DISCLAIMER: This came to me yesterday via email from a friend. It’s actually an old piece, parts of it dating back to 2007 when Hillary was running for president against Barack Obama.
If you’re aware of the relationship between Dick Morris and the Clinton Crime Family (La Clintonista), you know that Morris first worked on Bill’s successful bid for Governor of Arkansas in 1978 and later was Bill’s campaign manager and the principal architect of his successful re-election campaign for president in 1996. He remained a confidante and advisor to the Clintons during those intervening years – until Morris’ own misdeeds with a prostitute finally got him fired.
So, while it can be said that Morris could be a classic “disgruntled ex-employee,” he does have a long and extensive history of working closely with both Bill and Hillary and therefore does have some intimate insight into their personalities and activities. Since leaving Clinton’s employ in 1996, Morris has said he has become profoundly “disillusioned” with the actions of the Clintons in the late 1990s and in recent years has emerged as a vocal foe of Hillary Clinton.
This background on Dick Morris is provided to suggest that the reader view Mr. Morris’ statements with caution. It is very time-consuming to verify each item and explain any subtle nuances that might cause the statement to be “partially true” or why it may not be 100% accurate, but I believe most of the information to be essentially true though colored by Morris’ dislike for Hillary. In short, be cautious, check the items out for yourself if you like, but there is at least a nugget of truth in each one.
By Dick Morris, former political adviser to President Bill Clinton.
If you happen to see the Bill Clinton 5-minute TV ad for Hillary in which he introduces the commercial by saying he wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary’s background, beware. As I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections.
Bill says: “In law school, Hillary worked on legal services for the poor.” The facts are: Hillary’s main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.
Bill says: “Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children’s rights project for poor kids.” The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.
Bill says: “Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the lucrative job offers.” The facts are: She flunked the DC bar exam; yes, flunked. It is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. She had no job offers in Arkansas – none – and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there. She did not join the prestigious Rose Law Firm until Bill became Arkansas Attorney General and was made a partner only after he was elected Arkansas Governor.
Bill says: “President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of Directors and she became its chairman.” The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill’s support for Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary then became chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter’s choice to be chairman.
Bill says: “She served on the board of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.” The facts are: Yes, she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Walmart board of directors for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.
Bill says: “Hillary didn’t succeed at getting health care for all Americans in 1994, but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health insurance.” The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It was included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott. I know; I helped negotiate the deal. The money came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals’ tobacco settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.
Bill says: “Hillary was the face of America all over the world.” The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was running the White House. Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them.
Bill says: “Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for children’s and women’s issues.” The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four substantive pieces of legislation. One set up a national park in Puerto Rico . A second provided respite care for family members helping their relatives through Alzheimer’s or other conditions. And two were routine bills to aid 911 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire NY delegation. Presently she is trying to have the US memorialize the Woodstock fiasco of 40 years ago.
Here is what bothers me more than anything else about Hillary Clinton: She has done everything possible to weaken the President and our country (that’s you and me!) when it comes to the war on terror.
- She wants to close GITMO and move the combatants to the USA where they would have access to our legal system.
- She wants to eliminate the monitoring of suspected Al Qaeda phone calls to/from the USA .
- She wants to grant constitutional rights to enemy combatants captured on the battlefield.
- She wants to eliminate the monitoring of money transfers between suspected Al Qaeda cells and supporters in the USA .
- She wants to eliminate the type of interrogation tactics used by the military & CIA where coercion might be used when questioning known terrorists even though such tactics might save American lives.
One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. But, one can think of a lot of comments she has made that weaken our country and make it a more dangerous situation for all of us. Bottom line: She goes hand in hand with the ACLU on far too many issues where common sense is abandoned.
Share this with every democrat you know. Ask them to prove Dick Morris wrong. Think about it — Dick Morris has said all of this openly, thus if he were not truthful he’d be liable for defamation of character! And you better believe Hillary would sue him.
Is America ready for a woman president?
Perhaps we are, but definitely NOT THIS one !
Many folks believe Dick Morris to be a loud-mouthed blowhard whose prognostications are more often than not waaaay off the mark (as in Mitt Romney’s landslide victory in 2012). While I certainly wouldn’t bet my meager retirement nest egg on any Morris prediction, he doesn’t sugarcoat his opinions, and I do like that. No one has to drag an opinion out of Dick, he’ll happily volunteer his thoughts (whether you want them or not) so you do know where he stands.
I posted this long email because I do believe that there’s a strand of truth in each one of Morris’ statements. I believe that Hillary is dishonest and devious and will say or do anything to win the presidency. In this respect, I agree with Dick. America may very well be ready for a woman president – but NOT THIS ONE.