Recovering from my DNC Nausea

At the Democratic Convention Americans heard criticisms of Donald Trump.  They spoke of his temperament, lack of experience in foreign affairs, how he is about gloom and doom, and that Hillary Clinton would be a role model for all women. The hypocrisy in the air is nauseating.  Taking a few of their talking points, counter arguments can easily be made.


The last night of the convention Khizr Khan spoke of his son dying while serving in the US military.  His son, as well as others who died to keep Americans safe, should be admired and respected.  But for the Democrats to parade this man out to chastise Donald Trump is beyond outrageous.  This is one more example of how Clinton and company want to divide this nation.  First, Trump has said nothing about Muslims who are US citizens, only speaking of banning those from nations who have terrorist ties until they can be fully vetted.

But more importantly, do they really want to do a tit for tat?  Here are a few cases of Muslims serving in the US military who were traitors to their peers.

  • In 2003, at the beginning of the Iraq War, Sergeant Hasan Karim Akbar threw four hand grenades into three tents in which other members of the 101st Airborne Division were sleeping, and fired his rifle at fellow soldiers in the ensuing chaos. Army Captain Christopher S. Seifert was fatally shot in the back, Air Force Major Gregory L. Stone was killed by a grenade, and fourteen other soldiers were wounded.
  • In 2009 Major Nidal Hassan murdered 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded over 30 in Fort Hood.
  • In 2012 Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo was found guilty of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and attempting to murder US officers.

Hillary speaks of someone who is a role model to women and who will be their biggest advocate.  Could have fooled me if you listen to what she and her surrogates have said.  Hillary Clinton portrays herself as a feminist; yet, she has a partnership with a known womanizer, Bill Clinton.  What Donald Trump said about her is very true,

“She’s been the total enabler. She would go after these women and destroy their lives. She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler, and what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful.”

In the 1980s a tape came out where Clinton laughs as she talks of getting a lesser sentence for a rapist on a technicality. The victim accuses her of being a hypocrite for championing women’s rights after helping her attacker find a loophole in the case. In 1998 she called Monica Lewinsky a  “narcissistic loony toon.”  Lewinsky, another victim, wrote, “Hillary Clinton wanted it on record that she was lashing out at her husband’s mistress. She may have faulted her husband for being inappropriate, but I find her impulse to blame the woman, not only me, but herself, troubling.”

Fast-forward to the primary campaign where she stood on the stage when her surrogate, Madeline Albright said, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Then there was feminist Gloria Steinem who actually insulted women, claiming, “Young women back Bernie because the boys are with Bernie.” It seems anyone who disagrees with Hillary Clinton and does not want her to be president is made out to be sexist.

Also speaking at the convention was former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who denounced Donald Trump.  This is from someone who wants to take away Americans’ civil rights as he called for a ban on the sale of many sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces, and has pledged $50 million to his new organization that supports gun control.  Too bad his bans did not include the stoppage of building a Mega Mosque in 2013, approximately two blocks from Ground Zero.

Now the Democrats are trying to spin the email controversy by claiming Trump has a relationship with Putin.  As many have pointed out, if these emails or the 33,000 deleted ones were just personal why are they so upset?  Perhaps, because Russia and other adversaries were able to hack them and there is national security implications. Americans should actually agree with Trump to know what information Russia does have and more importantly that Clinton’s server was unsecure and that the emails were compromised.

Democrats called the Republican Convention doom and gloom but a better description would be realistic. Polls consistently find that more than 70% of Americans do not like the way the country is headed.  Possibly because of the recent terrorist attacks or the rhetoric of the Obama Administration.  Remember in 2008 when Michelle Obama said, “People in this country are ready for change and hungry for a different kind of politics and … for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.” Or when President Obama said how “America’s shown arrogance, and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe. He also said how the power and authority of the United States had diminished in recent years. If this is not doom and gloom then what is?

Finally, Donald Trump is criticized for not having the temperament to be President and that he has no experience in foreign affairs.  Well, Hillary Clinton is far from the poster child for someone who had made great decisions regarding America’s national security.  There are so many examples to draw upon.  But just looking at her recent 60 Minutes interview people can see she does not believe in Harry Truman’s philosophy “The Buck Stops Here.” Her motto is to kick the blame down the road.  Listening to what she had to say is astounding that she, as the head of the State Department, was not engaged.  Her comments about Benghazi, “It was not my ball to carry. It was very – be — read the — read the reports. Read all of the reports, all many hundreds of pages of them, including this latest one, which was a political exercise from the very beginning. Those never reached me. Those never came to my attention.”

Instead of criticizing Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton should look in the mirror.  What she faults Donald Trump for are her own inadequacies.  She criticizes Donald Trump for lacking experience, but has accomplished nothing.  She lies and name calls those who disagree with her including victims of abuse. If anyone should not be running for President it is Hillary Clinton.

The author writes for American Thinker.  She has done book reviews, author interviews, and has written a number of national security, political, and foreign policy articles.

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