“What’s it matter if the truth is that their favoring breeze has the stink of nickel whiskey on its breath, and their sea is a growler of lager and ale, and their ships are long since looted and scuttled and sunk on the bottom. To hell with the truth! As the history of the world proves, the truth has no bearing on anything. It’s irrelevant and immaterial, as the lawyers say. The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober.” The Iceman Cometh
Hillary, The Ice Queen, cometh in a much-anticipated, perfectly manicured and scripted video, announcing her candidacy for President of the United States. Delivering the script with about as much warmth and life as found in a Planned Parenthood clinic, the script could have been easily written and produced by John Podesta’s Center for American Progress. “Everyday Americans Need a Champion” and Her Championesse has arrived on her Royal Vessel…. a Scooby Doo Bus….whose name is Mystery. Mystery is now parked in Ohio, driven by a secret service agent because Hillary, the every day American, hasn’t touched a steering wheel since 1996. According to Hillary, her flight miles are her achievements. Yet her #ReadyForHillary passengers don’t even list her travel miles as her achievements. #TeamHillary can’t even list one, unless you include Myanmar. The public/press is continually reminded that it is her gender and her “struggle” for women and income equality that makes her the right woman at the right time. History must be made. Again.
Stumbling out of the gate, much like the launch of Obamacare.gov, her long awaited arrival on Sunday was plagued with broken links, typos and expectations. One would think that this heroine of every day Americans would have included a link on her website to her platform of life-changing policies and issues, but those links were absent, much like Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s endorsement. Mayor De’Blasio is withholding his endorsement until he sees what her positions are related to her future promises of solving inequality to provide justice. I assume Mayor De’Blasio would list one of Hillary’s achievements as getting him elected as the “first” socialist Mayor of New York and thank her impeached husband for swearing him in on Inauguration Day
Additionally pathetic and ironically true is that many mysteries surround the Ice Queen and her gravitas. So much mystery in fact, that for the first time in history, the AP has sued a presidential candidate due to her lack of transparency. For the first time in history, a secretary of state created her own private server to conduct state department business and unilaterally decided which documents would be saved for the recording of our nation’s history, at a time in our nation’s history when: the world witnessed an Arab Spring which gave a foothold to terrorists in former allied countries, an ignored Green Movement which arose from the rigged Iranian elections, a potential nuclear arms race in the middle east, the continued spread of terror through territorial gains by ISIS, and a reset button with Putin which the Ukrainian’s wouldn’t hail as an achievement. When #TeamHillary selectively destroys 30,000 emails, every day Americans should have some questions and Hillary should have some answers outside of “What difference does it make?!?!” The difference to me is found in the amount of ice which must course through someone’s veins to be able to willingly and knowingly lie while delivering a eulogy in front of four flag-draped caskets. (video)
But for those who are #ReadyForHillary, lies don’t make this timely woman. Victimhood and pedigree are her strengths. To question her and her record are answered with shouts of conspiracy or sexism. To seek the truth is a witch hunt. I can actually agree with that analogy.
A few everyday Americans, like Barbara Streisand, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg have virtually jumped on the Mystery bus from their compounds in Malibu. No word yet from one of the largest Clinton Foundation Donors, Saudi Arabia….
Hillary’s magical Mystery Tour was challenged on Monday by Marco Rubio who gave a Reaganesque appeal to the country for his candidacy, boldly laying out a vision of growth through individual liberty, limited and reformed government, and peace through strength…a young prince of sorts who seems unaware of his youth yet aware and ready for the challenge that lay ahead. In a sharp contrast to the the Hillary of yesterday, he reminded every day Americans that “The family, not the government, is the most important institution in our society” and defended conservatism and individual liberty much like his fellow conservative, young, senate princes, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.
The torch of liberty is carried by these men in similar ways. Whether or not the flame of liberty and freedom can withstand the Ice Queen’s cold rhetoric and obfuscation, is the expensive responsibility that lies on their young shoulders. Their messaging needs to inspire and engage a wide swath of American’s who believe in the fundamentals of the 1776 Declaration of Independence. July 4, 1776, the day the United States adopted The Declaration of Independence is the only inscription found on Lady Liberty. That is a document, which should always be in the fore front and central to equality and equally preserved for future generations. Preserving documents is not of obvious importance to those who wish to write their own royal legacy and as Lord Tennyson reminds us, “A lie which is a half truth is ever the blackest of lies.” These Princes of Liberty must vigorously shine the light to expose the truth in all of her cold darkness. The Ice Queen, in all her Mystery, has arrived.