Any time I write something about Hillary Clinton I hear catcalls from the left accusing me, alternatively, of obsessing over her or unfairly attacking her. Truthfully, none of us has obsessed over her enough, considering she is far and away the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential field and could be the next president.
More than that, conservatives have a duty to spotlight Hillary's record, since the mainstream media (MSM) almost always give her a pass, throw her softballs and ignore her highly relevant past, especially as co-president.
Contrary to her vaunted image, Hillary rarely says anything that isn't programmed and clichd, but when she does, it's often revealing. Recently, she said President Bush is running a "government of the few, for the few and by the few." Forget the cheesiness of her populistic modification of Lincoln's aphorism. Forget that there's no evidence, including Bush's tax-cutting policies that have benefited people across the economic spectrum, to support her anti-capitalist, anti-freedom appeal. Just remember it is such an appeal.
That socialist tone is also present in her ever-cockier promise for universal health care and her vague noises about making college education another entitlement. We can't afford to be complacent about Hillary Care simply because Hillary failed so miserably in her first attempt to initiate it. Health care costs have continued to grow since then, and increasing percentages of people are now dependent on the federal government, not to mention ignorant of the relationship between free markets and the vitality of our economy.
More and more people obviously believe that government can simply create wealth. Otherwise, why would they overlook that unchecked punitive measures on producers will ultimately redound to everyone's economic detriment, not just the producers? So let's not fool ourselves into thinking that Hillary couldn't wreak serious havoc on the economy as well as on the quality of health care in this country.
As troubling as Hillary's domestic agenda are her foreign policy ideas, for which she's also mostly received a pass from the MSM, if not from the rabid antiwar base.
Hillary has been all over the board on Iraq. By reviewing her public statements on it, one would be hard-pressed to determine what she truly believes about it.