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REQUIEM

Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010

4/04/2008

Saint Hillary

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign ads here in Pennsylvania are focusing significantly on the slogan, ‘The purpose of my life has been standing up for people who weren’t getting a fair shake.

I’d like to take a look at just three, of countless, people Hillary Clinton has ‘stood up for’ and then ask the readers here whether they would want to be the recipient of Hillary’s particular brand of altruism:

- 1 -

Juanita Broaddrick, who very credibly claims she was raped by Ms. Clinton’s husband -- and then advised to ‘put some ice on it’ -- stated the following during an interview with Sean Hannity, in which Ms. Broaddrick described what occurred at a fund-raiser that took place just two weeks after the rape:

She made her way, just as quick as she could, to me.

I got nauseous when she came over to me. She came over to me, took ahold of my hand, and said, ‘I’ve heard so much about you, and I’ve been dying to me you. I just want you to know how much Bill and I appreciate what you do for him.’

I said, ‘Thank you,’ and I started to turn and walk away. This little soft-spoken – pardon me for the phrase -- dowdy woman, who seemed very unassertive, took ahold of my hand and squeezed it and said, ‘Do you understand? Everything that you do.’

I could have passed out at that moment. I got my hand from hers and I left … I mean cold chills went up my spine. That was the first time I became afraid of that woman.

[Hannity: You interpret that to mean that she knew about the incident?]

I certainly do. And she was saying ‘Thank you for keeping quiet.’


I perceive Juanita Broaddrick to be a woman who hasn’t been given a fair shake and I would give anything to be able to ask Ms. Clinton whether her treatment of Ms. Broaddrick should be broadly defined as ‘standing up for’ such people.

- 2 -

Billy Dale had worked in the White House Travel Office for three decades. He had served eight presidents in that capacity. But Hillary Clinton wanted to replace Dale and his staff with a group of political cronies who had donated to the Clinton campaign, and who had provided a million dollars in deferred travel expenses for the campaign, thus allowing that money to be used to foot other campaign expenses.

So Hillary had Dale fired. Just three months after her husband took office, Dale and all of the other employees of the Travel Office were given one hour's notice to pack up their belongings, and they were escorted from the White House grounds in a windowless van. Their replacements, the Clinton cronies, were hired without the customary receiving of competitive bids.

Ms. Clinton then spearheaded an effort to have Billy Dale and the rest of the Travel Office staff accused of, and prosecuted for, improper financial practices during their employment in the Travel Office. In addition, the Internal Revenue Service was told to investigate Mr. Dale’s personal finances. Yet, despite Hillary’s obsessive efforts to defame a man whose record was without blemish, and who was well thought of by all who knew and worked with him, all charges against Dale and the other Travel Office workers were eventually determined to be groundless and were dismissed.

I perceive Billy Dale to be a man who hasn’t been given a fair shake and I would give anything to be able to ask Ms. Clinton whether her treatment of Mr. Dale should be broadly defined as ‘standing up for’ such people.

- 3 -

Back in 1974, Hillary Clinton attempted to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the Watergate investigation. You see, if Nixon had enjoyed the benefit of counsel, then E. Howard Hunt (who coincidentally knew a great deal about crimes committed during the Kennedy administration -- crimes that would have made Watergate look like a walk in the park) could have undergone cross-examination. Hillary and her ilk wanted to prevent such cross-examination, at any cost – even the Constitutional rights of a sitting president.

In order to garner enough votes on the House Judiciary Committee to change House rules and deny Nixon the right to counsel, Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief. And in order to disguise her brief as factual, she removed all files that would have revealed the lies contained in her brief. She had them taken to her office, which was not accessible to the public.

When the investigation ended, Jerry Zeifman, who was then chief of staff of the Judiciary Committee, fired Hillary from her position on the committee staff as a result of her attempts to defraud and deceive, and, to this day, he asserts that, if Hillary had submitted her deceptive, baseless and fraudulent brief to a judge, she would have run the real risk of facing disbarment proceedings.

No matter one’s feeling about Nixon, the man, I perceive him to be a man who was judged by a different yardstick than that used to judge others, before or since. In that way, he hasn’t been given a fair shake. And I would give anything to be able to ask Ms. Clinton whether her treatment of Mr. Nixon should be broadly defined as ‘standing up for’ such people.

I also suspect that the waitresses she has stiffed, the campaign workers whose health insurance premiums she has neglected to pay on time, the White House staff who were instructed never to look her in the eye when they passed her in the hallways, and countless other ‘little people’ with whom Hillary has crossed paths during her saintly life of devotion to bettering the lives of ‘the underdog’ might also take issue with the portrait that her campaign advertisements paint of Saint Hillary.

In an unprecedented occurrence, more than one hundred thousand Pennsylvania republicans have changed their registrations to democrat for the upcoming primary election on April 22nd. It will be interesting to see for which of the democrat candidates these 'temporary democrats' cast their ballots. Both candidates are Marxists. Both are pathological liars. And both are megalomaniacal, self-serving ideologues in humanitarian clothing.

Talk about a rock and a hard place.

~ joanie

25 comments:

calbrindisi said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

marcus aurelius said...

