gallagher

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