Where Did the Left Gone Wrong?
The left or liberal idealogs in America have taken the wrong path. They are paying the price now after years of allowing bad behavior by politicians. It may have started with Kennedy but taken to a new level under Bill Clinton. In 2017, we are seeing the results.
- Nov. 2017
The problem with the left is they have no principle. When the sexual allegations were made against Bill Clinton, they circle the wagon and defended him. The thinking then was it was a personal matter. It was only about sex. He was good for the economy. He was a big supporter of pro choice. The double standard were obvious. If a Republican was caught with the same type of charges, he was forced to resign in shame.
The media would pile on. They spotlight that the GOP claim to be the party of family values. That is why they are held to a higher standard. This kind of thinking is wrong. When one has principles, it should not matter which party is making the offending act. Consistency is key. When you treat these incidents differently, the person invloved will adapt their behavior accordingly. It also influences the people that came after. If it wasn't for Bill Clinton yesterday, will we have Anthony Weiner and Al Franken of today?
It also depends on ones worldview. If your view is a secular one, you tend to minimize these infractions. You believe in no judgement of personal behavior. There is no right or wrong. The world is filled with grey areas. What is acceptible changes over time. It is called "progressive" when we champion the plight of the minority.
The problem is where do you draw the line?
On the other hand, a religious worldview tends to be more consistent. There are clear boundaries. A higher authority based on scriptures is rule of the day.
The Age of Reason
In 2017, suddenly, we are faced with the reality of these conducts. Actions have consequences. It is a little late. Bill Clinton was a power in the democratic party for the last 25 years. He was given a pass for his transgressions. His wife, Hillary, made a career for herself attaching herself to his coattail. First being a Senator and later Secretary of State under Barack Obama and then running for President. The Clintons started a foundation which expoited their political influence and was a source of foreign contributions. There abuses reached new heights with the selling of Uranium mine to a Russian company, while receiving millions in donation to the Clinton Foundation.
It took the election of President Trump to put the brake on this activity. Why now?
Now, many in the democratic party are voicing their opinion. They are having second thoughts about the Clintons. After a huge surprising defeat, there is time for reflection.
What went wring?
To a conservative like me, this was all so predictable. To think, we came so close to putting this corrupt women back in the Whilte House. With all the scandals and even impeachment, our country almost lost its way. The American voter ultimately got it right.
The left in America lost its way long ago. It took the election of Trump to wake these people up. In a way, it was a blessing in disguise. It is ironic that a persona like Trump, who would have been the darling of the left if he ran as a Democrat, finally exposed them for whom they really are. A corrupt and morally bankrupt group of people that led America astray.
Some Related Info
- From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Primer on Bill and Hillary Clinton Scandals - The Atlantic
In a letter on Sunday, FBI Director James Comey wrote that newly discovered emails do not change the FBI’s prior conclusion that Hillary Clinton should not be charged with a crime.
- The Clinton Body Count
- The Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities...
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