Dems lap up Hillary Kool Aid at their own risk

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein

The Democrat Party wants Americans to believe that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Monica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' Virginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP MORE, and her running mate Virginia Senator Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Democrats introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for government discrimination Democrats scramble to unify before election bill brawl MORE, are progressives who favor progress towards better conditions in the government and society. However, as Mark Twain stated, “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”


Why is it that intelligent and kind-hearted people can succumb to the deceptive practices of politicians and drink their proverbial “Kool-Aid”? To many Americans, this may seem like madness, but I recall a time when I, too, succumbed and drank the Kool-Aid.  

I was raised in a patriotic family of generations of life-long Democrats. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a federal employee, who served in the Air Force. I was raised on values of equality with a moderate perspective of social values. I was raised in a proud Christian home.

When I graduated from college, got a job and started paying taxes, I began to appreciate the concept of “less government equals more freedom.” I registered as a Republican but continued to vote my conscience, just like many voters in Generation X.

In 2008, I was dazzled by the eloquent words of a rising political figure. I was moon-eyed by the prospect of making history and casting my vote for the first African American President. Consumed by the prospects of  “change we can believe in,” I voted for Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden raised key concerns with Putin, but may have overlooked others Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax Obama on Supreme Court ruling: 'The Affordable Care Act is here to stay' MORE.

Like so many Americans, I bought the mainstream media’s portrayal of him and his intentions. I drank the “Obama Kool-Aid.” I believed what he said, and I voted for Obama in 2008 because I wanted to be a part of the historic wave of Americans electing the first African American President.

This is a mistake I regret and I learned my lesson. I realized that I cannot blindly accept the mainstream media’s propaganda, and that I must do my own research.

Obama’s Presidency left me feeling deceived, betrayed and angry. The promises of unity and “change we can believe in” devolved into social and economic divisions and tyranny.

The financial crisis of 2009 leveled my savings and equity in my home, and I watched helplessly as Barack and Hillary bailed out the “too big to fail” one percent elites on Wall Street. Meanwhile the middle class was left to fend for our own.  

I did not vote for Obama in 2012. As the idiom goes, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on me.”

Albert Einstein once stated, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” His common sense statement resonates with prophetic importance for America in this critical Presidential election.

I have heard this same sentiment echoed by Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE when he states that the Washington insiders who caused America’s problems cannot solve them.  

Hillary Clinton has been at the forefront of the Washington political establishment as First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State since January 1993.

For more than two decades, she had the opportunity, but failed miserably, to help the middle class, create jobs, strengthen our healthcare and education systems, and fortify our national security through effective foreign policy and trade deals.

During his speech at the Democrat convention, Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMonica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' 40-year march: Only one state doesn't recognize Juneteenth Fire-proofing forests is not possible MORE stated, “She flew all night long from Cambodia to the Middle East to get a cease-fire that would avoid a full-out shooting war between Hamas and Israel in Gaza to protect the peace in the region.”

I find this statement to be particularly puzzling. Secretary Clinton was given not one, but two valid opportunities in March 2011, to get a ceasefire at the outset of the Libya revolution followed by Gaddafi’s abdication.

Both ceasefire opportunities were obstructed by Hillary, despite the recommendations of senior Pentagon officials to give peace a chance.  

Secretary Clinton also obstructed the orders of the President and Secretary of Defense to deploy all available resources to save American lives in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.  

Hillary intervened to block the order as she was more concerned about uniforms and approval from the Libyan government — an approval she had the authority to waive in this extremis situation.  

When lives were at stake, Hillary was more concerned about politically protecting foreign policy decisions she had made in Libya, rather than saving American lives.

This is a scenario all too familiar in Hillary politics. Her litany of lies, double-talk and hypocrisy have reached epic proportions.

From Hillary’s “What difference at this point does it make,” to “Did I wipe the server — like with a cloth,” to "I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received," she continues to deceive us.

Perhaps the most egregious deception is best understood from the words of a grieving mother, Patricia Smith, whose son, Sean Smith, was murdered in the Benghazi attack.

She stated, “In an email to her daughter shortly after the attack, Hillary Clinton blamed it on terrorism. But when I saw Hillary Clinton at Sean’s coffin ceremony, just days later, she looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible.”

America can no longer blindly follow deceptive and corrupt politicians who are incapable of telling the truth. This is Einstein’s definition of insanity!

America cannot drink the “Hillary Kool-Aid” and risk electing her simply because she is “experienced” and will break a glass ceiling. Her kind of experience has only weakened America and exposed us to our enemies.

Paraphrasing Donald Trump, it is not the effort that counts, but rather results.  

America cannot elect a leader who brags about her efforts, without demonstrating any positive results. Our problems are too great and only getting worse.

Throughout his career, Donald Trump has delivered real results, and told the truth even when it was not politically correct. He is not part of the “political consciousness” that has created America’s problems. He is willing to name and confront our enemies and make the tough decisions.

The only person with the ability and true intention of making America great again is Donald Trump, and my mother agrees with my sentiments.  

For the first time in her life, my mother is voting Republican for President of the United States, and we are both voting for Donald J. Trump!

Stephanie M. Jason is a frequent contributor to the Hill and a Donald J. Trump supporter.

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