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In Hillary Clinton’s memoir, HARD CHOICES, she writes at the beginning: “All of us face hard choices in our lives; life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become”. This is a very profound statement, a statement that everybody in the universe relates with. It speaks to me and certainly should speak to you. She goes to write, “One thing that has never been a hard choice is serving our country. It has been the greatest honor of my life” .She says about the zeal and morale to do good things for the people, it was reinforced by my (HRC’s) family’s Methodist faith, which taught us, “Do all the good you can, at all the times you can, as long as you can”. I would be peddling fiction to say that Hillary Clinton is perfect, no she is not, she is also human and makes mistakes like you and I. Dear America: I will set the tone by asking a very simple Question, who wouldn’t pride in having such a great President material?
When I wrote my second letter to President Obama, in which I made an endorsement for the present day front runner for the democrats(as I write this),I meant every damn word.Again,I am here to seal it off with a continued endorsement of HRC, the only candidate fit for the job(being president of the most powerful nation on earth).In a way to celebrate President Obama’s great achievements, on the International women’s day ( #IWD16) where I had a very interesting conversation with my American friends(by friends I mean everyone that took their time to read my blog and comment—even those that disagreed with my letter, all of you were great).Of course I met some who had the audacity to question my audacity of endorsing Hillary Clinton but yeah—that was the perfect time to remind them of my universal citizenship. America is home: yes, I do not live in America and do not have an American citizenship but surely; my love for America and her people is beyond comparison. If there is anything I understand it is the American dream: Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness; anyone that thinks below this line of thought is no more an American than I am (who is mad because I said that?Ha:Ha).It can’t go without saying that most of the most influential people of my life have an American heritage. And most of them have not had so much to feast on but rather worked really hard to get to the present day status that the whole world admires.
On the day of the Super Tuesday #3, where Hillary took home four clear wins + 1,Missouri (Ohio, North Carolina, Florida & Illinois), she gave a very heartwarming speech: words that call for unity against the infamous divisive rhetoric of the republicans. On this note, I want to applaud and thank everyone who went to the voting booth and chose Hillary, thank you so much America. In her speech, she said words that re-echoed the 2008 campaign trail: “8 years ago on the night of the Ohio primary, I said I was running for everyone who has been counted out but refused to be knocked out”. I have noted before in my letter to President Obama; that HRC has been witch-hunted by the republicans, just like Obama, but their attempts have always been futile and totally embarrassing themselves to the last bit of tedium. In one of President Obama’s speeches, I remember him saying, “History takes three shapes: backwards, forwards and sideways”. I want to profoundly say that America is a great country already, anyone saying that they want to make her great again is only grasping for straws, guess you know who I am talking about: the con-artist, the philanderer, the bigoted Donald Trump. On Election Day, when America chooses Hillary over Fear and she becomes the first female POTUS, that will be a very historic forward leap of History. Remember eight years ago America got to see the first black president; seeing Hillary as the first female POTUS is yet another step beyond comparison. It’s something that I can confidently that the democracies of the world will take lessons from. Yes, I am aware of American History: A history where women’s voting rights were once crippled and; one where blacks were treated as second-class citizens. A Hillary Clinton Presidency is a continuation of the proclamation of Dr.King’s 1963 I have a dream speech
Before I leave this, I must say that if i ever have my name engraved upon the marble of History, these, above are part of the people that have made have a sound mind: they have shaped and molded my being. I may not physically meet Dr.King but I am very optimistic that I will meet-up with Hillary Clinton & Bill Clinton, President Obama & Michelle and Dr.King later in Heaven. By every bit of my hewing principle, like so many Americans, I am thankful for the leadership of these four people afore mentioned, that is not a secret! A while ago, when I was reading Hillary’s memoir, Living a History, on Pg.52(624) while paraphrasing the end verse of Anne Schneider’s poem, in her graduation day speech(which Hillary presented on behalf of her class),on May 31 1969 writes in the memoir :
“the challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible,possible”.She goes on to write : “Fear is always with us, but we just don’t have time for it.Not Now”.
This reminds me of the time President Obama warned about fearing fear, I read it a while ago in article, it has never been more meaningful!
