Opinion: Clinton lacking regard for women

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If anyone out there was watching the GOP convention July 18, we’re sure you were struck by the emotional speech by Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who died in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. She pointedly blamed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for not providing the necessary security that fateful night. She said Clinton “looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible” for the attack. We now know that’s not the case; clearly, it was a terrorist attack. We couldn’t help but feel the anguish and pain Smith still is suffering in the wake of her tragic loss.  We, too, can feel the betrayal she experienced after being lied to by Clinton. Wanting the last word, Clinton then accused Smith of lying. Can you imagine? It really gets one thinking: After all we hear about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s polling deficit among women voters, this incident is telling – enormously so – as to what Clinton really thinks of women. To lie to a grieving mother is beyond the pale. While politics can be a brutal game, we believe strongly that this incident fully demonstrates once and for all that the only woman Clinton cares about is herself.

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Maybe the time is right for U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-5th District) to succeed Gov. Mike Pence if he goes to Washington. The Carmel resident is in a two-term congressional career bereft of headline-making highs and lows, and her temperament, not unlike Pence’s, might be perfect for the job. But what we’re really anticipating are the possibilities for the Carmel mayor’s office if Jim Brainard succeeds Brooks.

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  1. Bruce Braden on

    In answer to your July 26 editorial, Yes, we watched Patricia Smith blame Hillary Clinton for the death of her son in Benghazi. But, are you aware that the mother and sister of Ambassador Stevens do not blame Hillary for his death? Did you read the recent letter to the editor of the New York Times written by Stevens’ mother, Mary Commanday? She writes: “As Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s mother, I am writing to object to any mention of his name and death in Benghazi, Libya, by Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party. I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used in that connection. I hope that there will be an immediate and permanent stop to this opportunistic and cynical use by the campaign.”

    Sister Anne Stevens commented in a New Yorker interview last month: “I do not blame Hillary Clinton or Leon Panetta. They were balancing security efforts at embassies and missions around the world. And their staffs were doing their best to provide what they could with the resources they had.” Those resources are supplied by Congress who holds the defense appropriation purse strings. Ask Congress why they cut and withheld embassy funding leading up to Benghazi?

    Next, is the American public really that gullible not to think that there is the strong probability that the terrorists who attacked the Benghazi embassy incited the film riot as a distraction and cover for their attack? Just chance that the two occurred the same time? Distraction and deception are core to military attacks. Or, so says Sun Tzu in The Art of War. Apparently that goes for politics too.

    Lastly, Republicans have so much concern for four lives lost in Benghazi. Where was there concern and blame when President Reagan lost 200 American lives in the Beirut truck bomb attack? A gate area was left wide open and sentries had orders not to have live ammunition loaded in their rifles. Then, to distract from this massacre, Reagan within days ordered the Grenada invasion.

    Bruce Braden

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Opinion: Clinton lacking regard for women

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If anyone out there was watching the GOP convention July 18, we’re sure you were struck by the emotional speech by Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who died in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. She pointedly blaamed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for not providing the necessary security that fateful night. She said Clinton “looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible” for the attack. We now know that’s not the case; clearly, it was a terrorist attack. We couldn’t help but feel the anguish and pain Smith still is suffering in the wake of her tragic loss.  We, too, can feel the betrayal she experienced after being lied to by Clinton. Wanting the last word, Clinton then accused Smith of lying. Can you imagine? It really gets one thinking: After all we hear about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s polling deficit among women voters, this incident is telling – enormously so – as to what what Clinton really thinks of women. To lie to a grieving mother is beyond the pale. While politics can be a brutal game, we believe strongly that this incident fully demonstrates once and for all that the only woman Clinton cares about is herself.

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The Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission is gearing up for the 24th annual production of Shakespeare in the Park at Seminary Park.  Please consider attending and supporting the free show. This is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, and to commemorate it, NCAC is presenting Shakespeare #400, A Celebratory Sampling, adapted by David Heighway.  Dates are July 28- 30 and Aug. 4-6. For more information, please visit www.noblesvillearts.org.

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Opinion: Clinton lacking regard for women

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If anyone out there was watching the GOP convention July 18, we’re sure you were struck by the emotional speech by Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who died in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. She pointedly blamed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for not providing the necessary security that fateful night. She said Clinton “looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible” for the attack. We now know that’s not the case; clearly, it was a terrorist attack. We couldn’t help but feel the anguish and pain Smith still is suffering in the wake of her tragic loss.  We, too, can feel the betrayal she experienced after being lied to by Clinton. Wanting the last word, Clinton then accused Smith of lying. Can you imagine? It really gets one thinking: After all we hear about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s polling deficit among women voters, this incident is telling – enormously so – as to what what Clinton really thinks of women. To lie to a grieving mother is beyond the pale. While politics can be a brutal game, we believe strongly that this incident fully demonstrates once and for all that the only woman Clinton cares about is herself.

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You might be aware of recent announcements about firms developing in Fishers, including SteadyServ, Citizens State Bank and Central Indiana Orthopedics. There is good reason. Mayor Scott Fadness and his team have the city on something of a fast-growth track, and we like it. With the continuing improvements to I-69, Fishers is positioning itself to be even more of a force for our state.

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Opinion: Clinton lacking regard for women

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If anyone out there was watching the GOP convention July 18, we’re sure you were struck by the emotional speech by Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who died in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. She pointedly blamed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for not providing the necessary security that fateful night. She said Clinton “looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible” for the attack. We now know that’s not the case; clearly, it was a terrorist attack. We couldn’t help but feel the anguish and pain Smith still is suffering in the wake of her tragic loss.  We, too, can feel the betrayal she experienced after being lied to by Clinton. Wanting the last word, Clinton then accused Smith of lying. Can you imagine? It really gets one thinking: After all we hear about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s polling deficit among women voters, this incident is telling – enormously so – as to what what Clinton really thinks of women. To lie to a grieving mother is beyond the pale. While politics can be a brutal game, we believe strongly that this incident fully demonstrates once and for all that the only woman Clinton cares about is herself.

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Locally owned and operated businesses take center stage from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 for the City of Lawrence’s Indiana Originals Expo & Marketplace at Theater on The Fort. We urge you to consider attending. Once again, the event will promote

professional services, art and gifts, restaurants and shops, among other categories. For more information, visit lawrencechamberofcommerce.org.

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Opinion: Clinton lacking regard for women

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If anyone out there was watching the GOP convention July 18, we’re sure you were struck by the emotional speech by Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who died in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. She pointedly blamed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for not providing the necessary security that fateful night. She said Clinton “looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible” for the attack. We now know that’s not the case; clearly, it was a terrorist attack. We couldn’t help but feel the anguish and pain Smith still is suffering in the wake of her tragic loss.  We, too, can feel the betrayal she experienced after being lied to by Clinton. Wanting the last word, Clinton then accused Smith of lying. Can you imagine? It really gets one thinking: After all we hear about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s polling deficit among women voters, this incident is telling – enormously so – as to what Clinton really thinks of women. To lie to a grieving mother is beyond the pale. While politics can be a brutal game, we believe strongly that this incident fully demonstrates once and for all that the only woman Clinton cares about is herself.

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Please consider attending the seventh annual Jake Laird Community Day at Quaker Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2. As was the case last year, the event will be paired with National Night Out. It memorializes and pays tribute to Timothy “Jake” Laird of the Indianapolis Police Dept., who lost his life in the line of duty Aug. 18, 2004.

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