No politician of recent decades could match the Clintons for sheer audacity and brazenness. Time and again, they appear in front of the cameras to declare an alternative reality, which Americans are then supposed to accept, based solely on the volume with which the Clintons shout its existence. Hillary's outrageous new campaign ad, which recently began airing in Iowa, stands as the latest example of the relentless and despicable Clinton political strategy.
In her ad, she seeks to sound alarms with the message "As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like they're just invisible to their government. Americans from all walks of life across our country may be invisible to this president, but they're not invisible to me, and they won't be invisible to the next president of the United States."
In light of Hillary's own past, such a statement represents almost unfathomable hypocrisy. If any living politician should hold the title for being aloof and indifferent, it is the former First Lady turned Senator.
A few of the more reprehensible examples of Senator Clinton's behavior (though the list is by no means complete) should serve to remind us of just how outlandish it is for her to accuse others of being unreachable or unsympathetic to the plight of the common citizen.
Stories abound of Hillary Clinton's tirades as First Lady, carried out in front of her Secret Service detail, who were regularly subjected to her profanity and venom. Surely, anyone with even a modicum of decency would spare helpless subordinates from the airing of such dirty laundry, unless of course she did not regard them and their sensibilities as sufficient to warrant any regard or consideration. They were, after all, merely servants.
In the same vein, America should never forget the disgraceful abuse of the Marine Corps Honor Guard, charged with sentinel duty at the White House. During official gatherings, some of these outstanding Marines, who had been rewarded with White House duty as a result of exemplary performance, were pressed into service as "waiters" and "bellhops" for the Clinton guests.
Once again, the disgrace being visited on them was a matter of complete indifference to the First Couple, who obviously considered them mere chattel to be exploited in any manner that the Clintons found convenient.
And the list goes on. Among the most despicable episodes of the Clinton Presidency was the criminal abuse of power in the firing of the White House Travel Office staff. Desiring to supplant the long time employees of the White House Travel Office with personal friends of the Clintons, Hillary determined that it would be more politically expedient to trump up some charges against the original staff, thus "justifying" their firing.
Did Hillary pause for even one moment to consider the devastation she was bringing upon wholly innocent federal workers, for no other reason than to protect herself from criticism? Eventually, the entire staff was exonerated from the spurious accusations, but not before some had consumed their entire life savings defending themselves in court, attempting to salvage their needlessly battered reputations.
In his pivotal tell-all book "Unlimited Access," former FBI agent Gary Aldrich relates the rules of conduct instituted in the White House and Old Executive Office Building under the Clinton regime. According to Aldrich, staff members were to clear the hallways when Hillary was out and about. If anyone did happen to meet up with her in passing, they were not to make eye contact with her. In other words, as underlings they were to remain absolutely invisible to her.
Even while out among the public, Hillary's actions bespeak of someone who remains deliberately out of touch with real Americans, at least when the cameras are not running. Firefighters and rescue workers at Ground Zero recounted the startling events of her visit, which corroborated the worst suspicions of her complete disinterest and lack of concern for them as human beings.
According to their first-hand accounts, when she appeared on the scene, Senator Clinton strode right past them with her photo-op crew, posed for a picture or two, and then left as she came in, without venturing even a glance in their direction. Clearly, other than their use as convenient props for her publicity, they were completely irrelevant and "invisible" to her.
Invariably, last week's audience, whoever they may be, heard statements that have since been completely contradicted by what she now professes to this week's audience. In essence, they immediately became "invisible" once the cameras were gone and they no longer were of any use to her.
Hillary Clinton's behavior, while more blatant than that of Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid, stems from the same basic character flaw that defines all liberals seeking or holding public office. In their minds, the real purpose of the "little people" whom they incessantly tout as their primary and heartfelt concern is to provide justification for the continued empowerment of the liberal agenda.
Thus can be explained every disastrous liberal social experiment, from the cesspool of public education where the children of so many Americans of meager means are hopelessly trapped, to the nightmarish prospect of a similarly structured government "health care" system into which Hillary and her kind would subjugate the rest of us if given a chance.
The real victims of liberalism remain invisible to its chieftains, except when being informed as to how lucky they are to be the "beneficiaries" of this enlightened bureaucratic compassion.
As such they will only ever be of value as long as they can be maintained in their underling status. Contrary to popular myth, Democrats do not believe in any virtue or worthiness of the "little people" except that they may be kept "little" in perpetuity.
Copyright ©2007 Christopher G. Adamo