Thursday, September 25, 2014

Will "The Hillary Letters" sink Clinton's campaign ship?

Who is Hillary Clinton really? If some old letters that have recently surfaced are any indication, she’s a far cry from who she’s trying to portray herself as. She wants Republicans to believe she’s a moderate. A voice of reason among an Obama administration packed with lefties. Someone who can be counted on when that call comes in the middle of the night. But is she really different from your garden variety liberal?

The Washington Free Beacon obtained copies of Hillary’s adoring letters to the father of community organizing, Saul Alinsky. Alinsky’s most famous book, Rules for Radicals, was dedicated to Lucifer, “that very first radical.” Rules is a how-to primer on disrupting the establishment and redistributing the wealth. Alinsky, a well-known communist, seemed to be
infatuated with Hillary around the time he was writing Rules. Hillary began her correspondence with Alinsky when she was a student at Wellesley College and continued writing to him into her Yale Law School years.

Her letters read like a devoted sycophant. That may not be disturbing unless you fully understand what Saul Alinsky was all about. Alinsky was in favor of an all-out revolution where the “have-nots,” as he put it, would take from the “haves.” It’s no wonder that when Hillary was asked in 2008 if she was proud of America she responded that she was proud of what America could be. In other words, no, she’s not proud of America.

From the viewpoint of someone who’s disenchanted with the direction my country’s going, there is a distinct difference between being concerned about your country and ashamed of it. Do I cringe at the way our president conducts foreign policy? You bet, but the president is not the country. He represents it for, at most, eight years. The United States, like any country, should be looked at in its totality. Overall, there’s plenty to be proud of as Americans. We have made mistakes and we will continue to make mistakes but if anyone were to ask me if I was proud of America my answer would be yes.

Working backwards from Hillary’s comment in 2008, it’s not too difficult to figure out how she got to that point. After law school she went to work for one of the most radical law firms in Berkeley, CA that named among its clients the Black Panthers and other militant groups.

It’s also interesting that there’s only one paragraph about Alinsky in Hillary’s autobiography. Even then she merely mentions that he offered her a job out of college but she wanted to follow a more conventional path of going to law school and into the law profession. Like working for a radical law firm that represented the Black Panthers? Interesting what she considers conventional.

Will this have any effect on Hillary’s presidential aspirations? It’s doubtful. The news media will sweep this under the rug and vilify anyone who brings it up. Or, in the words of Hillary herself, what difference does it possibly make at this point? Let me assure you, it makes a ton of difference. I’ve often said when you hear peace and justice together you know you have yourself a commie. But it will make no difference to the gatekeepers in the media. It’ll be considered old news that some community organizer in the ‘60s caught Hillary’s eye. That she wrote glowingly of a guy who was admitted socialist and a closet communist is inconsequential.

Of course, we all now know where these community organizers end up. Hillary Clinton just may turn out to be Barack Obama 2.0.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show.

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