*Sigh* The same way I always have. Why? Because of everything about Hillary Clinton that I have posted and shared THIS WHOLE TIME. If you read any of them, you would have realized that I have BEEN telling you how gangster she really is. You don’t get to be the most powerfully influential PERSON (not just woman) in politics by baking cookies and hugging trees. You cant sit through all those inquiries, committees, and hearing without breaking a sweat once unless you REALLY got your shit together.
In context, one of the most powerful male Republican leaders in modern times was charged, arrested, convicted and served for multiple counts of child molestation. The current President has lost numerous lawsuits of discrimination, bankruptcy, ethics violations and fraud. And have we already lost count of how many of his hand-picked staff resigned or was dismissed in disgrace? In context, why would Bernie Sanders quadruple his net worth in the five years leading up to his run, and try to avoid releasing his full tax returns during his campaign?
Make no mistake, HRC is a Great White in shark-infested waters. The Clintons left the White House almost purely liquid, and then built a multi-billion dollar global enterprise, faster than Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.
Her typical supporters portray her as a liberal idealist. That’s just the brochure talking. She is actually a political realist. It takes power, influence and money to get shit done in DC. So, if you want to push women’s rights into reality through politics, you gotta have the power, influence and money to make it happen. Baking cookies and hugging trees won’t raise enough capital or attract enough influencers.
So, why am I still so #ReadyForHillary? Because of what she has tangibly done for thewomen, minorities, and Americans in general, with that shark mentality, over the course of her lifetime. And even more so, what she has done for the sick and impoverished in Africa, and around the world. A billion-dollar foundation that treated more cases of malaria and AIDS, while lowering infant mortality, than any other govt or private institution, including our own federal government.
She uniquely understands the needs of the people AND the demands of politics AND the limitations of governance.
Are some of what she did illegal, unethical and questionable? Yes. Look at the politics of Capitol Hill. You can’t be a guppy in shark-infested waters.
Yes, even in hindsight, I would have still voted for her in 08 over Obama. And again in 16 over Trump. Without blinking. Especially seeing how things have turned out in both scenarios.
We forget, she led a protest that actually got more Black students and staff into college, the year MLK was assassinated. Bernie got arrested for protesting in the streets years before. Who had a more tangible impact on the quality of Black lives? Then, and in the decades since? Who saved more mothers and babies during childbirth? And most importantly, name any other living person whose political AND philanthropic work has enabled so many lives, past, present, and future? On record, by the numbers.
I am not trying to change anyone’s mind about Hillary Rodham Clinton. Everything I have mentioned is easily discoverable through a variety of sources. If it didn’t matter to you then, it isn’t going to matter to you now. You just don’t like her. I get it. Benghazi. Emails. I know. We had the debate before, numerous times. This post is purely an effort to avoid repeating myself again in the forseeable future.