1 She is a hawk who will get us into another war
Hillary is instinctively a hawk and is always very quick to urge the use of force. She backed involvement in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. By temperament, she has a bias toward sharp, decisive action, is impatient with delay and terrified of appearing weak. She likes to be the tough guy.
2. She tends to follow certain advisors slavishly, almost to the exclusion of her own views
She has always had a guru to lead her. Bill is the standby. But, at various times in her life, she has followed Web Hubbell, Vince Foster, Mandy Grumwald, Ira Magaziner, Sandy Berger, Sidney Blumenthal, Mark Penn, and others.
She doesn’t just take their advice, she adopts their method of thinking and becomes completely dependent on them. They become her brain. She will follow him or her to the ends of the Earth and only “wake up” when she is shocked by an event like the loss of Congress in 1994 or her defeat in 2008 to reconsider her devotion to the guru.
3. She has no knowledge or economics nor much interest in it
Economics has always been Bill’s turf. She neither knows much about it nor cares much. She has avoided studying it and has no clear ideas or theories concerning it. She tends to feel that it is a technocratic function best left to the experts, a view common to those reared in the arrogance of the 60s and 70s Keynesians who felt the economy could be run by micro tuning left to the specialists.
4. She has no deep sense of who she is
Hillary is endlessly adaptable. She can be anyone she has to be.
Many politicians adopt protective coloration as a survival strategy. But Hillary, does not just wear a disguise. She has no anchor, no real sense of who she really is.
5. Her worldview is shaped by her grudges
Nobody has a longer enemies list than Hillary nor one kept so closely at hand. Slights are never forgotten and usually trigger a childish silent treatment as punishment.
One can, for example, see her repeating Obama’s behavior toward Netanyahu, foreign policy by grudge.
6. Her fundraising has totally compromised her freedom of action
Nobody is as bound to the status quo as Hillary, tied down by millions of special interest donations. Like Gulliver, these strings come from almost every industry in every country in the world,
Many candidates take office owing a lot to their donors. This is different.
Bill and Hillary personally raised almost all the money. They were in on the deal, gave the appropriate speeches, made the needed policy decisions and charmed the right people to get the money. So their involvement with donors is greater than if they had worked only through bundlers.
And much of the money went to them personally, not their foundation or committees, making them that much more indebted.
7. Hillary is paranoid and suspicious
Presidential historian James David Barber, defined presidents based, in part, on whether they enjoyed serving. Bill did. Hillary will not. Her sense of enemies closing in on her will overwhelm her. She will feel under siege, like Johnson, Nixon, and Hoover, making her dark, sullen, secretive, and surly.
8. She approved NSA wiretapping of foreign leaders
As Secretary of State, she had to be aware that we were wiretapping the cell phones of foreign leaders like Germany’s Angela Merkel. It is very hard to suppose that we would tap the phone of one of our key allies without the approval of the Secretary of State.
9. Her contempt for the press is legendary and will lead to more and more secrets.
Can anyone disagree with this?
Electing Hillary would be a big mistake.