WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 – Dad Hugh Rodham sold curtains to hotels and office buildings for a living. So it comes as no surprise that other than the media’s absurd Madison Avenue hype, average Americans know little about his daughter, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
And Hillary is determined to remain behind the curtain, a mystery to incurious American voters.
When a sympathetic Diane Sawyer of ABC News asked Hillary to give what she thought to be her greatest accomplishment as secretary of state, she was stumped.
“It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones,” the New York Times mused, saying Clinton should have had a ready answer since she was speaking “before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan.”
In response to Madam Secretary’s deer-in-the-headlights moment, the website Bustle offered Hillary devotees arguments to bolster her “accomplishments, and win” the day.
“Hillary Clinton bothers me,” begins the first “common argument” against her candidacy. “She’s so ambitious and calculating.”
“Anyone who decides they want to run for president is likely someone with profound, possibly unrealistic levels of personal ambition.”
Blind, even insane, “personal ambition” was certainly a catalyst for ancient Rome’s Emperor Caligula, but petty, personal glory is hardly a noble motive for those seeking the highest office of public trust in the American republic.
“I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again,” wrote Abraham Lincoln in a short 1859 political biography. Preventing the spread of slavery in the American territories was Lincoln’s ready answer to why he sought the high office of president.
“The ideal of freedom under law, not just as a philosophical concept, but as a way of life, was Britain’s greatest gift to the world,” said Margaret Thatcher soon after she was elected Britain’s first female prime minister in 1979. “It was because we were determined to preserve and to vindicate our freedom that nearly forty years ago we found the strength to stand alone [against Hitler] and to give hope and inspiration to beleaguered Europe.”
Of her Conservative Party plans for Britain, Thatcher said her administration would “mark a decisive break from the drift of decline of recent years. But in a deeper sense there is nothing radically new in our proposals. They are changes to bring back what we all regret having lost.”
Thatcher cut income taxes dramatically and deregulated much of Britain’s economy, spurring the creation of new businesses and jobs. And, working with President Ronald Reagan, she helped relegate the Soviet Empire to the ash-heap of history.
Thatcher never took credit for Britain’s accomplishments under her leadership, but instead praised “a free people” unleashed to build better lives for themselves and their families.
“Feminist” is not a word you hear applied to Thatcher. Her victorious battles against Britain’s authoritarian state bureaucracy and Soviet totalitarianism transcended the trivial gynecological concerns of gender politics.
Ideas, not genitalia, factored large in Thatcher’s accomplishment-heavy life. And that may be why she became a potent, if unspoken, threat to modern feminism as she was to Soviet communism.
The politicization of genitalia is an odd obsession peculiar to American politics, honed to perfection by Hillary’s husband Bill.
As the New York Times observed during the presidential campaign of 1996, the “Soccer Mom became oracle.”
And just who were these soccer moms? Author Warren T. Farrell described them as “the Potentially Rejected Moms or the ‘First Wives’ Moms. When she begins to fear the end of her marriage or it does end, she begins to look to the government to become a substitute husband. The Democrats play the role of the government as substitute husband better than the Republicans,” he told the Times.
Soccer moms expressed little concern regarding Bill’s infidelities or his criminal actions (perjury and the intimidation of witnesses) so long as big-daddy, big-government was “spreading the wealth around.”
Government dependency, you see, is an instrumental part of modern American feminism.
Expect Hillary to remain mute throughout the presidential campaign concerning the real issues affecting the nation and its future survival.
From her early days as first lady to her last moments as secretary of state, shredding and deleting incriminating documents and emails has been essential to the preservation of Hillary’s political biography.
Don’t worry, her supporters in the media tell America, Hillary Clinton will more than make up for the mysterious gaps in her story when, like Bill, she is elected husband to America’s frightened, dependent and “liberated” soccer moms.