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Contradicting Adam Parkhomenko

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, October 9, 2021

Adam Parkhomenko recently wrote a brief political Opinion piece which was published on the website Today’s Big Stuff dot com and entitled “This might be our last chance to listen to Hillary.

Full Disclosure: Mr. Parkhomenko is a 30-something political consultant/strategist who has an extensive record of support for Hillary Clinton, worked briefly on the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 as an Assistant Campaign Manager during the Democratic primary, and in 2003, while then a 17-year-old student at Northern Virginia Community College, established the candidate-unaffiliated website VoteHillary.org, an in an effort to convince voters to support her 2004 campaign to be the Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee. He promoted his piece on Twitter, writing that, “I haven’t written about Hillary Clinton in a few years but I hope you will take three minutes and read this and retweet to pass it on. I worked for her for over a decade and I think what she’s saying is important and we should listen to.”

Young Mr. Parkhomenko’s ardor for his preferred candidate could be understood in the light of his obvious zeal for her, and overlooked, or even forgiven, since such eagerness often overlooks another’s flaws, because often, when in love, “the object of one’s desire can do no wrong.”

Mr. Parkhomenko couches the introduction of his threadbare piece as Hillary being a political prophetess or seer by using metaphoric imagery such as “time machine,” “villagers,” and “danger that was coming.” Naturally, that presupposes that the “villagers” are morons, or at least seriously daft in some manner.

Of course, one could suppose where he was headed with such colorful descriptors, which is the shaming “but they didn’t listen,” the I-told-you-so taunt of “it turned out she was right,” along with a repeat of the earlier “and the villagers are ignoring her again.”

Next, he takes square aim at blaming external factors, rather than a flawed candidacy, by writing pointedly, “first of all because she’s a woman. And second of all because her name is Hillary Clinton.”

I suppose her name could have been “Rapunzel,” or “Juliet” and she would have been blamed for cakes and biscuits not rising, or any other such nonsensical tripe. That’s not to say that women have not been subjected to some type of sex-based discrimination, for they have. But to blatantly assert or claim, that she was “repeatedly invited by the national media to just go away despite,” he further attempts to spread blame so thinly that it’s quite easy to see through.

It also reminds one a childhood moralistic tale entitled, “The Remarkable Story of Chicken Little,” in which the protagonist, a hen character named “Henny Penny,” had an acorn to fall on her head, and then loudly, though erroneously, warned exclaiming that, “THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!

Mr. Parkhomenko seems to express bafflement, and befuddlement that his favorite candidate never won the nation’s highest political office, and quoted her, writing that “I’m astonished that more people don’t see, or can’t face…” That quote, of course, was a statement made in agreement by Ms. Clinton in a non-challenging, puff-piece interview with Jennifer Senior, a staff writer at The Atlantic during the Atlantic Festival, where she appeared “virtually” live, Thursday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Mr. Parkhomenko added his own remarks which echoed a similar sentiment by writing “why in the world would the villagers ignore someone who…,” and similarly “why would they ignore someone who…”

So let’s examine just a few things, as he has, in order to allow him – or, anyone else – to more clearly see a picture which apparently, has not yet emerged.

FULL DISCLOSURE: Though I loathed her, and still do, I voted for Hillary Clinton over the Republican candidate, because: 1.) She had some experience in politics, and was 2.) “The devil you know,” whereas the Republican candidate was utterly inexperienced politically, and was “the devil you didn’t know.”

First, like it, or not, Hillary is a lightning rod. And to remind our readers, a lightning rod is a metal stick placed vertically atop elevated structures in order to DRAW lightning, and thereby allow it to be run (conducted) to ground through circuits and conduits in order to prevent damage to the structure. Again, a lighting rod attracts lightning, which is a powerful, and natural destructive force. And that describes Hillary to a ‘T’ — a lightning rod.

To be characterized as a “lightning rod” – a thing which draws powerful, troubling and destructive forces – is not a good thing.

During the 28-minute Atlantic Festival interview entitled “A Conversation With Hillary Rodham Clinton,” Hillary mentioned the rise of conspiracy theorists and right-wing radicals and their adoption by right-wing talk radio and Fox News, but she NEVER once mentioned elimination of either the:
1.) FCC’s Ownership Rules;
2.) Fairness Doctrine, or;
3.) Modifying Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996, for being causative of, or contributory to, those problems.

It was almost as if she was saying “there’s a hole in the roof” while it’s dripping water during the rain. It’s a useless observation. She might as well have been doing what she proposed in 1992: “I suppose I could have stayed home, baked cookies, and had teas.” It certainly would have been much more enlightening, and useful.

Second, in casting Hillary Clinton as a political prophetess, and one presumably with a perfect track record, Mr. Parkhomenko has TOTALLY forgotten how Ms. Clinton scurrilously maligned the character, and even LIED about Hawaii Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard whom she falsely claimed was being “groomed by the Russians.” See: “Remember When Hillary Said Russians Are Grooming Tulsi Gabbard As 3rd Party Spoiler?

