The Devil You Know: The Hillary Candidacy (pt 1)

2016 is finally upon us. We’ve made our resolutions, perhaps we’ve started our taxes for the previous year, and quite probably we’ve turned our thoughts to which candidate for President we will ultimately throw our support behind, because it is indeed an election year. For many, this may seem a choice of evils in which some might decide it is better to support the devil you know rather than the devil you don’t. In a future article, I plan on laying out a case for whom I think will make the best President out of those currently running for that august office, but before I light a candle I thought I’d take a moment to curse the darkness; and darkness… thy name is Hillary. Please join me as we explore a few of the many reasons that should disqualify Hillary as a serious candidate for anything, in “The Devil You Know – The Hillary Candidacy.”

Part One

Hillary Has No Accomplishments

Hillary is an intriguing character in politics. If you can say little else for her, this is true. And while she’s more Lady Macbeth than Mother Theresa, she is no less fascinating. One interesting thing about her is that, although she is known far and wide and has been a public servant of sorts for decades, many would be hard pressed, if asked, to add one major

hillary-shockedpositive accomplishment to her that could be objectively acknowledged, even when posed to her most devoted of supporters. Certainly, she is a reliable progressive (if you can accept that as an accomplishment), at least when ideals don’t get in the way of her personal empowerment. For example, consider the multiple times that, rather than go to the defense of violated women as you’d think her feminist principles would demand, she attempted to intimidate and silence all the women that brought allegations of sexual abuse and rape against her husband. * I will admit, however, that this particular hypocrisy doesn’t seem to resonate with the Democrat rank and file, nor matter to liberal media pundits such as Joy Behar, who seem fine with a rapist-in-chief, as long as they’re a progressive rapist. **

Typically, when asked to point to an example of a Hillary triumph, the faithful might respond with “She was First Lady,” “She was a Senator,” or “She was Secretary of State.” However, all these positions should be vehicles of her accomplishments, not accomplishments in themselves, and nearly all of her rivals have similar titles to point to that would make them just as qualified, if having titles were all it took.

Continuing, the flummoxed supporter might turn to identity politics in order to make Hillary accomplished, saying that if elected, Hillary would be the first woman President, but again, being female is not an accomplishment and says little about the person or what they would do as President; for that, you are forced to scour her record in a desperate attempt to find some evidence that Hillary is more than an entitled and self-obsessed politician who is merely marking time until she can ascend to the Executive, having time or patience for little else. This task is problematic. When she was a Senator for eight years, she only authored three bills that became law, spending the rest of her legislative efforts in the Senate being a tag-along to the labors of others. *** And as Secretary of State, aside from leaked pictures of her political-pictures-hillary-clinton-drunkboozing it up abroad as one of the most jet-settingest SOSs in American history, **** she has little to show for it but a world on fire, catastrophe wherever she has laid a hand. Egypt, Russia, Libya, Syria, Iran are all examples of foreign policy failures held equally by Obama and Hillary. To find a Hillary accomplishment you have to think small, such as citing a speech she made about women while in China, or have to look way back through very thick rose-colored glasses to the Senate or her time as First Lady, exhuming some of those moldering old bones. ***** This begs the question, besides her gender and name recognition, what advantage is there to a Hillary Presidency that we might not have in more accomplished candidates? Ultimately, all Hillary has are accumulated titles and fame, with little in the way of key positive successes.

Hillary is Corrupt

Before I get too far into this, let me be clear: Hillary Clinton belongs in prison. One need not go down the rabbit hole of wild-eyed conspiracy theories to know this; all that is needed is to read the public records and news articles written at the time: the court rulings against her for improper and illegal activities, her felonious associates, and her shady dealings are all there. She, more than any politician in recent memory embodies a selfishness that transcends all other concerns, including any political belief or cause that she may subscribe to. There is no principle too dear to abandon, nor comrade too loyal to cast off if it helps Hillary achieve her goals. Wherever she goes, her wake leaves the fetid stench of putrefaction. She is the Nixon of our times; the quintessence of corruption.

Anyone who’s even taken a casual interest in her political life has to be at least a little taken aback by how many times she has courted scandal, and perhaps how many more times she’s come out of it virtually unscathed, while all around her 1440091221683political allies and friends end up as convicted felons or otherwise hammered by the courts for their illegal activities (i.e. Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, the McDougals, etc.). ****** Occasionally, some are rewarded for their loyalty and silence (Susan McDougal received an end-of-term pardon), ******* but those that cross her, like Jim McDougal, who agreed to testify against the Clintons, end up conveniently dead before they can do any damage. ******** And speaking of corpses, let’s not forget Vince Foster, who, after handling Hillary’s taxes in one of her many scandals, committed “suicide,” leaving behind a torn suicide note that was deemed a forgery. *********

The appearance of impropriety hangs on Hillary like Coleridge’s albatross, but because of her willing accomplices in the media who don’t report it or under-report it when compared to GOP scandals, most of America knows little of HRC’s dark side. Of course, Hillary blames a “vast right-wing conspiracy,” ********** a phrase coined by her few months before her husband not only settled a sexual harassment suit for nearly one million dollars, *********** a tacit admission of guilt, but was also disbarred from practicing law ************ and impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice in that case. ************* However, if you don’t don your tin-foil hat and hold Hillary to be merely the innocent target of evil powers, then you are left with the inescapable conclusion that she’s either massively corrupt or the unluckiest woman in politics, so thick is the cloud of venality around her.

This article won’t contain all of the legal judgements against the Clintons; their dealings with, their pardons of, and their acceptance of donations from terrorists, drug-dealers, spies, and foreign representatives. If you want to view a 20 minute video summation of Hillary’s dirty deeds, follow the link at the end of the article, ************** but first, here is a short list from her recent history:

  • Possible selling of influence as Secretary of State. ***************
  • Using 94% of donations to The Clinton Foundation for uses other than charity. ****************
  • Calling for an investigation into a corporation that lapsed in donations to the Clintons. *****************
  • Removing classified documents from the State Department, a violation of the Espionage Act and Federal Records Act. ******************
  • Maintaining a private e-mail server containing over 1300 of the fore-mentioned classified government documents, ******************* with each instance being a violation of the Espionage Act and Federal Records Act. ******************
  • Obstruction of justice in attempting to destroy evidence of wrong-doing by wiping the fore-mentioned server, a violation of the Title 18 United States Code Section 2071. ******************

Many of these charges, if she would be convicted of them, are felonies, carrying a sentence that includes years of confinement in a federal prison and, in the case of her email activities, a barring from seeking future public office. ******************* It is a sad fact that the current Democrat occupant of the White House and his politicized Justice Department seem reluctant to take any legal action against HRC; one assumes that in addition to not wanting hasten his party’s expulsion from power, HRC might know where some of Obama’s bodies are buried. However, with the FBI criminal investigation coming to a close, and with rumblings that the FBI might revolt against Obama, as they did against Nixon during Watergate, if Obama fails to file charges against Hillary in a criminal case that is about to reach critical mass (so great is the evidence against her). ******************** With the charges to possibly come within 60 days, Hillary may yet find the justice that she has so long eluded.


To be concluded in Part Two.


-Ryan Thorson






















3 thoughts on “The Devil You Know: The Hillary Candidacy (pt 1)

  1. None of this matters if she ends up against an equally corrupt opponent (like Trump), whose policies either don’t exist or are more odious. She would still be a better choice, by being less horrible in comparison.


    • I’m not a Trump guy. His views and background offer a whole new array of problems that grieve me when I think that he might be the GOP candidate, but he’s a second stringer when compared to the mechanized corruption of the Clintons. Thanks for reading.

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  2. The Hilldabeast’s entire career is based on corruption from the very beginning. Jerry Zeifman, one of Hillary’s fellow travelers, fired her from being part of the Watergate investigation because she was too corrupt. Here’s a quote from a recent interview.
    “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”
    That’s saying a lot even for a democrat. And if even a democrat working close with her finds her odious and corrupt I can’t help but wonder what is wrong with the lowly rank and file that they would even consider voting for such a contemptible creature?


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