Here's the Nonsense: Hillary Clinton is a role model for Americans and deserves more than anyone the American Patriot Award she is about to receive.
Here's the Horse Sense: Hillary is about as worthy to receive an award for a patriot as Obama was to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She is nothing short of a fraud.
There is the common view among the Democrats, media (I know, that's the same as the Democrats), many establishment Republicans, and pundits that Hillary Clinton will not only be the presidential candidate for the Democrats in 2016, but is owed the office because she has earned it. They believe her credentials are second-to-none and that no one is worthy of the office except her. While I'm not so sure she will be the nominee, let alone the winner of the presidency, the powers that be in Washington are preparing her for a run by seeing to it that she wins every award they can come up with to bolster her credibility. The latest is the National Defense University Foundation's American Patriot Award, which she will receive shortly. Of all the people who could be awarded such an honor, to give it to a fraud such as Hillary is offensive to everything for which America stands.
According to the Washington Examiner, the foundation's award ceremony co-chairs are Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State under Bill Clinton; former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former Clinton White House chief of staff; Vernon Jordan, who attempted to cover up the Monica Lewinsky scandal by getting the then-White House intern a job; Jon Huntsman, former Republican presidential candidate; and Colin Powell, former Secretary of State under George W. Bush. Wow, nothing but liberal Democrats as co-chairs! Okay, Jon Huntsman and Colin Powell claim to be Republican, but are basically Democrats masquerading as Republicans. Still, you couldn't have a much bigger cheering section for the Clinton family.
Aside from the selection of a group that make this an obvious Hillary love-fest, what is really galling is the thought that anyone could consider her a patriot. Her record is anything but successful, let alone one that would characterize someone who has stood strong for America.
While my friend Tami Jackson over at theblacksphere.net has taken on the task of detailing the list of mysterious deaths associated with Hillary, I am not digging into that questionable area of her past. Rather, I'm simply going to show things that would place into question Hillary's qualifications for an award with a title including the term "patriot."
Investors Business Daily wrote:
The one memorable event of her tenure [as Secretary of State] was the inexcusable murder by al-Qaida of our Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi.
What else is her tenure known for?
• The ongoing return of the bloodthirsty Taliban to power in Afghanistan with direct State Department diplomatic engagement.
• Hillary's flying to Cairo for a photo op with Muslim Brotherhood stooge Mohamed Morsi last year to help him consolidate power as Egyptian president; this year he was overthrown after a popular uprising.
• Four years of State Department inaction as Islamofascist Iran works toward building a nuclear weapon.
Brookings Institution foreign policy analyst Michael O'Hanlon concedes: "Even an admirer, such as myself, must acknowledge that few big problems were solved on her watch, few victories achieved."
About Hillary, the Washington Times commented: "She had no experience as a diplomat, but her boss wanted her nowhere near domestic policy. She traveled to over 100 countries, but there were no notable achievements. George Mitchell brought peace to Northern Ireland. There is not a single hot spot anywhere in the world that Clinton has successfully cooled down. While nobody before her solved those problems either, that is just a way of saying she is no worse. That makes her average, not exceptional. Many hot spots from Iran to Syria to North Africa to North Korea have gotten much worse during her tenure. This is not all her fault, but neither is she entirely blameless, and 'it’s not my fault' is hardly an inspiring battle cry."
But maybe one of the best descriptions of Hillary's career comes from a column written by Diana West at Townhall. In it she refers to Hillary as a "congenital liar" and proceeds to give examples to support her use of the term. She points out an area of concern few people ever hear of when she writes:
"The fact is, Hillary Clinton has worked assiduously with the Islamic bloc nations, known as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to promote Islamically correct speech codes through the so-called Istanbul Process. The goal of this process -- and the goal of transnational Islam -- is to implement Shariah speech codes via U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18, which seeks to criminalize 'defamation' -- free speech -- about Islam. In leading this drive against free speech, Hillary Clinton is actually leading a drive against the First Amendment."
And Ms. West raises serious concern as she points out:
"Another aspect of this same foreign policy Clinton has spearheaded is the launch of the Global Counterterrorism Forum. The forum's roster of 29 nations plus the European Union is stunning for its exclusion of Israel, a leading counterterrorism force as much as it is a leading terrorism victim. But not so, according to Islamic definitions. Knowingly or not, as a leader of this forum, one-third of whose members come from the Islamic bloc, Clinton has accepted the Arab League and OIC definitions of terrorism, which both deny the existence of Israeli victims (sometimes U.S. soldiers) and legitimize the terrorism of Hamas, a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hezbollah.
"How could this be? What influences have led Clinton to formulate or follow such policies? We don't know, although it is hard not to wonder about the input of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, a young woman with well-established familial and personal ties to Muslim Brotherhood figures and front groups (including a 'charity' linked to al-Qaida and a group banned in Israel for ties to Hamas). Indeed, what may be most astounding and mysterious about Clinton's whole public tenure is how Abedin ever received the security clearance necessary to work so closely with the secretary of state."
These are not the actions of a patriot. These are the actions of a progressive whose entire life has been spent working towards the same goal as Barack Obama and the other progressives. That is, they want to tear down America and replace it with their politically correct idea of what is appropriate. That boils down to nothing less than a socialist system of the designs of Karl Marx.
Hillary is just another example of the progressives who control the Democrats and establishment Republicans. A progressive who, as I pointed out in my book, No Tomorrows, is out to continue the radical transformation of America.
It's time to take back America. No more idle time. No more focusing on our own entertainment. This is serious business and the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake.
The 2014 elections are right around the corner. It's time to turn the House and Senate back to the control of the citizens. It doesn't matter what the president's plans are for America if Congress is controlled by the American public. For then Congress would be holding the Executive branch accountable and stop the disintegration of our nation.
Remember Ronald Reagan's clarion call to America in his Time for Choosing speech:
"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness."