Hillary Rodham Diane Clinton:Woman who made history

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK

“I can say with confidence, there has never been a man or woman, not me, not Bill (Clinton),nobody, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America!”(US President Barack Hussein Obama at the Democratic Party convention.)

As a senior high school contestant, who lost an election for the class president in Maine East High School in the early 1960s, young Hillary Rodham was told by one of the boys who won: “You are really stupid if you think a girl can be elected president.”

But when in 2016, the same girl, now Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former United States Secretary of State, beat party contestant Bernie Sanders at the primaries to clinch the Democratic Party’s ticket for the presidential election, the world knew history was in the making. Pundits and informed analysts predicted that Mrs. Clinton would become the first woman to be elected President of the United States of America, and then she would make history by becoming the most powerful woman in the world. They reckoned, too, that as successor to Barack Obama, she would also make history as the first US president to have had a spouse as president. Had destiny prevailed on this succession, Clinton would also have made history as the first minority (a woman) to succeed another minority (a black man). She would, with Angela Merkel of Germany and Theresa May of Great Britain, have made history as the emerging powerful political face of Western economy.

In Mrs. Clinton, media analyses portrayed a woman so popular and so anointed by the political pantheon that certain respected progressives would confidently gamble with their American citizenship over her success. However, despite leading by popular votes, Clinton was denied the presidential position by the votes of the Electoral College. And since she did not become the first woman president of the United States of America, she could not become the most powerful woman in the world; she could not hold the record of being the US president with a spouse as president in her lifetime; she could neither become the first minority to succeed another minority as president, nor replicate the events of Germany and Britain.
Yet, Hillary Clinton made history.

Although the march towards her history-making feat did not begin in 2016, the resilience, steadfastness and strength of character exhibited during the presidential campaign were worthy of note. Having formally announced her candidacy for the presidential election in April 2015, on the platform of the Democratic Party, Clinton had to demonstrate to her party that she deserved the party’s nomination for the presidential election. With an organized team of ready-at-hand campaigners, a large donor network and political action committees, she set her campaign headquarters in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Her preparedness for the task ahead was shown by the focuses of her campaign, which included promotion of the cause of the girl-child and establishing universal early childhood education, raising middle class incomes, and making college more affordable, as well as improving the Affordable Care Act; all of which areas she had been tested both professionally and politically.

At the beginning of primaries in early 2016, Clinton had a strong self-proclaimed socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, to contend with in order to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination for the presidential election. However, riding on the crest of her popularity and political astuteness, she beat Sanders at the Iowa Democratic caucuses and South Carolina primary, won most of the contests at the primaries, and according to survey reports, by mid-year secured enough delegates and super-delegates to be dubbed the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party.

Having won most of the states in the final major rounds of primaries, Clinton held a victory celebration in Brooklyn as “she became the first woman to claim the status of presumptive nominee for a major American political party.” At the end of the campaign, reports had it that Clinton “had won 2,219 pledged delegates to Sanders’ 1,832; with an estimated 594 super-delegates compared to Sanders’ 47. She received almost 17 million votes during the nominating process, as opposed to Sanders’ 13 million.” By this victory, Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party, and was formally nominated on July 26, 2016 at the Democratic National Convention held in Philadelphia.

But it was not so much her securing the presidential ticket as the tenacity and doggedness she displayed in the course of her campaign that made her a woman of substance. If there is one thing Hillary Clinton’s candidature brings forth, it is the consistent, mellow fighting spirit with which she surmounted the entrapment created by patriarchy for adversaries. Whether one likes it or not, the pendulum swung the way it did at the presidential election simply because of Mrs. Clinton. The election was not between Clinton and Trump, but between Clinton and Not-Clinton; whichever way, Clinton was a factor. This Clinton factor reared its head in the e-mail controversy and the slanted media coverage accorded the Clinton campaign train.

Although the US Supreme Court had cleared Hillary Clinton of criminal charges over her supposedly careless use of private servers for official e-mail correspondences (an action allegedly capable of compromising US security), the Donald Trump media campaign train still made the controversy the fulcrum of its machine of calumny against Clinton. It would later be known that this smear campaign led to a major setback for Clinton.

Deploying the same tactics, the powerful media and information network supportive of Trump’s presidency turned the mass media into instruments of terror on Clinton. Contrary to the perception on this side of the globe, studies have shown that Clinton received disproportionately negative press coverage during the campaign. In series of criticisms and ad hominems directed at Clinton, they slanted news reports in a manner that would create a slanted perception in the minds of the public. The cultural implication of this kind of attitude is that the unwary public would come to live with the impression that, castigating people with lies are not only acceptable, but also people are likely to believe such lies if the media repeatedly disseminate them. As in the case of a powerful woman like Clinton, such an attitude is likely to create a ‘bring her down at all cost’ syndrome that portends a dangerous political culture for aspiring women politicians.

In all these, it was Clinton’s reaction which portrayed her as the winner she has always been. Concerning the e-mail controversy, she maintained her criminal non-culpability by taking recourse in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) concluding report on the matter. Concerning Trump’s unconventional and Machiavellian campaign tactics, Clinton had responded with finesse and decorum. Rather than join issues with the same incivility and uncouthness, she defined her brilliance and mental superiority by her choice of words, which portrayed respect for the dignity of persons.

At the presidential debates, rather than discuss events and people like her contestant, she dished out well-thought-out actionable proposals and defended manifestoes that emanated from the bounty of her profound ideas. Whilst her opponent, Trump, vacillated over his economic policies, Clinton laid out an economic plan that is said to be “optimistic” and “wide-ranging” based on an economic philosophy she called inclusive capitalism. This economic philosophy would withdraw tax reliefs and benefits from US companies that move jobs overseas, while it would provide incentives for companies that would share profits with employees, communities and the environment. In furtherance of her cause for social justice, she supported and defended, amongst other issues, equal pay for equal work, pursued Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) rights by supporting same-sex marriage. Whilst she opposed Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigrants, she defended citizenship for undocumented immigrants as fundamentally “a family issue”.

In the brilliant reiteration of her ideas during the campaign, she weathered the storms set on her march to history by opponents with so much determination and tenacity, that even hardcore chauvinists would in thoughtful admiration concur: “This woman Clinton is really a man!”

BUT right from time, Hillary Clinton did not seem to give the impression that she existed in a man’s world. Born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Hillary Clinton was raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, where she had her primary and secondary education. Reputed to be a competitive child and favourite of her teachers, young Hillary might have had innate and natural inclination for both influential political positions and first place. Confirmed investigations of her often told story claimed she had in 1961 as a young school girl written a letter to NASA inquiring to become an astronaut, only to be told that women were not accepted in the programme. Also according to Carl Bernstein’s biography of her, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, she lost an election for class president in the senior year, and was rebuked by one of the contestants: “you are really stupid if you think a girl can be elected president.” Upon leaving high school Hillary attended Wellesley College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1969.

She thereafter attended the Yale Law School, pursued postgraduate studies on children and medicine and earned a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law) degree in 1973. The exposures gotten from her student union positions, academic research assignments and scholarly engagements, as well as selfless voluntary community services for the cause of children, the poor and minorities, prepared her for the future. After serving as a congressional legal counsel, and member of the impeachment inquiry staff during the Watergate Scandal, in 1974 she moved to Arkansas, and married classmate Bill Clinton in 1975. During that period both were lecturers at the University of Arkansas, where Hillary taught Criminal Law. In 1977, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, was appointed the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978 and became the first woman partner at Rose Law Firm the following year. Following Bill Clinton’s election as Governor of Arkansas, Hillary became First Lady of Arkansas; a position she held for the 12 years her husband was governor. As Arkansas First Lady she led a task force that helped reform Arkansas’s public schools, served on several corporate boards and secured federal funds to expand medical facilities for Arkansas’ poor.

When Bill Clinton won the Presidential election and became the 43rd president of the US, Hillary found herself thrown into the First Lady position again. In that position, she exerted more influence and took on more official responsibilities than the traditional White House First Ladies did, for she was “the first inaugural First Lady to have earned a postgraduate degree and to have her own professional career up to the time of entering the White House”. Despite her role in the inner running of the White House, she was unsuccessful in her attempt to enact the Clinton health care plan of 1993. However, in 1997 and 1999, she helped create the State Children’s Health Insurance Programme, and tackled the problems of adoption and family safety and foster care. At the 1995 UN conference on women (held in Beijing), Clinton stated in a then controversial and influential speech, that “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights”. When the Monica Lewinsky Sex Scandal threatened the First Family, she was bruised by the polarized comments it drew from the public, but she remained unbowed as she stood by her husband throughout the humiliating hearing that ensued.

In 2000, Hillary Clinton was elected the first female senator from New York, the only first lady ever to seek elective office. She was to repeat this feat in 2006 when she was re-elected to the senate. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, she voted to approve the war in Afghanistan as well as for the Iraq Resolution (a vote she later said she regretted). She took a leading role in investigating the health issues faced by 9/11 first responders, amongst other crucial state responsibilities.

In 2008, she made her first attempt to run for president, but lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama. Her vast experience in politics and willingness to serve would later be rewarded when the Obama Administration appointed her Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. As Secretary of State during the Arab Spring, she supported US military intervention in Libya, an action that haunted her during the 2016 presidential debates. She also helped organize a diplomatic isolation and international sanctions against Iran, in an effort to force curtailment of Iran nuclear programme. Upon leaving office after Obama’s first term, she settled down to write her fifth book Hard Choices and to take on public speaking engagements.

Perhaps propelled by that natural inclination towards public service, Mrs. Clinton made a second presidential attempt, when she faced destiny on November 8, 2016. Although she polled most of the popular votes, Clinton lost to Republican rival Donald Trump, having failed to obtain the necessary 270 votes in the electoral college. And the rest is history.

FOR a silent influential category, Clinton represents what traditionally a woman should not be: Ambitious. A woman should conceal her ambitions in the same manner tradition expects her to shroud her nakedness, for brains and beauty are merely objectification of a woman’s biosexual configuration. In this deep-seated chauvinism of patriarchal psychology, a woman’s public display of erudition and brilliance is inconsistent with feminine modesty. The beauty of her brains is to be savoured within the confines of clandestine caucuses headed by overlords, in the same way a woman is ‘known’ in secrecy and privacy. By deploying brains, qualification and experience into fighting for the most powerful political office in the world, Hillary Clinton was going too far in this naked dance in the public.

WITH a treasure of such admirable qualities, garnered from years of eventful experiences in family, professional and political life, why did it matter in 2016? For Hillary-phobes, America abounds with so many women of incredible accomplishments, so why make a fuss about her? There are influential women in American politics, so what? There are brilliantly First Class lawyers in the US, and so? There are far more bruised and battered wives than Hillary in America, who still carry on with their marriage as if nothing happened, and so what difference does Mrs. Clinton make? The point is that, taken in isolation Clinton’s accomplishment may not be significant to the nerdy conservative. But when all her superlative qualities are viewed as a total package, providentially harnessed by the concourse of history, and reposed in one woman, the result is a phenomenon called Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Notwithstanding her achievements, Clinton, like all mortals grappling with existential problems, is not a saint. As the failures and foibles of her contestants have shown in so much magnitude, anyone aspiring for greatness as she did would have to break bones and court controversy on the path to success. And Mrs Clinton had her own fair share of such. Apart from the controversy generated by the US military intervention in Benghazi, Libya, in which four US citizens including the US ambassador to Libya died, some of her remarks in reference to women have been criticized as insensitive. For instance, once when responding to questions over conflict of interest between her job as wife of a governor and as professional, she was reported to have said: “… I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life.” Although she apologized later for that comment, an impression was formed about her as one idealistic lady with a distaste for women who are home makers.

Besides, her association with Huma Abedin, a Saudi Arabian born-American (Mrs Clinton’s aide, and in whose husband’s laptop some fresh e-mails were discovered), has given a different look not only into the “no charges” leveled on Clinton over the email controversy, but also into their professional and private relationships, which yellow journalism has often described as deeper than ordinary.

Beyond all this, by her deft demonstration of class, Clinton separates herself from the primitive bandwagon of ethnocentric white supremacist tendencies fast enveloping the fabled land of the free. She symbolizes a future negation of an America that is presently treading dangerously towards the path of mediocrity, short-sightedness and naive insularity. At a time America is inching towards the atavistic recesses of modern savagery and barbarism. Clinton represents a force of civility and global outreach. Her popularity, which cuts across the multicultural landmarks of America and beyond, is a reminder that hope lurks for progressives and indeed women in the now captive America as well as the rest of the world.

In a globalized world threatened by parochialism and lip service to man’s fundamental commonness, Clinton’s successes rekindle hope for minorities the world over. That her phenomenal success is one great gallop for womenfolk is demonstrative of this hope.

By vying for the Office of the President of the United States of America, Clinton was following a natural course in being. Once a seed is sown, watered and nourished, and then tempered by conducive and ameliorating environment, it blossoms to mature and fruitful finality, when its offshoots replays the teleology of vital movement. If nothing else, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton made history by being the history that was never made.

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  • Brain Son

    The DNC cheated so she could win against Bernie, she did not beat him.

    • Brain Son

      so many words for such trash

      • linked1

        That was my thought. What a heap of drawn out long winded bunk.

      • TheThinker1958

        so seemed to be ignorant that the DNC coordinated with Hillary so her campaign could receive millions of dollars that Bernie didn’t receive. You should do your homework before insulting people making comments.

    • Mongoose

      Not so. They weighed who would appeal to the mainstream voters and not the fringe. They looked at a variety of factors. Bernie is a nice guy, but a little too radical to appeal to those who don’t feel that stripping the earnings of the wealthy and giving to those who haven’t worked to earn it is not the productive path to follow.

  • Brain Son

    She did not know how to use email, you really wanted her as president?

    • Smithian


    • Mongoose

      To make not too fine a point, what do you think secretaries handle?

      • rickgee

        Not classified emails.

  • Brain Son

    yo, am the only one on this shiz tonight, pop bottles it new years.

  • Brain Son

    The DNC had three white protestants as their canidates. While the RNC had hispanics, African American, white, and catholics and protestants running in their primary. Why are the Democrats so homogenous, the need to be more diverse

    • observenter

      No. Sanders is a Jew.

    • TheThinker1958

      you can always find 1 hispanic, 1 African American, 1 protestant “being” a Republican while turning their backs on their own group. Your statement means nothing.

  • linked1

    What a pile of dogisht. It’s astonishing how utterly daft and divorced from reality the mainstream Dems are. Hillary was the ishtiest candidate in US history, because she couldn’t beat the ishtiest president in US history. Even after stealing the nomination.

  • Terry Stafford Hamilton

    Hillary Clinton LOST the election because

    she sold herself out to SAUDI ARABIA!
    For such a “accomplished woman” Hillary has spent most of her Poltical career accepting money from SAUDI ARABIA AND QUATAR. Hillary brockered a weapons sale to SAUDI ARABIA and QUATAR who then sells part of the weapons and gives the rest of the weapons to ISIS basically founding and funding ISIS and causing the REFUGEE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST and the rest of the world. But what did HILLARY do when she found out she sold weapons to Terrorists? Hillary accepts another MILLION DOLLAR Donation from Saudi Arabia.
    Then let’s talk about her illegal server and BENGHAZI and how the LIBIANS knew the AMERICAN AMBASSADOR was there in LIBYA on a secret mission and his exact whereabouts as well as the secret location of a CIA operation and base.So what did HILLARY do when a call came in from LIBYA calling for help as the AMBASSADOR is brutally murdered she went to bed and refused to take any calls. So her excuse I was in bed a sleep and couldn’t help is total bullshit. Hillary sold them all out whether it was through her private illegal server or HUMA her chief aid who’s MOTHER shares a office and telephone number with a Organization known to support Terrorists in LONDON. It was no secret HUMAS family are TERRORISTS and bought her a marriage to a Senator who ends up disgraced for sexual misconduct. Hillary may have been a smart Woman but she was so driven to President she didn’t care who she became involved with BECAUSE HUMAS family and their involvement with TERRORISM was known to HILLARY from the beginning and she promoted Huma to a very DANGEROUS postion of power just like she sold herself to SAUDI ARABIA not caring they were behind 911 and promoted SHARIA LAW IN the USA. All HILLARY cared about was being PRESIDENT and she didn’t care how many AMERICANS suffered for her actions or how much of their freedom she sold off to SAUDI ARABIA all she cared about was HILLARY and she stole, lied and cheated and sold off STATE SECRETS to do it.
    It was just fortunate that ENOUGH people realized how corrupt she WAS and leaked the information through WIKILEAKS becore she tried to become PRESIDENT or AMERICA would of had SHARIA LAW and RACE Wars. Hillary Clinton spent her entire life lying and married to man who constantly cheated on her while she committed various acts of TREASON to get what she wanted she didn’t care who she hurt to do it and the AMERICAN people saw that and VOTED for TRUMP. Donald Trump should definetly have HILLARY investigated and jailed for treason she should spend the rest of her life in PRISON

    • TheThinker1958

      you really think a rescue operation into an unknown situation can be setup in a couple of hours?
      Sharia law? you lost 50% of your readers right there.

      • Terry Stafford Hamilton

        I think that the Secretary of State who uses the excuse I was a sleep as a reason not to even respond to the calls from the CIA AND ARMY has something to hide and as far as a rescue.operation is concerned they were begging for a air strike from a Destroyer that was stationed close to the region to level the playing field to give them a.fighting chance. As for SHARIA LAW ,SAUDI ARABIA has a agenda of MOSQUE building in NORTH AMERICA where they preach to the people to rally for SHARIA LAW in NORTH AMERICA along with ISLAMAPHOBIA LAWS which are used to prosecute people who speak out against SHARIA LAW AND MUSLIMS. There is a man in the Netherlands right now going to jail because he said MUSLIMS shouldn’t be preaching death to THE LGBT COMMUNITY and because it is in the KORAN, HOLLAND has decided it is legal for MUSLIMS to threathen GAYS OPENLY, which means the next logical step is to start attacking and killing CHRISTIANS AND JEWS as well because it is a COMMANDEMENT in the Koran. So this will cause a Race War or RELIGIOUS WAR and HILLARY would of passed those laws she would of had no choice but to do it when her SAUDI MASTERS who have paid her way to THE White House demand it.
        All of this information is PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE just like how HILLARY AND OBAMA fought againist legislation for years to allow SAUDI ARABIA from being sued for its involment in 911.
        The DEMOCRATIC PARTY needs to do some serious house cleaning and evict every POLITICIAN who has ties to FORIEGN GOVERNMENTS like SAUDI ARABIA until it does THE DEMOCTATS can’t be trusted to be in power because they are not acting in the best interest of the country but of foriegn nationals instead.

        • TheThinker1958

          what is your source for the Holland story? I’m surrounded by Muslim people, where I live, and they all couldn’t be nicer people. There are more terrorism coming from white people, in the US, than from any other group. Will you start a movement to do something against white people? (of course not).

          • Terry Stafford Hamilton

            Here is a post about it but give me a moment to find the original news article about what happened. However it is very shocking that in this day and age any group is.supportes by the law to commit hate crimes.

          • TheThinker1958

            Pamela Geller is President of “Stop Islamization of America”. This is a regular topic that Republicans use for their own political advancement. This is regular Fox News Stuff. Just because you listen to this issues from people using megaphones that doesn’t make them real. Next time says “there are places inside the US practising Sharia Law” ask them “where?”. Usually there is no answer. ISIS kills more Muslims than any other group. Religion is just an excuse. Like when white people kills black people, after reading white supremacists propaganda. I only listen to TheYoungTurks site. They are supported by contributions. Very independent. Also, DemocracyNow. They talk to Middle East professors and experts, with sound arguments. Sorry, but I’m not buying anything from the Geller Report. Any organization that has America on their name usually is a Conservative group. They need your fear and vote so they can cut taxes on the rich (wait until you see what Trump and friends are going to do) and obviously you will end paying more for everything in direct taxes, fees, and fines…. the money has to come from some places (you).

          • Terry Stafford Hamilton

            As for the article you don’t need to believe the site. This article was just a reprint off another site. Check the name on the article it isnt hers.
            You can however believe the actual video interview of the Dutch Politician talking about this very issue. So unless your telling me that this actual news clip is a fake along with the politician you should believe it.
            But I say again I am not Rascist I am Gay man who went to University for Anthropology. I have read the Koran and listened to actual interviews with Moderate IMANS and read their sermons and these Muslims damn themselves by their own words and actions.
            If you look at all the racial violence happening in the US it isn’t the white population rioting in the streets of Dallas killing Police or pulling people out of cars to beat them merely because of who they voted for.
            Politics a side we are still all human beings who are equal. But when you get a group who constantly say they reject the laws of the country they live in because it isn’t Sharia Law which preaches slavery and rape and death to anyone who isn’t MUSLIM based on The KORAN then that is a problem this is a dangerous philosophy.
            You can scream Rascism all you want but I quareente if you read the Koran and believe the very direct lessons because it is law in the KORAN that the teachings must be followed word for word then your mind will be changed as well. Because The Pulse night club Terrorist massacre proves that Muslims take the Koran literally and act out on it. You can’t deny the massive New year’s Eve
            Sexual assaults that happened in Germany last year because Christian woman are to raped it is a Commandment in the KORAN these men believe they did nothing wrong that is why SEXUAL assault and violent crime has risen 40% in Germany in just a year since the REFUGEE CRISIS. These are facts look them up. That is unless you are afraid to because you may learn you are very wrong.

          • Terry Stafford Hamilton

            Here is an example of SHARIA LAW and the innocent friendly MUSLIMS you talk about
            Sharia Law is based on the KORAN.


            Or are you going to say this is a fake news story as well?

          • Terry Stafford Hamilton

            Here is a speech given to my Senate about the MUSLIM COMMUNITY GIVEN BY A MUSLIM OR ARE YOU GOING TO SAY THIS IS FAKE AS WELL?

          • TheThinker1958

            This person, Tarek Fatah, is having problems with big organizations of Muslims and Arabs in Canada. This person expends his time talking about all the “bad things” he sees with Muslims but almost nothing about the good things. As you can see at then end of the video, he is asked if he had visit all the Mosques in Canada, and he didn’t answer the question and got ultra defensive. This guy is a journalist. I don’t know this guy. There are Mosques in Montreal. I worked with a Muslims person and we discuss politics and religion. I never heard anything violent or weird (against my values). Ex-Muslims say that is a minority of people that practice the Qoran to the letter. Same thing happens in the Catholic community.

            There are around 1.5 billion Muslims in the World. There are a few thousands causing all the problems in the name of “Allah”. If all Muslims will agree with violent ideals, we will have hundreds of thousands of Muslims causing problems everywhere.

            I’m more worried for the people that listens to people like Fatah and believes everything he says because it goes well with the persons believes. This person looks very angry during the entirety of his speech. I have a problem with that kind of behaviour.

            I think you need to find an independent sources of news to complete your facts.

            The US is allowing Saudi Arabia to expand the most extremist views of Islam just to get cheap oil. Shouldn’t you be more concern about the US supporting the expansion of wahhabism?

          • Terry Stafford Hamilton

            Of course you would just reject this Muslim Journalists who was brought to speak before the SENATE you couldn’t even listen to his own words because it doesn’t match your pre programmed Left wing Propaganda.
            He is a very well respected Journalist in CANADA who wants to remove radicalization from MOSQUES and MUSLIM life and to reject what he said about the Kadish prayer(probally spelt wrong)being the first prayer in all MOSQUES since the 14th century is very RASCIST of you. To assume you know more about his religion AND people’s and what really happens in MOSQUES over him is very narrow minded of you.
            To assume you know more about MUSLIMS because you live in a “friendly” MUSLIM neighborhood is arrogant
            Tell me did you riot in the streets with the rest of the DEMOCRATS when HILLARY lost beating up elderly white TRUMP supporters to show us all how open minded all of you are?

          • TheThinker1958

            and while you are worried about Muslims, this is the headline now:

            House Republicans To Gut Ethics Watchdog
            People do things like this when they are ready to do questionable things. The Muslim issue probably is just a distraction.

          • Terry Stafford Hamilton

            You do know that in the KORAN MUSLIMS are told that they can’t be friends to anyone who isn’t MUSLIM and that they are to fake friendships with the native population until they can either be subjuagted and enslaved or wiped out.
            This isn’t taught in Radical Mosques either. In fact a good friend of mine is a RUSSIAN JEW from Uzbekistan and he lives in a wealthy Jewish neighborhood. There was a piece of land at the mouth of this community that they found out a Mosque was being built. This was less than half a block from a Ashiva and Jewish day care. Well naturally the community begged for it to be built somewhere else but their request fell on death ears and it was built with money from SAUDI ARABIA and within a year of it being built video was leaked from what was like SUNDAY SCHOOL for very young MUSLIMS of the young kids begging taught to behead dolls as preparation for a Religious War. This was like I said less than half a block from a Jewish Day care. This was all over THE CANADIAN news from Thornbill, Toronto. You can actually see this MOSQUE from my friends home and he has 3 small children. So that’s your friendly people.
            Please read the KORAN everything I am saying is laid out in very plain language for anyone to read. Let their own words damn them. If you think I am some Rascist think again I am a Gay man who did his degree in Anthropology, I’ve read the KORAN and studied Middle Eastern culture and I would stand up for the rights of anyone. But through their own words and actions MUSLIMS have taught me how dangerous they are to everyone who isn’t a MUSLIM. Don’t ever be fooled by the words Moderate Muslim because in the end they will follow the KORAN and it is a MANIFESTO of HATE and SEXUAL ABUSE AND VIOLENCE read it for yourself just don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s poetry or subjective because it is a Commandment to follow the KORAN word for word.

  • PukaHead

    I hope Bernie runs

  • rickgee

    She really didn’t beat Bernie. That really was the point of the email leak. she was anointed by a crooked system, pretty much her approach to politics ever since becoming part of the system.

    • Mongoose

      The emails proved nothing other than that the candidates were weighed and Bernie came up light. If you don’t care for her, fine, but enough with the lies.

      • rickgee

        You’re not paying attention.

  • Robert James

    Hey Tony Okeregbe, taking loads of LSD and writing pap like this does NOT make you Jim Morrison. It just makes you sound silly. I didn’t even know you could still get LSD.

    Clinton was qualified for one thing and one thing only,………. jail time. I’m pretty sure she holds the all time record for crimes committed by an American political figure. And when it comes to the dignity and decorum you so glowingly reference, I suppose you’re referring to her barking like a dog and cackling like an insane hen, right? Or maybe you mean the time she took a dive getting into her medical van.

  • LuJr

    Yawn.. another long & boring article whining about how HILLARY-ous lost. New year, new day.. she lost, get over it already!

  • Jim A

    Just holding an important position hardly makes a person qualified for another. And, even if you believe she did accomplish something while in office, none of those things excuse her corruption and bribery; or, her compromising national security numerous time. BTW, when did the Supreme Court clear Hillary?

  • macbeach

    Such saccharine prose for the start of the year. Content free. Like the subject of the piece.

  • TheThinker1958

    the “superdelegates” were suppose to choose Bernie, who had 20 points ahead of Trump, compare to Hillary. They didn’t do their only job they had. Hillary lost. This was foreseen a year before the elections. They had plenty of time to accept reality. They didn’t. Now the US has a clown as President. How bad do you have to be to lose to Trump? oh yes, Hillary made history. The bad one.

    • Terry Stafford Hamilton

      Hillary bribed her way into leading the DEMOCRATS no one made a mistake SAUDI MONEY bought her place. Thank God the American people realized that HILLARY CLINTON was nothing but a puppet for Saudi Arabia and voted TRUMP in. Or are you going to say the massive donations from Saudi Arabia along with all the bribes which are public knowledge to push BERNIE SAUNDERS out of the race are fake? The DEMOCRATS need to clean house OF SAUDI ARABIAN INFLUENCE and bring in delegates who have a little integriry and won’t jump at the first time SAUDI ARABIAN MONEY IS FLASHED.
      AMERICA needs to be for AMERICANS not foriegn interest

  • Gary Levine

    Another Kool aid drinking gerbil consuming hack reporter.

  • gerryq

    Winston Smith… is that you?

  • observenter

    To be a minority, there has to be less of you than of some other group. The other group in this case is men. There are more women than men in the USA. Check it out. Almost certainly we will have a woman president in the USA, but hopefully not Hillary. It is the Democrat mantra that they won the vote. For better or worse, we have a system of electoral votes. The Repubs campaigned in the real world, not the imaginary one where the Democrat Party wishes to live. Barrack only said she was fabulously qualified because he wanted his side to win. No mystery there.

  • Best888

    This in particular appears to be an out right lie: “Although the US Supreme Court had cleared Hillary Clinton of criminal
    charges over her supposedly careless use of private servers for official e-mail correspondences (an action allegedly capable of compromising US security)”.

    You might let google in on this previously unknown fact. Her use of Emails was not adjudicated at even the lowest court level, let alone the “Supreme Court”. Everybody else in the world knows that in such a politically charged atmosphere James Comey, the FBI director, at the behest of the Obama appointed attorney general, Lois Learner, suggested that there was not enough evidence to prosecute her. I was not able to read past this lie so cannot comment on the rest of the article.

  • Randy56

    “I can say with confidence, there has NEVER been a man or woman, not me, not Bill (Clinton),nobody, LESS qualified than Lil Donnie Frump to serve as President of the United States of America!”

  • GreatBigBrain

    Revisionist nonsense. Author does not know that women are not a minority nor does the author know Ms. Clinton’s full name.

  • Fausto Montoya

    I concur with president Obama ! If we ever are to put aside the machismo and finger pointing /falsely accusing for what others failed to protect by ignoring the lack of security on an american diplomat abroad , Or scapegoating her for what her husban did , Hillary was the most prepared candidate during the presidential campaign ! She showed more character and was more realistic than any body else ! Her loss is actually americas loss if she actually lost ! More realistic responsible and patriotic people voted for her by the millions than they did for the dangerous one ! Say what you will but a big error was made ! We all see it every day in the in the actions of your elected president ! America will suffer the consequences just because some unpatritic people put party over country ! Happy New year and enjoy the results of your doings !

  • Mongoose

    The time will come–soon, I think–when you will wish she had won.

  • Voiceoflogic

    “Had destiny prevailed on this succession, Clinton would also have made history as the first minority (a woman) to succeed another minority (a black man).”

    “She could not hold the record of being the US president with a spouse as president in her lifetime; she could neither become the first minority to succeed another minority as president.”

    Women are not a minority. Women represent 50.8 percent of the population. Women voters represent an even higher percentage of the electorate. This disparity has multiple causes. Men, especially minority men, are much more likely to be disenfranchised than women because many states prevent former felons from voting. Eligible women also simply vote at a higher rate. This could be the result of greater civic participation, the fact that women live longer lives and older people are more likely to vote, continuing disparities in the amount of time men and women spend in the work force with inflexible hours which can inhibit voting, or a whole host of other factors.

    The population difference is the result of a combination of the higher successful suicide rate of men, the number of men who have died in war, and the whole host of factors which cause men to die earlier, on average than women.

    Women are not a minority. If we are to call men or women a minority it would be men who are the minority. There are useful analogies to be drawn between the plights of minorities and women and between their struggles in the civil rights movement, but those analogies can be drawn without falsely claiming that women are a minority. An author whose article is featured on the Guardian under the heading of Gender Politics should already know these basic facts about the field. Failing that the Guardian’s editors should have such knowledge and should read articles and editorials before posting them.

  • freethinker

    This article made me nauseous…

  • Candi Cane

    So….will the Clintstones find themselves back in Little Rock with a broken dishwasher and fridge in the yard? Billy will be banging anyone but Hilly….

  • Candi Cane

    “Clinton was following a natural course in being. Once a seed is sown, watered and nourished, and then tempered by conducive and ameliorating environment, it blossoms to mature and fruitful finality, when its offshoots replays the teleology of vital movement.” Flowery writing for an evil sick twisted power animal.

  • Candi Cane

    I’m looking forward to an update in wikipedia….either her data of conviction and incarceration, or death. The book on Clinton needs to be closed.