Hillary Clinton’s poll ratings largely halved last week.
Successful visits to Mexico and Detroit just before Labor Day boosted Donald Trump’s polling in many states as well as nationally.
Meanwhile, several questions hang over Clinton: her emails, her health and, until last Tuesday, her general reclusion, at least from the press and the public.
Team Trump have brought these — and other — questions to light. Kimberley A. Strassel wrote about these on Thursday, September 8, in ‘The Trump Blitz Begins’ for The Wall Street Journal (emphases mine):
Think of it as the moment when Donald Trump truly learned to throw a (campaign) punch. It came about three weeks ago, amid the latest swirl of stories on the Clintons’ ethics …
The Trump campaign pounced. It began blasting out every new revelation about—or editorial-board comment on—Mrs. Clinton’s shady dealings. It unleashed surrogates, in particular the former prosecutors Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie, to make the legal case against her. Mr. Trump devoted a significant portion of a speech in Texas to detailing the lies she had told about her server, and the pay-to-play allegations at the foundation. Within a few days the campaign had cut a web ad hitting her for “corruption” and calling the foundation a “slush fund.”
Mrs. Clinton’s slip in the polls is a direct result of the latest flood of scandal. Less noticed is the skillful way that Team Trump is making those hits land. The Republican nominee’s campaign has been doing more right lately, though nothing more so than this. When it comes to the dissection of Mrs. Clinton’s misdeeds, the Trump campaign is firing on 16 cylinders …
Strassel points out that Trump supporters have been waiting months for this opportunity. Many of us thought he was going to start after the GOP convention. But he did not. Perhaps he is too gentlemanly. Perhaps he knew when he wanted to pounce. However, it all seemed to happen once he reshuffled his campaign team. Strassel says the wait was:
frustrating if only because Mrs. Clinton’s venality is the concrete with which Mr. Trump must pave his road to the White House. This is a woman whom close to two-thirds of voters view as untrustworthy. She has based her entire campaign around the argument that she is more credible and competent to lead the nation—a claim utterly undermined by revelations about her foundation’s business model, her cavalier handling of classified information, and her inability to “recall” most of her tenure as secretary of state.
Turning voters away from Mrs. Clinton is the groundwork. Mr. Trump still needs to give voters a reason to turn toward him. His sober approach of recent weeks is a start. A challenge will be to translate what has so far been campaign-engineered press releases and speeches into an on-the-fly prosecution of Mrs. Clinton during the presidential debates. Mr. Trump is right that Hillary is unfit to be president. Now, to keep proving it.
However, CNN reported that same day — September 8 — that she began peppering her up her campaign addresses with:
what animates Clinton — faith, children and families …
So, in Kansas City:
… she discussed her faith and humility at a Baptist convention.
Addressing a largely African-American congregation here, Clinton said, “I’ve made my share of mistakes” — and deliberately chose not to once utter Donald Trump’s name.
“Humility is not something you hear about much in politics, is it? But you should. None of us is perfect,” Clinton said. “I have learned to be grateful not just for my blessings but also for my faults — and there are plenty” …
Clinton rarely touches on the issue of her faith and how it motivates her to serve. “It would have been easier to follow many of my law school classmates to a high-powered New York law firm, but the call to service rooted in my faith was just too powerful,” she said.
The raw truth of the matter follows!
I pray those good Baptists are not sucked in by false witness!
Hillary was unable to be a high-powered lawyer because she failed the law exam — in Washington DC.
In 2003, she stated in her memoir, Living History:
“Despite the satisfaction of my work, I was lonely and missed Bill more than I could stand,” Clinton wrote. “I had taken both the Arkansas and Washington, D.C., bar exams during the summer, but my heart was pulling me toward Arkansas. When I learned that I passed in Arkansas but failed in D.C., I thought that maybe my test scores were telling me something.”
So much for ‘service rooted in faith’!
For another example of ‘service rooted in faith’ and concern for ‘families’, as a practising lawyer in Arkansas in 1975, Hillary successfully defended a man who raped a 12-year-old girl.
This video explains the sad, tragic case:
The Free Beacon explains more about the case in July 2014:
The Free Beacon reported in June on previously unpublished audio tapes from the 1980s that revealed Clinton laughing while discussing her successful effort to secure a plea bargain for her client and suggesting she believed the 41-year-old man was guilty of rape.
“I had him take a polygraph, which he passed—which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” said Clinton, laughing.
The audio recordings are part of a collection of interviews with the Clintons conducted by Arkansas reporter Roy Reed in the 1980s, which are housed at the University of Arkansas special collections library. They were opened to the public in January.
Clinton’s defense strategy also included aggressive claims about the victim’s character, including allegations that the 12-year-old “sought out older men” and was “emotionally unstable,” according to court documents first reported by Newsday in 2008.
Words fail me.
Voters should not believe a word Hillary Clinton says, even — especially — when it concerns Christian faith and families.