TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2015 — The American people can be forgiven for not knowing that Democrats had a debate recently. The Democratic National Committee, headed by Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, is doing everything she can to limit Democratic debates. She is supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president.
Supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley have echoed Republican charges that Wasserman-Schultz is rigging the 2016 Democrat primary process.
The more people see of Hillary Clinton, the worse she does in the polls. The few debates the DNC did sanction are being held on Saturday nights and other times when most Americans are not expected to watch.
The most recent Saturday night debate on CBS is precisely why Democrats are privately terrified at the thought of Mrs. Clinton stumping in a general election. From claiming she was dead broke when she left the White House to inventing how she got her name, Hillary Clinton has a habit of making unforced errors.
Her newest significant exaggeration came when she was challenged about her cozy relationship with Wall Street.
If Clinton were a Republican, she could just say that accepting money from the people who fuel the American economy is a good thing. America should be pro-business. Democrats do not have this luxury in a party that is becoming increasingly anti-business. The American left sees Wall Street as the embodiment of evil.
When a political party sees climate change as a bigger threat than radical Islam, reasoning with them is impossible. Hillary tried to triangulate the Wall Street issue, and it backfired.
She claimed that the reason Wall Street loves her has nothing to do with lobbying, quid pro quos, or influence peddling. She was in New York on the day of the Sept. 11 attacks, and her leadership on that day of tragedy is why big investment banks continue to support her.
Even by the devalued Clinton standards, this was offensive to anyone with a conscience.
On that day of fire, three politicians led. They were all Republicans.
Rudy Giuliani was the mayor of New York City. His heroism on that day has been well documented. He oversaw FDNY, NYPD, EMTs, and every other city organization. He led and became America’s Mayor.
George Pataki was the governor of New York. He helped Giuliani in any way the mayor needed.
President George W. Bush rallied the nation. He led the Global War on Terror that soon toppled the Taliban.
These three men respectively coordinated the local, state and federal responses to the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor.
Hillary Clinton was a bystander. Yes, she held the title of senator. On that day, while executives were responding to the crisis, she was doing what everybody else was doing. She watched the news. She comforted a few people.
She managed to stay silent when her husband Bill lamented that he wished the attacks had happened on his watch so he would be seen as a greater president.
The day after the attacks, she made a public statement. Only then on her own website did she say she was going to Ground Zero.
Clinton grieved on Sept. 11, 2001. So did my family, who was there. So did many families.
However, she may have cheered when the New York Yankees won the World Series a few months before the attacks. She was not a player. Attending college in Los Angeles during the 1994 Northridge earthquake does make me remotely responsible for rebuilding the city.
That was former California Gov. Pete Wilson.
If Hillary Clinton had a single policy accomplishment, she would name one. She doesn’t. She hasn’t.
Her claim that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary was debunked when anyone with access to Wikipedia could discover that she was born before he made his famous climb. Her fictional stories about her birth have extended to every aspect of her life.
She convenes focus groups and polls to find out what she believes. True liberals and conservatives have known this for a long time.
Her entire narrative is a lie. She wants to run as a champion of feminism who is tough on terrorists. She married a talented man and rode his coattails while covering up for his various acts of sexual misconduct against multiple women.
When given the entire foreign policy portfolio to manage, she failed. Every major world host spot is worse off than when she took the job. She inherited stable situations, ushering in chaos.
Next she will tell us how she cradled Martin Luther King Jr. in her arms while dodging sniper fire from Sir Edmund Hillary while leading the fight for gay marriage as First Lady of Arkansas.
Nearly 3,000 people were murdered on Sept. 11, 2001. Hillary Clinton lived within a few hundred miles of the radical Islamist attacks on Wall Street. So did several million other people. They hugged their neighbors and offered words of comfort.
That was all they could do, and that was good enough for people comfortable in their own skin.
This is not enough for Hillary the political climber. Her real narrative is at best uninspiring and at worst disgraceful. She will scream her desperately needed fake narrative at the top of her lungs, yelling sexism at anyone who points out her screaming.
She is not the woman who rushed into buildings to help save lives. She is the woman who left Americans to die in Benghazi.
The last thing she can ever claim is that she values human life. If she did, she would not exploit the memories of 3,000 murdered Americans and insult the intelligence of 300 million voters minus a few Democrat establishment political hacks. She wraps herself in Sept. 11, 2001, while shrouding her totally failed role in Sept. 11, 2012.
Expect Hillary Clinton to return to hiding as Democrats jump on the latest political grenade she removed the pin from. She is a great candidate, except for when she says or does anything. She is a good person, except for her cold, calculating, strategically timed thoughts, values, actions and inactions.