With no real accomplishments as Secretary of State and much to defend while she occupied that position, Hillary Clinton signaled her upcoming presidential campaign strategy in a grand opening speech in San Francisco last week.
She threw down the dog eared and quite worn out Democrat hole card of racist scare tactics…..again.
If Hillary actually had something to offer besides being a woman with a burning ambition to be president, she would have featured it in her first unofficial campaign speech….
I asked Richard Grenell, Fox News foreign policy expert, for a professional opinion on Hilary Clintons' four year tenure as Secretary of State:
"As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton avoided dealing with all of the primary U.S. national security issues. Her four year tenure was unimpressive and disappointing. She failed to lead the U.S. in confronting the Syria crisis, the Iranian nuclear issue, the North Korean nuclear advancements and every other difficult foreign policy issue the U.S. was dealing with. It was as if Hillary calculated that doing nothing as Secretary of State would allow her to build her resume and avoid controversy. It was a selfish political move designed for personal gain."
As it turned out, Hillary's first speech was designed to inflame paranoia in the black community by criticizing the recent Supreme Court decision that struck down key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. As if somehow, this decision would open the door for states to take the right to vote away from black voters...As if it is something these states have been licking their chops to do.
But of course Hillary knows this decision has nothing to do with taking voting rights away from black voters, but has everything to do with ensuring there is integrity at the American ballot box, by requiring valid identification when voting or registering to vote.
But when did Hillary ever let truth get in the way of her agenda?
Black voter participation has risen dramatically since 1996, in spite of increasing amount of states tightening up their voter ID laws and there is NO evidence of black voter suppression….. If there was it would have been front page news.
No one is trying to suppress the black vote, the pure reason behind requiring voter ID that every civilized democratic nation in the world has, is to ensure the integrity of the system.
If the past is any predictor of future events, look for Hillary’s campaign to be negative and divisive, it’s not pretty and it is not good for the country, but it is effective. If your record is one of disastrous foreign policy, full of scandal and obfuscation, then you take the focus off of you and throw out the red herrings.
Look for Hillary to exploit the race card and create fear in her base of special interests. We will even watch her slowly morph into different dialects as she exploits old fears. See Hillarys Selma speech
But Hillary’s going to have a slugfest ahead as old scandals erupt and new ones emerge. You can say a lot about the Clintons, but they have always been scandal plagued. Where there’s smoke there is going to be fire.
Even left leaning New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote a scathing article on the unfettered greed exposed by the revelations in the Clinton Foundation. See article.
This just might signal the first crack in the coronation plan Hillary/Bill have on the White House.