"Hopefully?" You clowns are running our government on "hopefully?" How long do you think an enterprise in the private sector would last if they ran their business "hopefully?" In the real world, you've got to get it right every time, or you go out of business. In the real world, you are expected to foresee the consequences to what you do. And if you're stupid enough to get blind sided by the consequences you were paid to foresee, you get fired. And if you make the wrong choices, you will regret them all right – in the unemployment line!
And if the best you have to offer an employer is "I hope I get it right more often than wrong," you are not going to be employed for long. Not in the real world of profit and loss.
Hillary Clinton is emblematic of everything that is wrong in Washington today. There is no responsibility – no feeling that you owe something to the people who are depending on you. The people who trusted you enough to put you in office are held in the same high esteem and deep regard as a herd of cows to be milked. There is no empathy – no respect for the feelings of one's fellow human beings.
Nor is this malady confined to Washington. When I was a child, my father used to take me to the Olsen Rug Company in Chicago after dark to see the beautiful artificial waterfall Mr. Olsen had created for the enjoyment of Chicagoans. We would dutifully put candy wrappers or other debris in the baskets provided on the grounds because we respected the rights of other Chicagoans to enjoy what we were privileged to enjoy.
In the fifties, I heard that Mr. Olsen had to close down his beautiful display because of rampant vandalism. It seems Chicagoans no longer respected the rights of their neighbors to appreciate beauty in their lives. Today, it seems Chicagoans don't even respect the right of their neighbors to their lives, if one is to judge from the rate at which they are murdering each other.
Now our government is trying to reduce me to a bunch of ones and zeros in a computer cost-benefit analysis program.
The substitution of unfeeling and unknowing government goons for the caring and knowledgeable doctors of my youth has degraded the once altruistic practice of medicine to a paraphrase of one of Barack Obama's less sensible utterances: "I certainly think that at some point you've lived long enough."