The Hillary Effect

From:,  by John P. Warren,  on Aug 29, 2016,  see the article HERE.

Hillarys only accomplishment

A recent cartoon by Catalino sums it up nicely: There’s a car pile up behind a sad sack of a driver who says to the officer: “My intention wasn’t to run a right light and kill someone.” The officer says, “Okay, you can go.”

Another artist adds an exclamation point. Former NSA employee and current international fugitive, Edward Snowden, says: “So you’re telling me I could have put everything on a private server and run for president?”

As biting humor often does, it gets to a larger truth that goes beyond the here and now of the 2016 election. As one friend asked the other day: “What do you suppose the longer term effect of a Hillary presidency will be?”

Baby-boomers and the generation or two immediately thereafter may have been the last to go through public or private elementary and high schools where teaching about character, responsibility, and accountability were part of a daily diet of morality tales. A ruler across the knuckles was not all that unusual for those who lipped off to anyone in authority. For every transgression—if you were caught—you expected to pay a price, and once home, the penalty was often more severe. “Hell to pay” became a cliché for a reason. Rules were rules.

The men and women we regarded as our heroes back then were, to be sure, human and culpable, but we didn’t often know it, unless, of course, our world turned upside down upon learning that Superman—George Reeves—took his own life. We did not live in a Facebook fishbowl and didn’t know how lucky we were. Even as late as 1984 when Democrats chose Geraldine Ferraro for VP, we may have argued about politics, but respected her even when Democrats lost in the Reagan landslide. Ferraro was a classy candidate thirty years ago and remained a woman of esteem until the day she died.

It wasn’t until 2008 that Republicans saw fit to nominate a woman for their ticket, and despite the broad smears by the State Media crowd and Dems who can’t stand a conservative woman, Sarah Palin stood her ground, and in her own way, has earned the respect of many millions. Palin, Liddy Dole, and Carly Fiorina went into the arena, and though neither they nor Ferraro ever claimed to be pure and perfect, none of them—not one of them—dishonored us by their candidacy or insulted us with an in-your-face dishonesty Hillary Clinton has foisted upon us throughout her three decades of public life.

It’s not as if what we know about her comes only from behind-the-scenes whispers as was true about the Kennedy brothers, for example. It’s not as if anyone not living under a rock can look themselves in the mirror and say: “Whitewater? Travelgate? Foster? Benghazi? Missing Emails? Pay-to-Play? Gee, I never heard any of that stuff? You mean, she hasn’t told us the truth?” If elected, it’s not as if we won’t wonder about who sleeps in the Lincoln bedroom, who’s been pardoned, who donates to the Clinton Foundation. It’s not as if most who exist above plant or animal life won’t ask the obvious questions: “How much did it cost them?” Or, “What did they get for their money?” How much will a Supreme Court appointment be worth? Last week, the Washington Post said: “Impressions such as these are corrosive to national institutions.” Ya think?

Democrats are appealing to their base, to their own conservative wing, to Indies and disaffected Republicans. A vote for Hillary is a vote for history, they say. The history she would make is not one for which we would be proud. Those voting for her will become her enablers, her accomplices, her associates in mass-coverup, and prisoners of their own guilt when all the sorry truths eventually reveal themselves. Her election would say to those who want something for nothing, who cheat on their taxes, who lie on job application forms, who steal from their employers, who disdain security rules, who commit perjury, who destroy evidence, who swear to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution—but won’t: “No problem!” Yes, the Hillary Effect will be deep, dark, and dirty.

Because Donald Trump has yet to find his stride, Clinton stands a better than even chance to win. What then? Will the 60% who distrust her now suddenly see her cloaked in a mantle of integrity on Inauguration Day? Will women be proud that this woman became the first woman president? “This woman is the best of us.” “Grow up to be just like Hillary.” Will women really say those words to their daughters?