Hillary Clinton has always been very clear and in her Super Tuesday #3 Victory speech, she was even more explicitly clear: “running for President is hard but being president is harder”. As Paul Krugman wrote in the popular pieces, in defense and Praise of President Obama and I wrote in my 2ND letter to President Obama, Presidency isn’t a bed of roses. She maintained the pitch really well, especially when it came to putting the Donald in his right place. I have been a never Trump person from the day he declared his presidential bid; the day he called the Mexicans rapists and criminals whilst proclamations of building walls.Practically,he doesn’t have a policy, he just has the gift of a running mouth and it is very dangerous with the hard-worn strides America has taken thus far.He prides so much in saying something and denying it the next day; a very terrible human being,honestly.That revisionist nonsense is blunt bigotry hidden under the apron of I am-not-politically correct,Heck NO! My very great author and columnist, David Brooks, did me justice the other day in his sweet column on the Donald Trump:
“Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president; he has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress. He doesn’t even know what he doesn’t know and he is uninterested in finding out. He insults the office Abraham Lincoln once occupied by running for it with a preparation less than most of us would undertake to buy a sofa”.
Brooks goes on to write:
“Trump is perhaps the most dishonest person to run for the highest office in our times; all politicians stretch the truth, but Trump has a steadily obliviousness to accuracy: he is a childish man running for a job that requires maturity, he added. He is an insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age 12”.
What is new is that the old still matters, Donald Trump the accidental comedy gift keeps giving. I am in agreement that certainly maturity takes stages- number two- most people of drinking age have achieved some accurate sense of themselves, some internal criteria to measure their own merits and demerits. But Trump seems to need perpetual outside approval to stabilize his sense of self, so he is perpetually desperate for approval, telling heroic fabulist tales about himself.
“In a short period of time I understood everything there was to know about health care,” he told Time. “A lot of the people have said that, some people said it was the single best speech ever made in that chamber,” he told The Associated Press, referring to his joint session speech.
I know the Trump train; personally infatuated supporters can’t believe this of Trump, but it’s nothing but the truth.
Hillary Clinton as first female President of the United States will inspire very many young ladies and women to work so hard; fight for what belongs to them (Remember: As Hillary says, talking about her easy ride through the challenges says: stand by your man, this was referring to Wynette’s song; she goes ahead to say, I am sitting here because I love him and I respect him because I honor what he has been through and what we have been through together. And you know that not enough for people, Heck No, do not vote for him”. As a family man, like I stated earlier, Bill & Hillary Clinton cement the remedy of the present-day-twenty first century upheavals in our marriages and families. The very bare fact, marriage is such a job, those who try to smoothen it are only trying to run away from the realities of life albeit they don’t stop speaking to us. Let me remind you of something I read from Hillary’s memoir, Living a History, on Pg.130 (624) as she chronicles her journey she tells of the interview with Kroft.It was an interesting chit-chat where Kroft throws a lame compliment that Hillary & Bill find rather incredulous:
Kroft: I think most Americans would agree that it’s very admirable that you have stayed together; that you have worked your problems out that you seem to have reached some sort of understanding and agreement.
Bill Clinton: This “Wait a minute. You are looking at two people who love each other. This is not an arrangement or understanding is a marriage. That’s a very different thing”
Hillary Clinton earlier in the early part of the memoir gave me one of the most interesting pick-up lines I have ever read, as she chronicles how she and Bill Clinton met, she writes this on the first encounter: “If you are going to keep looking at me, and I am going to keep looking back, we might as well be introduced. I am Hillary Rodham”. Wow; I can imagine the beauty of this learned introduction, I have never met words so beautiful for one of the kind.
Nothing baffles the achemes of evil people so much as the calm composure of great souls, a great human soul Honorie-Gbariel de Riqueti once remarked. I have heard and read a lot of republican yammering and bickering against HRC claiming that she over charged speech charges but hey; again, everyone who buys into that rhetoric is woefully ignorant of so many things.Le me take you through the same hate rhetoric that Bill & Hillary Clinton have lived through before. On Pg.132 (624) of the memoir: Living a History, Hillary writes this about the allegations that President Bill Clinton was making effort to ‘empower’ his wife’s pocket. She had a very perfect response to the reporter who interviewed her: “I thought, number one, [the remark] was pathetic and desperate, and also thought it was interesting because it is the sort of thing that happens to. …women who have their own careers and their own lives. And I think it’s a shame; but it’s something that we are going to live with. Those of us who have tried to have a career—tried to have an independent life and to make a difference—and certainly like myself who has children. You know you I’ve done the best I can to lead my life, but I suppose it will be subject to attack. But I do not know what else to say except it’s sad to me”. Certainly, these are the kinds of words that leave you giddy and elated—I have categorically made it clear that Hillary Clinton is no just my model but a model for the young ones of this age; she is a fighter; comes stronger especially from adversaries and undeniably a phenomenal woman of Valor: I mean every bit of this statement you just read.
