Review of the book and the Movie
John E. Wade II
We owe a debt of gratitude to Dinesh D’Sousa for this insightful and revealing examination of the sordid history of both Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.
As to government policy, D’Souza writes, “She is ruthless.” This is also the case as she has dealt with Bill Clinton’s women. She’s definitely not a champion of women as she professes for political reasons. In my opinion all the evidence about the emails, server and the Clinton Foundation and on and on point to a premeditation of using the Secretary of State position for private gain. What will she do with the presidency?
D’Sousa traces the Democratic Party to Andrew Jackson’s presidency when he and fellow Democrats stole Native American lands with Jackson becoming one of the richest persons in America. He also gained politically by selling the land cheaply to white settlers who then voted for him as the common man’s friend. Jackson was a harsh slave owner who used his power for sexual purposes (Does that remind you of anyone?)
The important thing to remember is that Republicans opposed the Native American theft, slavery—fighting a war about it, the Ku Klux Klan, and segregation. Their votes were indispensable for all Black civil rights legislation—both after the Civil War and in the 1960s. Republicans are also responsible for women’s right to vote.
The Democrats will fight hard for this 2016 election because their corrupt practices at the national level are at stake. It is vital that you vote and support Republicans in November.
Hillary failed miserably at her first significant political endeavor—leading a national health care task force in President Clinton’s first term. As the author states, “…even Democrats shunned it.” She also lacks any legislative accomplishments of note to her name.
But the most damning characteristic of Hillary is her dishonesty and corruption. Once she claimed she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary until someone checked and saw that she was born before the gentleman became famous. As first lady she claimed she knew nothing about the firing of the White House travel staff until conclusive evidence appeared that she had ordered it. Outrageously, she claimed she was under sniper fire once and that was completely disproved.
The most serious corrupt practices of the Clintons involve money which seems to flow their way based on everything from pardons to unusually large speaking fees. The Clinton Foundation sends only about ten percent of their funds to charity.
Historically, blacks moved from the Republican Party in the 1930s in the South, whereas the South turned Republican in the 1960s, 70s and 80s due to economic reasons, not racial ones.
In 2010 a massive 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti and the Clinton’s as well as others appealed for monetary help. But in January, 2015, a group of Haitians surrounded the Clinton Foundation building chanting that the Clintons had robbed them of “billions of dollars.” There was little to no news coverage of this event. It was shown in the movie. Despite collecting huge sums of money for Haiti, little has been used where it is most needed. Taking from the poorest of the poor is quite despicable, but nothing seems beyond their “scruples.”
D’Souza states that the first real founder of the modern Democratic Party was Andrew Jackson. Jackson cleared the Native Americans out of several states resulting in grateful voters. This has been blamed on “America,” but the reality of it was these actions were promulgated by Democrats and opposed by Republicans. Jackson’s net worth in today’s dollars at death was about $100 million.
Jackson was ruthless and intentionally so, stating after the massacre at Horseshoe Bend, “It was dark before we finished killing them.” D’Souza made the sad comment, ”Jackson read the Indian treaties in much the same way that Democrats and progressives today read the U.S. Constitution.” It is important to realize that the Trail of Tears was not perpetrated by “America,” but by Jackson Democrats. Many of the Native Americans died of diseases contracted from the whites. This came from their lack of immunity like the European plagues previously derived from Asian diseases.
Slavery was a Democratic practice and was supported by Northern Democrats. The abolitionists were led by the father of the Republican Party, President Abraham Lincoln. Republicans owned no slaves. Modern Democrats like to describe the Civil War as between the North and South. While that’s the geography of it, the reality is it was between the Republican abolitionists and the Southern Democrats.
Another clarification of our history is that the Republicans fought the Ku Klux Klan, white supremacy and segregation. They provided vital support for Civil Rights from the post-Civil War through the 1960s legislation. In the movie, Democratic President Lyndon Johnson cynically explained the Civil Right Bills that he introduced, “We’re going to have this Nigger vote for 200 years.” It seems he may have been right even though it was Republicans who overwhelmingly voted for his bills while there was a lot of Democratic opposition.
President Clinton follows a long list of Democratic “…predecessors from plantation owners to white supremacists who did exactly as he did…manipulation, exploitation and abuse of women.” But Hillary is “…a bizarre specimen.” While intimidating the victims, she claims that she is a “…champion of women’s rights.” She shouldn’t be allowed to have it both ways. D’Souza ends his detailed chapter, The Enabler, with the following statement, “Now Hillary the manipulator wants to abuse and victimize the country in the same way that she has been abusing and victimizing the women of Bill.”
In the Partners in Crime chapter D’Souza does a wonderful job of explaining in detail the long trail of dubious and perhaps downright illegal history of the Clintons—from Arkansas to the present and on the verge of continuing in the White House. It seems almost everything was for sale from pardons to the Lincoln bedroom. It appears that the closer that the Clintons have gotten to a second co-presidency the higher the price of their speaking fees and other dubious fund raising.
D’Souza concludes that “Hillary’s entire tenure at the State Department seems to have been devoted to exchanging cash for favors.” He names legitimate corporations that apparently were involved in such things. But perhaps the worst of her such activities involved foreign governments which had no business manipulating our government through what were in essence bribes. D’Souza concludes the chapter which is full of crony Arkansas, national and international details with the obvious question. How much more will they take if they get to the White House again?
D’Souza concludes his superb book with a chapter, “Republicans to the Rescue—Stopping Hillary’s America.” He states categorically that, “Slavery was actually ended by the Republican Party.” Republicans passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and three Civil War Amendments to the Constitution. Republicans were vital in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act, and the Fair Housing Act. The Democrats have been the party of bigotry.
The Democrats are highly motivated because they will lose the power to continue their corrupt actions. But the Republicans have a lot to forfeit also, for the Democrats want to tax and tax and tax, just the opposite of what is needed to engender prosperity for all.
In my opinion, Hillary Clinton is not only unfit to be the first woman president; she’s unfit to be president, period. That’s my honest and deeply felt opinion. Mr. Trump may be politically incorrect; but I’d rather have that than the politically corrupt Clintons.