10 things to know about Hillary Clinton
As of this Tuesday, Hillary Clinton has officially been named the presumptive nominee of the Democratic ticket thanks in large part to the super-delegate system. Mrs. Clinton now emerges from a divisive and ugly primary race as one of the weakest candidates in political history. Let’s take a look at who the former Secretary of State really is – here are 10 things you should know about Hillary:
1) She loves flip-flopping, and we don’t mean wearing the shoes.
Where does Hillary stand on the issues that affect the American people? There’s no way to be completely sure, but here is a guide to where she has stood in the past. Read More (GOP.com)
2) Her administration failed to prevent terrorist attacks.
According to a Senate report from 2014, Hillary Clinton’s administration was faulted for not preventing attacks on two outposts in Libya and Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans including the U.S. ambassador. Read More (Washington Post)
3) She’s not a fan of transparency - or, at the very least, press conferences.
Hillary Clinton is 0-for-2016, having failed to hold any full press conferences this year. This continues to fuel the perception that she is the most guarded major candidate in recent political history, in stark contrast with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Read More (Washington Times)
4) The release of her Wall Street speeches would probably end her candidacy for president.
The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street fat-cats — and the reason she’s established a nonsensical condition for their release, that being an agreement by members of another party, involved in a separate primary, to do the same — is that if she were ever to release those transcripts, it could end her candidacy for president. Read More (Huffington Post)
5) She is, to put it nicely, out of touch.
Clinton wants cash-strapped students to believe she’s been in their shoes, but in April she let the truth slip out. Attempting to woo over struggling students in Wisconsin she claimed “I went to work for the Children’s Defense Fund, making about $14,000 a year, so I couldn’t afford some big [student loan] payment every month.” According to census reports, that is equivalent to a salary of nearly $75,000 today which would place her in the top 8% of today’s income distribution. Read More (Salon.com)
6) She is eligible to face federal indictments in the near future.
Hillary Clinton’s political past has her facing possible indictments under the Espionage Act to willingly or inadvertently transfer 22 Top Secret Emails from secure State Department servers to an unguarded private server. Under the Act, “gross negligence” is enough to convict. It would not be surprising if she isn’t indicted as she has proven that she is above the law throughout her career in politics. If she is indicted, Bernie Sanders will be the DNC’s nominee, despite the party’s best efforts. Read More (Huffington Post)
7) Bernie Sanders admits she isn’t even qualified to be president.
Bernie Sanders told a crowd of supporters packed into Temple University's arena, “Hillary Clinton is not qualified to be president”, delivering his fiercest jab yet to the struggling Democratic front-runner. Sanders pointed to her super-PAC donations and her foreign policy record along with other issues. Read More (Politico)
8) Young feminists, a main focus group of her campaign, are choosing Sanders over her.
Locked in an increasingly tense battle for the Democratic nomination, Clinton has aggressively reached out to young women with the promise of breaking a glass ceiling that the women’s movement has worked for decades to shatter. The newest generation of feminists is responding with a shrug. Read More (LA Times)
9) 1 in 5 Americans believe she is “dishonest” or a “liar”.
As of February 24th, a Gallup poll claims that 21% of Americans believe Hillary Clinton is dishonest, a liar, untrustworthy, or has poor character and 9 percent blatantly do not like her. Those percentages trump the 9% and 8% of Americans that like her and see her as capable or qualified to be president respectively. Read More (Washington Post)
10) …And they have reason to feel that way.
Clinton’s resume of lies and exaggerations is impressive, but Political Insider narrowed the long list down to the 7 most significant lies of Clinton's shaky political career. Read More (Political Insider)
But wait, there’s more. Why don't we let her supporters tell us about her political achievements (or lack thereof): No Accomplishments. Failed Record. Unsuccessful Leadership.
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