What is Hillary’s underlying agenda?

Category:  Opinions
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Recently, Hillary Clinton has spoken to the media regarding a possible alliance United States President Donald Trump had with Russian leaders which aided in his victory. To quote, Clinton stated: “There certainly was communication and there certainly was an understanding of some sort. Because there’s no doubt in my mind that Putin wanted me to lose and wanted Trump to win. And there’s no doubt in my mind that there are a tangle of financial relationships between Trump and his operation with Russian money. And there’s no doubt in my mind that the Trump campaign and other associates have worked really hard to hide their connections with Russians.” Clinton declared these statements in an interview with USA Today while discussing her new book, “What Happened.”

However, Clinton did not stop at mere accusations against Trump, she continued to speak about other possible reasons for her ultimate loss.

She admitted to her own personal shortcomings in the election, which included her Wall Street speeches and the “boneheaded mistake” to use a private email server as secretary of state.

Yet, she does assign blame to other officials, such as Barack Obama. “I do wonder sometimes about what would have happened if President Obama had made a televised address to the nation in the fall of 2016 warning that our democracy was under attack. Maybe more Americans would have woken up to the threat in time. We’ll never know.”

She also critiques former FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into her email controversy. “My first instinct was that my campaign should hit back hard and explain to the public that Comey had badly overstepped his bounds. My team raised concerns with that kind of confrontational approach. In the end, we decided it would be better to just let it go and try to move on. Looking back, that was a mistake.”

Clinton also questioned why people have been against her from the start. She asked: “What makes me such a lightning rod for fury? I’m really asking. I’m at a loss.” A reason she deems responsible for individuals disliking her as a candidate is sexism, favoring men over women in American politics and business.

Clinton addressed this issue in 2008 and she is quoted then stating: “It feels different. It feels like our country, our society — we’ve gone through a learning process. There would be ‘vestiges’ of sexism, as President Obama has faced vestiges of racism,” she predicted. “But I do believe it would not be as reflexive. It would not be as acceptable.”

Furthermore, she faced more discrimination in 2016 compared to 2008 due to her opponent’s vulgar statements about women in general. Thus, she asserts that a majority of those who were against her were so because of her gender.

Moreover, the entire interview USA Today conducted with Clinton regarding her new book, “What Happened,” had a supreme focus on details
of the election, yet, lacked a true perspective on her future plans after her loss. As I read and re-read Clinton’s statements, one question kept popping up in my mind: “What’s her motive?” As an aged and knowledgeable politician, I assert that her words and the way, place, mannerisms in which she presented these thoughts are nothing short of planned and done so with great intent.

I find it lackluster for Clinton to now come out and speak on her opponent’s wrongdoings or possible connections with leaders in other countries due to the mere fact that the election is over; Trump did win regardless of all the corrupt ventures and ideologies he holds.

I believe a Vermont senator stated it best, saying: “Look, Secretary Clinton ran against the most unpopular candidate in the history of this country and she lost and she was upset about it and I understand that. I think it’s a little bit silly to keep talking about 2016.”

Concurrently, as a nation, we are facing a multitude of social, economic and political issues, ranging from natural disasters to lack of health coverage, which are affecting people’s homes, jobs, health and risking American lives every day. Therefore, I question why Clinton is so focused on bringing up and repeatedly beating the dead horse of the election’s various triumphs and pitfalls. Clinton has great power and privilege that can make a significant impact in our communities without holding the title of president.

Moving forward, I hope Clinton starts to speak more publicly about her plans to rebuild and adjust her goals so she can continue to serve and provide aide to America’s people, and she should focus less about her own, personal pity regarding her loss.

JoAllie Paluchak can be reached at voices.spectator@gmail.com. 

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