Wednesday, July 27, 2016
DNC PHILADELPHIA 2016 DAY 2, BILL CLINTON TRIED TO REHABILITATE HILLARY?
Icheoku says the nation as well as the tuned in world watched as former President Bill Clinton tried to vouch for his wife Hillary, as to her character for trustworthiness as well as fortitude. But Icheoku as well as millions of other none Clinton's cooled drinkers, surmised that Bill tried but failed to reinvent the Hillary which everyone knows as being crooked and untrustworthy. Bill Clinton would rather Americans had just woken up to a different Hillary, rather than the one they know. The one who has been a permanent fixture of American politics for nearly forty years now; and whose character is already known to millions of Americans and their verdict is not flattering to say the least.
The former president went to a great length and in his usual characteristics, labored to sell ice to Eskimos, telling American people that the Hillary they know is different from the Hillary running for president. In his very own words, the president made allusion to 'Hillary the real' and 'Hillary the caricature', which according to him was the picture of the Hillary painted at Cleveland's Republican National Convention. Icheoku in rebut, says if any artist ever painted Hillary the caricature, it is the former president who tried to input character of trustworthiness to his wife who possesses none. A former president who had selective amnesia in painting only the rosy picture of his wife Hillary, while cleverly deleting, in their usual Clintons pattern, those he considered unflattery.
But Icheoku and millions of Americans are not buying it, did not buy it and will not buy it. Rather, come November 8, Americans will go to the polls to say no to a recycled candidate; no to an old wine poured in a new wineskin; no to an establishment candidate paid for by entrenched special interests and no to politics as usual of all motion and no movement. Americans would rather question why should they trust their fate and country to a candidate who cannot trust American people enough with full disclosure. Americans would say no to a candidate who would give speeches but would rather American people not see those speeches to determine whose side she was actually on - whether special interest Wall Street or the American people? American people would rather not hire a candidate for president who rerouted official emails to a private servers holed up down in her basement?
American people would rather not hire someone who failed Americans in Benghazi because if she could not answer the red phone then, there is no guarantee she will be able to answer it now? American people, particularly black males of America, will reject a candidate who branded them Super Predators and championed the Crime Bills which decimated their families and communities?' American people would rather not hire for the highest office in the land, a candidate who turns tricks depending on who is paying for her services; a very chameleonic individual. American people would rather not hire a candidate whose reset button with Russia led to the loss of Crimea by Ukraine? American people would rather not hire a candidate for president who merely killed an already repented Moummer Gaddafi just to prove a point that she came, she saw and he died. American people would rather not hire a candidate for president whose judgment is very bad and suspect at best.
Some of these lingering doubts in the minds of the American people, plus more, are what Icheoku had expected to hear Bill Clinton, the Obama explainer in chief, try to explain concerning his wife; but he neither touched them and merely skirted through them. Bill Clinton cherry-picked those issues that will glamorize Hillary's records and that was the gist of Bill Clinton's character witness speech to the Democratic National Convention today in Philadelphia. The former president likely borrowed a page from the First Lady Michelle Obama who yesterday during her own flowery address, told of how her two daughters can joyfully play in the White House lawn; but meticulously avoided mentioning that thousands of less fortunate black Chicago kids cannot similarly, safely play in front of their own yards and lawns or parks without fear of being killed in drive by shootings?
A more convincing character witness would have gone there, to the prohibited dark areas; and bravely taken on those thorny issues which millions of Americans are desiring well deserved answers to. Bill Clinton would have told of Hillary's cool temperament by telling Americans what happened behind closed doors when he went home, when cameras and lights were turned off, after he told the nation "I did not have sex with that woman Ms Lewinsky" which turned out to be untrue? How did an incensed Hillary react, did she blow her gasket or was she as cool as cucumber? Such an insightful personal touchy story would have helped immensely in rehabilitating her impeached character for easily flying off the handle. But he chickened out and did not go there.
A more convincing Bill Clinton would have told of how and when he found out about those private servers hidden in their home basement in Chapaqua; and whether he got mad at such her irrational indiscretion by his wife or supported what she did; and further, whether such act is a permitted practice and whether his wife committed espionage? He would have touched how he saw the decision by FBI director Comy James not to recommend prosecution of his wife Hillary despite the marshaled out evidence of her complicity? A more contrite Bill Clinton would have mentioned his meeting with Attorney General Lauretta Lynch and whether or not the issue of Hillary emailgate came up during their meeting and why he met her anyway?
An honest character witness in Bill Clinton's shoes would have explained how they left the White House broke and are today among America's richest couple and what role Hillary played in that miracle wroughting wealth enterprise. This would have also helped vouch for her ability and capacity to turn dirt into gold - the proverbial midas touch experience which will help Americans decide whether to trust her with revamping the economy?
Bill Clinton would have also once and for all laid to rest the questioned paternity of their daughter Chelsea and if true that Hubble fathered her, whether Hillary's infidelity drove him off the reservation, resulting to the litany of women he philandered with? American people want to know more about the lives of this couple, who many think and still believe are living a lie of an arranged marital facade just for political gains. American people wanted a real peep into the lives of Bill and Hillary Clinton, but majority came out from listening to his speech about his wife and himself, not satisfied that the former president indeed leveled with the American people and convinced them to changed their impression about his wife Hillary Clinton.
Overall, Icheoku's needle was not moved by the performance delivered by the former president. Hillary Clinton is part of the problem this election is trying to solve and being part of the old establishment order, the wind of change blowing in this election ought to and should have advised her to curb her enthusiasm and let Bernie carry the Democratic touch. A Hillary Clinton who wants American people to begin to trust her again, should have since released those Bernie Sanders's demanded Wall Street speeches. A Hillary Clinton who wants American people to give her a second look would have accepted that she willfully rerouted those emails to her private servers, confess as to her reasons for doing so, come clean with American people, apologize and ask for forgiveness.
But none of this happened; instead Bill Clinton was bullshitting American people rehashing what they already know and some which were apparently manufactured just to hoodwink some brainless folks. Icheoku says no reasonable person likes to be taken for a sucker and when lies are repeatedly told to a people, the teller is doing what he or she is doing believing that those being lied to are imbeciles and incapable of knowing that they are being lied to. As a result therefore, the no love lost existing between Hillary Clinton and the American people still remained and was not reset by Bill Clinton's speech. Bill Clinton did not humanize Hillary and make her more likable and someone to relate to. Therefore no home runs were indeed scored with the speech and it is back to square one, Crooked Hillary.