“Anybody But Hillary”…

“Say something often enough and people will believe it.”

I’m not sure who originally said the quote above but it is certainly true during the current presidential campaign. But if you step back and look at the facts it often tells you a different story. The below words are from Red Letter Christians by Kathy Vestal. She has managed to address almost all the things in a small number of words that most people criticize Hillary for. (I hate blah, blah, blah..) :

2016-10-18_08-18-16.pngTake, for example, Benghazi. Exactly what did Hillary do? What should she have done? It’s hard for most of us to say. And it’s easy to forget that, during the George W Bush administration, there were 13 attacks on embassies and consulates, and 60 deaths. Or that in 2011 Hillary, then Secretary of State, warned Republicans that their proposed budget cuts to her State Department would be “detrimental to America’s national security.”

But we have been told, over and over again, that Hilary failed Benghazi. We’ve heard it so many times it sounds reasonable.

And then the emails. According to Newsweek Magazine, between the years of 2003 and 2009, the Bush administration “lost” 22 million emails, many likely pertaining to the controversial Iraq War. I think I can understand  how this might happen, and how you and I might make that same choice.

Let’s bring this down to a level we can understand. What if someone hacked into your personal or work email server, and all of your emails were now accessible to the public? Would you go in and try to delete before others found them? I would….

Many other attempts to discredit her have been tried. Her husband’s infidelity. Her religion (Yes, she’s Christian).   I even read once that she missed Chelsea’s first day of school, making her not only an unfit president but an unfit mother. By all indications, Chelsea is a well-adjusted, intelligent, and promising young woman whose relationship with her parents is admirable…

But I like Hilary because she’s tough and smart. She has proven she can stand up through public humiliation, through the tensest of partisan opposition. She understands foreign policy. She understands diplomacy and how to interact with world powers. She knows what the presidency entails. And as the Obamas have said repeatedly, she is more experienced and qualified for the presidency than any other candidate of either party in our lifetime.

After years of “Anybody But Hilary,” it may be hard for Americans to really see the first female nominee of a major US party. But we who follow the red letters of Scripture should look again. Jesus looked at those he was taught to despise–the Samaritan, the woman at the well–and saw their gifts. The gifts of the despised, Jesus showed us, are sometimes the only thing that can save us.

Source: Red Letter Christians

They say Hillary is not trustworthy and that is why many don’t like her.  I will admit that she doesn’t have the charisma that often is associated with our president. She is not the “good old boy” that her husband was.  She is not a back slapper that George W was.  She does not have the “simplistic” characteristics of Reagan.  She is a wonk who concentrates on the best way to solve problems. Does that make her untrustworthy?  Maybe to some, but in the end that is what makes a good president in my mind. I never liked LBJ very much as a person but the things he accomplished as president were extraordinary.

I don’t mind telling you that when I voted early yesterday I did not even slightly hesitate when it came to the presidential selection.  There was no choice in my mind.  “It had to be Hillary”.

2 thoughts on ““Anybody But Hillary”…

  • I see you smiling Jan.. (ha)

    That is how they got so many of us to bleach out our teeth and in the process them them a few billion bucks a year. That doesn’t make any sense but say it often enough and people jump in line for their share. It is hard as I think Nancy Reagan said to “Just Say NO” to all the marketing fads and such. My “Question Everything” attitude keeps me sane in that regard. (except maybe where it comes to technology stuff) 😉 🙂

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