G’day mates! This marks my first major step into political territory, and I’d like to start by saying that, despite what you might think about any candidates, in any country, for any political election or decision, always remember to do your fact checking first, especially before you make up your mind on a theory, or conspiracy that may seem a bit, well, hard to believe.
With that said, I present to you, a full (or at least very good) political analysis of Hillary Clinton, and potentially first female head of state in, United States, history. I will be going over an unbiased review of her past, her present, and her resume of offices she’s held, as well as, her stance on the issues, and whether or not you should believe the controversies surrounding her. With that said, let’s get going!
All information is as it was, on 8/13/2016. If you would like to get this information updated please email me at the Contact page.
Basic Information (You Know, the Facts)
Born in 1947, Hillary Rodham attended first Wellesley College, and then graduated from Yale University with a law degree, along with William “Bill” Clinton, whom she later fell in love with, and married. Raised just outside of Chicago, Hillary was the oldest of three daughters, and was heavily inspired by her mother to stand up against bullies, then later to follow her dreams. She was active in the political sphere from an early age, helping campaign for republican candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964, as well as, helping with community and public services after being inspired yet again by the civil rights movement. Hillary Clinton was very active in school politics during her college years, eventually being elected senior class president before she graduated. Inspired by Martin King Jr, she became an activist for civil rights, as mentioned before, developing strong options on the subject of social and political justice. Before and after their marriage, Bill and Hillary Clinton held several political offices before moving up to the top. Hillary has held positions at her alma mater, local government and activist groups, and eventually became the first lady to President Clinton in the 90’s.
Political Resume (What Has She Done?)
In total, Hilary Clinton has held three major political offices. She was the first lady to Bill Clinton in the White House from 1993 to 2001; she held a position as a senator of New York from 2001 to 2009, and was the United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. Using these offices, she helped and campaigned for children’s healthcare, and eventually moved on to supporting President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. She campaigned for the presidency in 2008, winning a lot of delegates, but eventually losing to Barak Obama. Before she entered the national stage, she was the first lady of Arkansas, to Governor Clinton, as well as, working in odd law jobs as a lawyer, and the member of various committees committed to helping children, and social justice. Despite working a few odd jobs during here high school and college years, she has never had a major career outside of law or politics.
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Clinton On The Issues (What Does She Stand For?)
Abortion – Hillary believes that, no matter the personal issues, a woman is free to make her own choices, and can choose to get an abortion if she desires. She is in support of Planned Parenthood, and will do her best to make sure medical services for abortions are readily available.
Immigration – Hillary believes that immigrants need to be treated better, and that a proper path to citizenship needs to be made. She plans on closing detention centers for immigrants along the boarders, and helping eligible immigrants become citizens.
Gay Marriage – Hillary is in support of gay marriage, as well as, other similar marriages. She is proud of the progress we’ve made so far, and would like to see an end to all discrimination based on sexuality.
Health Care – Hillary has fought for affordable healthcare for a long time. She plans to lower the cost of healthcare supplies in America, and make it available to everyone.
Environment – To benefit the environment, Hillary would support the green energy industry, end government grants to oil and gas companies, and in general, support decisions to help the environment. She believes that global warming is going to be the next big issue, if not addressed now.
Foreign Policy – Hillary boasts a pretty standard foreign policy. She wants to maintain the military, strengthen foreign alliances, with both nations, and other organizations, and ensure that the American way of life is not threatened.
Guns – Hillary is in support of increased gun control. She wants to run extensive background checks on all those that seek to purchase a firearm, and in general, wants to reform the weapon industry.
Taxes – In the interest of social justice, Hillary is in support of a tax plan that better regulates the wealthy, so they cannot amass huge amounts of wealth so quickly. She will then use said tax to help relive the poorer Americans of their burdens.
Economy and Jobs – Hillary wants to work towards more economic equality, by first raising pay for all citizens, and cutting taxes for the middle class, to help keep the nation’s wealth better divided.
Education – Hillary seeks more support for teachers in public schools, as well as, balancing of the tests for public schoolers, to help create a world class education.
Civil Liberties – Hillary is in support of flushing out and destroying terrorist organizations before they have the chance to act. She says that she will create a system where privacy is key and information can still be provided to law enforcement, so they can act accordingly.
Energy – Hillary Clinton is heavily invested in clean energy. She has goals to create millions of solar panels across the country, and support the government to create enough energy to power the entire country within 10 years.
Veteran Affairs – Hillary wants to reform Veteran Affairs, so they can provide quality healthcare, and relief to soldiers and their families. She has a great respect for the veterans.
Crime and Safety – Hillary believes that the law is supported by its respect. She wants to help end mass incarceration, and support police technology to create an easier, more trustworthy system.
National Security – Hillary wants to destroy ISIS. She plans to do so by dismantling their virtual networks, physical locations, and by increasing home defense in the nation.
