Repost: What’s So Awful About Hillary? A Challenge

I posted this on July 28, and so far, nothing. I’m posting it again because some are claiming Hillary’s just horrible. Again. Prove it or shut up…

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This is going to be quick.

I know, I say that a lot and then come up with 2000 additional words, right? But really, it’s a busy day and it has to be basic. For two days now, I have been challenging people who seem to hate Hillary to come up with specific, documented reasons why Hillary Clinton is such a horrible candidate for president and so far, they’ve come up with nothing. Of course, that’s just people who have my email or my phone number, which isn’t enough people to make for a good sampling. So, let’s open things up a little.

I know her record better than most people and I can’t find anything. I mean, the woman has been investigated by people who absolutely hate her for more than a quarter century and they have found nothing. And I mean nothing. And most of the attempts to smear her by my fellow lefties are about as lame as it gets. She’s not a “tool of Wall Street” – she gets far more contributions from unions and trial lawyers than she gets from “Wall Street.” A “war monger”? Based on what? Wanting to get rid of Khadaffy? If that’s warmongering, then many of the people complaining about Hillary now were warmongers when they complained that Bush did nothing to get bin Laden and he was “too chummy” with Saudi Arabia. And as I recall, she was one of the first politicians to openly work toward the “two-state solution” in the Middle East.

And please stop with the speeches, the emails and the rest. The speeches are no big deal and, at worst, the email thing is a mistake, not a crime. Although, I’ve been thinking about it for a couple days now, when I realized that almost every agency with the U.S. Government has been hacked in the last few years, including the State Department, but not her private server. Maybe she’s onto something, who knows?

I could go on and on, but you get my drift. None of the complaints I hear about Hillary Clinton are valid. They are undocumented and they are essentially repeated smears perpetrated by the venerated “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” during the 1990s. I used to make fun of their accusation, as did many of the people I see repeating them these days.

I am issuing a challenge:

In the comments below, I want to see your evidence of things Hillary Clinton has done in her life that basically disqualify her for president. You need to tell us what she did and then provide proof along with it. And I mean proof. You claim to be smarter than the President of the United States, who trusts Hillary with the country, its security and his legacy, so prove it.

A warning: all comments are screened, so if you try to just be a dick or you make a claim and leave out proof, no one will see it. But I encourage everyone who is so negative toward Hillary to tell me why. As long as you’re civil and you have proof, you’ll have a hell of an audience. Go for it.

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  1. I did not like Hillary and was a Bernie fan after he started running for president. I knew fairly quickly that I would never vote for Trump as I did not like comments he made and he acted like bullies I have known in the past. I am a senior woman and over the years have leaned towards Democrats but have voted for Republicans at times. So I decided to research the Democratic candidates. I did have friends who liked Hillary in spite of what was said in the media about her. So I dug for proof that she has done anything criminal or illegal. What I found shocked me, and I have changed my opinion of her. Many of the statements and accusations are based on misinformation or incomplete reports of what she has done. One instance is that “she volunteered to defend a rapist of a 12 year ago and laughed when asked about it”. When you research the facts what actually is the truth is that she was a fairly new lawyer at the firm where she worked, was told this man was going to be her client; if she had not done her best to defend him the case could have been dismissed due to lawyer bias or inadequate defense; there were some problems with prosecutors case which affected the jury’s decision; and that she did laugh but it was during a conversation with another person about the case afterwards and did not include their whole conversation.
    I could go on & on about each and every claim that I investigated over the last several months but I won’t because the results were the same. I do not always agree with Hillary’s opinions, or choices. And I am not naive enough to say she has not made mistakes or been wrong about issues. All of us have been guilty of both in our lives unless we are a saint. But through the research I have done I learned much about her record of service that I had not known, (she has a long history of support and legislation for women, children, minorities, workers at 9/11 site, veterans,etc) and found that she and Bernie Sanders score towards most truthful candidates, while Trump is the least truthful and lies more than anyone else. I do not check point by point in making this statement but use their overall record:
    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/hillary-clinton/
    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/
    Another conclusion that I came to is that Hillary is probably the most qualified person ever to run for president, and as our current president and his wife (who I admire & trust) and some Republican candidates, as well as former presidents have voiced approval of her qualifications, I am convinced by such supporters she is qualified. I have found no proof of any criminal or illegal intentions against her.

    1. It’s not. People have a visceral hatred of Hillary based on what rumor and hearsay. I don’t quite get it myself.
      However you actually *feel* about her doesn’t matter. Actually prove that she has done something wrong.
      Because until you do that, all you have is just an emotional knee-jerk reaction.

      1. I totally agree with you~I am baffeled by the widespread hatred of Hillary. She has been accused of many things but has never been found guilty. Bush & Cheany did far worse in Iraq compared to Hillary & Benghazi. Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t congress vote down more funding for security in Benghazi?

  2. The anti Clinton rhetoric only comes in two flavors, right wing gibberish that’s been debunked for two decades or Emo Progressive or Libertarian purity trolling that more or less is waiting for a man on a white horse or just want to watch the whole country burn.

  3. I have switched over to Fox News, occasionally, during both conventions, to see what both sides are saying.
    As a Hillary fan, it was, I admit, painful, but I really wanted to know what her haters were saying, and wanted to understand where that is coming from.
    My conclusion? If I watched Fox News as my main source of information, I’d hate her too.
    It’s so flabbergasting how an event or statement can be seen and interpreted and then reported, in such different lights.
    Her haters are never going to change their minds because the folks they are listening to, will never report the news in a way that would allow for that possibility.
    My hope, in the end, is that the people who are open minded; that have done their due diligence in researching all that has been said about her, as well as Mr. Trump, out number those that are blindly regurgating the filth and lies that they are being fed, everyday.

  4. From a male FB friend and relative by marriage: “Never was a fan of Bill’s and so not sure I can vote for Hillary because she choice to marry him.” or something to this effect…it made so little sense to me that I can’t remember it verbatim.

  5. Great article and thank you so much for taking the time to write it. IMO, there is no proof upon which to base the all hate. Most of the people who “hate” her just repeat what other people say, like parrots. In truth, they do not have a clue about the real details of her life. And for those “life-long haters”, who have hated her during all the years she’s been in public service, well I think it all boils down to misogyny, jealousy and sexism. It’s 2016, and although we are making strides, there is still a world-wide war on women, and the good ol’ USA, is not exempt from that war.

    1. You lie, but *I* am the one not having an intelligent discussion. I asked for PROOF of her dishonesty and corruption. You provide us with opinions that reinforce yours. That’s not intelligent discussion. I mean, I could have just deleted the comments…

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