Dogs Turn Paws Down on Hillary

The 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant once stated, “We can judge the heart of a man (or a woman) by his treatment of animals.” If that is the case, then Hillary Clinton does not have the temperament to be president. American Thinker interviewed those, including dog handlers, who were willing to put their lives on the line to protect her. Not surprisingly, all said there is no way they would vote for her.

Mitt Romney, when he ran for president in 2012, received much criticism for his treatment of the family dog Seamus. He attached a dog carrier to the roof rack of the family car when going on vacation. Democrats came out of the woodwork to show this as another example of why Romney should not be President. “It really says this guy is not like us and is mean,” said Scott Crider, an Alabama marketing guru who founded Dogs Against Romney. Democratic strategist Chris Lehane commented, “There are certain events that happen over the course of someone’s life that play into a larger story line and feed into a caricature. Seamus the dog story just plays into a negative story line about a guy who you may not completely trust.”

Dog lovers across America would agree, which means that Hillary should never become president. K-9 handler Eric Bonner posted on his Facebook page why he could never vote for her. He exposed the fact that she cursed at him and his dog for having the audacity to be in her presence. He wrote, “Being a K9 handler in the Military I got to do a few details involving Distinguished Visitors. One of my last details was for Hillary when she was Secretary of State. She was in Turkey for whatever reason. I helped with sweeps of her DV Quarters and staff vehicles. Her words to me ‘Get that Fing dog away from me.’ Then she turns to her Security Detail and berates them up and down about why that animal was in her quarters. For the next 20 minutes while I sat there waiting to be released she lays into her detail, slamming the door in their faces when she’s done. Hillary doesn’t care about anyone but Hillary.”

But it gets better. Even though he did show a bipartisan approach by praising Presidents George W. Bush and Obama for their treatment of his canine partner, Facebook suspended his account until his name could be verified. The timing of it was interesting. They wanted him to provide government ID, which ultimately Eric did not provide. End Result? His profile is back up and running.

Another dog handler directly commented to American Thinker about a 1996 event. Hillary Clinton appeared at a ladies luncheon in Northern California. He secured this event and then returned back to her hotel. “After completing my duties at the hotel I was standing in the lobby speaking with a senior member of the San Francisco USSS Field Office, a gentleman I had worked with many, many times.Due to a shortage in equipment I was not assigned a radio and received all of my operations updates via the Agents on the ground. Hillary Clinton came earlier than expected, which was a problem. She had a specific standing order to not use the K9 teams on her details because (as a USSS agent told me) it was bad enough the agents got in her way, the dogs made it even worse. I asked the Senior Agent what he would like me to do. Protocol was for us to find the nearest unoccupied room to “hide” in until she was secured away and not near us. The nearest room usually was a broom or maintenance closet, a place I found my canine partner and myself on more than one occasion. Understand we were trying to strike a balance of being present to respond to any threat or attack and at the same time not be present so we did not offend the protectee.”

But things went from bad to worse, “As I watched in and around Mrs. Clinton looking for any possible threat, I noticed her make eye contact with me, and then my K9. Immediately she called for the Senior Agent (the same gentleman I was speaking with earlier) and began talking to him in an obviously derogatory nature and with lots of animation. As she was speaking to him, she pointed her finger to my K9 and me and I overheard her say, ‘Just get that fing dog out of my way.’ I then found an unlocked broom closet down an adjacent hall and my K9 partner and I stayed there for about 40 minutes until the Senior Agent came in and told us the coast was clear.”

When asked what his perception of her, the dog handler replied, “She has no love for the K-9 teams, something well known within the community. She never tried to pet the dogs as her husband and G. W. Bush did. There are many more handlers with the same stories and interactions no matter if she was First Lady, a Senator, or Secretary of State. I would never vote for her because my experiences with her were indicative of how someone treats someone else.”

Gary J. Bryne, who wrote Crisis of Character, agrees with the previous comments. He wanted to let Americans know that she is not supportive of the military or law enforcement. “When I was in the Secret Service I heard about her attitude towards the dogs. But she also treated human beings that way. One of my co-workers just said ‘good morning’ and she told him to F himself. I am not going to vote for her because she mistreats people. She has physically and mentally abused those who try to protect her. She always lies to the American people. There is the face she shows in public and the one in private. She is a mean and nasty person.”

Bryne quotes the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden in the book, “The true test of a man’s (or woman’s) character is what he (or she) does when no one’s watching.” Maybe she is so rude and uncaring about the dogs and the Secret Service agents because she does not understand they put their lives on the line to protect her.

The author writes for American Thinker. She has done book reviews, author interviews, and has written a number of national security, political, and foreign policy articles.