IBD -- Election 2016: They say actions speak louder than words. But Democrats and the media who lampoon Donald Trump for what he says, give Hillary Clinton a pass for what she actually does.
Democrats are certainly not alone in denouncing Trump. Even many Republican leaders and conservative pundits are quick to distance themselves from the GOP candidate's often outlandish statements on immigration, free trade and more. On several occasions, this editorial board has also taken Trump to task for his irresponsible comments and misguided policies.
But where is the outrage on the left for Hillary Clinton's long list of corrupt and hypocritical actions as a so-called 'public servant' who claims she is "working for us'?
FBI: Hillary Clinton Lied To Us
Democrats are celebrating Clinton's victory in having the FBI decide not to prosecute her, while ignoring what the investigation into her emails actually found.
FBI Director James Comey noted that Clinton:
-- Lied about turning over all her work-related messages as required.In declaring Trump unqualified to be president, Clinton has said "the consequences of his statements are not only offensive to people but are potentially dangerous."
-- Had classified information on her private email server, in violation of the law.
-- Lied about why she chose to ignore State Department policy and use private email.
-- Was "extremely careless" in exposing national security data to potential hackers.
If that is true, how does it not follow that Clinton's "extremely careless" actions as Secretary of State make her even less qualified to be commander-in-chief?
Clinton Lied About Benghazi
For days after the Benghazi attack, Hillary Clinton claimed -- and directed UN Ambassador Susan Rice to also state -- that the terrorist incident was caused by a video. Her own emails and telephone transcripts prove she was lying.
On the very night of the attack on the U.S. consulate, Clinton sent an email to her daughter Chelsea, saying "two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an Al Qaeda-like group."
On September 12, the day after the attack, Clinton spoke with the Egyptian prime minister, telling him "we know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest," according to a summary of the call by State Department Public Affairs Officer Lawrence Randolph.
Yet on September 16 -- two days after the bodies of the victims were returned to their families in the U.S. -- Clinton had Rice go on five different Sunday shows to still maintain that the attack was caused by a video.
More Questionable Actions
The list of dubious acts by Clinton while in public positions of authority is a long one.
Did Clinton abuse her position as Secretary of State to raise money for the Clinton Foundation? And why does only 10% of the millions raised by the family foundation actually go to the charities it claims to support?
How does Clinton's $250,000 fee for a one-hour speech (plus expenses, including a private jet and presidential suite) compare to the average CEO pay she deems outrageous? And, of course, did Clinton really turn $1,000 into nearly $100,000 trading cattle futures simply by reading the Wall Street Journal? Just to name a few.
Blog Author's Comments -- Why would anyone want this walking scandal as President? How can anyone with a smidgen of intelligence support this awful candidate? Her tenure as Secretary of State was one of all failures. More importantly she is as corrupt a politician as there is. [From column] Democrats are certainly not alone in denouncing Trump. Even many Republican leaders and conservative pundits are quick to distance themselves from the GOP candidate's often outlandish statements on immigration, free trade and more. I and many more voters do not think Trump's statements on immigration, trade etc. are 'outlandish'. This is what has fueled his popularity as the GOP's presumptive nominee.
Hillary Clinton's economic philosophy is "make money for Hillary" it begins and ends there. She is an extortionist plain and simple. If she manages to attain the presidency life as we once knew it will be over in America. She will be a continuation of the Obama regime but she will have more ammunition, the Supreme Court, after she appoints at least one and probably three new justices. Are the voters paying attention? I certainly hope so.
What Hillary Did, 'He'd Be In Handcuffs' Right Now