Although the Teflon must be wearing thin, Hillary hasn’t worried about being caught because for her, unlike David Petraeus, Edward Snowden, and others, there’s been no accountability, no penalty, no price—not even a ruler across the knuckles. Now comes Donald Trump who says to Blacks and Hispanics, “What have you got to lose?” Democrats have been lying to you for years and years, he says. You have no jobs, your houses are falling down, and you get no education. How’s that been working for you?

For Blacks and Hispanics, the appeal may be about jobs, a better life, and respect. For all of us—every single one of us—what we have to lose if Hillary Clinton becomes president are all the promises of the social compact we have with one another. We will forfeit all expectations of trust, fair dealing, and decency. It won’t be long before we lose the right to call ourselves free.

Isn’t it time to hold Hillary Clinton accountable—finally?


This sentence bears repeating: “Those voting for her will become her enablers, her accomplices, her associates in mass-coverup, and prisoners of their own guilt when all the sorry truths eventually reveal themselves.” And make no mistake, her misadventures will be revealed.

She’s been protected by members of the Clinton Crime Family (and their groupies). They’ve been arrogant in the confidence that they’d never be caught and even if they were, there would be no accounting for their many misdeeds. But the facade of invincibility is fading. I believe that now that so many Americans are (finally) seeing through her lies and those of her enablers, more and more of those who previously kept quiet will (finally) come forward and spill the beans. And once that first domino falls, not only will we have evidence of her felonious actions, we’ll be privy to crimes that we didn’t even know existed.

I could be wrong. I’ve been wrong before, when I firmly believed that if Hillary thought that she’d lose to Donald Trump, she’d bow out of the race for “medical reasons” and so she “could spend more time with her family,” and Joe Biden would take over. I also believed that if she thought an indictment was in her future, she’d use the same excuse and drop out. She hasn’t dropped out.

I don’t know, maybe Hillary has made a contract with Satan himself, or maybe she is really a witch and she’s conjured up a spell that makes her impervious to being held accountable for any of her numerous immoral, illegal, and treasonous activities. Of course, that’s only supposition, but how else could she (and Bill) have been practicing evil for so long without ever paying the piper?

Maybe her spell is finally wearing off or maybe Satan has determined that he can’t trust her and is voiding her contract (the morals clause). In my heart, I am praying that Hillary is (finally) about to get her long-awaited comeuppance and will suffer a humiliating landslide loss in November.

She has it coming.




Categories: Political


2 replies

  1. Democrats have succeeded in making politics a team sport and it’s very hard to change the loyalty of a diehard team fan. Maybe if another team entices them with freebies – free tickets, free beer, free hats, etc.; but of course it’s hard if not impossible for Republicans to beat Democrats when it comes to offering free stuff. Diehard team fans will not typically abandon their team for misbehavior like lying or cheating. A few might, but most won’t care or will rationalize it so that they can continue to support their team and still save face. As long as Hillary remains the only Democrat option I believe most of her fans will remain loyal and though a victory is possible for Trump I would be shocked if it were a landslide. That will only happen if we have another sudden crisis in the economy (stock market plunge) or if there is a major terrorist attack or something similar.

    Republicans MUST undo the team mentality thing if they are ever to have any hope of a solid victory that will give them real control with the ability to start turning the country back around. That means they have to explain WHY Democrats are bad for their futures, and for their children’s futures. They can’t just say, “Hillary lied.” They have to make people understand why the lies should matter to them. So far they’re failing. Again.


    • I’m basing my opinion on the drips and dribbles of news I’m reading about both Hillary and Trump. Hillary is taking hits daily, many from her own party, for her hiding away in a bunker somewhere, from the lies now being exposed, and the bits of evidence that are slowing leaking out about her playing fast and loose with our supposedly secure documents. Her balloon is leaking and even though some voters will automatically vote for the democrat, some (even some blacks) are asking (finally), why should I vote for Hillary?

      It’s so sad that we have nothing better of offer than Donald Trump who appears hell-bent of filling his feet full of holes. If he wins, it’ll be in spite of his antics, not because of them. Against Hillary, damn near any of the seventeen prospective Republican candidates could have won. And a few of them (who are NOT Donald Trump) could have made us proud.


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