The Clinton machine is once again riled up and ready to vie for a 2016 nomination. It is essential to understand Hillary Clinton’s history in the political arena. Anyone involved in politics for over two decades is bound to have an extensive track record. However, Mrs. Clinton’s seems to be filled with the constant transformation of views on hot-button issues. While many question whether Hillary Clinton has experienced honest changes of heart or whether these are politically motivated stunts, most of us understand that the latter is true. Some of Hillary’s most profound flip-flops are on the following topics:
1) Gay Marriage
Hillary Clinton’s change in position on gay marriage has flooded both the media and social networking sites ever since her campaign was launched in April. Before 2013, Hillary held a considerable record that would prove her disdain towards gay marriage. In 1996, she supported her husband as he signed the Defense of Marriage Act. This allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriage. While campaigning for the Senate in January 2000, Mrs. Clinton has been profoundly exposed for saying, “Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.” Additionally, in 2004, Hillary stated on the floor of the U.S. Senate that she “believe[s] that marriage is not just a bond, but a sacred bond between a man and woman.” She goes on to say the unity of a man and woman is the “fundamental bedrock principle” of marriage. According to an NPR interview, Hillary Clinton chalks her change in position up to her being a “thinking human being” who is “constantly reevaluating where [she] stands”.
As Secretary of State back in 2012, Hillary Clinton was a strong proponent of a free trade agreement. This was known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, consisting of 12 nations. Hillary, on the other hand, cannot afford to lose a single voter as she gears up for 2016. She conveniently changed her views on the matter. With various unions upset over the TPP, Hillary’s campaign office recently suggested that she will no longer be supporting the TPP. This is the same trade agreement that she once advocated so passionately for. Coincidence? I think not.