Between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders: they are all better candidates than any or both of the republican candidates combined but HRC is the best suited for the job. It is also very true some of Senator Sanders ideas are very cute on paper but far from achievable especially with the kind of congress and senate, which he should be aware of (for instance $15 minimum wage and free college is a very uneasy- to- win campaign, unless I am unaware of what I am talking about).In some very avid assurance, the 112 reasons to vote HRC are evident of potential that she carries with her. I want to wage war against the rhetoric that Hillary Clinton plays the gender card and I want to say it very bluntly,
“No she doesn’t in any way play the card, it’s the men and women who are afraid of a successful woman who sell and believe that kind of rhetoric: when HRC wins in November, she will certainly be the first female POTUS),
what is the gender card she plays when she says that bare truth?.Pg.51(624) of her memoir, Living a History, explicitly makes certain things clear and I would her own words set the tone for what I am about to say, read with me: “my parents were excited about seeing their daughter graduate, but my mother had been experiencing health problems. A doctor prescribed blood thinners, and he asked her to travel for a while. So regrettably, she couldn’t come to my graduation, and my father wasn’t keen coming alone”. Now let me ask, who remembers the Health Care scheme Hillary proposed on the 2008 campaign trail?
As Hillary Clinton spoke at during the 2008 campaign trail, she said these words with concern: “I want to start by telling you these words about Judy Rose whom I met last month along with her husband John. And so John and Judy lost not only their job, they also lost their health insurance. A couple of months later, Judy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully a special government program started during my husband’s administration and she recovered. But then, in 2003 John had a heart attack. He spent hours in surgery and was in the intensive care.Fortunately, he survived but when the bills came, their luck ran out. The cost of John’s care was so high, they had to sell their house they had lived in for 30 years. That is the tragedy at the heart of Health care system—the devastation when one stroke of one bad luck undoes a lifetime of hard work”. On the 2008 campaign trail, when Hillary lost to Sen. Obama in the Democratic primaries, I remember vividly; she endorsed Barack and Healthcare was one of the reasons at the fore front(Remember: when she said, No way, No more, No McCain! I have never forgotten and never will).She went on to cement her point: “Now as you know, I have been fighting on healthcare for thirty years now. Starting as first lady of Arkansas, where I headed a task force to improve rural healthcare. And most memorably of course in the 1990’s, and I still have the scars to show from that exercise”. Who is grateful for the Obama Care Insurance Scheme that is serving over 20 million Americans? Who is not grateful and doesn’t want to see that good work continue to fruition? Don’t answer, but I can give you my best bet if you the hater of all this good vote a republican to the white house!
Is Hillary Clinton just popular among the toddlers against Bernie Sander’s popularity among the college students? Once upon a time, in one of my earlier pieces on our local politics here in Uganda, I said this about the hope of a voter: “every voter wants to buy one commodity, that commodity is called hope”. I do not live in America but I am certainly aware that the millennial suffer grossly with the loan repayments for college tuition, anyone (someone like Sanders) who promises free college would not fail to fetch a liking from the distraught college students. Let’s roll back to History and in this regard, we will go down to the years of Mrs. Clinton’s liking and unfettered advocacy for women and Children. As she chronicles her story in the memoir. Living a History, Pg.62 (624) she writes: “……the book, Beyond the Best interests of a Child….,” She tells of the impact learning of this work, the book, made her so much glued unto the children. So: put that lame rhetoric to bed already, Hillary Clinton cares about everyone not just the kinds, If I am to remind you something: let the children come to me, Jesus said, where do you want them to go?
To Hillary Clinton, I would like to equally leave with you the same words Betsy Johnson’s mother told you in your memoir, Living a History, talking about Bill Clinton on Pg.71(264): “I don’t care what you do, but don’t let this one go. He is the only one I have seen make you laugh”. As I read in Bill Clinton’s memoir, My Life, on Pg.131 (777) as he chronicles his life—Bill narrating the push he gave to HRC to the registration desk at Yale writes: “the registrar looked up at me and said; Bill, what are you doing back here? You registered this morning—I turned beet red, Bill writes, “and Hillary laughed that big smile of hers”. Before I leave this, allow me to uproot all the deceptions that Hillary Clinton doesn’t smile. I took the photo below the night of her Victory.
Donald Trump is stream-rolling the GoP: He passes a very existential threat to the GoPhers and America as a whole (inclusive, the rest of the world).Donald Trump and the other republican lot is very dangerous, especially, I warn of Donald Trump that he maybe the likely nominee. As Hillary Clinton said in her Super Tuesday #3 Victory speech, “the next commander in chief should be able to defeat adversaries and not embolden them”. Like President Obama, “I continue to believe that Donald Trump will not become president; and this is because I have a lot of Hope in the American people”.
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God bless America and, the WHOLE WORLD~Grace Abaho Sr, independent blogger