Is Hillary Clinton A Secret Republican?

In 1964 a Senator from Arizona called Barry Goldwater announced his nomination for President This highly conservative Republican was endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan and supported by an army of volunteers, which happened to include one 17 year old girl

That teenager was Hillary Rodham, who would go on to serve in the Senate, become the Secretary of State, and eventually, Democratic Presidential candidate for the 2016 Presidential election But is this Democrat really a little more conservative than she would have her supporters believe? Is Hillary Clinton A Secret Republican? As if supporting Barry Goldwater wasn’t enough, Hillary also supported Richard Nixon during his 1960 Presidential bid What’s more, Hillary joined the Young Republicans Club when she attended Wellesley College in 1965 She was even President of it in 1966 While she officially switched sides in her Senior Year and became a Democrat in 1969, Hillary has continued to garner support from high profile Republicans during her Presidential campaign

Robert Kagan, a neoconservative who supported the invasion of Iraq and claims that US foreign policy for the last 25 years has been ‘an extraordinary success’, is one of Hillary’s most ardent supporters Kagan has even raised $25,000 for Hillary’s campaign Prominent conservatives and their supporters continue to back the supposedly converted Democrat Even Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s CEO, who is a prominent fundraiser for the Republican Party, declared she would be voting for Clinton And even the infamously right-wing Dallas Morning News has endorsed Clinton and not Trump

The paper hasn’t recommended a Democrat for President for over 75 years The question is whether this is because of Trump’s scaremongering and lack of experience, or because of Clinton’s views Clinton has famously flip-flopped on crucial social policies including LGBTAQ+ rights Many limitations on gay rights were signed into law during her husband Bill Clinton’s administration Hillary was an influential first lady – the first ever to have an office in the West Wing – and she may have had a significant hand in the reduction of gay rights during Bill Clinton’s presidency

The Defence of the Marriage Act, which defines marriage as union between a man and a woman, was signed into law in 1996 The policy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which allowed LGBTAQ+ people into the military providing they didn’t reveal their sexuality, was brought in in 1994 Bill Clinton presided over the HIV Visitor and Immigrant Ban in 1993, which made it illegal for anyone with HIV or AIDS to enter the United States According to the Republican 2016 Platform, marriage is defined as being between a man and woman Clinton has been anti-gay marriage until as recently as 2013, when she changed her position

Crucially, Hillary Clinton has continued to support The Defense of Marriage Act During her run for Senate in 2000 she said she would also have signed it into law And what’s more, Clinton ran for President in 2008 openly against gay-marriage The Republicans also strongly believe that homosexuality is incompatible with military service Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell resulted in the dramatic increase of dismissals from the Armed Services

67% more people were dismissed because of their sexuality in 1998 than in 1994 when it was first signed into law Hillary Clinton’s stance on abortion may also fall far more to the right than previously thought In 1994, she told Newsweek Magazine that she believed abortion to be wrong In 2007, she stated that she wanted to make abortion ‘safe, legal and rare’, and further stressed that it should only be a rare practice for women across the US One year later, she declared that the ‘Potential for life’ begins at conception, which seems to echo the Republican belief that all unborn children have the right to life

In terms of her fiscal policy, a report from the non-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget called Hillary Clinton the most fiscally conservative presidential contender Her policies would increase spending by $18 trillion for the next decade but would be offset by savings of approximately $19 trillion In comparison, Trump’s proposals would increase spending by between $11

7 and $151 trillion over the next decade As well as her conservative proposals, Clinton has also enjoyed a close relationship with the supposedly polar opposite Republican candidate, Donald Trump In 2012, Trump claimed that Hillary was ‘a terrific woman’ claiming that he ‘like[d] her and her husband a lot [He thought] she really works hard’

The Clintons were also guests at Trump’s 2005 wedding to Melania Trump and even had front row seats to the ceremony While Clinton has dismissed it as a business gesture, Trump has refuted this, claiming that ‘when [he] needed Hillary, she was there’ Bill Clinton was firm friends with Trump, often golfing with him Trump has personally donated over $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation and $4,000 to Hillary’s Senate campaign Clinton states that she is a moderate Democrat who is willing to try and find a common ground

Tony Brasunas claims that Clinton is, in fact, a moderate Republican He attributes this to the shifting spectrum of American politics towards conservatism in order to gain corporate contributions, which began in the late 1970s There is an argument that Donald Trump is really a Democrat, entering the Presidential race on such an outrageous platform so as to ensure that Clinton secures a Democratic victory But could there be a slightly different theory at work? Could Trump, a Republican, be driving away moderate to liberal Republicans to ensure they vote for the actual moderate conservative, Clinton, who is simply hiding beneath a Democratic mask? Effectively dragging the Democratic Party to the right? Only history will tell If you want to know more about the Trump conspiracy theory, click right here to watch our video on it

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