For a while there, I was beginning to feel a bit sorry for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Especially after fracturing her elbow, or whatever had her in the cast and arm sling, she seemed to be out of sight and out of mind. VP Joe Biden was buzzing around the world at the drop of a hat and the special envoys were heading out to Afghanistan and Iraq. Hillary Clinton didn't seem particularly needed. Surely that was not the deal she and Bill brokered with Barack Obama as he put together his team.
Yes, she was off to a rocky start. The incredibly stupid 'reset' incident in Russia did not exactly inspire a lot of confidence. But, she's a far left Democrat and they do love the symbol over substance photo shoots.
Then, lo and behold, the crazy little dictator in North Korea finally got his one on one face time with Bill Clinton. Clinton brought home the two American journalists working for Al Gore's television network - another slap at ole Al that no one was interested in speaking with him to broker the deal - and he captured the spotlight from everyone again. To his credit, Bill Clinton was quite modest in the homecoming, especially for him, and allowed others to receive the buzz.
So, Hillary was there in Africa, on an 11 day trip - very long by any standards. The wear and tear of such a trip to that continent began to show. First, Hillary Clinton, our nation's top diplomat, lost her cool with a journalist in the Congo as she was asked about her husband's opinion. It wasn't a good question but it's Hillary's job to handle such nonsense. She failed the test.
Then, to compound her African blunders, during a speech in Nigeria she brought in a comparison of that country's last election process to our own 2000 election. Nigeria. Again, Nigeria.
My husband sometimes travels to Nigeria for work. It is simply the most corrupt spot in the world. Fraud is a way of life. For Hillary Clinton to say, "You know, we had some problems in some of our presidential elections. As you remember, in 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of one of the men running for president was governor of the state. So we have our problems, too.", is insane.
That's the problem with hyper-partisans assuming such positions of power. She is a celebrity on the world stage. She is not a diplomat. She is a disgrace.
Democrats just don't get it. American leaders are not to go overseas and bash our own country. It is disloyal and it is an embarrassment. Yes, it is unpatriotic. Democrats spent the last eight years stomping George W. Bush and his administration into the ground and took it to such a new level of low that we have not seen in modern history. Democrats cannot accept that Bush did in fact win Florida, no matter who the Governor of the state. Independent studies were conducted, even by incredibly unfriendly newspapers like The New York Times and the Miami Herald and the San Francisco Chronicle, all with the same conclusion. Yet, it was not to the advantage of Democrats to accept the facts and they beat their drum of hateful political activity at every opportunity.
Now, Hillary Clinton will travel the world as our top diplomat and continue the spread of lies about our election process? In places like Nigeria? It is unforgivable. She opens the door for these countries to say, well America has big problems with elections, why should we be held to a high standard?
America bashing from the far left in this country is old news. It is not helpful. They think those deserving of criticism will "like" us more. It has never worked but they continue to do it anyway. Such remarks make us look weak to them. They do not respect us any more.
It is dangerously naive to think otherwise.