The ‘Hillary Standard’

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Return with me now to those topsy-turvy days of the 1990s. Scandal plagued the Administration of President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton.

The explanation was clean and clear. It was a “vast right wing conspiracy.” Hillary noted that all the rumors, the investigations into Whitewater, her husband’s infidelity could all be blamed on this conspiracy.

Fast forward now to 2016. Sitting down on a Saturday evening with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, her newly announced running mate, Hillary, the soon-to-be-anointed Democratic presidential nominee, told CBS’s 60 Minutes that there was one standard for all other politicians and then there was a “Hillary Standard.

This happened before the news broke of a new email scandal involving the Democratic National Committee. That scandal, the Clinton campaign immediately blamed on Russia attempting to insure the election of her Republican rival Donald Trump.

Here in her own words, Hillary explains the standard that she, and she alone, is held, which is different than for others.

I often feel like there’s the Hillary standard and then there’s the standard for everybody else. And for whatever reasons — and I don’t want to try to analyze the reasons. I see it. I understand it. People are very willing to say things about me, to make accusations about me that are — I don’t get upset about them anymore, but they are very regrettable.

Many people agree there is a different standard for Hillary and everyone else. But those believe the standard is that Hillary is allowed to be above the law while everyone else must follow the law, pointing to the scandal over her private email server while Secretary of State.

Yes, there is reason to believe that Russian government hackers did break into the DNC servers. Yes, that same evidence is based on those hackers hitting across government services and many companies in the US of A.

There is no evidence, at this time, however, linking the release of scandalous emails by WikiLeaks as a means by the Russian government to get Trump elected President.

So what do you think?

Is Hillary Clinton more harshly judged than other politicians? Are all the accusations made about Hillary as she said, “unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks with no basis in truth“?

From the Cornfield, sorry, I do not see it.

I do see basis for why 68% of Americans do not trust Hillary.

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Mark

I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier.
I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud;
two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; three beautiful granddaughters, Dylan, Alaina and Amelia.

On May 9, 2017, my lung specialist hit me with the news I had maybe six months to live if the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the damage caused by the histoplasmosis described below, ran its normal course. I am now on hospice at home. Content and ready to cross over the river to the other side.

On September 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, a fungal infection, discovered by a biopsy of my larynx.
The infection is fatal if left untreated. For 2 1/2 years I lived under a death sentence being misdiagnosed
with a non-specific bacterial infection which left my right lung a “dried up sponge” and non-functioning.
I was aggressively treated for the infection with antifungals.
The treatment ended October of 2015 and fortunately did not take two years.

I suffer from chronic Horton’s Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems.
Statistically, Horton’s affects only 0.1% of the population. Major depression also attacks me regularly.

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