The Democratic National Convention has been the focus of this week’s news. As one would expect, the progressive organization has been doing its best to paint Secretary Clinton in a favorable light, while casting aspersions upon their competition. This is typical campaign rhetoric and is taken with a grain of salt – all to our discredit. As a people, we have become numb to the half-truths all politicians speak and the spin that twists reality into unrecognizable knots. Part of the problem we face is that so many accept campaign speeches from their favored politician without asking the questions that should be obvious. So, perhaps this writing will serve as a stimulus for their dulled collective consciences.
Questions for Bill Clinton
The first person that should be questioned is President Bill Clinton. This man probably is very anxious to once again reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – maybe for unprintable reasons. In his convention speech, President Clinton did his best to paint his wife as a compassionate, accomplished person who stole his heart from the moment he first laid eyes on her.
Really? So then let’s ask President Clinton this. If Hillary is the light of your life, then why Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Willie, Jennifer Flowers, et al., et al., et al.? And another question for you, Mr. President. If our first woman to be a member of the Armed Services Committee was so accomplished, why is our VA such a mess? Why do some of our veterans die in line waiting for treatment? One more thing, Mr. President. If your wife was such a positive force in foreign affairs, how do you explain Libya, Egypt, and Syria? Or the downfall of Iraq, which President Bush’s surge had experienced success with?
Questions for Barack Obama
And Mr. Obama, I have some questions for you as well. In a recent interview, you implied President Putin leaked those emails because he supported Donald Trump. So, do you mean to say the person or persons who leaked the emails matter more than they who wrote them? Do you think the intentions of one of our country’s major political parties should take a back seat?
If you think this, then did you think the real culprits in President Nixon’s Watergate scandal were the reporters that exposed the activity? I guess you also think Nixon’s secretary acted properly when deleting those famous minutes from recordings that may have been convicting. After all, you have had little to say about Secretary’s Clinton’s deletions, or the Democratic Party’s. In the same vein, you provided Executive Privilege for Eric Holder in the Fast and Furious incident. You did not prosecute Lois Lerner. So, do you think the commission of an act is acceptable but reporting it isn’t?
Questions for the Democrats
And to the Democratic Party, I must ask more questions. Do you think four bankruptcies for a man who has created over 500 businesses disgrace him? Especially when all the bankruptcies were Chapter 11’s? Chapter 11 bankruptcy means a re-organization designed to restructure the business. It has the goal of keeping it from closing its doors and shutting down. Now perhaps you think in an effort to save the businesses, Trump’s sacrifices that resulted in his selling personal assets, like yachts and planes, significantly reducing his stock holdings, and sacrificing his salary all indicate a failed persona.
But answer the real question. Four reorganizations out of five hundred companies (a conservative guess) equates to less than 1%. According to Forbes, the failure rate for startup businesses is between 80-90%. So, do you think less of Donald Trump’s business acumen because less than 1% of his business had to reorganize in a downturned economy when 80-90% of other businesses fail on a regular basis?
Senator Warren’s conflict
Last but certainly not least is the claim by Elizabeth Warren that Mr. Trump was salivating over the potential downturn in the economy. Have you not heard that smart businessmen sell when stocks are high and buy when they are low? So don’t you think a good market would also be just as beneficial to Mr. Trump who then had the option of liquidating some of his high earning stocks? Maybe someone should be asking Senator Warren about her financial portfolio, since she stands in judgment on a multi-billionaire?
Yes, America. The Democrats can paint a pretty picture of their nominee and a bleak picture of their competition. But after the hoopla is over, someone needs to ask some questions. And as Bill Clinton said, things need to be squared-up in an effort to discern the truth from political rhetoric and spin.
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