A wave of new books about Hillary Clinton casts tinder into the ongoing flames of discomfort with the New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate.
You might suspect that damaging books about Hillary, right when the presidential campaign is getting underway, might be politically inspired. But Bay Buchanan's is the only one by a conservative author. Of the other two freshly out, one is by two New York Times reporters, and the other by Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame.
According to the reviews, we have here material to confirm a sense of this woman that already turns so many off. Cold, ruthless, manipulative, dishonest. And, for the more ideologically inclined, Buchanan's portrayal reveals a hard core left winger dressed up as a moderate for public consumption.
But, look, this is a free country and Americans are an open and forgiving people.
The issue is who is a person -- a candidate -- today. And the fact is that candidate Clinton is quite forthcoming about who she is. It's what I see and hear today that turns me and so many others so profoundly off.
Abortion, for example, is by no means a black and white partisan issue. Current law, Roe V. Wade, that permits abortion, is supported by barely more than half the country. Seventy percent of those polled say that partial birth abortion, the late-term destruction of the infant, should be illegal.
Seventeen Democratic Senators voted for the Partial Birth Abortion Act, which bans this procedure, except when the mother's life is in danger.
However, Hillary voted against it, and she condemned the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding the constitutionality of the Act.
This despite ongoing rhetoric from candidate Hillary about the importance of family and her abhorrence about the destruction of life. Yeah, right.
If you want to know about how Senator Clinton feels about freedom and her confidence that Americans, when acting without government in their face, are a productive and charitable people you, again, just have to listen to her.
The Senator was in true form the other day, speaking at a vocational school in New Hampshire.
"Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies."
I don't think that Senator Clinton really got the message when the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union collapsed.
Other than making sure that women can destroy their unborn babies, including teenage girls doing so without permission from their parents, I don't think there is any part of our lives that Senator Clinton doesn't want to get government, her government, into.
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