Of course, nothing about her false claim about then-Hawaii Representative Gabbard was even partially or remotely believable. She would have been better off saying something like “Fuck you, Tulsi Gabbard.”

That fracas came about shortly after Ms. Clinton fabricated Donald Trump-esque conspiracy theory lies about Representative Gabbard, to which Representative Gabbard replied in Tweet, writing:

“You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a …

“… concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and …

“… powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.

“It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.”

Third, and this is a minor point, but Ms. Clinton got the adage wrong when she stated, “It’s like the frog dropped into the water. It’s boiling.” The adage states that a frog, when placed in a pot of boiling water would immediately jump out, whereas one placed into a room-temperature or tepid pot of water which was set to boil slowly, would be killed, because the temperature increased slowly and gradually.

Fourth, Mr. Parkhomenko has apparently forgotten that, even a broken clock is right twice daily, when he wrote “Because she’s been right before. And when she’s right this time, it will be too late to listen.” That’s hardly a reason to support, or believe anyone.

Fifth, Ms. Clinton demonstrated her character, or lack thereof, during the 2016 campaign when she secretly – though not unlawfully – took over control of the Democratic Party (a DEEPLY unethical move) though a secret pact signed by the party’s leaders — a backroom deal struck with Hillary and the DNC in August 2015, just four months after Hillary announced her candidacy and nearly a year before she officially had the party’s nomination. In that corrupt process – a form of LEGAL corruption – she obtained an unfair advantage over then-candidate Bernie Sanders, who, had Hillary not unjustly and unfairly intervened, would have won the party’s nomination. NO OTHER CANDIDATE OF EITHER PARTY had as many participants at his rallies nationwide. NO ONE.

Donna Brazile detailed that matter in her book “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House.”

“Donna found a Joint Fund-Raising Agreement document between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America which had been signed by DNC CEO Amy Dacey, and HRC’s political strategist Robby Mook [Hillary’s Campaign Manager], with a copy sent to Marc Elias, a nationally-recognized expert attorney in campaign finance law [General Counsel for Hillary’s campaign], which specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised – a classic quid pro quo, though again, not illegal.”

Sixth, again, Ms. Clinton demonstrated lack of ethical conduct and poor character, when, following a release of a tranche of WikiLeaks documents, she was found to have been given questions in advance of the Presidential Debate by Ms. Brazile, for which Ms. Brazile resigned in shame from her position at CNN as a political commentator/pundit.

Seventh, Bhengazi. The Republicans relentlessly harangued Ms. Clinton, then-Secretary of State, for her failure to identify and prevent two attacks upon the U.S. Consulate, and a nearby CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11–12, 2012, in which four Americans died, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya — the first line of duty death of a U.S. Ambassador since United States Ambassador Adolph Dubs was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1979.

Deceased were: Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; Information Officer Sean Smith; two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, Diplomatic Security Agents, and both former Navy SEALs.

There were numerous investigations into the ordeal, many of which were headed by Republicans, who particularly loathed then-Secretary Clinton. Their findings were released, interestingly enough, around the time Ms. Clinton announced her candidacy to be the Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee. Quite a “coincidence,” wouldn’t you say? Sadly, it was then-Secretary Clinton’s failure to implement various security-hardening recommendations and features which were significantly contributory to those deaths. And, to her credit, she “faced the music,” admitted fault, implemented all 29 institutional reforms recommended by the Department of State’s Accountability Review Board, and hoped that would be the practical end of everything.

It wasn’t.

Today, when the word Bhengazi is mentioned, the next word out of anyone’s mouth is… Hillary.

Not a good sign.

Eighth, as Secretary of State, in direct contravention of national security protocols, Ms. Clinton established and used unsecured private email servers, instead of the official, secured email accounts and servers provided by the U.S. Department of State. That’s not even a school-boy mistake. That was a RECKLESSLY DELIBERATE act which may have resulted in classified information being surreptitiously stolen by adversaries, most notably, Russia, China, and North Korea.

Ninth, The People in the United States, when polled during her campaign to be the Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee, overwhelmingly found Ms. Clinton a deeply-unliked, even objectionable, candidate. And that was LONG BEFORE any of her secret shenanigans and back-room dealings with party officials was discovered.

Tenth, and finally, the observations Ms. Clinton made in her interview during the “Atlantic Festival” were nothing new, and provided no new insight, nor potential solutions to, any of the problems facing America, facing the Democratic Party, or any matter concerning the rise of right-wing extremism within the Republican Party.

But again, none of those things matter to Mr. Parkhomenko, who is quite obviously a long-term “Hillary lover,” because as is often said, “Love is blind.”

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