Hillary Clinton has a tough line to tread as she seeks the highest office in the country. Though she was a failure as a senator and a failure as a presidential candidate, the most-impressive aspect of her resume is that she is the former Secretary of State.
There, she was a failure as well.
Her ties to the Obama Administration serve as the only real semblance of legitimacy to explain why she should be the next president of the United States. However, her tenure as Secretary of State was nothing short of disastrous at best and criminal at worst.
Obama strolled into the Oval Office as the mindless masses parroted chants about hope and change. Nearly eight years later, the promise of a better government have fallen flat and history will record Obama as a failed president who harbored an adversarial relationship with the people.
Being tied to this administration will not serve bureaucrats well in the future yet that is exactly what disgraced former Attorney General Eric Holder has done for Hillary Clinton: tied her to the Obama legacy.
On Monday, Holder formally endorsed Clinton as he urged black voters to get to the polls in 2016 whilst he stumped for the disgraced former Secretary of State in South Carolina. South Carolina holds its democratic primary on February 27th and socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is closing-in on the onetime unchallenged frontrunner.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Holder praised Clinton as the only candidate who can uphold the Obama legacy- an insult that was likely meant as a compliment.
“I think what people have to understand is that what we have to do is protect the Obama legacy. We’ve made really substantial progress in the last eight years — it’ll be eight years at the end of 2016 — and the question is who is best situated to protect that legacy and not let the progress that we have made get rolled back. And there is no question that there are going to be attempts to roll back the Affordable Care Act, they sent [President Obama] a bill the week before last that he had to veto. There will certainly be efforts to counter the executive actions that he’s taken on immigration issues, when it comes to gun safety issues and his foreign policy.”
“You need somebody who’s got a record on those issues that’s consistent with the positions that the president took, and Hillary Clinton is that person, there’s no question. They are in lockstep when it comes to gun safety issues. Sen. [Bernie] Sanders, quite frankly, is not. So to the extent that people are a bit of a nostalgic, wistful feeling, I think that ought to be converted into a concern for the future and for the preservation of all the great work that President Obama and his administration did.”
It is utterly amazing that Holder would focus on Obama’s “achievements” on “immigration issues,” “gun safety issues,” and “foreign policy.”