by Paul R. Hollrah –
Watching the incompetent usurper in the White House pretending to be the president of the United States, it is easy to forget what happened the last time we allowed Democrats to occupy the Oval Office. While the Obama administration is clearly the most incompetent in history, the Clinton administration provided serious competition for the title of “most corrupt.” Let’s take a look at the record. During two terms as President of the United States, Bill Clinton:
• Single-handedly destroyed the sanctity of the oath in the American system of justice,
forever subverting the truth-seeking role of our courts.
• Established a precedent for all future administrations by ignoring subpoenas and by refusing to answer questions truthfully and completely before the courts and before committees of the Congress.
• Destroyed the credibility of the Office of Attorney General of the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
• Destroyed the faith of the American people in the impartial administration of justice.
• Significantly devalued presidential summitry as a means of last resort in international diplomacy by traveling to more countries, on every continent, and meeting with more heads of state, than all previous presidents combined.
• Abused presidential pardon and clemency powers by granting pardons in exchange for contributions to the Democratic National Committee and in exchange for support for his wife’s New York senate campaign.
Although the same can be said of the failed Obama administration, we cannot lose sight of the fact that Barack Obama is now a “lame duck.” He has lost the confidence of the American people and has squandered whatever respect our country previously enjoyed within the world community. Instead, it is the Clintons that we must once again concern ourselves with.
Let us not forget who the Clintons are. Upon departing the White House on the afternoon of January 20, 2001, the Clintons demonstrated their total lack of class and it is unlikely that they have gained any in the intervening years. Unlike previous outgoing presidents and first ladies, all of whom had the good manners to leave the White House and go quietly into retirement, the Clintons orchestrated a self-aggrandizing departure ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base that served no purpose other than to steal attention from the Bush inaugural festivities.
George W. Bush graciously loaned Air Force Two to the Clintons to transport them to their new home in New York. But when the plane returned to Washington, the ground crew of the 89th Airlift Wing found it necessary to completely restock the aircraft. Every comfort item on the plane… china, flatware, glassware, napkins, blankets, sheets, pillow cases, ashtrays, book matches, note pads, pens, pencils, and playing cards… literally anything and everything that was not a permanent part of the aircraft, had been stolen by the Clinton traveling party.
And when George and Laura Bush entered the White House that same afternoon to prepare for an evening of black tie festivities, what they found left them speechless… and deeply saddened. They found desks, chairs, and bookcases overturned, telephone lines purposely crossed so as to misdirect calls, computers and word processors with the “W” missing from the keyboards, obscene messages posted to email inboxes, and obscene graffiti spray painted on the walls.
The Clinton staff had totally ransacked Air Force Two and trashed the White House. This, was the administration that produced no fewer than 112 individuals and corporations who were indictable on a multitude of federal offenses. Of the 110 individuals and two corporations who were indictable, three were granted immunity, two cabinet members and an inspector general were allowed to resign, and one black cabinet member was acquitted by an all-black D.C. jury. Of the 50 individuals and two corporations who were indicted for felony offenses, at least 38 individuals and two corporations were subsequently found guilty.
The only president ever to be disbarred from the practice of law, Bill Clinton was impeached for his crimes but was acquitted in the U.S. Senate on a party-line vote. Hillary Clinton, herself, was indictable on felony crimes including evidence tampering, conspiracy, fraud, perjury, influence peddling, Federal Election Campaign Act violations, interfering with a federal investigation, obstruction of justice, Pendleton Act violations, and witness tampering, but was not indicted.
Undeterred by any sense of shame for her long record of criminal behavior, Mrs. Clinton sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, but was defeated by an incompetent and ineligible “community organizer” from Chicago named Barack Obama. However, as a means of unifying their bitterly divided party, the Clintons reached an accommodation with Obama. The centerpiece of that “accommodation” was Hillary Clinton’s appointment as secretary of state.
Obama gave her an airplane, a large staff of dedicated sycophants, an unlimited expense account, and a suggestion that she just travel. With the understanding that she would not be expected to produce anything of value in terms of foreign affairs… American foreign policy would be run out of the White House… that’s exactly what she did. But now, after being out of the White House for 16 years, and with an unparalleled record of criminality to their credit, the Clintons expect us to give them another eight year lease on the world’s most prestigious address.
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has presided over a department that, for 226 years, remained almost totally free of scandal. And although she has said publicly that she accepts responsibility for whatever bad decisions resulted in the death of a U.S. ambassador and three others in Libya, no one has, as yet, been disciplined. As is typical with Democrats, they expect that all is forgiven once they’ve publicly acknowledged responsibility.
When the U.S. ambassador in Tripoli, his chargé d’affaires, and the regional security officer all requested additional security in an outpost that had already been abandoned by the British and the International Red Cross, the Clinton State Department not only denied those requests, they further reduced whatever security personnel were already there. And when Cong. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) traveled to Tripoli to get answers that were not forthcoming from the State Department, Hillary sent her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, to sit in on Chaffetz’s meetings with Gregory Hicks, the American chargé d’affaires at the Tripoli embassy. Her job was to decide which questions Hicks should answer, and which he should not.
This is the same Cheryl Mills who served as Deputy White House Counsel to Bill Clinton, from 1993 until his impeachment. Mills was a major Clinton advocate in the Senate impeachment trial, even though she herself was guilty of obstruction of justice and concealing evidence. But, given what she risked in order to keep Bill Clinton from being tossed out of office, Mills knew that she had a “no cut” contract with the Clintons for as long as she wanted it.
Under Hillary Clinton’s leadership, the State Department resembled an eighth grade classroom without a teacher. Since Clinton took over at the State Department, numerous instances of wrongdoing by Foreign Service personnel have been uncovered.
CBS News has obtained a memorandum prepared by the State Department Inspector General’s office, indicating serious acts of wrongdoing. For example, the IG report indicated that one State Department security staffer in Beirut “engaged in sexual assaults” on embassy personnel, that members of Hillary Clinton’s security detail may have “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries,” and that an “underground drug ring” operated near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, supplying State Department contractors with drugs. CBS reported that the prostitution allegations were especially egregious, rising to the level of “endemic.”
However, a State Department IG whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, told CBS that some of the wrongdoing never came to light because senior State Department officials ordered that the cases be dropped. Ms. Fedenisn told investigators that the IG’s office was told to drop a case against the U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, who was suspected of soliciting prostitutes in a park. “We were very upset,” she said, “We expect to see influence, but the degree to which that influence existed and how high up it went was very disturbing.”
According to CBS, two State Department security agents were called off the case against Gutman, who was fond of eluding his security detail so that he could solicit prostitutes, many of them underage girls. Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy brought a sudden end to the case against Gutman, who reportedly raised $500,000 for Obama’s 2008 election campaign. Like Cheryl Mills, Gutman had purchased all the job security he would ever need.
Rank-and-file Democrats might think that Barack Obama’s two terms have given them a lock on the White House for at least two more election cycles. But that is clearly not the case. Obama is a political anomaly, a one-trick pony, a negative object lesson for the American electorate, while history will recall Hillary Clinton as the most incompetent and inconsequential Secretary of State in history.
It’s up to us to see to it that Bill and Hillary Clinton never again set foot in the White House… unless they’re there to mop the floors. The Clinton presidential express must be derailed. | June 28, 2013