I’m seriously thinking about writing a collection of nursery rhymes for informed children. Here’s my first crack at it:
Hillary, Billary Bob
Hillary Billary Bob
Mrs. Clinton needs a job.
Hard choices to make,
Nothing to fake,
Hillary Billary Bob.
– With sincere apologies to "Mother Goose"
If the office of the presidency weren’t such a serious matter, Hillary Rodham Clinton could be seen as an example of living satire. Her experience as a disgraced Watergate lawyer, as an ineffectual senator and as a secretary of state with no foreign policy initiative in her tenure do not translate as qualifications for the office of the presidency. Anyone else would be the subject of ridicule.
But somehow, some Americans want to take Hillary Clinton seriously as a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket. At least that is what we are being told by Hillary's supporters. Now, in the grand tradition of aspiring candidates, Mrs. Clinton has released her memoir, “Hard Choices.”
The most offensive section of the book is Mrs. Clinton’s chapter about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya. Speaking as the family member of a Benghazi victim, I found some sentences there that exposed the depth of her hypocrisy.
It is most evident in words such as "I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans. It's just plain wrong, and it's unworthy of our great country.”
Another is: “Those who insist on politicizing the tragedy will have to do so without me."
Mrs. Clinton should have added: “My book promotion is all about money, not politics. Wink, wink.”
Really, Hillary? It’s interesting how hiding the truth about the Benghazi attack helped your old boss get re-elected in 2012. Was that not political? Aren’t the rationalizations about Benghazi in your book in and of themselves political? As money is mother’s milk in politics, are not the profits from your book political? Yes, on all accounts.
I would ask anyone with an active intelligence why he or she would vote for anyone who would take us further down the road to ruin that we are already on.
Want to feel the full ramifications of the Affordable Care Act? Vote for one of the most ardent supporters of the single-payer system, Hillary Clinton.
Like the VA in its current form? Vote for Hillary Clinton.
The litany could become endless. To be honest and accurate, a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote to continue the policies of Barack Obama.
I urge all Americans to take their freedoms seriously and become actively involved in the election process. We do not need another proxy president.
Michael Ingmire is a musician, writer, and activist based in North Carolina. He is the uncle of Sean Smith, one of the four Americans killed during the attacks in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.