In August of 1974 I was getting ready to attend high school for my senior year in South Georgia. I remember then President Richard Nixon appearing on national television to address our nation, and to announce his resignation over the sensational Watergate break-in. Nixon aides had broken into the offices of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the building of the same name. A media frenzy and the axis of power against Nixon ended in America’s most embarrassing leadership moment ever.
Today we hear of this same DNC having rigged the 2016 election. Underneath, Hillary Rodham Clinton is implicated in wrongdoing that makes Watergate and the Iran Contra Affair seem like child’s play. The people of the United States are at a perilous crossroads.
Perhaps the most powerful and influential president since FDR or JFK, Nixon was crucified for the seeming cover-up of the break in, and as much for his attitude of invincibility. Watergate, by comparison to latter scandals, was a drop in the ocean. Nixon stepped down in shame, fell ill, went broke, and was the target of unending ridicule until his death in 1994 from the same illness his detractors decades before had accused him of “faking” to get out of testifying on Watergate. Nixon was a great man, albeit not always a wide one. My father was one of his advisers.
Today the American people are offered two choices for president. Donald Trump, a high profile and flamboyant billionaire businessman, is an untested and essentially unknown quantity as a political leader. His resilience and enthusiasm, and his ability to stay loft in business, these would seem to be his biggest assets. He is also, for many, at least an “American big mouth”, if not the ideal of presidential cloth.
The other choice for president is Hillary Clinton.
It is difficult to frame this person actually. At least without becoming so agitated and bombastic as to seem irrational. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have been implicated in more wrongdoing than any two high level politicians in the history of the United States. Emerging from relative obscurity from their two-bit status as Arkansas political celebrities, the couple sought and gained the White House in one of the most “mysterious” presidential elections ever. In the election of 1992, Clinton edged out George H.W. Bush by virtue of Texas business legend Ross Perot stealing 18% of the popular vote that would have certainly gone to Bush.
For Clinton observers, at least the objective ones, Hillary’s and Bill’s nefarious dealings are manifest through the Monica Lewinsky debacle, the Whitewater Scandal, he Benghazi affair, the myriad fundraising and Clinton Foundation donations controversies, and the later email scandals. Tagged as “Killary” and characterized as one of the nastiest people in Washington to work for, Hillary is the epitome of snobbish, upper crust, self important elitists. The more revelations that surface, the harder opinions are, regarding not just the Clintons, but our system as a whole. For millions of people, the stench that is the collusion and the corporate club of Washington, is growing unbearable.
I have created a sort of amateur info-graphic that shows my European colleagues at least, how millions and millions have been negatively affected by the Obama administration, via the subterfuge of one Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the people behind the supra-liberal movement that has radicalized America.
Had Richard Nixon, or any other high level politician in our history been implicated in the schemes of the Clintons, they’d have been incarcerated. Of this I am certain.