8 Jul 2012
First and foremost, Hillary is a liberal, she is also a liberal leader and therefore is a progressive, and lastly she is a feminist.
It is difficult to fathom the reason Bill married her. Perhaps she was attractive as a young woman, though it is hard to visualize her as a pulchritudinous woman. That would leave her personailty, her brain or her genes. Since she was/is a feminist she was not going to be sharing her genes unless she absolutely had to, they had one child, the maximun allowed I think, by the "code" of feminism. Her brain or her personality, I`m not going near those.
Perhaps Bill liked to "play" around. With a feminist wife, he would not have to fear retalliation by her subsequently cheating on, or devorcing, him. But he may have found, once married to her, that people suspected he was "light in the loafers" and therefore a further need to let the world see his sexual prowess with the ladies. Therefore Monica Lewinsky was an absolute necessity.
Hillary undoubtedly married Bill for his apparrent, would be, future successful political achievements. Bill would be the means to a success she herself could neither earn nor achieve, but so desperately wanted, Indeed, when Bill became President she began acting as though she were the POTUS instead of the FLOTUS. She began pushing for the socialism of "Hillarycare". This threat so scared Americans, said Americans subsequently elected hugh numbers of republicans to congress, which then kept Bill in check.
After Bills Presidency, the Clintons moved to the very liberal state of New York, where she "stole" the republican senators seat quite easily. This of course was to give herself the political "street cred" necessary to become POTUS herself. In 2008 she ran for the democratic nominee for President, losing a close race to Obama. It was with Obamas Presidency that she became the American Secretary of State.
Hillary is probably no more delusional than any other liberal, progressive, feminist, dolt. Liberalism is the combination of the failure to mature and the immatures necessary illusion to survive in a world of reality.
Hillary would have been a horrible President. The only person who could have been worse, was Obama himself.
Now Hillary globe hops, shanking her mighty finger at the bad boy leaders of the world, while pondering still, the celestial consequencies of the feminist matra, "a women needs a man, like a fish needs a bicycle".
In the meantime, America struggles under the weight of the wreckingball himself, his majesty, her boss, Obama.
For the devil, so hated America, he sent his only begotten son, Obama, to totally destroy her.
Liberalism is the iceberg targeting the Titanic.
One and done! Nobama 2012, vote republican. Thank you.
8 Jul 2012
There is something deeply ironic in the way the writer casts the US with complicity in the public humiliation of a woman. The proof is the spectacle of Sect of State Hillary Clinton going about her duly appointed rounds, expounding on She knows not what, to an audience that doesn't believe her in any case. She is a perfect metaphor for the Obama administration.
Respectfully, I suggest that it is she that is abusing the United States, and not the other way around.
Who can forget her utterly impossible representations, disguised as advancing American interests, to essentially attack PM Benyamin Netanyahu, or her advancing the Chavez goal of overturning a decision of the Columbia Supreme Court which prevented the former President from creating a Chavista friendly government in Columbia. Oh, and then there is Egypt, turning on Mubarik, a 35 year ally and cornerstone of US policy, creating stability, a move which strengthened the Brotherhood. Do you think the Saudis noticed that? Or the Iranians? Russians? Brotherhood? Remember his apology tour?
Any distress caused Madame Secretary goes with the job. Selling out our friends and embracing our enemies can be rough business, but loyalty always trumped principle. Hillary could resign if she can't stand the heat, but I think she would prefer to die clutching power than give it up voluntarily.
Not that I think replacing Madame Secratary would make much difference. The drift is at the top. Everyone's priority must be to replace this administration with one that understands that in freedom lay the greatness of America, and leads from there. We can rescue Hillary by firing her boss.
8 Jul 2012
There is something deeply ironic in the way the writer casts the US with complicity in the public humiliation of a woman. [...] Respectfully, I suggest that it is she that is abusing the United States, and not the other way around. Faival
Faivele: the beautiflly turned article is an exercise from start to finish in (typically) British sarcasm/irony/understatement.
Many Americans tend to signal their use of irony or sarcasm with a knowing wink or a "just kidding"; very few Brits do.
separated by a common language sarcasm and irony
8 Jul 2012
Didn't Bill marry her for her money?
10 Jul 2012
PDK speaks contemptuously of 'feminists'. I would like to know precisely how he defines 'feminist'.
Originally, the term meant those women who thought, for example, that adult women should be able to vote in elections (being no more or less foolish than their male compatriots; Hilary Clinton is a fool, and wrong, but then so is her husband, plenty of folly to go around and neither sex has a monopoly), that a woman and a man doing the same kind of work (such as, for example, working as a secretary, or a salesperson in a shop, or as a schoolteacher) should receive the same pay, and that if a girl wanted to be a doctor, a dentist or an engineer, there was no earthly reason why she should not undergo the appropriate training, and then practise those professions (and in medicine, today, one finds roughly even proportions of males as females practising; when Siamese twins, joined at the head, were recently separated in a marathon and extremely delicate operation here in Australia, the neurosurgeon heading the team was...a woman.) I would describe myself as that kind of feminist; and I have four children.
One of Australia's current state Governors is a woman, and would I think describe herself as a feminist; she has had a long and successful career in the Australian diplomatic corps; she is also married and has had not one but two children.
Before PDK sweepingly dismisses all feminists, he should read Dorothy L Sayers' essay, 'The Human Not-Quite-Human'.
And he might also read Catherine Hamlin's "The Hospital By The River", and reflect on what she says there about Sylvia Pankhurst, and the teaching hospital that she founded in memory of an Ethiopian princess (using funds raised by the redoubtable Ms Pankhurst). The English feminist and suffragette ended her life in Ethiopia and, for her heroic efforts on behalf of the public good there (the training of nurses and doctors, and medical care for the people) received a state funeral and is buried in consecrated ground, right next to a church...
PDK will not like her at all - but the fact is that generations of nurses were trained in the hospital she built, that as a result many lives will have been saved (in a country which is, after all, majority Christian and has been an embattled bastion against Islam for centuries) and then that same hospital in turn gave birth to the institution that Reg and Catherine Hamlin - devout Christians both - established, specialising in obstetrics and gynecology, and not merely giving care but training Ethiopian surgeons, with a view to enabling the country to move beyond dependency on foreign or 'missionary' input. Reg and Catherine were welcomed by her when they first arrived in Ethiopia, and liked and respected her.