Medicare and Social Security – Hillary wants the wealthier citizens of the country to contribute more to taxes, that way it will be easy for her to create a nation-wide medical service that is cheap and affordable to everyone.
(According to Mrs. Clintons responses to Google)
The Controversy (Believe It, or Not?)
Many of these controversies are surrounded in mystery, and are from unreputable sources. Be advised that when reading, nothing here is for certain unless said so. This is not a complete list, but a collection, of some larger, more recent issues.
IRS Abuse – Several Republican organizations, including the Heritage Foundation, and Judicial Watch, claims that Bill and Hillary Clinton abused their power to audit their organizations via the IRS, and unrightfully take money from them for their own personal endeavors. This has yet to be proven true, but as it is non falsifiable, there is a very small chance of it being authentic.
Tyson Profiteering – Hillary Clinton supposedly was taking part in “insider trading” with Tyson Foods in the 70’s and 80’s. The accusation was made due to supposed Tyson benefits due to Bill Clinton’s policies as governor. This has yet to be proven true.
Clinton Sex Scandal – President Bill Clinton supposedly had sexual relations with a Whitehouse intern, and Hillary Clintons has covered it up. Well, that much is known to be true, it is still unsure as to whether said relations happened or not. Bill was tried and convicted, and eventually fined $90,000 for obstructing justice, there is still little definitive proof that said action happened.
DNC Rigging – Despite Bernie Sanders, other presidential candidate for the Democratic Party this year, having tons of support from the party, Hillary Clinton still managed to pull out a win. There is great debate surrounding the issue, and whether or not the electors for the party rigged it in her favor. This is still somewhat under investigation. There is no definitive answer for this question; however, it is more than likely that the convention wasn’t rigged in her favor. No major news network has covered the topic.
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Clinton Email Scandal – After accidentally stumbling upon classified emails belonging to Hillary Clinton on an unclassified private server, investigations began into said emails, supposedly revealing various plots and dealings with enemy powers. No definitive proof has been established for a criminal charge. Some emails that have been released, however, do bring up a few serious charges.
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Snopes -Fact or Fiction?
If there’s a rumor, chances are, Snopes has covered it. Snopes is a website that covers rumors, and attempts to answer them, often with a straight true or false answer, and the same goes for Hilary Clinton. If you have any more questions about rumors or controversies regarding Hillary Clinton, I forward you to this link. Some examples from the page is as follows (do you believe them?):
The Clintons hired White House security to protect their personal home during their presidency – False
Hillary Clinton failed to pass here Washington DC bar exam in the 70’s – True
The Clinton Administration failed to track down several terrorist bands attacking Americans – False
Bill Clinton has targeted and eliminated those that would convict him of crimes - False
Overview (Her Chances? / Pros and Cons)
In short, Hilary Clinton has strong feelings of political and social justice, has held several political offices for an extended period of time, and is in support of universal healthcare, green energy, and national security. However, Hilary also has several scandals surrounding supposed private dealings, for both profit, and espionage that would suggest she is unfit for office. Even though little evidence shows any of this to be true, many are still unsure of her trustworthiness, however, most still seem to be sure of her ability as a political leader, according to recent polls. Speaking of polls, using a handy site called Real Clear Politics, which compiles all candidate surveys around the country, we can see that Hillary Clinton, despite the controversy, has had a lead over her adversary, Donald Trump, since October of last year, with only four short instances of her being surpassed in ranking. In terms of favorability, we see that Clinton ranks with 42 points for favorability, and 53 points of un-favorability, or 44.3% favorability (Source/Updates). In terms of electors, Clinton also surpasses Trump, with 256 for her, and 154 against, and 128 undecided so far (Source/Updates).
Based upon the numbers given to me as of the date mentioned at the top, when cross comparing pros versus cons, views on the issues (I Side With), recent polls, electoral votes, favorability/un-favorability, and other factors, if a nationwide referendum were to be called to either put Hillary Clinton in office, or not, I put her chances of winning at 55.84% (keep in mind, this just a number, I’m no wizard!).
Pros/Cons (From Article, Self-Determined): 18 to 12, or 60% for Mrs. Clinton (from political bio, issues, controversies, polls below)
On The Issues (Compiled Results, I Side With): 998 to 702, or 58.7% for Mrs. Clinton (17 issues compiled)
Polls (Compiled, Real Clear Politics): 47.8 to 41.0, or 53.8% for Mrs. Clinton (one year compiled poll results)
For/Against (Polls, Real Clear Politics): 42.4 to 53.3, or 44.3% for Mrs. Clinton (one year compiled poll results)
Electoral Votes (Polls, Real Clear Politics): 256 to 154 (128 toss up), or 62.4% for Mrs. Clinton (as of 8/10 results)
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