Response to: letter by Caroline Furnari, Ocean Pines
Ms. Furnari’s article defending Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (HRC) record consists of the usual rhetoric repeated time and again by liberal Democrats in their attempt to change people’s negative opinions of HRC.
The justifications for support of HRC provided by Ms. Furnari are subjective and leave out many facts. HRC’s career includes bashing women and ruining their reputations and careers. Many people have observed and experienced firsthand HRC’s work ethic, disposition and temperament, which does not lend itself to the U.S. Presidency.
People like Ms. Furnari believe everything they see on T.V. or read in the bias press who are experts at “massaging” the truth. If you want to know HRC, read the many books that have been written about her and Bill by people who have been associated with them.
Pick any book, there are lots of them such as: “Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine” by Candice E. Jackson; “The Case Against Hillary Clinton” by Peggy Noonan; “Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House” by Gary Aldrich; “Hell To Pay and Final Days” by Barbara Olson; “Hillary Clinton: The Top 25 Reasons She Should Not be President” by John Foster; “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton” by Kathleen Wiley; “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” and “Stealing America” by Dinesh D. Sousa; “The Clintons’ War on Women” by Roger Stone; “Partners in Crime: The Clintons Scheme to Monetize the White House” by Jerome Corsi; “Hillary: The Other Woman” by Dolly Kyle; “Passion and Betrayal” by Gennifer Flowers; “Sell Out: The Inside Story of President Clinton’s Impeachment” by David P. Schippers; “Hillary and Vince: A Story of Love, Death, and Cover-up” by Dean W. Arnold; “The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech” by Kimberly Strassel; “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas” by Edward Klein; “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents” by Ronald Kessler; “Hillary (and Bill): The Drug Volume: Part Two of the Clinton Trilogy” by Victor Thorn; “The Clinton Chronicles” by Patrick Matrisciana; “The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew it, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President” by Edward Klein; “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill and How They Operate” by Gary J. Byrne; “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” by Peter Schwezer; “Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary” by Edward Klein; “White Wash: What the Media Won’t Tell You About Hillary Clinton but Conservatives Will” by L. Brent Bozell; “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House” by Kate Brower; and “My FBI” by Louis J. Freeh.
Ms. Furnari’s letter gives readers the idea that HRC was the leader or originator of a movement or action, but in truth she was only one of the many people who participated in the events churning in the U.S. during a tumultuous time in U.S. history. Ms. Furnai gives HRC credit for changing Arkansas schools during her husband’s tenure as governor, however, the change agent was already in place before the Clinton’s moved into the Arkansas governor’s mansion and changes continued during subsequent governors, like Governor Mike Huckabee.
HRC supporters and media outlets have neglected to tell the negative stories of the Clintons, such as the orders issued to the Arkansas police to stop and search vehicles driven by Hispanics, the discrimination lawsuit filed by African-Americans while Clinton was governor, the 1994 omnibus crime bill that included the federal “three strikes” provision mandating life sentences for criminals convicted of a violent felony after two or more prior convictions that weighed heavily on minorities, HRC’s support for the 1996 welfare reform bill that mandated a “five-year lifetime limit” on cash benefits for welfare recipients penalizing thousands of children and their mothers, Filegate, Travelgate, shredding of documents upon departure from the governor’s mansion, deleting of emails while in the White House, destruction of state department documents, the pardons/commutations of criminal sentences of over 100 people including Clinton friends involved in the White Water land deal and Madison Guaranty scandal, and Bill Clinton’s own brother for drug possession.
HRC couldn’t even be honest about the book she claimed to write and publish in 1996, titled, “It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us.” Barbara Feinman wrote the book. She was paid $120,000 by Simon & Schuster and it was edited by HRC, who intentionally did not mention Ms. Feinman anywhere in the book. The titled used in HRC’s book is an Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) proverb and has existed for many years in the African culture – it was not an original idea by HRC.
Many people might be swayed by Ms. Furnari’s rendition of HRC’s qualifications to be president, but I’m not one of them.
Even today, with the Clinton Foundation accepting foreign money, her involvement in the ransom money given to Iran for American hostages under the guise it was part of the Iranian agreement, the state department email scandal where she installed an unclassified/ unapproved server to process highly classified information, which may have caused the death of several innocent people and compromised costly programs paid for by the American taxpayers, and all the other incidents, the one remaining fact is: HRC is an attorney, a onetime law professor, the wife of a former Arkansas governor, the former First Lady of the White House, a former Senator from New York, former secretary of state – HRC knows the law.
HRC knows what the law and legal code of ethics requires of her. HRC violated the law, not once but many, many times.
Thanks, but no thanks
I would like to thank Mr. Gomsak for correcting me on the $35,000 raise given to the present GM in 2014.
Why the previous GM’s salary was mentioned I do not know – his contract was not renewed.
Mr. Gomsak’s figures on pay raises for the present GM from 2011 to 2015 are truly impressive. Mr. Gomsak only mentioned 2010 as the previous year, I believe the present GM’s salary in 2010 was about $110,000.
If I am correct the GM salary increases from 2010 to 2015 were from $110,000 to $165,000, bonus not included.
In seven years that works out to a pay increase of 7 percent per year, 2010-2016. My $35,000 figure surely fits into the pay increases for the present GM as previously stated for 2010 to 2015.
As far as golf, yacht club and swimming as a “whole” I believe they have not made a profit over the past years.
Agrees with previous letter to editor
Thank you [to Caroline Furnari] for expressing so clearly my own thoughts as I read Mr. Lind’s letter.
Jeanne C. Dickson,