An artful use of sarcasm. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Both are pathological liars. And both are megalomaniacal, self-serving ideologues in humanitarian clothing.

The cream doesn't rise to the top in American politics anymore, does it?

Anonymous said...

I didn't hear about her being fired from the Watergate commission. With all her recent lies about Bosnia, etc. I wonder why the media isn't going back and picking this up more than it is. Oh I forgot. The media is biased.

Never mind.

Proudpodunknative said...

'The purpose of my life has been standing up for people who weren’t getting a fair shake.'

The hypocrisy is maddening.

SidBreem said...

"On May 19, 1993, several long-time employees of the White House Travel Office were fired for alleged incompetence or illegal activities. Accusations were made that Hillary Clintonwas involved in the firings and that they were unjustified and were done in order to give the business to friends of the Clintons; she denied any role in the firings. Supporters claimed that the employees in question were officially political appointees (although they had served under Presidents of both parties) who served “at the President’s pleasure” and could be fired or reassigned at any time. The affair became known as “Travelgate”. On June 23, 2000, Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray stated in a final report that while there was substantial evidence that she was involved in the firings, it could not be proved that she had deliberately lied about the matter, and so no charges would be brought."

Another whitewash.

http://www.hillaryproject.com/index.php?/wiki/Clinton_Lies_and_Criminal_History/

Anonymous said...

One might be tempted to give Ms. Clinton the benefit of the doubt were there but a few instances of her misconduct. But the occurrences are so great in number, spread over so long a time and so consistently exhibit her inclination to trample others in the interest of her self advancement that the benefit of any doubt has been overcome.

John Cooper said...

Hillary releases her income tax returns (on a Friday afternoon - she learned that trick from Bill).

She and Bill brought in $109 million, and she promises to create a new "Secretary of Poverty" if elected. You can't make this stuff up.

GretaHoffman said...

One might be tempted to give Ms. Clinton the benefit of the doubt were there but a few instances of her misconduct. But the occurrences are so great in number, spread over so long a time and so consistently exhibit her inclination to trample others in the interest of her self advancement that the benefit of any doubt has been overcome.

WELL SAID!

Anonymous said...

"No matter one’s feeling about Nixon, the man, I perceive him to be a man who was judged by a different yardstick than that used to judge others, before or since. In that way, he hasn’t been given a fair shake."

Please read:

IT DIDN'T START WITH WATERGATE

by Victor Lasky

Dell: 1977

Well worth reading.

cw-patriot said...

Please read: IT DIDN'T START WITH WATERGATE

Read it, many years ago. As I recall, it was less an exoneration of Nixon than an indictment of the entire corrupt political system.

I also recall reading a book by Lasky (can't recall the name) that nailed Carter for the ineffective and downright dangerous leader he was.

Lasky was always spot on, and would be horrified at the current crop of presidential candidates. I wish he were around to size them up -- he'd surely manage to cut through the fog and focus in on the hypocrisy, criminality and deception.

~ joanie

cw-patriot said...

You can't make this stuff up.

John, as I said to someone else today, this current election process is so corrupt it almost seems surreal.

I half expect (hope?) to awaken from a bad dream and find Reagan still at the helm.

~ joanie

Anonymous said...

Bravo for the truth! You won't hear it at all in the mainstream media.

daveburkett said...

Nice work, Joanie. It's just the tip of the ice berg, but you found three of her worst crimes aimed at individuals who got in her way.

robmaroni said...

Thank you Joanie. It's good to see you back!

LouBarakos said...

Good work as always, Joanie.

John Cooper said...

And yet another lie...

Ohio Hospital Contests a Story Clinton Tells

"Over the last five weeks, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has featured in her campaign stump speeches the story of a health care horror: an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care by an Ohio hospital because she could not come up with a $100 fee.

The woman, Trina Bachtel, did die last August, two weeks after her baby boy was stillborn at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. But hospital administrators said Friday that Ms. Bachtel was under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital, that she was never refused treatment and that she was, in fact, insured.

“We implore the Clinton campaign to immediately desist from repeating this story,” said Rick Castrop, chief executive officer of the O’Bleness Health System. "

smithy said...

Here's another Hillary tall tale, invented to make her look somehow better in the eyes of the voters. We can't believe ANYTHING this woman says:

Emotional Hillary Clinton recalls learning of King assassination

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/04/05/2008-04-05_emotional_hillary_clinton_recalls_learni.html

john galt said...

It's a sad day in America. Charleton Heston has died.

http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?Category=20&ID=406499&subCategoryID=0

Luis said...

"a rock and a hard place".

Indeed ! It is sad that you have such a "non-choice" in the US this year...

Luis said...

So sorry to hear about the death of Charlton Heston.

Luis

Anonymous said...

If all of this woman's crimes were listed on a single piece of paper (very small font, front and back), she couldn't get elected dog catcher.

Proudpodunknative said...

If all of this woman's crimes were listed on a single piece of paper (very small font, front and back), she couldn't get elected dog catcher.

You can say that again. And if she were, you'd have to pity the poor dogs.

Anonymous said...

Good work, cw-patriot.

Anonymous said...

Council Confirms Hillary's Fraudulent Watergate Brief